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Aeromexico Operating Direct Daily Flights to Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.05 - 13:58:10 / HAVANA, Cuba. -Mexico’s leading airline Aeromexico announced in a press communiqué that last Sunday, April 3, it began operating direct daily flights between Mexico City and Havana, a new route that will further promote tourist exchange between the two countries.“These flights will also benefit the influx of tourists in the Latin American region,” the note adds. Read More

Cuban Capital Works for Lessening Effects of Recent Draughts

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.04 - 21:24:12 / Havana, Cuba.- Havana, the province most negatively affected by the present draught in Cuba, is making investments and adopting steps to lessen the effects of this phenomenon and to eliminate water leaks.Specialists of the National Institute of Water Resources (INRH) affirm that this is the highest water deficit in the Cuban capital in 50 years; and that’s why, four aqueduct companies are undertaking actions to counteract the current situation. Read More

Cuba, USA Resume Direct Mail Service

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Lourdes chang.Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s Post Office informed it will resume direct mail service between the United States and Cuba starting Wednesday.The decision responds to the easing of security measures announced by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration for member countries of the Universal Postal Union, Granma newspaper reported. Read More

A use exists for useless marabú tree

<p style="text-align: justify;">When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, the saying goes. When life gives you marabú trees, make charcoal, export it and make money, say Cuban agricultural experts.Woodsmen in the provinces of Cienfuegos, Ciego de Ávila, Camagüey and Granma are cutting down marabú trees, carbonizing them through slow burning, and exporting the resulting charcoal to Europe, Radio Rebelde reports. Target production for this year is 20,000 tons. Read More

Cuba to explore petroleum and gas potential

<p style="text-align: justify;">;&nbsp; 2011-04-05 11:11:30. HAVANA, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Oil and energy experts from 15 countries opened an international conference here Monday to discuss the scientific viability of Cuba's petroleum resources such as oil and gas reserves.Cuban oil industry experts are presenting their latest research,findings and prospects for the exploration, extraction and production of oil and gas at Cuba's offshore deposits as well as the possibility for the transportation and refining process, organizers of the fourth International Convention on Earth Sciences said. Read More

Boxing-AIBA hope Cubans will let their women fight after 2012

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Alan Baldwin. LONDON, April 5 | Tue Apr 5, 2011 7:12am EDT. LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) Officials are confident Cuba will eventually embrace women's boxing despite the country refusing to allow its females to fight in next year's London Olympics.While women's boxing will be a big novelty at London 2012, with three gold medals up for grabs, the Caribbean communist-ruled island -- for decades a powerhouse in the men's sport -- remains firmly opposed to the idea.Cuban head coach Pedro Roque was quoted as saying in 2009, when women's boxing was added to the Olympic programme, that Cuban women "are made for beauty and not to take blows around the head". Read More

Former President Carter’s Cuba report draws fire

<p style="text-align: justify;">In a report about his trip to Cuba, former President Jimmy Carter writes that Fidel Castro’s main health issues are his knee and shoulder.By Juan O. Former President Jimmy Carter’s visit to Cuba last week is generating more controversy, with one critic calling him a “shill” for Havana and another pointing out mistakes in his report on the visit. Read More

Cuba Hosts Festival of Dance in Urban Landscapes

<p style="text-align: justify;">Por Fany Rodríguez. 16th International Festival of Dance in Urban Landscapes.Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Artists from 13 countries, including Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, the United States and France, are coming to this capital for the 16th International Festival of Dance in Urban Landscapes April 13-17.Havana's streets will host a combination of artistic expressions, with dance as a central theme, inspired by the history, architecture and design of the capital, declared a Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO. Read More

Pernod loses Havana Club appeal in USA

<p style="text-align: justify;">US: Pernod Ricard has lost an appeals court ruling over the Havana Club trademark.The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a decision that states the company has no rights to renew the Havana Club trademark in the US. Bacardi, who owns the US trademark, applauded the ruling.A statement from Bacardi spokeswoman Patricia Neal said: “Bacardi USA, Inc. applauds the US Court of Appeals for confirming that the Cuban government had no “vested right” to the renewal of the Havana Club trademark registration in the US, and that the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Read More

Coffee will be planted in the plains in effort to boost production of a once-plentiful crop

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban forestry officials have launched a project to plant coffee in the valleys of Las Tunas province, according to the newspaper La Demajagua. Normally, coffee is grown in mountainous regions.Twenty hectares (about 50 acres) will be seeded with robusta coffee, "a variety characterized by good yield and adaptability to flat lands," the paper says. Eight one-hectare plots (2.5 acres each) will be seeded in other cities in Las Tunas "as an experiment and a demonstration" to encourage individual planters. Read More