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Antique-car race halted by runaway crowd

<p style="text-align: justify;">A "classic-car" race in Havana's Hemingway Marina had to be stopped Sunday when overly enthusiastic spectators spilled onto the track, the Spanish news agency EFE reports.The race, for cars built as far back as the 1940s, was organized by the Union of Antique Auto and Motorcycle Clubs of Cuba. About 30 vehicles had signed up to compete.The only events completed before the interruption were the controlled 400-meter starts by four- and six-cylinder cars built before 1981. The track had no safety barriers for the crowds. Read More

World Athletics Paralympics Cuba wins six

<p style="text-align: justify;">CUBA'S three athletes participating in the World Paralympics performed like an equilateral triangle in the Christchurch, New Zealand event, which ended January 30 with China winning 21 gold medals, 22 silver and 15 bronze.The performance of Cuba's athletes was truly admirable. They not only won all of the events in which they competed, but also set records either for the competition or world-wide. Read More

Assessment of soil erosion in karst regions of Havana, Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Abstract. Only recently have erosion models begun to be used in research work in Cuba, specifically the USLE and the thematic cartography of factors in a GIS framework without using a specific model. It therefore becomes necessary to include simulation models for karst regions that make possible an integral assessment of the specific types of soil erosion in those environments and take into consideration the effects of climate change in soil management systems. Read More