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Cuba

Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Candidacy Commission of the Cuban Parliament has proposed Wednesday to the house 605 lawmakers Miguel Diaz Canel as the nation's new president replacing Raul Castro.


Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The lawmakers conforming the People''s Power National Assembly took the oath today to their responsibilities, to constitute the Ninth Legislature of that entity.


Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo has been re-elected Wednesday as Speaker of the 9th Legislature of the Cuban Parliament that was inaugurated today.


Ciego de Avila, Cuba Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Experts from Switzerland, Austria, France, Canada, Puerto Rico and Cuba attend the 16th International Arthroscopy Symposium, which will be held in this city until April19.


United Nations, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is among the most active countries in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and its presence is confirmed today in five commissions of this body.


Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Candidacy Commission proposed Wednesday Esteban Lazo as Speaker of the 9th Legislature of the newly-inaugurated Cuban Parliament, nomination that will have to be ratified by direct and secret vote by the 605 lawmakers.


Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban lawmaker Gerardo Hernandez deemed today that the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of People''s Power (Parliament) will have among its main tasks to maintain the principles of the Cuban Revolution.


By Jorge Petinaud

Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Caribbean Association of Cuba (ACC), Maria Rollok, stated that a delegation leaving today for the Book Fair in Santo Domingo will promote collaboration and regional integration.


Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro is heading the inauguration session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of the People's Power (Parliament) at Havana's Convention Center.


Beijing, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Three Cuban universities are participating today in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), based in China, with 140 teams from all over the world, diplomatic sources reported.


Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) A group of ten Cubans over 100 years of age met with scientists from all medical specialties who are participating in the 15th International Seminar on Longevity.