Cuban president Raul Castro arrived in the early hours of this Tuesday in Costa Rica to participate in the Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States (CELAC)
The Minneapolis-based StarTribune newspaper published a report on a recent visit by US City Council members to Cuba to look at urban agriculture efforts on the island, here are excerpts of the article:
Ecuardor has drawn up its working strategy for its pro-tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which the South American country will assume on January 28.
The Vice-president of the Council of State and Politburo member Mercedes Lopez Acea heads the Cuban delegation that will participate in the ceremonies of inauguration of the President of the Multi-national State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, on January 21 and 22.
The Cuban Health Ministry announced the death from malaria on Saturday of Cuban nurse Reinaldo Villafranca, who was working with the internationalist medical brigade that is fighting the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.
United Airlines announced its plans to fly to Cuba from Houston, Texas, and Newark, New Jersey if it receives authorization by the US administration.
Cuba called for efforts at the UN Security Council to achieve fair and lasting peace in the Middle East.
Pope Francis said that an example of dialogs that build bridges is the recent decision by the US and Cuba to put an end to a half-a-century reciprocal silence.
Rice farmers from the US Southern state of Louisiana are lobbying in Washington these days for the lifting of trade restrictions on Cuba.
Panama is retaking the national literacy program based on the Cuban method known as Yes, I Can, after a five-year freeze under the government of Ricardo Martinelli.
US officials acknowledged the prestige of Cuba in the fight against drug trafficking and they insisted in the need to expand cooperation accords between Washington and Havana, according to the Washington Post.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressed his best wishes and congratulations to the Cuban people and his willingness to support the expansion of bilateral relations with the island.
Cuban Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Rodrigo Malmierca is in Beijing heading the island´s delegation to the first Ministerial Meeting of the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States—CELAC.
Cuban vice-president Jose Ramon Machado Ventura is heading the island´s delegation to the inauguration ceremony of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, to take place January 1.
A recent survey revealed that 58 percent of Cubans residing in the US city of Miami between 50 and 64 years of age support the announcement by President Barack Obama about the reestablishment of diplomatic relation with the island.