The time in Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba.-Cuban President Raul Castro described the Special Development Zone at the Harbor of Mariel, west of Havana, as the most important project being built on the island.
Raul made his statement during an evaluation of the investment project as he was briefed on the construction of railways, thoroughfares, water-supply infrastructure, and the area dedicated to logistics, among other works.
Havana, Cuba.-The Cuban Communist Party informed that heroine Melba Hernandez, member of the Party’s Central Committee and deputy to the National Parliament passed away Sunday, March 9, from complications linked to Diabetes Mellitus, a disease she had suffered from during years.
Melba Hernandez was born July 28, 1921, in the town of Cruces, in the former Las Villas province, today’s Villa Clara in the center of the country. Hernandez graduated as a lawyer in 1943 at the University of Havana.
Havana, Cuba.-The 9th Congress of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) begins today with the participation of 373 delegates representing the whole country at the Havana''s Conference Center, to debate issues related to the role of women in the society.
Today''s sessions include three working commissions, related to the values the FMC defends, educational work, image and presence of women, and the FMC in the media.