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Tribute to Fidel on the Second Anniversary of His Passing

An eternal presence
More than 350,000 in Santiago paid tribute to Fidel on the second anniversary of his passing to immortality

Author: Eduardo Palomares Calderón | palomares@granma.cu
december 5, 2018 10:12:39

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Santiago de Cuba.–The passage of our Comadante en Jefe into immortality –marked by the moment Army General Raúl Castro Ruz placed a cedar chest holding his ashes into the heart of a monumental boulder here, December 4, 2016 – was commemorated by 350,000 residents of the city who reaffirmed his eternal presence.

Thus, as the first rays of the sun appeared, he received the first tribute of the day from the Cuban people, when, in the name of all the grateful, a floral wreath was placed at the site in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery by members of the Party Central Committee, and the provincial leaders of the Party and government,

Lázaro Expósito Canto and Beatriz Johnson Urrutia, respectively.

Recalling, as well, the innumerable battles directed by the historic leader of the Revolution – the Moncada, La Plata, Uvero, and many more – different sectors of the population converged on Mayor General Antonio Maceo Plaza at dawn, and departed along Patria Avenue to Santa Infigenia.

The 2.7 kilometer stretch, the same route taken by the funeral procession that unforgettable morning, was adorned with Cuban flags, those of the July 26th Movement, and other expressions of deep affection for Fidel.

At the end of the march, the spontaneous tribute continued with visitors from Santiago de Cuba, neighboring provinces, and around the world, to set a record for a single day at the cemetery, and surpass 1.5 million visits over the last two years – more evidence that the Comandante en Jefe lives on in the hearts of Cubans and peoples around the world.

Diaz-Canel receives President of Haiti

Diaz-Canel receives President of Haiti
The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on Monday received the President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moïse, on an official visit to Cuba
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
december 4, 2018 10:12:19

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The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday received the President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moïse, on an official visit to Cuba.
In a cordial atmosphere, the two leaders reviewed the progress of the positive bilateral relations shared by their countries, highlighting the importance of the 20 years of uninterrupted cooperation, which began on December 4, 1998, and agreeing to continue developing these ties for the benefit of the two peoples. They also discussed various topics on the international agenda.
Accompanying the distinguished visitor were Bocchit Edmond, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cults; Grèta Clement Roy, Minister of Public Health and Population; Ardouin Zepherin, Special Adviser; Lesly David, Ambassador of Haiti in Venezuela; Jude Piquant, director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cults; Guito Edouard, head of the Potable Water and Sanitation Directorate; and Elvire Beauchard, interim chargé d’affaires at the Haitian Embassy in Cuba.
On the Cuban side, participating were Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla; Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz and José Ángel Portal Miranda, Ministers of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment and Public Health, respectively; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rogelio Sierra Díaz, and the Ambassador of Cuba in Haiti, Luis Castillo Campos.

Raúl receives People’s Army of Vietnam Political General

Raúl receives People’s Army of Vietnam Political General
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the excellent state of relations shared by their people, parties, governments, and armed forces
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
november 29, 2018 10:11:11

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, yesterday afternoon, November 28, received Coronel General Luong Cuong, a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Secretariat and head of the People’s Army Political Department’s directorate, along with the delegation accompanying him, who were making an official visit to Cuba on the invitation of the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR).
During the meeting the two leaders discussed the excellent state of relations shared by their people, parties, governments, and armed forces.
Also participating on the Cuban side were José Ramón Machado Ventura, second Party secretary; Political Bureau member Army Corps General Álvaro López Miera, first deputy minister of the FAR and Chief of its General Staff; as well as other officials from the armed forces.
The delegation completed a full agenda of activities that included visits to military facilities and cultural institutions, among other sites.

