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Biomass, an inexhaustible source of electricity for Cuba


Sugar cane is today transformed by the AZCUBA Enterprise Group into a series of different products (brown sugar, refined white sugar, unrefined white sugar and ecological sugar), as well as twenty derivatives.

Among the latter, electricity, alcohol, animal feed and bioproducts are significant, the Head of AZCUBA Power Generation Barbara Hernández Martínez, told Prensa Latina.

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Cuba ups efforts to eradicate mosquitoes

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Extreme vigilance and measures to combat mosquitoes are defining recent efforts by Cuban health authorities in the campaign to prevent the spread of viruses transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito (including Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever).

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President of Austria arrives in Cuba

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On the evening of March 1, the Federal President of the Republic of Austria Heinz Fischer arrived in Havana, making an official visit to the country in the context of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between both nations.

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First imported case of Zika virus detected in Cuba


The first imported case of Zika virus has been detected in a 28 year old Venezuelan doctor from the state of Aragua, who arrived to the country on February 21, 2016 to begin postgraduate studies in gastroenterology, and was staying at the Machurrucutu student residence in the municipality of Bauta, Artemisa province, together with 37 other doctors. All individuals have been quarantined for epidemiological surveillance. (International Health Control).

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Provincial meetings to study Party Congress documents begin today


Meetings to study documents which will be submitted to the Communist Party of Cuba 7th Congress for consideration and approval begin today in all of the country’s provinces. The bulk of those in attendance will be delegates elected this past month to participate in the Party’s most important event, scheduled to take place in Havana, April 16-18.

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Federal President of the Republic of Austria to visit Cuba


The Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Heinz Fischer, will arrive to Cuba on an official visit in the evening of this Tuesday, March 1.

During his stay, the distinguished visitor will hold official talks with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, and undertake other activities as part of his official agenda.

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El Niño is declining, but rainy season should be normal

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During January and February thus far, Cuba has received greater rainfall than usual during this period, as a result of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation weather pattern. Only the region around Baracoa, in the province of Guantánamo, did not experience this variation, according to specialists from the National Institute of Water Resources (INRH).

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The world’s best tobacco grows in Cuba

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It was 1492 in Cuba, when the Spanish expedition led by Christopher Columbus saw tobacco for the first time in the so-called New World. According to historians, Cuba’s original Tainos rolled and lit some mysterious leaves they called cohiba, in a ceremony as yet unknown to Europeans.

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Improving quality of life for 27 years


Thanks to the creation and development of original and patented neurological and general biological restoration programs, over 130,000 people from 94 countries across the world have been successfully treated at the International Center of Neurological Restoration (CIREN), since its creation February 26, 1989, by Fidel Castro.

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15 years working to save lives

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Devotion to life, ethics and transparency, are the founding principles of one of the Cuban sports movement’s most important institutions, Havana’s anti-doping laboratory, which on February 13 celebrated fifteen years since its founding.