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Cuban to Declare New Protected Areas in Central Region

<p style="text-align: justify;">CIENFUEGOS, CUBA.- The Cuban Council of Ministers proposed the National System of Protected Areas to include in them the highest peak in the central region of Cuba, Pico San Juan, which is located in the Guamuhaya Mountains. A specialist from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) in the central province of Cienfuegos, Julia Coba Mir, explained that the peak, 1,140 meters above sea level,shelters important species of the Cuban flora and fauna.&nbsp; Read More

Chinese vice president meets former Cuban leader Fidel Castro

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met former Cuban leader Fidel Castro here Monday. "You are the founder of Cuba's revolutionary and socialist cause and are dearly loved by the Cuban people and respected by the Chinese people," Xi told 85-year-old Castro.In the past over half a century under Castro's leadership, the Cuban people have firmly safeguarded their sovereignty and security, actively fought for a favorable external environment, made every effort to promote economic and social development, and thus have achieved hard-won success in nation building, Xi said. Read More

Cuba sentences 2nd Chilean businessman to 15 years

<p style="text-align: justify;">2nd Chilean businessman sentenced in absentia; 15 years as part of Cuban corruption case. On Monday June 6, 2011, 9:35 pm EDT. HAVANA (AP) -- A Cuban court sentenced a second Chilean businessman to prison for corruption following a trial in absentia, authorities announced Monday. Read More

US women leaders meet Raul Castro's daughter

<p style="text-align: justify;">PETER ORSI, Associated. Published 04:01 p.m., Monday, June 6, 2011. HAVANA (AP) — A group of U.S. women leaders met with Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter Monday for an exchange on topics including gender, reproductive health and gay rights.The delegation, which arrived in Havana on Sunday, includes Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile and former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, a California Democrat who resigned in February and now heads the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Read More

Cuba-bound flight stops in Halifax for unruly passenger

<p style="text-align: justify;">A Cuba-bound flight was waylaid in Halifax because of an unruly passenger Monday around lunchtime.RCMP officers were called to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport at about 12:15 p.m.&nbsp; at a pilot’s request. The pilot of a Thomas Cook flight from London, England to Varadero, Cuba made a request to land because of an unruly passenger. Read More

National Ballet of Cuba Returns to Orange County's Segerstrom Center June 15 - 19

<p style="text-align: justify;">06.06.2011– COSTA MESA, CA – In its two previous visits to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the incredible dancers of the National Ballet of Cuba have enchanted audiences with their engaging artistry and charm. This dazzling company from Havana returns to Segerstrom Center June 15 – 19 with The Magic of Dance, a special collection of excerpts from classical ballet works of the 19th century including Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppélia, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Gottschalk Symphony. Read More

Cuban duet Buena Fe on tour around Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">The popular Cuban duet, Buena Fe, will tour over Venezuela from June 10, accompanied by the local group King Changó in order to delight the public with their best known songs and those songs from their last album Pi 3,14. According to several journal sources, the tour includes performances in the states if Aragua, Carabobo, Lara, Anzoategui, Miranda, Mexico F.D. and Portuguesa. Read More

Italy Interested in Collaborating with Cuban Province

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.06 - 12:59:42 / CamagueyCAMAGUEY, CUBA.- Italian ambassador to Cuba Marco Baccin visited the province of Camaguey to explore ways to collaborate in the preservation of the historical center of the city, among other projects. Baccin told ACN in Camaguey, around 500 km east Havana, that his country is also interested in increasing the presence of Italian art in this Cuban city and announced the intention of donating small garbage trucks to the city. Read More

Disturbance has 40 percent chance of developing

<p style="text-align: justify;">6:16 AM. By: Glenn Glazer By: Glenn Glazer. A large area of low pressure in the Caribbean continues to produce showers and thunderstorms over Jamaica, eastern Cuba, and Haiti.The National Hurricane Center has left this disturbance at a 40% chance of development over the next 48 hours. Because it has not shown more signs of organization since Sunday, the hurricane hunter flight for today has been canceled. Read More

Black Venus film in Cuban Theaters

<p style="text-align: justify;">The French film The Black Venus, starring Cuban Yahima Torres in her acting debut, is now in Havana movie theaters. Directed by Adbellatif Kechiche, the film has won praise from international critics and the Lumiere prize for Torres as best actress for playing South African woman Saartje Baartman, the victim of racism in early 19th century France. In statements to Prensa Latina when the film opened in Havana on Saturday, the 30-year-old Torres said the role changed her life not only as an actress but also as a human being. Read More