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Daily Archives: January 27, 2007

Caracas, Havana cement ties

Caracas, Havana cement ties
EL UNIVERSAL

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Wednesday welcomed Cuban Vice-President
Carlos Lage at the presidential palace of Miraflores, downtown Caracas.

A military parade group paid homage to the Cuban official upon his
arrival. Chávez and Lage, together with their delegations, entered the
Venezuelan ruler's office to hold a working meeting including eight
technical committees.

Neither the… Continue reading

Cuba, crecimiento sin sustentacion

Cuba, crecimiento sin sustentación
2007-1-26

Nuevamente las autoridades cubanas asombran al mundo al anunciar un
estratosférico crecimiento del Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) en el 2006.
Si en el 2005 el aumento fue del 11,8%, en el año recientemente
terminado fue del 12,5%. Esto representa un engrosamiento del PIB del
25,4% acumulado entre enero del 2005 y diciembre del 2006, algo… Continue reading

Cuba spotlights friendship with Chavez

Posted on Fri, Jan. 26, 2007

VENEZUELA
Cuba spotlights friendship with Chávez
A high-profile Cuban delegation visited Caracas this week in a prominent
demonstration of solidarity with Venezuela.
BY FRANCES ROBLES AND PHIL GUNSON
frobles@MiamiHerald.com

CARACAS – A delegation of Cuba's most influential Cabinet members flew
to Venezuela this week to sign 16 deals worth more than $1 billion,
highlighting… Continue reading

Cuban migrants land on Key West naval property

Posted on Fri, Jan. 26, 2007

KEY WEST
Cuban migrants land on Key West naval property
A Navy commander in Key West discovered 15 Cuban migrants in his yard
this week.
BY CAMMY CLARK
cclark@MiamiHerald.com

KEY WEST – The U.S. Navy's new top commander in Key West got up one
morning this week to a front-door taste of life in… Continue reading

Popular salsero cubano deserta a EEUU

Posted on Fri, Jan. 26, 2007

Popular salsero cubano deserta a EEUU
AGUSTIN GURZA / Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES

El renombrado cantante de salsa Isaac Delgado ha desertado de Cuba y
piensa proseguir su carrera desde la Florida. Es el mayor nombre de la
música cubana que haya desertado en más de una década.

A diferencia de las deserciones… Continue reading

Llegan a puertorriquena Isla de Mona mas cubanos

Posted on Fri, Jan. 26, 2007

Llegan a puertorriqueña Isla de Mona más cubanos
MANUEL ERNESTO RIVERA
Associated Press

SAN JUAN – Diez cubanos llegaron a Isla de Mona horas después de que las
autoridades estatales y federales anunciaron medidas para contrarrestar
la entrada ilegal de indocumentados y procesar a los traficantes de
personas.

El grupo, integrado por siete hombres… Continue reading

Distressed Chinese ship was heading for Cuba

Distressed Chinese ship was heading for Cuba

HONOLULU The Coast Guard says a damaged Chinese cargo ship that's making
an unscheduled stop on Oahu was heading to Cuba among other spots in the
Caribbean before it ran into trouble.
The Tong Cheng and its 26-member crew plan to abort the rest of their
voyage and return to China for permanent… Continue reading

Cuba to certify reserves at Orinoco oil belt

Cuba to certify reserves at Orinoco oil belt
Related articles

President Hugo Chávez' Government said Cuba, jointly with Venezuelan
state-run oil conglomerate Pdvsa, is participating in the quantification
of oil reserves in heavy-crude oil Orinoco belt.

In a press release, they explained that both countries are taking part
in joint projects of prospecting and certification of hydrocarbon
reservoirs at the… Continue reading

Venezuela joins Cuba in search for Gulf of Mexico oil

Venezuela joins Cuba in search for Gulf of Mexico oil
The Associated Press
Published: January 26, 2007

CARACAS, Venezuela: The state oil companies of Venezuela and Cuba will
join in hunting petroleum in Venezuela's Orinoco River belt as well as
Cuba's part of the Gulf of Mexico, the government announced on Friday.

The deal between Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., or… Continue reading

Cuban salsa star defects to U.S.

Cuban salsa star defects to U.S.
Reuters
Friday, January 26, 2007; 3:57 PM

HAVANA (Reuters) – Issac Delgado, one of Cuba's most popular salsa
bandleaders, has defected to the United States to pursue an
international career, a former associate said on Friday.

Delgado, 44, is the biggest name in Cuban music to leave the
communist-run island nation in years. His… Continue reading

Prices, not politics, slow Cuba tourism

Prices, not politics, slow Cuba tourism
By Rosa Tania Valdes, Reuters

HAVANA — The number of tourists visiting Cuba dropped 3.6% last year due
to high prices — not political uncertainty — over Fidel Castro's
illness, travel industry sources said.

An outbreak of mosquito-born dengue fever also scared some visitors
away, they said this week.

A tour operator in Havana… Continue reading

Chickens for Cuba

Cuba and Dixie
Chickens for Cuba

Jan 25th 2007 | MOBILE
From The Economist print edition
Southern states are eager to boost trade with Cuba

THE docks in Mobile, Alabama's only seaport, are crammed with lumber,
steel coils, frozen chickens, coal and much else. But few of these
products are bound for Cuba, just 550 nautical miles (1,000km) away. The… Continue reading

TURISMO EN CUBA AFECTADO POR ALTOS PRECIOS Y COMPETENCIA NO POR POLITICA

TURISMO EN CUBA AFECTADO POR ALTOS PRECIOS Y COMPETENCIA NO POR POLITICA

Por Rosa Tania Valdés
La Habana
Reuters
Infosearch:
José F. Sánchez
Analista
Jefe de Buró
Cuba
Dept. de Investigaciones
La Nueva Cuba
Enero 26, 2007

El número de turistas atraídos por las playas de Cuba cayó un 3,6 por
ciento en el 2006 debido a los altos precios… Continue reading

CORRUPCION ENQUISTADA EN TODOS LOS SEGMENTOS DE LA SOCIEDAD CUBANA TRAERA CAMBIOS EN CUBA TRAS DECESO DE FIDEL CASTRO

CORRUPCION ENQUISTADA EN TODOS LOS SEGMENTOS DE LA SOCIEDAD CUBANA
TRAERA CAMBIOS EN CUBA TRAS DECESO DE FIDEL CASTRO

El Heraldo
Infosearch:
José F. Sánchez
Analista
Jefe de Buró
Cuba
Dept. de Investigaciones
La Nueva Cuba
Enero 26, 2007

Miami (EEUU). La atmósfera de corrupción dominará un eventual proceso de
transición en Cuba, aunque se trata de un precio "razonable"… Continue reading

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