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Venezuelan Congress Blocks Temporary Hand-Off Of Chavez's Duties

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Ezequiel Minaya, Dow Jones Newswires.CARACAS -(Dow Jones)- Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rejected a proposal late Tuesday in the national congress that called for a temporary hand-off of presidential duties during the leader's recovery in Cuba from unplanned surgery.Opposition lawmakers maintained the government should not be led from overseas by Chavez, who says he is well enough to remain at his post but not travel. With allies of Chavez holding a majority of seats in Venezuela's one- chamber National Assembly, the measure was voted down. Read More

Last Week to View 30 Works by 5 Cuban Artists at Marlborough Chelsea

<p style="text-align: justify;">NEW YORK, NY.- The Directors of Marlborough Chelsea presents an exhibition featuring the contemporary Cuban artists Abel Barroso, Roberto Diago, Kcho, William Pérez, and Ernesto Rancaño on view from May 19 through June 18, 2011. The extensive exhibition is held on both the first and second floors of the Marlborough Chelsea Gallery and includes works varying in size and media, from intimately-sized etchings on acrylic board to large-scale sculptural works. Read More

Good to go... Cuba, Morocco, Italy

<p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday, 15 June 2011. Cuba Libre. Prefer your beach holiday with some culture? The Holiday Place is offering a twin-centre break in Cuba, combining city and beach, at an affordable price. A three-night stay at the Comodoro Hotel in Havana (B&amp;B) is followed by 10 nights at the Breezes Bella Costa on the coastal resort of Varadero (all-inclusive), plus return flights with Cubana from Gatwick on either 31 August or 28 September for £799. Read More

Cuban Films at the Los Angeles Latino Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">The competitive festival will also screen the Cuban-Venezuelan film Habana Eva, with script and direction by Fina Torres, and the documentary Operation Peter Pan: Flying back to Cuba, by U.S. filmmaker Estela Bravo. The festival program's director, Hebe Tabachnik told reporters that the Cuban presence would be a response to the hostile U.S. blockade against Cuba, which hinders free cultural exchange. Read More

Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta to Stage Romeo and Juliet at London’s O2 Arena

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.14 - 16:45:30 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta and Spanish Tamara Rojo, both of the Royal Ballet of London, will perform “Romeo and Juliet” on June 17-19 at the O2 stadium in London.In statements to BBC, Acosta said that although the stadium is not the ideal place to stage a ballet -the arena has a capacity for 12,000 people-, it is important to the dance company because it can reach a bigger audience.&nbsp; Read More

World Accountants Target Economic Crisis

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.14 - 16:41:28 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; The ongoing world economic crisis and its characteristics will in the limelight of debates at the opening session of the 7th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finances running in Havana until Thursday.Professor and researcher Jose Luis Rodriguez Garcia of the World Economy Research Center will give a keynote address about the topic before more than 500 specialists from 25 nations attending the event at Havana’s Convention Center. Read More

Cuba's famed cigar industry recovering from crisis

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Marc Frank Marc Frank. HAVANA (Reuters) – Production of Cuban cigars and tobacco leaf are on the rise after falling on hard times in the country famed for its "puros" due to smoking bans and the international financial crisis, according to local reports.Cuba's finest tobacco leaf is grown and cured in western-most Pinar del Rio province where the just-concluded harvest produced 25.4 million leaves, according to local radio reports, compared with the previous year's 22.4 million leaves.While the figures are up, they are still well below 2008 when Cuba produced just over 100 million cigars for export and Pinar del Rio's tobacco harvest totaled 26 million leaves. Read More

Maraca & his Latin Jazz All Stars to launch a new recording production

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Indira Román. CUBARTE. 14 de Junio 2011. The Cuban band Maraca &amp; his Latin Jazz All Stars will present soon in Cuba the album called En vivo desde el Gran Teatro de La Habana (Life from the Havana Great Theater). It has been produced by Egrem and the album will also be published in Canada, the United States and Europe from mid-June.They performed recently in the Sala Avenida from Havana, where they played themes from the ew repertoire, which includes dance music and Afro-Cuban jazz.Maraca is currently organizing different presentations in foreign stages. Read More

Morning Roundup: 400,000 Americans to Travel to Cuba this Year

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban-Americans are taking advantage of newly loosened travel restrictions, says the New York Times. A piece on exile travel to the island claims that around 400,000 Americans will visit Cuba this year, more than any year since the 1959 Revolution. The Times report looks at the island’s dependence on cash from abroad, as well as the tribulations of emigrant life. One Cuban-American describes being caught between worlds: “‘I have half my heart here and the other half there,” she said. “The sad thing is, I am not really happy in either place.’” Read More

Unprecedented legal win for independent lawyers

<p style="text-align: justify;">By JUAN O. After an unprecedented battle that went all the way up to Cuba’s highest court, a group of independent lawyers has overcome the first hurdle in registering an organization that provides legal advice to civil society, including dissidents. “We are not declaring victory yet, but are now preparing the second step needed to become the sort of protectors of the people, of all the people, without exceptions,’’ Wilfredo Vallín said Monday by telephone from Havana. Read More