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Cuban Council of Ministers Analyze Process to Update Economic Model

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.27 - 11:38:21 / Cuban Council of Ministers Analyze Process to Update Economic Model.HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Following the precept that part of the success in the overhaul of Cuba’s economic model depends on the comprehensiveness to address each of the problems that the country faces, the Cuban Council of Ministers held an expanded three-day session. Read More

Cuba Appoints New Minister of the Basic Industry

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.27 - 11:40:48 / Cuba Appoints New Minister of the Basic Industry.HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; The Cuban Council of State, at the proposal of its President, agreed to promote Tomas Benitez Hernandez to the post of Minister of the Basic Industry (MINBAS).According to a note published on Monday by Granma newspaper, Benitez was temporarily occupying that post since September 2010. Read More

Cuban family Reunification Program's Info

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 27, 2011 in Cuban Consular Services, Society and Cubans. As part of the family reunification program of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana from Washington all Cubans having received family reunification and Parole and being at least 21 years may apply for parole for certain family members. Read More

Pet Pointers: Havanese

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Lisa Chelenza. There are literally hundreds of dog breeds recognized by the AKC and many originated in Europe or Asia but only on dog breed is native to the island of Cuba. Today we meet the havanese and learn more about the adorable dogs in this edition of Pet Pointers.The AKC recognized the havanese in 2001 but those familiar with the breed have loved them for decades. A descendent of the bichon the havanese is the only breed of dog native to the island of Cuba. Read More

Birth of a Book on Hidden Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Photographer’s Travels to Island Nation Drive Unplanned Project. Monday, June 27, 2011. With growing unease, photographer Chris Messner felt a change in the attitude of the Cuban military officer who was questioning him about his trip to Havana. The polite inquiries in the small back room of the airport had turned into an interrogation, and it focused on why he had brought two used laptop computers with him. Read More

'Iran, Cuba stand firm up to imperialism'

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:52AM. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) and Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo Hernandez meet in Tehran on June 26, 2011.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran and Cuba stand firm against imperialism and the extremism of bullying powers, redeeming Tehran's pledge to defend the rights of nations. Read More

Aroldis Chapman is back to the Major Leagues

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 26, 2011.Sports. Cuban baseball player Aroldis Chapman returned to his team of the Major Leagues after being on the injury list for more than a month. Chapman who plays for the Cincinnati Reds could pitch right next week. Read More

Chavez Doesn’t Have Cancer: Assembly Leader

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Charlie Devereux - Jun 26, 2011 3:58 PM GMT-0400. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez doesn’t have cancer and will return home in time to attend celebrations marking 200 years of Venezuelan independence on July 5, National Assembly President Fernando Soto Rojas said.If he was receiving treatment for cancer in Cuba, “I would be the first to tell the country,” Soto Rojas said, according to a National Assembly statement. “Chavez is recovering and will be here for July 5, thank God.” Read More

Cuba getting more visitors, but tourism revenue still to regain levels from 4 years earlier

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Associated Press,HAVANA — Cuba is getting more visitors, including a 20 percent uptick in the number of Americans, but tourism income hasn’t recovered from the sharp downturn caused by the global financial crisis, new government statistics say.Overall tourist arrivals rose 18 percent to 2.53 million last year from about 2.15 million in 2007, Cuba’s National Office of Statistics said in a report posted this week on its website. Read More

Sancti Spiritus: Ambitious Investments on Tourism Sector

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Carmen Rodríguez Pentón. A challenging program of investments in Sancti Spiritus’ tourism sector aims to restore some of the main tourist facilities in the Cuban central province. Three new hotels are to be built in Southern Trinidad as part of the project to be ended in 2016.Some 10 million pesos, in national and foreign currencies, will be earmarked to the Tourism Ministry for the rehabilitation and building of its facilities. Read More