Cuban News Agency

Cuba denounces US blockade in international parliamentary forum

The Cuban delegation participating in the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), based in Belgrade, Serbia, gave a speech addressing the strengthening of international law, parliamentary roles and mechanisms and the contribution of regional cooperation.

New measures increase offers in Cuban sales network

Increasing offer, boosting national production and privileging the efficiency of equipment are the central pillars supporting the restructuring of retail and wholesale trade in the country, said Betsy Diaz Velazquez, Cuba's Minister of Domestic Trade, at the Mesa Redonda TV program.

Cuban and Spanish Foreign Ministers will talk today in Havana

Josep Borrell, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, will dialogue today in this city with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez as part of the activities he will carry out during his official visit to the Caribbean archipelago.

Raúl and Díaz-Canel receive Russia´ Secretary of Security Council

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic, received Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, who is making a working visit to Cuba.

Cuba to join Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Cuba announced today its decision to join the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), currently composed of 183 countries.

High-level Cuban parliamentary delegation visits Serbia

Ana Maria Mari Machado, vice president of the Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power (NAPP) and the Council of State, arrived in Belgrade leading her country's delegation to the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

Cuba progresses in implementing 4G/LTE technology

The Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) is working on access to 4G/LTE technology from the installation of 301 nodes of this type in the country, while it expects to continue the development of infrastructure to reach all regions, executives of the entity told ACN.

Chinese President congratulates Raul Castro for the successful extraordinary session of Cuban parliament

Letter sent by the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and President of the People's Republic of China to Army General Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, on the occasion of the successful holding of the Extraordinary Session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba.

Cuban president supports journalists' statement against IPYS manipulation

President Miguel Diaz-Canel expressed on Twitter his support for a statement recently issued by the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) to denounce the Press and Society Institute (IPYS) for manipulation.

Cuba to host Cuba Allergy 2019 Congress

Cuba will host the 6th Ibero-American Allergy event and 10th National Congress of the specialty to be held from Oct 9-11 at the Convention Center in Havana, hosted by the Cuban Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology and its national group.

Cuba takes steps to improve sugar production

With the objective of motivating producers to increase each indicator of agro-industrial efficiency and thus obtaining a more competitive raw sugar in the foreign market, Villa Clara and other Cuban provinces will begin to apply the payment of sugarcane for its quality from the next harvest (2019-2020).

Cuba emphasizes challenges to achieve sustainable development at UN

Ana Silvia Rodriguez, Cuba's Alternate Permanent Representative to the United Nations, emphasized today the challenges faced by many countries to achieve their development, as well as the lack of commitment from the greatest wealth-holders.

Diaz-Canel congratulates Havana University for UDUAL recognition

Cuban President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel, congratulated today on Twitter the University of Havana (UH), which was officially recognized by the Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL).

Eusebio Leal receives The Rotondi Prize "for the Saviors of Art"

The Rotondi Prize "to the saviours of art", granted by the Italian State, has been awarded in its 2019 edition to Eusebio Leal Spengler, Historian of Havana city, for the restoration of the Cuban capital, preservation of the patrimony of the nation and especially for the work of recovery of the Havana Capitol.

Cuban scientists suggest measures to address climate change in agriculture

A study by researchers from several institutions in Holguin province has proposed changes in planting patterns in that territory to increase yields in the face of the climate change impact on rainfall, temperature and pests behavior.

Diaz-Canel received Russian Prime Minister Medvedev

The President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, received on Thursday the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, who is making an official visit to Cuba.

Cuba contributes to global orthopedics despite US blockade, Mexican expert asserted

Cuba contributes a lot worldwide in Orthopedics and Traumatology and despite the blockade imposed by successive U.S. governments for almost 60 years, there is international recognition of medicine and particularly in this branch, Dr. Sergio Quintero Hernandez, president of the Mexican Federation of Schools of Orthopedics and Traumatology, said in Havana.

Raul Castro received Russian PM

Army General Raul Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, received Russian PM Dmitri Anatolievich Medvedev, who is on an official visit to the Caribbean island.

Diaz-Canel ratifies good relations Cuba and Russia

Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, ratified the high level of political exchanges between Cuba and Russia, after official talks with Dmitri Medvedev, Prime Minister of that Eurasian nation, country Cuban president announced to visit late this month.

