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Havana fashion ... recycled

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TheAge.com.au A model presents a design as she walks the runway during the “Art and Style Fashion” in Havana,Cuba. Creations of cut paper, metal discs and other recyclable goods decorated traditional runway models and transvestites alike as Cuban painters paid homage to the island’s… Read More

Cuba registers three new Valergen vaccines

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Prensa Latina Cuba officially registered three new therapeutic vaccines -Valergen-dp, Valergen-ds and Valergen- in 2005 engineered to treat patients with respiratory allergies. These immunizing agents will be distributed through the national health system in 2006, and constitute one of the achievements… Read More

Cuba and China to work together on biotechnology

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AIN Cuba and China signed a bilateral collaboration agreement in the field of biotechnology in Beijing on Monday. The accord will extend over the next 3-5 years and was signed by Cuban Government Minister Ricardo Cabrisas and China’s Vice Chairman of the State Development and Reform Commission… Read More

State of gay rights in Cuba - Strawberry and Chocolate

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Dalia Acosta | IPSnews.net As hundreds of same-sex couples in Britain - including singer-songwriter Elton John and Canadian-born filmmaker David Furnish, his partner of 12 years - are taking advantage of a new law that allows them to enter into civil partnerships with the same rights as heterosexual… Read More

Cuba biotechnology research at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

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By Gary Marx | Chicago Tribune On the outskirts of Havana sits a cluster of drab buildings that are part of an effort to propel Cuba to the forefront of biotechnology even as its population struggles with blackouts, shortages and crumbling infrastructure. Known as the Center for Genetic Engineering and… Read More

Latin America benefits from Cuban doctors and medical services

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By Ruth Morris | Sun Sentinel His medical degree hangs unassumingly between family pictures, above a television set that has seen better days. But the certificate has something unusual: a gold seal in the top right corner distinguishes Rolando Reguera as one of Cuba’s top young doctors. His high… Read More

US Olympic Committee wants Cuba to play baseball

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RONALD BLUM | Associated Press U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Peter Ueberroth called on the Bush administration to reverse its decision to keep Cuba out of next year’s World Baseball Classic. Ueberroth, a former baseball commissioner and head of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, said last week’s… Read More

Lawmakers: Let Cuba play ball or MLB to pro-Embargo reps “Shut up”

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BY FRANCES ROBLES | Miami Herald At least 100 members of Congress have weighed in on the controversial U.S. decision to deny Cuba a license to play in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Most of them want Cuba to play ball. Eighty members of Congress signed letters to Major League Baseball commissioner… Read More

Mapplethorpe photo exhibit in Havana Cuba? Yes, Havana Cuba

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Anita Snow | Associated Press SENSUALITY pervades the streets of Havana. A short stroll finds sultry young men scouting for new sex partners outside a cinema and Lycra-clad women tossing saucy suggestions to foreign tourists. The promise of sex is part of the landscape in tropical Cuba, carried along… Read More

Barrio Cuba film at Havana Film Festival

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Prensa Latina Barrio Cuba, the latest production of the famous Cuban filmmaker Humberto Solas exhibited at Havana Latin American Movie Festival, was considered a resounding success by audience and critics. The film, expressing a permanent concern of its director about his country’s luck and based… Read More

A US vs. Cuba political football ... make that baseball

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By MEGHAN CLYNE - Staff Reporter of the NY Sun Baseball is in Congress’s crosshairs again - and this time it’s not performance-enhancing drugs, but Communist Cuba’s participation in an upcoming international tournament sponsored by Major League Baseball that is under fire from Capitol… Read More

Havana jazz is Havana jazz

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By David Czares | Sun Sentinel Inside the decades-old Teatro Mella in the bustling Vedado neighborhood this past weekend, 19 photos of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie greeted visitors and announced that Cuba remains a jazz mecca. The exhibit’s scenes of Gillespie in Cuba were a fitting backdrop for… Read More

Sucu Suco music festival in Isla de la Juventud Cuba

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DTCuba.com Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth), located off western Havana province’s southern coast, will host the 5th Festival of Sucu Suco, a local musical genre, in December. The event, to be held in the city of Nueva Gerona, is part of cultural authorities’ efforts to preserve the region’s… Read More

The restoration of Old Havana - Habana Vieja

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Dalia Acosta IPSnews.net Colonial era houses converted into hostels, pharmacies that double as museums, concerts in colonial era courtyards, taverns and coffee shops: all of these have sprung up from the ruins of the historic city centre in the Cuban capital. But remodelled buildings popping up at every… Read More

Biotechnology conference in Cuba

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AP Cuban scientist Gustavo Kouri shows a model of the facilities of the biotechnology laboratory that he directs, in this Nov. 15, 2005 photo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of scientists from around the world gathered for Cuba’s annual biotechnology conference on Monday, but only a handful were Americans,… Read More

Chucho Valdes tribute to New Orleans at Havana Jazz Festival

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Fosters.com Chucho Valdes will pay tribute to New Orleans and the victims of Hurricane Katrina with an original composition this weekend during Cuba’s annual international jazz festival. The Grammy-winning pianist will host this year’s event, Jazz Plaza 2005, opening in Havana on Thursday,… Read More

State of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and vaccines in Havana Cuba

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Granma.cu CUBA is experiencing an “explosion” in the biotechnology field, affirmed Dr. Carlos Borroto, deputy director of the Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Center (CIGB), during a recent scientific conference in Havana, to which dozens of U.S. experts were denied travel authorization… Read More

Hip Hop Havana

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[url=http://www.SOHH.com]http://www.SOHH.com[/url] A celebration of Hip-Hop took place in Havana, Cuba this past weekend. Rap enthusiasts there held the 11th annual Hip-Hop Fest. from November 24- November 26. The international affair, which has attracted such artists as Common, Talib… Read More

Vaccines and biotechnology in Cuba

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Cubaweb.cu Cuban biotechnology experts will present the island’s achievements in the production of Hepatitis B vaccines during the International Biotechnology 2005 Congress, now underway in Havana. Cuba is close to beginning large-scale production of antibodies based on the use of genetically modified… Read More

The Internet in Cuba

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BY FRANCES ROBLES | Miami Herald Oscar Visiedo says that when he helped bring the Internet to Cuba in 1992, he faced three daunting obstacles: the U.S. economic embargo, technological shortcomings and ominous state security. Thirteen years later, steep prices and strict government controls largely keep… Read More

Eye surgery in Cuba

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By Gary Marx | Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent For the first time in nearly a generation, Cuba’s moribund economy is showing signs of life because of a new program financed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to provide residents across Latin America and the Caribbean free eye surgery. Called… Read More

JosÈ Mart biography

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Jose Marti was born in Havana in 1853. At seventeen he was exiled to Spain for his opposition to colonial rule. There he published a pamphlet exposing the horrors of political imprisonment in Cuba, which he himself had experienced. Upon graduating from the University of Saragossa, he established himself… Read More

Fidel Castro Ruz biography

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Fidel Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926, on his family’s sugar plantation near Biran, Oriente province, Cuba. His father, originally an immigrant laborer from Galicia, Spain, became owner of a 23,000-acre plantation. As a boy, Castro worked in the family’s sugar cane fields and, at 6… Read More

Havana Journal buys Cubanonet.com - The Green Screen

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The Havana Journal has purchased Cubanonet.com formerly known as The Green Screen discussion board covering a wide variety of Cuba topics. Here is some text from the former site. This board is the Green Screen Cuba Discussion board. All subjects related to Cuba Travel, trip reports, questions and answers,… Read More

Medical care ties Cuba and Venezuela

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National Public Radio | by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro All Things Considered Venezuelan President Chavez and Cuban President Fidel Castro have worked on many joint ventures in recent years—for example, Cuban doctors have been sent to Venezuela in return for cheap oil. In the latest venture, Cuban doctors… Read More

Cuba to play baseball vs US professional players

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HAVANA - President Fidel Castro has given the go-ahead for Cuba to play in the World Baseball Classic next March, vowing a clash between Cuban amateur sport and American professionalism that has lured away many Cuban stars. The 16-nation World Cup-style baseball event is the first international tournament… Read More

Ophthalmologic treatment in Cuba

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DTCuba.com Sight, one of the most important senses in the evolution of humans, receives special care in Cuba’s health system, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to treat several eye ailments. In the field of ophthalmology, Cuba has made great achievements in treating retinitis pigmentosa,… Read More

University of Havana ties with University at Buffalo

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BY EMILY SCHMALL | Miami Herald The University at Buffalo has a dual-degree program with the University of Havana, the only one in the United States. The only university to have a graduate level dual-degree program with the University of Havana is 3,000 miles from Cuba in the northernmost reaches of… Read More

Aguelmis Rojas wins Havana Marathon Marabana

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AIN Running in the 19th Marabana Marathon on Sunday alongside 1,500 other runners -564 of them foreign runners from 61 nations- Havana resident Aguelmis Rojas won and broke the Cuban national record. Rojas, who obtained his fifth title in this competition, ran 21,195 kilometres for a time of 1:03.40… Read More

