Juventud Rebelde - Diario de la Juventud Cubana

Wednesday 16 October 2019 | 10:15:30 am.

Over 50 countries confirm their presence at the Havana International Fair

More than 50 countries have confirmed their participation in the 37th Havana International Fair (FIHAV 2019), to be held from November 4 to 8 at the Expocuba exhibition center, and will be dedicated to the 500 anniversary of Havana.

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Wednesday 16 October 2019 | 10:00:22 am.

Cuban president supports campaign for Lula's release

Havana, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday underscored his support for the campaign for the release of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Cuba

Friday 11 October 2019 | 01:01:57 pm.

Cuba advances in housing construction

Current difficulties, aggravated by the tightening of the U.S. blockade and limited material resources, have not prevented Cuba from completing construction of more than 24,500 homes through August this year, 75% of the plan set for the year, as President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez confirmed in a working meeting with authorities from different provinces and directors of this program, according to the Presidency’s website.

The President has reiterated that there is no reason to justify a property being completed but waiting to be certified as habitable. Given this insistence, 7,584 such certifications have been granted the first eight months of the year, in line with the number of homes completed via government programs, family subsidies, and private initiative.

Díaz-Canel noted that, despite instability in the availability of cement during the first months of the year - fundamental to meeting projections - provinces have reserves that will allow for the completion of the year’s housing construction plans, to continue making progress in this critical area.

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Friday 11 October 2019 | 12:46:04 pm.

Brazil comes first in Judo Grand Slam, Cuba finishes fourth

The Brazilian judo team shone in front of its home audience to dominate the medal table of the Judo Grand Slam in Brasilia, in which the Cuban delegation also saw a good performance.

Brazil led the medal table with four gold, nine silver and four bronze medals, ahead of Japan (2-0-2), the United Kingdom (1-1-2), Cuba (1-1-1), Italy ( 1-1-0), Russia (1-0-4), France (1-0-3), Portugal (1-0-2), Spain (1-0-2) and Colombia (1-0-0).

The gold medals of the Brazilians, out of a total of 14 up for grabs, ratified the country as a world power in this sport, and went to Allan Kuwabara in the 60 kg division, Daniel Cargini (66 kg), Ketleyn Quadros (63 kg) and Beatriz Souza (+78 kg).

In the case of the Cuban judokas, they saw an improved performance in the final leg of the event after the gold medal for Kaliema Antomarchi (78 kg), who came third in Budapest 2017; second place for Ivan Felipe Silva (90 kg), champion at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games; and bronze for Maylin del Toro (63 kg), also champion in the Peruvian capital.

The event provided points for the qualifying ranking to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled to take place from Friday, July 24, to Sunday, August 9, and in which more than 10,000 athletes from around 200 countries are expected to participate.

Sport

Friday 11 October 2019 | 12:26:14 pm.

Cuban Acosta Danza ballet company begins tour of Asia

Acosta Danza, led by Carlos Acosta, began a tour of Asia during October, which includes performances in Singapore and China.

Culture

Friday 11 October 2019 | 12:04:38 pm.

Cuban Embassy to Austria denounces U.S. blockade

Marieta Garcia Jordan, Second Head of the Cuban Embassy to Austria, in an interview with Radio Libre de Viena, denounced the effects of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against her country almost six decades ago.

World

Friday 11 October 2019 | 11:51:14 am.

Diaz-Canel: We are not here to promise, we are here to fulfill the mandate of the revolutionary people

We are not here to promise, we are here to fulfill the mandate of the revolutionary people, expressed Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez in his inaugural speech as President of the Republic of Cuba before the National Assembly of People's Power.

Cuba

Friday 11 October 2019 | 11:45:54 am.

Miguel Díaz-Canel elected President of the Republic of Cuba

Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez was elected tthis Thursday as President of the Republic of Cuba during the IV extraordinary session of the 9th legislature of the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP), held at the Havana Convention Center.

The 96, 66 percent of the deputies that currently make up the Parliament voted in favor of Díaz-Canel, who will be accompanied in his functions by Salvador Valdés Mesa, in the position of Vice President of the Republic, with 94.99 percent of the votes.

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Tuesday 08 October 2019 | 10:51:55 am.

Cuban Tourism Product Presentation Begins in Italy

As part of the promotional actions previous to the beginning of the tourism high season, the " Cuba is present " days will be held in Italy, October 7-9 in the Italian cities of Rome, Salerno, Foggia, Pescara and Rimini.

The Cuban delegation will be headed by the Tourism Deputy Minister, Luis Miguel Diaz Sanchez; the Director of Communication of the Ministry of Tourism, Dulce Maria Sanchez Morales; the Counselor of Tourism in Italy, travel agencies Cubatur and Havanatur, the hotel chains Cubanacan, Islazul and Gran Caribe, as well as the associated companies Melia, Iberostar, Muthu and Blue Diamonds.
Updating tour operators and training travel agents on the Cuba Destination, with its attractions and novelties is the main goal of these meetings, as well as consolidating the positioning of the Caribbean island in the Italian market and an opportunity to boost the promotion of the country's heritage cities, especially Havana, Wonder City of the World, about to celebrate its 500th anniversary of foundation.
This will be an excellent opportunity to call participants to the 40th edition of the International Tourism Fair FITCUBA 2020, to be held May 4-9 at Plaza America, Varadero.
The invited country will be Russia and will be devoted to Sun and Beach modality, as well as calling the First International Fair of Tourism and Health, to be held in October 2020, at Las Praderas.

Cuba

Tuesday 08 October 2019 | 10:48:55 am.

Cuba shows tourism progress at International Fair in Argentina

A delegation of Cuban businessmen and officials shows at the International Tourism Fair of Latin America FIT 2019 the Cuban progress in this sector despite the impact of the U.S. blockade and the new measures adopted by the Donald Trump administration.

The Cuban delegation showed the attractions of the island and the growth of its infrastructure and launched its tourism fair, which will celebrate four decades in 2020 and will be held in Varadero Beach, Prensa Latina reported.
Barbara Cruz, director general of marketing at the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, told this sector is preparing for a high international season with quality and this time hotels have been recovered and there are new products related to the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, to be held next November.
She also highlighted the opening of new hotels such as the one in Prado and Malecon and the Melia Internacional in Varadero and announced new facilities will be built this year in Cayo Guillermo and another tourist destination will be opened in Cayo Cruz, which is part of the Jardines de la Reina archipelago.
Located at La Rural, the International Tourism Fair of Latin America FIT 2019 is attended by more than 1,700 

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