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June 28th

Cuba Achieves 303 Tickets to Guadalajara

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.28 - 09:21:38 / / Havana, Cuba.- Only three months and 15 days left to the beginning of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara on October 14, Cuba has already over 300 athletes qualified, some 303 tickets thus far.The Cuban sports delegation to the Jalisco state in Mexico may have up to nearly 400 members as there is a group of them who need to qualify and /or the participation of some of them should be decided. Read More

More than 120 Cyclists in Venezuela Race

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González 13:55. Caracas, June 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 120 competitors from various countries will participate in the Vuelta Ciclista Venezuela cycling race July 13-23, according to cycling officials.Participants are expected from Colombia, Cuba, Italy, Costa Rica, and the host country, said Artemio Leonett, president of the National Cycling Federation. Read More

Cuba Hosts Congress on Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte.10:23. Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The 8th Congress of the Cuban Society of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine) begins Monday in this capital with a master lecture on the results of a regional program for the hearing impaired.Issues such as experiences in endoscopic sinonasal surgery, oncology, and ear afflictions are also the focus of discussion by delegates from Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Mexico, El Salvador, Cuba and Portugal. Read More

Int’l Seminar on Tourism and Journalism Kicks Off in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.27 - 12:11:26 /, CUBA.-&nbsp; An International Seminar on Tourism and Journalism began on Monday in Cuba with the participation of professionals and administrative staff of journalistic organizations and specialized magazines of Latin America.The coordinator of the event, Cuban journalist Hilda Prieto, told ACN that more than 20 colleagues from Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador, among other countries, are participating in the meeting, whose program began with a lecture on Patrimonial Culture and Tourism by Saray Moreira, a Public Relations specialist with Habaguanex, a company that manages tourist facilities in Old Havana. Read More

Cuban City Historian Office Opens Traditional Activities for Summer

<p style="text-align: justify;">An initiative by the Cuban City Historian Office, called Rutas y Andares (routes and promenades), which promotes the patrimony of Havana, will be re-opened for the Cuban family as of the summer, from July 5 to August 31.&nbsp; This program of activities, which dates back to the year 2000, will award the most active families with tickets for cultural shows like the staging of the piece “Cats” in Cuba, the performance of the Litz Alfonso Ballet Company, and a theatre play by the children’s theatre group La Colmenita (the little beehive). Read More

Dance review: Final Ballet Nacional de Cuba 'Don Quixote' at the Chandler Pavilion

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 27, 2011 | 11:33 am. La magia de la danza DON QUIJOTE (Viengsay Valdés y Alejandro Virelles) Foto Nancy Reyes For the final performance of its first North American tour since 2003, Ballet Nacional de Cuba danced a thrilling, go-for-broke “Don Quixote” on Sunday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.Corps unanimity proved much stronger than at the Thursday opening, and nearly every soloist exemplified ideal Cuban incandescence. Highlights included Dani Hernández as a brilliantly sinewy yet aristocratic&nbsp; Espada, Jessie Domínguez as a sparkling Mercedes and Osiel Gounod exploding into star-is-born virtuosity&nbsp; as the Young Gypsy. Read More

Customs officials OK flights to Cuba from Southwest Florida International Airport

<p style="text-align: justify;">Southwest Florida International Airport has met U.S. Customs and Border Protection criteria to provide flights between the United States and Cuba.That makes it one of 15 airports in the country that now can serve as a gateway for direct flights from the United States to Cuba.Until very recently, that distinction was held only by Los Angeles International Airport, Miami International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. Read More

Cuban Henry Bells Leads Spikers at Volleyball World League

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.27 - 14:39:45 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuban Henry Bell leads the spikers in the XXII World Volleyball League with only a pair of matches to go, with over 56 percent of success in his attacks.Bell is followed in this department by Russian Denis Biriukov and his team-mate Wilfredo Leon. He and Leon are tied in the third position among the event’s best scorers, with 167 points. Read More

June 27th

Cuban Council of Ministers Analyze Process to Update Economic Model

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.27 - 11:38:21 / Cuban Council of Ministers Analyze Process to Update Economic Model.HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Following the precept that part of the success in the overhaul of Cuba’s economic model depends on the comprehensiveness to address each of the problems that the country faces, the Cuban Council of Ministers held an expanded three-day session. Read More

Cuba Appoints New Minister of the Basic Industry

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.27 - 11:40:48 / Cuba Appoints New Minister of the Basic Industry.HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; The Cuban Council of State, at the proposal of its President, agreed to promote Tomas Benitez Hernandez to the post of Minister of the Basic Industry (MINBAS).According to a note published on Monday by Granma newspaper, Benitez was temporarily occupying that post since September 2010. Read More