Cuba Finishes 8th at World Chess Team Championship

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It could not have been closer. Going into the final with a 2.5 point lead the Chinese men needed just one point to win the championship. They got half of that after 21 moves on board one. But on boards 2-4 the Russians cleaned up, and the 3-0 there put them half a point ahead in the final score. Triumph… Read More

Odlanier Solis and Cuban boxing team win world championship

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Prensa Latina With an outstanding performance of its super heavy weigh Odlanier Solis, who won his third consecutive crown, Cuba recouped Sunday the World Boxing title in Miangyang, China, by winning four golds, one silver and three bronzes. Under coach Sarbelio Fuentes, the Cuban boxers totalled 54… Read More

Cuba considering making bird flu vaccine

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Thu Nov 17, 4:27 PM ET HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Thursday it was considering researching a vaccine against bird flu, warning that antiviral drugs available today are barely enough to protect “the rich people in rich nations” from a pandemic. Read More

Cuban Vinmag mango-based disease treatment

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Prensa Latina Delegates participating in the 5th Continental Congress on Natural Medicine sessioning in Havana will discuss the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of this countrys Vimang medicine. Vimang is a mango-based natural product created by the Cuban Chemical Center to fight… Read More

Cuba census - 11.2 million people in Cuba today

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By VANESSA ARRINGTON | ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER Cuba is home to some 11.2 million residents, three-quarters of whom live in urban areas, according to the communist island’s third census since the 1959 revolution that launched Fidel Castro to power. The census, taken three years ago and presented… Read More

Cubans vs. Cubans in world baseball game in the works

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BY KEVIN BAXTER | Miami Herald Imagine an All-Star team with Jorge Posada behind the plate, Gold Glove winners Mike Lowell and Rey Ordoez on the left side of the infield and a pitching staff of Jose Contreras, Livan and Orlando Hernndez backed by closer Danys Baez. Major League Baseball has. And fielding… Read More

LABIOFAM and pharmaceutical hygiene products from Cuba

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DTCuba.com The entrepreneurial group LABIOFAM, which produces and commercializes a wide range of pharmaceutical hygiene products and food, has gained ground in the international market due to the high quality of its offers. LABIOFAM products have been registered in 20 countries in Latin America, Asia,… Read More

Humberto Solas film Barrio Cuba to be shown in Hollywood

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DTCuba.com The feature-length film “Barrio Cuba” (Neighborhood Cuba), the latest motion picture by Cuban moviemaker Humberto Solas, will be exhibited in Hollywood in November. According to experts, the exhibition will take place at the Spielberg Auditorium and the Egyptian Theater in Los… Read More

Medical technology, cancer treatment and pharmaceutical industry in Cuba

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DTCuba.com Cuba’s health system, which implements several programs to improve the quality of life of the people, is based on state-of-the-art technology and methods created by local institutions. The Cuban public health system includes imaging services based on sophisticated computer systems and… Read More

A week after Hurricane Wilma and Havana returns to normal

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Granma.cu | BY RAISA PAGES —Granma International staff writer— 30,000 families living in areas that were inundated by the sea immediately received food, water and medical attention • Belongings of affected families being recovered FIVE days after the sea flooded 9.5 square kilometers… Read More

ANARCHIST IDEOLOGY AND CUBAN CIGAR MAKERS IN HAVANA

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Musica Cubana to feature Buena Vista Social Club singer Pio Leiva

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Bangkok Post New documentary brings another forgotten Cuban master musician back into the spotlight The Oscar-winning feature documentary The Buena Vista Social Club brought the spotlight back onto a forgotten generation of Cuban master musicians; people like Company Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrar and Ruben… Read More

Havana pumping out tunnels in Vedado

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BY GABRIEL DAVALOS | [url=http://www.Granma.cu]http://www.Granma.cu[/url] daily staff writer SINCE dawn on Wednesday, October 26, engineers’ units of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), supported by brigades from several construction contingents, have been collecting debris… Read More

Hurricane Wilma floods Havana but no deaths

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Granma.cu BY ANNE-MARIE GARCIA& | Special for Granma International SURMAILIS Victores doesn’t halt in her task of clearing water and mud from her modest home in the Vedado neighborhood, one of those most hit by sea flooding after the passing of Hurricane Wilma. Wilma causes losses to an undetermined… Read More

Are the Santeria Saints with Fidel Castro?

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It is no big secret that for Fidel Castro to make it to 79 as leader of Communist country in the Americas he has to be pretty lucky or was he bless by the Santeria Gods. Fidel Castro has embrace the Afro-Cuban Community and the various Africa Countries and leaders through out the years but has he embrace… Read More

Havana flooding due to Hurricane

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By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press Writer Fueled by Hurricane Wilma, the ocean surged over a wide stretch of Havana’s seawall and flooded area neighborhoods Monday. Military divers used inflatable rafts to rescue hundreds of people from inundated homes. The churning tide spread up to four blocks inland,… Read More

Barrio Cuba film to debut in Hollywood

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DominicanToday.com The premiere of “Barrio Cuba”, the latest by outstanding Cuban filmmaker Humberto Solas, will take place in the Spielberg Auditorium and the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on November 1. The announcement was made by US attorney and spokesperson for the production company,… Read More

Are Cuban Marranos really Bene-Israel?

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Are Cuban Marranos really Bene-Israel or Indian Jews originaly?;How did the descendant of Bene-Israel get from india or rather Pakistan to Cuba? We first you have to start with the Iraqi Jews, who they all come from. ” All of who you say?” The Kurdish Yezidis,who related to Iraqi Jews, Karaites,… Read More

Bronze Titan Jose Contreras Cuban pitcher for Chicago White Sox

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By Les Carpenter | Washington Post It was Fidel Castro who invoked the name of Cuba’s greatest warrior. ” El Titan de Bronze! ” he declared, the Bronze Titan. It was a gross exaggeration because Antonio Maceo ó the original “El Titan de Bronze” ó was his country’s… Read More

Jose Contreras - From Havana to New York to Chicago

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MLB.com White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras is a man with a story made for television. The man escaped communist Cuba without his family to play for the Yankees, then he escaped from New York for the Windy City via trade. Early struggles raised questions about his ability, but he eventually worked himself… Read More

Travel to Havana for salsa, rumba, son and mambo dance lessons

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PlazaCuba.com 2006 schedule of music and dance programs in Cuba. Popular Music and Dance Program   http://www.plazacuba.com/generic25.html Date:  February 17 March 3, 2006 Price: $2,450     Program features 4-5 hours of classes daily in Son, Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, Cuban-style… Read More

Cuba to host 5th international symposium on wetlands

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Ahora.cu The 5th International Symposium on Wetlands, kicked off this Thursday in Playa Larga, province of Matanzas, and will take place through October 10. The event is being attended by specialists from some 20 countries who will exchange their experiences on communitarian development, ecological education… Read More

Cubans denied US visa to play baseball in Pueto Rico

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AFP A CUBAN baseball team has been denied visas for an event in Puerto Rico. The team was to participate in a qualifying tournament for the Central American and Caribbean Games, but has not received visas from the US government, Cuba’s Institute of Sports (INDER) said today (AEST). Originally the… Read More

Audioslave LIVE IN CUBA to be released October 18

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Heavymetalmusic.biz EPIC/INTERSCOPE TO RELEASE AUDIOSLAVE’s LIVE IN CUBA HISTORIC CONCERT PERFORMANCE CAPTURED ON SPECIAL DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURING DVD AND BONUS CD SET FEATURES FIRST-EVER AUDIOSLAVE RECORDINGS OF SOUNDGARDEN AND RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE TRACKS This past May, Audioslave made… Read More

Auction of Cuban Art to be held in October

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DTCuba.com The Cuban capital will host the 4th Havana Artworks Auction, which will be held on the Internet in early October. Officials from the National Council of Plastic Arts pointed out that 46 lots of artworks from different periods and styles will be auctioned. At the same time, 64 lots of artworks… Read More

Where to eat in Havana in 1947

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Scanned from 1947 tourist guide to Havana Cuba - Havana Weekly WHERE TO EAT CHEZ SANTA CLARA, on the terrace of the Presidente Hotel, Splendid food in an atmosphere of distinction. Bar and cocktail lounge. Table d’hote and a la carte. COSMOPOLITA PATIO. Restaurant of traditional fame. Charming… Read More

Elian Gonzalez now 11 years old

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CBSnews.com In the annals of conflict between Cubans and Americans, there was the Bay of Pigs, there was the Cuban Missile Crisis and, in 1999, there was Elian Gonzalez. The last time we saw Elian, he was a 6-year-old in the eye of a storm in Miami, and possibly the youngest person ever to become the… Read More

Commercial Art for Cuba by MASSAGUER STUDIOS

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Text scanned from 1938 Space Buyers’ Guide of Cuba listing print media in circulation at the time. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” particularly applies to advertising in Cuba. Too many advertisers make the mistake of supposing that a campaign which brought results in the Argentine… Read More

Vanidades monthly magazine for women in Cuba

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Text scanned from 1938 Space Buyers’ Guide of Cuba listing print media in circulation at the time. VANIDADES - A MONTHLY MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN Circulation 40,000 copies. Greatest success in the history of Cuban publications Advertise in CARTELES and VANIDADES for Positive Results Published by: EDITORIAL… Read More

