New Cuban Medals in Para-pan American Games

1 Guadalajara, Mexico, Nov 15. -The Cuban swimming team on Tuesday won a new title in the 4th Parapan American Games, thanks to Yunerki Ortega in the 50 meters freestyle, in the S11 category.Ortega (totally blind) surprised in the last minute at the Aquatic Center Scotiabank, winning the gold medal with a time of 29.12 seconds, which is a national

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Cuban Weightlifter Cambar Wins Gold Medal

3 Guadalajara, Oct 25. -Cuban weightlifter Ivan Cambar won the gold medal in the 77-kg division in the 16th Pan-American Games on Tuesday.Cambar gave an impeccable performance, winning the snatch with 150 kilograms and the clean and jerk with 188 kilograms, and totaling 338 kilograms for the gold medal, the second title won by Cuban weightlifters in the 2011 Pan-American

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Santa Cruz del Sur born student won First prize in Provincial Contest

2 Alejandro Villavicencio Cabrera, student of the 28 de septiembre High School, in Santa Cruz del Sur, won the first prize in the Provincial Contest related to animal and plant protection. Daniel, Claudia Cabrera Vidal, and Iliennais de los Reyes Figueredo, expressed the need to Protect our environment in their drawings, and it was one of the aspects that gave

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Cuban Athletes Triumph at Regional Triathlon Championship

1 Havana, June 20. -Cuban triathlete Maydelin Justo won the women's gold medal on Sunday in the 2011 Guatape Triathlon Junior Central American Championship, in Colombia, the Granma newspaper reported on Monday. Justo, 27, achieved a personal best despite the high altitude of Guatape, almost 2,000 meters above sea level, and qualified for the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico,

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China: Cuban Women Place 2nd in Volleyball Tourney

0 Beijing, May 30. -The Cuban women's team defeated its Dominican counterpart 3-0 and placed second in the 2011 International Women's Volleyball Tournament in Zhoushan, which was won by the undefeated home team. For Cuba, the victory (25-18, 25-19 and 25-23) was its second in the tourney, which marked the beginning of the team´s preparations for its main challenges this

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Cuban Cyclist Wins Points Prize in Costa Rican Tour

3 San Jose, Dec 31. -Cuban cyclist Arnold Alcolea won the points title in the Vuelta a Costa Rica Tour, after completing the last stage between the city of Perez Zeledon and the capital. Alcolea won with 151 points, and was tenth in the general classification, just 18.29 minutes behind the winner, Costa Rican cyclist Juan Carlos Rojas. Rojas completed

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St Vincent Elections Fair, Says Intl. Observers

0 Kingstown, Dec 15. -The observing mission of the Organization of American States concluded that the general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines, in which Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, won a third consecutive term, were fair and well organized. The ten delegates of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission visited all of the 229 polling sites on election day on

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Havana Festival Best Director Award Goes to Fernando Pérez

1 Havana, Dec 14. -Cuban filmmaker and scriptwriter Fernando Pérez won the Best Director Award at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, his seventh Coral prize since making his debut in 1987. His film "José Martí, el ojo del canario" (José Martí, the Eye of the Canary), a humanistic look at the Cuban independence fighter and

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Cuban Shooting Athlete Classifies for 2012 Olympics

0 Havana, Nov. 23. -Cuban Eglys Cruz won the gold medal in the women's shooting competition at the 10th Championshiop of the Americas competition in Rio de Janeiro, qualifying her to compete in the 2012 Olympics. Cruz, bronze medal winner in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 50m Rifle (3×20 shots) with a national recod of 687.6, now won the

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Chávez Congratulates Socialists on Election Victory

0 Caracas, Sep 27. -Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez congratulated the socialists and their allies today on their electoral victory Sunday, after they won at least 95 of the National Assembly´s 165 seats. "Bolivarian and democratic socialism. We must continue strengthening the revolution! A new victory for the people. I congratulate you all," Chávez wrote in his Twitter account, @chavezcandanga. The

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