Your Weekly Summary of 18 to 23 October 2021

He considered this is even more offensive for peoples like Cuba, suffering from the abuse represented by the blockade accompanied by unilateral coercive measures.

Cuba ratifies commitment to caring for the environment

The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, ratified Cuba’s commitment to strengthening the strategy to guarantee the care of the environment.

 

The State Plan for Confronting Climate Change known as Life Task was approved four years ago, with concrete actions being carried out in the care of nature.

Environmental issues transcended scientific circles to become a priority of the Cuban government.

AHS to award outstanding Cuban artists

Seven outstanding exponents of Cuban culture received this Monday the Maestro de Juventudes Award by the Hermanos Saiz Association (AHS), immersed in the celebrations for its 35th anniversary.

During awarding event, which took place at the National Library of Cuba, the new members and honorary members of the Association will be inducted, and the AHS’s scholarships and prizes, the 35th anniversary seal will be granted.

The Association’s celebrations coincide with the activities on the island on occasion of Cuban Culture Day, on October 20, a date that marked a tour of the creators by hospitals to give music, literature and soothe the souls of the sick and the persons accompanying them.

President Díaz-Canel said Cuba will open to the world

Cuba will open to the world while continuing to fight Covid-19, president Miguel Díaz-Canel said.

 

The president acknowledged on twitter that contagion with the pandemic continues to decline on the island, but added that ‘we have not yet won the battle’.

The island will open up to the world, classes will begin, and by the end of the year we will receive thousands of Cubans living abroad. Challenges we will only overcome with extreme care, the head of state subscribed.

Latin American Declaration on Accessible Tourism to be signed in Cuba

A declaration by Latin America and the Caribbean on accessible tourism will be signed next December in Cuba when the Ibero-American Summit on this matter takes place, it was officially announced.

 

The president of the Ibero-American Network of Accessible Tourism, Spanish Diego González, added that such an important document has been managed since 2016 and they chose Havana for the signing due to its conditions and the effort to develop this type of travel.

Accessibility and inclusion are the keywords for this type of tourism, a claim of much of the world that will have the focus of discussions in December in this country.

Religious leaders call on Biden to end US blockade on Cuba

Religious leaders of the World Council of Churches (WCC) urged president of the United States, Joe Biden, to lift the blockade against Cuba and overcome political obstacles standing in the way today to solidarity and justice.

In a letter addressed to the US president, WCC representatives suggested him ‘by Christian faith and compassion’ to take steps to ease the burden on the Cuban people.

The religious reminded Biden that he supported, in his capacity as vice president of Barack Obama’s administration (2009-2017), rethinking the policy towards the island and achieving a new commitment in that regard.

The effects of the prolonged economic, commercial and financial blockade and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic worsened ‘even more problems in Cuba’, they pointed out when indicating to Biden that ‘there is a time to bring down and a time to build’.

Cuba’s Meliá Las Dunas Hotel wins worldwide award

The Meliá Las Dunas hotel in the Cuban resort of Cayo Santa María  in the central-northern region,  won the World Travel Awards as the country’s Leading Resort.

The Spanish hotel chain Meliá Hotels International, which manages the hotel, highlighted the news and expressed satisfaction for the recognition in a message issued here
After the reopening, scheduled for November 1, guests will once again enjoy its amenities and excellent services, Meliá assured.

Edited by María Romero

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