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Sancti Spiritus Girl with Epidermolysis Bullosa Survives

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Melany and her mother live in the town of Iguará, Yaguajay, since the girl was born. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray).

Despite suffering from epidermolysis bullosa, Melany Correa Hernandez will soon turn eight years old

Naylet Hernández Hernández had just turned 17 when she was admitted in the maternity hospital of Yaguajay with 24 weeks of pregnancy. She was carrying a baby whose skin was as fragile as a piece of glass, a condition unknown for the young woman and the doctors.

Seven years after the birth of Melany Correa Hernández, Escambray traveled to Iguará, a town in the municipality of Yaguajay, central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, to meet the girl. »


Santiago Maldonado’s Relatives Demand further Investigations

The family of Maldonado released a statement requesting the intervention of the International Group of Independent Experts


Cuba Welcomes Japanese Peace Boat

The 205 meters long and 35,000 tons ship departed on August 13 from Japan, and for three and a half months will land in 19 countries


Evo Calls for Unity in MAS Congress

Some 3,000 delegates attend the congress in which the new leadership will be elected and the future political actions will be discussed


Youth Festival Condemns NATO, USA

The president of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), Nikolus Papademetriou, read the final statement of the forum


October 20 Marks Cuban Culture Day

On August 22, 1980, the executive committee of Cuba’s Council of Ministers approved Decree no. 74 to establish October 20 as Cuban Culture Day


EU Won’t Recognize Independent Catalonia

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani assured that no European country will accept the independence of Catalonia


Cuban Civil Society Condemns U.S. Blockade

There is no Cuban family or organization that has not suffered, in one or another, the impact of the blockade


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Cuba Denounces Expulsion of Cuban Diplomats from Washington (+photos)

      Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba in response to recent measures taken by the Trump administration following incidents involving U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana


Homes Turns into Schools: Lessons of Solidarity in Yaguajay

Damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Yaguajay brought about cooperation to resume school activities


Sancti Spiritus: Hot Work Electricians to Help Martinique

The group was provided with a multipurpose truck and all necessary tools for their future work in that territory