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In the heart of Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.16 - 09:04:13 / / The American Fraternity Park or simply the Fraternity Park is a customary meeting ground and reference for visitors and residents in the capital of all Cubans. Its boundaries are Monte, Dragones, Prado and Amistad streets&nbsp; and it is an ideal place for lovers´ dates. People converge there to debate the current national and foreign situation, to get on a bus that gets them to any municipality of Havana or to begin the incredible adventure of traveling in time on the antique cars whose destination or departure point is there.&nbsp; Read More

Catholic Church Fine in Cuba, Says Religious Authority

<p style="text-align: justify;">17:45Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The situation of the Church in Cuba is normal, as in any other country and better than in many, said Monsignor Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, vicar-general of Havana.During a television interview, he said that, as it happens in other countries, there were conflicts between the church and the state, which is a shared responsibility, he said adding that fortunately there have always been in the two sides people concerned with finding solutions. Read More

Viet Nam, Cuba toast 50 years of friendship

<p style="text-align: justify;">Last update 16/06/2011 03:10:00 PM (GMT+7) VietNamNet Bridge – The friendship between Viet Nam and Cuba has been constantly fostered since diplomatic relations were established in 1960, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong told Melba Hernandez Rodriguez – the first and former chairwoman of the Cuban Committee for Solidarity with Viet Nam. Read More

Money for Cuba democracy programs remains on hold

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Juan O. Tamayo. The Miami Herald. The U.S. Agency for International Development is pushing ahead with Cuba programs worth $21 million, although another $20 million remains blocked after oddly mixed signals by aides to Democratic Sen. John Kerry.Staffers on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, chaired by Kerry, lifted his “hold” on the money Friday but put it back on ice Monday, said several U.S. government officials. Read More

Danny Glover Praises Caribbean and African Cinema

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.14 - 20:17:13 / Havana, Cuba.- US renowned actor and producer Danny Glover said in Havana that the Caribbean and African cinema are key voices for the world cinematography.Visiting the venue of the Traveling Caribbean Film Festival, of which he is its President of Honor, Glover declared himself a defender of multicultural exhibitions and those open to different voices. Read More

New Cuban Coffee Variety Undergoing Field Test

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.14 - 18:26:01 / New Cuban Coffee Variety Undergoing Field Test (Photo: CMHW) Santa Clara, Cuba.- About a hundred young plants of an Arabica coffee hybrid obtained in Cuba are being grown in areas of the Coffee Research Experimental Station, in Villa Clara as part of an experimental project. With the planting of the seedlings on the open air the first productive stage of the variety developed in the country started, after two decades of research as part of the Ministry of Agriculture’s efforts to stop the low coffee productions in the country. Read More

Cuba Looks to Boost Rice Production with Vietnamese Support

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.15 - 14:01:56 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuba is expected to boost rice production through a cooperation project with Vietnam that includes advisory and training services and technology transfer.According to statements by the head of the Program’s mission, Bui Van Duong, to Prensa Latina, as a result of the agreement, Cuba’s Grain Research Institute (IIGranos) will count on new technology provided by Vietnam. Read More

Chinese and Cuban Deputies Meet in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 15 (acn) Chinese deputies heard in Havana from Cuban counterparts details about the process of discussions led by the Cuban people about the Guidelines for the Economic and Social Policy of the Party and the Revolution, recently held in the island. Du Quinglin, head of the delegation from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference visiting Havana, lauded the discussion process describing it as a "great democratic effort of reflection and debate." Read More

Deputy PM boosts relations with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Updated June, 15 2011 10:20:03. HAVANA — Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong said Viet Nam was committed to deepening its close ties with Cuba during his meeting with the Vice President of the Cuban Council of State, Gladys Bejerano Portela, in Havana yesterday.He reiterated Viet Nam's support for the revolutionary cause of the Cuban people and suggested the two countries make every effort to boost bilateral economic co-operation. Read More

Miami Beach Lifeguard Attempts Cuba To Keys On Paddleboard

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 15, 2011 1:13 PM. KEY WEST (CBS4) – A Miami Beach lifeguard is hoping the second time will be the charm as she attempts to be the first person to paddleboard across the Florida Straits from near Cuba to Key West.Cynthia Aguilar started the estimated 100- to 110-mile, 30- to 40-hour journey Wednesday morning, about 14 miles off the Cuban coast.She hopes to become the first solo prone paddleboarder (propelling the board with her arms) to not only cross the straits but also set a record for the longest nonstop prone paddle. Read More