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Cuba’s new farmers to get tax break


August 11th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 11 (IANS) In a bid to boost agricultural output, Cuba has passed a new tax law that gives new farmers a tax break for the first two years, ... Read more...

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Cuba’s private-sector workforce grows to 390,000


July 24th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 24 (IANS) Cuba's private-sector workforce grew to 390,000 at the end of June, up nearly 3,000 from the previous month, Vice President Marino Murillo said.If the sector continues ... Read more...

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Cuba uses biotechnology to revive coffee industry


July 11th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 11 (IANS) Cuban researchers are trying to revive the nation's wilting coffee production by using bio-technology, an expert said.A research project involving three institutions nationwide has made headway ... Read more...

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Raul Castro secures cooperation commitments in China


July 6th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Talks here Thursday between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Cuba's Raul Castro ended with the signing of eight accords, including one on a loan to finance ... Read more...

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Castro meets experts to discuss threats to human species


February 12th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has met experts from 22 countries to discuss subjects related to dangers threatening the human species.The meeting was the 85-year-old Cuban ... Read more...

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Socialism can’t resolve all ills: Fidel Castro (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro says he now realises it was a mistake to think that socialism can resolve all economic problems.Castro made the candid admission during the release ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad visits Cuba


January 12th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 12 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived here Wednesday on a one-day official visit.He was received by Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo at the airport, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Cuba, China to enhance military cooperation


October 28th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 28 (IANS) China and Cuba have pledged to take forward their bilateral ties and promote cooperation between their militaries.The affirmation came Thursday during a meeting between Cuban President ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro amused by speculations about his death


September 11th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban head of state Fidel Castro said he's "amused" that there are people speculating about his death, according to a voice recording aired on Venezuelan ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro obsessed with “impressive” Obama: Wikileaks


December 18th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Former Cuba President Fidel Castro had an obsession for US President Barack Obama, and praised him as a "very good communicator" with "impressive working capacity", according to ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro: I was misinterpreted


September 12th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Havana, Sep 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fidel Castro of Cuba has said that his recent comment that the Cuban Model was not working in Cuba, was "misinterpreted."The former Cuban leader who has ... Read more...

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I was at death’s door, says Castro


August 31st, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) After a serious illness that took him four years to recover, former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said he felt like he "rose from the dead ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro releases his book ‘The Strategic Victory’


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 3 (IANS) Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has released his book "The Strategic Victory", a memoir of the victory of his rebel forces against the country's dictator Fulgencio Batista in ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro makes rare TV appearance (Lead)


July 13th, 2010 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 13 (DPA) Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro appeared to be in stabile health and good spirits during a rare interview broadcast late Monday on Cuban television. The 83-year-old spoke lucidly and ... Read more...

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Cuban economy grew 1.4 percent in 2009


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 22 (EFE) The Cuban economy grew by only 1.4 percent in 2009, far from an initial forecast of 6 percent, the economy and planning minister told parliament. Marino Murillo told lawmakers ... Read more...

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Copenhagen meet a failure: Raul Castro


December 14th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 14 (EFE) The climate change meeting in Copenhagen was a failure, Cuban President Raul Castro said at a regional summit here. Speaking at the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, or ALBA, ... Read more...

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Rumors Of Fidel Castro’s Death Circulating On Internet


November 19th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov.19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Speculations are running high regarding Cuban dictator Fidel Castro as rumors are circulating in the internet that claim that the Cuban politician has passed away. Although the ... Read more...

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Sean Penn flies to Cuba to interview Fidel Castro


October 27th, 2009 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has jetted to Cuba to interview Fidel Castro for an article. Penn, who has come under fire for his support of the anti-US revolutionary ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro accuses Mexico of hiding flu outbreak


May 13th, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (DPA) The former Cuban president Fidel Castro accused Mexico of not telling other countries earlier about the outbreak of ongoing influenza epidemic due to the visit of US ... Read more...

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Obama will fail if he doesn’t lift embargo: Fidel Castro


April 23rd, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 23 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said that US President Barack Obama's Cuba policy will fare as badly as that of the previous White House occupants if ... Read more...

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Castro wants to know about Obamas change Cuba policy


February 5th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is again using the Internet to let the White House know just what concerns Havana, raising a list of grievances with Washington ... Read more...

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Raul Castro’s visit to Russia ends (Lead)


February 4th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 4 (RIA Novosti) Cuban President Raul Castro has ended a week-long visit to Russia, the first by any Cuban leader to the former Soviet Union since 1985. During his visit ... Read more...

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Raul Castro completes visit to Russia


February 4th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 4 (RIA Novosti) Cuban leader Raul Castro has completed his official week-long visit to Russia. It was the first trip by a Cuban leader to the country since 1985.During his ... Read more...

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Raul Castro visits Russia, the first by a Cuban leader


January 29th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 29 (Xinhua) Raul Castro has begun the first official visit by a Cuban leader to Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.He will be here ... Read more...

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Open your fist to revive friendship, Chavez tells Obama


January 26th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 26 (IANS) President Hugo Chavez has said that Venezuela and the US can revive their broken friendship if President Barack Obama "opens his fist", EFE reported. In his column ... Read more...

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Cuban leader calls for better results on economic front


June 10th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 10 (IANS) A senior leader of the Communist Party of Cuba has said the island's socialist system may not last if the government fails to deliver better economic results, EFE ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro blasts revival of US Latin America fleet


May 6th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by admin
Havana, May 6 (IANS) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has come down heavily on the US for its decision to revive the 4th Fleet saying it was an attempt to intimidate Latin ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro watches from sidelines as revolution unravels


April 9th, 2008 - 8:54 am ICT by admin
By Franz Smets Mexico City/Havana, April 9 (DPA) Communist Cuba is moving. The ailing Fidel Castro, 81, is having to watch powerlessly from the sidelines of a renovation process set to catapult Cubans ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro politically dead: Former revolutionary


February 26th, 2008 - 1:04 am ICT by admin
DPA Mexico City, Feb 25 (DPA) Former Cuban revolutionary Huber Matos, now a bitter critic of Cuban authorities and exiled in Miami, said Monday Fidel Castro is politically "dead" and Raul Castro will ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro to vote for successor from home


February 25th, 2008 - 12:36 am ICT by admin
DPA Havana, Feb 24 (DPA) Ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro was set to relinquish his position as a member of the new National Assembly and elect his successor from a secret location where ... Read more...

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Post-Castro, life in Cuba goes on as usual


February 21st, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Martin Hacthoun Three days after Fidel Castro's decision to neither aspire to nor accept re-election as president of the Council of State and Commander in Chief hit the news, life in Cuba ... Read more...

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CIA had numerous plots against Castro


February 20th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by admin
DPA Washington, Feb 20 (DPA) The US had a long and at times colourful history with Fidel Castro that featured a missile crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war ... Read more...

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