Cuban Deputy Minister of Health welcomes US delegation

Marcia Cobas Ruiz, Cuba's deputy minister of public health, welcomed today a delegation of 24 Americans, led by Rosa Luisa DeLauro, U.S. representative to the third congressional district of Connecticut and a member of the Democratic Party, and William DeLahunt, president of the political consulting firm DeLahunt and Massachusetts Democratic congresswoman.

Russian PM Dmitri Medvedev arrives in Cuba

Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev arrived in Havana this morning for a two-day official visit. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, welcomed him.

French solidarity group denounces unprecedented tightening of US blockade against Cuba

Cuba Cooperation France (CubaCoop) denounced today in Paris an unprecedented tightening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on this Caribbean nation almost 60 years ago.

Cuba to attend International Tourism Fair in Latin America

Cuba will attend the International Tourism Fair of Latin America to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from next October 5-8, Cuba´s Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) announced today.

Diaz-Canel will receive Fiji's prime minister

Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, will receive this Wednesday and hold official talks with Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreque Bainimarama, who is in the Caribbean nation as part of an official visit.

Diaz-Canel receives Venezuelan Executive Vice President

The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, received on Monday afternoon the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez Gomez, also Secretary General of the We Are Venezuela Movement.

Cuba: Public transportation will improve gradually in October

Officials from the Ministry of Transport reported there will be a gradual improvement in October in the transportation of passengers between cities, both by rail and road, depending on the availability of fuel.

Havana hosts 2nd The Fragmented Memory event

Dancers, choreographers, academics and researchers from seven countries will meet in Havana today for the 2nd Meeting of Fragmented Memory to share experiences about dance creation in contemporary contexts.

Italian association demands an end to the US blockade against Cuba

The Italian Solidarity Association La Villeta held today in Rome an event in support of the Cuban Revolution, where participants condemned the worsening aggressiveness of the current U.S. government, especially the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed almost six decades ago.

Cuba strongly rejects visa restrictions to health officials

U.S. Director General of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Carlos Fernandez de Cossio rejected the U.S. decision to deny visas to a medical delegation from the Caribbean nation that would intervene in a forum of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister of Timor-Leste to visit Cuba

Dionisio Da Costa Babo Soares, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, will make an official visit to Cuba starting this Tuesday, October 1.

Intense agenda on official visit of the King of Eswatini to Cuba

Mswati III, monarch of Eswatini, will tour the historic center of Old Havana today as part of his official visit to Cuba, which began last Sunday.

Russian PM to visit Cuba

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will make an official visit to Cuba from next October 3, Cuban Foreign Ministry announced today.

Cubans and Angolans join in demanding an end to US blockade against Cuba

Angolans and Cubans joined their voices to demand the end of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed for decades against Cuba by successive U.S. administrations.

Cuban ambassador in Beijing receives medal awarded to Raul Castro by People´s Republic of China

The Cuban Ambassador in China, Miguel Angel Ramirez, recognized the Friendship Medal awarded to Raul Castro, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, as a prize to fraternity between the two countries.

Cuba to elect new government on October 10

The Cuban Council of State convened the national Assembly of the People´s Power (Parliament) for an extraordinary session on October 10th to elect the new leadership of that body, and the president and Vice-president of the Republic.

International Community demands the end of the US blockade against Cuba at UN

Different countries all over the world are increasingly demanding the end of the US blockade against Cuba at the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly, Prensa Latina reported.

Cuban deputy foreign minister welcomes his Guatemalan counterpart

Cuban deputy foreign minister Rogelio Sierra Diaz held a cordial exchange with his Guatemalan counterpart, Jairo David Estrada Barrios, who is making a working visit to Cuba, cubaminrex website reported.

Cuba condemns in international forum the escalation of the US hostile policy

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla condemned today at the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) the tightening of the hostile U.S. policy against his country.

Cuban Minister of Communications receives Bolivian Ambassador

Jorge Luis Perdomo, Cuban Minister of Communications (MINCOM), received at the headquarters of that agency to Ariana Campero Nava, ambassador of Bolivia in Cuba.

Foreign Minister ratifies Cuba's commitment to nuclear disarmament

Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs, ratified today Cuba's willingness to work together with the international community to strengthen multilateralism and foster a world free of nuclear weapons, safeguarding new generations from the threat of war.