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Chapeando: Red Florida


I like nothing less than starting our podcast with what is happening across the street, but today everything revolves around something that cannot be underestimated due to the weight it has in international politics. And by the sign it bears. We are talking, of course, about the mid-term elections, held this Tuesday in the United States, to elect 36 governors and renew the House and a third of the Senate. At the level of the Union, the red tide so announced by the Republicans, which did take place in nearby Florida, the base of the political forces that support the Cuban counterrevolutionary industry, remained wishful thinking.

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Cuba, invincible in the Baseball 5 World Cup


The Cuban team has overwhelmed its rivals in the first Baseball5 World Cup, which is being held in the Zócalo, Mexico City, and is emerging as the favorite. On Wednesday morning they defeated Hong Kong twice, with scores of 12-3 and 10-0 (knockout). They also had no mercy in the two games against the locals. That night they were awarded the first super knockout of the championship (21-0) and, later, the second knockout of the date (10-0). The Cuba team produced 53 runs on Wednesday.

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Integration to achieve a better use of our resources


The need to act against the decline of natural resources and stop the impact of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by promoting innovative practices in the country, was the main issue evaluated during the most recent meeting of the National Innovation Council, held in the Palace of the Revolution. Led by President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and with the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Inés María Chapman, the exchange of academics, scientists, experts and managers this time went through the analysis of how much we could do to promote the concept of circular economy.

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Inauguration in Havana of the sixth International Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States


This Thursday the sixth International Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was inaugurated in Havana, whose main objective is to discuss transformation and innovation in the Caribbean region. In the inaugural session were the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez; the president of the Council of Ministers of the ACS, Mario Adolfo Búcaro; the general secretary of the organization, Rodolfo Sabonge, as well as foreign ministers and ministers of the region.

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Díaz-Canel spoke with the president-elect of Brazil: Always count on Cuba


“Last night, with the emotion of victory, I spoke with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. I sent him hugs from Raúl, from the Cuban people and government, and told him: ‘Your victory belongs to Brazil and Latin America and the Caribbean, to integration and peace. Always count on Cuba,’” President Miguel Díaz-Canel wrote on his Twitter account. After enduring lawfare, jail and persecution, Lula da Silva was once again elected president in Brazil. He won this Sunday in the ballot, of the presidential elections, by obtaining 50.90% of the votes.

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North American scientists highlighted the capacity of the Cuban anti-Covid-19 model in emergencies

Scientists from the United States today praised Cuba’s ability to develop and vaccinate its population with its own anti-Covid-19 products, a model they suggest following to deal with global health emergencies. In a report published on the site, a city-based specialized in bringing science to development through news and analysis, the authors highlight how this strategy of vaccination with safe and effective immunogens could face situations of this type in environments with resource-poor, low-income countries, and in the developing world.

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Cuba ready to celebrate Havana International Fair 2022


To date, some 60 countries will be present at the 38th edition of the Havana International Fair (Fihav), the head of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of Cuba, Rodrigo Malmierca, highlighted today. Malmierca highlighted that the event, to be held from November 14 to 18 at the Expocuba fairgrounds, will be attended by top-level delegations chaired by ministers and high-ranking government officials. Similarly, the headline highlighted the presence of representatives of some 30 chambers of commerce of nations with which Cuba.

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Interventional cardiology bets on development: First minimal access percutaneous aortic valve implanted in Cuba


This time there is no “open heart” surgery. The multidisciplinary team that enters the surgical unit of the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (ICCC) around 10:30 am on October 31 knows the steps, has reviewed them with precision. In severe cases of degenerative aortic stenosis—or what is the same, the narrowing of the valve in the large blood vessel that originates from the heart (aorta) and does not allow the valve to open completely.

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Cuba and the European Union reaffirm willingness to expand interparliamentary ties


Esteban Lazo Hernández, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power, and the deputy to the European Parliament, Massimiliano Smeriglio, ratified today in Havana the will to expand and strengthen inter-parliamentary relations. As reported by the Parliament on Twitter, the head of the Assembly exchanged with the MEP at the headquarters of the National Capitol as part of the work agenda of the Italian politician and writer. The MEP, a member of the Democratic Party in Italy, toured rooms of interest in the Capitol along with the delegation that accompanies him.

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The oldest prisoner of the Guantánamo naval base is released


Guantanamo’s longest-serving prisoner has been freed after nearly two decades in detention without charge. Saifullah Paracha, 75, was transferred to the detention center in 2004 after his capture in an FBI operation in Thailand. Paracha, who was 56 at the time, was accused of meeting with Osama bin Laden and helping the 9/11 orchestrators “facilitate financial transactions and propaganda.” The Pakistani national, who was never charged with a crime but was deemed too dangerous to be released, has since been repatriated, the Pakistani government said in a statement.