Cuba Denounces Development Drawbacks Due to US Blockade

The upsurge of the US blockade against Cuba brings about major drawbacks to the national population development policies, according to the Cuban ambassador to the UN, Humberto Rivero.

In a special session of the UN General-Assembly for the 35th anniversary of the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development, Rivero strongly rejected the recent activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act which imposes more hurdles to Cuba.

All Cubans have universal and free access to health care and education at all levels, 100 percent of the population is literate, he said.

The fulfillment of the Cairo Program of Action of the Montevideo Consensus and the 2030 Agenda are ways to solve the existing inequities among nations and within our societies, he stated

However, he uttered, the realization of these Action Programs require a comprehensive and inclusive approach and a real political will, effective international cooperation and a respectful and sincere dialogue.

'They also need developed countries to honor their historic commitments to the developing world forthwith.'

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Cuban President Focused on Food Production in Camagüey

The priority of food production led the Cuban president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, to the Industrial Fisheries Company of Santa Cruz del Sur (Episur), during his government visit to Camagüey.

The substitution of imports and the development of exportable items were key points in the stay in the southern territory that has diversified its production from seafood.

Results with certified quality and food safety in its 13 points of sales, and its two own brands (Marisur and Verdesolas) extended internationally, endorse Episur that concluded 2018 with the highest production in its history, harvest of 1,670 tons of seafood.

The course of the country's presidency, which includes vice-presidents of the Councils of State and of Ministers and heads of the ministries, reached the Agricultural and Citrus Sola Company, with the presence of the Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (Mincex) , Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz.

'We always have to think about adding value to the productions, it is important that organic items are promoted here, which are sold with a higher price in the market,' he said according to Adelante's web portal.

This day also had the exchange between students and professors of the University of Camagüey Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz with the vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, Roberto Morales, who considered the vital importance of 'going more and more to science' to the future and development of the economic and social model of Cuba.

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Uzbekistan, Cuba eye to develop co-op in tourist sector

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga on Sept. 24, 2018, Uzbek media reported.

According to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry's press service, the Cuban delegation arrived in Tashkent on a working visit.

During the meeting, the diplomats discussed the state of bilateral relations. They noted an interest in deepening the Uzbek-Cuban dialogue in various areas of mutual interest.

Despite the geographical distance, Uzbekistan and Cuba are ready to develop economic ties, using the high potential and real opportunities of both countries.

During the meeting, the diplomats also exchanged views on the prospects for expanding tourist, cultural and humanitarian exchanges on a mutually beneficial basis.

On the same day, the Foreign Ministry hosted the first round of inter-MFA political consultations. Cuban Ambassador Alfredo Nieves Portuando took part in the negotiations.

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Cuba Advocates for World Order Based on Peace and Development

Cuba has called for an international order that guarantees peace and development without exclusions.

During the presentation of the annual report of the General Secretary of the United Nations, Cuba's ambassador to the UN, Rodolfo Reyes, said that in order to have real peace, it is necessary to achieve sustainable, egalitarian and inclusive development, to benefit all peoples and countries.

Ambassador Reyes also rejected the current international situation in which some governments use threats and military force against other countries, as well as the application of unilateral coercive measures.

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Cuba Warns of Expanding North-South Development Gap

United Nations, October 8 (RHC) –- Cuba has warned at the United Nations about the permanent growing development gap between rich and poor countries, despite the availability of resources and technologies to revert such an unfavorable situation.

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