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Venezuela Announces Increase in Oil Exports to China

Venezuela and China recently signed 28 agreements, raising the number of cooperation projects in the area of development to more than 700 Venezuela will increase oil production to raise exports to China by one million barrels, announced the Head of State of the South American country, Nicolas Maduro. At an international press conference at the … Continue reading

Cuba Hopes to Welcome Five Million Tourists Next Year

Despite a decrease in tourist arrivals so far this year, the prospects are good for the end of 2018 and 2019 Authorities of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) have declared today that Cuba hopes to receive 5,100,000 foreign visitors in 2019. MINTUR Commercial Director Michel Bernal added that despite a decrease in tourist arrivals … Continue reading

Africa-Cuba Ties are Indissoluble, Visiting Ghana FM Says

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey held talks with her Cuban couterpart Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and signed the Agreement for Regular Diplomatic Consultations On the eve, Cuba and Ghana foreign ministries signed the Agreement for Regular Diplomatic Consultations in order to promote and strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation through talks The bonds that unite Africa and the Caribbean … Continue reading

Cuba: New Details on Investigations of Plane Crashed in Havana

According to the president of the Institute of Civil Aeronautics of Cuba (IACC), Armando Daniel Lopez, the content of the Boeing 737-200’s two black boxes has been clarified almost entirely The investigation into the plane crash that took place on May 18th in Havana entered a new phase, which will allow identifying if it was … Continue reading

Cubans Abroad Discuss Constitutional Reform

The consultation process on the draft constitutional reform for Cubans living abroad began last August 31st The Cuban Foreign Ministry announced August 31 the beginning of the consultation process on the draft constitutional reform for all Cubans living abroad, through the online form posted on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ “Nation and Emigration” website at: … Continue reading

Cuban Students Winners in Ecuadorian Biology Olympiad

Four high-school students represented Cuba in the competition, which was also attended by teams of students from 13 countries The Cuban delegation that participated in the Ibero-American Biology Olympiad in Ecuador returned home with gold and silver medals, two honorable mentions and an award for physical and mental skill. Four high-school students, accompanied by a … Continue reading

Cuban President’s to TeleSUR: We Are Not a Threat to Anyone

In his first interview with a press media after being elected as the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel addressed transcendental national and international issues in Telesur Commenting his first four months in office, Cuban President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez told in an exclusive interview with teleSUR that the U.S. blockade definitely still consisted in the … Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Urges Early Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease

Latin America has the highest mortality rate in the world from CKD, which is the second cause of years of life potentially lost in the region Mexican Doctor Alfonso Cueto Manzano, president of the Latin American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension, called in Sancti Spíritus to focus on the prevention and early diagnosis of Chronic … Continue reading

Díaz-Canel Visits Western Province of Pinar del Rio

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel paid a government visit to the western province of Pinar del Rio, where he checked economic and social programs As part of his agenda earlier this week, the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers reviewed progress being made on agricultural, energy, and tourism plans, of key importance to the … Continue reading

Nephrology Congress Kicks Off in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

This congress will allow the exchange of experiences and update on the most advanced trends in the management of renal diseases More than 300 Cuban and foreign specialists are attending today in this central city of the country the 9th National Congress of Nephrology, which includes the debate of nearly 200 presentations. This congress has … Continue reading

Migratory Negotiations Going on Between Cuba and Honduras

The Second Round of Migratory Conversations between the Republics of Cuba and Honduras was held this week in Tegucigalpa After two days of meetings in a cordial, frank and mutually respectful atmosphere, the Second Round of Migratory Conversations between the Republics of Cuba and Honduras, held in Tegucigalpa concluded, announced today the Cuban Foreign Ministry. … Continue reading

Huge Demonstration in Barcelona Ratifies Independence Demand

The march was convened by the sovereign entities Catalan National Assembly and Cultural Omnium under the motto Let’s make the Catalan Republic Hundreds of thousands of people marched Tuesday in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, to demand the separation from Spain, on the occasion of the celebration of the Diada, a Catalonia’s regional holiday. Convened … Continue reading

Medical Science University Welcomes New Students in Sancti Spiritus

The University of Medical Sciences of Sancti Spiritus reopened its doors to welcome almost 700 new students this year According to the information provided to Escambray by Pedagogical Sciences Doctor David Morales Herrera, general secretary in this university, 531 of the students were admitted in higher education careers like Medicine, Nursing, Imaging and Radio-Physics, Stomatology, … Continue reading

