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SOUTH JOURNAL: Nine Thousand Land Leases Withdrawn after Poor Exploitation

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana. July 16, 2011 by lchirino. South Journal, HAVANA. Over 9000 people, who had been granted lands in usufruct, were withdrawn their leases due to their poor exploitation of those areas, which are part of an initiative to encourage food production. Although 77.1 percent of lands granted in usufruct are already under production,the assistant director of the National Land Control Center, Anibal Nuñez García,told ACN news agency that a large amount of land in the hands of farmers and state entities are still unproductive, though they have not yet been declared as idle. Read More

TAIWAN BASEBALL: Taiwan blast past Cuba into final

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Paul Huang / Contributing Reporter. Taiwan overcame a two-run deficit in the seventh, forced the game into extra innings, and ousted Cuba 10-6 in the second round of play in the World Baseball Challenge at the Citizen Field Park in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, late on Friday night to advance to today’s title game. Read More

Headed to Cuba, Chavez delegates some duties

<p style="text-align: justify;">CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has delegated some of his duties to his vice president and his planning minister as he prepares to return to Cuba for cancer treatment. Chavez announced on state television Saturday that Vice President Elias Jaua would temporarily handle budget transfers to government ministries along with several other matters. He says Planning Minister Jorge Giordani is also taking on some additional duties temporarily. Read More

Cuban Boy Recovers after Lung Emerged through Injure in Accident

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.15 - 17:41:09 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Guantanamo, Cuba.-&nbsp; Eleven-year old boy, Orlenis Perez Larrea, from the eastern Cuban province of Guantanamo is recovering satisfactorily after going through an emergency surgery in the “Pedro Agustin Perez” paediatrics hospital due to an accident. Read More

Headwater Launches Walking in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, July 16, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The whole concept of this new 10-day tour centres on really getting under the skin of Cuba's unique history, culture, politics and people. So, we've by-passed the tourist coastal resorts, instead choosing to spend time in the back streets of Old Havana, in the tropical forests of Soroa, in the coffee and tobacco plantations at Vinales, and relaxing on the white coral sands at sugarcane capital, Trinidad. Read More