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Castro Offers a Wave at Cuban Fete, but, Again, No Speech

<p style="text-align: justify;">By DAMIEN CAVE.July 26, 2011. CIEGO DE ÁVILA, Cuba — For the second year in a row, Raúl Castro left the rhetoric to his vice president.Mr. Castro waved to the crowd gathered here on Tuesday in the countryside for the annual rite of a revolutionary holiday. But as was the case last year, the actual message — calling on Cubans to work harder and accelerate economic reforms — came from a party stalwart who fought at his side during the rebellion. Read More

"Cuba: In The Streets" And "Cuba: TV" At Kopeikin Gallery

<p style="text-align: justify;">"Cuba: In The Streets" and "Cuba: TV," which opened this past weekend at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, offer two starkly different views of twenty-first century Cuba. In Jeffrey Milstein's "Cuba: In The Streets," the Caribbean island is a place of reluctant modernization, in which streets seem empty even with cars passing through and wet clothes hang against the stony facades of buildings. In Simone Lueck's "Cuba: TV," we see the interiors of those stately buildings, with small televisions placed prominently on improvised furniture. Read More

Cuba marks Revolution Day at economic crossroads

<p style="text-align: justify;">AP.By PETER ORSI. CIEGO DE AVILA, Cuba (AP) — Cuba marked the 58th anniversary of Fidel Castro's failed attack on the Moncada army barracks Tuesday without a speech from President Raul Castro. Instead, Cubans heard from the president's second in comand, who offered few new details while hitting standard themes such as organization, discipline and economic reform. The main speaker was 80-year-old Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, who said the country will move forward with economic reforms "without haste, but without pause." Read More

Forty U.S Citizens Get Cuban Medical Degrees

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, July 26 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) - In spite of the U.S anti-Cuba economic, commercial and financial blockade, 40 U.S citizens were awarded medical degrees (BMD) after finishing their studies here and new scholarships are also being granted to low-income American youths. The new medical graduates studied at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) and received their degrees at a ceremony attended by members of the U.S 22nd Pastors for Peace Caravan that arrived here on July 22. Read More

Tropical wave over Cuba moving west toward Gulf of Mexico

<p style="text-align: justify;">TAMPA - Forecasters are watching a tropical wave moving across Cuba. The good news: there is a low chance - nearly zero percent - that it will grow into a tropical depression or storm over the next few days.&nbsp; This is due mainly to the system's interaction with land.It's moving quickly toward the west at 20 mph.Locally heavy rain and gusty winds are expected over Cuba and the Bahamas today.&nbsp; The system could bring stormy weather to the Bay area by mid-week.Elsewhere, all is quiet in the tropics. Read More

Cuban National Ballet in Brazil, Huge Success

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Jennifer Socorro Ramon. 25 de julio de 2011, 11:45. Salvador de Bahia, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban National Ballet´s "La leyenda del agua grande" (The Legend of the Big Water), directed by Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso, has had a huge success in Brazil during a tour that has included performances in Brasilia and Salvador de Bahia, and will conclude in Sao Paulo, sponsored by the Brazilian Cultural Cooperative. Read More

Panama Confirms Child Death to Dengue

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Estela McCollin.&nbsp; 11:56.Panama, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Panama Health Ministry has confirmed the death of an 8-year-old to hemorrhagic dengue in this capital, the first this year. Jorge Hassan, director of the Metropolitan Health Region, said their top goal is to detect where the vector is and order sanitation and eradication measures. Read More

Cuban Children Theater Group La Colmenita to USA

<p style="text-align: justify;">In an interview with Prensa Latina, Carlos Alberto Cremata, director of the company, said that the company will perform in Washington, New York and San Francisco. "We will present two works, one of them has been very successful: Cinderella according to the Beatles, the other is our last production, Abracadabra," said Cremata. The US audience may evaluate "how our children see an Anglo-Saxon group like the Beatles that has a great importance in that country and our perception of Cinderella," he added. Read More

Americans help Cuba’s skateboarding scene by raising funds and awareness

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Killeen Gonzalez, Yahoo! Contributor. If there is one truth that can be said about the skate scene as a whole, it's that skateboarders have a penchant for becoming involved in humanitarian causes. Those causes vary from issues that affect us domestically to interests abroad. There are skateboarders raising money for cancer and autism, feeding the hungry and using skating as a catalyst for world peace and for breaking down borders.Cuba Skate is just one grassroots organization that is seeking to make skateboarding more accessible to the Cuban people. Here is a brief look at Cuba Skate and the two other groups that share their mission. Read More

Cuban Lawmakers to Convene in Working Sessions

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.25 - 12:01:30 / HAVANA, Cuba. - The standing commissions of the Cuban Parliament will convene on July 28-29 to carry out their work prior to the Seventh Ordinary Period of Sessions of the 7th Legislature. The lawmakers will analize agendas on Energy and Environment, Industry and Construction, Foreign Affairs, Education, Culture, Science and Technology, Attention to Children, Youth and Women’s Equality Rights. Read More