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Diaz-Canel highlights the economic potential of Cuba’s municipality

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The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Miguel Diaz-Canel, on Friday highlighted the potential of the special municipality Isla de la Juventud to boost the economic transformation that the country needs. During an exchange with local leaders of the political grouping and mass organizations, as part of the process of continuity of the 8th Congress of the PCC, the also Cuba’s president called to move forward with their own efforts and talents, according to a television report.

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Sovereignty, self-determination and independence are not on the table

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Party work to support meeting objectives that are key to the country’s future was the focus of discussion during working meetings held in Ciego de Avila and Camagüey, chaired by Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Republic. The goals addressed iincluded making progress on strategic programs, including monetary re-ordering, confronting COVID-19, consolidating unity within the party ranks, and developing a systematic approach to the public agenda in the media and knowledge of history.

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Cuba temporarily suspends cash bank deposits in U.S. dollars

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As a result of measures associated with the asphyxiating U.S. blockade of our country, the Central Bank of Cuba announced the temporary suspension of cash deposits of U.S. dollars in Cuban banks, as of June 21, 2021. “This is a measure meant to protect the Cuban banking and financial system, which applies only to U.S. currency in cash, not existing accounts in this currency. Deposits of U.S. dollars in accounts held by individuals and legal entities are not affected by this measure in any way,” the Central Bank announcement states.

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Masks and swabs made in Cuba

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Young faces can be seen behind the protective shields and face masks of workers also wearing gloves, white or blue gowns and cloth booties. The hygiene protocol is strict, because they are watching over the humming automatic equipment that produces 40 face masks a minute. Between 14,000 and 16,000 of these items are produced here every day.

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The U.S. returns 82 illegal migrants to Cuba

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The US Coast Guard returned 82 illegal migrants to Cuba, Cuba’s Ministry of the Interior (MININT) on Friday reported on its official website. According to a press release from that institution, the action carried out on Tuesday by the Port of Orozco, in Mariel, Artemisa (west of Havana), corresponds to what is established in the migratory agreements between both nations.

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Diaz-Canel praises pediatric clinical trials against Covid-19 in Cuba

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday described as transcendental the approval by health authorities of the start of the anti-Covid-19 clinical trials in pediatric people, using the vaccine candidates from the Caribbean island. The proven safety of Soberana02 and SoberanaPlus has made it possible to take this step, among the first in the world, said the president on his Twitter account, where he thanked Cuban scientists for this achievement.

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Díaz-Canel receives Kenyan Minister of Health

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President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez yesterday afternoon received Minister of Health of the Republic of Kenya His Excellency Mutahi Kagwe, who is conducting a working visit in our country. During the cordial meeting, both leaders highlighted the positive state of relations shared by the two countries and welcomed the recent signing of agreements for the provision of health care services, as well as the training of doctors from that African nation in Cuba.

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Domestic industry produces cell phone towers

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One of the guiding objectives of the Informatics, Communications and Electronics Industrial Enterprise (Gedeme) is to create production chains and alliances to achieve greater productivity, while substituting imports, promoting innovation and taking advantage of the potential of national industry. Progress on these goals was advanced recently with the launching of a project to manufacture 50 towers for mobile phone service.

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A farcical debate on Cuba in European Parliament

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Today, June 8, the European Parliament has scheduled an artificial debate on what they call the political situation and human rights in Cuba. “If the European Parliament decides to discuss Cuba, the debate would necessarily need to refer to the massive, flagrant and systematic violation of the human rights of the entire Cuban population, by the genocidal, immoral and illegal economic, commercial and financial blockade that the United States government has maintained against our country for more than 60 years,” reads a statement from the Cuban diplomatic mission in Brussels.

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Council of Ministers Approves Improvement of Cuban Economic Actors

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During its most recent session, the Council of Ministers approved plans to improve the work of all actors in the Cuban economy, including the socialist state enterprise; non-agricultural cooperatives; micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; as well as the self-employed, all of which are called upon to promote the development of the nation, in their respective arenas.