Cuba Attends North Korean 70th Anniversary Commemoration (+photos)

Cuba was represented by a delegation led by the island’s First Vice President, Salvador Valdés Mesa Cuba’s First Vice President, Salvador Valdés Mesa, arrived in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Saturday, to conduct an official visit, after a brief stay in the People’s Republic of China, where he was … Continue reading

Brasil: Crucial Week for Lula’s Presidential Candidacy

The last legal battles for the presidential candidacy of Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, a political prisoner for 157 days, will be waged in the next few hours at the Supreme Federal Court (STF) After STF Vice President Rosa Weber on Sunday rejected a request to extend the deadline established by that court (September 11) … Continue reading

La Canchánchara, a Cuban Cocktail of Mambi Origin

Canchánchara can be enjoyed at any time in an old house located within the historic center of Trinidad. It is said that this beverage eased the hard times of the struggle against Spanish colonialism In Trinidad anyone can tell the Canchánchara cocktail recipe by heart: two ounces of rum, two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon … Continue reading

Cuban Mejias Outstands in Pan-Am Track Cycling Championships

The Cuban athlete earned two silver medals in the individual pursuit and scratch events, in addition to a third seat in the points race Marlies Mejias starred in the best performance for Cuba in the 2018 Pan-American Track Cycling Championships of Aguascalientes, Mexico, qualifier for the Lima 2019 Pan-Am Games and that was attended by … Continue reading

Cuban Vice President Praises Ties with China

Valdes Mesa stated that diplomatic ties between both nations have uninterruptedly advanced Salvador Valdes Mesa, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, stressed in Beijing that relationship between his country and China has reached full maturity after more than 50 years. Valdes Mesa stated that diplomatic ties between both nations … Continue reading

Cuba Calls for a Culture of Peace at UN

Cuba considers that in order to achieve a culture of peace, a political will and a greater commitment of all States is required Cuba called for the Culture of Peace to be the essence of the United Nations, in order to save present and future generations from the scourge of war and strengthen respect by … Continue reading

Powerful Earthquake Hits Hokkaido, Northern Japan

After the strong tremor, dozens of aftershocks have been reported, so local authorities called on people to evacuate At least nine people were killed and 300 were injured in Japan, where an earthquake shook the prefecture of Hokkaido, in the northern region of the archipelago. According to local media, 30 people are missing after the … Continue reading

Sancti Spíritus to Host 9th Congress of Nephrology

The Cuban central city of Sancti Spiritus will be the venue next September 13-15 of the 9th Congress of Nephrology which seeks to update the scientific knowledge about kidney disease According to Jorge Pérez, president of the organizing committee, the forum will also honor the 15th anniversary of the nephrology services in Cuba created under … Continue reading

New Minister of Foreign Affairs Appointed in Bolivia

The new Bolivian foreign minister previously worked as the ambassador of the country to the Organization of American States The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, sworn in on Tuesday Diego Pary as the country’s new Foreign Minister, who will replace the current Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni. In an act that took place in the Casa … Continue reading

US Releases New Version on Alleged Damage to Diplomats in Cuba

This latest version on the damage to US personnel in Havana lacks either evidence or conclusions based on science to substantiate it The new version that attributes the alleged damage to US diplomats in Havana to microwave emissions was rejected by a top Cuban diplomat quoted today by the newspaper Granma. Not even that theory … Continue reading

US Blockade Hinders Nephrology Service in Cuba

Because of the blockade, Cuba is forced to import the technology for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis from Europe and Asia Nephrology has not escaped the negative effects of the economic and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States, the president of the Cuban Scientific Society of Nephrology, Jorge Perez, denounced today. The technology … Continue reading

Massive Fire Destroys Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum

A massive fire has hit Brazil National Museum in Rio de Janeiro Sunday. No victims have been reported The museum, Brazil´s oldest scientific institution, turned 200 years old last June. According to O Jornal do Brasil, the extent of the damage is unknown so far but it has been confirmed that entire collections and exhibits … Continue reading

Díaz-Canel Chairs National Opening of 2018/2019 Academic Year

The ceremony took place at the recently restored Rafael María de Mendive Elementary School Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, chaired an event held this morning in Old Habana opening the 2018-2019 academic year for two million students at 10,000 schools across the island. The ceremony took place at Rafael … Continue reading