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January 7th

Cuba to publish financial results of public firms for the first time

<p style="text-align: justify;">13:36, January 07, 2011. Cuba will publish in 2011 for the first time the financial results of public companies to bring more transparency and discipline to its socialist economy, state media said on Thursday."The financial statements of budgeted units, one by one, will become part of the National Statistical Information System from 2011 on," the official daily Juventud Rebelde reported Thursday. "Thus the implementation of the budget in 2011 will be more effective and competent, and at the same time the control of the budget discipline will be promoted," the report said. Read More

Cuba announces changes to its Cabinet

<p style="text-align: justify;">By PAUL HAVEN, Associated Press Paul Haven, Associated Press – Thu Jan 6, 9:36 pm ET. HAVANA – Cuba announced a reshuffle of its Cabinet on Thursday, relieving the minister in charge of construction for undisclosed "errors" and stripping a powerful vice president of a secondary role he held as head of the Telecommunications Ministry. Read More

Cuba Prioritizes Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 6 (acn) Cuba is taking actions to prevent and control non- communicable chronic diseases, which bring about more than 80 % of the nearly 87,000 annual deaths. The head of the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases Department at the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), Dr. Orlando Landrove, told ACN that most of the expenses in the national budget in this sector go to the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and bronchial asthma, among others. Read More

Cuban Head Policeman Demands Efficiency to Troops

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.01.06 - 08:28:37 / [email protected]. HAVANA, Cuba.- Chief of the General Staff of the Cuban Revolutionary Police Forces (PNR) Brigadier General Jesus Becerra Morciego urged troops to work more efficiently and professionally. Read More

Cuban province sets record on harvest of protected crops

<p style="text-align: justify;">Written by ACN.Thursday, 06 January 2011 09:40. LAS TUNAS, Cuba.- In 2010, the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas attained the highest annual harvest of protected crops with the production of about 320 tons of vegetables. Read More

Female Cuban Judo Team to European Competitions

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban judo athlete Idalis Ortiz leads the female judo delegation, which will represent the island in two events of this sports discipline set to take place from January 16th to February 14th in Europe. Read More

Panamanian Justice Confirms Legality of Operation Miracle

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Supreme Court of Panama declared legal the application of the Cuban health program Operation Miracle in Panama, which benefited about 75,000 people. Read More

Caribbean Destination Guide sees great opportunities in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Posted on: 6 Jan 2011 at 05:22 PM in Features.Caribbean Destination Guide: Cuba. After decades of political instability, economic hardship and US embargoes, Cuba’s tourism industry is back in the ascendancy. In the build up to Caribbean Marketplace, BTN takes a look at the island many believe possesses the greatest tourism potential.Cuba is the largest Caribbean island, and many believe that it has the one with the most tourism potential.Havana Rumba! typify Cuba’s glorious musical heritage Read More

Tony Grisman will train in Cuba as he steps up his campaign for London 2012

<p style="text-align: justify;">The British Open taekwondo champion will train in Cuba as he steps up his campaign for London 2012.Interview by Beth Shah., Thursday 6 January 2011 18.43 GMT. Tony Grisman, who won the British Open last September, is aiming for more success at next year's Olympics. Photograph: Tony&nbsp; Marshall/Empics Progress towards 2012."Last September I won the British Open and I would have to say that was one of my best days as I beat the world champion in the final and the world silver medallist in the quarters. Read More

Return Guantanamo to the Cuban people

<p style="text-align: justify;">To improve good relations with Latin America and the Caribbean is one of many difficult tasks facing the Obama administration. Relations with its neighbours south have been damaged by several years of neglect and unnecessary confrontation.A measure that could have far-reaching consequences and notably improve Washington’s battered image in the continent would be to return Guantanamo to those whom it belongs to: the Cuban people. Read More