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Cuba and Russia discuss cooperation in sports

November 26, 2014
Cuba and Russia discuss cooperation in sports MOSCOW, Russia (ACN) -- Sports exchanges, the setting up of training bases for athletes and extending cooperation in the sector, were among the topics recently discussed by Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutkó and Cuban Ambassador Emilio Lozada. The meeting took place at the headquarters of...

Cuba calls for urgent reform of UN Security Council

November 24, 2014
Cuba calls for urgent reform of UN Security Council NEW YORK, USA (ACN) -- Cuba reiterated at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday the urgent need to reform the Security Council to turn it into a transparent, representative and democratic body. "One of the major problems and challenges still facing the UN 69 years after it was founded...

Cuban doctor infected with Ebola virus in stable condition

November 24, 2014
Cuban doctor infected with Ebola virus in stable condition GENEVA, Switzerland (ACN) -- Cuban doctor Felix Baez Sarrias, who contracted the Ebola virus during his work as part of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade in Sierra Leone, is in stable condition, though he feels very tired, said the head of the intensive care unit at Geneva’s Cantonal Hospital.

New flight service to be offered from New York to Cuba

November 21, 2014
New flight service to be offered from New York to Cuba CYPRESS, USA -- Cuba Travel Services, an authorized carrier service provider with offices in California and Florida, will now be offering direct flights from New York's JFK Airport to Havana, Cuba. Cuba Travel Services arranges flights operated by American Airlines and Sun Country Airlines.

Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone diagnosed with Ebola

November 20, 2014
Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone diagnosed with Ebola HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban doctor Felix Baez Sarria, a member of the Henry Reeves medical brigade in Sierra Leone, has been diagnosed with Ebola and is now under treatment at a specialized treatment centre in Switzerland, with no complications, the Cuban health ministry reported on Wednesday.

Caribbean Export sponsors participation in international trade fair in Cuba

November 20, 2014
Caribbean Export sponsors participation in international trade fair in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), within the framework of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF)-funded Haiti-Dominican Republic Binational Programme, sponsored the participation of Haitian and Dominican exporters at the Habana International...

New York Times highlights US brain drain program against Cuba

November 18, 2014
New York Times highlights US brain drain program against Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- In a sixth editorial published in English and Spanish since October 12, this time entitled “A Cuban Brain Drain, Courtesy of the US”, the New York Times weighed in on the US program implemented by the Bush administration, and still underway, to encourage defection of...

Cuba and St Lucia deepen economic ties

November 14, 2014
Cuba and St Lucia deepen economic ties HAVANA, Cuba (GIS) -- A recently passed new foreign investment law in Cuba has created a favourable environment for developing economic ties between Cuba and Saint Lucia, and by extension the Caribbean region. The law has facilitated Saint Lucia’s Trade Export Promotion Agency’s...

UNASUR supports Cuba participation at Summit of the Americas

November 13, 2014
UNASUR supports Cuba participation at Summit of the Americas HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper criticized the exclusion of Cuba from the Summit of the Americas, describing the action as sitting at the dinner table without inviting a family member. The statement, made by Samper...

New York Times acknowledges US interference in Cuba

November 12, 2014
New York Times acknowledges US interference in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- For the third time in less than a month, the New York Times published a lengthy editorial on Cuba, this time recognizing the countless destabilizing US efforts designed to lead to the collapse of government in Havana, the news agency Prensa Latina reported.

NYC operator to begin guided tours to Cuba in April 2015

November 11, 2014
NYC operator to begin guided tours to Cuba in April 2015 NEW YORK, USA -- A tour operator based in New York City will begin taking American tourists to Cuba next year. The 11-ay smarTours Cuba vacation will begin in April and May 2015 from $2,999 per person based on double occupancy, including airfare. Due to limited availability and significant demand...

Cuba and Panama to boost bilateral trade

November 10, 2014
Cuba and Panama to boost bilateral trade HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba and Panama on Friday signed in Havana the first modifying protocol of the partial scope agreement, which will contribute to boost commercial relations between the two countries. Given the advantages they offer, the new bilateral projects will contribute to increase...

Cuba launches portfolio of medical products and services

November 7, 2014
Cuba launches portfolio of medical products and services HAVANA, Cuba -- The marketing agency of Cuban Medical Services launched its portfolio of products at the 32nd International Trade Fair, currently underway in Havana. The portfolio aligns with clients' demands and mirrors the strengths and specialties of the Cuban health system, with competitive programs...

