Seven people drowned and two remain missing as a result of flooding last week in Cuba caused by storm Alberto that forced tens of thousands to evacuate and caused a spill of oily water in Cienfuegos bay, Cuba's Civil Defense authority said.
More than 100 people were killed in a fiery crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday, with just three seriously injured survivors in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, officials and state media said.
May Day is Cuba’s most important national holiday, and when a huge proportion of the country hits the streets in celebration. Seemingly every marcher in Havana displayed something which expressed their support for the Castro brothers, the new government, or for the Cuban revolution, which they view as ongoing, presstv.com reported.
Russia and china have congratulated Cuba on the election of Miguel Diaz-Canel as its new president succeeding Raul Castro in the Caribbean island nation, wishing to continue to expand ties with Havana.
Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasized the need to modernize the island's economy.
The man widely seen as Cuba’s next president delivered a defiant rejection of demands for change in the island’s single-party system as he participated Sunday in the first in a series of elections expected to end with his taking over from Raul Castro next year.
The container terminal of the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM) already has operations with 14 major international shipping companies and progress has been made in infocommunications, an aqueduct, sewerage, power grids, public lighting, bridges and railway stations, among other works made available to investors.