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Slavery in modern times: human trafficking is the third most lucrative crime in the world, after drug and arms trafficking

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Original Post – From dreams to slavery Via Granma Cuba

Promises of a better life and good pay were so tempting that she didn’t see the trap. All her hopes suddenly came crashing down when she found herself in a web of prostitution, alone, in a strange country and completely defenseless. She had fallen into a network of which she had only vague references.

Experts define human trafficking as a crime in which victims are exploited through forced labor or services, slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. However, one of the most common forms of human trafficking is sexual exploitation, with countless women forced to prostitute themselves for fear of their lives or that of their family members. 

Cuba’s 2015 report on combating human trafficking and related crimes outlines the forms of deception and manipulation used to entrap victims.

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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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Roswell Park CEO sees cancer research on cusp of big advances – Via The Buffalo News

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Advances in immune-therapy offer great optimism that new, effective ways to treat and prevent cancer are close to becoming reality for patients, the head of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center said Thursday, in a review of work at the cancer center.

“The immune system has the power to treat cancer and maybe get rid of it before it starts,” said Candace S. Johnson, the president and chief executive officer.

She served as keynote speaker at The Buffalo News’ Prospectus Premiere event at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Depew. The News’ annual business forecast publication, Prospectus, will be published Jan. 28.

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#GAVAC: Cuban vaccine destroying cattle herds in states like Texas




The immune-gen against cattle ticks were developed in Cuba  two decades ago, is vital for the integrated control of this parasite that transmits diseases, causes anemia, and decreases milk production

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A safe country ? Definitely !

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Original Post Automatically Translate: Empresas turísticas de EEUU aseguran que Cuba es un destino seguro / Cubadebate Cuba

“The reality is that Americans can continue to travel to Cuba almost as they did before the new regulations,” said Tom Popper, president of Insight Cuba, which organized a forum in Havana with US companies in the tourism sector.

Executives from companies from the travel agencies, hotels, tour operators, airlines and cruise companies expressed their interest in continuing trade relations with Cuba.

“We see many opportunities in Cuba, especially on the Havana-Miami route,” said Martha Pantin, corporate communications manager of American Airlines, a company that already operates nine daily flights to five Cuban destinations. “We have requested permission for 17 additional frequencies,” 

“The message is that Cuba is open to business, safe, wonderful and legal for travelers from the United States,” said Terry Dale, president of the Association of Tour Operators of the United States.

Within the new policy of US President Donald Trump, to the island, banned US companies from making direct monetary transactions with a number of companies in the tourism sector, on the charge that they are controlled by the Cuban Army.

It also hardened the conditions for travel to the island by US citizens, who although were already banned from tourism, and only can travel as part of a cultural, academic or religious trip, among others.

But despite the obstacles in the procedures, Trump’s measures did not vary the 12 categories of trips approved by the previous US administration to facilitate visits to the island, which have now been restricted to trips organized in groups.

“The new measures have created a lot of confusion about the reality of travel to Cuba. But the truth is that Cuba remains a legal and safe destination for American travelers even before the new regulations of the Treasury Department, “said lawyer Lindsay Frank.

During 2017, 620,000 Americans traveled to Cuba and none had health problems during their stay on the island. An argument that would contradict the travel warning issued by the State Department last September and that in early January had to lift and pass it to “reconsider” the trip.

“It is very important for American travelers to understand that the travel warning from the State Department does not legally prevent Americans from traveling to Cuba,” explained lawyer Lindsay Frank.




Isn’t Cuba a summer destination of sun, sea and sand? Not so, or more correctly, not entirely! The truth is Cuba is a phenomenal country to visit at any time of year. And as it turns out, there are a number of very cool reasons to visit Cuba in winter time too. Here we round up our top six reasons, starting with the all-important Cuban weather.

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Recommended Read: Christopher P. Baker – LET’S STOP CALLING CUBA UNSAFE /

Students from almost 330 universities around the world, including universities in the United States, have visited Cuba as part of the Semester  at Sea Program.

By Christopher P. Baker | January 21, 2018

On January 18, 2018, Cuba was named “Safest Country for Tourism” at the 38th annual International Tourism Fair (FITUR), in Madrid, Spain. That’s no surprise to me. I’ve always considered Cuba to be the safest place in the Americas outside Canada, despite the almost laughable accusations of “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomatic staff in Havana.

In October 15, 2017, the Trump administration recalled more than half the personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, claiming that they had been deliberately “targeted” in “sonic attacks.” Twenty-four staffers (plus several Canadians) are reported to have suffered hearing and cognitive impairment and other issues while in Cuba between November 2016 and August 2017. The symptoms, we’re told, followed unexplained “high-pitched chirping” at diplomats’ homes and other locations in Havana, causing hard-line anti-Castroites such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to accuse the Cuban government of perpetrating “attacks” with some sort of futuristic Minority Report-like sonic device. (The State Department has refused to release medical data or even name the diplomatic staff involved.)

Scientists pooh-poohed the idea, while top neurologists proclaimed the symptoms a classic case of psychogenic disorder. “From an objective point of view, it’s more like mass hysteria than anything else,” Mark Hallett, President of the International Federation of Neurophysiology, told The Guardian. “The notion of some sonic beam is relatively nonsensical.”

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Without Doubt: The Safest Country in the World for Tourism

The Excellence Award as the safest country for tourism was delivered to Cuba at the #Fitur2018 International Fair

Via Fox News – U.S. tour groups call warnings about travel to Cuba baseless; vow to continue taking Americans to island

All things considered, Cuba is one of the safest destinations for travelers. It is also one of the most unique culturally, politically, and geographically. InsightCuba was the first organization to bring Americans on tours to Cuba, and has perfected the art after years of experience. All InsightCuba tours are staffed with both a Cuban and an American guide who are available 24/7 to help you learn all about Cuba and ensure that you have an experience of a lifetime – an experience that is unforgettable for all the right reasons.

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