Russian Navy Ships Arrive in Cuba

Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A group of ships from the Russian Navy docked today in the port of Havana for a peaceful friendly visit until the 17th.

The naval detachment is made up of the frigate Gorshkov, the nuclear-powered submarine Kazan, the fleet oil tanker Pashin and the salvage tug Nikolai Chiker.

Upon arrival in the capital, one of the ships of the group fired 21 salvoes in salute to Cuba, which were reciprocated by an artillery battery of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), from the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress.

The detachment of Russian ships was received by the second chief of the Revolutionary Navy, flotilla captain José Luis Souto, together with the Russian ambassador to the island, Viktor Koronelli.

Common citizens can visit the ships from tomorrow on till Saturday.

During their stay, the Russian seamen will carry out an extensive programme of activities, including courtesy meetings with the head of the Revolutionary Navy and the governor of Havana, Yanet Hernández.

They will also visit places of historical and cultural interest.

The visits of naval units from other countries is a historical practice of the revolutionary government with the nations with which it maintains relations of friendship and cooperation, said a statement from the FAR.

None of the vessels is a nuclear-weapon carrier, so their stopover in our country does not represent a threat to the region, the FAR stressed.

According to the notification, the visit ‘corresponds to the historical relations of friendship between Cuba and Russia’, in addition to complying ‘with the international regulations to which Cuba is a State Party’. The Royal Canadian Navy patrol vessel HMCS Margaret Brooke and the Venezuelan training ship AB Simón Bolívar will also dock in Cuba from the 14th to the 19th.

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Cuba strengthens energy cooperation with Latin America

Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel met in Havana with Andres Rebolledo, Executive Secretary of the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), to strengthen cooperation with that entity.

National television reported on Wednesday that during the meeting, held at the Palace of the Revolution, the seat of the Government, Diaz-Canel was grateful to Rebolledo for holding the 61st ordinary session of OLADE experts in Cuba.

The president acknowledged the support in training to face the challenges of the country’s energy transition and expressed the willingness to participate in the organization’s projects and proposals.

We know the work on digital transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in other projects, to develop renewable energy sources, the head of State pointed out.

This regional meeting is taking place in Havana on June 13 and 14, with the participation of the 27 States, to discuss energy cooperation in a continent rich in such resources, which needs investment and integration.

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Cambodia and Cuba are confident in progress of bilateral cooperation

Phnom Penh, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Assembly of Cambodia, Samdech Khuon Sudary, expressed her optimism regarding the progress of collaboration with Cuba in sectors of priority interest.

Sudary called to strengthen bilateral cooperation supported by existing political trust during her reception granted to the new Cuban ambassador to Cambodia, Milena Zaldívar.

The Cambodian official highlighted the historic ties of friendship and solidarity that unite both countries, based on the principles of mutual respect and the defense of independence, sovereignty, peace and honesty.

She described the state of bilateral relations as excellent, and ratified the permanent support of the Cambodian Legislature for the just causes defended by the Cuban people.

Zaldívar, in turn, noted the will shared by both States to implement bilateral agreements and consensus in the areas of health care, education, culture, diplomacy, agriculture and sports, in order to strengthen mutual cooperation for the benefit of both peoples.

Both parties also stressed the strength of interparliamentary ties and agreed on the need to promote dialogue through friendship groups, as well as programs that encourage people-to-people interaction, and agreed on the importance of addressing initiatives for the development of local cooperation programs or through the twinning of creative cities selected by UNESCO in Cuba and Cambodia.

This week, the Cuban ambassador paid a courtesy visit to Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sok Chenda Sophea, who reiterated the need to lift the United States blockade against Cuba.

Permanent support for Cuba is an expression of the rejection of the hostile policy imposed by the Government of the United States on Cuba, considering its marked extraterritorial nature and its effects on the development of Cuban society, the Cambodian official said.

Zaldívar took advantage of the occasion to ratify her gratitude for Cambodia’s countless expressions of solidarity for Cuba, and in particular the support for the fight against Washington’s blockade.

