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Rigoberta Menchu Meets with the Public at the Cuba 2011 20th International Book Fair

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 17 (acn) Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize Rigoberta Menchu will meet on Thursday in Havana with the public attending at the Cuba 2011 20th International Book Fair.Cuban journalist Magda Resik will speak with Menchu in a meeting at the Nicolas Guillen Hall at the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, the main venue of the Book Fair, which will run until March 6 across the country.‘El Cañonazo’, the daily journal of the event, announced that Menchu’s followers will also have the opportunity to buy her book ‘El Legado Magico’ (The magic legacy). Read More

Red tape sinks Sarasota-to-Cuba yacht regatta

<p style="text-align: justify;">Thursday, February 17, 2011. SARASOTA - The planners of the ambitious Sarasota to Havana Regatta have scrapped their plans to glide 150 boats to Cuba in May after once-optimistic talks with federal officials fell flat.Because the U.S. Treasury Department did not provide the Sarasota Yacht Club with the needed permits to travel to the embargoed nation by Tuesday's deadline, the sailors are scrambling to salvage the plans for a much smaller production. Read More

Azerbaijani President receives Foreign Minister of Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Baku – APA. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation led by Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla, APA reports.Expressing his satisfaction with the development of the relations between the countries President Ilham Aliyev underlined that there are good prospects to improve the relations. Read More

Cuba, Panama in goalless tie

<p style="text-align: justify;">Thursday, February 17, 2011. MONTEGO BAY, St James – Cuba and Panama will have to play 'wait and see' as to who will accompany the United States into the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF U-17 tourney after playing out a 0-0 draw in their Group B game at Jarrett Park.Panama squandered a great chance early in the game when captain Roberto Chen missed a penalty kick as they dominated the first half.Both teams are on one point, but Cuba have played both first-round games. They lost 3-1 against the US on Monday at Catherine Hall. Read More

Cuba reduces greenhouse gases

<p style="text-align: justify;">Humberto Rivero Cuban Ambassador. Cuba is the most populous island nation in the Caribbean with more than 11 million people.In 1996, tourism surpassed the sugar industry as the largest source of hard currency for Cuba. Cuba has tripled its market share of Caribbean tourism in the last decade; 1.9 million tourists visited Cuba in 2003, predominantly from Canada and the European Union, generating revenue of $2.1 billion.The rapid growth of tourism during the Special Period had widespread social and economic repercussions in Cuba, and led to speculation about the emergence of a two-tier economy. Read More

Castro attends 20th Int'l Book Fair Cuba 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 16, 2011. Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro gestures during a meeting with intellectuals participating in the 20th International Book Fair Cuba 2011, in Havana, capital of Cuba, on Feb. 15, 2011. This is Castro's first public appearance in a month and a half. Read More

Cuban Cigars Hit the World News Again

<p style="text-align: justify;">16 de febrero de 2011, 17:23Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cigars' fame returns with greater vigor with the celebration of the 13th Havana Festival, a business meeting that also involves culture and tradition.According to official reports, the attendance of at least a thousand people from 70 countries is expected, attracted by businesses, but also for learning about the country of those considered the best pure premium, hand-made, cigars on the planet. Read More

Leisure Canada Inc. Appoints New Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

<p style="text-align: justify;">Leisure Canada Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LCN) (the "Company"), a Canadian corporation with three large-scale luxury real estate projects under development in Cuba, announces the appointment of Ronald Singer, FCA as Director and Chair of the Audit Committee."On behalf of Leisure Canada and its Board of Directors, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Singer to our Board," said Ned Goodman, Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. Read More

Minister scolds rice producers

<p style="text-align: justify;">Due to “disorganization”, Cuba must import more rice than planned this year — twice as much than it produces — official weekly Trabajadores reported.In a meeting with rice farmers, Deputy Agriculture Minister Juan Pérez Lamas said a lack of resources, combined with passivity among growers has produced “deplorable losses,” the newspaper said. Read More

Gov. Scott Wants Cuba Embargo To Continue

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 16, 2011 1:27 PM. MIAMI – (CBS4/NSF) – Much of the Florida business community being courted by Gov. Rick Scott wants to see an end to the Cuban Embargo, but not the pro-business Governor. Wednesday, he went on record saying the embargo should continue, a position popular only in South Florida and among mostly Cuban-American members of the legislature. Read More