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Electricity, oil and sugarcane biomass energy in Cuba
Cuba continues to be plagued by an energy crisis and blackouts, despite major investments to modernize a service that now extends to nearly 96 percent of the country's 11.2 million inhabitants.

An increase in domestic production and an agreement with Venezuela to import oil under highly favorable terms have brought an end to the severe shortages of the mid-1990s, which led to an abrupt plunge in Cuba's power-generation capacity.

02 Oct 2005 by admin

Coast Guard says more Cubans are taking to sea
About 25 Cuban nationals landed at the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne on Friday

Virtually every family in this fishing town 150 miles east of Havana knows someone who has boarded an overcrowded boat headed for the Florida Straits, a flow of human cargo that has waxed and waned over the years based on U.S. immigration policies, gumption and tide charts.

19 Sep 2005 by admin

Cuba offers 1100 doctors to Hurricane Katrina victims
Cuban President Fidel Castro has announced that 100 doctors are ready to leave early Saturday morning to Houston, Texas to assist the victims of devastating Hurricane Katrina.

A second group of 500 Cuban doctors are also ready to depart to the US on Saturday afternoon and a third of 500 specialists Sunday morning with 24 kilograms each of medication and the necessary resources to assist emergency situations.

12 Sep 2005 by admin

Husbands for sale in Cuba
A wedding is a big occasion in any society, but in Cuba it can also be big business. Many Cuban women see a foreign husband as a ticket out of the country - a passport, possibly, to new prosperity.

The other day I bumped into a Cuban friend of mine in a shoe shop in Havana. She was buying a pair of white slippers.

"They're for my wedding," she told me. I was surprised. I had no idea that she had any wedding plans.

04 Sep 2005 by admin

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