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Naval repair industry revives in Cuba with new dock

Dique astilleros

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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Traveling to Cuba will remain attractive and safe, despite U.S. aggression

Turismo

The Cuban tourism industry is working to guarantee a successful high season, which will benefit from the incorporation of 3,768 rooms in 25 new hotels this year and the expansion of another four, as reported at a meeting led by President Miguel Díaz-Canel, to evaluate progress on investment in the sector.

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

diaz isla

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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We are not entering a new Special Period

uso racional energia

ALTHOUGH the energy situation the country is facing, along with other limitations, could suggest the emergence of a new Special Period in Peacetime, as enemies of the Revolution would like us to believe, Cuba is far from returning to such a state of affairs.

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Hotel Internacional inaugurated, confirming vitality of Cuba’s tourist industry

Varadero Internacional

The official opening this September 14 of the new Hotel Meliá Internacional in Varadero, which was attended by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, was one of the most anticipated events in the country’s tourism industry.

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Lawsuit against Meliá Hotels thrown out

melia

“The blockade and big-stick laws are destined to fail. We will continue to promote foreign investment to support Cuba’s economic development,” tweeted Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, on September 4, after a Spanish judge issued a hold on a lawsuit filed by the Sánchez-Hill family seeking compensation from Meliá Hotels International, the first ruling by a European court since the activation of the U.S. Helms-Burton Act’s Title III.

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A distillery completes a productive cycle in the sugar industry

cienfuegos

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

Cienfuegos industria

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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Despite the blockade, three million tourists have visited Cuba

Cuba Bloqueo visitas

Despite campaigns organized and directed by the United States government to prevent the arrival of tourists to our country, as of August 15, Cuba had welcomed three million international visitors, thus far this year. That so many people have chosen the island is evidence of the confidence and recognition Cuba has achieved as a travel destination, offering not only natural and cultural attractions, but also security.

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Intellectuals and artists for peace, an unwavering commitment

Paloma

Seventy years after the National Congress for Peace and Democracy was founded, Cuban artists, intellectuals, academics, and activists meeting in Havana recalled the need for permanent mobilization against increasing imperialist aggression, accentuated by the current U.S. administration, and the clear incompatibility of such actions with human progress.