Cuban Communist Party 1st National Conference Started

The First National Conference of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) was started this Saturday, presided over by Raul Castro, first secretary general of that political organization.The opening speech was delivered by Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party’s Central Committee.»

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 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.»