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August 31st

Silvio Rodriguez to Receive CDR’s Barrio Award

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.31 - 14:35:45 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; The Cuban song-writer and singer Silvio Rodríguez, the children’s theater group La Colmenita (The little Beehive), and the Granma Memorial were chosen by the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) to be honored with the Barrio Award, in September. As part of the celebrations for the 51st anniversary of the CDRs, the recognitions will be granted to those persons and institutions that have played a significant role in the shaping of social and family values, from communities or other interactive spaces.&nbsp; Read More

The United States Forbids Normal Communication between Cubans and Puerto Ricans

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Redaction AHORA / / Wednesday, 31 August 2011 10:08. Cubans and Puerto Ricans have been forced into an artificial separation by the U.S. blockade, even though charter flights are now traveling between the two countries. The first commercial flight between Puerto Rico and Cuba recently re-opened a path blocked by the boycott imposed by Washington on Havana. Unfortunately for Cubans and Puerto Ricans, planes cannot be accessed by all those wishing to travel to Cuba as tourists. Read More

Miami Moviegoers Enjoy the Cuban Film Havanastation

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.31 - 10:49:26 / Miami Moviegoers Enjoy the Cuban Film HavanastationHAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; The first work by Cuban filmmaker Ian Padron, Habanastation, was screened on Tuesday night in Miami. The movie won in July the Fonders Prize in the category of Best of Fest, at the Traverse City Film Festival in the US city of Michigan. Padron attended the screening of his film at the Artime Theater, with a seating capacity of 850, accompanied by actress Blanca Rosa Blanco, the actress who plays the leading role in the movie, and by scriptwriter Felipe Espinet. Read More

Vice-president vows to enhance ties with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Last Updated(Beijing Time):2011-08-31 09:50. Vice-President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged to uphold the long-term friendship with Cuba and further cooperation between the two countries and their communist parties. Xi, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during a meeting with Jose Ramon Balaguer, special envoy of Cuban Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee first secretary Raul Castro. Read More

Cuba’s Dominguez and Bruzon Advance to Second Round of World Chess Cup

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.30 - 14:20:06 / Cuba’s Dominguez and Bruzon Advance to Second Round of World Chess CupHAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Although in different styles, Cuban Grand Masters (GM) Leinier Dominguez and Lazaro Bruzon advanced to the second round of the World Chess Cup that is under way in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk. Dominguez, the best Latin American player with an ELO rating of 2,719 points, beat Iranian Elshan Moradiabadi (2,532) 1.5-0.5 as a result of a win and a draw in their two classical matches. Read More

Cuba seeks South African funding for medical projects

<p style="text-align: justify;">South Africa should join a Cuban-Norwegian medical aid project in Haiti, Cuban officials suggested during an annual bilateral meeting Aug. 30 in Havana. A Cuban expert delegation visited Norway in September 2010, to talk about joint relief work in Haiti and cooperation in natural disaster prevention and response. In October 2010, the Scandinavian country provided 5 million Norwegian kronor ($850,000) to Cuban relief efforts in Haiti. Cuba is using the Norwegian contribution — the second after a $850,000 check in January — for the purchase of drugs and medical equipment for its 930-member medical brigade in Haiti. Read More

Cuba Seeks to Revitalize World Disarmament Conference

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González Tocabens. Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno has affirmed that Cuba wants to revitalize the United Nations World Disarmament Conference to prevent a climate disaster that would be caused by a nuclear conflict. One of Cuban main goals is to boost, move forward, and revive the Conference so that it plays its initial role, which dates back to its creation in 1979, Moreno holds in statements to the official Granma daily. Read More

Cultural Tour Rutas y Andares Concludes

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: RAQUEL MARRERO YANES. GRANMA. August 29, 2011. The cultural tourism program Rutas y Andares para descubrir en familia, came to an end Saturday, with a concert by Cuban singer-songwriter Polito Ibáñez at the Basílica Menor y Convento de San Francisco de Asís. Attending the closing ceremony was Historian of Havana Eusebio Leal Spengler. Read More

World Athletics 2011: Dayron Robles disqualified

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban Dayron Robles became another high-profile disqualification at the World Championships as he was stripped of his 110m hurdles gold medal.Robles made contact with China's Liu Xiang and was disqualified after the Chinese appealed, handing Jason Richardson the gold and Liu the silver. Read More

Cuban Film Habanastation Premieres in Miami

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte.Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban film director Ian Padron will present on Tuesday in Miami his first work Habanastation, which won the Founders prize Best of Fest in the category of Founders awards in the Traverse City Festival, held in Michigan. Padron will attend a one-time screening of the film at the Artime Theater, with a capacity for 850 people, accompanied by Cuban actress Blanca Rosa Blanco, one of the stars of Habanastation, and scriptwriter Felipe Espinet. Read More