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Cuban Teams to Participate in Final Round of Int’l Programming Contest

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.22 -radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba.- For the first time, two Cuban teams qualified for the final round of the International Collegiate Programming Contest of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM-ICPC).The director of the Caribbean venue of ACM-ICPC, Dovier Antonio Ripoll, announced that the teams ‘Olympus’, from the University of Computer Sciences (UCI), and ‘UH++’, from the University of Havana, will represent Cuba in the contest, scheduled from February 27 through March 4 in Egypt. Read More

Cuban Divers Win Bronze Medal in First Stop of FINA Grand Prix in Madrid

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.22 - 10:40:30 /radiorebelde.HAVANA, CUBA.- Cuban pair Jose Antonio Guerra and Jeinkler Aguirre won a bronze medal in the men’s 3-meter platform synchro event of the first meet of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2011 held from February 18-20 in Madrid, Spain.The Cubans accumulated 381,66 points to finish behind champions Yuan Cao and Yuanquan Zhang (460,95) from China, and runners-up Victor Minibaev and Ilya Zakharov (439,59) from Russia. Read More

Cuba's Fidel Castro says US plans NATO invasion of Libya

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Canadian Press – Tue, 22 Feb, 2011. HAVANA - Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro says it's too early to criticize Libya's government — but just the moment to denounce something says is planned: A U.S.-led invasion of the North African nation. Read More

Cohiba 1966 Leads Trio of New Cuban Edición Limitadas

<p style="text-align: justify;">David Savona. February 21, 2011. We have the names of this year's trio of Cuban Edición Limitadas, and the star of the group is a fat new Cohiba that is sure to grab worldwide attention.The Cohiba 1966 Edicón Limitada measures 6 1/2 inches long by 52 ring gauge. The shape, dubbed a cañonazo especial by the Cuban cigar industry, has the same girth as the Cohiba Behike BHK 52, Cigar Aficionado's Cigar of the Year. The cigar is meant to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the cigar brand, which originally was only available as a gift of the Cuban government. Read More

Pernod brings Cuban flavour to Scandinavia

<p style="text-align: justify;">Nicole Mezzasalma. 22-Feb-2011. The supplier hosted a Havana Club promotion across six Viking Line vessels between January 16 and February 13. Liquor supplier Pernod Ricard hosted over the last month an activation for the Havana Club rum brand in partnership with ferry operator Viking Line, which runs themed Cuban Dance Revolución cruises. Six vessels took part in the campaign between January 16 and February 13. Read More

AU’s study abroad program in Cuba changes locations

<p style="text-align: justify;">AU will be changing universities for its Cuba-based study abroad program this fall after the University of Havana was unable to continue hosting AU’s program.The new program will be based at Casa de las Américas in Havana.When AU Abroad first created a study abroad program at the University of Havana in 2006, it was one of only four such programs, Doyle said. Read More

Cuba Opens International Workshop on Stone Sculpture

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.21 - 18:23:33 / radiorebelde.Holguin, Cuba.- Italian, Honduran and Cuban artists participate in the first international workshop on stone sculpture, inaugurated on Monday, in the eastern province of Holguin, for fostering environmental development programs in the city.Honduran sculptor Fausto Tabora told ACN that this comprehensive project is really interesting because the sculptures convey the concept of a human revolution to promote values such as respect, love, sensitivity, and humanism. Read More

Russia, Cuba pledge greater cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban foreign minister will go next to Belarus. Russia and Cuba "will strengthen their mutual cooperation in economic, trade and investment areas, primarily in energy, hydrocarbons development, transport infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology," the Russian Foreign Ministry announced Monday. Read More

Cuban Doctors Bring Solidarity to Low-Income Paraguayans

<p style="text-align: justify;">Asuncion Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade with the Operation Miracle free eye surgery program examined about 1,000 Paraguayan patients in several districts of the department of San Pedro.In one week, the medical personnel visited the municipalities of San Pedro, Santa Rosa, Resquin, Guajaybi, San Estanislao and Capiibary, among the pooest areas in Paraguay, physician Boris Luis Carballo, who is heading the mission, told Prensa Latina. Read More

Machado Ventura Stresses Cuba's Health Care Challenges

<p style="text-align: justify;">SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Feb 21 (acn) In a visit to Sunday to a hospital in a mountainous town of eastern Santiago de Cuba, Cuba's First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura reiterated the importance of overcoming the challenge of unifying quality and rationalization of resources in the health care sector.Machado Ventura talked with the staff and patients of the Giraldo Aponte hospital of the municipality of Guama in the Sierra Maestra mountain range about important aspects of the health sector. Read More