Cuban President wishes Success to his Panamanian Counterpart

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel sent a greeting and wishes of success to his Panamanian counterpart Laurentino Cortizo, through the mediation of Vice President Gladys Bejerano, who concluded his visit to this country today.

Similarly, the controller also, during the inauguration made yesterday, conveyed to the new president the willingness of Cuba to 'continue and strengthen relations with Panama,' he told Prensa Latina and added that such links can be in the political, economic fields. And social.

In a dialogue with Panamanians in solidarity with the island, he explained that his country has been working on expanding and updating the Foreign Investment Law, based on the experiences of the nation and the updating of its economic model, that this code makes viable and viable. develop foreign investments.

He assured the willingness of the country to have an orderly development in this regard, aimed primarily at things that benefit the country, and of course, the foreign partner also, said Bejerano in his last official activity in Isthmus lands, where he arrived last Saturday.

'Cuba needs to expand foreign investment,' he said and assured that the nation is willing to do so, for which all conditions have been created.

Carlos Aguilar, recently appointed director of the National Institute of Art and Culture (INAC), was present at the meeting and recalled that he is a creator trained at the International Film and Television School (Eictv) of San Antonio de los Baños, near the Cuban capital.

'I am a product of Cuban and Panamanian education also logically,' he said, recalling that while enjoying a scholarship from the government of the island, there was an invasion of the United States to his country, and 'I lived what solidarity is from Cuba to Panama. '

Speaking from his new responsibility at the INAC, which will soon be raised to the category of Ministry of Culture, he expressed his desire to rescue the fruitful exchange with Cuba in the training of artistic creators that took place during the seventies, promoted by the General Omar Torrijos

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Cuban President Highlights Meeting with Pastors for Peace

The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, today described as event of love, peace and solidarity, his meeting with members of the 30th Caravan Pastors for Peace.

A meeting between brothers, a fact of love, peace and solidarity, he wrote on his Twitter account @DiazCanelB.

The day before, Díaz-Canel received the caravanists from the United States, Canada and Mexico, headed by Gail Walker, daughter of the Reverend Lucius Walker, (1930-2010).

During the meeting, the Head of State expressed the gratitude of Cubans for the work of solidarity carried out by the Pastors for Peace.

For their part, visitors expressed their willingness to continue organizing their caravans of love and friendship in support to the largest of the Antilles.

The trip of the Pastors takes place in the middle of the worsening of the blockade by the Donald Trump administration on the largest of the Antilles, with the activation of Title III of the Helms Burton Act.

Recently, the executive director of the Interreligious Foundation for the Community Organization IFCO-Pastors for Peace, Gail Walker, called to continue actions for the cessation of the economic, commercial and financial siege of Washington against Havana.

The Pastors for Peace caravan travels to Cuba since 1992.

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Cuba: The President’s 500 Tweets

Since last October 10th the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, began in Twitter, his tweets have already reached more than 500. Number 500 was posted this Wednesday on March 20th, at 7:41 a.m.

The piece of news is not just simple math, but the consolidation, through that media of thousand of messages, of the new type of communication in the Cuban political environment that the Cuban president has started in the Island.

The President’s 500 tweet

Although the topics in the tweets have been dissimilar, all are characterized by the same super objective explicit on the hashtag #SomosCuba, #SomosContinuidad and #FidelCastro.

Hence, from the systematicity, the transparency and commitment, the presidential agenda is on the hand of all residents and anyone interested worldwide.

Next to the Cuban flag and the royal palm as symbols he intentionally repeats, the President has made of his micro blogging a unique engine that drives leaders and institutions to join this contemporary way of doing which are a way to stay in touch with the people they respond to.

With every tweet, Díaz-Canel ratifies his respect to the citizenship that voted for him, his commitment to democracy and to “man's full dignity” validated in the Constitution by which he voted among the first ones.

His exhortations and arguments in favor of the new Constitution put the #YoVotoSí in Twitter.

What does the President talks about?

The order here below does not sets priorities, the Cuban President has talked about his journeys through the country and the contact with the people, about meetings held at the Council of Ministers, about science, computerization, History, about the Cuban economy and associated to it the Blockade, the commerce, the innovation, the production and efficiency, as well as imports and exports.

His tweets have also touched health, education, culture, family, students, youth in general and the Cuban woman.

There have also been present topics like Havana and its 500 years, the disaster and recovery soon after passing of the tornado, the press, the laws, the new constitution and especially, about Fidel Castro as example and guide next to Raúl.

He has also approached in his topics the foreign affairs, particularly the United States actions regarding Cuba and Latin America. In this topic of foreign affairs, the message on January 23rd, at 6:52 p.m., on the support of Cuba to Venezuela, he received the largest amount of “Likes” among all tweets, as indicate index engines for that social network.

Indexes also revealed that January was in fact the month in which the President was more active in Twitter, with 99 messages.

The so-called online government, the electronic government, and specifically the contact with leaders at the bottom, those who work in municipalities and provinces, have been rules in the President’s mandate and have equally feedback in his Tweeter profile.

Another of the peculiarities that distinguishes his tweets, marked by their reach, passion, feeling and strength, it’s how many of them highlight the worth of Cubans, their self-esteem and feeling of belonging.

