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Trinidad’s Arenas Algaba Research Project Moves Forward

<p style="text-align: justify;">By José Luis Camellón Jun 19, 2011 03:19 PM. Cuban water experts work on a research project considered as possible solution to the shortage of water in Trinidad.Trinidad’s Arenas Algaba Research Project Moves Forward. Water experts from the central Cuban provinces of Villa Clara and Sancti Spiritus work together on a research project called Algaba Sands, considered as possible solution to the shortage of water in Trinidad. Read More

Environmental Land Management Study for Zaza Dam's Basin

<p style="text-align: justify;">The proper use of the soil is a main goal in the environmental land management study to be undertaken at Zaza dam’s hydrographic basin, considered Cuba’s second most important and where over half the population of Sancti Spiritus lives. Since the hydrographic basin area was expanded -it now represents the 37% of the province’s surface area- the study includes six municipalities from Sancti Spiritus and two (Remedios and Placetas) from the nearby province of Villa Clara. Read More

Cuban Cuisine Featured at Int'l Seminar

<p style="text-align: justify;">Jennifer Socorro Ramon. 11:31. Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Caribbean cuisine are one of the features Tuesday at an international culinary and recreation seminar that drew specialists from all over the world. The July 19-21 International Gastronomic Seminar at the Melia Cohiba Hotel will look at regional regional cooking, and its links with other products, such as Cuban cigars and traditions.The first panel, coordinated by the National director of hotel and tourism schools (Formatur), Miriam Rendon, deals with the definition of an attractive menu through different dishes and choosing between the national and the international food. Read More

What Obama wants for Cuba: transition to hell

<p style="text-align: justify;">19.07.2011. Obama extends the law and the embargo remains intact against Cuba. What Obama wants for Cuba: transition to hell. U.S. president, Barack Obama, informed on Friday (15th), in the Congress of his country, the extension for another six months of the suspension of a clause of the Helms-Burton Act that allows the filing of a lawsuit against foreign companies that negotiate with Cuba. This unilateral action by the U.S. government represents a continuation of the cruel blockade against the island, which has lasted more than five decades. Read More

Abercrombie & Kent does Cuba, with mojitos and luxury hotels

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jane Engle Los Angeles Times Staff Writer. July 19, 2011, 9:11 a.m.Well, it had to happen. With the U.S. earlier this year loosening restrictions on Americans visiting Cuba, luxury tour operator Abercrombie &amp; Kent is marketing tours of the Communist island that even a capitalist kingpin could love. More affordable options are opening up too with other tour companies. A&amp;K's first "Cuba: The Forbidden Isle" trip (11 days for $4,325 per person, double occupancy, land only) went on sale Tuesday for a Sept. 30 departure.&nbsp; Read More

Cuba records 695 forest fires in drought season

<p style="text-align: justify;">15:37, July 19, 2011. The Forest Rangers Corps said Monday Cuba registered a record high of 695 forest fires as over 20,000 hectares were blackened by forest fires from January to May, Cuba's drought season. The drought has been worsened by the lack of rain, which also caused the surge in forest fires this year. Read More

Attractive Ecotourism Options in Cuban Peninsula

<p style="text-align: justify;">Walks on crags, caverns and tropical rainforests with high biodiversity are now attractive ecotourism options in the Cuban peninsula of Guanahacabibes, a Biosphere Reserve. On the way to Las Pelas Cave, the visitors can see a forest with over 200 year-old trees and a great variety of birds like Tocororo (Cuban Trogon), Cartacuba (Cuban Tody) and Thrush, Director of the National Park located in the area Lazaro Marquez told Prensa Latina. Read More

No doubt Chavez will run in 2012 vote, aide says

<p style="text-align: justify;">CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An aide to Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez said Monday that there is no doubt the president will run for re-election next year despite his struggle with cancer. The remark by Finance Minister Jorge Giordani came as Chavez was in Cuba undergoing cancer treatment."There's no doubt he's going to be there in the 2012 elections, and afterward for many more years," Giordani said in an interview on state television. Read More

FAO Convokes to Emergent Meeting to Face Droughts

<p style="text-align: justify;">The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization convoked Monday an emergency meeting to be celebrated on July 25, to face the droughts affecting several regions of the world. FAO officials stated the meeting was requested by France, a country now at the head of the Group of 20.The request responds to the urgent need to evaluate and coordinate international help to mitigate the food crisis hitting the African Horn countries. Read More

Peruvian President-Elect Ollanta Humala Arrived in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.19 - 09:18:24 / Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala was welcomed at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport by the cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. HAVANA, Cuba.- Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala arrived in Havana early on Tuesday morning for a working visit at the invitation of Cuban president Raul Castro. Read More