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Choir is providing a real fusion of cultures

<p style="text-align: justify;">Feb 3 2011. HISTORY is hugely important to the Creole Choir of Cuba - a group of musicians starting a UK tour. Members are descended from Haitians who fled slavery to start a new life on the neighbouring island of Cuba.Last week, the Solihull News had chance to put some questions to choir director Emilia Diaz Chavez.“Some of the songs hark back to African rhythms, then we have the Haitian influence and the Cuban drums,” she says. Read More

Spain Rules For Pernod, Cuba In Havana Club Suit

<p style="text-align: justify;">MADRID (Dow Jones)--Spain's Supreme Court Thursday ruled in favor of Pernod Ricard SA (RI.FR) in a long-running dispute with rival Bacardi Ltd. over the rights to the Cuban rum trademark Havana Club.The ruling by the country's top legal court represents the third time that Spanish courts have rejected Bacardi's challenge against Pernod's and Cuba's ownership of the famous brand. Read More

Peter Gruszka is going to Cuba!

<p style="text-align: justify;"> Wednesday, February 02, 2011. SAULT NORTH ROTARY. The second of 12 draws for the Sault North Rotary Club was held Wednesday, February 2 at the regular meeting at Algoma’s Water Tower Inn.On the first Wednesday of each month, there is a draw for a trip for two as well as two secondary prizes of $150.The trip for February is Varadero Cuba for seven nights! Read More

Bolivia, Cuba reaffirm good ties

<p style="text-align: justify;">12:02, February 03, 2011. The Bolivian and Cuban governments on Wednesday signed a document to reaffirm their commitment to maintain sound ties.The document was signed by Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca and his visiting Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez during a ceremony hosted in the Bolivian Foreign Ministry building. Read More

Care of Wetlands in Pinar del Rio Highlighted

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.02 - 17:35:19 / Los Palacios, Cuba.- The protection of the Yaguasa criolla, endemic bird in the Caribbean only found in few islands of the region, is prioritized in the wetland areas of Pinar del Rio; ecosystem that make up some 10 000 square kilometers of the Cuban archipelago. Read More

Cuba Creates Cigars for Women

<p style="text-align: justify;">Worldwide Cuban cigar distributor Habanos S.A. has announced the release of a cigar made especially for women: the Romeo y Julieta, a 4 ¾-inch long, 33 ring gauge petit cigar.Habanos said the Julieta size was created not only to please female cigar smokers, but in honor of the company's female employees who are essential to the manufacture of Cuban cigars. Read More

Relatives say Cuban woman marks 126th birthday

<p style="text-align: justify;">AP. Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez eats cake during her birthday party at her home in the neighborhood of Santa Rosa in Ceiba Hueca, Cuba, Wedn AP – Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez eats cake during her birthday party at her home in the neighborhood … Read More

Unbeaten Linares leads Cuba's national chess tournament

<p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday, 02 February 2011 13:24. Radio Angulo. Women enjoy playing chess at the Provincial Sport Museum in the Cuban city of Holguin. Photo: Amauris Betancourt The win by Grand Master (GM) Oleiny Linares, the defeat of also GM Maritza Arribas and the success of rookie Amanda Gutierrez marked the fifth round of the National Women Chess Championship underway at the Provincial Sport Museum in the Cuban city of Holguin. Read More

Klitschko's Traineris certain Solis Will Be Dangerous For 1 Round

<p style="text-align: justify;">The mentor of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 38KOs), Fritz Zdunek, shared his thoughts about his boxer's next world title defense on March 19, against undefeated Olympic champion and mandatory challenger Odlanier Solis (17-0, 12KOs) of Cuba. Read More

Cuba to free 4 opposition prisoners into exile, church says

<p style="text-align: justify;">By The Associated Press (CP) – HAVANA — A Roman Catholic Church official says Cuba's government has agreed to free four opposition prisoners and send them into exile in Spain, but none of them are among a group of 11 prominent dissidents jailed since a 2003 crackdown on dissent. Read More