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U.S. loosens travel to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana— Washington has begun issuing travel licenses that promise to bring thousands more U.S. visitors each year on legal trips to Cuba, just 90 miles off Florida but off-limits to most Americans.Nine tour operators have been granted licenses to run people-to-people exchanges since May, said a U.S. Treasury Department representative who was not authorized to be quoted by name on the matter.The representative declined to comment Friday on how many applications have been filed, were rejected or are still under consideration Read More

Colloquium on Risk Assessment in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte. Havana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd International Colloquium on Assessments of Hazard, Vulnerability and Risks for Disasters Reduction will be run in this capital Jul 6-8. International expects to the forum will exchange experiences on the issue, emphasizing in small island states and coastal ecosystems to face the effects of climate change.Cuban experts will present experiences as of the erosion of the island's beaches, mangrove swamps as a protection against natural disasters. Read More