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VIII Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba begins

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The VIII Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), which is expected to be the political farewell of the first secretary of the party, Raúl Castro, began Friday in Havana, state media reported.

Castro, 89, and his likely successor at the head of the single party, the current president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, are leading the four-day conclave attended by delegates from all over the country.

During the first of the four working days until Monday, Raúl Castro will present to the delegates the central report to the VIII Congress . . .

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