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  • Tribute to those who fell in defense of freedom | Cubadebate (English)
    attacks in his permanent war against Cuba we will continue waving our flags and holding high the machete wielded by Maceo Aguilera Bermúdez stated The commitment that each contribute the best of him or herself studying hard and continuing to defend the gains of the Revolution was ratified on behalf of the children s José Martí Pioneers Organization by Alena Isis Acosta a student at the Conrado Benítez School in Mayabeque The tribute was attended by members of the Party Political Bureau the Army Crops General and Hero of the Republic of Cuba Ramón Espinosa Martín deputy minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces FAR and Mercedes López Acea a vice president of the Council of State and first secretary of the Provincial Committee of the Party in Havana Also attending were leaders of the government of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution of the FAR and the Ministry of Interior representatives of the diplomatic military corps in Cuba and various student and mass organizations During the event floral wreaths were laid on behalf of the Cuban people to Antonio Maceo and Panchito Gómez Toro and a tribute was also offered to the prominent Communist Blas Roca Calderío and the Liberation Army soldier Juan Fajardo Vega known as the last Mambí Granma Make a comment Your email address will not be published The mandatory fields are marked Name Email Title Comment Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide the truth about Apartheid 11 El Paso Diary The Battle Over the Solo Fax 10 President Hugo Chavez s address to the People of Venezuela 10 Free the Five is heard at Left Forum 6 The Unsustainable Position of the Empire 5 U S government promoting Internet

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  • Message from Raúl to Maduro | Cubadebate (English)
    will always be with you An embrace Raúl Castro Ruz Make a comment Your email address will not be published The mandatory fields are marked Name Email Title Comment Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide the truth about Apartheid 11 El Paso Diary The Battle Over the Solo Fax 10 President Hugo Chavez s address to the People of Venezuela 10 Free the Five is heard at Left Forum 6 The Unsustainable Position of the Empire 5 U S government promoting Internet aggression against Cuba 5 NATO s Genocidal Role 4 The Fiftieth Anniversary Parade 4 Nato s Fascist War 4 The Wonderful World of Capitalism 4 A Brilliant and Courageous Statement 3 Series Cuba s Reasons Cuban Five El Paso Diary The El Paso Diary is written by José Pertierra an attorney who represents the government of Venezuela in its request for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles Pertierra s journals describe the testimony evidence legal skirmishes quirks and follies of this very historic trial that features for the first time the close collaboration of the United States government with Cuban authorities to prosecute

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  • The Bolivarian Revolution will see future victories | Cubadebate (English)
    of 74 25 of registered voters saw the Chavista alliance the Great Patriotic Pole secure 46 seats in the legislative body Maduro noted the heroic efforts undertaken across the country given the context of an economic war He emphasized that our recognition of the results was always guaranteed and we always knew we were swimming against the tide we did not shy away and here we are facing up to it The President also stressed that the Bolivarian Revolution has always acted honestly We lost a battle but the struggle for socialism and a new society begins now he said Sunday was highlighted by the peaceful climate within which voting took place throughout the country including the 23 municipalities on the border with Colombia currently under a state of exception The new National Assembly will begin governing in January 2016 and according to statements by President Nicolás Maduro the strengthening of a productive economy and the continuity of policies of social benefit will be prioritized as points for dialogue between the executive and the newly elected legislature Granma Make a comment Your email address will not be published The mandatory fields are marked Name Email Title Comment Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide the truth about Apartheid 11 El Paso Diary The Battle Over the Solo Fax 10 President Hugo Chavez s address to the People of Venezuela 10 Free the Five is heard at Left Forum 6 The Unsustainable Position of the Empire 5 U S government promoting Internet aggression against Cuba 5 NATO s Genocidal Role 4 The Fiftieth Anniversary Parade 4 Nato s Fascist War 4 The Wonderful World of Capitalism 4 A Brilliant and Courageous Statement 3 Series Cuba s Reasons

