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June 25th

Measure seeks to limit travel to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">BY ISABEL C. MORALES. SPECIAL TO EL NUEVO HERALD. The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee passed a bill on Thursday carrying an amendment to annul President Barack Obama’s measures that ease travel and money transfers to Cuba.The amendment, presented by Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, was made part of the Financial Services Appropriations Bill for 2012 that was discussed in the committee. Read More

Cuba's Support for Korea's Reunification Reiterated --Cuban Official

<p style="text-align: justify;">Pyongyang, June 23 (KCNA) -- The Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification would conduct more positive activities till the day when Korea is reunified independently and peacefully, said Juan Jose Leon Vega, first vice-chairman of the Committee.In his speech at a meeting held in Havana on June 16 to mark its 35th anniversary, he said President Kim Il Sung is the lodestar of reunification who devoted everything to the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea till the last moments of his life. Read More

Fires in Cuban Forests on the Rise

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA , Cuba, Jun 24 (acn) The number of fires occurred in Cuban forests, from January through May, a critical period in the national campaign against forest fires, reached 695, a higher figure in comparison with the previous year.According to data from the Cuban National Rangers Department, during this same period last year, they registered 322 forest fires, less than half than the present figure. Read More

Dance review: Ballet Nacional de Cuba opens at the Pavilion in 'Don Quixote'

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 24, 2011 | 12:26 pm. Delgado. Has Ballet Nacional de Cuba been on the road too long? Opening in the full-length “Don Quixote” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Thursday the company displayed the extraordinary depth of training, technical bravado and expressive warmth that make it unique -- indeed, a joy. However, unison execution proved problematic throughout the first half of the ballet -- especially among the men. Even in the generally sharp final divertissement, the pas de quatre found Roberto Vega and Osiel Gounod badly mismatched. Read More

Cuba Receives Gubbio Award for Patrimonial Heritage Protection

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Juventud Rebelde. 2011-06-24.The Gubbio Awards for Latin America and the Caribbean bestowed two important awards on Cuba: to the City of Havana Historian Office for restoration works along the Port Avenue; and a special mention to the City of Camagüey Historian Office, for the development of a management model for the Historical Center of Camagüey.The Gubbio Award was set up in the 1990s in the city of Gubbio, Italy, to recognize the work of those who defend and improve their heritage. Read More

Curacao Beats Cuba in Rotterdam Tourney

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> ACN — last modified Jun 24, 2011 02:04 PM. Curacao Beats Cuba in Rotterdam Tourney. Ismel lost the game versus Curacao.Cuba started its participation in the World Port Tournament underway in the Dutch city of Rotterdam with a loss to Curacao 4-6 in the second day of activities.Curacao opened the score in the very first inning versus Cuban starter Dailier Hinojosa when first baseman William Saavedra made an error. They added a second run in the fourth with consecutive doble and single by Lewis Carolus and Heinrich Martina, respectively Read More

June 24th

Chavez Breaks 12-Day Silence With Twitter Messages From Cuban Hospital Bed

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Charlie Devereux - Jun 24, 2011 9:54 AM GMT-0400.Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez broke a 12-day silence from Cuba, communicating through his Twitter account for the first time since he called a television station to talk about an operation he had on the island nation. In a series of messages, Chavez spoke about how today is the anniversary of a key battle in Venezuela’s fight for independence 200 years ago and saluted his “soldiers and beloved people” from his “trench.” Read More

Cuban Oil May be Key to Ending US Embargo

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Rebecca Mallett.Deepwater oil drilling off the coast of Cuba is expected to start in September 2011, which is raising some questions about the continuation of the US-Cuba trade embargo.About a half-dozen foreign oil companies have contracted with Cuba to explore for deepwater crude oil. Spanish-owned Repsol will be the first to begin offshore drilling. Zarubezhneft, a Russian state-owned oil company, is also expected to start drilling in 2011. Cuba's waters may contain large amounts of lighter, sweet crude oi. Read More

Church offering business administration course

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Catholic Church, in cooperation with a private university in Spain, is offering a master’s course to Cubans for administration of small businesses and cooperatives.Under economic reforms launched by Raúl Castro, the government has begun promoting “self-employment” and cooperativism. Read More

July 3 sendoff for Mainers taking aid to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sophie Gould, Staff Writer. BRUNSWICK — A July 3 sendoff is planned for a group of Mainers headed to Cuba to distribute humanitarian aid. The gathering will honor Maria Cron of Portland and her college-age daughters, Heather and Crystal.Let Cuba Live, a Maine-based group dedicated to stopping the United States' 50-year embargo of Cuba and standing by the Cuban people, is organizing the event. Music and refreshments will be provided from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the gazebo on Main Street. Read More