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Two experts are to arrive in Jamaica from Cuba next week, to assist with the training of health care workers and other designated Ebola frontline responders.

Over 130 people arrived yesterday morning in the Alamar Identity Card Office, in Havana del Este municipality, to get their new ID, Lt. Col. Magnolia Soto, transactions unit chief in Havana, said.

The Cuban literacy program known as "Yes, I Can" has been implemented in 30 nations of the world where eight million people have learned how to read and write with that methodology, said Doctor in Science Cesar Torres, director of the Latin American and Caribbean Pedagogic Institute, which leads that initiative.

The director of the US Disease Control and Prevention Center, Nelson Arboleda, said during an expert meeting in Havana on Wednesday that his entity is willing to cooperate with Cuba in the fight against the Ebola epidemic affecting western Africa.

Cuba is implementing a national plan to prevent and fight the Ebola fever virus, aimed at consolidating health measures that guarantee preparation to minimize risks of introduction, transmission and consequences of that epidemic.

With the handing over on Tuesday in this capital of the official letters of employment to 33 professional of the hydraulic sector that will work in South Africa, Cuba and that nation strengthen their cooperation bonds in this field.

The death of Camilo Cienfuegos 55 years ago was remembered on Tuesday with a ceremony in the place where the legendary Commander of the Rebel Army carried out his last combat against forces of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship.

Army General Raul Castro, President of the councils of State and Ministers, received the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas (CEPAL), who is on a working visit to Cuba.

Miguel Diaz-Canel, First Vice-president of the councils of State and Ministers, received Alicia Barcenas, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), who is on a working visit to Cuba.

Tourism Ministry's Communication director Dalila Gonzalez announced in Havana a list of new air connections to Cuba during the winter or high-tourist season, which will favor an increase of trips to the island.

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