The Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus, was granted the Quality Leader Award, in its sixth edition, by the National Trade Union of Hotels and Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism, said officials from that entity.
The only five-star hotel located in a city in central Cuba, won the prize because of its contributions to the economy as well as the high levels of efficiency in customer service.
It was known that in order to receive this distinction a full evaluation was carried out as well as surveys of foreign and national guests, which are included in specialized websites such as Tripadvisor.
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Nestled between the crowded Havana streets, just where the neighborhoods of Centro Habana, Cerro and Habana Vieja converge, a space regains its vitality for the happiness of their citizens. Almost a century after its founding, the “Mercado Único de La Habana” – popularly known as “Cuatro Caminos” – promises to once again welcome the “pregones” and smells of the centenary place, at its best one of the most famous shopping plazas in the city.
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During the past few months, the U.S. State Department has been concocting a new pretext to affect bilateral diplomatic relations, associated to the granting of the diplomatic and official visas required by the staff of the respective embassies in Washington and Havana to perform their duties. The maneuver consists of claiming that Cuba is hindering the granting of visas for designated officials at the U.S. embassy in Cuba, which allegedly hinders the work of that diplomatic mission.
In doing so, the State Department deliberately conceals the fact that it was the U.S. government that unilaterally decided to downsize its staff in Havana in September, 2017, including particularly the staff in charge of consular services, with the consequent encumbrance for Cuban and U.S. citizens who depend on those services. The U.S. government decided to arbitrarily and unjustly expel 15 Cuban diplomatic officials from the Cuban embassy in Washington in October of that same year.
Since that date, the work of both diplomatic missions has been affected by these unilateral decisions. Likewise, the granting of the visas required by the staff of the respective embassies has been subject to whimsical approvals and delays by the State Department.
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The Commission was informed of results from the recently concluded popular consultation, during which 133, 681 meetings were held, with 8,945,521 persons attending.
In these meetings, 1,706,872 citizens spoke, making 783,174 proposals, (666,995 modifications, 32,149 additions, 45,548 eliminations, and 38,482 requests for clarification).
In 1953, there were only 403 woman doctors in Cuba for 6.5 percent of all the doctors in the island. However, since 1959 until the 2017 Cuban universities graduated 331,518 doctors, many of them women.
One of the graduates in 1964 was Pura Aviles Cruz (born in 1935) who become an outstanding Assistant and Consulting Professor on Medical Sciences at the Provincial Teaching Hospital of Holguin V. I. Lenin.
Second Degree Specialist on Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Intensive Care, Dr. Aviles was conferred the award of Labor Heroine of the Republic of Cuba, and was also elected to serve at the National Assembly in the 7th Legislature (2008-2013). Many others have followed her footsteps. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez recently highlighted that Cuban woman doctors have not hesitated when asked to work in places of extreme poverty in the shanty towns of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador de Bahia and in 34 Special Indigenous Districts of Brazil’s Amazonia.
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