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Earthquake rattles Cuba, no injuries

An earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter Scale rocked eastern Cuba and parts of the Caribbean Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The strong quake was centered south of Manzanillo in Granma province rattled several nations in the region, Cuba's Prensa Latina news agency reported Monday. No one was reported hurt. Read More

Cuba to enlarge nickel industry

Cuba said it will invest 300-plus million dollars in its basic industry, including nickel, to improve industry output and energy-saving efficiency. Holguin -located over 456 miles east of Havana- closed 2006 with a record production and nickel exports excelled as Cuba's largest hard currency income source. 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

Camagüey: Radar made in Cuba proves efficiency

The movable radar M-1, developed by Cuban specialists, and intended to take control of the air traffic in Camagüey, has saved the country around half a million dollars after having worked efficiently for three years. During this time the quality of this device has been put to test, revealing the excellent job done by the civil and electrical engineers, the maintenance technicians and installers. Read More

Urban agriculture blooms in Cuba

Over 350 thousand Cubans are working today in the Urban Agricultural Movement with the objective to increase the still depressed supply of agricultural products in the Caribbean nation. The movement appeared in 1994 and is also implemented in Venezuela, based on an ecological approach with the substitution of fertilizers and pesticides by organic fertilizer and biological controls against plague. Read More

Cuban cardiology quality praised

Dr. Naranjan S. Dahlla, director of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS) headuartered in Canada, praised Cuba's development in this medical specialty. Read More

New Eye Surgery Service at Santiago de Cuba Hospital

Sight restoring eye surgeries have begun in Santiago de Cuba at the new ophthalmology service of the Juan Bruno Zayas General Hospital. The facilitys state-of-the-art equipment is at the service of the population free of charge, as are all other types of care. Read More

High Accident Rate of New Buses Raises Concern in Cuba

New Chinese Yutong buses have been involved in a number of accidents of which the main cause has been the irresponsibility of their drivers Read More

Cuba's cattle herds grew in 2006

The improvement of weather conditions in Cuba's eastern province of Las Tunas, after ten years of severe drought, has led to an increase of more than 33, 000 heads of cattle. This advance is very important, as the past few years saw a tendency towards a reduction of the herds. Read More

Cuban renewable energy lab wins International Award

The Energy Globe, the world award for sustainability, was granted to the Renewable Energy Laboratory at the University of Oriente in Santiago de Cuba, in recognition of its efforts to find solar alternatives for energy generation. The annual international prize, sponsored by the United Nations, the European Council of Renewable Energy, the World Bank and other international institutions, honors environmentally-friendly energy projects. Read More

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