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Cuba cuts bulk prices to support private workers

<p style="text-align: justify;">ap. Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press, On Monday July 18, 2011, 1:12 pm EDT. HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba is lowering bulk prices for goods ranging from marmalade and mayonnaise to tools and CDs to support newly independent workers and small businesses that lack a wholesale market, official news media said Monday. The measure addresses a central complaint by many operators of private restaurants, cafeterias and other operations authorized under a wide-ranging economic overhaul launched last year by President Raul Castro. Read More

Cuban El Floridita Bar-Restaurant Readies for 195 Anniversary

<p style="text-align: justify;">ACN - July 18, 2011. One year away from the date that marks its 195th anniversary the world famous bar-restaurant El Floridita, one of the seven best worldwide according to specialists, readies for the celebrations, that among other activities will highlight its relation with US writer Ernest Hemingway. The restaurant workers have outlined a series of activities that include to attempt on July 6th 2012 to set a Guinness World Record with the "world's larrgest Daiquiri", a cocktail that distinguishes the place. On that date, 195 years before, the Piña de Plata (the silver pineapple) bar, as it was named, wasfounded in the heart of Havana city at that trime. Read More

Ready to Swim With the Sharks, for 103 Miles

<p style="text-align: justify;">LONG-TERM GOAL?&nbsp; Diana Nyad, a marathon swimmer, hopes to be the first person to cross from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage. By LIZETTE ALVAREZ. Published: July 18, 2011. KEY WEST, Fla. — Any day now, Diana Nyad will set out to do something no athlete has ever done: swim all day and all night, then all day and all night, then all day again.She will swim about 60 hours in the churning sea, 103 miles across the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West. Read More

Chavez Chemotherapy under way in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faced a second grueling day of chemotherapy treatment for cancer in Cuba Monday, but managed to sound upbeat in a post on the microblogging site Twitter. "Good morning Happy World! Good morning Beautiful Venezuela!! From here, ready for another day of the battle for life. We will live and win! Love you all!!" Chavez, a big fan and frequent user of Twitter, tweeted. Read More

Namibia to Donate Almost 150 Animals to Cuban Zoo

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte.10:25Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Namibia will donate almost 150 animals to the Cuban National Zoo next year, announced sources from a delegation of the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism visiting the island. The donation includes leopards, lions, wolves, cats, ostriches, antelopes, elephants and rhinoceroses, said Santos Cubillas, an expert at the zoo, located in the outskirts of Havana. Read More

Ollanta Humala Visits Mexico

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte.&nbsp; 09:01Mexico City, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala arrives in the Mexican capital on Monday to meet with statesman Felipe Calderon, according to a press release from the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs.Peru´s President-elect to Visit Cuba Humala was invited by Calderon, when he sent congratulations for Humala's June 5 electoral victory, the press release said. Read More

Chinese Taipei takes second place at 2011 World Baseball Challenge

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011/07/18 19:17:21. Taipei, July 18 (CNA) Cuba exacted revenge on Taiwan Monday by defeating the Chinese Taipei amateur baseball squad 10-5 at the 2011 World Baseball Challenge (WBC) in Canada.Taiwan finished in second place for the tournament. The loss marks Chinese Taipei's first defeat at the hands of Cuba this year out of its five meetings with the world's top-ranked team at the World Port Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and at the WBC. Read More

Cuba captures World Baseball Challenge title

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Staff Reporter - Prince George Free Press. Published: July 17, 2011 8:29 PM. Updated: July 17, 2011 8:29 PM. Cuba scored a 10-5 victory over Chinese Taipei Sunday afternoon to win the World Baseball Challenge.Cuba, favoured coming into the tournament, had a scare earlier in the week when Chinese Taipei upset them in round-robin play. But redemption belonged to Cuba, who took home the tournament win. Read More

Cuba celebrates with Indochinese friends

<p style="text-align: justify;">Updated July, 18 2011 09:48:02. HAVANA — A meeting marking the 35th anniversary of friendly relations between Cuba and Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia was held in Havana last Friday.At the event, President of the Cuba-Viet Nam Friendship Association Yolanda Ferrer recalled the milestones since Cuba's associations with the three Indochinese countries were set up on July 15, 1976. He remarked that the anniversary was a new stage in the development of relations between Cuba and those countries. Read More

BILOXI, MS/July 21: U.S.-Cuban Cooperation in Defending Against Hurricanes

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Center for International Policy In Washington, D.C. And The Association of Gulf Coast Emergency Managers, Take Pleasure in inviting you to a Conference on U.S.-Cuban Cooperation in Defending Against Hurricanes July 21, 2011 IP Casino and Resort, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi. 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Coffee and registration. 9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Opening remarks by Brigadier General Joe Spraggins, former Director of Emergency Management, Harrison County, MS during and after Hurricane Katrina. General Spraggins also has visited Cuba on three occasions, including trips with the Center for International Policy in 2008 and 2011. Read More