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Cuba trial for U.S. contractor set for March 4

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA (Reuters) – U.S. aid contractor Alan Gross will face trial in Cuba on March 4, a U.S. spokeswoman said on Thursday, in a case that could bring him a 20-year prison sentence and worsen U.S.-Cuba relations. Read More

UNESCO Invites Cuban Professor to Join Scientific Committee

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.24 - 12:52:55 / radiorebelde.HAVANA, CUBA.- The Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, invited Cuban professor Jesus Guanche to join the International Scientific Committee of the Slave Route Project.Guanche, who has a degree in Arts History and who is a Tenure Researcher of the Fernando Ortiz Foundation, has participated in more than 100 scientific events, in Cuba and abroad, on socio-cultural anthropology and history of culture. Read More

Cuba and EU review relations, sovereignty

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla met Wednesday in Brussels with Catherine Ashton, Vice President of the European Commission, to discuss relations between Cuba and the European Union.At issue was the EU's "common position" toward Cuba, which conditions trade and other relations to the Cuban government's observance of human rights and democracy. Read More

Festival shows off Cuba's signature cigars with glitz, glamour and a lot of smoke

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Canadian Press – Thu, 24 Feb, 2011. HAVANA - Debora Garcia sits at a table in a room choked with smoke, gently rolling an unbanded cigar between her delicate fingers. She uses her thumb to measure its width and length, then holds it up to her nose to get a sense of its scent. Finally she writes down her answer and moves on to the next cigar.Garcia is one of 27 cigar sommeliers and other experts taking part this week in a blind "tasting" of Cuba's world-famous smokes — part of the island's glitzy and glamorous Cigar Festival, which draws many of the biggest vendors from around the world each year. Read More

Cuba Participates in Tourism Fair in Colombia

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.23 - 19:34:58 /radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba.- The advertising campaign Genuine Cuba is being presented in Colombia, with the purpose of promoting the most genuine attributes of the Caribbean nation, during the 30th edition of Vitrina Turistica (Tourist Showcase), ANATO 2011.The Cuban tourist product, which besides sun and beaches stands out for the richness of its history, heritage, culture and traditions, will be promoted until Friday in Bogota, the capital of that Latin American state and host of this event, according to information provided by the Cuban Tourism Ministry. Read More

Cuban Woman Nominee to Receive Mujer Habano Distinction

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.23 - 17:51:19 / radiorebelde. Cuban Woman Nominee to Receive Mujer Habano Distinction. Pinar Del Rio, Cuba.- The veguera Maria Luisa Alvarez, one of the most notable tobacco farmers in Cuba, was nominated to receive the Mujer Habano distinction, presented by Habanos S.A. for the first time, this year.Specialists from that joint venture confirmed the announcement during a tour given through the westernmost province of Pinar del Rio to the participants in the 13 th International Habano Festival, which runs from Monday through Friday in Havana. Read More

President Castro to visit Belarus

<p style="text-align: justify;">Raúl Castro will “soon” visit Belarus, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez announced during a visit to the East European nation.During a three-day visit, Rodríguez met with President Alexandr Lukashenko and Foreign Minister Sergei Martinov. Read More

The Catalan legacy in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.23 - 09:25:43 / radiorebelde.The Catalan legacy in Havana. Havana, Cuba. - Deep historical and family bonds unite the Cuban and Catalonian peoples. These roots merge to form only one tree and leave their “multiple and fertile” mark. Part of that material heritage is the Church of Our Lady of Montserrat. Better known as The Catalonians’ Chapel, it stands at the 8 ½ kilometer of Rancho Boyeros avenue. This church has nurtured the dreams and fantasies of thousands of people that drive along this popular artery of the Cuban capital every day. Read More

Haitians to Benefit from Cuban Literacy Method

<p style="text-align: justify;">Port-au-Prince, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 240,000 Haitians will benefit from the Cuban literacy method "Yo, si puedo" (Yes I Can), to be applied in this Caribbean country.The program that teaches people how to read and write will be implemented in the western, southern, southeast and northern departments in a period of 22 months. Read More

Sherritt expects production declines in Cuba for ‘11

<p style="text-align: justify;">In a pessimistic outlook for its Cuban operations this year, Canadian energy and mining concern Sherritt International expects production declines in all its business areas for 2011.Sherritt, Cuba’s largest foreign investor, said in its fourth-quarter financial report that it expects moderate production declines in nickel (-2%) and cobalt (-2.9%), and considerable declines in the production of oil (-7.1%) and electricity (-18.7%).Even so, the company is ratcheting up capital investments on the island. Read More