Archive for March 21st, 2015

Cuban doctor in Liberia: “I’m just an ordinary guy.”

March 21, 2015

UN representative praises Cuban mountain ecosystems preservation

March 21, 2015

NYC Havana Blog

UN representative praises Cuban mountain ecosystems preservation

The draft of landscape approach to conservation in Cuba of mountain ecosystems contributes to the preservation of the environment and sustainable development, said today in this city Myrta Kaulard, representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The official stressed that this is a novel and challenging perspective that includes not only the cooperation of several sectors of the country, but also the participation of man as the core to the care of flora and fauna when speaking at a meeting at Comodoro hotel.

She emphasized that the initiative is in line with UNDP’s global strategy for biodiversity and ecosystems in the period 2012 – 2020 and responds to the Guidelines of the Economic and Social Policy of the Party and the Revolution.

Maira Fernandez Zequeira, director of the Institute of Ecology and Systematics, entity boosting the investigation, told ACN that the study will cover sensitive areas belonging to Guaniguanico…

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U.S. Praises Cuba’s Record on Narcotics Trafficking

March 21, 2015

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On this March1st the U.S. Department of State released its annual “International Narcotics Control Strategy Report” covering the year 2014. [1]

The Report’s discussion of Cuba is overwhelmingly positive. It states,“Despite its location between the largest exporters of illegal drugs in the hemisphere and the U.S. market, Cuba is not a major consumer, producer, or transit point of illicit narcotics.”

This Cuban success story is a result of Cuba’s sustained anti-narcotics efforts. “Cuba’s domestic production and consumption remain low due to active policing, strict sentencing, and nationwide prevention and educational programs. Cuba’s intensive security presence and interdiction efforts have kept supply down and prevented traffickers from establishing a foothold. Cuba concentrates supply reduction efforts by preventing smuggling through territorial waters, rapidly collecting wash-ups, and conducting thorough airport searches. Cuba dedicates significant resources to prevent illegal drugs and their use from spreading, and regional traffickers typically avoid Cuba.”

The U.S. Report…

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