Medicinal thermal and sulphur springs in Cuba

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Scanned from Havana Weekly 1947 PRINCIPAL MEDICINAL SPRINGS SAN JOSE DEL LAGO. 90 minutes by air or overnight by train bring one to this delightful resort in Mayajigua. It is one of the most comfortable and recommendable in Cuba for rest and health. There is a good and picturesque hotel. SAN DIEGO DE… Read More

Night life in Havana in 1947 - Things to do and places to visit

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Scanned from Havana Weekly 1947 THE NIGHTS Of HAVANA Other capitals of the world had succeeded before the war in imitating the Parisian night, and there even was a time in the nocturnal life of Vienna when it rivaled that of Paris. But the night of the “Pearl of the Antilles”, the night of… Read More

Ellas Cuban Woman magazine

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Text scanned from 1938 Space Buyers’ Guide of Cuba listing print media in circulation at the time. Ellas - Cuba’s Magazine for Women Founded in January 1934 Establishes a Record in Reader Acceptance for its circulation for its high quality for its wide range of contents The Magazine ELLAS… Read More

El Mundo newspaper from Cuba 1938

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Text scanned from 1938 Space Buyers’ Guide of Cuba listing print media in circulation at the time. El Mundo on the breakfast table of the best Cuban families Founded by Cubans thirty seven years ago, EL MUNDO has held to its tradition of publishing a newspaper for the better class of Cuban readers.… Read More

I need my Cuban birth certificate from 1949

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My name is Porfirio Rosales Garcia.  I was born in Havana, Cuba in 1949 in the Hospital Militar de La Habana. I left Cuba in 1961 without a birth certificate.  How can I obtain a copy of my birth certificate? ————————————… Read More

Cuban magazines in circulation in Havana 1938

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Scanned from Space Buyers’ Guide 1938 List of magazines for sale in Havana at the time: Accion Socialists Adelante Ajiaco Almanaque de la Caridad Amanecer Amor de los Amores, El Anales de Cirugia Ancora Antorcha Anuario Medico Social Anuario Social Anunciata Archivos de Medicina Infantil Archivo… Read More

El Pais newspaper from Havana in 1938

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Text scanned from 1938 Space Buyers’ Guide of Cuba listing print media in circulation at the time. El Pais Alfredo Hornedo Suarez Founder & President Dr. Gonzalo Andux, Secretary Cristobal Diaz Vice-President Jose Ma. Caicoya Manager. Dr. Manuel Villaverde and Enrique Pizzi de Porras Editors-Morning… Read More

El Camagueyano newspaper in Camaguey Cuba 1938

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Text scanned from 1938 Space Buyers’ Guide of Cuba listing print media in circulation at the time. Country gentlemen read “El- Camagueyano” Down in Camaguey, the greatest sugar-producing and stock-raising section of Cuba, where the oldest estates and the oldest families are to be found,… Read More

List of newspapers in circulation and population in Cuba 1938

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Text scanned from 1938 Space Buyers’ Guide of Cuba listing print media in circulation at the time. Circulation Owing to the fact that the relative popularity of Cuban publications changes from time to time, circulation figures are not furnished in this Guide. For any publication in which you may… Read More

Diario de la Marina - Cuba’s oldest newspaper in 1938

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Text scanned from 1938 Space Buyers’ Guide of Cuba listing print media in circulation at the time. “Diario de la Marina” of Havana is now in its one hundred and sixth year of being Cuba’s first newspaper. Its domestic news coverage is complete, its foreign news is supplied by… Read More

Carteles - Cuban magazine from 1938

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Text scanned from 1938 Space Buyers’ Guide of Cuba listing print media in circulation at the time. CARTELES CUBA’s NATIONAL WEEKLY WITH AN INTERNATIONAL CIRCULATION Largest circulation, both local and foreign, of any daily or weekly in the Island of Cuba. Larger and wider circulation throughout… Read More

Avance - Un diario fiel a su nombre - 1938 Havana newspaper

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Avance A newspaper true to its name Dr. Oscar Zayas, Director AVANCE - a great afternoon daily, circulating widely throughout the six provinces of Cuba. Avance’s readers, in the main, belong to classes representing real buying power. This is why advertising in the pages of Avance goes straight… Read More

Cuban modern art at Barcardi museum in Havana

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DTCuba.com The Emilio Barcardi Museum, located in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba and one of the oldest in the Caribbean Island, is hosting an exhibition by Cuban and French artists. The museum is hosting the exhibition “When Abstraction Converges with Figuration”, sponsored by the French… Read More

Update on restoration of Hemingway villa Finca Vigia in Cojimar Cuba

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By Ruth Morris | Sun Sentinel The bullfighting posters have been packed away, the famous Royal typewriter stored in a dry place. His Cinzano bottle is gone, too, and his hot jazz collection. Restoration has begun on the Cuban hilltop villa where Ernest Hemingway hung his hat and hunting trophies for… Read More

New trends in Cuban music at Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem - event

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Oct 28 & 29 - Aaron Davis Hall [url=http://www.aarondavishall.org]http://www.aarondavishall.org[/url] Neyda Martinez, Producer HABANA/HARLEM 917 656 7846; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output… Read More

Buena Vista Social Club music rights case underway in Vedado

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By Stephen Gibbs | BBC News, Havana The neo-classical Villa Lita is housing the High Court hearing A High Court judge hearing a case over vintage Latin music has travelled to Cuba to hear evidence from witnesses. The elegant marble floors of one of the grandest villas in all of Havana have begun echoing… Read More

Guyana citizens receive inexpensive quality eye care in Cuba

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Associated Press More than 2,000 Guyanese citizens have received free eye care in Cuba in the past two months, the health minister said yesterday. About 1,400 patients have returned from the communist-run country since mid-July, while 600 others are currently there, said Health Minister Leslie Ramsammy.… Read More

Modern architecture history and preservation in Havana

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BY GARY MARX | Chicago Tribune Jose Santiago remembers the day in early 1960 when a young Che Guevara, dressed in fatigues and trademark black beret, came to his family’s new home for dinner. Like many wealthy Havana residents, the Santiago family had recently moved into its dream home, designed… Read More

Fidel Castro speech to graduating medical students

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/ Speech: Fidel Castro Speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the foundation ceremony of the ‘Henry Reeve’ International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics, and the national… Read More

Cuba creates Henry Reeve brigade of doctors for world aid

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By Fernando Ravsberg | BBC Mundo, Havana Fidel Castro expects hundreds of new doctors to join Cuba’s president has announced the creation of an international medical brigade to assist countries affected by natural disasters or serious epidemics. It would initially be formed by the 1,500 doctors… Read More

El Cobre copper mine to become a museum gallery

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DTCuba.com A museum-gallery will be inaugurated in the town of El Cobre, in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, in order to show the five-century-old history of that copper field. The mine, which was closed in 2001, was discovered 475 years ago, so it is considered the oldest of its kind in the… Read More

Dany Betancourt helps Cuba to win 8th straight Baseball World Cup

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Associated Press Dany Betancourt gave up four hits in 8 1/3 innings and Cuba won its eighth straight Baseball World Cup with a 3-0 shutout of South Korea on Saturday. It was the 24th title for Cuba since the competition began in 1938. South Korea was the last team to beat Cuba in the World Cup, in… Read More

Michel Abreu, the Boston Red Sox and Cuban baseball

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Jack Curry The New York Times Michel Abreu defected from Cuba 18 months ago with endless expectations. He figured he would gain residency status in Mexico, perform in a tryout camp for 30 major league teams and sign a lucrative contract to play first base in the United States. But Abreu’s path… Read More

Habanos exports 100 million Cuban cigars a year

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Associated Press Cuba remains the leader in the international market for hand-rolled cigars, continuing to export more than 100 million of the smokes annually despite a drought in recent years, a top tobacco company executive was quoted as saying this week. The number cited by Oscar Basulto, president… Read More

Cuba video clips submitted to Lucas Awards

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DTCuba.com The Cuban capital hosted the presentation of the latest video clips from the Caribbean Island, an audiovisual genre that has gained ground in the country over the past few years. The new video clips are “Chapeando”, by Los Van Van Orchestra; “Bailemos”, by Carlos Cespedes… Read More

Cuba offers 1100 doctors to Hurricane Katrina victims

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RHC Cuban President Fidel Castro has announced that 100 doctors are ready to leave early Saturday morning to Houston, Texas to assist the victims of devastating Hurricane Katrina. A second group of 500 Cuban doctors are also ready to depart to the US on Saturday afternoon and a third of 500 specialists… Read More

Cuba National Baseball Team roster for 2005

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DTCuba.com The Cuban team that will compete in the world baseball championship is training hard to win the title in that major sports event. According to experts, the team that will participate in the 36th World Cup includes 16 players who made the team that won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in… Read More

Vanessa Bauz� Sun Sentinel journalist to leave Cuba for University fellowship

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By Vanessa Bauz� | Sun Sentinel I arrived in Havana in January 2001 with my cat under one arm and a boxed bike under the other. The rest of my life was tucked into a stack of duct-taped, clear plastic boxes—along with supplies of mini cassette tapes, notebooks, extension cords, reference books,… Read More

