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August 29th

FAQ on Cuba travel

<p style="text-align: justify;">Although Cuba is just 93 miles south of Florida, most Americans know little about it. Here are some frequently asked questions. Why can't I just fly to Cuba from Canada? That used to happen more often. Now, the U.S. government shares air passenger manifests and immigration data with Canada. You may think you've snuck in to Cuba, but later you may get a bill for $2,000-$7,500 for the violation. A high-tech world makes detection an increasing likelihood no matter what third country you fly through. Still, an estimated 20,000 Americans travel to Cuba illegally each year. Read More

New York bank to pay $88 million for Cuba transfers

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Juan O. Tamayo.elnuevoherald.com. The U.S. Treasury says it processed $178 million in wire transfers involving Cuba or Cubans from December 2005 through March 2006. The JP Morgan Chase Bank of New York has agreed to pay $88.3 million to settle allegations of “egregious” violations of Cuban Assets Control Regulations, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday. Read More

Li Yanfeng wins discus at world championships

<p style="text-align: justify;">APAP – DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Li Yanfeng of China won the gold medal in the women's discus at the world championships Sunday, beating Nadine Mueller of Germany and Yarelis Barrios of Cuba. Li took the lead on her second attempt with a throw of 66.52 meters. Mueller took silver with 65.97 and Barrios got bronze with 65.73. Read More

Drivers in Cuba turn genius to ensure classic Detroit cars still run

<p style="text-align: justify;">VIÑALES, Cuba -- The 1955 Dodge has a 2-liter bottle strapped to the driver's-side door frame, with a hose leading from the bottle to a hole in the hood.It is the gas tank. And it works. Although the aqua car's interior is stripped, owner Obel Aguado still drives it to work at the Los Jazmines viewpoint snack bar. "He's going to put a Bulgarian diesel engine in it," another man said proudly. "He has a lot of work to do." Read More

Mexico, Brazil Review Bilateral Cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">By. Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez.00:09México, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Mexico and Brazil met in this capital to assess their cooperation activities for 2009-2011 and discuss those to be carried out in the next two years. The meeting was held on August 22-26, the Mexican Foreign Ministry informed in a communique. Read More

National Group of Taxis Applies New Renting System

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.28 - 12:50:05 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu / National Group of Taxis Applies New Renting System.Havana, Cuba.- The number one taxis-renting agency in Havana province shows an excellent performance in the quality of the service which is currently directed towards the international tourism. The new renting system was implemented last year in a fleet of 30 taxis and generated over a million of local convertible pesos at a total cost of 64 cents per peso. Moreover, there are 10 agencies nationwide where a similar system will be implemented. Read More

August 28th

Cuba Wins First Two Medals in World Track & Field

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Tomas Armenteros Crespo. 09:23Seoul, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban male decathlon athlete Leonel Suarez and female discus thrower Yarelis Barrios have won the first two medals for Cuba (bronze) at the World Track and Field Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday. Suarez was once again at the awarding podium, now with a total of 8,501 points, behind the US athletes Ashton Eaton (8,505, second place) and Trey Hardee (8,607, first place and champion). Read More

Cuba will Begin to Operate Venezuelan Optic Fiber Cable

<p style="text-align: justify;">August 27, 2011.SOUTH JOURNAL. Havana, Aug 27 (RHC)- Over the next few months, Cuba will begin using the optic fiber cable linking the island to Venezuela and Jamaica along 1600 kilometers,according to official sources, Pl news reported. The transfer of satellite services will start over the next months. This operation will translate into a faster connection speed, but not lower costs,said deputy informatics and communications minister Boris Moreno while speaking about the underwater cable that touched Cuban coasts last February and was supposed to be in operations last July. Read More

The Tambores de Bejucal will perform in Varadero

<p style="text-align: justify;">27 de Agosto 2011. Bejucal, (AIN). – The emblematic Tambores de Bejucal (Drums from Bejucal) will depart in the next few hours towards Varadero, where they will make a presentation next week end in its popular parties. This folklore group, which was created almost fifty years ago, has won several recognitions, among them the Community Cultural Award and Memoria Viva Award given by the Juan Marinello Cultural Centre. Read More

Cuban spy’s ex-wife can’t collect on lawsuit

<p style="text-align: justify;">A federal judge told Ana Margarita Martinez that she couldn’t garnish funds owed by South Florida travel companies to Havana. A Miami judge has awarded a Cuban exile $2.8 billion in damages for the forced suicide of his father after Fidel Castro took power during the communist revolution in 1959. The man's attorney said it is the largest U.S. civil judgment ever against Cuba, though it's unlikely they will collect much of it. Read More