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Díaz-Canel receives U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and Google executive

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday June 4, received U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and Google executive Eric Emerson Schmidt. During the meeting, the three discussed the state of bilateral relations between Cuba and the United States, as well as possible cooperative efforts of mutual interest. Accompanying the distinguished guests was the U.S. chargé de affaires

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The impact of heavy rains on Cuban agriculture

Agricultura Pinar

Aware that they are in a race against time, campesinos in Pinar del Río, like all those in the western and central regions of the island, are working to address the impacts of the recent heavy rains in the province, which were continuous over almost three weeks. Preliminary evaluations indicate that 5,472 hectares of various crops were lost across the Vueltabajo region and around 9,000 hectares suffered damages.

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Commission working on Constitutional reform holds initial sessions

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Early yesterday morning, June 3, the National Assembly commission of deputies charged with drafting and presenting Constitutional reform proposals held its first session at the Palacio de la Revolución. With Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, chairing the meeting as president of the commission, members began their work hearing reports on studies previously carried out.

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Why did Díaz-Canel make his first state visit as President to Venezuela?

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel shakes hands with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the Revolution Palace in Havana

Nicolás Maduro was the first head of state to visit Cuba last April 21, after the election of a new President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in an expression of the continuation of the Cuban Revolution. At that time the Venezuelan leader said that he had come to Cuba to renew hopes, dreams, and look to the future, toward greater economic integration and the strengthening of continental unity.

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You can count on Cuba, today and always

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With pride and reverence I begin to speak, as Martí said. I do so aware that, having been judged worthy of the Order of the Liberators of Venezuela, it is to Cuba, to Cuban men and women, to whom this immense honor is conferred.

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Council of Ministers reviews Cuban economy

consejo de Ministro

On May 29, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, chaired a Council of Ministers meeting during which the performance of the national economy through April, and guidelines for the 2019 Economic Plan and State Budget were reviewed. The agenda also included issues linked to administrative corruption and the economic potential of the Union of Military Industries.

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Díaz-Canel interacts with authorities in provinces affected by heavy rain

Canel y Valdes

Cuban Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez interacted via a May 29 video-conference with authorities in central provinces, which have been severely affected by heavy rain associated with sub-tropical storm Alberto.

Several ministers participated in the meeting and presented preliminary information on damages, which will be clarified when flood waters subside.

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Cuba and Italy promoting safe, clean energy

firma cuba italia

On the morning of May 28, Cuba’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Ministry of Environment, Sea, and Land, to promote the use of safe, clean energies.

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Council of State calls National Assembly of People’s Power extraordinary session

Parlamento cuba

The Council of State, in accordance with Article 90 Section a of the Constitution, has convoked an extraordinary session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, on June 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Havana’s International Conference Center, to address the following agenda:

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Minute to Minute: Cuban President at site of accident

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The Ministry of Transport has confirmed that at 12:08pm today, a Boeing 737-200, leased by Cubana de Aviación, with a contracted foreign crew and 104 passengers aboard, traveling from Havana to Holguín on flight DMJ 0972, fell to the ground as it was taking off, in an area between José Martí International Airport and the town of Santiago de Las Vegas. Search and rescue teams are at the site.