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Tourism Growing in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Heidy Morin. 08:45Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The National Statistics Office (NSO) reported that the number of tourists visiting Cuba in May amounted to 11.3 percent so far in 2011.The latest newsletter of the NSO indicates that the increase of visitors in the period was 137, 930 from Canada, Europe and other regions.The agency said that only in May 183, 791 tourists came, representing a 7.2 percent increase over the same month of 2010. Read More

Hugo Chavez Approves Budget for Construction of Public Schools in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.22 - 13:04:41 / Hugo Chavez Approves Budget for Construction of Public Schools in VenezuelaHAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; President Hugo Chavez approved on Tuesday a budget of 647 million bolivares to invest in the renovation and construction of public schools in Venezuela. Read More

Cuba urges Iran help against capitalism

<p style="text-align: justify;">Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:37A. Cuban President Raul Castro has called for expansion of relations between Iran and Cuba in the face of “the capitalist world.” “Iran has a special place among revolutionary nations and countries,” said Castro during a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, IRNA reported on Wednesday. Read More

CUBA STANDARD: State company accounting improves slight

<p style="text-align: justify;">State company accounting improves slightly. Although the number of problematic accounting cases at state companies continues to be high, the trend is slightly improving, if new data provided by Comptroller General Gladys Bejerano is an indicator. Thirty-seven percent of more than 750 state companies audited in April and May have "deficient" or "bad" accounting, Bejeranos said in an interview with official weekly Trabajadores. That compares to 40 percent in an audit performed in late 2010. Read More

Carlos Varela at Miramar Cultural Center 6/24

<p style="text-align: justify;">English-language press has described Carlos Varela as "Cuba's Bob Dylan," for lack of a better analogy. This is somewhat accurate, as Varela is an iconic singer/songwriter with deep folk roots. His own style, however, is singularly Cuban. In his 20s, he joined the so-called Nueva Trova movement, a musical scene that first arose on the island in the late '60s. "Trova," originally, was an old Cuban music genre played by wandering guitarists, but Nueva Trova, in the wake of Fidel Castro's revolution, upped the ante and made the style political. Read More

New Ballot Presented in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, presented a new ballot paper that will be used in the 2012 presidential and regional elections.According to Lucena, the new ballot is remarkable because of its size and voter-friendly features. Read More

Cuba, Vietnam vow to advance military ties

<p style="text-align: justify;">11:00, June 21, 2011. Cuba and Vietnam would enhance cooperation in military technology, according to agreements reached during Vietnamese Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh's visit to the island state.A Vietnamese delegation headed by Nguyen arrived here Monday and also paid tribute to the Cuban independence hero Antonio Maceo at his mausoleum on the outskirts of Havana, the official NNTV televison reported. Read More

Taiwan to open against Cuba in Little League world championship

<p style="text-align: justify;">Taipei, June 21 (CNA) Taiwan will open the first ever International Baseball Federation (IBAF) Little League world championship against baseball hotbed Cuba, the Taipei City government said Tuesday.The tournament, known formally as the 12U Baseball World Championship, will feature the national teams of players 12 and under from 15 countries and territories rather than school teams that compete in the prestigious Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania every year. Read More

Cruise ship shifts home port from Havana to Mexico

<p style="text-align: justify;">Tropicana Cruises, a London-based startup with links to Russia, will begin offering cruises from Puerto Progreso in Yucatán to ports in Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Diario de Yucatán reported.The first cruise, on the 272-passenger Adriana, is scheduled to leave Progreso July 2. Tropicana, with offices in London and St. Petersburg, offers a seven-night cruise from Progreso to Havana, Trinidad and Grand Cayman for €720, and a 12-night cruise from Progreso to Grand Cayman, Trinidad, Santiago, Cayo Saetia and Havana for €1,260. Read More

Cuba's new entrepreneurs ponder their future

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Gabriela Garcia Thursday, Jun 23 2011. It's a typical day in Buenavista, a heavily populated neighborhood in the coastal municipality of Playa, in Havana, Cuba. Along Calle 70, where a shaded promenade runs down the street, children play baseball with makeshift bats while couples canoodle on benches and older men slam dominoes on tables set up on the sidewalk.The neighborhood's state-run agricultural market, once sparsely stocked during the difficult days of the Special Period after the loss of Soviet Union subsidies, is now comparatively brimming with vegetables, flowers, and cuts of meat. And on either side of the promenade, the streets resemble a bustling marketplace. Read More