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April 28th

First Cuban cosmonaut receives award from Russian gov't

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 2011-04-28 15:29:09. HAVANA, April 27 (Xinhua) -- The visiting vice leader of the Russian State Duma Wednesday conferred the "Russian Order of Friendship" on Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez, the first Cuban and Latin American cosmonaut. Read More

Illinois travelers look to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">April 27, 2011|By Ross Werland. A small poll by the Travel Leaders booking agency shows that with the potential for more travel to Cuba by&nbsp; Americans,&nbsp; most&nbsp; Illinois residents show an interest in going.&nbsp; Of 43 responses,&nbsp; about 40 percent said they’re hot to go once the door is open. Just 23 percent said they had no interest in going. The rest would at least consider it. Read More

Cuba Says Washington Impeded U.S. Scientist’s Trip to Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA – The United States is maintaining its “hostile policy” against Cuba by preventing a U.S. scientist from traveling to Havana to participate in a pharmaceuticals workshop, Communist Party daily Granma said Wednesday.Washington, according to the newspaper, “denied permission to travel to Cuba to Harold Baseman, an instructor with the Parenteral Drugs Association and member of the presidency of the scientific committee of that U.S. entity, which shows the continuity of the hostile policy against our country.” Read More

Special Offer: double your recharge from abroad on Mothers' Day from May the 3rd to the 6th

<p style="text-align: justify;">In such a special date like this one, Cubacel makes this offer for you, the exchange of impressions with your relatives is now more affordable, make the recharge at This offer will be in force from May the 3rd at 00:01 until May the 6th 23:59 (Cuba's time) Remember Cubacel is with you to celebrate Mothers' Day, we are expecting you, come along with us! Read More

Orlando Bosch, accomplice of Posada Carriles, Died today in Miami

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 27 (acn) Orlando Bosch, the man who along Luis Posada Carriles masterminded the 1976 terrorist bombing in mid air of a Cubana jetliner that claimed 73 innocents lives, died today in Miami, according to a communiqué released on behalf of his relatives by the local El Nuevo Herald daily.Luis A Chirino. Bosch died from a “long and painful disease” which was not detailed in the communiqué. He was 84 years old. Read More

Holy Trinity band students take music to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Apr 27, 2011 03:13 pm | By Stephen Smith | Okotoks Western Wheel.Holy Trinity Academy students, from left, Cameron Ayles, Megan Gusdal, Dylan Jones and Glendon Hass are four of the Holy Trinity Academy band mates who departed for Cuba April 21.A group of Holy Trinity Academy band students packed a lot more than just their instruments when they departed for a trip to Cuba last week. Read More

Mexico, Havana, Focus of Int''l Tourism Fair

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Dayami Interián García. Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexico as the guest country and Havana as the star venue are the focus points of Cuba''s 31st International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2011, attractive to many experts worldwide.The fair takes place May 2-7 in the Morro-Cabaña Park in Havana.FITCuba, the country's main tourism showcase, will be host to many international delegations, chiefly experts interested in multi-destination and sun/beach offers. Read More

Washington Bans U.S. Scientist from Attending Int’l Event in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 27 (acn) The government of the United States denied Dr. Harold Baseman permission to travel to Cuba to participate in the Sixth International Workshop on Aseptic Processing (Proceasep 2011), which begins on Wednesday at the Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana.Baseman works as instructor in Aseptic Processing at the Parenteral Drug Association in the U.S., a country that once again forbids the attendance of its specialists to international events in Cuba. Read More

Cuba congress OKs reforms

<p style="text-align: justify;">By ISABEL SANCHEZ. April 28, 2011, 8:00am. HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) —&nbsp; Cubans can buy and sell homes and cars for the first time in 50 years under reforms approved at a landmark Communist Party congress in Havana seeking to secure the island's socialist future.President Raul Castro also surprised many by proposing that top political positions should be limited to two five-year terms. Read More

Cuba makes final preparations for five-wells hydrocarbon hunt

<p style="text-align: justify;">Jeremy Cresswell. Aberdeen Press and Journal. Cuba's Ministry of Basic Industry (MINBAS) says that the first of five deepwater exploration wells planned for the Cuban sector of the Gulf of Mexico is to spud this summer. It will be drilled as soon as Saipem's new Scarabeo 9 semi-submersible rig arrives from the Far East. The basic unit was built by Yantai Raffles in China and transferred to Singapore for completion.Manuel Marreno, the ministry's oil sector director, told attendees at the Fourth International Earth Science Convention in Havana that the wells will be drilled between 2011 and 2013 in water depths ranging from 400-1,500m. Read More