In accordance with the workforce strategy, it is estimated that 37
brigades with 1 707 macheteros will be at the sugarcane fields in the
beginnings of January to start a short but efficient harvest season.
Cubans find in Van Van a new sound, born from the mixture of salsa,
changüi, rock... That rhythm next to their catchy lyrics was the result
of experimentation, of the ear ready for the outer place.
The Cuban Bishops’ Conference has just announced the launch of their
own blog, www.creerencuba.org (”Believing in Cuba”), a space for
Catholics to “enrich their experience of God” through the Internet.
In early September, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the
Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published
long-awaited regulations implementing the Cuba policies announced by
the White House in April 2009.