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May 4th

Mexican cruise line seeks Cuban itinerary

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mexico-based cruise operator Cruceros Ocean Star would like to include Cuba in a new Gulf of Mexico itinerary, Mexican Tourism Minister Gloria Guevara told her Cuban counterpart Manuel Marrero during the FITCuba tourism fair in Havana, according to Mexican daily La Jornada.The startup cruise line began operating one 520-cabin ship along the Mexican Pacific Coast in April. The Ocean Star Pacific, home-ported in Acapulco, offers seven-day cruises from Acapulco to Cabo San Lucas and back. Read More

Noah, Havana catamarans come to UAE with new dealer, Bristol Marine Middle East

<p style="text-align: justify;">With more than 50 years' experience in the marine industry, Bristol Marine Middle East has become a leader in yacht sales and yacht charter in the UAE. Established on the Dubai Marina, the company is specialised in luxury monohulls and multihulls yacht sales and custom yacht services. Since the new partnership with the Alu Marine French custom yacht builder, they are now proposing two new series of power and sailing catamarans. Read More

Radio Martí Goes Online (But Does It Matter?)

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Kyle Munzenrieder, Tue., May 3 2011 @ 12:30PM. The U.S. government spends millions of dollars every year transmitting news (or something like it) to Cuba through Radio y Televisión Martí's studios in Miami with the aim of balancing the government-controlled Cuban press. But there's little indication that the program is effective or that many Cubans receive the broadcasts. Now the Office of Cuba Broadcasting is trying to expand its message through new media, but it's doubtful that move will expand the programming's reach. Read More

Church in Cuba to guide changes

<p style="text-align: justify;">Catholic News Service. If Cuba is going to undergo the kind of political transition that leads to an end of the 50-year-old U.S. embargo, the work toward reconciliation and forgiveness that the Catholic Church is trying to facilitate is an essential step in the right direction, says the archbishop of Miami.Since last summer, Cuba’s Catholic bishops have had a highly visible role in some of the developments that have prompted speculation about positive changes coming. Read More

Honduran Resistance Leader Visits Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, May 3 (acn) The general deputy coordinator of the National Front for Popular Resistance in Honduras (FNRP), Juan Barahona, met in Havana with a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party (CC PCC), Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera.According to Granma newspaper, Barahona is heading a delegation that visits Cuba in response to an invitation made by the PCC. Read More

Cuba Hosts Int´l Seminar against Foreign Military Bases

<p style="text-align: justify;">By. Ileana Ferrer Fonte. 09:17Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Peace Movement will host delegates from 36 countries on Wednesday at the 2nd Seminar for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases.The objective of this meeting, to be held in the eastern province of Guantanamo, is to condemn the interference of the world's most powerful countries in the sovereignty of the peoples, Granma newspaper reported. Read More

Iran, Cuba discuss radio, TV interaction

<p style="text-align: justify;">Goal is 'the reflection of first-hand, authentic news'. An Iranian functionary and a Cuban communications official met Monday in Havana to discuss "bilateral media cooperation, particularly in the reflection of first-hand, authentic news," the Iranian news agency IRNA announced. Read More

Santa Barbara Cabildo, Cross-Cultural Evidence in Sancti Spiritus

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Manuel Echevarría — This cabildo was legalized in the XX century under the name of Sociedad Luz Divina de Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Cabildo, Cross-Cultural Evidence in S. S. This cabildo was legalized in the 1950s of the XX century under the name of Sociedad Luz Divina de Santa Barbara. The village of Sancti Spiritus was founded back in 1514 in the central territory of the Cuban island. Cattle raising was the major economic activity at the time. But sugar industry began to flourish in the XVII century which led to the increase of slave labor. Read More

Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Christopher Porter. Ned Sublette. You know you’re in for a major time commitment right away with this book: In the introduction Ned Sublette says he doesn’t even get to Cuba until chapter five 287 pages into this 768-page tome. If you’re the impatient sort who doesn’t care that in 1104 B.C. Phoenician traders arrived in what is now the southern Spanish city of Cádiz you can skip to the Cuba section. Read More

Vietnam star to play commemoration chess in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">QÐND - Monday, May 02, 2011, 22:24 Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem, 20, will take part in a chess tournament in Habana city from May 10-21 to commemorate the late chess legend Jose Raul Capablanca of Cuba.Liem, who is invited to the event as the champion of the 2011 Aeroflot Open chess tournament, will compete against five other elite players including Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk, the world’s number 5; David Navara (Czech, world’s number 22), and Dmitry Andreikin (Russia, world’s number 49). Read More