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Lawsuit against Meliá Hotels thrown out

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“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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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.

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Salvador Valdés visits the province of Artemisa

Salvador Mesa

Salvador Valdés Mesa, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers and Party Political Bureau member, began a working visit to the province of Artemisa to verify the status of agricultural production, the plans for the upcoming cold season, and supplies available to the population.

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Cuban government keeps an ear to the ground

Salva mesa

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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Work of Fernando declared National Cultural Heritage

Fernando Ortiz

During a ceremony, on the 138th anniversary of the outstanding intellectual’s birth, held in the Aula Magna of San Gerónimo University College, in Havana’s central historic district, Gladys Collazo, president of the National Cultural Heritage Council, announced that the work of Ortiz has been declared National Cultural Heritage.

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The demands of the people guide government work

Dipuytados Asamblea

The Third Period of Ordinary Sessions of the Ninth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power, that concluded July 13, began the extensive legislative process required to concretize the new Constitution’s stipulations.

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From Fidel and Raúl we learned to discard useless laments and concentrate on seeking solutions, turning challenges into opportunities and setbacks into victory

Canel Asamblea

Speech delivered during the closing of the National Assembly of People’s Power Ninth Legislature’s Third Period of Ordinary Sessions, July 13, 2019, Year 61 of the Revolution

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International investors recognize Cuba’s guarantees, despite pressure from Washington

Canel inversiones

“We must develop an export vocation in all entities. We need to substitute imports, because the less we spend, the more we have to re-circulate within our own productive processes,” said Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, during a meeting of the National Assembly’s Public Services Committee, in which deputies received updated information on Law No.118 that governs foreign investment in the country.