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Former USA presidential candidate wants to congratulate Fidel Castro for his government's achievements

<p style="text-align: justify;">Agencies. Havana.02-07-2011 - 9:17 pm.George McGovern, Former Democrat Senator for South Dakota, is on a visit to the island. Former Democrat presidential candidate of the USA, George McGovern praised this Saturday Cuba's education and health systems and said he asked for an interview with Fidel Castro to congratulate him for these achievements, Telam Agency reported. Read More

Miami Cubamax Travel Agency offers flights for July 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">July 2 2011. Cubamax Travel Agency flying from Miami to Havana has eased the price list and tickets' offers to the Cuban community in Miami for this July 2001. Tickets prices to Cuba have been kept more or less the same for this month of July, please further information about specific dates to travel to the island you may contact Cubamax Travel phone number (305) 222-9053. Read More

SF Girls Chorus Heading To Cuba Saturday

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Bay City News. July 1, 2011 1:02 PM. A San Francisco choral group that has performed at the Lincoln Center in New York and President Obama's inauguration in Washington, D.C., is adding a new tour location to which few Americans are privy: Cuba. The San Francisco Girls Chorus, comprised of Bay Area women ages 12 to 17, will embark Saturday on an eight-day trip to the island nation to give four concerts in various cities and attend three masters classes with renowned Cuban choral conductors. Read More

Cuba Plans to Cut Spending through 2016

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: 10:41Havana, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cutting spending is one of the main objectives of Cuba's economic strategy through 2016, according to a report published Friday on a Council of Ministers meeting. During the three-day meeting held over the previous weekend, participants approved the economic guidelines for the 2012 plan, Granma newspaper reported. Read More

Oasis of the Seas Cruise ship rescued seven Cuban rafters

<p style="text-align: justify;">July 2, 2011. The Oasis of the Seas cruise ship rescued seven Cuban rafters while returning to Port Everglades, the group was made of six men and one woman, the Cuban rafters were trying to reach Miami. Two months ago, another Allure of the Seas cruise ship, rescued nine Cuban rafters. Read More

Ticket to Paradise and Casa Vieja Among Films for Traveling Caribbean Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.01 - 21:02:22 / Havana, Cuba.- Cuban long-feature fiction movies Ticket to Paradise and Casa Vieja, plus five cartoons were included in the list of films to be shown during the Sixth Traveling Film Festival of the Caribbean, the event’s jury announced this Friday. After a few weeks of work, the selection committee boiled down the list of 92 films from around 20 countries to 40 materials that will be screened in different cities of the region in 2010, the Festival’s president Rigoberto Lopez told the media. Read More

Big Bully will join Cuban DJ for a Concert in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> 2011.07.01 - 19:03:22 / Havana, Cuba.- American DJ, producer and vocalist Big Bully will join Cuban Dj Dark for a concert of electronic music on July 22, in Havana.Under the title Conexion natural (Natural Conection), the show will also feature Danza Contemporanea, a Cuban company of contemporary dance, and visual remixes by Butterfly and Luis Egaña VJs.According to organizers, Dj Dark will launch remixes of Cuban classics to the beat of house, deep house and techno. Read More

AIDS High Rate Infection in Homosexual Men Continues

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.01 - 16:10:46 / / Havana, Cuba.- To raise public awareness on the risk about homosexual men sexual intercourse (HSH), it is one of the main goals of the current AIDs National Program of Control and Prevention, taking into account that this is the most affected group by the epidemic in Cuba.According to specialist Manuel Hernández from the AIDs National Center of Prevention, this happens due to diverse factors such as the epidemic vulnerability and homophobic behaviors. Read More

Venezuela condemns U.S. human trafficking report

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Associated Press. CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela has condemned a U.S. State Department report that lists the country among those failing to combat human trafficking.Venezuela's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the government will begin an investigation to "determine the responsibility" of U.S. Embassy officials in preparing such reports. It said such work would go beyond the normal diplomatic functions for which U.S. Embassy officials are accredited. Read More

Venezuelan Dollar Bonds Rally After Chavez Says He’s Fighting Cancer

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Daniel Cancel and Leon Lazaroff - Jul 1, 2011 9:43 AM GMT-0400. Venezuelan bonds rallied on speculation Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may not seek another term after he said he is being treated for cancer in Cuba, sparking speculation a new government may reverse policies that made the country’s debt the riskiest in emerging-markets. Read More