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Cuba raps US

<p style="text-align: justify;">August 19 2011 at 07:42pm.REUTERS. Storm clouds gather in the sky over Havana's City Capitol building. Havana, Cuba - The United States has resorted to “old, unprovable arguments” to keep Cuba on a US blacklist of countries that allegedly support terrorism, an official Cuban website charged Friday.“The news is well-worn: Since 1982, the US State Department has included the island on its annual blacklist and each year fattens its incoherent arguments,” an article on www.cubadebate.cu said. Read More

Activist says Cuba flights need to be open to everyone

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jodie Tillman, Times Staff Writer.Aug 19, 2011 04:28 PM.TAMPA — Next month, Tampa International Airport begins offering nonstop flights to Cuba.Activist Al Fox says that's great and he plans to go on one of the flights. But he wonders how long it can last if business depends primarily on Cuban-Americans visiting relatives."How is Tampa going to sustain three, four flights a week? It ain't going to happen," Fox said Friday at the Tiger Bay Club of Tampa's monthly meeting. "The business in Tampa will come when Anglo-Americans can buy a ticket on that plane. Read More

Port Everglades courts ferry to Bahamas, later to Cuba?

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Doreen Hemlock August 19th, 2011.Broward County’s Port Everglades is courting a Spanish company to operate fast-ferry service to and from the Bahamas.The Balearia company’s Bahamas Express ship, which can carry up to 463 passengers and up to 80 vehicles, docked at the Fort Lauderdale area seaport Thursday on a test run, port officials confirmed.The ship had been slated to start operations this summer between the Port of Miami and the island of Bimini in the Bahamas. Read More

Nancy Reyes: capturing the soul of a ballerina

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mireya Castañeda. NANCY Reyes (Havana, Cuba 1953) is a very recognizable figure during the (NBC) National Ballet of Cuba’s seasons. She has gained that recognition through her constancy, a good eye, the enviable first seat in the front row, on the left hand side naturally, of the Gran Teatro’s Garcia Lorca auditorium in Havana.A quiet, smiling, generous colleague, she has developed the technical and stylistic quality of her photographs to the point of becoming an essential reference. She is already a member of the Cuban Photographic Image Fund and the Ibero-American Photography Fund. Read More

Alex Cuba's twisty route to Vail Soul Music Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Ricardo Baca. Denver Post Pop Music Critic.08/19/2011 01:00:00 AM MDT. Cuban-born singer-songwriter Alex Cuba has a catalog of music that skips from funk to soul, jazz to pop. "My songwriting is,most of the time, very spontaneous," he says. "I'll hear something and then I go with what I feel." (Provided by Vail Soul Music Festival). When the Vail Soul Music Festival takes over the posh alpine hamlet tonight and Saturday, fans will be treated to a modest selection of international talent that helps define what soul music is in 2011. Read More

Tensions In China; Travel To Cuba Easier

<p style="text-align: justify;">By LARRY HABEGGER And ANDREW DAVIS Special to The Courant. August 21, 2011. WORLD TRAVEL WATCH is a weekly report designed to help you make informed judgments about travel. Conditions can change overnight, so always make your own inquiries before leaving home. In the U.S., contact the State Department at 888-407-4747, 317-472-2328 or 202-647-5225, or travel.state.gov; abroad, check in with the nearest American embassy or consulate. Read More

Cuban Singer Omara Portuondo Launches her Latest Record in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 18(acn) Cuban singer Omara Portuondo launched her latest record "Gracias", which received a Latin Grammy Award, in the Karl Marx Theatre, in Havana. The show, directed by maestro Santiago Alfonso, was an opportunity for the singer to perform for the Cuban people and to share anecdotes, memories, and songs with her audience. Read More

Cuban Yipsy Moreno Wins at the Folksam Challenge in Sweden

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.19 - 09:23:55 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu.HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; With a 73.65 meter throw, Cuban hammer thrower Yipsy Moreno became a winner on Thursday at the Folksam Challenge competition in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna. The World and Olympic multi-medalist, now training to participate in the upcoming World Championship of Daegu, South Korea, won over her rivals in an indisputable way since her first attempt, with a 70.74 throw, the Prensa Latina news agency reported. Read More

Trans wedding in Cuba highlights growing tolerance

<p style="text-align: justify;">August 18, 2011. In a development considered unthinkable just a few years ago, a transgender woman and a man identifying himself as gay were married in a public wedding in Havana on Aug. 13, with family members, friends and newly emerging gay activists attending the ceremony.“This is the first wedding between a transsexual woman and a gay man,” the 31-year-old groom, Ignacio Estrada, told the Associated Press. “We celebrate it at the top of our voices and affirm that this is a step forward for the gay community in Cuba,” the AP quoted Estrada as saying. Read More

Peruvian University Acknowledges Cuban Ambassador's Work

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 18 (acn) The Ricardo Palma University of Peru acknowledged outgoing Cuban ambassador in Lima Luis Delfin Perez for his work as head of the diplomatic mission in the Andean country for the last five years. Rector Ivan Rodriguez awarded the Cuban ambassador with the Ricardo Palma Medal which is granted to outstanding personalities, PL news agency reported. Read More