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August 30th

More Russian Tourists Arriving in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By. Ana Luisa Brown.&nbsp; 11:30Moscow, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The number of Russian tourists visiting Cuban resorts have significantly increased with a figure closed to 46,000 travelers, reported the representative of the island''s Tourism Ministry in Russia. The total of 45,847 Russian tourists that have visited Cuba this year till August is twice the figure of 22,840 in 2009 and much higher than the 29,818 number of the same period of 2010, explained to Prensa-Latina the Mintur representative for Russia and Eastern Europe Estefania R. Escobar. Read More

Cuban Danseur Carlos Acosta Will Not Leave the Stage

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Estela McCollin. 10:12Havana, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban renowned danseur Carlos Acosta whom the National Council of Fine Arts of Cuba honored with the National Dance Award 2011, said his career will continue as there is always a fresh start in many ways. A ballerino, an artist, like me, will not limit himself only to dance; he will focuss on other ventures such as choreography, Acosta, the youngest artist to be bestowed this award, told the Cuban television ahead of receiving the prestigious distinction. Read More

Boat procession honors revered Cuban image of Virgin Mary

<p style="text-align: justify;">By DANIEL SHOER ROTH. ElNuevoHerald.com. Sunday, 08.28.11. As a prelude to the 50th anniversary celebration of the arrival in Miami of the statue of Our Lady of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint, a group of Catholic faithful took the image for a colorful maritime procession in Biscayne Bay on Sunday. A dozen boats participated in the three-hour parade, dubbed “The Lady of Charity Blesses Miami,” which carried the statue to sites significant in the history of the city and of Cuban exiles. Read More

Cuba Celebrates End of Summer with Nationwide Book Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA , Cuba, Aug 26 (acn) Cuba will celebrate the end of summer with a nationwide Book Festival and entertainment activities, on Saturday, August 27.According to website Cubasi, activities in the Cuban capital will take place in the Fe del Valle and Central parks, and the popular San Rafael Boulevard will be the main venue of this event, from 10 a.m. on. The program of activities includes book sales for children and teenagers, poetry and music concerts, literary debates, film screenings, and puppet theater plays, among others.&nbsp; Read More

South Africa: Nation Eyes Opportunities With Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">28 August 2011. Pretoria — South Africa and Cuba hope to push their bilateral and multilateral cooperation to the next level when they hold their 9th Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) this week. International Relations Deputy Minister, Ebrahim Ebrahim, will co-chair the meeting, scheduled for 29 and 30 in Cuba, which will focus on domestic political and socio-economic issues in both countries while also touching on regional issues. Read More

August 29th

Cuban Appeal in IAAF World Championships Turned Down

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González Tocabens.13:47Daegu, South Korea, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Monday rejected an appeal submitted by Cuba, after the disqualification of Cuban hurdler Dayron Robles in the event''s final at the World Championships. According to the IAAF, Robles was disqualified for obstruction by the track referee who based his decision on article 163.2 of the IAAF rules. Read More

Telesur and Voltaire Reporters, who Left Tripoli, Arrived Safe in Malta

<p style="text-align: justify;">SOUTH JOURNAL.August 29, 2011. After 36 hours onboard a small boat, 52 persons including reporters of Telesur, Press TV, and Voltaire Network arrived safely in Valletta city, Malta, said Voltaire's editor Thierry Meyssan in a report to the South Journal. Upon their arrival in the city, local authorities and ambassadors from different missions, except France, attended a ceremony for the group. Read More

Robles disqualified after winning 110m hurdles

<p style="text-align: justify;">AFP – 7 mins ago. Cuba's Dayron Robles (R) pips China's Liu Xiang (C) and Britain's William Sharman (L) in the men's 110 metres hurdles final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu on August 29, 2011. Robles was Monday disqualified after winning the 110m hurdles final. Cuban world champion Dayron Robles was Monday disqualified after winning the world championships 110m hurdles final. "Robles has been disqualified by the track referee under rule 163.2 for obstruction on the track," an IAAF official told AFP. Read More

USA: Irene Batters New York, Causes Multi-Million Dollar Losses

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Lourdes chang.12:31Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and insurance companies predict multi-million dollar losses as a consequence of hurricane Irene hitting the East Coast of the United States. In statements to the press quoted by NBC television, Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, noted the damage is equivalent to billions of US dollars. Read More

Travel Diva: See you in Cuba! It's no ordinary island vacation

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba -- The mojitos were in our hands, and we could see the shimmering blue of the Caribbean.But this was no ordinary island vacation. Television cameras whirred as a group of Americans checked into Havana's stately Hotel Nacional, as history was being made -- by us. Except for a brief period from 2000-2003, this was the first time in 50 years that average Americans could legally visit Cuba. The trip, through Insight Cuba, would highlight Havana, Santiago de Cuba for arts and music, Trinidad on Cuba's southern coast for colonial charm and Pinar del Rio for its rural natural beauty. Read More