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Havana, Cuba.-Sugar production in the current sugar-cane harvest exceeds by 29 percent the same period in the previous year and more than half the amount planned for the whole season, sugar business group Azcuba reported today.
According to a report by Azcuba, the sugar production season, in which the 50 sugar mills programmed, shows higher rates of efficiency and sugar quality. Better industrial outputs have been achieved, as well as milling raters that exceed 70 percent and sucrose productions that had not been achieved since 2005, with six more sugar mills operating, the report said.
Johannesburg, South Africa.-South African unions made from the campaign for the release of the Cuban Five, who were held prisoners in the United States, one of the main referents of solidarity with the Caribbean country.
This statement was confirmed to Prensa Latina by Bonny Marekewa, second vice president of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU), who welcomed the solution of the Cuban Five case, after the return to homeland on December 17 of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Antonio Guerrero.
Caracas, Venezuela.-Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted the good relations between his country and Venezuela after arriving here today to attend the homage ceremony in the second anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez.
Commander Hugo Chavez was and is an honest friend, and in the opinion of Fidel Castro, he was the best friend that Cuba has had, said Diaz-Canel after arriving in Venezuela.