A new contingent of 4,000 Cuban doctors is currently arriving in Brazil adding to the 7,400 already working in the “More Doctors” program of President Dilma Rousseff. Back in January the Brazilian ambassador in Havana had announced his country’s intention to raise the number of Cuban doctors in the program to 11,000.
As the clock strikes 12 midnight tonight, Saturday March 8, in Cuba the time will spring forward an hour to begin Daylight Savings Time. The return to Standard Time will take place on November 3, reports the official Cuban media.
Cuba’s reelection last November as member of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council is proof of the Revolution’s prestige in that field, said Vice Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno on Thursday.
The government of Cuba agreed today to start negotiations with the European Union (EU) to reach a bilateral agreement, which could mark a rapprochement between the 27-member block and the Caribbean island after decades of minimal relations.
Raul Castro dismissed Wednesday his Minister of Culture, Rafael Bernal, after two years in office; no reason was given. Bernal was immediately replaced with the current deputy minister, Julián González Toledo, 52.
We’ll have some rain on Thursday and Friday with the passage of a cold front through the territory. High temperatures will range during the period around 30° C (86 F). The low will drop to 17° C (62 F) in the early hours of Saturday.
Cuban President, Raul Castro arrived in Venezuela on Wednesday morning to participate in the tribute on the first anniversary of the death of President Hugo Chavez, the official media reported on the island.
An Iranian parliamentary delegation left Teheran for Havana Monday morning (March 3), according to a brief news item from IRNA the Iranian News Agency. The group is headed by Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Assembly’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.
The following is the distribution list for rationed protein products in the city of Havana for the week March 3-9. The allotments are monthly and the distribution rotates around the capital’s 15 municipalities.