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Cuba and New Zealand Work for More Cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.12 - 14:48:48 /radiorebelde.icrt.cu. HAVANA, Cuba.-&nbsp; The Governor-General of New Zealand, Anand Satyanand, met on Friday with the Cuban ambassador to that nation, Jose Luis Robaina, who will soon finish his diplomatic mission there.Satyanand praised the development of bilateral relations over the last four years since Robaina arrived in Wellington, the country’s capital, while the Cuban diplomat summarized the main actions carried out during that period to strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation ties. Read More

Asian Artists Win Over Cuban Public at Circuba 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">By. Jennifer Socorro Ramon. viernes, 12 de agosto de 2011.&nbsp; 11:44Havana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The Brothers Giang from Vietnam received a standing ovation from the Cuban public at the Trompoloco Big Top, one of the venues for the International Festival Circuba 2011. The Vietnamese duo, a favorite for the Gran Prix and Popularity awards, electrified the audience on Thursday with a performance full of balance, strength, coordination and beautiful movements. Read More

Cuban, Mexican Environmental Experts Meet

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte. viernes, 12 de agosto de 2011.Havana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Mexican environmental experts met to discuss protected areas in their respective countries which have the support of the UN and which they described as successful.Hector Amigo Carcases, president of the Commission on Energy and Environment of the Cuban National Assembly of People's Power, told the National News Agency that the study of mutual initiatives helped to increase knowledge about environmental protection. Read More

Harper can't ignore Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Peter McKenna, Ottawa Citizen August 12, 2011 8:09 AM. As Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits powerhouse Brazil and the tiny Central American country of Costa Rica - which shares a bilateral free trade agreement with us - he shies away from the less ideologically acceptable countries of Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua. But at a time when Harper claims to be pursuing an invigorated policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), he is ignoring Canada's natural advantages in Cuba - one of the region's most important countries. Needless to say, this doesn't make any foreign policy sense. Read More

Cuba Gives a Boost to Railroad Track Repair

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez.viernes, 12 de agosto de 2011. Havana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The annual repair plan of Cuba´s major railroad tracks has reached a 73-percent completion, said director of the Railroad Tracks, Works and Constructions business Ledysban Morales.Main efforts have been carried out in the first half of this tear, he told Prensa Latina. Read More

After 7 Year Haitus, People to People Cuba Resumes Exchange Program With U.S.

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Molly Corum | August 12, 2011 12:58 PM EDT.Desmond Boylan / Reuters. The first Cuba-bound "People-to-People" trips since 2003 flew out of Miami, Florida Thursday, August 11. The inaugural tours are booked through Insight Cuba, which operated people-to-people exchanges in Cuba from 2000 to 2003, when the Bush administration banned almost all American civilian travel to the country as a way of shoring up the U.S. embargo. Cuba has been off-limits to the everyday American for decades because of a trade embargo that doesn't allow U.S. citizens without family members on the island to spend money in Cuba. Read More

Cuba’s Largest Crocodile Reserve Benefits from Int’l Project society

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.12 - 13:45:36 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Cuba’s Largest Crocodile Reserve Benefits from Int’l ProjectLAS TUNAS, Cuba.-&nbsp; Monte Cabaniguan, the largest reservoir of American crocodiles in Cuba benefits from the Archipielago Sur international project which has allowed an increase in actions for the preservation of native species in the area. Sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment and the U.N.’s Development Program, the project makes emphasis on preservation actions in coastal ecosystems by means of training workshops and studies on threatened species. Read More

For Cuba's new entrepreneurs, the tax man cometh

<p style="text-align: justify;">By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ , 08.12.11, 01:35 PM EDT. Associated Press. HAVANA -- In Cuba, the tax man has finally arrived. After five decades under Fidel and Raul Castro, the concept of a personal tax is practically unknown in a society where the government controls nearly the entire economy and salaries average about $20 a month. Quite the opposite, islanders have grown accustomed to the Communist government providing for them: food rations, universal education and health care, pensions, even free lunches. Read More

85th Birthday, Celebrations, Concert in Cuba, honoring Cuban Leader, Fidel Castro

<p style="text-align: justify;">MIAMI (CBS4)- Fidel Castro marks his 85th birthday Saturday, and celebrations are already underway in Cuba.A music concert Friday for the former Cuban leader, organized by the Guayasamin Foundation, will feature 22 artists from Cuba and seven countries, according to the Cuban News Agency.According to the publication, “the spirit of Ecuadorian painter Oswaldo Guayasamin will permeate the event” held at the capital’s Karl Marx Theater. Guayasamin, a close friend of Castro, managed to convince Fidel to accept the celebration of his birthday back in 1988, the Agency reported. Read More

Cuba: let a hundred golf courses bloom

<p style="text-align: justify;">August 12, 2011 5:49 pm by Ron Buchanan. The developers of what will be the Cuban Revolution’s first private golf and residential complex are claiming a hole in one. Sceptics have long questioned the Cuban government’s reluctance to grant full property rights to foreigners who invest in real estate. But all these doubts have been quashed, said Chris Nicholas, managing director of Ottawa-based Standing Feather International, which is due to sign on a golf and residential development in eastern Cuba with the Cuban state company Palmares. Read More