Cuba Denounces Injustice against One of Cuban 5

0 Havana, Sep 28. -To oblige Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons, to stay in that country for three years more after his release from prison, is a deliberate additional reprisal, Granma newspaper reported on Wednesday. In an editorial entitled "New U.S. injustice against the Cuban Five," as they are universally known,

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Need to Reform UN Focus of Jurists´ Debate in Cuba

0 Havana, Jun 22. -The need to reform the United Nations, its view of human rights and its stance on violations of international law is the focus of debates on Wednesday by jurists from 11 countries. The 5th International Summer School on Public International Law and the 7th Seminar-Workshop on International Humanitarian Law, which run until June 24, also will

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Alicia Alonso, a Candidate for Prince of Asturias Prize

0 Havana, May 2. -The director of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC), Alicia Alonso, is among the candidates for the Prince of Asturias Arts Award 2011, to be unveiled on May 4 in Oviedo, northern Spain. Some 34 candidates are competing for this prize, which will be the first of eight awards given by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, the

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3rd Montecristo Golf Cup in Cuba

0 Havana, Mar 28. -The 3rd Montecristo Golf Cup is today a bright opportunity to lovers of this sports. The tournament, to be held on April 14-16 in the Varadero beach resort, 140 kilometers (87 miles) east of Havana, is expected to be attended by golfers from 12 countries, including British Tony Jacklin, organizers reported. The event, sponsored by international

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Raúl Castro Welcomes Mexican Leader

0 Havana, Jan 13. -Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed Beatriz Paredes, president of the Mexican Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and vice president of the Socialist International, who is on a working visit to this country. In their meeting at the Conference Center on Wednesday, the two leaders talked about the current state of relations between the two parties, as well

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ALBA-1 Fiber Optic Cable On Its Way to Venezuela

9 Havana, Jan 12. -The ALBA-1 submarine fiber optic cable that will be laid between Venezuela and Cuba and then to Jamaica, is on its way to Venezuela from France on the Ile de Batz ship. Before leaving from the port of Calais, the ship was visited by Cuban Ambassador Orlando Requeijo Gual, and the Cuban scientific attache, Dennis Casares,

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Assange Fears for his Life if Extradited to USA

1 London, Dec 25. -WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, now free on bail in the UK, believes his extradition to USA is politically impossible because he is at risk of being killed there. Assange told The Guardian newspaper it would be unlikely for British authorities to hand him over to the United States if he has public support in the UK.

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Cuban Biolarvicide against Dengue in Sri Lanka

1 Colombo, Sep 14. -The first shipment of Cuban biolarvicide acquired by the government of Sri Lanka to fight the mosquito that transmits dengue is already in Colombo, announced an official source. According to the local Ministry of Health, the product, which uses the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, will be submitted first to a pilot test in the district of

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