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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Cuban agricultural products promoted in French market

Marseille, France, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) A business delegation from the Cuban province of Cienfuegos presented today at the Chamber of Commerce of Marseille a dozen agricultural products with chances of reaching the French market for their quality, flavor and freshness.

Commercial authorities and representatives of several importing companies from the southern Mediterranean city attended the event, who recognized the quality of fruits and tubers in display, and showed willingness to hold talks with a view to eventual future business.

Mango, mamey, guava, pineapple, Persian lime, cucumber, hot bell pepper, sweet potato, turmeric and ginger were among the products promoted, including tastings of some of them.

As a result of the meeting, the trip of a trade mission from Marseille to the Havana International Fair FIHAV-2024, to be held in early November, will continue the rapprochement.

It has been a very profitable visit, due to the issues addressed and the reception of the products, the deputy director of the Agroindustrial Company Cítricos Arimao, Isce Tellería, one of the members of the delegation from Cienfuegos, told Prensa Latina. He was accompanied here by the Cuban ambassador, Otto Vaillant, and the economic and commercial adviser Danae de Paz. Tellería said that charcoal, mango and hot bell pepper are already present in the French market, in small format, so the aspiration is to diversify the offer.

We see favorable prospects for expanding our trade relations on the French soil, where we will continue the presentation this week in Paris, said the official, who made the trip with the director of Foreign Trade, Foreign Investment and Cooperation of Cienfuegos, Yanet Gonzalez, and the Director of Science and Development of the Delegation of Agriculture, Liliana Mederos.

For her part, de Paz highlighted the chances of promoting bilateral cooperation in this sector and the quality of the products, grown in an ecological environment.

Ambassador Vaillant thanked the Marseille Chamber of Commerce, the oldest of its kind in the world (XVI century), and the opportunity to promote Cuban products and events that will take place in this Caribbean nation, particularly FIHAV-2024 and the international fair of Cienfuegos ExpoSur-2024.

We hope that new and good export opportunities for fruits and other Cuban agricultural products will come out of this visit, he stressed.

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