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Make Cuba your first choice for relaxation

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 04, 2011 11:04 PM. When we decided upon an all-inclusive vacation, Cuba was definitely our first choice. To me it held everything in a holiday – sun, beach, pool and a chance to explore another country, one steeped in history and culture. We stayed in Varadero, a small peninsula dotted with beautiful resorts. Varadero is capitalism at its finest, surprising really, on this small communist island. A friend told me Varadero boasted one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and I have to agree. Read More

Cubanist revolution: Isolation did nothing to slow production of fine art

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, June 05, 2011, 7:21 AM. Dan Bischoff/For The Star-Ledger By Dan Bischoff/ Much of what we say about art is an analysis of influences: Rembrandt learned his tricks of light by studying Caravaggio, say or Picasso unlearned the Western figural tradition by studying indigenous art in ethnographic museums in Paris.Cuba still embargoed by the United States (but open to the rest of the planet), Cuba’s faux-isolation has in some ways made its art and artists more personal, more spiritual, and more contemporary than any other art anywhere.<br /> <br /> Read More

Chinese vice president arrives in Havana for visit

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Havana Saturday evening, kicking off his official visit to Cuba.Xi is paying the visit as a guest of Cuba's First Vice President of Council of State and Council of Ministers Jose Ramon Machado Ventura.In a written statement delivered at the airport upon his arrival, Xi said Cuba is an important country in Latin America and Caribbean region. Read More

Cuban Ranchers Must Learn about Pastures, says Agriculture Executive

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 4 (acn) Juan Francisco Ramírez, director of the Pasture and Forage Research Institute (IPF) in Villa Clara province,said Cuban ranchers must understand that growing quality pasture is needed to improve the raising of cattle. "The little use they give to the seed farms we have in this province (six) where we grow over 700 varieties of grass and leguminous plants, show their lack of knowledge about this" he told ACN news agency. Read More

Cuba wins friends with food

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sat, 2011-06-04 19:36. It was like waking up in food heaven. Last weekend, The Waterfront Restaurant of The Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain played host to the Cuban Food Festival and what a gastronomic delight it was. Playing host to the media was Hyatt’s Neemah Persad-Celestine, who introduced diners to the creations of visiting Cuban chef Santiago Goutierrez Lezcano and Hyatt Executive Chef Fernando Franco. Joining the media for dinner were Cuban Ambassador Humberto Rivero Rosaria, Port-of-Spain Mayor Louis Lee Sing, Jim and Prof Jeanette Morris, ACS/AEC Director of Sustainable Tourism, ACS/AEC conference and protocol officer Marina CA Edwards. Read More

Tourism Fair a Success, Say Cuban Authorities

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban authorities described as successful the results of the recently concluded International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2011, mainly in the fields of business and destination potentials.According to official figures released in a communiqué of the Tourism Ministry, at least 1,500 people from 45 countries visited the venue of the fair at the Morro-Cabana historic-military park.The event, held on May 2-7, was dedicated to Havana as a destination, to Mexico as Guest of Honor and to the multi-destination form of travel.The official delegation of Mexico was led by Tourism Minister Gloria Guevara. Read More

Cuban painter to hold an exhibition in Berlin

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Mary Luz Borrego. The young painter from Trinidad, in the Cuban province of Sancti Spíritus, Yudit Vidal Faife, is currently holding one of her paintings exhibited in the Magnificat Art Gallery, in Berlin, as part of the Art and Prison project, where another one of her pieces will be auctioned for the benefit of the prisons.Yudit is also involved with two paintings in the DIN A4 Project, by the Dutch artist Ernst Kraft, who is holding an itinerant exhibition of pieces in a A4 format aiming to join several artistic tendencies that he is showing around different cities in the world. Read More

Major Award for Heberprot-P

<p style="text-align: justify;">It is no longer news that the Cuban injectable drug Heberprot-P has revolutionized the treatment of patients with diabetic foot ulcers. It is known that their use reduces the number of amputations of lower limbs, accelerates the healing of damaged tissue, reduces hospital costs and enables faster reintegration into society.However, despite many advantages, its application has not reached the expected dimensions. Read More

Cuba Presents Key Principles on Ecological Economy to the UN

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba stressed the need for a different, more just and equitable world economic order as one of the key elements for the Ecological Economy concept, on Thursday in the United Nations.The Cuban Permanent Representative to the UN Pedro Núñez Mosquera presented this and other ideas during a debate about ecological economics presided over by the UN General Assembly President Joseph Deiss, the Prensa Latina news agency reported. Read More

Cuban Handicapped Athlete Sets World Record in Ball Control

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.04 - 14:09:15 / Havana, Cuba.- Cuban handicapped athlete Lazaro Curbelo Pupo set a new world record in ball control when he hit a football 183 times without letting it touch ground while carrying 105 pounds on his shoulders.This is the sixth such record for Curbelo, who suffers from dwarfism, and has become an expert on ball control with weights. Read More