Cuba

Cuba Prepares Troops to Defend the Country

The Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) will begin, on February 1, the period of Defense Preparedness corresponding to 2012 and its most important event will be the Bastion 2012 Strategic Military Exercise.»

Cuba Working on Portable Web for Schools

With barely three percent of schools with internet access, Cuba is working today on a portable version of the website www.cubaeduca.cu that has contents and suggestions for different school levels.»

Cuban Tourism Grew 7.3 Percent in 2011

Cuban Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero announced in Madrid, Spain, that the Cuban tourist industry grew 7.3 percent in 2011, when it received over 2.7 million visitors. According to Marrero, the arrival of 200 000 more visitors compared to the previous year fulfilled the expectations in the ever growing industry.»

Scarabeo 9 in Cuba for Deep-Water Prospecting

A mobile offshore-drilling rig, the Scarabeo 9, arrived in Cuban waters on Thursday with the purpose of resuming deepwater oil prospecting in the coming days some 22 miles off the Cuban coasts, in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone of the Gulf of Mexico.»

Cuba Makes Progress in Sex Reassignment Surgery

Cuban surgeons have performed 15 sex reassignment surgeries, and other transsexual people, who are assisted by a committee in compliance with international standards, are applying to that kind of procedure, an expert said on Monday.»