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Santiago Maldonado’s Relatives Demand further Investigations

The family of Maldonado released a statement requesting the intervention of the International Group of Independent Experts The family of Santiago Maldonado, an activist whose body was found in the Chubut River earlier this week, has released a statement questioning the Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s silence for the past two months. The family confirmed that […] Continue reading

Cuba Welcomes Japanese Peace Boat

The 205 meters long and 35,000 tons ship departed on August 13 from Japan, and for three and a half months will land in 19 countries Peace Boat, a Japanese project that promotes nuclear disarmament and the environmental sustainability of the planet, anchored today on the docks of the Cuban port of Havana on its […] Continue reading

Evo Calls for Unity in MAS Congress

Some 3,000 delegates attend the congress in which the new leadership will be elected and the future political actions will be discussed Bolivian President Evo Morales called for unity to strengthen the party Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS), during the congress of this organization currently held in the eastern city of Santa Cruz. ‘We must be […] Continue reading

Youth Festival Condemns NATO, USA

The president of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), Nikolus Papademetriou, read the final statement of the forum A request to eliminate the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and a condemnation of US aggressions resounded today at the headquarters of the Anti-imperialist Court of the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students. The president […] Continue reading

October 20 Marks Cuban Culture Day

On August 22, 1980, the executive committee of Cuba’s Council of Ministers approved Decree no. 74 to establish October 20 as Cuban Culture Day October offers two important anniversaries in the history of Cuba, the beginning of the country’s wars of independence and national Cuban Culture Day. History is very profound and rich, but in […] Continue reading

EU Won’t Recognize Independent Catalonia

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani assured that no European country will accept the independence of Catalonia During a radio interview, Tajani ensured on Thursday that ‘it would be good for the Catalan government not to proclaim independence, because no one will support it in that direction.’ The official stressed that ‘it is a Spanish problem’ […] Continue reading

Cuban Civil Society Condemns U.S. Blockade

There is no Cuban family or organization that has not suffered, in one or another, the impact of the blockade More than 220 representatives from Cuban civil organizations demanded an immediate, unconditional end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, during a forum held yesterday, October 18, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex). During the […] Continue reading

State Facilities in Yaguajay Recover after Irma

Although Irma not only messed up, but also caused deep wounds in the economic and social infrastructure of the northernmost municipality of Yaguajay, in the Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, the hard work undertaken just a few hours after the rain and wind stopped is already yealding results. Marelys Cedeño Cardoso, vice president of the […] Continue reading

Ricardo Flecha Sings to Cuba

The Paraguayan artist announced a concert in solidarity with the Cuban people affected by the path of Hurricane Irma in September Paraguayan artist Ricardo Flecha will sing to the Caribbean island of Cuba in a concert called ”Ricardo Flecha Sings to Cuba” in solidarity with Cuba and its inhabitants affected by the path of Hurricane […] Continue reading

Cuban Judokas Look to Compete in Barranquilla

The athletes will attend the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games qualifying tournament next October 28-29 As was recently announced, Cuba men and women’s judo teams will compete in the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games qualifying tournament, taking place in the Dominican Republic’s Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Stadium, from October 28-29. Granma […] Continue reading

Red Sun, Yellow Sky in England Due to Hurricane Ophelia

An unusual yellow sky and red-looking sun were seen across many parts of England yesterday As reported by a local weather report, the phenomenon was due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara. Debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain was also playing a part. The […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro Sends Message to Nicolás Maduro

The Cuban president said that Venezuela has given another great lesson in peace, democratic vocation, courage, and dignity Full text of the message Havana October 16, 2017 Comrade Nicolás Maduro Moros President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Esteemed Nicolás: I congratulate you for the results of the state elections. Venezuela has given another great […] Continue reading

Venezuela: Bolivarian Revolution Wins 17 of 22 Governorships

On learning the results, Venezuelans celebrated the strengthening of their democracy, following an election day that developed in complete normality The Bolivarian Revolution won 17 of 22 state governorships following the regional elections held this Sunday, October 15, according to the President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, on announcing the preliminary election […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Insurance Company Compensates Hurricane Irma Victims

