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Cuba Mutual Fund Jumps Most in Three Weeks After Report on Castro’s Health

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Jonathan J. Levin - Aug 31, 2011 4:59 PM GMT-0400. The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, a closed-end mutual fund that aims to profit from a resumption of U.S. trade with Cuba, surged the most in three weeks after a newspaper report that former President Fidel Castro’s health had deteriorated. Read More

Live at La Zorra y El Cuervo Jazz Club in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">By JazzTimes. The Insight Cuba organization is partnering with JazzTimes to offer cultural exchange trips to Cuba so that American jazz fans can experience Cuban music through person-to-person contact. The Havana Jazz Experience program features 8 day/7 night trips every month. In addition, Insight Cuba and JazzTimes has organized a special trip to the Havana International Jazz Festival on December 15-18, 2011. Read More

Horford’s 24 points lead Dominicans 90-60 win over Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">31 August 2011, 9:41 AM.Horford weaves. Photo Mar del Plata, Argentina.- NBA star Al Horford’s 24 points o Tuesday led Dominican Republic’s team to a 90-60 win over Cuba in the basketball pre-Olympic of the Americas’ inaugural game. Horford opened with a dunk for the game’s first point, in the tournament that will supply two qualifiers for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Read More

CUBA: Is buying a car or a house possible?

<p style="text-align: justify;">07/27/11 By Leonardo Padura Fuentes (*) HAVANA, Jul (IPS) Cuba may be the only country in the world whose citizens have, for half a century now, not been allowed to freely acquire a car or a home. Indeed the very words have a very different connotation on the island. As a part of the egalitarian policies of the state, which has exerted total control over most of the property in the country, the socialist government,during its fifty years in power, has emitted a series of laws and regulations which, originally intended to limit the amount of property a person could accumulate and to reform the way real estate can be held. Read More

Cuba Keeps Reviving Rail Sector bus tren

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, August 29 (KCNA) -- The Industrial Fixtures Company has produced 104, 000 concrete sleepers up to present as part of the strategy to revive Cuba's rail sector, according to Prensa Latina on Aug. 25. The head of that enterprise, based in the province of Villa Clara, noted that this figure covers more than half of the planned number of concrete sleepers to be built this year.KOREA NEWS SERVICE(KNS) Read More

Curious about Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Aug 29, 2011. By Alexandra Christopoulos. Anticipating the warmth of the sun and the delight of spending these final, fleeting summer days on a beach, I will always remember first being greeted in Cuba by a thunderstorm. Day one and it was already raining. Of course, this happened while blissfully unaware that hurricane Irene was coming. But perhaps the interminable clouds in the sky at the time were a reminder of why I made it there in the first place. Read More

Unexpected results of two stars in Daegu

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.31 - 13:49:33 / The unexpected disqualifications of Jamaican Usain Bolt and Cuban Dayron Robles, cast a shadow over the first days of the 2011 World Championships of Athletics, underway in the South Korean city of Daegu. An inexplicable false start by the fastest man on Earth in the 100-meter dash was a bolt from the blue for his followers at the stadium and all over the world; and history changed without this charismatic sprinter.&nbsp; Read More

Cuba, FAO Organize Seminar on Harmlessness of Foodstuffs

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.31 - 13:45:42 / HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; A national seminar about a Cuban project for strengthening food innocuousness policies will take place in Havana with experts from the island and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization in attendance. Beginning Tuesday at the Gelabert Hall of the Habana Riviera Hotel, the seminar will be the framework for the presentation of a plan of action to strengthen the nutrient management capacity, Caridad Hernandez, from the National Institute for Normalization Research told ACN. Read More

Tropical Storm Katia Packing Up Strength in the Atlantic Ocean

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Estela McCollin. Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Tropical storm Katia has gained strength and is heading west or north west in the Atlantic Ocean, reported Wednesday the National Hurricane Center of Miami, which forecasts the storm to become a hurricane. At 06:00 local time, the eye was tracked at 13.9N and 39.1W, some 1,585km south of Cape Verde Islands with sustained winds of 100km/h and keeps gaining strength and speed to become a major hurricane by the weekend. Read More

Cuban Triple Jumper to Defend World Title

<p style="text-align: justify;">By. Osmany González Tocabens. Daegu, South Korea, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban triple jumper Yargelis Savigne on Wednesday is working on a strategy to defend her world title in tomorrow's final at the World Athletics Championships, Daegu-2011, which she won two years ago in Berlin. According to Savigne, who was also world champion in Japan-2007, the struggle for the gold will be hard, because her rivals have also trained well to fight for the title. Read More