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Cuban Singer Raul Paz Performs at German Music Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">Renowned Cuban artist Raul Paz participates in the 23rd African Music Festival in Wuerzburg, in the German state of Bavaria.This edition of the event is dedicated to Caribbean islands, due to Africa’s influence in the region, according to information provided by Cuba’s embassy to Berlin. A musician, a singer and a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture, Paz offered an only concert last Saturday, broadcast live and inserted on the Web site of the French German television channel Arte. Read More

Heavy Rains Reported in Several Cuban Provinces

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.10 - 18:24:29 / Havana, Cuba.- According to a press release by the Cuban Meteorology Institute issued on Friday at noon, heavy rains have been reported over the last 24 hours from Matanzas to Camagüey, and in Granma in the east of the island.The heavy rains are associated to the presence of an extensive low-pressure zone spanning from the Bahamas to the Central Caribbean Sea. Read More

Cuban Nickel Industry Moving Forward

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.10 - 15:08:09 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; The Cuban Business Company Cubaniquel is making investments that will increase productions, improve efficiency, and reduce the negative environmental impact of this industry, one of the most important in Cuba. The construction of the Central Diesel Electric, in Moa, in the eastern Cuban province of Holguin, is 40 days ahead scheduled. This Central will supply services to new Nickel-Iron Plant, still under engineering and soil movement works.&nbsp; Read More

Venezuela's Chavez has surgery in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Andrew Cawthorne. CARACAS | Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:56pm EDT. CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had a successful operation on Friday in Cuba for an abscess in the pelvis discovered on the last stage of this week's tour around Latin America, his government said. The usually fit and sports-loving Chavez had been out of the limelight for several weeks, due to a knee injury, before visiting Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba. Read More

US delegation visits detained contractor in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">WASHINGTON (AFP) – A visiting US delegation spent two hours in Cuba on Friday with imprisoned American contractor Alan Gross, who said he did not want to be forgotten. Gross, 62, was arrested in Cuba in December 2009 and sentenced to 15 years in prison in March after he was convicted of illegally distributing Internet equipment in the country. Read More

Ecuadorian Gov't Nationalizes U.S. Oil Company

<p style="text-align: justify;">Quito, Jun 10.- President Rafael Correa described as historic the nationalization of the Amistad oilfield, after intense negotiations with the U.S. Noble Energy Company, whose affiliate, the Energy Development Corp., was the operator. Read More

Cuban Economists Exchange Experiences on Local Development

<p style="text-align: justify;">Camagüey, Cuba, June 10 - The Second National Seminar on Economy and Local Management, brings together specialists from across Cuba who are holding the meeting in Camagüey to exchange experiences and initiatives on the start-up of projects for the territorial development. Read More

Venezuela’s Chavez and Senior Officials in Cuba for Talks

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Juan Reardon – Mérida, June 9th, 2011 ( – On Wednesday Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and senior members of his cabinet arrived in Havana, Cuba, on the final leg of their three-nation tour aimed at consolidating Latin American integration efforts. After visiting Brazil and Ecuador, representatives of the Venezuelan government met with their Cuban counterparts to discuss the advance of bi-national cooperation efforts. Read More

Cuba and Argentina Lead Hemingway Fishing Tournament

<p style="text-align: justify;">Contestants from Argentina and Cuba aboard the Marina Bella boat are leading the 61st Ernest Hemingway International Marlin Fishing underway off Havana’s coasts with 1,050 points scored so far.The team which fished the first marlin of the event on Tuesday has captured two Blue Marlins and one White Marlin.In the second place is DE-Bait able, from the U.S., with 1,000 points having fished three Sailfishes. Read More

Cuba gets high-speed internet connection

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba. It's been four months since Cuban officials stood on the shores of the island's south coast and hailed the arrival of a new undersea fiber optic link to Venezuela, notching it as a new blow to U.S. imperialism. The cable is due to go online this summer and once Cuban authorities finally turn on the juice, bandwidth capacity for the least-connected country in the hemisphere will leap by a factor of 3,000. For an island where a mere 3 percent of the population has web access and millions of adults and teenagers have never been online, the cable has the potential to jolt Cuba out of the data dark ages and rattle a society where the newspaper ink and airwaves all belong to the state. Read More