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British telecom ties into Cuba-Jamaica fiberoptic cable

<p style="text-align: justify;">LIME, the Caribbean subsidiary of London-based Cable &amp; Wireless Communications plc, said it is the “strategic landing partner” in Jamaica of the Cuban-Venezuelan state joint venture that operates the new Venezuela-Cuba-Jamaica fiberoptic cable.In a press release, LIME said it signed a contract late last year with Telecomunicaciones Gran Caribe S.A. to be the strategic landing partner in Jamaica, and for Cable &amp; Wireless to be the carrier of voice and date traffic from Cuba to Europe. Read More

Cuba Plans To Put U.S. Government Worker On Trial

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 15, 2011. An American jailed in Cuba is accused of acting on a U.S. plot to destabilize the Caribbean nation by spreading access to the Internet. U.S. officials insist the 61-year-old Maryland resident's activities were a harmless attempt to improve Internet access for the island's small Jewish community. Read More

Tiempo Libre to play the Lincoln Theatre

<p style="text-align: justify;">Jorge Gomez and his musical compañeros were going to make timba music, despite what people told them about the challenges of finding audiences for the hybrid form among U.S. audiences.In 2000, Gomez found himself in Miami, reuniting with many friends from their days playing the clubs around Havana, Cuba. They had each had classical training alongside their cultural accumulation of Latin and Afro-Cuban musical styles like son, salsa and even santeria. Read More

U.S. Soccer U17 MNT Conquer CUBA in Jamaica to begin World Cup Qualification

<p style="text-align: justify;">The U.S. U17s round out play in the three-team Group B on Friday, Feb. 18, against Panama with a 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Jarrett Park. The top two teams in each group will advance to the quarterfinals with Group B set to crossover against Group. A which is made up of Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Haiti. The winner of Group B will face the second-place finisher in Group A, and vice versa. The quarterfinal winners will move on to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. Read More

Cuba available to print Angolan books

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana - Cuba's national print shop, “Frederico Engles, might soon start producing Angolan writers literary and other scientific and academic works, Angop learnt. According to Angola's minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, who was speaking&nbsp; during a visit to the institution, created in April 1972, there are technical conditions to stimulate the national authorities to conduct the finishing process there. Read More

Importance of African Legacy Acknowledged

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.14 - 18:30:30 / radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba.- The importance of the African legacy for Latin American and Caribbean cultures was acknowledged during a panel held at the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, as part of the agenda of the 20th edition of Havana’s International Book Fair. Read More

Cuban dissidents in Spain receive U.S. visas

<p style="text-align: justify;">Madrid, Feb 14 (EFE).- Five Cuban ex-political prisoners living in Spain since last July have received authorization to move to the United States, dissident sources told Efe.Omar Ruiz, Juan Adolfo Fernandez and Jorge Luis Gonzalez Tanquero are now traveling to Miami, and in the coming days Fidel Suarez and Antonio Villareal plan to follow them. All are "Group of 75" dissidents jailed by the Cuban government in March 2003. Read More

Cuban union leader consider layoffs going slowly

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press.02/14/2011.HAVANA—Cuban government and union officials are acknowledging for the first time that a drive to fire half a million unneeded state workers has gotten off to a slow start, due to a lack of communication within the Labor Ministry and incompetence among the thousands of commissions organized for the event. Read More

Cuba's Fidel Castro hails 'Egyptian Revolution'

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 14, 2011. Fidel Castro has given his support to the Egyptian protester in a newspaper column "The Revolutionary Rebellion in Egypt." Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro threw his support behind Egyptian protesters Monday, hailing the "defeat of the United States' principal ally in the bosom of Arab countries." Read More

Chinese Ambassador Donates Books to Cuban Institute of Tropical Agriculture

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.14 - 11:19:06 / radiorebelde.HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; China’s Ambassador to Cuba, Liu Yuquin, donated a collection of books on the history of her country’s over-one-thousand-year-old culture to the Institute of Fundamental Researches on Tropical Agriculture (INIFAT). Read More