Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba's Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon received a delegation from the United States Congress, led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont).

At the Round Table broadcast on Tuesday, a journalistic material was presented about the High Voltage program of the CMHW Provincial Radio Station, with 24 years in the air, as an example of the interaction with the audience and the debate of the hottest topics of Cuban reality.

Cuba is immersed in a process of general elections since they were convened last June by the Council of State, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic and Law No. 72 of October 29th, 1992, Electoral Law.

The training of more than 200 thousand electoral authorities and the updating of the number of schools where citizens will vote, stand out among the actions taking place in Cuba to ensure the quality and transparency of the general elections of March 11th.

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of Radio Rebelde, the Round Table will approach the system of the Cuban radio, its expansion, complexities and challenges, with the participation of the main directors of the radio system, Radio Rebelde and of the territorial system in Camaguey.

This eastern city's residents and invited guests gathered yesterday, February 18, to honor the patriot Pedro Figueredo, composer of the music and lyrics of Cuba's national anthem, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth.

His Excellency Mrs. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, paid tribute today to the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, to the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, to the Father of the Homeland Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, and to the Mother of all Cubans Mariana Grajales.

The next Conference of the Cuban Press will have as its main incentive the X Congress of the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC), to be held in July of this year, informed sources in Havana on Monday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba energetically rejects the announcement by a group of nations in the hemisphere, released February 13 in Lima, that constitutes unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic de Venezuela, and at the same time categorically rejects the decision to reconsider the participation of the Venezuelan government in the 8th Summit of the Americas, to be held this coming month of April, in Peru.