National news

Havana, Cuba__ The Council of State, on the proposal of its President Raul Castro Ruz, , agreed to designate as Minister of the Interior, Vice Admiral Julio César Gandarilla Bermejo, current deputy minister of this government body, Radio Reloj publishes.

Havana, Cuba__ The National Union of Cuban Historians (UNHIC) will present recognition diplomas to a group of its founders who dedicated their lives to the defense of the national memory, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of that organization.

Havana, Cuba_ The tourism development program in Havana, Varadero, the northern coast of Holguín and the infrastructure of the Mariel Special Development Zone, are priorities within the Plan of the Economy this year, with regard to investments, Radio Reloj publishes.

Havana, Cuba__ The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) will dedicate many activities during this year in homage to Commander Ernesto Guevara de la Serna during this year, in ocassion of the 50 anniversary of his assassination in Bolivia.

Havana, Cuba__ The United Nations for the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sent a congratulatory message to the authorities and people of Cuba on the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, held on January 1st.

Havana, Cuba__ The Plaza de la Revolución José Martí turned olive this January 2nd, when all Cubans expressed their most resolute support to the ideas and work of Fidel Castro Ruz, the historical leader of the Revolution, Saúl Diaz said.