The insurance company of Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, will disburse over 5 000 000 pesos to pay the corresponding compensation to the legal and natural persons who claimed on the insurance after the passage of Hurricane Irma.   According to Reldy Ramirez Garcia, deputy director of the company, there are 249 of such persons who […] Continue reading

Venezuela to Hold Regional Elections Sunday

Venezuelans will choose the governors of the 23 states after months of opposition violence and U.S. sanctions Venezuelans are holding key elections Sunday to choose the governors of the country’s 23 states after months of opposition violence and U.S. sanctions. Politicians of the ruling Socialist Party of Venezuela, or PSUV, currently hold 20 of these […] Continue reading

US Embassy in Colombia to Process Visas for Cubans

The US State Department designated its embassy in Bogota to process the visas of those Cubans who  want to emigrate to the United States The US State Department designated its embassy in Bogota, Colombia, to process the visas for residents in Cuba that want to emigrate to the United States, according to a press release […] Continue reading

Cuba to Denounce Reinforcement of US Blockade at UN

Some of the most affected sectors are education, healthcare, sports, culture, industrial development, information technology and telecommunications Almost 60 years after the implementation of the US blockade against Cuba, the hostile policy is being reinforced, undermining the diplomatic progress made by the two countries.  That is one of the messages of the report submitted by […] Continue reading

Emblematic Cuban Baseball Park to Have New Samsung Electronic Board

The installation of a modern electronic board donated by the South Korean company Samsung will be one of key actions that take place today in the emblematic Latinoamericano Baseball Stadium in this capital. For several months now, the historic ballpark, founded in 1946, has been under numerous repairs, including the roof, interiors and grass, to […] Continue reading

Young Cubans Heads to Sochi: Alegna Peralta’s Passions

Alegna Peralta González, a twelve grade students espirituana young grade twelve from Sancti Spiritus, thinks that for her, being a delegate to the World Festival of Youth and Students is both expectations and responsibilities When she saw the funeral urn passing in front to her, along the Carretera Central road, young Ángela Alegna Peralta González […] Continue reading

Cuba Health System Seriously Damaged by US Blockade

From April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 the estimated economic damages to the Cuban health system due to the U.S. blockade surpassed $87 million USD Doctors and medicine students denounced this during the public hearing of the Health and Sports Commission of the National Assembly to show the damages of the economic, commercial and […] Continue reading

U.S. to Leave UNESCO Next Year

The official withdrawal of the North American nation will be effective December 31 of 2018, the State Department indicated The United States has made the decision to leave the United Nations Organization for Education, Science, and Culture (UNESCO), as a result of the institution’s anti-Israel bias, according to the State Department. The country’s official withdrawal […] Continue reading

September Rainfall Favored Reservoirs in Cuba

At the end of September, the reservoirs of the island held a total of 6.446 billion cubic meters of water September, as usual, proved to be one of the wettest months of the year in Cuba, ending with total national rainfall of 344.9 millimeters, equivalent to 185% of the historic monthly average. As reflected by […] Continue reading

Cuban Culture Minister Meets with European Parliamentarians

The parliamentarians expressed their solidarity and their decision to support the Caribbean nation as much as they can Members of the European Parliament from several parties met today with Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto, to whom they expressed their solidarity and decision to support the Caribbean nation as much as possible. As part of his […] Continue reading

Million Victims of Child Labor in the World

The practice is mostly concentrated in agriculture which includes fishing, forestry, livestock herding and aquaculture The International Labor Organization (ILO) says that 218 million children between 5 and 17 years are in employment worldwide, and that among them 152 million are victims of child labor. According to data revealed by ILO´s Global Estimates of Child […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus, US Universities Interested in Academic Projects

A memorandum of understanding has been announced that will boost the institutional development and internationalization of the Cuban academic center The University of Sancti Spíritus (Uniss) and Lehman College of New York announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will consolidate the academic relationship between the higher education houses. According to information released […] Continue reading

Chile Reports 6.3-Magnitude Earthquake

Early Tuesday morning an earthquake measuring 6.3 struck north Chile, United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported The tremor hit 70 kilometers east of Arica, near the Peru border. No tsunami warning is currently in effect. Chile, which lies on the Ring of Fire – fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin and are prone to […] Continue reading