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Cuban City of Baracoa Celebrates 500th Anniversary

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Jennifer Socorro Ramon.12:33Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) As the Cuban city of Baracoa celebrates its 500th anniversary, it has become one of the strongest pillars of the Cuban tourist industry, especially focused on nature and culture. Baracoa will celebrate its anniversary on August 15 with festivities that highlight the city's development in the tourist industry in areas such as nature, history, culture, traditions and contact with city residents. Read More

More Than Thirty Cuban Athletes to Compete in IAAF World Championships

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.08 - 23:12:59 / Havana, Cuba.- More than 30 athletes will represent Cuba at the 13th World Championships in Athletics, organized and scheduled by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for August 27 to September 4 in Daegu, South Korea. In a press communiqué released on Monday, the national commissioner of the sport, Aurelio Romero, announced that the Cuban delegation will be led by reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Dayron Robles (Men’s Sprint Hurdles) and by world champion Yargelis Savigne (Women’s Triple Jump). Read More

Nyad ends 2nd attempted swim from Cuba to Florida

<p style="text-align: justify;">By PETER ORSI, Associated Press. HAVANA (AP)—Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad ended her second bid to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys about halfway through her journey early Tuesday.Elaine Lafferty, who was on the boat according to Nyad’s blog, posted on Twitter: “It’s over.” Lafferty said “the combination of factors was too much to safely continue.” According to the Twitter feed, Nyad was pulled from the water early in the morning after swimming for 29 hours. The swim was expected to take 60 hours to cover at least 103 miles (166 kilometers). Read More