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Facts Matter – about alleged sonic attacks

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after Feb.7 when reported the attacks & until Dec.26 diplomats notified 15 out of 2

BTW Feb & June Embassy in request 158 visas 4 relatives of the staff who also moved freely in trips of amusement

@ the time of reporting the “attacks” the Head of the Security Embassy in didn’t know about those facts

the Security Chief who was unaware of the occurrence of the events in was reported as one of the attacked &¬†he didn’t know about when his role in is precisely 2 preserve officials and their relative

 

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+ Ten reasons to lift the #blockade – Via Thinking America

#UnblockCuba

The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States government against Cuba is intensified and applied with rigor. This policy continues to be the main obstacle to the development of the Cuban economy and the full enjoyment of all the human rights of the Cuban people.

The measures to strengthen the blockade announced by the government of President Donald Trump on June 16, 2017, will affect and harm not only the Cuban people, but also the citizens and entities of the United States, whose chances of entering into business with people and companies in Cuba, and to exercise their constitutional right to travel freely will be even more restricted.

I- In February 2017, the German company Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, supplier of orthopedic prostheses, announced that due to the blockade they could not supply the components for lower limb requested by MEDICUBA SA

As a result of this refusal, another product of a similar nature had to be contracted, but of a lower quality.

II- On June 2, 2016, it was learned that the Chinese company Huawei, received a subpoena from the US Department of Commerce to report on the export and re-export of US technology to Cuba and other countries under sanctions in recent five years. These investigations have taken place throughout 2016 and more recently in April 2017, when the Department of the Treasury decided to review more broadly its commercial activities with the countries sanctioned by the United States, including Cuba.

III- The Central University “Martha Abreu” of Las Villas, reported an affectation of 221 thousand 300 dollars, having to pay in the Chinese market equipment for three laboratories specialized in Electrotechnics, Measurements and Drive, which could have been acquired in the market American for half or one third of the price paid.

IV- In the absence of restrictions imposed by the blockade it is estimated that Cuban groups could enter more than 3 million dollars a year, given their quality and the preference that exists for Cuban music in that market. This calculation is made on the basis that some of the major Latino groups in the United States have sold Cuban music in concerts, which have been quoted at $ 100,000 on average.

V- The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), has had difficulties in acquiring inputs and products from the industry with around 20 suppliers, including recognized manufacturers such as gilent, Bio-Rad, Abcam and PanReac, who detected that the destination of the commercial operation was Cuba, they withdrew their supplies to the intermediaries, which caused an affectation superior to 368 thousand dollars.

VI- The Cuban tourist industry stopped entering about 1.5 billion dollars, if we take into account the potential number of American tourists and the average spending per stay mentioned above.

VII- The Commander Company “Ernesto Che Guevara” could not export some 3,500 tons of Nickel Sulfide produced between April and December 2016, due to the difficulties in finding a banking institution willing to open a letter of credit abroad, as a result of the extraterritorial application of the US blockade.¬†This meant that the Cuban economy stopped entering 23 million 600 thousand dollars.

VIII- If only the Heberprot-P was exported to benefit the 5 percent of the Americans who develop a complex UPD a year, Cuba’s biotechnology industry could enter more than122 million dollars per year.¬†This would also contribute to minimizing the high number of more than 70 thousand amputations that are performed annually in the United States to diabetic patients.

IX- Premium cigars developed in Cuba have great prestige and demand internationally, which is why Cuban Habano accounts for 70 percent of the units and 80 percent of sales in the markets where this product has access. The US Premium tobacco market sells around 250 million units per year. The blockade prohibits Cuban tobacco from being marketed in this important market. If these restrictions are lifted, it is estimated that Cuba could sell about 50 million units in the first years, which, if sold at a rate of 2.35 dollars each, would allow the entry into the country of some 117 million 500 thousand dollars.

