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17 October, 2016 Cuban Civil Society Demands end of the Blockade

Havana, Cuba.-Sponsored by the Cuban Association of United Nations, the meeting was held in the Raúl Roa García Higher Institute of International Relations, with the participation of more than twenty speakers. Participants reiterated that the blockade is a massive, flagrant and systematic human rights violation of the Cuban people, which qualifies as an act of […]

17 October, 2016 Second Venezuelan Ship with Aid Arrives in Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba, cuba.-The second Venezuelan ship laden with humanitarian aid to contribute to repair de damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba arrived on Sunday in the Guillermon Moncada Port, from where the cargo will be distributed immediately. The ship Tango 62, of the Bolivarian Navy, brought 396 tons of cargo, including frontal […]

17 October, 2016 Cuban Youth Carry Out an Event vs. US Blockade

Havana, Cuba.-Cuban youth is carrying out as of today in all higher education institutions of the country an event of denunciation against the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States to the Caribbean nation for nearly 60 years. Youth and student organizations, and others from the civil society will participate in those […]

14 October, 2016 Fidel Castro Meets Prime Minister of Algeria

Havana, Cuba.-The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, has met with the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Algeria, Abdelmalek Sellal, who is on an official visit to Cuba, which started on Wednesday, October 12th. During the meeting, Sellal referred to the intimate friendship between the two countries and expressed warm […]

14 October, 2016 Guantanamo Recovering from Hurricane Mathew

Havana, cuba.-The Cuban province of Guantanamo, especially the municipality of Baracoa, is recovering gradually from the damage caused in recent days by hurricane Mathew, according to reports today in the capital. The newspaper Venceremos reported that after several days of hard work in Baracoa, one of the most affected areas by Mathew, life is beginning […]

13 October, 2016 Cuba Holds First Inter-American Meeting on Stem Cells

Havana, Cuba.-The 1st Inter-American Meeting on Stem Cells began today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of a large delegation from the United States. Doctor Consuelo Macias, President of the Organizing Committee, told Prensa Latina that about 100 Cuban specialists and almost more than 70 Americans are involved in this event. […]

11 October, 2016 Cuba to Keep on Fighting Until the End of the Blockade

Pretoria,South Africa.-Cuba will continue to present at the United Nations the resolution on ending the blockade for as long as the United States applies its aggressive policy against our country”, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita Gonzalez. In statements to Prensa Latina, Gonzalez said that ‘once again Cuba will go to the […]

11 October, 2016 Strict Epidemiological Control in Eastern Cuba Communities

Maisi, Cuba.-The Ministry of Health maintains a strict epidemiological control in the eastern Cuban communities hit by Hurricane Matthew in order to prevent the spread of disease, officials said. The First Deputy Minister of Health, Jose Angel Portal, said to Prensa Latina that despite working in the sanitation of the four municipalities of Guantanamo that […]

7 October, 2016 UN System Supports Cuba after Effects of Matthew

Havana, Cuba.-The United Nations System of the United Nations (UN) in Cuba today expressed its solidarity with the people affected after the effects of Hurricane Matthew and announced that it puts their skills, experiences and resourcesat the service of the affected people in Cuba. According to a press note released here, the UN maintained surveillance […]

5 October, 2016 Hurricane Matthew Moves Away from Cuba

Havana, Cuba.-Hurricane Matthew is moving away from Cuba after lashing the eastern region of the country, according to the latest weather forecast, although strong winds and rains will persist. The category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale was at six o’clock local time at 21.3 degrees north latitude and 74.6 degrees west longitude, about 120 […]

5 October, 2016 Hurricane Matthew Penetrates Cuban Territory

Havana, Cuba. – Matthew begins to whip the eastern region of Cuba, as an intense category 4 hurricane. Its maximum sustained winds are 220 mph, with higher gusts, with a central pressure of 949 hectoPascal now. At 6:00 p.m. this Tuesday the radar located in Gran Piedra estimated Matthew´s center in 19.9 degrees latitude north […]

5 October, 2016 Eastern Cuban Provinces in Phase of Hurricane Alarm

Havana, Cuba. – Taking into account hurricane Matthew´s trajectory, the Civil Defense National General Staff reported that the provinces of Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, and Guantanamo are still in phase of Hurricane alarm. The informative phase is still valid in the provinces of Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, and Ciego de […]

4 October, 2016 Cuban Territories Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

Guantanamo, Cuba.-More than 36,000 people have been evacuated today in Baracoa as part of the preparations for Hurricane Matthew, radio stations of the area have reported. According to a report by Radio Baracoa, the most vulnerable people are being prioritized during the evacuation. They will be moved to state institutions, and others are being housed […]