November 14 , 2017
Oscar López Rivera arrives in Cuba: “I feel at home”

Puerto Rican independence fighter, Oscar López Rivera, was greeted at José Martí International Airport by Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples (ICAP).

November 8 , 2017
The October Revolution: One of the most significant events of the 20th century

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, presided a political-cultural gala marking 100 years since the Great October Socialist Revolution.

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November 1 , 2017
“We will persevere, with the consensus of our people and the patriotic commitment of the youngest”

UNITED NATIONS. – Once again, for the 26th time before the United Nations, heard was Cuba’s demand for the elimination of the U.S. economic, commercial, financial blockade, supported by 191 of the world’s nations.

November 1 , 2017
The world with Cuba against the blockade

For the 26th time, the international community, in the United Nations General Assembly, will consider Cuba’s Resolution 71/5: The necessity of ending the economic, commercial, financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.

October 31 , 2017
President receives Governor Rui Costa dos Santos from Brazilian state of Bahía

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday October 30, received Rui Costa dos Santos, governor of the Brazilian state of Bahía, who is attending the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2017. During the meeting, the close ties between Cuba and Bahía were highlighted, distinguished by shared historical and cultural

October 27 , 2017
Alleged sonic attacks

This past February 17, the State Department and the U.S. embassy in Havana, reported, for the first time, to Cuba’s Foreign Ministry and diplomatic mission in Washington, the alleged occurrence of sonic attacks between November of 2016 and February, 2017.

October 26 , 2017
Cuba’s contribution to Festival movement recognized

The strengthening of relations between Russia and Cuba during the recently concluded 19th World Festival of Youth, and Cuba’s contribution to the Festival movement, were the focus of discussion during a meeting between functionaries at the Russian embassy in Havana and the national leadership of the Young Communists League (UJC), along with a selection of

October 24 , 2017
Cuban workers condemn U.S. blockade of Cuba

The economic, commercial, financial blockade imposed by the United States government on our country, for more than 50 years, constitutes a massive, flagrant, and systematic violation of the human rights of the Cuban people and an act of genocide, reads a statement issued by the Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC), approved by a meeting of

October 20 , 2017
October 20: Celebration of Cuban culture

October offers two important anniversaries in the history of Cuba, the beginning of the country’s wars of independence and national Cuban Culture Day. History is very profound and rich, but in a few words, October 10, 1868, is the moment that marked the beginning of the wars of independence against Spain, launched with the rallying

October 16 , 2017
The future belongs to youth

SOCHI, Russia.–A tribute to sacrifice and courage was the best way to inaugurate the19th World Festival of Youth and Students, because the only way to build a better world, to serve the most needy, is for all men and women of goodwill to come together, and this is the focus of many youth today.

October 12 , 2017
Cuban doctors denounce impact of blockade

Estimated damages within the healthcare sector caused by the blockade, between April of 2016 and March 31, 2017, surpass 87 million dollars, according to Cuban doctors and medical students speaking in Havana.

October 11 , 2017
Remains of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and Mariana Grajales Raúl interred in new location during ceremony presided by Raúl

The political event and military ceremony to re-inter the remains of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and Mariana Grajales took place yesterday, October 10 with the presence of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers.

October 10 , 2017
Raúl presides interment ceremony of the remains of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and Mariana Grajales

The political act and military interment ceremony of the remains of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and Mariana Grajales began this Tuesday, October 10, in the presence of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers.

October 9 , 2017
Tributes to Céspedes and Mariana this October 10

On the occasion of the 149th anniversary of the launch of the War of Independence at the Demajagua sugar mill, this October 10, a political act and military ceremony of internment of the remains of independence heroes Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and Mariana Grajales will take place at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in Santiago de

October 6 , 2017
Raúl receives ECLAC Executive Secretary

On the afternoon of October 4, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), making a visit to the country.

September 27 , 2017
Cuba will be ready for tourist high season without a trace of Hurricane Irma

We reiterate our commitment that all Cuban tourism facilities will be operational in time for the upcoming high season, Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero Cruz stressed during a meeting with some 160 tour operators September 23, in Varadero’s Plaza América Convention Center, to address the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

September 19 , 2017
Council of State modifies schedule for elections of delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power

As was duly published this past June 13, the Council of State stipulated that elections to choose delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power were to be held, with a first round on October 22, 2017, and a second round the following Sunday, October 29.

