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Bolivia to Set Up Rapid-Reaction Groups in the Border With Chile

Bolivian authorities are monitoring the area and announced the increase of controls and checkpoints in coordination with the Armed Forces The National Customs Office of Bolivia (ANB) will set up this month the first fixed immediate reaction camp, to fight the smuggling activities and reinforce the control operations in the border with Chile. According to […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro Sends Condolences Following Attack in Barcelona

The terrorist attack left at least 13 people dead and dozens injured, including five Cuban citizens The Cuban embassy in Spain has reported that President Raúl Castro sent a message of condolences to King Phillip VI and families of the victims of a terrorist attack in Barcelona, which left at least 13 dead and dozens […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus: Fidel Castro Acknowledged as Precursor of Computer Development in Cuba

The constant interest of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro concerning the informatization of the Cuban society was highlighted by Dr. C. Melchor Gil Morrell in the lecture he delivered at the II Technological Fair La Guayabera 5.0 underway until Saturday in Sancti Spíritus. Several photos were displayed to show what has been done to achieve […] Continue reading

China Assesses Excellent Party Ties with Cuba

China has always developed relations with Cuba from a long-term strategic level and therefore, it prioritizes exchanges of mutual benefit Song Tao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) Central Committee, has met today with a delegation from the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) to analyze the excellent ties between the […] Continue reading

Campismo Popular at a Good Pace in Sancti Spiritus

More than half the total number of people who booked to spend the summer in the six camping facilities available in Sancti Spiritus have already enjoyed this recreational option. According to Yoselín Marín Morgado, director of the Provincial Campismo Popular Company, nearly 14 thousand visitors were planned for the season, taking into consideration the infrastructure […] Continue reading

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Partially Visible in Cuba

The eclipse will be only total in the United States but partially visible in various areas of the Caribbean and Latin America The August 21st solar eclipse, which currently triggers great expectation in North America, will be partially visible in Cuba, said the Cuban Academy of Sciences on its website. The eclipse will be partial […] Continue reading

Lula Wins Six Points in Vote Intention for Presidential Election

According to a poll carried out by the DataPoder360 institute, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva has strengthened his leadership in the race to the 2018 election Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has won six percentage points over the past few weeks in vote intention, thus strengthening his leadership in the race to […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Journalists Honor UPEC National President

The media professionals ratified their commitment to be faithful to their legacy through a better exercise of the profession With a minute of silence in memory of Antonio Moltó Martorell, the journalists from Sancti Spiritus joined to the tribute being paid in the country after the death of the  national president of the Union of […] Continue reading

Maduro Honors Marti and Fidel in Santa Ifigenia

The Venezuelan President was accompanied by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Combatant Cilia Flores, and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros visited the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba, yesterday August 15, accompanied by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, to pay his respects to Cuba’s national hero José […] Continue reading

President of the Association of Cuban Journalists Passes Away

The President of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), Antonio Moltó, passed away aged 74 in Havana, August 15, a victim of cancer. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Moltó was renowned for his professionalism and revolutionary spirit, qualities which earned him the respect, admiration and affection of his colleagues. Before the Revolution, […] Continue reading

Carrero and 4×100 Relay Registered Season Best Mark in London

Sancti Spiritus runner Yasniel Carrero ended 6th along with his teammates in the second heat of the 4×100 relay with a 39.01 season best mark at IAAF World Championships Carrero was officially included in the list that represented Cuba at IAAF Championships London 2017 last Friday, as part of the last minute adjustments in the Cuban […] Continue reading

Eternal Fidel

On the ocassion of the birthday of Cuban Revolution leader, Fidel Castro, Escambray shares with you “Eternal Fidel”, by Enrique Ojito, with translation of Aracelia del Valle, a heartfelt piece of writing moved by the death of the loved guide of the Cuban people:   It’s simply impossible, because the honorable people from Sancti Spiritus, […] Continue reading

2016 Confirmed as the Warmest Year in 137 Years

A new annual report on the weather in the world, confirmed that 2016 must be considered as the warmest year in a period of 137 consecutive years of keeping registrations A report by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday that the global temperature of the planet’s surface and ocean in the […] Continue reading

Cuba Bets for Consolidating Private Sector

The second in charge of the Permanent Commission for Implementation and Development of Cuba, Yovana Vega, highlighted today the need to consolidate the self-employment or private sector In statements to daily Granma this Wednesday, she offered details on the updating of the policy in that sector, issue discussed in a recent meeting of the Cuban […] Continue reading

