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Ollanta Humala leaves Cuba satisfied with his visit

<p style="text-align: justify;">Aida Calvac Mora. SHORTLY before leaving for Peru, President-elect Ollanta Humala expressed satisfaction with his visit to the island and with the good progress of regional integration. The future Peruvian leader, who is to be inaugurated on July 28, described as very positive his meetings with Fidel and President Raúl Castro, in which they discussed subjects like health, education, sports and the current Latin American juncture. Read More

Businesses see potential profits in Tampa-to-Cuba flights

<p style="text-align: justify;">By JOSÉ PATIÑO GIRONA | The Tampa Tribune.July 20, 2011.TAMPA. Armando Ramirez has made a successful career for the last 25 years selling charter flights from Miami to Cuba. But he guarantees his Tampa business will get a boost if the Cuban government signs off on direct flights from Tampa to Havana."Many more people are going to fly," said Ramirez, who owns Tampa Envios, 2919 W. Columbus Drive."I always thought that the correct thing was to have flights from Tampa to Cuba," said the Spanish-speaking Ramirez. "We've always struggled for this to occur, so it could be a benefit for everyone." Read More

Faith & Defiance: Caravan heads to Mexico to ship aid to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">July 19, 2011 6:08 PM. Martha L. Hernández. The Monitor. McALLEN — Pastors for Peace has trekked to Cuba in defiance of the U.S. trade embargo for 21 years. But the 22nd will be the group’s first caravan there since the founder, Lucius Walker, died Sept. 7.One hundred people, mostly from the United States and a few from Canada, will travel into Mexico on Wednesday, passing through Reynosa en route to the Gulf Coast city of Tampico, Tamps. There, they will ship 100 tons of materials, including seven buses, to Cuba. Read More

Cuba Day to be held Saturday at the East Boulder Senior Center

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Mitchell Byars, Camera Staff Writer.Posted: 07/19/2011 02:54:28 PM MDT. A day celebrating Cuba and Boulder's sister city of Yateras, Cuba, will be held Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Drive.Cuba Day is a fundraiser for the Boulder-Cuba Sister City Organization and the City of Boulder Senior Services. Read More

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