Cuba Boosts Vietnam-Sponsored Rice Production

1 Havana, Jun 15. -A Vietnamese-Cuban cooperation project to promote rice growing in Cuba provides for technology transfer to the Grain Research Institute (IIGranos). According to Bui Van Duong, head of the Cuba-Vietnam cooperation program for developing rice, more funds will be invested for research by IIGranos. The program also provides support for an existing Cuban program for rice seed

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International Tourism Fair Promotes Bolivian Destinations

2 La Paz, March 27. -The 15th International Travel Fair of Bolivia is a tool to promote our destination, which is diverse and different from others, the president of that event, Martin Cariaga, said. In statements to Prensa Latina, Cariaga said that this forum has grown over its 15 years, and today is recognized by the World Tourism Organisation. For

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CARICOM to Present Haiti Reconstruction Plans

2 Port-au-Prince, Jan 4. -Leaders of the Caribbean Community will promote mechanisms to speed up Haiti´s reconstruction in 2011. The (CARICOM) delegation will meet in Port-au-Prince from January 5 to 7 and will focus mainly on improving Haitian construction capacity. Previously, an interim commission drew up an agenda to for a number of projects, including a housing program that will

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Evo Morales in Iran to Strengthen Ties

1 Tehran, Oct 26. -Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday began an official three-day visit to Iran to promote and consolidate the strong relations, particularly in the economic and political fields. Morales, who arrived early Sunday at Mehrabad airport in the capital, will sign various cooperation agreements in mining, agriculture, food production, cement and others. Another item of discussion is

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Cuban Singer to Tour Asia

5 Havana, Oct 13. -Cuban singer and composer Raul Paz will travel to Asia late this month to promote his latest CD Havanization, as part of an international tour extended to Europe and Latin America until mid-2011. The singer told Prensa Latina he would perform in Japan and Indonesia first, and then in Paris, where he will close the first

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UNASUR Agrees to Validate University Degrees

1 Quito, Sept 17. -The 12 member countries of the Union of South American Nations agreed to mutually recognize each country's university degrees to promote the quality of education. The information was released by Ecuadorian Minister Rene Ramirez, president of the South American Council on Education, Culture, Science, Technology and Innovation, who stated that the accreditation processes would be strengthened.

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ALBA Countries Strengthen Cultural Unity in Dominica

0 Roseau, Jun 10. -Countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) study jeans to promote cultural development in their territories as an alternative to hegemonic currents. From June 15 to 17 ministers and officials from Cuba, Bolivia, Dominica, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Paraguay as guest will center their debates on the Grannacional Alba Cultural Project that

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