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Cuba Beats South Korea in Week Four of World Volleyball League

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.18 - 13:54:33 / Havana, Cuba.- The Cuban national volleyball team beat host South Korea in straight sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-20) on Saturday in the fourth week of competitions of the World League, the top annual men’s event of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). Unlike during their first encounters in Week One, when they split the two-game series, the Cubans now showed their superiority led by attackers Wilfredo Leon and Henry Bell, who accumulated 16 points apiece. The South Korean attack was led by Punk-Suk Shin (14) and Kwang-In Jeon (13 Read More

Next Cuba Tourism Fair 2012 in Cayo Santa María

<p style="text-align: justify;">The next edition of the International Tourism Fair of Cuba (FITCUBA 2012) will move to Cayo Santa María, north of Villa Clara province, considered the youngest destination of the island. According to Manuel Marrero, Cuban minister of that industry, the meeting, expected from the 8th to the 11th of May of 2012, will be devoted to Argentina as the Guest of Honor country, and to the Family segment as a tourist product. Read More

Reforestation Program Allows Expansion of Forest Areas in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.17 - 18:33:14 / Havana, Cuba.- The Cuban national reforestation program has enabled to increase the area covered by typical species or others economically important to more than 3.8 million hectares, while avoiding soil erosion.The achievement is the result of governmental policies aimed at expanding timber and fruit tree plantations, a researcher with the Agricultural and Forest Research Institute, Arnaldo Alvarez told ACN. Read More

Viet Nam, Cuba toast 50 years of friendly relations

<p style="text-align: justify;">Viet Nam News/Asia News Network. Sat, Jun 18, 2011. Havana - 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

Ashes of US Rev. Lucius Walker, who led relief caravans to Cuba, to be placed in Havana park

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Associated Press,HAVANA — A Cuban official says the ashes of a U.S. pastor who led annual pilgrimages of aid volunteers in defiance of Washington’s decades-old trade embargo will be taken to the island in accordance with his wishes.Kenia Serrano is president of the Cuban Friendship Institute. Serrano says the Rev. Lucius Walker’s ashes will be placed in their final resting spot in a Havana park July 30. Read More

Castros meet with Chavez as he recovers in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:00pm GMT. HAVANA, June 18 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with Cuban President Raul Castro and former leader Fidel Castro as he "recovers satisfactorily" from surgery in Havana last week, Cuban press reported on Saturday.Communist Party newspaper Granma showed four photos of a smiling Chavez with the Castro brothers in a meeting said to have occurred on Friday in what looked to be a hospital room. Read More

Urban marketplaces, long common in Latin America, flourishing in Cuba amid economic changes

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Associated Press,HAVANA — Marketplaces full of vendors hawking everything from food to religious items may be common sights across Latin America, but they’re springing up for the first time in the Cuban capital as the island’s Communist government opens its tightly controlled economy to some private-sector activity. Nearly 140 official points of sale in abandoned structures, parking lots and crumbling old buildings have been established in recent months and are accommodating about 2,600 independent vendors. Read More

Havana’s Hotel Telegrafo: a Space for Art

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> By: José Luis Estrada 2011-06-17 | 13:09:52 EST. The Hotel Telegrafo, belonging to the Habaguanex S.A. tourist chain at the Office of the Havana City Historian was restored in 2001 by the Office of the Havana City Historian, the Hotel Telegrafo has served for a decade as accommodation to personalities from the field of arts who have participated in international events such as the Havana Book Fair, the Boleros de Oro Festival and the Jazz Plaza Festival.The Hotel Telegrafo, belonging to the Habaguanex S.A. tourist chain at the Office of the Havana City Historian was awarded on Wednesday a National Vanguard distinction because of its extraordinary cultural work. Read More

Oakland International Airport Cleared To Provide Service To Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 17, 2011 8:16 AM. OAKLAND (KCBS) – Seats on flights to and from Cuba will soon be made available at Oakland International Airport. The East Bay airport is one of 8 airports in the U.S. recently granted access to the communist island nation, following the Obama Administration’s easing of travel restrictions.Previously, only airports in Miami, Dallas-Forth Worth and Los Angeles provided direct air service to Cuba. Read More

Cuba: Seas to rise more than 30 inches by 2100

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA (AP) — Cuban scientists calculate that median sea levels around the Caribbean nation will rise more than 30 inches by the end of the century due to global climate change, official media said Friday. Models predict the sea will rise 10.6 inches (27 centimeters) by 2050, and 33.5 inches (85 centimeters) by 2100, Abel Centella, scientific director of the country's Meteorological Institute, was quoted by Communist Party daily Granma as saying. Read More