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Chilean councilman demands US to remove Cuba from SSOT list

Santiago, Chile, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Councilman Luis Aguilera demanded that the United States remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list, and warned that the harassment against the Caribbean nation undermines that country’s human rights.

“Cuba does not export terrorism; it exports well-being, health, with its permanent missions of cooperation in different countries worldwide,” Aguilera, who is also a member of the Gabriela Mistral branch of the Chilean Writers’ Society, affirmed on Wednesday.

He recalled that a few months after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, a Cuban medical mission arrived in Chile to treat the victims of the Valdivia mega-earthquake on May 22, 1960.

The 9.5-magnitude earthquake was the most powerful ever recorded in human history. It left nearly 2,000 dead and two million injured, he said.

Aguilera stated that Cuba’s ongoing presence in the US unilateral list has tangible effects that make life more complicated for the population, affecting food, health care, and development.

He affirmed that Cuba’s inclusion on that list also violates the fundamental principles of international law.

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Aleida Guevara thanks Prensa Latina for recalling her father

Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Thank you for persevering and continuing to recall him, Aleida Guevara, Che’s eldest daughter, affirmed as she expressed her gratitude to Prensa Latina on its 65th anniversary on June 16.

Guevara, a pediatrician by profession, stressed in Venezuela that Prensa Latina “is one of those things that stand the test of time, founded by my own father, and continue to work and bring truth to the peoples of the world.”

“My respect and admiration for the journalists who sacrifice a lot to give us this priority, that truth, and you have to know what is happening to give us that truth to act; you are part of it,” she said.

Prensa Latina was founded by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), Ernesto Che Guevara, and Argentine journalist Jorge Ricardo Masetti.

On June 16, 1959, the Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina became the first alternative media outlet in the American continent to face up to large information monopolies dominated by the United States.

Amid the disinformation campaigns against the emerging Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro called for Operation Truth, and in that clamor to reveal reality, Prensa Latina was founded under the motto, then and now, “At the Service of Truth.”

Based in Havana, the capital of Cuba, Prensa Latina has offices in more than 30 countries on all continents and maintains professional relations with more than 100 media outlets globally.

Aleida Guevara is in Caracas on a work agenda that consists of meetings with solidarity friends and the Simon Bolivar Institute, among others.

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Cuba strengthens energy cooperation with Latin America

Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel met in Havana with Andres Rebolledo, Executive Secretary of the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), to strengthen cooperation with that entity.

National television reported on Wednesday that during the meeting, held at the Palace of the Revolution, the seat of the Government, Diaz-Canel was grateful to Rebolledo for holding the 61st ordinary session of OLADE experts in Cuba.

The president acknowledged the support in training to face the challenges of the country’s energy transition and expressed the willingness to participate in the organization’s projects and proposals.

We know the work on digital transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in other projects, to develop renewable energy sources, the head of State pointed out.

This regional meeting is taking place in Havana on June 13 and 14, with the participation of the 27 States, to discuss energy cooperation in a continent rich in such resources, which needs investment and integration.

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Large Latin American presence at journalism seminar in Cuba

Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A considerable number of Latin American communicators will be present at the 17th International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism, to be held in Havana from June 17 to 21.

The organizing committee’s spokespeople indicated that 60 professionals, including 45 foreigners from Latin America and Canada, will attend the meeting, along with the largest delegations from Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico.

The Cuban members of the Circle of Tourism Journalists at the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) will participate with representatives nationwide.

During these days, three will be dedicated to debates and lectures with the participation of prominent speakers such as scholars from the University of Ottawa, Canada, Cuban academics Jose Luis Perello, and Pavel Pavon, Director of Technologies and Systems at the Tourism Ministry (MINTUR).

In addition to academic exchanges, participants will visit tourist attractions such as La Bodeguita del Medio and El Floridita restaurants, the Havana Club Rum Museum, the Tropicana Cabaret, and will travel to Varadero beach, in western Matanzas province.