Cuban Pharmaceutical company Herber Biotec receives 2000 ISO 9001 certificate

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DTCuba.com The Cuban company Herber Biotec S.A., which commercializes biotechnological and pharmaceutical products, received the 2000 ISO 9001 quality standard certificate. The certificate was granted by the National Standardization Office, as a result of joint work with experts from Bureau Veritas Quality… Read More

Simply Red “Simplified” to feature Danae

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Marketwire.com On Tuesday, October 18, 2005, Simply Red will release “Simplified,” a collection that features both stripped-down versions of the band’s classic songs as well as fresh recordings. This unique new album, available on the Verve Forecast label, allows the songs and unmistakable… Read More

ELAM Latin American School of Medicine graduates first class in Havana

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By VANESSA ARRINGTON | Associated Press Writer A Latin American medical school created as a regional initiative in 1998 after two hurricanes devastated Caribbean and Central American nations graduated its first class on Saturday. Students at the school come from Latin American, Africa and the United… Read More

A tour of Old Havana churches courtesy of Eusebio Leal

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[url=http://www.Granma.cu]http://www.Granma.cu[/url] | BY MIREYA CASTAEDA Tour with architect Orestes del Castillo, from the City Historian’s Office BAROQUE should not always be synonymous with profusion or excess. There is also a majesty in simplicity. Beauty in modest constructions.… Read More

Husbands for sale in Cuba

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By Stephen Gibbs BBC News, Havana Read More

Cuban songwriter Noel Nicola dies

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AIN New Song Movement (Nueva Trova) composer Noel Nicola passed away Sunday at 58 and will be buried at Havana’s Colon Cemetery on Monday. Nicola was born October 7, 1946 and composed his first songs at the age of 13. His first concert in public took place at the Casas de Las Americas in 1968 along… Read More

Buena Vista Social Club Singer Ibrahim Ferrer Dies

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By ANITA SNOW | Associated Press Writer Ibrahim Ferrer, a leading voice with the hugely popular Buena Vista Social Club of vintage Cuban performers, died Saturday, his representative in Cuba said. He was 78. The Montuno production company did not give a cause of death, but Ferrer’s colleagues said… Read More

“Prostitution” in Cuba - Jineteros, Jineteras and Extranjeros

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By Lylah M. Alphonse | Globe Staff ‘‘Dirty Blonde and Half-Cuban” is an expanded version of the ‘‘Havana Honey” series published earlier this year online at Salon.com, where author Lisa Wixon wrote using the name of her main character, Alysia Vilar. A diplomat’s… Read More

Havana Jazz

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By Marilyn Bobes | periodico26.cu Jazz! The mystery of a captivating music in a captivating city. Marilyn Bobes, who recently won the Casa de las Americas novel prize, describes how Havana is seduced by the calling that every night comes from its nightclubs. At Night If a music was made for the night,… Read More

California students get license to play baseball in Cuba

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Los Angeles Daily News Esther Walker has not been home since she was 16. She hasn’t seen some 30 aunts and uncles in 25 years, and her teenage son, Julian, has never met most of his cousins. All that is about to change with the help of baseball. Julian Walker plays for Toluca Pony League, a team… Read More

We owe it all to Castro

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The Guardian (UK) Wednesday August 3, 2005 Read More

Eight children die from unknown cause in Havana

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BBC | As reported on Cuban television July 25 [Announcer] In response to the concerns of the population, the Public Health Ministry wishes to issue the following note. As is customary during the summer months, there are hygienic and epidemiological conditions which favour an increase in acute diarrhoea… Read More

Havana Night Club performers granted asylum by US

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BY DAVID OVALLE Havana Night Club show members defected to Las Vegas from Cuba in November. Now the United States has officially granted them asylum. Members of Havana Night Club, the Las Vegas show that drew international headlines when it defected en masse last year from Cuba, have received U.S. asylum,… Read More

Bus ride in Cuba

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Cuban youngsters enjoy a free ride at 50 kmh (31 miles/h) while hanging from a bus window outside of Havana, Cuba July 18, 2005. REUTERS/Claudia Daut       Read More

Cool man of Cuba

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Hendon & Finchley Times Monday 18 July Read More

Ignoring embargo, Americans film in Cuba

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American filmmakers who shot a movie in Cuba and will screen it today at the American Black Film Festival may have violated the 45-year-old economic embargo Read More

Cuban folk singer Pedro Luis Ferrer and being a musician in Havana

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By Lygia Navarro | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor It’s a balmy Saturday evening in Havana’s seaside Vedado neighborhood, and the grassy, tree-lined median strip at the corner of 23rd and G streets vibrates with the pulse of the city’s youthful bohemia. La farandula, as… Read More

Ernest Hemingway Finca Vigia restoration update

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BY AMY DRISCOLL | Miami Herald The yellow-tiled room where Ernest Hemingway stood to write For Whom the Bell Tolls is empty now, his house stripped of its books and bull-fighting posters and bottle of Gordon’s gin that stayed right where he left them for more than four decades after his death.… Read More

Damage reports from Hurricane Dennis in Cuba

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By Marc Frank | Reuters Hurricane Dennis spared the Cuban nickel, oil and tobacco industries as it roared across the island on Friday, but caused some damage to tourism and sugar and hit citrus and coffee hard, according to preliminary reports. Power outages continued across much of the country on Monday,… Read More

Casa del Habano to open 5th store in China

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DTcuba.com Shanghai, one of the major Chinese cities, will benefit from the services of a Casa del Habano, the fifth such establishment operating in this Asian country. Experts from the sector pointed out that the inauguration of the establishment resulted from the growing interest in Havana cigars,… Read More

Update after Hurricane Dennis hit Cuba

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BY RENATO PEREZ AND NANCY SAN MARTIN | Miami Herald Under a drizzle that seemed to cover all of Cuba, more than 1.5 million evacuees returned to their homes on Sunday as workers began recovery efforts in the aftermath of the worst hurricane to hit the communist nation in four decades. Electricity, water… Read More

Live Hurricane Dennis Updates

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I am in contact with friends & family all over Cuba who have internet access in many different areas in Cuba. Early today it was reported to me that Hurricane Dennis had lifted roofs off of homes,downed powerlines and trees in the Matanza and Santa Clara region,in Santa Clara a down live powerline… Read More

Hurricane Dennis kills ten people in Cuba

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By ANITA SNOW | Associated Press Writer Hurricane Dennis lashed Cuba on its way to the Gulf of Mexico and the United States Friday, killing at least 10 people as it raked the Caribbean’s largest island with torrential rains and 135 mph winds and forced thousands to flee the Florida Keys. Winds… Read More

Cricket gains popularity in Cuba

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NDTV Correspondent Wednesday, June 29, 2005 (Havana) Read More

Travel Ban Stays In Place

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Lifting the travel ban not supported Contacts: Mavis Anderson, Philip Schmidt; Latin America Working Group (202) 546-7010 Out of Touch House of Representatives Votes in Favor of Family Separation “The House of Representatives got it wrong on Cuba travel policy,” said Mavis Anderson, Senior… Read More

Phacoemulsion, eye surgery and other ophthalmologic proceedures in Cuba

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DTcuba.com Physicians at the Cuban Ophthalmologic Institute, in the Cuban capital, performed some 7,000 surgeries during the first four months of 2005. Experts from the center pointed out that the institution is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that allows increasing the number of patients being… Read More

Chinatown in Havana

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DTcuba.com Havana’s Chinatown, a symbol of the presence of Chinese culture in Cuba, is one of the hot spots for leisure in the city. According to experts, that area is an excellent place to enjoy a wide range of gastronomic options from the Asian country, in an atmosphere characterized by the predominance… Read More

Restaurant-Pizzeria Fabio opens in Vedado Habana Cuba

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DTcuba.com The neighborhood of El Vedado, one of the busiest sectors in the Cuban capital, has a new gastronomic option for Italian cuisine lovers. The Restaurant-Pizzeria Fabio, which serves dishes from all Italian regions, opened in the said neighborhood recently. The establishment serves pizzas and… Read More

Nuclear oncology conference in Havana Cuba

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Periodico26.cu The latest advances in nuclear oncology will be shown as of Saturday in Havana during the 1st International Congress on Nuclear Oncology, which kicked off with experts from around the world in attendance. Among those advances is a high-tech hybrid equipment to conduct computerized axial… Read More

Castro’s helpers: American librarians

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By Duncan Currie Published: Monday, June 20, 2005 in the Washington Examiner A more accurate report on Cuban Independent Librarians and the ALA than Diana Barahona’s propaganda piece Read More

Cuban Rock music festival in Havana

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Prensa Latina Thirty Cuban rock bands will meet at a national rock festival in Havana from June 23 to 26. In a press conference at the National Union of Artists and Writers of Cuba (UNEAC), Cuban veteran rock musicians Carlos Carnero, Ivan Farinas and Luis Manuel Molina, organizers of the event, agreed… Read More

Kendry Morales to play for Anaheim Angels

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KEN PETERS | Associated Press Kendry Morales, lounging in the Rancho Cucamonga dugout before a Quakes’ game earlier this month, didn’t have to look far to realize he wasn’t in his homeland. Gazing beyond the manicured infield and lush grass to the outfield, Morales said, “In Cuba,… Read More

