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Cuban National Ballet at Havana Book Fair

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Cuba, Feb 12.- A stand at the Havana Book Fair in Morro-Cabaña Park will be dedicated to the National Ballet of Cuba.Books on the Cuban ballet will be also presented at other fair venues.The new edition of the book "Dialogos con la Danza" (Dialogues with Dance) will be presented at the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, UNEAC, one of the other venues for the fair.The new editions of this book are expected by ballet fans because of its collection of interviews, articles and memoirs of prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso. Read More

The Sharp Edge of Change

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Feb 11, 2011 (IPS) - Tougher entrance exams for higher education, to be applied in the next academic year in Cuba, are worrying families who see getting into university as a major achievement for their children."These young people have been raised with the idea that it is important to go to university," Sandra Álvarez, the mother of 18-year-old Lisandra Carbó who wants to study medicine, told IPS.In Álvarez's view, pre-university students "have not been prepared (for the more rigorous entrance exams) and lack the basic skills." Read More

Olá! Nominated B.C. musician Alex Cuba heads to the Grammys

<p style="text-align: justify;">Postmedia News. Olá! Nominated B.C. musician Alex Cuba heads to the Grammys. By Adrian Chamberlain, Postmedia News February 11, 2011 12:14 PM Photograph by: Adrian Lam, Postmedia News. Not long ago, Alex Cuba and his band were walking along historic Canal Street, the famous thoroughfare bordering the French Quarter in New Orleans. Read More

Daniel Chavarria Received National Literature Award at Cuba’s Book Fair on Friday

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 11 (acn) Renowned Uruguayan writer Daniel Chavarria received on Friday the 2010 National Literature Award as part of the program of the 20th International Book Fair of Cuba, which was inaugurated on Thursday at the Morro-Cabaña Fortress Complex. Read More

Coast Guard interdicts refugees

<p style="text-align: justify;">The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 30 Cuban migrants this week, including five men spotted on a raft on Sunday by the Disney Magic cruise ship. The men were found about 21 miles southeast of Key West. Read More

Russian firefighters to get healthy in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Feb 11, 2011 13:31 Moscow Time. Photo: RIA Novosti. A group of firefighters who took part in putting out wildfires in Russia last summer has arrived for a rehabilitation course in Cuba, a Russian Emergencies Ministry spokesman said. Read More

Angolan delegation at international book fair in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Luanda – Angola attended Thursday in Havana, the opening ceremony of the International Fair Book of Cuba 2011, a traditional literary party that brings together readers, editors and writers all over the world until 20 February. Read More

Cuba’s Anti-Drug Efforts Yielded Excellent Results in 2010

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.11 - 14:02:54 / radiorebelde.Cuba’s Anti-Drug Efforts Yielded Excellent Results in 2010. HAVANA, Cuba.- Cuba’s anti-drug strategy allowed the country to reach excellent results in 2010 in a world in which this scourge continues to spread more and more every day.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> Read More

President of Paraguay seeks medical treatment in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo will stop in Cuba for medical treatment before proceeding to a tour of Asian nations, Paraguay’s foreign ministry announced. Read More

Cuba represents missed wheat marketing opportunity

<p style="text-align: justify;">With close proximity to U.S. ports, the Caribbean region is a natural destination for U.S. wheat exports.Shipments from the Gulf of Mexico can reach destinations within a fraction of the time and cost it takes other wheat exporters to deliver their products to this region. As a result, the United States maintains a wheat market share of at least 80 percent in the Caribbean due not only to close proximity, but also high quality product and proven reliability as a supplier.Unfortunately, American wheat farmers are missing out on a critical Caribbean market — Cuba.&nbsp; Read More