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February 25th

Friendship Gathering in Cuba Marks Kim Jong Il's Birthday

<p style="text-align: justify;">Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) -- A friendship gathering took place in Cuba on Feb. 12 to celebrate the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.Present there were personages of the Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and an international camp and popular masses and the ambassador and officials of the DPRK embassy in Havana. Read More

American businessman hopes to revive Florida-Cuba ferry service

<p style="text-align: justify;">maninhavana | February 24, 2011.&nbsp; Bruce Nierenberg, a senior executive in the cruise industry for more than three decades, hopes to revive ferry service from Florida to Cuba.Ferry service would give Cuban-Americans a cheaper way to travel to the island to visit their families, he said. Cruise cabins would cost around $300 per person. Additional passengers in the cabin - children, for instance - would cost about $150 each. Read More

Paris Cookbook Fair to Exhibit Cuban Culinary Art

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.24./radiorebelde.HAVANA, CUBA.- The Cuban culinary art will be present in the Second Paris Cookbook Fair, scheduled for March 3-6 with the participation of representatives from more than 50 countries.According to Prensa Latina news agency, Vilda Figueroa, PhD., and engineer Jose Lama will represent Cuba in the event at the Centquatre (104) cultural center in the French capital.Their book ‘Cocina Cubana con Sabor’ (Cuban Cuisine with Taste), which comprises historical data on the Cuban culinary art and more than 700 recipes, was one of the winners of the Gourmand World Cookbook 2010 Awards in the category of Television Celebrity. Read More

Cubans to Participate in Pan Am Judo Cup

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban judokas will compete at the 2011 Pan American Cup to be held from March 3-5 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Rafael Manso Cuban judo commissioner informed.Manso said that Cuban judokas will also compete in a continental championship in Mexico to be held next April 1-2.Men's and women's teams will participate in both competitions. Each team has seven judokas who are interested in strengthening the rating scores for the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, to be held from October 13-30. Read More

As Cuba Prepares to Drill for Oil Offshore, New Report Urges Major Changes in U.S. Policy

<p style="text-align: justify;">WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Cuba and its foreign partners preparing to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. embargo prohibits American companies from joining Cuba in efforts to extract offshore resources, denies Cuba access to U.S. equipment for drilling and environmental protection, ties the U.S. government's hands, leaving it unable to plan adequately for a potential spill, and puts our coastal assets at great peril. Read More

February 25th

Cuba trial for U.S. contractor set for March 4

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA (Reuters) – U.S. aid contractor Alan Gross will face trial in Cuba on March 4, a U.S. spokeswoman said on Thursday, in a case that could bring him a 20-year prison sentence and worsen U.S.-Cuba relations. Read More

UNESCO Invites Cuban Professor to Join Scientific Committee

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.24 - 12:52:55 / radiorebelde.HAVANA, CUBA.- The Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, invited Cuban professor Jesus Guanche to join the International Scientific Committee of the Slave Route Project.Guanche, who has a degree in Arts History and who is a Tenure Researcher of the Fernando Ortiz Foundation, has participated in more than 100 scientific events, in Cuba and abroad, on socio-cultural anthropology and history of culture. Read More

Cuba and EU review relations, sovereignty

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla met Wednesday in Brussels with Catherine Ashton, Vice President of the European Commission, to discuss relations between Cuba and the European Union.At issue was the EU's "common position" toward Cuba, which conditions trade and other relations to the Cuban government's observance of human rights and democracy. Read More

Festival shows off Cuba's signature cigars with glitz, glamour and a lot of smoke

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Canadian Press – Thu, 24 Feb, 2011. HAVANA - Debora Garcia sits at a table in a room choked with smoke, gently rolling an unbanded cigar between her delicate fingers. She uses her thumb to measure its width and length, then holds it up to her nose to get a sense of its scent. Finally she writes down her answer and moves on to the next cigar.Garcia is one of 27 cigar sommeliers and other experts taking part this week in a blind "tasting" of Cuba's world-famous smokes — part of the island's glitzy and glamorous Cigar Festival, which draws many of the biggest vendors from around the world each year. Read More

Cuba Participates in Tourism Fair in Colombia

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.23 - 19:34:58 /radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba.- The advertising campaign Genuine Cuba is being presented in Colombia, with the purpose of promoting the most genuine attributes of the Caribbean nation, during the 30th edition of Vitrina Turistica (Tourist Showcase), ANATO 2011.The Cuban tourist product, which besides sun and beaches stands out for the richness of its history, heritage, culture and traditions, will be promoted until Friday in Bogota, the capital of that Latin American state and host of this event, according to information provided by the Cuban Tourism Ministry. Read More