CUBA VIES FOR 2012 OLYMPICS
*** Officials recognised that there would be strong competition from Moscow, Paris, London, Madrid, New York, and Leipzig. July is the deadline for declarations of intent. "We understand perfectly that the responsibility of the aspiring city increases and that it faces contenders who are equally strong and have their own merits," said Fernandez. "Despite this, being a poor and underdeveloped country, we trust in our struggle, confident in the victory."***
Court to decide if Cuban activist has right to stay in U.S.
*** MIAMI · For years, anti-Castro activist Ramon Saul Sanchez has claimed his right to return to his Cuban homeland in defiance of the U.S. government's attempts to stop him. Now the same country that prosecuted Sanchez to keep him out of Cuban territorial waters is going to court to determine if he should be sent back to Cuba. "It's really ironic," Sanchez said.***
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