Investment in #Cuban tourism on the rise #FitCuba2019 / May 2019


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As part of an ambitious Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) development plan through 2030, this year some 3,805 hotel rooms should be completed across the country and another 5,000 will be renovated and improved.

Currently, according to José R. Daniel Alonso, Mintur’s general director of development, investment by Cuban state enterprises and international companies are both being promoted to expand lodging capacity.

“We are doing so in important tourist poles like Varadero, where there is investment by the Almest furniture enterprise and Mintur’s real estate company, Inmotur. In this case, we can mention the Oasis and Varadero Internacional hotels. Meanwhile, in this destination, other investment projects are in the preparation stage,” Daniel Alonso reported.

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#MarcoRubio, between rifles and corruption Via Mambisa Cuba

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Between January and October of the year 2017, 545 children died in the United States by shooting, 274 massive shootings occurred, 46 595 incidents of violence with firearms were recorded, with 11,652 deaths and 23,516 wounded (not including 22,000 annual suicides approximately. ), according to the Gun Violence Archive (Archive of Armed Violence).

But those statistics do not change at all the Republican senator Marco Rubio who has received 3.3 million dollars from the National Rifle Association (NRA), an organization that promotes the proliferation of weapons throughout the Union with its powerful capital.

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Fake Photos of #Venezuelan #Health Situation on Social Media: AFP – Via TeleSurEnglish


A publication with ten photos that supposedly shows the health situation in Venezuela has been shared on Facebook but not all of the photos were taken in Venezuela and none of them are recent.

A total of ten pictures which show public health care situation in various parts of Venezuela have been shared through social media in the past months. According to an investigation from the French press agency (AFP), not all of the photos were taken in Venezuela and none of them are recent. This AFP expose adds to a recent flood of articles confirming assertions by the Venezuelan government that they are a victim of a concerted mainstream media and social media effort to show a country in ruins, which is not the case. The publication was shared at least 392,000 times on Facebook since February 10, 2019.

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#USA Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Farmers Export to #Cuba – Via @Engage_Cuba

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (R-AR-1) and Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) introduced the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act (H.R. 1898), legislation that would make it easier for American farmers to sell to our island neighbor by removing arbitrary restrictions on private financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. 

Cuba imports nearly 80% of its food, which amounts to almost $2 billion annually, creating a huge potential export market for American farmers only 90 miles off our shores. However, U.S. financing restrictions limit the ability of U.S. producers to compete for market share. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the proposed legislation would save U.S. taxpayers $690 million over 10 years.

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#Cuba vs illicit #drugs Confiscated in 2018 were 2,438 kilograms of illegal drugs, the majority #marijuana from drops by international traffickers which went astray, not intended for Cuba – Via Granma


Apparent in 2018 was an increase in the global threat of drug trafficking, given the rapid variation of routes, operation schemes, and methods of concealment; the negative international trend of legalizing marijuana; the continued use of traditional routes close to our national territory; in addition to the impact of criminal groups from abroad and Cuban émigrés looking to introduce drugs on the island.

Given this complex scenario, and as a result of the implementation of a drug abuse prevention and enforcement strategy, this past year Cuba confiscated 2,438 kilos of illicit substances, the majority marijuana from drops by international traffickers which went astray, not intended for the island.

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@ETECSA_Cuba + @Google Memorandum #Peering – Official Statement

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The Telecommunications Company of Cuba S.A. (ETECSA) and the US company Google signed a Memorandum of Understanding to begin the negotiation of a subsequent Internet traffic exchange agreement – technically known as Peering * a voluntary interconnection of administratively separate Internet networks for the purpose of exchanging traffic between the users of each network –  with the aim of improving the quality of access to content from Internet.

This work intention contained in the Memorandum of Understanding will be implemented when the technical conditions so permit.

The implementation of this Internet traffic exchange service is part of ETECSA’s strategy for the development and computerization of the country. This Memorandum between ETECSA and Google is preceded by the signing and start-up of the Google Global Cache service, signed in December 2016 and in operation since April 2017, with good results.

The signing of this Memorandum evidences that the interest of US companies in developing business with ETECSA is maintained. Currently, more than a dozen US companies with agreements in force, for the benefit of both parties.