Conservative, but inexorably modern, medieval, and Mediterranean – modest and proud at the same time – the city celebrates its 505th anniversary this June 4, committed to maintaining its beauty, preserving its patrimony, and honoring its residents’ valor.
According to the most persistent historians, the villa was founded on the banks of the Tuinucú River, between two valleys that would later be called El Fraile and Pueblo Viejo, although within a few years a move was made toward the Yayabo, where the city took root, became involved in national life, was awarded its status as a city by Royal Order in 1867, and became provincial capital in 1976.
While in the Havana Convention Center in extraordinary session the deputies will perform such a solemn act, on social networks, all those who feel patriotic will be able to reaffirm “the decision of our people to continue the historical legacy of the Mambises and support Socialism “, As stressed by the call of the highest legislative body.
Through the official account @AsambleaCuba , -says the call- we will share from 9:00 am on that day, and until 12:00 pm, the reasons that make us celebrate, with special pride, this date of great historical significance and politics for our nation, with the hashtags # Guáimaro150 # NuevaConstitución and #SomosContinuidad.
After a decrease in stay over traffic from the U.S. in 2018, U.S. travel to Cuba this year is expected to increase, according to a recent survey of U.S. tour operators and other travel providers by the Center for Responsible Travel (Crest).
Travel to Cuba was hurt by U.S. policy changes in June 2017 that tightened the embargo and closed the loophole for individual travelers, followed by the State Department’s travel advisory in September that cautioned U.S. visitors to reconsider travel to the island.
U.S. stay over visitors dropped from 447,683 in 2017 to 297,360 in 2018.
Cuba will send a field hospital to Mozambique to reinforce health care there with Cuban doctors deployed in that African country …
The aid will be sent in the coming hours and the hospital has the necessary logistics and personnel to support Mozambicans …
Last week, several regions of Mozambique were hit by cyclone Idai, with winds packing 170 kilometers per hour and heavy rains that left so far over 400 deaths, 110,000 homeless people and significant material losses.
The visit will include talks with the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and is indicative of the positive relations shared by Cuba and the United Kingdom, first established in 1902, and which both countries are interested in strengthening in all arenas, including energy, agriculture, health, and education.
Embarked upon overthrowing Venezuela’s socialist government, the U.S. government now renews efforts to squash Cuba. The U.S. record of implacable hostility features terror attacks, military invasion, germ warfare, internal subversion, and almost 60 years of U.S. economic blockade. Devoid of natural resources ready for U.S. plunder, Cuba offends by having defended socialism and national independence. Now Title III of the U.S. 1996 Helms Burton Act joins an arsenal of weapons employed in what Cubans regard as genocidal aggression.
Helms Burton is complex but centers on tightening the economic blockade; preparing for a transition government; and by means of Title III, inflicting suffering and destabilization. The latter is taking place now in Venezuela, by other means.
Just like this entire, inappropriately named law – Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 – Title III of the Helms Burton Act is absolutely illegal, not only in terms of international law, but also with respect to constitutionality, process, and judicial competence. It allows U.S. citizens who were the object of nationalizations of expropriations of assets valued at more than 50,000 dollars – undertaken in accordance with Cuban law beginning January 1, 1959 – to present claims before U.S. courts against persons who “traffic” with their former properties, with no regard for the reasons or basic foundations of nationalization processes. Among these is the exclusive competency in such matters of courts in the expropriating country, as established in Resolution 1803 (XVII) approved by the United Nations General Assembly, December 14, 1962, entitled Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources, which stipulates, “In any case where the question of compensation gives rise to a controversy, the national jurisdiction of the State taking such measures shall be exhausted. However, upon agreement by sovereign States and other parties concerned, settlement of the dispute should be made through arbitration or international adjudication.”