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February 17th

Womens Chess Tournament in Holguin, Cuba

After five rounds of competition, the 14 women playing in the National Female Chess Championships resume action on Wednesday in the eastern Cuban province of Holguin. Read More

Free Software encouraged at Cubas Informatics 2007

"Cuba has the right to obtain free software programs in any nation of the world, because our philosophy is to provide copies to the nations that need them," said Richard Mathew Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation in a lecture Wednesday at the Informatics 2007 Fair and Convention taking place at Havana Convention Center. Read More

Cuba unveils its first Internet Search Engine

The first Cuban Internet search engine for sites within the .cu domain was presented Thursday at the 12th International Informatics Convention and Fair 2007, which concludes Friday in Havana. Read More

Cable to expand Cuba's internet capacity

A new undersea fiber-optic cable from Cuba to Venezuela should be finished within two years, a Venezuelan communications official said Thursday, dramatically expanding Cuba's internet and telephone capacity. Read More

Cuba Info University stars in Fair

The Information Sciences University (UCI), created by President Fidel Castro, is exhibiting Thursday that institution s work in the International Informatics Event. Its stand displays over 20 software products and several information systems, as well as some collaboration projects with the Venezuelan company PDVSA. Read More

First miniature art festival in Cuba

Which art form is not developed in Cuba? Deep in the heart of the Caribbean island are artists representing all manifestations imaginable and they proliferate. Painting, sculpture, music, dance, and literature are perhaps the most classic and widespread, but there are also expressions that are not always so widely circulated. Read More

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner to visit Cuba

State Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson says he has been invited to bring a delegation of North Dakota food exporters and processors to Cuba in May. "The Cubans are very interested in the commodities and products that North Dakota has to offer," Johnson said Tuesday in a statement. Read More

February 16th

India, Cuba team up in drugs, oil and wind energy

India and Cuba are forging closer economic ties through cancer vaccine research and oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, officials said this week. Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma, who ended a visit to Havana on Wednesday, said the longtime Third World allies also will train a Cuban team in wind energy technology among a growing number of areas of cooperation. Read More

Cuba calls second scientific cigar meet

The Tobacco Museum, which belongs to the capital historian's office, has convoked the second scientific-cultural meeting about Cuban cigars, an event called "Havana-Habanos 2007." In order to deepen and broaden knowledge about this world-famous product and its agricultural and industrial processes, historians, museum conservationists, collectors, artists, and journalists of the world will gather here June 19-22. Read More

February 15th

Best cuban athletes of the year selected

Boxer Rosniel Iglesias, from Cuba s far western province of Pinar del Rio , and Havana s Onix Cortes were chosen as the islands most outstanding athletes in a poll whose results were released yesterday. Read More