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  • I’m going to study in Cuba | Cubadebate (English)
    and marketing specialist from the MES Department for Exports notes North America also has an impact due to the academic exchange that exists between the United States and Cuba WHAT COUNTS IS THE QUALITY The foreign students at Cuban universities today either undertake their studies supported by funding from their governments with whom agreements are signed or using their own resources through an individual agreement with the university in question or through the website of the institution at which they wish to study These young people come to know firsthand the Cuban reality they learn the language in a natural environment and receive high quality training The degrees we offer as international academic services must be accredited by the National Accreditation Board the body that oversees the quality of Cuban higher education The same goes in the case of postgraduate courses The masters and doctoral courses are of high quality recognized by international standards Dr Ares Sánchez explains The undergraduate services offered include short courses internships and full degrees which are available in most universities where there are accredited programs However it is important that the student knows beforehand which degree courses are accredited and certified for excellence In recent months Ernesto Carvajal commented Ecuador has increased the number of postgraduate students surpassing in this area Angola the United States and China who were previously the main sources of international students In the case of postgraduate students from the United States the increase is based on academic exchanges I WANT TO BE AN ENGINEER When I ask my interviewees about the degrees that are most in demand right now the answer is immediate Generally the highest percentage of applications are aimed towards company administration and business management Ernesto Carvajal notes In our case there is no Business Management course but we offer Economics with a more comprehensive education than that offered in business management Another degree course that is closely related to this area is Industrial Engineering he adds An industrial engineer on graduating is equipped to manage any process within the different sectors of the economy Also in high demand are the various engineering courses offered in the country as well as Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences Law Computer Sciences and Educational Sciences Like all universities there are admission requirements Non Spanish speakers must complete a compulsory preparatory year of Spanish language which can also be taken by Spanish speakers if they or those funding their degrees so wish Prospective students must also have completed their high school or preuniversity level education Undoubtedly having international students is a strength from the academic point of view because as Mario Ares Sánchez notes It provides us with a new dimension that contributes to the comprehensive training of young people and raises the international prestige of the island s universities Make a comment Your email address will not be published The mandatory fields are marked Name Email Title Comment Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page

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  • Los Portales explores the world | Cubadebate (English)
    these two locations are among the most important in the region While expanding exports implies a significant increase in production the expert noted Our rates were down this year not for reasons related to the company but because of market adjustments Regarding the issue he pointed out that Ciego Montero water can be produced in greater quantities for export but this is not the case with soft drinks since the company can barely meet domestic demand Los Portales marketing expert Rita Piñera agreed that the country is looking to replace imports of soft drinks and water enjoys excellent prospects for export noting Soft drinks can t compete abroad since the market is dominated by transnationals High demand in the country has allowed Los Portales to expand domestically and enjoy excellent market positioning in terms of water as well as soft drinks Castaño reports We are the only company with a high level of production on the island able to supply the network of CUC stores tourist installations and CUP sales points affiliated with the Ministry of Domestic Commerce There has been a recent explosion in the number of international visitors to Cuba and an increase in establishments opened by the self employed both contributing to greater demand Castaño notes adding that cola soft drinks are the most popular followed by lemon mate pineapple and orange in that order In addition to the large volume produced and the satisfaction of customers who purchase it the water we offer is much sought after within the country for children pregnant women and the ill he explains Rita Piñera emphasized that Los Portales S A is in fourth place among beverage distributors of this kind and has potential to expand saying We know we are a sustainably advanced company in the use of technology and with a system of integrated management which supports security and work hygiene standards as well as those related to quality innocuity and protection of the environment Castaño clarified that all components of the production process are not yet manufactured in Cuba saying It is very difficult to acquire cans tops etc which are costly and brought from Mexico We use many containers in which we are transporting air since we are moving empty cans He is hoping that an investor appears to build a metal can factory which would help Los Portales S A and brewer Bucaneros S A a great deal He notes however than the company is no longer importing preformed plastic bottles since they are supplied practically in their entirety by the Che Guevara Military Industrial enterprise in Cuba which has made a great effort to acquire prime materials to meet the standards of Los Portales Piñera adds Granma Make a comment Your email address will not be published The mandatory fields are marked Name Email Title Comment Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide the truth about Apartheid 11 El Paso

