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Beatriz Paredes, president of the executive committee of the Mexican Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), has completed a three-day visit to Cuba, reported the media today.

Paredes and 10 other leaders of this opposition party visited the island November 21-24 on the invitation of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba.

Their itinerary included the launch of the book Benito Juárez y Cuba, as part of the 2006 commemoration of the bicentenary of the birth of the former Mexican president.

Paredes recalled her previous stay in Cuba as Mexican ambassador.

During the visit she had talks with Cuban leaders including Vice President Carlos Lage; National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcón; Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque; and Abel Prieto, minister of culture.

(Granma International)

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