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August 26th

Cuba's Dayron Robles predicts 'spectacular' hurdles

<p style="text-align: justify;">AFPBy John Weave. Olympic champion Dayron Robles predicts a "spectacular" 110m hurdles at the world championships as the three quickest men in history prepare to face off in a mouthwatering race. The Cuban will be in a three-way fight with fierce rival David Oliver and Chinese superstar Liu Xiang for the title in one of the most keenly anticipated events in Daegu, South Korea. "There are many athletes of a great level in my event. There are David Oliver and Liu Xiang. I'm also there. I think it'll be spectacular," said Robles, who holds the world record of 12.87sec. Read More

JPMorgan fined for contravening Iran, Cuba sanctions

<p style="text-align: justify;">JPMorgan Chase Bank has been fined $88.3 million for contravening US sanctions against regimes in Iran, Cuba and Sudan, and the former Liberian government, the US Treasury Department announced Thursday. The Treasury said that the bank had engaged in a number of "egregious" financial transfers, loans and other facilities involving those countries but, in announcing a settlement with the bank, said they were "apparent" violations of various sanctions regulations. Read More

Cuba Keeps Reviving Rail Sector

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Industrial Fixtures Company has produced 104,000 concrete sleepers up to the present as part of the strategy to revive Cuba's rail sector. Julio Cesar Hubert, head of that enterprise, based in the province of Villa Clara, noted that this figure covers more than half of the planned number of concrete sleepers to be built this year. Read More

Cuba: Looking like home

<p style="text-align: justify;">25/08/2011 10:55:00. By MELODY JAMESON. For Floridians familiar with their state, Havana can be a Déjà vu experience. There are some striking similarities – particularly in connection with the Tampa Bay area – and next to nothing is lost in the translation.Tampa’s Ybor City and Old Havana, of course, have umbilical cord ties. Cuba’s Vicente Martinez Ybor created what would become a national historic district northeast of downtown Tamp. Read More

Cuba attacks $1.5tn world arms spending

<p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday 24 August 2011. By Our Foreign Desk. Cuba assumed the presidency of the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, insisting that the $1.5 trillion (£910 billion) currently squandered on military expenditures and war each year should instead be used to promote social development. Addressing diplomats from the conference's 65 member states new president Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez, who is one of Cuba's deputy foreign ministers, said it was "unacceptable that almost 23,000 nuclear weapons still exist, including 7,560 ready to use." Read More

Angola: Diplomatic Corps Pays Homage to Outgoing Country Ambassador to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">25 August 2011.Havana — The diplomatic corps in Cuba on Tuesday paid homage to the outgoing Angolan ambassador to this Caribbean country, António José Condesse de Carvalho "Toka". Speaking in the act, the Dean of the diplomatic corps in Cuba, the ambassador of Congo, Pascal Onguemby, highlighted the diplomatic work developed by the Angolan diplomat and, on behalf of the diplomatic corps, wished him success in his coming duties. Read More

Get Cuba off the List of State Sponsors of Terror

<p style="text-align: justify;">Posted: 8/24/11 12:51 PM ET. By Sara Stephens. It is both untrue and a travesty to paint Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism as the United States government did in its annual report on the subject last week. For twenty-nine years, Cuba has appeared on the list, which comes with considerable economic and diplomatic costs. It disqualifies Cuba from economic assistance, punishes Cuba for engaging in legal trade and financial transactions, and deprives Cuba of access to modern technology by way of exports, to name but a few. Read More

Musicians from Six Countries in Cuban Rumba Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez. Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Groups, musicians and experts from Mexico, Italy, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Guatemala and Uruguay are expected to take part in the Timbalaye Festival 2011 that will fill Havana streets with rumba in September 1-6. In a press conference, president of the event Ulises Mora said that the festival will be a bright opportunity for musicians to showcase all the expressions of this rhythm that is deeply rooted in the Cuban people's identity. Read More

Labiofam makes marketing pitch for cancer medicine in Europe

<p style="text-align: justify;">After 15 years of development, Cuban state company Labiofam S.A. landed its first export deal for Vidatox, a tumor-fighting homeopathic medicine, the Cuban foreign ministry announced after Minsk-based PharmLand LLC agreed to market and distribute the product in Belarus. Belarus is one stop in a Labiofam sales campaign throughout Europe. The company said the “commercial-scientific delegation” currently in Belarus also visited Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to negotiate sales of Vidatox. Read More

Call for Camagüey International Video Arte Festival in United States

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.25 - 11:19:39 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu / Camagüey, Cuba.-&nbsp; The exhibition displayed by Cuban artist Jorge Luis Santana concluded successfully at the Arts Institute in Pittsburg in the United States. The exhibition includes a group of ideas and current projects that Santana has carried out during his artistic career through the display of 25 works in which there are sculptures, paintings, photographs and video arts. Read More