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Foreign Artists to Participate in Upcoming Int’l Symposium of Cuban Hip Hop

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.10 - 10:42:20 / Hip Hop (Photo: Internet) Havana, Cuba.- The International Symposium on Cuban Hip Hop 2011 will take place in Havana on August 17-21 with the participation of singers, dancers and bands from Canada, the United States, France, Haiti, Colombia, and Cuba.Under the slogan ‘Hip Hop for Peace’, more than 70 musicians, DJs, and dancers will gather in workshops and lessons on this genre, its movements, and body expressions, as announced on Tuesday by the event’s organizing committee. Read More

Victor Mesa's New Adventure

<p style="text-align: justify;">08/10/2011. By: Miguel Ernesto Gomez. After four years away from the fields, Victor Mesa will be the head coach in Cuba again. The charismatic number 32 returns to the National Series; but the formerly star outfielder can’t stay away from the “surprising plays” and his appointment as head coach of the Crocodiles of Matanzas certainly has been one of the most commented piece of news among baseball fans. Read More

LatAm Singer-Songwriters Honor Fidel Castro in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte.10 de agosto de 2011, 09:13Havana, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Prestigious singers and songwriters from Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Paraguay and Cuba gave a concert Tuesday in the Cuban capital, All the Voices, dedicated to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for his 85th birthday. The ALBA Culture Center hosted the concert, sponsored by the Oswaldo Guayasamin Foundation in Ecuador. That institution has previously celebrated what it called "the birthday of a man who has raised to the highest levels the values of dignity, sovereignty and international solidarity." Read More

Fight Against Misuse of Havana Club in the U.S. Will Continue

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 10 (acn) Pernod Ricard, the world’s second-biggest liquor maker, announced in Paris that it will continue fighting to stop U.S.-based Bacardi from misusing Cuban rum’s ‘Havana Club’ name in the U.S. market.After a controversial ruling by U.S. Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit,Pernod Ricard USA pledged to continue fighting to prevent the unlawful exploitation of the Havana Club name, says a press release posted by the Cuban Ministry for Foreign Affairs.Pernod Ricard General Counsel Ian FitzSimons stated the company’s disagreement with the Court’s ruling that tolerates the circulation of rum labeled ‘Havana’ eventhough the product has no connections whatsoever with Cuba. Read More

Petrochemical Complex Poses Major Environmental Challenge

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Patricia Grogg. CIENFUEGOS, Cuba, Aug 10, 2011 (Tierramérica) - As it gears up for the creation of a major petrochemical complex of regional scope, this Cuban city faces the challenge of ensuring the sustainability of development that could compromise the health of the Bay of Cienfuegos, its main natural resource. Almost 85 percent of the river basins in the province of Cienfuegos empty into the marine ecosystem around which all of the industrial and urban development of the city of the same name is linked. Read More

Queens Dentists Prepare for Cuba Humanitarian Dental Trip

<p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday, 10 August 2011 19:57. New York-- The Fialkoff Queens Dental Study Club, a monthly study club which provides continuing education credits to attending practitioners, is planning a Humanitarian Dental Trip to Havana, Cuba in February/March of 2012. Organized by Dr.Bernard Fialkoff, Founder of the study club, and Meghan Fialkoff, Director of the Cuba Humanitarian Dental Trip, the attending dental practitioners will provide pro-bono dental work and dental education to the Cuban lay and professional community. Read More

Diana Nyad's Cuba-to-U.S. swim has lessons for us all

<p style="text-align: justify;">Although she didn't make it all the way to U.S. shores, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad said she gave it her all (Reuters) By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times. August 10, 2011, 12:30 p.m.Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was forced to bail on her historic Cuba-to-U.S. swim on Tuesday, but there's an important life lesson in that setback: Enjoy the journey. Nyad, 61, ended her 103-mile swim after about 30 hours due to problems both physical and environmental: an asthma attack, a painful shoulder and choppy waves made her abandon the effort, which would have been the first such swim without a shark cage. Read More

Pan American Games Tickets Sales Increased

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.10 - 16:07:24 / / Pan American Games Tickets Sales IncreasedHavana, Cuba.- Nearly two weeks from the beginning of selling of the tickets for the Pan American Games, the ticket office located in the Liberación Square in Guadalajara, has generated an increase of the selling of tickets for the upcoming aforementioned tournament. Its current number shows up to 200 thousand seats sold. Read More

Interjet takes over Mexicana slots

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mexican airline Interjet is temporarily taking over some of the Cuba slots flag carrier Mexicana used before the company entered bankruptcy.Beginning Aug. 11, Interjet will offer daily flights from Mexico City to Havana. The airline, known for its spacious seat arrangements, is using A320 aircraft for its first foray abroad.Interjet, according to Mexican daily El Universal, is preparing to return the routes to Mexicana, should the airline emerge from bankruptcy and claim them. Internet obtained an annual permit in June. Read More

Ex-Cuba triple jumper Aldama makes British worlds team

<p style="text-align: justify;">LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Former Cuba and Sudan triple jumper Yamile Aldama will make her debut for Britain and Northern Ireland at the age of 39 after being selected in a 67-strong squad for this month’s World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. The Cuban-born athlete represented her birth country at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, finishing fourth, and became world number one in 2003. Having failed to obtain a British passport in time for the Athens Olympics in 2004 she chose to compete for Sudan, finishing fifth. Read More