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February 14th

Cartoonist steals show at Cuba Book Fair

One of the greats of Latin American humor, cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado "Quino," creator of the Mafalda comic strip, was a big hit Monday presenting a volume of his work at the 16th International Book Fair underway in Havana. The cartoonist, part of the Argentine cultural delegation attending the fair, combines humor and social commentary in his popular work. He singed dozens of his books and spoke vividly with his audience. Read More

Eye operations from Cuba coming soon

The scheme under which Barbadians will receive high tech eye operations in Cuba should start soon. News of this has come from Cuba's Ambassador to Barbados Pedro Garcia, during a courtesy call on General Secretary of the Barbados Labour Party, Dr. William Duguid. Read More

February 13th

Cuba's largest agricultural workforce moves ahead

Cuba's largest agriculture workforce, the Las Tunas-based Vicente Garcia Contingent, is committed to fulfill its production targets for this month to mark the 112 anniversary of the beginning of the of second stage of the wars of independence against Spanish colonialism on February 24, 1895. Read More

Cuba hosts World Informatics Event

Over 1,650 experts from 58 countries meet in this capital starting Monday to exchange experiences on the use of the most modern digital technologies at the 12th International Convention "Informatica 2007." According to Cuba s Deputy Informatics and Communication Minister Jose Luis Perdomo, the main issue is how to prioritize information and communication technologies at the service of people. Read More

Tour of Cuba bike race starts tuesday

Cyclists from nine countries are set to begin the 32nd Tour of Cuba cycling competition on Tuesday in Baracoa, Guantanamo. Cubas Pedro Pablo Perez seeks his fifth individual victory in the annual stage event that crisscrosses the island and ends in Havana. Read More

February 12th

Sculpture to homage Habanos Cohiba

An installation componed by three humidors and a sculpture will give homage to Cuban tobacco brand COHIBA during the next Habano Festival, said the fine arts Cuban artist Raul Valladares. Valladares, creator of the sculpture, is the author since 1995 of the works delivered to the Habano Festival Awards, and is working on a work of art for the closing of the ninth edition this year. Read More

Cuban National Anti-Doping Program Consolidated

The Anti-Doping Laboratory of Cuba, opened in 2001, consolidates the national program against drugs in sports, said scientific bulletin En Red. En Red said that during 2006, 2,000 tests were done in the installation, and Mario Granda, its director, assures no Cuban athlete was punished for using illegal substances, though there were cases to whom other tests were necessary. Read More

February 11th

Cuba Today: jazz havana and beyond

Fans of Cuban jazz may think first of pianist, composer and producer Chucho Valdés, who presides over the Havana Jazz Festival and the steady flow of North American jazz artists to the island. Those who've traveled to woodshed, network and sometimes record in Cuba include Jane Bunnett, George Benson, Terence Blanchard, Steve Coleman, Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, David Murray, Nicholas Payton and Wynton Marsalis, among others. Read More

Planetarium of advanced technology set up in Cuba

A Planetarium of advanced technology made in Japan, will be set up in the venue of old Cinema Havana, as part of Old Havana Cultural Project of Science and Technology, sponsored by City Historian Office and Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment CITMA. With capacity for 80 people, the one called Cosmic Theater, 10 meters diameter round, will make possible to fly imagination to observe celestial constellations by means of several representations of the space, Cuban Agency News, reported. Read More

Cuban official projects growth in 2007

Cuba's economy should follow two strong years of economic growth with an expansion of at least 10 percent, Economy Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez said. Rodriguez again defended Cuba's claims of 12.5 percent growth in gross domestic product for 2006, despite giving figures that indicated a slight slip in tourism " the Cuban economy's chief income earner. Read More