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Cuban packages biogas in plastic bags for domestic use


September 13th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A Cuban farmer has devised a method for packaging biogas in plastic bags to facilitate domestic use of the fuel, the Communist Party daily Granma reported."Although ... Read more...

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Cuba announces steps to save agricultural cooperatives


September 12th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government has approved a package of measures to rescue the system of autonomously managed farming cooperatives known as UBPCs, which cultivate 28 percent of ... Read more...

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Cancer once made Chavez consider leaving politics


September 5th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez acknowledged Tuesday that he thought about abandoning public life after discovering he had cancer in June 2011, for which he had to ... Read more...

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Number of women in Cuban government posts increasing


August 24th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) The number of women serving in government posts increased in the past two years in Cuba, where females now hold around 45 percent of the seats ... Read more...

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Cuba receives over 1.8 mn visitors


August 21st, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 21 (IANS) Cuba received more than 1.8 million overseas visitors in the first seven months of 2012, an increase of over 5 percent compared with the previous same ... Read more...

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Cuba to hold circus festival


August 17th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 17 (IANS) Acrobats, contortionists, clowns and other circus performers from 16 countries will participate in a circus festival in Havana, organisers said. The 11th International Summer Festival Circuba ... Read more...

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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 plans to increase forest area


August 8th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 8 (IANS) Cuba is developing a National Forest Programme to increase the nation's freen cover, the Granma official daily reported.The director of Cuban ministry of agriculture's forestry department, ... Read more...

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Cuba approves new tax law


July 24th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 24 (IANS) The Cuban parliament has approved a new tax law designed to cope with the country's growing private sector.The Tax System Act, which stipulates 25 categories of ... 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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Cholera outbreak in Cuba after 130 years


July 15th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 15 (IANS) In the first cholera outbreak reported in 130 years, Cuba's health ministry confirmed 158 cases of the disease hitting the Caribbean island nation this month, according ... Read more...

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Cuba’s Olympic athletes declared free of doping


July 12th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 12 (IANS) The entire 110-member Cuban contingent of athletes heading to the 2012 London Olympic Games has been declared "free of illegal (performance-enhancing) substances" by Cuba's National Anti-Doping ... Read more...

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Cuban president embarks on China, Vietnam trip


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 3 (IANS) Cuban President Raul Castro has embarked on an official tour to China and Vietnam, the Prensa Latina news agency reported Monday.Castro and his delegation, including Foreign ... Read more...

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Be responsive to expat’s needs, Krishna tells Indian missions


June 27th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ahead of his outreach visit to Central Asia in the first week of July, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said he had asked ... Read more...

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Robles to train in Spain ahead of Olympics


June 26th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 26 (IANS) Olympic champion and world record holder in the 110-meter hurdles, Dayron Robles, will train in Spain in the run-up to the London Olympics.Trainer Santiago Antunez said ... Read more...

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Cuban boxing great Teofilo Stevenson dies


June 12th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 12 (IANS) Cuban boxing legend Teofilo Stevenson Lawrence died here Monday of a heart attack, aged 60, the National Sports and recreation Institute (INDER) said.Stevenson, who won all ... Read more...

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Krishna juggles US, Cuba visits next week


June 8th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) In a trip that underlines India's new-found confidence in juggling diverse partners, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes first to the US and then ... Read more...

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Cuba’s ex-world champion boxer dead


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 22 (IANS) Cuban former world champion and 1972 Olympic bronze medallist boxer Douglas Rodriguez passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 61.Rodriguez died Sunday at home, ... Read more...

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Growth in Cuba private sector restaurants, lodging


May 11th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 11 (IANS/EFE) Cuba currently has 1,618 restaurants and 5,207 lodgings within the non-state-run sector after the reforms implemented by the government of Raul Castro to increase the scope ... Read more...

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Almost half of Cuba’s foreign visitors are Canadians


April 28th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Just over 48 percent of foreign tourists who visited Cuba in the first quarter of 2012 came from Canada, according to figures released Friday by the ... Read more...

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Cuba upgrades power plant with Chinese technology


April 16th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 16 (IANS) Cuba was renovating its oldest hydroelectric plant with Chinese parts and technology, media reports said.The Salto Piloto Plant would be upgraded with two 270 kilowatts (KW) ... Read more...

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Castro pokes fun at Obama’s summit outfit


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro poked fun at US President Barack Obama's plans to sport a guayabera - a tropical shirt that is Cuba's official garment - during ... Read more...

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Cuba receives a million visitors


April 6th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 6 (IANS) The number of visitors to Cuba this year reached one million Thursday.The largest number of visitors came from Canada, followed by Argentina, Russia, Germany, France and ... Read more...

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Cuba, WHO to cooperate on generic drugs


March 31st, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 31 (IANS) Cuba and the World Health Organization have signed an agreement for technology transfer and production of generic drugs.Health Minister Roberto Morales and visiting WHO Director General ... Read more...

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Chavez back in Cuba for cancer treatment


March 26th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 26 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who is battling cancer has returned to Cuba for a round of chemotherapy.Chavez is back in Havana only a week after returning ... Read more...

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Cuba develops mathematical models to fight dengue


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 24 (IANS) Cuba has developed mathematical models to help fight dengue, a media report said Friday.Experts from Havana's Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute developed the models.Spearheaded by young ... Read more...

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Cuba coffee production up


March 14th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 14 (IANS) Cuba's coffee production rose by 24 percent to 7,100 tonnes in 2011, as compared to the previous year, the official media reported Tuesday.The harvest was attributed ... Read more...

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Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine


March 7th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 7 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled a new AIDS vaccine which has successfully been tested on mice, and the country is ready to begin human testing soon, a media ... Read more...

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Chavez says tumour was malignant


March 5th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he will undergo more radiation therapy after confirming that the tumour that was removed from his body Feb 26 ... Read more...

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Indian, US audit bodies to share expertise


February 27th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The government auditors of India and the United States Monday agreed to share expertise and increase mutual cooperation.Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai ... Read more...

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Chavez vows to come back stronger after surgery


February 25th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who left the country Friday to undergo a surgery in Cuba for a lesion has vowed to come back stronger after the ... Read more...

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Cuba battles corruption


February 21st, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) Control, prevention and participation by the community are "essential" in Cuba's battle against corruption and indiscipline in state corporations, the Communist-ruled island's controller general said."The job ... Read more...

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Jon Secada calls himself a `workingman of music’


February 15th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Feb 15 (IANS/EFE) Cuban-American singer-songwriter Jon Secada has said that his 20-year musical career has convinced him that "it's the song that rules" and so his role is ... 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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Cuban hurdler Robles wants nothing but gold at London


February 9th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 9 (IANS) Cuban runner and world record holder in the 110-metre hurdles Dayron Robles has said his objective in the London Olympics is "nothing but to win the ... Read more...

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