“A la noche más negra siempre le amanece el día, porque somos #Cuba, somos continuidad y vamos por más”

Publicado por Alma

Por Mesa Redonda

El Presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros, Miguel Díaz – Canel Bermúdez, junto a Ministros del Gobierno, el Jefe del Estado Mayor Nacional de la Defensa Civil, autoridades de La Habana y dirigentes estudiantiles y juveniles, compareció este miércoles en la Mesa Redonda para brindar amplia información sobre el proceso de recuperación de la capital del país de los graves daños causados por el paso de un devastador tornado en la noche del pasado 27 de enero.

Anuncios

#Cuba: Council of Ministers assuring support for recovery efforts

Published by Alma

Photo: Estudios Revolución

By 

Yesterday evening, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez again led a Council of Ministers meeting to review progress being made in recovery efforts in Havana, in the wake of the devastating January 27 tornado.

Díaz-Canel directed ministry leaders to propose alternatives to address the pressing issue of housing, including facilities that could be adapted and made available to affected families.

He insisted on the urgency of identifying every person left without housing, to find a solution for everyone.

In referring to donations, he stressed that local efforts should be publicized and that all resources must reach those affected, while Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca reported that this process is well structured and has been put into action. He explained that support from governments and non-governmental organizations abroad is managed by Cuban embassies in those countries.

The Banco Financiero Internacional has established an account, 0300000005093523, for monetary contributions, as well as Banco Metropolitano: 0598770003953216. Also available to answer any questions in this regard is the email: donacionxlahabana@mincex.gob.cu

 

#Cuba for Effective Participation of #Russia in Its Development

Published by Alma

By Prensa Latina

The vice president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, Ricardo Cabrisas, spoke today to guarantee an effective participation of Russia in the socioeconomic development program of the island until 2030.

By attending the meeting of co-chairs of the Russia-Cuba intergovernmental commission, along with his Russian counterpart, Yuri Borisov, Cabrisas highlighted the strategic partnership between the two countries.

The Cuban vice president also stressed that on this occasion issues and projects is addressed which are followed, after the celebration in Havana of the XVI session of the intergovernmental commission between the two countries, held last October.

He stressed that there is much work ahead to bring economic-trade relations to the current level of political ties between the two states.

Sigue leyendo

Rechazan Ley Helms-Burton organizaciones de la emigración en #Miami y Consejo de #Iglesias de #Cuba

Publicado por Alma

Por Cubainformación/Cubadebate

Varias organizaciones de la emigración cubana radicadas en Miami rechazaron este martes la Ley Helms-Burton por considerarla injerencista, violatoria de los derechos más fundamentales a la soberanía y la autodeterminación del pueblo cubano, en particular el Título III de dicha ley, en vigor desde 1996.

Nuevas interrogantes en torno a la ley han surgido luego de que el pasado 16 de enero el Departamento de Estado norteamericano anunciara la medida de suspender por solo 45 días, en lugar de los habituales 6 meses, la aplicación del Título III de la ley, que establece la autorización de presentar demandas ante tribunales del país norteño contra personas en terceros países que supuestamente “trafiquen” con propiedades estadounidenses que fueron nacionalizadas en Cuba en la década de 1960.

Según declaró el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cubatodos los presidentes estadounidenses desde 1996, incluido Trump en 2017 y 2018, han hecho uso consecutivamente de la facultad ejecutiva de suspender la aplicación del Título III cada seis meses con motivo de reconocer que consiste en el aspecto más burdo e inaceptable de esta contra el Derecho Internacional y la soberanía de otros Estados.

A continuación se muestra íntegramente la declaración de dichas organizaciones:

Sigue leyendo

#Cuba. Despite all the strains, a #budget with a social vocation

Publicado por Alma

Economic Minister, Alejandro Gil Fernández, presented the report on the 2018 Plan and budget implementation to members of the Economic Affairs Standing Committee. Photo: Jose M. Correa

By 

GDP growth in 2018 is fundamentally related to the dynamics of sectors such as transport and communications, manufacturing industry, commerce, as well as public health, culture and sports, according to information offered to members of the Economic Affairs Standing Committee, who also learned of this year’s budget execution estimates, and the projections for 2019.

According to Minister of Economy, Alejandro Gil Fernández, this year there were decreases in the sugar industry, agriculture, construction, together with mining and quarry extraction activities. Consequently, non-fulfillment of sugar exports was reported, and planned import levels were not reached either, which undoubtedly affects activity levels.

Fernández also referred to the high level of indebtedness with which the economy operated, due to the non-payment of restructured debts, a matter that will also have an impact in 2019, since such financial strains can not be resolved in the short term.

Regarding the investment plan, he informed that it will remain around 85%, a figure influenced, for example, by the incompletion of works linked to renewable energy sources. Plans were for 4.5% of power generation to be obtained through these sources by the end of the year, but the figure has barely reached 3.5%.

Sigue leyendo

#US #Blockade Costs 12 Million dollars to #Cuba per Day

Published by Alma

By Prensa Latina

The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba caused during 2018 daily damages amounting to 12 million dollars, Minister of Economy and Planning Alejandro Gil denounced on Friday.

Speaking during the second regular session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power, the official said that this is an annual impact of more than 4.32 billion dollars.

‘How much more could this country do without this blockade,’ he asked at the session, in which he stressed that despite such an adverse scenario, Cuba’s Gross Domestic Product grew 1.2 percent in 2018.

Sigue leyendo

#Bloqueo de #EEUU cuesta a #Cuba 12 millones de dólares diarios

Publicado por Alma

Por Prensa Latina

El bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto por Estados Unidos a Cuba provocó en 2018 afectaciones diarias por 12 millones de dólares, denunció hoy el ministro de Economía y Planificación, Alejandro Gil.

Al intervenir en el segundo período ordinariode la IX Legislatura de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular, el funcionario precisó que se trata de un impacto anual de más de cuatro mil 321 millones de dólares.

‘Cuánto más pudiera hacer este país sin ese bloqueo’, advirtió en la sesión, en la cual destacó que pese tan adverso escenario, el Producto Interno Bruto de la isla creció 1,2 por ciento en 2018.

Sigue leyendo