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Seminar on Informatics Underway in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.09 - 11:27:02 / radiorebelde.vHAVANA, CUBA.- The development of antivirus programs and network security are some of the main topics to be discussed during the Tenth beroamerican Seminar on Security of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) that begins today at Havana’s Convention Center.During the meeting, which is taking place as part of the 14th International Fair and Convention on Informatics (Informatica 2011), renowned world experts will discuss topics related to Malware and Antivirus Software, as well as the analysis and statistics on malignant programs. Read More

Venezuela-Cuba Underwater Fiber-Optic Cable Reaches Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published February 09, 2011. CARACAS -(Dow Jones)- An underwater fiber-optic cable linking Venezuela to Cuba has reached the island nation, an official said on a Venezuelan state website Wednesday.The nearly 1,000-mile project, which was laid by French company Alcatel-Lucent SA (ALU, ALU.FR), reached the coast of Siboney, Cuba, about three weeks after work began, said Wilfredo Morales, president of Telecomunicaciones Gran Caribe, a joint venture between Venezuela and Cuba. Read More

ITU to support development of telecommunications in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 2011-02-09 10:26:44. HAVANA, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will support the development of telecommunications in Cuba, especially in the broadband connection to computerize social programs throughout the island, ITU Secretary-General Hamadou Toure said here Tuesday.Speaking at a press conference, Toure said the ITU and the local authorities "held talks on cooperation," but avoided confirming whether there was already any agreement between the two sides. Read More

Cuban market could be enticing to Tulare County growers

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 9, 2011. Cuba could be a market for rice, corn, wheat, poultry and pork grown in the U.S. and California, said Parr Rosson, a panelist at the World Ag Expo.Recent relaxed trading restrictions and plenty of potential consumers — Cuba's populations is more than 11 million people — create demand for the products, Rosson said.But there's a permit-filing process to complete and Cuba's national earning power limits their available expending money, he said. Read More

Ship carrying fiber-optic cable arrives in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Ship carrying fiber-optic cable arrives in Cuba. Posted on: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:53:43 EST. HAVANA, Feb 08, 2011 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --A ship carrying the undersea fiber- optic cable to hook up to Cuba from Venezuela docked at the port of Santiago de Cuba in eastern Cuba, First Deputy Minister of Informatics and Telecommunications Ramon Linares said here on Tuesday morning. Read More

Evidence of Aboriginal Burial Practice Found in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban anthropologists will assess alleged evidence of Aboriginal burial practices, found in Pinar del Rio, local researchers confirmed on Tuesday. Read More

Cuba cooperating in US case against ex-CIA agent

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press.Tue Feb 8. EL PASO, Texas – Three officials from Cuba are expected to testify in the U.S. trial of a former CIA operative and anti-communist militant accused of lying during immigration hearings in Texas — a rare example of cooperation between two governments paralyzed by more than a half century of frigid relations. Read More

Angolan Culture Minister Leaves for Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Luanda — The minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, left Monday for Havana, Cuba, where she will hold a seven-day working visit, aimed at the strengthening of the cooperation between the two countries. Read More

Cuba Studies Passing its First Telecom Law

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.07 - 17:53:33 / radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba.- The head of Regulations and Standards of the Cuban Ministry of Informatics and Communications Wilfredo Lopez said that Cuba will have this year its first telecommunications law, to establish guidelines for the development of the sector. Read More

A quiet corner of Hemingway's Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">SEAN McNEELY. CAYO GUILLERMO, CUBA— Special to The Globe and Mail. It was easy to see why Hemingway had been hooked.As my feet sank in the soft sand, and the warm, clear water splashed over my feet, I stared across the Atlantic Ocean and understood why Papa chose Cuba's northern cays to cast his fishing lines. Walking along Playa Pilar, I could also easily accept the argument that this was Cuba's most beautiful beach.Returning to my beach chair carefully placed under a weathered thatch shelter, I wondered what Hemingway thought when he first saw this stretch of land. Read More