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November 12, 2014

Stung by sanctions scandal, Cuba defends North Korea at U.N.

Louis Charbonneau, Reuters – Cuba, which was involved in a violation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea last year, has come to the aid of Pyongyang to defend it against a Western-led push to bring its alleged human rights abuses to The Hague, envoys said on Wednesday. A European-Japanese draft resolution submitted to… read more »

November 11, 2014

Médicos de 19 países de América Latina asisten a curso sobre ébola en Cuba

AFP – Médicos de 19 países latinoamericanos y caribeños asisten al primer curso sobre ébola en el continente, que empezó este lunes en La Habana, en otra iniciativa encabezada por Cuba contra la epidemia, informaron medios locales. “El primer Curso Internacional para la prevención y el enfrentamiento al virus del ébola… read more »

November 11, 2014

Senator sees American prisoner in Cuba ‘closer’ to release

Daniel Trotta, Reuters — An American government contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state may be closer to returning home, in part because he has threatened to end his life if he is not released, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday. The detention of Alan Gross since December… read more »

November 10, 2014

AP NewsBreak: Agency may halt risky democracy work

Desmond Butler and Jack Gillum, Associated Press — The U.S. global development agency is preparing internal rules that would effectively end risky undercover work in hostile countries, such as the once-secret “Cuban Twitter” program it orchestrated, The Associated Press has learned. The new policy follows an AP investigation this year… read more »

November 10, 2014

Varadero completa un millón de turistas este año

AFP – Un turista canadiense se convirtió en el visitante extranjero un millón que llegó este año al balneario de Varadero, el principal polo turístico de Cuba, informaron este lunes medios locales. “Es la tercera vez que vengo a Varadero y estoy muy contento de haber recibido esta distinción de turista… read more »

November 10, 2014

Historiador quiere impulsar recuperación de La Habana de cara a sus 500 años

EFE – El historiador de La Habana, Eusebio Leal, animó este lunes a impulsar las obras de recuperación en el centro histórico de la capital cubana de cara a su 500 aniversario que se celebrará dentro de cinco años. “Hay que dar una oportunidad para que en estos cinco años se… read more »

November 10, 2014

14-plus years for Cuban ballplayer smuggler

Curt Anderson, The Associated Press — The convicted ringleader of a smuggling organization that brought more than 1,000 Cubans into the U.S., some of them baseball players including Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin, was sentenced Monday to more than 14 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard rejected… read more »

November 9, 2014

Cuban Plant to Destroy Substances Depleting the Ozone Layer

TeleSUR — The first plant in Latin America with the purpose of destroying substances harmful to the ozone layer will be operational soon in Cuba announced Salvador Damas, deputy technical director of the factory.   The project will be carried out at the Siguaney cement factory in the country’s central province… read more »

November 8, 2014

Cuba Seeks to Enhance Renewable Energy Capabilities

TeleSUR – Cuba’s National Electric Development program aims to significantly increase the island’s electricity production capacity. Cuba seeks to generate 24 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.   Achieving the target would allow the country to acquire nearly $780 million annual savings on imports from fossil fuels, which currently makes… read more »

November 7, 2014

‘Granma’ encuesta a sus lectores

EFE – El periódico cubano Granma, órgano oficial del Partido Comunista (PCC, único), lanzó por primera vez una encuesta de opinión entre sus lectores para conocer sus impresiones sobre contenidos, estilo formal y diseño del diario, con intención de mejorarlo en el futuro en función de sus demandas. “La intención es acercarnos… read more »