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Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to President Mugabe

Harare, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz sent a condolence message to his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, because of the material damages and human losses caused by the floods in Zimbabwe, it was reported here Monday.
A report by the Cuban Embassy in Harare said the situation provoked by the intense and strong rains affecting Zimbabwe since December, got aggravated with the course of Hurricane Dineo in February.

The report adds the affectations are calculated in 200 million dollars, something that caused that the government of Harare declared a national disaster.

The government of Zimbabwe appealed to the international community for contribution in the rescue and help works to aid damaged people.



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The blockade is the most serious obstacle to our economic development and the welfare of the Cuban people

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Full text of statement to the press by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, at the Palace of the Revolution on March 21, 2016, “Year 58 of the Revolution” .

Author: Granma |

march 24, 2016 11:03:18

Photo: Estudio Revolución
(Council of State transcript / GI translation)

Good afternoon.
Mr. President Barack Obama:

We are pleased to welcome the first visit by a U.S. president to our country in 88 years.

We hope that during your brief stay on the island you will be able to appreciate the hospitality of the Cuban people, who have never harbored feelings of animosity toward the American people, to whom we are united by historical, cultural and emotional ties.

Your visit is an important step in the process toward the improvement of bilateral relations, which we hope will help advance further progress in our ties, to the benefit of both nations and the region.

We have just held a constructive and useful meeting, which continues on from the previous two we held in Panama and New York.

We note that in the 15 months since we announced the decision to reestablish diplomatic relations we have achieved concrete results.

We resumed direct postal mail and signed an agreement to reestablish regular flights.

We have expanded cooperation in areas of mutual interest. We signed two memorandums of understanding on environmental protection and marine areas, and another to improve the safety of maritime navigation. Today another will be signed on cooperation in agriculture.

Currently, another group of bilateral instruments for cooperation in areas such as combating drug trafficking, security of trade and travelers, and health are being negotiated. On the latter, we have agreed to intensify cooperation in the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases such as the Zika virus and chronic non-communicable diseases, including cancer. This cooperation is beneficial not only to Cuba and the United States, but also to our hemisphere.

Since the decisions taken by President Obama to modify the application of some aspects of the blockade, Cuban companies and their U.S. counterparts have been working to identify potential trade operations within the still restrictive framework of the regulations in force.

Some have been concretized, particularly in the area of telecommunications, an area in which our country has a program based on its development priorities and the necessary technological sovereignty to ensure the appropriate use of these to serve national interests.

Negotiations are also advancing on the purchase of medicines, medical equipment and equipment for power generation and environmental protection, among others.

Much more could be done if the U.S. blockade was lifted. Continue reading

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President of the United States of America Barack Obama will arrive in Cuba

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.

His history is that of the values of the United State’s heart, raised in a middle class family, in the devotion to education and work to progress in life and in the conviction that such a blessed life should be dedicated to serve one’s neighbor.

President Obama was born to a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas, in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. As a child he lived for some period with his grandfather, who served in Patton’s army and his grandmother who reached an intermediate range in a bank management as a secretary.

After taking university studies thanks to student loans and the scholarships obtained, President Obama moved to Chicago, where he worked with a group of churches to help rebuild the communities devastated by the closure of local steel mills.

Shortly after, he enrolled in the Law School of Harvard, where he became the first Afro-American chairman of Harvard Law Review. After his graduation, he returned to Chicago to lead an initiative to register voters, teach lessons of constitutional law at the University of Chicago and keep active in his community.

President Obama’s years of service respond to the strong belief that it’s possible to join the people around a policy of purpose. In the Illinois Senate, President Obama promoted the most important ethic reform in 25 years, he cut off the taxes of the families in the work force and enhanced health service for children and parents. As senator of Illinois, he worked alongside the opposition to moderate the influence of lobbies, to assure the weapons of mass destruction and promote governmental transparency reporting all the Government’s online expenditure.

He was elected President of the United States of America on November 4, 2008 and took oath on January 20, 2009. He was re-elected in 2012. He and his wife Michelle, are proud of their daughters Malia (17), and Sasha (15).


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North Korean Leader Congratulates Raul Castro

Pyongyang, Feb 26 (Prensa Latrina) Marshal Kim Jong Un, First President of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has sent a congratulatory message to Cuba’s President Raul Castro.

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“I send you my warmest congratulations for your re-election as a President of the State Council of the Republic of Cuba at the first session of the Eighth Legislature of Cuba’s National Assembly,” Kim Jong Un said in his letter to Raul Castro, released by the North Korean KCNA news agency. The North Korean leader also expressed to Raul Castro his desire for “further success in his responsible work to defend the sovereignty and dignity of the country (Cuba), and bring the socialist cause to a successfully completion.”


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Cuba President Raul Castro Receives US Senator Patrick Leahy

130220Raul-CastroHAVANA, Cuba, Feb 20 (acn) The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raul Castro, received on Tuesday the honorable Senator Patrick Leahy, democrat for the US State of Vermont and president pro-tempore of the US Senate and chairman of its Judiciary Committee, who is paying a visit to Cuba

Senator Leahy is heading a US Congress delegation to Cuba, made up of Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan and Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown, of Ohio; Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island; Republican Senator Jeff Flake, of Arizona; Democratic Representative James Mc Govern, of Massachusetts; Democratic Representative Chris Van Hollen, of Maryland, and other personalities.

During the meeting, which was attended by Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez, participants addressed issues of bilateral issues. Later, the Cuban president exchanged views with the members of the delegation.
During their stay on the island, the US parliamentarians have met with the president of the Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power, Ricardo Alarcon, and by foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez. 

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