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  • Escrito por Thalia Ruiz Desdín, ACN
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Young people from Holguín boost food programs

Yoandri Muñoz, a young farmer from the mountainous municipality of Sagua de Tánamo in the province of Holguín, is one of those examples that, from small areas, contribute to more efficient agricultural crops in order to boost food production programs; it is also a dignified response to the Cuban president's claim, Miguel Díaz- Canel Bermúdez, as for thinking as a country.

Based on the fact that the land does yield when its cultivators are devoted to it, this industrious farmer, belonging to the Credit and Services Cooperative (CCS) Norge Alberto Rojas, of the Juan Díaz productive area in the Sagua mountains, assumes the work in more of 15 hectares dedicated to the cultivation of beans and the breeding of cattle specifically.

It is precisely for these endorsements of men who love the land, that Muñoz was selected by his municipality to attend, as the delegate of that territory, to the Provincial Assembly on the XI Congress of the UJC of Holguín, in which José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Central Committee of Cuba's Communist Party, highlighted the need for the young force to have a greater role in promoting food production programs.

There are many young people like him in the eastern province of Holguín who join that claim and from the groove they contribute to that call to boost agricultural production, which in their case is concentrated on the delivery of cow's milk, meat and beans as the leading lines of their estate.

Along with this young sagüero, other farmers of his generation, also distinguished, had the opportunity to present their experiences in the field work, such as Giovani Fong, from the municipality of Calixto García, when referring to the potential of the workforce existing in his territory to produce more in the same lands and thus reduce the import levels of the country in the purchase of food in the international market, which has become increasingly difficult in the face of the intensification of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S.A against Cuba.

Another example in these projections of participation of Cuban youth towards a greater impulse of agricultural production is expressed in Víctor Domínguez, secretary of the UJC base committee in the Felipe Gutiérrez López cooperative in the municipality of Gibara, who distinguishes himself for facing the difficulties and lack of resources for the crops through a better use of animal traction force and the application of alternatives for crop care via the use of fertilizers and pesticides.

  • Escrito por Agencia Cubana de Noticias, ACN
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The London - Havana flights will increase

The British airline Virgin Atlantic will increase its services to the largest of the West Indies with the addition of a third weekly flight on the London-Havana route in the winter season 2020-2021.

We are pleased to offer more capacity for customers who transport goods to and from Havana,”said Dominic Kennedy, manager of Virgin Atlantic, according to the website Excelencias Cuba.

In spite of the North American restrictions during the last months, with the sole purpose of intensifying the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, departing from the damage to tourism, a key sector of the Cuban economy, the European nations bet on the Caribbean island as a safe market.

In this respect, at the end of 2019 the United Kingdom consolidated itself as one of the 10 largest providers of visitors to Cuba, with the arrival of 123,553 British, reports the National Statistics Office (ONEI).

A statement from the airline itself explains that flights between the London airport and the Cuban capital will be on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Virgin Atlantic is one of the airlines of Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Group and it operates transcontinental flights from London to North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

  • Escrito por Bernardo Cabrera
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Casa de la Trova reopens its doors in Holguín

Casa de la Trova Faustino Oramas “El guayabero” has reopened after going through a maintenance process with a total cost of more than 90 thousand convertible pesos.

The cultural institution, located in the historical center of the city, now exhibits new tiles and furniture, in addition to a pergola in the courtyard that offers greater lighting, freshness and protection from the rain.

As part of the renovation, a new gallery was created to revere the founders, the audio booth was relocated and a segment dedicated to humor during the nights will also be incorporated, to honor the title of “King of Double Sense” that was conferred to Mr. Faustino Oramas.

This place, managed by the Holguín branch of the Company of Artistic and Literary Promotions (Artex), will once again receive prestigious local artists such as Fernando Cabreja, Raúl Prieto, Norberto Leyva and Lucrecia Marín, who will be accompanied from Tuesday to Sunday by various offers of cocktails, beers, juices, soft drinks and rums.

The institution is the first in the territory to receive the plate for the 300th anniversary of the Holguín town founding, and it does so with a renewed image in a space where the most authentic rhythms of Cuban music prevail.