New medical services offered in 2018

One of the sector’s key achievements has been to maintain an infant mortality rate below five per 1,000 live births for the last 10 years. In 2017, the country achieved a rate of 4.0; proof of its continued efforts to consolidate maternal-infant statistics, to the benefit of Cuban children and families

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Cuba's call for open and frank dialogue highlighted in Peru

Cuba once again called for an open and respectful dialogue amidst attempts to silence the voice of its true civil society, represented at events at the VIII Summit of the Americas, taking place in Lima, city of Peru.

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Five Million Cell Phone Lines Active in Cuba

Cuba’s Telecommunications Company ETECSA announced on Thursday that the number of active cell phone lines has reached five million thus confirming the incrase of that service over the past few years.

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Cuba: imminent detention of Lula da Silva a serious act

Cuba expressed its solidarity with Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva following the rejection by Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court of a Habeas Corpus presented by Lula’s defense attorney and considered his possible detention a very serious action.

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Retail e-commerce soon in Cuban national currency

The Cuban shopping network Tiendas Caribe, formerly TRD, will open an e-commerce service in summer, in Cuban pesos, the national currency which currently runs parallel to the convertible pesos which equals the value of dollars.


Summit of the Americas, a 2018 hostile scenario

The Summit of the Americas to take place next week in Lima Peru, would present a scenario more hostile than that held in Panama three years ago, to which Cuba was invited for the first time after having been excluded for over two decades.


Cubans drill the deepest horizontal oil well in Latin America

 Using the extended-reach drill, Cuba is developing what has been considered the deepest horizontally-drilled oil well in LatinAmerica as deep as 8,240 meters.


Mariel development zone calls investment for construction

The Special Development Zone on the western Cuban Mariel harbor (ZED) is calling national and foreign investment to foster construction material production.


Five big US airlines to increase their flights to Havana

Five big U.S. airlines might add flights to Havana after some carriers dropped service to Cuba's capital.