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Ready to Swim With the Sharks, for 103 Miles

<p style="text-align: justify;">LONG-TERM GOAL?&nbsp; Diana Nyad, a marathon swimmer, hopes to be the first person to cross from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage. By LIZETTE ALVAREZ. Published: July 18, 2011. KEY WEST, Fla. — Any day now, Diana Nyad will set out to do something no athlete has ever done: swim all day and all night, then all day and all night, then all day again.She will swim about 60 hours in the churning sea, 103 miles across the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West. Read More

Chavez Chemotherapy under way in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faced a second grueling day of chemotherapy treatment for cancer in Cuba Monday, but managed to sound upbeat in a post on the microblogging site Twitter. "Good morning Happy World! Good morning Beautiful Venezuela!! From here, ready for another day of the battle for life. We will live and win! Love you all!!" Chavez, a big fan and frequent user of Twitter, tweeted. Read More

Namibia to Donate Almost 150 Animals to Cuban Zoo

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte.10:25Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Namibia will donate almost 150 animals to the Cuban National Zoo next year, announced sources from a delegation of the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism visiting the island. The donation includes leopards, lions, wolves, cats, ostriches, antelopes, elephants and rhinoceroses, said Santos Cubillas, an expert at the zoo, located in the outskirts of Havana. Read More