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Cuba wins tenth cycling stage

Cuban cycling athlete Jan Carlos Arias won the 10th stage of the 32nd Cycling Tour of Cuba Thursday, disputed over 115 miles between Cienfuegos and Cardenas. Arias, a young member of the Cuban national track cycling team, and his comrades Dayren Lagrana and Renier Cardoso were the minority in the leading group, of which the rest were foreign participants. Read More

Cuba, Guatemala to Increase Cooperation

Cuba and Guatemala expressed their willingness to increase cooperation in several fields. "We have identified areas of cooperation in risk management and community development from Cuba's experience in the last few years," said Cuban Deputy Minister for Foreign Investment and Economic Collaboration, Orlando Requeijo, at the fifth Joint Intergovernmental Committee. Read More

Oil could be Cuba's future

One day soon - possibly before the end of this year - an oil rig will maneuver into position in waters less than 100 miles from the coast of Florida. A drill will plunge into the inky sea and begin chewing its way into the ocean floor, hunting for oil. But the drilling rig won't belong to an American company, and any petroleum it discovers won't do a thing to curb the USA's addiction to foreign oil. Instead, any new sub-sea gusher will belong to Cuba. Read More

Russian Soldiers Honored by Cuba Army

Russian Ambassador to Havana Andrei V. Demetriev expressed gratitude to the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) for the homage paid in Havana Friday on the Day of Homeland Defenders, on its 89th anniversary. Read More

Cuba deserves respect, says british historian

British historian Asa Briggs said Thursday that Cubas nearly half a century resistance to US hostility is a major and admirable political act that deserves humankinds respect. "It is admirable that it has been able to confront the United States," Briggs told reporters during a brief visit to Cuba, where he arrived on a cruise ship. Read More

2 men from Fort Lauderdale, Miami charged with violating travel laws to Cuba

The U.S. Attorney's Office on Thursday charged two men with obtaining fraudulent licenses for religious travel to Cuba by making up churches. Victor Vazquez and David Margolis obtained the licenses under false pretenses and provided them to travel agencies, according to court records. The agencies sold the authorization to travel under the licenses for $250 a piece to more than 4,500 customers who could not have gone to Cuba legally, the affidavit stated. Read More

Sherritt sees growth in Cuba

Sherritt International Corp. said Friday it expects growth to come this year through expansion of its power and metals mining projects in Cuba as well as coal projects in Canada, after doubling its full year earnings. The diversified energy company said metals expansion at its Moa nickel mine in Cuba will lead to a 12 per cent increase in the project's mixed sulphide capacity in 2008, with further expansions planned. Read More