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Cuban painter Agustín Bejarano's trial postponed in Miami

<p style="text-align: justify;">July 9, 2011. Cuban painter Agustin Bejarano's trial has been postponed, the painter has been in jail in Miami on sexual abuse charges of a minor and the legal process has been rescheduled for the coming September 19. The Defense bench petioned the judge during the hearing that took place in a Miami Court and the postponement was granted. Read More

Cuba, Bolivia to strengthen military ties

<p style="text-align: justify;">11:42, July 10, 2011. Bolivia's and Cuba's military leaders agreed Friday to boost bilateral military relations."Bolivia and Cuba, united by a long history, should have a more continuous exchange between their armed forces," said Armando Pacheco, commander in chief of the Bolivian Armed Forces who is currently on an official visit to Cuba, after meeting with his Cuban counterpart General Alvaro Lopez Miera. Read More

What you need to know about bird flu found in Wright County

<p style="text-align: justify;">I was surprised Thursday evening when I came across a brief news story at the business news site The first sentence: "Hong Kong, Cuba, Guatemala, Singapore and Taiwan have halted poultry exports from Wright County, Minnesota, after cases of low-pathogenic bird flu were discovered, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture." Read More

Debut Trailer for ‘Juan of the Dead’

<p style="text-align: justify;">July 9, 2011. The first commercial trailer for Juan of the Dead, the upcoming first ever zombie movie from Cuba, has hit our shores.Juan is a typical forty year old slacker. As the zombie population begins to build in Havana, Cuba’s Communist government tries to developments on U.S. backed dissidents.&nbsp; Juan devises an enterprising way to cope with the overflow of the undead. He decides to become a zombie-killing mercenary, putting people’s loved ones out of their misery for cash. Read More

The Omega Balance

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Alberto Quirantes Hernández 14:50Havana, (Prensa Latina) Daily consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids would be enough to obtain its diverse benefits.Fats, as one of the essential components of nutrition, are highly useful for the body, but we must ensure the appropriate quantities are consumed and stored in our bodies.Their basic components are fatty acids, and the so-called Omega-3 and Omega-6 are included among what are classified as essential fatty acids. Read More

Traveling to Cuba, as a Cuban

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Achy Obejas. Jul. 08, 2011. If things had gone according to plan, I’d be writing this from Havana, the first of what I hoped – and maybe still hope, I’m not sure now – would be a brief series of blogs from the city in which I was born. But instead I’m writing from a dreary non-beach hotel in Cancun, Mexico, listening to the rain come down like a machine gun on the roof. The streets are inundated from the avalanche of water, a fact I discovered on my little jaunt downtown to the Cuban consulate. Read More

Canadians are the single largest bloc of tourists in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Canadians are the single largest bloc of tourists in Cuba, with almost a million visitors in 2010. The second largest? Well, Cubans. If you combine Cubans living abroad with domestic Cuban tourists, then Cubans are the next most frequent patrons of the island’s tourist industry. Read More

Cubans eye prospect of being able to buy and sell homes

<p style="text-align: justify;">9 July 2011 Last updated at 13:42 GMT. Private property sales are about to make a comeback in Cuba for the first time since they were outlawed by the government after the 1959 revolution. The BBC's Michael Voss meets one couple desperate for a place of their own.Mario Perez and Lilian Carballo were married for 11 years before they broke up about 12 months ago.They still see each other every day. But out of necessity, not choice.Their story is not unusual in Cuba, where divorced couples stay under the same roof because they have nowhere to move to. Read More

Robles Beats Oliver in Diamond League

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Tomas Armenteros Crespo.Paris, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban 110-hurdle runner Dayron Robles had a spectacular victory Friday at the 8th stage of the Diamond League in his speciality, beating US athlete David Oliver. As much Robles as Oliver registered a time keeping of 13.09 seconds but the photo-finish decision favored Robles, current Olympic Champion and world record-holder. Read More

Volunteers defy embargo, gather aid for Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Written by Gary McLendon. 10:30 PM, Jul. 8, 2011. In defiance of U.S. policy, dozens of local volunteers gathered in Pittsford on Friday to help transport more than three dozen boxes of medicine and medicalsupplies to Cuba in the 22nd annual Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan Read More