Sergio Paneque

Sergio Paneque

Chile Wants To Strengthen Links With Cuba

Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister Heraldo Munoz evaluated the recent visit by Chilean entrepreneurs to Cuba as very positive, and expressed the intention of the Chilean government to strengthen the relations with the government and the people of Cuba, and also increase cooperation.

In exclusive statements to Prensa Latina Tuesday Munoz pointed out that everything which means to strengthen economic and bilateral links, is beneficial for the peoples of Chile and Cuba.

"I think this is clear. Chilean entrepreneurs are now seeing very interesting opportunities to invest in Cuba. The government will try to open doors and facilitate opportunities for business and cooperation, " he stated.

Munoz highlighted the Cuban solidarity with Haiti, when the cholera epidemic broke out, and the recent friendly ties and collaboration, when the Ebola virus affecting several African nations was reported to the rest of the world.

We would then like to make cooperation with Cuba, we are ready for it, said Munoz.

Chilean Government officials and representatives of more than 15 companies visited the Caribbean island this month to boost investment, trade and cooperation issues.

According to a note from the Chilean Foreign Ministry, the mission was headed by the head of the General Direction for International Economic Relations, Pablo Urria.

Also joined the executive director of the Agency for International Cooperation, Ricardo Herrera, representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and senior union representatives from the private sector,

The request was made considering the exciting opportunities available for economic and trade, particularly for foreign investment between the two countries since the new guidelines of the economic and social policy of Cuba.

According to a note from the Chilean Foreign Ministry, the mission was led by director general of economic relations international, Pablo Urria.

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Cuban Moreno Implanted New Record in Hammer Throw

Cuban Yipsi Moreno won the hammer throw title setting today a new record, 71.35 meters, for the Central American and Caribbean Sports Games Veracruz-2014. Moreno, three-time world champion, won that level on her fifth attempt, which surpassed the previous mark of 70.22 meters in her possession from Cartagena de Indias-2006.

The two-time Olympic captioning in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, was escorted to the podium by fellow Yurisleydi Lisbet Ford, who got a throw of 69 meters and 62 centimeters and Colombian Yohana Eli Moreno (67.77), champion four years ago in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

After this result Cuba filed 63 gold medals, 41 silver and 36 bronze, behind Mexico, owner of 67-53-68 and ahead of Colombia (49-49-48).

In Venezuela ranks fourth with 39 first places, 43 seconds and 67 third.

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Cuba Reaches 22 Gold Medals in CentAm Games

Cuba reached 22 gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, with the victory of the Cuban air pistol team for ladies, at the distance of 10 meters (32.8 feet). The team formed by Laina Perez, Sheyla Eugenia Gonzalez and Claudia Hernandez gave Cuba its 8th gold medal in shooting, with a total of 1,108 points.

The Cuban team defeated Mexico (Alexandra Zabala, Alejandra Cervantes and Mariana Castillo).

The bronze medal went to the hands of Venezuela (Ivon Bucott, Maribel Pineda and Editzy Pimentel) finishing competition with 1,106 points.

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TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO: Haiti beat Cuba 2−1

Haiti defeated 2012 champions Cuba 2-1 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Jamaica to clinch third place in the CFU 2014 Caribbean Cup.

After a goalless first half, Haiti got the opening goal when Jerome Mechanck scored in the 57th minute. Second half substitute Wilde Guerrier made it 2-0 in nthe 85th minute before Ariel Gonzales netted a superb free-kick in scoring a consolation item for the Cubans. 

Trinidad and Tobago's Soca Warriors is carded to face the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica in the championship match later this evening.

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