The event is supported by the foreign hotel chains Iberostar and Melia (Spain), Blue Diamond (Canada), and the local companies Los Portales S.A., Internacional Cubana del Tabaco, Cubatur, and Havanatur.

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Cuban president meets with US youths

Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel met with more than 100 young people from the US Let Cuba Live brigade, who are on a solidarity visit with the causes of Cuba and Palestine, an official source informed on Tuesday.

On his X profile, the Cuban head of State expressed the emotions he experienced recently while interacting with the group’s members who “walked around Cuba and talked with the Cuban people.”

Diaz-Canel said in his podcast From the Presidency, to be published this week, that the public could learn about these experiences told by those young people.

The president described as “admirable” the US youths who, according to him, are making a revolution “in the entrails of the monster” (life in the United States).

In another tweet, Diaz-Canel appeared in a photo among 100 US youths and with a message in which he expressed, “Palestine hurts, and it must hurt us every day that we do not do something for it. This is where the world’s struggle for justice and dignity is defined today.”

The Cuban president warned that “the weight of history will fall on those who insist on remaining indifferent to the massacre perpetrated by the Israeli army on the Palestinian territories.”

In this regard, Diaz-Canel affirmed that Cuba will continue to be on the side of the nonconformists.

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Haiti: Cuban Doctors Carried Out +34,000 Consultations in May

Contingent of Cuban Doctors, 2023 Photo: @DeZurdaTeam_

By: Omayma Sheikh

According to a official figures, in 2023, 44,585 consultations were planned for May, and 49,295 were carried out, for a compliance rate of 111 percent.

June 10 (teleSUR) On Monday, the Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti carried out 34,403 consultations in the month of May, a service that contributes to improving the quality of life of the people of the Antillean nation.

The work plan called for 27,976 consultations, but the Cuban doctors managed to exceed the schedule by 123 percent.

According to a official figures, in 2023, 44,585 consultations were planned for May, and 49,295 were carried out, for a compliance rate of 111 percent.

The report states that the Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti carried out more than 4,700 free surgeries in May.

In the fifth month of 2024, 4,711 such procedures were performed, of which 1,18 were major and 3,693 minor.

The head of the Medical Mission of #Cuba in #Haiti , Efrén Acosta, highlighted the value of doctors and nurses in this brother country

The document points out that 3.6 minor surgeries are performed for every one major intervention.

The monthly plan in this medical area is 3,419, and it is 138 per cent overfulfilled.

The report underlines that 43,680 operations are planned for 2024. As of May, 18,131 operations were to be performed, and 22,528 were performed. 21,152 operations are still to be performed by the end of 2024.

Major surgeries are at 119.7 per cent and minor surgeries at 143.7 per cent.

Cuban doctors in Haiti performed hysterectomies, caesarean sections, ectopic pregnancies, inguinal herniorrhaphy, hydroceles, appendectomies, among other operations, as well as emergency surgeries.

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Diaz-Canel reaffirms willingness to strengthen relations with Mexico

Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel thanked his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, for his support and reaffirmed his willingness to continue strengthening bilateral relations during the next term of President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum.

In a phone call with my dear friend @lopezobrador, I expressed my congratulations on the recent election victory. I thanked him for his constant support to #Cuba and reaffirmed the willingness to continue deepening the historic bilateral relations with the next president of #Mexico, Diaz-Canel wrote on his X profile.

During the term of President Lopez Obrador, relations between Cuba and Mexico have been characterized by their warmth and have strengthened in the most diverse areas of cooperation.

On June 3, President Diaz-Canel also spoke by telephone with Mexico’s President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum, whom he congratulated on her victory in the federal elections.

As President Lopez Obrador’s successor, Sheinbaum confirmed the willingness to move forward in areas of mutual interest for bilateral relations. “Mexico and Cuba are sister nations united by bonds of cooperation, solidarity, and shared history.”

With an extraordinary endorsement as a scientist and politician, Sheinbaum, who will take office on October 1, expressed her responsibility to President Lopez Obrador’s legacy and promised the people of Mexico to govern with humility and responsibility.

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