CELAC Supports Andean Quinoa Grain

1 La Paz, Dec 5. -Venezuelan Ambassador Jorge Alvarado highlighted the support of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to declare 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa.Raul Castro Returns Home from CELAC SummitThe recently concluded regional summit of heads of state held in Caracas agreed, among its special resolutions, to support the Bolivian request to the

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Joint Ventures with China Help Venezuela Develop

0 Caracas, Nov 26. -Venezuelan Minister of Commerce Edmee Betancourt highlighted the joint investments shared with China in 165 development projects which Venezuela is to pay back with oil.The eigh billion dollars that China's Development Bank allocated until last year were confirmed and renewed with an additional four billion dollars accessible from 2012, rising the investment to 12 billion dollars,

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Chileans to Hold Plebiscite on Education

1 Santiago de Chile, Oct 7. -President of the Confederation of Copper Workers Cristian Cuevas highlighted the historical relevance of the plebiscite on education to be held from Friday to Saturday around the country.The plebiscite represents a great democratic expression organized by labor and social organizations, Cuevas told Prensa Latina on Friday. The plebiscite is the first national referendum since

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Peruvian Ambassador in Cuba Highlights Bilateral Ties

0 Havana, Jul 15. -Peruvian Ambassador Nestor Calderon highlighted the good state of bilateral relations and the presence in Cuba of more than 1,000 students from his nation training to be professionals.The diplomat stated that Ollanta Humala's inauguration will be on July 28, Peruvian Independence Day. During a ceremony for the 190th anniversary of Peru's independence, held at the Havana

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Dominican Press Highlights Boxing Training in Cuba

6 Santo Domingo, Mar 11. -Dominican press highlighted the training of boxers in Cuba aimed at achieving a good position in the Pan American Games, scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico, in October. Dominicans are pinning their hopes on Argenis Nunez, 75 kilograms, with daily Hoy recalling that he was the first who qualified for the Beijing Olympics. The Dominican athletes will

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UNESCO Highlights Quality, Priority of Cuban Education

1 Paris, Mar 1. -The quality of and priority given to education in Cuba was highlighted in a report published Tuesday by UNESCO, including the literacy method "Yo si puedo" (Yes, I Can). The report also emphasizes that education saves lives and says Cuba stands out for its low infant mortality rate. The 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report,

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Cuban FM Highlights Relations with El Salvador

0 San Salvador, Dec 8. -Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez highlighted the bright prospects for the development of political, economic, commercial relations with El Salvador. In a meeting with members of the Committee of Foreign Relations, International Cooperation and Salvadorians Abroad of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, several legislators appreciated Cubaâ�Ös solidarity with the Salvadorian people, mainly in health

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Cuba Highlights Solidarity with Russian Parliament

2 Moscow, Nov 29. -Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon on Monday highlighted the solidarity of the Russian Congress in the fight against the U.S. blockade and for the release of five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States. In a meeting with Ivan Melnikov, deputy speaker of the State Duma (the lower house), Alarcon thanked that body once

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Fidel Castro Book Launch in Quito a Success

1 Quito, Nov 26. -The book by Cuban leader Fidel Castro, The Strategic Victory, was launched at the International Book Fair in Quito with a massive audience that highlighted the revolutionary validity of his ideas. At the Wednesday event, after greetings from representatives of the Ecuadorian foreign and culture ministers, Juan Meriguet and Alexis Oviedo, respectively, Cuban Ambassador Jorge Rodriguez

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Cuba-Mali Parliamentary Leaders Meet

0 Havana, Oct 27. -The presidents of the national assemblies of Cuba, Ricardo Alarcon, and Mali, Diocounda Traore, met and highlighted the current ties of cooperation between their countries, according to Wednesday news reports. In their meeting in Havana on Tuesday, the two leaders expressed approval at the level of relations, according to a note from Granma newspaper. The African

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