Finca Vigia to be restored by Eusebio Leal office

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DTcuba.com Ernest Hemingway’s House-Museum, at Finca Viga, is benefiting from capital restoration works by Cuban experts. The works are being carried out by professionals from the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana, and include an evaluation to assess the constructive state of the building.… Read More

Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame set for Matanzas

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DTcuba.com The western Cuban province of Matanzas will be the venue of the Baseball Hall of Fame in the Caribbean Island. The museum will be housed at the Palmar de Junco Stadium, where the first official baseball game in the country was held in December 1874. On that occasion, a game took place between… Read More

La Casa del Habano restaurants opens in Miramar

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DTcuba.com La Casa del Habano, located in 5th Avenue and 16th Street, in the Havana residential neighborhood of Miramar, has incorporated a new offer for cigar aficionados at the restaurant. The reopening of the restaurant, experts said, increases the added value of the establishment’s offers.… Read More

Cuba Music Update - Egrem and independent music labels

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Phil Sweeney | Belfast Telegraph Springtime in Havana, and the mood is up-beat. The US embargo may be squeezing hard, but the Cubans excel at Yankee-defying. Havana’s latest landmark is a huge stage facing the US Embassy, its arch draped with a big swastika flanked by pictures of torture victims… Read More

Southern Leaders Discuss Trading With Cuba

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Southern Leaders Discuss the Importance of Cuba to South’s Economy as Another Congressional Showdown on Cuba Looms This Month MOBILE, Ala., June 10 /PRNewswire/—Business leaders and current and former elected officials from throughout the South gathered at the Mobile Convention Center… Read More

Cuban may be world’s oldest man

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BY GARY MARX Chicago Tribune Read More

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to oppose restoration of Hemingway’s Finca Vigia

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Miami Herald Preservationists announced Thursday that the Bush administration has eased the trade embargo against Cuba enough to allow at least the first steps toward saving Ernest Hemingway’s crumbling home on a hilltop near Havana. The National Trust for Historic Preservation put ‘‘Finca… Read More

Afro-Cuban jazz artist Osmany Paredes plays Boston

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By Bob Young | Boston Herald Boston’s an unlikely stopping-off point for some of the world’s best young Latin jazz players, but that’s exactly what the city has been for several years now. Cuban-born pianist Osmany Paredes, the latest heavyweight to hang his hat here, put on a show… Read More

US surgeons visit Cuba to perform pediatric surgery

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DTcuba.com Cuban and US physicians met in central Cienfuegos province to exchange experiences on pediatric surgery. The initiative was part of a program implemented by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Plasticos Foundation, created six years ago. Within the framework of the project, a dozen US… Read More

Santiago de Cuba celebrates 490 year anniversary

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DTcuba.com The city of Santiago de Cuba, the capital of the eastern province of the same name, has become a special attraction for tourism this year, when it will celebrate its 490th anniversary. A busy program of activities will be implemented in the city from March to October, the traditional low tourist… Read More

International Coalition of Art Deco Societies ICADS may hold Art Deco architecture meeing in Havana

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BY CASEY WOODS | Miami Herald An international network of Art Deco design enthusiasts that has roots in Miami is grappling with another South Florida obsession: the bitter, seemingly endless, battle over how to deal with Cuba. Members of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies, a loose association… Read More

Buena Vista Social Club court case moves to Havana

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By Sean O’Neill | TimesOnline.co.uk The Buena Vista Social Club has sold millions of records and now the songwriters want their share Sir John Edmund Frederic Lindsay has enjoyed a distinguished, but rarely glamorous, legal career which is nearing its end as a senior judge of the High Court. There… Read More

Experts to preserve Ernest Hemingway documents in Havana

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Prensa Latina Specialists from the United States and Cuba expressed the desire to preserve Nobel Prize of Literature (1954) laureate Ernest Hemingways documents in both countries. The call was made in the Ambos Mundos Hotel on the second day of the 10th International Colloquium dedicated to the author… Read More

Cuba develops new cholera vaccine

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Cuban scientists have developed a new cholera vaccine and are ready to do “field testing” in Africa before it is marketed worldwide, officials said. The vaccine is derived from a live strain of a genetically modified bacillus that transmits cholera. It was successfully tested on 100 healthy… Read More

YUCA’s Need Your Help

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Help Little Bailee,off topic Dear Havanajournal visitors,friends and foes alike, I am asking for a huge favor,to please help in any way you can for a great cause. Many of you know how hard I work on my efforts of sending much needed goods to Cuba,as you know I personally financed and sent over 1100lbs.… Read More

Buena Vista judge to visit Cuba

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The Guardian, UK Wednesday May 25, 2005 Read More

YUCA Blog!

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YUCA now has it’s own blog While following the growing trend of blogging,we are proud to announce YUCA now has it’s own blog! There isnt much up yet as we just started,but drop in from time to time,start a discussion etc. Please let’s keep it peaceful! http://youngurbancubanamericans.blogspot.com/ Read More

Smithsonian Museum of American History opens Celia Cruz exhibit

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By Teresa Wiltz | Washington Post Staff Writer To describe Celia Cruz is to invoke hyperbole: She was La Reina de Salsa , the Queen of Salsa, she was thunder and lightning, she was a force of Mama Nature wrapped in chocolate skin, broad of nose and broader of smile, a woman for whom joy was everything… Read More

OFAC Grants CANF Cuba Visit

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By United Press International. World Peace Herald, DC, May 13, 2005. MIAMI—The United States has given members of the anti-Castro Cuban American National Foundation permission to travel to Cuba for a meeting of dissidents May 20. Foundation Director Alfredo Mesa said he has the word from the Treasury… Read More

How Castro’s doctrine denied Mario millions

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By David Smith, Evening Standard 13 May 2005 Read More

Cuban Art

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Historical Cuban Art On Ebay As a collector of Cuban art, I carefully watch eBay at all times looking for the next great find. I just recently found the best piece of Cuban art being offered on eBay in a long time. In other circumstances a Romanach sketch would not be worth as much as the asking price… Read More

Needed Escozul & Surgeon In Cuba Information!

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Need information on Cuban surgeons Dear friends of Havana Journal and abroad. I desperately need information on who is considered Cuba’s top cancer related surgeon. The patient is a beautiful 9 year old girl who is like family to my wife and myself. We seek information on THE top Pontine Glioma… Read More

Audioslave rocks Havana

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John Norris | MTV.com I admit I have been lucky enough to visit many of the places in the world I’d always wanted to, but among those places on my “gotta see — and gotta see soon” list was Cuba. I’d definitely considered going the, ahem, “third country” route… Read More

Pope appoints new bishop in Cuba

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Posted on Tue, May. 10, 2005 in the Miami Herald Read More

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine to play gig in Havana

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Prensa Latina Smiling and happy on their Cuban adventure, members of US rock band Audioslave promised to play the loudest, best concert of the bands history Friday, at Havanas Tribuna Antimperialista Jose Marti. In a press conference at the emblematic Hotel Nacional de Cubas Salon Vedado, the artists… Read More

Sony recording artist and US based rock band Audioslave plays in Havana

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Associated Press A top U.S. rock band, Audioslave, announced Wednesday it will give a free, open-air concert on the Havana waterfront this week. The group’s promoters said in a news release that the Friday event “will be the first open-air concert by a U.S. rock band in Cuba,” though… Read More

Cuban vaccine against the Haemophilus influenzae B receives WIPO award

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DTcuba.com The Cuban vaccine against the Haemophilus influenzae B, the first of its kind obtained from synthetic antigens in the world, received the Gold Medal granted by the World Intellectual Property Organization. The acknowledgement was received in this capital by Vicente Verez, director of the Center… Read More

April Showers Finally Bring Hope to Drought-Stricken Holguin Cuba

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Dalia Acosta Some ran outside to take showers under the rain, other scrambled to collect every last drop in plastic tanks, pails, pots or any other container at hand, and quite a few seemed to be living one of the happiest moments of their lives: for the first time in months, rain was finally falling… Read More

YES rocker Rick Wakeman ROCKS Havana

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VANESSA ARRINGTON | Associated Press Cuban rockers and families alike went wild for Rick Wakeman in a seaside concert, rushing to the stage when the former Yes star grabbed a portable keyboard and started jamming in the crowd. Wakeman and the New English Rock Ensemble, or NERE, played a two-hour set… Read More

Bobby Carcasses and Havana Jazz in Almendares Park

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Mike Fuller | Prensa Latina Jazzman Bobby Carcasses and friends fill a tropical forest with sound, breathing life back into a recovering riverbank. The notes floated over amphitheater walls, seasoning a born again park with sweet Cuban jazz on a Sunday afternoon. I first entered Almendares park, natural… Read More

Rock music keyboard player from YES to give concerts in Cuba

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Associated Press — Some 15 years after trying to get to Cuba, Rick Wakeman has made it to Havana, launching a weeklong trip in which he plans to give three concerts in the Cuban capital. Logistical challenges such as shipping music equipment to the communist-run island have consistently created… Read More

