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Cuba Implements Certification on Construction Materials from Private Sector

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.13 - 22:52:10 / Cuba Implements Certification on Construction Materials from Private Sector. Havana, Cuba.-&nbsp; The Cuban Construction Ministry (MICONS by its Spanish acronym) started a process to certify construction materials like tiles, bricks and others produced by private entrepreneurs in order to guarantee safety in buildings. Read More

Man Dies Trying to Flee Cuba Inside Airplane’s Landing Gear

<p style="text-align: justify;">23-year-old Adonis G.B.—a Cuban national—was hiding shirtless inside one of the landing gear compartments of an Airbus A320 plane at José Martí International Airport in Havana. He was found when Iberia flight 6620 landed in Madrid at 13:50 local time, about nine hours later. According to the Spanish police it seems the body was crushed by the landing gear mechanism shortly after take off. [El Mundo] Read More

Angola: Boxing Team Prepare Pan-African in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Luanda — The Angolan national boxing team are travelling on Wednesday to the Republic of Cuba, to hold a 50-day training programme, ahead of their participation in the Pan-African Games set for September in Maputo.This was said to Angop by the secretary general of the Angolan Boxing Federation (FABOXE), Luís Gregario. Read More

Cuba, Russia seek to boost business ties

<p style="text-align: justify;">13:37, July 14, 2011. Business representatives from both Cuba and Russia signed an action plan on Wednesday to strengthen bilateral economic and trade cooperation.They also inked a number of documents at a joint work session held in the Cuban capital.Eduard Vaino, a Russian representative, said cooperation in such "promising areas" as energy, oil exploitation, the pharmaceutical sector and tourism was preferred. Read More

Cuba for Americans: Havana beckons with history, beauty

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Terry Cornelius - Jul. 13, 2011 01:27 PM. The Arizona Republic. It was mid-January and slightly humid on the edge of the city's historical district. I had settled in for an afternoon siesta when there came an urgent tapping on my door. "Terry, come look!" It was my host, Antonio Fernandez Rodriguez, who, with his mother, manages the boardinghouse in which I was staying on a narrow cobblestone street behind the old Cuban Capitol.I shuffled into the sitting room. Read More

China in talks for possible Cuba oil block-official

<p style="text-align: justify;">13 Jul 2011 19:54. SAN FERNANDO, Trinidad and Tobago, July 13 (Reuters) - State-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) is discussing with Cuba the possible leasing of one or more offshore exploration blocks in Cuban Gulf of Mexico acreage, a Cuban state oil company official said on Wednesday. "They are discussing that. They have to look at the data and see if that's what they want, and that's up to the company," Guillermo Hernandez Perez, exploration director of Cuba's state oil company CUPET, told Reuters. Read More

Cuba Beats Canada and Remains Undefeated at World Baseball Challenge

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.13 - 13:32:31 / World Baseball ChallengeHAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuba came from two runs down in the seventh inning to beat host Canada 9-4 on Tuesday and in the process remained undefeated in four outings at the World Baseball Challenge, which is under way in the Canadian city of Prince George. Read More

Hummingbirds and redundant sugar refineries

<p style="text-align: justify;">The ghosts of Cuba's past, when rich sugar barons built elaborate mansions and planted out vast estates, still seem to linger in the sultry Caribbean air, especially around the central Cuban city of Cienfuegos. A relatively young town in Cuban terms, Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 by French settlers from America and Haiti. As a result there's a decidedly French provincial town feel about it and because of Cuba's isolation for so long, the entire town is almost as it was in its 19th century glory days.The entire old city of Cienfuegos is a UNESCO world heritage site and the square is an example of why it is considered a global treasure. Read More

Hugo Chavez Expects Chemo or Radiation Treatment for Cancer

<p style="text-align: justify;">July 13, 2011. Fox News Latino. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez expects to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment once he recovers from his cancer surgery, he said on Wednesday.Chávez said he is now starting a second phase of treatment and expects a third phase "that could be a bit hard, which is to try to armor the body against these malignant cells." Read More

Microcapital Brief: Cuba May Allow Microfinance as Part of Modernization of Economic System

<p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday, July 13, 2011.By Nisha Koul. A microcredit system reportedly may be launched in Cuba as part of a reform program adopted by the government which specifies that “the credit policy will be essentially oriented towards providing necessary support for activities that stimulate national production and generate hard currency income or replace imports, as well as activities that promote development ” Juan Diego Ruiz, general coordinator of the Spanish Agency for International Development Co-operation (AECID, in Spanish), an instrument of&nbsp; the Spanish government, said, “Today what’s being talked about more is credit policy.<br /> <br /> Read More