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Yosvany Veitia, hope on the ring

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Lemay Padron Oliveros. Cuban boxer Yosvany Veitia is full of hopes. His status as Cuba’s 49 kg champion has made him think about big things despite barely being 19 years old.After easily winning the crown of his division at the recently concluded Giraldo Cordova Cardin International Tournament, Veitia took Cubasí to one side. Read More

Cuba Hosts Disaster Risk Assessment Conference

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd International Colloquium on Assessments of Hazard, Vulnerability and Risks for Disasters Reduction will take place in Cuba July 6-8.International specialists, academics, managers and people involved with natural,technological and sanitary hazards will exchange experiences on disasters reduction.The event will especially focus on the effects of climatic change, tropical storms and other extreme events, regression of the shoreline, drought, forest fires and other threats to small island states and coastal ecosystems. Read More

Nolitours and Transat Holidays to offer direct flights to the Caribbean, Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">TORONTO - For the 2011/2012 winter season, Nolitours and Transat Holidays are proud to offer new vacation packages to the Caribbean from North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay.Weekly direct flights from North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie to Punta Cana are available to book now, for travel starting December 20.The Thunder Bay direct flight program has now been expanded to offer three new destinations, with weekly direct flights to Punta Cana, Varadero and Jamaica, bookable now for travel starting December 22. Read More

Cuba: Over 30,000 Genetics Studies Annually

<p style="text-align: justify;">The national genetics network in Cuba annually carries out more than 30,000 studies to discover congenital diseases, with a high standard of scientific rigor and free of charge, according to a local news report. The genetic medicine center and 38 laboratories that comprise its network of services nationwide conduct pre-natal and post-natal diagnoses to discover various diseases, according to a report Thursday night on the national news program. Read More

Hemingway is Still Alive in Cuba, Jenny Phillips

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte. U.S. intellectual Jenny Phillips, co-chair of the Boston-based Finca Vigia Foundation, said in Havana that the legacy of novelist Ernest Hemingway is still alive in Cuba, unlike in her own country.&nbsp; "Americans know about Hemingway through his books, or libraries and museums that commemorate him, but throughout this island, there is a real oral tradition about his life. He is alive in the Cuban landscape, and this has been exciting for me," Phillips said. Read More

Viñales: A Decade to Reaffirm its Identity

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Ramon Brizuela Roque. Authorities and specialists have granted a time of ten years to the municipality of Viñales to reaffirm its identity, to strengthen its economic development, to improve the life conditions of the population and the preservation of their heritage. Viñales is the only spot in Pinar del Rio that has been regarded as National Monument, Cultural Landscape of Mankind, National Park and at the same time a tourist resort. Read More

Restored Building Promotes Modern Architecture

<p style="text-align: justify;">A building constructed in 1926 in Havana's western neighbourhood of Miramar called "La Casa de las Tejas Verdes" (The House of the Green Tiles) now emerges as a center for the promotion of modern architecture, urban renewal and interior design.In statements to Prensa Latina, the center's director, Concepcion Gutierrez, said specialists coincide on the fact the house has an exceptional, compact architecture that is different from the rest of the mansions in the area that began to be built at the beginning of the 20th Century. Read More

Sea Turtles Spawning Season Starts in Guanahacabibes

<p style="text-align: justify;">Experts have sighted the first sea turtles that reach the coasts of Antonio and Caleta del Piojo beaches in the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, to start spawning, as part of their breeding season that begins in May and extends to September.Osmany Borrego Fernández, head of the program of public use and environmental education in Guanahacabibes National Park, said that all along this week they will carry out a training session to workers of the facility and forest rangers, run by the Center for Marine Research that since 1992 sponsors a project to monitor these chelonians. Read More

U.S. Customs: No Key West-Cuba flights for now

<p style="text-align: justify;">Saturday, 06.18.11. By Karen Quist. Florida Keys Keynoter. MARATHON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection has denied Key West International Airport’s request to accommodate passenger air service to and from Cuba. The denial, dated May 25, cites the airport’s lack of proper inspection facilities and appropriate or sufficient federal personnel. When President Barack Obama eased some restrictions on American travel to Cuba early this year, it raised hopes in Key West that charter flights might soon be able to travel the 90 miles between the two islands. Customs’ decision on the March 22 request temporarily dashed those hopes. Read More

Cuba, Venezuela to Boost Bilateral Cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, June 16 (KCNA) -- Cuba and Venezuela are now boosting the bilateral cooperation.Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban revolution, and Raul Castro, president of the Council of State and president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, met and had talks with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias in Havana on June 10. Read More