The Cuban President is visiting the Las tunas southern municipality of Amancio.
The tour began at the Pedro Plaza food production unit, an entity belonging to Tecnoazúcar.

The first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, is visiting places of economic and social interest in the municipality of “Amancio,” as a continuation of the tours he has made since the beginning of the year through the province to evaluate compliance with the outlined work priorities for 2024.

“Amancio,” Las Tunas.- Last January he was in Manatí; in February, he visited Puerto Padre; and in April, “Jesús Menéndez;” demarcations located north of Las Tunas. The Amancio municipality is the first in the southern zone, where he will seek to reinvigorate the work in sites whose results are not currently favorable, contrasting them with other existing entities there.

As acostumed in his work visits, the President will also meet political and government leaders and hold exchanges with the people, to stimulate the local and national goals defined by the Party.

Roberto Morales Ojeda, a member of the Political Bureau and Secretary of Organization of the PCC Central Committee, accompanies him.


The Pedro Plaza food production unit, belonging toTecnoazúcar, was the first stop on the tour.

The Cuban President Thursday's visit to the municipality of Amancio began at the Pedro Plaza Fernández food ellaboration plant, belonging to the Tecnoazúcar base business unit.

The president learned about the group management to support the feeding of sugar workers. During the meeting, Iraldo Diego Suárez, the director, explained several elements about the main elaboration processes, the guarantee of raw materials, and the willingness of the group to apply alternatives to maintain the different lines of production.

According to the official, they elaborate pork and beef derivatives, canned fruits and vegetables, various flavored syrups, and vinegar, mostly for sugar agro-industrial producers.

Díaz-Canel was interested in the working conditions, especially, the workers' income, with an average of seven thousand pesos, and learned about the efforts to guarantee the raw material and generalizing experiences, despite the country’s complex energy contingency.


The President exchanges with agricultural producers

At the agricultural productive pole 107, belonging to the Amancio Rodríguez agro-industrial sugar company, Díaz-Canel learned of the boost they give to food production with the help of workers and other local economic actors, who volunteer work on weekends.

Already, 47 hectares -of an amount of 152- are planted with cassava, sweet potato, plantain, pumpkin, and corn while another 70 are in preparation, said Wilfredo Estrada Treco, its director. The main characteristic of this space, he stressed, is state management. Among its advantages, he highlighted the water availability for irrigation and its easy access since it is a few kilometers from the municipal seat.

The purpose, he told the Cuban President, is to become the main supplier of agricultural products for the inhabitants of “Amancio.” Following the first harvests of short-cycle crops by the end of the last year, they will continue to expand planting areas, so that, they would achieve no less than 273 tons of various crops in the first quarter of 2025.

Although there are only 11 permanent workers in "107", producers from other base business units and workers of various entities contribute every week.

Díaz-Canel suggested the University and Agricultural Polytechnic Institutes must link more to this area to increase yields and young people in weekend mobilizations. "The most important is sustainability and that what has been achieved is not lost," he insisted.

During a conversation with Ángel Ellas Jordan, a veteran producer and advisor to the local authorities on agriculture, the President praised the results, which are still incipient because only four months have passed since the start of the work, but constitute an encouraging message in the quest to achieve municipal food self-sufficiency.