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October 10th

Venezuela and Russia governments agreed to expand strategic alliance

<p style="text-align: justify;">Caracas, (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the Russian deputy Prime Minister, Igor Sechin met at&nbsp; Miraflores Palace and signed agreements on the oil and gas, finance, trade and agriculture fields.They have just decided to expand their strategic alliance which resulted in new bilateral business agreements.The reunion was held at Miraflores Palace. Read More

Two Cuban films awarded in France

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 9 de Octubre 2011. The Cuban movie Boleto al Paraíso (A Ticket to Paradise), by Cuban filmmaker Gerardo Chijona (Adorables mentiras, Paraíso bajo las estrellas and Perfecto amor equivocado) was granted the popularity award at the closing ceremony of the 20th Biarritz Film Festival. Young actor and cast member Hector Medina, who is in the city representing the movie, announced the good news via a telephone call from Biarritz, where the best of the Latin American cinema competes every year. Read More

Tampa man Steve Rupert ready to become a tourist guide in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Steve Huettel, Times Staff Writer.Monday, October 10, 2011. With restrictions down, Tampa man is up for being guide to Cuba.&nbsp; “The only place you’ll see cars rambling around like this is Cuba,” Steve Rupert says of his 1940 Chevrolet Deluxe in Ybor City. Rupert, a professional mediator in Tampa, has created a second life traveling to Cuba with tour groups of five to 20 people. Read More

Cubadisco recording fair 2012 to honor the Guitar

<p style="text-align: justify;"> | 09 de Octubre 2011. The gathering, scheduled to run from May 19 through 26, will be dedicated to guitar, its local versions the “tres” and the “laud” and their relatives in Latin America. Under the slogan Cuba, the Island of One Thousand Strings, Cubadisco 2012’s President of Honor will be maestro Leo Brouwer, the most important and representative Cuban guitarist in the world.Preparations for Cuba’s largest recording industry fair, Cubadisco 2012, began in Havana this week well in advance to create the proper atmosphere for such an important artistic event. Read More

Cultural agreement reached between Cuba and Peru

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, (ACN).- A memorandum for exchanges and cooperation between the culture ministries of Cuba and Peru was signed on Wednesday in this capital. The document was penned by the Deputy Ministers of this sector from the two nations, the agreement will favor the strengthening of relations between the two countries, referred to literary publications, technical and academic cooperation between artistic teaching centers, and the promotion of audiovisuals. Read More

John Lennon's music recalled in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;"> . 9 de Octubre 2011.For some time now, it has become usual that during the month of October Cuban artists, closely related to the mythical work of The Beatles, pay tribute to the iconic member of the Four Fantastic, John Lennon. This year, a group of Cuban rock and roll bands, which have kept alive the Beatle’s mania throughout history, will pay tribute to Lennon on his 71st anniversary at Havana’s Submarino Amarillo (Yellow Submarine) Cultural Center, located on 17 and 6, Plaza de la Revolución. Read More

October 9th

US embargo reinforced even more against Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury Department has intensified its watch over Cuban financial transactions and business under the Barack Obama Administration. OFAC implements some 27 programs of economic sanctions, and many firms and banks have been fined in the past three years for doing business with Cuba. Read More

Cuba versus Nicaragua in Baseball World Cup this Sunday

<p style="text-align: justify;">Santiago de Veraguas, Panama, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) On Sunday, Cuba will face Nicaragua in the last game of the 39th Baseball World Cup qualifying round, held in four cities of the country.Cubans, who are already qualified for the second round, will face Nicaraguans at the Omar Torrijos Stadium in this city, while seeking to extend their winning streak (6) in the tournament, in a game that will not decide anything for neither of them. Read More

Cuban sexologist recommends not to have penis enlargement

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, Oct 09, 2011. AFP. HAVANA, Cuba - The nation has experienced "dozens" of surgery requests, says leading Cuban sexologist Saturday who urged young men who are worried about the size of their penis not to take advantage of the communist nation's free health care to have surgery to enlarge their manhood. "It is not necessary that the penis be so long to encourage a woman... because she has many areas of erotic stimulation," said Ramiro Fragas, a sex expert at the Ministry of Public Health. Read More

Cultural exchange between Florida-Cuba improving

<p style="text-align: justify;">BN9 Special Report: The changing relationship between Florida and Cuba. Saturday, October 8, 2011. HAVANA, Cuba. The past few weeks, Bay News 9 has brought you the stories of The Florida Orchestra's journey to Cuba for a cultural exchange and the trip's significance for both countries.Cuba, Florida, special, report, bay news 9, veronica, cintron Tonight at 7 p.m. on Bay News 9, we will take an in-depth look at the journey and changing relationship between Florida and the communist country in a special report on Cuba. Read More