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Peace is a true farewell to arms: Colombian rebel chief

September 20th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels are prepared to lay down their weapons if upcoming peace talks with the government lead to an accord, guerrilla chief Rodrigo Londono said ... Read more...

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No cease fire during talks with FARC: Colombian president

September 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected calls by the FARC guerrilla group for an immediate truce once peace talks begin next month."There won't be any ... Read more...

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First cargo ship arrives in Havana from Miami in 50 years

July 14th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 14 (IANS/EFE) The freighter Ana Cecilia, which sailed last Wednesday from Miami to Cuba with a cargo of goods considered humanitarian aid, docked Friday in the port of ... Read more...

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Three CPI-M leaders allege ill-treatment at Doha airport

April 29th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 29 (IANS) En route to Cuban capital Havana to participate in a trade union congress, three Communist Party of India-Marxist leaders from Kerala were stopped at the Doha ... Read more...

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Cuba rolls 230 foot cigar

May 5th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Havana, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A tobacco farmer in Cuba has unveiled a 230-foot cigar that he believes will eventually make it to the Guinness World Records as the longest cigar in ... Read more...

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Jimmy Carter visits Cuba over the issue of tension with US

March 29th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Havana, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former US President Jimmy Carter is on a mission to Cuba to help ease tensions between the country and the United States. It is also expected that ... Read more...

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Castro blows kisses in surprise public appearance (Lead)

July 11th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 11 (IANS) Workers at a scientific institute in the Cuban capital were thrilled when, in a rare public appearance four years after handing over power, former president Fidel Castro paid ... Read more...

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Singer to pay $300,000 to cover Cuban concert costs

August 27th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Aug 27 (EFE) Colombian singer Juanes has said that he would pay $300,000 out of his own pocket to cover the costs of the concert he planned to stage in Havana ... Read more...

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Cuban girl who has voted doesn’t exist for officials

March 24th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 24 (EFE) Does Cuban girl Cynthia exist? Yes, insists her mother, citing she has even voted in elections. But officials say this is not the case -- because no such ... Read more...

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Artists from 20 nations to participate in Cuba musical fest

February 4th, 2009 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Musicians from 20 countries, including Latin America and the Caribbean, will participate in the 25th Jazz Plaza International Festival here this year, the organisers announced. Vice ... Read more...

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Health experts call for new shift in medical training

December 2nd, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) An international conference of health experts have agreed that health care problems in poor countries could not be met by conventional medical training and called on poor ... Read more...

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Cuba has lowest AIDS rate in Caribbean

November 28th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has the lowest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate at 0.1 percent of the population in the Caribbean, the National AIDS Prevention Center (NAPC) said.While AIDS-related mortality is low ... Read more...

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Brit bride ditches hubby for wedding barman

June 10th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London , June 10 (ANI): When Andrea McMillan was heading to Cuba for her beach-marriage, she might not have heard the phrase: One can find true love anywhere and anytime.For ... Read more...

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Cuban audiences lap up ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’

May 16th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by admin
Prensa Latina Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The film version of the Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's celebrated novel "Love in the Time of Cholera" has attracted large audiences in the Cuban ... Read more...

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Cubans can now stay in island’s luxury resorts

April 1st, 2008 - 1:31 am ICT by admin
DPA Havana, March 31 (DPA) Cubans are now allowed to lodge in the communist island's luxury hotels and resorts, the latest move in the lifting of commercial restrictions since Raul Castro became president ... Read more...

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Former GDR premier denies advising Cuba on transition

February 24th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by admin
Berlin, Feb 24 (IANS) The former prime minister of the erstwhile German Democratic Republic (GDR), Hans Modrow, has denied reports that he was in Cuba to advise its government on transition to ... Read more...

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