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Cuba worl veterinary event

The VI International Veterinary Sciences Congress will be from April 10 to 13 in this capital. The centennial of the first Cuba veterinary school, founded in April 10, 1997, will be commemorated and issues related with the production and animal reproduction, challenges with food production and others will be tackled in the meeting. Read More

Zero infant mortality, much of Cuba

Twenty-five Cuban municipalities reported zero infant mortality rates in 2006, making for a current national rate of 5.3 percent.The National Statistics Department of the Ministry of Health, which previously reported on the national infant mortality rate, said in a new report that those 25 municipalities have a population of over 800,000 inhabitants each. Read More

Cuba reaches 50% self sufficiency in oil consumption

Cuba reached its target of 3.9 million tons of oil and gas in 2006, while foreign companies in association with the local Cubapetroleo, CUPET, corporation continue exploration in 30 other wells, reported Havana authorities. Read More

US activists plan Guantanamo jail protest

A group of US and other peace activists including Cindy Sheehan plan to march to the gates of the US Navy base in Guantanamo, Cuba on January 11 to protest against abuses at the prison camp for terrorism suspects, organisers said today. Read More

Cuba publishes book on information manipulation

Cuba's Jose Marti Publishing House has launched the book "Juego Sucio", (Foul play) by Spanish journalist Pascual Serrano. The writer denounces through examples the deceptive practice of information manipulation by the Western media in the name of such sacred principles as freedom of the press, freedom of speech and journalistic objectivity. Read More

New water pipe factory opens in Havana

Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage officially opened Cubas second high-density hydraulic pipe factory located in the capital on Wednesday. Lage explained that the facility, known as Hidroplast, will contribute to the countrys waterworks infrastructure, especially in water conservation by replacing old pipes. Read More

Hilton slammed in Oslo for Cuba embargo

An Oslo hotel owned by the U.S.-based Hilton Hotel Corp. faced protests, a boycott and a police complaint this week after refusing to book rooms for a Cuban delegation because of the United States' trade embargo against Cuba. Read More