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Ecuador Cuba Foreign Ministers issue joint statement

<p style="text-align: justify;">Quito, Feb 1.- Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño and Cuba's Bruno Rodriguez issued a joint statement on Tuesday following the 2nd Meeting of the Political Consultation Mechanism, in which they agreed to strengthen bilateral relations. Read More

Raul Castro says eliminating waste key to Economy

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro said eliminating waste is a key factor for the economy, along with efficient, higher quality services.During an expanded Jan. 28-29 Council of Ministers meeting, the statesman insisted on the urgent need to train leadership cadres, Granma newspaper reported on Tuesday. Read More

Karnataka seeks Cuban expertise in organic farming

<p style="text-align: justify;">New Delhi, Feb 1, (IANS):Karnataka plans to use the expertise of Cuba in promoting organic farming across the state to achieve self-sufficiency in food production, the Cuban embassy said here Tuesday."About 2,000 farmers from across Karnataka are scheduled to visit Cuba in March for a first-hand view of the organic farming practiced there to overcome food shortage due to the US economic blockade," the embassy said in a statement. Read More

Posada defense tries to paint witness as Cuban spy

<p style="text-align: justify;">AP. EL PASO, Texas – A U.S. government witness is set to takes the stand for the seventh straight day on Tuesday in a perjury trial against a former CIA operative from Cuba who spent a lifetime opposing Fidel Castro.Gilberto Abascal will face more questions from defense attorneys accusing him of being a spy for the Cuban government and of resenting their client, Luis Posada Carriles. The prosecution admits Cuba-born Abascal is a government agent — but for Washington, not Havana. U.S. attorneys say he was paid about $80,000 as a federal informant testifying against Posada. They laugh off claims he's a double agent. Read More

Cuba's free market experiment begins

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:57p.m.A decision by Cuban authorities to open up the island's state-controlled economy to some private enterprise has seen many line up for a new business license.The fiscal overhaul was announced in September last year by president Raul Castro as a way to reinvigorate the economy, but is only now starting to show signs of taking hold. Read More

Cuba visit a success - Nzimande

<p style="text-align: justify;">31 January 2011. Minister says purpose was to strengthen co-operation in field of higher education and training. Media statement following a successful visit by Minister Nzimande to the Republic of Cuba. Read More

Cuba's classic cars calling out for U.S. imports of much-needed parts

<p style="text-align: justify;">Jan 31, 2011. Aftermarket Business World. So tantalizingly close yet so far away, entry into the Republic of Cuba’s intriguing parts and repair marketplace remains out of reach for U.S.-based vendors. Although official relations between the two governments are still a frosty relic of the Cold War, efforts continue in the quest to drop the U.S.-imposed trade embargo and serve the service needs of Cuba’s famously creative shade-tree mechanics. Read More

Russia Seeks to Increase Cultural Exchange with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">HOLGUIN, Cuba, Jan 31 (acn) Cuba continues to a priority in the cultural field to the Russian people, Vladimir Yaroshevskiy, first secretary of the Russian embassy to Cuba said Sunday in the eastern province of Holguin. Read More

Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Praises Cuba’s Solidarity

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 31 (acn) Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño praised Cuba’s solidarity towards countries of all continents, and especially towards his nation. Read More

Former leader Fidel Castro says Obama has been underhanded in Egypt

<p style="text-align: justify;">January 31, 2011. Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro accused U.S. President Barack Obama of underhanded dealings with Egypt, saying Monday that while Washington provided the government with arms, the United States Agency for International Development financed the opposition. Read More