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No doubt Chavez will run in 2012 vote, aide says

<p style="text-align: justify;">CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An aide to Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez said Monday that there is no doubt the president will run for re-election next year despite his struggle with cancer. The remark by Finance Minister Jorge Giordani came as Chavez was in Cuba undergoing cancer treatment."There's no doubt he's going to be there in the 2012 elections, and afterward for many more years," Giordani said in an interview on state television. Read More

FAO Convokes to Emergent Meeting to Face Droughts

<p style="text-align: justify;">The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization convoked Monday an emergency meeting to be celebrated on July 25, to face the droughts affecting several regions of the world. FAO officials stated the meeting was requested by France, a country now at the head of the Group of 20.The request responds to the urgent need to evaluate and coordinate international help to mitigate the food crisis hitting the African Horn countries. Read More

Peruvian President-Elect Ollanta Humala Arrived in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.19 - 09:18:24 / Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala was welcomed at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport by the cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. HAVANA, Cuba.- Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala arrived in Havana early on Tuesday morning for a working visit at the invitation of Cuban president Raul Castro. Read More

India-Cuba joint discovery in biomedical sciences wins award

<p style="text-align: justify;">New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A joint discovery in biomedical sciences by a Bangalore-based company Biocon Limited and Havana-based the Centre of Molecular Immunology (CIM) has won the Cuban Academy of Sciences award.CIM and Biocon have succeeded in manufacturing biological therapeutic molecules, such as monoclonal antibodies, under stringent regulatory standards and marketing them in India and other countries, said a Cuban embassy press release. The joint research has led to the identification of a novel approach to control inflammation, which could help in tackling several autoimmune diseases, said the statement. Read More

Michael Moore to present new Cuban film

<p style="text-align: justify;">U.S. documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will present a new Cuban film in Michigan, Cuban media reported. Habanastation, directed by newcomer Ian Padrón, premiered Saturday in Havana. The film is about two Havana youths from different backgrounds sharing an adventure. Padrón was invited by Moore to participate in the film screening in Michigan. Read More

Angolan airline opens Havana route

<p style="text-align: justify;">Angolan flag carrier TAAG opened a new route from Luanda to Havana, state news agency Angop reported. Cubana de Aviación is already flying the route.The first flight reached Havana on July 13, with 249 passengers. TAAG uses a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Read More

Obama threatens veto of tighter curbs on Cuba travel

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Emile Schepers. July 18 2011. In a move that took some Cuba-watchers by surprise, President Obama has threatened a veto of a House bill if it includes tightened restrictions on Cuban-American travel and aid to Cuba, among other things. The president issued the warning in a Statement of Administration Policy on HR 2434, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2012.Earlier, the Obama administration had lifted restrictions on the ability of Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba or to send money to their relatives in the island. Read More

Humala due in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">AFP/Lima. Peru’s president-elect Ollanta Humala arrives in Cuba early today at the invitation of President Raul Castro, official state media reported.Humala’s arrival comes at the same time Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is in the Cuban capital for chemotherapy treatment for cancer. Humala was once seen as an ally of Chavez-style politics but has recently played down his ties to the Venezuelan. Read More

Cuba cuts bulk prices to support private workers

<p style="text-align: justify;">ap. Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press, On Monday July 18, 2011, 1:12 pm EDT. HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba is lowering bulk prices for goods ranging from marmalade and mayonnaise to tools and CDs to support newly independent workers and small businesses that lack a wholesale market, official news media said Monday. The measure addresses a central complaint by many operators of private restaurants, cafeterias and other operations authorized under a wide-ranging economic overhaul launched last year by President Raul Castro. Read More

Cuban El Floridita Bar-Restaurant Readies for 195 Anniversary

<p style="text-align: justify;">ACN - July 18, 2011. One year away from the date that marks its 195th anniversary the world famous bar-restaurant El Floridita, one of the seven best worldwide according to specialists, readies for the celebrations, that among other activities will highlight its relation with US writer Ernest Hemingway. The restaurant workers have outlined a series of activities that include to attempt on July 6th 2012 to set a Guinness World Record with the "world's larrgest Daiquiri", a cocktail that distinguishes the place. On that date, 195 years before, the Piña de Plata (the silver pineapple) bar, as it was named, wasfounded in the heart of Havana city at that trime. Read More