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Cuba Sentences Former Deputy Food Industry Minister

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Jun 10.- The People´s Provincial Court of Havana issued a sentence of five years' prison for the former deputy minister of the food industry, Celio Hernandez, and sentenced 10 other officials of that ministry and of the Rio Zaza joint venture. Read More

Cuban Yargelis Savigne Wins Second Gold at IAAF’s 2011 Diamond League

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Cuba, Jun 10.- The 2007 and 2009 women’s Triple Jump World champion Yargelis Savigne won the gold medal during the fifth meeting of the 2011 Diamond League of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that took place on Thursday in Oslo, Norway. Thus, Savigne remains undefeated in the Diamond League this year as she also won in her debut during the second stage of the contest in Shanghai, China, last month. Read More

Chinese oil company signs offshore agreement

<p style="text-align: justify;">After at least two years of ‘false alarms’ from U.S. politicians about Chinese oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, Chinese state oil company CNPC on June 5 agreed to contract five blocks in Cuban waters.Chinese involvement in offshore drilling in Cuba near U.S. waters is a politically sensitive issue in Washington.CNPC will expand cooperation with CubaPetróleo (Cupet) in “exploring and developing new onshore and offshore oil blocks in Cuba,” CNPC said in a terse press release, without providing any details. Read More

Cuba to produce biolarvicides to fight malaria

<p style="text-align: justify;">Accra, June 9, GNA – The MOH is negotiating with Cuba to build a factory in Ghana to produce biolarvicides, the needed ingredients for biological elimination of malaria parasites.The MOH has therefore signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Labiofam Group Limited of Cuba under the National Malaria Control programme to produce the biolarvicides.Malaria is the leading cause of death in Ghana and causes huge economic burden for the health sector. Read More

Cuba didn’t win, but is convincing

<p style="text-align: justify;">OSCAR SÁNCHEZ SERRA. ALTHOUGH Cuba’s team reached a higher level of play during the second weekend of the 2011 World Volleyball League tour, the young men could not advance beyond their third place spot in Group B of the tournament, behind Italy in first place and South Korea, second.In its debut on Italian soil, the team was left with two setbacks at the hands of the host country. The first 3-0 and the second after a dramatic back-and-forth game decided in five sets. Read More

Stage Version of Rachel´s Song

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Miguel G. Valdés Pérez. No doubt, two titles out of the vast literary work of Cuban researcher and ethnographer Miguel Barnet have called people’s attention the most. These are the testimonial works ‘Biografía de un cimarrón’ (Biography of a Runaway Slave) and ´Canción de Rachel’ (Rachel’s Song).The latter sets the story in Cuba in the first half of the 20th century. It is a composite chronicle of the experience of a number of women who worked in Havana’s dance-halls. Read More

Tourist Tobacco Route in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">While some prefer to visit the fields where the aromatic plant grows - under the sun or soft covers - others admire the dexterity of true masters of the tobacco industry.The municipality of San Juan y Martinez, site of the legendary Hoyo de Monterrey plantation, is one of the places preferred by visitors from different continents.Acquired in 1860 by Catalonian Jose Gener y Batet, the plantation grows the leaf that, since then, has been used for export. Read More

Where to escape the daily grind of the modern world?

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Cuba: Wander through Habana Vieja, a district like a gritty 1950s movie.Go retro to unplug, unwind and open the mind to fresh experience.&nbsp; Leave your iPod behind. Updating your Facebook status can wait. And don’t even think about checking your work e-mail. Unplug and shake off the shackles of the daily grind by escaping to Havana City destination that has&nbsp; successfully resisted the forward march of time. No batteries required! There's nowhere that can capture your imagination quite so much; nowhere as filmic, as romantic, as mesmerizing, as disheveled or as alive. Read More

Are you ready for some futbol?

<p style="text-align: justify;">Today in uptown Charlotte, thousands of Latin American fans will revel in their true colors for Gold Cup match.By Franco Ordoñ There will be heavy traffic, street closures, and delays throughout uptown today. A part of Mint Street, between Stonewall and Morehead, will be closed from 6 a.m. until midnight for the fan festival. Read More

Cuban Lizt Alfonso Ballet Company Performs in Qatar

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.09 - 09:19:12 / HAVANA, Cuba.- Rhythms and dances filling people’s hearts with emotion make up the program that the Lizt Alfonso Ballet Company is presenting this week at the National Theater of Qatar, entitled “Cuba Vive”. Lizt accepted the request of Cuba’s ambassador to that nation, Armando Vergara, of carrying out an additional presentation for Cubans working in Qatar, who will be joined by youngsters from the University of Doha. Read More