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U.S.A Reaffirms Blockade Policy against Cuba

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The U.S. government reaffirmed its blockade policy against Cuba by imposing a fine on a company in this country for doing business with the Caribbean island. The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Treasury Department (OFAC) forced the company Great Western Malting Co. to pay 1 347 750 USD for allowing the sale of barley

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June’s Rains Improve Water Supply at Cuban Dams

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Heavy rains in May, June and the first days of July helped fill water dams in Cuba to 67 percent of their total capacity, a television news program reported today. Over six million cubic meters of water, of close to 9,200 million possible, have been stored. According to a report from the Buenos Dias news

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Cuba Announces Baseball Team to Holland

Víctor Mesa (C), director técnico de los cubanos, saluda al equipo estadounidense, al concluir el quinto juego del tope amistoso entre el equipo universitario de Estados Unidos y el equipo Cuba de béisbol, en el estadio Latinoamericano, en La Habana, el 9 de julio de 2012. AIN FOTO/Marcelino VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ/ypp

The Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) announced the national team to represent Cuba to the Baseball Week in Haarlem, Holland from July 13 to 22. FCB said the Cuban team includes 24 players, with a standard of age of 26 years, and was comprised by two catchers, six infielders, six outfielders and 10 pitchers. Cuba will

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Cuban Hurdler O´Farrill Wins with Record in the Junior Category

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Cuban athlete Yordan O´Farrill got the first place in the junior championship in Madrid today, with a record for the 100 hurdle meter race for men with 13.18 seconds. O´Farrill beat Australian Nicholas Hough and French Wilbern Belocian to win the first place in one of the fastest and exciting races in the event. at

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Young Cubans Going to International Science Olympiads

Lázaro Ortiz Hechavarría, eleventh grade student, will represent our country in the International Mathematics Olympics

Four young Cubans will participate in the upcoming international science Olympics, in the fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry. The knowledge competition will be held from July 14 until October 10, Juventud Rebelde newspaper reported.

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Lugo Denounces in Russia Paraguayan Coup

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Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo denounced again the conduct of a parliamentary coup and the fragile democracy in his country in an interview published today by the Russian press. There was a parliamentary coup that excluded overnight an elected president by the majority of the country, Lugo denounced in an interview with Channel Russia Today (RT). Much of the Paraguayan media says “that nothing happened here, that everything is quiet, no representation or dead, no blood,” the statesman said.

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OAS Paraguay Decision Still Pending Despite Insulza´s Report

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A final decision on the position adopted by the OAS in the case of Paraguay remains pending, despite the favorable report from secretary general, José Miguel Insulza to the government of Federico Franco, being challenged both inside and outside the country. The executive that emerged from the parliamentary coup which ousted President Fernando Lugo showed some impatience yesterday to verify whether Insulza’s proposal, equivalent to leaving everything as is, had any support at all among member states of the organization.

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Russian Press Highlights Raul Castro’s Work Visit

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Cuban President Raul Castro concluded today his three-day stay in this country where he met with top authorities and got an extensive repercussion in Russian press. Most of media, included Rossia 24, Channel One, Channel 5 and Russia Today television channels, as well as Ria Novosti and Itar-Tass news agencies, highlighted the friendship nature of

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OAS members to critically examine Insulza´s Report

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The report presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, about the situation in Paraguay passed today to a critical scrutiny by the member countries from that organization. Described as biased and intentionally far from the country’s reality by some Paraguayan politicians and social organizations, the report pretends to alienate any kind of condemnation to the parliamentary coup that removed Constitutional President Fernando Lugo from office. After Insulza’s statements were analyzed by different OAS member governments, a new special regional meeting will be held, to adopt a definitive resolution about the issue.

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Russia’s Premier Medvedev meets Cuban President

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has met on Wednesday with Cuban President Raul Castro, who kicked off on Tuesday a working visit to Russia. The Cuban head of state arrived in the Russian capital, Moscow, after touring long-time friends China and Vietnam.