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Venezuela's Chavez: 1st Stage Of Chemotherapy Ended Successfully

<p style="text-align: justify;">DOW JONES NEWSWIRES. CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he had completed his first stage of chemotherapy and will soon begin a second phase of the treatment to get rid of any malignant cancer cells. Read More

Cuba nurses East Timor to health and gives Australia a medical lesson

<p style="text-align: justify;">July 23, 2011.What do Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, and Richard Marles, the parliamentary secretary for Pacific island affairs in the Gillard government, have in common? Answer: both are visiting Havana, Cuba, at the moment for reasons of a medical nature. The leader of the Bolivarian revolution is getting follow-up cancer treatment in a Cuban hospital, courtesy of his friend and guiding light, Fidel Castro.Julia Gillard's junior minister is there to talk about linking up the health assistance programs of Cuba and Australia in the small countries of our region, including East Timor and the Pacific island states. Read More

Boxing: South Africans sent to Havana to learn Cuban secrets

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Ken Borland. JOHANNESBURG, July 21 (Reuters) - South Africa's lamentable performance at the Commonwealth Games boxing tournament in Delhi has prompted the country's sports chiefs to send 10 of its best fighters to Cuba in a bid to avoid similar failure at next year's London Olympics.The four boxers who competed in Delhi failed to win a single bout let alone a medal, continuing a decline that has seen no South African Olympic boxing medallists since the country was allowed back into the international fold. Read More

Bronze Medal for Cuban Student at Int’l Chemistry Olympiad

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.22 - 12:53:05 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Roman Martin, a student at the Maximo Gomez Pre-University Institute of Exact Sciences in the Cuban province of Camagüey, won a bronze medal during the 43rd International Chemistry Olympiad held on July 9-18 in Ankara, Turkey. Read More

Spanish Tourist Group Awards Cuban Companies

<p style="text-align: justify;">By.Ileana Ferrer Fonte.11:03Havana, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish tourist group Excelencias on Friday honored several Cuban companies and institutions for their efforts to develop the tourism industry and spread that example throughout the Caribbean. During a cultural gala at Havana's Gran Teatro, the Spanish company awarded its prize to six Cuban entities and individuals on their achievements. Read More

Jailed American addresses Cuban top court in appeal

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA (Reuters) - Imprisoned U.S. aid contractor Alan Gross appealed his 15-year sentence in Cuba before the island's Supreme Court on Friday, backing up legal arguments with a personal courtroom address to the judges. Gross, 62, was allowed to speak for himself at the closed-door hearing after his defense lawyer presented arguments against his conviction and sentencing in March for crimes against the Cuban state. He was arrested in Havana in late 2009. Read More

Venezuela Tops Medal Standings of ALBA Games Followed by Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.22 - 12:51:07 /, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuban athletes won 17 gold medals on Thursday during the fourth day of competitions of the Fourth Games of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA Games), under way in several Venezuelan states, but still remained in the second spot of the medal standings of the multi-sport event attended by more than 2,000 athletes from 23 countries. Read More

Members of the “Venceremos" Brigade Describe Bush Plan as Fallacious

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.22 - 11:00:01 / Members of the “Venceremos" Brigade Describe Bush Plan as FallaciousPINAR DEL RIO, Cuba.- After seeing for themselves reflected in this city the principles of accessibility and universality of Cuban health services, the members of the Venceremos Brigade of solidarity with Cuba described as fallacious the pretension of the Bush Plan to change this service on the island. Read More

Chavez, Correa, Fidel and Raul Converse in Havana in a Fraternal Atmosphere

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.22 - 10:44:33 / HAVANA, Cuba.- In his Twitter account @chavezcandaga, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who continues in Cuba his process of recovery, announced that he had had a fraternal meeting on Thursday afternoon with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, who came to Havana to visit him, and with his hosts, Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro and President Raul Castro, according to a report by the Cubadebate Web site. Read More

Alicia Alonso explains to CNN why she doesn't come to Miami

<p style="text-align: justify;">July 22, 2011.The Director of the Ballet of Cuba, Alicia Alonso held an interview with CNN journalist Ismael Cala and said why she refused to travel to Miami. During the interview, Alicia Alonso spoke about the treatment of homosexuals in Cuba and that if dancers who leave the company are defectors or not.&nbsp; Read More