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September 30th

Cuban President informs about restructuring the economy, ministries

<p style="text-align: justify;">Reuters.On Thursday the government announced that the sugar ministry would be closed and turned into a holding company. But the measure is just the beginning of a broader reorganization adopted at a Council of Ministers meeting last Saturday, the government insiders said. Cuba plans to close some ministries, create new ones and eliminate some of their business activities by year end in reforms spearheaded by President Raul Castro to modernize the communist island's economy, government sources said. Read More

Repsol reaffirms its drilling programs in Cuban waters comply with U.S.embargo

<p style="text-align: justify;">The company said it “scrupulously” complies with U.S. embargo laws and adheres to the “highest quality and safety standards” in its Cuban activities. In a meeting with U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in Spain this summer, Repsol officials said their Cuban offshore drilling operations will comply with U.S. safety standards, and that it would invite U.S. inspectors to visit the rig. Read More

CTS charter flights with direct trip to Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">The flight is a direct non stop flight from LAX to HAVANA which will depart each Tuesday morning from LAX and arrive into Havana in the early evening. CTS Charters is proud to announce again the operation of our direct non stop flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Havana weekly flights which will begin on November 01, 2011. Read More

Cuba gets ready for population census in 2012

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, September 28 (KCNA) --&nbsp; One of the western provinces, Mayabeque was the region where census rehearsal was made in order to arrange details to take a census in 2012. Furthermore, other regions experienced a trial head count as well.&nbsp; The last census took place in Cuba in 2002. Read More

Narrated travel film right within a road trip from Havana to Santiago de Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Program on Cuba kicks off Kiwanis travelogue season on Oct. 4. Thursday, September 29, 2011, 10:45 AM. Deborah Storey, The Huntsville Times. HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Kiwanis Club of Huntsville kicks off its new travelogue season on Oct. 4 with a program on Cuba. "A Road Trip from Havana to Santiago de Cuba" is the first narrated travel film in the 2011-2012 season. Read More

The Colmenita Children's Theater to perform in California

<p style="text-align: justify;">SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its formation in 1990, La Colmenita, which translates to "The Little Beehive," has charmed audiences in more than 25 countries.&nbsp; Fans of the group include actors Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover and Mike Farrell and singers Jackson Browne and Harry Belafonte.&nbsp; British actress Vanessa Redgrave called them "The Soul of Cuba." Read More

FM Bruno Rodriguez referred to Longstanding US Embargo during ONU address

<p style="text-align: justify;">September 27, 2011. VOA News. Rodriguez made the comment Monday during an address before the United Nations General Assembly. Rodriguez, however, said Cuba's government reiterates its willingness and interest to move toward the normalization of relations with the United States. He proposed talks on humanitarian issues as well as cooperation in countering the illegal drug trade, terrorism and human smuggling Read More

CARICOM supports Cuba in its effort to lift the US embargo

<p style="text-align: justify;">Jane Franklin. Thu, 29 Sep 2011. Wednesday, 28 September 2011 10:23. CSMENetwork News Georgetown, Guyana- The 15 CARICOM nations re-affirm their support for Cuba's annual Resolution calling for Washington to end the trade embargo against Cuba. The Resolution reportedly will be presented to the UN General Assembly on October 25. In 2010. the General Assembly voted 187 to 2 (U.S. and Israel) for Cuba's Resolution. Read More

Repsol urged by U.S. lawmakers not to drill in Cuba's oil project

<p style="text-align: justify;">By ERIKA BOLSTA. McClatchy Newspapers.Repsol in January 2010 signed a lease contract with the Italian energy company Saipem for drilling equipment. Repsol on its website describes the Scarabeo drilling equipment as complying "with all the technical requirements and all the limitations established by the U.S. administration for drilling operations in Cuba." Read More

Creole Choir will be At Kean University

<p style="text-align: justify;">HILLSIDE — The Creole Choir was founded in 1994 during the ‘Special Period’ when the Cuban economy fell into collapse, following the end of the USSR and of Soviet support for the revolution. Food was short while homes and work places often went dark due to lack of electricity. It was at this difficult time that members of the Professional Choir of Camagüey, who were descendents of Haitians, decided to re-forge the resistance songs and laments of their forebears. Read More