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Cuba in Pan-American Karate Tourney

<p style="text-align: justify;">25 de abril de 2011, 12:28Havana, Apr. 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate in the 2011 Pan-American Karate Championships May 22-29 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Granma newspaper reported.The women's team is headed by the outstanding Yaneya Gutierrez (68 kg+), and includes Yudelmis Báez (-50), Yanelsis Góngora (-55), Cirelis Martinez (-61) and Yoandra Moreno (-68).The men's team includes Listmar Licea (-60), Lester Javier Zamora (-75), Jander Guillermo Tiril (+84) and brothers Dennis (-67) and Damian Novo (-84). Read More

Workers from Nearly Fifty Countries Will March in Cuba on May Day

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.25 - 10:04:22 / May Day.HAVANA, Cuba.- More than 1,000 workers from almost 50 countries will accompany the Cuban people in plazas and streets during the nationwide parades and celebrations scheduled for May Day.A communiqué from the Cuban Workers Confederation (CTC) published on Monday by Granma newspaper reads that this year’s celebrations will take place under the slogan ‘Unity, Productivity and Efficiency’. Read More

Fidel Castro admired John Paul II: Vatican number two

<p style="text-align: justify;">Apr 25, 2011VATICAN CITY - CUBA'S Fidel Castro sincerely liked John Paul II, the late pope who is set to be put on the path to sainthood, the Vatican's number two said in a book, extracts of which were published on Sunday.The Cuban revolution icon read the pontiff's main writings and even poems before John Paul II's 1998 visit to Cuba, L'Osservatore Romano newspaper said, quoting Tarcisio Bertone's testimony for a book A Great Heart. Homage To John Paul II, which is a compilation of interviews. Read More

Coast Guard repatriated 13 Cuban migrants

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Lidia It was a two-way journey for 13 Cuban migrants.Coast Guard crews repatriated them to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, Sunday after they spotted them in vessels off the South Florida coast, officials reported.It all began Wednesday when someone called the Coast Guard and told them he has spotted six migrants who were aboard a rustic vessel near Baker’s Haulover Inlet in Miami. Read More

Virgen de La Caridad del Cobre in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Gisselle Morales Rodríguez — Apr 23, 2011 10:52 PM. As part of her peregrination for Cuba, a Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre replica arrived on Sunday to Sancti Spiritus, located in the center of the island, and will remain in the province until May 4th. Read More

A View From Europe:A new Cuba?

<p style="text-align: justify;">4/24/2011. By David Jessop. For much of the last week, the world’s media have focused on the outcome of Cuba’s Sixth Communist Party Congress which took place in Havana from April 16 to 19.Most of their coverage focused on the time limits that will now be placed on the leadership’s period in office, the right in future of Cubans to buy and sell houses and cars, and the election of a smaller but not much younger politburo.Irrespective of this, far more important and challenging decisions were taken.What the one thousand or so participants in the Congress did was endorse a new Cuban model of governance and economic organisation. Read More

New rules for US deportations

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, April 24, 2011. MIAMI, USA (CMC) – United States immigration officials say they have changed the way thousands of Cubans facing deportation comply with immigration rules. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency now requires Miami residents to travel across county lines to a Miramar office for check-in.ICE said that Caribbean and other foreign nationals with deportation orders but not in detention must now report to Miramar. Read More

24th Traditional Trova Fiesta in Sancti Spiritus

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Nuriem. Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) With the emblematic music of the group Coro de Claves, guitar chords and decima poetry, the 24th Sancti Spiritus Trova fiesta comes to a close on Sunday, the Cuban News Agency (AIN) reported.The central province of Sancti Spiritus is the birthplace of important figures in this Cuban musical genre.Dedicated to the septets Juvenil and Espirituano, the event brought together guests from Ciego de Avila province and performers, trios and groups from all over Sancti Spiritus, with a repertoire of melodies that marked milestones in Cuban musical history. Read More

Cuba in Baja California Women´s Volleyball Cup Semifinals

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Rose Ana Berbeo. Tijuana, Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is one of four semifinalists Baja California International Women''s Volleyball Cup on Sunday, and will play against Mexico, while Dominican Republic and Argentina face off in the other semifinal.The Cuban under-20 team broke its winning streak on Saturday after losing to Argentina 2-0 (25-21, 25-22) in a close game.The teams that win the semifinals will compete in night matches on Sunday for the gold medal of this tournament, which is being held at Tijuana´s High Performance Sports Center. Read More

Cuba Frees Anti-Castro Guerrilla

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA – A man serving a 20-year prison sentence for mounting an armed incursion aimed at destabilizing Cuba’s government has been released on parole, the dissident Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission said Friday.Efrain Rivas Hernandez, 50, was detained with two other armed infiltrators in February 1996 after they came ashore at Varadero, Cuba’s biggest coastal resort, to distribute leaflets and fire shots at a hotel. Read More