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Workers from 50 Countries to March in Cuba on May Day

<p style="text-align: justify;">More than 1,000 people from almost 50 countries will accompany the Cuban people in marches nationwide on May Day, International Workers Day.Demands that will be heard during those marches include the immediate release of the five Cuban antiterrorists held in U.S. prisons for more than 12 years, said Ermela Garcia, member of the National Secretariat of the Central Organization of Cuban Workers, in statements to Juventud Rebelde newspaper. Read More

Travel to Cuba? Yes, you can.

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Chris Owen (RSS feed) on Apr 24th 2011 at 7:00AM. travel to CubaWhile restrictions still apply, the long-awaited guidelines defining who can travel freely to Cuba were released and made official this week. The new rules allow journalists plus religious and educational groups to travel to Cuba pretty much whenever they want to.They also allow Americans to send up to $2,000 annually to Cuba. That is limited to $500 per quarter (up from $300) and that money must be intended to support private economic activity. Read More

Change for a better future

<p style="text-align: justify;">At the Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), which concluded last Tuesday, Cuban's leadership introduced a series of political and economic reform measures, sending out a strong message of change.Political leaders will be limited to two consecutive five-year terms in office and young politicians will be given more opportunities in government.The party also approved a policy to allow the private sector to play a bigger role in the market, and to give businesses more freedoms. Read More

Cuba to produce extra 40,000 tonnes of raw sugar

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA&nbsp; (April 24, 2011) : The Cuban Sugar Ministry said Thursday it would produce 40,000 tonnes more raw sugar than planned, or somewhere between the 1.1 million and 1.2 million tonnes for the season Reuters has estimated. The Sugar Ministry said a week ago it had met its plan with 18 of 39 mills still grinding."They will add 40,000 tonnes above the plan," the official National Information Agency said on Thursday, citing Deputy Sugar Minister Lourdes Castellanos Jimenez. Cuba, faced with a cane shortage, planned for a short and efficient harvest. Read More

Feds Ease Restrictions On Cuba Travel, Cash

<p style="text-align: justify;">April 23, 2011 6:22 PM. WASHINGTON, DC (CBS4) – Traveling to Cuba, sending money to relatives, and improving communications to the island officially got easier Friday, with the formal announcement of new rules from the US Treasury.Under the guidelines, which had been widely expected but had been awaiting publication, it is now easier for&nbsp; U.S. schools, churches and cultural groups to visit Cuba. They will not need a special US Treasury Department license. Read More

Cuban Cigar-Roller to attempt a New Guinness Record

<p style="text-align: justify;">April 23, 2011. Cuban cigar-roller Jose Castelar Cairo (Cueto), with four Guinness World Records, will make an attempt to roll a 70 meter-long cigar, starting on Monday, April 25, until noon on May 3, at the Morro-Cabaña Park, in Havana.According to the Opciones newspaper, Cueto will exhibit his work at the 31st International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2011), scheduled for the Cuban capital from May 2 through 7 with the attendance of national and foreign participants. Read More

UNESCO: ALBA to Back Haitian Cultural Reconstruction

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez. Member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) in UNESCO expressed their commitment to the new reconstruction phase in Haiti through culture.The ALBA´s willingness was expressed by Bolivian Ambassador to UNESCO Pablo Groux during a conference held at the UNESCO headquarters, where 15 reconstruction projects needing urgent donors´ support were presented. Read More

Holguin Green Forests in Holguin Mountains

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Manuel Valdes Paz / / Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:32. Reforestation in Holguin province is a key task in environment protection. Photo: Amauris Betancourt The Cuban province of Holguin has increased its mountain forests - located to the east mainly, thanks to reforestation in different areas, the care given to the woods, and other works as the control on timber commercial exploitation.These last years Holguin has planted 20,370 hectares with autochthonous species or that are appropriate for the soil and climate condition of the heights. Read More

Cuban Vice President Evaluates Development Programs

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Rose Ana Berbeo. Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura&nbsp; evaluated economic and social development programs in the central-southern province of Cienfuegos, where he also visited health and scientific institutions. Read More

Cuban ballet dancer that defected to perform in Tampa

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Alberto de la Cruz on 04/23/2011. Cuban classical ballet dancer Nieser Zambrana who defected from Cuba in Canada recently will be performing in Tampa: Cuban ballet dancer who defected leaps onto Tampa stage. Playing the character for the Patel Conservatory’s Next Generation Ballet production is a 21-year-old professional dancer named Nieser Zambrana. Read More