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Surgeon 'flew in to treat Castro'

A leading Spanish surgeon flew to Havana last Thursday to treat the ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a Spanish newspaper is reporting. 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

Legislature session centers Cuba week

The sessions of the Cuban parliament, where governmental decisions to rule the development of the country for the next year are made, centered the news week in the Caribbean island. Read More

Cuba aids Venezuela's corruption fight

With both countries calling corruption a major threat, Venezuela received a Cuban delegation that will help set up an anticorruption commission. Read More

Cuba maintains reserves for disasters

The role of the countrys reserve foodstuffs, building materials, fuel, medicines and other supplies in the recovery from natural disasters like hurricanes or drought, was praised Wednesday by the Parliamentary Defense Committee meeting in Havana. Read More

Raúl will not imitate 'irreplaceable' Fidel

Fidel Castro's brother has signalled he will take a different approach to leadership if he takes over permanently from the ailing Cuban dictator. However, Raúl Castro, who has been standing in for his older sibling for the past five months, insisted that Cuba's one party communist system would continue with or without the figurehead that has led it for almost half a century. Read More

Cuba builds 110,000 homes this year

Cuba expects to conclude construction and renovation of 110,000 homes before year s end, a National Assembly committee reported to the plenary on Monday. The session, presided over by Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage and National Peoples Power Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon, heard a detailed report on the issue from Permanent Productive Activity Committee Chairman Leonardo Martinez. Read More

Alabama ag commissioner cooks in Cuba

Ron Sparks went from state agriculture commissioner to cooking instructor during his latest multimillion-dollar trade mission to Cuba. Sparks returned Sunday from a four-day trip to follow up on trade commitments made to Alabama companies during the Havana Trade Expo in November. Read More

US lawmakers promote agriculture in Cuba

U.S. Reps. Jerry Moran and Jo Ann Emerson, back from a weekend visit to Cuba, said the U.S. government should ease travel restrictions and expand agricultural trade with the communist nation. Read More

Cuban deputies to be informed on housing situation today

A plenary session of deputies to the National Assembly of People's Power is to receive a report this Monday on the progress of the house building program. This meeting is the first in a week of activities by this legislative body, which ends Friday with its ordinary period of sessions. Read More

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