Cartagena Summit to Debate Cuba Issue

Colombia´s foreign minister Maria Angela Holguin said on Thursday in Bogotá that Cuba will be on the agenda of the upcoming Summit of the Americas, to be held next April in Cartagena, upon the request of other Latin American countries.»

Raul Castro, Juan Manuel Santos Meet in Havana

Cuban President Raul Castro received his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos, who came on a brief working visit to Cuba on Wednesday. The talks were also attended by foreign ministers Maria Angela Holguin and Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.»

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Visits Cuba

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is on a working visit to Cuba to meet with his Cuban peer, Raul Castro, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Santos, 60, will talk separately with Raul Castro and Chavez, who is in Havana recovering from surgery.»

Cuba: Abel Prieto Appointed as Presidential Advisor

After 15 years as Cuba’s minister of culture, Abel Prieto was appointed as advisor to Cuban President Raul Castro, according to an official communiqué made public by local media. Rafael Bernal, deputy minister of culture since 1997, will replace Abel Prieto.»

Chavez: No Signs of Cancer or Metastasis

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez reiterated over the weekend that he is successfully recovering from surgery in Cuba, where he had a pelvic lesion removed last week. “We are very optimistic”, said the leader.»

Cuban Bishops Celebrate Pope’s Visit

The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba welcomes Pope Benedict XVI, who will visit the Caribbean island on March 26-28. The institution described as good news the Pope’s visit, which has generated a particular enthusiasm in communities and catholic parishes, according to a communique published in Granma newspaper on Friday.»