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WHO Director General Sends Message to ALBA-TCP Extraordinary Summit on Ebola

Greetings from the World Health Organization in Geneva. I must begin by thanking the Cuban government for giving the Ebola outbreak response so many highly experienced Cuban doctors and nurses. I have seen the many news photographs of these staff in their sparkling white lab jackets, ready to help. This brings a most welcome face of hope to what is otherwise a horrific outbreak.

Key address by the President of the State Council and the Council of Ministers of Cuba, Raúl Castro Ruz, at the Special ALBA-TCP Summit on Ebola

Esteemed heads of State and Government, and chiefs of delegations; His Excellency Mr. David Nabarro, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General; Her Excellency Mrs. Clarisse Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization; His Excellency Mr. Didacus Jules, Director General of the Organization of East Caribbean States

Declaration of the Extraordinary ALBA-TCP Summit on Ebola

Havana, October 20, 2014The member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America –Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP in its Spanish acronym), meeting in Havana on October 20th of 2014, on the occasion of the Extraordinary Summit to deal with the Ebola epidemic.

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Cuban Foreign Minister received by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Sunday, September 21, 2014

During the meeting, Ban Ki-moon renewed his appreciation for Cuba's response to the fight against the Ebola outbreak.


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Book on Cuban Five Wins Canadian Nonfiction Award
Saturday, September 20, 2014

What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five has won the 2014 Evelyn Richardson Award for Nonfiction at Canada’s East Coast Literary Awards. During the acceptance ceremony in Halifax, author Stephen Kimber — a professor of journalism at the University of King’s College and award-winning author of nine other books — said he had come upon the story accidentally as a journalist, but is now also an advocate for their freedom. 

Kimber dedicated the award to the three members of the Five still imprisoned in the United States.


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President Raul Castro in Brazil for China-Latin America meeting
Thursday, July 17, 2014

President Raul Castro arrived in Brazilia on Wednesday evening, leading a Cuban delegation to a presidential meeting of Latin America, the Caribbean and China. Read More...

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Press Release: New round of migration talks held between United States and Cuba
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

On July 9, 2014, a new round of migration talks was held between the delegations of the United States and Cuba, which were presided over, respectively, by Edward Alex Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the US State Department, and Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Director-General of the US Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The meeting took place in a respectful environment. An analysis was made of the evolution of the migration accords as well as the results of the actions carried out by the parties, both individually and collectively, to combat illegal migration, human smuggling and the falsification of migration documents, which included the celebration of technical meetings and workshops that were attended by the authorities in charge of these activities in both countries.

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Heavy use by Cubans of mobile e-mail service strains cellular network
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

More than 238,000 customers have signed on in just three months for a new mobile e-mail service in Cuba, taking state telecoms company Etecsa by surprise and causing network disruptions. During that period, more than 29 milllion e-mails were sent using the newly available cell phone app. Read More...

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