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Raul Castro Presided Over Meeting of National Defense Council

HAVANA, Cuba, May 29 (acn) Cuban President Raul Castro presided over a meeting of the National Defense Council to analyze the results of the Bastion 2009 Strategic Exercise and other actions carried out last year to improve the country’s defense readiness. Read More

Hotel industry group lobbying Cuba, family medical leave among issues

The American Hotel & Lodging Association - the hotel industry's main trade group - spent $305,000 lobbying federal officials in January, February and March, the Associated Press reports. Read More

Fearful Cuba watches, waits for BP oil spill

HAVANA, May 28 (Reuters) - Red flags went up on beaches in western Cuban this week, closing them briefly to swimmers amid rumors that the BP oil spill in the U.S. part of the Gulf of Mexico was forcing sharks into Cuban waters. Read More

Intellectuals and Poets Pay Tribute to Lezama Lima

HAVANA, Cuba, May 28 (acn) Intellectuals and poets participating in the 15th International Poetry Festival of Havana described Cuban late writer Jose Lezama Lima as a leader of the Latin American cultural world. Read More

Cuba will soon Improve Internet Connection

South Journal–Chinese boat Ridley Thomas arrived at Santiago de Cuba harbor to boost explorations of Caribbean waters aimed at accurately identifying the route for an underwater optic fiber cable that will link Venezuela and Cuba in order to provide the island with a better Internet Connection through larger band width. Read More

Getting a bigger life, in Cuba

Clinical psychologist Jeanne Lemkau went from a windowless office at the Wright State Medical Center to living with nuns inside a leprosy sanatorium in Cuba, and from a career track in academic medicine to international activism and public education. Read More

Cuba to suffer more hurricanes in second half of this year: expert says

Cuba is expected to see an increase in hurricane activities from June to November this year due to a combination of warm temperature on the sea surface and the inhibition of El Nino phenomenon, a Cuban expert said on Sunday. Read More

Another Earthquake Hits Eastern Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, May 25 (acn) At 22:09 local time the stations network of the Cuban Seismologic Service registered a perceptible 3.0 magnitude earthquake in the Richter scale at 19.78 North,77.05 West, at a 10 kilometer depth, 22 kilometers southwest of the La Plata town in the eastern Cuban province of Santiago de Cuba. Read More

Cuba receives 900 German travel agents to improve promotion

Some 900 German travel agents visited Cuba for a week, invited by the tour operator TUI, in order to get to this Caribbean destination and improve its promotion, local media said today. Read More

Cuba Reports Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreaks

Cuba has reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) two outbreaks of rabbit hemorrhagic disease.<br /> Read More

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