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Tales From the Crypt by Jeffrey St. Clair – CounterPunch

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With his customary bravado Donald Trump boasted that the TV audience for his first State of the Union address was the largest in history. This extravagant assertion was soon swatted down by none other than Fox News, which cited at least five other SOTUs speeches with bigger ratings since 1992, including Obama’s final bland monologue in 2016.

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#UnblockCuba / #Cuba Looks to Reduce #Blockade Effects on its Financial System – Via Latin Press

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That measure against Cuba of the government of the United States creates great uncertainty in financial institutions of third countries in their relations with Cuba, assured Martinez to a question from Prensa Latinak after presiding yesterday a ceremony of awards to workers of the sector as part of the Cuban Bank Workers Day.

That situation ratified with the new administration of president Donald Trump, leads us to reduce the impact in order that Cuba can recover its earnings from exports and pay commitments with entities of third countries, as the blockade reduces operations for our Banks, she argued.

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#UnblockCuba / #US foreign policy represents a flagrant & systematic violation of #humanrights & remains as the most unfair, severe & prolonged #blockade in the world – Via Telesur English

The Benefits of Laughter: An Effective, Free Stress Fighter / We all need more vitamin L every day :) – Via www.wiseinsights.net

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Most everyone loves a good laugh. Well, except certain grumpy, uptight people who never smile… you know who you are 🙁

But did you know that laughter has many, many health benefits, too? This includes dealing with stress.

Over 350 studies have established a ton of benefits that come to us when we laugh. There are just 4 benefits in particular that might surprise you.

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#DaysOfAction – The #US #Blockade and the Endless Resistance – Via Radio Rebelde Cuba

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On the upcoming October 31st, the international community will vote for the seventh occasion the first text where it is proven that the U.S. blockade on Cuba for nearly 60 years will keep and continuing damages to the Cuban people and hindering the nation’s development.

Since 1992, Cuba presents before the United Nations General Assembly a bill on a resolution that demands the end of the U.S. economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by successive US governments.

Continue reading “#DaysOfAction – The #US #Blockade and the Endless Resistance – Via Radio Rebelde Cuba”

#Investment in #Cuban #tourism continues to grow – Via @Granma_Digital + @MeliaCuba

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Related: NEW MELIÁ HOTELS IN CUBA: MUCH MORE THAN JUST SPECTACULAR BEACHES

NEW HOTELS IN CIENFUEGOS:

Meliá San Carlos

The hotel building is an architectural treasure and an important part of Cuban heritage. After a significant investment in renovation it now reopens as the Meliá San Carlos Hotel. Located in the historical heart of the city of Cienfuegos, it provides 56 modern and comfortable rooms, a lobby bar, snack bar and impressive roof garden with outstanding views over the city .

La Unión Hotel by Meliá Hotels International

La Union Hotel is located in the historic heart of Cienfuegos and provides 49 comfortable rooms. Once its thorough renovation is completed, it will reopen as the new Meliá La Unión.

Jagua Hotel by Meliá Hotels International

The Jagua Hotel was the first hotel opened after the events of 1959 and offers 174 comfortable rooms and 3 villas with all the facilities expected of a small hotel. Once its renovation is completed, it will reopen as the Innside Cienfuegos Jagua.

HOTELS IN CAMAGÜEY:

Hotel Colón by Meliá Hotels International

The Colón Hotel, located in the historic heart of Camagüey provides 58 rooms in an outstanding old colonial building with a beautiful interior courtyard. Once renovation work is completed, it will reopen as the Meliá Colón.

Gran Hotel by Meliá Hotels International

The iconic Gran Hotel is located in the historic heart of Camagüey. It provides 72 rooms and will be rebranded as the Meliá Gran Hotel on completion of its renovation.

FUTURE OPENINGS 2018

IN VARADERO:

Meliá Internacional

The opening of the iconic Meliá Internacional in Varadero will be a milestone for the hotel industry in Cuba. Overlooking the beach in Varadero, this majestic hotel will provide 934 rooms as well as exclusive services in “The Level” and “The Level adults only” designed to satisfy the needs of all types of guest. Superior quality dining facilities will include ten restaurants, two buffets, fourteen bars, ice cream bar, market grill … as well as exclusive services such as YHI Spa, Casa del Habano and a Convention Centre.

IN CAYO SANTA MARÍA:

Paradisus Los Cayos

The Paradisus Los Cayos Hotel will become our fourth Paradisus resort on the island of Los Cayos, located in a truly unique natural environment. The resort has been built using the latest state-of-the-art technology and design and will offer exclusive Royal Service and Family Concierge areas designed to satisfy the most discerning guests. The hotel will also provide eight restaurants, five cafeterias and fifteen bars, as well as exceptional facilities for meetings and events.

By the end of this year, the Meliá chain will have investments in 34 hotels in the country, with 14,661 rooms. The Spanish company, present in Cuban tourism for more than 28 years, will close 2018 with significant growth in both new hotels and new, attractive locations.

Continue reading “#Investment in #Cuban #tourism continues to grow – Via @Granma_Digital + @MeliaCuba”

October 20th – the #Cuban National Anthem was sung for the first time – @EcuRedOficial

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The date was instituted in commemoration of one of the most important events in the island history, the intonation for the first time of the Cuban National Anthem, La Bayamesa, as it was called by the people when the troops commanded by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes released the city of Bayamo of the domain of the Spanish troops.

On October 20th, 1868,  the Anthem of Bayamo presided over all the acts of the Cuban independence movement, and over time, has transcended to the present as a symbol of the Fatherland and concrete expression of the patriotic character of the Cuban people .

That’s why October 20th is consider as the “Day of Cuban Culture”

 

Ottobock: The alliance between #Cuba and the German company – A new era in orthopedic technology

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The collaborative alliance between Cuba and the German company Ottobock has allowed for access to knowledge and the transfer of technology, with the purpose of improving the quality of life of Cuban patients via orthopedic technology.

This was stated by Mileydys Salermo Torres, resident in the eastern province of Holguín, who received a prosthesis for her right leg, as one of the first 13 beneficiaries of the “Cuba in Motion” project, initiated in 2016 and sponsored by the German firm and the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap).

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#UnblockCuba – The @floridaaquarium Renews Historic Partnership with #Cuba to Protect #CoralReefs / Via Florida Trend

Tampa – The Florida Aquarium has signed another historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Acuario Nacional de Cuba (National Aquarium of Cuba) which focuses on coral reef protection and restoration.  The partnership, which started in 2015, is the only official agreement between the Acuario Nacional de Cuba and any aquarium or AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) institute in the United States.
Continue reading “#UnblockCuba – The @floridaaquarium Renews Historic Partnership with #Cuba to Protect #CoralReefs / Via Florida Trend”

#HavanaFilmFestival2018 to Present Honour Coral Award – Via Latin Press

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Havana Film Festival Official Site

The Havana Film Festival will present the Honour Coral Award and the Special Coral in its 40th edition, announced the organizers of the event scheduled to be held from December 6 to 16.

These awards recognize personalities with a relevant professional trajectory linked to the cinema and, in the case of the Special Prize, to institutions with a valuable contribution to the seventh art.

The event was founded in 1979 as the New Latin American International Film Festival in Havana

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