Army General Raúl Castro receives President Díaz-Canel his return from an international tour, Lots of Pictures

Army General Raúl Castro receives President Díaz-Canel
Last night, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, welcomed President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez at José Martï International Airport, upon his return from an international tour that included People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic People’s of Laos, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Russia stopovers in France and England
Author: Yaima Puig Meneses | internet@granma.cu
november 15, 2018 09:11:4

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During the dawn hours this Thursday the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, welcomed President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and the official delegation accompanying him, at José Martï International Airport, upon their return from an international tour that included Russia and four Asian countries, plus stopovers in France and Britain.
Raúl was accompanied by José Ramón Machado Ventura, Central Committee second secretary, and First Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa, and greeted Díaz-Canel with a strong embrace, upon his return from a productive tour that once again demonstrated how much the world loves Cuba.
During the tour, the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers held meetings with heads of state, businesspeople, solidarity activists, and Cubans, abroad, reaffirming to them the country’s intention of strengthening ties of friendship; and signed a number of important cooperation agreements regarding economic relations, technology, energy, industrial development, and sports, among other areas

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El jefe de Estado y secretario general del Partido Popular Revolucionario de Laos, Choummaly Sayasone (D), tributó al también miembro del Buró Político del Partido Comunista y primer vicepresidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (I), una bienvenida efusiva y cariñosa en el Palacio Ejecutivo, en Laos, el 22 de junio de 2013. AIN FOTO/Hugo RIUS/bhd (Solo para uso editorial y clientes nacionales)

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Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, has made it impossible for Cuban Doctors to continue attending to the needy in Brazil

Declaration from the Ministry of Public Health
Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, who has made direct, contemptuous and threatening comments against the presence of our doctors, has declared and reiterated that he will modify the terms and conditions of the More Doctors program , disregarding the Pan-American Health Organization

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Author: Ministry of Public Health | informacion@granma.cu
november 14, 2018 11:11:05

The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanist principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in Brazil’s “More Doctors” program since its inception in August of 2013. This initiative launched by Dilma Rousseff, who was at that time the president of the Federal Republic of Brazil, pursued the noble purpose of guaranteeing medical assistance to the majority of the Brazilian people, following the principle of universal health coverage promoted by the World Health Organization.

The program had planned the inclusion of Brazilian and foreign doctors who would work in poor and remote areas of the country.

Cuba’s participation in this program was arranged through the Pan-American Health Organization with one distinctive feature: it was intended to fill the vacancies left by doctors from Brazil and other foreign nations.

During these five years of work, some 20 000 Cuban collaborators have assisted 113,359,000 patients in more than 3,600 municipalities. They were able to provide health coverage to a vast 60 million Brazilians, when they accounted for 80% of all the doctors who were taking part in the program. More than 700 municipalities were able to have a doctor for the first time ever.

The work of Cuban doctors in areas of extreme poverty, in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador de Bahia, and the 34 Special Indigenous Districts, particularly in Amazonia, was widely recognized by federal, state, and municipal governments of that country and its population, 95% of which expressed their acceptance, according to a survey carried out by the Federal University of Minas Gerais at the request of the Ministry of Health of Brazil.

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Cuban President paid tribute to Mao Zedong

Cuba & China: distant geographically, close in ideas (+ Photos)
During the third day of his official visit to China, President Miguel Díaz-Canel paid tribute to Mao Zedong

Author: Yaima Puig Meneses | informacion@granmai.cu
november 8, 2018 10:11:19

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BEIJING, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA .-The Cuban and Chinese people know well the meaning of the friendship and mutual respect they have shared for years. Thus it was no surprise to hear Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez say that he felt “at home” here.

During the third day of his official visit to China, the Cuban President paid tribute to Mao Zedong, the supreme leader of the Communist Party of China and the People’s Republic of China, from 1949 through 1976.

After arriving in Shanghai on Tuesday, he traveled to Beijing where he was received at the city’s international airport by MaXiaowei, president of the country’s National Health Commission.