X- The United Bank of Switzerland (UBS) Bank has rejected since 2015 all deposits made by Cuban institutions for payments corresponding to the membership of Cuba to the United Nations Environment Program Fund (UNEP), to the network of Environmental Training of UNEP for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Protocol on Safety in Biotechnology of the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as the Conventions of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm. (Thinking Americas-CubaDebate)

Let’s Go Travel To Cuba

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If #Varadero is your first port of call upon #arrival in #Cuba, let’s look at why you’ll quickly fall in love with: https://buff.ly/2lgyodS 

Traveling to in the next days ? Still, don’t know what to do in your nights? Follow up this link to know more:¬†

25th Edition FIHAV 2017 + II Edition Investment Forum / Commercial ties + Investment sectors

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Post by @CubanWindow / Related: FIHAV 2017 / WIF: Granma Cuba + Feria Havana Website 

Havana International Trade Fair (FIHAV 2017), taking place October 30 through November 3 in the capital’s Expocuba Convention Center. Over 60 countries will be presenting their products, services, and investment opportunities.

Taking place during the event, which includes panel discussions and bilateral meetings, will also be the Second Investment Forum and presentation of Cuba’s 2017-2018 Portfolio of Foreign Investment Opportunities.

 

  1. AGRICULTURAL FORESTRY AND FOOD
  2. SUGAR INDUSTRY
  3. TOURISM
  4. MINING
  5. TRANSPORTATION
  6. DRUG AND BIOTECH INDUSTRY
  7. HEALTH
  8. CONSTRUCTION
  9. BUSINESS
  10. CULTURE, AUDIOVISUAL ACTIVITY
  11. OIL
  12. RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY
  13. LIGHT INDUSTRY
  14. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
  15. METAL/MECHANICAL INDUSTRY AND RECYCLING
  16. ELECTRONICS, AUTOMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
  17. SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE IN MARIEL
  18. BANKING AND FINANCIAL INSURANCE ACTIVITY
  19. HYDRAULIC
  20. TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND COMMUNICATION 

For Information About Foreign Investment Legal Regime + General Foreign Investment Policy Principles / Read + HERE

Winter High Season / 75 F

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The average annual temperature in Cuba is about 77 F. During the summer season extremes of heat average 81 F and the average relative humidity is 80%. The average winter temperature is about 75 F .

Continue reading “Winter High Season / 75 F”

Straight Talking x 2

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Post by @CubanWindow

Via La Pupila Insomne Cuba / automatically translate 

The normality of the servitude and the Cuban allies of Marco Rubio. By Carlos Luque Zayas Bazán

Shortly before assuming the Trump administration, Cuba Possible subjected the academic and political scientist Lopez-Levy, a confessed Zionist, who is considered organically involved in the design of the Obama strategy towards Cuba, to a questionnaire on the future of relations between the two countries.¬†Now that the new president’s policy towards Cuba is in full swing, we have a new questionnaire in mind.

One of the questions in this last interview is about the consequences of the current state of Cuba-US relations for¬†“the different non-state actors of both countries.”¬†The interviewer attributes to ”¬†the bloggers of Insomniac Pupil¬†“, whom he would consider one of these non-state actors of the Cuban side, an¬†“animadversion to the private sector in Cuba”¬†that emulates, competes and agrees, nothing less than with¬†“the projection of Senator Rubio and related groups to his agenda.”¬†It is curious that some, as appropriate, have this digital blog as a government official protected by power and salary of official thought, and others, as now, a non-state actor and opposed to “officialism”.¬†Seeing is believing.¬†

Read + HERE

Deutsche Welle’s inventions on tourism and housing in Cuba (+ video).¬†By Jos√© Manzaneda

The figures for tourism growth in Cuba are eloquent: by the end of 2017 a 16.5% increase in the number of visitors is expected (1), and a revenue for the State of more than 3,000 million dollars (2), in a country that allocates 72% of its budget to social spending (3). In the circumstances of a small nation that is blocked and without natural resources, the tourism sector is, to this day, vital (4).

Obviously, this rapid growth has brought to Cuba negative phenomena, such as the rise in prices of many products and services (5). And that is where the great international press has been affected again and again (6).

This is the case of¬†Deutsche Welle, the official channel of the German Government, which recently published a work entitled “Cuba: mass tourism displaces Cubans from their homes.”¬†¬†information that tried to link the serious problem of housing in Cuba with the rise of tourism (7).

Read + HERE

 

The #US #Blockade cost Cuban tourism more than 1.7 billion dollars BTW April 2016 and June 2017

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Post by @CubanWindow

WIF: OnCuba + CubaMinrex

The Cuban authorities estimates that if U.S. tourists could travel freely to Cuba, the island would collect 1.5 billion dollars a year with those visits. In addition, it would obtain 15 million for the mooring of yachts from the United States with an average stay of a week, as well as other incomes that would amount to almost 1.702 billion dollars now declared as losses.

