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April 25th

Virgen de La Caridad del Cobre in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Gisselle Morales Rodríguez — Apr 23, 2011 10:52 PM. As part of her peregrination for Cuba, a Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre replica arrived on Sunday to Sancti Spiritus, located in the center of the island, and will remain in the province until May 4th. Read More

A View From Europe:A new Cuba?

<p style="text-align: justify;">4/24/2011. By David Jessop. For much of the last week, the world’s media have focused on the outcome of Cuba’s Sixth Communist Party Congress which took place in Havana from April 16 to 19.Most of their coverage focused on the time limits that will now be placed on the leadership’s period in office, the right in future of Cubans to buy and sell houses and cars, and the election of a smaller but not much younger politburo.Irrespective of this, far more important and challenging decisions were taken.What the one thousand or so participants in the Congress did was endorse a new Cuban model of governance and economic organisation. Read More

New rules for US deportations

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, April 24, 2011. MIAMI, USA (CMC) – United States immigration officials say they have changed the way thousands of Cubans facing deportation comply with immigration rules. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency now requires Miami residents to travel across county lines to a Miramar office for check-in.ICE said that Caribbean and other foreign nationals with deportation orders but not in detention must now report to Miramar. Read More

24th Traditional Trova Fiesta in Sancti Spiritus

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Nuriem. Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) With the emblematic music of the group Coro de Claves, guitar chords and decima poetry, the 24th Sancti Spiritus Trova fiesta comes to a close on Sunday, the Cuban News Agency (AIN) reported.The central province of Sancti Spiritus is the birthplace of important figures in this Cuban musical genre.Dedicated to the septets Juvenil and Espirituano, the event brought together guests from Ciego de Avila province and performers, trios and groups from all over Sancti Spiritus, with a repertoire of melodies that marked milestones in Cuban musical history. Read More

Cuba in Baja California Women´s Volleyball Cup Semifinals

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Rose Ana Berbeo. Tijuana, Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is one of four semifinalists Baja California International Women''s Volleyball Cup on Sunday, and will play against Mexico, while Dominican Republic and Argentina face off in the other semifinal.The Cuban under-20 team broke its winning streak on Saturday after losing to Argentina 2-0 (25-21, 25-22) in a close game.The teams that win the semifinals will compete in night matches on Sunday for the gold medal of this tournament, which is being held at Tijuana´s High Performance Sports Center. Read More

Cuba Frees Anti-Castro Guerrilla

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA – A man serving a 20-year prison sentence for mounting an armed incursion aimed at destabilizing Cuba’s government has been released on parole, the dissident Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission said Friday.Efrain Rivas Hernandez, 50, was detained with two other armed infiltrators in February 1996 after they came ashore at Varadero, Cuba’s biggest coastal resort, to distribute leaflets and fire shots at a hotel. Read More

Cuba’s Luis Ortiz Smashes Bert Cooper To Defeat, Probable Retirement With 2nd-Round TKO

<p style="text-align: justify;">By James Slater: Unbeaten Cuban defector Luis Ortiz romped to 8-0(6) last night in Miami, as he made brutally short work of veteran former heavyweight title challenger Bert Cooper. The 32-year-old southpaw, taking something of a step up, showed good hand speed and accurate, powerful shots to head and body. Sporting a new platinum blonde hairstyle, the man who had close to 400 amateur fights never allowed Cooper into the fight. Read More

April 24th

Workers from 50 Countries to March in Cuba on May Day

<p style="text-align: justify;">More than 1,000 people from almost 50 countries will accompany the Cuban people in marches nationwide on May Day, International Workers Day.Demands that will be heard during those marches include the immediate release of the five Cuban antiterrorists held in U.S. prisons for more than 12 years, said Ermela Garcia, member of the National Secretariat of the Central Organization of Cuban Workers, in statements to Juventud Rebelde newspaper. Read More

Travel to Cuba? Yes, you can.

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Chris Owen (RSS feed) on Apr 24th 2011 at 7:00AM. travel to CubaWhile restrictions still apply, the long-awaited guidelines defining who can travel freely to Cuba were released and made official this week. The new rules allow journalists plus religious and educational groups to travel to Cuba pretty much whenever they want to.They also allow Americans to send up to $2,000 annually to Cuba. That is limited to $500 per quarter (up from $300) and that money must be intended to support private economic activity. Read More

Change for a better future

<p style="text-align: justify;">At the Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), which concluded last Tuesday, Cuban's leadership introduced a series of political and economic reform measures, sending out a strong message of change.Political leaders will be limited to two consecutive five-year terms in office and young politicians will be given more opportunities in government.The party also approved a policy to allow the private sector to play a bigger role in the market, and to give businesses more freedoms. Read More