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Cuba says farewell to a jewel

Josefina Mendez, world renowned as one of the four jewels of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC), passed away in Havana after a four-year battle with cancer. Her death brings sorrow not only to the Cuban dance stage, but to all of the island's culture, since she was one of its most valuable exponents. Read More

Venezuela trumps China in Cuba feronickel deal

A senior Cuban official said Monday Venezuela had replaced China in local plans to produce fero-nickel at a partially completed plant in eastern Holguin province. "The Chinese are not continuing, we are redoing the project with Venezuela," Cuban Minister of Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation, Marta Lomas, told Reuters, when asked about the Camarioca nickel works. Read More