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Temperature in Cuba Rises Almost 1 Degree Celsius

<p style="text-align: justify;">The average annual temperature in Cuba rose approximately 0.9 degrees Celsius from 1951 to date, said Ramon Perez, head of the Climate Center at the National Meteorology Institute.Interviewed on a Monday morning television program, the scientist said that the largest increase in the last 70 years was in winter temperatures, and was about 1.4 degrees Celsius above previous records.About summer temperatures in Cuba, Perez said July and August continue to be the hottest months of the year, and that human beings are going all out to adapt to the environment. Read More

Argentina: Election Campaigns in Full Swing

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González Tocabens. Buenos Aires, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Primary elections in Argentina concluded with the selection of seven slates of candidates for the Oct. 23 elections. Shortly after the nationwide open, simultaneous and compulsory primary elections ended on Sunday, one of the presidential candidates, Ricardo Alfonsin, of the Union Alliance for Social Development (UDESO), said that "now is when the serious campaigning starts." Read More

Cuban High Jumper to Participate in Daegu 2011

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González Tocabens.Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) High jumper Victor Moya, silver medal winner in Helsinki 2005, said Monday that he expects a good performance in the upcoming IAAF World Championship in Daegu, South Korea. His main objectives are to make it to the top 10 and to stabilize at about 2.3 meters, Moya told reporters on Monday.Moya, 28, who recently won the 4th ALBA Games in Venezuela with a jump of 2.28 meters, had been out of competition for a year and a half, but experts considered he has great possibilities of reach the finals at the World Championships. Read More

Panama Canal Turns 97, Expansion Works Continue

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Estela McCollin.Panama, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Panama Canal marks its 97th anniversary with a program to expand its operating capacity and increase the value of its role in world commerce.Alberto Aleman Zubieta, canal administrator, told reporters that the latest project will improve opportunities for national development.Since its transfer to Panama more than 11 years ago, the canal has contributed about 6.4 billion USD to the National Treasury. Read More

Cuban Circus in Brazil for 2016 Olympics

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Jennifer Socorro Ramon.Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The popular Brazilian actor Marcos Frota is working to bring the Cuban circus to Brazil in July 2012 for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In an exclusive interview with Prensa Latina, Frota, who also directed the first free circus university in Brazil, said he intended to bring his own company, Unicirco, to Cuba in early 2016. Read More

Many Cubans living abroad can’t return to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Juan O. Tampa teenager Melissa González wanted to visit her ailing grandfather in Cuba. But her travel agency told her that the Cuban government had turned down her request for an entry permit, without explaination. Whatever the reason, Melissa now belongs to the little-known group of Cubans living abroad who are banned by Havana from visiting the island — anywhere from 77,000 to 300,000 — for reasons that range from illegal departures from Cuba to political activism. Read More

Ecuador buying up to $1.5bln of Cuban medicine

<p style="text-align: justify;">Giving Cuba’s pharmaceutical exports a major boost, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa pledged his country would buy up to $1.5 billion worth of Cuban-made medical drugs and vaccines this year. Ecuador’s move significantly expands the benefits Cuba gets from the ALBA trade and integration agreement, which had been largely restricted to Venezuelan-Cuban economic exchanges. In 2009, Ecuador became a member of ALBA, started in 2004 by Venezuela and Cuba. Read More

Cuba Begins Intensive Anti-Dengue Campaign

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte. 09:05Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A one-month intensive fumigation and clean-up campaign begins Monday in various provinces to prevent the proliferation of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which carries dengue fever. Deputy Public Health Minister Luis Estruch stated that the campaign will be carried out in Havana and the cities of Pinar del Rio, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo and Guantanamo, and the municipality of Mariel, in Artemisa province. Read More

Canadian Line to Launch Round-Cuba Cruises

<p style="text-align: justify;">(12:00 p.m. EDT) -- In a new chapter of the on-off love affair between cruise lines and Cuba, a Canadian tour operator has announced that it will launch week-long voyages out of Havana for the winter season. Toronto-based Cuba Cruise will start service December 4 and use the 1,200-passenger Louis Cristal, which was built in 1980. This announcement comes a year after the launch of Belize-registered Tropicana Cruises, which also offers round-Cuba holidays, although mainly to Russian guests. Read More

German entreprenuers sue Paypal for having suspended its accounts to traders selling Cuban products

<p style="text-align: justify;">Agencias. Havana. 15.08.2011. More than ten German entrepreneurs sued the online payment company Paypal for having lifted the accounts to several traders who were selling Cuban products in Germany, Prensa Latina state agency reported. Paypal belongs to the selling and buying enterprise eBay since 2006, with a California venue and subject to the USA's embargo rules which ban trade with Cuba. According to attorney Andreas Eberl, who represents the entreprenuers at the Munich Court, the lifting of accounts by Paypal' side is illegal. Read More