Cuba and its attractions at tourist fair in Shanghai, China

Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba promotes its tourist destinations and attractions Monday while participating in the 2023 edition of Tourism Plus Shanghai (TPS) fair, held in eastern China and positioned among the world reference events.

Its pavilion gives information on Cuba’s new tourist offers but also proposes an approach to the culture and authentic products which make it unique.

The tourist event will last until Thursday, June 1.

In that context, representatives of the country will launch the Cuba Única promotional campaign in Shanghai, which was officially opened in southern Guangzhou a few days ago.

That initiative places Cuba’s people, goods, and values at the heart of the attractions that characterize its tourist sector.

The TPS fair brings together more than 5,000 exhibitors from China and other regions worldwide to present their catalogs of goods and services related to hotel businesses, gastronomy, activities, equipment, and facilities in the sector.


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Cuba Authorities express gratitude for worldwide solidarity

Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) In different cities around the world solidarity demonstrations with Cuba and against the U.S. economic blockade took place this weekend. Cuban authorities expressed their gratitude toward these manifestations.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said on Twitter that in the face of hatred and constant aggressions, friends and compatriots crowded avenues in a day characterized by love and solidarity.

“How much pride and gratitude for each of these voices that rose and to show that Cuba is not alone!” the president added on the social network, also using the hashtag #MejorSinBloqueo.

Likewise, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero demanded the end of the “criminal blockade”, which affects the country, and thanked the people who support Cuba.

While the Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, pointed out the demand for the elimination of Cuba from the list of countries that supposedly sponsor terrorism or do not make sufficient efforts to fight it.


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Ambassador attends forum in Belgrade against US blockade against Cuba

Belgrade, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to Serbia Leyde Rodriguez Hernandez on Monday attended a forum-debate against the United States blockade against Cuba, held at the capital’s Social Center ZaCin, a diplomatic source informed.

Rodriguez Hernandez explained the history and evolution of the US economic campaign against Cuba during different periods of the Cuban Revolution.

He also referred to the severe impacts of the blockade, whose economic, financial and commercial damage exceeds 150.41 billion dollars and, taking into account the depreciation of the dollar against gold, that figure amounts to one trillion dollars, he pointed out.

The diplomat condemned Cuba’s reincorporation on the so-called State Sponsors of Terrorism list by the Donald Trump administration, which has created more difficulties for foreign investors in Europe and other continents.

The aforementioned list, moreover, is illegal, arbitrary, spurious and contrary to international law, the ambassador denounced.

He answered several questions on Cuba’s economic transformations, trade, new forms of property and foreign investments, the life of Cubans, their current reality, his country’s relations with Russia, China, Vietnam, and global geopolitics.

The ambassador thanked the organizers of the “No! Sanction” campaign ( for their solidarity, whose platform mentions his country.

The platform also includes other nations that suffer from unilateral sanctions by the United States and are presented as international, although they are unilateral measures.

The diplomat also recalled that on April 3, 2023, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution condemning “the harmful impact of unilateral coercive measures on human rights.”


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Cuban hero conducts extensive work program in Laos

Vientiane, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The Hero of the Republic of Cuba and national coordinator of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), Gerardo Hernandez, is continuing his visit to Laos, where he is carrying out an extensive work program.

Hernandez and his delegation were received by the Laotian Vice-President, Pami Yatukhou, and by the member of the Political Bureau of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (PPRL) and president of the Lao Front for National Development, Sinlavong Khoutphithoune.

Shortly after being received by leaders of the Central Committee of the Lao Front for National Development, the PPRL and authorities of the territory, the delegation paid a courtesy visit to the secretary of the Party Provincial Committee and governor of Savannakhet, Bounchom Ubounphaseud.

They also held meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, General Chansamone Chanyalath, and with the PPRL Secretary General, Anouphab Toulom.

The Cuban delegation will tour sites of historical and cultural interest in Vientiane, and on Saturday will visit the Saysettha economic zone and the Laos-Cuba Friendship secondary and pre-university school, where they will pay homage to Cuba’s National Hero José Martí.

At the end of the day, they will hold a meeting with Cuban collaborators from the higher education and sports sectors that are providing services in Laos.

Hernandez and his entourage arrived in Laos last Sunday from Vietnam.


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Cuba and San Marino talk about economic relations

Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas and the head of Government of the Republic of San Marino, Luca Beccari, met in Havana on Friday to discuss the mutual interest in strengthening bilateral relations in various spheres.

Cabrisas expressed Cuba’s interest in strengthening ties in the economic, commercial and health spheres, despite the complex economic context that Cuba is facing, but said that we must turn each difficulty and each problem into an opportunity to move forward.

In turn, Becari, who is also the secretary of State for Foreign Relations, International Economic Cooperation, Telecommunications of San Marino, expressed satisfaction with being in Cuba and that his visit will serve to strengthen bilateral ties, which he described as stable and durable.

He added that during this visit, important memorandums of understanding have been signed, including one on international and political collaboration, and another one on medical collaboration.

I think that the foundations were laid to work on future projects, he asserted.

The two countries are far away and are different, but they have many similar characteristics in common in many aspects of the organization of the State, healthcare approaches, and they are in economic development and always considering the social aspect, Beccari listed.

San Marino has systematically supported the Cuban demand for the lifting of the United States blockade, which is harmful to the people and the economic and social development of the country, and to third States interested in promoting their economic ties with Cuba.

San Marino’s foreign minister is in Cuba on an official visit that began on Thursday.


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Lawmaker demands that the EU accompany Cuba against US blockade

Brussels, May 26 (Prensa Latina) French MEP Leïla Chaibi on Friday called on the European Union (EU) to stand by Cuba’s side in its fight against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States.