Las Tunas Cuba now growing tobacco and rolling Havana Cigars

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DTCuba.com Eastern Las Tunas province began producing Havana cigars for the international market this year. The factory, located in Puerto Padre municipality, began making high-quality cigars in February and is expected to produce 700,000 units this year. The province has already exported 77,000 Havana… Read More

Cuban Fashion House La Maison expands

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DTCuba.com The fashion house La Maison, owned by the Cuban corporation Cimex S.A., has implemented new projects to attract both domestic and foreign customers. Inaugurated 23 years ago, La Maison has presented the so-called Star Circuit, which promotes participation of prominent personalities of Cuban… Read More

Five years later, Elin, now 11, is living a normal’ life

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Vanessa Bauz HAVANA BUREAU Posted April 17 2005 Read More

Santiago de Cuba beats Havana for Championship of Cuban Baseball 2005

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Prensa Latina Santiago de Cuba defeated Havana province 2-1 in the sixth game of the best of seven series to become the champion of the 44th Cuban National Baseball Series. On Tuesday evening, Santiago de Cuba starter Ormani Romero pitched one of the best games of his career to help his team amass the… Read More

Medical Genetics Center in Holguin Cuba gets chromosome classifier

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DTCuba.com The health system in eastern Holgun province has benefited from state-of-the-art technology to improve the quality of medical care. Holgun’s Medical Genetics Center is equipped with a chromosome classifier, which makes detailed tests to detect a wide range of congenital problems. According… Read More

Partagas introduces Serie P No. 2 and robusto Serie D No. 4 Reserva

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By James Suckling | [url=http://www.CigarAficionado.com]http://www.CigarAficionado.com[/url] Partagas is making some of the best smokes in Cuba at the moment, so it came as no surprise that the factory unveiled two new sizes, or vitolas, today during the VII Festival del Habano in… Read More

James Suckling review the Habanos Festival

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By James Suckling | [url=http://www.CigarAficionado.com]http://www.CigarAficionado.com[/url] British actor Jeremy Irons stole the show on Friday night during the final event of the VII Festival del Habanos. He was one of a handful of others—mostly cigar merchants—who received… Read More

The Cuban Revolution In The U.S.

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Cuban revolution support in the U.S. [url=http://www.TheCubanRevolution.com]http://www.TheCubanRevolution.com[/url] click here to see! Any comments? Read More

Havana historian Eusebio Leal to visit Guatemala

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Prensa Latina Havana historian Eusebio Leal Spengler will arrive in Guatemala on Thursday, responding an invitation by the Guatemalan Municipality mayor Alvaro Arzu and Culture and Sports Minister Manuel Salazar Tezahuic. The aim of his visit is to strengthen academic and cultural ties with Guatemalan… Read More

Ukrainian Health Minister thanks Cuba for treatment of Chernobyl children

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Reuters Cuba has treated 18,153 child victims of radiation fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster, Ukrainian Health Minister Nykola Polischuk said Tuesday. For 15 years, children from Chernobyl have traveled to Cuba to be treated free of charge by Cuban doctors at the beach resort of… Read More

Havana Film Festival in New York begins April 15

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Press Release The 6th Havana Film Festival in New York (HFFNY) will open at the Quad Cinema, NYC April 15 with award winning films from Havana’s Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano and new independent films from and about Latin America and the Caribbean that rarely have an opportunity… Read More

Studying law in Cuba

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By elaine wong | dailypennsylvanian.com Forget about Cancun and the sunny beaches of California. For Aaron Miller and a group of 17 students, Havana, Cuba, was a more appealing spring break destination. Miller, a first-year Law student, took the initiative last October of organizing an educational trip… Read More

Cuba maintains lowest rate of tuberculosis in Americas

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DTcuba.com Cuba may be one the first countries in the American continent to eradicate the scourge of tuberculosis as a public health problem in the medium term. Cuban health authorities pointed out that the goal would be achieved when a rate of five patients per every 100,000 inhabitants is reported.… Read More

Havana Regatta ... from France

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DTcuba.com The city of Cienfuegos, the capital of the province of the same name, will be the destination of sailboats that will depart from the French city of Saint Nazaire. According to organizers of the event, the departure is scheduled for early April and the voyage is expected to end 20 days later.… Read More

Record participation in Terry Fox road race in Cuba

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The 8th International Terry Fox Race in Havana registered a record participation of 10,000 people, local press said on Monday. Nonetheless, taking into consideration the simultaneous races in the 169 municipalities of the island, the number of participants could reach one million. This athletic event… Read More

Preston Gomez and Cuban baseball history

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By Ross Newhan, Special to The LA Times The gentleman from Cuba sits on a padded bridge chair in the shade of a dugout on a distant diamond at the Angels’ training complex, watching some of the organization’s best young players take infield and batting practice. The gentleman understands… Read More

Havana Film Festival in New York April 15 - 21

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Albor Ruiz | NY Daily Times It is that time of the year again, and film buffs are looking forward to the rare opportunity to see some of the most important - and seldom shown in the U.S. - Latin-American movies with the arrival of the 6th Havana Film Festival in New York, April 15-21. “This year,… Read More

Exiles cleared to visit Cuba dissidents

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Move breaks policy of U.S. foundation Read More

Hotel Melia Cohiba art gallery features Cuban fine art

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Roberto Campos | Prensa Latina The Havana Melia Cohiba Art Gallery attracts more tourists and experts each and every day, interested in the works of famous Cuban painters. On the first floor, one of the most attractive of this Cuban hotel, fine arts are worshipped, in words of its promoter Rosa Pellerano.… Read More

Cuban erotic art displayed at gallery in Havana

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NewKerala.com Communist Cuba might be known for its prudery but a gallery here has opened for the 11th year running an erotic art show with concerts, awards, pornography talks and some stirring exhibits. The beginning of a series of events, the erotic art on display will travel all over town till April… Read More

Food, water and electricity in short supply in Cuba

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Cubanet.org Enrique Carrillo, Cubanacn Press Jorge Ramon Castillo, ICDPRESS Ibrahim Dionisio Rodrguez, Cubanacn Press 1. Areas of Placetas without power for 13 days La Viga district of Placetas has been without power for 13 days since the electric transformer burned out. Residents say they have asked… Read More

Cuba still suffering from worst drought in 100 years

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Reuters Cuba’s worst drought in a century has left one in six Cubans without running water and will get worse, a Cuban official warned on Friday, calling on the nation to save water. The prolonged drought has hurt the Caribbean island’s sugar and rice production and led to the slaughter of… Read More

Cuban food at Cafe Havana in New Jersey

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BY S.J. GINTZLER | FOR THE STAR-LEDGER It’s all in the family at Cafe Havana, an engaging Cuban eatery in Middlesex. Chef-owners Miguel and Rita Sanchez serve pollo asado (roast chicken), masas de puerco (crisp seasoned pork chunks) and frijoles negros (black bean soup), based on relatives’… Read More

The future of professional boxing in Cuba

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Matthew Goldstein | BoxingTalk.net Within this piece, I will do my best to refrain from ideological philosophy, yet explain why Cuban boxing will soon be apart of the main stream boxing world which includes HBO, SHOWTIME, ESPN, DKP, Top Rank, Main Events, Shelley Finkel, Emmanuel Steward, Joe Souza,… Read More

Demand exceeds capacity at Havana computer center

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Felix Reyes Gutierrez | Cubanacn Press | cubanet.org As many as 40 would-be students could not register for computer instruction at the Youth Computing Club in Ranchuelo February 28 due to the small size of the hall, said Ismary Pozo, a frustrated registrant. Workers who need computer instruction for… Read More

Cuban cigarettes in short supply in Santiago de Cuba

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Jorge Ramon Castillo | ICDPRESS | cubanet.org A shortage of Aromas-brand cigarettes in Santiago de Cuba outlets has led to speculation, with prices rising over 100% from 7.50 pesos a pack. Street prices are now running 20 pesos per pack, and there are reports of people traveling as far as Havana to bring… Read More

Cuban Artist Jorge PÈrez DuportÈ featured in Pinar del Rio

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DTcuba.com La Oficina Gallery, in western Pinar del Ro province, is hosting an exhibition by Cuban artist Jorge Perez Duporte. The exhibition, held at Las Terrazas community, consists of 13 artworks by the renowned Cuban painter, who highlights his work in favor of nature. According to experts, Perez… Read More

Cuban biotechnology science develops new vaccine for children

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DTcuba.com Cuba’s health system has incorporated a new vaccine into the nationwide immunization program to protect children against four diseases. According to experts, the Cuban-made vaccine resulted from collaboration between the Finlay Institute and the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology… Read More

Che Guevara & Jesse James

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“Che” Freedom Fighter or Murderer? Read More

President in secret talks with Cuba - West Wing NBC March 16

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NBC.com NINETY MILES AWAY 9pm 2005-03-16 MEMORIES THAT LINGER - When speculations fly surrounding the nexus between communist Cuba and the democratic United States, President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) is propelled into a dubious conundrum—that is, to continue secret talks with Cuba’s ailing… Read More

Calle Ocho

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A million revelers are expected for Little Havana’s big block party Read More

Latin Jews finding a home in South Florida

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Mariano Moshe Otero grew up struggling to understand both his faiths. Read More

Castro opts for steam power

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Associated Press Thursday March 10, 2005 The Guardian Read More

Cuban show plans dream gig in Miami

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The largest troupe of Cuban performers to defect from the island arrived for a sold-out performance at the University of Miami this week. Read More

Havana Night Club show in Las Vegas

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By Jack Zink | Theater Writer | Sun Sentinel What most people know about Havana Night Club—The Show is that 50 Cuban singers, dancers and musicians defected last summer to become the newest, cheapest and hottest show on the Las Vegas Strip. The show itself was largely ignored in the media blitz… Read More

Moviemaker Humberto Solas Receives Cuba Cinema Award

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[url=http://www.DTcuba.com]http://www.DTcuba.com[/url] Humberto Sols, one of Cuba’s best moviemakers, received the 2005 National Cinema Award. According to the jury, the decision is an acknowledgement of Sols’ work, which includes major feature-length films like “Manuela”… Read More

Uma Thurman in Havana?

