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Statement by Mrs. Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, General Director of the United States Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

We have read with concern the press communiqué issued in the morning of April 8 in Washington stating that “Alan Gross, the USAID subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba for the last four years and four months, launched a hunger strike last week.”

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At Cuban Interest Section in Washington, National Culture Day celebration gathers mixed crowd
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Guests from a cross section of life in the U.S.—academia, activism, media, culture—, together with Cuban nationals living here, most of them artists and musicians, Latin American and Cuban diplomats, and their families, gathered at the island's Interest Section in Washington DC to celebrate National Culture Day.
Representatives from the Smithsonian Institution attending voiced support for increased cultural interaction between Cuba and the U.S.
From Havana, singer-songwriter Polito Ibañez performed before the mixed crowd, which ended the night at the rythm of Cuban music and dancing.
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Cuban Five thank Church World Service for support expressed for their cause
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Cuban Five members Fernando González and Ramón Labañino wrote Church World Service President, the Reverend John McCullough, to express thanks for the support shown for the cause of their freedom.
"...as leader of Church World Service, wrote Ramón, you can understand very well how important it's to get together to defend our rights and freedoms."
Fernando, for his part, appreciated the insightful arguments used by the Reverend in a March article on their case. "...we humbly urge you to continue using your influence and the prestige of the Church World Service under your leadership to help correct the injustices done...," he stressed.
Ramón's and Fernando's messages can be read here.
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Cuban Foreign Minister addresses UN disarmement meeting on behalf of CELAC
Monday, September 30, 2013

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which Cuba chairs, reiterated its deep concern over the threat that the ongoing existence of nuclear weapons and their potential use poses for mankind. Cuban Foreign Minister Brun o Rodriguez highlighted the importance that the CELAC attributes to the holding for the first time in the UN history of a High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament. "We committ ourselves to actively participate and to contribute as much as possible to the success of this meeting," said Rodriguez. Read More...

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NPR Florida affiliate refuses to interview Canadian author of book on Cuban Five
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Canadian Stephen Kimber finds it revealing that a National Public Radio affiliate in Florida would resort to cancelling a programmed interview with him on his new book about the Cuban Five. The station's refusal "tells you everything you need to know — and more — about why it was impossible to find an unbiased jury in Miami to hear the case of the Cuban Five," notes the author in his web page. Read More...

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Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal visits Washington, speaks at cultural and academic institutions
Saturday, September 14, 2013

Havana City Historian Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler arrived in Washington DC on Thursday, for a short, intense visit that included tours of cultural institutions and museum in the U.S. capital as well as a meeting with the press and lectures on the current challenges of restoration in Colonial Havana. Read More...

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