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July 29th

Presented demos of the Cuban cartoon Meñique

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Gabriela Ávila Gómez, Student of Journalism. Children, teen agers and grownups, enjoyed in Factoría Habana the presentation of the demos of Meñique, the first Cuban animated movie in third dimension (3D). As part of the activities of the summer program Rutas y Andares, organized by the Office of the Historian of the City, was organized a conversation with Ernesto Padrón, director and script writer of the proposal. Read More

July 28th

Cuban Parliament Readies Agenda for 7th Ordinary Session

<p style="text-align: justify;">Members of Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power (Parliament) will meet Thursday and Friday in 12 permanent commissions to prepare the agenda for the 7th ordinary session, Granma newspaper reported Wednesday. The National Assembly members will hear reports from government ministers before going into session on Aug. 1. Read More

Diana Nyad: Sharks need our help

<p style="text-align: justify;">07:15 AM ET.Editor's Note: Recent news reports have raised the issue of sharks and how Diana Nyad and her team will react if sharks come near as she attempts to swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida. CNN , following Nyad's preparations for over a year, asked her about her shark plan and how she intended to deal with predators she might encounter in her oceanic journey. Sharks have made news in recent weeks, from attacks near U.S. beaches to how they were treated by the team of a fellow ocean swimmer. There were some reports - denied by those involved - that sharks were harmed when Penny Palfrey swam in the Caymans. Read More

First new U.S. airport gets go-ahead from Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Tampa International Airport is poised to become the first of a series of additional U.S. airports that will be able to offer flights to Cuba. Miami-based ABC Charters, a company that has been offering flights from Miami to Cuba, has secured landing rights in Cuba for flights from Tampa, the airport said in a press release. Tessie Aral, president of ABC Charters, told the airport that the first flight from Tampa to Cuba could start as early as Sept. 10. In March, U.S. Customs and Border Protection allowed all U.S. airports with “adequate customs and immigration capabilities” Read More

Cuba seeks more active role for youth

<p style="text-align: justify;">Calls grow for more power to be given to nation's youth as government marks 58th anniversary of communist revolution. Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 11:51. Cuba has marked the 58th anniversary of the communist revolution, the culmination of a five-year revolt led by Fidel Castro against the government of Fulgencio Batista. The ceremony was held on Tuesday at Revolution Square in the central city of Ciego de Avila, a year after President Raul Castro called on the youth to take a more active political role in the country. Read More

Cuba grants landing rights to flights from Tampa

<p style="text-align: justify;">Posted by bshaw on July, 27 2011 4:02 PM. By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau. WASHINGTON — Central Florida passengers will be able to visit Cuba without going through Miami or Fort Lauderdale airports because of a decision announced on Wednesday providing landing rights for nonstop flights from Tampa. A charter airline company operating at Tampa International Airport received belated permission from the Cuban government, clearing the way for direct, nonstop flights as early as September. Read More

Venezuela's Chavez: Soon Starting 2nd Round Of Chemo, May Need 3rd

<p style="text-align: justify;">JULY 27, 2011, 4:03 P.M. ET. CARACAS, Venezuela (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will soon start his second round of chemotherapy and "probably" will require a third, the leader said Wednesday, speaking during a televised address. Read More

Kerry lifts hold on cash promoting Cuba democracy

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Associated Press. WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. senator says the Obama administration has agreed to review its democracy promotion programs in communist Cuba. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts had been blocking $20 million in funding for the programs. Frederick Jones is Kerry's spokesman; he says Kerry has lifted his hold on Wednesday. But the funds still face a hold from fellow Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Read More

Cycling, Judo and Softball Finals in ALBA Games

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Tomas Armenteros Crespo. 10:58.Havana, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The finals for cycling, judo and softball are highlighted among the sport finals programmed for the 4th Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of the America (ALBA) Games, due to continue until July 30 in Venezuela. In cycling, a strong dispute is expected in the finals of the 3,000 meters team race and in the individual speed (female).Cuban world medalists Lisandra Guerra, Yumari Gonzalez and Yoanka Gonzalez are the island's biggest hopes for a title. Read More

Habanastation, a Hit in Cuban Movie Theaters

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Michel. miércoles, 27 de julio de 2011.Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Habanastation, the most recent production of the Cuban film industry, is playing to packed movie theaters and drawing applause at the end of every showing, as was the case last night at the Luisa cinema in this central Cuban city. This first feature film by Ian Padron, currently being screened at a U.S. film festival in Traverse City, Michigan, is apparently on the road to becoming the movie event of the year in Cuba. Read More