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December 25th

Cuba loves Chevrolets and GM needs sales, What's wrong with this picture?

<p style="text-align: justify;">By David J. Climenhaga. December 24, 2010. Charles Erwin Wilson.HAVANA, Cuba. Charles Erwin Wilson, president of America's largest automaker through World War II, was more than half right when he remarked, "What's good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice versa." So, how dumb are our American cousins, anyway? Read More

Cuban Pitcher Achieves No-hitter in National Series

<p style="text-align: justify;">2010.12.24 - 14:03:57 / [email protected] Vladimir Baños.HAVANA, CUBA.- Right handed pitcher Vladimir Baños achieved a no-hitter game against the Matanzas Crocodiles in westernmost Pinar del Rio province. This was the 51st no hit, no runs game in Cuban national series, and Baños best ever pitched game, when he struck out eight and didn’t walk any opponent.The game ended 5-0 with victory for the Pinar del Rio Lowlands that stays as one of the leaders in the western division with 12 wins and 9 losses. Read More

Savigne and Lopez Best 2010 Cuban Athletes

<p style="text-align: justify;">Viernes, 24 de diciembre de 2010.Havana, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Female triple jumper Yargelis Savigne and male free wrestler Mijain Lopez were chosen the best athletes of Cuba in 2010, according to a poll by the Cuban Institute for Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) and the specialized press media.Volleyball was selected the Best Collective Sport and the male team was the Best Team. Read More

Cuba to free 2 prisoners, Catholic church says

<p style="text-align: justify;">By JENNY BARCHFIELD. The Associated Press. Thursday, December 23, 2010; 7:04 PM. HAVANA -- Cuba is to release two prisoners, the archbishopric of Havana said Thursday, though the men are not among 11 high-profile prisoners slated to be freed under a deal between the government and Roman Catholic Church. Read More

Armed Man Headed For Cuba Arrested At MIA

<p style="text-align: justify;">December 24, 2010 12:50 PM. Reporting Peter D’Oench. MIAMI (CBS4) – Miami-Dade police arrested 48-year-old Juan Manuel Baldoquin at Miami International Airport for allegedly trying to board a Vision Airlines flight to Cuba with a concealed weapon. Read More

Bolivian President Extols Cuban Revolution

<p style="text-align: justify;">Escrito por Dayami Interián García. viernes, 24 de diciembre de 2010. La Paz, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales highlighted the significance of the Cuban Revolution, calling it the first of its kind in the region.Thanks to the Cuban Revolution, other processes of change are taking place in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Bolivia, he added. Read More

Cuba cardinal behind dissident deal says jail Mass

<p style="text-align: justify;">AP.HAVANA – A church official says the Havana cardinal who helped broker a deal with the Cuban government for the release of jailed dissidents has said Mass at a prison where some of them are still held. Read More

State hotel chain expanding

<p style="text-align: justify;">State-owned hotel chain Islazul added three hotels this year, the company announced in a press release.Islazul is the smallest of Cuba’s three state hotel companies and focuses on budget properties.<br /> The company added the Hotel Conill in Havana, Club Tropicana and Club Karey in Varadero, Hotel Royalton in Bayamo, and the Rijo-Plaza in Sancti Spiritus. Islazul now owns 11,900 hotel rooms. Read More

Finnish Corporation Starts Promoting Cuba as a Tourist Destination

<p style="text-align: justify;">2010.12.23 - 18:04:54 / [email protected] Havana, Cuba.- Finish shipping company Viking Line launched the Danza Revolucion show in Helsinki to promote tourism to Cuba. Viking Line CEO Mikael Backman welcomed over 500 representatives from Finnish travel agencies and tour operators aboard the MS Grabiella that regularly covers the Helsinki— Mariehamn—Stockholm route, according to sources in the Cuban embassy. Read More

Restoration of Havana Based on Mass Effort

<p style="text-align: justify;">Escrito por Yoama Chappottin Ford. viernes, 24 de diciembre de 2010.Havana (Prensa Latina) The restoration of the heritage of the Cuban capital comes out of the efforts of the anonymous masses, who also deserve to come to light, Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal says.In an interview with the Granma newspaper published Friday, Leal stated he wishes he could stop time to fulfill the dream of restoring Havana. The biggest source of anxiety is how much remains to be done; therefore, what is most important is daily action, he said. Read More