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Obesity: A global health problem affecting Cuba

Obesidad

With an 18.1% increase over recent years in the number of overweight women in Cuba, and an increase of 11.4% in regards to men; the island’s government and health authorities have expressed their concern over the rising rate of obesity across all age groups of both genders.

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Venezuela continues to support recovery efforts

Venezuela ayuda

A shipment of materials and equipment sent by the Venezuelan government to help with reconstruction of the River Toabridge, in the municipality of Baracoa, Guantánamo province, arrived at this city’s port yesterday, February 23.

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U.S. legislators support expanding ties with Cuba

Legisladores USA

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) highlighted the 22 agreements signed between the two countries over recent years; ranging from environmental protection to cooperation in the application and enforcement of the law. He also noted that the majority of U.S. citizens support the expansion of ties between the two nations.

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Unicef praises recovery efforts

unicef

On February 22, Unicef program coordinator, Victoria Colamarco highlighted the impact of recovery efforts undertaken by the people of Guantánamo, together with national and international support, following Hurricane Matthew.

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Raúl receives delegation from U.S. Congress

Raul y congresistas

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon, February 21, received a delegation from the United States Congress, led by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), including as well Senators Thomas Udall (D-New Mexico) and Michael Bennett (D-Colorado), Representatives James McGovern and Seth Moulton, Democrats from Massachusetts, as well as Jeffrey DeLaurentis, acting chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Cuba.

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Cuba’s 2017 energy strategy

Petroleo

Aware that the energy sector is one of the 12 areas prioritized for foreign investment, Granma International takes a look at the strategic lines the country has charted for the oil industry this the current year.

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A literary voyage shared by two islands

Pdte Irlanda

The honorable Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, presented a master lecture in San Gerónimo University’s Aula Magna; inaugurated an exposition entitled The Irish in Latin America, as part of the 6th International Congress on Irish and Latin American Studies

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The University of Camagüey supporting international collaboration

Universidad Camaguey

Over 200 professionals from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia are currently undertaking their Masters and PhD studies at the Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camagüey (UC).

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Lovers of the world’s best tobacco await upcoming annual event

Tabacosss

Havana is ready to host the Habano Festival’s 19th edition, February 27 through March 3, when the country’s most outstanding news for 2017 in this sphere will be unveiled. To be announced are details of new cigars, which attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to taste throughout the event.

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Lenín Moreno wins first round

Correa y Lenin

With more than 72% of the votes counted, Moreno had garnered 38.66% – very close to winning in the first round. In accordance with the country’s electoral law, to avoid a second round, a candidate must win over 50% of the vote or 40%, with a margin of 10% of the next closest candidate.