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Santiago de Chile, Chile.-Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel is in this capital leading his country''s delegation to attend the inauguration of Michelle Bachelet as president of Chile.
The Cuban delegation also comprises Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Bachelet's inauguration will take place at the headquarters of the Chilean Congress, in Valparaiso, some 110 kilometers of this capital.
Hanoi, Vietnam.- Main dailies in Vietnam highlighted today the death of Cuban heroine Melba Hernandez as the departure of a great friend since the times in which this Indochina country faced the U.S. military invasion. Nhan Dan (The People), official daily of the Vietnamese Communist Party, and Quan doi nhan dan (People's Army), reported on the work of the revolutionary combatant, and highlighted her special love and solidarity towards this people.
Both newspapers recalled her work as an ambassador to this capital, and her reiterated occasions in which she met before with President Ho Chi Minh during the war, as well as with Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap and Prime Minister Pham Van Dong, among other renowned national figures.
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.