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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

Ecuador expands power agreements

<p style="text-align: justify;">In what could be more than $100 million in sales for foreign suppliers of fuel-oil generators to Cuba, Ecuador’s electricity minister signed an agreement under which Cuba will provide 110 megawatts of thermal power to the South American country, official media reported. Two additional agreements, signed by Ecuadorean Electricity Minister Esteban Albornoz and Cuban Basic Industries Minister Tomás Benítez in Havana, cover&nbsp; ”efficient ways for training in the electric sector” and cooperation in energy efficiency. Read More

Mexico: 350 Organizations Call for Solidarity March with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ana Luisa Brown. 10:43. Mexico, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) A total of 350 organizations called for a mass march in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution that will take place on July 26 in the Mexican capital. The demonstration that will begin at 5:00 in the afternoon will cover the streets from the monument to Juarez to the US embassy. Read More

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