Mayabeque, Cuba_ Madruga foresees a closing of 2017 with the infant mortality rate in 4 per thousand live births, one of the lowest in the last five years and the most important achievements of the sector in the year that ends. 

Mayabeque, Cuba_ With the fulfillment of the purchase of all assortments, the first non-agricultural Cooperative of Recyclable Waste from San José de las Lajas ends the year 2017. 

Bolivia_ The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, criticized today the double standards of the United States, which keeps silent about the electoral fraud in Honduras, but sanctions the head of the Supreme Electoral Council of Nicaragua, Roberto Rivas, Radio Reloj publishes. 

Caracas_ Venezuelan authorities keep alert to prevent robberies and sabotages on the basic services to the population, which in holidays cause displeasure in the country, Prensa Latina reports.

Beijing_  China will work along with other countries in 2018 to consolidate peace and establish new models of cooperation and world governance that will generate socio-economic progress everywhere, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, Prensa Latina publishes.

Havana_ Fifteen new short routes and three longer ones (La Habana-Maisí, and Santiago de Cuba to both Mayabeque and Artemisa) will be launched shortly thanks to the acquisition of 100 vehicles for interprovincial use, allowing the buses replaced to be used to expand local services, Granma newspaper publishes.

Havana, Cuba_ Cuba will celebrate the 59th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution with concerts and recreational activities in several of the country's main plazas, Granma newspaper reported.

Moscow_Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied that Russia has plans to establish military bases abroad, including in Latin America, Prensa Latina reported today.

Havana_ Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People's Power (Parliament), paid tribute in the Santa Ifigenia cemetery of Santiago de Cuba to José Martí, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Mariana Grajales and Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, the Cuban News Agency publishes.