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July 31st

Cuba readies to dive into offshore oil exploration

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, July 30 (Reuters) - A Chinese-built drilling rig is expected to arrive in Cuban waters in early 2011, likely opening the open the way for full-scale exploration of the island's untapped offshore fields. Read More

Peek into Fidel Castro's past in Cuba's wild east

<p style="text-align: justify;">Oriente is the steamy, jungle-dense, tourism-free side of Cuba – it is also where Fidel Castro grew up. Lydia Bell visits his family's finca. Read More

Fidel Castro accuses USA of abusing spies

Fidel Castro has criticised the US for its treatment of five Cuban spies who have spent more than a decade in jail. Read More

Cuba raising safety bar in offshore drilling

The Cuban government is raising safety requirements for offshore drilling, Basic Industry Minister Yadira García told the national assembly Thursday. Read More

Cuba establishing vast network of diagnostic labs

The health ministry is setting up a nationwide network of medical labs to regularly test the health of large swaths of the population, the director of the Havana-based Centro de Inmunoensayo told the healthcare commission of the national parliament. Read More

Chinese FM will arrive to Cuba

Yang Jiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, will arrive this afternoon to Cuba, to complete a formal invitation. Read More

Cuban Women Show Significant Achievements

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba has registered a significant number of social achievements in the female sector, which will be recognized in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Read More

U.S. urges Cuba to free "unwell" detained contractor

<p style="text-align: justify;">The United States urged Cuba on Friday to free a U.S. contractor held in Havana for nearly eight months on suspicion of espionage and subversion, saying he was unwell and had still not been formally charged. Read More

Cuban agent's transfer draws Havana's ire

Havana slammed the US authorities on Thursday for transferring one of the Miami 5's efforts to mount a legal appeal. Read More

Michael Moore Honors Cuban Filmmakers

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 30 (acn) American documentary maker Michael Moore awarded the Keys to the City to filmmaker Ian Padron and actress Mirtha Ibarra, both from Cuba, during the opening night of the Sixth Traverse City Film Festival. Read More