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Cuban Shooters to Attend Rifle and Pistol World Cup in the United States

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.21 - 16:31:25 / HAVANA, Cuba. - Eglys Cruz and Leuris Pupo continue their preparation in Havana to represent Cuba at the Rifle and Pistol World Cup of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), scheduled for Fort Benning, in the United States, on May 16-22.Cruz, Olympic bronze medalist of the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women event in Beijing 2008, is Cuba’s top medal hopeful. She was the first Cuban representative to secure a spot in the London 2012 Olympic Games and she is also expected to compete in the 10m Air Rifle Women event. Read More

US relaxes donation rules for Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">April 23, 2011. MIAMI: The US government has released new rules defining which Americans may travel freely to Cuba, making it easier for US schools, churches and cultural groups to visit and increasing the amount of money Americans can send to the island to support its growing private economy. The White House says the changes to US-Cuba policy are aimed at supporting Cuba's civil society . The policies rescinded more restrictive travel and remittance guidelines issued by the former president George Bush in 2003. Read More

U.S. Treasury Publishes New Cuba Travel Rules

<p style="text-align: justify;">The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday published the long-awaited new rules for travel to Cuba.PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic -- I happened to be visiting this stunning beach resort on the day when the Obama administration announced new measures to allow for more U.S. travel to Cuba, and I couldn't help wonder whether a gradual increase of U.S. visitors to Cuba won't hurt all other Caribbean tourism spots. Read More

Havana Club projects to surpass 2010 sales despite US embargo

<p style="text-align: justify;">Thursday, April 21, 2011. Despite last month's decision by the United States Court of Appeal to maintain the blockade against Cuba's Havana Club rum in the US, executives of the company are still confident their global market will still allow them to outpace last year's sales.Executives of the Havana Club rum company are projecting a sales goal of four million nine-litre bottle cases by the end of this year. In 2010, the Havana Club International S.A. (HCI) joint venture sold 3.8 million nine-litre bottle cases according to CubaRon legal adviser Arian Remedios. Read More

Will the USA be the last one in building a new Cuba ?

<p style="text-align: justify;">new america media. Op-ed,&nbsp; James McGrath Morris,&nbsp; Posted: Apr 21, 2011. This past weekend the Communist Party in Cuba approved a set of reforms that will increase the ease by which Cubans can engage in private business and looks at ways to attract foreign investment to boost the nation’s nascent tourist industry. Read More

Food and Drink - Restaurant Review - Floridita in Wardour Street

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published: 21 April, 2011. by MATTHEW LEWIN. When it comes to authentic spicy salsa, the hips don’t lie! IT’S all in the hips. Dancing salsa, I mean, and I just can’t do it. But if you want to see lithe young things twirling and&nbsp; spinning with fascinating grace, and even have a go yourself, this is the place for you. Read More

Cuba Includes Nuclear Issue in Berne Conference

<p style="text-align: justify;">Panama, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba was able to include the issue of eliminating and banning the use of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear arms, on the agenda of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in its October meeting in Berne, Switzerland. Read More

China offers support to Cuba on developing socialism

<p style="text-align: justify;">April 21, 2011. EFE. Havana –&nbsp; Chinese President Hu Jintao sent a message to Fidel Castro expressing his admiration and respect for the former leader after the 6th Cuban Communist Party Congress, and he offered Havana Beijing's help on the "road of socialist development." In the message, dated April 19 and released on Thursday by official Cuban media, Hu hailed the figure of Fidel Castro as the "founder and promoter of the revolution and construction of Cuba" and praised him for his fearless leadership in the face of "foreign pressure." Read More

Dominican Republic: Cuban Beach Volleyball Aims for Gold

<p style="text-align: justify;">Santo Domingo, Apr. 20 (Prensa Latina) The beach volleyball Olympic qualifier in Boca Chica was on fire Wednesday, with the Cuban and Canadian teams fighting for the gold.Having won their ticket to continue the Norseca tour, the men's and women's Cuban teams were more confident of victory after defeating the U.S. and Mexican teams, Cuban coach Leonidas Regueiferos told Prensa Latina. Read More

Spanish company announces mega golf resort project

<p style="text-align: justify;">A Spanish company announced it is negotiating with the Cuban government construction of a golf and marina resort on the Guanahacabibes peninsula, the western tip of the island, Caribbean News Digital first reported.La Playa Golf &amp; Resorts S.L. is planning to build a 4,000-hectare mixed project including apartments, villas and townhouses, three boutique hotels, seven golf courses, golf academy, marina, sport fishing club, and a horseback riding center. According to Executive Director Roger Jordana, the Guanahacabibes Golf &amp; Marina Resort would be the biggest on the island. Read More