Cuban president stresses importance of quality in education

Havana, September 21 (RHC)-- Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel stressed on Friday the importance of quality in education, and the importance of training a more comprehensive teaching professional.

Speaking at a faculty meeting at the 'Enrique José Varona' Pedagogical University in Havana, the president said it is essential to make classes more attractive and encourage reading among students.

He also referred to the necessary preparation of teachers and the importance of subjects such as Spanish, history and mathematics, especially the latter because it helps to organize people's logical thinking.

The head of state also called to delve into the thoughts of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and the ideals of José Martí, our National Hero.

The president commented on issues related to the current energy situation, directly linked to the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the United States has maintained against Cuba for almost 60 years.

The University 'Enrique José Varona' is the dean of Pedagogical Sciences in Cuba and has more than five thousand students inrolled in twenty specialties in the current Academic year. In its 55 years of existence, the center for higher studies has graduated more than 88,000 professionals. 

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Cuba President Continues Working Tour of Cuban Provinces

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel praised the way the western province of Pinar del Río has reacted in the implementation of the measures to mitigate the difficult energy situation that the island is experiencing.

Speaking with local authorities on Monday, he acknowledged the measures undertaken by that territory to guarantee the vitality of services, the processing and distribution of food and also agriculture, despite the limitations imposed by the U.S. blockade on the island´s people.

Responsible for nearly 70 percent of Cuban tobacco production, Pinar del Río is approaching the beginning of the campaign in which it should cover 19,890 hectares with tobacco plants.

“This has been an exercise in real time for situations of a certain complexity, he said, and ‘it has allowed us to face the deficiencies, prepare and systematize solutions,’ he added.

The Cuban head of state also visited the neighboring western province of Artemisa, where he acknowledged its preparation for the current energy situation

In an encounter with local party and government authorities, he noted the coherence of the work done in the province and pointed to the innovative use of personnel currently without work content being assigned as inspectors to support public transportation.

Díaz-Canel said that the Cuban people is going to emerge stronger from this situation because ‘in the same measure that solutions are found in the permanent reserve of creativity that we have, we will be better citizens, better revolutionaries and better public servants of the nation,’ he stressed. Since the announcement of the energy difficulties last week, Miguel Diaz-Canel is touring the island´s provinces to oversee the implementation of the measures adopted to mitigate the fuel deficit, and to hear feedback on initiatives adopted by local authorities.

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Cuban President reiterates support for Venezuela

Havana, September  17 (RHC)-- President Miguel Diaz-Canel assured that Cuba supports Venezuela as a friendly country, as a sister revolution but cannot influence its decisions or its determination to overcome its difficulties.

Speaking in Pinar del Rio on Monday, the Cuban leader added that the island´s doctors, teachers, sports and cultural workers there favor the advance of that nation, "but we don't force Venezuelans to defend their revolution, nor do we have 25,000 soldiers based there, as they say."

The Cuban president noted that the Trump Administration has created the matrix of opinion that the failure in Venezuela has to do with Cuba

“They say that we misbehave, as if they had morals to evaluate the behavior of our country,” he added.

Diaz-Canel recalled that Washington has increased the persecution of shipping companies and oil suppliers which has caused an energy crisis in Cuba with impacts on the economy.

“What we are witnessing is a maneuver loaded with arrogance and much hypocrisy. They say they worry about the suffering of the Cuban people, when in fact, if there is one burden the men and women of this land suffer, is the decades-long blockade ' concluded Díaz-Canel.

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President starts tour of provinces to oversee implementation of new measures

Havana, September 13 (RHC)—President Miguel Díaz-Canel and other government authorities are starting this Friday a tour of the Cuban provinces.

 

The tour is aimed at overseeing the implementation of the measures adopted as a result of the temporary energy situation the island is facing due to US hostility.

 

The visits, which will start in Havana and Mayabeque provinces, will also serve to explain the characteristics of the provisions and to hear the contributions that local authorities and the population can make for their successful implementation.

 

During his special TV appearance Thursday, President Diaz-Canel said that providing the population full explanation is a must of public servants and that through communication uncertainty can be dispelled.

 

Meanwhile, the Council of Ministers held a session Thursday to evaluate how the various ministries plan to implement  the proposed actions.

 

The measures include the reorganization of work hours and some activities, the postponement of academic, cultural and sports  events, the effective use of remote work, adjustment in study programs, among others that will contribute to the saving of fuel and energy consumption during peak hours.

