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Women in Cuba go for higher standards.

 

 

 

 

 

With a significant presence in sectors of the economy and society, women in Cuba celebrated on Sunday their International Day.

Cuban women are paid the same as men for equal work. Women hold 53.22 percent of seats in the National Assembly. They make up 60.5 percent of higher education graduates and 67.2 percent of technicians and professionals.

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Women perform 12.5 billion hours of unpaid labor every day, says Oxfam’s new report.

 

 

 

 

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From: Radio Havana Cuba.

Oxfam’s new report on global inequality — which was released in January to coincide with the gathering of the ultra-wealthy at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland — lays out devastating but familiar, statistics: The world has 2,153 billionaires who collectively possess more wealth than 4.6 billion people at the bottom of the income scale.  More than half the world’s population is estimated to survive on less than $5.50 a day, while the rate of poverty reduction slowed by half since 2013.

The report demonstrates that the global economy is polarized on multiple dimensions.  Even as the gap widens between the extremely poor and ultra-rich, a chronic economic divide persists between men and women.  Millions of people subsist on an income of a few dollars a day, and billions of women work for nothing at all.

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Trinidad, the place to experience Cuba’s diversity

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Trinidad boasts four of the six principal tourist destinations in the province of Sancti Spíritus, in the center of the island. It is not only one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Caribbean, but also offers the beach at Ancón, one of the most popular on the southern coast of Cuba, as well as natural sites like Topes de Collantes and the Valle de los Ingenios, declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science, and Culture (UNESCO), along with the city.  Sigue leyendo

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