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Regional economy faces pandemic’s impact

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Member states of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) approved an Economic Contingency Plan to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, following the 20th Political Council meeting and the 10th Economic Council of the regional bloc in virtual format. The strategy for recovery from the effects of sars-cov-2 is designed to promote a new model of socio-economic development.

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Caribbean cooperation to confront COVID-19 and economic challenges

Asociacion Caribe

First of all I would like to welcome the initiative of the government of Barbados, as chair of the Association of Caribbean States Council of Ministers, of convening this online meeting. COVID-19, the epicenter of which has now moved to our region, generating a health crisis of huge proportions, is threatening all our lives, thus confirming the need for cooperation and solidarity to confront the pandemic, as well as the increasing challenges resulting from the situation that has been created.

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Producing more food, more quickly

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ithin the current context marked by the tightening of the U.S. blockade against Cuba and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on key sectors of the national economy, boosting food production is essential. Presently, Cuba imports some 800,000 tons of corn and spends 550 million dollars on animal feed, an unsustainable dependency which obliges us to focus on banishing the import mentality. Regarding the province of Artemisa Machado Ventura reiterated the importance of preparing all arable land and using certified seeds.

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Continue work to combat COVID-19 with rigor and precision

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President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez called to continue work to contain the virus with great precision and rigor – and the support of the population – since the success of our efforts to confront the pandemic depend on these principles, during the March 31 meeting of the Cuban government, to review the COVID-19 situation in the country, make decisions to advance the effort, and evaluate those made previously, as has become the norm every afternoon.

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Cuba advances in implementation of prevention plan

Canel Holguin

“This is not a plan of slogans, this is a realistic plan, to be executed with absolute precision,” said the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, leading the third regional meeting to follow up on Covid-19 prevention and control plans, held in this eastern city, with public health, Party and government authorities in attendance, from the provinces of Holguín, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo.

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No scientific evidence to support allegations of sonic attacks

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Extensive scientific evidence regarding alleged “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Havana refutes theories put forward by the government of this country to explain the incidents, used to fabricate false accusations against Cuba. During a scientific event in Havana, organized by the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the country’s Neurosciences Center (CNEURO) – entitled, “Does the Havana Syndrome exist? – experts in attendance confirmed that the initial explanations were not founded on any scientific evidence.

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Cuban Council of State calls elections for provincial governors and deputy governors

Canel Consejo de Ministros

With Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, President of the Republic, in attendance, the Council of State met on Friday and agreed to set the date for the election of provincial governors and vice governors as Saturday, January 18, and to that effect, delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power will meet simultaneously that day, throughout the country.

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Council of Ministers addresses key national issues

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Led by President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, the Council of Ministers met March 29, with the participation of Party and government leaders in all provinces and municipalities via video-conference. Issues on the agenda for the government’s highest leadership body included land use, foreign trade and investment, internal accounting, and the Cuban economy’s performance through February.

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Díaz-Canel leads working meeting with Government Councils and central state enterprise management

Diaz con Empresarios

Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, led a working meeting yesterday with government authorities and central state enterprise management. Analysis of projections for the economy over the rest of the year and directives to guide 2019 planning were addressed during the meeting, also attended by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party.

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A successful summer, but with room for improvement

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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez recognized the work done by provincial governments, institutions, and Central State Administration to offer the population a varied recreational program this summer, noting the higher levels of satisfaction expressed by citizens, as compared to previous years, while noting the persistence of some problems.