Tuesday 08 October 2019 | 10:45:01 am.
A study by researchers from several institutions in Holguin province has proposed changes in planting patterns in that territory to increase yields in the face of the climate change impact on rainfall, temperature and pests behavior.
Scientists suggest new planting and harvest dates and good phytosanitary practices and water and soil management for crops such as beans, tomatoes, tobacco, maize, sweet potatoes, cassava and vegetables, according to a report published today by Granma newspaper.
The experts' proposals, from the Department of Plant Health and the Center for Studies of Arid Agrosystems, in the University of Holguin, take into account detailed observations made in the field and properly documented, as well as the results of surveys applied to producers.
According to specialists in the fields of Holguin the temperature has risen above 34 degrees Celsius in the assessed period, together with the systematic drought episodes, which contribute to the appearance of pests and diseases.
The impact of climate change on agriculture in Cuba leads to a decrease in the areas for effects on the productivity and physiology of plants; unexpected variations in the planting and harvest periods; alterations in the dynamics of pests and diseases; and extinction of animal and plant species, experts asserted.
Tuesday 08 October 2019 | 10:35:07 am.
The Rotondi Prize "to the saviours of art", granted by the Italian State, has been awarded in its 2019 edition to Eusebio Leal Spengler, Historian of Havana city, for the restoration of the Cuban capital, preservation of the patrimony of the nation and especially for the work of recovery of the Havana Capitol.
The Cuban ambassador to Italy, Jose Carlos Rodriguez Ruiz, by express order of the honoree, was in charge of receiving the Rotondi prize from the hands of the Undersecretary of State for Economic Development of Italy.
The ceremony took place in the Rocca Ubaldinesca, a fortification from the Renaissance period, located in the town of Sassocorvaro, in Montefeltro, in the region of Las Marcas, in the center of the Italian territory.
After receiving the Prize, the Cuban Ambassador thanked the jury for its decision and praised the personality and teaching of Eusebio Leal, who with exceptional vision and commitment, with the decisive support of the Cuban State and the participation of the country's citizens, has founded a gigantic process of defense, recovery and promotion of the Cuban nation's heritage, also recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The Rotondi Prize is awarded annually since 1997, within the framework of the "Ark of Art" project, aimed at the valorization of heritage safeguarding, not only in Italy, but worldwide and takes its name from the surname of the former Superintendent for the Fine Arts of Urbino, Pasquale Rotondi.
Friday 04 October 2019 | 11:28:07 am.
HAVANA, Oct 3 (ACN) Cuba will attend the International Tourism Fair of Latin America to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from next October 5-8, Cuba´s Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) announced today.
Friday 04 October 2019 | 11:24:58 am.
HAVANA, Oct 3 (ACN) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev arrived in Havana this morning for a two-day official visit. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, welcomed him.
Friday 04 October 2019 | 11:22:56 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 1 (ACN) Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, congratulated the people, the Government and the Chinese Communist Party on the 70th anniversary of its founding.
"Cuba celebrates the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the sister People's Republic of China. Congratulations to the brother Chinese people, to the government, to the Communist Party as well as to its leaders," Diaz-Canel wrote on Twitter.
Likewise, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla tweet: "Warm congratulations to the Chinese people, government and communist party on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. The friendship and brotherhood ties that unite us are indestructible. We appreciate this nation's contribution to peace and development.
Bilateral relations between Cuba and China were formalized in 1960.
Nowadays, China is Cuba's second largest trading partner and one of the main destinations for national exports of goods.
Thursday 03 October 2019 | 10:32:53 am.
Summary:Cuba’sforeignministersays he believesimprovements in relationswiththeUnitedStates are irreversible despitetheTrumpadministration’shardening of the embargo ontheisland. ForeignMinister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla toldTheAssociatedPressTuesdaythatwhilethe U.S. administration has cut off mostcommunicationwith Cuba and istryingtopressurethecommunistgovernmentbyrestrictingtheflow of oil, progressmadeunderformer U.S. President Barack Obama has notbeenundone.
Tuesday 01 October 2019 | 03:44:17 pm.
HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 30 (acn) Cuban pitcher Livan Moinelo had a perfect performance for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks and became the fourth Latin reliever with 60 appearances in the Japanese Professional Baseball (NPB) regular season.
The lefty reliever pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, with three strikeouts, in the 1-5 loss of his side to the Buffaloes Orix in the final match of the regular season.