Companies from 36 countries interested in investing in Cuban special economic zone

November 6, 2014
Companies from 36 countries interested in investing in Cuban special economic zone HAVANA, Cuba -- A total 36 countries have sent inquiries to invest in the special development zone in the western Cuban port of Mariel, which was opened nearly a year ago. The director of the zone, Ana Teresita Igarza, said that companies from Spain, Italy, Vietnam, China, Russia, France...

Cuba and UK sign memoranda of understanding

November 6, 2014
Cuba and UK sign memoranda of understanding HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Minister of state at the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire, has stressed the significance of three memoranda of understanding signed with Cuba in the areas of sports, diplomatic relations and trade. Swire said that his visit to Cuba...

Cuba and Mexico to expand economic and trade relations

November 5, 2014
Cuba and Mexico to expand economic and trade relations HAVANA, Cuba -- Cuba and Mexico expect to expand economic and trade relations as the island announced that Mexico has proposed 31 cooperation projects, which are under consideration by Cuban authorities. During the inauguration on Monday of the Mexican pavilion at Havana's International Trade Fair...

Cuba to host international course against Ebola

November 3, 2014
Cuba to host international course against Ebola HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Havana-based Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute will be the venue for the first international course for the prevention and fighting against Ebola in the Americas, Cuban deputy health minister Marcia Cobas has announced. The initiative came out of a meeting of experts...

Cuban Ebola experts to train health care workers in Jamaica

October 30, 2014
Cuban Ebola experts to train health care workers in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Two experts are to arrive in Jamaica from Cuba next week, to assist with the training of health care workers and other designated Ebola frontline responders. This will form part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalize Cuba’s commitment to provide...

Cuban government continues efforts to boost economy

October 29, 2014
Cuban government continues efforts to boost economy HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban President Raul Castro presided over a session of the Council of Ministers on Friday, which considered and adopted policies and measures related to the update of the country’s economic model. The issues on the agenda included the portfolio of opportunities for...

Commentary: Is Cuba caring too much?

October 29, 2014
Commentary: Is Cuba caring too much? While Ebola is threatening some economic giants away from the African continent, brigades of Cuban doctors have boldly marched to the frontline. Already 165 health professionals (63 nurses and 102 doctors) have been deployed in Sierra Leone to help fight the virulent epidemic.

New York Times again calls for end to Cuba embargo

October 27, 2014
New York Times again calls for end to Cuba embargo HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- For the second time this month, the New York Times on Sunday published an article that calls for an end to the US economic embargo against Cuba.  In an editorial, the influential New York newspaper analysed the twists and US election intricacies concerning the stance...

US Coast Guard repatriates 43 Cuban migrants

October 24, 2014
US Coast Guard repatriates 43 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 43 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Wednesday. These repatriations are a result of three separate interdictions of people attempting to migrate illegally to the United States.

ALBA summit on Ebola was a success, say leaders

October 22, 2014
ALBA summit on Ebola was a success, say leaders HAVANA, Cuba -- Presidents Evo Morales of Bolivia and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela agreed on the success of a recent summit of the countries within the regional bloc known as Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas-Commercial Treaty of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP)...

US would represent main market for Cuban cigars

October 22, 2014
US would represent main market for Cuban cigars HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The vice-president of Habanos SA international corporation, Jorge Luis Fernandez, said in Havana that if the US trade restrictions were lifted, Americans could make up the main market for Cuban Habano cigars. Speaking to Trabajadores newspaper, Fernandez said that from...

Cuba to host ALBA summit on Ebola

October 17, 2014
Cuba to host ALBA summit on Ebola HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Heads of state and government and other representatives of the countries that make up the regional integration bloc Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-Treaty of Commerce for the Peoples (ALBA-TCP), will meet in Havana on October 20 to address the prevention...

Cuba claims to have developed dengue fever vaccine

October 17, 2014
Cuba claims to have developed dengue fever vaccine HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Experts with the Havana-based Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center have claimed progress in a project to develop a vaccine to fight the four existing types of dengue fever. Researcher Luis Javier Gonzalez told participants at a Forum on Microbiology Techniques in Havana...

Commentary: New York Times to Obama: End senseless embargo on Cuba

October 17, 2014
Commentary: New York Times to Obama: End senseless embargo on Cuba The Editorial Board of the New York Times made news on Saturday, when it published a special editorial calling on President Obama to “End the US Embargo on Cuba:” Scanning a map of the world must give President Obama a sinking feeling as he contemplates the dismal state of troubled bilateral...

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