Obama administration relaxed some of his country’s sanctions against Cuba and approved 12 categories to make flexible the trips of U.S. citizens to the island for religious, cultural, educational, humanitarian aid reasons or personal exchange with the Cuban people, among others  + the resumption of commercial flights and cruise trips to Cuba, after half a century of being suspended.

These measures brought about a notable increase of visitors from the United States:

  • in 2016 285,000 Americans traveled to Cuba,
  • while between January and May 2017 284,565 did so, according to official data.

The boost given to tourism on the island by these visits contributed to the record of four million visitors last year and to place the estimate for 2017 at 4.7 million.

Donald Trump, opposed to his predecessor’s policies toward Cuba, on June announced he would impose new restrictions to travel to the island and would veto individual visits, although they can still travel in groups.

Damages in other economic and social sectors of the island (Read the full inform in HERE:¬†Resolution 71/5 of the United Nations General Assembly entitled ‚ÄúNecessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba‚ÄĚ June 2017

  • Food (347,598,000)
  • Transportation (122,300,000)
  • Energy and mines sector (122,500,000)
  • Communications and information technology (+¬†68 million)
  • Industry and construction (59 and 12 million dollars, respectively)
  • Public health (87,000,000)
  • Culture (35,314,000)
  • Education (2,800,000) – where the losses were associated mainly to expenses for the import of resources that on the island are offered free of charge or subsidized
  • Bio tech¬†and pharmaceutical industry, which cannot acquire spare parts and equipment for its research
  • Hindered its financial operations with some 100 foreign banks, most of them in Europe, which closed accounts, retained funds and refused to provide services to the island between April 2016 and March 2017
  • 36 banks refused to arrange letters of credit, 27 returned operations and 19 refused their services for fear of sanctions from the United States
  • Cuba not being able to use the dollar in its transactions

Cuba estimates at 822.28 billion dollars the damages caused by the U.S. Blockade, taking into account the depreciation of the dollar in the face of the value of gold on the international market. At current prices, the punitive measure has caused damages worth more than 130.178 billion dollars.

In 2016, at the UN the Cuban Resolution Against the Blockade had 191 votes in favor with the abstention of the United States and Israel. It was the first time that Washington did not vote against the resolution, which has been presented at the UN every year since 1992.

Health sector in #Cuba is one of the most affected by the economic, commercial, and financial #blockade imposed by the #UnitedStates

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Post by @CubanWindow

Related: Cuban Universal Health Care System 

From the Original Post: The U.S. blockade punishes Cuban public health system harshly

Cuba’s public health sector is one of the most affected by the economic, commercial, and financial blockade first imposed by the United States February 7, 1962, and subsequently reinforced, most recently by President Donald Trump, on June 16

Panel held in Havana’s National Institute of Oncology and Radiology. Pictured left to right are Dr. Tania Crombet Ramos, Dr. Jesus de los Santos Reno, Dr. Lorenzo Anasagasti Angulo, and Cuban deputies Dr. Jorge Gonzalez Perez, Dr. Jorge Luis Fernandez Yero, and Dr. Maria Caridad Rubio, committee secretary.¬†Photo:¬†Nuria Barbosa

Cuba’s public health sector is one of the most affected by the economic, commercial, and financial blockade first imposed by the United States February 7, 1962, and subsequently reinforced, most recently by President Donald Trump, on June 16.

The accumulated monetary damages in this area of society caused by the hostile policy have reached an estimated 2,711,600,000 dollars; and considering only the period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, the figure is more than 87 million dollars.

For more INFO read HERE

Cuba: Ready 4 High Tourist Season

Related:¬†¬†944 000 visited in 2017 and¬†“There is zero reliable evidence that foreign tourists have in any way been exposed to whatever this is.” / HERE

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Via Cadena Agramonte / Cuba – Despite the problems caused by meteorological events such as hurricanes, Cuban authorities reiterate that their tourist facilities are ready to start the high season (November-April) in the island.

Spokespersons from different territories affirm this statement, even in the most affected places by the passage of Hurricane Irma, as the north coast of the center of Cuba.

The Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero, in recent television broadcasts, believes that there will be no problem to receive travelers from around the world in the aforementioned period.

For more info click HERE

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