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The Tambores de Bejucal will perform in Varadero

<p style="text-align: justify;">27 de Agosto 2011. Bejucal, (AIN). – The emblematic Tambores de Bejucal (Drums from Bejucal) will depart in the next few hours towards Varadero, where they will make a presentation next week end in its popular parties. This folklore group, which was created almost fifty years ago, has won several recognitions, among them the Community Cultural Award and Memoria Viva Award given by the Juan Marinello Cultural Centre. Read More

Cuban spy’s ex-wife can’t collect on lawsuit

<p style="text-align: justify;">A federal judge told Ana Margarita Martinez that she couldn’t garnish funds owed by South Florida travel companies to Havana. A Miami judge has awarded a Cuban exile $2.8 billion in damages for the forced suicide of his father after Fidel Castro took power during the communist revolution in 1959. The man's attorney said it is the largest U.S. civil judgment ever against Cuba, though it's unlikely they will collect much of it. Read More

LatAm Trade Unions Coordinate Strategies in Nicaragua

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez.Managua, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 130 Latin American trade union organizations will close a meeting in Nicaragua aimed at coordinating common efforts in defense of workers and for the construction of anti-neoliberal alternatives. Participants in the 4th Trade Union Meeting or Our America (ESNA), held at the National Engineering University, expressed their will to use their organizational and mobilization capacity to contribute to ongoing social changes in the region. Read More

US Top Diplomat Monitored Internet in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By:Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez. Havana, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Chief of Mission of the US Interest Section in Havana, Jonathan Farrar, monitored the Internet for possible subversive actions, according to a cable released by Wikileaks and reproduced by Cuban websites on Saturday. Farrar's monitoring of the Internet along with his wife occurred in August 2008, when he addressed a memorandum to the US State Department described as sensitive, without reporting any obstacle from Cuban authorities. Read More

Chavez to undergo new round of cancer treatment

<p style="text-align: justify;">Ago 2011-08-27T21:34:12. CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that he will undergo his next round of cancer treatment at home instead of Cuba. Chavez said he will begin his third phase of chemotherapy soon at the Military Hospital in Caracas. He had the last two rounds of chemotherapy in Cuba. Read More

Cuban Yarelis Barrios Qualifies for IAAF World Champs Finals

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Cuba.- Cuban Yarelis Barrios, Beijing 2008 Olympic discus throw runner-up (women), qualified for the finals in the opening day of the 13th IAAF World Championships underway in Daegou, South Korea, thru Sept 4. Barrio, who was also second in Berlin 2009 world championships, made a 63,80m throw in her first attempt, breaking the qualification mark (62 m) and securing a place in the competition’s finals scheduled for Sunday. Read More

Columbus' Cross Made Cuban National Monument

<p style="text-align: justify;">Archbishop Points to History as Lesson for Future. By Araceli Cantero. BARACOA, Cuba, AUG. 26, 2011 ( At the end of a thanksgiving Mass on Aug. 15, the archbishop of Santiago, Cuba, raised high the Cross of Parra, planted by Christopher Columbus on Dec. 1, 1492, and with it he blessed some 2,000 faithful gathered in the square. Minutes earlier, the crowd broke out in applause on learning that the National Cuban Commission of Monuments declared the Cross of Parra a national monument. This cross is kept in the parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Baracoa. Read More

Great welcome to the show Canción para estar contigo

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Yaimara Villaverde. AIN. 27 de Agosto 2011. Guantánamo, (AIN). – A standing ovation was conquered in this city by the show for children and adults Canción para estar contigo, which stars the excellent soprano Bárbara Llanes and the Theatre company las Estaciones and Danza Espiral. The stage of the puppet theatre received the well achieved presentation, that tells the story of filial love, hope and life, which original idea came from the own Llanes, one of the most important Cuban lyric voices, who is very closed and linked with theatre, an artistic expression she confesses she loves. Read More

Experts Foresee Climate Change Risks for Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.27 - 17:15:10 / Havana, Cuba.- Part of the Cuban surface (2,32 percent) could be covered by water by 2050 as a consequence of climate change, a report published by Granma newspaper reveals. Research about coastal dangers and vulnerability carried out by specialists from 16 Cuban institutions and bodies, yielded that by 2050, 2,550 square kilometers of the country's surface will be submerged as a result of the rise in the sea level. Read More

Cuba Cuba gear up for Reading and Leeds festivals

<p style="text-align: justify;">By David Owens, South Wales Echo. Aug 25 2011. This weekend one of South Wales’ finest new bands will be playing on the biggest of stages at the Reading and Leeds festivals. Cuba Cuba’s Morgan Isaac tells Dave Owens why he can hardly wait for the momentous day to arrive. Read More