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June 29th

Come get your MBA in…Cuba?

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 28, 2011 6:11 pm by Ron Buchanan. Havana may not yet rival Harvard, but an MBA course is shortly to be launched in the&nbsp; Cuban capital. The invitation to the MBA course has been extended by the Archdiocese of Havana, in conjunction with the San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia in Spain. Only 40 places are available. The course will form cadres for a still tiny private sector in Cuba that is expected to grow rapidly under reforms announced recently by President Raúl Castro. Read More

Terrific response to Peter Pan movie in Los Angeles

<p style="text-align: justify;">Enthusiasm was high among the adult survivors of the so-called Operation Pedro Pan who came out for Estela Bravo's new documentary: OPERATION PETER PAN, Flying Back to Cuba Saturday night at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It was the film's second presentation at second screening at this festival with an even larger attendance than the first.The hundreds present responded with warmth and applause, giving the Pedro Pan members whose experiences were documented, and who came out for the screening, a standing ovation. Read More

Taiwan claim rare win over reigning champions Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Paul Huang / Contributing Reporter. Taiwan continued their dominance in this year’s World Port Baseball Tournament with victories over Cuba and Curacao at the Familiestadion in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Monday to improve to a 4-0 record.In the day game of the day-night doubleheader, Taiwan humbled defending champions Cuba 3-1 thanks to a brilliant effort by starter Chen Kuan-ju, who went the distance for his team in a two-hit gem to deal the Cuba their second defeat of the tournament. Read More

Cuba: Artists from 25 Countries at Caribbean Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Jennifer Socorro Ramon. 10:41Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from 25 countries confirmed their participation in the 31st Caribbean Festival, dedicated to the people and culture of Trinidad and Tobago, July 3-9 in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba. The Dominican Republic, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela and the Cayman Islands will participate in the festival, said Orlando Verges, director of the Casa del Caribe cultural center. Read More

First Chinese Students to Graduate in Spanish Language in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 24 (acn) The first 23 Chinese students from the University of International Studies of the University of Xian, in the province of Shaanxi,will graduate on June 28 in Spanish Language, as a result of Cuban-Chinese cooperation.These students spent four out of five years in Cuba studying this major and the fifth year in China with Cuban professors. Read More

Banco Central Cuba - Annual Financial Report 2010

<p style="text-align: justify;">Press Release Source: CNF 14:56, Tuesday 28 June 2011. Banco Central de Cuba. 27 June 2011.Publication of Audited Financial Statements of Banco Central de Cuba. he following documents are available for viewing: · 2010 BCC Audited Financial Statements Read More

Hugo Chavez's Secretive Surgery, Cuba Stay Keeps Venezuela Guessing

<p style="text-align: justify;">CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's surgery and secretive stay in Cuba has set off speculation the socialist leader's health may be worse than the government is acknowledging. Versions range from Chavez having cancer to him deliberately stoking the mystery to prepare a triumphant return that would boost him on the road to a 2012 re-election bid. Read More

June 28th

New remittance shipment service to Cuba from Spain

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 27 2011. There is a big community of Cubans in Spain facing troubles searching more economic ways to send remittances to relatives in Cuba.Today and thanks to a postal agreement between the governments of Cuba and Spain the shipment of remittances will be faster and more economic, Cubans residing on the island will be able to receive the money within 15 minutes after the shipment being made in Spain. Read More

CUBA: Microcredit Knocks on Door...Softly

<p style="text-align: justify;">Monday, June 27, 2011 5:47 AM. (Source: IPS - Inter Press Service)By Grogg, Patricia. 'Until about a year and a half ago, you practically couldn't talk about this issue, but now the situation is different,' a European diplomat told IPS. One of the entities feeling out the situation on the ground is the Italian National Committee for Microcredit. It has organised a couple of visits to Cuba, evidence that the subject of microfinance is drawing attention little by little in the context of development projects and an opening to the private sector, where international cooperation could play an important role. Read More

Elian Gonzalez returned to Cuba in 2000

<p style="text-align: justify;">By The Associated Press. Published: June 28. 2011 4:00AM PST. Today’s Highlight in History. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated in Sarajevo by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip — the event that sparked World War I. In 2000, seven months after he was cast adrift in the Florida Straits, Elian Gonzalez was returned to his native Cuba. Read More