The United States and Cuba announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana after apparently working out the pending details, reports dpa news.
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Cuba’s telecommunications company hastened this week to plug a leak that said that the state-run company, ETECSA (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, S.A.), would “offer broad-band Internet access packages to Cuban homes through ADSL technology and at varying connection speeds.”
The US State Department wants to send at least 15 Cubans to graduate school in the United States so they can “more effectively establish, lead, manage, and grow independent organizations in Cuba.”
Cuba and China will sign an agreement today on a joint venture involving the construction of a large building complex to accompany an 18-hole golf course east of Havana, the goverment’s ACN news reported.
Elaina Faulner, an English tourist visiting Cuba, was the 4-millionth visitor to the Che memorial. Minutes after being informed of this, she told the press she was surprised and overjoyed at the news.
Spain’s minister of the Economy and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos Jurado (shown in photo above), will travel to Cuba in the second week of July to meet with high-ranking government officials, the EFE news agency reported.
Cuban authorities said today that the island has no plans to open up to the controversial use of transgenic seeds, despite the possibilities offered by them to increase agricultural production, reported dpa news.
To mark its official launch, Engage Cuba began airing a new television ad highlighting the outdated restrictions on Americans that deny them the right to travel to and conduct business in Cuba.
A total of 18 homes for the elderly in Cuba are operated by religious institutions and fraternal organizations, both of which are maintained by private donations and tax-payer’s money, in addition to the 12 million Cuban pesos (US $600,000) they receive from the State budget every year.
Recent press and financial institutions reports indicate that Venezuela has substantially cut back petroleum deliveries to Cuba under the terms and conditions of the October 2000 Convenio Integral de Cooperación Venezuela-Cuba CIC barter agreement.