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The Cuban pharmaceutical industry vs COVID-19

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The Cuban pharmaceutical industry has been key to the national strategy to confront the SARS-COV-2 pandemic, guaranteeing medications to implement treatment protocols established by the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), including several products used successfully with high-risk segments of the population, reducing the number of patients reaching serious and critical conditions, as well as mortality rates for this group.

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Maisí: Water returns to La Punta

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Punta de Maisí, also known as the terrace of Cuba, has the most beautiful marine terraces on the island, also considered one of the best preserved, since according to experts, it has a variety of unique geological features. Perhaps all these attributes caused the wrath of Seth (Egyptian God of drought and the desert), which fell upon this porous calcareous plateau composed of red fersialitic soil. The truth is that Punta de Maisí is becoming drier and hotter. No one can confirm this better than Arsenio Chávez Navarro, who has dealt with the region’s fickle weather for years. The seventy-year-old describes it like this: “The sun wants to crack the rocks open. It rains very little and it gets hotter every year.”

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Naval repair industry revives in Cuba with new dock

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With today’s delivery of a modern floating dock with the capacity to receive ships of up to 65,000 tons of displacement, Cuba is once again inserted in the international market for naval repairs. The structure will allow the repair of Panamax-type ships and was manufactured within 18 months by the Chinese firm National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC), headquartered in Shanghai.

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Cuban device for diagnosis and training of pitchers

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Cuban baseball will soon benefit with the introduction of a machine for the diagnosis and training of pitchers designed at the University of Holguin. A prototype is currently under construction, with a view toward subsequent industrial production.

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Díaz-Canel continues government visit to review energy situation on the Isle of Youth

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The President of Cuba´s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, continues his government visit to check on energy measures adopted in different regions of the country given current challenges. In a tweet, the President reported that authorities in the Isle of Youth had explained steps taken to maintain stability in the municipality’s economic and social life, despite the fuel shortage.

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A distillery completes a productive cycle in the sugar industry

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The reactivation of the Alficsa Plus S.A. distillery has already begun to bear fruit in Cienfuegos, with the first production of fine alcohols for Cuba and the world. The distillery – operated by a joint company with capital contributed by the AzCuba state enterprise group and a Spanish firm, and linked to the Antonio Sánchez sugar mill in the municipality of Aguada de Pasajeros – has successfully concluded its start-up period and initiated the production process.

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Cienfuegos NPK: The country’s newest industrial gem

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The Industrial Zone of Cienfuegos is a specialized belt, where several plants of strategic importance to national economic development are concentrated, including several which are the only ones of their type in Cuba. Among these is a true gem: the NPK Nitrogen Fertilizer factory.

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Asphalt for safer roads

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As part of the country’s strategy to prevent further deterioration of roads and promote their repair, the National Road Center projects applying some 100,000 tons of asphalt to repair the National Highway this year. Raúl Díaz Guadarrama, general director of the entity affiliated with the Ministry of Transportation, told Granma that, over the last three years, financial and material resources have been made available to restore the highway.

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Cuban government keeps an ear to the ground

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The first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Salvador Valdés Mesa, visited the province of Mayabeque, to check on progress in agricultural production.

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Díaz-Canel: Every tourist who visits us is breaking the U.S. blockade

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Recently held was a government meeting to review progress in tourism, one of six strategic sectors identified in the country’s Development Plan. Basic issues analyzed included current investment projects, the development of productive chains with other industries, and substitution of imported supplies with domestic products.