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Cuban experts paid visit to the National Earthquake Information Center of the United States

On May 7- 11, 2018, experts from the National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS) of the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA), paid a visit to the National Earthquake Information Center of  the United States Geological Survey, located in Golden, Colorado, in the United States. The purpose of said visit was to identify the seismic records of earthquakes with epicenter in the Florida Straits registered by both seismological services.

Cuban and U.S. companies reached an agreement on Heperbrot-P

The Cuban company Heber Biotec and the U.S. company Mercurio Biotec join efforts to bring Heberprot-P therapy to patients who suffer from diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) in the United States, upon approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

According to the press note released by the entrepreneurial group BioCubaFarma, the Cuban therapy is expected to lower in more than half the current figure of risk of diabetic foot ulcer-related amputations in the United States, due to the successful history of the product and the commitment given by Mercurio and Heber.

Cuba and the United States advance in the bilateral cooperation against discharges of hydrocarbons and other harmful or potentially hazardous substances

Delegations from Cuba and the United States met to establish a Plan for Bilateral Coordination as part of the implementation of an Agreement signed by both countries in the field of cooperation on the preparedness and response to the pollution caused by discharges of hydrocarbons and other harmful or potentially  hazardous substances in the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits. 

Cuba and the United States strengthen cooperation in the field of search and rescue

Authorities of the Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue System of the Republic of Cuba (SAR-Cuba) participated in the observance of a tabletop exercise on search and rescue in Key West, Florida, in response to an invitation extended by the U.S. Coast Guard Service. The initiative, which took place on March 6, 2018, falls within the context of the bilateral governmental cooperation after the signing of an Agreement on this field on January 18, 2017. 

Unilateral decision by the government of the United States is politically motivated 

Havana, March 5, 2018.- The decision by the United States Government, which unilaterally maintains the drawdown of its staff at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba indefinitely, is politically motivated and has no relation whatsoever with the safety and security of its officials in Havana, said the General Director for U.S. Affairs of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Carlos Fernández de Cossío in his statement to the press.

Cuba and the United States hold technical exchange on trafficking in persons and child sexual abuse

On February 14, 2018, a first technical exchange was held in Washington D.C. between authorities from Cuba and the United States charged with the prevention and combat against trafficking in persons and child sexual abuse. This exchange falls within the context of the law enforcement dialogue between both countries. 

During the meeting, both parties talked about the experiences gained in the prevention and combat against these crimes, the common challenges they face, and the actions of cooperation that need to be coordinated between the relevant authorities of both countries.

Delegations from Cuba and the United States hold exchange on trafficking in persons

On February 13, 2018, the Fifth Exchange on the Trafficking in Persons was held in Washington D.C. between multi-sectoral delegations from Cuba and the United States. Both parties gave updates on the advances made, experiences gained and the challenges they face in the prevention of and combat against the trafficking in persons and in their work to protect victims. 

Technical exchange held between Cuba’s Border Guard Troops and the U.S. Coast Guard Service

On January 22-23, 2018, the eighth technical exchange between representatives of Cuba’s Border Guard Troops and the U.S. Coast Guard Service was held in Florida, United States, with the objective of exchanging on ways to increase bilateral cooperation in the combat against irregular emigration and drug trafficking, and in search and rescue operations.

The meeting took place in an ambiance of respect and professionalism.

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