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The first meeting on his agenda for the day was with Wang Yang, president of the XIII Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, who recalled his 2015 visit to Cuba, and meeting with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, which he said made a deep impression on him. For his part Díaz-Canel reiterated that China is very important to Cuba, and that the government, party, and people are committed to further developing bilateral relations.

This is the third time the Cuban President has visited China, but the first as President of the country’s Councils of State and Ministers. He described the visit as one of “continuity and consolidation.”

The day also included a tour of the Forbidden City and a meeting with Cuban youth studying in China.

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President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Díaz-Canel: relations between Cuba and the DPRK are historic, and based on mutual respect
On the second day of his official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, among other activities, the Cuban President paid tribute to Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, and visited educational institutions
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
november 6, 2018 10:11:50

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The second day of President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) began with a warm greeting he conveyed to the North Korean people from the Cuban people and Army General Raúl Castro.
First on the day’s agenda was a meeting with the President of the Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium, Kim Yong Nam, where Díaz-Canel commented, “Relations between Cuba and the DPRK are historic, and based on mutual respect.”
Next he visited Kim Il-sung University, established in 1946.
Díaz-Canel reported that during his discussion with the country’s President on Sunday, cooperation between Cuba and the DPRK in the areas of tourism, education, and public health was discussed.
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Putin receives Cuban President Diaz-Canel

Putin receives Cuban President Diaz-Canel
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Putin receives Cuban President Diaz-CanelHAVANA, Cuba, Nov 2 (ACN) The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, received this Friday morning the Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel, who is in Russia on a three-day official visit.

According to press reports from Moscow, Diaz-Canel has invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to Havana next year with an official visit.

The Cuban leader stressed that Putin’s visit to the country four years ago “was an important milestone and a new step in the development of bilateral relations.Bearing in mind the great importance of his visit, we would like to invite him back to Cuba in 2019, five years from that moment,” he said.

Diaz-Canel gave a “fraternal greeting” to Putin from the First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party Raul Castro and stressed the great importance of his visit to Moscow, because it reflects the continuity of relations between Cuba and Russia.

Putin, for his part, has proposed to his Cuban counterpart to address economic cooperation, in addition to other issues. The Russian president has stressed that trade between the two countries went up 17% last year.

Putin added that relations between Russia and Cuba “were originally marked by a special strategic nature”, stressing that Moscow and Havana “are united by friendship, mutual support and aid”. He has also asked Diaz-Canel “to express his best wishes and cordial greetings to comrade Raul Castro.

The Cuban president arrived in the Russian capital this Thursday and his visit is expected to last until November 3. This Friday, the president has met with Putin to discuss bilateral cooperation in different spheres and exchange views on regional and global problems.

A warm embrace from the people of Pyongyang

A warm embrace from the people of Pyongyang
Yesterday, around 1:00 pm local time, Cuba’s President arrived in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to begin his official visit

Author: Yaima Puig Meneses | informacion@granmai.cu
november 5, 2018 08:11:11

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Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and the delegation accompanying him departed the Russian Federation Saturday night, after a busy visit, to arrive in Pyongyang, where a great multitude waited to greet them, cheering and waving the flags of the two countries.
It was around 1:00 pm local time when they reached the city’s international airport where he was welcomed with full military honors by Kim Jong-un, President of the Workers’ Party of Korea, and of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s State Committee, and Commander in Chief of the Korean People’s Army.

The world says “No!”

The world says “No!” to the blockade and Trump’s amendments

At 12:20pm, in the United Nations General Assembly, the international community once again almost unanimously condemned the U.S. blockade of Cuba, voting 189 in favor of the Cuban resolution, two against (U.S. and Israel), with no abstentions.

Author: Granma International news | informacion@granma.cu

november 1, 2018 12:11:58

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At 12:20pm, in the United Nations General Assembly, the international community once again almost unanimously condemned the U.S. blockade of Cuba, voting 189 in favor of the Cuban resolution, two against (U.S. and Israel), with no abstentions.