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Piñón on Energy: U.S. invites world, minus Cuba, to drilling safety conference

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jorge Piñón. Energy ministers and senior government and oil companies’ officials from 13 countries and the European Union will meet in Washington DC this Thursday, April 14, at the invitation of U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The task: Discuss how to reduce the risks associated with deepwater drilling.Participants from Brazil, Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom, Norway, Russia, Canada, India, Israel, Netherlands, Angola and the European Union will meet to discuss lessons learned from recent offshore drilling accidents and offer alternatives on how to prevent them and respond to the possible ensuing catastrophe. Read More

Cuba Requests Distribution of Document at the UN Regarding Posada Carriles

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.12 - 09:36:57 / Cuba Requests Distribution of Document at the UN Regarding Posada CarrilesHAVANA, CUBA.- Cuba requested the United Nations on Monday the distribution as an official document of the top international organization of a denunciation by Havana against the acquittal of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles in judicial farce in the United States. Read More

Cuba expects to sell four million cases of rum in 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, April 12 (IANS) Cuba expects to sell four million cases of its flagship rum Havana Club in 2011, despite a US decision not to renew its marketing license in the country, president of the state-owned Cuban Rum Corporation said here.'The Cuban industrial capability is at a very high level,' president of the Cuban Rum Corporation Juan Gonzalez said, adding they expected rum exports would reach more than $100 million in 2011.Arian Remedios, legal advisor of Havana Club International, said the company sold 3.8 million cases of rum in 2010, a growth of 14 percent over the previous year, reported Xinhua. Read More

Canada and Mexico reign at NORCECA beach volleyball event

<p style="text-align: justify;">April 11th, 2011 6:45 pm ET. Beach volleyball pairs from Canada and Cuba won the NORCECA tournament on Sunday in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The North American, Caribbean, and Central American regional tour hosted its second event of the season that attracted dozens of teams from 13 regional countries. Read More

About Cuba's Cigars and Black Maids

<p style="text-align: justify;">British historian Jean Stubbs and Cuban poet and novelist Pedro Perez Sarduy will be at USF Apr. 14.By Barbara Melendez.USF News.TAMPA, Fla. (Apr. 8, 2011) – Cigars and maids may not have much in common, but Havana is the connection when British historian Jean Stubbs and Cuban author and journalist Pedro Perez Sarduy team up for a presentation at the University of South Florida Apr. 14 at 4:30 at the Patel Center for Global Solutions building, room 136. Read More

Obama bans Irish musicians from travelling to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Administration turns down visas for traditional Irish artists By Madeline O'Connor - 11/04/11. Obama bans Irish musicians from travelling to Cuba. The Obama Administration has refused to allow Irish American traditional musicians (and Irish musicians resident in the US) to take part in the Second Annual Celtic Festival in Cuba, April 15-26. Read More

Cuban Sugar Mill Produces 25,000 Tons without Spending Fuel Oil

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.11 - 14:56:39 / Sugar refinery. CAMAGUEY, Cuba. -The sugar refinery mill Argentina, in the province of Camaguey, produced 25,000 tons of refined sugar without consuming fuel oil in energy generation and meeting the plan for this year. Read More

Libya Accepts AU Peace Plan

<p style="text-align: justify;">Libyan gov't accepts AU peace roadmap, agrees to talks with rebels. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Sunday agreed to end conflicts and open political dialogues with rebels, key terms in a "roadmap" to peace proposed by African Union (AU) mediators in the country. Read More

Cuba Builds Wells, Will Drill in Gulf by 2013

<p style="text-align: justify;">Monday, 11 Apr 2011 01:29 PM. By Martin Gould. The Communist island nation is to start work on five wells in the Gulf this summer in fields where reserves are estimated at 20 billion barrels, reports China’s People’s Daily. Production should start in 2013. Read More

Cuban Medicament Receives New WIPO Award in Geneva

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 11 (acn) The Cuban medicament Heberprot-P for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer received in Geneva, Switzerland the prize to the Best Young Inventor by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Read More