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December 31st

Moscow and Havana agree on interparliamentary cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">Russia Today. RIA Novosti / Pavel Gerasimov. The speakers of the State Duma and the National Assembly of Cuba have concluded an agreement on interparliamentary cooperation.The document was signed by head of Russia’s lower house, Boris Gryzlov, who is on an official visit to Cuba, and his counterpart Ricardo Alarcon. The head of the Cuban National Assembly visited Russia at the end of November this year. Read More

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Raul Castro on Cuba`s Liberation Day

<p style="text-align: justify;">31.12.2010 18:12. Ilham Aliyev congratulates Raul Castro on Cuba`s Liberation Day. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has cordially congratulated the President of the Cuban Council of State and the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba&nbsp; Raul Castro Ruz and the people of Cuba on the country`s national holiday - Liberation Day, state-run information agency AzerTAg reported. Read More

How to Organize the Hall of Fame?

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Lemay Padron Oliveros. A cheerful news reached baseball fans in Cuba last weekend: the inauguration of the Hall of Fame of Cuban Baseball, a postponed dream for decades. There was a project approved for its construction since year 1991, but delays of all kinds braked that realization, and it wasn’t until last Sunday that one can speak of an installation dedicated to worship the best Cuban players of all times, although it is only a facility and it has not been officially established the exaltation process. Read More

The flora of central Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba, the largest of the Caribbean islands, is regarded as being the most important territory for biodiversity conservation in the West Indies. The Curator at the University's Botanic Garden will talk from a botanical perspective about his travels in Cuba.( - The varied topography, climatic variation and soils have given rise to a rich diversity of flora, including the Cuban Royal Palm and the highly fragrant White Ginger, which is Cuba’s national flower, known as “mariposa blanca” literally “white butterfly flower”, due to its similarity with a flying white butterfly.&nbsp; Cuba has over 7,000 species of plants, 3,000 of which are native to the island. Read More

Illegal Cuban Cigar Imports on Rise in US

<p style="text-align: justify;">In September, President Barack Obama extended a decades old embargo against Cuba. In place since the 1960s, the embargo prohibits U.S. citizens and companies from trading with Cuban companies and purchasing Cuban products, including the popular Cuban cigars.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, however, has seen a dramatic increase in the amount of contraband cigars being sent illegally to the United States. Read More

Cuba Renews Banning on the Import of Ozone Depleting Gasses

<p style="text-align: justify;">2010.12.29 - 23:22:35 / [email protected]. Havana, Cuba.- The Cuban Ozone Technical Office (OTOZ) ratified in Havana the banning of the imports of six kinds of harmful gasses for the ozone layer, in accordance with the Montreal Protocol of 1987.A specialist from OTOZ, Inés Sanchez told ACN that the banning to eliminate the buying of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) 11, 12, 13, 113, 114, 115, as well as Carbon tetrachloride came into effect since January. Read More

Another political prisoner is released

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban authorities have released a political prisoner who, 15 years ago, was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment for "espionage and enemy propaganda," an opposition spokesman told the French news agency AFP on Thursday. Read More

Cuban Cyclist Wins Points Prize in Costa Rican Tour

<p style="text-align: justify;">Escrito por Dayami Interián García.jueves, 30 de diciembre de 2010. San Jose, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arnold Alcolea won the points title in the Vuelta a Costa Rica Tour, after completing the last stage between the city of Perez Zeledon and the capital. Read More

Canada Sets Pace in Growth in Cuban Tourism

<p style="text-align: justify;">2010.12.30 - 15:54:17 / [email protected]. Havana, Cuba.- Cuban tourism grew some 4 percent when 2.5 million people visited Cuba, with Canada leading the emitting countries with over one third of all tourists, according to a communiqué of the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR).By December 25 Canadians had set a new record with 918 064 visitors, a light increase from the previous year by that date, but it shows a steady growth in the last years. Read More

Cuban bio-stimulant company looking at exports

<p style="text-align: justify;">Within just 10 months, Havana-based state company Fitomás has ramped up production of a bio-stimulant that boosts agricultural crops, official daily Granma reported.Exceeding its goal for the first year, the company as of the end of the year produced 2.2 million liters of the biotech product that is made of sugarcane derivatives. Fitomás is now looking at exports.Fitomás is mostly used in sugarcane cultivation, but the company expects the product to be used in citrus, tobacco, rice and potatoes as well. Read More