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President Raul Castro Received Hugo Chavez in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">President Raul Castro Received Hugo Chavez in Havana. Havana, Cuba, Jun 8.- Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez Frias in the early hours of Wednesday at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport Read More

Chinese VP Concluded Official Visit to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 8.- After a successful three-day official visit to Cuba, Chinese VP Xi Jinping was seen off on Tuesday night at the Juan Gualberto Gomez airport of the western province of Matanzas by the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.Speaking to reporters, Jinping praised the excellent state of bilateral relations and the results of joint projects in the sectors of energy, telecommunications, transportation, and biotechnology. Read More

Courtland Milloy: For American and Cuban people, divide not that deep

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Courtland Milloy. HAVANA — While the Ballet Nacional de Cuba was in the District recently, I happened to be pirouetting around this town with a group of journalists from the United States. Not exactly a fair cultural exchange, but the Cuban people were gracious hosts nonetheless. We got to dine at the homes of community activists and engage in frank talk about Cuba’s social inequities. We also met Johana Tablada, deputy director for North American Affairs in the Cuban Foreign Ministry, who offered tea and a critique of the high life she experienced while staying with friends in well-to-do Chevy Chase. Read More

Cuba native graduates from medical school

<p style="text-align: justify;">Aldrich hopes to remain in Ohio and teach. BY PAYTON WILLEY. BLADE STAFF WRITER. Without knowing a single word of English, Nely Aldrich moved from Cuba to Oregon with her family when she was 8 years old.What brought her family to Oregon was the only connection the family had in the United States: Nely's godmother. Read More

A CNN insider's guide to Havana, Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Shasta Darlington, CNN. June 8, 2011 -- Updated 1029 GMT (1829 HKT). Shasta Darlington is CNN's International Correspondent in Havana. Born in Boulder, Colorado, she has lived in Cuba for five-and-a-half years. Because of U.S. travel restrictions, very few American tourists make it to Cuba&nbsp; but for those that do and visitors from other countries, Shasta shares her tips for the Cuban capital.Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- What is your favorite neighborhood? Why? It's a touristy area but one that's really well kept is old Havana. Read More

Heavy Rains Reported in Santiago de Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.07 - 13:18:29 / SANTIAGO DE CUBA.-&nbsp; Heavy rains, associated to the low pressure area in the Caribbean Sea, have been reported in this eastern Cuban province in the last 24 hours.Water Resource Institute deputy representative in this province Omar Palacios said that the highest readings were in the municipality of Palma Soriano, with 287.2 millimeters, Sigua in Baconao with 240 and the Jose Marti urban center with 152. In other areas the equipments registered over 100 millimeter precipitations. Read More

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Cuba's Task Doesn't Get Easier With Mexico Next

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Ivan Orozco. June 7, 2011. ARLINGTON, Texas -Not much is known about Cuba when it comes to soccer. The island nation has been predominantly a baseball country throughout its history. Cuba doesn't always get the chance to showcase what it can do against the world with its national soccer team.The Gold Cup serves as a window to showcase its talents and give a good impression. They'll have to do better after a 5-0 loss to Costa Rica Sunday at Cowboys Stadium. Read More

Cuba Seeks New High Production Rice Varieties

<p style="text-align: justify;">The search for new rice varieties with a high level of agricultural and industrial production is one of the main strategic goals of the Grain Research Institute (IIGranos), according to a report from that center of the Ministry of Agriculture. Increasing and preserving genetic variability and creating, adapting, and establishing technologies that allow the sustainable development of the national production of the cereal are also among the purposes of that institute. Read More

Cuban Artists Participated in Annual Africa Festival in Germany

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.07 - 13:13:42 / HAVANA, CUBA.- The 23rd African Festival concluded in Wuerzburg, in the German region of Bavaria, with the presence of several Cuban artists resident in Europe and also of singer-songwriter Raul Paz, who offered a concert on Saturday that was broadcast live by the Internet website of the French-German television channel ARTE.This year, the Africa Festival, which has been taking place for 22 years and has become Europe’s biggest festival for African music and culture, was dedicated to the islands of the Caribbean and the influence of African culture on them. Read More

Cuba: Honey Bearing Flora in Biosphere Reserve

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban scientists have extended their research to the abundant and diverse honey bearing flora of the Guanahacabibes peninsula with varieties favored in conservation projects of this Biosphere Reserve.Specialists of the Casa de la Miel, which is unique in Cuba, lead these studies in a region noted for its rich honey tradition that goes back to colonial times.The region also known as El Cabo (the Cape) has over a hundred honey bearing species that are free of contamination due to their location in a maximum preservation zone, Lazaro Marquez, director of the Guanahacabibes National Park, told Prensa Latina. Read More