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Free Software encouraged at Cubas Informatics 2007

"Cuba has the right to obtain free software programs in any nation of the world, because our philosophy is to provide copies to the nations that need them," said Richard Mathew Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation in a lecture Wednesday at the Informatics 2007 Fair and Convention taking place at Havana Convention Center. Read More

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner to visit Cuba

State Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson says he has been invited to bring a delegation of North Dakota food exporters and processors to Cuba in May. "The Cubans are very interested in the commodities and products that North Dakota has to offer," Johnson said Tuesday in a statement. Read More

Indian minister to co-chair Indo-Cuba JCM in Havana

India's Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma will co-chair the Indo-Cuban Joint Commission Meeting in Havana on February 12-13. The Joint Commission will review and expand cooperation in areas such as Information Technology, Biotechnology, Energy, Sports and Science and Technology. Read More

Cuba and Argentina sign UN Convention

Cuba and Argentina became part on Tuesday of the 58 countries that signed the UN Convention against people of forced disappearance, in a ceremony held in the Quai d Orsay palace of this capital. Read More

U.S. Avoids Trying Luis Posada Carriles for What He Is: A Murderer and Terrorist

Cuba's Foreign Ministery published an official note on Monday in Havana on Washington's continued protection of Cuban-born terrorist Luis Posada Carribes. On January 31, the note says, the United States government once again used legal subterfuge to avoid bringing charges against Luis Posada Carriles for what he actually is: a murderer and a terrorist. Read More

Over the hump? Cubans hope for end to "camel" buses

With black humour, Cubans call the uncomfortable 18-wheel trucks that have been turned into Havana city buses "Saturday night movies" because of the adult language, sex and violence on board. Read More

Cuba-India Exchange on Boxing and Cricket

A new chapter in relations between Cuba and India opened Thursday with the arrival to Havana of Indian Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mani Shankar Aiyar. Staff at the Indian Embassy in Cuba told Granma that it is the first official visit of an Indian sports minister to the island and that among his activities Shankar will donate equipment for playing hockey and cricket, the most popular sports in India. Read More

Senior Cuban, Chinese officials meet to discuss ties

A senior Cuban official and Chen Fengxiang, deputy head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday spoke highly of the bilateral friendship. Ricardo Alarcon, member of the political bureau of the central committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, told Chen at their meeting that both countries witnessed an expansion of exchange in politics, economy, trade, culture and personnel, and strengthened mutual understanding and friendship in recent years. Read More

Chavez says Cuba's Castro has visibly improved, gained weight

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that Cuba's Fidel Castro has visibly improved, describing how the ailing Cuban leader has gained weight and is walking around and studying."A notable improvement," Chavez said Thursday, describing Castro's condition when the two met recently in Havana. Read More

House bill eases travel to Cuba

Citing the heartbreak of divided families, House members introduced a bill on Wednesday that would allow Cuban-Americans to visit their relatives in Cuba as often as they wish and take as much money as they want. Read More

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