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Cuba ready to celebrate Havana International Fair 2022


To date, some 60 countries will be present at the 38th edition of the Havana International Fair (Fihav), the head of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of Cuba, Rodrigo Malmierca, highlighted today. Malmierca highlighted that the event, to be held from November 14 to 18 at the Expocuba fairgrounds, will be attended by top-level delegations chaired by ministers and high-ranking government officials. Similarly, the headline highlighted the presence of representatives of some 30 chambers of commerce of nations with which Cuba.

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Neruda in Cuba


The month of July 1940 passes and Delia del Carril, wife of Pablo Neruda at the time, writes to the Cuban Juan Marinello to inform him that circumstances have ruined the poet’s plan to pass through Havana, although, he points out, “he has the firm intention of to go”. The couple travels by sea to Mexico, where the poet will assume the position of Consul General of Chile, and once in that position it will be very difficult for him to move to the Cuban capital without a plausible reason.

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Clinical use of Combiovent, Cuba’s first high-performance lung ventilator, is authorized


The State Control Center for Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (Cecmed) has authorized the clinical use of Combiovent high-performance ventilation equipment, the first of its kind to be manufactured in the country, developed by the company Combiomed, owned by BioCubaFarma. This was announced on Tuesday -as part of the 15th health for all fair, which takes place at the Pabexpo exhibition center-, engineer Alejandro César González Urquiza, member of the team that developed the ‘device.

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Cuba-Health 2022 concludes: World health experts ratify that there is no social development without health

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Participating in the closing ceremony of the event -which began on October 17- was Jorge Luis Broche Lorenzo, member of the Secretariat and head of the Department of Attention to the Social Sector of the Central Committee of the Party; the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Inés María Chapman Waugh; the Minister of Public Health José Ángel Portal Miranda; ministers and deputy ministers from other nations; directors of the MINSAP; representatives of international organizations.

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They prepare a program of activities to celebrate the 503rd anniversary of Havana


Exhibitions, concerts and exhibitions related to Eusebio Leal Spengler, in addition to the delivery of houses and the inauguration of works, are part of the program conceived by the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana (OHCH) to celebrate the 503rd anniversary of the former Villa of San Cristóbal, next November 16. In a Cuban television report, it was reported that among the novelties, the presentation of a collection of books on the work and legacy of Eusebio Leal Spengler stands out.

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Cuban businessmen strengthened relations in tourism business round in Havana


With some 400 agreements in the initial phase and more than 2,000 possible on the way, the 1st Business Round of the local business community with tourism, organized by the Government of the capital and the Tourism Delegation in the city, concluded this Thursday in Havana. It has been a profitable day, according to the exchanges held with participants of local development projects, entrepreneurs, MSMEs, state companies, cooperatives, creators, as well as those of the tourism system, said coordinator of programs that attends Relations Internationals.

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Roof slab of a building collapses in Old Havana


At 7:10 a.m. This Monday a roof slab collapsed in a room of the building located at Sol No.466 between Egido and Villegas, in Old Havana, which caused the death of a girl. The detached element in the three-story building affected the lower room, reports journalist Daniela Gutiérrez, from Canal Habana. Immediately, local and provincial authorities moved to the scene along with firefighters, ambulance and the Ministry of the Interior. The follow-up of the actions carried out at the scene of the events continues and the population will be informed in a timely manner.

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They reveal the visual identity and slogan of the 43rd Havana Film Festival


The new visual identity and slogan of the 43rd International Festival of New Latin American Cinema were presented at a press conference this Thursday in the Cuban capital. Raúl Valdés González (Raupa), one of those in charge of the event’s audiovisual campaign together with Nelson Ponce Sánchez, commented that both the Festival’s poster and advertisement allude to the chain of events that take place in a movie theater, such as a kind of ritual for those who prefer to enjoy a good movie on the big screen.

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They recognize brigades that contributed to the restoration of electricity in Havana


The farewell ceremony for the electrical workers who contributed to the recovery in Havana after the passage of Hurricane Ian took place this Tuesday with the presence of the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, the first secretary of the Party in the capital, Luis Antonio Torres Iríbar, and Reinaldo García Zapata, governor of the city, among other authorities. More than 500 men from the provinces of Ciego de Ávila, Las Tunas, Granma, Guantánamo, Santiago de Cuba, Matanzas and Mayabeque.

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From the Fraternidad neighborhood, in Mantilla: “What I experienced in a protest”

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Residents of the popular neighborhood of Fraternidad, which began this Thursday afternoon, gathered at the corner of Fernando and Morris to protest the blackout that we have had in the area since Monday afternoon, there, in Mantilla, which is my neighborhood, and all of Havana and the west, where Pinar del Río suffers the greatest burden of the disaster. Leaders of the Party and the municipal government, together with PNR officers, explained to everyone, with understanding and delicacy; They argued over and over again.