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November 1st

Lula Asks New President to Keep Exceptional Time in Brazil

<p style="text-align: justify;">Escrito por Indira Santana.Domingo, 31 de octubre de 2010. 11:25Sao Paulo, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva asks whoever is elected to succeed him this Sunday to maintain the growth trajectory of the extraordinary moment experienced in Brazil. Read More

Cuba Wins 2010 Intercontinental Cup

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban team beat Netherlands 4-1 in the gold medal game and became the champion of the 2010 Intercontinental Baseball Cup which began in Oct 23 in this city. An outstanding performance of starting right handed Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez secured the Cuban victory. Holland was second and Italy surprisingly got bronze after defeating Chinese Taipei 4-3. Gonzalez allows 2 hits in 8 innings, one of them by leadoff Curt Smith in the fourth inning with one out. Read More

Yordan Lizano, Young Cuban Promising Baseball Player

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Elsa Ramos. Sancti Spiritus’s young baseball star Yordan Lizano Rivero holds on tight his golden medal. He knows for sure this is his most precious treasure. Category 11-12 years old Cuban baseball team won the 5th World Championship recently September in Venezuela, and he was definitely part of it. More than two months he fought among other 44 baseball players in order to gain position in the national squad. Sacrifice meant to forget vacations time and getting involved in competitions. Finally, his hands helped him be elected regular in the team. Read More

LA ALBORADA: The Language of Concessions - Special Comment Part II

<p style="text-align: justify;">When governments that do not get along decide to improve relations, they use a certain diplomatic language: confidence-building , thaw, rapprochement,détente, mutual interests. They focus on points of coincidence on the way to resolving points of divergence, as the US did with China and Vietnam. Read More

Tomas battering the caribbean Islands

<p style="text-align: justify;">Saturday, October 30, 2010 12:59PM PDT. Tomas has been upgraded to a hurricane, with sustained winds near 75mph. It is battering many of the southern Windward Islands as can be seen on the above satellite image. I wish it would move a bit faster, esp. since it is quite a big storm. Read More

Cuba, Netherland reach Intercontinental Cup final

<p style="text-align: justify;">Taipei - Record champions Cuba and the Netherlands will contest baseball's Intercontinental Cup final for the second time in a row after claiming semi-final victories on Saturday. Read More

LA ALBORADA: The Language of Concessions - Special Comment Part I

<p style="text-align: justify;">In the world of diplomacy, successful negotiations and engagement require a concept of mutuality between the parties, founded upon mutual respect, even in light of broad disagreements. The only exception to this dynamic is war, when there is a victor and the terms of surrender are dictated to the loser. Diplomacy with Cuba has not been very effective because of our lack of mutuality with it. Read More

Liquid natural gas is key to Cuba’s energy plans

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jorge Piñón. Natural Gas (methane) is one of the world’s most plentiful, cleanest, safest, and most useful of all energy sources; and Cuba is about to increase its role as part of the country’s future energy mix. Cuba produces today approximately 1.155 million m³ of associated natural gas per year, an increase of 55 percent from 2005 levels of .743 million m³. Cuba’s natural gas production is all associated natural gas found within the crude oil reservoirs. The island’s geology to date has not proven to be a major source of dry, non associated natural gas reservoirs. Read More

Dreaming of Second Bolt of Lightning

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Buena Vista Social Club performing at Carnegie Hall in 1998 as its Grammy-winning album sold eight million copies.The original idea for the record, as conceived by Nick Gold of the British label World Circuit, was to bring a group of prominent African musicians to Cuba for an intercontinental jam session. But when visa delays thwarted the Africans’ travel plans, Mr. Gold and his producer, Ry Cooder, improvised by inviting some Havana old-timers into a studio there and voilà. The resulting “Buena Vista” album, recorded in 1996 and released a year later — a slow, romantic stroll through the sounds of prerevolutionary Cuba — sold eight million copies, won a Grammy and spawned more than a dozen solo albums. Read More

Last Debate Today for Brazilian Pres. Candidates

<p style="text-align: justify;">10/30/2010. Campaigning for the Sunday's presidential election runoff will conclude today with the last television debate between Dilma Rousseff and Jose Serra. Read More