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Nyad well into Cuba-Florida swim try

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA (AP) — Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad was making good headway through the Florida Straits despite some physical complaints Monday, about one-third of the way into her attempt to log a record swim at the age of 61. While Nyad was pausing only briefly for nourishment and is not allowed to touch the support boat, her team kept fans and well-wishers up to date through social media."Diana is swimming strongly. The swells have subsided," said someone posting on her Twitter account in the morning. Read More

Time to get closer to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Last month Cuba and the United Kingdom signed a formal declaration to strengthen bilateral co-operation. The agreement champions "closer dialogue and economic, scientific, technical, educational, cultural and sporting links between the two countries" and highlights key areas for collaboration including environmental issues, biotechnology, trade and investment, regional security, child protection and disaster preparedness. The move should be welcomed as a positive step – not just by those supporting the Cuban people, but also by those looking to expand British trade relations in Latin America. Read More

Cuba scraps rave festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">IANS India Private Limited By Indo Asian News Service. Havana, Aug 8 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban Rotilla festival, considered to be the island's largest rave event, was cancelled on the weekend by officials and replaced with a group of summer concerts. The 2011 Rotilla festival had been scheduled for Aug 5-7 at Jibacoa beach, located about 57 km from Havana in Mayabeque province, but in its place and on the same dates authorities scheduled the new 'Summer youth concerts' at Jibacoa. Read More

Cuba, Dominican Republic bird conservation presentation

<p style="text-align: justify;">Aug 08, 2011. Talia Perez is one of two interns to discuss bird conservation in her native Cuba at a talk Aug. 11 at the Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland. Rockland — Project Puffin interns, Talia Perez of Havana, Cuba and Ivan Mota, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will present a special presentation about the birds and wildlife conservation of their native countries at Project Puffin Visitor Center on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. Project Puffin Visitor Center is located at 311 Main St. in Rockland. Read More

AvStar Aviation Group, Inc. Applies for Authorization as Service Provider to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">HOUSTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AvStar Aviation Group, Inc. (AvStar) /quotes/zigman/5776436 AAVG +4.17% today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Twin Air Calypso Limited, Inc. (TACL), has applied to the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control for approval as a Carrier Service Provider, Travel Service Provider and Remittance Forwarder to the country of Cuba. Read More

Local student sees Cuba from inside

<p style="text-align: justify;">Monday, August 8, 2011 9:49 am. Local student sees Cuba from inside By Candace Chase/The Daily Inter Lake Daily Inter Lake.&nbsp; Martha Obermiller, a 2009 graduate of Glacier High School, returned from seven weeks studying in Cuba addicted to the people and the high-octane coffee.“The people are beautiful and the coffee was so good,” she said. “I came back here and drank American coffee and said, ‘This tastes like water.’” Since returning July 20, Obermiller said she has been sorting through everything she saw and learned while studying abroad through the University of Colorado, Boulder, at Casa de las Americas in Havana City. Read More

Corruption investigation reported in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Juan O. Tamayo.elnuevoherald.com. Cuban prosecutors are investigating several top officials of ETECSA, the state telecommunications monopoly, on allegations of corruption, according to knowledgeable sources in Havana and Miami. José Remos, a former senior Cuban telecommunications official who now lives in Miami, told El Nuevo Herald on Saturday that former co-workers in Cuba had told him that several top company officials are detained in connection with a fiber-optic cable financed by Venezuela. Read More

Undefeated Cuba Wins Caribbean Women’s Basketball Tournament

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.08 - 13:34:02 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu.HAVANA, Cuba.-&nbsp; Cuba beat host Bahamas 85-54 and in the process won the Caribbean Women’s Basketball Tournament that concluded on Sunday in Nassau, and which granted a ticket for the Central American and Caribbean Championship of next year (Centrobasket 2012). Read More

Chavez satisfied with latest medical tests

<p style="text-align: justify;">Aug 8, 2011 11:12am. CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez said Monday he's satisfied with results of a series of new medical examinations in Cuba, where he is undergoing treatment for cancer."Everything went well," Chavez said of tests results to examine the functioning of organs including his kidneys, liver and heart." The tests were conducted on Sunday and Monday, Chavez said. Read More

Cuba, Angola boost military ties

<p style="text-align: justify;">AFP. Long-standing allies Cuba and Angola have boosted military cooperation during a visit to the communist-run Caribbean island by Angolan defense officials, Cuban state media reported Monday.Cuban Defense Minister Julio Casas Regueiro met with his Angolan counterpart Candido Pereira Dos Santos Van Dunem and "signed an accord recognizing the working parameters to strengthen and grow cooperation between the two armies," the newspaper Granma said, citing an official statement. Read More