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Daily Archives: June 29, 2017

Two Summer Workshop Retreats-Taichi Alchemy:Yang Cheng Fu’s 13 Original Postures - Rick Barrett and Ermei Flying Phoenix Qigong - Sifu Terry Dunn LENOX, MA, USA, June 29, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eastover Estate & … Continue reading
Washington, June 29 (RHC)-- U.S. President Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries partially takes effect this evening, after the Supreme Court said it will examine the constitutionality of the order.  The ruling will … Continue reading
14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 29 June 2017 — “Today we are going to practice writing a letter,” announced the fourth grade teacher at a school in the Plaza of the Revolution district in mid-June. Immediately, Lucia, age 9, thought about writing a letter to her grandmother telling her about her latest acrobatics on skates, … Continue reading "The Impossible Letter" Continue reading
La Paz, June 29 (RHC)-- Bolivia has welcomed home the nine officials detained by Chile in a dispute which threatened to escalate tensions between the neighboring countries.  The men were reunited with their families at the border early on Wednesday … Continue reading
 Washington, June 29 (RHC)-- Nearly two-thirds of Americans have disapproved of the way U.S. President Donald Trump has handled the country’s health insurance reform, a new poll shows.   According Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday, 63 … Continue reading
Caracas, June 29 (RHC)-- In the aftermath of the helicopter attack against the Venezuelan Supreme Court, countries around the world have expressed their solidarity with Venezuela by condemning the acts that the Bolivarian government has described as “ … Continue reading
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Moscow, June 29 (RHC)-- Russia has said it will react "in proportion" to any U.S. military actions against Syria on the pretense of preventing a chemical attack.  "We will react with dignity, in … Continue reading
Paris, June 29 (RHC-PL)-- Cuba has called on UNESCO for … Relation to Climate Change, the Cuban delegation recalled that the implications … context.'  The Cuban delegation, led by Havana's ambassador to … Continue reading
Havana, June 29 (RHC)-- Foreign … promote better human rights in Cuba by limiting the rights of … LeoGrande said Trump's Cuba policy shift fulfills a promise … a small group of ultraconservative Cuban-AmericansContinue reading
… Minister Fernando Huanacuni announced in Havana the setting up of a … . In statements to reporters in Havana, the Bolivian top diplomat said … medicine production, where, he said, Cuba has a vast, internationally recognized … the city of Sucre and Havana. He said his visit will … Continue reading
… York, June 29 (RHC)-- Cuba urged at United Nations for … , Cuban permanent representative Ana Silvia Rodríguez, made it clear that Cuba does … of Tlatelolco. The Cuban diplomat referred also to Cuba’s active participation … total elimination.  She asserted that Cuba will continue to advocate the … Continue reading
Havana, June 29 (RHC)-- Cuba has condemned the latest terrorist … statement released Wednesday by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX … and may happen in Venezuela.” “Cuba resolutely rejects the use of … Continue reading
… plane and redirected it to Cuba, where he has lived ever … changing United States relationship with Havana.) The film, directed by Jamie … Continue reading

El salario medio mensual en Cuba en el 2016 alcanzó los 740 pesos cubanos (CUP), equivalentes a 29,6 dólares, una cifra que aumenta en sectores como el azucarero, el mejor pagado con 1.246 CUP (49,8 dólares), y desciende en los de administración pública, defensa y seguridad social hasta 510 CUP (20,4 dólares).

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… new itineraries and is offering Cuba as a destination for the … the best holidays.” Along with Cuban Cigars to American Cars , Trafalgar … Continue reading
… 's first-ever journey to Havana that would launch later that … to sail from Tampa to Cuba — a distinction belonging to Royal … ship to ever dock in Havana, boasted Carnival executives. And the … in Havana and Tampa's century-old relationship that began with CubanContinue reading
… its future service to Cuba will focus on Havana and "will … further restrict travel to Cuba. Southwest currently serves Havana twice daily nonstop … roundtrip between Ft. Lauderdale and Havana. Steve Goldberg, Southwest Airlines Senior … Trump proposed changes to existing Cuban travel policy. The changes will … Continue reading

Grupos de manifestantes en contra del Gobierno de Venezuela y dotaciones de las fuerzas de seguridad del Estado se enfrentaron este jueves en sectores de Caracas en incidentes en los que los primeros colocaron barricadas, mientras que los agentes trataron de dispersarles con gases lacrimógenos.