September 15 , 2017
Raúl praises the hard work across the country following Hurricane Irma

The President of the National Defense Council, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, led a meeting with Party, state and government leaders on Wednesday, September 13, during which the damages caused by Hurricane Irma were evaluated, and the actions to be undertaken during the recovery phase outlined.

September 12 , 2017
National Electrical Union working hard to restore power

The National Electrical Union (UNE) is working hard to restore power across the country, following the damages left by Hurricane Irma. Lázaro Guerra, UNE technical director, noted that almost the entire national territory was impacted. He added that service has already been restored in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Guantánamo, Granma, Holguín, Las Tunas

September 11 , 2017
Advisory No. 7 from the National Civil Defense General Staff regarding Hurricane Irma

According to information provided by the Meteorology Institute’s Weather Forecast Station, as Hurricane Irma continues to move away from Cuba, the strength of its winds will continue to decline from the provinces of Villa Clara to Artemisa, while storm surges will also begin to subside from the early morning of September 11.

September 11 , 2017
A call to our combative people

Hurricane Irma, with its destructive power, battered our island for 72 hours, beginning the morning of September 8 until this Sunday afternoon. With winds that surpassed 250 kilometers per hour on occasion, it crossed the north of the country from Baracoa – hit hard by another phenomenon of this type almost a year ago –

September 6 , 2017
Irma threatens Cuba

Yesterday September 5, during the first meeting of the National Defense Council for the Disaster Reduction’s Civil Defense Work Bureau, which served to provide an update on Hurricane Irma’s current status and forecasts for the “dangerous phenomenon,” officials from the organization noted that although the trajectory of Irma must continue to be monitored, it is

August 28 , 2017
Back to school in September

This coming September 4, more than 1.75 million students will enter Cuba’s 10,698 educational institutions, reported Education Minister Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella, yesterday August 24, during a press conference in which details of the 2017-2018 academic year were discussed.

August 15 , 2017
Raúl pays his respects to Cuba’s national hero and the Comandante en Jefe

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz laid flowers before the graves of Cuba’s national hero José Martí and Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, accompanied by provincial Party secretary Lázaro Expósito Canto. Early on the morning of August 13, Raúl visited the monument at Las Coloradas where the Granma

August 10 , 2017
Raúl sends letter of support to President Nicolás Maduro Moros

Havana, August 6, 2017 “Year 59 of the Revolution” Nicolás Maduro Moros  President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Dear Nicolás: With immense revolutionary jubilation I learned of the results of the elections and the installation of the National Constituent Assembly. Undoubtedly, this process represents a valuable lesson, which makes Venezuela a symbol for our

August 9 , 2017
Cuba to celebrate International Youth Day

With demonstrations of the art and work of young Cubans, the island will celebrate International Youth Day on August 12, which this year will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the assassination of the Saíz brothers.

July 12 , 2017
Permanent work commissions continue debates

On the second day of discussions among parliamentary work commissions – in the lead up to the Ninth Period of Ordinary Sessions of the Eighth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP) – Cuban deputies addressed a wide range of issues linked to food production, the national economy, the education system, and social

July 12 , 2017
Deputies reject Trump’s Cuba policy

As deputies meet in the lead up to the Ninth Period of Ordinary Sessions of the Eighth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP), the body’s International Relations Commission released a statement this July 11, in support of the declaration previously issued by the Revolutionary government on June 16, regarding the President of

July 6 , 2017
Cuban parliamentarians reject European Parliament’s Non-Legislative Resolution regarding the island

The International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of People’s Power issued a statement expressing its strong rejection of “the unacceptable Resolution on Cuba that has just been adopted by the European Parliament,” this Thursday, July 6.

June 7 , 2017
Living longer and better

Explaining the focus of the 14th International Conference Longevity 2017, which began June 6 in Havana’s Convention Center, Dr. Raúl González Hernández, head of the organizing committee, told Granma, “It’s about people living as much time as possible, but that they do so with quality of life.”

