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January 31st

Defendants Sentenced in Havana Hospital Trial

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The People's Provincial Court in Havana issued sentences on Monday for those convicted of the 2010 events at the Havana Psychiatric Hospital, following a public trial that concluded earlier this month, Granma newspaper reported on Monday. Read More

Chinese Opera Wu attracts Cuban audience

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 2011-01-31 09:33:31. A Chinese dancer from the Wu Opera Troupe of Zhejiang Province performs at the Havana's National Theater in Havana, capital of Cuba, Jan. 29, 2011. Founded in 1956, the Wu Opera Troupe of Zhejiang has dedicated to rescuing and restoring the Wu opera, the second major theatrical genre in Zhejiang with a history of over 400 years. The opera, with more than 400 years of history, was presented in a single show and hailed by the public and experts.The Opera Wu astonished the Cuban audience with its unique sho. Read More

Puerto Rico hopes to shine in Caribbean Series

<p style="text-align: justify;"> | 01/31/11 12:05 AM EST. The Caribbean Series is an homage to baseball, America's favorite pastime, by men from North, South and Central America.It's a global event, equal parts Americana and Latino. Read More

Telecom Italia Sold Stake In Cuban Etecsa For $706 Million - CEO

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published January 31, 2011. Dow Jones Newswires. ROME -(Dow Jones)- Telecom Italia SpA (TI), Italy's largest telecommunications company, Monday said it has sold its 27% stake in Cuba telecoms operator Etecsa for $706 million to Cuban company Rafin, continuing a reorganization that aims to cut debt and refocus its operations."This deal completes the sales process, reaching the targets set three years ago," said Telecom Italia Chief Executive Franco Bernabe. Read More

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts turnover increases by a 9% with the hotel chain to open 7 new Hotels

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> 31 Jan 2011 at 12:33 PM. Iberostar Hotels &amp; Resorts turnover increases by a 9% with the hotel chain to open 7 new Hotels. IBEROSTAR Hotels &amp; Resorts closes 2010 with a turnover of €881 million, representing 9% increase over the previous year. Currently, the Spanish hotel chain has a portfolio of 101 hotels, 67,400 beds and over 21,000 employees in the countries where it operates. Read More

Is a Glimpse of US-Cuba Trade on the Horizon?

<p style="text-align: justify;">Legislators like Illinois Senator Dick Durbin would like to see increased trade with the island nation -- as would many US companies.It’s a refrain heard year after year: Cuba will be opening up “any day now” and US companies should position themselves to prepare for a boom in exports to the island nation. Read More

Former President Aristide would be in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">30/01/2011 11:06:48. Haiti - NEWS FLASH : Former President Aristide would be in Cuba ! &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide, in exile in South Africa since 2004 would be in Cuba for medical reasons, according to a statement of Inmácula Nervil, the director of the "Casa de Hermandad Haitiana Bolivariana" and member of the "Movimiento Unido Socialista Haitiano" who lobbied for the return of Jean Bertrand Aristide in Haiti. Read More

Cuba drilling sparks bills

<p style="text-align: justify;">Citizen Staff. Concerns about the Cuban government drilling for oil 50 miles off the Florida Keys have reached an all-time high and several federal bills have been filed to block foreign companies from oil exploration off the Caribbean island. Read More

The Soul of Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Beauty, energy found in big city, tiny towns. Special to The Post and Courier. Sunday, January 30, 2011. Political slogans on billboards and walls, like a reference to loyalty and flag, are as common a sight in Cuba as old American cars.Cuba is a country rich in imagery. It is the essence of exotic beauty, lush topography and dazzling sensuality. It is a country filled with a population that is culturally sophisticated, highly educated and, in the midst of poverty, generous.The country's soul is palpable. You sense it in its music, its dance, its art, even in the mournful and majestic patina of its crumbling buildings. Read More

NMU forms partnership with Cuban universities

<p style="text-align: justify;">THE MINING JOURNAL.January 30, 2011. MARQUETTE, Mich.-Northern Michigan University has created an international partnership with universities in Cuba.Following a lengthy application process, an NMU delegation traveled to the island recently to meet with officials from two Cuban universities. NMU is one of only 16 U.S. institutions granted a license for study abroad programs in the country and the first to extend its presence beyond Havana. Two NMU students who accompanied the group have remained for the semester at the University of Matanzas, east of the nation's capital. Read More