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International Convention on Environment and Development Inaugurated in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.05 - 20:14:45 / / Havana, Cuba. - The achievement of Cuba in the environmental activity were highlighted by expert Gisela Alonso Domínguez during the opening ceremony of the 8th International Convention on Environment and Development held on Monday at the Havana Convention Center with the presence commander of the Revolution and member of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Guillermo García Frías.The 7th International Convention on Environment and Development takes place in the middle of difficult situations on a global scale such as the current financial, commercial, food and energetic crisis, as well as the increasing risk of the vulnerability of the human being against the natural disasters. Read More

Cuba seeks 15 years for Frenchman in drugs case

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press, 07.06.11, 08:59 AM EDT. HAVANA -- Cuban prosecutors are seeking a 15-year prison term for a French businessman accused of laundering drug money, state television reported late Tuesday. A verdict in the trial of Jean-Louis Autret is expected "in the coming days," according to an official communique read aloud on the nightly newscast. Read More

Cuba, UK sign agreement to boost cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">11:02, July 06, 2011. Cuba and Britain signed an agreement Tuesday to boost cooperation and the flow of trade and investments between the two countries, according to a joint statement.The agreement, which Cuba said was "a step forward" in the bilateral relations, was signed by Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Dagoberto Rodriguez and British Ambassador to Cuba Dianna Melrose.It included such topics as climate change, human rights, trade, responses to natural disasters and investments in key sectors in Cuba like tourism. Read More

Chavez future in doubt

<p style="text-align: justify;">By IAN JAMES Associated Press. Published 11:02 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2011. CARACAS, Venezuela -- Hugo Chavez's surprise return from Cuba after cancer treatment was a classic maneuver for a president who excels at showmanship. It's also likely to give him a political boost as supporters rally around their ailing leader.The 56-year-old president projected a strong, vibrant image as he stepped off a plane early Monday. Smiling, he hugged his vice president, broke into song and later raised a fist in triumph. Read More

Cuba, Bolivia to boost military ties

<p style="text-align: justify;">13:26, July 05, 2011. Bolivia's military chief arrived in Cuba Monday for a five-day visit to boost bilateral military relations. "Bolivia and Cuba are united by a long history, and they should have a more continuous exchange between their armed forces," Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Armando Pacheco Gutierrez said upon his arrival at the Caribbean island. Read More

Pablo Milanés agrees with Yoani Sanchez's statements

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> July 4, 2011. Pablo Milanés, Cuban singer who once in a while gives his contradictory opinions on the Cuban government, has said he agrees with Yoani Sanchez's point of view when she said changes on the island are taking place not because of a political will but because of citizenship's boldness. Yoani Sanchez had said "We are now a more informed and critical people, increasingly outlining not the daily causes but the system itself responsible for many of the economic material and political downturns we have gone through" Read More

Coast Guard helps ZT grad see world

<p style="text-align: justify;">Jul 5, 2011. Since joining the U.S. Coast Guard in 2009, Zane Trace grad Nathan Singer has traveled to Africa, Cuba and Haiti. His greatest achievement came just a few short months after joining the Coast Guard. Singer, who was stationed in Key West, Fla., was deployed aboard the Coast Guard cutter Mohawk and were three weeks away from wrapping up patrol and turning home. Read More

Leisure Canada buys Cuba domain name for $111,000

<p style="text-align: justify;">July 05, 2011 by publisher in Cuba-World Trade.From Leisure Canada press release. Leisure Canada Inc. has announced that the company has acquired the domain name along with the existing website and assets. Purchase price was $100,000 USD in cash and 84,746 Class A common shares of Leisure Canada ($0.13.5 x 84,746 = $11,440). Therefore, total value of the purchase price for is $111,440. The domain name will be developed and launched in early 2012 and will give Leisure Canada an online platform. Read More

U.S. Wary of Possible Cuba Oil Spill

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jeff Franks. July 5, 2011. With Cuba preparing to explore for oil 60 miles from Florida, the complicated politics of U.S.-Cuba relations are impeding U.S. efforts to get ready in case of a BP-style accident, analysts and oil experts said. The Obama administration must do more to ensure that U.S. companies can quickly mobilize safety and containment equipment should a well blow out, which could do catastrophic damage to the Florida coast, the experts said in recent interviews. Read More

Health Care in Cuba and America

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Stephen Lendman. Tuesday Jul 5th, 2011 12:57 AM. Under Article 50 of Cuba's Constitution: "Everyone has the right to health protection and care. The state guarantees this right: -- by providing free medical and hospital care by means of the installations of the rural medical service network, polyclinics, hospitals, preventative and specialized treatment centers;-- by providing free dental care; -- by promoting the health publicity campaigns, health education, regular medical examinations, general vaccination and other measures to prevent the outbreak of disease. All the population cooperates in these activities and plans through the social and mass organizations." Read More