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The true treasure of Guanahacabibes

The true treasure of Guanahacabibes

For more than two centuries, the Guanahacabibes Peninsula was a land of pirates. Taking advantage of its solitude and its enviable geographical position – situated on the obligatory shipping route of the ships that carried the riches of South America to Spain – the story goes that the most terrifying of sea robbers, who once plagued the Caribbean, hid out […]

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Defending the future

Defending the future

Dedicated to the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 42nd National Youth Seminar on José Martí Studies is taking place in Camagüey, with some 100 children, adolescents, and youth from most of the country’s provinces in attendance. Running through January 21, the city’s major cultural institutions are welcoming this new wave of scholars investigating the life and work […]

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Cuba: Best low birth weight rate in the region

Cuba: Best low birth weight rate in the region

Cuba has best low birth weight rate in the region (5.3%) according to the Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Meanwhile, exclusive breastfeeding, recommended for the first six months of the infant’s life, has significantly increased on the island: from 26.4% […]

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Good land is cultivated

Good land is cultivated

Yesterday, January 18, José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, reiterated here that if progress is to be made in food production, better use of the land must be achieved, noting that more resources have been made available to farmers with the expectation of higher […]

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Fidel’s infinite confidence in victory

Fidel’s infinite confidence in victory

Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz’s strategic vision and infinite confidence in victory, were highlighted during the ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the attack on the La Plata Garrison, in an act held at the site of the Rebel Army’s first victory and presided by Comandantes of the Revolution and decorated heroes of the Republic of Cuba Ramiro Valdés […]

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U.S. imposes more fines to enforce the blockade

U.S. imposes more fines to enforce the blockade

On January 12 and 13, 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed fines on the nonprofit organization Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy (ARCP) and the Canadian bank Toronto Dominion (TD), for $10,000 and $955,750, respectively, for alleged violations of blockade regulations. According to a report from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), between August of 2010 and September of 2011, […]

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Tributes to Fidel as part of Cuban Science Day celebrations

Tributes to Fidel as part of Cuban Science Day celebrations

Various activities were held on the occasion of Cuban Science Day in Villa Clara, the province chosen to host this year’s national celebrations given its results in the field. The event featured a heartfelt tribute to Fidel, the father of Cuban scientific development. During a panel discussion entitled “Fidel, our greatest scientist,” in which Dr. Sergio Rodríguez, director of the […]

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Raul Castro meets US Chamber of Commerce President

Raul Castro meets US Chamber of Commerce President

Cuban President Raul Castro met on Friday in Havana with visiting Thomas Donohue, president of the US Chamber of Commerce. The meeting focused on issues of bilateral interest for both nations, according to a report by Granma newspaper. Donohue also held talks here with government vice-president and Economy minister Ricardo Cabrisas, with Foreign Investment minister Rodrigo Malmierca and by Finance […]

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Revolutionary Government Declaration

Revolutionary Government Declaration

An important step forward in improving bilateral relations occurred this January 12 with the signing of an agreement between the governments of Cuba and the United States, which entered into effect this same day, intended to guarantee regular, safe, and ordered migration. With this agreement, eliminated is the policy known as “wet foot-dry foot” and the temporary admission parole program […]

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Cuba to host International Symposium on Gender Violence

Cuba to host International Symposium on Gender Violence

With the aim of promoting scientific debate and facilitating alliances between national and global institutions, the 2nd International Symposium on Gender Violence, Prostitution, Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Persons “Berta Cáceres in memoriam” will be held in Havana from June 23 – 25. Mariela Castro Espín, director of the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), speaking at a press conference […]

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Obama announces an end to preferential treatment of Cuban migrants

Obama announces an end to preferential treatment of Cuban migrants

This January 12, theWhite House published a statement by outgoing U.S President Barack Obama on the ending of the so-called “wet-foot/dry foot” policy and the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program, both of which offer preferential treatment to Cuban migrants, encouraging unsafe and disorderly migration. The statement reads as follows: Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy Today, the United […]

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Caring for Cuba’s aging population

Caring for Cuba’s aging population

There are 274 Older Adult Community Centers and one social worker for every 600 families in Cuba. The country’s Social Welfare system provides support to seniors. Given Cuba’s social policy, which centers on the needs of the people, the country is facing a marked process of population aging, requiring specialized attention for citizens 60 years of age and older. Older […]

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