Venezuela: ANC Ratifies Nicolás Maduro as President

The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has ratified Nicolas Maduro as a president of Venezuela for fully complying with all his constitutional duties and obligations The decision was announced last night by ANC First Vice-President, Aristobulo Isturiz, who recognized, on behalf of the highest constitutional body, that Maduro has fulfilled his obligations, ‘attending the mandate granted […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Carrero to Debut at London 2017 Next August 12

Sancti Spiritus runner Yasniel Carrero will compete in men’s 4×100 meters relay at IAAF World Championships next August 12 Carrero was officially included in the list that represents Cuba at IAAF Championships London 2017 last Friday, as part of the last minute adjustments in the Cuban team, made up of 27 athletes.  The qualifying heats are […] Continue reading

World’s 1st Skin Cancer Drug Available in Every Cuban Pharmacy

The world’s first skin cancer treatment, which targets basal cell carcinoma, has appeared in pharmacies across Cuba within only six months of its entry into the market Within months of its development, Heberferon has brought incredible results to over 400 patients around the island. The world’s first skin cancer treatment, which targets basal cell carcinoma, […] Continue reading

Elections in Cuba: Questions and answers (Part I)

Numerous international media outlets are currently describing the future of Cuba as unknown, given the upcoming 2017-2018 general elections. While many people, both within and outside of the country, have doubts, questions, and apprehensions about the Cuban electoral system Participation and representation are key pillars supporting the right to vote, the conscious exercise of nominating […] Continue reading

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

On 17 February this year, the United States Embassy in Havana and the Department of State informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the occurrence of some alleged incidents affecting some officials of that diplomatic mission and their families.   Cuba took this issue with the utmost seriousness and acted expeditiously and professionally in order […] Continue reading

ALBA-TCP Rejects Illegal U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela

The ALBA-TCP final declaration was presented by the organization’s Secretary General David Choquehuanca Speaking during the Sixth Extraordinary Meeting of the ALBA-TCP Political Council, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros reaffirmed that together member states “will fight for the defense of the unity of the peoples of the Greater Homeland.” He thanked the Bolivarian Alliance for […] Continue reading

Cuban Gente de Zona Starts US Tour

The Cuban duo Gente de Zona will offer a concert today at the Hollywood Bowl with which it kicks off their first U.S. tour During the journey, the group made up of Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom will promote their most recent album Visualízate including hits such as, ‘La gozadera’, ‘Bailando’, ‘Traidora’ and ‘Más macarena’. […] Continue reading

Cuba: Cubanacan Group to Conquer Caribbean Tourism

Cubanacan Group’s first vice president, Jorge Alberto Garcia, has stated today that his tourism company aims to become a significant reference for the travel industry in the Caribbean This company, which turned 30 years on August 5, is one of the major ones in this country, and is in a growing spiral of development, Garcia […] Continue reading

Triple Jump: Cuba with Three Representatives at London 2017 Final

Cuba managed to place its three representatives in the final of the triple jump for men corresponding to the World Cup of London 2017 Cristian Nápoles achieved the best record, on having jumped 17,06 meters (fourth place in the list of finalists), while Andy Díaz achieved 16,96 (fifth), and Lázaro Martínez closed with 16,66, that […] Continue reading

Turkish Customs Officers Seize 123 Kilos of Cocaine on Cargo Ship

Turkish customs officers have seized about 123 kg of cocaine aboard a Liberian-flagged cargo ship and arrested seven suspected drug traffickers at southern Mersin port, according to the Customs and Trade Ministry A written statement said the drugs were found Saturday stashed away in 102 plastic bags inside a shipping container filled with bananas loaded […] Continue reading

Experts Warn on Impact of Climate Change in Sancti Spiritus, Central Cuba

The Caribbean Sea is penetrating the Cuban southern coast at 1.3 meters per year, as a result of the climate change, authorities of the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA) to the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus warned.     As a consequence, saline intrusion, soil erosion and disappearance of mangrove swamps are […] Continue reading

No Foreign Inspection of Military Sites, Says Iranian Brigadier General

The Iranian Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh has affirmed that this Persian nation will not allow any foreign country to inspect its military sites under any circumstances The Iranian Hispantv website reported today that Hayizade responded to some reports by US media about Trump administration’s plan to push for a more intrusive and regular inspection of […] Continue reading