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March 31st

Havanatur getting access to Amadeus booking platform

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Argentinean subsidiary of Madrid-based Amadeus IT Holding S.A. signed a long-term agreement with Cuban state tour operator Havantur, the booking service provider said in a press release.Under the agreement, Havanatur agents will have access to the Amadeus Selling Platform, which is used by 90,000 travel agencies worldwide. The online service allows users to make reservations with 436 airlines, 87,000 hotels, 103 railroads, 21 cruise lines, and 37,000 rent-a-car agencies. Travel agents like the one-stop platform because it allows fast price comparisons and efficient booking. Read More

Jimmy Carter criticises US Cuba policy

<p style="text-align: justify;">March 31, 2011. Former US president Jimmy Carter - on a visit to Cuba - has criticised US policy towards the island.Mr Carter said the decades-long US trade embargo and travel ban damaged the Cuban people and hindered rather than helped reform.During his three-day visit Jimmy Carter held talks with the Cuban leader Raul Castro, as well as leading dissidents.He also met the jailed US contractor Alan Gross, but did not secure his release. Read More

Cuba-Trinidad Draw Sends Mexico to CONCACAF U-20 QFs

<p style="text-align: justify;"> Confederation of North, Central American &amp; Caribbean Association Football. March 30, 2011Photo courtesy CITY - Caribbean rivals Cuba and Trinidad &amp; Tobago played to a 0-0 draw Wednesday at the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, assuring Mexico of a quarterfinal berth.It was the second time in three days that Cuba was held without a goal, leaving its knockout-round fate depending on the result of the Group D finale between Trinidad and Mexico. Mexico beat Cuba 3-0 on Monday, meaning Trinidad needs a win, draw or a loss by two goals or less to advance. Read More

Fidel, too, reflects on visitor from U.S.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Excerpt from article by Fidel Castro published Thursday in Granma: Today I had the pleasure of welcoming Jimmy Carter, who was president of the United States between 1977 and 1981 and the only one, in my view, with sufficient serenity and valor to broach the issue of his country's relations with Cuba.Carter did what he could to reduce international tensions and promote the creation of the offices of interest in Cuba and the United States. Read More

Mexicans Fall under the Spell of Cuban Dancers

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.03.31 - 09:07:53 / HAVANA, CUBA.- The presentation of Cuba’s National Ballet Company (BNC) in the park of Cozumel Island, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, was described as fascinating by members of the audience.Their wonderful technique, precision and clean turns was what I liked the most, a young Mexican dancer told a reporter of the local digital channel, while giving her her impressions on the production.&nbsp; Read More

Food Sovereignty and Permaculture in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, Apr 3 6:00p to 8:00p at Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA. Food Sovereignty and Permaculture in Cuba. Roberto Perez Rivero is the Environmental Education and Biodiversity Conservation Program Director of the Cuban NGO, the Antonio Nunez Jimenez Foundation for Nature and Humanity, the oldest environmental organization in Cuba. Mr. Perez has also served as their Project Officer on Urban Agriculture and Environmental Programs, Publishing Editor, and teacher of Environmental Education, Sustainable Agriculture and Permaculture. Read More

Cuban Doctors Lower Cholera Lethality Rate in Haiti

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.03.30 - 11:54:00 / HAVANA, CUBA.- Cuban doctors working in Haiti have been able to bring cholera lethality down to 0.37 with no deaths from the disease reported in more than two months. Read More

Eight Crowns for Cuban Boxers at 2011 Pan American Games Qualifier in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, CUBA.- Cuban boxers concluded their participation in a Pan American Games qualifier held in the Venezuelan city of Cumana on a high note as the eight finalists of the Caribbean nation walked away with titles and their tickets secured for the Pan Am Games scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico, later this year. Read More

Princess Alix de Foresta Attends Reopening of Havana’s Napoleonic Museum

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.03.30 - 15:32:07 / Princess Alix de Foresta Attends Reopening of Havana’s Napoleonic Museum. Havana, Cuba.- Havana’s Napoleonic Museum was re-inaugurated on Tuesday in Havana with the presence of Princess Alix de Foresta, who donated porcelain pieces to the prestigious Cuban institution. Read More

Desperate Solis wants Klitschko rematch

<p style="text-align: justify;">March 30 2011 at 05:34pm. AFP. Injured ex-Olympic heavyweight champion Odlanier Solis left, says he is desperate for a rematch with world champion Vitali Klitschko.Berlin – Injured ex-Olympic heavyweight champion Odlanier Solis said on Wednesday he is so desperate for a re-match with world champion Vitali Klitschko that he is willing to fight for free. Read More