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Official records show Cuban tourism optimistic in 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 14:08:50. HAVANA, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Cuba registered record international tourist arrivals of 222, 296 at the end of January 2011, a year-on-year growth of 15.9 percent, the National Statistics Office (NSO) said here on Tuesday.Compared with the same periods in 2007, 2008 and 2009, the number represents an increase of 33.9, 19.2 and 10.5 percent respectively and means a good start for the Cuban tourist industry in 2011, said the NSO. Read More

Cubans say lots of sex and tobacco is why they live longer

<p style="text-align: justify;">22.02.2011.Cubans are proud of their longevity, and the sharp mind of Fidel Castrol is a prime example. Certainly the totally free and complete medical care and stress free environment contribute greatly to length and quality of life, as does the availability of community recreational, cultural and educational programs. A family doctor can be found on every block.A methodical life with varied food habits, which does not exclude tobacco, coffee or sex, would be the "secret formula" to achieve satisfactory longevity, according to a recent study of more than 50 people over a hundred years old in Cuba. Read More

Belarussian leader looks to expand trade

<p style="text-align: justify;">At a meeting Tuesday in Minsk with visiting Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko expressed great interest in increased trade with the island.Quoted by Komsomolskaya Pravda, the president told his guest that "in Cuba, much is done in the development of biotechnology, in the production of medicines. So, why don't you come here to the Customs Union, create a joint venture and benefit from it?" Read More

Venezuelan Airline Conviasa Schedules Six Flights Per Weeek to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.22 - 15:57:21 /radiorebelde.Venezuelan Airline Conviasa Schedules Six Flights Per Weeek to Cuba. Havana, Cuba.- The Venezuelan airline Conviasa began on Tuesday operations to Cuba with a frequency of six flights per week, which will serve to strengthen relations between these two member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA).According to Cuban television, the Executive vice-president of Conviasa, Eduardo Legaspi, announced that this is an opportunity to strengthen brotherhood ties with Cuba as well as social, commercial and tourist exchanges. Read More

Arrival of Cuba offshore oil rig delayed again

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Delivery of a Chinese-built drilling rig that will open the first full-scale exploration for oil in Cuban waters looks unlikely until at least August in the latest delay to beset the project, sources said this week.They said an inspection of the newly-built, high-tech rig had been ordered to make sure it was in good shape after taking on water in transit from the Chinese shipyard where it was built to Singapore for completion in October. Read More

Cuba’s plans to drill for oil south of Florida Keys has lawmakers scrambling POLL

<p style="text-align: justify;">NAPLES — Florida was on edge last summer as oil spewed from the blown out Deepwater Horizon well in the northern Gulf of Mexico.This summer, Florida could be turning a wary eye in a different direction: south toward Cuba.That’s when Spanish oil giant Repsol could begin drilling an exploratory oil well off the northern coast of Cuba, some 20 miles north of Havana and 60 miles south of a point between Key West and the Marquesas Keys, said oil industry expert Jorge Piñon, a visiting research fellow at the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University in Miami. Read More

Cuban authorities take steps to boost charcoal export

<p style="text-align: justify;">;&nbsp; 2011-02-22 12:58:54. HAVANA, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Cuban agricultural authorities will take steps to boost the charcoal production for the international market, Cuba's official Granma daily said on Monday. Read More

Canadian Ambassador to Cuba Highlights Academic Links with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 22 (acn) The Canadian ambassador to Cuba, Matthew Levin, affirmed on Monday, at the opening ceremony of the 10th National Seminar on Canadian Studies in Havana, that academic relations between Cuba and Canada are a priority for his country. Read More

Belarus ready to promote Cuba’s interests in Eurasia

<p style="text-align: justify;">MINSK, 22 February (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to help Cuba advance its interests in Eurasia, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said as he met with Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parilla on 22 February, BelTA has learnt. Read More

Research on Xylographies Engraved in Cuban Royal Palm Trees

<p style="text-align: justify;">22 de febrero de 2011, 00:08. Artemisa, Cuba, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are making a research to decode the origin and significance of curious drawings engraved in Cuban royal palm trees in this province. It is thought that the drawings were engraved by African slaves.Historian Jorge Freddy Ramirez head of the research team, said to Prensa Latina that it is about xylographs found in some regions of Rosario Mountain Range and other neighbouring areas where in the past where there were sugar plantations, coffee plantations or Maroon palenques. Read More