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Cuban Dayron Robles to Compete in Daegu Athletics World Championship

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.23 - 16:02:17 / As a common saying goes: “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s”, Cuban Dayron Robles, 110 meter hurdles Olympic champion Beijing 2008, is getting ready to compete in the 13th World Championship in Athletics, in Daegu, South Korea, for assuring his first crown in the history of those events. Read More

Hurricane Irene may cause flood in eastern Cuba- meteorologists

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, August 23 (RIA Novosti) Hurricane Irene may cause flooding in the coastal areas of eastern Cuba on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Cuban Institute of Meteorology forecasts said. The eye of the hurricane on Tuesday at midnight (04:00 GMT) was located 130 kilometers to the east of Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic). Wind gusts in the area reached 160 kph (100 mph). Irene strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane late Monday. Read More

One of the Jewels of Cuban Nature: Guanahacabibes

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.23 - 10:28:44 / Guanahacabibes National park The Guanahacabibes National park is the central area of the Biosphere Reserve with the same name contained in some 40 thousand hectares in the western province of Cuba. Its exceptional beauty includes 15 950 hectares of marine territory in the southern coast, characterized by its rocky land. The region stands out for its valuable slopes measuring some 20 meters above sea level with a number of white sand beaches and inlets which are very peculiar.&nbsp; Read More

Piñón on Energy: Cuba’s 2010 oil and gas analysis

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jorge R. Piñón. Crude and natural gas production. Cuba’s domestic heavy-sour crude oil production reflected an increase of approximately 11 percent, from 47,517 bd in 2009 to 52,623 bd in 2010. This new production was predominantly the result of new record-breaking 6,000 meter horizontal drilling coastal prospects around the town of Camarioca, east of the beach resort of Varadero in Matanzas province. Read More

Ninety Miles celebrates Cuba's jazz link

<p style="text-align: justify;">Band members Stefon Harris, David Sánchez and Christian Scott are part of Cuban-themed show Wednesday at the Hollywood Bowl. Ninety Miles. By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times. August 23, 2011. You might think that a jazz ensemble project named Ninety Miles was paying tribute, in plural, to a genius trumpeter with the last name of Davis. In fact, its members — Stefon Harris (vibraphone and marimba), David Sánchez (saxophone) and Christian Scott (trumpet), who'll perform Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl take their collective moniker from a very different source. Read More

Arthur Frommer: Cuba heads list of top 15 bargain vacations

<p style="text-align: justify;">Tue Aug 23 2011. The lush beaches of the Mayan Riviera are all the more inviting thanks to a low-priced offer from a Wyndham resort in the popular Mexican tourist region. The lush beaches of the Mayan Riviera are all the more inviting thanks to a low-priced offer from a Wyndham resort in the popular Mexican tourist region. The lush beaches of the Mayan Riviera are all the more inviting thanks to a low-priced offer from a Wyndham resort in the popular Mexican tourist region. Read More

Unasur to Discuss Economic Crisis and Creation of Electoral Body

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Glenda Pardo. Buenos Aires, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) on Wednesday will discuss how to address the current international economic crisis and the creation of an electoral body within the bloc. The meeting of foreign ministers of UNASUR will be held in the framework of the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Forum on Latin America and East Asia (Focalae), the Argentine Foreign Ministry announced. Read More

More Cuban Young People Working in Agriculture

<p style="text-align: justify;">By. Lourdes Chang. 12:57Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of young Cubans currently working in the agricultural sector increased after Decree 259, outlining the government's intention to distribute idle land, came into effect. Of the 22,918 young people carrying out farm work, more than 10,000 joined this sector to take advantage of the benefits of this law. Read More

Raul Castro showing impatience at slow reform pace

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jeff Franks. HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro has sounded increasingly impatient in recent months with the slow implementation of his economic reforms, which he publicly blames mostly on bureaucratic sloth and resistance to change. In public statements, he has accused government cadres of laziness, corruption, neglect and ideological rigidity and has repeatedly urged them to reject old revolutionary dogma and embrace new ways of thinking. Read More

Omara Portuondo, Buena Vista Social Club and Arturo Sandoval all together in a concert

<p style="text-align: justify;">August 23, 2011. Omara Portuondo, Buena Vista Social Club and Arturo Sandoval will be together in a gig dedicated to Cuba in the Hollywood Bowl 2301 North Highland Avenue Hollywood, CA 90068.The theme night will be this coming Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 8 p.m. and it will be a jazz night dedicated to the Isle of Music as some people call Cuba. Omara and Buenavista Social Club are in a tour through the United States and some countries of Europe, they will be having a night dedicated to Cuba with Arturo Sandoval at the Hollywood Bowl of California. Tickects can already be bought at the ticketmaster. Read More