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The Cuban Rum: An authentically Caribbean product

The rum is an authentically Caribbean product, obtained from the sugar cane. Cuba owns ideal geographical conditions for growing this gramineae. According to historical documents, the term Rum emerged with the syncretism of cultures that took place in this part of the world. It is believed that this name dates from 1688 as the result of a symbiosis between "rheu" (stems in Sevillian patois) and the word "bouillon" (that means clear soup in French). Then, the term created in Caribbean patois was "rumbillion" that later was only used rum. Read More

The names of the Cuban's rums

In all human works, there are one or more names and the Cuban rum is not an exception to this respect. Two men and a trademark are very well known. The first one was José Arechavala y Aldama. He was a Biscayan who founded the Biscaya industry in Cardenas that later was known as Arechavala. This industry became into one of the greatest distillery of the country. The product manufactured was of high quality under the trademark Havana Club. Other products were later added to the production like the Varadero rum. Read More

Cuba ready to help Kazakhstan in treatment of HIV-infected children

Cuba is ready to help the HIV-infected South Kazakhstani children, Teresita Capote Camacho, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Cuba to Kazakhstan, said at a meeting with Kazakhstani journalists Read More

Greanada's Health Minister to discuss training for nurses in Cuba

Grenada's Health Minister, Sen. the Hon Ann David-Antoine, left Grenada this morning for Cuba, on an official visit which is scheduled to end on Sunday November 5, 2006. Read More

Salt production making headway in Las Tunas, Cuba

Although 2006 has not yet concluded, the 330 workers of Puerto Padre Saltworks, located on the coast of the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas, have proved that efficiency and cost effectiveness are attainable goals for a socialist company. Read More

Cuba's 2006 nickel output may not meet forecast

Cuban unrefined nickel production may fall short of the 76,700 planned for the year due to a 3,000-tonne shortfall at one of three plants reported by joint venture partner Sherritt International this week. Read More

Cuba eyes more cows from state

More Vermont cows could be making their way to Cuba next year as that country continues to rebuild its dairy and beef cattle industries. Read More

International Biotechnology Forum to Meet in Cuba

From November 13-16, Havana will host the international Havana 2006 Biotechnology forum following the preparatory meeting of Genomica 2006 on genetics. Read More

Cuba wins UNESCO Literacy Prize

Cuba s project "Yes, I Can" will be awarded the 2006 UNESCO Literacy Prize Friday in Paris, France, its general director Koichiro Matsuura announced. Read More

Germans for diesel equipping Cuba

The German engineering group MAN is very interested in Cuba for its diesel equipment, that branch's technical expert Philip Luterodt said Friday in an interview at the Havana International Fair. Read More