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August 24th

Fidel Castro at work on book with Chavez: blogger

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who has been out of the public eye for more than two months, is working on a book with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and is not at death's door, a pro-government blogger said on Wednesday. Read More

Four female Cuban players defect In Edomonton, Canada

Four female baseball players from Cuba have defected from a team that competed in the V World Cup of Female Baseball in Edmonton, Alberta. Read More

August 23rd

Cuban defector Anderson chases American dream with Bulls

Leslie Anderson is on the brink of a new achievement, but he had to leave everything he knew to pursue it. Read More

Guantanamo 9/11 Hearings Delayed Because Of Storm

An approaching storm prompted the U.S. military to place its base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, under an alert Wednesday and cancel several days of pretrial hearings in the case of five prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. Read More

August 22nd

Cuba and China Sign Agreement on Trade Promotion

Cuba and China today signed an agreement on trade promotion activities including bilateral exchange of information between companies of the two countries. Read More

Cuba convicts ex-officials, workers at joint Canadian nickel concern in corruption probe

A Cuban court has convicted a dozen people of corruption including high-ranking government officials, an executive at a state-run nickel company and workers at a Cuban-Canadian joint concern Read More

Nyad quits swim after storm, jellyfish stings

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad's latest attempt to swim across the Straits of Florida ended Tuesday morning after severe jellyfish stings and a lightning storm put her off course Read More

Cuba zoo gets ready for Namibian wild animals

The National Zoological Park in Cuba's capital, Havana, is busy preparing for a delivery that it hopes will transform its fortunes: 146 wild animals, donated by the government of Namibia. Read More

Ninth Tropical Depression Forms in Central Atlantic

The ninth tropical depression of the current hurricane season formed in the Central Atlantic, the Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) of Cuba announced today. Read More

August 21st

Cuba-to-Fla. swimmer Nyad plows on after storm

Swimmer Diana Nyad was back on track and doing well Monday after a night of storms and jellyfish stings roughed up her bid for a record swim from Cuba to Florida. Read More