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February 15th

U.S. Soccer U17 MNT Conquer CUBA in Jamaica to begin World Cup Qualification

<p style="text-align: justify;">The U.S. U17s round out play in the three-team Group B on Friday, Feb. 18, against Panama with a 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Jarrett Park. The top two teams in each group will advance to the quarterfinals with Group B set to crossover against Group. A which is made up of Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Haiti. The winner of Group B will face the second-place finisher in Group A, and vice versa. The quarterfinal winners will move on to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. Read More

Cuba available to print Angolan books

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana - Cuba's national print shop, “Frederico Engles, might soon start producing Angolan writers literary and other scientific and academic works, Angop learnt. According to Angola's minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, who was speaking&nbsp; during a visit to the institution, created in April 1972, there are technical conditions to stimulate the national authorities to conduct the finishing process there. Read More

Importance of African Legacy Acknowledged

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.14 - 18:30:30 / radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba.- The importance of the African legacy for Latin American and Caribbean cultures was acknowledged during a panel held at the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, as part of the agenda of the 20th edition of Havana’s International Book Fair. Read More

Cuban dissidents in Spain receive U.S. visas

<p style="text-align: justify;">Madrid, Feb 14 (EFE).- Five Cuban ex-political prisoners living in Spain since last July have received authorization to move to the United States, dissident sources told Efe.Omar Ruiz, Juan Adolfo Fernandez and Jorge Luis Gonzalez Tanquero are now traveling to Miami, and in the coming days Fidel Suarez and Antonio Villareal plan to follow them. All are "Group of 75" dissidents jailed by the Cuban government in March 2003. Read More

Cuban union leader consider layoffs going slowly

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press.02/14/2011.HAVANA—Cuban government and union officials are acknowledging for the first time that a drive to fire half a million unneeded state workers has gotten off to a slow start, due to a lack of communication within the Labor Ministry and incompetence among the thousands of commissions organized for the event. Read More

Cuba's Fidel Castro hails 'Egyptian Revolution'

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 14, 2011. Fidel Castro has given his support to the Egyptian protester in a newspaper column "The Revolutionary Rebellion in Egypt." Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro threw his support behind Egyptian protesters Monday, hailing the "defeat of the United States' principal ally in the bosom of Arab countries." Read More

Chinese Ambassador Donates Books to Cuban Institute of Tropical Agriculture

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.14 - 11:19:06 / radiorebelde.HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; China’s Ambassador to Cuba, Liu Yuquin, donated a collection of books on the history of her country’s over-one-thousand-year-old culture to the Institute of Fundamental Researches on Tropical Agriculture (INIFAT). Read More

Cuban Handicrafts at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Fair

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> 02/14/2011. A handicraft fair was inaugurated in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, organized by the Fund of Cultural Assets, the National Fine Arts Council and the Cuban Chamber of Commerce.Fine artists Liz Maray Hernandez, Maria Adelfa Rodriguez and Otto Acosta are already in that Caribbean nation for the event’s preparations, the Web site reported. Read More

AmericanTours International Makes Cuba Travel Easy

<p style="text-align: justify;">ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“The CubaATI website is officially launched today (Monday) by AmericanTours International, LLC (ATI) to make travel to Cuba easy from the United States,” announced CEO Noel Irwin Hentschel. The CubaATI online presence was specifically designed to facilitate travel for Americans who qualify to visit Cuba under U.S. regulations.AmericanTours International, LLC is a licensed Travel Service Provider (TSP) sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to provide travel services to Cuba (License No.CU-78880). Read More

Cuban Boxers' Performance in Hungary Extolled

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Granma newspaper on Monday extolled the performance of Cuban boxers in the Bocksai Memorial tournament in Hungary over the weekend.The Cuban boxers, led by Rolando Acebal won two gold medals, one silver and four bronzes to conquer the competition.Last year, in the Hungarian city of Debrecen, the Cubans won a gold medal, four silvers and two bronzes, the same amount of medals as this time, but now with three men less. Read More