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Cuban Vedette Maria de los Angeles Santana Passed Away in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.08 - 09:15:57 /radiorebelde.Cuban vedette Maria de los Angeles Santana.HAVANA, CUBA.- Cuban vedette Maria de los Angeles Santana passed away in Havana on Monday night at the age of 96.<br /> The renowned actress and singer, born in Havana, began her prolific career in the 1930s when she was hired by Peliculas Cubanas S.A. to participate in the 1938 film ‘Romance del Palmar’ by Ramon Peon Garcia. In the following years, she participated in ‘Mi tia de America’, ‘Estampas habaneras’ and Cancionero cubano.’ Read More

Cuba still looking for foreign partner in ETECSA

<p style="text-align: justify;">After buying out Telecom Italia in a $706 million deal, the Cuban government is still looking for a foreign partner, an official said in Havana Monday.“The process is not concluded,” said Jorge Luis Perdomo, deputy minister of communications, during a press conference for the opening of the Informática fair in Havana. “We’re still deciding whether Cuba should stay with the share, or whether we should sell it to a foreign operator,” he responded to a reporter question. Read More

Mobiles in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba owns a recently updated digital phone network encompassing the whole country, in spite of the fact that the number of fixed or mobile lines are still low, the truth is it is possible to settle a communication from any tourist destination or city with any other place of the island or abroad. At the end of the year 2010, the country reached 1,007.000 wireless lines under a process of new subscriptions with a vertiginous growth. Read More

A month in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">From Tuesday's Globe and Mail. Published Monday, Feb. 07, 2011 5:15PM EST. Winter getting you down? Want to escape – for four weeks or more? Read More

Cuba says nickel industry recovering from bad year

<p style="text-align: justify;">Reuters – Mon, 7 Feb 8:59 AM EST. *Cubaniquel reports January production 4 percent above plan 2010 output seen as lowest in a decade. HAVANA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Cuba's production of unrefined nickel plus cobalt bounced back in January, official media reported Monday, after perhaps the industry's worst performance in a decade last year when,Reuters estimated, output fell to well below 70,000 tonnes. Read More

Forbidden Cuba now open to students

<p style="text-align: justify;">Lehigh students, along with college students across the country, are now able to visit the one island previously off limits to Americans - the once forbidden Cuba is now an option for study abroad.On Jan. 14, the Obama administration lifted the restrictions on college study abroad programs to Cuba. In 2004, President George W. Bush put limits on college students traveling to the island, but now new programs will be created, and old programs can be restored for interested students. Read More

Airlines want permission to fly to Cuba from Florida

<p style="text-align: justify;">ORLANDO --Airports across Florida have begun trying to get federal permission for direct flights to Cuba.New federal rules implemented in January relaxed travel restrictions to Cuba. Read More

Havana's Chinatown

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 6, 2011 Havana PL. Havana's Chinatown has a long history behind it. It is part of the life of the capital, in the same way that migration and culture of the Asian country have qualified the Cuban idiosyncrasy and enriched their crossbreeding.The first Chinese settled in Havana in 1858, were Chang Leng, a small inn, and Siu Lam Yi with fruit and vegetable stand in the current Ditch Causeway. Some former coolies, through their own efforts, had learned various crafts to the public service. Read More

Cuba to Host International Habano Festival in February

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.07 - 08:56:59 / radiorebelde.HAVANA, CUBA.- The Thirteenth International Habano Festival will take place at Havana’s Convention Center from February 21 to 25 and it will be dedicated to one of the most famous Cuban cigar brands: Montecristo.The event will also be dedicated to the brands Partagas and H. Upmann, of Habanos S.A., which is in charge of their production and marketing.Ana Lopez, Director of Operation Marketing of Habanos S.A., told ACN that participants in the largest international gathering to promote the Premium type cigar will have the opportunity and privilege to enjoy the new vitolas that the company will launch to the market in 2011. Read More

Cuban Judo Coach Satisfied with Results in Grand Slam

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.07 - 14:12:40 / radiorebelde.JudoHAVANA, CUBA.- The Cuban head coach of the national judo team (women’s) Ronaldo Veitia said he was satisfied with the squad’s performance in the Paris Grand Slam, where they finished in the ninth position.Veitia told ACN news agency that 81 countries attended the strong tournament, bringing some of them Olympic and world medallists, and still his pupils won two bronze medals and a fifth place, as well as points for the world ranking. Read More