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Breast Cancer Patients Improve Quality of Life in Camagüey

<p style="text-align: justify;">Saturday, 20 August 2011 13:52. Camagüey, Cuba.- With the intention of improving quality of life of breast cancer patients in Camagüey, the project “Love for life” dedicates its customary meeting to develop a comprehensive rehabilitation with healthy lifestyles and to give families guidance.Promoted by the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in the province, the appointment, with a monthly frequency, takes place with fruitful exchanges about the role of sons and husbands, with respect to their involvement in household works and social reincorporation of women. Read More

Cuba Implements Nationwide Use of New Pentavalent Vaccine

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba (acn) A new pentavalent vaccine (Heberpenta) to combat diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenza B, is already being used in Cuba, announced on Wednesday the director of Technological Development of the Havana-based Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Eduardo Martinez Diaz. Read More

Travels with Charlie: Loosened rules may make Cuba a travel destination for more Americans

<p style="text-align: justify;">Berks County, PA. In a scenario that reverses something like "You can't get there from here," Cuba is emerging as the new darling of the well-heeled traveler from the United States.Despite a longtime ban on travel by U.S. citizens to the communist Caribbean island, there have been ways to sneak there on day trips from other islands. But it certainly was not sanctioned or necessarily safe. Now, our president and the Treasury and State departments have loosened the restrictions, and some travel agencies are gearing up to send clients on package tours of the island. Read More

1st World Summit of African Descendants in Honduras

<p style="text-align: justify;">PL. 21 de Agosto 2011. The 1st World Summit of African Descendants began last Thursday in Honduras with the presence at least of three Central American heads of state and representatives from more than 70 countries. The summit, organized by the United Nations, is being held in La Ceiba, 450 kilometers northwest of the capital. Presidents Mauricio Funes, Alvaro Colom and Daniel Ortega, of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, respectively, will be present, as well as their host, President Porfirio Lobo. Read More

Cuban journalist wins award in international competition

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuban journalist Yetel Ricaño, of Radio Victoria, in the eastern province of Las Tunas, took third place in the Latin American Health Journalism Award.The reporter won the award, sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization and the Communication Initiative, for his report “Antimicrobial Resistance: behavior that harms, rushes that condemn”, published on the website of the radio station. Read More

Cuban Customs Intensifies Measures to Fight Illegalities

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ana Julia Suarez Cruz.21 de agosto de 2011, 12:37Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Customs aims to become a more modern and effective institution in the fight against illegalities in order to achieve an unbridgeable frontier, said executives and employees of the sector.The anti drug trafficking and drug consumption fight is one of the main goals of the Customs sector, Jose Luis Muñoz, the Customs chief of the Jose Marti International Airport, told Juventud Rebelde daily.<br /> <br /> Muñoz noted that the customs staff needs top-level training to fulfil that goal because drug trafficking operations are more subtle each day. Read More

Tony Perez: Luis Tiant, Minnie Miñoso should be in Hall of Fame too

<p style="text-align: justify;">Aug 21, 2011.By Cesar Brioso, USA TODAY.NEW YORK -- Hall of Famer Tony Perez thinks there should be at least a couple more Cuban players enshrined in Cooperstown."Including some that are sitting here today," Perez said Saturday at a congress on Cuban baseball history at Fordham University School of Law. Read More

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