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Cubans have their doubts with housing policy

<p style="text-align: justify;">Also from CubaEncuentro: EFE writes that Cubans have their doubts about the coming legalization of home sales. The article describes how Cubans have bent the housing rules in the past in order to make transactions. Many expect to do the same even after the law is changed. The new law will only allow permanent residents of Cuba to buy and sell homes. Read More

Ex-Emcee hip hops all over the globe to chronicle worldwide music scene

<p style="text-align: justify;">BY Sam Levin. DAILY NEWS WRITER. Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 4:00 AM. After chasing hip-hop movements from Chicago to Havana, emcee-turned-professor Sujatha Fernandes ultimately found herself most at home in the genre's birthplace - New York City.Fernandes, an assistant professor of sociology at Queens College, recounts her 11-year global journey in a new book to be released in September, titled "Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation." Read More

Early Hurricane Warning System Improved in Pinar del Rio

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.12 - 14:56:13 / Pinar del Rio. CUBA.-&nbsp; Being a frequent target of hurricanes, prevention and information systems to lessen the effects of such natural phenomena have been improved particularly in the westernmost province of the country, Pinar del Rio. In addition to nine risk management centers, 48 early warning posts have been activated in the same number of towns which have the mission of keeping locals informed in the face of an imminent danger and support the Council of Defense’s actions. Read More

Cuba and Peru Work to Strengthen Sports Cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.12 - 13:41:58 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; The president of the Peruvian Olympic Committee, Jose Quiñones Gonzalez, began on Tuesday a three-day official visit with the purpose of strengthening bilateral cooperation in the filed of sports. Upon his arrival at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport, Quiñones expressed the interest of his country in the assistance of Cuban specialists for the Bolivarian Games of 2012. Read More