Diaz-Canel celebrates birthday of Cuban Hero's daughter

Havana - Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel recalled on Monday the birthday of Gema, the eldest daughter of Hero of the Republic Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Five anti-terrorist fighters who served years of unjust imprisonment in the US.

Diaz-Canel shared on Twitter a link to an article in the local newspaper Granma reflecting the fifth birthday of little Gema.

'Her birthday brings back the collective memory of the Cuban people regarding the special circumstances of her gestation, in the midst of the battle for Gerardo to return to the island after being sentenced to two life sentences and 15 years in prison,' according to the article.

The commentary recalls that negotiations between Washington and Havana during 2013 and 2014 included assisted reproductive treatment for Gerardo's wife, Adriana Perez.

Upon their arrival in Havana after their release on December 17, 2014, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Antonio Guerrero met with their fellow comrades, Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez, who had served their full sentences, following the rigged trial against the Five in Miami.

The expression 'they will return,' pronounced by the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro on June 23, 2001, began the motto of the international campaign for the return of The Cuban Five, as they became known worldwide.

Arrested in 1998 in the United States and later sentenced in that country to long prison terms, the Five infiltrated terrorist organizations based in the US to prevent attacks on against the Cuban people.

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Cuban president congratulates cultural Project 'La Colmenita'

Havana - The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, sent a message congratulating 'La Colmenita' (lit. 'The Little Hive'), a cultural initiative which has reached its third decade.

In a Tweet, Diaz-Canel called the child ensemble 'the soul of Cuba'.

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Book on Cuban doctors in the fight against Ebola

Havana - Some of the experiences of the Cuban doctors that treated Ebola in Guinea-Conakry, West Africa, are told about was presented in the International Book Fair in Havana.

'Living always on the 21st, face to face with Ebola' is the title of the book by Doctor Carlos Manuel Castro Baras, which tells the personal experiences of the 38 Cuban professionals who conducted their work in the territory during 214.

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I am not different

Pioneers and  teachers from the 17 de Abril Special School, inaugurated the Ceramic and Crafts Itinerant Exhibition, at the Mayorista de Alimentos Enterprise in San Antonio de los Baños.

This activity, an initiative of the plastic arts instructor Daniel Arango ''Anamú'', is aimed at encouraging artistic creation in children with special educational needs. It also enables the socialization of ceramics, as a plastic arts technique, for an audience that usually does not attend this type of exhibition.

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