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Russia maintains its rejection of U.S. blockade on Cuba

Moscow, January 21 (RHC)-- Russia will continue to denounce the U.S. blockade against Cuba and, together with its allies, will increase pressure on Washington for the unconditional lifting of the illegal measures against the island, the Russian Foreign Ministry Serguey Lavrov said Friday.... More

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Kyiv, Jan 21 (RHC) -- The Ukrainian Minister of Health, Victor Lyashko, and the Cuban ambassador to this country, Natacha Diaz, agreed to exchange experiences in the protocols of confrontation against Covid-19 in both countries.

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Havana, January 21 (RHC)-- The solidarity project Puentes de Amor (Bridges of Love) defends today the rapprochement between the peoples of Cuba and the United States and the end of the economic siege against the island.

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International News

Tegucigalpa, January 21 (RHC)-- The president-elect of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, announced Thursday night that next January 27th, she will be sworn in as constitutional head of state before a judge, denouncing the treason of a group of deputies of the ruling Libre bench.

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Sanaa, January 21 (RHC)-- Saudi warplanes have bombed homes in Yemen's western city of Hudaydah and a detention center in northern Sa'ada, with initial reports putting casualties above 180 people.   In Sa'ada, Saudi warplanes attacked a temporary detention center, leaving at least 180 people - including African migrants - dead or injured, al-Masirah reported. It showed footage of the wounded at al-Jamhuri hospital in Sa'ada.

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The president of the United States, Joseph Biden, completed this January 20 a year of being in the White House without fundamentally responding to the enormous expectations aroused by his election, both inside and outside the main economic and military power of the moment.

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The world's youngest republic, Barbados, held elections in which the Labor Party of Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who proposes an ambitious plan to get out of difficulties, won a resounding victory.

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Modern, inclusive and in line with the characteristics of today's Cuban society is the draft of the Family Code, which from February will enter an important phase with the popular consultation throughout the country, a process that will last until April.

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Havana, January 21 (RHC)-- The president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), Arkady Dvorkovich will visit Cuba next February 8-10.

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Havana, January 21 (RHC/JIT)-- The vice president of the Algerian Olympic Committee, Fazil Abdelnour Ferhat, will hold a meeting this Friday with the head of the Cuban Olympic Committee, Roberto Leon Richards, at the end of his working visit to Cuba.

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Paris, January 21 (RHC/JIT)-- The president of the French Judo Federation, Stéphane Nomis, and the Cuban ambassador in Paris, Otto Vaillant, laid the groundwork on Thursday for the signing of a bilateral collaboration agreement in the high performance of this sport.

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The UN health agency chief expressed optimism during a press briefing that 2022 maybe the year the world ends the acute stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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In 2021, we celebrated the year of the 60th anniversary of Radio Havana Cuba, a station that began its broadcasts as an experimental shortwave radio station on February 24, 1961, and was announced to the world by Commander Fidel Castro on April 16th of that year.  It carried out its first transmission from what is now the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, on May 1, 1961, with its current name.

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Speech by the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, at the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Palace of the Revolution, Havana, December 10, 2021 -- "Year 63 of the Revolution."

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Havana, Jan. 20 (RHC)-- The Leonardo Acosta in memoriam International Colloquium paid tribute Wednesday to guitarist and composer César Portillo de la Luz, considered one of the greatest all-time Cuban musicians.

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Havana, Jan. 20 (RHC)-- The Tito Junco Hall of Bertolt Brecht Theatre hosted a concert by the Cuban jazz band Real Project.

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Havana, Jan. 20 (RHC)-- Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero on Wednesday recalled the publication of the only edition of the newspaper "El Diablo Cojuelo" (The Lame Devil or The Crippled Devil) on January 19th, 1869, where Cuban National Hero Jose Marti published his first political writings at the age of 16.

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