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July 2018

Cuba Offers Dive Sites this Summer

Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The various companies that serve tourism in Cuba motivate travelers today to make trips linked to the sea, which include the practice of diving and snorkeling. Cuba has very well conserved sites and attractive places for the nautical activity, with scenarios that attract very much the most adventurous and interested persons in diving.

The list of spaces for this practice is wide, with Isla de la Juventud, Cayo Largo del Sur, in the southwestern portion of the island; Maria La Gorda, the northern coast of Havana, Varadero, Zapata peninsula, Santiago de Cuba, North of Camagüey, Holguin, or Jardines del Rey and Jardines de la Reina, among the most popular sites.
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Hotel Industry of Eastern Cuba Reinforces its Quality Standards

Havana, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The hotel industry in the eastern region of Cuba is seeking to strengthen quality and provide significant examples to benefit the satisfaction of its guests from all over the world.

One of the most recent examples of this is Bayamo, the capital of Granma province, where for the third time the Hotel Royalton has been granted the status of Quality Leader Collective.

This recognition is granted jointly by the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) and the sector’s union.

Cuba Deems As Vital to Advance in CELAC-EU Cooperation

Brussels, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Abelardo Moreno today deemed as vital to advance in cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) despite the differences between the two regions.
When speaking at the second CELAC-EU ministerial meeting, the Vice Minister assured that it is possible to identify points of convergence such as the proliferation of protectionist measures, the extraterritorial application of national legislations and the defense of multilateralism.
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“Savax”: a new Cuban vaccine against solid tumors – Via El Nuevo Dia


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“Savax” is the commercial name of the drug, which is in the second phase of tests to check its effectiveness on ovarian and hepatic tumors, the official Juventud Rebelde newspaper reported.

“Almost five years later, not only was the increase in the life expectancy of these patients confirmed, some of which still live, but the total reduction of tumors in four of them”

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Vietnamese, Cuban women vow to tighten bilateral friendship


NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) have agreed to intensify cooperation to further tighten the Vietnam-Cuba friendship. The agreement was reached by VWU President Nguyen Thi Thu Ha and FMC Secretary General Teresa Amarelle Boué during Ha’s working visit to Cuba from July 7-13. They shared targets and achievements in women empowerment as well as challenges facing the two organisations.  Continue reading “Vietnamese, Cuban women vow to tighten bilateral friendship”

Cuba’s New Constitution Will Recognize Private Property: Report


Cuba will officially recognize private property under a new constitution that also creates the position of prime minister alongside the president, state media reported on Saturday.  Cuba’s current constitution only recognizes state, cooperative, farmer, personal and joint-venture property.

But former President Raul Castro’s market reforms, aimed at boosting the economy and making socialism more sustainable, prompted hundreds of thousands of Cubans to become self-employed since 2010, in new privately-owned businesses ranging from restaurants to beauty salons.  Ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma published a summary of the new constitution on Saturday, saying a draft it had seen included 224 articles, up from 137 previously.  Continue reading “Cuba’s New Constitution Will Recognize Private Property: Report”

Watson Homers as USA Concludes Summer Tour


HAVANA – Zach Watson (LSU) hit a home run and Adley Rutschman (Oregon State) drove in two runs but it wasn’t enough as four different players for Cuba recorded three RBIs each to defeat the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in the final game of its summer tour, 15-4, at Estadio Latinoamericano on Saturday.

Team USA finishes the summer with a final record of 12-3, including series wins over Chinese Taipei, Japan, and Cuba. It has now won its last seven series dating back to the 2016 campaign. Against Cuba, the U.S. has now claimed the past four series, including a pair of series in both Cuba (2016, 2018) and the United States (2015, 2017).  Continue reading “Watson Homers as USA Concludes Summer Tour”

Two Gold Medals for Cuban Group in South Africa Choir Games

By Ilsa Rodriguez Santana Pretoria, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban women’s group Ensemble Vocal Luna today won its second gold medal at the Olympics of Choir Games in South Africa, this time in the category of female chamber choirs.
The victory of Vocal Luna in the two categories competing in the 10th edition of these games, which is held for the first time in the African continent, places the 14-singer group led by Wilma Verrier among the best in the world.
In statements to Prensa Latina, the director expressed the joy, pride and satisfaction for the recognition received, which they did not expect, she said. We considered that our prize had been to arrive at the Choir Games, to present ourselves on a stage of this high level, to share with the best groups worldwide, but we never thought that we could win against choirs of 40, 50 and 60 members, she assured.
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Cuban Journalists Discuss on Socialist Press Model

Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The 10th Congress of the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC) continued today in this capital with a debate on the socialist press model and its updating on the island.
The director of the International Institute of Journalism Jose Marti, Ariel Terrero, led the debate with the presentation of the paper ‘The Press Model Cuba Dreams With.’

Terrero pointed out the need for socialism to build a more truthful, attractive and higher-quality press than in capitalism, in line with the information needs of human beings. In this regard, he urged the media and its professionals to commit themselves to a model capable of timely reporting to the people and defending the national identity and culture, independence, sovereignty and dignity of Cuba.

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