Mayabeque, Cuba_ The president of the Provincial Assembly of People's Power in Mayabeque, Tamara Valido Benítez conveyed congratulations to the people for the new year and the 59th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.

Mayabeque, Cuba_ The interpreter Laura García prepares her first record production, an album that will materialize a wish of the artist, resident in the demarcation and which includes themes from Mayabeque’s author Ramón Noriega Borges.

Tehran_ The speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Lariyani, described as a plain lie the United States' accusation against Tehran about the launching of missiles from Yemen against Saudi Arabia, according to statements broadcast here today, Prensa Latina reports.

Artemisa, Cuba_ The work staff of the Máximo Gómez Báez Thermoelectric Plant, in the municipality of Mariel, western province of Artemisa, closes the current year with the condition of National Vanguard, in recognition of its remarkable results, Radio Reloj publishes.

Mayabeque, Cuba_ On December 22, Fidel Castro Ruz declared Cuba a territory free of illiteracy, a transcendental event for the emerging revolutionary process that was accomplished thanks to the massive literacy campaign carried out on the Island, with thousands of young people at the forefront. 

Ankara_ Turkish Airlines executive director, Bilal Eksi, expressed his company's interest in expanding operations and direct flights to Cuba, diplomatic sources informed today, Prensa Latina website publishes.

Havana_ Miguel Díaz-Canel, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Party and First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, conveyed congratulations to Cuban educators, who celebrate their day this December 22th. 

Havana_ The results achieved in the confrontation to the hurricane and the experiences accumulated in recent years, confirm the validity of the war doctrine of the whole people to resist and overcome any event or threat, President Raul Castro Ruz said. 

Ottawa_ Canada announced $19.8 million in new funding today to help millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa ravaged by severe drought and conflict deal with 'extreme levels of food insecurity in Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda, Prensa Latina publishes.