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George McGovern leaving Cuba without seeing Castro

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Associated Press. Posted: 07/04/2011 11:32:00 AM PDT. HAVANA—Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern is heading back to the United States without having seen Fidel Castro, whom he considers an old friend. McGovern says he is leaving for the airport to catch an afternoon flight and it looks like no meeting is in the cards. Read More

Cuba to Host Int’l Symposium on the Habano Cigars

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.04 - 13:40:03 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; More than one hundred researchers, museologists, collectors, journalists, and artists will participate in the Fourth International Symposium Habana-Habanos 2011 scheduled for the Cuban capital from Tuesday, July 5, through Thursday, July 7.Zoe Nocedo, director of the Cigar Museum of Old Havana and president of the event’s organizing committee, told Prensa Latina news agency that participants will learn and share experiences on the history of the habano cigar, markets, brands, design of vitolas, marketing, and other aspects. Read More

Venezuelan VP Says Ailing Chavez Will Run Again in 2012

<p style="text-align: justify;">CARACAS. Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua said that head of state Hugo Chavez continues to lead the nation and will be "the candidate of the revolution" in the coming presidential elections in December 2012. "We have absolute faith in God and the certainty that Hugo Chavez will be the candidate of the revolution, of the Venezuelan people, of Venezuelan patriots,and that after 2012 he will continue to be president," Jaua said Friday in an exclusive interview on Telesur. Read More

Clinton Congratulates Venezuela on Bicentennial of Independence

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Hillary Rodham Clinton. US Secretary of State. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Venezuela as you celebrate 200 years of independence this July 5.Our two countries share a close history of cooperation and respect. The idea of individual liberty and equality fueled the imaginations of our founders and led us to independence. Read More

Cuban Art in Malaysia

<p style="text-align: justify;">Bernama MediaBernama – Mon, Jul 4, 2011. MELAKA, July 4 (Bernama) -- Cuba is a republic in the Caribbean, known for producing high-quality cigars. Less known is its unique culture that is an amalgamation of African, Spanish and North American influences.The observant can, however, find such elements in its food, music and art.The Cuban Embassy in Malaysia gives Malaysians a taste of the unique blend of its culture through Casa Cuba, an exhibition gallery in Bukit Peringgit,here. Read More

Chavez returns to Venezuela from Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">IAN JAMES - Associated Press. CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return to Venezuela from Cuba before dawn Monday, saying he is feeling better as he recovers from surgery that removed a cancerous tumor.State television showed the video of Chavez arriving about 2 a.m. local time (2:30 EDT; 0630 GMT). The station didn't air the video until a little after five hours later. Read More

Universities from Mexico and Cuba to Work Jointly on Fostering Community Projects

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.03 - 14:09:09 / Las Tunas, Cuba.- The 8th International Workshop on Community and Rural Development, COMUR 2011, wound up this Saturday with the signing of a Letter of Intent between the Vladimir Ilich Lenin University, of Las Tunas, and the University of Zacateca, Mexico. The two institutions agreed to foster the exchange of experiences in community work, as both universities are closely linked to social projects. Read More

Latin American Rural Women Face Common Problems

<p style="text-align: justify;">03 de julio de 2011, 09:51Por Francisco G. Navarro. Cienfuegos, Cuba (Prensa Latina) The effects of armed conflicts, the right to land, defending identity and gender equality are all common problems shared by many Latin American rural women, the focus of the recently-concluded 3rd International Conference of Rural Women. Held in the central-southern port city of Cienfuegos and sponsored by the NGO Oxfam International, the event brought together Cubans and about 20 colleagues from Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru. Read More

Days may be numbered for old American cars in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Avatar for Tom Joslin. Authorities in Cuba have proposed laws that could mean an end for many of the classic American cars that are still in use in the country. Under current Cuban law, cars registered after the 1959 revolution cannot be bought or sold. As a result Cubans have used a mixture of ingenuity and backyard engineering to keep the fleet of pre-1959 American cars on the island running.Although to the rest of the world the notion of old cars lining the streets of Cuba is a romantic one, Cubans have no other choice. Read More

Ready to visit Cuba? Better be sure about that

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Chris Owen (RSS feed) on Jul 3rd 2011 at 11:00AM. The good news is that, thanks to President Obama, you can visit Cuba. Policy changes encourage more contact between Americans and citizens of Cuba. The not-so-good news is that you probably won't be lounging on the beach all day and bringing back a box of Cuban cigars. Your trip will be jam-packed with required educational opportunities and an immersive Cuban experience. Traveling to Cuba requires planning your trip through one of several groups authorized to operate the "people to people exchanges" and the rules are strict. Read More