Moinelo closed his performance in the preliminary stage with terrific ERA of 1.52, and finished third among the best setuppers of the Pacific League with balance of 3 wins, 1 loss and 4 saves; while his compatriots and teammates DH Alfredo Despaigne and LF Yurisbel Gracial did not batted hits, thus decreasing their batting averages to .259 and .319, respectively.
The Hawks, current NPB champions, finished second in the Pacific League (PL), two games behind the Saitama Seibu Lions and 5 matches ahead of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.
Meanwhile, the Central League (CL) was topped by the Yomiuri Giants, followed by the Yokohama DeNA BayStars and the Hanshin Tigers, in that order.
The 2019 NPB postseason will begin on October 5 on both circuits, with the matches Hawks vs. Eagles (PL) and BayStars vs. Tigers (CL) in the first stage of the Climax Series.
The winner of each confrontation, to the best-of-three, will then face (October 9-14) each league leader, teams that will begin the decisive second phase with a win ahead according to the NPB regulations.
The Japan Series (October 19-27), between the champions of each league, will start on Pacific soil, as the current NPB king (Hawks) plays in this circuit.
Tuesday 01 October 2019 | 03:43:09 pm.
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 1 (ACN) Dionisio Da Costa Babo Soares, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, will make an official visit to Cuba starting this Tuesday, October 1.
According to the Cubaminrex website, as part of the program, the distinguished visitor will meet with Cuban authorities and carry out other activities.
A Cuban medical brigade with over 150 aid workers provides assistance and teaching services in the Southeast Asian country of more than 1.1 million people, while some 20 Timorese doctors study specialties in Cuba.
Cuba and Timor-Leste established official diplomatic relations on May 20, 2002, making the Caribbean nation the second country, after China, to recognize its independence, after being a Portuguese colony and suffering 25 years of Indonesian occupation.
Monday 30 September 2019 | 05:57:16 pm.
Angolans and Cubans joined their voices to demand the end of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed for decades against Cuba by successive U.S. administrations.
It is an act of genocide and economic war in the light of international law, recalled the president of the Association of the Cuban Community Living in Angola, Carlos Moncada, in a political-cultural meeting for the 59th anniversary of the main mass organization in his country, the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR).
The blockade, he said, continues to be the main hurdle for the implementation in Cuba of the national economic and social development plan until 2030 and with a view to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by UN.
For his part, Augusto Alberto Joao, an Angolan who lived in the Caribbean island for 13 years, joined the call as an elementary gesture of gratitude: 'The Cuban Revolution has given me everything I have and I think I have still done very little for it,' he told Prensa Latina.
Representatives of the Cuban diplomatic mission in the African nation also attended the event to commemorate the 59 years of existence of the CDRs, created at the initiative of Fidel Castro in September 1960, to strengthen popular participation in safeguarding national independence and sovereignty.
The facts show that the United States, led by Donald Trump, is tightening the blockade to try to choke the Cuban people by hunger and other hardships, but once again "we are closing lines and strengthening unity," Consul Nayma Acosta asserted.
Monday 30 September 2019 | 05:49:07 pm.
Mswati III, monarch of Eswatini, will tour the historic center of Old Havana today as part of his official visit to Cuba, which began last Sunday.
According to the official program, he will also visit the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), an important Cuban research-productive center, and, in the afternoon, he will pay tribute to the most universal of Cubans, as he will lay a wreath at the base of the Jose Marti Memorial, in Havana.
Mswati III will be officially received at the Palace of the Revolution and will hold talks with Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, with a view to broadening the ties between the two nations.
The agenda for the distinguished visitor also includes a visit to the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), a project founded by the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz which has allowed the graduation of nearly 30,000 young people from a hundred countries.
Previously, in June 2005, the African King had visited the Caribbean nation to comply with an invitation from Fidel Castro, then President of the Councils of State and Ministers, by whom he was officially welcomed at the Palace of the Revolution.
Cuba and the Kingdom of Eswatini established diplomatic relations on September 22, 1995, and ten years later the Cuban medical cooperation began, based on a personal request from the King to the Commander in Chief during his visit to Cuba that year.
The formerly called Kingdom of Swaziland is located in the southeast of the African continent, between South Africa and Mozambique; it occupies a territorial extension of 17.364 square kilometers, and has a population of a 1.343.000 people.