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Cuban Traditional Music Anthology Disk Ready

<p style="text-align: justify;">Santiago de Cuba, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The long awaited Anthology of Santiago Music produced by BisMusic of ARTEX Corporation is ready for release and is a collection of significant pieces of Cuban music.Gonzalo Gonzalez, executive producer, reported that the three-volume recording was the responsibility of Jose Manuel Garcia and Eddy Cardosa who had the collaboration of technicians of Siboney Studios of the Recording and Music Productions Company here. Read More

Cuba updates anti-quake protection system

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 18, 2011. Cuba is working on the revision and update of the national earthquake resistance system, to ensure the safety of buildings and population, before the possible threat of an major earthquake, an expert said Thursday.Cuban civil engineer Ricardo Oliva, from the National Seismologic Research Center, said that new methods on seismic engineering are being applied in Cuba, based on foreign and local experiences learned from recent earthquakes. Read More

Yanukovych is about to visit Cuba in May

<p style="text-align: justify;">President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych is about to pay visit to Cuba in May.According to an UNIAN correspondent, it was said during the meeting of the head of the Ukrainian state with Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Read More

Cuba and India to Join in Scientific Cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 17 (acn) Cuba and India could increase scientific cooperation as a result of the meetings that the director of the Havana-based Finlay Institute, Dr. Concepcion Campa, has held in New Delhi with representatives from different scientific and biotechnological sectors, Prensa Latina news agency reports. Read More

Chapman finding his comfort zone with Reds

<p style="text-align: justify;">Lefty phenom accepting his role as a setup man in the bullpen.&nbsp; | 02/17/11. GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Some people wear their hearts on their sleeve, but Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman isn't one of those types. Instead, he proudly wears the velocity of his fastest pitch and what a velocity it is. Read More

UN Agency Honors Chucho Valdes for his New Grammy

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.17 / radiorebelde.HAVANA, Cuba.- Cuban musician Jesus "Chucho" Valdes received on Wednesday the tribute of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), for his recent Grammy Award in Best Latin Jazz Album.FAO representative to Havana, Marcio Porto, pointed out that a message sent by that organization emphasizes that it feels proud of having Valdés among its Good Will Ambassadors, the Web site reported. Read More

21c Museum Presents Cuba Now, an Examination of Contemporary Cuban Art over the Last Two Decades

<p style="text-align: justify;">Louisville, KY (PRWEB) February 17, 2011. Exhibition features the work of artists living in Cuba, Cuban immigrants and first-generation Cuban Americans as well as never before exhibited works. 21c Museum will present, Cuba Now, an extensive exhibition of more than 80 works of contemporary Cuban art from the 21c collection, other institutions and private collections as well as several works loaned by the artists themselves. Read More

UNICEF recognizes Cuba’s work in defense of children

<p style="text-align: justify;">UNICEF recognizes Cuba’s work in defense of children• LAS TUNAS.— "Cuba has demonstrated that responding to the needs of children does not require economic resources but political will. In spite of being a blockaded country with scant resources, it has developed a model for the implementation of children’s rights, with indicators that are among the highest in the world." Read More

In Cuba books are not luxury items

<p style="text-align: justify;">IN the midst of the world economic crisis, which is turning books into luxury items, the Book Fair in Cuba is growing and the number of exhibitors multiplying, affirmed Zuleica Romay, president of the Cuban Book Institute (ICL) at the event’s opening ceremony. Read More

Vegetarians push soy, but Cubans prefer pork

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — Juicy hamburgers and sandwiches stuffed thick with sausage aren't your typical vegetarian fare — but that's what is on the menu at El Carmelo, a state-run restaurant originally founded to promote healthy, meat-free eating."Meat-free" is not a phrase that goes over well in Cuba, an island where long-standing privations have forged a strong, emotional bond with food — especially cuisine.Facing the harsh reality of its tough customers, El Carmelo eventually replaced such vegetarian items as soy picadillo with greasy pork chops. Read More