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

By Anthony Boadle | Reuters Publisher note: The real title of this story is “Castro snubs cigar aficionados at Habanos Festiva” but this author mentions in passing that Uma Thurman was in town. Does he have proof? Is she violating travel restrictions? Cuban President Fidel Castro snubbed… Read More

Havana Carnival

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[url=http://www.granma.cu]http://www.granma.cu[/url] | BY RAFAEL LAM The Havana carnival is now held in February and March instead of July and November. This year, the carnival will coincide with the 485th anniversary of the founding of the city. There is evidence indicating that… Read More

Havana Cigar Festival offers connoisseurs Partagas factory tour

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By Vanessa Arrington | ASSOCIATED PRESS With Spanish-language love songs blaring overhead, workers methodically fashioned the island’s famed tobacco into handrolled cigars Thursday as connoisseurs from around the world toured a factory during Cuba’s annual international cigar festival. More… Read More

The worst drought in Cuba in over 100 years

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[url=http://www.granma.cu]http://www.granma.cu[/url] More than $20 million allocated in recent months to alleviate difficulties caused by the lack of rain • Water distributed by tanker trucks to nearly 2 million people • A plan for eliminating leaks in the capital REGISTERED… Read More

Cuban brothers make their pitch in Orioles camp

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Exiles, 25 and 20, seek home in O’s organization Read More

Santeria Flights To Cuba

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Is Santeria used as ploy to skirt travel rules to Cuba? A Santeria group with a religious license to travel unimpeded to Cuba reports a boom in the size of its congregation, drawing criticism and scrutiny. BY OSCAR CORRAL | The Miami Herald Despite the Bush administration’s crackdown on exiles’… Read More

Elin Gonzlez’s grandmother dies

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Elin Gonzlez’s maternal grandmother—who visited Miami, New York and Washington, D.C., five years ago in an attempt to have the boy returned to Cuba—died Friday after an illness, according to The Associated Press. Read More

International cigar festival ends in Cuba

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VANESSA ARRINGTON | Associated Press Hundreds of cigar lovers, including British actor Jeremy Irons, wrapped up an international cigar festival with an extravagant gala dinner featuring flamenco dancing and sleek acrobatic performances. Elaborate humidors signed by President Fidel Castro were auctioned… Read More

Former Cuban Presidents Found On Ebay!

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Underground video satirizes Cuban secret police

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BY NANCY SAN MARTIN | Miami Herald A 15-minute clandestine video has Cubans on the island chuckling over jabs at state security agents. But they also wonder how long it will take for the government to crack down on the well-known actors. A video that pokes satirical fun at Cuba’s feared state security… Read More

GUILLERMO CABRERA INFANTE | 1929-2005

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Spanish literature loses Cuban writer, icon Guillermo Cabrera Infante, a Cuban writer who earned praise for his books and won the most prestigious prize in Spanish literature, died at age 75. Read More

To Live in Cuba

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By TRACEY EATON | The Dallas Morning News After the 1959 revolution, Cuba’s rebel government snatched thousands of properties abandoned by the rich. “Thanks for the houses,” Fidel Castro said in 1960, announcing plans to turn some of Havana’s most exclusive homes into lodging… Read More

Healthcare in Havana Cuba

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By Susan Kepecs | Special to The Capital Times Cuba is not paradise. But Fidel Castro’s health care system racks up some wins in the “Battle of Ideas,” a Madison-based medical aid delegation learned this month. The Battle of Ideas, a national solidarity and service campaign now in its… Read More

Festival del Habano

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

Habanos SA cigar Executives Eduardo Gonzalez, Cuban international marketing manager of Habanos S.A., enjoys a Cohiba Robusto cigar after a press conference in Havana, February 10, 2005. Cuba will be hosting the 6th International Havana Cigar Festival from February 21 to 25. Cigar aficionados attending… Read More

Cuban Cigar Habanos Festival exempt from new non-smoking law

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AP Latin America Aficionados of Cuba’s famous hand-rolled cigars will be able to puff away without fear of running afoul of new anti-smoking laws during the island’s annual cigar festival, organizers said Thursday. Despite a new law prohibiting smoking in closed public places, permission… Read More

Living to 120 years old in Cuba

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Reuters Cuba’s “120 Years Club,” inspired by President Fidel Castro to help Cubans live to a ripe old age, has claimed one of its members as the world’s oldest man at 119. Benito Martinez Abagan actually says he was born in Haiti in 1880 and came to Cuba in 1925 to work in the… Read More

US and Cuban students share love of softball

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The Associated Press Through gestures and bits of each other’s language, teenagers Mara Blesoff of the United States and Lessys Rusindo of Cuba communicated animatedly during a break in their softball game. advertisement “We were talking about the party tomorrow night and she wanted to know… Read More

The H Magazine - Havana Cuba essential lifestyle magazine

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I just got my first issue of The H magazine and it is fantastic. I met with the publisher and he gave me a few promo copies. The first issue is even better than the promo issue. Anyone reading the Havana Journal should subscribe. Here is an excerpt from their website, [url=http://www.theHmagazine.com]http://www.theHmagazine.com[/url]… Read More

HOWARD ZINN, SPECIAL GUEST AT HAVANA BOOK FAIR

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By Luis Miranda Sanchez | Cubanow.net Howard Zinn, one of the best-known left-wing intellectuals in the United States, is among the special guests in Havana’s 14th International Book Fair (February 4-13), where more than 5 million books are expected to be put on sale �almost one book for every… Read More

A Delicious Look at Cuban Food

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by: Merrie Schonbach The Internet is a great resource for food lovers. You can find everything from recipes to home delivery of gourmet meals. International foods are a real treat that you can explore and enjoy. In this article, we will explore Cuban food and offer you an easy recipe. There is a wonderful… Read More

Havana Bay becoming less polluted

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Patricia Grogg | IPSnews.net ‘‘I want a clean and healthy bay, with many pelicans feeding in its waters,’’ says Mara Luisa Perez, voicing a dream that many residents in the Cuban capital have for Havana Bay, which at the end of the 20th century was still one of the most polluted… Read More

Havana Biotech and Healthcare Update

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AIN The forceful advancement of Cuban Science finds in the Cuban Capital a stronghold, with over 100 research centers. The program the “The Round Table” aired on Friday on Cuban Radio and Television, on the occasion of Science Day, marked every January 15 island-wide, highlighted Havana’s… Read More

Louise Bourgeois displays US art in Havana

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Reuters Sculptures and prints by Louise Bourgeois, including her monumental “Maman” spider, went on show in Havana this weekend in the first major exhibition in Cuba by a contemporary U.S. artist. A U.S.-based organizer said he was surprised last year to obtain a U.S. Treasury Department… Read More

Alicia Alonso and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba

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By ERIKA KINETZ | New York Times AS the curtain closed on the final gala of the International Festival of Ballet in Havana in November, Alicia Alonso, the aged matriarch of Cuban ballet, stood unsteadily at center stage, her arms outstretched toward the raucous adulation of the crowd. Silent and still,… Read More

Antonio Gattorno - Master Cuban Painter

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BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO | Miami Herald He studied alongside Dal, rubbed elbows with Picasso in Paris, bantered about art in East Village bars with De Kooning and Pollack, and painted for years at the ominous address of 10 Downing St. Yet Antonio Gattorno, a pioneer of the modern art movement in Cuba, is… Read More

HAVANA NIGHT CLUB

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Defectors will bring show to S. Florida Performers of the Havana Night Club show caught the world’s attention by defecting from Cuba last year in Las Vegas. Their next stop will be South Florida. Read More

Unburying the Forgotten Presence of Gypsies in Cuba

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[url=http://www.Peridico26.cu]http://www.Peridico26.cu[/url] Gypsy characters have become something of a fashion on prime-time soap operas on Cuban television these days. This has aroused questions on the part of many people on the island who though aware of the influence exerted… Read More

Havana skyline by air and Havana by satellite

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  Not sure who to credit on these photos since we’ve had them for a while.   Anyway, and interesting way to view the city that’s home to two million people!       Read More

Fidel Castro on October 1963 MAD magazine cover

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  Fidel Castro and the exploding cigar. Leave it to MAD magazine to lighten up current events.           Read More

Havana Cigars - Roll your own

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Couldn’t resist posting this photo someone sent us. Cigar rollers are entitled to smoke while they work. This lady is certainly getting her money’s worth.           Captions? Comments? Read More

