HAVANA, May 5th (Reuters) Cubans rallied on Havana’s Malecon waterfront boulevard to celebrate International Worker’s Day on Friday, five days after Read more
HAVANA, May 5th Havana Club, is back with a new brand campaign which heroes its full portfolio, called ‘Cuban Mode’. Read more
HAVANA, May 4th Cuba reached its first million visitors received this year this Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) in the framework of the Read more
HAVANA, May 4th The residents of La Sierpe, in Sancti Spíritus, glued their eyes and ears to national television this weekend while the news of the official visit of senior Cuban officials to Vietnam was presented. Read more
HAVANA, May 4th Cuba’s second-ever submarine cable, connecting Cuba to Martinique and deployed by Orange, is now being tested. The cable began testing in April. Read more
HAVANA, May 3rd. Cuba’s allies Russia, China and Iran are sinister anti-American actors on the world stage.
To think that these governments, Read more
HAVANA, May 3rd Specialists in the protection of fauna in Cuba are highly concerned about the imminent danger of extinction of the Cuban parrot. Read more
HAVANA, 2nd may Last Wednesday, a reporter sent a photo that he had just captured on Avenida del Puerto, in Havana: a camello [camel] was picking up passengers Read more
HAVANA, 2 mai On Monday, the Morro-Cabana Historic Military Park in Havana hosted the inauguration of the 41st International Tourism Fair of Cuba. Read more
HAVANA, Apr. 30th Severe fuel shortages have forced the Cuban authorities to cancel the widely celebrated International Workers’ Day parade, which had been set for Monday. Read more
HAVANA, Apr. 29th Bienvenido a La Habana! No, not Little Havana in Miami; we’re talking about Cuba’s capital city, an enchanting and vibrant metropolis that has captured the hearts of travelers for decades. Read more
HAVANA, Apr. 30th (Reuters) Cuban and U.S. officials met in Havana to discuss anti-terrorism measures, Cuba’s interior ministry said, broaching a particularly thorny subject Read more
HAVANA, Apr. 28th Cuba’s Catholic Church on Thursday said the “door was open” to future talks over the release of prisoners on the island following a meeting Read more
HAVANA, Apr. 28th “If this is going on in Havana, what will happen in the countryside?” asks a man from Camagüey after Cimex announced the reorganization of gas stations in the capital on Tuesday.
The fuel shortage, despite the arrival of oil tankers in the ports of the Island, is at the limit, and Cubans know this after the Government’s decision to suspend the May Day parade, the most important annual event .
Cimex is a state-owned conglomerate part of the GAESA military consortium. It issued a press release to give an image of transparency and to call for calm, but customers understood little about a text that delegates to others measures that aren’t taken.
Guarantee the constant flow of sales by increasing turns, appoint people to organize the work at each gas station, remind the branch heads that they must inform the population, organize “quick response services,” handle customer complaints, strengthen collaboration with the authorities to act if necessary … a whole list of empty ideas. The population barely understood one of the measures, the only tangible one:
“There is a ban on the sale of fuel in any type of container, except in vehicles for transport, up to the established limits,” says one of the “organizing actions.” The people of Havana also sensed what can be expected from the vague final proposal.
“A system has begun experimentally to improve the organization of the gas lines together with the factors of the community, and a computer application with the same purpose is in the process of being tested,” concludes the Cimex note.
Hours later, in the Havana Tribune, the president of the Popular Council of Rampa, Pedro Lizardo, was praised as “a self-sacrificing, disinterested and hard-working person,” who created a WhatsApp group to manage the issue.
“It will no longer be necessary to spend whole days and early mornings to acquire fuel. In that application, the amount of fuel received by Cupet will be given, and the number of cars that it can serve.
That is, you get on the list, take your number, and you shouldn’t go until you consult WhatsApp, where you can see the numbers for the people who can get fuel,” celebrates the author, who asks for a very tall order for the country.
But on social networks, praise was as scarce as gasoline. “I understand that it’s 10 gallons per car,” one user said. I have a Polaco car; the tank is small and I can only put in 5 and will lose the other 5 gallons because I can’t bring a container. So they get the other 5, and the abuse continues,” he concluded, supported by another user.
People are burning with anger, but Ulises Guilarte, secretary general of the Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), attended the television program Mesa Redonda to talk about the cancellation of the May Day parade. He called for the development of substitute activities “with a vision that embraces the values of patriotism, unity, joy, and commitment.”
