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Cuba to buy aircraft from Russia

Feb 22 2013, 4:44am CST | by

Havana, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuba will buy aircraft worth $650 million from Russia, the Russian industry and trade minister said Friday.

Havana, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuba will buy aircraft worth $650 million from Russia, the Russian industry and trade minister said Friday. "Overall, aircraft deliveries will be worth $650 million...

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Cuba to buy aircraft from Russia

Feb 22 2013, 4:44am CST | by

Havana, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuba will buy aircraft worth $650 million from Russia, the Russian industry and trade minister said Friday.

Havana, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuba will buy aircraft worth $650 million from Russia, the Russian industry and trade minister said Friday.

"Overall, aircraft deliveries will be worth $650 million," Denis Manturov told journalists.

Russian company Ilyushin Finance and the Cuban Aviation Corporation signed an option agreement on the delivery of three Antonov An-158 passenger aircraft and a number of other agreements in the presence of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Cuban leader Raul Castro following talks.

Earlier Cuba confirmed that it was interested in buying three Ilyushin Il-96-400 airliners capable of carrying 350 people from Ilyushin Finance.

A deal on the delivery of Il-96-400s was also signed in Havana.

Medvedev arrived in Cuba Thursday following a visit to Brazil.

--IANS/RIA Novosti

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Hillary Clinton Urged Obama To End Cuba Embargo: Book

Jun 5 2014 11:29pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

PARIS (AP) — In her new book, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she pushed President Barack Obama to lift or ease the decades-long U.S. embargo on Cuba because it was no longer useful to American interests or promoting change on the communist island. In excerpts of the book "Hard Choices" obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release next week, Clinton writes that the embargo has given communist leaders Fidel and Raul Castro an excuse not to ...
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