Cuban tourism grows 23 percent in first half of 2017

Cuban Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero reported to the People´s Power Assembly that in the first six months of 2017, almost 2.7 million tourists visited the island, for a 23.2 percent growth compared to last year.

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Non-state workers run a third of Cuban service businesses

By the end of the first half of the year, 4,271 units of the Ministry of Domestic Trade (MINCIN) are managed by the non-state sector, Mirurgia Ramirez, general director of services of that agency, noted.

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Cuban deputies to discuss state of agriculture, other issues

Cuban lawmakers in their second day of work in standing committees, before the ninth regular session of the VIII Legislature of the Parliament, will analyze today, among several issues, compliance with measures to increase agriculture production and improve its commercialization.

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From June 26 to 30 the circumscription electoral commissions had been constituted all over the country, as a part of the scheduled program for the first stage of the general elections.

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Cuban Minister of Economy and Planning, Ricardo Cabrisas, reported to the Council of Ministers that during the first six month of 2017, economy has performed as expected.

Support of Cuba after Trump´s announcement grows

Cuba received the support of more than fifty American personalities, after the announcement by Donald Trump of the recent change of policy towards the Caribbean island.

Facsimile of José Martí's academic record donated to Cuba

The facsimile of the academic record of the National Hero, José Martí, was donated this Monday to the National Archives of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC), by the general subdirectorate of the State Archives of Spain.

Cuba reiterates willingness to keep talks with the US

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuban Foreign Minister, reiterated today from Vienna, Austria, the willingness of the Cuban government to continue dialogue and cooperation on issues of mutual interest with the United States on the basis of equality and respect.

Trump takes US policy towards Cuba one step back

US President Donald Trump today unveiled a new US policy toward Cuba from the southern state of Florida that reinforces the extraterritorial economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by that government on the island.