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Cuban agriculture seeks greater hydraulic exploitation

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Cuba seeks to increase the exploitation of hydraulic infrastructure by using efficient irrigation techniques, the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG) announced on Monday. A report from that entity also states, as part of the tasks related to that objective, ensuring the training and assignment of the technical personnel to attend the mechanization.

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Cuba seeks to grow 23 percent in bioproducts

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Cuba is striving this year to manufacture 6,255.72 kiloliters of 18 types of bioproducts, accounting for a 23-percent growth compared to previous results, according to the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG). Such a figure will benefit 690,000 hectares of crops, 100,000 more than in 2020, MINAG specified. The use of bioproducts makes it possible to substitute part of chemical fertilizer and pesticide imports.

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More than 50 organizations urge Biden to end hostile Cuba policy

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A letter from more than 50 U.S. social, religious and academic organizations has urged the administration of President Joseph Biden to fulfill his campaign promise and “reverse the failed Trump policies that inflicted harm on Cubans and their families.” The text advocates the initiation of a more constructive U.S. policy toward the island nation and the launching of legislative action to put an end to restrictions and take the path toward ending the blockade.

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Developing productive chains, replacing imports and promoting collaboration

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At the end of 2020, the Ministry of Construction (Micon) had five approved projects that directly substitute imports, overseen by its Local Production of Materials department. Among the productions of these projects are approximately 1,000 tons of base for ecological paint, 900,000 liters of Pinturas Corona, 300,000 plugs, 20,000 switches, 280,000 sockets, 170,000 LED-lamp bases and 285,000 plumbing fixtures.

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Made in Cuba: The challenge of conquering the market

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Ministry of Foreign Trade reports that a survey has been conducted in all provinces to identify potential exports, since every product or service placed on the world market, no matter the scale, provides needed hard currency. When we hear about a non-state economic actor venturing into import and/or export operations, almost automatically our mind associates such activity with agro-industrial products, equipment, accessories, raw materials….

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Soberana 02 clinical trials expanded

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Expanded phase II B clinical trials of Cuba’s anti-COVID-19 candidate vaccine Soberana 02 with volunteers between 19 and 80 years of age, began at the 19 de Abril and No.1 Polyclinics, in the Havana municipalities of Plaza de la Revolución and La Lisa, respectively. For the purpose of evaluating reactions, safety and immunogenicity of the candidate, created by the Finlay Vaccine Institute, volunteers will receive two doses of the drug, administered intramuscularly.

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Events reveal that imperialism has no shame

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The announcement made by the United States government of its designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, serves as another resounding confirmation of how imperialism uses lies whenever it serves their purposes, be they political, economic, or of any other nature. The infamous decision was condemned on Twitter by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, who described it as cynical and hypocritical. “The political opportunism behind this action is recognized by all who are honestly concerned about the scourge of terrorism and its victims.

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Cuba reaffirms unwavering solidarity with the Bolivarian, Chavista people

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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel reiterated Cuba’s unwavering solidarity with the Bolivarian, Chavista people when he received the Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez Gómez, January 16, leading a government delegation on a working visit to our country. During the fraternal meeting, the two leaders emphasized the excellent state of the bilateral relations and discussed topics of interest in their respective nations, as well as the regional and international situation.

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Urban, suburban, and family agriculture: Healthy food close at hand

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Responsibility and constancy have characterized 33 years of exemplary, dedicated work by the people to assure the country’s food security. Those who have participated in Cuba’s Urban, Suburban, and Family Agriculture Program understand well the importance of their efforts across the entire island. The director of the economically critical program, Dr. Elizabeth Peña Turruellas, shared with Granma the main findings gathered during the national leadership group’s 87th tour of the country’s provinces, conducted between October 13 through December 22, last year.

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What are the new rates for water and sewer service?

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The new rates for services associated with the supply of water and sewerage have generated diverse opinions in the population. Many comments in Cubadebate suggest the need to correctly measure consumption, as well as reduce leaks and increase control so that this natural resource reaches homes efficiently. The vice president of the Superior Organization of Business Management of Water and Sanitation, Ing. Yunior González Núñez affirmed that some aspects of the new rates are being evaluated, in the logical process of ordering the economy .