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Cuban tourism: A safe investment

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As part of FITCuba 2016, the latest version of the island’s portfolio of tourist sector investment opportunities was presented May 5, by José Daniel Alonso, the Ministry of Tourism’s (Mintur) business director, in the Cabaña Fortress’ Ambrosio Hall.

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Playa Girón and the uprising in Guatemala

Playa Giron Guatemala

Five months before the invasion at Playa Girón, November 13, 1960, Cuban pilots being trained in Guatemala by the CIA to attack the island, bombed Guatemalan military forces leading an uprising against the government of General Miguel Idígoras.

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Statement by the ANAP regarding U.S. government measure

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On April 22, the State Department announced the decision to include coffee on the list of Cuban products produced by the non-state sector which could be imported into that country. This as a continuation of a measure adopted by the government of the United States in February 2015, authorizing very limited Cuban exports, which excluded all goods and services produced by state enterprises.

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Drought continues to affect Cuba

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Some one million people are currently affected by the drought situation in Cuba, which has been impacting the island since the end of 2014, sources from the National Institute of Water Resources (INRH) reported in the capital.

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Havana, a tourist capital

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The 36th edition of Cuba’s International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2016, saw the highest number of participants ever, with representatives from more than 50 countries, together with those attending the 60th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas, which was also held in Havana.

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Recognizing and respecting diversity in workplaces

Mariela Castro

Dedicated for the second time to ensuring workplaces are free of homophobia and transphobia – as members of the LGBTI community on the island continue to face discrimination when seeking employment, despite having the necessary skills and qualifications – activities to mark the 9th edition of the Cuban Day against Homophobia and Transphobia will be held from May 10, Dr. Mariela Castro Espín, director of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), informed reporters in Havana.

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Cuba and Spain sign debt agreement

ESpaña Pires

On Wednesday, May 4, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported that Cuba and Spain signed agreements restructuring the island’s medium and long-term debt with the European nation, representing a positive contribution to the development of economic, commercial and financial relations between the two countries.

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New measures announced to regulate prices of agricultural produce

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In a press release published on May 3 in the national press, the ministry notes that in order to gradually increase the purchasing power of the Cuban peso (CUP), a series of measures were taken to increase supplies of agricultural products in high demand and set maximum prices.

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Farewell to Sergio Vitier, a true, essential creator

Sergio Vitier

Sergio was the firstborn son to a couple which had already left an indelible mark on Cuban culture, writers Fina García Marruz and Cintio Vitier – the latter was also a violinist – and brother to José María Vitier, another essential name in Cuban music; while his uncle Felipe Dulzaides, jazz musician and vocal coach, represented an early paradigm for the young composer.

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Susana Lee López: a life dedicated to journalism

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She was one of the intrepid and committed young people who didn’t hesitate to sign up for the literacy campaign following the triumph of the Revolution. She worked as a journalist for over 50 years. She began in the profession without prior training, in May 1962, when she was still a high school student at the Institute of Secondary Education in Havana. Her first steps were taken in the paper Hoy, where she evolved as a dedicated reporter of youth and women’s issues.