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House-made Chorizo and Guava Cream Cheese Pie

<p style="text-align: justify;">Delicious bites at Pilar Cuban Eatery. By Gwen Ruelle. July 22, 2011.&nbsp; “I’ve been a foodie since before the term ‘foodie’ ever existed,” Ricardo Barreras, chef and owner of Pilar Cuban Eatery, told me. “By fifteen I was cooking for groups of twenty.” Barreras was born and raised in Miami, but his entire family hails from Cuba. He learned how to cook from his grandfather, who taught him to make dishes he still serves at Pilar today. Read More

Cuba: cities are a piece of legend and history all together

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Nigel Richardson. Santiago. Live music nightly in Casa de la Trova (Calle Heredia), Casa de las Tradiciones (Calle Rabi) and other venues including, often, the main square, Parque Cespedes. Casa de Diego Velasquez on the main square, now a museum. Moncada Barracks, birthplace of the revolution. Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, resting place of revolutionary heroes, of Compay Segundo of Buena Vista Social Club fame, and of the father of modern Cuba, Jose Martí. Read More

Rice Production Grows in Banes, Holguín

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Alcibiades Leyva Lagares / Radio Banes / / Saturday, 23 July 2011 09:35. Farmers in the Cuban municipality of Banes are proud of having started rice production on their own account. Photo: Alcibiades Leyva Lagares Rice production is one of the actions undertaken in the municipality of Banes, in the Cuban province of Holguin, to reduce exports for the sake of the country’s economy, mostly today when food prices tend to rise everyday. Read More

Havana’s Hotel Telegrafo Recognized by Tripadvisor

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.23 - 12:15:10 / Havana, Cuba.- Tripadvisor has granted a Certificate of Excellence to Havana’s Hotel Telegrafo, as announced in a communiqué by Habaguanex S.A., the Cuban company that manages this facility.&nbsp; The 63-room Hotel Telegrafo, re-inaugurated a decade ago in the corner of Prado and Neptuno, near Havana’s Central Park, began to offer its services in 1860, when it was located in Amistad Street. Read More

Australia beats Hungary at water polo worlds

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press. 2011-07-23 05:10 PM. Australia led by three goals with three minutes left and held on for a 10-9 win over two-time champion Hungary in a women's playoff match at the water polo world championships. Rowan Webster scored four goals for Australia, which advances to a quarterfinal match Monday against Spain.The Netherlands beat New Zealand 14-6 Saturday, advancing to the quarterfinals against Greece.The United States, winner of the past two world titles, will play the Russia-Cuba winner in the quarterfinals while Canada will take on the winner of Spain-China. Read More

Go to Havana, via Naples

<p style="text-align: justify;">Collier agency among those that can book trips. Roy Ramsey is the Director of Operations for Betty Maclean Travel in Naples. It is the first local travel agency to offer trips to Cuba. The company works with worldwide tour company Abercrombie &amp; Kent to offer the trips from Miami. / andrew west/The News-Press. Cuba at a glance. Geography: Area: 44,200 square miles, slightly smaller than Pennsylvania.Capital: Havana (population 2 million). Other major cities include Santiago de Cuba, Camaguey and Matanzas.<br /> <br /> Read More

Cuba and Ecuador Ink Energy Agreements

<p style="text-align: justify;">The minister of Electricity from Ecuador, Esteban Albornoz, and Cuban minister for Basic Industry, Tomas Benitez, signed three agreements relating to energy. Among the agreements are the installation of 110 megawatts of thermal power in Ecuador, training people in the electric sector and searching for energy efficiency through cooperation, said the website of Havana Cuba radio station. Read More

2nd bill limiting Cuba travel approved in Congress

<p style="text-align: justify;">A congressional committee approves a second bill to limit travel to Cuba.By Juan O. A second bid to overturn President Barack Obama’s easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba has been endorsed in the U.S. Congress, this time an amendment submitted by South Florida Republican Rep. David Rivera and approved in a strongly bipartisan 36-6 vote.The move approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee late Thursday was an amendment to a State Department authorization bill, which Congressional analysts said could be easily stripped of the Cuba language as it makes its way through Capitol Hill. Read More

Gustavo Kourí Flores

<p style="text-align: justify;">Leader of tropical medicine in Cuba. Born in Havana, Cuba, on Jan 11, 1936, he died in Havana on May 5, 2011, aged 75 years. Gustavo Kourí Flores will be remembered for developing biomedical research in his native Cuba and encouraging a generation of investigators and practitioners in tropical medicine. “He was an educator of men and women of science, but never lost sight of the practical aspects of surveillance, prevention, and control of infectious diseases in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America”, said Eric Martínez, a researcher at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kourí (IPK) in Havana, Cuba, and a consultant to the Pan-American Health Organization in Brazil. Read More

Cuba Plans to Increase Oil Refining Capacity

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, July 21 (KCNA) -- The Camilo Cienfuegos Oil Refinery of Cuba is planning to launch the second-stage project to increase its capacity.Several storage tanks will be built as part of the project. When finished the capacity of oil refining per day will increase to 150,000 bbl from the current 65 000 bbl level. Read More