De tarde en casa (“Afternoon at Home”) is the name of a Cuban television program aired every Sunday at 5 in the afternoon and hosted by Rakel Mayedo. I’ve seen the program a couple of times and found it interesting every so often because of the guests invited on the show. But on this occasion I was totally bewildered.
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The roast pork will have to wait. Some of the people who had planned to travel from the U.S. to Cuba in December to celebrate Christmas, bid farewell to 2013 and spend the school holidays with their relatives will be unable to do so “until further notice.”
The Cuban Interests Section in Washington announced the suspension of its consular services in the USA over the inability to get a bank to service their accounts in the country. It warned of the “negative consequences” the situation will have for Cubans, Americans and exchanges with the island.
Cuban President Raul Castro met over the weekend with Sechin Igor Ivanovich , Chairman of Rosneft Oil, who led a Russian delegation made ??a working visit to the island.
Despite the damage to health caused by smoking millions of people still seek out high quality tobacco and Cuba maintains that it has the best. At a recent trade fair in Havana the island’s state and joint venture companies that market Cuban tobacco displayed their most popular brands. (26 photos)
The recently concluded Havana International Fair provided Cuban pharmaceutical companies the opportunity to exhibit their products to foreign buyers. Among the firms participating were Labiofam and Farmacuba whose production of medicines and vaccines are exported to numerous counties. (30 photos)
Minister of Health Roberto Morales Ojeda became the first Cuban government to comment on the criticisms leveled by Brazilian doctors to the agreement that allows Brazil to “import” several thousand Cuban MDs to work in places with poor health care services, reported dpa news.
Cuba’s National Bureau of Statistics and Information published today a summary of the final results of some indicators investigated in the Population and Housing Census in 2012. The census confirms the trend of population aging on the island, and the reduction of its total population, now 11,167,325 inhabitants, less than a decade ago.
More than 3,000 Cuban doctors will start arriving in Brazil on Monday to join the government program “More Doctors” which seeks to bridge the shortfall of public health services in the country’s poorest regions According to the Ministry of Health, the Cuban doctors enrolled in the second phase of the program will arrive in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Fortaleza and Sao Paulo. In the first phase over 600 doctors arrived to Brazil in August and September.
The Cuban government today ordered the “immediate” closure of private movie theaters, one of the many activities that have emerged in recent years in the context of limited legalized private initiative. The authorities also banned private gaming rooms. The authorities also banned private gaming rooms.