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A shot on goal at La Polar

Goal

It’s difficult to follow him as he briskly walks around what will be Cuba’s first artificial-turf soccer pitch, currently being built in Havana’s La Polar sports complex. Caraballo, director of the center, keeps a keen eye on both the construction brigades and workers from a non-agricultural cooperative, working alongside Spanish specialists, to build the new facility.

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New brain mapping project

Neurociencia

It was agreed that Cuba, China, and Canada will work together on a new joint brain mapping project, after a recent meeting on the subject held at Cuba’s Neurosciences Center (Cneuro). According to Pedro Valdés Sosa PhD, coordinator of the Cuban Brain Mapping Project, launched over 10 years ago, the three countries have agreed to promote research on early detection and management of pathological aging in the brain; and set up an academic exchange program toward this end.

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Díaz-Canel receives President of Pakistani Senate

Diaz Pkistani

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon February 27, received Mian Raza Rabbani, president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s Senate

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Cuba producing modern electric motorcycles

Motos

The first 100, 60 volt LT 1060 electric motorcycles with a 1,000 Watt three phase motor and produced by the city’s Ángel Villarreal Bravo Industrial Enterprise, recently went on sale.

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Fidel, Political Power and the New Culture of Communication

Arnold August-Panel 2

English version of the Spanish-language presentation given as part of the panel titled “Fidel, Builder of the New Society” at the “Fidel, Politics, and Culture Symposium” held February 10–11, 2017 during the Havana International Book Fair.

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Polio vaccination: Well-being guaranteed by the Revolution

Polio

To assure the tranquility of Cuban families, currently underway this month is the 56th national polio vaccination campaign, providing rapid and efficient protection against the disease, to all children across the country.

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Cuban resistance to external provocation highlighted

Alamgro OEA

The Cuban government’s response to OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro Lemes’ intention to travel to Havana, in order to receive a “prize” invented by an illegal grouplet, was met with various reactions from around the world.

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Obesity: A global health problem affecting Cuba

Obesidad

With an 18.1% increase over recent years in the number of overweight women in Cuba, and an increase of 11.4% in regards to men; the island’s government and health authorities have expressed their concern over the rising rate of obesity across all age groups of both genders.

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U.S. legislators support expanding ties with Cuba

Legisladores USA

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) highlighted the 22 agreements signed between the two countries over recent years; ranging from environmental protection to cooperation in the application and enforcement of the law. He also noted that the majority of U.S. citizens support the expansion of ties between the two nations.

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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.