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Cuba Hosts International Agricultural Fair

Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, has begun its official program here today with the participation of exhibitors from some 16 countries, to promote business and promote other activities associated with this event. Continue reading


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Fidel’s ideas and example are more alive than ever The continual stream of visitors to the monumental rock safeguarding the ashes of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery bears witness to the admiration and respect the entire world feels toward him Author: Eduardo Palomares Calderón |

internet@gf0016083ranma.cu february 6, 2017 09:02:18 Photo: Eduardo Palomares SANTIAGO DE CUBA.- The continual stream of visitors to the monumental rock safeguarding the ashes of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery here, including more than 150,000 Cubans and others from abroad, bears witness to the abiding relevance of his ideas and example. Yudy García Delís, administrator of the Santiago cemetery reported to Granma, yesterday February 5, that since December 4 when the site was opened to the public, no less than 2,000 visitors a day have come to honor Fidel, paying their respects and expressing gratitude. Among the most recent of the 30,000 international visitors was a delegation from the Judicial Federation of Argentina carrying a flag dedicated to the undefeated Comandante; a group of Italian supporters of the Revolution; and several Iranian friends who read a poem. Cubans at the site the day this reporter visited included National Revolutionary Police Lieutenant Faustino Castillo Fuentes from Güira de Melena, and Néstor P. Milián from an agricultural cooperative in Artemisa, along with another group from Villa Clara. People from all walks of life and all of the country’s provinces arrive bearing flowers and leaving messages, like Havana elementary school student Frank Miguel Hechavarría Lara. Martha Hernández Cobas from the City Conservator’s Office reported that international visitors include those from the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, and many Latin American countries, all agreeing on Fidel’s greatness and his contribution to the world’s just causes. She likewise noted the importance of sharing Fidel’s legacy along with that of Cuba’s national hero José Martí, with whom the Comandante identified so strongly, and whose mausoleum is located in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery

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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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Responsible for Quadruple Murder Sentenced in Cuba

Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The seven people responsible for a quadruple murder related to an alleged illegal departure of the country last year were condemned to sentences ranging from life term to eight years of imprisonment.

The Criminal Court in the Popular Provincial Court of Artemisa, west of Cuba, sentenced the individuals after proving they designed a plan together to appropriate the money of those interested in leaving the country, Granma newspaper said on Friday.

About 11 people were enrolled in the initiative and the organizers made sure that on Jun. 7, 2014, travellers carried with them the money agreed for the departure.

According to the newspaper’s version, it was also proved that Jorge Luis Salazar Ricardo and Reinier Armas Garcia (sentenced to life imprisonment) asked Orlando Gutierrez Padilla to take in a tricycle those who wanted to leave the country to a farm in Bauta municipality.

Taking advantage of their superiority, the darkness and terrain conditions, they proceeded to attack deliberately five of them, killing four.

It was also proved that two years before defendants Yassel Montero Vazquez (22 years of imprisonment), Salazar Ricardo, Armas Garcia and Rafael Sanchez Hernandez (25), violently took someone else’s money with similar modus operandi under the false belief of an illegal departure of the country.

The court also condemned Michel Luis Garcia Urgelles to 10 years of imprisonment for the crime of people smuggling, while Yusniel Grimont Sanchez and Jorge Ramon Suarez Leon were sentenced to eight years in prison.

In addition of the corresponding penalties, Salazar Ricardo and Armas Garcia were civilly declared responsible for the events committed and should compensate the families of the victims.

Against the dictated sentence, the defendants and also the Attorney would have the right to establish an appeal at the Criminal Court in the Popular Provincial Court.

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Increase of French Tourists’Trips to Cuba Stressed

turismo-francesParis, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to France, Hector Igarza, stressed the increase of French visitors to the Caribbean island in 2014, states a note released today by the embassy.

During that period, the indicator reached about 103,475 travelers, representing a 7.1 percent increase in the inter-annual comparison, Igarza said during a presentation of the Caribbean island as a tourist destination.

In turn, the head of the Tourism Office at the embassy, Rosa Adela Mejias, characterized each of the Cuban provinces and its particular attractions, which include sun and beach destination, culture, health, ecosystems, and diving, among others.

On the other hands, Cubana de Aviacion representatives and the Sol Latino operator explained the functioning of both agencies and efforts to provide a larger and better service to clients.

During the meeting, held at the Cuban embassy’s Alejo Carpentier hall, air connectivity details were also provided with Cubana de Aviacion company, and the possibility to increase sales through Sol Latino operator.

France keeps on being one of the main tourist markets towards the island. The French market is a space in prospects of development and is increasingly showing greater interest in visiting it experts say.

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