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New remittance shipment service to Cuba from Spain

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 27 2011. There is a big community of Cubans in Spain facing troubles searching more economic ways to send remittances to relatives in Cuba.Today and thanks to a postal agreement between the governments of Cuba and Spain the shipment of remittances will be faster and more economic, Cubans residing on the island will be able to receive the money within 15 minutes after the shipment being made in Spain. Read More

CUBA: Microcredit Knocks on Door...Softly

<p style="text-align: justify;">Monday, June 27, 2011 5:47 AM. (Source: IPS - Inter Press Service)By Grogg, Patricia. 'Until about a year and a half ago, you practically couldn't talk about this issue, but now the situation is different,' a European diplomat told IPS. One of the entities feeling out the situation on the ground is the Italian National Committee for Microcredit. It has organised a couple of visits to Cuba, evidence that the subject of microfinance is drawing attention little by little in the context of development projects and an opening to the private sector, where international cooperation could play an important role. Read More

Elian Gonzalez returned to Cuba in 2000

<p style="text-align: justify;">By The Associated Press. Published: June 28. 2011 4:00AM PST. Today’s Highlight in History. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated in Sarajevo by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip — the event that sparked World War I. In 2000, seven months after he was cast adrift in the Florida Straits, Elian Gonzalez was returned to his native Cuba. Read More

Cuba Achieves 303 Tickets to Guadalajara

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.28 - 09:21:38 / / Havana, Cuba.- Only three months and 15 days left to the beginning of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara on October 14, Cuba has already over 300 athletes qualified, some 303 tickets thus far.The Cuban sports delegation to the Jalisco state in Mexico may have up to nearly 400 members as there is a group of them who need to qualify and /or the participation of some of them should be decided. Read More

More than 120 Cyclists in Venezuela Race

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González 13:55. Caracas, June 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 120 competitors from various countries will participate in the Vuelta Ciclista Venezuela cycling race July 13-23, according to cycling officials.Participants are expected from Colombia, Cuba, Italy, Costa Rica, and the host country, said Artemio Leonett, president of the National Cycling Federation. Read More

Cuba Hosts Congress on Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte.10:23. Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The 8th Congress of the Cuban Society of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine) begins Monday in this capital with a master lecture on the results of a regional program for the hearing impaired.Issues such as experiences in endoscopic sinonasal surgery, oncology, and ear afflictions are also the focus of discussion by delegates from Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Mexico, El Salvador, Cuba and Portugal. Read More

Int’l Seminar on Tourism and Journalism Kicks Off in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.27 - 12:11:26 /, CUBA.-&nbsp; An International Seminar on Tourism and Journalism began on Monday in Cuba with the participation of professionals and administrative staff of journalistic organizations and specialized magazines of Latin America.The coordinator of the event, Cuban journalist Hilda Prieto, told ACN that more than 20 colleagues from Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador, among other countries, are participating in the meeting, whose program began with a lecture on Patrimonial Culture and Tourism by Saray Moreira, a Public Relations specialist with Habaguanex, a company that manages tourist facilities in Old Havana. Read More

Cuban City Historian Office Opens Traditional Activities for Summer

<p style="text-align: justify;">An initiative by the Cuban City Historian Office, called Rutas y Andares (routes and promenades), which promotes the patrimony of Havana, will be re-opened for the Cuban family as of the summer, from July 5 to August 31.&nbsp; This program of activities, which dates back to the year 2000, will award the most active families with tickets for cultural shows like the staging of the piece “Cats” in Cuba, the performance of the Litz Alfonso Ballet Company, and a theatre play by the children’s theatre group La Colmenita (the little beehive). Read More

Dance review: Final Ballet Nacional de Cuba 'Don Quixote' at the Chandler Pavilion

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 27, 2011 | 11:33 am. La magia de la danza DON QUIJOTE (Viengsay Valdés y Alejandro Virelles) Foto Nancy Reyes For the final performance of its first North American tour since 2003, Ballet Nacional de Cuba danced a thrilling, go-for-broke “Don Quixote” on Sunday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.Corps unanimity proved much stronger than at the Thursday opening, and nearly every soloist exemplified ideal Cuban incandescence. Highlights included Dani Hernández as a brilliantly sinewy yet aristocratic&nbsp; Espada, Jessie Domínguez as a sparkling Mercedes and Osiel Gounod exploding into star-is-born virtuosity&nbsp; as the Young Gypsy. Read More

Customs officials OK flights to Cuba from Southwest Florida International Airport

<p style="text-align: justify;">Southwest Florida International Airport has met U.S. Customs and Border Protection criteria to provide flights between the United States and Cuba.That makes it one of 15 airports in the country that now can serve as a gateway for direct flights from the United States to Cuba.Until very recently, that distinction was held only by Los Angeles International Airport, Miami International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. Read More