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Cuba’s Forecasters: Irene Moves West Towards PR, DR & Haiti

<p style="text-align: justify;">August 21, 2011. The projected path of Tropical Storm Irene as of 6 a.m. Sunday morning. Graph: INSMET. HAVANA TIMES, August 21 — Tropical Storm Irene continues to move west and in the next 24-30 hours is expected to move close to Puerto Rico and touch land somewhere on the south coast of the Dominican Republic possibly as a hurricane. Read More

Chavez expected to return to Cuba for treatment

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press. 2011-08-22 03:12 AM. A Venezuelan government TV channel says President Hugo Chavez is expected to seek approval from lawmakers to return to Cuba for a new round of cancer treatment.The official channel of the National Assembly says on its website that lawmakers on Monday plan to take up Chavez's request to travel to Cuba for his third phase of chemotherapy. Read More

Angola available to boost economic investment in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">8/21/11 9:43 AM.Havana - Angola is available to assist Cuba to develop its economy through the participation of the country's private and public sectors’ investments.The fact was expressed Friday by the outgoing ambassador of Angola to Cuba, António José Condesse de Carvalho&nbsp; “Toka”. Speaking during the meeting with diplomatic and local workers and their families, António&nbsp; Condesse de Carvalho mentioned the existence of businesspeople willing to invest in Cuba. Read More

L. American project for dengue control launched in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 2011-08-21 11:39:21. HAVANA, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Experts from several Latin American nations Saturday launched a project to monitor and control dengue in the region. The scheme resulted from "the exchange of experiences among specialists from more than eight American countries," said Guadalupe Guzman Tirado, director of the Dengue Collaborating Centre of the Pan American Health Organization, who was attending a regional dengue seminar here this week. Read More

Rep. Farr calls to normalization of US-Cuba relations

<p style="text-align: justify;">By CHELSEA HAWKINS.08/21/2011 01:30:39 AM PDT. SANTA CRUZ -- With the recent sentencing of Alan Gross and the continued tension between the United States and Cuba, Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, remains steadfast in his call to normalize relations between the two nations.Gross was arrested in December 2009 was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison in Cuba. According to reports by the Associated Press, Gross had been working for a company backed by the U.S. Agency for International Development, and was accused of illegally distributing satellite equipment and technology to Jewish communities in Cuba. Gross was charged with crimes against the state Read More

Cuba looking to keep top athletes from leaving

<p style="text-align: justify;">August 21. Defections have hurt country’s efforts on international level.ANNE-MARIE GARCIA Associated Press. HAVANA — Cuba’s version of the New York Yankees, the powerhouse Industriales, won the country’s 2010 baseball championship with lights-out pitching by Armando Rivero and Joan Socarras and stellar hitting from Leguim Barroso. All three players have since defected, along with four other members of the championship squad, leaving the punchless team struggling to a losing season this year. Read More

Cuba Tourism, Visits Are a Positive Development for U.S.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Yahoo! Contributor Network. By Matthew Hartmann.Only 90 miles off the coasts of the Florida Keys is a lively country that the majority of American citizens alive today haven't had the opportunity to visit.The restrictions on traveling to Cuba that have been in place since Feb. 3, 1963 are slowly beginning to be lifted after nearly five decades of using economics to weaken the reign of the Communist party in Cuba. (This has, ultimately, been a failure when one considers that although there have been multiple administrations since 1963 Fidel Castro remained in power up until a few years ago and even then he still wields a strong influence over Cuban politics.) Read More

Cuba Beats France in Debut at FIVB’s Boys’ Youth World Championship

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.19 - 14:44:26 / Cuba Beats France in Debut at FIVB’s Boys’ Youth World ChampionshipHAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuba defeated France (25-20, 16-25, 25-21, 25-21) in their debut at the International Volleyball Federation’s (FIVB) Boys’ Youth World Championship that began on Friday in Argentina.According to the website of the event, the Cuban attack was led by Yordan Bisset with 16 points while Danger Quintana and Lazaro Fundora contributed 15 and 14 units, respectively, to the winners’ cause. Thibault Rossard led the French with a game-high 18 points. Read More

Ballet Nacional de Cuba Readies for Spain Tour

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.20 - 13:41:38 / Havana, Cuba.- The Ballet Nacional de Cuba and its director prima ballerina assolutta Alicia Alonso will leave early September for Spain on a tour that will take the company to almost 30 cities of the Iberian country.For the presentations in Spain, the BNC has prepared three programs that include various works of the company’s repertoire. Among them are three of the best known and most applauded pieces by the audience and international critics: Swan’s Lake, Cinderella and Giselle, a press release issued by the BNC’s Public Relations reads. Read More

Cuban Filmmaker Calls for LatAm Cultural Unity

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ana Julia Suarez Cruz. 00:11Caracas, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban filmmaker Daniel Diaz defended Latin American cultural integration as a way to promote the production and spreading of the films made in the region.During a visit to this South American country to launch his full-length feature "Lisanka," the director insisted that it is necessary to promote co-productions and mutual support to show that good films can be made with limited resources. Read More