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Xi: Cuba showing clear direction for future

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011-06-06 09:49. HAVANA, Cuba - Vice-President Xi Jinping praised the 6th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party for showing a clear direction for the country's future development.In a written speech delivered to the press at the Jose Marti Airport in the Cuban capital Havana on Saturday night, Xi voiced his determination to expand consensus, enhance friendship, deepen cooperation and seek common development with the Caribbean island nation.Xi praised Cuba's relationship with China, which dates back to 1960, when Cuba became the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic ties with China. Read More

China signs letter of intent to redo Cuba refinery

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA - CHINA signed a letter of intent to refurbish a Cuban oil refinery and agreed to give new credit and start drawing up a five-year cooperation plan between the two communist-run countries in accords signed on Sunday during a visit by Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping.The agreement on the refinery was the first official word on a project first reported by Reuters in November that is expected to cost US$6 billion (S$7.36 billion) and would be a significant step forward in budding Cuba-Chinese economic relations. Read More

China backs Cuba reforms

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mon, 06 Jun 2011 8:05. Cuba and China strengthened their political and economic alliance Sunday by signing 10 new cooperation agreements that will provide Havana with much needed financial support to implement its plan of economic reforms. The accords were signed in the presence of Cuban President Raul Castro and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping.The agreements "reflect the political will of both parties and governments to continue deepening their ties," an official Cuban announcement said. Read More

Costa Rica routs Cuba 5-0 at Cowboys Stadium

<p style="text-align: justify;">ARLINGTON -- Costa Rica simply dominated Cuba in the opening match of the 2011 Gold Cup at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday.Costa Rica rolled to a 5-0 victory even without playing its injured captain, Bryan Ruiz, in midfield.The Cuban defense pushed a high line to the midfield stripe. However, crafty passing and patient timing from the Costa Rican midfield and forwards allowed them to run basically at will into the Cuban penalty area. Read More

Fabelo in Istmo

<p style="text-align: justify;">5 de Junio 2011. Preceded by the unanimous recognition in different countries, the winner of prizes and distinctions for the quality of his work, a must be presence in every respectful Cuban contemporary art space, the work by Roberto Fabelo reached the Contemporary Art Museum from Panama, with the exhibition Naturaleza casi viva casi muerta (Almost life almost dead nature), a set of oil paintings, paper and metal drawings in which the artists´ imagination shows once again his preoccupation for human beings, as he expresses metaphorically the impending threats that pend on the relationship man-nature, which is so precarious and dramatic in our times. Read More

Dance Music Enthusiasts in Camagüey Received Local Notable Adalberto Álvarez

<p style="text-align: justify;">Adalberto Álvarez in Camaguey. Photo: Annielsy Perez Camagüey, Cuba, June 4 .- The doors of the Teatro Principal in Camagüey slid open Friday to welcome with pride its notable Adalberto Álvarez, world-renown pianist, director and composer.His fans in Camagüey enjoyed the unmistakable rhythm of his band, and to the beat of hits such as “A bailar el toca toca” and “El melon”, the latter owing to the demand of the audience. Read More

Cuban Cigar Store Opened in Madeira, Portugal

<p style="text-align: justify;">Image, taken at Havana's International Convention Center, during the 13rd Habano International Fair. Photo: Marcelino Vázquez Hernández./AIN Havana, Cuba, Jun 3.- With the inauguration of a Casa del Habano store in Funchal, the capital city of Portugal's autonomous Island of Madeira, the commercialization of Cuban cigars continues to expand. Read More

Six Indian pugilists enter last four in Cuba meet

<p style="text-align: justify;">New Delhi, Jun 5 (PTI) As many as six Indian boxers entered the semi-finals of the 41st Giraldo Cordova Cardin Memorial Boxing Tournament in Havana, Cuba.The ones who made it to the last four stage are Thokchom Nanao Singh (49kg), Suranjoy Singh, Santosh Harijan (both in 52kg category), Kuldeep Singh (75kg), Manpreet Singh and Paramjeet Samota (both in 91kg category). Read More

Cuban Visitors Share Sounds and Moves of Their Roots

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 5, 2011. By JON PARELES. The latest on the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia extravaganzas and much more. The choir members are also products of Cuban music schools, where the precision of classical technique doesn’t restrain the power of island traditions. The choir was a spinoff of the Professional Choir of Camagüey, formed in 1994 by Emilia Díaz Chávez. From a repertory of old and recent Haitian songs it has developed a traditionalist hybrid that is sleek, theatrical, socially conscious and full of joyful life. Read More

Cuba Hosts Meeting of Control Bodies From Central America and the Caribbean

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, June 05, 2011 11:51 AM. The 35th meeting of the Central American and Caribbean organization of governmental supervising bodies (OCCEFS, Spanish) starts this Friday in Havana at the Palco Hotel. Cuba, represented by the country's General Comptroller, was elected president of the organization in 2010. OCCEFS emerged in 1995 in El Salvador and comprises control and supervision bodies from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Belize and Cuba. Read More