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June 26th

Chinese Experts Warn of Higher Risk of Marine Disasters

<p style="text-align: justify;">China should intensify preparations to deal with a growing risk of marine disasters in the next 10 years due to a worldwide increase in the last decade, experts warned."Partly because of global climate change, marine disasters have become more frequent in the world and have killed more than 300,000 people during the past 10 years," said Yu Fujiang, deputy director of the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center (NMEFC), quoted in news reports on Thursday. Read More

Support of the Church to train managers in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;2011-06-25. La Habana (Agenzia Fides) - The Catholic Church has organized a course for the training of experts in small enterprises (PYMES) and cooperatives, already approved among the reforms expected by Cuban President Raul Castro. The goal is that 40 Cubans admitted to the university course, organized by the Cultural Center Father Félix Varela of the Archdiocese of La Habana and San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia, in Spain, acquire advanced skills and knowledge. Read More

"Todo mezclado" (All mixed up): the National Symphony and Aragon Orchestras in Concert

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Redacción Cubasí.The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), under the direction of Roberto Varela, will join popular Cuban Aragon Orchestra next Sunday 26, at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Cuba, to play anthological themes from Cuban musical repertoire.A privileged morning, in which the attendees will be able to enjoy exquisite versions of "Le Dije a una Rosa", by Virgilio Gonzalez, "El bodeguero, by Richard Egues, "Cachita", by Rafael Hernandez and "Cero Codazos", by Rafael Lay. Read More

Sierra Mar and Los Galeones Hotels Among Favorite for Canadians

<p style="text-align: justify;"> Brisas Sierra Mar- Los Galeones resort. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.SANTIAGO DE CUBA.-&nbsp; The Brisas Sierra Mar- Los Galeones resort, in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, are among the most favorite hotels for Canadian travelers, who choose them for their holidays over and over again.James R. Preston, a retired man from Ontario, is staying in one these facilities on his 17th trip to this city surrounded by the Sierra Maestra mountain range, in the southern coast of the island.Preston told ACN that he finds Cuba a safe place and that he feels like hom. Read More

Cuba and UNESCO in Favor of Preserving the Traditions of Mule Drivers

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.25 - 12:33:36 / Buey Arriba, Granma. - Cuban authorities and authorities of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) are interested in preserving the traditions of mule drivers on the island.The statement was made on Friday by Grisel Fraga, from the National Council of Cultural Heritage, at the 9th Meeting of Mule Drivers and Mountain Fables, which began on Thursday and will end on Saturday at the municipality of Buey Arriba, located at the Sierra Maestra Mountains, the highest in the country. Read More

June 25th

Cuba music group to perform at Yilan children folklore festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011/06/25 12:47:56. Taipei, June 25 (CNA) Son Melao, a five-member music group from Cuba, will perform at the Yilan International Children's Folklore and Folkgame Festival, which is scheduled to kick off in July, diplomatic sources said Saturday.It will be the first time for the Cuban band to perform at the annual event in Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan between July 7 and Aug. 24 to introduce Cuban music to the Taiwanese audience, the sources said. Read More

Argentinean companies agree to sell rice

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cooperativa Puerto Valle and Unidad Operativa de Producción, both from the Argentinean province of Corrientes, signed a letter of intent with state food importer Alimport for the sale of 100,000 tons of processed rice, the El Litoral newspaper reported.A first delivery of 25,000 tons is planned for September.Before visiting Cuba, the delegation from Corrientes attended the Rice Trade Americas 2011 conference in Panama.<br /> <br /> Read More

Cuba Says Legalizing Marijuana Would Be a "Historical Irresponsibility"

<p style="text-align: justify;">Saturday, 25 June 2011 14:42.HAVANA: Efforts by some political sectors in a number of Western countries to decriminalize marijuana would be a "historical irresponsibility" that could lead to "irreparable harm" in the society, the National Drug Commission of Cuba said on Friday.Israel Suarez, secretary of the commission, was responding to a question from reporters about the current debate in the US on a bill that seeks to legalize marijuana. Read More

Urquiola Named Cuban Baseball Team Manager

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.24 - 16:24:08 / / Urquiola Named Cuban Baseball Team Manager. Havana, Cuba.- Higinio Vélez, president of the Cuban Baseball Federation, announced the designation of Alfonso Urquiola as director of the Cuban national baseball squad in a meeting held at Havana´s Latino Americano Stadium on Tuesday. Read More

Bacardi reintroduces Cuban beer in South Florida

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Associated Press. MIAMI -- Bacardi U.S.A. is reintroducing a Cuban beer in South Florida. The beer is called Hatuey (ah-TWAY) and named after a 16th century Indian chief. It was first brewed in 1927 in Santiago de Cuba and became the Caribbean island's most popular beer.The new version is micro-brewed as a small-batch, premium golden-colored ale at Thomas Creek Brewery in Greenville, S.C. Read More