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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

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