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Cuba flight backers eager

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Tampa Tribune.February 16, 2011. TAMPA - Supporters of permitting charter flights between Tampa International Airport and Cuba said Tuesday they are dismayed by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's attempts to deny them and say they will continue to push to make the flights happen.Rubio last week introduced an amendment to a Federal Aviation Administration funding bill to "prevent the expansion of commerce through direct flights with state sponsors of terrorism," which the State Department lists as Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria. Read More

Haiti, Cuba seek rebound in CONCACAF Qualifiers

<p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday, February 16, 2011. MONTEGO BAY, St James — Haiti and Cuba, losers on Monday's opening day of the CONCACAF Under-17 tournament, must win today if they are to extend their stay and advance past the first round.The action switches to Jarrett Park with a double-header set to start at 12:00 noon featuring El Salvador versus Haiti and Panama versus Cuba at 4:30.Both Haiti and Cuba were beaten 3-1 on Monday, Haiti going down against Costa Rica and Cuba beaten by the United States, two of the top teams in the tournament. Read More

Cuba to see increasing forest fires in drought season

<p style="text-align: justify;">14:50, February 16, 2011. The Cuban Ranger Corps on Tuesday warned of an increase in forest fires from February to May known as the drought season in Cuba.Raul Gonzalez, chief of the corps, said the authorities were preparing professional crews along with volunteers to detect, prevent and combat these possible fires.However, he said 95 percent of wildfires are caused by "human actions. Read More

Hosni Mubarak should return his foreign assets, Fidel Castro asserts

<p style="text-align: justify;">Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said that Former President of Egypt, Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak’s foreign assets should be returned to the people of Egypt.While addressing a function in the capital city of Havana, Fidel Castro said that the assets of Hosni Mubarak worth billions of US dollars in the United States and Europe should be returned to the people of Egypt. Read More

US should end Cuba's terror sponsor label, Richardson says

<p style="text-align: justify;">(AFP) WASHINGTON — Cuba should be taken off the US list of state sponsors of terror, US diplomatic troubleshooter and former UN ambassador Bill Richardson said Tuesday. Read More

Obama could ease more Cuba sanctions

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Associated Press. Tue, Feb. 15, 2011.A new report finds the president has broad authority to continue easing sanctions against Cuba without violating the congressionally mandated U.S.embargo. Read More

Cuban Divers to Compete in Madrid

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.15radiorebelde.HAVANA, CUBA.- Headed by Jose Antonio Guerra, Cuban divers will participate in the first stage of the Grand Prix, to take place in Madrid, the Spanish capital, from February 18th through the 20th. Read More

Cuba man gets probation, fine for aggravated DWI

<p style="text-align: justify;">LITTLE VALLEY—A Cuba man was sentenced to five years of probation, to include 240 hours of community service, had his driver’s license revoked and was fined $2,000 for felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman reported. Read More

Camaguey Will Extend Production of Fruit Compotes Print

<p style="text-align: justify;">Camaguey, Cuba, 14 Feb.- A fruit processing plant will begin to work soon in Forestal - in the municipality of Santa Cruz del Sur-, where mango plantation,the biggest one of Cuba, has approximately 800 hectares. Read More

More People to Benefit from Cuba-Venezuela Free-Eye Care Program

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 15 (acn) The Mision Milagro Foundation in Venezuela —which provides free eye care to low-income people— hopes to increase the number of weekly surgeries in 800 in order to improve ophthalmological services in public hospitals. Read More