Raúl Castro: The world today needs equilibrium, understanding and peace

Speech 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…

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Declaration by Cuban president Raúl Castro

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…

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Raúl at the United Nations: The international community can always count on Cuba’s voice

During 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.

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Raul Castro advocates at UN for gender equality and women’s empowerment

Remarks 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.

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Raul Castro: Unacceptable levels of poverty and social inequality persist and even aggravate across the world

Remarks 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.  

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Speech of Cuban president Raúl Castro at UN summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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.   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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Pope Francis in Cuba

Pope Francis arrived in Havana at 3:51pm, on Saturday afternoon, September 19, 2015, and was received by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, on the tarmac of José Martí International Airport. Accompanying the President during the welcome ceremony was Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who also greeted the Pope at the foot of the Alitalia aircraft’s staircase.

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An assault on the future

Just as the Centenary Generation embraced the emancipatory ideas of the patriots who waged Cuba’s wars of independence, and held these ideas close as they assaulted the Moncada Garrison that July 26, of 1953, today representatives of younger generations of Cubans enter what is now a school led by the hands of those men who risked their lives to win freedom that morning of St. Anne’s Day.

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Raúl Castro’s speech at Cuban parliament

Speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the closure of the National Assembly of People’s Power Eighth Legislature’s Fifth Period of Ordinary Sessions, in the Havana Convention Center, July 15, 2015, Year 57 of the Revolution (Council of State transcript) Compañeras and compañeros: Over the last few months we have witnessed several events of great importance to the country, about which you and our people have been informed in…

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