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USA denies its Fishermen Attendance at Tournament in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.04 - 13:07:51 / Havana, Cuba.- Some 20 yachts of US fishermen will not participate in the 61st Ernest Hemingway International Marlin Fishing Tournament, because they were denied license to set sail for Cuba by their government. In a press conference held on Friday at the capital’s Hemingway Marina, Jose Miguel Diaz, Commodore of the Hemingway International Nautical Club, pointed out that the current US administration also limited the participation of 19 fishing amateurs. Diaz said that in spite of restrictions, the United States will be the most represented country at this new edition of the event, with five teams in competition. Read More

Chinese Vice-President to Arrive in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.04 - 13:13:32 / Havana, Cuba.- Havana, Cuba.- Chinese Vice-President and member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party Politburo Xi Jinping will arrive in Cuba tonight on an official visit. During his stay Jinping will meet with Cuban President and First Vice-President Raul Castro and Jose Ramón Machado Ventura, respectively, among other activities. Read More

Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son Gets Ready for Europe Tour

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.03 - 21:11:39 / Pinar del Rio, Cuba.- Known as one of the best-known Cuban soneros, Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son is gearing up for its one-month long summer tour across 10 European countries starting July 1.In statements to Prensa Latina, the artist announced that after the Europe tour, he is planning to give a concert in Peru’s city of Arequipa from where he will return to Cuba. Read More

Dinesh, Balwinder bow out of Cuba Boxing tourney

<p style="text-align: justify;">PTI – 1 hour 40 minutes ago. New Delhi, Jun 4 (PTI) Asian Games silver medallist Dinesh Kumar (81kg) and Balwinder Beniwal (69kg) lost their opening round bouts to their respective opponents in the Giraldo Cordova Cardin Memorial Boxing tournament in Havana, Cuba today.After a scintillating start yesterday, day two of the event turned out to be a bit of a dampener for the Indian boxers. Read More

Cuba to Participate in Upcoming Pan Am Games with Nearly 400 Athletes

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.03 - 22:00:32 / Havana, Cuba.- The Cuban delegation to the upcoming 2011 Pan American Games, scheduled for next October in Guadalajara, Mexico, will include nearly 400 athletes, as announced on Thursday by the president of the Cuban Olympic Committee (COC), Jose Ramon Fernandez.“We will attend the event with our best athletes. Read More

Racism remains an issue in Cuba, officials say

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Juan O. WASHINGTON The Cuban government will soon cast a media spotlight on the issue of racism on the island, although some programs to improve the lives of black Cubans had to be cut because of economic restraints, a Havana official said Thursday.Heriberto Feraudy, who heads the quasi-official Cuban Commission against Racism, also said the popularity of Afro-Cuban religions is soaring and indicated that Raúl Castro’s economic reforms may not help blacks as much as whites. Read More

Over Ten Severe Local Storms Hit Sancti Spiritus

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Enrique Ojito Linares — last modified Jun 02, 2011 06:49 PM. Thirteen severe local storms have been reported this year in the central Cuban territory of Sancti Spiritus. Nine of them occurred in May, which, according to experts, is the time when storms are most likely to occur. Read More

Prensa Latina joins newswire consortium

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban state agency Prensa Latina joined a Latin American newswire consortium made up of nine government news agencies.Prensa Latina aside, the Unión Latioamericana de Agencias de Noticias (ULAN) consists of Telam of Argentina, Bolivia’s ABI, Brazil’s EBC, Ecuador’s Andes, Guatemala’s AGN, Mexico’s Notimex, Paraguay’s IP and Venezuela’s AVN. Read More

How Cuba's economic reforms are taking root

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Michael Voss BBC News, Ciego de Avila. 3 June 2011 Last updated at 17:22 GMT. Cuba has seen a raft of reforms in recent months aimed at updating the island's stagnant Soviet economic model.But the ageing generation which led the revolution 50 years ago remains firmly in charge.And as President Raul Castro celebrates his 80th birthday on 3 June there is little sign of imminent change, with no obvious younger successors in sight. Read More

Creole Choir of Cuba Brings Island’s Music to Brooklyn

<p style="text-align: justify;">By FELICIA R. LEE.June 3, 2011, 2:08 pm. For those who associate modern Cuban music with a Latin jazz sound, here comes the Creole Choir of Cuba to blow away those expectations with their first concert in this country.The choir, founded in 1994, and which has had extensive, celebrated tours throughout Europe and the Caribbean, lands in Brooklyn to perform Saturday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The choir is composed of Haitian migrants and their descendants, singing mostly in Creole. Read More