The time in Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba.-Thirty students from the University of Virginiawere some of the first US citizens to come to Cuba after the December 17 announcement by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Catro to reestablish diplomatic relations and upon returning home the students, from the Virgina University´s Darden School of Business told their Cuba experience.
According to Virgina public radio and other local media, the students and their professors made surprising discoveries on the island. Professor Greg Fairchild, who has been to many developing nations, said that arriving at airports can produce a cultural shock, but he adds:
Havana, Cuba.-In Cuba, the National Electoral Commission (CEN) finalizes details for the next partial elections, traditionally characterized by the people's enthusiasm and wide participation, after a satisfactory nomination process. In a press conference on Monday, Alina Balseiro, president of the CEN, informed that 27,379 Cubans were proposed at the meetings held to nominate candidates to the municipal assemblies of the People's Power, among them 9,815 women, that is, 35.84 percent of the total.
Balseiro highlighted that this percentage is the fruit of efforts to acknowledge the intense work that women have carried out for years in the communities.
Havana, Cuba.-We have come here fully aware of the deep differences between our two countries as to their political systems, democracy and international law, but it is also possible to hold a civilized dialog on any issue, including human rights, said the Cuban permanent representative at the United Nations Anayansi Rodriguez in reference the human rights talks between Cuba and the United States, in Washington.
Rodriguez made her statements while speaking to Cuban reporters covering the US-Cuba talks on March 31 on human rights. She said this exchange is one more example of Cuba´s willingness to address any issue with the United States on equal grounds and reciprocity. The Cuban official delegation to the talks arrived in Washington on Sunday, headed by Pedro Luis Pedroso, deputy general director for Multilateral Affairs and International Law at the Cuban Foreign Ministry.