Diaz-Canel Stresses Nicaragua's Social and Economic Achievements

Managua, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, stressed the social and economic achievements of Nicaragua, after arriving in Managua today to participate in the celebrations for the 37th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution. "As a result of the Sandinista Front led by Commander Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua is today a free, sovereign and independent, peaceful, anti-imperialist country. It has achieved significant social and economic successes," Diaz-Canel told the press at Managua airport.

The Cuban first vice president stated that he was very happy to be in Nicaragua celebrating 37 years of revolution and victory alongside the people and the government .

"Nicaragua and Cuba are united by strong historical ties of brotherhood and cooperation and Ortega is a key figure in the history of this Central American nation," he said.

"Ortega has been loyal to the legacy of the Sandinista Front, and I think that every time the victory of the Sandinista Revolution is celebrated with the Sandinista government and with Daniel leading the government, we are also paying a tribute to the history of Sandino, Carlos Fonseca and all the fighters who fought for the independence of Nicaragua," he said.

Diaz-Canel leads a delegation consisting of Deputy Foreign Minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez, and the Cuban ambassador to Nicaragua, Eduardo Martinez.

Representatives from Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Vietnam and Venezuela, among others, have also arrived in the country.

The festivities began early today and the main event will be held in the afternoon.

The event will be led by Ortega and the coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council, Rosario Murillo.

On July 19th, 1979, the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) ended the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, the last of that family who held power. Since then, the FSLN have promoted a series of important changes in the country.

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Int'l Symposium on Cuban Revolution Concludes

The international symposium "The Cuban Revolution: Genesis and historical development," concludes today after three days of intensive discussions on this stage, which according to experts, is known but it has been little studied.

About 70 researchers, historians, sociologists, political scientists and other experts from more than 20 countries are meeting at the Havana's Conference Center, to exchange on issues related to the history of the island during the last 60 years, of which there is little documentation.

An exceptional moment of the meeting was the keynote speech given yesterday by Brazilian theologian, Frei Betto, to which Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, attended.

Betto warned on the need to train new generations, feeling part of the Cuban Revolution.

Speaking to the press, Betto rejected the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States to Cuba, while he considered the restrictions suffered in this country as a factor of resistance of the Cuban people.

Issues such as Cuban cooperation with Angola; internationalism, foreign policy of the Revolution, and medical cooperation with African countries, were under discussion during the event.

In addition, the working committees delved into the roots of the revolutionary process; history, heritage and science; the national liberation process in the 50s of last century, and the political-military strategy of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

Some of the social impacts generated by the current transformations in Cuba, the external view of these changes, and the institutional development in the so-called special period, were debated in panels.

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Diaz-Canel Receives Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirates

Havana, Cuba, Oct 6.- The First Vice-president of the councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel, received His highness Sheik Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, who is on an official visit to Cuba.

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Cuba and China Relations Are at a High Level, Diaz-Canel

Political, commercial and economic relations between Cuba and China are at a high level, said here today the first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Caribbean country, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

In statements to Prensa Latina minutes before leaving this ancient nation, the Cuban vice president expressed his satisfaction at having participated in events to celebrate the Day of Victory of China on September 3.

We had a commitment to participation, representation in our people in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the end of the world anti-fascist war, he said.

Diaz-Canel considered that the fact of having participated in the military parade is a very important to better understand the history of this people and the reality of that stage that must be present in memory of the present world opportunity.

Both the parade and the speech given by President Xi Jinping are two events that had an impact and universal and significant impact at a time when it makes a call to peace in the world to achieve a different international order, he said.

In taking stock of his brief stay in this country, he said that along with the accompanying delegation, displayed an intense schedule also evaluating aspects of the bilateral relationship.

We have tried to global issues in which we have a convergence of views, we have reviewed the entire framework of cooperation, especially the involvement of the Chinese government in a group of programs that we have projected for 2016/2020, he said.

In conclusion considered that the status of both political and commercial and economic links between Beijing and Havana are at a high point.

We are very satisfied and I also want to recognize all the love to the Cuban

people, our leaders and our government, we have received by the population and the Chinese government during our stay here, finalized.

Diaz-Canel also visited the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression just hours of his arrival in the capital, where he was received by Vice President Li Yuanchao, and Premier Li Keqiang on the anniversary 55 the establishment of the Cuba-China ties.

The high level delegation includes Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra and the Ambassador of Cuba in this country Alberto Blanco.

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Diaz-Canel Heads May Day Celebrations in Santiago de Cuba

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba, May 1 (acn) The member of the Politburo of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) and First Vice-president of the councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel, heads in this city on Friday celebrations for May Day.

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New York Governor Considers Productive Visit to Cuba

Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo described today as productive and mutually advantageous his two-day visit to Cuba accompanied by some 20 businesspeople.

Little before his departure this afternoon, Cuomo said he will do everything within his reach to achieve lifting the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the U.S. keeps on the island for more than half a century.

He thanked all the attention he received during his stay on the part of officials and the people of the island and highlighted the importance of the meeting he held with First Cuban Vicepresident Miguel Díaz-Canel, with whom he talked about the perspectives of developing Cuban-United States links.

I feel proud of the role played by President Barack Obama in the process of approaching Cuba, in particular his most recent decision to exclude Cuba from the list of nations that according to the U.S. State Department sponsor terrorism.

Cuomo visited Tuesday the Special Development Zone of Mariel and on Monday he held a meeting with Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, in which both talked about business opportunities offered by the Caribbean nation.

The New York Governor arrived here yesterday accompanied by representatives of leading U.S. companies like the financial services company Mastercard, airline JetBlue, pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Regeneron, agribusiness enterprises, among others.

These businesspeople sustained work meetings with their Cuban counterparts in order to pave the way to a later-on cooperation, when the policy of unilateral sanctions imposed by Washington against the greater of the Antilles is dismantled.

Cuomo is the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba after thne decision announced on December 17, 2014 by presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama of laying the foundation for the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and advance to normalization of bilateral links.

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Diaz-Canel: Cuba trusts its young people

Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, member of the Political Bureau of the Party´s Central Committee and First Vice-president of the Council of State and Ministers, stated today that this new generation is essential to build the Cuba we all dream of, a better and equitable society, full of solidarity and humanism, a flourishing and sustainable socialism.


Diaz-Canel Bermudez attended the final session of the National Council of FEU (Cuban Federation of University Students), held at UCI (University of Computer Science), to assess the organization work after the 8th Congress.

FEU top members focused on some hot topics such as the students’ vocation of service as well as their commitment to the Revolution. They also shared ideas and valuable experiences of social and community works the last day of meetings.

One of the hottest subjects was the participation in the second national exercise on control and monitoring of the process Sin Tregua against social indiscipline. Moreover, the support to paramount health programs, sanitation campaigns and vector control, and integral development of Cuban mountain range were also tackled in the meeting.

Other speeches focused on the students’ contribution to the highly important economic battle, productive works, from scientific research to essential tasks and projects for managerial improvement, and the advance in the process of updating Cuban economy.

Diaz-Canel Bermudez referred to these signs of real commitment, will, sacrifice, passion, and trust in the Revolution in his closing speech. He also highlighted that reality contradicts the image spread by the enemy of an indifferent and demobilized Cuban youth.

He stated that they try time after time, and spend millions to de-ideologize and “unplugged” our youth from the revolutionary path, by promoting selfishness and other evil acts.

Diaz-Canel talked about the U.S. subversive plans against Cuba, addressed to young people and actively denounced in a statement issued by the FEU on behalf of the 125,000 members of the organization.

Cubasi Translation Staff

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