The member of the Left-wing Group in the European Parliament (The LEFT) made the call in a message, regarding the installation in Havana on Friday of the 3rd EU-Cuba Joint Council.

I take the opportunity of this context to reiterate my total rejection of the US blockade, which does so much damage to Cubans, Chaibi, who is also a member of the Europe-Latin America Delegation (Eurolat), stressed.

Chaibi, a member of La France Insoumise (LFI), considered that the meeting in Havana is a major event in view of the implementation of the EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, signed in 2016.

We are at an essential stage for the materialization of this Agreement, which promotes a relationship based on cooperation, solidarity and mutual assistance and development, she explained.

In recent days, other MEPs, including Manu Pineda from Spain, Sandra Pereira from Portugal, and Massimiliano Smeriglio from Italy, have called for the full enforcement of the Agreement and the end of Washington’s blockade and its extraterritorial scope.

Likewise, the parliamentarians wished success to the third EU-Cuba Joint Council, for which the high representative of the community bloc for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, traveled to Havana.


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Democratic Youth will march against US blockade of Cuba

Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Delegations of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) will lead a caravan in Havana against the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.

Nearly 90 young people from thirty countries will march from the floating dock in Old Havana in demand of an end to the blockade.

As part of the activities of the General Council of the WFDY, which is meeting in Havana, a Mission of Solidarity with Cuba was inaugurated on the 24th to end the blockade and any imperialist interference wherever it may be committed, the Juventud Rebelde newspaper reported.

The final session of the General Council will be held this Sunday at the Fidel Castro Center, an institution dedicated to the study of the life and work of the historic leader.

The WFDY was founded on November 10th, 1945 in Budapest in opposition to fascism, and adopted a commitment to peace. It is currently represented by 136 organizations from 97 countries.

According to Cuban authorities, the blockade has intensified in recent years to unprecedented levels, and an example of this is that Cuba registered losses of 3,806.5 million dollars from August 2021 to February 2022.


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Cuba celebrates 60 years of international medical cooperation

Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating 60 years of medical cooperation with 165 nations, where 605,000 health professionals and technicians have saved lives and eradicated diseases.

After the triumph of the Revolution in January 1959, Cuba decided to undertake a project which is maintained today with 57 brigades formed by 22,632 collaborators in 57 countries in all the continents.

Back in 1960, a small team of doctors was sent to Chile to help the country after an earthquake, in what constituted the first experience in health internationalism after the triumph of the Revolution. Then, in May 1963, the first brigade of Cuban doctors was sent to Algeria.

This is a task that more than a few are determined to discredit with lies and distortions despite the favorable balance of each solved health emergency, having saved over eight million lives and carrying out almost 16 thousand surgical operations.

The medical brigades and the Henry Reeve International Contingent Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics have provided their services in missions in countries at war or devastated by hurricanes, earthquakes and outbreaks of Ebola, cholera and Covid-19.

An example of the aforementioned is the permanent aid provided for 25 years to the people of Haiti, hit by natural disasters, epidemics and political and social crises, and where Cuban doctors have been present, even in the most difficult times.

The director of the Central Unit for Medical Cooperation, Dr. Michael Cabrera Laza, highlighted the work of the 58 medical brigades that fought Covid-19 in 42 nations, an experience that, in his opinion, marked a before and an after in health cooperation offered by Cuba to the world.

Requests for medical brigades follow one after another, even to renew missions that already ended and opening new ones in developed countries such as Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, among others.


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Lopez Obrador thanks Cuba for support for Mexico’s healthcare system

Mexico City, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador thanked Cuba again on Tuesday for its collaboration in the renovation of the national healthcare system, in which its experts are working.

At the beginning of his morning press conference at the National Palace, dedicated as every Tuesday to health care, the President informed that there are already more than 700 Cuban specialists in the IMSS-Bienestar Plan led by the director of the Mexican Social Security Institute, Zoe Robledo.

He added that in addition to this contingent, they are still calling all doctors, retired or not, who wish to join the plan, because there is enough work and we want to leave the new system working before the end of our term in office.

What is being reformed and created in the healthcare sector is for all Mexicans, so that the hospitals work all day and night every day and nationwide, no matter how remote the place may be, and not only in the first level of care, but in all the healthcare centers, hospitals, polyclinics and we are making progress in this plan.

The President referred to Cuba’s collaboration precisely today, May 23, when the contingent stationed in Mexico celebrates the 60th anniversary of Cuba’s international medical collaboration promoted by Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro, at a main event to be held in the afternoon in the state of Morelos.

Once again, Lopez Obrador accused the neoliberal governments that left the Mexican healthcare system in neglect for 36 years, a period during which they left the country without specialists because they did not train them in medical schools, which is why there are no cardiologists or pediatricians in Mexico.

He insisted that a new comprehensive and universal system is being built with free medical care and medicines for all Mexicans, because this is an inviolable human right, and noted that cash registers must be removed from the public healthcare network.


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US interventionist and domination actions rejected in Cuba


Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez stated that the interventionist and dominant interests of the United States have a high humanitarian cost, which has caused the death of millions of people.

The head of Cuban diplomacy posted on Twitter data showing that at least 4.5 million people have died due to the wars waged by the United States in its alleged crusade against terrorism since 2001, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University reported.

The report “reviews the latest research to examine the causal pathways that led to an estimated 3.7 million indirect deaths in post-9/11 conflicts,” when a terrorist attack in New York killed nearly 3,000 people.

Although the exact number of deaths is unknown, the analysis estimates that the total death toll from those wars could be at least 4.5 million.

The so-called war on terrorism began after the September 11 attacks in the United States, and under the pretext of eliminating radical groups, human rights violations have been committed against the affected populations, and dozens of international agreements have been ignored, the expert stated.


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