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February 24th

Cuban Woman Nominee to Receive Mujer Habano Distinction

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.23 - 17:51:19 / radiorebelde. Cuban Woman Nominee to Receive Mujer Habano Distinction. Pinar Del Rio, Cuba.- The veguera Maria Luisa Alvarez, one of the most notable tobacco farmers in Cuba, was nominated to receive the Mujer Habano distinction, presented by Habanos S.A. for the first time, this year.Specialists from that joint venture confirmed the announcement during a tour given through the westernmost province of Pinar del Rio to the participants in the 13 th International Habano Festival, which runs from Monday through Friday in Havana. Read More

President Castro to visit Belarus

<p style="text-align: justify;">Raúl Castro will “soon” visit Belarus, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez announced during a visit to the East European nation.During a three-day visit, Rodríguez met with President Alexandr Lukashenko and Foreign Minister Sergei Martinov. Read More

The Catalan legacy in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.23 - 09:25:43 / radiorebelde.The Catalan legacy in Havana. Havana, Cuba. - Deep historical and family bonds unite the Cuban and Catalonian peoples. These roots merge to form only one tree and leave their “multiple and fertile” mark. Part of that material heritage is the Church of Our Lady of Montserrat. Better known as The Catalonians’ Chapel, it stands at the 8 ½ kilometer of Rancho Boyeros avenue. This church has nurtured the dreams and fantasies of thousands of people that drive along this popular artery of the Cuban capital every day. Read More

Haitians to Benefit from Cuban Literacy Method

<p style="text-align: justify;">Port-au-Prince, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 240,000 Haitians will benefit from the Cuban literacy method "Yo, si puedo" (Yes I Can), to be applied in this Caribbean country.The program that teaches people how to read and write will be implemented in the western, southern, southeast and northern departments in a period of 22 months. Read More

Sherritt expects production declines in Cuba for ‘11

<p style="text-align: justify;">In a pessimistic outlook for its Cuban operations this year, Canadian energy and mining concern Sherritt International expects production declines in all its business areas for 2011.Sherritt, Cuba’s largest foreign investor, said in its fourth-quarter financial report that it expects moderate production declines in nickel (-2%) and cobalt (-2.9%), and considerable declines in the production of oil (-7.1%) and electricity (-18.7%).Even so, the company is ratcheting up capital investments on the island. Read More

Folkloric Ballet of Tlaxcala Performs in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.23 - 14:44:18 / radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba.- The Folkloric Ballet of Tlaxcala performed on Tuesday at the building of the Cuban Friendship Institute on Tuesday. This was third show of the Mexican company in Havana during its current visit to Cuba.The ballet company was invited to perform in Cuba by the Jose Marti Cultural Society as part of activities marking 120 years of the publication of Marti’s assay Our America. Read More

Cigar Aficionado Reports from Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 23, 2011. Cigar Aficionado is back to Havana.Our staff is in Cuba to cover the 13th annual Festival del Habano, or Habanos Festival, where they will sample the latest in Cuban cigars, meet with top officials from the Cuban cigar industry as well as the leading international retailers and distributors of Cuban cigars, and immerse themselves in the culture of Havana. Read More

February 23rd

Official records show Cuban tourism optimistic in 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 14:08:50. HAVANA, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Cuba registered record international tourist arrivals of 222, 296 at the end of January 2011, a year-on-year growth of 15.9 percent, the National Statistics Office (NSO) said here on Tuesday.Compared with the same periods in 2007, 2008 and 2009, the number represents an increase of 33.9, 19.2 and 10.5 percent respectively and means a good start for the Cuban tourist industry in 2011, said the NSO. Read More

Cubans say lots of sex and tobacco is why they live longer

<p style="text-align: justify;">22.02.2011.Cubans are proud of their longevity, and the sharp mind of Fidel Castrol is a prime example. Certainly the totally free and complete medical care and stress free environment contribute greatly to length and quality of life, as does the availability of community recreational, cultural and educational programs. A family doctor can be found on every block.A methodical life with varied food habits, which does not exclude tobacco, coffee or sex, would be the "secret formula" to achieve satisfactory longevity, according to a recent study of more than 50 people over a hundred years old in Cuba. Read More

Belarussian leader looks to expand trade

<p style="text-align: justify;">At a meeting Tuesday in Minsk with visiting Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko expressed great interest in increased trade with the island.Quoted by Komsomolskaya Pravda, the president told his guest that "in Cuba, much is done in the development of biotechnology, in the production of medicines. So, why don't you come here to the Customs Union, create a joint venture and benefit from it?" Read More