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Manny Ramirez: Sad End to a Great Baseball Career

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ray. Santo Domingo, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) There is a great deal of sorrow among baseball fans in the Dominican Republic following the early retirement of Major League baseball player Manuel (Manny) Ramirez due to testing positive for doping.The outstanding Dominican player tested positive for banned substances three consecutive times, leading to a 100-game suspension. Read More

New documentary, 'Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba,' explores return, 50 years after exodus

<p style="text-align: justify;">Albor Ruiz - Ny Local. Sunday, April 10th 2011, 4:00 AM. A new documentary explores the feelings of several popular Cuban personalities returning to their homeland nearly 50 years later.'I left Cuba, but Cuba never left me." That's how Candi Sosa expressed the longing she has felt for 40 years for the country where she was born, and from which she - and thousands of Cuban children - was torn when she was 10.Her dramatic story is reflected in a gripping documentary, "Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba," by award-winning director Estela Bravo, a native New Yorker who lives in Cuba. Read More

6% of Cuban workforce engaged in private businesses

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 2011-04-10 14:06:15. HAVANA, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Some 295,000 Cubans, or 6 percent of the whole employed population, currently are engaged in private businesses, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security said Saturday.With a population of 11.2 million, Cuba has a workforce of nearly 5 million people.Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Security Jose Barreiro said the demand for private business licenses has been "high" and exceeded the government's initial estimates. Read More

Divers Ready for Cuba Photography Contest

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Apr 10(Prensa Latina) Organizers and divers are predicting a successful 3rd FOTOSUB Colony International Underwater Photography Contest, set for next week on the Isle of Youth.&nbsp; The April 10-14 event is being held in coastal waters near the Hotel Colony, in a spot considered ideal for underwater photography.Fifteen competitors are expected so far from Cuba, France, Italy, Mexico, Russia and Spain, and possibly Canada. Along with contestants, diving experts from Britain, Chile, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Uruguay will attend as observers. Read More

Obama slaps ban on Irish musicians traveling to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Administration refuses visas for traditional Irish artists. By NIALL O' Founder. Published Sunday, April 10, 2011, 7:48 AM. Updated Sunday, April 10, 2011, 8:42 AM.&nbsp; The Obama Administration has refused to allow Irish American traditional musicians (and Irish musicians resident in the US) to participate in the Second Annual Celtic Festival in Cuba, April 15-26.The festival is being organized by Kilian Kennedy of Ireland who discovered during a vacation in Cuba a lively Celtic tradition sustained by immigrants and descendants from Gaelic provinces of northern Spain. Read More

Cuban Mining Projects Growing

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, April 9 (NNN-Prensa Latina): Cuba is making technological tests of nickel byproducts, and will develop projects for their processing, revealed Ivan Martinez Leyet, deputy minister for the basic industry and representative to the Cuban Geology Society.The technological tests to process byproducts of the nickel industry will be jointly developed with a Russian firm. Read More

Experts state U.S. Gov’t Should End Anti-Cuban Broadcasts

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ray. Washington, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The elimination of 30 million USD annually for hostile radio and television broadcasts into Cuba would be welcomed by most people in the United States, according to the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.The council, an organization that encourages rational, constructive policy on Latin America, said Friday that the so-called Radio and TV Marti should be at the top of the list for those who want to cut government spending. Read More

New entrepreneurs in Cuba get mixed results

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Paul Haven.Associated Press / April 9, 2011.HAVANA—There was no colorful bunting to mark the grand opening, and no way to advertise in the local press. There was not even money to hand out fliers in this decaying Havana neighborhood of potholed streets and crumbling one-story homes.So when the freshly painted front window of the tiny pizzeria swung open on the most important afternoon in Julio Cesar Hidalgo's life, nobody noticed at first. Read More

Havana to Host International Meeting of Ballet Academies

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.09 - 14:18:03 / Havana to Host International Meeting of Ballet Academies. Havana, Cuba.- The participation of representatives from 12 nations in the 18th International Meeting of Ballet Academies, to be held in Havana from April 16th through the 30th, is backed by the prestige achieved in Latin America by Cuba’s National Ballet School.Ramona de Saa, director of the center and president of the event’s Organizing Committee, said that the number of students, professors and other specialists showing interest in this meeting, which includes keynote lectures, workshops artistic presentations and exhibitions, is increasingly larger. Read More

Cuba Looking to Expand Charcoal Export

<p style="text-align: justify;">In an effort to recover exportable products in Cuba, the Provincial Citrus Enterprise of Ciego de Avila expands the export of top-quality charcoal to Europe.Exports of the Cuban charcoal, made from marabou bush, are expected to peak 20,000 tons, the highest volume sold by the enterprise since it started to commercialize the product five years ago, pointed the director of the entity, Nelson Paz Fernandez. Read More