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Cuba News, Breaking News, Articles and Daily Information Wins UK Travel Award

<p style="text-align: justify;">A new Irish-owned travel website just six months old has won a prestigious travel award from the UK’s favourite cruise agent, Dublin/Havana, April 6, 2011 - ( , the new expert guide to what’s going on in Havana, won the Website Award from The award was given for "offering great advice and accurate reviews and news" and being "informative, helpful and accurate." It is one of only 13 websites recognised, and the only one specifically related to Cuba to be awarded. Read More

Satellite Images Support Geology Studies in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.06 - 21:00:49 / Havana, Cuba.- Specialists from the Institute of Geology and Paleontology of Cuba (IGP) are using satellite images to support the study of Cuban geological characteristics.IGP researcher Virginia Acosta told ACN on Wednesday that they are using geographic information programs and remote sensors to visualize rocks and minerals in different places; and they have a bank of aerial images on different scales for processing information. Read More

Carlos Acosta, Cuban National Dance Award 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Cosette Pérez. Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta 07 de abril de 2011, 00:06Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta was awarded the National Dance Prize 2011 in recognition of his brilliant career, which began in the National Ballet. Acosta has being invited to perform with prestigious international dance companies, including the American Ballet Theatre, the Royal Ballet of London and the Kirov in St. Petersburg. He is known for his technical strength shown in roles as Basilio in Don Quixote, and the warrior Solor in La Bayadere. Read More

Cuba to see five exploratory offshore drills within two years

<p style="text-align: justify;">Foreign companies will perform at least five exploratory drills in Cuban waters between this summer and 2013, a Cuban official announced during an international conference in Havana, without identifying the companies.Manuel Marrero Faz, a consultant and principal oil expert at the Ministry of Basic Industries, said during the Geociencias 2011 conference Tuesday that the drills will be in water depths between 400 meters (0.25 miles) and 1,500 meters (1.6 miles).Six companies and consortia have contracted 22 blocks so far. Read More

Cuba: Biotechnology Essential in Cancer Treatments

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.06 / Havana, Cuba.- Biotechnology products are essential in the treatment of cancer, the second cause of death in Cuba and the main obstacle for increasing life expectancy in the country, which is 80 years old.The director of the Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM), Dr. Agustin Lage, affirmed in Havana that 40 % of biotechnological medicines in the world are applied in immunotherapy of malignant tumors, and have proven its effectiveness in the patients’ quality of life and life expectancy.Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial aspects to fight this disease, which not only causes a lot of suffering in patients and relatives but also brings about colossal expenditures to the government Read More

Cuba Hits Out At Failure To Reconstruct Haiti

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, April 7 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) -- Cuba has criticised the failure by certain countries to meet their commitments for the reconstruction of Haiti.Speaking in the United Nations yesterday, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez reiterated its willingness to work with any country or organisation for the development of the Haitian Health System. Read More

Cuban Playwright Hector Quintero Dies

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Yllen Riquelme.Havana, Apr6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban playwright and theater director Hector Quintero died in this capital at the age of 68. Quintero, who was born on October 1, 1942, began his career in television and radio, and then took part in the Milanes and Teatro Estudio theater groups. He was awarded with the National Theatre Award 2004. Read More

Ex President Clinton Praises Cuban Assistance to Haiti

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez.United Nations, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Former US President William Clinton highlighted on Wednesday the importance of Cuban collaboration with Haiti, a country devastated by a quake in January 2010. Read More

Cuba reports sugar production to be akin to 2010

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban Sugar Ministry says 2011 production to be similar or just higher than last year. Peter Orsi, Associated Press, On Wednesday April 6, 2011, 7:08 pm. CALIMETE, Cuba (AP) -- Cuba's 2011 sugar production will be similar to or slightly higher than last year's total, which was the worst in more than a century, officials said Wednesday. Read More

2010 census shows a mild decline

<p style="text-align: justify;">According to the census, Cuba had 11 million 241,161 inhabitants as of Dec. 31, 2010, Granma reported Wednesday, citing figures from the National Statistics Office (ONE).The previous census, in 2002, showed the population to be 11 million 177,743, according to the official website Cubadebate. An estimate by ONE last year showed that the population was 11,242,628 in 2009. Read More