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Daily Archives: May 4, 2011

Havana - A Cuban manufacturer made a cigar that is 81.8 metres long and plans to claim his fifth Guinness record, Cuban media reported ... Continue reading
Rome, Italy - More standout stars were announced by organisers of the Compeed Golden Gala, the third leg of the Samsung Diamond League, which will celebrate it's 31st edition on 26 May. At the moment, Continue reading
Cuban cigar roller Jose "Cueto" Cairo beat his own world record for the largest cigar by rolling a stogie over 268 feet long. CBSNews.com's Nick Dietz ... Continue reading
(AP) SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco firefighters were at the scene of a one-alarm fire in the city's Castro District. The fire was reported at 12:23 p.m. at a four-story ... Continue reading
Cuba's bitter brew: Officials announce return of coffee mixed with peas in savings measureBy Associated Press, Published: May 3HAVANA — Cubans' morning joe will be a little more bitter and a little less potent as the island returns to mixing ... Continue reading
Publicado el martes, 05.03.11Cerradas ventanas de esperanzaOscar PeñaSe han cerrado las cortinas del último congreso del partido comunista de Cuba y con él también se han cerrado las cortinas de las grandes ventanas de inmediata esp... Continue reading
¿PERESTROIKA O SOCIALISMO?04-05-2011.Julio César GálvezEx preso de Conciencia de la Causa de los 75(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Después de más de cinco décadas de promesas de la existencia de un futuro mejor gracias a la ...
in their first-round playoff series. Now the Spurs and this city can only watch helplessly as the Black & Silver's top rivals -- Dallas and Los Angeles -- battle for a spot in the Western ... Continue reading
La sede diplomática de Washington en La Habana entregó un premio de derechos humanos a las Damas de Blanco de Cuba. Continue reading
DDC La Habana Desde que aparecieron los ex comisarios Pavón, Serguera y Quesada, practicamente tod... Continue reading
                Como en algunas de sus novelas anteriores, Vargas Llosa basa su más reciente libro, El sueño del celta, en hechos reales. Hasta el título lo tomó prestado de un poema épico de Roger Casement ... Continue reading
This year’s sugar harvest slightly exceeded low expectations and showed modest productivity improvements, industry expert Juan Varela said in an article published by Communist Party daily Granma. “The current harvest begins to send signals of change in the work style and organizational system,” Varela said, adding that the total exceeded the plan by 6 percent and [...] Continue reading
Fort Worth, Texas - Cuban defector Leonys Martin has finalized a $15.5 million, five-year contract with the Texas Rangers, and the speedy center fielder could be in their lineup before the end of ... Continue reading
DALLAS (Reuters) - Cuban defector Leonys Martin, a speedy outfielder, has signed a five-year contract with the Texas Rangers, the Major League Baseball team said on Wednesday. Financial terms of ... Continue reading
Cuba will improve the quality of its tourist offers without reducing prices, despite the decrease of tourism worldwide, and Cuba not having access to the US market, said Minister of Tourism Continue reading
eastern province of Guantanamo with a call for peaceful coexistence worldwide. Int´l Seminar Against Foreign Military Bases in Cuba Sponsored by the World Peace Council and the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples, the forum Continue reading
La situación de los cubanos de a pie se torna cada día más difícil, porque tienen muy pocos recursos y bajos salarios Continue reading
AzúcarConsiderada en otros tiempos como la locomotora económica, la deprimida industria azucarera registró el año pasado la peor zafra en 105 años Continue reading
El padre José Conrado teme un final violento en CubaEl sacerdote católico cubano afirma que la situación de la isla es de quiebra totalmartinoticias.com 04 de mayo de 2011"Que Cuba siga siendo para ustedes, vamos a decir así, ... Continue reading
TurismoDurante una conferencia en FITCUBA, el historiador de la Ciudad de la Habana se refirió a la imagen con que se promociona la Isla como destino turístico Continue reading
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers have signed Cuban defector Leonys Martin to a five-year contract. Martin last played for Cuba's national team during a tournament last July in ... Continue reading
Pointing to the emergence of new media as the new public battlefield in the long U.S.-Cuban conflict, City University of New York anthropologist Ted Henken was interrogated by Cuban officials upon leaving the country, the high-profile blogger wrote in his El Yuma blog. Henken had spent 12 days in April in Cuba on a tourist visa, interviewing bloggers [...] Continue reading
