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Cuba and China Reaffirm Their Interest in Strengthening Relations

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.13 - 13:37:25 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuba and China ratified in Beijing their political will in further strengthen bilateral relations, during a meeting marking the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Asian nation (PCCh) held in the Cuban embassy to that country. Cuban ambassador Carlos Miguel Pereira said the occasion served to recognize the value and extraordinary willpower of the Chinese organization in defending the flags of Socialism, Prensa Latina reported. Read More

Alabama in Cuba Study Abroad Program, a Rare Opportunity for Students

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jasmine Cannon. July 13, 2011 12:07 AM CST. After almost 10 years, the Alabama in Cuba study abroad program continues to provide UA students and faculty with the opportunity to travel and learn in a nation many Americans are not allowed to enter. Every spring semester, the program, which is directed by UA professor Michael Schnepf, consists of students who are educated on different subjects inside and outside of the classroom. Read More

‘Recognise Cuba graduates’

<p style="text-align: justify;">Wed, July 13, 2011 - 12:01 AM. REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS have been urged to pass laws that would give full recognition to the Cuban medical programme. The call came from the Cuban Barbadian Friendship Association, Cuban Scholarship Committee (Barbados) and the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration as the controversy around Cuban trained doctors and their competence continues. Read More

Cuban lawmakers to meet Aug. 1 on economic changes

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> HAVANA. The head of Cuba's parliament says lawmakers will convene on Aug. 1 as the island considers a battery of highly anticipated economic reforms.The changes promise to open up some space for more private activity in the tightly controlled economy. They include relaxing restrictions on the sale of private property and increasing opportunities for entrepreneurship and independent cooperatives. Read More

Cuba Regulates Public Spaces for Setting up Private Businesses

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana –&nbsp; The proliferation of newly legal small businesses almost everywhere has led Cuban authorities to launch a widespread campaign regarding specifically which public spaces may be used to set up such businesses with an eye toward maintaining order and "good taste." The Physical Planning Institute, or IPF, has printed thousands of brochures and posters to inform new entrepreneurs. Read More

Foreign Scientists Willing to Collaborate with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.12 - 19:04:32 / HAVANA, Cuba.- Scientists from Spain, Italy, Germany and the United States spoke up for boosting professional cooperation with Cuba, during the Eighth Seminar on Advanced Molecular Design and Bio informatics Studies, underway in Havana. German Mario Brabatti of the Max-Planck Chemical Research Institute (Institut für Kohlenforschung) extolled Cuba’s scientific progress and emphasized the importance of the international encounter in establishing contact with scientists from different nations. Read More

Building Works on Bridge from Cayo Coco to Cayo Romano Making Progress

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba.- Progress is being made on the building of a new bridge linking two of the keys off north Ciego de Avila. The engineering structure is expected to facilitate the tourist development of the eastern part of the Jardines del Rey resort. The six-lane, 125 meter-long viaduct named La Pasa will allow to speed up the development of the eastern part of the Jardines del Rey resort by facilitating fast access from both Cayo Coco and Cayo Romano to Paredon Grande. Read More

Chavez Flaunts Healthy Side Amid Cancer Fears

<p style="text-align: justify;">12:09pm UK, Tuesday July 12, 2011. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has tried to quell concerns about his health with pictures of himself exercising in public.Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stretches during his daily exercise routine in Caracas. Mr Chavez has a stretch during one of his exercise routines. The president is back home after cancer surgery in Cuba and his aides say he does not need chemotherapy. Read More

Blockade of Cuba left valley on edge

<p style="text-align: justify;">Joe Blackstock, Staff Writer. Posted: 07/11/2011 08:07:23 PM PDT.Next year will mark a half-century from the day when the United States teetered on the brink of nuclear war. The stakes were very high on Oct. 22, 1962, when President Kennedy, in an historic message to the nation, ordered a blockade around Cuba and threatened the Soviets if they did not remove missiles found there. Tensions were great as a nuclear war seemed imminent. Read More

"Uprooted/Transmigrations" at Pan American Art Projects through July 31

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Carlos Suarez De Jesus Thursday, Jul 14 2011. Pan American Art Projects' latest offering isn't your typical summer group show. The Wynwood space is delivering a museum-quality exhibit featuring top-drawer talent courtesy of Abelardo Mena, curator of international art for Havana's Museo de Bellas Artes. Mena has organized "Uprooted/Transmigrations" to showcase a handsome collection of Pan American's holdings alongside works created specifically for the exhibit. The deftly curated show deals with themes of forced migration and includes works by artists from the United States, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, and Argentina. Read More