Cuba to Discuss Economic and Budget Plans for 2012

Debates at the Eighth Session of the Cuban People’s Power National Assembly summoned for December 23 will focus on economic and juridical matters. The Economic Plan and State Budget drafts for 2012 will be placed for consideration and approval to the deputies.»

Pope Benedict XVI Confirms Visit to Cuba Before Easter

Pope Benedict XVI confirmed that he is planning to visit Cuba and Mexico before Easter next year. The pontiff made the announcement as he celebrated mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, one of the most revered figures of Roman Catholicism in Mexico.»

Japan Communist Party Vice President Visits Cuba

The Second Secretary of Cuba´s Communist Party  Jose Ramon Machado Ventura received the Vice-President of Japan´s Communist Party Yasuo Ogata, who  is paying a visit to Cuba at the invitation of the Cuban political organization.»

Cuba Maintained Supremacy in Orthography Contest

Carlos Jaime Jimenez, a student of the Olga Alonso Pre-University Institute in the city of Fomento, Sancti Spiritus province, became on Wednesday the winner of First Prize at the 2011 Spanish American Spelling Contest.»

Raul Castro: Cuba to Boost Cooperation with CARICOM

President Raul Castro reiterated in Port of Spain that Cuba will continue to cooperate with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and will find ways to expand and diversify the current cooperation. The Cuban head of state made his statement during the opening ceremony of the 4th Cuba-CARICOM Summit in Trinidad Tobago.»

Raul Castro Highlights Cuba-Caribbean Countries Brotherhood

President Raul Castro began on Wednesday his first official visit to Trinidad and Tobago, where he arrived heading the Cuban delegation to the Fourth Cuba-CARICOM Summit that was inaugurated on Thursday morning in Port-of-Spain. According to Granma newspaper, regional integration will again be the main topic of discussion, and also exchanging views on common concerns and expanding cooperation relations amidst »