Brasilia: Brazilian former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, imprisoned for more than a year, received the title of Personality of the Year, at a ceremony recently held in New York, the Workers' Party (PT) reports today.

Mayabeque, Cuba: The students of the Urban Pre-University Institute (IPU) Juan Borrell, of Güines, achieved the 96 percent pass in the entrance examination for the university, in the subject of Mathematics.

Saint Georges: Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), meeting in the capital of the island of Granada, coordinated foreign policy issues to help promote the region's development and ensure it continues as a Zone of Peace, Radio Havana Cuba publishes.

Mayabeque, Cuba: The team of Mayabeque lost with their similar of Matanzas 14 to 3, in the continuation of the National Baseball Championship under 23 years.

Mayabeque, Cuba: Mayabeque’s Vegetable Processing Plant, the only one of its kind in Latin America, promises to be one of the entities with significant contributions to the export of fruits, vegetables and vegetables.

Mayabeque, Cuba: Cuban experts from the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (INCA), together with their counterparts of the National Tropical Agriculture Fundamental Research (INIFAT) and the Agro-ecological Farm Marta determined, after ten years of research, the influence of continuous tillage in the properties of red ferralitic soils leached from the karstic plains of Cuba.

Havana: Despite the difficulties imposed by the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States, Cuba prioritizes the social security of the population, national media publish.

Mayabeque, Cuba: The measures imposed by the government of the United States against Cuba through the activation of the Title III of the Helms-Burton Act are aimed at sharpening the problems that already existed in the economy and finance with the application of the blockade and financial trade.

Havana: The XVII International Meeting on the Management of Heritage Cities begins in Havana, close to celebrating its 500 years of existence, Prensa Latina reports.