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Glee Club Spring Concert anticipates Cuba trip

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Arielle Speciner. Daily Arts Writer. Published April 7th, 2011. Resting on more than 150 years of tradition, camaraderie and musical excellence, the highly noted Men’s Glee Club will be mixing it up for its performance tomorrow at Hill Auditorium at 8 p.m. The concert is a send-off to Paul Rardin, the club’s conductor of six years, as well as a celebration of the group’s upcoming 2011 UMMGC Tour of the southeastern United States, including a stop in Cuba.“Half the songs will be an American set, celebrating (Rardin's) work as an American composer, arranger and conductor,” said Lee Quackenbush. Read More

China helps Cuba modernize quake warning system

<p style="text-align: justify;">10:38, April 08, 2011. Chinese experts in Cuba have concluded the assembly and launch of a new earthquake warning system that helps strengthen Cuba's seismological service, the National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS) said Thursday.Equipment used for the new warning system includes highly sensitive seismometers, accelerometers, radio facilities for voice communication and mobile stations for earthquake engineering studies, CENAIS director O'Leary Gonzalez Matos said. Read More

U.S. urged to support Cuba's nascent private sector

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published April 07, 2011. EFE. Washington –&nbsp; The economic revitalization of Cuba is going through a phase during which small and medium private businesses are being empowered by Havana and obstacles imposed by Washington on Cuban economic growth are being relaxed, the Cuba Study Group said Thursday. "An orderly, market-oriented economic reform process is decidedly in the best interests of Cuba, the United States and the region," the organization said the paper "Supporting Small Business in Cuba: Recommendations for Private and Public Sector Leaders," produced in cooperation with the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International. Read More

Tampa airport still waiting for Cuba approval for charters

<p style="text-align: justify;">By TED JACKOVICS. The Tampa Tribune. Published: April 7, 2011. TAMPA - Gaining landing rights from Cuban officials for charter flights from Tampa International Airport remains the primary obstacle to launch service, officials said today.No one can realistically say how long that might take, Tampa International vice president of marketing Christopher Minner told the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority board.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection in March approved Tampa as a gateway airport for charter flights serving Cuba. Read More

"La Bayamesa," Cuba’s popular anthem

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Rafael Lam. CUBA’s popular anthem "La bayamesa" emphasizes the romanticism of the Cuban sense of nationality. The story of how this song was created is as follows: Francisco Castillo called on the services of two of his friends to help him write a song of reconciliation, dedicated to wife, Luz Vázquez, who was estranged from him at the time. Read More

Cuba invests $9.5M in coffee, but still importing

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba says it spent $9.5M to update coffee industry, but low harvest numbers force it to import. Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press, On Thursday April 7, 2011, 7:15 pm. HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba has spent $9.5 million the past five years to modernize coffee production, but meager harvests mean this java-loving nation must still import to cover domestic consumption, the director of the state-run coffee company said Thursday. Read More

Cuba Calls for Unity at World Trade Union Congress

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Dayami Interián García. Athens, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The general secretary of the Workers' Central Union of Cuba (CTC), Salvador Valdes, called upon trade unionists worldwide to unite as the only way to achieve better working and living conditions. Read More

Population and Housing Census will Help Economic Planning in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.07 / Population and Housing Census will Help Economic Planning on the island. Havana, Cuba. – The Cuban minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, said on Wednesday that a national population and housing census scheduled for 2012 will contribute to the betterment of the country’s economic planning in the coming years. Read More

Cubans, Europeans in Schools against Hurricanes Project

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Estela McCollin.Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Schools Against Hurricanes, a project of Cuban and European artists supported by UNICEF, will also benefit Haiti and other Caribbean countries, singer Raul Paz announced. Read More

Cuba: Overhaul UN security council

<p style="text-align: justify;">Thursday 07 April 2011. By Our Foreign Desk. The UN security council is "undemocratic" and should be reformed to better represent developing countries and eliminate the veto wielded by its five permanent members, Cuba's top diplomat said on Wednesday.After addressing the council about reconstruction in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said he supported efforts to expand the number of permanent seats on the 15-member council to include emerging powers such as India and Brazil. Read More