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Mark Phelan: Dream Cruise could serve as Cuban-American exchange

<p style="text-align: justify;">Could classic American cars bridge the distance between Detroit and Havana and help build relationships between Americans and Cubans? An advocate of "people-to-people diplomacy" would like to do just that by hosting a Cuban contingent in the Woodward Dream Cruise. The idea is to showcase the innovation of Detroit's latest models in Havana while honoring Cubans' ingenuity in keeping decades-old Detroit iron running.Countless roadblocks stand in its way, but Rick Shnitzler's idea should appeal to history buffs and car lovers. Read More

Chavez recovers after surgery in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sun Jun 12, 6:58 am ET. CARACAS (AFP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was recovering satisfactorily Sunday after undergoing surgery in Cuba and was expected to return home "in the coming days," officials from the presidential entourage said.But Information Minister Andres Izarra, who made the announcement Saturday, did not specify how many days the president would remain at a Cuban hospital where surgeons removed an abscess in his pelvic area early Friday. Read More

An Airlift, Family by Family, Bolsters Cuba’s Economy

<p style="text-align: justify;">By VICTORIA BURNETT. Published: June 11, 2011. HAVANA — Alejandrina Hernández packed only light clothes and a makeup bag when she flew here from Miami this spring. As always, she kept her baggage to a minimum.Jose Goitia for The New York Times. Cuban-Americans and Cubans living abroad are a source of goods and cash for their relatives on the island. Travel to Havana has surged since some travel limits were lifted. Read More

Undersea cable to begin operating in July

<p style="text-align: justify;">After finishing its test phase on June 23, the recently installed Venezuelan-Cuban undersea cable will begin operating in July, the Venezuelan science and technology minister said during a visit to Cuba.The ALBA-1 cable will increase Cuba’s connectivity by 3,000 percent, Ricardo Menéndez said, according to Telesur. Cuba, which has been shunned by U.S.-based undersea cable operators, has had to rely on satellite connections to link up to the World Wide Web. Read More

US State Department: We support visits to Alan Gross

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mark Toner at the US State Department was asked about Cuba today. On Reina Tamayo's arrival in Miami, he had a bit of a delayed reaction.Oh, I'm sorry. The second question, I'll try to see -- I'll try to get more information about that. I don't know if we have a reaction yet. Read More

Experts in Cuba to Analyze Soy Potential

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.10 - 18:04:34 / Havana, Cuba.- Experts from 13 countries are in Cuba to discuss the soy potential and a program to genetically improve the crop.In the final session of the Fifth International Meeting on Rice and the First Symposium on Grains, Rodobaldo Ortiz, with the Cuban Institute of Agricultural Sciences, will speak about the development of soy crops in Cuba over the last decade. Read More

World Football Scandal: Mexico Does Dope as Chicharito Destroys Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: William Gish. Thursday, June 9th proved one of the more bizarre days in 2011 as five members of the Mexican national team tested positive for doping and the formidable striking duo of Javier Chicharito Hernandez and Giovani dos Santos scored a brace each against Cuba in the CONCAFCAF Gold Cup tournament. Read More

IBAF Announces 2011 World Cup Qualifying Groups

<p style="text-align: justify;">The International Baseball Amateur Federation (IBAF) and the Organizing Committee of the 39th World Championship Panama-2011 announced the qualifying groups of the tournament Friday.The note, published in the IBAF official website, said that the contest will welcome 16 participant nations, and will take place from next October 2 to 15 in several Panamanian cities, specifically in Aguadulce, Chitré, Santiago and the capital. Read More

Popular Cuban Music Duet Buena Fe on its Seventh Venezuelan Tour

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Juana Carrasco Martí CARACAS.— The tour kicked off at the Plaza de las Ballenas de Maracay square, in the state of Aragua on June 10 and it will extend to another seven cities, with a key presentation at the Teresa Carreño Theater, in downtown Caracas on June 23, in a concert that will open cultural celebrations for the Bicentennial of Venezuela´s Independence.The Buena Fe duet is on its seventh tour of Venezuela, now joined by the Venezuelan band King Changó. Read More

New Medical Achievements in Cuban Hospital

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Yuliet Gutiérrez 2011-06-11 | 10:59:28 EST. The comprehensive treatment of pregnant women with coagulation disorders and the use of stem cells to deal with osteoporosis and lymphedema are some of the most recent achievements presented by medical specialists with the Havana-based Hematology Institute and the Enrique Cabrera Hospital, as part of a scientific forum of this institution in the context of fiftieth anniversary. Read More