#Fidel honored in #Washington. #PorCuba #VotoPorTi

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Fidel Castro shares a laugh with Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa in New York, October 19, 1960.

By Prensa Latina

The willingness of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to improve relations with the United States while preserving the island’s sovereignty, was highlighted during a panel discussion in honor of the first anniversary of the revolutionary leader’s death, November 25, 2016.

The panel was moderated by Cuban Ambassador to the United States José Ramón Cabañas, and featured U.S. experts who discussed Fidel’s continual efforts to improve relations with the northern neighbor and strengthen ties with U.S. citizens. 

Before diplomats from various countries and friends of Cuba, executive director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace, Gail Walker, highlighted the altruistic essence of the Cuban Revolution and the support offered by the island to many countries around the world. 

The activist noted that Cuba has also extended its solidarity to the United States following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when Fidel offered to send over 1,500 doctors to treat victims of the disaster, a proposal that was rejected by then President George W. Bush.

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#Cuba ready for elections. #PorCuba, #VotoPorTi

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The trial run, which is a key mandated step in the electoral process to ensure the success of the actual vote, was conducted with satisfactory results, according to Alina Balseiro, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), speaking with the press.

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Scientific Event in #Kazakhstan Demands End of #US #Blockade on #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

The International Scientific Conference of the Communist Parties dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, held in Kazakhstan, has demanded today the end of the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade on Cuba.

Sponsored by the Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan (CPPK), the event, which brought together representatives of communist parties and embassies of Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, China, Vietnam and Cuba, demanded the end of the criminal U.S. blockade.

Those attending the event, held in this capital, described Washington’s policy as an act of war against the island.

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#Cuba Rejects #EU Sanctions against #Venezuela

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By Prensa Latina

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Rogelio Sierra expressed today the rejection of this Caribbean nation to the sanctions of the European Union (EU) against Venezuela.

In statements to the press, the Cuban official reiterated the unconditional support and solidarity of the island with the people of the South American country and with the government led by President Nicolás Maduro.

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#Cuba Convenes a Massive #Twitter Action to Support #Elections

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By Prensa Latina

The National Electoral Commission (CEN) has convened a message action through Twitter on November 23 and 24 to support the elections of the municipal delegates to be held on November 26, local media reported today.

With the tags #PorCuba, #VotoPorTi and #Cuba, Twitter users can show the reasons why they attend the polls, said the press release published in Granma newspaper.

The massive Twitter action from that microblogging network will start at 10:00 local time until 13:00.

The official accounts of the CEN are @Elecciones_Cuba, on Twitter; @EleccionesEnCuba, on Facebook; and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAPyw5Uk_kq2-24yM4V29rw/videos, on Youtube.

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Scholar Says #Cruise #Trips to #Cuba Successful

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By Prensa Latina

Researcher and professor of Tourism in Havana University, Jose Luis Perello, described today as successful cruiser travel to this Caribbean nation.

In an interview with the scholar, published by digital newsletter Caribbean News Digital (CND), Perello said that after a September characterized by the damages of hurricane Irma and other woes, this vacation modality revived.

He mentioned that October ended favorably with a growth rate of 4.3 percent compared to the same month of 2016.

He said other negative factors like the alleged sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats in the Cuban capital, without evidence on the part of Washington authorities, as well as the new measures to hinder travel to Cuba, with additional migratory restrictions to travel to the island.

However, the total of international arrivals at the close of October, was of three million 935 thousand visitors, represents a growth 21.3 percent higher than in 2016.

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#US Tour Operators Follow Cuban #Travel Industry

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By Prensa Latina

U.S. tour operators are eagerly following Cuba’s travel industry, despite growing restrictions by their government on the Caribbean island, according to a press report.

The electronic bulletin Caribbean News Digital notes that those professionals have kept their bets on Cuba, despite the tightening of restrictions approved by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The report says that after the regulations were published by the Department of Treasury, U.S. travel agents ratified their confidence in continuing to meet the demands from U.S. travelers interested in visiting Cuba without complying with those restrictions.

The tour operators with more experience in the Cuban market agree that they still have enough space to do good business with one of the most coveted destinations in the Caribbean.

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