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Cuban chancellor welcomed in Bolivia

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez arrived in Bolivia Wednesday for a two-day official visit during which he is expected to meet with Bolivian President Evo Morales, Prensa Latina reported.Rodriguez was welcomed at El Alto international airport by his Bolivian counterpart David Choquehuanca, who was accompanied by Cuban ambassador Rafael Dausa and other members of the diplomatic mission. Read More

New Study Abroad initiatives promote students travel to Cuba, China

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 02, 2011.President Barack Obama made traveling to Cuba a much easier experience for college students earlier this month.The country was nearly isolated from all travel from the U.S. for the past seven years, but recent legislation has opened up the gates to the island nation. While restrictions haven’t been completely lifted, it has become easier for researchers and academics to travel, including Central Michigan University students. Read More

Cuban Culture Sails Across the Baltic Sea

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.01 - 15:30:56 /Havana, Cuba.- A group of 128 Cuban artists liven up six ships from the company Viking Line Cruises sailing across the Baltic Sea from Finland.Sales specialist Yaira Sanchez with the Cuban Ministry of Tourism told ACN that the group is made up of renowned Cuban bands like Adalberto Alvarez y su Son, Yumurí y sus hermanos, Tumbao Habana, Charanga Forever and singer Osdalgia. Read More

Cuban National Volleyball League Kicks Off

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.01 - 15:27:38 / Havana, Cuba.- The preliminary stages of the Cuban National Volleyball League (both, for women and men) will begin on February 1 in the 19 de Noviembre and Alejandro&nbsp; Urguelles Sports Centers.In the men’s division, Capitalinos vs. Universidad Del Deporte Cubano and Centrales vs. Orientales matches are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Read More

UCC- Presidential order re-opens U.S.-Cuba religious exchanges

<p style="text-align: justify;">Date Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:48:09 -0800. Presidential order re-opens U.S.-Cuba religious exchanges. The CEO and executive director of faith-based humanitarian agency Church World Service (CWS) says the White House executive order this month to ease travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba for religious, educational and cultural exchanges signals "the beginning of a new era of relations between the U.S. and Cuba." Read More

Haiti to issue ex-president Aristide with passport

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Haitian government says it is ready to issue former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide with a passport, opening the way for his possible return.Mr Aristide was ousted seven years ago, and has been living in exile.The news comes at a critical time, with the final results of the disputed first round of the presidential election due on Wednesday. Read More

Works by Top Cuban Painters Presented in Tokyo

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.01 - 11:03:44 / HAVANA, CUBA.- A collective exhibition of paintings from Latin America and the Caribbean in Tokyo included works by notable Cuban painters Servando Cabrera, Manuel Mendive, Rene Portocarrero and Nelson Dominguez. Read More

Jaronu Hamlet becomes National Monument

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.01 - 11:06:19 /CAMAGUEY, CUBA.- One of the best preserved hamlets of Cuba’s sugar mills -that of the former “Jaronu”, was declared a National Monument on Monday.The National Commission of Monuments (CNM) conferred this status to Jaronu for the heritage values of its buildings in the northern municipality of Esmeralda, where on December 26, 1921, the first sugar harvest of the industry that was once the one with the largest milling capacity on the island began. Read More

Cuba Hosts Chile's Lebu Film Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">Holguin, Cuba, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Beginning Tuesday, films will be screened in Los Panaderos Cave in the Cuban city of Gibara as a sub-venue of the Lebu International Film Festival in Chile.The February 1-3 event in Cuba is being held in parallel with the festival in Lebu, a Chilean mining town, according to the National Information Agency (AIN).The festival has Mexico as its guest country, and screenings of its films will also take place in La Boca del Lobo Club of Madrid, Spain, and at the Documentary Film Observatory-School of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read More

News Sport Three Chess Players in the Top of National Tournament in Holguin

<p style="text-align: justify;">Three Chess Players in the Top of National Tournament in Holguin. Tuesday, 01 February 2011. Lisandra Llaudy, Holguin's only rep, lost to the event's rookie Tania Miranda. Photo: archive.The draws between Grand Masters (GM) Oleiny Linares and Maritza Arribas, and the win by the rookie and FIDE Master (MF) Tania Miranda over International Master (IM) Lisandra Llaudy took three players to the top of the National Chess Championship for women underway in the Cuban city of Holguin. Read More