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How do elections work in Cuba ?


Partial elections + elections of delegates to Provincial Assemblies + elections of deputies to National Assembly = General elections

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Via Granma

THE Cuban election system is different from all others that exist around the world, and is young institutionally. Established in the 1976 Constitution, which took effect on February 24 that year, the People’s Power structure has been in place for more than 40 years.
Among the elements that characterize elections here is the term unity, essential for the protection of the country’s independence. The country is led by a single party, that is not electoral in nature, does not nominate candidates, but serves as the guiding force in state affairs and society.


The Cuban electoral system is governed by the Constitution; Law No. 72 from October 29, 1992; the 2007 Electoral Law and Decree Law No. 248, on the voter registry.

Two types of elections exist, partial and general.

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Discovering Cuba (I): Camaguey

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Camaguey it is the province with the largest area in Cuba.

Before the current political-administrative division it included the territories of the provinces of Ciego de Avila, part of Sancti Spiritus and Las Tunas.

Also called the “City of the Tinajones” because of the proliferation of these huge clay pots, Camaguey (named after 1903) has a unique urban pattern formed by narrow and tortuous streets that invariably flow into big and small squares and preserved buildings of outstanding historical-cultural and architectural values.

Blessed with beautiful beaches and keys is undoubtedly one of the most attractive tourist sites for those who want to visit the city.

Learn more about this place HERE

Standing with Arkansas Farmers and Ranchers – Via Newton County Times

Original Post HERE

As the economy continues to grow in Arkansas, it is important to remember that agriculture continues to be our Number 1 industry. Today, I want to take a moment to thank our farmers for all they do for Arkansas. Farming isn’t easy, but important work never is.


I grew up on a poultry and cattle farm and, as a boy, I saw the hard work it took to make a living off the farm.


I’ve seen first-hand what it takes to plant, raise and harvest a crop. I know the challenge of raising livestock to maturity for market. More importantly, I know the work and investment our farmers carry out every day.

Arkansas’s agriculture has a $20 billion economic impact in the state each year. And that number has the potential to grow.

Since I took office in 2015, I’ve traveled the globe to help open additional markets for our state’s agricultural producers, including trade missions to Cuba and China and Europe.


As a result, we’ve brought back a handful of Chinese companies that will directly benefit our cotton and timber industries. And shortly after I returned from Cuba, the Cuban government ordered 4,500 tons of poultry from Arkansas companies.

As governor, not only do I make it a priority to stay abreast of the challenges that our farming community faces, but I have been — and will continue to be — a vocal advocate for Arkansas agriculture on the national and international stage. After all, farming isn’t just a pastime for Arkansans but rather a vital part of who we are as a state.

That’s why, at the National Governor’s Association meeting last summer, I took the opportunity to stress the importance of agricultural trade for our state with President Trump. It’s the reason I met with Vice President Pence to discuss North American trade. And it’s why my office facilitated two visits from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in less than a year so he could see — and hear — first-hand the issues facing our famers and ranchers.


Earlier this week, I spent a couple days in New York pitching our state to companies as a great place to do business. While I was there, I gave several interviews to editors, reporters and anchors from different national news organizations touting our economic development efforts. Those interviews are an effective way to spread the good word about Arkansas.

One of the subjects of interest to reporters was NAFTA – the North American Free Trade Agreement – which needs to be modernized but its continuance is essential for Arkansas and the rest of the nation. My message was clear: As the United States considers the future of NAFTA, the nation must be careful that it does not harm global trade. Arkansas must be able to continue its access to North American markets unimpeded by unfair trade barriers, which would inflict serious harm on Arkansas’s agriculture, retail and manufacturing sectors.


That message is especially important when you look at the statistics.In 2016, Arkansas’s agricultural exports to Mexico and Canada alone, including poultry, rice, soybeans and cotton, totaled $357 million. Our total exports worldwide in 2016 came in at $1 billion.

Additionally, Mexico and Canada consume nearly 30 percent of all U.S. rice exports.


I have always stood with our famers, and I will continue to advocate for their interests, because their interests are our interests. When Arkansas’s agriculture industry succeeds, our state succeeds.


I am grateful for the farmers and ranchers who built agriculture into our top industry and for those who keep it there.

WA needs trade with Cuba – Via Spokesman


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In December 2017, my wife and I led a trip to Cuba to study the Cuban health care system, musical and culinary cultures.

As I was boarding the plane to return, I began a conversation with the gentleman behind me. He told me he was there monthly as he was mission head of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the island. I asked him about the decades-long Cuban embargo, which at that point the Obama administration was loosening but still greatly impacted American exports to Cuba. I asked him how that might impact Washington state. He replied:

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Cuba has invested around 300 million USD a year in developing high standard infrastructure / ZED Mariel


Containers Terminal: Mariel Containers Terminal is the most modern in the region, located in a deep water port and designed to operate Neo Panamax vessels. Its current annual capacity is 822 thousand TEUs.

Roads: The Zone is interconnected internally and with the rest of the national territory through primary, secondary and tertiary roads.

Railway: The new double track railway, which began operations in July 2014 for the transportation of cargo and passengers, links with the rest of the national railway network.

Info communications

  • Connection by optic fiber
  • Broadband Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • ETECSA Commercial Office


  • 46 784 m² roofed warehouses
  • 30 000 m² open warehouses
  • 8 500 m³ refrigerated warehouses

Trade Center

  • Office space to rent available.
  • Commercial offices
  • Restaurant
  • Cafeteria

Electricity and public lightning: ZED Mariel is connected to the national grid by two circuits and has several electric substations. The current available installed power is 130 MWh and we promote the installation of solar panels on the roofs to contribute to Cuba’s goal of generating 24% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. The urbanized area has public lightning .

Aqueduct and sewerage: Water supply, sewage and rain drainage networks have been developed. Current water availability is 300 liters per second.

Waste treatment: There are modern treatment plants for non-harmful liquid waste, located in various areas, in accordance with the nature of the waste generated in each area. A comprehensive system of solid waste management is currently being designed.

To date 33 users, whose products and services will supply the national and international markets, have been approved in the economic enclave known as the Mariel Special Development Zone as it aspires to become a regional reference for foreign investment.

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Cuba: effects of climate change for 2020


Original Post in Auca

Cuban scientists prepare a new report with updated data on the inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, in view of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for 2020. This was announced at a press conference by Eduardo Planos, one of the leaders of this project. These results, compiled in the Third National Communication, will be presented to the UNFCCC by the end of the decade. These are Cuba’s commitments to face this global phenomenon. It also includes mitigation and adaptation measures; as well as others associated with education, awareness and technology transfer, he said.

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The Cuban editorial movement is celebrating


  1. Havana Book Fair 2017
  2. #Filcuba 2018 PDF
  3. #Filcuba 2018 Official Site



Digital 2017 Global Overview: Cuba was the fastest growing country in social networks

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Growth of new users in the networks-with more than 2.7 million new users and 365% increase over the previous year-and the use of mobile phones to access social networks -2.6 million new users and an increase in 385%

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