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Moscow, Ap 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia demanded an end to the irrational and totally destructive policy by the United States against Cuba, the head of the Latin America Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry, Alexander Shetnin, said today.

Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Raul Castro today expressed confidence in the new president of the Councils of State and of Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, and lauded his fidelity to the Revolution and his political strength.

San José, 19 April (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica mass media highlighted Thursday the election of Miguel Diaz-Canel as president of Cuba, during the inaugural session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly.

Lima, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Congressman Manuel Dammert and political analyst Gustavo Espinoza congratulated today Miguel Diaz-Canel''s election as a president of Cuba and wished him success in his performance.

Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban newly-elected president Miguel Diaz-Canel confirmed today the confidence in the strength and wisdom of the people to overcome the challenges of the Revolution and the construction of socialism.

Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Parliamentarians gathered today in the 9th Legislature supported Miguel Diaz-Canel's election as a president of Cuba and highlighted his political career along with the historical generation of the Revolution.

Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The president of the People's Supreme Court of Cuba, Ruben Remigio Ferro, stressed today the unity of the Caribbean island's people around the direction of the country.

Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel proposed today to postpone the presentation of the Council of Ministers for the next session of Parliament, scheduled for July.

Brussels, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) reaffirmed its interest in continuing and deepening cooperation with Cuba, following the election of Miguel Díaz-Canel to the post of president of the Caribbean nation.

Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Parliament elected Miguel Diaz-Canel as president of the State Council for a term of five years, the National Electoral Commission announced here today.

Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The performance by the National Ballet of Cuba at the John F. Kennedy Center represents the return of the renowned company to the stage that witnessed its premiere in the United States 40 years ago, said this cultural institution today.