Training of health system human resources is a priority in Cuba, says official.

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Training of health system human resources is a priority in Cuba, says official

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HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 14 (acn) The formation of human resources in health is a priority in the sector to meet universal coverage of the Cuban health system and the international commitments of medical cooperation, said Jorge González Pérez, rector of Havana Medical Sciences University (UCMH by its Spanish acronym).

In a press briefing held in this city, he also said that this institution, the country’s largest, is to educate and prepare Cuban and foreign students in health specialties. Continue reading

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Respect International Law, Venezuela Tells Spanish Diplomat Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez

Published 15 April 2015.

The Venezuelan foreign minister met with Spain’s ambassador in Caracas over meddling actions of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government. After a meeting with the Spanish ambassador in Caracas, Venezuela’s foreign minister reaffirmed Wednesday that her government will “not permit interventionism of any type,” in reference to the interfering actions of Spanish authorities.

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Series of ‘bizarre suicides’ & murders: Former Ukrainian MP shot dead in Kiev.

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Series of ‘bizarre suicides’ & murders: Former Ukrainian MP shot dead in Kiev

Published time: April 16, 2015 00:50

Oleg Kalashnikov (image by http://glavpost.com)

Oleg Kalashnikov (image by http://glavpost.com)

​A former Ukrainian MP and active anti-Maidan activist, Oleg Kalashnikov, has been killed in his flat in Kiev. His killing is the latest in a series of odd deaths plaguing former government officials and ex-President Yanukovich’s party members. Continue reading

Cuba Recognizes Exclusion from U.S. List on Terrorism.

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Cuba Recognizes Exclusion from U.S. List on Terrorism

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Havana, April 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Ministry acknowledged the decision of the US government to exclude the island from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

In a statement of the General Director of US Foreign Ministry, Josefina Vidal, the action of US President Barack Obama on this issue was reported last night.

In this regard, the Foreign Ministry said the American president issued the “Certification of termination of the appointment of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism ‘. Continue reading

Caribbean baseball czar: This is the moment for Cuba.

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Caribbean baseball czar: This is the moment for Cuba

Caribbean baseball czar: This is the moment for Cuba

HAVANA — Though the arrival of Juan Francisco Puello had been announced, it still made headlines in Cuba. The president of the Federation of Caribbean Professional Baseball (CBPC), who attended the two final games of the National Series, brought to the island an agenda that included the insertion of Cuba into his organization, as a full member. Continue reading

Wanted: Manager for journalists in Cuba.

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Wanted: Manager for journalists in Cuba

Wanted: Manager for journalists in Cuba
The Broadcasting Board of Governors is looking for a contractor to recruit, hire and manage a network of journalists throughout Cuba.
The contractor announcement states:

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Panama Summit Went Down in History.

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Panama Summit Went Down in History

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Panama.- Panama cities recovers today from the intense activity lived as the Host of the VII Summit of the Americas, which goes in history as the scenario of the first official meeting between president of Cuba and United States in half a century.Beyond the last week debates through forums on social, youth, business and academic issues, the conclave also will also be remembered as the first time that the 35 countries of the Western Hemisphere sit around the same table. Continue reading

Castro and Obama agree to disagree, make history.

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PANAMA CITY, April 13 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) — President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro sat down together on Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country’s leaders in over a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.

In a small conference room in a Panama City convention center, the two sat side by side in a bid to inject fresh momentum into their months-old effort to restore diplomatic ties. Continue reading

What dropping the Cuba trade embargo could mean for U.S. farmers.

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What dropping the Cuba trade embargo could mean for U.S. farmers

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When President Obama announced in late 2014 he would work toward ending the Cuba trade embargo, it wasn’t just tourists perking up their ears. Midwest farmers and ranchers see the island as an untapped market for goods from the American Heartland.

Paul Combs, a rice farmer from southeast Missouri, believes Cuba can be an important market for farmers like him, who already depend on exporting their products.

“We’re excited about normalized relations with Cuba,” Combs said. “Until 1963, Cuba was the biggest market for U.S. rice.”

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Media Outlets Highlight Raul’s Speech at the Panama Summit.

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Media Outlets Highlight Raul’s Speech at the Panama Summit

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Havana, Cuba, Apr 13.- Media outlets worldwide published on Saturday the words by Cuban President Raul Castro during his speech at the 7th Summit of the Americas, where the presence of Cuba for the first time captured attention. Headlines such as “First speech by Castro receives ovation and captures media attention,” “It was time for me to speak here on behalf of my country” and “Historic speech by Raul Castro at Summit of the Americas”, appeared in various news programs in the world, the Prensa Latina news agency reported. Continue reading

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