Fidel Castro Photo Exhibit in Revolution Square

Havana’s José Martí Memorial in Revolution Square will be the venue of a photo exhibit titled Fidel es Fidel (Fidel is Fidel), by Cuban documentary maker, Roberto Chile, to celebrate the 88th birthday of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution on August 13.
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Cuba takes preventive measures to prevent entry of Ebola

Health authorities in Cuba currently maintain daily monitoring of its employees who are in medical missions to countries in Africa, and was announced by the director of the Department of International Control of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) Island, Niurka Molina Avila.

The official also said the Minsap are arranged surveillance measures in Cuban borders in order to identify suspicious travelers have Ebola disease for which there is still no preventive vaccine.

Since the outbreak of the disease began in March, 887 people have died of the 1,603 confirmed in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria cases, according to the latest report of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Uruguayan President Grateful to Cuban Medical Support

Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica thanked Cuba for its medical support over the past years, which included over 50 thousand free eye surgeries and for what he called a great lesson of ethics. Mujica congratulated 22 members of a Cuban brigade working in Uruguay and praised the support that the island gives to other countries of the world.
 
During a ceremony in a theater in the capital Montevideo, Mujica also thanked Cuba for having trained over 400 doctors for his country. He said, they are around here and they do not ask how much they will be paid or where they will have to go to offer their services; they go where they are needed, to the most remote areas, which were forgotten sometimes in this country, in order to take the people some hope.
 
Thanks Cubans for all you have given us, and particularly for this lesson of ethics, said Mujica amidst the applause of hundreds of senior citizens who were submitted to eye surgery.

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Schedule announced, stage set for 15U Baseball World Cup 'Super Round Robin'

The opening round of the 2014 15U Baseball World Cup has concluded, with six of the eighteen participating National Teams advancing to the 'Super Round Robin', which starts tomorrow (6 August) at Teodoro Mariscal Stadium in Mazatlán.

The most elite selection of 15-year-old baseball players in the world have been competing for their countries in the II 15U Baseball World Cup -- the highest level of competition in baseball for this age group -- which began on 31-July across Sinaloa, Mexico in the cities of Culiacan, Los Mochis and Mazatlán.

After an Opening Round-Robin that consisted of forty-give games in five days, Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, United States and Venezuela have emerged from group-play as the six nations that will compete for a place in the gold medal final on Sunday, 10 August. (See Final Opening Round-Robin Group Standings.)

Chinese Taipei won Group A, registering a record of 5-0 versus Brazil, Czech Republic, Italy, Guatemala and host Mexico. Mexico (4-1) defeated Brazil (3-2) in a key heads-up battle on the final day (4 August) of the Round Robin to join Chinese Taipei as the two nations moving out of Group A to the Super Round Robin semifinal.

The United States (5-0) defeated Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Panama and South Africa to win Group B with a perfect record of (5-0). World No. 13 Panama (4-1) triumphed over No. 2 Japan (3-2) on the final day of the round-robin to earn a place in the Super Round Robin.  

Cuba defeated the defending 15U World Champion, Venezuela -- in addition to Argentina, Australia, Hong Kong, Lithuania -- to finish atop Group C. Venezuela (4-1) rebounded, defeating Australia (3-2) in a decisive match-up to earn Group B's final ticket to the Super Round Robin.

SUPER ROUND ROBIN SCHEDULE  

World No. 1 USA versus World No. 3 Cuba will highlight Day 1 of the 'Super Round Robin' (6 August); No. 4 Chinese Taipei will play No. 13 Panama, while No. 10 Venezuela takes on No. 12 Mexico.

Opening round head-to-head contests (i.e., CUB vs. VEN -- MEX vs. TPE -- and PAN vs USA) will carry over and not be repeated, meaning CUB, USA and TPE will start the Super Round Robin with a record of 1-0. MEX, PAN and VEN will start the Super Round Robin with a 0-1 win-loss record and have to play perfect baseball to make it to the gold medal final.

The top two finishers in the 'Super Group', after four days of competition will play for the gold medal on Sunday at 18:00.

A bronze medal match will also be played at 10:00 on Sunday.

Over the next four days in Culiacan, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy and Japan will compete against each other to determine 7-12th place classification.

Czech Republic, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Lithuania, New Zealand and South Africa will be grouped in Los Mochis to compete for 13-18th place.

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Resounding Success of Cuba’s La Colmenita in Mexico

Havana, Cuba, Aug 4.- The Cuban children’s theater group La Colmenita has just returned from a successful artistic tour of the Federal District, the Mexican capital, where it performed 14 times for thousands of families of the fraternal nation.

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Hillary Clinton reiterates wish to advance relations with Cuba

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who reportedly is the favourite to be the Democratic candidate for the 2016 presidential elections, reiterated her wish to advance relations with Cuba, according to excerpts of an interview cited by PL news agency.

Clinton defended the idea that the US embargo of Cuba has been a failure, as she expressed in her book Hard Choices, published earlier this year.

She referred to the Cuba travel ban imposed on US nationals by saying that she would like to see a final normalization of relations, as well as visits to Cuba by US citizens.

The US economic, commercial and financial embargo has been maintained by 11 successive US administrations against Cuba over the past 50 years, including the current Obama administration.

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Ramonet Becomes UNEAC’s Honorary Member

French-Spanish journalist and political scientist Ignacio Ramonet was surprised and moved when he became an Honorary Member of the Association of Cuban Artists and Writers (UNEAC), a recognition he qualified as “affectionate” for coming from the Cuban people.

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