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Cuba’s 2017 energy strategy

Petroleo

Aware that the energy sector is one of the 12 areas prioritized for foreign investment, Granma International takes a look at the strategic lines the country has charted for the oil industry this the current year.

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A literary voyage shared by two islands

Pdte Irlanda

The honorable Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, presented a master lecture in San Gerónimo University’s Aula Magna; inaugurated an exposition entitled The Irish in Latin America, as part of the 6th International Congress on Irish and Latin American Studies

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The University of Camagüey supporting international collaboration

Universidad Camaguey

Over 200 professionals from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia are currently undertaking their Masters and PhD studies at the Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camagüey (UC).

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Lovers of the world’s best tobacco await upcoming annual event

Tabacosss

Havana is ready to host the Habano Festival’s 19th edition, February 27 through March 3, when the country’s most outstanding news for 2017 in this sphere will be unveiled. To be announced are details of new cigars, which attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to taste throughout the event.

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Lenín Moreno wins first round

Correa y Lenin

With more than 72% of the votes counted, Moreno had garnered 38.66% – very close to winning in the first round. In accordance with the country’s electoral law, to avoid a second round, a candidate must win over 50% of the vote or 40%, with a margin of 10% of the next closest candidate.

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Raúl receives vice president of Vietnam’s National Assembly Standing Committee

raul vietnam

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, yesterday afternoon February 19, received Tong Thi Phong, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Political Bureau and vice president of the country’s National Assembly Standing Committee, who was visiting Cuba on the invitation of the National Assembly of People’s Power.

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End of chapter one

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The first chapter of the 26th Havana International Book Fair concluded in an event held in the San Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress’ Nicolás Guillén Hall on Sunday, February 19. By the last day of the Fair, over 1,100 literary activities – including 900 book presentations, 28 panel discussions and 106 poetry readings – had taken place.

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A step forward in Cuban technology

Cuba tecnologia

As part of the process of digitalization of Cuban society, an unprecedented project has emerged: the assembly of latest-generation laptops and tablets in Havana. Leading the initiative is Fernándo Fernández, who spoke with Granma International.

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La Pradera: Restoring body and mind

La pradera

The intensive, comprehensive rehabilitation services for children and adults offered to visitors from abroad, are the central focus of the La Pradera International Health Center, located west of Havana, specializing in supporting patients recovering from neurological damage, heart attacks, orthopedic problems, and hearing or language disorders, among other health issues.

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Foreign-Funded NGOs in Ecuador: Trojan Horse for Intervention?

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Ecuador has come under fire for scrutinizing non-profits like Accion Ecologica, many of whom get millions from Europe and North America.
Ecuador, the tiny South American nation sandwiched between Colombia and Peru, rarely makes waves in the English-speaking world’s corporate mediascape. Last year, news traveled far on at least two occasions.