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Serbian President admires Cuba’s independence

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Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić arrived in Havana yesterday, May 18, for a two-day official visit, and was received by Rogelio Sierra, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs. Speaking to the press at José Martí International Airport, Nikolić reaffirmed the excellent relations between his country and Cuba. The first Serbian President to visit the island since the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, Nikolić commented that he admires Cuba’s independence and that the friendship between the two countries remains strong. Prior to his election as President in 2012, the Serbian leader served as head of the Parliamentary Friendship with Cuba Group.

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Venezuela Implements Measures to Confront Economic War

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Venezuela has at the present more than 7,100 people´s councils for supply and production, created to confront the economic war staged by the Venezuelan right-wing, said Food minister Carlos Osorio. According to Osorio, the Government began the creation of those organizations less than a month ago seeking to confront and reduce speculation, hoarding and smuggling of basic products.

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Air France Airline Proposes Additional Paris-Havana Flight

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Air France airline will propose an additional flight Paris-Havana, with which flights to that destination will increase to 11 per week, it was reported today. The offer will be available as of October this year, according to a statement released by the entity. The company operates a daily flight from the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport in a Boeing 777-300 with a capacity for 468 passengers during the summer season, reinforced by four additional weekly flights in winter 2015.

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Cuba”s Potential for Software World Stressed

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The potential of Cuba”s human resources in the software industry is an outstanding issue in the international forum of business people and leaders in information technologies, Felti 2015, taking place today in this capital. “Cuba has a very large potential of human talent in information technology, told Prensa Latina Ernesto Kruger, executive president of an Ecuadorian innovation project company, recognized for more than 20 years of works developed in the United States, Hong Kong, and Central America.

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Scientific Forum Dedicated to Cuban Anthropologist Fernando Ortiz

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To favor the analysis of essays and projects linked to the study of Cuban roots, the Forum on Fernando Ortiz will be held from July 21 to 24, informed organizers. The Group of Research and Development of the Culture Provincial Direction in Matanzas, summoned the tenth edition of the theoretical event named after the eminent anthropologist, lawyer, archaeologist, journalist and ethnologist.

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Cubans, Americans Compete at Havana Coastline

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As part of the U.S.-Cuba regatta Havana Challenge in this capital, five Hobbie Cat 16 sailboats are competing today at the Havana coastline in an unprecedented tourist competition for 50 years.
They are very quickly and unpredictable sailboats that will allow more than a sports event, a symbol of friendship between U.S. and Cuban citizens. The arrival this weekend to this capital of the Havana Challenge regatta, in addition of being a challenge to ocean currents, foster friendship, as the organizers from both countries conceive it.

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Angolan and Cuban Vice Presidents hold official talks

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During their meeting, the leaders discussed the excellent bilateral relations shared by the two countries and emphasized the historic nature of the friendship between their peoples and governments. They reviewed progress in the development of cooperation in the areas of health, education, construction and the military, while additionally addressing a number of international issues.

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Serbian President Arrives in Cuba on Official Visit

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Serbia’s President Tomislav Nikolic begins today an official visit to Cuba, in which he will hold talks with the island’s Head of State, Raul Castro.

A note from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that during his stay here, Nikolic will develop different activities.Early this month, Nikolic and Raul Castro met in Moscow, where both leaders participated in the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism.

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Cuban Small Farmers Consider Positive Agricultural Cooperative

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The 11th Congress of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) assessed as positive the economic activity the cooperatives are developing, and called for a more comprehensive use of bank credit and insurance. ANAP President Rafael Santiesteban said during the final session of the event closed this weekend that the working commission carried out an extensive debate.

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68 World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva

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Other issues will be also discussed, such as the world vaccination plan to reduce rates of malaria, the effects of pollution on health, medicines below standard, illegitimate products, with deceptive or forged labeling. The opening ceremony will be chaired by outgoing president Roberto Morales Ojeda, minister of Health of Cuba, who led the assembly last year. The World Health Assembly is the most important decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).