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Plane crash near Sancti Spiritus: 68 passengers traveling

Plane crash occurred shortly before six o'clock Thursday afternoon near the city of Sancti Spiritus in central Cuba.<br><br><span>This is a passenger plane Aerocaribbean on Flight 883, en route to Santiago de Cuba to Havana.<br><br></span><span>In the aircraft traveled 61 passengers and 7 crew, of which 40 Cubans and 28 foreigners. </span><span>According to TV News, in future editions will expand the information, including the names of the passengers.</span> Read More

Latin American Brigade Visits Cuban Province of Sancti Spiritus

<p style="text-align: justify;">SANCTI SPIRITUS, CUBA.- Members of the 17th Latin American and Caribbean solidarity-with-Cuba brigade visiting Sancti Spiritus highlighted today the meaning of the Cuban Revolution for the region. Read More

José Saramago, Nobel author, Communist, mourned in Portugal

<div align="justify"> Saramago was born in 1922 into a poor peasant family. He worked as a mechanic, proofreader and journalist for decades before fully turning his attention to writing. Indeed, he only began to receive recognition for his literary work when he was in his mid-50s. </div> Read More

Brazilian President Challenges Barack Obama to Lift Blockade on Cuba

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva challenged his American counterpart Barack Obama to lift the almost 50-year-old economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. Read More

Cuban Updates Voter's List

Cuban district committees are carrying out the data verification of the voter's list for the elections of delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of the People's Power next April. Read More

Cuba: Havana Is Preparing for Huge Concert

<div align="justify"> Colombian singer Juanes, who has organised the event, has received death threats from Cuban-American opponents of the regime in Miami. But he has won support from dissidents within Cuba. More than 20 of Cuba's best-known political dissidents, in prison since 2003, issued a message of support for the concert earlier this month. </div> Read More

Cuba Keen On Developing Green Tourism

<div align="justify"> Cuba is betting environmentally conscious vacationers, who are often willing to pay premium prices and stay longer than those hankering for cheap beach getaways, can boost profits. Eco-tourists focus not only on nature, but also on the country's social and cultural charms, while trying to make as little negative impact as possible on nature. </div> Read More

Cuba: U.S. Turns Off News Ticker in Havana, So What?

<div align="justify"> The news ticker was put atop the U.S. interest section in Havana by the Bush Administration in an attemp to &quot;inform&quot; Cubans. The news ticker was part of what was called by the press &quot;the billboard war&quot;, when the U.S. and the Cuban government compete against each other placing signboards with political messages. </div> Read More

Cuba: Castro Warns of Tough Times Ahead and Demands a Rise in Productivity

<div align="justify"> The worsening situation has frustrated many Cubans who hoped Castro would reform Cuba's economy after taking over from Fidel Castro last year. But his only major reform so far has been in agriculture, where he launched a program to let private farmers cultivate unused state land. </div> Read More

U.S.-Cuban Military Cooperation Goes Public

<div align="justify"> Although U.S. forces at this remote base have been engaging in the annual rite with the Cuban Frontier Brigade for more than a decade, this is the first time that the Southern Command acknowledge the fact. </div> Read More

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