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December 25th

Cuban National Ballet to Hold Gala on New Year

<p style="text-align: justify;">12/24/2010. The Cuban National Ballet, directed by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, will hold its traditional gala on January 1st, to mark a new anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.The presentation will take place at the García Lorca Hall of Havana’s Grand Theater.The event’s program also includes the presentation of the winner of the Grand Theater Annual Award in 2010. Read More

December 24th

U.S. terminal at Havana airport reopens

<p style="text-align: justify;">Just in time for Christmas travel, the Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil reopened Terminal 2 of José Martí International Airport in Havana on Dec. 24.The terminal, for U.S. charter flights from Miami, New York and Los Angeles, had been undergoing extensive renovations and expansion. In the meantime, U.S. travelers were funneled through Terminal 5, a small and dated facility.The first four flights from the United States were expected to bring passengers to the new Terminal 2 on Christmas day Read More

China restructures Cuban debt, backs reform

<p style="text-align: justify;">Reuters. By Marc Frank. HAVANA, Dec 23 - China restructured billions in Cuba debt over the last six months and agreed to provide new credit in a clear show of support for President Raul Castro's efforts to reform the economy, Asian diplomats said this week.The two Communist-run countries signed an agreement over the summer restructuring the government debt, and last weekend restructured the commercial debt Read More

Cuba begins to publish leaked U.S. documents

By Patrick Oppmann, CNN. December 24, 2010. Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- A Cuban government-run website has begun translating into Spanish and posting online leaked U.S.government cables that discuss the island nation. "Las Razones de Cuba" or "Cuba's Reasons" has as of Friday published seven cables originally released by WikiLeaks. Read More

Ukrainian FM thanks Cuba for supporting children victims of Chernobyl

<p style="text-align: justify;">14:23, December 24, 2010. Ukraine thanked Cuba for 20 years of medical assistance to about 26,000 children victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, visiting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishenko said here on Thursday. Read More

Cuba tries to ease worries about economic change

<p style="text-align: justify;">By JENNY BARCHFIELD.HAVANA. Cuban authorities on Wednesday tried to reassure the public that a raft of economic reforms allowing for more private enterprise will not spell the end of the communist island's hallowed social protections.The overhaul -- which includes the slashing of half a million government jobs and the legalization of 178 private activities -- is the biggest change to Cuba's economic system since the early 1990s. Read More

Garcia wants athletes to train in China, Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">PHILIPPINE Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia said yesterday that the PSC is again planning to send national athletes to train in China and Cuba. PSC Chairman Richie Garcia said he has already discussed the matter with the ambassadors of the two countries to make the necessary arrangements. The practice of seeking the services of foreign coaches or sending the athletes to the two countries were actually stopped last July during a period of transition in the sports agency when Garcia replaced then PSC chair Harry Angping. Read More

Cuba, Ukraine to boost relations

<p style="text-align: justify;">15:47, December 23, 2010. Cuban First Vice-President of the Council of State Jose Ramon Machado met visiting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Ivanovich Grishenko on Wednesday to discuss the bilateral relations. Read More

Cuba Honors its Teachers

<p style="text-align: justify;">2010.12.23 - 10:45:30 / [email protected] Jose Ramon Fernandez, vice president of the Council of Ministers, and the PhDs Armando Hart Davalos and Maria Dolores Ortiz. Havana, Cuba.- Jose Ramon Fernandez, vice president of the Council of Ministers, and the PhDs Armando Hart Davalos and Maria Dolores Ortiz received the homage of the Enrique José Varona Pedagogical Sciences University. Read More

Cubans Return from 17th World Youth Fest

<p style="text-align: justify;">Escrito por Estela McCollin.Jueves, 23 de diciembre de 2010. Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's multinational delegation to the 17th World Festival of Students and Youth in South Africa was welcomed home early Thursday.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <br /> Read More