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Nickel still number one for Cuba

Nickel retained its first place among Cuban exports in 2006, its earnings boosted by unprecedented high prices on the international market, although output was lower than the government had hoped. Read More

Attorney: Cuba open to trade with Indiana farmers

An Indianapolis attorney recently back from Cuba says the nation is eager to open up trade with Indiana Read More

Cattle farming makes a comeback in Cubas driest province

Ranchers in the Cuban eastern province of Las Tunas, the countrys driest province, have taken advantage of recent rainfall to get back on track in fulfilling this year's production targets. Read More

Cuban architecture firm working in 20 countries

Architectural and Engineering Projects (EMPROY-2) is a Cuban firm that in recent years has provided services in 20 nations on four continents, reported the Cuban News Agency. Read More

Cuba tries wind generators to increase energy output

The final stage of installing a large area of wind generators on the Isla de la Juventud in southwestern Cuba is near completion. "The alternative energy source is part of the islands Energy Revolution," explained Yadira Garcia Vera, minister of Basic Industry, during a tour of the project site. Garcias ministry is charged with electricity generation for the island. Read More

Cuba allocates 22.6 per cent of GDP to Social Programs

Education and health services will receive 22.6 per cent of Cuba's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), that is four times more than the average destined by any country in Latin America, according to 2007 budget figures. Read More

Cuban oil, gas output grow

Cuba will end 2006 fulfilling oil and natural gas production plans and new gas-based power generators in operation. Carlos Lage, Secretary of the Council of Ministers Executive Committee, rounded production to over 3.9 million tons which is 50 percent of the domestic consumption that helped to half imports. Read More

Cuba claims fastest economic growth

Cuba said its economy grew 12.5 per cent this year, the fastest pace in the Westernhemisphere, and that its budget deficit remained well under control despite a 32 per cent rise in spending. Read More

Cubas transportation network gradually improving

Transportation Minister Jorge Luis Serra told the Cuban Parliament Friday that improving the countrys freight and passenger transportation entails not only investment in more equipment but also better organization and attention to the needs of the workforce. Read More

Cuban exiles send gifts home via Web

A small but growing number of Cubans in South Florida are getting around the U.S. embargo that limits what can be sent to the communist island by sending their Christmas gifts through foreign Internet sites. Read More

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