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Venezuela's comptroller general passes away in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">Venezuela's Comptroller General Clodosbaldo Russián died on Monday in Havana, Cuba, confirmed Minister of Communication and Information Andrés Izarra on his Twitter account."Another great Venezuelan has passed away: honor and glory to Clodosbaldo Russián. Let us honor his memory. He was an example," Izarra posted on his Twitter account. The government issued a statement on Russián's death. Read More

Scorpions Bred In Cuba For Anti-Cancer Venom

<p style="text-align: justify;">Tuesday, 21 June 2011 18:10. CIEGO DE AVILA (Cuba): The breeding of scorpions in captivity is progressing in this central Cuban province under a national program to increase the production of medicine for treating cancer.Specialists of the Pharmaceutical Biological Laboratory (LABIOFAM) in Ciego de Avila extract venom from the "Rhopalurus junceus" scorpion to make the medicine.Between 900 and 1,000 milliliters of the toxin are obtained monthly in the laboratory located in the city of Moron. Read More

Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover visits Cuba to support people of African descent

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> By Arsenio Garcia. HAVANA, Cuba, 20 June 2011 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and internationally acclaimed actor Danny Glover visited Havana last week to attend the opening session of the regional workshop entitled ‘Cuba and the Afro-Descendant Peoples of the Americas’. The UNICEF-supported event was organized by the Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research in connection with the International Year for People of African Descent. Read More

Good Eating Habits on Children Under Two Promoted in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.20 - 19:23:10 / Ciego de Avila, Cuba.- Healthy eating habits for children under two are promoted in Cuba through a guide widely distributed in Cuba in an effort to increase nutritional education and reduce desease prevalence in this stage of life.In a workshop held in the central province of Ciego de Avila, a researcher of the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Santa Jimenez said the material has been distributed medical centers, schools and orientation centers for women. Read More

Marazul hiring for Cuba travel

<p style="text-align: justify;">Progressive travel agency specializing in programs to Cuba seeking a bilingual professional with knowledge of Cuba and US/Cuba relations,experience traveling to Cuba, and a desire to learn more. An ideal candidate would have experience in customer service, and proven client satisfaction,as well as demonstrated effectiveness working in a collective setting with the ability to generate new ideas. Computer proficiency and excellent communication skills in both speaking and writing required. Pay commensurate with experience and education. Marazul is an equality opportunity employer. Read More

Cuban Comptroller: Managers and Staff Must Look After Internal Control

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.20 - 13:58:05 / Cuban Comptroller: Managers and Staff Must Look After Internal Control. HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuban General Comptroller Gladys Bejerano Portela told Trabajadores that both the management board and the staff are responsible for maintaining the control of the enterprise.&nbsp; Read More

Tropical Storm Beatriz Nears Mexico's Pacific Coast

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Estela McCollin Mexico, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican states of Colima, Guerrero and Michoacan issued hurricane warnings due to the proximity of Tropical Storm Beatriz, which could become the first hurricane of the season in the Pacific on Monday. Melchor Ursua Quiroz, director of Colima's Civilian Protection System, said Beatriz brought heavy showers to the region. Read More

Cuban Athletes Triumph at Regional Triathlon Championship

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany Gonzalez.Havana, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban triathlete Maydelin Justo won the women's gold medal on Sunday in the 2011 Guatape Triathlon Junior Central American Championship, in Colombia, the Granma newspaper reported on Monday.Justo, 27, achieved a personal best despite the high altitude of Guatape, almost 2,000 meters above sea level, and qualified for the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, in October. Read More

Ballenatos Islands at Nuevitas

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Alicia Sosa Velázquez. Witness of tectonic movements happened in this area of the province, The Ballenatos arise among the waters of the Nuevitas´ bay. They are three islands that look like small whales, seen from the highest part of the city.Their reliefs are typical of emergent areas, cliffs are observed, with prints of the presence of the sea, even in their biggest heights, in which prevail marine fossils of snails and corals.In these islands you can observe carsic processes that originate cracks, grottos and niches made of calcareous rocks. Read More

Cuba’s Pablo Milanes to perform at AAA in August

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jordan One of Cuba’s most renowned musical artists will play Miami’s biggest venue in August.Singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes, a pillar of Cuban music for almost 50 years, will perform at AmericanAirlines Arena on Aug. 27 as part of his first U.S. tour since 1979. Tickets go on sale on Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. Friday. The venue, which has a capacity of 19,600 seats (although it can be configured for smaller audiences), home to the Miami Heat and host to numerous pop stars, is the largest that any Cuban act has played in South Florida. Read More