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June 23rd

Cuba to Assist Jamaica in Training of Farmers

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.22 - 13:12:46 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu.HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; The president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Glendon Harris, announced that plans are well advanced for Jamaican farmers to visit Cuba, where they would receive special training in the manufacture of organic fertilizer. Read More

Cuban Province Increases Charcoal Exports

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.22 - 13:10:24 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. SANTA CLARA, CUBA.-&nbsp; A Forest Company in the central Cuban province of Villa Clara has exported more than 280 tons of charcoal since January this year, as part of an annual export plan of over 500 tons. A representative of the company, Anastacio Herrera, explained ACN that in 2002 they commercialized 60 tons of charcoal derived from sickle bush trees, a figure that gradually increased.&nbsp; Read More

Dr. Lea Guido Awarded the Friendship Medal in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Pan American Health Organization. Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Dr. Lea Guido López, who finished her work as PAHO/WHO Representative in Cuba, was awarded the Friendship Medal by the State Council of the Republic of Cuba. Read More

UNESCO confirms high standard of writing in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">UNESCO confirms high standard of writing in Cuba. THE Second Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (SERCE) on the quality of education of orthographic and calligraphic standards, which assessed third and sixth grade children in 16 countries of the region, put Cuba at between first and third place in all parameters, according to a recent UNESCO report. Read More

Jazz Artist David Sánchez & Bandmates Take Fans “Ninety Miles” to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Alexandra J. Gratereaux. Published June 22, 2011.Fox News Latino. He held his Saxophone tenderly, caressing its keys and embracing the mouthpiece as he and his bandmates entertained a crowd at SoHo's SOB's Lounge in New York City. “Thank you all for coming,” said David Sánchez, a Puerto Rican jazz artist who along with musicians Stefon Harris and Christian Scott released “Ninety Miles” Tuesday night—an album they recorded with artists in Cuba. The album is accompanied by a documentary of their journey through the pearl of the Caribbean. Read More

Florida Orchestra seeks donated instruments for Cuba cultural trip

<p style="text-align: justify;">Times staff. Posted: Jun 22, 2011 02:57 PM. Five musicians from the Florida Orchestra who will be traveling to Cuba in September hope that you'll give them a little extra something to pack.As part of its recently announced multi-year cultural exchange with Cuba, the orchestra has kicked off a donation drive to collect musical instruments and accessories to take to Havana for the 300-plus students enrolled in the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory in Havana. Read More

Cuba reports more Americans visit forbidden island

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Marc Frank Marc Frank. HAVANA (Reuters) – The number of Americans visiting their country's long-time foe Cuba is steadily increasing under the Obama administration, according to Cuban government figures, with the highest number in years likely in 2011.Some 63,000 U.S. citizens visited Cuba in 2010, up from 52,500 the previous year and 41,900 in 2008, according to a report by the National Statistics Office (http://www.one.cu/aec2010/datos/15.3.xls). Read More

Chavez Recovery From Surgery in Cuba Is ‘Slow,’ Jaua Says

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Charlie Devereux - Jun 22, 2011 5:49 PM GMT-0400. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is continuing a “slow recovery” in Cuba after an operation to remove a pelvic abscess on June 10, Vice President Elias Jaua said. Read More

Silvio Rodriguez: Resistance to change caused "much harm" to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published June 22, 2011. EFE. Havana –&nbsp; Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez said in an interview on state-run television that resistance to change "did harm, much harm" to Communist-ruled Cuba, but he added that he feels optimistic because the "inertia (has been) broken." His interviewer, fellow musical artist Amaury Perez, the host of the program "Con 2 que se quieran," asked Rodriguez: "You believe that what can do the most harm to a country is state interventionism?" Yes. The inflexibility that we have suffered from for years did us harm, much harm and I think that we've broken the inertia, fortunately, in many direction. Read More

June 22nd

Tourism Growing in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Heidy Morin. 08:45Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The National Statistics Office (NSO) reported that the number of tourists visiting Cuba in May amounted to 11.3 percent so far in 2011.The latest newsletter of the NSO indicates that the increase of visitors in the period was 137, 930 from Canada, Europe and other regions.The agency said that only in May 183, 791 tourists came, representing a 7.2 percent increase over the same month of 2010. Read More