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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 sends former top officials to jail for corruption


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Three former deputy industry ministers were among 13 people sentenced to prison for "offenses associated with corruption", Cuban daily Granma said Tuesday.The defendants were convicted by ... 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’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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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’s China visit to help speed up Cuban economy (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Cuban President Raul Castro will begin a state visit to China Wednesday, during which he will sign a number of deals that will help accelerate Cuba's ... 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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Krishna to visit Cuba to further ties


June 12th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Looking to further bilateral relations with Cuba, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will be paying an official visit to Havana June 15-17.During his ... Read more...

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Cuba to invest $450 mn to boost rice production


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Cuba said it plans to invest up to $450 million over the next few years in a programme to increase domestic rice production, which remains insufficient ... 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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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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Chavez in Cuba for another round of cancer treatment


April 16th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 16 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Cuba again for more radiation therapy after he was operated on in February for a new cancerous tumour.Cuban media reported ... Read more...

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Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment


April 9th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, back to Havana, where he will undergo another round of cancer treatment, state media reported Sunday.Chavez ... Read more...

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Chavez heads back to Venezuela


March 17th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 17 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Friday via Twitter that he was returning to the Andean nation after spending three weeks in Cuba for cancer treatment."Good afternoon, ... 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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Fidel Castro meets cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico, March 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuban President Raul Castro and his brother Fidel Castro visited cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is currently recovering from a medical surgery, the Univision ... Read more...

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Chavez back in Cuba for more surgery


February 26th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was back in Cuba Saturday having medical examinations in preparation for an operation on a "lesion", possibly malignant, in the same place ... 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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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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Fidel Castro releases two-volume memoir


February 5th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban President Fidel Castro presented a two-volume memoir at a public ceremony in Havana, where he referred to the mistake of believing that with socialism ... 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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Spanish journalist to be freed from Cuban prison


January 17th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS/EFE) A Spanish journalist, behind bars in Cuba since July 2010 on charges of corrupting minors after he filmed a report with a hidden camera about underage ... 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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Raul Castro vows battle against corruption


December 24th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro warned that there was "no thinking twice about the battle against crime and corruption" and urged his government to be "implacable" in ... Read more...

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Raul Castro’s daughter launches blog


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and director of the National Sexual Education Center, has launched a blog."El blog de Mariela Castro" featured ... Read more...

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Cuba to overhaul postal service


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's postal service will become a state-owned corporate group next year, seeking greater efficiency and quality as part of President Raul Castro's effort to "modernize" 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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Cuba says it’s ready for dialogue with US


September 27th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is ready to begin a "respectful" political dialogue with the US without preconditions, a senior foreign ministry official said in an interview published Monday."Cuba reaffirms ... Read more...

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Venezuela president goes for last chemotherapy session


September 18th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced that he was travelling to Cuba to undergo the fourth round of chemotherapy, which he said will probably be the ... Read more...

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Cuban defence minister dies


September 4th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 4 (IANS) Gen. Julio Casas Regueiro, Cuban defence minister and a longtime aide of President Raul Castro, has died of a heart failure at the age of 75, ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro turns 85


August 14th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fidel Castro, the charismatic leader of the Cuban Revolution, celebrated his 85th birthday Saturday.Singers and musicians from nine Latin American countries Friday night dedicated a ... 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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Cuban gay couple plans to wed on Fidel Castro’s birthday


July 18th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 18 (IANS/EFE) A transsexual and a homosexual Cuban will marry Aug 13 in Havana in the first wedding of this type to be held on the island on ... 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...

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Ailing Chavez returns to Venezuela


July 5th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived early Monday in Caracas aboard an airplane from Cuba, state-owned VTV reported.Chavez arrived at 2 a.m. and the state television network ... Read more...

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