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¡Sí Cuba!' festival set to bring two-month marathon of island arts and culture to New York

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, February 13th 2011. The "¡Sí Cuba!" festival soon to arrive in New York is as unusual as it is exciting. Imagine, a two-month marathon of art and culture from the long-proscribed Communist island taking place here in our city. A rare treat, indeed."The festival will showcase the diversity of Cuban arts and culture from the traditional to the contemporary," say organizers of the event, which will kick off March 31 and run through June 16. Billed as "a New York celebration of Cuban arts and culture," ¡Sí Cuba! could never have happened under George W. Bush, but President Obama loosened some travel restrictions and restored much of the "person-to-person" policy of the Clinton era. Read More

The Grammy Awards Before the Grammys

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 11, 2011. '100 Sones Cubanos.' Tucked among the salsa and Latin pop hitmakers in the best tropical Latin album category is "100 Sones Cubanos" (J&amp;N Records), a boxed set that's a labor of love: five CDs and a documentary DVD about the Cuban son, the music that is one of the foundations of current Latin musiche producers polled Cubans about which classic songs to include, then recorded current performers playing them live and unplugged. Read More

Cuba cuts sugar price subsidies

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba's government says it is liberalising the sale of sugar, after decades of subsidising its price.It is the latest step in President Raul Castro's plan to reduce the state's role in the economy and encourage private enterprise.Cubans will still be able to buy a limited amount of sugar at a subsidised rate with their ration books, but these too are due to be gradually phased out. Read More

Chinese firm praises Cuban Energy Promotion

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Feb 12 (NNN-Prensa Latina): Chinese firm Beijing North Star, for ten years in the Cuban market, considers Cuba as a model in the promotion of clean energy-based production in Latin America.<br /> We offer Cuba solar heaters and Aeolian energy generators in which other regional countries are also interested, President of the company Helen Yang told Prensa Latina while attending the International Convention and Fair Informatica 2011. Read More

Russian literature liked in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Feb 12, 2011 16:04 Moscow Time. “Russian literature is still much in demand in Cuba – mainly, manuals of the Russian language, modern fiction and popular science,” said the leading expert of the Cuban “Arte y Literatura” publishing house Víctor R. Malagón at the opening of a Russian pavilion at an international book fair in Havana this Friday. Read More

Ecuador Supports Cuban Medical School for Int''l Award

<p style="text-align: justify;">Quito, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will support the nomination of Cuba''s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) for the Prince of Asturias Award, Vice President Lenin Moreno said in a press release. Read More

Minister calls for more interchange between Angola and Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana – Angolan minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, Friday in Havana, Cuba, urged the African continent to continue working towards strengthening the cooperation ties with Cuba, whose people played an essential role in the liberation of Angola. Read More

Jamaica's Resort Capital to Host Under 17 World Cup Qualifiers

<p style="text-align: justify;">KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s resort capital Montego Bay will be buzzing with excitement from February 14-27 as it hosts twelve top football nations from North America, Central America and the Caribbean for the CONCACAF Under 17 World Cup qualifiers. Read More

Cuba’s National Ballet Company to Perform in Canada

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.12 - 09:23:51 / radiorebelde. Viengsay Valdes. Havana, Cuba.- Cuba’s National Ballet Company, under the direction of Alicia Alonso, will present Giselle on February 17, 18 and 19 at the Wilfrid-Pelletier Hall of the Place des Arts Theater of Montreal, Canada.These performances coincide with celebrations for the 170th anniversary of Giselle and the bicentenary of the birth of Theophile Gautier (1811-1872), a French poet, critic and novelist that was also one of the scriptwriters of the piece. Read More

Cuba Announces Migration to Open-Source Software

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 8,000 computers at the University of Computer Sciences (UCI) will be migrating to GNU/Linux open-source platforms, according to Abel Firvida, who is heading the open-source software project there.The school will be the first in the country to migrate to open-source software for such a large number of computers, Firvida told Prensa Latina, after presenting NOVA 3.0, an operating system compatible with the Ubuntu community, the largest in the world. Read More