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December 28th

Cuban ballerina Alonso gets top teaching prize

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba's Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso arrives at the headquarters of Cuba's National Ballet to receive the 2010 National Award of Education in Arts in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)Cuba's Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso arrives at the headquarters of Cuba's National Ballet to receive the 2010 National Award of Education in Arts in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes) Read More

Rouen Opera Orchestra of France to Play in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Dec. 27 (Prensa Latina) A large group from the Rouen Opera Orchestra of France is readying for a trip to Cuba, where they will perform twice in early January.Thirteen musicians, including Cuban clarinetist Lester Chio, will be leading "this beautiful adventure," as it was described by Frederic Roels, general and artistic director of the Rouen Opera."As far as I know, this will be the first presentation in Cuba of the Gran Partita by Mozart, a genius whose music is very much appreciated in Cuba. However, this piece is rarely performed," Chio told Prensa Latina. Read More

Authentic Cuba Travel Votes for Different kind of Tourism in 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">Authentic Cuba Travel Votes for Different kind of Tourism in 2011: Educational, Cultural, Nature, Architecture and Festival Tours for Discerning Trave. Even though each year nearly 2 million tourists travel to Cuba, they hardly have the chance to get to know the authentic Cuba that lies beyond the confines of all-inclusive full-packed tourist resorts. Once back home, those travelers realize they have hardly “traveled” to Cuba. It might have been a nice and low cost package vacation from the cold weather, but they do not know much about Cuba’s culture and its people. Read More

Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame to be Open in Matanzas

<p style="text-align: justify;">Autor: Hugo García | Fuente: | 27 de Diciembre 2010. The Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame was inaugurated on December 26 at Palmar de Junco stadium in the province of Matanzas. Read More

Cuban Baseball Turns 136 Years

<p style="text-align: justify;">Escrito por Yllen Riquelme. lunes, 27 de diciembre de 2010. Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) A day like today back in 1874 the first official baseball game was played in Cuba. A team from Havana defeated the Matanzas host 51 runs to 9 at Palmar de Junco field in Matanzas province. Although baseball was practiced in Cuba before that date, as it is shown in a decree in 1868 signed by governor and captain general Francisco de Lersundi forbidding its practice, that was the first game recorded and covered by the press. Read More

Carlos Acosta at the Dressing Room

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, leading star at the Royal Ballet of London, took part in a tour around Cuba, by the end of which he offered some testimonies to one of his old neighbors.Jorge Petinaud Martínez. “I was also born in Los Pinos, near the stadium”, I told Carlos Acosta in the dressing room of the Gran Teatro de La Habana by the end of the show with which he closed his first tour around five Cuban provinces. Read More

Vietnam expresses solidarity with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">27/12/2010. the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba took part in a “solidarity campfire” hosted by the Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP), held in the Cuban capital, La Habana on Dec. 25.Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Vu Chi Cong presented two porcelain elephants to ICAP as a gift on the occasion of its 50 th founding anniversary and affirmed the steadfast support of the Vietnamese Government, State and people to the fraternal Cuba country. Read More

Cuba's economic reforms begin

<p style="text-align: justify;">Posted: 27 December, 2010. Cuba (MNN) Cuba has already started laying off 10 percent of its workforce.It was a radical plan to help reduce government spending and boost the private sector. WorldServe Assistant Country Director John Dyck says, "It's not something that is made tremendously public, but I know that people here and there are being told that that's it for them." Read More

Cuba deserves our vote of confidence, says Spanish foreign minister in interview

<p style="text-align: justify;">Excerpts from interview with Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jiménez published Sunday in the Spanish newspaper Público.Q. Has Cuba satisfactorily kept its commitments to free the prisoners? A. Cuba has given an extraordinarily important signal. The release of 54 political prisoners has an extraordinary relevance Read More

December 27th

FAO Representative to Cuba Highlights Role of Education in Agriculture

<p style="text-align: justify;">2010.12.27 - 11:50:07 / [email protected] HAVANA, CUBA.- UN Food and Agriculture Organization representative to Cuba Marcio Porto highlighted the important role education plays to achieve sustainable development in Cuban agriculture.Porto said that Cuban farmers have all the knowledge they need to use new technologies that will allow them to raise yields in their harvests. Read More