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Cuba to British Agricultural Event

A workshop on Organic Seed Systems and Participatory Plant Breeding will be held at the Henry Doubleday Research Association on February 20, specialized sources reported here. Fresh Plaza newsletter based in Holland, said the venue will give growers, researchers and advisors the opportunity to discuss and learn from experiences in the UK, Europe and Cuba. Read More

Cuba's Almodóvar Girl

She swept the floor, emptied the ashtrays and watched the plates of food served by the waiters with hungry eyes. Afterwards, when the lights were dimmed and the music came on, she appeared on stage and sang "I want to be an Almodóvar girl." Read More

Cuba: no more blackouts

The Cuban power industry produced the economy's most outstanding achievement in 2006: the elimination by 90 per cent of damaging and annoying electricity shortages. In less than a year, over 1,000 Megawatts of generating capacity have been installed. The electrogen groups responsible for the increase were distributed in 116 of the 169 municipalities of the island. Read More

Cuba's Bay of Pigs Boxing Championship starts monday

Double Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeux headlines a field of world class boxers in Cuba's Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) Boxing Championship, which runs from Monday to Thursday in the central province of Sancti Spiritus. Considered by some the best amateur boxer in the world, Rigondeux won gold medals in the 54kg category in the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Read More

Ban Ki Moon says close US Cuba jail

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called for the closure of the US prison at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay. In a press conference after his speech on the fifth anniversary of the opening of the US detention camp, Ban said that like his predecessor Kofi Annan, he believes that the prison should be closed. Read More

'No more torture in our name': Sheehan, others march near Guantanamo

Peace activists marched to the Cuban military zone wrapping around the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday, demanding the United States close its prison for terror suspects five years after the first detainees arrived. The dozen protesters, including relatives of one prisoner and American "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan, walked along a lonesome, asphalt highway connecting the Cuban city of Guantanamo to the military zone. Read More

Notorious CIA operative wanted by Cuba indicted in Texas for crimes

A notorious Cuban exile and one-time CIA aoperative sought by Cuba and Venezuela on terrorism charges was indicted Thursday in Texas on seven charges of naturalization violations, the US Department of Justice said. Luis Posada Carriles, 78, faces up to 40 years in US jail if found guilty on the charges, which include false statements on an application for becoming a naturalized citizen and false statements under oath during a 2006 interview with Department of Homeland Security officials. Read More