Cuba Confirms Visit of Pope Benedict XVI

Cuba confirmed on Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI will visit Cuba on March 26 to 28.  The Pope will arrive in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba and he will be welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro, informed the National Television News.»

Cuba Registers Low Infant Mortality Rate in 2011

Cuba registered an infant mortality rate of 4.9 per 1000 live births in 2011, holding alongside Canada the lowest rate in the Americas. An article published by Granma today also appointed the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas with the lowest mortality rate of the island, with 3.5 per 1000 …»

Correa Reiterates Condemnation of US Blockade on Cuba

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, reiterated his strong condemnation of the US blockade against Cuba, which he described as an attack against Inter American rights and the human rights of Cubans. This blockade has nothing to do with the process of changes that the Cuban people are experiencing, he affirmed.»

Cuba: Tourism to Reach an 8% Growth by the End of 2011

According to a report presented by Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero to the Cuban Parliament, the leisure industry also showed a rise in income and noted that Canada will reach new heights with one million tourists from that country expected to arrive in the island before the year ends.»