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A hostile policy more harmful than a hurricane – Via Granma Cuba

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The main obstacle to the development of the Cuban economy’s potential is not related to nature but to an immoral way of doing politics: the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.

When a hurricane is identified as a threat to the island, all Cubans begin to worry. Despite measures adopted by our Civil Defense system to protect human life and material resources, it is well known that the powerful winds and rain show no mercy.

Every natural phenomenon that strikes leaves damage that must be repaired as soon as possible. Thus, some plans are put on hold to free resources for the recovery, and the state cannot move forward as fast as it would like.

Damages caused by Hurricane Irma, for example, were estimated at more than  13 billion pesos, mostly to housing, healthcare facilities, schools, agriculture, hotel infrastructure, as well as roads.

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Havana 2019: 2nd International Quality Convention

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With the aim of updating knowledge on issues of high impact for economic and technical development, the National Standardization Office of Cuba (ONN), convened today the 2nd International Quality Convention, Havana 2019.

The entity, belonging to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), reported that the appointment will take place from October 1 to 4 next year at the Havana International Conference Center.

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Havana 2019: 2nd International Quality Convention.

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With the aim of updating knowledge on issues of high impact for economic and technical development, the National Standardization Office of Cuba (ONN), convened today the 2nd International Quality Convention, Havana 2019.

The entity, belonging to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), reported that the appointment will take place from October 1 to 4 next year at the Havana International Conference Center.

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Sancti Spiritus, Cuba: First World Health Indicators – Via Latin Press

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The survival of critically ill newborns and infant mortality are among the health services that currently maintain first-world indicators in this central Cuban province.

The Neonatology Service of the Camilo Cienfuegos University Hospital, in Yayabo town, has achieved a survival rate of 98 percent so far this year, one of the best rates in the country.
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Cuba: three million international visitors … and counting

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According to the Cuban Tourism Minister , Cuba just arrived at three million international visitors, an amount that is achieved in the midst of the campaigns organized from US  to discourage the flow of American visitors to the island.

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JOAN ROCHE GANDARILLA: ANOTHER “MIRACLE” OF CUBAN MEDICINE

625f9d1bdf77e1f88dfe14588730f66b_lThousands of US dollars to save a life. Dr. Reno resists talking only about Joan as a life saved. He is proud of those boys and teenagers that once lived in the pediatric oncology unit and survived the illness. Some of them are now sportsmen, doctors, artists, or university students. “Joan benefited from a non-Cuban lifesaving treatment costing over 37,000 USD. We are talking about action protocols learned as we follow the rules of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology or other major groups from Germany and the United States.”

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Malloy Calls Cuba “Best Public Health System”

1024x1024This week Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) said “the best public health system is in Cuba.” Malloy made the comments at an unveiling of $10 million in state funding for the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven.

New Drug for Treatment of Myocardial Infarction Now in Cuba

0-0cigbA medication for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, developed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), will be available in Cuba next year, the Granma newspaper announced today.
The product, called CIGB-500, is made up of six amino acids and will help to extend the quality and duration of life of people with this disease, considered one of the most serious conditions of ischemic heart disease, the statement points out.
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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.

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