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UN Highlights Cuba's Help to Chernobyl Victims

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: leana Ferrer Fonte .United Nations, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) More than 25,000 people, including 21,340 children, have benefited from the Cuban humanitarian program for victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the United Nations reported Tuesday.The information is included in a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by Cuba's permanent mission to the UN on the 25th anniversary of that tragedy. Read More

Reforestation Demanded at Zaza River’s Basin

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jose L. Camellón — Escambray. Reforestation actions continue to take place around Zaza river’s hydrographic basin, the second most important in the island, which takes up 37% of the territorial area of the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus.A study was began at the end of last year to identify the best locations for planting the trees here as well as in other similar areas in Siguaney and Tuinucu. Zaza river’s hydrographic basin is the country’s least planted. Read More

Businesses will be checked at random

<p style="text-align: justify;">About 750 state-run companies will be targeted for a surprise audit beginning Monday, April 25, as part of the Nationwide Verification of Internal Controls, Cuba's Comptroller General (gbp) announced.Gladys Bejerano Portela told journalists that between April 25 and May 31 about 3,000 auditors, economists and accountants will visit business companies chosen at random, to check on their activities in the first quarter of the year. Read More

Cuba's labor union calls for support of economic reforms

<p style="text-align: justify;">14:11, April 26, 2011. The Cuban Workers Union (CWU) on Monday called on all Cubans to participate in a grand Labor Day parade slated for Sunday to show support for current leader Raul Castro's efforts to reform the economy."Cubans have many reasons not to miss the parade and to fill the streets and squares of the island to show the support of workers and the people to the conclusions of the Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and to reaffirm the unity around the Party, the Revolution, Fidel and Raul," the CWU said in a statement. Read More

Cuba plans parade backing reforms

<p style="text-align: justify;">Agence France-Presse April 26, 2011. Cuba's only trade union called Monday for a massive May 1 parade supporting President Raul Castro's raft of economic reforms approved by the Communist party this month."This will be the best chance for Cuban workers, with their massive, radical and revolutionary participation, to express their endorsement of the adopted resolutions," the Workers' Central Union of Cuba was quoted as saying in the official daily Granma. Read More

Cuban Sprinter Robles Says He s Ready to Compete

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban Dayron Robles, who holds the world record for the 110-meter hurdles, said he is ready to return to the track after two months of rest due to injury.Robles told the Cuban press that he no longer has ankle or lower back discomfort after a rigorous strengthening program. Read More

Cuba to Host Women’s Epee Grand Prix in May

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.25 - 12:29:51 / HAVANA, Cuba. - More than 50 epee fencers from 20 countries will participate in the Epee Grand Prix for Women scheduled for Havana’s Pabexpo Exhibition Hall on May 21-22.Epee specialists from Russia, France, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, Azerbaijan, China, the Dominican Republic, Hungary, Israel, Estonia, Holland, Panama, Poland, Sweden, Chinese Taipei, the United States, Venezuela, Tunisia and Cuba will be competing in the contest that will also serve the local fencers as preparation for next October’s Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Read More

Guidelines for visiting Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">It is getting easier to visit Cuba legally. Want to go? Know the guidelines before heading to Havana.By Jane Engle Los Angeles Times Staff Writer. April 24, 2011. If Cuba is on your bucket list of destinations, you may now find it easier to visit the Communist island legally. But not as a regular tourist. So put aside those daydreams of sipping daiquiris at a seaside resort.More than three months after President Obama announced he would loosen restrictions that bar most Americans from legally visiting Cuba, the U.S. Treasury Department last week issued the guidelines to implement the changes. Read More

Cuba Increases Number of Bamboo Plantations to Protect Soils

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.25 - 12:28:48 / SANTA CLARA, Cuba. - Almost 6,000 hectares of bamboo plants have been sowed over the past six years in Cuba as part of a strategy for the protection of the soils and the production of timber for construction and for the manufacture of pieces of furniture.The national program for the expansion of bamboo is mainly taken forward in hydrographic basins that have suffered environmental damages. Read More

Love at First Bite: The Cuban Sandwich

<p style="text-align: justify;">Chef Aaron talks about his magical first experience with the pork sandwich.First time experiences should be magical! I clearly remember the first time I had foie gras, steamed mussels, cow’s tongue, sweet breads, black truffles and so much more.Almost all of my first-time food memories came during my education at Le Cordon Bleu. These memories are so vivid in my mind because this was the period in my life when I was falling deeply in love…with food! Every taste, scent and texture is imprinted in my mind just as most couples remember the first time they met, their first date and first kiss. Read More