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Tornado in El Berrinche, San Cristóbal, Artemisa

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During the afternoon of today between 07: 20-07: 45 pm (23: 20-23: 45UTC), a strong storm affected areas of the municipality of San Cristóbal and a tune was observed in the town of El Berrinche. According to information provided by local residents, the tornado moved to the north and traveled approximately 900m. Until the moment this note is prepared, there have been reports of damage to the electrical service and homes with partial and total roof damage. Taking into account the affectations it is classified as an F1.

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

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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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Evo Morales, providing leadership in times of adversity

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While other South American leaders stood idly by, and delayed operations to fight fires days after the flames began to spread across the Brazilian Amazon, the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma, personally led efforts to confront the tragedy in the area of Chiquitanía, located in the country’s southeast, between Gran Chaco and Amazonía.

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Production with environmental conscience

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Behind every bottle of Cubay rum produced at the Agustín Rodríguez Mena distillery in this municipality, is a centenary history that includes the best of rum making traditions in Central Cuba – the reason the brand has become one of Cuba’s best-selling spirits around the world.

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Recovery efforts advance in provinces hit by heavy rain and flooding

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President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, spoke via teleconference with Party and government authorities from the western and central provinces, to review recovery efforts in territories affected by recent heavy rainfall.

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Cuba looking to change its energy profile

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Political will is not enough, nor is clarity about what must be done, evidenced in the regulatory framework created to facilitate Cuba’s transition to an energy profile based on greater use of renewable resources. It is imperative that the consciousness of authorities and the people be raised, so that this change is understood as a critical element in our strategy for sustainable development.

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EUROCLIMA + Cuba, a Project to Climate Change

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The EUROCLIMA + Cuba program was launched today in this central-eastern region, with a project that aims at reducing disaster risks (RDR) due to climate change. In the case of this island, the chronogram has as main organizer the United Nations Development Program – Cuba, focused on the effects of Climate Change

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Foreign-Funded NGOs in Ecuador: Trojan Horse for Intervention?

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Ecuador has come under fire for scrutinizing non-profits like Accion Ecologica, many of whom get millions from Europe and North America.
Ecuador, the tiny South American nation sandwiched between Colombia and Peru, rarely makes waves in the English-speaking world’s corporate mediascape. Last year, news traveled far on at least two occasions.

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Forests cover 30.6% of Cuba’s land area

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Cuba ended 2015 with 30.6% of its territory covered by forests, a result that confirms the island’s place within the small group of developing nations that maintain sustained growth of this important environmental indicator. According to the report “Environmental Outlook: Cuba 2015”, published by the National Office of Statistics and Information (www.onei.cu), in 2010 the forest area of the archipelago was 27.6%.

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El Niño bids farewell

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The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle continued its gradual decline in June, with the return of normal conditions in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, following an end to the high sea surface temperatures recorded since the second quarter of last year.