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Daily Archives: August 6, 2011

Sugar gets new technology

Expanding a pilot project from Matanzas province, seven sugar mills across the island will receive Brazilian-made sugarcane harvesters and trucks, Granma reported.

The seven mills — in Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Ciego de Ávila, Camagüey and Holguín… Continue reading

Heavy rains cause damage in Santiago

The remnants of Tropical Storm Emily dumped 200 millimeters of rain in less than 24 hours on Guamá in Santiago province, causing rivers to overflow and damaging roads, two factories, and several dozen homes.… Continue reading

Contractor case stalls U.S.-Cuba rapprochementFri Aug 5, 2011 1:33pm EDT

(Reuters) – Cuba's Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction and 15-year prison sentence of American aid contractor Alan Gross for crimes against the Cuban state.

It was the latest… Continue reading

Cuba opens door to comfortDamien Cave, HavanaAugust 6, 2011

JOSE is an eager almost-entrepreneur with big plans for Cuban real estate. Right now he works illegally on trades, linking families who want to swap homes and pay a little extra… Continue reading

Carlos Alberto Montaner, Cuban writer and journalist

"Chávez's cancer keeps the Castro brothers awake"

"Controlling him and keeping him alive betters the chance of taking hold of Venezuela's future"

In the opinion of Montaner, Fidel's ailment dashed the attempted Cuban-Venezuelan… Continue reading

Posted on Friday, 08.05.11

Cuba upholds jailed American's 15-year sentenceBy PETER ORSIAssociated Press

HAVANA — Cuba's highest court upheld a U.S. government subcontractor's 15-year prison sentence for crimes against the state on Friday, ending the legal side of a case… Continue reading

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