Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will show its progress in World Wind Energy Conference and Renewable Energy Exhibition WWEC-2013 in Havana, from June 3 to 5, with a special focus on the Caribbean and Central America. The island wants to increase the use of wind energy and at the north coast of the eastern province of Las Tunas, a place of ideal conditions, it builds its largest wind farm of 50 megawatts of power, which will reduce oil imports and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere.
The major renewable energy project stands in an area where there is a persistent breeze regime with an organized flow of 5.6 meters per second.
This region has proximity to ports and industries, a coast clear, little whip meteorological phenomena and reduced environmental impact, highlight a provincial newspaper article.
World conference participants, which will focus on “Opening the Doors to Caribbean Wind” will discuss topics related to wind farm projects, their operation in extreme weather conditions, monitoring and maintenance.
The three-day conference includes panels and presentations focused on models, business, politics, finance, regional integration of renewable energy, technology, human resources training, among others. An exhibition and trade fair will show in the Palace of Conventions in Havana, venue of the event, new technologies, suppliers and manufacturers in the renewable energy sector.
Tania Carbonel, of the conference organizing committee, told the national press that the conference is expected to involve about 150 foreigners and 300 Cuban delegates from scientific institutions and educational services.
The World Wind Energy Association WWEA, the Center for Renewable Energy Technologies Study of the Higher Polytechnic Institute Jose Antonio Echeverria, the Ministry of Basic Industry of Cuba, the Latin American Wind Energy Association and the Cuban Society for the Promotion of Renewable Energy and Environmental Respect organized the meeting.
I congratulate you on your courageous speech today and the great moral and political authority with which you are once again assuming the Presidency of Ecuador.
I noted the firmness in your voice when, irrefutably, you condemned the economic blockade of Cuba. However long the hazardous history of our species lasts, nobody will ever be able to demonstrate that crude material interests are capable of creating more virtuous and honest citizens.
The young girl who presented the presidential insignia demonstrates the contrary.
“A just idea, from the depths of a cave, can do more than an army,” stated José Martí, our independence hero.
I also congratulate you on your just and heartfelt tribute to Hugo Chávez, who so much loved Ecuador.
A strong embrace
Fidel Castro Ruz
May 24, 2013
Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated today before the Human Rights Council in Geneva its support for a peaceful and negotiated resolution to the crisis in Syria and rejected the calls for the use of force and violence. Speaking at an urgent debate on the issue in the 23rd ordinary session of the Council, Ambassador Anayansi Rodriguez expressed her confidence in the ability of the Syrian people to resolve its internal problems without foreign interference.
The permanent representative of Cuba in Geneva condemned the tendency to overlook the proposals and actions of the Syrian government and ignore the efforts that some countries are carrying out to prevent further violence in the Arab nation.
Particularly alarming, she said, are the calls for a regime change in Syria and the use of force and violence, rather than contribute to dialogue and negotiation between all parties.
Cuba condemns the killing of innocent people wherever they occur and rejects the selective attribution of these events to one of the parties in accordance with the interests of some countries, said Rodriguez.
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By Miguel Lozano, special correspondent
Washington, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Latin American experts agreed today to consider as a favorable element for the political atmosphere in the region a plan of proposals presented by scholars to improve Cuba-US relations.
The initiative, to be presented tomorrow in the 31st Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, identified some 20 areas in which experts from the two countries suggest to start bilateral rapprochement.
According to Argentinian Andres Serbin, president of the Regional Coordinating Organization of Economic and Social Research, a significant aspect of the project is that joint proposals were made by experts from both countries.
In remarks to Prensa Latina, Serbin said this was possible because they created necessary bridges make concrete proposals in terms to improve the relations.
This creates conditions so that much of what has is being done in the hemisphere in terms of changing conditions will continue deepening by improving relations between the two countries.
According to Serbin, the process must be followed by a multilateral support of the atmosphere and the bilateral topic so that other countries in the hemisphere put pressure, so that this situation that is like a dinosaur from the past can disappear.
Serbin admits, though, that in the US political system the negotiations become extremely complex. However, the panorama is positive, taking into account some measures taken by the US administration of President Barack Obama without consulting Congress, and they are positive for the relations between the two countries.
Former Cuban diplomat Carlos Alzugaray said the improvement of relations is unavoidable in the wake of the failure of the current US policy that tries to separate the two societies.
We, the US and Cuban experts have chosen very concrete topics and we have reached agreement in all of them.
If there is understanding among scholars, some of them former diplomats, there can be an understanding between the two governments, said Alzugaray.
Obama has all the conditions to take a step to improve the links: he won the elections, he does not have to go to a re-election and he showed that Florida can be won without extreme positions, said Alzugaray.
Also Latin America and the Caribbean are demanding a change and the US government cannot afford to continue ignoring Latin America in a topic like this, he said.
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UN Praises Greater Political Inclusion of Indigenous People
United Nation, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) today praised the increasing political participation of indigenous peoples in Latin America over the past two decades, but also recommended encouraging the inclusion of women. This global institution cited in a report Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru as the countries that favored an increase in indigenous movements and supported them with Internet access, social networking and mobile phones.
UNDP also highlighted in the text other factors such as the expansion of the rights of the sector following the signing of international agreements and the increase of government entities to address and solve their problems.
But it said that the inclusion of women is still a challenge, especially in developed nations because Native women are victims of gender discrimination, because they belong to indigenous segments and are poor.
The document suggests eliminating many countries’ rules that set quotas to limit access of the women to political parties and public offices.
UNDP presented the document during the twelfth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues which began in New York yesterday with a view to analyze the political, economic, social and cultural issues affecting those communities.
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