Cuban literature portal launches- CubaLiteraria.cu

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DTcuba.com Cubaliteraria, the portal of Cuban literature, will present its new digital format on the occasion of the 14th International Book Fair of Havana. According to experts, the web site, which can be found at [url=http://www.cubaliteraria.cu]http://www.cubaliteraria.cu[/url]… Read More

Havana International Book Fair declines to invite Plaza Mayor

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Associated Press Cuban authorities organizing Havana’s annual international book fair declined to invite, for the first time, a Puerto Rican publishing company owned by the daughter of a moderate Cuban dissident. Maria Mederos, the director of the organizing committee, confirmed that Plaza Mayor,… Read More

Cuba Film Festival in New Zealand

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Thread.co.nz Si! Cuba! a season of ten films celebrating forty years of film production in Cuba will be presented in Auckland and Wellington commencing late next month. The season is the second event in a New Zealand-Cuba Film Exchange that began in February this year with extensive New Zealand film… Read More

Cafe Havana and Cafe Cuban domain names for sale

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Domains for sale by Havana Journal: CafeCubana.com Cafe Cubana CafeHabana.net Cafe Habana Cafe-Havana.com Cafe-Havana CafeHavana.com Cafe Havana CafeHavana.net CafeHavana.org CafeHavana.info CafeHavanna.com Cafe Havanna See more Cuba related domains for sale at HavanaDomainsForSale.com Read More

Cafe Con Leche - NYC Restaurants - CafeConLeche.com

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The CafeConLeche.com domain name is owned by Havana Journal Inc and may be for sale. Cafe con leche is a descriptive phrase for Cuban coffee with milk or a term used with regards to black/white mixed race Cuban people. There are also several restaurants with the name Cafe Con Leche. We have listed… Read More

Elegant and obese, dancers break stereotypes in Cuba

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Article in th Naples Daily News By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA, Associated Press January 27, 2005 Read More

Cuban Music: AfroCuban All Stars - Distinto Diferente

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Amazon.com With a debut as smashing as their 1997 A Toda Cuba Le Gusta, the Afro Cuban All Stars would have to hit on all cylinders to not fall short on their sophomore effort. Alas, they don’t hit the high marks that seemed so effortless on their debut, heading away from the earthy, complex body… Read More

Los Van Van to release Chapeando

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DTcuba.com Los Van Van, one of Cuba’s most popular orchestras, will present their latest record, entitled “Chapeando”, in Peru. The presentation is scheduled for February in Lima, where the band, founded more than three decades ago, will perform in the inauguration of the Salsoteca… Read More

Thalassotherapy in Jardines del Rey Cuba

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DTcuba.com Jardines del Rey, tourist destination in the northern keys off eastern Ciego de Avila province, offers facilities where tourists can improve their quality of life. That is the case of the International Thalassotherapy Center, located near the hotels of Jardines del Rey and considered a unique… Read More

Conde de Villanueva Inn for Havana Cigar Aficionados

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DTcuba.com The Conde de Villanueva Inn, run by the Cuban company Habaguanex S.A., is considered one of the most attractive places for cigar aficionados. The establishment, which offers a wide range of Havana cigars, is preparing a broad program of activities during the 7th International Havana Cigar… Read More

How to quit smoking Habanos cigars: Don’t smoke in public in Cuba

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Newkerala.com Cuba, the country long associated with fine cigars, has abruptly decided to take steps to ban smoking in public. According to The Independent, the law on smoking in public will come into effect within a fortnight. Cubans are obviously not going to take kindly to this development, as according… Read More

Cuban Migrants Missing in Waters off South Florida

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SEARCH SUSPENDED FOR MIGRANTS MISSING IN WATERS OFF SOUTH FLORIDA December 23, 2004 Read More

Osleidys Menendez named Cuba’s woman Athlete of the Year

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Jan. 18, 2005 [url=http://www.xinhuanet.com]http://www.xinhuanet.com[/url] [url=http://www.xinhuanet.com]http://www.xinhuanet.com[/url]   Read More

Dying to Get Here - A Story of Coming to America from Cuba

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By Author Matt Lawrence Dying to Get Here is based upon my own experiences as director of special projects for Freedom Flight International during the Cuban rafter exodus of the early 1990’s.  My witness to the desperation of these families on the sea, and meeting a few of these brave souls… Read More

Cuba launches no smoking rules for cigars and cigarettes

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By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Associated Press Writer Cuba, known for its world-famous cigars, will soon ask smokers of those fine stogies, and the island’s unfiltered black tobacco cigarettes, to step outside. Beginning on Feb. 7, smoking will be prohibited in theaters, stores, buses, taxis and other… Read More

Cuba and Rwanda sign health cooperation agreement

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A Package of News Briefs From the Caribbean The Associated Press Published: Jan 17, 2005 http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBE165B34E.html Cuba will send a group of doctors to Rwanda under a health cooperation agreement signed Monday by the foreign ministers of both nations. Cuba’s… Read More

Havana Biotech and Healthcare Update

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AIN The forceful advancement of Cuban Science finds in the Cuban Capital a stronghold, with over 100 research centers. The program the “The Round Table” aired on Friday on Cuban Radio and Television, on the occasion of Science Day, marked every January 15 island-wide, highlighted Havana’s… Read More

TRACKING DOWN THE CELTS IN CUBA AND THE IRISH IN HAVANA

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By John Moran | Cubanow.net Irish visitors to Cuba often remark on the identification they feel with the warmth and sense of fun of ordinary Cubans. While caution is wise with such generalizations, it is a similarity that others have noticed too. “There is something Celtic about the Cuban that… Read More

ALEJO CARPENTIER: ONE OF THE GREAT 20th CENTURY FIGURES

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By Roberto Fernandez Retamar | Cubanow.net Very few authors established such close relationships in their work as writer Alejo Carpentier did between journalism and fiction. Certainly, there’s a great tradition in our country; in the 19 th Century it’s difficult to find a Cuban writer who… Read More

Western researchers at work in Cuba

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By Alan Johnston Article in Western News, journal of the University of Western Ontario   Read More

Cuban biotech advances with lung cancer vaccine production

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Periodico26.com Three new plants will begin producing the Cuban therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer to be used for clinical trials on the island and for similar efficiency tests in the United States. In statements to Trabajadores weekly newspaper, Dr. Gisela Gonzalez, who heads the project at the… Read More

Cuba news publication Espacios to cease operations

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Associated Press | The alternative Christian magazine Espacios, one of a few independent publications in Cuba’s mostly state-run media market, is closing after eight years because it has run out of funding and local church support. Espacios, which costs about US$1,400 every three months to print… Read More

MAP OF THE CUBAN ART

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By SHANNON PHILLIPS | Vue Weekly Under Castro, visual artists are allowed a level of freedom of expression that the rest of the country would envy. The conversation has swung around to politics, and I fish around in my bag for the minidisc recorder, trying to be discreet as I plug in the microphone and… Read More

1940s Vintage Bacardi Hatuey beer brochure

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Found listed on ebay original vintage Bacardi Hatuey brochure Brochure has 12 pages and a color plate. Size of the brochure is 14 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Read More

Antonio Benitez-Rojo, author and professor, passes away

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Associated Press Antonio Benitez-Rojo, an award-winning author and Spanish professor at Amherst College, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 73. He died at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, the college announced. Benitez-Rojo, a native of Cuba who came to the United States in 1980, won… Read More

Santeria priests babalao in Cuba release 2005 Letra del Año predictions

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By Vanessa Arrington | Associated Press Writer Note the 2006 Letra del Año can be read here Revered priests of Cuba’s Santeria religion warned of everything from environmental contamination to male impotence in 2005 as part of their annual New Year’s predictions announced Tuesday. Cuba and… Read More

Museum of Modern Art Acquires Books by Cuban Viga Publishing House

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DTcuba.com The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) of New York has acquired a collection of the latest books published by the Cuban publishing house Viga, based in the western Cuban province of Matanzas. The books, acquired during the latest edition of the International Book Fair of Guadalajara, Mexico, will… Read More

Canadians enjoy Hockey Night in Cuba

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GREG COATES | TORONTO STAR Tropical breezes, Pina Coladas and hockey? That’s right. For those of you missing the National Hockey League, the El Senador Resort in Cayo Coco, Cuba, is hosting its fourth annual Tropical Hockey Tournament, Jan. 8-22. Guests get to play in daily friendly pick-up games… Read More

Cuba and Its Music

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The Guardian Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo by Ned Sublette Remember “Babal”, Desi Arnaz’s kitsch theme song in I Love Lucy? In Cuba and Its Music we learn that Arnaz made his mark in a hugely popular 1946 Hollywood short, singing a cheesy, hip-swivelling rendition… Read More

Cuba in Las Vegas - Havana Night Club and Tropical Passions are a top draws in Vegas

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BY TIMOTHY PRATT | Miami Herald For the first time in at least 45 years, two high-profile Cuban acts are playing the Las Vegas Strip as the old year ends and the new one begins. The New Year will bring something not seen on the stages of Las Vegas for at least 45 years—two Cuban acts, each with… Read More

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