June 2 , 2017
Raúl calls to continue advancing in the conceptualization of Cuba’s socio-economic model

Speaking during the National Assembly Extraordinary Session, taking place today, June 1, the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Army General Raúl Castro Ruz noted that on this occasion the National Assembly reviewed modifications to the Conceptualization of the Cuban Economic and Social

May 31 , 2017
Commissions discuss the updating of Cuba’s socio-economic model

As part of the consultation process addressing the main issues affecting Cuban society, deputies from different National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP) permanent work commissions will meet today, May 31, to discuss the Conceptualization of the Cuban Economic and Social Model of Socialist Development, and the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines of the Party and

May 25 , 2017
Raúl congratulates television and radio workers

Republic of Cuba President of the Councils of State and Ministers Havana, May 24, 2017 Year 59 of the Revolution

May 23 , 2017
Third Central Committee Plenum approves documents on the updating of the Cuban economic and social model

Following an extensive process of popular consultation and discussion, in which more than 1.6 million Cubans participated, including Party and Young Communist League (UJC) members, representatives of mass organizations, and broad sectors of society, members of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, meeting in their Third Plenum, approved the three documents guiding the updating

May 17 , 2017
Our right to land is inalienable

In a humble rural home in La Plata, the Sierra Maestra, 58 years ago, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro signed the first Agrarian Reform Law. A few months after the triumph of the Revolution, Cuba’s land was redistributed, benefiting over 100,000 peasant families, and large private estates were transformed into state farms for the people.

May 17 , 2017
Cuba develops medicine to combat Alzheimers

In its efforts to halt the advance of Alzheimers and improve the quality of life of people suffering from the disease, Cuba announced the launch of human clinical trials on the medication NeuroEpo.

May 5 , 2017
Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa to receive José Martí Order

Today, May 5, during a formal ceremony in the Palacio de la Revolución, the Ecuadoran leader will receive the José Martí Order, the highest distinction granted by the Council of State to figures from other countries.

May 4 , 2017
President Rafael Correa to pay tribute to Fidel

        The President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado, arrived in this eastern city, yesterday May 3, close to 11:00pm, and, in his first words to the press, announced plans to visit the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery to pay his respects to the “greats” Fidel and José Martí.

April 11 , 2017
Cuban Foreign Minister calls to unite the Great Homeland

The 15th ALBA Political Council is taking place at a difficult time when unity, organization and solidarity are urgently needed, stated Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, this Monday, April 10, in Havana.

April 4 , 2017
Cuba’s Young Communist League celebrates its 55th anniversary

As part of a range of activities to mark the 55th anniversary of the founding ofCuba’s Young Communist League (UJC) this April 4, schools across the country will hold special assemblies, membership cards will be presented to new affiliates, and recognitions will be awarded to outstanding students and young workers.

April 3 , 2017
May Day 2017 celebrations announced

The Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC) and national trade unions has a issued a call on the Cuban people to mobilize to celebrate May Day, in a joyfyl environment of unity and commitment in the defense of socialism, under the banner of “Unity is our strength.”

March 28 , 2017
Fidel and a program that changed the lives of thousands of youth

The evening of March 28, 2002, waiting in a plaza on the city’s waterfront, didn’t cause Sheila Pons Delgado the chill she felt as that tall man, dressed in olive green, approached her.

March 23 , 2017
UN offers Cuba full support for sustainable water management

The United Nations expressed its full support for Cuba in order to contribute to the sustainable management of water resources in the country in the face of challenges such as drought and food security.

February 16 , 2017
Raúl receives President of Ireland

On the afternoon of February 15, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of Sate and Ministers of Cuba, received His Excellency Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, making an official visit to the country.

February 15 , 2017
Cuba’s experience in Culiacán

Cuba finished its participation in the 59th Caribbean Series held in Culiacán, Mexico, taking fourth place, which does not adequately reflect the accomplishments of the team managed by veteran strategist Carlos Martí, who will lead the country’s players to the upcoming 4th World Classic.

February 13 , 2017
New measures to stimulate an increasing birth rate

Marked by population aging and an increasingly low birth rate, the demographic outlook in Cuba continues to be complex.

February 9 , 2017
Guaranteeing children’s health

A total of 471,888 children will receive their doses of oral polio vaccine during the months of February and April this year, as part of the 56th national polio oral vaccination campaign, which will be conducted at the country’s neighborhood polyclinics, reported Dr. Francisco Durán García, the Ministry of Public Health’s national director for epidemiology.

February 8 , 2017
26th Havana International Book Fair set to open

One of the most important cultural events in Cuba, where ballet, theater and film festivals all take place, is undoubtedly the International Book Fair.

