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June 27th

Call issued for Submarine Photography Contest

<p style="text-align: justify;">26 de Junio 2011. Havana, (ACN).- The Cuban Federation of Underwater Activities (FCAS) issued a call for a national submarine photography contest to take place by the end of this month for promoting love and care of nature and seabed.According to Prensa Latina news agency, an official statement by FCAS notes that the Fourth National Submarine Photography Championship is scheduled from June 30 to July 3, in Playa el Coral, in the western province of Matanzas, about 100 kilometers east of Havana. Read More

Put the sea in Cuba - a cruise is the perfect way to see Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Sarah Whitfield King, Sunday Mirror 26/06/2011. WHAT better way to start a trip to Cuba than a visit to Havana’s Tropicana Club? You’ll see a spectacular show, performed under the stars by a 32-piece orchestra and a cast of 200 dancers, which is sure to leave your head &shy;spinning.Mind you, it could have something to do with the bottle of rum which arrives at your table as soon as you sit down, as much as the moves of the dancers on stage and high up in the trees. Read More

Cuba: Analogous Forestry a Developing Preservation Technique

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Dora Pérez Sáez. Analogous Forestry is a technique used to favor biodiversity by managing reforestation in degraded areas in order to achieve their original conditions. Cuba keeps developing what is known as Analogous Forestry, a technique used to favor biodiversity by managing reforestation in degraded areas in order to achieve their original conditions, said Ordilia Echevarria, an expert with the Institute of Forest Research, in conversation with JR. Read More

Political unease mounting in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published: June 26, 2011 at 10:22 AM. CARACAS, Venezuela, June 26 (UPI) -- Political unease is mounting in Venezuela over the 18-day absence of President Hugo Chavez, recuperating in Cuba from secretive surgery, analysts said.Chavez, who turns 57 next month, left Venezuela June 8 for three diplomatic visits, but took ill in Havana June 10 while meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Read More

June 26th

Cuba: First World Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Mary Luz Borrego. Patients suffering Chronic Kidney Disease in central Cuba are offered, without any cost, first world treatment.Patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease in central Cuba are offered, without any cost, the hemodialysis, a first world treatment. The Nephrology room where these are performed has been valued in more than half a million pesos. Read More

Cultural trips to Cuba are about to be legal

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Ellen Creager.Sun, Jun. 26, 2011. Detroit Free Press. The door to Cuba has been shut tight for so long, it's hard to recognize it opening.But it is.American tour companies this summer should be able to legally offer "people-to-people" cultural trips to Cuba to anyone.Because of a slight easing in U.S. travel restrictions that have been in place for 48 years, these trips will showcase culture and interactions with Cuban artists and citizens. Read More

MH: Cuba's oil, our potential mess

<p style="text-align: justify;">If Ileana were truly representing the Florida Keys, she would push for trying to help make the drilling in Cuban waters as safe as possible instead of a bill that as she admits is not likely to pass.There seems to be no way that the extremists in Miami can stop the inevitable drilling, so at what point does the administration in Washington follow common sense? Oil companies are determined to suck every last drop of oil out of the earth and no politician is able to stop them. Read More

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

<p style="text-align: justify;">11:22. Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) 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

Miguel Barnet Granted Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Award

<p style="text-align: justify;">Bucarest.- Cuban poet, novelist and ethnologist Miguel Barnet was granted the Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Award, which is the highest distinction granted in Rumania in this field, for his contribution to contemporary literature and the promotion of human values. Read More

Hailstorm Marks San Juan Carnivalesque Celebrations in Camagüey

<p style="text-align: justify;">Camagüey, Cuba, June 25 - Again the prophesy came true, and yesterday when the traditional San Juan celebrations began in Camagüey, “it rained cats and dogs” as it always happens on each June 24th, but this time the downpour was accompanied by hails that hit one of the most centrally situated areas of the former village of Santa María del Puerto Príncipe. Read More