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Hurricane Irene Hits Puerto Rico Hard

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González Tocabens.&nbsp; 12:47San Juan, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rico woke up Monday to floods, rubbles, and blackouts following the overnight passage of hurricane Irene, which is now heading towards the Dominican Republic and would reach the United States on Friday. Read More

Cuban Culture Fiesta to Kick off in Bayamo

<p style="text-align: justify;">The 17th Fiesta de la Cubanía (Cuban Culture Fiesta) takes place in eastern Granma’s capital city of Bayamo in October this year. Celebration highlights include visits to places of cultural and historic interest, debates on Cintio Vitier’s literary work and a discussion panel on the origins and evolution of the Cuban newspaper El Cubano Libre, reported AIN. The festival marking Cuban Culture Day has, by tradition, been celebrated in Bayamo, in memory of the glorious day where the Cuban national anthem was first sung, on October 20th, 1868, festival organizers told the press. Read More

Lessons from the affairs of Cuban crocodiles

<p style="text-align: justify;">By CESAR CHELALA. BUENOS AIRES — The recent finding that the seriously endangered Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) has been hybridizing in the wild with the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) offers a sobering lesson. It shows that there is no real antagonism between Cuban and American crocodiles, something that policymakers on both sides should learn, and lead their countries toward a friendly relationship beneficial to both.Many things can be said about the U.S. policy toward Cuba except that the long-standing embargo is an intelligent way of solving the problems with that country. Read More

Cuba defeats Argentina by 3-0 in a FIVB World Grand Prix match - Volleyball

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba and Argentina competed against each other in one of the last matches of the preliminary round of the FIVB World Grand Prix on the 21st of August. The match between the two sides took place in Bangkok, Thailand. What followed was a clean sweep of the Argentineans by the Cubans with the following final set scores: 26-24, 25-23 and 25-18.Even though Argentina lost the match, they did not go down without putting up a good fight. The first set of the match remained tight all through. Inspite of the Argentinean efforts, the Cubans were able to secure the opening set of the game. Read More

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