February 8 , 2017
Young journalists hold national gathering

Conscious of the challenges to come and committed to their generation’s mission, young journalists from around the country are meeting in Havana.

January 30 , 2017
Book fair in February

            This coming February 9, the 26th International Book Fair of Havana will be inaugurated at the city’s San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, with more than 700 new editions and four million copies on hand. The celebration of reading will continue in Havana through the 19th, and across the

January 30 , 2017
Carlos Martí and his championship strategy

The gods of baseball have finally rewarded Carlos Martí with a championship title. Cuban baseball’s longest-serving active manager can now add a National Series trophy to his display case, after dethroning two-time champion Ciego de Ávila in the final of the 56th National Baseball Series.

January 26 , 2017
Special Declaration on the return to the Republic of Cuba of the territory occupied by the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo

The Heads of State and Government of Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, on occasion of the 5th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), on January 25th, 2017:   1. Reiterating Its commitment to multilateralism and to the principles enshrined in The Charter of

January 23 , 2017
Granma, a new champion!

In an epic playoff final to conclude the 56th National Baseball Series, the Granma Sorrels swept two-time champions Ciego de Ávila to win the team’s first title in their 40 year history.

January 19 , 2017
Justice served after 35 years

The prison sentence of Puerto Rican independence fighter, Oscar López Rivera, who has spent the last 35 years in prison in the United States, will expire on May 17, after it was commuted by President Barack Obama, on January 17, according to media outlets citing a Whitehouse source.

January 17 , 2017
Cuba and the U.S. sign Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation in areas associated with their national security

The governments of the Republic of Cuba and the United States of America signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in law enforcement this Monday, January 16, in Havana, which will promote and expand bilateral ties in important areas to the national security of both countries.

January 16 , 2017
Revolutionary Government Declaration

An important step forward in improving bilateral relations occurred this January 12 with the signing of an agreement between the governments of Cuba and the United States, which entered into effect this same day, intended to guarantee regular, safe, and ordered migration.

January 16 , 2017
Obama announces an end to preferential treatment of Cuban migrants

This January 12, theWhite House published a statement by outgoing U.S President Barack Obama on the ending of the so-called “wet-foot/dry foot” policy and the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program, both of which offer preferential treatment to Cuban migrants, encouraging unsafe and disorderly migration.

January 12 , 2017
Cuba and Chicago initiate health care collaboration

With the visit by three Cuban experts to the city of Chicago, a collaboration project between the University of Illinois and the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) began this week, as part of which Cuban and U.S. professionals will work to evaluate health care for vulnerable and low-income communities in the city of Chicago,

January 2 , 2017
Cuba: Parade at Plaza de la Revolucion Chaired by Raul Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro chaired today the military and civil parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the arrival in Cuba of the Granma yacht on December 2nd, 1956.

December 26 , 2016
Cuba inaugurates first computer factory

On December 23, Cuba inaugurated its first factory to produce tablets and laptops in a bid to promote technology and digital literacy on the island.

December 23 , 2016
Russian Institute grants 2016 Man of the Year award to Fidel

The Russian Biographical Institute granted its Man of the Year award to Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro in memoriam, in the category of international relations, for his brilliant contributions of international significance, diplomatic sources reported yesterday, December 22.

December 22 , 2016
Cubans celebrate Educator’s day and triumph of the literacy campaign

Today, December 22, the main act commemorating the completion of the “National Literacy Campaign,” announced on this date in 1961, will be held at the emblematic Ciudad Escolar Libertad’s Pedagogical Scientific Complex.

December 21 , 2016
Corina Mestre: National Prize for Arts Education 2016

José Martí Plaza de la Revolución. The somber night of November 29, 2016. A voice resounds, moving the hundreds of thousands gathered there and the millions watching on television: Fidel, loyal descendant of Martí!

December 19 , 2016
Fidel’s unwavering confidence in victory

CINCO PALMAS, Granma.—Cinco Palmas once again celebrated its patriotism and commitment to the Revolution, precisely at this hallowed site where rebel troops led by Fidel and Raúl were reunited on December 18, 1956.

