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Cuba tests biofuel vehicle


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Cuba has for the first time tested in a vehicle biofuel from the jatropha plant produced in a new factory on the island, state-run media reported ... Read more...

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Cuba estimates 2011 oil, gas output at four mn tonnes


December 22nd, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's basic industry minister said the island produced an estimated four million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2011, an amount roughly unchanged from the previous four ... Read more...

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Chavez returns to Cuba for treatment


July 18th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro was at the Havana airport to welcome Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who returned to the island to begin the second phase of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Che Guevara’s motorcycle companion dead


March 6th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Alberto Granado, the motorcycle companion of Ernesto Che Guevara, has died in Cuba at the age of 88, BBC reported.Cuban state media reported that Granado died ... Read more...

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US concerned about safety of Libya’s oil reserves, not peace: Castro


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Cuba, Feb.23 (ANI): Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has said that America is not worried about maintaining peace in Libya but is more concerned about country's oil reserves.In a column published in ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro says US ready to order NATO invasion of Libya


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by BNO News
HAVANA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Tuesday said the US will not hesitate to order NATO to invade Libya in order to control the country's oil reserves."For me, ... Read more...

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Cuba to cut 500,000 state jobs


September 14th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government has announced that it will immediately initiate changes in its employment policy that will include, among other things, cutting more than 500,000 workers from the ... Read more...

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Cuban TV runs series on attempts to kill Castro


March 9th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 9 (IANS/EFE) Cuban state television has premiered the series "El que debe vivir", which will examine some of the 638 attempts to kill former president Fidel Castro. The first episode of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US art dealer gives Cuba works by Picasso, Warhol


January 27th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) US gallery owner Gilbert Brownstone has donated to Cuba nine drawings and engravings on paper by renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Andy Warhol, Cuban state ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fidel Castro Likely to be not dead


November 19th, 2009 - 3:51 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Punto Cero, Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a strong rumor that the Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro is dead. It is an unconfirmed rumor. Due to his failing health, Fidel ... Read more...

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Russia to prospect for oil in Cuba


November 5th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 5 (EFE) Russian and Cuban governments have signed four agreements for oil exploration and production on the Caribbean island, official media reported. Under the accords, Russian state energy firm Zarubezhneft has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Health |

Cubans celebrate chance to see US relatives more often


March 14th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Silvia Ayuso Havana, March 14 (DPA) Elena cried for joy when she found out that the US Congress made a decision that could allow her to see her Miami-based brother again soon."Cubans ... Read more...

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Raul Castro changes key figures in Cuban government


March 3rd, 2009 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 3 (DPA) Cuban President Raul Castro Monday undertook a major cabinet reshuffle removing key figures like Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and Carlos Lage, secretary of the Cuban Council of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Cuba releases images of Fidel Castro after six months


June 19th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 19 (IANS) After almost six months, Cuba's ailing leftist leader Fidel Castro has appeared on state television. This time he was shown chatting with his younger brother and the country's ... Read more...

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