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Cuba: no more blackouts

The Cuban power industry produced the economy's most outstanding achievement in 2006: the elimination by 90 per cent of damaging and annoying electricity shortages. In less than a year, over 1,000 Megawatts of generating capacity have been installed. The electrogen groups responsible for the increase were distributed in 116 of the 169 municipalities of the island. Read More

Another good year for Habano Cigars this 2006

That same principle was kept in 2006 according with the most recent reports of tobacco authorities that reiterated the pleasure of smokers for Cuban cigars and the most recent novelties. The Cuban rolled cigars hand made have stayed as number one for five years in a row in the world market of Premium cigars. Read More

Cuba: citrus company recovers greenhouses from hurricane damage

The hurricane Dennis ravaged the greenhouses of the Cuban citrus company Victoria de Girón from Matanzas. Of the 150 greenhouses, only 15 were still standing after the storm. Lead by engineer Gilberto Medina a team of construction workers started the repair works to get 100 greenhouses operational again. Read More

2007 sugar harvest starts in Las Tunas, Cuba

Sugarcane cutting operations have just begun in the areas of the Antonio Guiteras sugar company, in the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas, thus kicking off the 2007 sugar harvest in this territory. Read More

Dominican ambassador in Cuba praises intensified trade activity

The Dominican Republic today branded as "very positive" the growth in trade with the neighboring Cuban island. Dominican ambassador in Cuba Daniel Guerrero said that numerous of the hotels there consume foods produced in Dominican soil, as well as construction material and furniture manufactured here. Read More

Cuba reaches 50% self sufficiency in oil consumption

Cuba reached its target of 3.9 million tons of oil and gas in 2006, while foreign companies in association with the local Cubapetroleo, CUPET, corporation continue exploration in 30 other wells, reported Havana authorities. Read More

New water pipe factory opens in Havana

Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage officially opened Cubas second high-density hydraulic pipe factory located in the capital on Wednesday. Lage explained that the facility, known as Hidroplast, will contribute to the countrys waterworks infrastructure, especially in water conservation by replacing old pipes. Read More

Cuban indicators show the difference

Investment in social development programs bears fruit as Cuban indicators have come to show. According to national statistics, in 1958, there were one million illiterates and over one million of functional illiterates in the island. At the end of 1961, Cuba was free of illiteracy. Four and a half decades later, inhabitants of the Caribbean nation hold one of the highest schooling indexes in Latin America, if not the first. Read More

U.S. enemies align with Cuba to claim gulf oil

While politicians and environmentalists stifle U.S. access to oil off Floridas coast, Cuba encourages exploitation by competitors of the U.S. Read More

Vietnam, Cuba to boost economic cooperation

Vietnam and Cuba are making efforts to bring bilateral economic and trade cooperation on a par with their political relations, Cuban Ambassador to Viet Nam Jesus Aise Sotolongo said. Read More

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