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El expresidente mexicano Felipe Calderón impartió una charla el miércoles durante el IV encuentro "Caminos para una Cuba democrática", que se realiza en Cancún, México, y al que asisten miembros de la Mesa de la Unidad de Acción Democrática (MUAD).

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… group of hardliners in the Cuban-American community applauded wildly and Trump … toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood … to create countless collaborations between Cubans and Americans in all fields … to turn into disappointment for Cubans desperate for a faster transformation … Continue reading

Funcionarios de la Dirección Municipal de Vivienda en Centro Habana realizaron este miércoles otro intento de desalojo contra Elidiorquis Perdomo Gattorno y sus dos hijos. En esta ocasión violentaron la puerta y las ventanas de su casa, y arrojaron todas las pertenencias de la familia a la vía pública.

Vecina de la calle Príncipe #178, entre Espada y San Francisco, es la cuarta vez que Perdomo Gattorno sufre un incidente de este tipo.

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The prevention of hospital “Superbug” infections addressed at next annual industry summit on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - “Superbugs & Superdrugs USA 2017” ISELIN, NEW JERSEY, USA, June 29, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- SMi Group are … Continue reading
Havana, Cuba, Jun 28 (ACN) The Vice … Mesa received on Wednesday in Havana the Foreign Minister from New … in the encounter. On the Cuban side, Armando Vergara Bueno and … and Oceania Department of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, respectively, were also … Continue reading

La Federación Estudiantil Universitaria (FEU) y la productora estatal RTV Comercial lanzarán en octubre próximo un programa de televisión competitivo al estilo de un reality show, Quién Vive, con el que aspiran a promover el talento artístico en las universidades y el movimiento de aficionados.

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Carlos Manuel Álvarez echa sus delgadísimos brazos al frente —como haría un pescador— para explicar la estructura de su segundo libro. Antes de elegir a los personajes que perfila en … Click to Continue » Continue reading

Nuevas opciones militares para Corea del Norte han sido preparadas y están listas para ser presentadas al presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, indicaron dos funcionarios, reporta Notimex.

