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Ministry of Health awaits decision on Cuban doctors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health is ready to receive Cuban doctors once Cabinet approves a decision to bring them into the country to support the health sector. Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Diana Atwine assured the press in a media briefing on Monday that no …

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Cuban dolphins get helicopter ride to safety from Irma

Havana, Cuba | AFP | A helicopter has lifted six dolphins to safety from an aquarium on a Cuban islet threatened by the approach of Hurricane Irma, Cuban authorities said Friday. Wrapped in moist towels, the six male dolphins from the “Cable Esqui” center on Cayo Guillermo were placed on …

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Havana will ‘never negotiate under pressure’

Vienna, Austria | AFP |  Cuba will “never negotiate under pressure,” Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Monday, responding to a toughening of the US line on links with his country. “We will never negotiate under pressure or threat…,” he told reporters in Vienna during a visit to Austria. “Cuba will …

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Cuba buries Castro, entering post-Fidel era

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba | AFP | Fidel Castro’s ashes were entombed in a massive stone next to national heroes on Sunday, as Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled for decades. The cedar urn was placed inside the tall round stone near the mausoleums of …

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Castro ashes arrive in revolution’s cradle for burial

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba | AFP | The convoy carrying the ashes of Cuba’s late communist leader Fidel Castro capped an island-wide journey on Saturday, reaching the cradle of his revolution for a final rally before burial. Tens of thousands of people cheered as the olive-green jeep that has pulled …

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