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Los Buchillones Archaeological Site Declared a National Monument

<p style="text-align: justify;">CIEGO DE AVILA.— The Los Buchillones Archaeological Site was declared a National Monument on Thursday, because of the importance of the findings of the remains of a Taino village. The site raises new questions about the lives of aboriginal people in Cuba and the Caribbean.Adrian Garcia, director of the Office of Monuments, Sites and Historical Centers from the Provincial Heritage Department of Ciego de Avila, said that in the area numerous wooden and clay objects were found, as well as six houses, something unprecedented in the archaeology of Cuba. Read More

United Nations Recognizes Cuba’s Efforts and Results against Racism

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.17 - 13:20:46 / HAVANA, Cuba.- Representatives of the United Nations recognized on Thursday the efforts and advances of Cuba in the struggle against racist discrimination thanks to a State policy that benefits all the sectors of society. Rolando Garcia, assistant representative of the United Nations Population Fund, told Granma newspaper that, regarding the existence of equal opportunities for all citizens, Cuba is the leading country in Latin America. Read More

Cuba Denies Version on Reelection of Ban Ki-moon

<p style="text-align: justify;">United Nations, Jun 17.- Cuba denied reports blaming it for preventing the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) from supporting the re-election of Ban Ki-moon as UN secretary general. The refutation of those rumors, spread by the news agency Reuters, was issued in a press release from the Cuban permanent mission to the UN. The press release "categorically rejects that allegation, especially when the aforementioned group has not met today (June 16)." Read More

Lifeguard Completes World Record Paddleboard Attempt

<p style="text-align: justify;">Aguilar paddled from 14 miles north of Cuba to Key West. The second time was the charm Cynthia Aguilar. With only her arms to propel her paddleboard, the South Florida lifeguard completed a 103-mile voyage form near Cuba, across the Florida Straits to Key West.The 27-year-old paddled nonstop for 29 hours and 12 minutes, which should set the record for longest nonstop paddleboard voyage, her camp said.It's the second time in as many years she has attempted the feat. Aguilar came up just short in September. Read More

Zelaya: Honduran Gov't Violates Cartagena Agreement

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Claudia Gomez. 16 de junio de 2011, 13:35. Tegucigalpa, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said a court order to arrest a former member of his cabinet was a violation of the Cartagena agreement. After learning of the decision of bringing corruption charges against his former minister of the presidency, Enrique Flores Lanza, Zelaya said that he demanded that the Porfirio Lobo government "stop and resolve this latest escalation of persecution." Read More

Fla. Orchestra musicians to travel to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Updated: Thursday, 16 Jun 2011, 9:04 PM EDT. Steve Nichols. FOX 13 Pinellas reporter. ST. PETERSBURG - The Florida Orchestra is among the first to take advantage of slightly relaxed relations with Cuba.Next September, five of its principal musicians travel to the island in an exchange with the National Symphony Orchestra of Havana."For something that is so close to the United States, I'm sure it's going to be drastically different, maybe like stepping back a few decades in time," oboist Katherine Young predicts. Read More

Cuba Hosts Int´l Colloquium on Ernest Hemingway

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Fany Rodríguez. 12:11Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) At least 30 experts from the United States, Britain, Japan, Brazil and Cuba are attending the 13th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium, which began today in the Cuban capital.The event, which runs through Sunday, is honoring the 50th anniversary of the U.S. writer´s death and is focused on three main topics: the subject of death in Hemingway´s writing, his life and work in Spain, and museology and conservation in the collections and museums dedicated to him around the world. Read More

Castro's economic reforms hitting women hard

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> HAVANA, Cuba, Thursday June 16, 2011 (By Dalia Acosta) - Women in Cuba are gaining ground in public life and earn the same wages as men. But the gender gap in the workplace is still a challenge for women, who are finding the odds more heavily stacked against them as the government of Raúl Castro adopts economic reforms aimed at "updating" the country's socialist system."I don’t know what to do," a 53-year-old Havana woman told IPS, after finding herself for the first time ever without the security of a state job. Read More

Europe-Spain: communication award

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011-06-16. Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - The International Communication Awards "Centinelas of mañana" (Morning Sentinel) have been awarded, promoted by the Spanish Foundation "White Report" on the occasion of World Youth Day (WYD), to be held in August in Madrid. Among all the journalistic work received, from a large number of countries (Portugal, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, United States, Guatemala, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Australia), the jury chose a documentary on Peru, a Portuguese article, two radio programs and a Spanish website. Read More

Olympic squad intensify training ahead of Group C qualifiers

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 16, 2011. By KNews. Some of the U-23 Olympic squad players going through their paces at the Carifesta Sports Complex Ground yesterday morning.By Franklin Wilson. Guyana’s preparations for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) leg of the Olympic Under-23 qualifying competition has been on track with the team working out twice daily under the watchful eyes of Paul Banta (Technical Advisor) and Collie Hercules (Coach). Read More