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Havana Club Completes its Network of Centers in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">In order to complete the Cuban network of so called Houses of the famous Havana Club, a new center opened its doors in the eastern city of Bayamo offering beverages and a variety of food.Located in the centric General Calixto Garcia Avenue the institution sells beverages elaborated with the popular Cuban rum, in addition to wines and liquors as well as other recreational services.Since its foundation in 1878, Havana Club remains as one of the favorite rums in the world and is currently in fourth place among the brands that have increased in sales in the world. Read More

CA Rep. Barbara Lee on new Oakland-Cuba charter flights: "One step closer" to ending embargo?

<p style="text-align: justify;">Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee -- who's worked for decades to establish academic and economic ties between the U.S. and Cuba -- said Wednesday she's "cautiously optimistic" that new charter flights from Oakland to Cuba represent "one step in the right direction" toward ending the 51-year U.S-Cuba embargo. And, the Oakland Democrat predicted, the newly-announced international charter flights from Oakland International Airport to Cuba will mean jobs, trade -- and a much-needed economic boost for the East Bay. Read More

Cuba Saves Over 16,000 tons of Oil By Mid 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.08 - 19:30:19 / Havana, Cuba.- The Office for the Rational Use of Energy announced that a total of 35,383 megawatts/hour were saved in the country from January to May, meaning a decrease by 16,088 tons of oil consumption.Office’s director Tatiana Amaran Bogachova told Granma newspaper that among the factors leading to the decrease in energy consumption was the improvement of the work of Energy Councils, groups created in 2009 to oversee the fulfillment of energy saving plans in the business sector. Read More

Cuban Elected President of UNESCO Sports Commission

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.08 - 17:21:12 / Havana, Cuba.- Cuban Arnaldo Rivero was appointed president of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Physical Education and Sports Commission, during a plenary session concluding this Wednesday in Paris, France.According to a report on the Jit weekly newspaper’s online edition, the members of the group commended the election of Rivero as president of the Commission established in 1978 to promote the value of sports and for it to be included in public policies. Read More

Oakland gets OK for Cuba-bound charter flights

<p style="text-align: justify;">Nonstop charter flights to Cuba could take off as soon as December from Oakland International Airport, making it the first airport in the Bay Area to offer such travel.But if you have an urge to visit Cuba, it won't be as easy as hopping a plane to Hawaii. Travel restrictions requiring that the trip be for academic, religious, humanitarian or news-gathering purposes will still apply. However, these restrictions were loosened earlier this year by the Obama administration as part of an ongoing effort to make Cuba travel easier. Read More

Cuban Specialists Receive Training on Safe Oil Drilling

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban specialists who are going to participate in the drilling of deep-water exploratory wells in Cuban waters in the Gulf of Mexico recently participated in courses on safety and environment protection as part of preparations for such activities. A total of 120 Cubans including executives, officials and technicians of enterprises involved in the oil industry participated in three seminars on the topic taught by Norwegian experts. Read More

2012 London Olympics Torch Presented

<p style="text-align: justify;">The organizing committee for the 2012 London Olympics officially presented the Olympic torch on Wednesday.The torch carrying the Olympic flame is one of the most well-known and relevant symbols of the Games, said Sebastian Coe, president of the organizing committee. Read More

Mexico Vs. Cuba, 2011 Gold Cup: Should De La Torre Mix It Up?

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Nicholas Rosano on Jun 8, 2011 2:34 AM PDT in CONCACAF Gold Cup. This past Sunday evening, Mexico and Costa Rica confirmed what we already knew, establishing their credentials as Group A favorites. Mexico's 5-0 blowout of El Salvador and Costa Rica's earlier victory over Cuba by the same scoreline left no doubt that the June 12 showdown between the two teams at Soldier Field in Chicago could very well be the most enticing game of the group stage. Read More

Cuban National Circus in summer tour

<p style="text-align: justify;">A multiple and harmonic show is proposed by Carpa Azul of the Cuban National Circus, which started its 2011 summer tour in the municipality of Artemisa, capital of the province with the same name. During the shows, 21 artists combine gymnastics, acrobatics, jumps, juggling, magic and other varieties in 10 different circus numbers, carried out by the duet Akroyali, the clown Chori, Cindy in the tense cable and the tightrope walker Blandy, among many others. Read More

Cuba Hoping to Sell Four Million Boxes of Havana Club Rum in 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Cuba, Jun 8.- Cuba hopes to sell four million boxes of the Havana Club rum around the world in 2011 in spite of a recent decision by the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals not to renovate a license to sell this product in U.S. territory.The president of the Cuba Ron Corporation, Juan Gonzalez Escalona, told ACN that Washington’s Federal Court of Appeals last April decided not to renovate the registration of the trademark that Cuba acquired in the United States in 1976, in virtue of the economic blockade imposed by the U.S. Government on the Caribbean nation for almost 50 years. Read More