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SOUTH JOURNAL: Cuba Condemns NATO Aggression Against Libya

<p style="text-align: justify;">Posted on August 4, 2011 by lchirino. HAVANA, Cuba (SJ) Cuban President Raul Castro condemned NATO's military aggression against Libya during a meeting in this city with Abdulhaid M.Zlitniel, special envoy of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. During the meeting, which took place on Wednesday, Raul Castro called for the immediate end of the attacks on Libya, particularly the air strikes against civilian facilities, which kill innocent people, in order to advance towards a peaceful solution to the Libyan conflict on the grounds of full respect for Libya's independence, territorial integrity, self-determination and sovereignty over its natural resources, reads an article published on Granma newspaper. Read More

Tropical Storm Emily Moves on Course Toward Cuba, Florida

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Conor Sullivan and Brian K. Sullivan - Aug 4, 2011 11:37 AM GMT-0400.Tropical Storm Emily is expected to drench Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it moves on a course that may skirt the east coast of Florida this weekend, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Read More

The Freeport News: Grand Bahama's First Newspaper

<p style="text-align: justify;">Pinon: Cuba, Bahamas face similar challenges on oil drilling. By INDERIA SAUNDERS. NG Business Reporter. NASSAU's Concerns over oil drilling for millions of barrels of oil in Cuba and any spillover effects on a still unregulated Bahamas may be for naught, with an international energy expert reminding that the two countries face similar challenges. According to Jorge Piñón, the former president of Amoco Oil Mexico &amp; Latin America, Cuba's drilling will be to the highest standard now required for drilling. Read More

5.4 Earthquake Hits Costa Rica

<p style="text-align: justify;">By:Jennifer Socorro Ramon. jueves, 04 de agosto de 2011.09:47San Jose, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook southern Costa Rica on Wednesday night, the national volcanology and seismology institute (Ovsicori) reported Thursday.&nbsp;&nbsp; No damage or victims were reported. The earthquake was recorded at 23:12 hours local time last night, and its epicenter was located 22 kilometers south of Paso. Canoas near the Panamanian border, Ovsicori said. Read More

Elspeth Savani and the Orchestra Zarabanda will perform at Auston James.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Elspeth Savani and the Orchestra Zarabanda will perform at "The Heart of Cuba" event. The Northwest Language Academy Cultural Center in Langley on Whidbey Island wants to unveil some of the mysteries of Cuba through its Language of Food Series. The Language of Food Series explores cuisines and cultures from around the world, sharing the ways in which nations such as Cuba maintain their traditions. The Language of Food Series features "The Heart of Cuba" on Saturday. Read More

More airports granted Cuba landing rights

<p style="text-align: justify;">By TED JACKOVICS | The Tampa Tribune. Published: August 04, 2011. Eight airports this week in addition to Tampa International Airport were granted landing rights in Cuba for charter flights.The cities are Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Palm Harbor-based travel service provider Scand-America International announced it would arrange travel services to Cuba from the Tampa area, where two companies have been approved to provide flights from Tampa International. Read More

Cuba takes precautions against tropical storm Emily

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 06:12:50.HAVANA, Aug. 3 (Xinhua)-- The Cuban authorities on Wednesday decided to establish the "information phase" for the eastern provinces of Guantanamo and Holguin, in order to deal with the tropical storm Emily, which is expected to cross the island on Saturday morning.A joint-statement from the National Institute of Meteorology and the Civil Defense recommended that those territories "should increase the hydrometeorological surveillance on the water reservoirs, coastal towns and lowlands close to rivers, and the local authorities must assess the possible measures to be taken in order to protect people and resources. Read More

Is the Next Great Zombie Movie Coming Out of Cuba?

<p style="text-align: justify;">By L. Vincent Poupard. Yahoo! Contributor Network. It is with great surprise that I say that the next great zombie movie might be coming out of Cuba. While Cuba has not been known for horror in the past, the first zombie movie to come out of the island nation looks impressive. "Juan de los Muertos," or "Juan of the Dead," looks like a good mix of horror and comedy. Read More

A new way to explore Cuba: from a cruise ship

<p style="text-align: justify;">A Canadian company is launching cruises that circumnavigate Cuba starting Dec. 4 with prices from $586 a person, double occupancy, for a seven-night voyage.Cuba Cruise’s 480-stateroom ship Louis Cristal will sail out of Havana with the ship calling at a new port every day. Ports of call include Bahia de Nipe, Cayo Guillermo, Santiago de Cuba, Cayo Caguamas, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Punta Frances, and feature six UNESCO World Heritage Sites and four national parks and preserves. Read More

Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti Ready to Face Impact of Tropical Storm Emily

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 3 (acn) The members of the Cuban medical brigade in Haiti are ready to assist potential victims of the imminent impact of tropical storm Emily, which is expected to affect this Caribbean nation as of Wednesday night.According to Granma newspaper, the medical personnel are carrying out educational and preventive actions while other measures have been taken to protect the health professionals as well. Read More