Argentina Seeks Closer Ties with Cuba

HAVANA TIMES, Jan. 18 – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez arrived in Havana, Cuba on Sunday morning following other recent state visits by the presidents of Ecuador, Panama, Brazil, Uruguay, Russia and China. The South American country’s trade with Cuba has been insignificant but there is great potential in several areas including fishing, tourism, food processing industry, plastics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, energy, auto parts, aeronautics as well as electronic components and in construction. Fernandez will be in Cuba until Tuesday when she travels to Venezuela.