Juventud Rebelde - Diario de la Juventud Cubana

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 

Cuba

Tuesday 08 October 2019 | 10:45:01 am.

Cuban scientists suggest measures to address climate change in agriculture

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.

Cuba

Tuesday 08 October 2019 | 10:35:07 am.

Eusebio Leal receives The Rotondi Prize "for the Saviors of Art"

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.

Cuba

Friday 04 October 2019 | 11:28:07 am.

Cuba to attend International Tourism Fair in Latin America

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.

Cuba

Friday 04 October 2019 | 11:24:58 am.

Russian PM Dmitri Medvedev arrives in Cuba

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.

Cuba

Friday 04 October 2019 | 11:22:56 am.

Cuba congratulates China on founding anniversary

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.

Cuba

Thursday 03 October 2019 | 10:32:53 am.

Cuban foreignminister: Optimisticonfuture of US - Cuba relationsdespitetheBlockade

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.

Cuba

Tuesday 01 October 2019 | 03:44:17 pm.

Cuban Moinello continues shining as setupper in the Japanese Professional Baseball

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.

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