HAVANA, April 26 (RHC) Díaz-Canel the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and president of the Republic, Read more
HAVANA, Apr 26 (ACN) The Hermanos Ameijeiras Clinical Surgical Hospital in the capital received today a donation from the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Read more
HAVANA, April 26 (Reuters) Cuba increasingly is turning to Russia and Mexico for oil to ease an acute shortage of diesel and gasoline and supplement dwindling supplies of Venezuelan Read more
HAVANA, Apr. 25th The Cuban government suspended the traditional May Day mobilization in the country, including the parade in the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, Read more
HAVANA, April 24 (Reuters) The United States on Monday sent its first deportation flight to Cuba since 2020, months after Cuba agreed for the first time Read more
HAVANA, Apr. 23rd While mobilizations are already underway in Cuba for the traditional rally in Havana on May 1st, the economic situation remains anything but simple. Read more
HAVANA, Apr. 22nd. A surprising find occurred recently at the Engraving Experimental Workshop of Havana (TEGH): a batch of 4,000 lithographic stones stacked in a dark and narrow space in a corner of the workshop. Read more
HAVANA, April 22nd. Guantanamo inmates who have been held for years in the U.S. detention facility in Cuba are showing signs of “accelerated aging”, Read more
HAVANA, Apr 22nd Presidents of the Cuban and Vietnamese parliaments, Esteban Lazo and Vuong Dinh Hue, respectively, inaugurated today new investment projects in the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZED).
Both parliamentary leaders cut the inaugural ribbon for a detergent factory under the firm Suchel TBV S.A. and a solar energy park, reported the Twitter profile of the National Assembly of Cuba.
According to the ZED Mariel website, Suchel TBV S.A. is made up of the Cuban Mercantile Society Industrias Nexus s.a. and the Vietnamese Thai Binh Detergent Joint–Stock Company. It is authorized to operate in Cuba for a period of 30 years from its registration in the Mercantile Registry of the Caribbean island.
The plant has an annual production capacity of 50,000 tons of detergents for domestic and industrial use, figures that will make it possible to replace more than 90 percent of the imports of this product in the country.
With an initial investment amount estimated at about 17 million 615 thousand dollars, the factory will have modern technologies and automatic control systems, according to world standards.
In addition, its processes will be friendly to the environment, by requiring low energy consumption and generating a minimum of industrial waste, argues the publication.
Meanwhile, the Vietnamese investment in photovoltaic energy responds to the energy policy of the Cuban state that promotes sustainable economic development through technological innovation and the use of clean technologies.
In the Mariel Special Development Zone, two variants of photovoltaic solar energy generation are implemented: photovoltaic solar installation on roofs and in photovoltaic parks referred to the aforementioned site.
Lazo and Dinh Hue also visited production plants of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) and the Cuban business group BioCubaFarma, the profile of the Cuban Parliament revealed in a tweet.
The CIGB is a Cuban scientific research center that works in the fields of medicine, biology, the agricultural sector and the environment.
Meanwhile, BioCubaFarma is in charge of producing medicines, equipment and high-tech services aimed at improving the health of the people and the generation of exportable goods and services, as a result of the technical-scientific development achieved by Cuba.
HAVANA, Apr. 22nd Ramiro Valdes, who turns 91 next week, got angry during a meeting with leaders of Santiago de Cuba last week over the terrible state of housing in the province. Read more
HAVANA, Apr 21 Cuba issues prepaid cards in Freely Convertible Currency marketed by the financial entity Casas de Cambio de Cuba (Cadeca) Read more
HAVANA, Apr. 21st. Military cooperation between Russia and Cuba is developing successfully, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday. Read more
HAVANA, April 20th A severe local storm in Havana left heavy hail Thursday, some larger than the size of a chickpea; The forecast center of the Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) in Cuba also reported. Read more
HAVANA, April 19th Cuba’s National Assembly ratified President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Wednesday for a new five-year term, in a decision to maintain continuity as the island faces a deep economic crisis. Read more
HAVANA, Apr 19 A fair for entrepreneurs in Havana presented projects for the production of local wines that favor distribution in the tourism sector, a statement from the organizers said today. Read more
HAVANA, Apr. 19th “Between 11 in the morning and one in the afternoon you have to disconnect the central electricity and have zero consumption.” Read more
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