Some 100 houses were damaged or completely destroyed

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez today expressed his country's solidarity with the people and government of Ecuador, after the strong earthquake that left 13 dead so far, and material and human damages.

National Elections in Cuba, March 26

Cuba is carrying out today an electoral test with a view to the national elections next March 26, when 470 deputies to the National Assembly of People's Power (parliament) will be elected.

Cuba's Council of State.

Cuba's Council of State examined the country's legislative agenda, headed by the president of that body, Esteban Lazo Hernández, the Parliament disclosed today on its website.

All electoral structures are working intensely to arrive at the national elections with the conditions created

The vice president of the National Electoral Council (CEN) of Cuba, Tomas Amarán, affirmed on Friday that all details are being adjusted so that citizens can freely exercise their right to vote on March 26.