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The impact of heavy rains on Cuban agriculture

Agricultura Pinar

Aware that they are in a race against time, campesinos in Pinar del Río, like all those in the western and central regions of the island, are working to address the impacts of the recent heavy rains in the province, which were continuous over almost three weeks. Preliminary evaluations indicate that 5,472 hectares of various crops were lost across the Vueltabajo region and around 9,000 hectares suffered damages.

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Commission working on Constitutional reform holds initial sessions

canal consmision

Early yesterday morning, June 3, the National Assembly commission of deputies charged with drafting and presenting Constitutional reform proposals held its first session at the Palacio de la Revolución. With Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, chairing the meeting as president of the commission, members began their work hearing reports on studies previously carried out.

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Why did Díaz-Canel make his first state visit as President to Venezuela?

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel shakes hands with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the Revolution Palace in Havana

Nicolás Maduro was the first head of state to visit Cuba last April 21, after the election of a new President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in an expression of the continuation of the Cuban Revolution. At that time the Venezuelan leader said that he had come to Cuba to renew hopes, dreams, and look to the future, toward greater economic integration and the strengthening of continental unity.

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You can count on Cuba, today and always

diaz y  maduro

With pride and reverence I begin to speak, as Martí said. I do so aware that, having been judged worthy of the Order of the Liberators of Venezuela, it is to Cuba, to Cuban men and women, to whom this immense honor is conferred.

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Council of Ministers reviews Cuban economy

consejo de Ministro

On May 29, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, chaired a Council of Ministers meeting during which the performance of the national economy through April, and guidelines for the 2019 Economic Plan and State Budget were reviewed. The agenda also included issues linked to administrative corruption and the economic potential of the Union of Military Industries.

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Díaz-Canel interacts with authorities in provinces affected by heavy rain

Canel y Valdes

Cuban Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez interacted via a May 29 video-conference with authorities in central provinces, which have been severely affected by heavy rain associated with sub-tropical storm Alberto.

Several ministers participated in the meeting and presented preliminary information on damages, which will be clarified when flood waters subside.

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Cuba and Italy promoting safe, clean energy

firma cuba italia

On the morning of May 28, Cuba’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Ministry of Environment, Sea, and Land, to promote the use of safe, clean energies.

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Council of State calls National Assembly of People’s Power extraordinary session

Parlamento cuba

The Council of State, in accordance with Article 90 Section a of the Constitution, has convoked an extraordinary session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, on June 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Havana’s International Conference Center, to address the following agenda:

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Valdés Mesa and directors of Cubana de Aviación hold fruitful exchange

valdes mesa accident aereo

The encounter, led by the First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Salvador Valdés Mesa, marked the end of a series of visits, which began May 17, to entities affiliated with the Ministry of Transport intended to stimulate exchanges at the grass roots level toward implementing the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines of the Party and Revolution, given the importance of air transportation to the country’s development.

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Díaz-Canel tours sites of social and economic importance in Havana

Diaz Canel en La Habana

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, toured sites of social and economic importance in Havana, yesterday May 16, as part of a two day visit the Council of Ministers is conducting in the capital to assess progress on resolving a number of pressing issues. He was accompanied by Mercedes López Acea, Political Bureau member and first secretary of the Party’s Havana Provincial Committee, and Reynaldo García Zapata president of the Provincial Assembly of People’s Power.