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Cuba Develops Paint to Combat Marine Encrustations in Power Plants

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.13 - 15:15:13 / Havana, Cuba.- The Cuban Research Center of Chemical Industry (CIIQ) developed a paint that minimizes the attack by marine organisms, such as barnacles, coral and algae against rotating mesh in power plants. That product, made from local raw materials, reduces the binding of so-called green mussels in the iron, steel and cement structures submerged in the water inlet channels, which prevent the continuous flow of seawater into electricity generating equipment. Read More

Cigar Spotlight - Buena Vista Cigars

<p style="text-align: justify;">August 13, 2011. For several years they have searched the Western Hemisphere to find the one location that most resembles and replicates the famous Pinar del Rio tobacco-growing region of Cuba. Their research resulted in a small valley located in Ecuador, where the soil content, the daily temperatures, and the atmospheric conditions all combine to deliver a tobacco leaf that we feel mirrors identically, the world’s most desired tobacco — CUBAN. Read More

Castro turns 85 quietly but still a force in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By PETER ORSI.Associated Press. HAVANA -- Fidel Castro marked his 85th birthday outside of the public spotlight Saturday, with little fanfare around the aging revolutionary icon who is rarely seen in public these days but still casts a long shadow over Cuban society.There were no announced celebrations of Castro's birthday, though the previous night two dozen musical acts from across Latin America held a concert in his honor. Read More

Cuban Higher Education Reaches Over 100 Countries

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ana Julia Suarez Cruz.13 de agosto de 2011, 00:17Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s Higher Education Ministry (MES) will strengthen the international academic collaboration in the 2011-2012 school year, which was extended to one-hundred nations during the last academic year, reported the Cuban News Agency. Higher Education Minister Miguel Diaz-Canel said in a recent meeting with directors of the sector that the scientific exchange with the member nations of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America, Angola, and China will continue being a priority. Read More

Following the beat of the Clave de Sol

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Claudia Pis Guirola. “My sons used to be very introverted; it was difficult for them to speak in public. Their entrance in Vocal Clave de Sol changes their life”, said Jesús Reyes, father of two members of this orchestra made by amateurs. This project, directed by the instructors Yamilé and Nuria García and which have two years foundation, shows human potentials of the inner and outer expressions of the neighborhood. Read More

Cuba Starts Producing Drug for the Prevention of Heart Diseases

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.13 - 11:13:36 / Havana, Cuba.- The Drugs Research and Development Center (CIDEM, Spanish acronyms), based in Havana, achieved the introduction and generalization in Cuba of Atorvastatin, a costly drug used for lowering blood cholesterol and preventing strokes.M.S. Iverlis Diaz Polanco, a researcher of the institution, told ACN the pills reduce cholesterol, lipids and triglycerides blood levels and therefore lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases, the first cause of death in the world. Read More

Cuba-Canada Venture’s Revenue Mounts to One Million Dollars

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.13 - 11:11:15 / Camaguey, Cuba.- Following a reduction of costs, the Cuba-Canada joint venture Camagüey Diesel S.A. got to its 15 years with an annual revenue of $1.1 million. Acting director Rene Rubio said the strategy followed by the company to increase its revenues consisted in making better use of the workforce without affecting the costumers, increasing the price of services and products, and reducing costs by two cents for every dollar produced.Camaguey Diesel S.A also works for the mining industry, transportation, oil, construction and electricity generation and distribution. Read More

Cuban Women Train in Germany for World Judo Championships

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez.13 de agosto de 2011, 00:11Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's women judo team has been training in Germany since August 8 for the World Championships to be held in Paris on August 23-28. In remarks to the Cuban News Agency from the German city of Speyer, head coach Ronaldo Veitia said the training is going well, aimed at achieving a good performance. The team includes Kaliema Antomachin (48 kg), Yanet Bermoy (52), Yurisleidis Lupetey (57), Maricet Espinosa (63), Onix Cortes (70), Yalennis Castillo (78) and Idalis Ortiz (+78). Read More

Mexico Celebrates Cantinflas' Birthday

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mexico is celebrating the one-hundred-year birthday anniversary of its most famous actor, Mario Moreno (Cantinflas). The actor was born in Santa Maria la Redonda neighbourhood in Mexico City and died at 82 years old. Fragments of his films will be shown at the Auditorium, the Music Library, and other places, including different areas of the crowded subway, among many other activities in the capital and all over the country. Read More

Getty offers photographic views of Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> Though it's a small country compared to the United States, there's a lot of history that runs between the two nations, from the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine in 1898 to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 to the detention of terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay today. Cuba, its people and culture have also been popularized by writers Ernest Hemmingway and José Martí; musicians Ry Cooder, Compay Segundo and Celia Cruz; and artist Wifredo Lam, along with many others. Read More