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Las Positas College building bridges with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jeanine Benca.02/26/2011 07:06:42 PM PST. LIVERMORE -- It began as a modest nod to Cuban culture.But now -- aided in part by the President Obama's loosening restrictions on U.S. travel -- a four-year-old Cuban-centered event at Las Positas College is helping forge artistic pathways between the two countries.Friday marked the final day of "Cuban Week," the college's annual celebration of Cuban history, art, dance, music and religion. Read More

Did Cuba Survive Peak Oil?

<p style="text-align: justify;">Did Cuba really survive peak oil? Unfortunately Cuba is yet to hit it’s own peak oil production. This week I discuss how this small island nation has the potential to produce 20 billion barrels of oil from the North Cuba Basin. That’s more than the total proven oil reserves of America &amp; double the size of Mexico’s current resource base. I also discuss gasoline smuggling, oil theft &amp; urban mining. Read More

Cuba exposes subversive activity of the United States

<p style="text-align: justify;">Camagüey, Cuba, Feb 26. – Mercenaries of the word, pawns of the U.S. empire, makers of lies and deceits …, there’s plenty of words to qualify those who have sold their soul to the devil. Again, the Las Razones de Cuba are enough to expose the soul of those traitors who -for a handful of coins sell the image of an opposition allegedly organized and strong. Read More

Cuba to release political prisoner Diosdado Gonzalez

The Roman Catholic Church in Cuba says the government has agreed to free a political prisoner, Diosdado Gonzalez, who had refused to go into exile.His release would leave just five of 52 prisoners the communist authorities agreed to free last July still in jail. Read More

Fidel Castro Meets with Brazilian Intellectual Frei Betto

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.26 - 16:51:54 /radiorebelde.Fidel Castro Meets with Brazilian Intellectual Frei Betto Havana, Cuba.- The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, met on Friday afternoon with renowned Brazilian intellectual Frei Betto. Read More

New study on Gulf oil reports Embargo harms American interests

<p style="text-align: justify;">As Cuba extends its search for oil to the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. prohibitions on doing business with Cuba "pose needless risks to our national interest," the Center for Democracy in the Americas said Thursday in a new report. Read More

Cuban government may sue for satellite images

<p style="text-align: justify;">Thursday, February 24, 2011. A Canadian author says Cuban authorities are "considering suing a U.S. government agency to force it to hand over satellite data it believes will prove that two Brothers to the Rescue aircraft were in Cuban airspace when they were shot down 15 years ago today." Stephen Kimber, a journalism professor at the University of King's College in Halifax, said in a message. Read More

Cigar Auction Raises 787,000 Euros for Cuban Health System

<p style="text-align: justify;">Habana, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The auction of six lots of premium Cuban cigars raised a total of 787,000 euros at the close of the 13th Habano Festival, attended by over 1,000 people from 70 countries.As in previous years, the event was led by Briton Simon Chase and the total amount raised will be donated to the Cuban health system, as announced before the beginning of the auction. Read More

Cuban Diabetic Foot Medication More Accepted Worldwide

<p style="text-align: justify;">Santiago de Cuba, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medication Heberprot-P for diabetic feet ulcers is becoming increasingly accepted in a number of countries, according to Dr. Luis Herrera Martinez, director of the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center CIGB).Herrera Martinez said Heberprot-P is the leading product of that institution, and it has been used to treat more than 22,000 patients in different countries, helping to avoid amputations and improve quality of life. Read More

Cienfuegos Hosts Cuban Wine Tasting

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.25 - 14:59:17 /radiorebelde.Cienfuegos, Cuba.- A selection of Cuban wines, produced with tropical fruits from the island, will be assessed by tasters in the central-southern city of Cienfuegos over the weekend.President of the provincial coordinating committee for wine producers, Nelson Ayo, told ACN that products by almost 100 experienced winegrowers from 13 provinces of the country and a young team of two teenagers will be tasted. Read More