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Los migrantes cubanos suspiran por un “milagro” para quedarse en Panamá MARIO J. PENTÓN, Ciudad de Panamá | Junio 29, 2017 En la radio se escuchan temas del momento que son amplificados por decenas de altavoces ubicados en comercios y hogares. Temas de salsa, reguetón y merengue retumban en calles estrechas junto a edificaciones de […] Continue reading
La carta imposible YOANI SÁNCHEZ, La Habana | 29/06/2017 “Hoy vamos a ejercitar la escritura de una carta”, anunció a mediados de junio la maestra de cuarto grado de una escuela en el municipio Plaza de la Revolución. De inmediato, Lucía –de nueve años– pensó en redactar un mensaje a su abuela contándole las últimas […] Continue reading
Laboratorio China-A. Latina sobre cambio climático ofrece colaboración a Cuba 28 de junio de 2017 – 15:06 LA HABANA.- El Laboratorio China-América Latina sobre cambio climático ofreció en La Habana su cooperación con instituciones cubanas en asistencia técnica, formación de especialistas, transferencia de tecnologías e intercambio académico, según informaron hoy medios de la isla. El […] Continue reading
Médico disidente preso debe pasar a régimen penitenciario “abierto”: esposa El caso del médico opositor, Eduardo Cardet, ha despertado el interés de organizaciones de derechos humanos como Amnistía Internacional. Cumple en prisión tres años, como parte de una condena ratificada en mayo. El médico disidente Eduardo Cardet, coordinador General del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación (MCL) y […] Continue reading
… its inaugural 4-day trip to Cuba out of Port Tampa Bay … Thursday and will dock in Havana. This trip comes on the … ’s newest travel restrictions to Cuba. Many wondered how his new … trip out of Tampa to Cuba, Royal Caribbean began cruises back … Continue reading
Rosa María Payá advierte que Cuba podría montarle un “amañado proceso legal” Rosa Tania Valdés La declaración sigue a recientes acusaciones en su contra realizadas por una periodista del noticiero nacional de la televisión cubana, quien arremetió contra el activismo político de la joven opositora. El gobierno cubano “está muy preocupado” con lo que propone […] Continue reading
… operations to two cities in Cuba as of September. The airline … concentrate its future service to Havana and will stop flying to … roundtrip between Ft Lauderdale and Havana. Continue reading
Habaneros esperan hasta dos días para que llegue un poco de agua a sus hogares junio 28, 2017 El plan de emergencia en curso en La Habana por el colapso de una de las principales líneas de abasto ha dejado sin agua a cerca de un millón de habaneros. Tras la rotura de la Cuenca […] Continue reading
Opositora denuncia en carta a Donald Trump abuso policial contra comunicadores cubanos junio 28, 2017 En una misiva dirigida al presidente de EEUU, la disidente Martha Beatriz Roque relata la golpiza que agentes del régimen propinaron a un matrimonio de reporteros de Manzanillo. La disidente cubana Martha Beatriz Roque hizo pública una carta enviada al […] Continue reading
Más vueltas a la tuerca Los episodios represivos en Cuba mantienen su línea ascendente Jueves, junio 29, 2017 | Jorge Olivera Castillo HARVARD, Estados Unidos.- Si algo está claro del entuerto entre los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Cuba es la permanencia del patrón represivo aplicado por este último contra quienes se le oponen a […] Continue reading
La corrupción sigue campeando por su respeto Otro ‘explote’ en tres entidades estatales en Guantánamo Jueves, junio 29, 2017 | Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces GUANTÁNAMO, Cuba.- El perjuicio causado a la economía estatal guantanamera en los primeros cinco meses del año, en sólo tres entidades estatales, asciende a la suma de once millones de pesos […] Continue reading
Remedios, dos años después del medio siglo Preguntamos a los paisanos acerca de nuevas celebraciones 24 meses después Jueves, junio 29, 2017 | Pedro Manuel González Reinoso VILLA CLARA, Cuba.- El 24 de junio del 2015 se cumplieron 500 años de que los españoles colonizaran a este pedazo de Cuba. Preguntamos a los paisanos de […] Continue reading
Cuba expects tourism growth despite Trump's crackdown on U.S travel
World16 hours ago (Jun 28, 2017 08:20PM ET)

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba earned more than $3 billion from tourism in 2016
and expects to better that this year despite President Donald Trump's
tightening of restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island, a
government official said on Wednesday.
"In 2016, revenue reached more than $3 billion in all activity linked to
tourism in the country," Jose Alonso, the Tourism Ministry's business
director, told state-run media.
"We think that, given the growth the country is seeing at the moment, we
will beat that figure this year," Alonso said.
Tourism revenue totaled $2.6 billion in 2015.
The number of foreign visitors to Cuba was up 22 percent in the first
half of 2017 compared with the same period last year, according to
Alonso, who said that put it on track to reach its target for a record
4.2 million visits this year.
Tourism has been one of the few bright spots recently in Cuba's economy,
as it struggles with a decline in exports and subsidized oil shipments
from its key ally Venezuela.
A surge in American visitors has helped boost the sector since the 2014
U.S.-Cuban detente under the Obama administration and its easing of U.S.
travel restrictions, even as a longtime ban on tourism remained in effect.
But Trump earlier this month ordered a renewed tightening of travel
restrictions, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama's
"terrible and misguided deal" with Havana.
Many details of the policy change are still unknown. But independent
travel to Cuba from the United States, by solo travelers and families,
will likely be much more restricted.
Alonso said he was confident "an important number of Americans" would
still be able to visit the island. But an announcement by Southwest
Airlines Co (LUV.N) on Wednesday that it was reducing its number of
flights to Cuba cast shadow over his upbeat comments.
"There is not a clear path to sustainability serving these markets,
particularly with the continuing prohibition in U.S. law on tourism to
Cuba for American citizens," Southwest said in a statement.
Southwest joined other U.S. airlines that have cut flights to Cuba over
past months or pulled out of the market altogether.

