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2014-07-22 12:27:13

Seven-day custom people-to-people tour with 36-year broadcaster allows American baseball fans insider access to the world of baseball in the US and Cuba NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly five decades, Cuba was off limits to its US neighbor. For sport fans, witnessing a simple baseball game in Cuba has been an all-but-unattainable dream--until now. This December 12-18, Eric Nadel, expert broadcaster for the Texas Rangers, will accompany diehard baseball...

2014-06-26 23:03:12

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Insight Report Nascent Insurance Markets and Opportunities for Foreign Insurers” to its store. The report covers nascent insurance markets & Insights into the Cambodian, Cuban and Myanmar insurance industries. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Insurance markets in developed countries are mature, with limited scope for growth. Insurers operating in these markets are therefore looking to new regions to expand and diversify. A nascent insurance market is...

2014-06-22 23:02:58

Between June 23-26, HablaCuba.com hosts a special promotion called `Derrítete con el Doble Bono`, which offers a double bonus for all international recharges to Cubacel mobiles. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 For all Cubans living outside their mother country, HablaCuba.com announces the launch of a new double bonus promotion, under the title `Derrítete con el Doble Bono`. The promotion is available between June 23-26 and doubles the mobile credit sent as international...

2014-06-12 16:24:24

A Literary Collision of Humor, Irony, Politics, Religion and Miracles PARIS, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Tragedy of Fidel Castro A Novel By João Cerqueira "...a magic realism hybrid of sacrificial lambs and revolution, capitalistic decadence, and celestial consequence in a dimension where the cogs of time have jammed." - Mark Spitzer, Toad Suck Review editor and professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas Writer João Cerqueira of Portugal has always...

2014-05-28 16:25:07

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Who are the Cuban Five and how does their case relate to the future of U.S.-Cuban Relations? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO Those questions will be discussed at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4 - by Martin Garbus, a leading U.S. trial lawyer and a key member of the Cuban Five legal team who represents Gerardo Hernandez, currently serving a double life plus...

2014-05-24 23:02:20

Double bonus, double talks, double joy! That’s the surprise HablaCuba.com offers its Cuban customers sending top ups to Cubacel mobiles from May 26th until May 29th. (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 Cubans say cheese, wine, and a friend must be old in order to be good. HablaCuba.com cannot help its Cuban customers with the cheese and the wine, but can help them keep a close relationship with friends and family back home. The “Doble Bono” promotion on HablaCuba.com doubles the value of the...

2014-05-23 16:23:25

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), an organization representing the interests of over 350 Hispanic state legislators throughout the country, applauds President Barack Obama for nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Mayor Castro has already proven himself a strong and innovative leader in San Antonio, now recognized as one of...

2014-05-12 12:29:33

Insight Cuba, the leading provider of people-to-people travel to Cuba receives special athletic license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to allow Americans legal participation in the Havana Marathon and half-marathon; announces three exclusive tours surrounding the event NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marathon runners, who like to collect passport stamps along with their completion medals, can set their sights on the Marabana Havana Marathon and...

2014-05-10 23:03:16

Between May 9-11, HablaCuba.com hosts a special promotion which offers $10 extra Voice Credit for free calls and SMS to Cuba. The promotion is addressed to customers who haven’t used the Voice Credit service yet. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 For all Cubans living outside their mother country, HablaCuba.com announces the launch of a “doble bono” promotion addressed to all customers who have never used the Voice Credit product. The promotion offers $10 extra Voice Credit on any...

2014-04-22 08:23:23

Starting June 5, 2014 Cuba Travel Services will offer a new route to its current charter schedule, expanding its network to 6 cities throughout the island. CYPRESS, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cuba Travel Services, the leading authorized carrier service provider with offices in California and Florida, is now offering direct flights from Miami to Holguin, Cuba. Cuba Travel Services arranges flights operated by American Airlines and Sun Country Airlines to popular...


Latest Cuba Reference Libraries

Cuban pine, Pinus cubensis
2014-02-25 16:09:34

Cuban pine (Pinus cubensis) is the only native pine and is abundant on the island of Cuba especially in the eastern highlands of Sierra Nipe-Cristal and Sierra Maestra. The Cuban pine can also be found along the coastline in South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, and the Bahamas. This pine is also called the swamp pine. The Cuban pine can grow from 100 to 200 feet tall when grown in damp, sandy soil. The trunk is thicker at the bottom and sports a thick crown. The bark has scaly grooves that...

Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

Zapata Rail, Cyanolimnas cerverai
2012-11-27 00:03:03

The Zapata Rail is the only member of the monotypic genus Cyanolimnus. It is overall a dark-colored rail bird. It has grayish-blue underparts, a red-based yellow bill, brown upperparts, white under tail coverts, and red eyes and legs. Their short wings make it almost unable to fly. It is endemic to the wetlands of the Zapata Peninsula in southern Cuba, where its only known nest was discovered in saw grass tussocks. There is not much known about its diet or its reproductive behavior, and its...

Cuban Black Hawk, Buteogallus gundlachii
2012-04-02 17:57:56

The Cuban Black Hawk, (Buteogallus gundlachii), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. This family includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is endemic to the island of Cuba, where it is only found along the coastal areas. The IUCN listed the Cuban Black Hawk as near threatened in 2008. The Cuban Black Hawk has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Common Black Hawk, (B. anthracinus). Recent evidence, however, suggested it should be treated as a...

Coontie, Zumia pumila
2009-06-17 12:42:42

The Coontie (Zamia pumila) is a species of woody plant native to the West Indies and Cuba. It was the first species described for the genus. It is found in a variety of habitats that has well-drained sands or loamy soils. It prefers filtered light to partial shade. It is now isolated to central Cuba and the Dominican Republic. It was once abundant in southern Puerto Rico and Haiti, but are now extinct due to extensive land use. This plant has reddish seed cones with a unique sharp tip. The...

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