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June 8th

Cuba daring to dream of Brazil 2014

Coach Alexander Gonzalez’s charges were taken for a preparatory tour in the very country that will host the showpiece finals come 2014. Read More

June 6th

Robles skips Grand Prix meet with slight injury

Reigning Olympic champion Dayron Robles of Cuba withdrew from the 110-meter hurdles at the Adidas Grand Prix this weekend with what meet officials say was a slight injury. Read More

Raul Castro’s daughter calls for release of Cuban Five, Alan Gross

Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter said that jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross should be released in conjunction with the United States release of the so-called Cuban Five. Read More

Cuban salaries rise to $19 a month

The average monthly salary in Cuba rose 17 per cent between 2006-2011 to the equivalent of $19 Read More

Cubans tell pollsters that Raúl Castro’s reforms are having little impact

Though hints of optimism creep up, most Cubans say in a poll that Raúl Castro’s reforms have a long way to go before they begin to benefit. Read More

Cuba to resume taxing imported food

Cuba would soon reimpose taxes on imported food after four years of exemption Read More

June 5th

Liu Xiang wins in 12.87 seconds

Liu Xiang lunged across the finish line and quickly looked up to his left at the giant scoreboard. Then, he impatiently waited. A split second later -- only it felt like an eternity -- the board flashed Liu's time in big, white characters -- 12.87 seconds. Read More

Exotic cactus species found in Cuba

Exotic cactus species found in Cuba Havana: Scientists in Cuba have discovered the presence of a rare and exotic but harmful coastal species of cactus called Opuntia stricta, on small islets in the Caribbean nation, the Prensa Latina news agency reported. Read More

Cuba to allow visit by U.N. torture official

Cuba pledged Friday to allow a visit by the United Nations' special rapporteur on torture, whose predecessor tried unsuccessfully to obtain authorization to visit the Caribbean island. Read More

Cuban Outstanding Athletes to Compete in New York

Olympic champion and world record in the 110 meter hurdles Dayron Robles will head the group of Cuban athletes that will take part in the phase of the Diamond League of New York, on June 9. Read More