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Sancti Spíritus en 26. Foto: Ismael Francisco/ Cubadebate

Expressing the sentiments of the Cuban people and millions of friends throughout the world, the Second Secretary of the Party Central Committee, José Ramón Machado Ventura, began his speech during the central act for National Rebellion Day this July 26, by conveying the warmest congratulations to Fidel Castro Ruz, on his upcoming 90th birthday.

Machado Ventura, a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, ratified the commitment to remain faithful to the ideas for which the leader of the Cuban Revolution has struggled throughout his life and to keep alive the spirit of resistance and faith in victory that he has instilled through his example.

Raúl Castro. Foto: Estudios RevoluciónRaúl Castro. Foto: Estudios RevoluciónDistinguished Heads of State and/or Government,

Esteemed Ambassador Alfonso Munera Cavadia, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States,

Distinguished delegates and guests,

For the seventh time, we are meeting as Heads of States and/or Government, alongside other high representatives of the States and territories of the Association of Caribbean States, ACS. On this occasion we have gathered for a deep exchange on the theme “Together to confront the challenges of sustainable development, climate change and peace in the Caribbean”.

WeltfriedensratOn the occasion of the visit of the President of the US to Cuba, on March 20-22, the organizations bellow decide to:

- Demonstrate their solidarity with Cuba and its heroic people that for more than 50 years resist the inadmissible economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US, which still stands, including its extra-territorial reach, and demand its immediate end.

Granma, March 9th, 2016Granma, March 9th, 2016The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, will make an official visit to Cuban this coming March 20-22.

This will be the second time a U.S. President comes to our archipelago. Previously having done so was Calvin Coolidge, who landed in Havana in January of 1928. He arrived aboard a warship to attend the 6th Pan American Conference, which was held at that time under the sponsorship of a local figure recalled as infamous, Gerardo Machado.

This will be the first time a President of the United States comes to a Cuba in full possession of her sovereignty and with a Revolution in power, headed by its historic leadership.

Raúl Castro during his speech. Screenshot: CubavisiónRaúl Castro during his speech. Screenshot: CubavisiónSpeech by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, during the official dinner hosted by François Hollande, President of the French Republic in Élysée Palace, February 1, 2016, Year 58 of the Revolution

(Council of State transcript – GI translation)

Esteemed President François Hollande;

Ministers, parliamentarians, businesspeople, and figures from the world of culture and the arts;

Esteemed compatriots and friends of Cuba;

Distinguished guests:

I am grateful for the kind words expressed by President François Hollande, and the amiable welcome you have given our delegation in this beautiful city.

Granma, February 2nd, 2016Granma, February 2nd, 2016Statement to the press by Army General Raúl Castro, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, on the occasion of his state visit to the French Republic, February 1, 2016, Year 58 of the Revolution

(Council of State transcript – GI translation)

Good evening.

Esteemed President François Hollande;

Distinguished members of the French delegation;

Media representatives:

First of all, allow me to convey a cordial, affectionate greeting to the French people and their authorities, in the name of the people and government of Cuba. Our countries are united by historic and cultural links and deep ties of friendship.

Foto: Cubahora (CC BY-SA 2.0) Foto: Cubahora (CC BY-SA 2.0) Declaration by Cuban President and Army General Raúl Castro on the ocassion of the first anniversary of the announcements made on December 17, 2014, regarding the decision to restablish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States

One year has gone by since the simultaneous announcements made on December 17, 2014, by the presidents of Cuba and the United States to re-establish diplomatic relations between both countries and work to improve our relations.

One year ago, on a day like yesterday, as part of the agreements reached to find a solution to issues of interest for both countries, we were able to announce, to the great joy of all of our people, the return to our homeland of Gerardo, Ramón and Antonio, with which we made true the promise made by Fidel who had asserted that our Five Heroes would return.

Raúl Castro at the UNO. Foto: TeleSurRaúl Castro at the UNO. Foto: TeleSurDuring his remarks at the high level segment of the General Assembly’s 70th period of sessions, Raúl advocated for a more fair and equitable international order, one focused on human beings, their dignity and well-being.

He recalled that, 70 years ago in the name of the world’s peoples, the UN Charter was signed, and a commitment was made to protect future generations from the scourge of war.

Raúl Castro in New York. Foto: CubaminrexRaúl Castro in New York. Foto: CubaminrexRemarks by Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, in his address to the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, New York, September 26, 2015

Esteemed heads of State and Government,
Distinguished heads of delegations,
Mister Secretary General of the United Nations,
Mister President,

The current instability prevailing in numerous regions of the world has its roots in the pervasive underdevelopment afflicting two-thirds of the world population.

Raúl Castro at United NationsRaúl Castro at United NationsRemarks by Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, in his address to the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, New York, September 26, 2015

Esteemed heads of State and Government,
Distinguished heads of delegations,
Mister Secretary General of the United Nations,
Mister President,

The current instability prevailing in numerous regions of the world has its roots in the pervasive underdevelopment afflicting two-thirds of the world population.  

Cuban president Raúl Castro at the United NationsCuban president Raúl Castro at the United NationsEsteemed heads of State and Government,
Distinguished heads of delegations,
Mister Secretary General of the United Nations,
Mister President,

The current instability prevailing in numerous regions of the world has its roots in the pervasive underdevelopment afflicting two-thirds of the world population.  

Fifteen years after the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals progress is insufficient and unevenly distributed. In many cases, unacceptable levels of poverty and social inequality persist and even aggravate including the industrial nations. The gap between the North and the South widens, and wealth polarization keeps growing. 

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