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McGovern Heading To Cuba To Visit Castro

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 30, 2011, 11:44 AM. MITCHELL, SD - Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern is heading back to Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro for the first time in nearly 17 years.The 88-year-old McGovern says he wants to see Castro, whom he considers a friend, while the former Cuban president is still alive. Read More

Cuba Will Extend Invariable Support to Korea's Reunification: Cuban Official

<p style="text-align: justify;">Pyongyang, June 29 (KCNA) -- The Cuban people will extend invariable support and encouragement to the Korean people in their cause for the country's reunification, said Juan Jose Leon Vega, first vice-chairman of the Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification. At an opening ceremony for the month of international solidarity with the Korean people held in Cuba on June 22 he referred to the solidity of the friendship between the two countries. Read More

Recommendations to prevent vaginal flow

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.30 - 09:45:30 / /Moorish herb or Jorulo. Havana, Cuba. - It is recommended to treat vaginal flow, caused by mycosis, with the leaves of a plant known as Moorish herb or Jorulo, as it is called in some areas of eastern Cuba.&nbsp; The area is manually washed with boiled water before applying the vaginal bath to prevent possible infections. Read More

Havana to Host Int’l Festival of Story Telling

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.29 - 18:11:14 / Havana, Cuba.- The second International Festival of Story Telling “Stories for an Ancient City” will take place July 7-11 in different squares and parks of the historical section of Havana.The Festival’s general director Osvaldo Manuel Perez said public spaces of the Cuban capital will be invaded by story tellers as part of activities marking the Children’s Day, starting at 10 am, while in the afternoon there will be group narrations which participants in the Festival will take part of. Read More

Venezuela postpones summit due to Chavez's health

<p style="text-align: justify;">APBy IAN JAMES - Associated Press.&nbsp; CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government postponed next week's summit of Latin American leaders Wednesday, citing President Hugo Chavez's health as he recovers from surgery in Cuba. The decision to put off the July 5-6 meeting until later this year was announced shortly after new videos aired on state television showing Chavez chatting with Fidel Castro in Cuba, appearing lucid and talkative. Chavez's televised appearance broke a long post-surgery silence that has prompted speculation about his health. Read More

National Event of Underwater Photography

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.29 - 14:51:30 / / Matanzas, Cuba. - With abundant fauna, coral barriers, and transparent underwater beauty, The El coral beach, located on the north coast of Matanzas province, will be the venue of the National Event of Underwater Photography.The Cuban Federation for Underwater Activities convokes to participate in the event aimed at promoting love and respect for nature, during which the digital camera will be used for competition. Moreover, it is forbidden to destroy the local underwater native fauna let alone fishing, according to the event´s regulations. Read More

Alicia Alonso Satisfied with Most Recent U.S. Tour

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 29 (acn) The director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Alicia Alonso, said to be very satisfied with the company’s recent tour of the United States where they received standing ovations by the public."We lived very moving moments, particularly when we heard shoutings of Long Live Cuba," said the Cuban prima ballerina assoluta to the media visibly proud of being the director of the company ranked among the best ones of the world. Read More

Cuba Doubles Purchasing Price to Sugar Cane Growers Seeking Greater Outputs

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA,Cuba, Jun 29 (acn) The Cuban government doubled the purchasing price per ton of sugar cane aiming to attract farmers to develop this crop to boost its production in the country, according to Sugar deputy Minister Nelson Labrada.Sources of this Ministry said that they have received over 15,000 new applications to lease idle lands to produce cane, following the passing of the Decree-Law 259, which enable Cubans to acquire land to work on. Read More

Now, All Americans Can Go To Cuba - Legally!

<p style="text-align: justify;">PR NewswirePR Newswire. U. S. Government Reauthorizes Insight Cuba, the Largest Provider of People-to-People Travel to Cuba, to Offer New Cultural Tours; Six New Itineraries with Over 130 Departures through September 2012. NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the last 50 years, most Americans have been prohibited from traveling to Cuba. Now they can start packing! As of today, Insight Cuba, the leading provider of legal people-to-people travel to Cuba has been reauthorized by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to send Americans to Cuba. Read More

The use of arnica in green medicine

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.29 - 14:20:47 / / Havana, Cuba. - Arnica is used in decoctions, maceration or poultices, to relieve rheumatic pains. It is not administered orally, nasally or through the rectum, but in a topical or external way. Way of preparation: Boil a few tender branches in two liters of water over a low flame for 30 minutes. Then apply fomentations or poultices in the areas affected by rheumatism.&nbsp; Read More