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Legend of Famed Cuban Tobacco Grower Endures

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The legend of tobacco grower Alejandro Robaina, revered as the ambassador of Cuban cigars, Habanos, endures in photographs, news clippings and the splendor of his tobacco fields.Documents and other family heirlooms fill a modest museum built in the old farm El Pinar, and tell the story of the white-haired man with a straw hat who died in 2010 at the age of 91. Read More

Avoid March break madness

<p style="text-align: justify;">Hot destinations that offer more relaxation than party.March break is a popular time to escape from the Canadian winter, especially for those with school-age children and grandchildren. However, the March/spring break is also party time for thousands of college and university students. How can you soak up the sun while still avoiding the party hotspots? One of the best ways to avoid the party during your March break vacation is to stay away from well-known popular party destinations such as: Varadero, Cuba. There are several others, but these are well known for their high-energy nightlife. Read More

Cuba presents Linux-based operating system

<p style="text-align: justify;">The state informatics university launched an updated, Cuban-designed operating system based on the open-access Linux software.The commercial arm of the Universidad de Ciencias Informáticas presented version 3.0 of Nova Linux at the Informática 2011 fair in Havana, saying it will speed up Cuba’s conversion to open-access software.Cuba is planning to convert most of its IT operations to the new system this year. Read More

Undersea cable to Jamaica underway

<p style="text-align: justify;">Following installation of a fiberoptic link from Venezuela to Cuba, a French cable vessel is beginning to lay an undersea cable linking Cuba and Jamaica.The Île de Batz will begin the second phase of the ALBA-1 project Feb. 11, Venezuelan media reported. Telecomunicaciones Gran Caribe S.A., the Venezuelan-Cuban state joint venture in charge of the $70 million project, hired Chinese subsidiary of Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent to install the cable. Read More