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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

SOUTH JOURNAL: Nine Thousand Land Leases Withdrawn after Poor Exploitation

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana. July 16, 2011 by lchirino. South Journal, HAVANA. Over 9000 people, who had been granted lands in usufruct, were withdrawn their leases due to their poor exploitation of those areas, which are part of an initiative to encourage food production. Although 77.1 percent of lands granted in usufruct are already under production,the assistant director of the National Land Control Center, Anibal Nuñez García,told ACN news agency that a large amount of land in the hands of farmers and state entities are still unproductive, though they have not yet been declared as idle. Read More

TAIWAN BASEBALL: Taiwan blast past Cuba into final

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Paul Huang / Contributing Reporter. Taiwan overcame a two-run deficit in the seventh, forced the game into extra innings, and ousted Cuba 10-6 in the second round of play in the World Baseball Challenge at the Citizen Field Park in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, late on Friday night to advance to today’s title game. Read More

Headed to Cuba, Chavez delegates some duties

<p style="text-align: justify;">CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has delegated some of his duties to his vice president and his planning minister as he prepares to return to Cuba for cancer treatment. Chavez announced on state television Saturday that Vice President Elias Jaua would temporarily handle budget transfers to government ministries along with several other matters. He says Planning Minister Jorge Giordani is also taking on some additional duties temporarily. Read More

Cuban Boy Recovers after Lung Emerged through Injure in Accident

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.15 - 17:41:09 / Guantanamo, Cuba.-&nbsp; Eleven-year old boy, Orlenis Perez Larrea, from the eastern Cuban province of Guantanamo is recovering satisfactorily after going through an emergency surgery in the “Pedro Agustin Perez” paediatrics hospital due to an accident. Read More

Headwater Launches Walking in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, July 16, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The whole concept of this new 10-day tour centres on really getting under the skin of Cuba's unique history, culture, politics and people. So, we've by-passed the tourist coastal resorts, instead choosing to spend time in the back streets of Old Havana, in the tropical forests of Soroa, in the coffee and tobacco plantations at Vinales, and relaxing on the white coral sands at sugarcane capital, Trinidad. Read More

Uruguay, Argentina Raise Expectations in Copa America Tourney

<p style="text-align: justify;">By michel. 11:28Montevideo, July 16 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayans will be closely following the quarterfinal match of their national soccer team against Argentina on Saturday night, in what is considered to be an early final in the 43rd Copa America tournament.&nbsp; The match will start at 19:15 hours at the Bridadier Estanislao Lopez stadium in the city of Santa Fe, close to the Uruguayan border, with a capacity of 47,000 people. Read More