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June 24th

German Cinema Lovers to Enjoy Festival in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.23 - 09:36:17 / HAVANA, Cuba.- The premiere of the film “Debajo de ti, la ciudad,” will inaugurate the German Cinema Festival to be held at the Cinematheque of Cuba in this capital from June 24th through the 30th.Directed by Christoph Hochhausler, the German-French co-production focuses on cold relations between professionals of the banking sector in the city of Frankfurt, said on Wednesday Petra Röhler, an official of the German embassy to Cuba, during a press conference held at the Cuban Film Institute. Read More

Spirits: The Classic Daiquiri

<p style="text-align: justify;">Who invented the daiquiri?<br /> <br /> The inventor of the daiquiri remains a mystery. Was it a bartender at the El Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba? Was it a scurvy-thwarting British sailor? No one knows for sure.However, in a great Esquire article, cocktail historian David Wondrich points out that limes, sugar and rum are Latin American staples that have been produced in the same region for centuries. A refreshing warm-weather drink combining all three just makes sense. Read More

Cuba and Uganda Discuss Anti-Malaria Program

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.23 - 15:35:16 / HAVANA, Cuba.- Uganda’s Health Minister Christine Ondoa met in Kampala on Thursday with the president of Cuba’s LABIOFAM Business Group Jose Antonio Fraga Castro to discuss cooperation actions for the fight against Malaria in the African nation.Fraga Castro, in representation of the Cuban Pharmaceutical and Biological Labs presented a project to authorities of the African country on April 2010 through which the island would help Uganda in the battle against that disease. Read More

City councilor will travel with Pastors for Peace to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">BY NANCY RASKAUSKAS CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES | Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 11:24 pm.&nbsp; The Pastors for Peace annual aid caravan to Cuba will stop in Corvallis on July 6. Corvallis City Councilor Mike Beilstein and Ed Hemmingson of Albany will join the caravan as it travels through Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas collecting donated medical and educational materials. Read More

U.S. Gardening Expert to Give Lectures in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.23 - 15:16:35 / HAVANA, Cuba.- Gary W. Knox, vice president of the International Magnolia Society and renowned American gardener will give a lecture in Cuba on Friday about environmentally friendly landscaping. Knox traveled to Cuba at the invitation of the National Botanical Garden of the University of Havana. He will give the lecture at the San Geronimo University College located in Old Havana, announced Alejandro Palmarola, vice president of the Cuban Botanical Society. Read More

Cuba: More tourists, but profits still below 2007

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba getting more visitors, but tourism profits still to regain levels from 4 years earlier. AP. On Thursday June 23, 2011, 3:52 pm. HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba says it is receiving more visitors each year, but tourism income has yet to return to what it was before the global financial crisis caused a sharp downturn in the sector. The National Office of Statistics says arrivals are up from 2.15 million in 2007 to 2.53 million last year. That's an 18 percent increase. Read More

Zarubezhneft to sign oil agreement

<p style="text-align: justify;">Russian state oil company Zarubezhneft expects to sign a contract June 24 for a recovery project at the Boca de Jaruco onshore section, news agency Interfax reported.Under the agreement, the company will introduce oil recovery technology at the Boca de Jaruco onshore oil field, a Zarubezhneft executive said at a conference. The Boca de Jaruco area has produced sulphur-heavy oil for decades. Read More

June 23rd

Brazilian Singer Simone to Perform in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.22 - 12:37:05 / Famous Brazilian singer, Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira. HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; The famous Brazilian singer, Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, will offer a unique concert in Cuba, on Sunday, at the Karl Marx Theatre. According to the website of Cubasi, Simone has invited Cuban singer Omara Portuondo and Pablo Milanes to join her during her presentation. She and Milanes recorded the song “Yolanda” for the album “Pablo Querido”.&nbsp; Read More

Female Cuban Crocs Fancy American Mates, Endangering Their Species

<p style="text-align: justify;"> Remy Melina, LiveScience Staff Writer. Two different crocodile species living in Cuba have been shacking up, producing hybrid offspring that have now been identified with genetic analyses. The interbreeding could threaten one of the species, the already declining Cuban crocodile, researchers say. Scientists were aware that the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) interbred in captivity. But this is the first genetic study to confirm hybridization in the wild. Read More

Cubans who can’t be deported could end up detained in U.S.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Posted on Tuesday, 06.21.11.Cubans with deportation orders are alarmed about a bill in Congress that immigrant rights activists say could lead to indefinite detentions.By ALFONSO Julio Muñoz, who arrived during the Mariel boatlift in 1980, spent more time in immigration detention than in prison over drug convictions. Read More