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Venezuela, Cuba Lead Medals Table in ALBA Games

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González Tocabens. 10:24Caracas, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Cuba are leading the medals table of the 4th ALBA Games with 142 golds each, as the tournament entered its second to last day of competition on Friday. For the first time since the ALBA Games began on July 17, the host delegation was not alone at the top of the medals table. Read More

Cuban tourism up 10.6 percent, U.S. travel stable

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Marc Frank. HAVANA | Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:39am IST. HAVANA (Reuters) - The Cuban tourism industry performed strongly through June as arrivals from just about all travel providers increased and the number of U.S. visitors was stable, according to a government report released on Friday. Tourist arrivals during the first half of the year were 1.538 million, up 10.6 percent over the same period in 2010, the National Statistics Office reported on its website ( Read More

Racism is still an issue in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Friday, Jul. 29, 2011. Juan O. Tamayo. The Miami Herald. Each morning before the sun rises too high, Cubans gather at a shaded corner in central Havana, mingling as though at a cocktail party. The icebreaker is always the same: "What are you offering?" WASHINGTON — The Cuban government will soon cast a media spotlight on the issue of racism on the island, although some programs to improve the lives of black Cubans had to be cut because of economic restraints, a Havana official said Thursday. Read More