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  • Movie lovers descend on Havana | Cubadebate (English)
    workshops lectures panel discussions and master classes with a team of professors and lecturers of the highest rank Giroud said The inauguration included a short concert by the Advanced Institute of Art youth orchestra and the Argentine film El clan was presented by its director Pablo Trapero Another high point was the presentation of a Coral Prize for a Female Performance awarded last year to British actress Geraldine Chaplin for her role in Dólares de arena which she accepted from Cuban actress Daisy Granados Some 450 films will be shown during the Festival s ten days including retrospectives of Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio and Brazilian Ruy Guerra Coral honoree this year poster expositions and special presentations to delight all movie lovers Granma Make a comment Your email address will not be published The mandatory fields are marked Name Email Title Comment Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide the truth about Apartheid 11 El Paso Diary The Battle Over the Solo Fax 10 President Hugo Chavez s address to the People of Venezuela 10 Free the Five is heard at Left Forum 6 The Unsustainable Position of the Empire 5 U S government promoting Internet aggression against Cuba 5 NATO s Genocidal Role 4 The Fiftieth Anniversary Parade 4 Nato s Fascist War 4 The Wonderful World of Capitalism 4 A Brilliant and Courageous Statement 3 Series Cuba s Reasons Cuban Five El Paso Diary The El Paso Diary is written by José Pertierra an attorney who represents the government of Venezuela in its request for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles Pertierra s journals describe the testimony evidence legal skirmishes quirks and follies of this very historic trial that features for the first time the

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  • 6th Round of Negotiations between Cuba and the EU concludes | Cubadebate (English)
    possible to bring numerous positions closer together Progress has been made in the negotiation although a divergence of approaches still persists that will demand further work by the parties At the same time exchanges on the general institutional and final provisions of the draft agreement were initiated The Sixth Round took place in a constructive and professional atmosphere on the basis agreed by both parties in 2008 referring to the unconditional reciprocal and non discriminatory character full respect for the sovereign equality of States the legal framework and the institutional order of the Parties and the total commitment to the principle of non interference in the internal affairs of States The representatives of Cuba and the European Union corroborated the positive will of both parties to further advance this process in order to conclude the negotiations as soon as possible The parties agreed to meet again in the early months of 2016 in Havana in order to hold the Seventh Round of Negotiations CubaMinrex Embassy of Cuba in Belgium Make a comment Your email address will not be published The mandatory fields are marked Name Email Title Comment Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide the truth about Apartheid 11 El Paso Diary The Battle Over the Solo Fax 10 President Hugo Chavez s address to the People of Venezuela 10 Free the Five is heard at Left Forum 6 The Unsustainable Position of the Empire 5 U S government promoting Internet aggression against Cuba 5 NATO s Genocidal Role 4 The Fiftieth Anniversary Parade 4 Nato s Fascist War 4 The Wonderful World of Capitalism 4 A Brilliant and Courageous Statement 3 Series Cuba s Reasons Cuban Five El Paso Diary The El Paso Diary

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  • The fight against climate change hits the international agenda | Cubadebate (English)
    violence that has occurred in recent days in Paris but also in Beirut in Baghdad or in Bamako Meanwhile French President Hollande called for solidarity in efforts against climate change and stressed that No government should be able to shirk its commitments and that No territory should be left alone to face climate change U S President Barack Obama noted That future is one that we have the power to change Right here Right now But only if we rise to this moment According to the Argentine newspaper La Nación before his speech Obama met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and warned of the importance that the two countries coordinate regarding the fight against climate change and that there be transparency in their efforts Russian President Vladimir Putin stated We have gone beyond the target fixed by the Kyoto Protocol for the period 1991 2012 Russia not only prevented the growth of greenhouse gas emissions by also significantly reduced them Nearly 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent weren t released into the atmosphere As a comparison the total emissions of all countries in 2012 reached 46 billion tons The President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff noted There is a sense of urgency and we need to show leadership Our action will be useful if it is collective The best way to find solutions is to come together to reach a fair ambitious and lasting agreement China s Xi Jinping highlighted that the country is currently at the forefront in terms of energy conservation and the use of renewable energy and pledged to continue their efforts in particular with regard to cooperation between nations of the South The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma who also took to the podium on behalf of the Group of 77 and China stressed that industrialized nations which have the greatest historical responsibility must honor their existing commitments and continue to take the lead to address climate change During his speech Evo Morales President of Bolivia warned If we continue on the path set by capitalism we are doomed to disappear According to Prensa Latina Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa assured that the primary response to combat this phenomenon must be environmental justice and proposed the creation of an international court to this end According to Reuters the warnings from climate scientists demands of activists and leaders such as Pope Francis coupled with breakthroughs in alternative energy sources have added pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming The Conference brings together delegations from some 195 countries at the Le Bourget Exhibition Center north of the French capital which will host the UN event through December 11 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was adopted at the Earth Summit in 1992 It entered into effect on March 21 1994 and has been ratified by 196 signatories 195 states and the European Union which constitute the interested parties The Conference of the Parties COP is the supreme body of the Convention and

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