San José.- Cuban President Raul Castro arrived Tuesday in Costa Rica to participate in the Summit of the Heads of States and Governments of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) taking place January 28 – 29 in that Central American country.

Havana.- Delegations from Cuba and the United States just concluded two days of official talks in this capital, in which they discussed issues such as illegal immigration and the course towards the restoration of diplomatic relations.

HAVANA,Cuba.- (acn) Rice farmers from the US Southern state of Louisiana are lobbying in Washington these days for the lifting of trade restrictions on Cuba.

HAVANA, Cuba.- (acn) The National Electoral Commission (CEN), was officially constituted on Tuesday in this capital for the forthcoming partial elections to elect delegates to the National Assemblies of the People’s Power.

HAVANA, Cuba.- Experts with the Peterson International Economy Institute in the U.S. estimate that US exports to Cuba could reach 4.3 billion dollars annually, if commercial relations between the two countries are reestablished.

HAVANA, Cuba.- Raul Castro said today that in the new stage of relations with the United States, Cuba will not give up the ideas for which its people have fought for over a century, shed blood and run the greatest risk.