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By 2030, nearly a third of Cubans will be over 60


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) People over 60 will make up 31 percent of Cuba's population by 2030, the official weekly Trabajadores said days before the start of the island's 2012 ... Read more...

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`Cuba’s water treatment system needs to be fixed’


July 21st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's aging, inadequate water treatment system needs to be fixed, state television quoted an official as saying.National Hydraulic Resources Institute, or INRH president Ines Maria Chapman ... Read more...

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11,000 doctors to graduate in Cuba


July 12th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 12 (IANS) Cuba will see about 11,000 would-be doctors from 60 countries and regions graduate from its colleges this month, the official Granma daily reported.According to Granma, 5,315 ... Read more...

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Cuba reforms spur 11,000 real estate, auto deals


April 27th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Cuba registered in the first quarter of this year 8,390 private sales of automobiles and 2,730 private real estate transactions, according to official figures published Thursday ... Read more...

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WHO praises Cuba’s health care system


March 28th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 28 (IANS) Cuba's health care system has a lot to teach the world, the deputy head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Anarfi Asamoa-Baah said he was impressed ... Read more...

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Cubans flock to apply for new housing subsidy


January 18th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government accepted more than 1,300 applications for subsidies to either repair or build homes on the first day the measure went into effect, official ... Read more...

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Cuba expands phone connections


December 28th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) The number of telephone connections in Cuba increased 18.5 percent this year to 2.4 million, official daily Juventud Rebelde said Tuesday.The state phone company, ETESCA, installed ... Read more...

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Cuba to give flu shots to over 600,000 people


November 20th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 20 (IANS/EFE) Cuba will kick off a vaccination campaign against the flu Monday that will treat more than 600,000 people susceptible to respiratory ailments.The official daily Granma said ... Read more...

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Film festival kicks off in New York


August 11th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) The Latinbeat film festival in New York, which started Wednesday, will present 23 films of different genres from 11 countries in Latin America as well ... Read more...

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Cuban zombie film to premiere at Toronto film fest


August 4th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's first-ever zombie film is scheduled to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and later will be screened at another major cinema gathering ... Read more...

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Raul Castro hints at easing of Cuba’s migration policy


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) President Raul Castro announced Monday that his government is working on making Cuba's immigration policy "more flexible".Gen. Castro commented on the matter at the close of ... Read more...

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Mexican politician becomes first to wear ankle monitor


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 22 (IANS/EFE) A former Mexican mayor, who is facing organised crime charges, has become the first person in the country to wear an ankle monitor while awaiting ... 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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Obama working to ease US-Cuba travel restrictions


January 15th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): US President Barack Obama is reportedly looking to ease US citizens' travel restrictions to Cuba, allowing educational and religious groups to visit the communist country.Politico quoted ... Read more...

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‘”Best friends forever” ignored Cuba’s human rights violations for commercial benefits’


December 18th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Havana, Dec 18 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Australia, Canada, Switzerland and Spain had stopped pressuring Cuba over human rights with the intention ... Read more...

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Cuba to lay off 5,00,000 state employees


September 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): The Cuba Government has announced plans to make at least half a million state workers redundant and reduce restrictions on private enterprise in the most dramatic step yet ... Read more...

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Floridian Auto Race Eliminates Its Promotional Illustration Of Che Guevara After Public Hullabaloo


September 9th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 9, 2010 (Just Flashed): Che Guevara, to his supporters, was a fervent and righteous Argentinean insurrectionist as well as guerrilla leader devoted to the propagation of Marxism across South and ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro regrets not paying attention to gays in Cuba


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has revealed that he regrets not paying enough attention to the injustice against homosexuals during his rule in the 1960s and 70s.According to ... Read more...

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Castro takes responsibility for persecution of gays


September 1st, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro says he bears total responsibility for the persecution of homosexuals at the beginning of the Cuban revolution. Castro told Carmen Lira, editor of ... Read more...

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N. Korea will use nuke arsenal if attacked by US, S. Korea: Envoy


August 28th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 28 (ANI): North Korea's Ambassador to Cuba, Kwon Sung Chol, has warned that his country would use its nuclear arsenal if attacked by either the United States or South Korea."If ... 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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Over 1.5 mn Cubans vote in municipal elections


May 3rd, 2010 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 3 (IANS) More than 1.5 million Cubans in 166 municipalities have voted in the second round of municipal elections, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) said. NEC president Ana Maria Mari Machado ... Read more...

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Cuba opens up to allow more cell phones


April 24th, 2010 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 24 (IANS/EFE) The number of cell phone subscribers in Cuba will exceed one million by the end of this year after the government in 2008 allowed cell phone service for ... Read more...

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Spain to maintain dialogue with Cuba on human rights


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), March 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister said here that Madrid will maintain its "dialogue strategy" with Cuba as a way of achieving freedom for its political prisoners and respect for ... Read more...

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Cuba, US discuss new migration pact


February 20th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) Cuban and US diplomats have discussed here a proposal for a new migration accord that Havana presented last July, officials said. "Both sides evaluated how the existing migration ... Read more...

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More foreign tourists go to Cuba, but revenues fall


January 29th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Cuba received 2.43 million foreign visitors last year, up 3.5 percent from 2008, but revenue from tourism fell 11 percent. The 2.3 million tourists who came to the communist-ruled ... Read more...

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4,000 women forced to work as prostitutes in Argentine city


January 26th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) Some 4,000 women, majority of them undocumented, are sexually exploited in some 400 brothels in the Argentine coastal resort of Mar del Plata, members of a non-governmental ... Read more...

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`Lack of hard currency Cuba’s most pressing problem’


January 12th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) Cuban Vice President Marino Murillo has said that a shortage of hard currency remains the most pressing problem for the island's communist government. Murillo, who is also economy minister, ... Read more...

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Cuba protests inclusion in US terror list


January 6th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS/EFE) Affirming that it was part of the international war against terrorism, Cuba has rejected its inclusion in the list of terrorism-sponsoring nations by the US. Cuba "has complied, ... Read more...

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Cuban dissident launches new forum for change


January 5th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 5 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's prominent opposition leader Oswaldo Paya has asked his countrymen to participate in a forum that will seek changes in the communist-ruled country. Paya, recipient of the European Parliament's ... Read more...

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Three Cubans escape from migrant detention camp in Mexico


December 28th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Three Cuban nationals escaped from a National Migration Institute, or INM, facility in central Mexico, officials said. Yoel Francisco Escalante Machado, Roxana Alfonso Roche and Jose Miguel Falla ... Read more...

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Thousands of Cubans attend American concert


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 22 (EFE) The US band `Kool & the Gang' gave a concert in Havana over the weekend that attracted thousands of Cubans who danced and sang along to songs like ... Read more...

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‘Google disabling applications for Cuban users’


December 4th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 4 (EFE) Cuba's official Juventud Rebelde newspaper has criticised Google for blocking access to certain applications, including the Zeitgeist search trends tool, for users on the island. "Even though Google ... Read more...

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Cuban Catholic Church starts blog


December 2nd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 2 (EFE) The Cuban Catholic Church has started a blog, "Creer en Cuba", which features about a dozen pieces on spirituality, faith and values, said Sergio Cabarrouy who is in ... Read more...

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Online novel details struggle for press freedom in Cuba


November 28th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 28 (EFE) Exiled Cuban author and journalist Julio San Francisco documents the struggle for press freedom in his homeland in "Prensa Gulag", an online novel that the co-founder of an ... Read more...

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