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2014-10-19 23:01:52

Between October 21-24, HablaCuba.com hosts a special promotion called `¡Por el doble bono baila el mono!`, which offers a double bonus for all international recharges to Cubacel mobiles. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 For all Cubans living outside their mother country, HablaCuba.com launches a new double bonus promotion, under the title `¡Por el doble bono baila el mono!`. The promotion is available between October 21-24 and doubles the mobile credit sent as...

2014-10-14 16:27:11

Campaign launched to raise funds for a new set of rowing oars PUERTA PLATA, Dominican Republic, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Victor Money, of Queens, New York and his Brazilian built rowboat, The Spirit of Malabo are about eight hundred miles from Miami. He must first get through Cuba. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141014/152011 Mooney began his transatlantic row on February, 19 from the coast of Africa to honor his brother who died of AIDS in 1983 and to...

2014-10-09 23:10:56

HablaCuba.com offers a lower rate for all calls to Cuba mobiles and landlines on Independence day: 59.9 ¢/minute. Credit is available at http://hablacuba.com/buy/voice Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 All Cubans living abroad or anyone with friends in Cuba can now save 14% on their calls to Cuba with HablaCuba.com and pay 59.9 cents/minute when calling there. On October 10th, prices drop for calls to Cuba to facilitate communication on Independence Day from 69.9...

2014-10-07 16:24:31

BOSTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rich with feeling, anecdote and history, it is a heartfelt, quite knowing book, that will both inform and delight its readers. -- Oscar Hijuelos Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141007/150716 In the fields, the thatched roofs atop the peasant huts crackled under familiar scorching.... We were about to steal Relampago II.... We were fleeing the country.... The rocks were burning under our feet.... Everything seemed to melt under the...

2014-10-03 23:05:29

The World’s Largest Medical School Has Graduated 23,000 Doctors since 2005 Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 MEDICC today announced co-founder Gail Reed’s inspirational TEDMED talk on the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) has been selected and featured as a TED Talk. The popular TED Talks platform widely shares "Ideas Worth Spreading" and has attracted more than 1 billion views since 2006. Reed’s talk “Where to train the world's doctors? Cuba” highlights...

2014-09-24 23:10:56

Cuba to send a 165-member medical team to Sierra Leone Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 MEDICC called on the international community to offer resources and cooperate with nations such as Cuba, which have made a commitment to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. On September 12, Cuba announced it would send a 165-member medical team to Sierra Leone in the next few weeks--the largest health professionals’ team sent by any one country. Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales has...

2014-09-20 23:03:04

Between September 22-25, HablaCuba.com hosts a special promotion called `El Doble Bono es el tesoro cubano`, which offers a double bonus for all international recharges to Cubacel mobiles. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 For all Cubans living outside their mother country, HablaCuba.com launches a new double bonus promotion, under the title `El Doble Bono es el tesoro cubano`. The promotion is available between September 22-25 and doubles the mobile credit sent as international...

2014-09-16 23:11:04

Peer-reviewed journal examines cancer and genetics in Cuba Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 MEDICC Review today announced publication of a double-issue journal on cancer and genetics in Cuba. Although the articles do not explore relationships between cancer and genetics, the two themes are intrinsically connected, since cancers begin with errors in cell division. The cancer-related articles relate to the full spectrum of cancer control, from primary prevention to treatment and...

2014-09-11 23:10:55

Daily Bonus on Top Ups to Central and South American countries on MobileRecharge.com. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 For everyone having their family or friends in Central or South America, MobileRecharge.com announces daily Bonuses on international top ups. The Bonus applies when sending mobile credit to a mobile phone in one of these countries: Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador. Regular promotions run for...

2014-09-09 08:22:26

A rare colony of bats find safe haven in Coral Gables, Florida, in a cause close to the Company's heart HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the shadow of the Bacardi North America regional office in Coral Gables, Florida, there is a rare - and welcome - colony of bats. That's notable because deeply rooted in the history of Bacardi, is the story of how a long-ago bat colony in Cuba inspired the iconic emblem for BACARDI® rum. Today, the distinctive bat device logo is one of...


Latest Cuba Reference Libraries

Cuban Macaw, Ara tricolor
2014-09-11 11:07:56

The Cuban Macaw or the Cuban Red Macaw (Ara tricolor) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to Cuba and the Isla de la Juventud, an island off of the coast of west Cuba. At around 18 to 20 inches long it was one of the smaller members of the Ara genus of macaws. It was the last species of macaw that was native to the Caribbean islands to go extinct. A number of skins are preserved in museums; however, no eggs have survived. A pair was kept in the royal menagerie at Schonbrunn...

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...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.