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Harare, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Ines Maria Chapman attends on Friday in Zimbabwe the funeral rites of former President and founding father of that African nation Robert Mugabe.

Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The operation in the South of Jíbaro of a modern plant with Chinese technology, to benefit rice seed, raised cereal quality parameters, said a specialist today. Leonardo Puerto, director of the Los Españoles Base Business Unit, belonging to the Agroindustrial Enterprise of Granos Sur del Jíbaro, told local press that among the advantages of this equipment is a better classification of grain.

Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Despite hurting the steel and cement industries, two big fuel consumers, the shortage of diesel caused by hardened US hostility, Cuba will not stagnate, Economy Minister Alejandro Gil assured the nation in a televised appearance.

Washington, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump reiterated today his hostile policy towards Cuba and Venezuela, denounced inside and outside the US territory.

Paris, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) A stand promoting Cuba's economic and cultural potential was inaugurated today at the 35th Espace Collectivités professional trade show.

Rome,  (Prensa Latina) An International Workshop on Business Development in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries Sector will be held in Havana from November 25 to 27, Cuba's embassy in Italy reported here this Thursday.

Washington, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The US National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is profoundly interested in spreading the truth about Cuba across the US, as stated by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, NNPA president and CEO.

Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the 2nd Conference of the US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC), are continuing their activities this Thursday by visiting an agricultural cooperative southwest of the capital, and other sites of interest.

Beirut, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of Political and Consular Affairs of the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ghadi Khoury, reiterated on Thursday his support for Cuba and against the blockade imposed by the United States.

Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Union of Journalists of Cuba has denounced that the accounts of leading Cuban media outlets and journalists had been blocked by Twitter, precisely as they prepared to report on a live television appearance by President Diaz-Canel on Wednesday evening.

Havana,  (Prensa Latina) Faced with growing hostility and hardened blockade by the US administration, the Cuban Government has been forced to take short-term measures to cope with what amounts to an all-out economic war, President Miguel Diaz-Canel explained in a nationally televised appearance.