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What do Cuban and Belizean fishers have in common? More than meets the eye – Via blogs.edf.org

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Cuba and Belize are connected by more than ocean currents. They share critical ecosystems like mangroves and coral reefs, and both countries have made major strides in fisheries management and coral reef conservation and are currently working to renew and strengthen their fisheries laws and policies. They also share challenges facing their fisheries—including managing complex fisheries that catch dozens of species all together—rather than targeting just one or two.

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French Foreign Minister: We Want to Be Cuba’s Partner

a67ef7f24f8a97b76c26616f0f2eec5f_lThe French minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, expressed his government”s interest in becoming Cuba”s partner in the framework of the Caribbean island”s update of its economic model. After touring Old Havana, the foreign minister repeated France’s intention to reinforce bilateral ties with Cuba.

In statements to the National TV News, the head of French diplomacy commented that President Emmanuel Macron asked him to convey a message to his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Diaz-Canel, and to tell him that France wants to maintain the dynamics of existing relations. We have exceptional ties that were consolidated during then President Raul Castro’s visit to France in 2016.
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Mali Receives 30 Sports Medicine Scholarships from Cuba

0-0maliMali”s government received 30 scholarships from Cuba for the study of Sports Medicine by young people who will travel to the Caribbean country from next September, according to a bilateral agreement announced today.
Signed by the Malian Minister of Sports, Jean-Claude Sidibe, and the Cuban ambassador Carlos Gutierrez, the document includes another 10 scholarships granted by Havana for Malian coaches of several sports disciplines.
Sidibe welcomed the sports cooperation between Cuba and Mali, one of the African states to which the Cuban government offers assistance in that field.

Brock University student digs her way through Cuban history

caroline-joveticGetting her hands dirty in a 19th century Cuban slave plantation while on her first archeological dig, Brock University Classics student Caroline Jovetic got some real hands-on experience.”It was definitely the most challenging thing I’ve ever done,” said Jovetic about digging daily in 40 C weather through the soil of one of Cuba’s first coffee farms.

The slave plantation was built in 1813 and is now a Cuban national historic site. Jovetic, who is going into her second year of university, was one of nine Canadian students to travel to Cuba for an anthropology field course offered through Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. She was the only student from Ontario.

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Cuban Choral Performing in South Africa in Mandela’s Honor

cuba-mandela-homenaje2Pretoria, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban choral group Ensemble Vocal Luna returned today to this capital from the province of Limpopo, after its participation in a tribute to the centenary of the legendary fighter Nelson Mandela. Vocal Luna won two gold medals last week in its first appearance at the 10th edition of the Choral Olympics, which debut on the African continent in Pretoria.
In Limpopo, the 14-singer group directed by Wilmia Verrier participated in a concert in the library of Polokwane, organized by its Choral Society, with 10 sets to pay tribute to Mandela, the first black president and considered the father of democracy in South Africa.  Continue reading “Cuban Choral Performing in South Africa in Mandela’s Honor”

Cuban Trained medical doctors graduation

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A total of 57 graduates from the University of Villa Clara in Cuba received their medical degrees at the 9th Cuban Trained Medical Doctors Graduation Ceremony hosted by Stellenbosch University (SU) on behalf of the South African Department of Health in the Endler Hall, Konservatorium (Conservatoire of Music) at Stellenbosch University (SU) today (17 July).

These graduates are among more than 800 students who benefitted from the Nelson Mandela/ Fidel Castro Medical Collaboration Programme between South Africa and Cuba that started in 1997. The aim of the programme is to address the shortage of medical practitioners in historically disadvantaged areas as well as to improve human resource workforce capacity and strengthen the health care system in South Africa.

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Cuba’s Biopharmaceutical Industry Develops over 400 Projects

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Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Several research projects are developed by the Cuban biopharmaceutical industry, including those aimed at preventing and treating neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, according to officials from the sector. Characterized by its closed cycle line, from invention and development to production and marketing, the entity works on 422 projects, 393 of them are product-oriented and 29 technological, all under the aegis of the Group of Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries of Cuba (BioCubafarma).

In a meeting with the press, its director Eduardo Martinez explained that one of the entity´s megaprojects is the program of therapeutic molecules for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ataxia and multiple sclerosis. NeuroEpo is the name of this product developed by the Molecular Immunology Center, one of the 34 companies affiliated to BioCubafarma.
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Cuba’s Contest Invites to Make Fusion of Cuban and UK Music

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Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A national contest for young Disc Jockeys calls on participants to mix the current underground music of the United Kingdom with Cuban elements of any genre and time.
With the support of the British Council in Cuba, Radio Taino radio station called the second edition of the Djs’ Music Contest, which will admit works until August 20. According to a joint statement, the creators can compete with several works in mp3 format of up to 10 minutes, to be delivered at the headquarters of Radio Taino, located at the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television, in this capital.
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EU and CELAC Urge Ending US Blockade on Cuba

celac-ueBrussels, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) reiterated today the rejection of the US blockade against Cuba, as it constitutes a unilateral coercive measure with extraterritorial effect contrary to international law.
This was indicated in the final declaration of the second bi-regional ministerial summit that ended Tuesday in Brussels, in which high representatives of the 33 countries of the CELAC and the 28 of the EU participated.

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