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Havana’s “Sonic Incidents” versus the University of Edinburgh: The “40%” Mystery

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On August 15, 2018, the U.S. State Department announced yet another measure toward reducing its Havana embassy staff and its effectiveness by limiting the diplomats’ stays to one year. This extremely limited affectation category is normally applied to countries at war, such as Afghanistan and Iraq. The change in U.S. policy initiated last fall is based on a supposed sonic health issue detected by Washington affecting its Havana diplomats. Along with a travel warning for Americans with regard to visiting Cuba and limited consular services that impact both U.S. citizens and Cubans on the island,

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A government committed to serving the people

Diaz canel visita V Clara final

Santa Clara, Villa Clara.–Nothing could have been more natural for Villa Clara than the profound debates that took place yesterday during the analysis of the two-day central government visit to the province which included several sites of economic and social importance and interaction with the population in the province. The delegation was led by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and Salvador Valdés Mesa, President and Vice President, respectively, of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers.

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The popular debate will determine the Constitution’s content

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The importance of the discussions taking place across the country of the Draft Constitution, approved by the National Assembly of People’s Power, was highlighted by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, who led a government delegation on a two-day visit to Villa Clara, to check progress on important economic and social programs.

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New Cuban Constitution, for a society in which no one loses

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Cuba is expanding rights, transforming its state structure to better respond to citizens concerns, and adapting legislation to match changes which have taken place over the last decade in the country’s economy to function within the difficult international situation. Since August 13, Fidel is being honored with a popular debate in which the entire people is acting as a constituent body, discussing a proposal that has already been the subject of extended debate in the National Assembly.

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Díaz-Canel leads working meeting with Government Councils and central state enterprise management

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Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, led a working meeting yesterday with government authorities and central state enterprise management. Analysis of projections for the economy over the rest of the year and directives to guide 2019 planning were addressed during the meeting, also attended by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party.

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Venezuela’s monetary reconversion to dismantle neoliberal capitalism

Nicolas Maduro

The process of monetary reconversion in Venezuela is now a reality. Being implemented gradually as the Economic Cabinet adjusted details related to its entrance into effect, it will lay the basis for the Economic Recovery, Growth, and Prosperity Program that will dismantle the neoliberal capitalism which some have hoped to impose on the country. The

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U.S. recognizes negative impact of its policy toward Cuba

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Both the negative impact of staff reductions at the U.S. embassy in Cuba, as well as the harshness of its warning on travel to the country, were acknowledged recently in Washington, leading to a memorandum from the Congressional Research Service, in the first case, and a new travel warning category established by the State Department.

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The path to proclamation for Cuba’s new Constitution

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The popular consultation has begun, and streets, workplaces, schools, and even houses have become places to debate, legislate, and take charge of the times to come.

Still several months away is the proclamation of the country’s new Constitution, one of the world’s most modern, as specialists in the field have said, given the additions proposed by the commission charged with writing the first draft, which was subsequently approved by the National Assembly of People’s Power.

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A hostile policy more harmful than a hurricane

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When a hurricane is identified as a threat to the island, all Cubans begin to worry. Despite measures adopted by our Civil Defense system to protect human life and material resources, it is well known that the powerful winds and rain show no mercy.

Every natural phenomenon that strikes leaves damage that must be repaired as soon as possible. Thus, some plans are put on hold to free resources for the recovery, and the state cannot move forward as fast as it would like.

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In the wake of coup attempts in Nicaragua

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Since last April 18, the right wing has subjected the Nicaraguan people to a wave of violence in an attempt to overthrow President Daniel Ortega. The most recent of these acts occurred August 15 during a demonstration called by the Nicaraguan opposition, when an armed group attacked the national water and sewer company (Enacal), teleSUR reported.