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July 25th

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

Hurricane Center: No Tropical Development Expected Through Tuesday

<p style="text-align: justify;">Minimal Concern In Atlantic, Gulf Of Mexico. CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- National Hurricane Center forecasters are watching one system for potential development, but do not expect significant activity in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico over the next 48 hours. Read More

Large Mexican Presence in Circuba 2011 Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">24 de Julio 2011. Havana, (Prensa Latina).- A large Mexican artistic delegation, mostly from the Meso-American University of Puebla, will take part in Circuba 2011 Festival from August 8 to 14, announced sources from the organizing committee.Representing Mexico in the festival will be jugglers, acrobats, clowns, and contortionists, such as the ribbon duo Estampa Mexicana, the clown Recorcholis, and the Bambu aereo (air Bamboo) duo, formed by Abraham Hernandez and Estefanie Guzman. Read More