Diaz-Canel condemns harassment against Cuban doctors in Bolivia

The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, denounced late on Friday the harassment and mistreatment against Cuban doctors working in Bolivia, who will return to the island in the face of violent instigation against them.

In the name of no political ideology, hate cannot harm those who devote themselves to giving life and health to the humble, the Cuban president wrote in his Twitter account.

Diaz-Canel shared in another tweet the statement issued this Friday by the Cuban Foreign Ministry in which it calls to halt 'the exacerbation of irresponsible anti-Cuban expressions and hate.'

The document holds allegations against four Cuban doctors are false: Amparo Garcia, Idalberto Delgado, Ramón Alvarez and Alexander Torres, members of the Medical Brigade in El Alto, were illegally detained.

They were arrested on accusations of encouraging violent actions in Bolivia by the coup authorities.

Under these circumstances, the statement stresses, Cuba will immediately withdraw the members of the medical mission from Bolivia.

It also demands the release of these unfairly detained Health workers.

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Cuban President acknowledges confidence of those attending Fihav, despite the blockade

The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on Wednesday afternoon, at the Palace of the Revolution, held a meeting with ministers, heads of delegations, Cuban enterprise leaders, and businesspeople from abroad participating in the 18th edition of the Havana International Fair.

During the exchange, Díaz-Canel highlighted the Fair's role in strengthening economic relations and particularly recognized the difficult context in which this event is being held, given the intensification of the economic, commercial, and financial blockade by the United States government, a situation that did not prevent representatives from more than 60 countries from attending the event, in an environment of optimism and confidence in the potential of our country.

The meeting also served as an opportunity to discuss Cuba's development plans, and our intention to maintain them, no matter how difficult the conditions may be.

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Cuba opens shops to capture hard currencies and boost economy

More than ten shops opened today in Cuba to sell goods in hard currencies, as part of authorities' strategy to capture foreign currencies and contribute to the country's socioeconomic development.

According to official sources, 12 establishments are in Havana and one is in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, although the plan is to open 77 such shops over the next few weeks.

The new shops will sell, at more affordable prices, large-format TV sets, high-standard refrigerators and automatic washing machines, as well as electrical motorcycles and car parts.

In order to acquire those products, buyers have to open US-dollar bank accounts associated to magnetic cards, although they can also make deposits in US dollars, euros, pounds sterling, Canadian dollars, Swiss francs, Mexican pesos, Danish and Norwegian krones, Swedish kronas and Japanese yen.

Metropolitan Bank Vice President Marina Torres explained a few days ago that some 10,000 people have opened bank accounts for that modality and 13% of them made deposits in cash.

The initiative is part of a group of measures announced last month by Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdes to make trade more dynamic and prevent the flight of capital.

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Cuban president pays a visit to industrial park in Belarus

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel paid an official visit to the facilities of the Russian-Belarusian industrial park 'Gran Piedra,' where he spoke for a scientific cooperation in health sector between his country, Belarus and China .

During his visit to the over-100-km facility, Belarusian and Chinese specialists referred to the development stage of engines for Belarusian trucks.

In addition, the Chinese party explained the projects planned to be carried out in a future second stage, such as the development of a research center for high-tech (IT) companies, and underlined the high development and recognition achieved by Cuban medicine.

In this regard, the Chinese representation highlighted China's work and efforts with the state-run company Biocubafarma and invited Cuban companies to participate in the aforementioned industrial park, while highlighting the advantages as China's major consumer.

Shortly after, Diaz-Canel visited one of the facilities of the 'Gran Piedra' industrial park, where Chinese equipment for Belarusian electric buses and other products are also being manufactured.

During his official visit, the Cuban president will hold official talks with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko.

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Cuba, Ireland will strengthen relations, says President Diaz-Canel

The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, expressed confidence today that his first official visit to Ireland will help strengthen and expand relations with this European nation.

'We have felt a warm welcome upon our arrival in beautiful Ireland. We are sure that bilateral relations will strengthen and expand,' the president wrote in his Twitter account, @DiazCanelB, shortly after arriving in this capital.

The Head of State was received at the airport tarmac by the local Foreign Ministry's Protocol Director, Emma Madigan, and the official welcome will take place on Monday when he meets his Irish peer, Michael Higgings.

As part of his agenda, Diaz-Canel and his entourage are visiting sites of historical and cultural interest on Sunday.

During his two-day stay in Dublin, the first stopover of a European tour that will also take him to Belarus, Russia and Azerbaijan, the Cuban President will also pay a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

Diaz-Canel is traveling with Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, Foreign Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca, and the director of the European Department of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Alba Soto.

The Cuban delegation will wind up the European tour in Baku where the President and the accompanying officials will attend the Summit of the Non Aligned Movement.

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Cuba and Mexico ratify their friendship

The governments of Cuba and Mexico ratified on Thursday the will to continue developing political-diplomatic dialogue and to broaden economic-commercial, investment, and cooperation relations.

Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez, confirmed this on Twitter, where he commented on the results of the 'cordial meeting' between the president of his country, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and his host Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

López Obrador welcomed the visitor in the Patio of Honor of the National Palace before holding a private meeting.

In his usual morning press conference, Lopez Obrador said that the visit by his Cuban counterpart was important 'because the Cuban people and the Mexican people are brothers'.

Shortly after arriving in the northern nation, Diaz-Canel expressed his joy for 'returning to the much-loved Mexico, a country so closely linked to the history of Cuba and of all Latin America', now as the new president of the Republic, after being elected last October 10.

The Cuban president was back in Havana in the early hours of Friday. He was welcomed at Jose Marti International Airport by Communist Party leder, Raul Castro.


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Diaz-Canel: Nothing is more important in Cuba than the life of a child

Havana, October 14 (RHC)-- President Miguel Diaz-Canel conveyed his condolences to the parents of Paloma Dominguez Caballero, the one-year-infant who died on October 9 because of health complications resulting from an adverse reaction to a Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination.

Diaz-Canel wrote on his twitter account that the Public Health Ministry is investigating the event and is taking good care of the other children hospitalized.

 “The political manipulation of adversaries offends and hurts. Nothing is more important to the Cuban Revolution than the life of a child,” he stressed.

A note from the Ministry of Public Health issued Saturday reported about an incident in Habana del Este municipality in which five children reacted adversely to the vaccination and were hospitalized. Of them, Paloma Dominguez died.

No similar incidents have been reported anywhere else on the island.

As a result of this unfortunate event, enemies of the Cuban Revolution have unleashed a political campaign of manipulation intending to tarnish the image of Cuba and its health system, which enjoys worldwide recognition for its achievements.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
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Cuba's President heads inauguration of university headquarters

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel heads on Saturday the inauguration of the new headquarters of the University of Artemisa in the western province of Artemisa.

Diaz-Canel, the elected president of the Republic on October 10 by the National Assembly of People's Power, participates in the event along with two vice-presidents of the Ministerial Council and the highest authorities of the territory.

The new headquarters of the University of Artemisa will host the Pedagogical and Social and Humanistic Sciences schools.

He served as Minister of Higher Education from 2009 to 2012.

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