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Díaz-Canel urges to be informed about economic measures in Cuba

Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel urged the population to keep informed about the government measures recently approved to face the economic problems the country is experiencing.

In the social network X, the president recommended his people to follow through the media the explanations given by ministers and other government authorities on the scope of these measures announced December last.

“To be informed is key to understand them. Understanding them is key for them to be effective,” Díaz-Canel wrote about the set of measures that, in his opinion, also help to leap over the genocidal blockade of the U.S. government against Cuba.

He further noted that an economy does not work to suit everyone’s needs and desires, but Cuban socialism proposes (a set of decisions) that works for the majority.

“That is what the policies approved by the Government seek, to correct distortions (in the economy) and break the (U.S.) economic blockade that aims to asphyxiate us”, the President of the Republic pointed out.

The day before in the television program Mesa Redonda, the Minister of Transportation, Eduardo Rodríguez, presented the new passenger transportation tariffs which are updated for the interprovincial and urban service by air, sea, land and railroad.

According to the head of this sector, in spite of the increase in the cost of tickets in a group of services, “more than 70% of the passengers will continue paying the fares they receive today”, but he stated that other prices are updated because they are financially unsustainable. Recently, the same television program broadcasted the explanations of the heads of the Ministry of Economy and Planning, Alejandro Gil, and the Ministry of Finance and Prices, Vladimir Regueiro, -among other executives-, about the scope and purposes of the governmental adjustments.