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Viaduct Leading to The Jardines del Rey Keys Repaired

<p style="text-align: justify;">Work teams are undertaking these days various works for the restoration of the viaduct that allows access to Jardines del Rey (northern coast), which is the only land route to that destination, and that has over 20 years of operation and has been greatly affected by salt and adverse weather.This road joins Turiguano (in the mainland) with Coco key, which is the largest of the islands in the area, and has 24,278 meters in length, so this is the largest road work in the territory of Ciego de Avila and first of this kind in Cuba. Read More

Cuba crafts economic changes to raise efficiency

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Teresa Gutierrez. Published Jul 17, 2011 7:22 AM. This July 26 marks 58 years since the attack on the Moncada Garrison in Santiago de Cuba by heroic Cuban revolutionaries. The 1953 military assault against the U.S.-supported dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista failed. Many of the combatants were killed and leaders of the action, including Fidel Castro, were jailed.But that failed struggle for Cuba’s independence led just a short six years later to the successful ouster of the brutal Batista regime and, with it, the end of imperialist domination over Cuba. Read More

Michael Moore to Present Cuban Film Habanastation

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: michel. 10:03Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) U.S. director Michael Moore invited Cuban filmmaker Ian Padron to present his first feature film, Habanastation, in Michigan in 10 days. Padron announced the invitation during the film's premier on Saturday, which played to an overflow crowd in the Charles Chaplin movie theater in the Cuban capital.Habanastation tells the story of two children from different social backgrounds that contrast in an adventure that unites them, and was filmed in the working-class neighborhood of Marianao. Read More

4th ALBA Games Begin

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: michel. 10:20Caracas, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The 4th ALBA Games begin Sunday in 10 Venezuelan states, with the participation of over 2,000 athletes from 23 countries, who will compete in 35 sports. The opening ceremony of the sports event, which combines high performance and the principles of fraternity and Latin American and Caribbean integration, will take place in the western city of Barquisimeto, in the state of Lara.The ALBA Games are taking place shortly before the Pan-American Games, set for October in Guadalajara, Mexico, making it a good opportunity to assess athletes' performances. Read More

Cuban National Ballet Company Announces Upcoming Tours

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba’s National Ballet Company (BNC), after a successful tour of the United States, is getting ready for new presentations in Cuba and abroad. In a press conference, Alicia Alonso, its general director, expressed her satisfaction for her troupe’s presentations in Washington, New York and California, the Cubarte web site reported. According to the source, the company –considered to be one of the best in the world- will dance in Brazil and Spain. Read More

Cuba: Raul Castro Received Hugo Chavez in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 17 (acn) Cuban president Raul Castro received his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez on Saturday night at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.Earlier Saturday, Chavez "who underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor last month in Cuba" said that doctors have not found malignant cells in any other part of his body. "However", he added, "there is always the risk that cancer cells could reappear and so it is necessary that doctors take an aggressive approach." Read More

Beginning in August Cuba open to U.S. tourists

<p style="text-align: justify;">So, are you the kind of person who can put "been there, done that" on your travel resume? Have you have already seen all, or most, of the sites the experts deem worthy of viewing in our world? Well, today, is your lucky day! I have a new destination — only 30 minutes from Key West — to offer you: it is now legal for American citizens to go to Cuba! As a travel agent, I no longer need to send you to Toronto, Cancun or Jamaica for you to get into this island only 90 miles from our Florida coastline. Read More

Taiwan wins IBAF 12U baseball title (update)

<p style="text-align: justify;">Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Taiwan won the first IBAF 12U Baseball World Championship in Taipei on Sunday by edging Cuba 3-2 in the tournament's championship game.The triumph was a major boost for youth baseball in Taiwan, which has seen a decline in fortunes in recent international tournaments.It was once a powerhouse in Little League baseball but has not won a Little League World Series -- which pits teams composed of players from single school districts against each other -- since 1996. Read More

Chavez Arrives in Cuba for Cancer Treatment

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, 17 July 2011 20:20. Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, has arrived in Cuba to receive further treatment for cancer, shortly after delegating some of his powers to the country's vice-president and finance minister. As reported by Al-Jazeera, Chavez, who will receive chemotherapy for the disease which was diagnosed in Havana about a month ago, arrived in Cuba on Sunday following a legislative vote approving his trip on Friday. Read More

Legal trips to Cuba made easier for Americans

<p style="text-align: justify;">Always wanted to visit Cuba? Well, now you can -- legally.Thanks to policy changes by President Barack Obama earlier this year designed to encourage more contact between Americans and citizens of the Communist-ruled island, the Treasury Department once again is granting so-called "people-to-people" licenses, which greatly expand travel opportunities for Cuba-bound visitors.The licenses, created under President Bill Clinton in 1999, stopped being issued in 2003 under travel restrictions imposed by President George W. Bush. Read More