Cuba Celebrates World AIDS Day

0 Havana, Dec 1. -Cuba is celebrating World AIDS day on Thursday along with the rest of the world and this year the focus is on the initiative "Getting to Zero".Zero new infections by HIV, zero discrimination, and zero deaths by AIDS are the goals of the UNAIDS campaign until 2015, in which the Cuban nation is involved, said Manuel

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Hurricane Season Ends with Little Damage to Cuba

0 Havana, Nov 30. -The hurricane season in the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico this year officially ends this November 30th with little damage for Cuba, said Maritza Ballester Perez, specialist in Cuba''s Meteorology Institute Forecast Center (INSMET). She noted that no hurricane or tropical storm had directly affected the Island in the period running from

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Cuba Reports Increase in Tourist Arrivals

0 Havana, Oct 26. -At least 2.64 million foreign visitors arrived in Cuba from January to September this year, an increase of 8.4 percent against similar period of 2010, according to the National Statistics Office (ONE).In that period, the major tourist sending countries were Canada (38.2 percent), Great Britain (6.8 percent), Italy (4.1 percent), Spain (3.9 percent) and France (3.4

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India Could Replace Japan as the Third Largest Economy

0 New Delhi, Sep 21. -India could replace Japan this year as the third largest economy in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), said an expert from a reputable testing company in the global economy.India is currently the fourth largest economy behind the United States and China, but very close to Japan because the difference between its GDP is minimal.

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Venezuela Dismantled 17 Laboratories in Anti-Drug Operation

3 Caracas, Sep 8. -This year, Venezuelan authorities have dismantled 17 laboratories for the illicit processing of drugs, located in border areas, said Minister of Interior and Justice, Tarek El Aissami, from Maracaibo, Zulia state.In presenting a closing balance of Operation Sierra 23, 2011 Aissami told the press that the work undertaken since last January resulted in the seizure of

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Eurozone:Gradual Recovery in 2011

2 Brussels, Jun 4. -The eurozone economy will gradually recover this year, and is showing signs of an upturn despite continuing uncertainty, according to the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet. In remarks to a European Parliament committee for economic and monetary affairs, Trichet said inflation expectations have remained static, but gradual and timely credit support is

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Bolivia: Gov’t Predicts Lower Unemployment in 2011

0 La Paz, May 28. -The Bolivian unemployment rate should drop from 5.7 percent to 4 percent this year due to a better outlook for economic growth, an official source predicted. The estimate stems from an increase in the volume of goods and services, according to Jaime Duran of the Economic Planning and Finances Ministry, quoted in Cambio newspaper on

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Havana Club Aims at Selling Four Million Cases

1 Havana, Apr 12. -Authorities of Havana Club rum company declared their aspiration to sell four million twelve-bottle cases this year. President of CubaRon Corporation Juan Gonzalez added that thy have set the target despite the arbitrary ruling of a US court of not renewing the marketing license for the brand in that country. Gonzalez said that industrial capacities to

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FAO Forecast Cereal Production Growth in CentAm

1 Havana, Mar 28. -Cereal production in Central America will increase by 11 percent this year, reaching over 43 million tons, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). According to FAO estimates released in Havana, that volume would include three harvest seasons. In its report Prospects of Crops and Food Situation, the Rome-based FAO also indicated that cereal

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Experts Analyze the Impact of Hurricanes in the Caribbean

1 George Town, Mar 16. -About 17 cyclones will be formed in the Atlantic this year and five of them will be of great intensity, predicted experts gathered here at the Fourth Regional Hurricane Committee. According to meteorologists from 26 countries in America, it is estimated that of the natural phenomena expected, eight will achieve the status of tropical storms

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