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December 30th

This December Could Be the Coldest Month in Cuba in Sixty Years

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 29 (acn) December could become the coldest month in Cuba since 1951 due to the continental and artic cold air masses arriving with cold fronts.According to the Granma newspaper, so far there have been six cold fronts and the most notable minimum temperatures were registered on the early morning of days 15 and 28. Read More

Salvadorian FM stresses ties with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Last Updated(Beijing Time):2010-12-29 15:36. Salvadorian Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez Tuesday stressed the importance of diplomatic ties with Cuba in a local newspaper. Read More

Cuba slashes state-subsidised soap

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Cuban government slashes state-subsidised soap from ration books.ap On Wednesday December 29, 2010, 3:16 pm. HAVANA (AP) -- Suds will no longer be quite so subsidized by the state in Cuba.he government says it is cutting "personal cleanliness products" from its monthly ration books, effective Jan. 1. Soap and toothpaste follow a string of other products slashed from the ration book. Read More

December 29th

Cuban Government to Grant Loan to Cooperatives to Boost Coffee, Cocoa and Honey Productions

<p style="text-align: justify;">2010.12.28 - 14:32:32 / [email protected] Havana, Cuba.- Cuban Agriculture Minister Gustavo Rodriguez said the government will grant loans to cooperatives in an effort to increase the production of coffee, cocoa and honey, which at the moment are bought in the international market.During the second meeting of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) Rodriguez explained that 244 agricultural cooperatives will take part in this initiative, and that they will receive a commercial loan, which the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture will pay gradually with more coffee, cocoa and honey. Read More

Cuba commutes lone remaining death sentence

<p style="text-align: justify;">AFP.Cuba commutes lone remaining death sentence: group AFP/File – File photo shows a group of inmates in the courtyard at Combinado del Este prison in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's …– Tue Dec 28, 10:02 pm ET. HAVANA (AFP) – Cuba's Supreme Tribunal commuted the death sentence of an anti-Castro activist who was the last death row inmate on the island, a rights group said. Read More

Cuba's jobless snap up self-employment licenses

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published December 28, 2010.EFE.Havana. Cubans without formal employment in recent weeks have snapped up more than 60 percent of the new licenses issued for self-employment, Communist Party daily Granma said Tuesday.The newspaper said that "thousands of Cubans" have applied for documents to go into business for themselves, a type of employment embodied in the new reforms with which the Raul Castro government aims to "modernize" the socialist model. Read More

York YWCA executive director explores the Cuban experience

<p style="text-align: justify;">Deb Stock, executive director of the York YWCA, traveled to Cuba for five days in early November.By TED CZECH. Daily Record/Sunday News. Updated: 12/28/2010 05:23:24 PM EST. York, PA - After spending five days in Cuba, Deb Stock said she realized that per capita, women there have more positions of leadership than their American counterparts."I was surprised that there is equity in Cuba," she said. "I had an assumption before I went there that there would not be." Read More

Cuba May Allow Baseball Players To Play In Other Countries Professionally; But Not In The U.S.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Adam Fusfeld | Dec. 28, 2010. The Baseball Federation of Cuba, headed by Fidel Castro's son, wants to allow baseball players to play elsewhere in exchange for a portion of their salary, rather than continue to be embarrassed by high-profile defections, Yahoo! Sports reports.While MLB teams have shelled out more than $75 million to Cuban transplants over the past 24 months, they could not operate lawfully under those circumstances considering the longstanding U.S. embargo on Cuba. Read More

Armed Cuba-Bound Traveler Charged

<p style="text-align: justify;">December 27, 2010 10:57 PM. Reporting David Sutta. MIAMI (CBS4) – He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and with theft for possessing a stolen weapon that was taken more than 14 years ago. Read More

Sahrawis Recall Cuba with Gratitude

<p style="text-align: justify;">Escrito por Dayami Interián García. martes, 28 de diciembre de 2010. El-Aaiun, SADR, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The gratitude the Sahrawi people feel towards Cuba is incomparable, with only the sands of the desert a reminder of the geographic distance between the two peoples. Read More