Anti-government graffiti appears in Santiago de Cuba
Anti-government graffiti saying "Down with Fidel" and "Down with the Dictatorship" appeared in Santiago de Cuba last week.
Independent journalist Guillermo Espinosa Rodríguez said he saw the graffiti on March 29 on San Pío Street. He said the authorities immediately removed the graffiti. He said the messages "were even clearer" after the cleansing.
Espinosa Rodríguez said several dissidents were subsequently arrested on suspicion of being the authors of the graffiti.
Biocon Biopharmaceutical - New Cuba India joint venture in biotechnology
Cuba and India have become leaders in today’s biotechnology, said Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday during the opening of a modern institution for the production of humanized monoclonal h-R3 antibodies.
China and Cuba hold biotechnology seminar in China
Cuban and Chinese scientists held a seminar in Beijing on biotechnology and biotech products used in cancer therapy.
The forum was organized by Biotech Pharmaceutical, a Cuba-China joint venture dedicated to the production of monoclonal antibodies, and by the Cuban embassy in China, reported Prensa Latina news agency.
Workers are rushing to finish a new correctional facility for women being built in Calderón, part of Alquízar municipality in Havana province, south of the city. Authorities have announced that the prison, with capacity for thousands of inmates, will be ready for use in three months.