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Zarubezhneft to sign oil agreement

<p style="text-align: justify;">Russian state oil company Zarubezhneft expects to sign a contract June 24 for a recovery project at the Boca de Jaruco onshore section, news agency Interfax reported.Under the agreement, the company will introduce oil recovery technology at the Boca de Jaruco onshore oil field, a Zarubezhneft executive said at a conference. The Boca de Jaruco area has produced sulphur-heavy oil for decades. Read More

Brazilian Singer Simone to Perform in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.22 - 12:37:05 / Famous Brazilian singer, Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira. HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; The famous Brazilian singer, Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, will offer a unique concert in Cuba, on Sunday, at the Karl Marx Theatre. According to the website of Cubasi, Simone has invited Cuban singer Omara Portuondo and Pablo Milanes to join her during her presentation. She and Milanes recorded the song “Yolanda” for the album “Pablo Querido”.&nbsp; Read More

Female Cuban Crocs Fancy American Mates, Endangering Their Species

<p style="text-align: justify;"> Remy Melina, LiveScience Staff Writer. Two different crocodile species living in Cuba have been shacking up, producing hybrid offspring that have now been identified with genetic analyses. The interbreeding could threaten one of the species, the already declining Cuban crocodile, researchers say. Scientists were aware that the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) interbred in captivity. But this is the first genetic study to confirm hybridization in the wild. Read More

Cubans who can’t be deported could end up detained in U.S.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Posted on Tuesday, 06.21.11.Cubans with deportation orders are alarmed about a bill in Congress that immigrant rights activists say could lead to indefinite detentions.By ALFONSO Julio Muñoz, who arrived during the Mariel boatlift in 1980, spent more time in immigration detention than in prison over drug convictions. Read More

Cuba to Assist Jamaica in Training of Farmers

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.22 - 13:12:46 /, CUBA.-&nbsp; The president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Glendon Harris, announced that plans are well advanced for Jamaican farmers to visit Cuba, where they would receive special training in the manufacture of organic fertilizer. Read More

Cuban Province Increases Charcoal Exports

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.22 - 13:10:24 / SANTA CLARA, CUBA.-&nbsp; A Forest Company in the central Cuban province of Villa Clara has exported more than 280 tons of charcoal since January this year, as part of an annual export plan of over 500 tons. A representative of the company, Anastacio Herrera, explained ACN that in 2002 they commercialized 60 tons of charcoal derived from sickle bush trees, a figure that gradually increased.&nbsp; Read More

Dr. Lea Guido Awarded the Friendship Medal in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Pan American Health Organization. Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Dr. Lea Guido López, who finished her work as PAHO/WHO Representative in Cuba, was awarded the Friendship Medal by the State Council of the Republic of Cuba. Read More

UNESCO confirms high standard of writing in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">UNESCO confirms high standard of writing in Cuba. THE Second Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (SERCE) on the quality of education of orthographic and calligraphic standards, which assessed third and sixth grade children in 16 countries of the region, put Cuba at between first and third place in all parameters, according to a recent UNESCO report. Read More

Jazz Artist David Sánchez & Bandmates Take Fans “Ninety Miles” to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Alexandra J. Gratereaux. Published June 22, 2011.Fox News Latino. He held his Saxophone tenderly, caressing its keys and embracing the mouthpiece as he and his bandmates entertained a crowd at SoHo's SOB's Lounge in New York City. “Thank you all for coming,” said David Sánchez, a Puerto Rican jazz artist who along with musicians Stefon Harris and Christian Scott released “Ninety Miles” Tuesday night—an album they recorded with artists in Cuba. The album is accompanied by a documentary of their journey through the pearl of the Caribbean. Read More

Florida Orchestra seeks donated instruments for Cuba cultural trip

<p style="text-align: justify;">Times staff. Posted: Jun 22, 2011 02:57 PM. Five musicians from the Florida Orchestra who will be traveling to Cuba in September hope that you'll give them a little extra something to pack.As part of its recently announced multi-year cultural exchange with Cuba, the orchestra has kicked off a donation drive to collect musical instruments and accessories to take to Havana for the 300-plus students enrolled in the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory in Havana. Read More