Sources Granma International
CIENFUEGOS.—Dressed up in its best, as only a city whose historic center is designated as a World Heritage Site can, Cienfuegos is ready for the 4th Petrocaribe Summit for which presidents Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and René Preval of Haiti have already arrived in Cuba.
It is the first time that this city, in the central part of the island’s southern coast, is to welcome such high ranking representatives and delegations from the countries of the Caribbean, who are meeting here beginning December 21, according to an AIN report.
Residents of the city have put in long days painting buildings, streets and public spaces, cleaning parks, illuminating every corner as the city re-emerges not only as a maritime center but an industrial one as well.
Flags and billboards greeting the Caribbean delegations line this provincial capital’s main boulevards, such as the Paseo del Prado, the longest in Cuba, and Simón Bolívar Avenue that leads to the Camilo Cienfuegos oil refinery.
In the city’s streets, markets and work places the topic of conversation everywhere is the coming start-up of the refinery, which will greatly benefit all of Latin America.Translated by Granma International