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Cuban Tourist Caravan in Mexican Cities

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mexico, Jun 14.- The traditional caravan "Authentic Cuba" began its journey through the cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara, Leon, Toluca and Mexico City as part of a promotional strategy of the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba. (MINTUR). The director of MINTUR office in Mexico, Alicia Perez, told reporters that at the close of last year 66,700 Mexicans visited the island, while the authorities of both countries are working to achieve the desired goal of 100,000 tourists in 2012. Read More

Cuba: Seminar Focuses on Racial Equality

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte.08:53Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Opportunities and strategies for reaching a regional consensus on achieving racial equality for people of African descent is the focus on Tuesday of the seminar Cuba and the People of African Descent in America. Participants are attending the event, which began Monday and ends Friday, from the United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Uruguay and the UN. The program includes a tribute to Cuban independence fighter Antonio Maceo on the 166th anniversary of his birth. Read More

Venezuela to Add 9,000 MW to National Grid

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Yllen Riquelme 00:13Caracas, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government confirmed the incorporation of about 9,171 megawatts to the national grid in 2011-2012, to take on the increase in demand.According to Electric Power Minister Ali Rodriguez, the increase will correspond to the installation of more capacities and to the recovery of those out of order. Read More

Bolivia Honors Che Guevara on Anniversary

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Cosette Pérez. 14 de junio de 2011, 09:19La Higuera, Bolivia, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Activities in honor of Ernesto Che Guevara on what would have been his 83rd birthday continued Tuesday in the Bolivian town of La Higuera.Cuban embassy officials and experts in education and health will pay tribute to the legendary fighter in this town, where he was assassinated on October 9, 1967. Organizers told Prensa Latina they will visit various sites of interest, such as the Monument to the Vanguard of the Guerrilla, the clinic where Cuban doctors work and the location of the former school where he was murdered. Read More

Silvio Rodriguez in Havana´s Santa María del Rosario neighbourhood: Songs, lights

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Mónica R. Rabelo. Cubadebate. 14 de Junio 2011. When Omara sings, something happens. You don’t know exactly what it is, the words can not describe it, there is no way to capture such energy, such beauty.&nbsp; In the transit community of Santa Maria del Rosario can not explain it either, but they definitely felt it: as they felt the poetry of Silvio, the piano of Rolando Luna and the song of the Dominican José Antonio Rodríguez. Read More

Cuba: Valuable Natural Resource Calling Out for Help

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.13 - 18:53:06 / Havana, Cuba.- The history of degradation of the soil in many parts of the world is long and difficult. It is of significant importance in Cuba´s case because the island’s economy is eminently agricultural. The magnitude of the problem can be seen when you learn that, of the 6.6 million hectares of the nation´s cultivable surface, approximately three quarters are affected by some kind of degradation factor. Read More

Limos, heli tours, good tables - all on demand

<p style="text-align: justify;">By JUSTIN MAHONEY, The Gazette June 13, 2011. Organizing a yacht cruise, adorning the entire hotel room with fresh cut flowers, finding the finest cigars Cuba has the offer, scoring VIP tickets to the best parties in town - nothing is too good for Montreal hotel guests during the Grand Prix weekend.On Grand Prix weekend, concierges aim to please guests at any price and cohiba behike cigars, Montecristo, Romeo and Julieta cigars,the owner even hired a Cuban cigar roller to add a flare of authenticity for the special weekend, just a Cuban flavor around. Read More

Cuba-Jamaica Medical Scholarship Programme

<p style="text-align: justify;">Five Jamaican students have been awarded scholarships to study medicine at universities in Cuba, under the 2011-2012 Cuba-Jamaica Medical Scholarship Programme. Cuba's Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Yuri Gala Lopez, presented the scholarships on Friday, June 10, at a ceremony at the Cuban Embassy, on Trafalgar Road, in Kingston. The awardees were Cheryl Barnes, Kimberley Lynch, Okiney Clarke, David Dwyer and Delano Davis. Read More

Gran Teatro de La Habana or Great Theatre of Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Giorgimer&nbsp; Gold Star Critiquer and Silver Workshop Editor/ The Great Theatre of Havana (Gran Teatro de La Habana), was officially opened in 1838 in Havana, Cuba, although its first presentation occurred on November, 1837. Located in Paseo del Prado, in a building known as the Palacio del Centro Gallego. Today it is the permanent headquarters of the Cuban National Ballet and the main stage for the International Ballet Festival of Havana. It has rooms of theatres, concert, conferences and video, as well as, galleries of visual, a choral centre, several halls test for danzarias groupings and dancing arts. Read More

Guantanamo's Reservoirs Filled for the First Time Since Last November

<p style="text-align: justify;">GUANTANAMO, Cuba, Jun 13 (acn) Two reservoirs in the eastern province of Guantanamo, the Yaya and Jaibo, are releasing excess water for the first time after the passing of hurricane Thomas through the region on November 6, 2010. Specialists with the Water Resources Office in the province told ACN that back then the reservoirs were filled to the 95 % of their capacity, two percent less than the current level when 336 million of a total of 347.5 million m3 have been collected. Read More