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Fire Festival of Santiago de Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">(PRWEB) February 6, 2011.Another Great Education Tour by Authentic Cuba Travel for the Aummer of 2011 Organized by La Casa del Caribe and Authentic Cuba Travel for the summer of 2011, this weeklong educational tour features dance, music, seminars, workshops and lectures by prominent African focused Cuban and foreign scholars.Authentic Cuba Travel has announced another great education tour for the summer of 2011 Read More

Ernest Hemingway's Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Saturday, 5 February 2011. So to Cuba then, at LAST, 45 years after I first got into Hemingway in Uganda after a teacher gave me his copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls. I was a melancholic teenager drawn to stories of extreme courage and stubborn idealism and weepy endings. My family life was wretched and crying over fiction provided relief. The author was in East Africa twice, in the Thirties and Fifties, when my uncle supplied him with guns. Mr Hemingway, said Uncle, had overcome near-death accidents and illnesses and was unafraid. Unafraid. I wanted to be unafraid, too. In the year he killed himself (1961), I read all his books. Some twice. Read More

Cuba to release 2 prominent political prisoners, Catholic Church says

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 04, 2011|CNN. Cuba will soon release two prominent political prisoners, the Catholic Church said Friday, and will allow one of them to remain in the country in a sign that it will not require jailed dissidents to go into exile as a condition of their release. Read More

Reported 245 Cases of Cholera in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">Venezuelan authorities attended in the last hours six cases of cholera, bringing to 245 the number of patients treated of the 450 who came into contact with the bacteria in the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Health confirmed Saturday .According to a statement of the Ministry, 28 people were hospitalized, 61 were given outpatient care and 156 are symptomatic, and all were subjected to free treatment provided by the Government. Read More

Marti’s Diary to be Presented at Havana’s International Book Fair

<p style="text-align: justify;">Los dias mambises (The Mambi Days), by Jose Marti, a text on the War Diary of the Cuban National Hero, will be presented to the public on February 12, as part of the program of the 20th edition of Havana’s International Book Fair. Read More

Exhibit of Caribbean Movies in St. Kitts and Nevis

<p style="text-align: justify;">Saint Kitts and Nevis is giving the last touches to the preparations to receive the 3rd Caribbean Movie Itinerant Exhibit that include this time 143 films of filmmakers of the region and its Diaspora. Read More

Fiesta del tambor (Havana Drum Festival) celebrates a decade

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Drum Festival celebrates a decade as the empirical percussionists meeting point. The event will be held on March 8-13 in Havana, organized by the Cuban Institute of Music and the Ignacio Piñeiro Music Promotion Center.Percussionist Giraldo Piloto, President of the Organizing Committee, detailed Cubasi the summoning of the International Percussion Competition Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam and other specifics of the event. Read More

Santiago de Cuba to Host International Documentary Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.04 - 18:15:38 / radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba.- Works from 27 countries will compete in the 12th edition of the Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam International Documentary Festival, to be held in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba from March 7th through the 12th.In a news conference, Lazara Herrera, president of the event, pointed out that Venezuela will be the guest country and that the meting will be attended by creators from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Spain, Qatar, the United States and France. Read More

Cuban Olympic medalist judoka Arencibia cancels retirement

<p style="text-align: justify;">Xinhua.15:09 February 04 2011. The Cuban judoka Yordanis Arencibia, winner of two Olympic medals and four World Cups, canceled here on Thursday his retirement and announced his return to the tatami.He said he will focus on his training now for the next Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico and the Olympic Games of London in 2012. Read More

Cuba to Carry Out Campaign against Skin Cancer

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.04 - 16:44:26 / radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba.- For the first time, Cuba will carry out a campaign of education and research with respect to malignant and pre-malignant lesions on the skin, which began today, February 4, World Cancer Day.Dr. Olaine Gray, a dermatology specialists and head of that service at Havana’s Comandante Manuel Fajardo Teaching Hospital, told ACN that doctor’s offices in all of the country’s health institutions, including policlinics, have been fit out with this purpose. Read More