National news

Havana, Cuba_ The Cuban search and rescue team which lent its support to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Ecuador last April 16, returned yesterday at midnight, the National News Agency reported.

Havana, Cuba_ The participants in the National Seminar of Preparation of the next academic year dedicated the meeting to the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, in his 90 birthday, for his contribution to the formation of the educational Cuban system, Radio Reloj publishes.

Havana, Cuba_ A note of the Ministry of Finance and Prices indicates the reduction in prices, effective as of today, will be around 20 percent in the chain of stores selling in hard currency and the parallel market of the Ministry of Domestic Commerce (Mincin in Spanish) for a group of items, mainly food products, Prensa Latina reports.

Santa Clara, Cuba_ Members of the Public Health sector in Villa Clara, will pay tribute to Dr. Erick Omar Perez de Alejo, one of the three doctors who died in Ecuador, victim of the earthquake, Radio Reloj publishes.

Havana, Cuba_ A brigade of doctors specialists in facing disasters and epidemics, and a group of Cuban rescuers arrived today in Ecuador to support the South American country after the earthquake that hit the coastal region last Saturday, Prensa Latina reports.

Taken from Granma Newspaper