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Venezuela reiterates request for Posada's extradition, so it can try him for bombing

<p style="text-align: justify;">Text of official statement by the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry upon the acquittal Friday of Luis Posada Carriles. Translation is by Cuban Colada.The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, expressing the sentiments of its people, expresses its greatest indignation at the performance of the show staged in the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas, to continue to protect the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, accused – and now acquitted in the trial that was held – of the unusual charges of lying, obstruction of justice and illegal immigration, when in fact his crimes are related to proven acts of terrorism. Read More

Want to fly to Cuba? IAH may be able to help

<p style="text-align: justify;">By RONNIE CROCKER. HOUSTON CHRONICLE. April 8, 2011, 10:24PM. Houston Airport System officials are evaluating the market potential for charter flights to Cuba after Bush Intercontinental Airport was named one of 10 U.S. airports that can begin offering such flights in limited situations."We're going to do everything we can to position Houston as a gateway to Cuba," said Genaro Peña, air service development director for the airport system.Peña said the system has been in "very preliminary" discussions with several, mostly Florida-based operators already authorized for such flights. Read More

Fourth International Earth Sciences Convention Ends on Friday in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.08 - 16:12:28 / HAVANA, Cuba. - The Fourth International Earth Sciences Convention (Geociencias 2011) concludes on Friday in Havana with discussions on topics such as mining, oil, natural phenomena, and nickel extraction, among others.Today’s program includes several lectures on regional and applied geophysics, as well as the closing ceremony of the Fourth Symposium on Mining and Metallurgy. Read More

Havana Film Festival in New York

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cincematographer Sveinung Bokn represents Norway at the Havana Film Festival in New York April 7-15, as Director of Photography for the documentary Interactivo la Pelicula and as feature film Casa Vieja camera operator. Casa Vieja/Old House. Lester Hamlet. 2010.Cuba. Fiction. 95 min. U.S Premiere.Film in Competition. Based on the classic Cuban piece The Old House by Abelardo Estorino, the film tells the story of Esteban, who returns home after a 14-year absence when he learns of the imminent death of his father. Read More

Cuba added to World Baseball Challenge line up

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Staff Reporter - Prince George Free Press. Published: April 08, 2011 3:25 PM. Updated: April 08, 2011 3:25 PM. The Cubans are coming.Cuba will be represented at the World Baseball Challenge, presented by the Toronto Blue Jays and the City of Prince George, slated for July.The decision was received in writing on Tuesday and immediately raises the level of a tournament that already boast participation by the Beijing Tigers and the Bahamas. More teams will be announced in the coming weeks. Read More

Anti-Castro Cuban exile cleared of lying over bombs

<p style="text-align: justify;">In Havana, the government website Cubadebate scathingly reported the acquittal, calling it "Justice made in USA." Cuba has accused U.S. authorities of being hypocritical by calling for international cooperation against terrorism while showing leniency toward Posada. Read More

Official says Cuba is undergoing ‘mentality change’

<p style="text-align: justify;">Although it will take time to adapt, Cuba is undergoing a “mentality change” regarding its economic policies, the commerce attaché of the Cuban embassy in Madrid said during a meeting of the Bilateral Spanish-Cuban Committee in Spain, according to Europa Press. Read More

Low grades for 40% of state companies in recent audit

<p style="text-align: justify;">Forty percent of state institutions and companies randomly audited late last year by the Contraloría Nacional received grades below “satisfactory” for their accounting, Comptroller General Gladys Bejerano said, according to Prensa Latina. Read More

Ibero-American & Caribbean School on Family Law Set Up in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte. Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The first Ibero-American and Caribbean School on Family Law was created in Cuba with the objective of training professionals and exchanging knowledge.The center emerged from a proposal of the National Association of Cuban Lawyers (UNJC) in the framework of the 6th International Conference on Family Law, whose session will conclude today at Havana's Hotel Nacional. Read More

Spain announces end of prisoner releases in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">April 08, 2011. EFE. Madrid –&nbsp; The Spanish government announced Friday the end of the process of freeing political prisoners in Cuba now that 115 people have been released, of whom 103 have gone to Spain together with 647 family members.The foreign ministry reported in a communique the end of the prisoner releases decided in a pact between the Raul Castro government and the Catholic Church, after the arrival Friday in Madrid of another 37 freed inmates accompanied by more than 200 family members. Read More