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Cuban Specialists Worried about Invading Exotic Plants

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.30 - 19:14:30 / Havana, Cuba.- More than 300 foreign exotic species inhabit the Cuban ecosystems and other 200 will potentially invade them in the near future, specialists of the Cuban Botanical Society (SOCUBOT) recently warned.Among the most commonly-found “outsiders” are the marabou bush, Malay apple, ipil-ipil, casuarina, African tulip, melaleuca, albizia, and even the mariposa flower. Read More

Cuban Spirit Takes up First Habanos Lounge in Egypt

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.01 - 14:10:13 / Cuban Spirit Takes up First Habanos Lounge in Egypt Havana, Cuba. -&nbsp; The unmistakable smell of cigar prevailed at the inauguration of the Habanos Embassy Cigars Lounge, the first one of its type opened in Cairo, Egypt. The lounge, located at the Kempinski Nile Hotel, is reserved basically for a select group of diplomats and local and foreign businessmen and was designed to become an exclusive place for gathering and talk business. Read More

Messi’s Argentina for the Glory in America Cup

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.01 - 14:13:49 / The America Cup, the world’s oldest football national team’s event, kicks off this July 1st in several Argentinean cities, and will bring to the continent some of its best players that usually play in Europe. The main attraction of this event will be, undoubtedly, host Lionel Messi, a gifted player that reminds us of former Argentinean star Diego Maradona, one of the Four Magnifecents along Pelé, Cruyff and Di Estefano . Read More

US must step up Cuba oil spill readiness - experts

<p style="text-align: justify;">Fri Jul 1, 2011 9:47am EDT. By Jeff Franks. HAVANA, July 1 (Reuters) - With Cuba preparing to explore for oil 60 miles (96 km) from Florida, the complicated politics of U.S.-Cuba relations are impeding U.S. efforts to get ready in case of a BP-style accident, analysts and oil experts said. The Obama administration must do more to ensure that U.S. companies can quickly mobilize safety and containment equipment should a well blow out, which could do catastrophic damage to the Florida coast, the experts said in recent interviews. Read More

US issuing licenses for increased Cuba travel

<p style="text-align: justify;">Peter Orsi, Associated Press, On Friday July 1, 2011, 1:28 pm EDT. HAVANA (AP) -- Washington has begun issuing travel licenses that promise to bring thousands more U.S. visitors each year on legal trips to Cuba, just 90 miles off Florida but off-limits to most Americans.Nine tour operators have been granted licenses to run so-called people-to-people exchanges since May, said a U.S. Treasury Department spokesperson who was not authorized to be quoted by name on the matter. Read More