 
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Diaz-Canel: Cuba's energy crisis is temporary and island won't return to the Special Period

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel addressed Wednesday the difficulties the country is experiencing in terms of availability of some types of fuels, that have recently had an impact.

In a special appearance on the Radio and TV program Mesa Redonda -- Round Table-- the president stressed that the situation the country is experiencing responds to stepped-up U.S. hostility against the island, but he assured that its authorities have a strategy to overcome the current situation.

In view of the obvious difficulties seen in public transportation in recent weeks, the president said that he wanted to inform, along with several ministers what is happening, the root causes, and the possibilities at hand to overcome the difficulties.

The Cuban head of State noted that there is no reason to be afraid, and that Cuba is not returning to the economic crunch of the Special Period, because the country has strengths that were not available during the early 1990s.

In that regard, he noted that Cuba’s oil output currently covers 48 % of its energy production, something that puts the island in a different situation, and that tourism guarantees important convertible currently income, and despite US restrictions on the sector, tourism remains strong.

He explained that the application of unilateral measures by Washington has led to the withdrawal of some shipping companies to transport fuel to the country and he denounced that the genocidal and criminal plan of the U.S. government is aimed at further affecting the quality of life of the population, their progress and even their hopes.

He added that Cuba has been involved in constant negotiations to guarantee the arrival of fuel, and despite its efforts, it was not possible to achieve the timely arrival of oil tankers needed for a steady supply.

Then he said that no fuel will be arriving on the island from September 10 through the 14, and while this happens some saving measures are being implemented.

A tanker will be arriving from an undisclosed location on the 14, and others are expected later in the month.  He also noted that all fuel shipments during the month of October are guaranteed

Diesel oil, said the president, is the most affected at present, and its shortages may affect cargo transportation, as well as public transportation, and electricity generation.

The president said that the current scenario requires the adoption of short-term measures to minimize the impact of basic services to the population, boost the savings of energy carriers and limit the use of fuel.

In his remarks, Diaz Canel he said “I can serenely and firmly affirm that we have a strategy to win, and that the US administration is not going to achieve its purpose of discouraging the Cuban people and forcing them to give up."

Members of the Council of Ministers participated in the television program, in which the Ministers of Energy and Mines, Raúl García; Transportation, Eduardo Rodríguez, and Economy and Planning, Alejandro Gil, also participated.

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Cuban President to make a special TV appearance to discuss the island’s energy situation

Havana, Sep 11 (RHC)—Cuban president will address the nation Wednesday evening through the radio-television program Mesa Redonda, Round Table. According to the announcement, carried by various local media outlets, the president will discuss measures that the country must adopt in view of the current energy situation.

The program will begin at 6:30 pm, and will be carried live live by Cubavisión, Cubavisión Internacional, Canal Caribe, Radio Rebelde, Radio Habana Cuba, the Youtube channel of the Round Table and the Facebook pages of the Presidency.

Radio Havana Cuba’s English language service will bring details of his address to our international audience.

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Raúl and Díaz-Canel congratulate the Democratic Republic of Korea on its 71st anniversary

The Communist Party of Cuba’s first secretary, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, sent a message of congratulations to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, September 9, on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

In his message, Raul reaffirmed the value Cuba gives ties with Pyongyang, based on the special relations shared by their leaders, according to a report on Cubavisión.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez also saluted the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on its anniversary, on behalf of the people and government of our country.

Cuba and the DPRK established diplomatic relations August 29, 1960, and have maintained fraternal ties since that time, based on mutual respect and admiration, and the friendship shared by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz and the great leader Kim Il Sung.

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Cuban Pres. asserts US fails against Venezuela, attacks Cuba

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel asserted on Saturday that the US Government has failed in its policy against Venezuela and attacks Cuba by further imposing economic sanctions that hurt the people.

'New US sanctions against Cuba. Lies, slander and hypocrisy used as pretext by the US Government to harden the blockade. Due to its failure in Venezuela it lashes out Cuba. We will resist and overcome,' Díaz-Canel wrote in his Twitter account.

'What most affects the Cuban people is the unfair, criminal and prolonged blockade; policy that has failed and is rejected by the international community. The empire uses lies and hypocrisy as a pretext,' added the Head of State in another tweet.

Díaz-Canel reiterated on Twitter his alert about the danger of hegemony and quoted the leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro: '... today you cannot talk about a United Nations system; ... what really exists today is a system of domination of almost every country in the world by a small group of powers that, under the aegis of the United States, determine all matters ...'

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