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Cuban judoka tops world rankings

Cuban judoka tops world rankings Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 00:03 Cuban Idalis Ortiz ended the year on top of the world rankings over 78 kilograms and was sixth among all divisions, announced today the International Judo Federation (IJF). Ortiz accumulated 2808 points in the universal ladder of prestige, established in 2014.

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Alan Gross: Cuba Releases Him After Five Years in Prison

Alan Gross: Cuba Releases Him After Five Years in Prison Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 15:14 Held for five years in Cuba, 65-year-old American contractor Alan Gross has been released from prison and is en route to U.S. soil, ABC News has learned exclusively.

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A book about Alicia Alonso will de presented in Havana

A book about Alicia Alonso will de presented in Havana Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 03:38 The book Alicia Alonso or eternity of Giselle, by author Mayra Bustamante will be presented on Thursday at eleven o'clock in Room Martínez Villena of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).

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Leinier ranked 12th in Mind Games

Leinier ranked 12th in Mind Games Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 03:36 Set in 12th place after 10 rounds is Cuban Leinier Dominguez in the Blitz segment of the chess tournament Mind Games that are played until next Wednesday in Beijing, China.

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Fernando Perez is ready to shoot again

Fernando Perez is ready to shoot again Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 03:27 The Cuban film director Fernando Pérez now has 80% of the funding required to begin filming in 2015 his next feature film that will be titled Chupa piruli. The film story takes place in the district Los Sitios, Havana, and its conflict may be less intense than La pared de las palabras, his latest creation.

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Cuba will create new measures to prevent traffic accidents

Cuba will create new measures to prevent traffic accidents Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 03:23 Cuban authorities announced a series of measures to strengthen the prevention of traffic accidents. Official data show that from January to October 9397 car accidents were recorded in the country. Although this figure is lower than the same period last year in 2014 more injuries and fatalities were reported.

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Matanzas team is the first qualified for the second round of the National Baseball Series

Matanzas team is the first qualified for the second round of the National Baseball Series Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 03:19 Matanzas players already secured their ticket to the second round in Cuban baseball championship when missing four games in the qualifying stage. The 21-3 beating they received last Sunday against Sancti Spiritus did not influence their position and still managed to be the front runners

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New Cuban ID is already in the hands of more than 40,000 people

New Cuban ID is already in the hands of more than 40,000 people Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 03:16 More than 40,000 IDs have been delivered from the implementation of the new identity in Cuba, 89% of them live in the capital. In Havana has extended the service to 19 offices, specified Colonel Mario Méndez Mayedo, first deputy chief of the Department of Identification, Immigration and Nationality of the Ministry of Interior.

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