Source: Cuba expects tourism growth despite Trump's crackdown on U.S
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Southwest drops two routes to Cuba; Havana flights to stay
Ben Mutzabaugh , USA TODAY Published 8:46 a.m. ET June 29, 2017

Southwest Airlines will ax two of its three routes to Cuba, becoming the
latest U.S. carrier to trim flights to the nation amid disappointing
demand.

Southwest said flights to Varadero and Santa Clara will be discontinued
so that the airline can "concentrate its future service to Cuba in
Havana." Southwest will keep its existing service to Havana from both
Fort Lauderdale and Tampa.

Varadero and Santa Clara flights will end Sept. 4, with Southwest
pointing to lingering travel restrictions that affect Americans
traveling to Cuba.

"Our decision to discontinue the other Cuba flights comes after an
in-depth analysis of our performance over several months which confirmed
that there is not a clear path to sustainability serving these markets,
particularly with the continuing prohibition in U.S. law on tourism to
Cuba for American citizens," Steve Goldberg, Southwest's senior vice
president of ground operations, said in a statement.

With that, Southwest joins a growing list of U.S. airlines that have cut
back Cuba service since regular passenger flights to the country resumed
in November for the first time more than 50 years.

American and JetBlue each have reduced their capacity to Cuba. Neither
dropped any routes, but American is now flying fewer flights while
JetBlue has mixed in smaller planes to its schedules.

Two smaller airlines have pulled out of Cuba altogether. Frontier
dropped its Miami-Havana route in June, ending its only route to Cuba.
And small carrier Silver Airways, which once had plans for nine Cuba
routes, stopped flying to the country this spring.

When Cuba opened up to U.S. airlines last year, routes and capacity to
the island were capped and carriers had to apply for the rights to serve
the Cuba's international airports. Nearly all of the big U.S. airlines
rushed in with requests to fly to the island – especially on routes to
Havana.

Against that enthusiasm, however, some industry executives openly
wondered whether demand would live up to the hype.

Without regular airline service to the island in five decades, there was
little data available to carriers in trying to assess potential demand
for flights to new destinations. And unlike other foreign markets, Cuba
remains a unique and highly regulated place for U.S. airlines to do
business.

Indeed, some of the new routes haven't panned out as expected.

As for Southwest, it has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for
the rights to add more flights to Havana on its existing route from Fort
Lauderdale. But it will face competition from rivals who also are
seeking to pick up Havana rights dropped by other airlines.

Southwest says it will offer refunds to customers with reservations for
flights to Varadero and Santa Clara beyond Sept. 4.

Source: Southwest drops two routes to Cuba; Havana flights to stay -
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¡Gloria al bravo pueblo! [29-06-2017 00:01:26] Lcdo. Sergio Ramos (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- “Gloria al bravo pueblo…” Así empiezan las estrofas del Himno Nacional de Venezuela. Y es cierto, una vez más, hoy el pueblo venezolano se llena de gloria con el coraje y valentía con el que está combatiendo el despotismo castro-chavista. Con asombro y admiración el […] Continue reading
Catorce mil repatriados VIP [29-06-2017 00:05:27] Martín Guevara Duarte Escritor (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La noticia de los catorce mil repatriados en Cuba es engañosa, lleva bajo las ruedas una trampa para osos desprevenidos, no se dejen cazar por la propaganda del régimen. En efecto catorce mil cubanos obtuvieron la “repatriación”, más allá de que no conozco otro […] Continue reading