December 15 , 2016
Cuban Foreign Ministry condemns aggression against Venezuelan and Bolivian delegations in Buenos Aires

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba has learned with surprise and indignation of reports from Buenos Aires regarding the use of physical aggression against the delegations of Venezuela and Bolivia, who were attending today, December 14, 2016, a MERCOSUR meeting, an organization of which the first country is a member state

December 15 , 2016
“Fidel and Chávez set the goals, the ideas, and showed the way with their enduring example”

Remarks by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the act marking the 12th anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), and the 22nd anniversary of the first encounter between

December 14 , 2016
The encounter, two decades later

This December 14 marks 22 years since Hugo Chávez’s first visit to Cuba and his encounter with the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro; an event which went beyond a simple friendship between two men, to radically change the face of an entire continent.

December 13 , 2016
ETECSA and Google sign agreement to improve services in Cuba

The Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) and U.S. company Google confirmed this December 12 the signing of an agreement to offer the Google Global Cache service on the island, as was agreed on November 23, with the intention of improving the online experience of Cubans using products from the world’s leading search engine.

December 9 , 2016
Raúl receives Russian Vice President Dimitri Rogozin

On December 8, Army General Raúl Cas­tro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received Dimitri O. Rogozin, vice president of the Russian Federation, heading a delegation from his country to the 14th session of the Cuba-Russia Intergovernmental Commission for economic-trade and technical-scientific cooperation.

December 8 , 2016
Cuba reaffirms willingness to continue working to improve relations with the United States

This December 7, Cuba reaffirmed its willingness to continue working to improve relations with the United States andbuild ties of peaceful co-existence and mutual benefit, during the fifth Bilateral Commission meeting, held in Havana.

December 8 , 2016
Tribute to Maceo and Fidel

“This year our pilgrimage to Cacahual, representing the Cuban people, has a special significance since, bearing a deep sadness, we have come to the site where the remains of Antonio Maceo rest, to say that his most avid student, Fidel Castro, is no longer among us physically,” said Jorge Cuevas Ramos, member of the Party

December 7 , 2016
Cuba announces pre-team to World Baseball Classic

Cuba´s pre-selection to the 4th World Baseball Classic (WBC) was published in a message released by the National Federation of this sport.

December 7 , 2016
History takes us back to Birán

Birán was the starting point. And yesterday, December 6, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz and other family members returned to inter the ashes of his sister and brother, Angelita and Ramón, in the small family pantheon in the shade of the same trees where the history of Cuba’s Comandante en Jefe began.

December 6 , 2016
Tribute to Fidel continues in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery

The people of Santiago de Cuba and many visiting the provincial capital continue to render tribute to Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, a designated National Monument, where his ashes were laid to rest in a simple ceremony on Sunday, December 4.

December 5 , 2016
Cuba thanks solidarity at UN on passing of Fidel Castro

Cuban ambassador to the United Nations, Ana Silvia Rodríguez, thanked all the people that had come to the Permanent Mission to express the condolences and solidarity on the passing of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro

December 5 , 2016
Fidel beside Martí

On the morning of December 4, the ashes of the undefeated Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, were laid to rest in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, declared a National Monument given its historic, architectural and cultural value; where a solemn and private ceremony for family members and specially invited

December 3 , 2016
Posthumous commemoration, today, for the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution in Santiago de Cuba

After the moving, unforgettable voyage of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro’s ashes, following the Caravan of Liberty’s route of January, 1959, from Havana east, the valiant people of Santiago, along with representatives of neighboring provinces, will honor the leader of the Cuban Revolution, today, December 3, at 7:00pm, in Antonio Maceo Plaza la Revolución.

December 3 , 2016
Funeral procession en route from Bayamo to Santiago de Cuba

After spending the night in Bayamo, the caravan bearing the ashes of Comadante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz is completing the last stretch of its journey from Havana to Santiago de Cuba.

December 1 , 2016
Fidel en route to Santiago

Cuba has not slept. Cuba has not slept for several days. This is also a nation that is silent, that pays tribute, that honors.

November 29 , 2016
Raúl presides final ceremonial guard in honor of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz at the José Martí Memorial

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, led the final ceremonial guard honoring Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz at the José Martí Memorial, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución.

November 28 , 2016
Unity, the best tribute

It was with deep sorrow and regret that the Cuban people learned of the passing of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz. Granma shares some reactions to the news. His death was met with tributes and moments of reflection by the Cuban people, who neither want, nor are ready, to say farewell, choosing instead to

November 23 , 2016
Raúl receives Prime Minister Papua New Guinea

Army Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, received the honorable Peter Charles Paire O’Neill, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, who is making an official visit to the country.

