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Cuba: Minor Earthquake Rattles Eastern Guantanamo Province

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.30 - 13:37:14 / Cuba: Minor Earthquake Rattles Eastern Guantanamo Province. HAVANA, Cuba.- A 3.2 earthquake was reported early on Saturday in the Cuban easternmost province of Guantanamo by the Network of Stations of the Cuban National Seismologic Service. Read More

Cuban Festival La Huella de España Dedicated to Castile and Leon

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.29 - 19:09:01 / Havana, Cuba.- Starting on Sunday through May 8, the annual "La Huella de España" Festival which highlights the influence of Spanish culture and traditions in the Cuban people will be dedicated to the region of Castile and Leon.The Festival is presided over as traditionally by Cuban Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso.As usually, the canon shooting ceremony followed by the anthems of Cuba and Spain will mark the opening of the event which will be inaugurated in a gala at the Great Theater of Havana. Read More

Church bells to honor pope's beatification

<p style="text-align: justify;">From Agence France-Presse:Church bells will ring out across Havana on Sunday to honor the beatification of Jean Paul II.Cardinal Jaime Ortega, leader of Cuba's Catholic Church, has asked Havana's parish priests to ring the church bells at 4 p.m. to honor the popular Polish-born pope, according to a statement Friday by the Archdiocese of Havana.Pope Jean Paul II visited this predominantly Catholic island in January, 1998, the first visit by any pope. Read More

Tourism minister pressing for performance pay

<p style="text-align: justify;">As part of an effort to increase the number of repeat visitors, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero urged state tourism companies to introduce performance-based pay for employees.Salaries should stimulate workers to provide highest-quality service, because it determines tourist satisfaction levels and their inclination to return, Marrero said in a speech in Holguín, according to Granma. Read More

India seeking more sports cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">India is seeking more support for athletic programs as well as broader medical cooperation for physiotherapy, anti-doping controls and nutrition, Sports Minister Ajay Maken said during a meeting with the Cuban ambassador in New Delhi, according to Prensa Latina.Cuba is providing sports and medical programs for India since 2007. Read More

Jamaica Cuba/Eye Care screening next month

<p style="text-align: justify;">Jamaica Observer. Friday, April 29, 2011. THE Jamaica/Cuba Eye Care Programme will be conducting screening sessions in the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew and St Ann during the month of May. Screening sessions will begin at 8:30 am each day.Persons will be screened for the following pathologies only: cataracts, pterygium and diabetic retinopathy. Read More

Report: A leader of Cuba’s cigar industry arrested

<p style="text-align: justify;">A leader of Cuba’s lucrative cigar industry was arrested in August on graft charges, a British magazine disclosed this week.By Juan O. Manuel Garcia, a long-time vice-president of Cuba’s cigar industry, has been arrested and 10 of his staffers may face trial for corruption, according to the British news magazine The Economist. Read More

Cancer, First Cause of Death in 12 Cuban Provinces

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.29 - 11:24:01 / HAVANA, Cuba.- More than 20,000 people die from cancer and around 32,000 new cases are detected in Cuba every year, being the disease the first cause of death in 12 provinces of the island.Yaima Galan, head of the National Cancer Registration Office, told CAN the disease has a higher impact in Havana, Villa Clara and Santiago de Cuba. Read More

Nuncio to Cuba due for Vatican promotion

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Roman Catholic nuncio to Cuba, Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, is in line to become the Vatican's Deputy Secretary of State, the Italian newspaper La Stampa reported Friday.The appointment would be made official in May, the newspaper said, without stating who will replace Becciu in Havana. Read More

Baracoa Residents Profit from New Houses

<p style="text-align: justify;">Granma Daily. More than 400 families, whose houses were damaged by the barrage of natural phenomena in 2008, have been provided with new homes in the Cuban city of Baracoa.In 2008, the city was hit first by a heavy swell and then by Hurricane Ike,wreaking havoc on the urban infrastructure. In response to this situation, local authorities began implementing a program aimed at gradually repairing and replacing homes and the damaged infrastructure. Read More