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Cuban Film Afinidades to Roman Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">Afinidades (Affinities), co-directed by Jorge Perugorria and Vladimir Cruz, the two actors of the film Strawberry and Chocolate (1994), will participate in the 2nd Festival of Iberian American Cinema, to be held in Rome from October 4th through the 9th. The first work, premiered on February 3, 2011, was shot at the Guama tourist center of the Laguna del Tesoro, in Cienaga de Zapata, Matanzas province. The plot unfolds during a weekend in which two couples carry out a kind of emotional journey and go beyond certain limits and know the price they have to pay for doing so. Read More

Cubans to Celebrate National Rebelliousness on July 26

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.25 - 13:10:37 / Cubans to Celebrate National Rebelliousness on July 26 HAVANA, Cuba. - The main activities to mark the 58 anniversary of the attacks to the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes garrisons will start on Tuesday at 7 AM at the Maximo Gomez Revolution Square in central Ciego de Avila province, some 420 kilometers east of Havana city. Ciego de Avila won the right to host these celebrations by achieving important improvements in the different socio-economic programs Cuba is carrying out at the moment. Read More

Chavez sings, optimistic after 1st week of chemo

<p style="text-align: justify;">By JORGE RUEDA. Associated Press. CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sang and recited a poem in honor of independence hero Simon Bolivar on Sunday, appearing upbeat and energetic after his first week of chemotherapy in Cuba. Chavez said in a televised speech that he is optimistic he will survive cancer, but added that risks remain and that he is under strict orders from his doctors to limit his agenda. After returning to Caracas on Saturday night, Chavez said thorough tests have found no signs that any cancer cells have reappeared. Read More

Commitment with Cuba Grows, Say Pastors for Peace

<p style="text-align: justify;">By:Estela McCollin. 25 de julio de 2011, 11:16. Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Pastors for Peace Caravan Coordinator Manolo de los Santos said the friendship project this movement leads will continue to make common cause with Cuba in its fight against the U.S. economic and financial blockade. Some believed we would not make it but we are here again; the U.S. government was unable stop us over the past two decades, and will fail to do it in the future, he told Prensa Latina. Read More

Cuba Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Norway

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.25 - 11:08:36 / HAVANA, Cuba. - The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) released a statement condemning the terrorist attacks that took place on July 22 in Norway. ACN reproduces the text: Cuba strongly condemns the acts of violence in Norway, on July 22, against the government complex in Oslo and against young people that were gathered in the Isle of Utoya, which has left so far 92 fatal victims. Read More

Locals hoping for flight to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">É PATIÑO GIRONA | The Tampa Tribune.July 25, 2011. 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. Read More

Hurricane Season: Tropical activity goes quiet for now

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011 Hurricane &amp; Cyclone Season. 2011 Hurricane Season Links. Tropical Analysis and Forecasting (NOAA) Tropical activity goes quiet for now. Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 July, 2011 : - - In the Atlantic, a tropical wave in the central Caribbean is bringing locally heavy rainfall to Hispaniola (the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic), eastern Cuba, and the southeastern Bahamas. Any development of this system should be slow because of its interaction with land. Read More

Angola: Country's Minister Satisfied At Cuba's Social Authorities Works

<p style="text-align: justify;">22 July 2011. Havana — Angola's minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration, João Baptista Kussumua, said he had a good impression from the manner Cuba treats its disabled children, ANGOP has learnt. Speaking to members of Cuba's Embassy to Angola, after leaving that country, following his four-day visit, the minister acknowledged the value given to the citizens, whatever their health, physical or mental state is. Read More

Natural Disasters in Cuba, Chile

<p style="text-align: justify;">Pyongyang, July 24 (KCNA) -- Cuba registered a record high of 695 forest fires as over 20 000 hectares were blackened by forest fires from January to May.It is taking positive steps to prevent forest fires.Heavy snows fell in southern Chile recently, causing damage.The worst heavy snow fall in the last ten years displaced about 6,500 inhabitants as of July 20, blocking roads and suspending electricity supply. Read More

Afro-Cuban All Stars and Sensual Dancing

<p style="text-align: justify;">What: See Cuba’s premier folkloric masters of Afro-Cuban traditional music and dance deliver a spectacular of sensual dancing and some of the most complex drumming to be heard in this hemisphere. This is a rare event to see masters from Havana, Matanzas, and Santiago, Cuba playing, singing, and dancing together. All of these performers have a long history and body of work in the most prestigious performing groups in Cuba such as Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Grupo Afro-Cuba de Matanzas, Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba, Raices Profundo, Grupo Clave y Guaguanco, Yoruba Andabo, Cutumba, Ban Rra Rra, and more. Read More