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Wins cultural investigation scholarships & Memoria Viva Prizes

Holguín concludes 2006 with important results in the field of cultural investigations. The two Scholarships-Awards on Cultural Investigation and another three Memoria Viva Prizes recently obtained by academicians of the territory are clear evidence of it. Read More

Omara Portuondo: 2006 National Music Award

The Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, the diva from Buena Vista Social Club, was awarded together with another four personalities from the country with the 2006 National Music Award, announced sources from the Ministry of Culture. Read More

Cubas Yulieski Gourriel hits 100th homer

Yulieski Gourriel, star infielder of Sancti Spiritus, belted in his 100th homerun on Thursday helping his team to an extra inning 3-2 win over the Isla de la Juventud, completing a three game sweep in the 2006-2007 Cuban Baseball League. Read More

Cubas Zulia Calatayud top Latin American female athlete

Cuban runner Zulia Calatyud and Venezuelan pitcher Johan Santana were named the top individual Latin American and Caribbean athletes of 2006 in an annual survey conducted by Prensa Latina. The Brazilan mens volleyball team was recognized as the top collective effort. Read More

Funding hike for boxers' training sought

The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) is seeking between P15 million to P20 million for training of 36 Filipino proletarian boxers so they can better prepare for international bouts. Read More

Cuban exiles send gifts home via Web

A small but growing number of Cubans in South Florida are getting around the U.S. embargo that limits what can be sent to the communist island by sending their Christmas gifts through foreign Internet sites. Read More

Cuba's economic growth in 2006: 12.5 Percent

Cuba's Economy Minister José Luis Rodríguez said on Friday in Havana that the island's economy grew 12.5 percent in 2006. During the report on the island's economic results during 2006 at the plenary session of the Cuban Parliament, Rodríguez added that the growth figure is the highest in the history of the Cuban Revolution and in Latin America during this past year. Read More

Columbian hometown of Garcia Marquez is setting for film of his classic novel

Director Mike Newell fights off laughter as a Spanish-speaking parrot jabbers his way through what was supposed to be a sombre shot of a Roman Catholic wake. He has no idea what the bird is saying, "but I love it," Newell says, seconds after yelling "cut" on the set of "Love in the Time of Cholera." Read More