Cuba to Increase Electric Power Generation by 2030
Montevideo, Apr 27.- A change in the electric power matrix will allow Cuba to increase its own energy production from 4 to 24 percent of the total by 2030, said an expert from the Cuban Energy and Mining Ministry on Wednesday.
Ramsés Montes, the Ministry director, in an interview with Prensa Latina, said that this transformation will be possible due to an increase in the use of renewable energy, which together with previous Cuban energy sources will ensure the generation of 7,245 gigawatts in the year 2030.
Cuban Trobadour Songwriter Silvio Rodriguez in Spain
Madrid, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) As the end of a large tour on Spain started at the beginning of April, Cuban songwriter and singer Silvio Rodriguez will offer a concert at the neighborhood of Vallecas, Madrid, next Wednesday.
Reediting a project setarted six years ago in Cuba, with his presentations in humble places in Havana and other places of the island, Silvio Rodriguez will perform in this district of Madrid, which is distinguished by its working and cultural tradition.
On the morning of April 30, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, received His Excellency Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Philip Anthony Hammond, on an official visit to the country.
1959 marked a watershed in Cuban history. Tyranny had left an unsavory legacy across all spheres of society including education: of a population of five and a half million, 23.6% people over the age of 15 were illiterate.
The Moncada Program, referenced by the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, speaking in his own defense on trial for the attack on the Moncada Garrison, July 26, 1953, highlighted Cuban society’s most pressing problems, including universal access to free education – a feat later achieved by the Revolution. Today Cuba has met teacher coverage and literacy targets for basic education, outlined in the World Conference on Education Action Plan, held in Jontien (Thailand).
In the presence of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and president of the Councils of State and Ministers, May Day celebrations began in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución José Martí.
Also participating in the march were members of the Party Political Bureau, Party Central Committee and Secretariat, as well as the Councils of State and Ministers, participants in the attacks on the Moncada Garrison; Granma expeditionaries; decorated Heroes and Heroines of the Republic of Cuba; outstanding workers; and family members of the victims of the Barbados attack, among other guests.
Spanish Teacher’s Cuba Trip Changes Students’ Perspectives
Since the ability to travel to Cuba opened up last year, it has become a popular destination, particularly for educational travel. Spanish teacher Chad Taylor recently took 13 high school students to Cuba where they were immersed in a culture and tradition very different from their own. While the students were a bit taken back by the stark contrast between the United States and Cuba upon arrival, they soon came to appreciate the Cuban culture, and learned valuable lessons they will carry throughout their lives.