November 22 , 2016
Rainy season ends with reservoirs at 57% of capacity

Precipitation during the recently concluded rainy season (May-October) was within the normal range, with a national average of 969.5 millimeters, 97% of the historic average.

November 22 , 2016
Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea arrives in Cuba

He was met at José Martí International Airport’s Terminal 1 by Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra Díaz.

November 18 , 2016
Raúl leads meeting of National Council of Defense Socio-economic Body

As part of the Bastion 2016 Strategic Exercise, President of the National Defense Council Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, led a meeting of the National Council of Defense’s Socio-economic Body.

November 16 , 2016
Fraternal encounter between Fidel and Vietnamese President

Yesterday afternoon, November 15, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz received Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, who arrived in Cuba for an official visit earlier in the day leading a high level delegation.

November 16 , 2016
Raúl receives Prime Minister of Canada

On November 15, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers received His Excellency Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, making an official visit to the country.

November 11 , 2016
Clinical trials key to developing new medicine

A total of 98 clinical trials are being conducted at this time around the country addressing different diseases, reported Dr. Alberto Hernández Rodríguez, director of the National Clinical Trials Coordination Center (Cencec), during the International Workshop on Design and Management of Clinical Trials, held in Havana’s Conference Center.

November 10 , 2016
Raúl sends message of congratulations to President-elect Trump

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday November 9, sent President-elect Donald Trump a message saying, “On the occasion of your election as President of the United States of America, I send you congratulations.” Many such messages have been sent to the President-elect by heads of state and

November 9 , 2016
Strategic Exercise “Bastión 2016” scheduled November 16-18

As part of continuous efforts to maintain the country’s defense preparedness, the Strategic Exercise “Bastión 2016” is scheduled to take place November 16-18. Objectives include the training of leadership bodies and command staff in different entities responsible for the nation’s defense; and the organization of work to keep the population and troops prepared to respond

October 27 , 2016
Fidel holds friendly encounter with President of Portugal

Compañero Fidel and the President of the Portuguese Republic, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, held a friendly encounter on the afternoon of October 26.

October 26 , 2016
The world against the blockade

The United Nations General Assembly voted today, October 26, to approve the Cuban resolution expressing the need to put an end to the over 50-year economic commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island.

October 14 , 2016
Cordial encounter between Fidel and Algerian Prime Minister

Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz and His Excellency Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, held a cordial meeting on October 13.

October 12 , 2016
Raúl: We will recover

MAISÍ, Guantánamo.- “It is now vital to identify the damages precisely and as quickly as possible, in order to determine what is needed in each place,” Army General Raúl Castro Ruz stated during a working meeting held this Monday, October 10, at the Municipal Defense Council. Raúl outlined key issues for the recovery of the

October 6 , 2016
Zero fatalities reported in Baracoa

After Hurricane Matthew passed through Cuba’s eastern region, the island’s authorities began to evaluate the damage caused by the storm on October 5, with no fatalities reported at press time.

October 5 , 2016
Hurricane Matthew hits eastern Cuba

The eye of Hurricane Matthew made landfall shortly after 6pm on October 4, in the areas around Punta Caleta, on the southern coast of Guan­tá­namo province, moving northward at 15 kilometers an hour as it passed over the island’s easternmost region. According to forecasts, the hurricane is expected to move off Cuba by this evening,

September 28 , 2016
Cuba will continue to participate in Mais Médicos program

Since 2013, at the request of the government of President Dilma Rousseff and with the participation of the Pan American Health Organization, Cuba joined the Mais Médicos (More Doctors) program. To date, the initiative launched by the Brazilian government has seen 11,400 Cuban doctors offer their services in 3,356 of the country’s municipalities; representing 83%

September 20 , 2016
Amicable meeting between Iranian President and Fidel

Yesterday afternoon, September 19, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz received his Excellency Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who made an official visit to our country.

September 19 , 2016
Our only alternative given the enormous dangers and challenges we face is unity

Esteemed compañero Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela;

September 19 , 2016
Letter from Raúl to Civil Defense staff

september 19, 2016 09:09:07 THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCILS OF STATE AND MINISTERS Havana, September 19, 2016 “Year 58 of the Revolution” Compañeros: Please accept my congratulations and acknowledgement for the efforts undertaken in fulfillment of numerous and complex missions, on the 45th anniversary of the founding of the National Civil Defense