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June 21st

Cuba’s Pablo Milanes to perform at AAA in August

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jordan One of Cuba’s most renowned musical artists will play Miami’s biggest venue in August.Singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes, a pillar of Cuban music for almost 50 years, will perform at AmericanAirlines Arena on Aug. 27 as part of his first U.S. tour since 1979. Tickets go on sale on Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. Friday. The venue, which has a capacity of 19,600 seats (although it can be configured for smaller audiences), home to the Miami Heat and host to numerous pop stars, is the largest that any Cuban act has played in South Florida. Read More

Cuba's shirtmaker to the stars crafts handmade guayaberas

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: PETER ORSI , Associated Press. Updated: June 20, 2011 - 12:47 PM. HAVANA - Under fluorescent lights and a whirling ceiling fan that is no match for the Havana summer morning heat, Emiliano Nelson Guerra traced a pattern onto a bolt of pink cotton cloth and carefully scissored the edges. Intermittently pulling on a fat cigar, he explained the significance of the "guayabera," the roomy, collared, four-pocketed dress shirts that Cubans wear to look spiffy on this tropical island where neckties are practically extinct. Read More

June 20th

Yoruba Andabo Brings the Spirit of Rumba to France

<p style="text-align: justify;">With a masterly coupling of voices by the undeniable devotion of musician and dancers, the Cuban company Yoruba Andabo brought again France the spirit of rumba. "We always go on stage to give the best of ourselves, and putting our country in a higher place is our constant slogan", Geovany del Pino director and singer of the group told Prensa Latina. Read More

Key Sabinal, a nature without boundaries

<p style="text-align: justify;">The peninsula of Sabinal is a northern portion of Nuevitas that should be called instead "Island of Sabinal", because it is separated from the city by tidelands, bays and inlets, in fact it is an idyllic&nbsp; Kingdom of nature. With irregular figure, with generally flat land, marshes and small lakes communicating each other with the sea by means of long tidelands, the place owes its name to the sabina tree. Read More

Italian Team wins the sword of Cuba World Cup of Men’s Foil Team in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">After the gracious gold medal victory in Men’s Foil Individual in Cuba World Cup, the Italian team took the sword of Cuba World Cup by winning the gold medal in Men’s Foil Team as well. The Team competition took place today in Havana, Cuba.The International Federation of Fencing, Fédération Internationale d'Escrime, conducts, every year, Foil World Cup, namely Cuba World Cup, both in Individual and Team category. This year, Cuba World Cup started on June 18, in which 21 teams including 160 fencers participated in the competition. Read More

US nixes Key West soccer team's bid to go to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Associated Press. KEY WEST, Fla. -- A youth soccer team from Key west is expressing disappointment after their plans to play in a Cuban tournament were thwarted. The Key West Strikers is a boys' team made up of 11- to 13-year-olds. They had sought permission to travel to Havana, where they were invited to play in a tournament next month as part of the Cuban National School Sports Games.<br /> <br /> But their petition was denied. Read More

Mango Harvest at its Peak in Camagüey

<p style="text-align: justify;">Camagüey, June 18 - Workers of the Primero de Enero Basic Unit of Cooperative Production (UBPC), located in the municipality of Camagüey, are finalizing the season when the mango crop is at its highest, after having delivered more than 130 metric tonnes of this fruit to Ceballo processesing plant, in the neigboring province of Ciego de Avila. Read More

Venezuela: Walid Makled Faces Drug Trafficking Charges

<p style="text-align: justify;">Walid Makled Faces Drug Trafficking Charges.] Caracas, Jun 18.- The Venezuelan Attorney General''s Office announced charges against businessman Walid Makled of drug trafficking, money laundering, contract killings and criminal association. Prosecutors submitted their case in a preliminary court hearing in Caracas against Makled, a Syrian-born Venezuelan, who was extradited by Colombia last month. Read More

Cuban Rakatan Company in Australia

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jill Sykes. Dancing broke out among the audience in the foyer before the show even began -on opening night, a band was playing there already. And the celebratory mood continued inside the Opera Theatre for a show that puts a smile on your face from start to finish.While it won´t set the dance world alight as a must-see for that art form, Havana Rakatan is terrific entertainment in music and dance, crisply performed and smoothly directed. The first half tells a story in the language of movement that doesn´t need translation, and the second pulsates with Cuban and Latin rhythms - mambo, cha-cha, salsa -that have you practically dancing in your seat. Read More

U.S. Restoration Expert Lauds Cuban Professionalism

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Juan M. Garcia.Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) U.S. restoration expert Walter Newman, director of paper conservation at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, Massachusetts, lauded the professionalism of the Cuban experts with whom he has collaborated since 1996 to restore and preserve national heritage.&nbsp; "It has been a privilege to work here during all this years and I hope this cultural exchange will continue," Newman told Prensa Latina."Cubans are very well prepared, they are very hardworking and dedicated," he added. Read More