#Fidel honored in #Washington. #PorCuba #VotoPorTi

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Fidel Castro shares a laugh with Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa in New York, October 19, 1960.

By Prensa Latina

The willingness of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to improve relations with the United States while preserving the island’s sovereignty, was highlighted during a panel discussion in honor of the first anniversary of the revolutionary leader’s death, November 25, 2016.

The panel was moderated by Cuban Ambassador to the United States José Ramón Cabañas, and featured U.S. experts who discussed Fidel’s continual efforts to improve relations with the northern neighbor and strengthen ties with U.S. citizens. 

Before diplomats from various countries and friends of Cuba, executive director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace, Gail Walker, highlighted the altruistic essence of the Cuban Revolution and the support offered by the island to many countries around the world. 

The activist noted that Cuba has also extended its solidarity to the United States following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when Fidel offered to send over 1,500 doctors to treat victims of the disaster, a proposal that was rejected by then President George W. Bush.

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Scholar Says #Cruise #Trips to #Cuba Successful

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By Prensa Latina

Researcher and professor of Tourism in Havana University, Jose Luis Perello, described today as successful cruiser travel to this Caribbean nation.

In an interview with the scholar, published by digital newsletter Caribbean News Digital (CND), Perello said that after a September characterized by the damages of hurricane Irma and other woes, this vacation modality revived.

He mentioned that October ended favorably with a growth rate of 4.3 percent compared to the same month of 2016.

He said other negative factors like the alleged sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats in the Cuban capital, without evidence on the part of Washington authorities, as well as the new measures to hinder travel to Cuba, with additional migratory restrictions to travel to the island.

However, the total of international arrivals at the close of October, was of three million 935 thousand visitors, represents a growth 21.3 percent higher than in 2016.

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#US Tour Operators Follow Cuban #Travel Industry

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By Prensa Latina

U.S. tour operators are eagerly following Cuba’s travel industry, despite growing restrictions by their government on the Caribbean island, according to a press report.

The electronic bulletin Caribbean News Digital notes that those professionals have kept their bets on Cuba, despite the tightening of restrictions approved by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The report says that after the regulations were published by the Department of Treasury, U.S. travel agents ratified their confidence in continuing to meet the demands from U.S. travelers interested in visiting Cuba without complying with those restrictions.

The tour operators with more experience in the Cuban market agree that they still have enough space to do good business with one of the most coveted destinations in the Caribbean.

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Event in #Uruguay, A Space Denouncing Hardened #Blockade of #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

Denunciation of the hardening of the US economic, trade and financial blockade of Cuba was included in the final statement of the Continental Period for Democracy and against Neoliberalism, which concluded  in this capital.

‘Imperialism intensifies its attacks against the processes maintained by governments with orientation to people,’ read the document that will be approved today in the plenary of convergence and some the points of which were announced to the news agency Prensa Latina by organizing committee sources.

As an example, it presents the permanent destabilization and attacks against Venezuela and the ‘hardening of the criminal blockade of Cuba’ that ‘takes back the process to normalize its relations with the United States’ reestablished in 2014, during Barack Obama’s Administration.

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#Russia Condemns New #US Measures against Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

Russia condemned a new package of measures against Cuba, implemented by the United States, and regretted the application of discriminatory actions that are a backward step in ties between Washington and Havana.

On November 9, a new package of U.S. restrictions against Cuba came into force under the supervision of the Departments of Finance and Trade, according to an official comment published by the Russian Foreign Ministry today.

We regret the steps taken by the administration of President Donald Trump that show his refusal to continue the process of political dialogue between Washington and Havana, as well as his intention to roll back the achievements made over the past two years, it added.

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Richard Stone: No sonic weapon could explain the variety of symptoms reported

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Richard Stone, editor of the Science Magazine

By  La Ciencia y los ataques acústicos

Richard Stone, editor of the prestigious Science Magazine, visited the Cuban experts while they participated in the online forum. According to Stone, having access to the original data is fundamental to solving the mystery of the alleged acoustic attacks. The American scientific community is not aware of the extensive research conducted in Cuba, so the “online forum is especially useful to disseminate what they have discovered so far.”

 

Experts note inconsistencies in hypothesis about alleged sonic attacks

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With more than 300 contributions and broad consensus on inconsistencies in hypotheses about alleged sonic attacks on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana, the first day of an online forum of scientists and experts in different fields concluded yesterday.

The Cuban Science Network’s website hosted the debate.

According to U.S. authorities, diplomatic personnel in Havana reported symptoms which they attribute to “sonic attacks.” Those affected described hearing sounds within their residences, and experiencing symptoms ranging from nausea, headaches, dizziness, hearing loss, and facial pain to stomach aches, memory problems, and concussions.

The online forum focused on three basic questions. Could the symptoms described be the result of sonic agents? Could other illnesses cause such symptoms? Does the possibility exist that the symptoms were of a psychological origin?

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