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April 26th

Guidelines for visiting Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">It is getting easier to visit Cuba legally. Want to go? Know the guidelines before heading to Havana.By Jane Engle Los Angeles Times Staff Writer. April 24, 2011. If Cuba is on your bucket list of destinations, you may now find it easier to visit the Communist island legally. But not as a regular tourist. So put aside those daydreams of sipping daiquiris at a seaside resort.More than three months after President Obama announced he would loosen restrictions that bar most Americans from legally visiting Cuba, the U.S. Treasury Department last week issued the guidelines to implement the changes. Read More

Cuba Increases Number of Bamboo Plantations to Protect Soils

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.25 - 12:28:48 / SANTA CLARA, Cuba. - Almost 6,000 hectares of bamboo plants have been sowed over the past six years in Cuba as part of a strategy for the protection of the soils and the production of timber for construction and for the manufacture of pieces of furniture.The national program for the expansion of bamboo is mainly taken forward in hydrographic basins that have suffered environmental damages. Read More

Love at First Bite: The Cuban Sandwich

<p style="text-align: justify;">Chef Aaron talks about his magical first experience with the pork sandwich.First time experiences should be magical! I clearly remember the first time I had foie gras, steamed mussels, cow’s tongue, sweet breads, black truffles and so much more.Almost all of my first-time food memories came during my education at Le Cordon Bleu. These memories are so vivid in my mind because this was the period in my life when I was falling deeply in love…with food! Every taste, scent and texture is imprinted in my mind just as most couples remember the first time they met, their first date and first kiss. Read More

PEOPLE en Espanol Names the 50 Most Beautiful Hispanic Celebrities

<p style="text-align: justify;">NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PEOPLE en Espanol 's "50 Most Beautiful" issue celebrates its 15th annual edition, honoring the hottest and freshest names in Hispanic entertainment. This year the magazine goes back in time to depict four iconic decades: the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. The exclusive photographs were shot by celebrity photographer Omar Cruz on location in a total of six major cities: New York, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, Mexico City and London. Read More

U.S. Chorus Tours Cuba with Songs of Peace

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Redaction AHORA / Monday, 25 April 2011 11:05. With songs to peace, the New York City Labor Chorus is touring Cuba with a show that includes Cuban favorites like "Guantanamera." As part of its first visit to this island nation, the Chorus arrived in this western province after several performances by its more than 60 U.S. singers in Matanzas and Havana since arriving in the country on Apr. 17. Read More

A blogger's notes: Perestroika revisited

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Renato Pérez Pizarro. Ex-Soviet envoy sees a Chinese-style reform. Scanning the Russian media in recent days, I have repeatedly read the word perestroika (reconstruction) in connection with the changes going on in Cuba.The word surfaced again Monday in an interview in the website Newsland with Aleksandr Semyonovich Kapto, former Soviet Ambassador to Cuba (1985-88), former chief of the Soviet Central Committee's Ideology Department, and currently a politologist at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Read More

April 25th

Cuba in Pan-American Karate Tourney

<p style="text-align: justify;">25 de abril de 2011, 12:28Havana, Apr. 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate in the 2011 Pan-American Karate Championships May 22-29 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Granma newspaper reported.The women's team is headed by the outstanding Yaneya Gutierrez (68 kg+), and includes Yudelmis Báez (-50), Yanelsis Góngora (-55), Cirelis Martinez (-61) and Yoandra Moreno (-68).The men's team includes Listmar Licea (-60), Lester Javier Zamora (-75), Jander Guillermo Tiril (+84) and brothers Dennis (-67) and Damian Novo (-84). Read More

Workers from Nearly Fifty Countries Will March in Cuba on May Day

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.04.25 - 10:04:22 / May Day.HAVANA, Cuba.- More than 1,000 workers from almost 50 countries will accompany the Cuban people in plazas and streets during the nationwide parades and celebrations scheduled for May Day.A communiqué from the Cuban Workers Confederation (CTC) published on Monday by Granma newspaper reads that this year’s celebrations will take place under the slogan ‘Unity, Productivity and Efficiency’. Read More

Fidel Castro admired John Paul II: Vatican number two

<p style="text-align: justify;">Apr 25, 2011VATICAN CITY - CUBA'S Fidel Castro sincerely liked John Paul II, the late pope who is set to be put on the path to sainthood, the Vatican's number two said in a book, extracts of which were published on Sunday.The Cuban revolution icon read the pontiff's main writings and even poems before John Paul II's 1998 visit to Cuba, L'Osservatore Romano newspaper said, quoting Tarcisio Bertone's testimony for a book A Great Heart. Homage To John Paul II, which is a compilation of interviews. Read More

Coast Guard repatriated 13 Cuban migrants

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Lidia It was a two-way journey for 13 Cuban migrants.Coast Guard crews repatriated them to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, Sunday after they spotted them in vessels off the South Florida coast, officials reported.It all began Wednesday when someone called the Coast Guard and told them he has spotted six migrants who were aboard a rustic vessel near Baker’s Haulover Inlet in Miami. Read More