When the president congratulates one specific Cuban, either a famous personality or somebody little known, when he equally stimulates with one of his messages to a group of workers or an entire sector like that of lawyers or the written press, he is also motivating the will of improvement every day.

Praising in those people or groups features like dignity, decency, human solidarity, the selflessness, the working spirit and the commitment to Homeland, he is implicitly setting examples to follow, stressing the “Yes we can” of Raúl, ratifying that #VamosPorMás.(#WeWantMore)

Cuban President Pays Tribute to Karl Marx in London

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel paid tribute to Karl Marx today at the London cemetery in Highgate where the remains of the German philosopher rest.

The president of the island, who makes a transit visit to the United Kingdom after an international tour, visited on Wednesday the grave of one of the fathers of scientific socialism, considered one of the great thinkers of history, in the famed cemetery of the British capital.

Before his headstone, a pedestal of two meters high in the shape of a cube that holds an effigy of the philosopher who revolutionized the world, the Cuban head of state deposited a bouquet of flowers in the name of the Cuban people.

'We pay tribute to one of the great thinkers of humanity, Karl Marx, before his grave in the Highgate cemetery, in the year of the bicentennial of his birth and the 135th anniversary of his physical disappearance', the dignitary wrote in his account of the social network Twitter.

The members of the delegation accompanying the president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba also placed flowers before the slab of one who is also seen as one of the fathers of scientific socialism, Marxism and historical materialism.

The headstone of Marx has inscribed a recorded message: 'Proletarians of all countries, unite', present in the last line of the Communist Manifesto, one of his best known works and written with his close friend Friedrich Engels.

Also it appears the phrase of the Thesis XI on Feuerbach (edited by Engels): The philosophers have only interpreted the world of different ways, but of what treats is to transform it.

Marx and Engels laid the foundations of scientific socialism and Marxism through the examination of history and its transformation.

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Cuban President Receives PM of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, received in Havana today the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves.

After the Protocolary Ceremony at the Palace of the Revolution, the two leaders held official talks.

Previously, Gonsalves, accompanied by the Cuba Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rogelio Sierra, honored the National Hero of Cuba, Jose Marti, at the base of the monument which bears his name.

The Prime Minister has visited Cuba several times, within the framework of good relations between the two member countries of the integrationist bloc Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America.

Gosalves became political leader of the Unity Labor Party on December 6, 1994.

He has been Prime Minister since 2001 and has been consecutively re-elected in the general elections of 2005, 2010 and 2015.

Comrade Ralph, as he is also known, has researched, written and published on the Caribbean, Africa, trade unionism, comparative political economy and general development issues.

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Cuban President Visits National Military Company

Cuban President Raul Castro visited an industrial military enterprise in the western province of Mayabeque, as well as a military school on that territory, according to national media.

During his tour, the head of State learned about the main items made in that industry, which are used for the maintenance, repair and modernization of military technology, as well as in several sectors of the national economy.

The Cuban president inspected some of the 18 units that are part of the complex, and checked their modern equipment.

He visited the factory of printed circuits, where lighting systems for the state sector and the domestic market are produced; and the optics production center, where metal roof tiles are manufactured to cover houses. These pieces have been highly demanded since Hurricane Irma hit the country.

At the Camilo Cienfuegos military school in Mayabeque, Raúl Castro spoke with students who were taking classes at specialized laboratories. The educational institute trains about 600 young students from Mayabeque and Havana provinces, as well as from the special municipality Isla de la Juventud.

Raul was accompanied by the second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, José Ramón Machado; Cuban First Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel; and the minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, Leopoldo Cintra, among other leaders.

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University of Panama Awards Honorary Prize to Cuban President

Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, will today, on behalf of the Cuban President, Raul Castro, accept a honorary prize which was granted to the latter in January, by the emblematic University of Panama.

Diaz-Canel is visiting the country on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of the expanded Panama Canal Zone.

The Cuban First Vice President met yesterday with Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela, and the heads of State and Government who are attending the inauguration ceremony of the third set of locks of the inter-oceanic waterway.

The top Caribbean leader was accompanied by Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez, and the Cuban ambassador to Panama, Antonio Miguel Pardo.

Yesterday, they toured the Old Town of the city and paid a tribute to the Cuban scientist, Carlos J. Finlay, in a plaque located in the Plaza Francia in the historic area.

Finlay's discovery that the Aedes aegypti mosquito was the carrier of dengue fever, saved the lives of many of the builders of the Panama Cana, many of whom died as a result of not knowing that the mosquito was the carrier.

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Cuban President, Raúl Castro, congratulated the workers from the Institute of Meteorology

Cuban President, Raúl Castro, congratulated the workers from the Institute of Meteorology on the 50th anniversary of that domestic institution.

Cuban President, Raúl Castro, congratulated the workers from the Institute of Meteorology on the 50th anniversary of that domestic institution. The leader encouraged them to keep up the good work and be always watchful for the current and future climatic challenges.

On the 50th anniversary of the creation of that well-known scientific institution, receive my congratulation and the recognition for carrying with commitment the missions appointed to you every year, read the message published today.

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