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November 19th

The Ideological Waterloo

Reflections of President Fidel Castro: I have been working on the many reflections that I have promised. One of them deals with the main ideas of a book by Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, making use of his own words. Read More

Video Clubs Enrich Cultural Life in Ciego de Ávila Communities

Video Clubs, one among more than 200 programs the Revolution is implementing in Cuba, are turning out to be an ideal community space for the membership to enrich its cultural life. Read More

Venezuela, Cuba Preparing to Bring Cienfuegos Refinery Online

The countries' state oil companies Petroleos de Venezuela SA and CUPET formed a joint venture to bring the refinery online after it sat dormant for 14 years, Chavez said today while attending a summit for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in Saudi Arabia, according to a government statement sent by e-mail. Read More

Cuba puts 'camel' bus out to pasture

Humped and aging vehicles being phased out for Chinese fleet. It's actually a tractor-trailer that hauls a homemade double-humped cabin made of two bus shells welded together, a peculiarly Cuban contrivance whose patchwork conjures up a post-apocalyptic image of transit. Read More

Havana to Stage German Theater

Season of theater dedicated to Germany, sponsored by seven Cuban companies. Next week in Havana, German playwrights Marius von Mayenburg and Thomas Ostermeier will participate in a season of theater dedicated to their country, sponsored by seven Cuban companies. Read More

Call to the second Competition of Women caricaturist

The next 30th of November will be closed the call to the II Competition of Women Caricaturist that will be held in Cuba to promote this specialty. Women can compete with one or several unpublished works that are not in publication process and must be accompanied by the data of the author. Read More

China Beats Cuba for World Judo Team Title

China and Cuba were the gold and silver medals at the Women's World Judo Championship while the bronze went to Japan and Mongolia that ousted Russia and Algeria, respectively. Read More

Entre Puentes awards Eusebio Leal

The Palabras de Invierno (Winter Words) Award for a whole life`s work as well as the condition of Maestro Emérito de la Oralidad (Master of Merit of Orality), were conferred to Eusebio Leal Spengler, one of the most charismatic personalities of the Cuban cultural environment, in the Entre Puentes activity. Read More

Successful Cuban Program for Early Detection of Retinitis Pigmentosa

The National Program of Retinitis Pigmentosa was an initiative led by Dr. Orfilio Pelaez 17 years ago. It consists of a mass examination and multidisciplinary studies on the disease, while providing continuous medical assistance to the people suffering from the condition. Read More

Cuban Doctors in Peru Praised

The work of the Cuban medical brigade in the city of Pisco, south of Peru, received different samples of great recognition after three months work. Read More