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November 13th

Hurricane Sandy: Cuba struggles to help those hit

Siboney was a pretty town on the Caribbean coast of Cuba before Hurricane Sandy tore through. Now, it is a disaster area. Read More

Cuba Trade Fair Draws 67 Nations

Cuba on Saturday wrapped up the 30th Havana International Trade Fair (Fihav 2012), the largest of its kind in the last decade, with about 3,587 foreign exhibitors from 67 countries taking part. Read More

Afro-Cuban jazz giant Valdés visits Three Stages

The measure of extraordinary Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdés comes from the few lofty comparisons one can make about his work. McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson and Randy Weston are the outsized (physically and artistically) touchstones who can help define Valdés, which is not say he sounds like any of them. Read More

Miami exhibit tells story of guayabera shirts, from 19th century Cuba to U.S., Mexico fashion

Its roots are in 19th century Cuba, but the guayabera — a button-down shirt in cotton or linen with four pockets and embroidery or pleats down the front — has evolved into a fashionable and formal shirt worn from Mexico to Miami. Read More

November 11th

Cubans ‘heal’ patients from Trinidad and Tobago

Three and a half days of orientation began yesterday for eight doctors and 28 nurses in the latest group of Cuban medical personnel recruited by the Health Ministry to join TT’s public health sector. Read More

The Cuban Connection to perform at Dayton University

Dayton will feel the sunny warmth of a more tropical climate when Cityfolk presents The Cuban Connection: Jane Bunnett, Hilario Durán, and Candido Camero on Wednesday, November 14 at the University of Dayton’s Boll Theatre. Read More

November 10th

UN sends humanitarian aid to hurricane victims in eastern Cuba

A United Nations flight with 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid for disaster victims in the eastern provinces of Cuba, arrived on Thursday in the international airport of Santiago de Cuba, one of the hardest hit territories by hurricane Sandy. Read More

Cuba announces subsidized construction materials, bank credits for Hurricane Sandy victims

<br />Residents of the eastern provinces of Guantanamo, Holguin and Santiago can also seek bank credits to rebuild, and those who lack sufficient income can apply for further subsidies up to the entire cost of the materials. Read More

Cuba opens more state enterprises to worker control

Starting in December, the Cuban government will lease select state-owned eateries to their workers to run as independent businesses, a possibility that has been available to barber shops and beauty salons for some time. Read More

Cuba and El Salvador to Increase Ties

The governments of Cuba and El Salvador agreed during the 2nd Meeting of the Inter-ministerial Political Consultation Mechanism held in this capital that they are willing to boost bilateral ties. Read More