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Cuba deserves respect, says british historian

British historian Asa Briggs said Thursday that Cubas nearly half a century resistance to US hostility is a major and admirable political act that deserves humankinds respect. "It is admirable that it has been able to confront the United States," Briggs told reporters during a brief visit to Cuba, where he arrived on a cruise ship. Read More

2 men from Fort Lauderdale, Miami charged with violating travel laws to Cuba

The U.S. Attorney's Office on Thursday charged two men with obtaining fraudulent licenses for religious travel to Cuba by making up churches. Victor Vazquez and David Margolis obtained the licenses under false pretenses and provided them to travel agencies, according to court records. The agencies sold the authorization to travel under the licenses for $250 a piece to more than 4,500 customers who could not have gone to Cuba legally, the affidavit stated. Read More

Jose Marti World Council in Spain

The Jose Marti Solidarity Project World Council, made up of academics from several countries, is due to analyze in Zaragoza this weekend the labor of international promotion of Marti thinking. Read More

More cuban blind to attend universities

The Cuban educational system, based on equity and social justice, announced on Thursday it expects to increase matriculation of blind students in the island s universities. Thanks to opportunities created by the government, about 300 visually impaired Cubans are now studying in higher education. Read More

Cuban supported for baseball Leadership

The Cuban candidature to preside over the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) is supported by the 21 strongest countries in this sport at the world level, revealed Reynaldo Gonzalez, member of the International Olympic Committee Thursday. Read More

Cuba to help Antigua restore heritage sites

Antigua & Barbuda will be receiving assistance from Cuba in the restoration of Fort James and other historical sites. News of this follows a recent visit to Cuba by Minister of Tourism Harold Lovell, who led a five member delegation on the visit, during which time the officials negotiated technical assistance in the development of tourism in Antigua & Barbuda. Read More

U.S won't soften policy toward Cuba

Despite pressure from members of Congress and business groups, the United States has no plans to soften its policies toward Cuba as the island heads into the post-Fidel Castro era, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez says. Read More

Cuba Defends Clean Sports

The Havana Anti-doping Laboratory, on of 34 institutions certified by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA), has created a national program against performance-enhancing drugs. Read More

Cuba gets first Muslim medical students from Pakistan

The first group of 27 Pakistani students has arrived in Cuba and 368 more students will also follow them, said education official Dr S Mehmood Raza, an education official, during an orientation session organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Friday for students wants to study in Cuba. Read More

Cuba honors American who made Castro a legend

Cuba unveiled a marble plaque on Saturday commemorating the interview 50 years ago by New York Times reporter Herbert Matthews that helped build the legend of Fidel Castro Read More

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