Havana, Dec 11 (RHC) Cuba will close its economic activity in 2012 with a favorable trade balance mainly marked by the sustained growth of the exports of its added-value services, said deputy Foreign Investment and Trade Minister Oscar Perez Oliva.
The favorable balance in Cuban exports will translate in an income calculated at 2.4 billion, with over 1.4 billions contributed by health and tourist services, which stand for a growing trend of those two services, said the official. Continue reading
By Luis Chirino Caracas, Dec 12 (RHC) Venezuelan socialists running for regional governments intensify their electoral campaign towards upcoming elections on Sunday, encouraged by the decision to support President Hugo Chavez from each territory of the South American country. Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 5 (ACN) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon warned on Tuesday about the stepped-up melting of arctic ice as he addressed representatives of nearly 200 countries, gathered in Doha, Qatar, to reach agreement on a second compromise relevant to the Kyoto Protocol.
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During the Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP 18), Ki Moon stressed that nobody is out of the reach of climate change; it is a real challenge on humanity, on our ways of living and our plans for the future.
He pointed to the fast melting of arctic ice and to droughts that have done away with basic crops from the United States to India and from Ukraine to Brazil. Ki Moon also said that the devastating effects of hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean and the U.S. are a sign to be on the alert.
The top UN official is reportedly trying to boost negotiations at the 28th COP 18 Conference, underway in Qatar since November 26 to December 7. But the negotiations are in a standstill do to the lack of will on the part of industrialized nations to reach a binding agreement for a second compromise with the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in this month.
During the COP 15 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, industrialized countries imposed a non-binding accord that had no objectives to reduce environment-harming gasses. The document only included the intention to limit to two centigrade degrees the increase of global temperature, according to international media.
HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 5 (ACN) The coordinator of the Network of National Cancer Institutes with the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Luiz Antonio Santini, stressed the contribution by Cuba to the regional project, with its experience of high social impact.
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The regional network has been operating in all South American countries; Cuba joined the initiative in 2007 as associated member in order to jointly address problems and priorities related to the prevalence of cancer in the region, said Santini in statements to PL news agency.
Addressing participants at the International Health Convention, underway in Havana, the UNASUR official referred to cooperation projects jointly implemented by Cuba and Brazil aimed at solving medical problems in all UNASUR member nations, particularly related to the diseases with high prevalence in the region, such as cancer.
Over one thousand specialists are attending the Havana health convention, along with ministers of health from different countries where Cuban doctors are currently offering their services.