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Cuban Company Labiofam Signs Agreement with Belarusian Pharmaceutical

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> 2011.08.24 - 14:05:41 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuba's LABIOFAM business group (Pharmaceutical Biological Labs.) and the Belarusian firm Phamland penned a representation and distribution agreement for the marketing in that European country of the Cuban homeopathic product Vidatox. A report by Prensa Latina says in presenting the product in Belarus, LABIOFAM’s experts Alexis Diaz and Alejandro Gonzalez explained that Vidatox was made out of venom from a Cuban scorpion which has been proved efficient as an anti-tumor, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Read More

Thousands of Evacuated People and Cut off Towns in DR

<p style="text-align: justify;">Santo Domingo, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 7,000 people remain evacuated in the Dominican Republic Wednesday, where intense rain was registered and there were settlements isolated, electricity cuts, fallen trees, destroyed houses and floods associated with Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene is slowly moving away from the Dominican northeastern coast while dozens of houses are flooded and 12 communities are isolated, said the Emergency Operation Center. Read More

Cuba Strives to Recover Coffee Output

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.23 - 13:51:37 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Coffee growers in Guantanamo’s municipality of Maisi, in the eastern tip of the island, are striving to recover hundreds of hectares of unproductive coffee fields, according to Granma. The newspaper reports that plans are to sow 420 hectares with coffee. Of the total area 414 correspond to old coffee plantations and only six are new fields. The report highlights that the main goal is not to expand the cultivation areas but to seal the existing ones with new and productive plantations. Read More

Duos Arrive in Varadero for Beach Volleyball Circuit

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.23 - 15:59:29 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Duos from Jamaica and Aruba arrive on Tuesday in Varadero, in the western province of Matanzas, to participate in the North, Central American and Caribbean (NORCECA) Beach Volleyball Circuit, to be held for the first time in Cuba. Both nations announced the arrival of duos of Cheryl Daley-Cherine Richards and Elki Phillip-Ayana Dyette (women), from Jamaica; and Mitchel Daniel-Eargenell De Cuba (men), from Aruba.&nbsp; Read More

Hurricane Irene Displaces 11,000 In Haiti, Dominican Republic, Put Eastern Cuba On Alert

<p style="text-align: justify;">August 24, 2011 12:54 PM.SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Aug 24 (Bernama) -- Hurricane Irene has left nearly 11,657 people displaced in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and put eastern Cuba on alert, reports China's news agency Xinhua quoting authorities in the three countries on Tuesday. The Miami-based U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Irene is an "extremely dangerous storm" which is expected to strengthen. The storm was by late Tuesday afternoon moving over the Hispaniola Island with sustained winds of 150 kph. Read More

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