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Trial of ex-CIA operative delayed by snow

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press. EL PASO, Texas – The trial of a Cuba-born former CIA operative accused of lying to U.S. authorities during an immigration hearing has been suspended for a day because the Texas courthouse closed due to snow. Read More

Cuba and Mexico bookings boost specialist firm Travelzest

<p style="text-align: justify;">2nd February 2011. Cuba and Mexico were proving popular destinations for Britons as holiday firm Travelzest forecast double-digit growth in summer bookings.The firm, which offers predominantly luxury holidays under brands including The Best of Morocco, Faraway Holidays and The Wow House Company, said the summer season was in line with its winter bookings, which were up 15 per cent.The owner of Peng Travel, the UK's biggest naturist holiday operator, said growth was mainly driven by its North American operations, where an improved Canadian economy is increasing business. But in the UK, Cuba, Mexico and Turkey were all selling well. Read More

Tourists feed on Cuba's reforms

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Ottawa Citizen. Private eateries and lodgings are taking off in the island's interior, writes Marc Frank.Reuters February 2, 2011 12:08 PM.Home restaurants, like this one in the town of Cienfuegos, in central Cuba, are opening up as Cuba's recent easing of red tape for private enterprise is improving services for tourists.Photograph by: Desmond Boylan, Reuters Photos, Reuters. Communist Cuba's recent easing of red tape for private enterprise is improving services for tourists in provincial towns on the Caribbean island, with hundreds of new restaurants and lodgings opening up. Read More

Cuban Book Fair to Feature Latin American Films

<p style="text-align: justify;">CIENFUEGOS, Cuba, Feb 2 (acn) The centenarian Luisa movie theater will be the venue of a festival of Latin American films about emancipating process in the region, as part of the program of the 20th International Book Fair Cuba 2011.Local critic and specialist with the Provincial Film Center Jorge Luis Lanza said the festival will take place on February 23-27. Among the films to be screened are "The Mission" (1986) by Roland Joffe, and "Miranda Returns" (2007) by Venezuelan Luis Alberto Lamata, about the deeds of precursor of Hispanic American independence Francisco de Miranda. Read More