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Invasive plant species in Cuba take their toll

Cuba bosques

A total of 323 plants had been identified as invasive alien species in Cuba, which have the potential to impact biological diversity and affect agricultural production. Boasting an estimated 7,000 to 7,500 plant species, of which some 53% are exclusive to the archipelago, Cuba is one of the islands with the greatest diversity of plants and endemism in the Caribbean and the world.

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Produce more, and better

produce

The importance of applying science and technology in national industry investments, to allow for progress toward a sustainable, prosperous society, was reaffirmed during President Díaz-Canel’s policy implementation review meetings.

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Is Diabetes actually the eighth cause of death in Cuba?

Diabetes

Although the data from the 2018 Statistical Yearbook of Health, place diabetes as the eighth cause of death in Cuba, specialists insist on not losing sight of the fact that this condition constitutes an important risk factor for the diseases currently topping the list.

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The Pablo Center in Havana’s 2019 Design Biennial

memoria libro

Graphic design and the poster are natural components of the work done by the Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center, and two exhibitions presented in the 2019 Havana Design Biennial accentuate this reality.

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Cuban healthcare travels any distance

medico cubano

“And where are you from?” That was the inevitable greeting in the presence of a young woman, small in statute, but undertaking work of a huge dimension. Her name: Edenys Reyes Galán. She was 27 years old and I met her at the doors of the Los Manacales Popular Medical Office (CMP), in Casacoima, one of the municipalities of Venezuela’s easternmost state, Delta Amacuro.

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Taking advantage of national industry and its potential

Cuba biofarma

We are going to better consolidate, advance, and defend national industry, import less,” stated Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on May 28, during a Council of Ministers meeting, in which the highest leadership of the Party and government in all provinces and municipalities participated via videoconference, according to reports on the Cuban Presidency’s website.

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For the first time in Cuba, minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer

Cirugia

For the first time in Cuba, the National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology (INOR) is performing minimally invasive esophagectomy in the lateral-prone position (lying face down and with the head on its side), which not only avoids respiratory complications that often occur when the cancer located in this area of the body is surgically removed

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Efficiency: a challenge for the pharmaceutical industry

Diaz en biotecnologia

To ensure stability in the basic supply of medications and reduce shortages, on April 8, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez called for greater efforts to replace imports with domestic products and incorporate new ones; diversify markets and meet with export projections; while strengthening the investment process – despite the complex financial context – to increase productive capacity.

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The socialist state enterprise is the key link in Cuba’s economic model

Cuba economia

Deficiencies persist in central enterprise management, noted Marino Murillo Jorge, head of the Policy Implementation and Development Commission, during a recent meeting with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez and government leaders

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Cuban intelligence at work

Ciencia Cuba

Scientific and technological development is an inextricable part of the social project launched in Cuba in 1959.