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Large Mexican Presence in Circuba 2011 Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">24 de Julio 2011. Havana, (Prensa Latina).- A large Mexican artistic delegation, mostly from the Meso-American University of Puebla, will take part in Circuba 2011 Festival from August 8 to 14, announced sources from the organizing committee.Representing Mexico in the festival will be jugglers, acrobats, clowns, and contortionists, such as the ribbon duo Estampa Mexicana, the clown Recorcholis, and the Bambu aereo (air Bamboo) duo, formed by Abraham Hernandez and Estefanie Guzman. Read More

Boulder senior center celebrates Cuba Day

<p style="text-align: justify;">The smell of empanadas and the sound of traditional Changui music filled the air Saturday as the East Boulder Senior Center celebrated Cuba Day.Activities included Cuban art, Latin guitar-playing, salsa dancing, movie screenings and Cuban food -- including black beans and coconut rice. Karen Morgan, senior center program coordinator, said she likes to bring in cultural events every few months. Read More

Attractive Ecotourism in Guanahacabibes

<p style="text-align: justify;">24 de Julio 2011. Pinar del Rio, (Prensa Latina).- 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 200year-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

Almendrones Roll in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Alfredo Boada. Havana, (Prensa Latina) The "almendrones", the name given by popular usage to those old North American cars of all models produced over half a century ago and still circulating in Cuba, now look almost like new, in their daily persistent comings and goings on the streets and avenues of Havana. Emblematic and active elements of this city, perhaps the one place in the world where so many old cars circulate together with a large number of modern cars of different origins, the popular "almendrones" owe the origin of their nickname -born of the imagination of Cubans- to the hardness of their metal bodies. Read More

A Cuban housing market? Govt is lifting a taboo

<p style="text-align: justify;">AP. By PETER ORSI - Associated Press. HAVANA (AP) — Each morning before the sun rises too high, Cubans gather at a shaded corner in central Havana, mingling as though at a cocktail party. The icebreaker is always the same: "What are you offering?" This is Cuba's informal real-estate bazaar, where a chronic housing shortage brings everyone from newlyweds to retirees together to strike deals that often involve thousands of dollars in under-the-table payments. They're breaking not just the law but communist doctrine by trading and profiting in property, and now their government is about to get in on the action. Read More

ALBA Games: Cuba Placed Second in Medal Standings

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban representatives won 15 titles on Wednesday during the third day of competitions of the Fourth Games of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA Games), under way in several Venezuelan states, and remained second in the medal standings of the multi-sport event attended by more than 2,000 athletes from 23 countries. This is the fourth edition of the games. Read More

Publicity billboard announces Pablo Milanes' performance in Miami

<p style="text-align: justify;">As part of the cultural exchange between the US and Cuba, Pablo Milanés will sing at the American Airlines Arena and the concert is being announced by different media including radio and TV, publicity billboards and neon signs. Billboards have been paid by Fuego Entertainment Inc, its president Hugo Cancio has represented many of the Cuban artists performing in Miami. Adds can be seen all through Bird Road and Coral Way streets besides the Mega TV channel frequently announcing Pablo Milanés' coming concert. Read More

Cuba court to rule on US spy case in ‘coming days’

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba’s high court will rule in “coming days” on the appeal from US contractor Alan Gross, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail for illegally distributing Internet equipment, a government website said on Friday. Gross, 62, was arrested in December 2009 for bringing satellite phones and equipment to the communist island’s Jewish community while working as an independent contractor for a USAID-funded democracy building program. Read More

President Chavez returns to Venezuela from Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez has returned to Venezuela after spending almost a week in Cuba to receive chemotherapy treatment for his cancer.The 56-year-old socialist leader's flight from Havana arrived Saturday night. Read More

Destin-Nation Cuba: Volunteering to Make Friends of Enemies

<p style="text-align: justify;">Aol Travel.Travel to the island is challenging for those with U.S. passports. There are ways to travel legally to Cuba as a US citizen, and volunteers from the states can attest that voluntourism to Cuba is increasingly popular.Programs are expanding, help is always welcome, and an important takeaway for participants is an in-depth understanding of Cuban culture and history. Volunteering is a rewarding way to see a country that is on the brink of massive change. Read More