Cuba Headlines

Cuba News, Breaking News, Articles and Daily Information

Political unease mounting in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published: June 26, 2011 at 10:22 AM. CARACAS, Venezuela, June 26 (UPI) -- Political unease is mounting in Venezuela over the 18-day absence of President Hugo Chavez, recuperating in Cuba from secretive surgery, analysts said.Chavez, who turns 57 next month, left Venezuela June 8 for three diplomatic visits, but took ill in Havana June 10 while meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Read More

Cuba: First World Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Mary Luz Borrego. Patients suffering Chronic Kidney Disease in central Cuba are offered, without any cost, first world treatment.Patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease in central Cuba are offered, without any cost, the hemodialysis, a first world treatment. The Nephrology room where these are performed has been valued in more than half a million pesos. Read More

Cultural trips to Cuba are about to be legal

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Ellen Creager.Sun, Jun. 26, 2011. Detroit Free Press. The door to Cuba has been shut tight for so long, it's hard to recognize it opening.But it is.American tour companies this summer should be able to legally offer "people-to-people" cultural trips to Cuba to anyone.Because of a slight easing in U.S. travel restrictions that have been in place for 48 years, these trips will showcase culture and interactions with Cuban artists and citizens. Read More

MH: Cuba's oil, our potential mess

<p style="text-align: justify;">If Ileana were truly representing the Florida Keys, she would push for trying to help make the drilling in Cuban waters as safe as possible instead of a bill that as she admits is not likely to pass.There seems to be no way that the extremists in Miami can stop the inevitable drilling, so at what point does the administration in Washington follow common sense? Oil companies are determined to suck every last drop of oil out of the earth and no politician is able to stop them. Read More

Cuba Saves Over 16,000 tons of Oil by Mid 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">11:22. Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The Office for the Rational Use of Energy announced that a total of 35,383 megawatts/hour were saved in the country from January to May, meaning a decrease by 16,088 tons of oil consumption.Office's director Tatiana Amaran Bogachova told Granma newspaper that among the factors leading to the decrease in energy consumption was the improvement of the work of Energy Councils, groups created in 2009 to oversee the fulfillment of energy saving plans in the business sector. Read More

Miguel Barnet Granted Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Award

<p style="text-align: justify;">Bucarest.- Cuban poet, novelist and ethnologist Miguel Barnet was granted the Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Award, which is the highest distinction granted in Rumania in this field, for his contribution to contemporary literature and the promotion of human values. Read More

Hailstorm Marks San Juan Carnivalesque Celebrations in Camagüey

<p style="text-align: justify;">Camagüey, Cuba, June 25 - Again the prophesy came true, and yesterday when the traditional San Juan celebrations began in Camagüey, “it rained cats and dogs” as it always happens on each June 24th, but this time the downpour was accompanied by hails that hit one of the most centrally situated areas of the former village of Santa María del Puerto Príncipe. Read More

Chinese Experts Warn of Higher Risk of Marine Disasters

<p style="text-align: justify;">China should intensify preparations to deal with a growing risk of marine disasters in the next 10 years due to a worldwide increase in the last decade, experts warned."Partly because of global climate change, marine disasters have become more frequent in the world and have killed more than 300,000 people during the past 10 years," said Yu Fujiang, deputy director of the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center (NMEFC), quoted in news reports on Thursday. Read More

Support of the Church to train managers in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;2011-06-25. La Habana (Agenzia Fides) - The Catholic Church has organized a course for the training of experts in small enterprises (PYMES) and cooperatives, already approved among the reforms expected by Cuban President Raul Castro. The goal is that 40 Cubans admitted to the university course, organized by the Cultural Center Father Félix Varela of the Archdiocese of La Habana and San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia, in Spain, acquire advanced skills and knowledge. Read More

"Todo mezclado" (All mixed up): the National Symphony and Aragon Orchestras in Concert

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Redacción Cubasí.The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), under the direction of Roberto Varela, will join popular Cuban Aragon Orchestra next Sunday 26, at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Cuba, to play anthological themes from Cuban musical repertoire.A privileged morning, in which the attendees will be able to enjoy exquisite versions of "Le Dije a una Rosa", by Virgilio Gonzalez, "El bodeguero, by Richard Egues, "Cachita", by Rafael Hernandez and "Cero Codazos", by Rafael Lay. Read More