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February 26th

Second Cuban Film Festival Begins in Minnesota

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.24 / radiorebelde.HAVANA, Cuba. -The Second Cuban Film Festival began on Thursday in the US state of Minnesota. The event, which will run until March 31, includes the screening of five feature films and a documentary.The Minnesota-Cuba Committee, organizer of the annual Festival, announced on its Web site the showing of the movies Cangamba, Lisanka, Los dioses rotos, Eso que anda, and El diario de Mauricio, and of the documentary “Que el verdadero terrorista se ponga de pie” (Will the real terrorist please stand up) by Saul Landau. Read More

Mexicana to resume Havana flights

<p style="text-align: justify;">Ending a six-month interruption, Mexicana de Aviación will resume Mexico City-Havana flights late this month, after new owners are ready to take the Mexican flag carrier out of bankruptcy.PC Capital, a group of investors that includes Colombian entrepreneur and Avianca owner Germán Efromovich, is injecting $200 million in the airline, Mexican media reported. This will&nbsp; allow Mexicana it to resume Feb. 28 all flights to major Mexican and international destinations, including Havana. Read More

Changes in the regulations on house leasing

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.25 - 09:26:52 / radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba. – More flexible regulations on house, rooms and space leasing are intended to favor the growth of this activity as another way of self-employment. In light of the new provisions, some restrictions on the landlords have been repealed, namely hiring workforce; the exercise of self-employment activities in their household and deadlines for the change of currency types and lease objects.&nbsp; Read More

February 25th

Cuba criticizes Obama, US media

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press. HAVANA – Cuba on Friday denounced U.S. President Barack Obama as a copy of his conservative Republican predecessor, and said he gave more credence to Cuban-American exiles than his own diplomats. Read More

The Great Habano Cigar Book and New Investigation Work

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) At the same time of the celebration in this city of the 13th Habano Cigar Festival, the Great Habano Cigar Book circulates in the world, a work by Cuban Adriano Martínez, important investigator of the sector.With 350 pages and more than 500 images, published by Spanish editorial company Epicur, the text reflects all the details of this product, with a full history and anecdotes. Read More

Fighting cyber-attacks is matter of national security, Cuban minister said

<p style="text-align: justify;">17:20, February 25, 2011. Cuba is waging efforts to prevent cyber-attacks by developing national software and migrating all Cuban state institutions to a national open source code program, Cuban Informatics and Communications Vice Minister Boris Moreno told Xinhua Thursday.He said Cuba is a poor embargoed country with a "historical enemy", referring to the United States, and the development of national software and computers to replace the imported ones is a "matter of national security." Read More

Cuba, Belarus Join Hands in Opposing US Sanctions

<p style="text-align: justify;">Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) -- Cuba and Belarus on Feb. 22 expressed their willingness to continue supporting each other against U.S. sanctions.Speaking at a press conference in Minsk, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said Cuba opposes U.S. and EU sanctions against Belarus, considering them an infringement on the country's sovereignty. Read More

Cuba Education Tours Announces Rainbow Cuba Tour For LGBT People For May 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">Fri Feb 25, 12:30 am ET. Cuba Education Tours is hosting a trip for lesbians, gays and all others seeking to learn about gender and sexual equality in Cuba. Tour dates are May 7 to 15, 2011. Tour participants will meet Cuban activists promoting LGBT rights and join them in rallies and forums against homophobia. The Cuba tour features NGO and museum visits, drag and fashion shows, and social and natural history activities. Read More

Piñón made Analysis on Sherritt and energy

<p style="text-align: justify;">Crude oil. Crude oil prices reached this week a 30-month high of nearly $100 per barrel, with industrial residual fuel oil prices close behind at a 28-month high of $80. These price increases are reflected in Sherritt’s year-end 2010 financial reports released today. Read More

Cuba medical examiner testifies in US perjury case

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press Will Weissert, Associated Press. EL PASO, Texas – A medical examiner from Cuba is telling a Texas jury how shrapnel from the 1997 bombing of a Havana hotel killed an Italian tourist.Ileana Vizcaino Dime traveled from Havana to El Paso to testify in the trial of Luis Posada Carriles. Read More