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Video Supporting Cuban 5 Released in USA

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The International Committee to Free the Five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States screened a new video on social networking sites in solidarity with them. This is the eighth video of this kind produced by the International Committee placed at the YouTube website, with the objective of reaching varied audiences, said the

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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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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.

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Raul Castro to Begin Russia’s Work Visit

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Cuban President Raul Castro will carry out a working visit to Russia as of tomorrow, after a tour that took him to China and Vietnam, official sources reported. According to the note, the statesman will be accompanied by Minister Council Vice President Ricardo Cabrisas and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez. Raul Castro will meet with that country’s President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev, and pay tribute to the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Cuban media reported.

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Cuba Exhorts at UN to Eradicate Illegal Arms Trafficking

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United Nations, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba exhorted at the United Nations to reach an international accord to prevent, fight and eradicate illegal arms trafficking, in which many people and States currently suffer from its negative consequences. Addressing the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, Cuban ambassador to that body Rodolfo Benitez Verson stated that his country will not support any treaty that affects the legitimate interests of the island’s defense and national security.

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Rene González Doesn’t Want to be a U.S. Citizen

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Two notes associated with the case of the Cuban Five which happened to be published recently by various Cuban media outlets on the same day, deal with issues so obvious, and at the same time so ignored by U.S. authorities, that it’s worth comparing the headlines. The first had to do with the new motion presented by Rene González’s attorney, asking once again for the same thing that was called for before he left prison: that he be allowed to return to Cuba, where his home and family are.