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Díaz-Canel reviews response to energy contingency in Sancti Spíritus

diaz SSpiritusMeasures adopted in Sancti Spíritus to respond to the national energy contingency, with fuel shortages impacting the economy, were evaluated this morning during a working meeting chaired by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and of Ministers.

Local authorities presented an overview of the main organizational steps taken in key areas, including transportation, food production and distribution, community hygiene, water supply, education, health care, and electrical service.

Alternatives are being implemented to address food distribution and milk collection; increased fish catches in the Zaza reservoir, currently with a very low water level; activation of firewood ovens; the readjustment of service provider schedules; and guarantees for prioritized health care services.The meeting was attended by provincial political and governmental cadres, including Deivy Pérez Martín, first secretary of the Party in Sancti Spíritus, and Teresita Romero Rodríguez, president of the Provincial Assembly of People’s Power.This Tuesday, the 24th, the U.S. Treasury Department announced new sanctions on ships and shipping companies for the “crime” of transporting Venezuelan oil to Cuba, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850. “The United States continues to take strong action against the former illegitimate Maduro regime and the malign foreign actors who support it. Maduro’s Cuban benefactors provide a lifeline to the regime and enable its repressive security and intelligence apparatus,” stated Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in a press release.


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