Via Granma – More than 400 young people and experts participated in the “Thinking the Americas” Youth Forum, held at the University of Havana, as part of activities in the lead up to the 8th Summit of the Americas.
CUBA has a lot to show the world and to be proud of, as noted by more than 400 young people and experts who participated in the “Thinking the Americas” Youth Forum, held at the University of Havana, as part of activities in the lead up to the 8th Summit of the Americas.
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It’s incredible. Here we are fifteen months into the horrific, arch-plutocratic right-wing Donald Trump presidency and still the United States (U.S.) has done nothing to protect its elections and its broader political culture from the vicious oligarchs who have subverted U.S. “democracy.”
The 2018 mid-term Congressional elections are only months away. Major party primary races are in full swing right now. Is the nation really going to stand by twiddling its thumbs while more U.S. elections and the nation’s politics are hijacked by kleptocratic interlopers and the treasonous politicos who collude with them? Time is running out!
No, I’m not talking about Russian hackers, schemers, and bots.
Sorry, this isn’t MSDNC, I mean MSNBC.
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Via Latin Press
Under the heading ‘Hawks make nest,’ the publication recalls the recent changes in the command of the State Department, Mike Pompeo for Rex Tillerson, and the National Security Council, John Bolton for H.R. McMaster, and shows details of his political background.
In the case of Bolton, it points out that he was one of the main promoters of the war in Iraq, unhesitatingly supports military attacks as a preventive strategy and accused Cuba of making biological weapons and passing them on to terrorists.
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Health experts had registered a total 253 suicide cases; the majority of victims, roughly 86 percent, were men aged between 55 and 69.
Six months since Puerto Rico was torn apart by Hurricane Maria, suicide rates continue to soar as the island struggles to regain its footing.
According to reports, following 2017’s natural disasters on September 20, the number of suicides spiked were seen to spike by nearly 30 percent, the Puerto Rican Department of Health announced.
In 2016, there were 196 victims of suicide registered, the lowest rate recorded in twenty years. However, one year later, health experts had registered a total 253 suicide cases, the highest rate since 2013. The majority of victims, roughly 86 percent, were men aged between 55 and 69.
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Related: Apisun Cuba Honey
Given its healing properties, different uses in food or as a raw material in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, honey is a product in high demand internationally.
Its consolidation as an exportable item has determined increasing efforts in Cuba to improve knowledge and training among beekeepers, in pursuit of more efficient handling of this product. In this sense, the Cuban Apiculture Company has drawn up strategies that are based, above all, on direct contact with producers.
It is under such premises that work is undertaken in the Las Tunas Apiculture Basic Enterprise Unit (UEB). The distribution of manuals of good practice for individual and collective training and manufacturing, as well as “honey plenaries,” are among the tools available to beekeepers to ensure three essential elements: productivity, quality, and safety.
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The year’s first million visitors have arrived in Cuba, as the country looks to welcome five million in 2018, an increase on the order of 6% – Via Granma Cuba
CUBA was hit hard less than six months ago by a hurricane that caused considerable damage to the country’s four principal tourist destinations. It is the only island nation in the world which, by law, U.S. citizens are not allowed to visit as tourists, and figures among the countries which Washington has singled out with travel advisories, recommending that travelers “reconsider” visiting.
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Apparently, the first selfie in history was taken in December 1920, on the terrace of the Marceau photo studio in New York. The image shows five men, photographers of the Byron company who, at that time, did not imagine that they were portraying a historical moment.
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