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NATO playing the Nazi-fascist role in Libya - Fidel

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Larry Moonze in Havana, Cuba. Fri 29 Apr. 2011, 15:30 CAT . FIDEL Castro has said NATO intervention in Libya has taken on a Nazi-fascist character that may be used against any Third World nation.In his Reflections by Comrade Fidel published on Thursday, the former Cuban president stated that while one might agree or not with Moammar Gaddafi’s political ideas no one had the right to question the existence of Libya as an independent state and member of the United Nations. Read More

Festival on Caribbean Birds Underway in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.28 - 15:03:26 / HAVANA, Cuba.- Cuba is hosting from April 22 to May 22 of the Festival of Birds Endemic to the Caribbean which serves the purpose of promoting the knowledge about bird species exclusive to the region, raising awareness about their protection and fostering environmental education.In statements to Granma, Eneider Perez Mena, a biologist with the Cuban Ecology and Systematics Institute, said the Festival includes bird washing, lectures, talks about environmental education and contests for youngsters and teenagers aimed at growing a responsible attitude towards Cuban birds. Read More

Painting from the 18th Century Discovered in Ancient Cuban Chapel

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.28 - 18:38:25 / SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba. - An original painting from the 18th century was found in the former chapel of the Saint Basil the Great Seminary, of Santiago de Cuba, which is undergoing restoration to be turned into a cultural place.Through religious symbols, the painting shows characteristics of the high-ranking ecclesiastic hierarchy of Santiago de Cuba Dioceses.The work of art was found on above the higher wooden arc giving access to the vault. Read More

C&T expanding Cuba charter routes

<p style="text-align: justify;">C&amp;T Charters will begin charter flights from San Juan to Havana and is planning to offer Cuba service from Chicago and Atlanta, Caribbean News Digital reported.The Miami-based company already offers seven flights a week from Miami, and once-a-week flights from New York.C&amp;T Vice President Gary González told the Web publication on the sidelines of a conference of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) in San Juan that his company plans to start flights from San Juan in June. The company will offer two flights a week. Read More

Iran, Cuba firm to deepen ties

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, April 29 (MNA) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast held separate talks with Cuban foreign minister’s deputies Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga and Marcos Rodriguez Costa on Wednesday morning in which the sides expressed their willingness to strengthen ties.In talks with Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, Mehmanparast said Tehran and Havana share common views and concerns on various international issues and this “can lay the groundwork for strengthening bilateral relations” especially in economic areas. Read More

A Family’s Legacy, Afro-Cuban Jazz

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> Daniel Barry for The New York Times. By LARRY ROHTER. Published: April 28, 2011. IF there is such a thing as a first family of Afro-Cuban jazz, the O’Farrill clan has a right to claim that distinction. Its members helped invent the hybrid genre back in the 1940s, when Chico O’Farrill came to New York from Havana, and in recent years they have worked to reinvigorate the music despite barriers in both Cuba and the United States. Read More

Cuban inventor turns trash into farm tools

<p style="text-align: justify;">Reuters.By Jeff Franks. GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba (Reuters) - A solitary man trudges through a palm-lined corn field in the Cuban countryside, pulling behind him a rickety contraption that President Raul Castro would love.The man, Yolando Perez Baez, is showing off his latest invention, a spindly, spider-like piece of equipment that sprays pesticide along six rows of crops, instead of the one row he could dose using his usual backpack fumigator. Read More

Direct flights from Texas to Cuba expected to increase trade opportunities

<p style="text-align: justify;">Posted on 28 April 2011 by ETR Staff Report. Agricultural trade with Cuba just became a little easier.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency recently authorized Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to offer direct flights to the island nation. Previously, Texas farmers and ranchers who planned to travel to Cuba for trade purposes encountered extra travel time and expense because only three U.S. airports – Miami International, JFK International and Los Angeles International – were designated for direct flights. Read More

Cuba Promotes Biological Products in Vietnam

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte.Hanoi, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba hopes to put all its scientific-technical potential at the service of Vietnam, mainly in applied researches, it was reported in this capital on Thursday.Gustavo Junco, director of the Bio Asia Limited Co., assessed the extensive potential Cuba's biological offers has had in this country, and perceived the prompt opening of a new line of products. Read More

Piñón on Energy: $4 bln for oil imports — what now?

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jorge Piñón. For the first time since July 2008, this month the average price of Venezuela’s crude oil export basket surpassed the $100 per-barrel mark. This represents a possible negative (replacement cost) cash flow to the Cuban economy of more than $4 billion on an annualized basis.The full impact of the recent price increases for Cuba may be cushioned by the Convenio Integral de Cooperación with Venezuela. Indeed, the October 2000 services-for-oil barter agreement, under which the island receives subsidized payment terms, has become more important than ever. Read More