Granma | 27 March, 2017
Cuba is preparing to send a medical brigade to Peru to help address the emergency facing the population, in the wake of heavy rain in several of the country’s regions over the last few weeks.
The Cuban embassy in Lima offered the Peruvian Foreign Ministry the services of a contingent from the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade specialized in disasters and epidemics. The group, including 11 doctors, ten healthcare professionals, an administrator, and lead doctor, will stay for one month, and is equipped with sufficient medicine and supplies to treat thousands of people.Read More »
Granma | 01 March, 2017
Photo: Jorge Luis González
PARÍS.–The U.S. blockade of Cuba was denounced as a violation of international law and the principal obstacle to the island’s development, according to participants in a colloquium on current affairs in Cuba, held in the French capital.
Héctor Igarza, Cuban ambassador in Paris, commented that despite the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, the United States government continues to enforce the economic, commercial and financial blockade and, increasingly, its extra-territorial reach.
He recalled that since 2009, fines for a total of 14 billion dollar have been levied on international banks and companies, for doing business with Cuba, in a clear violation of international law.Read More »
Declaration by Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations
Granma | 23 February, 2017
Photo: Molina, Vladimir Photo: MINREX
Over the last few weeks, international media have reported the intention of OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro Lemes to travel to Havana, in order to receive a “prize” invented by an illegal grouplet, which operates in concert with the ultra-right wing Foundation for Pan American Democracy, created in the days of the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama, to channel efforts and resources in opposition to legitimate, independent governments in Our America.
The plan, plotted during several trips to Washington and other capitals of the region, consisted of mounting a serious, open provocation against the Cuban government in Havana, generating internal instability, damaging the country’s international image, and at the same time, affecting the positive development of Cuba’s diplomatic relations with other states. Perhaps some calculated poorly and thought that Cuba would sacrifice its fundamental principles to maintain appearances.Read More »
Granma | 16 February, 2017
Cuban children will round off activities as part of the 26th Havana International Book Fair by flying kites at the La Cabaña Fortress on Saturday, February 18, to demand an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba and generate global awareness of the need to eliminate the aggressive policy, imposed on the island for over half a century.
According to the event organizing committee, in addition to the kite festival held at the Morro-Cabaña complex, similar actions will be taking place around the city, where messages such as #NoMásBloqueo and #UnBlockCuba will soar across the skies. Read More »
Granma | 15 February, 2017
Cuba’s Exclusive Economic Zone in the Gulf of Mexico has attracted the most attention among offshore exploration investment opportunities. Photo: Courtesy of Cupet
Even as Cuba invites foreign capital to invest in the country’s oil and gas industry, no chance is ever overlooked to reiterate the guidelines that govern how business is done in this sector on the island.
Cuba Oil & Gas 2017, a meeting recently held in Havana with more than 250 participants from countries such as Canada, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, China, India and Australia, served to emphasize that the country’s program for the development and exploitation of its resources is based on the goal of energy independence.Read More »
Granma | 06 February, 2017
Promoting scientific debate on the causes, implications and solutions to gender violence and its associated problems was one of the key aims of the “Berta Cáceres in memoriam” Second International Symposium on Gender Violence, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, and Sex Tourism.
The Symposium, which took place in the La Pradera International Health Center, January 23-25, was organized by the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), in the context of activities against violence toward women and girls.Read More »