Port of Mariel to be Ready in 2014

HAVANA TIMES, March 11 — The renovation of the port of Mariel, to the west of the Cuban capital, will be ready in 2014, Marco Aurelio García, special advisor to the Brazilian presidency, announced. The South American nation is financing the construction of new installations and communications infrastructure in this port, with a credit of 800 million dollars. Moreover, Brazilian cooperation also includes a project for the cultivation of soya in the central province of Ciego de Avila, reported IPS.