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Cuba

Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Modifications to the policy on delivery of idle lands in usufruct, known today, include the increase from 13.4 to 26.84 hectares the top area given to natural persons who apply for the first time.


Sports

Nyon, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona FC star Lionel Messi, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon have been shortlisted for the 2016/17 UEFA Men''s Player of the Year Award, with the winner to be named during the group stage draw on August 24.


Science

Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The August 21st solar eclipse, which currently triggers great expectation in North America, will be partially visible in Cuba, said the Cuban Academy of Sciences on its website.


Opinion

Por Osvaldo Rodriguez Martinez

Panama,  (Prensa Latina) Much water has run through the locks of the Panama Canal since the steamship Ancon was the first vessel to go through it southwards, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, on August 15, 1914.


Culture

Bridgetown, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from 30 countries will participate in the opening parade to the 13th Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts (CARIFESTA), local media outlets reported.


Economy

Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of South Africa Development Community (SADC) analyze today relevant issues they will submit to heads of State and Government for their summit this weekend.