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Statement by the ANAP regarding U.S. government measure

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On April 22, the State Department announced the decision to include coffee on the list of Cuban products produced by the non-state sector which could be imported into that country. This as a continuation of a measure adopted by the government of the United States in February 2015, authorizing very limited Cuban exports, which excluded all goods and services produced by state enterprises.

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Drought continues to affect Cuba

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Some one million people are currently affected by the drought situation in Cuba, which has been impacting the island since the end of 2014, sources from the National Institute of Water Resources (INRH) reported in the capital.

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Havana, a tourist capital

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The 36th edition of Cuba’s International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2016, saw the highest number of participants ever, with representatives from more than 50 countries, together with those attending the 60th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas, which was also held in Havana.

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Cuba and Spain sign debt agreement

ESpaña Pires

On Wednesday, May 4, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported that Cuba and Spain signed agreements restructuring the island’s medium and long-term debt with the European nation, representing a positive contribution to the development of economic, commercial and financial relations between the two countries.

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New measures announced to regulate prices of agricultural produce

Cuba Piñas

In a press release published on May 3 in the national press, the ministry notes that in order to gradually increase the purchasing power of the Cuban peso (CUP), a series of measures were taken to increase supplies of agricultural products in high demand and set maximum prices.

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Susana Lee López: a life dedicated to journalism

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She was one of the intrepid and committed young people who didn’t hesitate to sign up for the literacy campaign following the triumph of the Revolution. She worked as a journalist for over 50 years. She began in the profession without prior training, in May 1962, when she was still a high school student at the Institute of Secondary Education in Havana. Her first steps were taken in the paper Hoy, where she evolved as a dedicated reporter of youth and women’s issues.

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Respect for working class heroes on May Day

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Four Cuban workers received the honorary title of Hero of Labor of the Republic of Cuba this May Day, presented to them by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz.

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Cheers and chants resound as the proletariat’s day draws near

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Massive, conscious participation is our goal this May Day, to reaffirm our unity and commitment, stated Luis Manuel Castanedo Smith, secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC) in Havana, during a plenary session of the trade union leadership, held yesterday, April 28.

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Cuban education: A Revolutionary achievement

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1959 marked a watershed in Cuban history. Tyranny had left an unsavory legacy across all spheres of society including education: of a population of five and a half million, 23.6% people over the age of 15 were illiterate.

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Cuba will never be a drug trafficking route

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Cuba has been effective in preventing drug traffickers from operating within the country or using its territory as a transport route.
Cuba will never be used as a route for the transportation of illicit drugs, and much less will drug traffickers be able to establish themselves here, said Colonel Juan Carlos Poey, head of anti-drug efforts at the Ministry of the Interior (Minint).