Se alegra el ministro cubano de turismo porque la isla esté ubicada en un tercer lugar como destino turístico en el caribe insular. Continue reading
Agencias Moscú El problema sigue pendiente por falta de recursos financieros. E... Continue reading
Académico norteamericano interrogado por reunirse con bloggers cubanos en la islaMay 4, 20113.05.2011El académico y blogger Ted Henken, que se encontraba en Cuba para hacer una investigación sobre la blogosfera cubana, fue interrogado el... Continue reading
The Texas Rangers have a five-year, $15.5-million US deal with Cuban defector Leonys Martin. The speedy outfielder will get a $5-million signing bonus in the deal announced Wednesday in Fort Worth, ... Continue reading
Texas Rangers officially signed outfielder Leonys Martin, a Cuban defector, Wednesday. He will get a five-year major league contract worth $15.5 million that includes a $5 million signing ... Continue reading
Cuban man playing conga drum (Image by Flickr user alvez (by:cc)) A Cuban composer compiles a five CD anthology based on a survey of the people's favorite ... Continue reading
El sacerdote católico cubano, José Conrado Rodríguez, afirma que la situación de la isla es de quiebra total Continue reading
Joven interceptado tras performance en Plaza 1ro Mayo 2011, originally uploaded by orlandoluispardolazo. A young man is stopped and subjected to a check after his performance at the end of the parade on May Day in the Plaza of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba. The boy looked very embarrassed, almost hysterical and crying as he overreacted [...] Continue reading
"Esta será tu última vez" - Memorias de la última conversación que tuve en CubaMe llamo Ted Henken, y soy profesor de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York, donde dirijo el Departamento de Estudios Afro y Latinoamerica... Continue reading
El marañón: la fruta prohibida del paraíso socialistaEl surco se extendía infinito frente a nuestros ojos. Tampoco ese día se cumpliría la norma, pero ¿a quién le importaba? En aquella escuela al campo nos ejerci... Continue reading
Agencias La Habana La producción habría sido de unos 1,15 millones de toneladas sin refinar, seg Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, May 4 (acn) Cuba will improve the quality of its tourist offers without reducing prices, despite the decrease of tourism worldwide, and Cuba not having access to the US market, said ... Continue reading
SANCTI SPIRITUS, Cuba, May 3 (acn) The preservation of the roots of the Canaries by residents in Sancti Spiritus province was acknowledged on Tuesday in this city by Guillermina Hernandez Martin, ... Continue reading
LA HABANA, 4 May. (Reuters/EP) - La cosecha de azúcar de Cuba ha superado en un seis por ciento las previsiones del Gobierno por primera vez en dos décadas alcanzando una producción que ronda los 1,15 millones de toneladas, según ha informado e... Continue reading
FILE - In this March 8, 2009 file phto, Cuba outfielder Leonys Martin makes a catch against South Africa in the ninth inning during their World Baseball Classic game in Mexico City. The Texas ... Continue reading
A 67-year-old man rolls his fifth and longest world record-breaking cigar for Cuba. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports. (TODAY Continue reading
4 (Xinhua) -- Mukhtarbek Omurakunov, a leader of the Kyrgyzstan opposition party Zamandash (Contemporary), drowned while vacationing in Cuba, officials said Wednesday. Omurakunov was on a Cuban beach when a huge wave, reportedly three meter high, surged Continue reading
La industria azucarera de Cuba, que en 2010 tuvo su peor cosecha en un siglo, comenzó a dar señales de recuperación en la recién finalizada cosecha, con poco más de 1,1 millones de toneladas de azúcar, pese a problemas de ineficiencia, informó... Continue reading
DDC Atlanta Contribuirá con reportajes y análisis sobre la salud mental. La ca... Continue reading
1. Overview of the Latin American Mobile Market 1.1 Mobile Statistics 1.2 Mobile market players 1.3 Second generation (2G) mobile 1.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile 1.5 Prepaid market 1.6 Average Revenue Continue reading
DDC Madrid Emigrantes ilegales de varias nacionalidades se amotinaron el martes en la estación migratoria Siglo XXI de Tapachula, Chiapas... Continue reading
CUNY Professor Ted Henken just spent 12 days in Cuba talking to bloggers. But the Cuba researcher says the trip may well be his last. In a posting that should serve as a warning to journalists and academics alike, he Continue reading
Citando a amigos que acompañaban al político kirguis, una agencia centroasiática de noticias informa que éste pereció arrastrado por una enorme ola de tres metros de altura Continue reading