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2011-02-24 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Cuba and its foreign partners preparing to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. embargo prohibits American companies from joining Cuba in efforts to extract offshore resources, denies Cuba access to U.S. equipment for drilling and environmental protection, ties the U.S. government's hands, leaving it unable to plan adequately for a potential spill, and puts our coastal assets at great peril. These are among the findings...

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2011-02-10 11:05:00

On Wednesday, Cuba praised its new undersea fiber optic cable connecting the island to Venezuela. "This cable reinforces our sovereignty and opens a gap in the genocidal blockade imposed by successive American governments," Cuban Information and Communications Minister Medardo Diaz said during a ceremony in Santiago de Cuba, 540 miles southeast of Havana. The cable laying is valued at $70 million and considered one of the most ambitious projects between oil-rich Venezuela and Cuba. The...

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2011-01-26 12:31:02

Amphibian experts have long wrangled over the origins of the Greenhouse frog (Eleutherodactylus planirostris) and the Cuban treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis). The two species of invasive frog which are hopping their way through Florida probably got to the state by hitching a ride on floating debris from Cuba, according to a study published on Wednesday, reports AFP. The two species are widespread across the Caribbean, but were first spotted in the Florida Keys -- the island chain that...

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2011-01-25 06:10:00

Cuba is on its way to join the high-speed broadband era with an undersea fiber-optic cable laid from Venezuela, bringing the promise of speedy Internet to one of the world's least connected countries. A specialized ship sailed from Camuri beach this weekend, trailing the cable from buoys on the start of a 1,000-mile journey across the Caribbean sea. Venezuelan and Cuban officials hailed the project as a blow to the United State's embargo on the island.  It will make Cuba's connection...

2010-11-11 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CUBA Beverage Company ("CUBA") (Pink Sheets: CUBV) partners up with Inc. 500 award winning company Digispace Solutions, LLC (www.digispace.com) for Internet Marketing Services, SEO and SEM services, and Online Sales. Digispace Solutions, an online performance-based advertising company, offers a variety of services to assist in the development of a company's online presence, marketing, tracking, and customer management. Digispace has seen...

2010-11-10 14:07:00

MIAMI, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCuba Communications, Inc. ("TeleCuba") announced today that it has retained Wiley Rein to represent the Company in all its telecommunications regulatory matters. Wiley Rein has the largest communications law practice in the country -- what The New York Times has described as the "brand name" of communications law. The firm employs over 275 attorneys, 40 of which are devoted full-time to the communications practice, which encompasses virtually all...

2010-11-09 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CUBA Herbal Energy Juice (TM) vastly outsold the competition, selling 50 cases per day per club store. In an unprecedented effort to purchase CUBA Herbal Energy Juice (TM) consumers traveled to multiple club store road show locations throughout San Diego County. In an effort to meet the increasing growing demand for CUBA Herbal Energy Juice (TM) CUBA Beverage Company is currently preparing for additional road shows in Southern California and Texas...

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2010-11-05 11:38:57

Tomas strengthened to hurricane status and is currently lashing Hispaniola and eastern Cuba today and the GOES-13 satellite provided a visible image of its extensive cloud cover. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite known as GOES-13 captured a visible image of Hurricane Tomas on Nov. 5 at 1331 UTC (9:31 a.m. EDT) centered over the southwestern tip of Haiti. In the image the clouds to the north of Tomas are associated with a cold front off the eastern U.S. coast. GOES...

2010-10-24 00:14:29

Reconciliation: 78 Reasons to End the U.S. Embargo of Cuba is an exciting and timely book, with up-to-the minute facts about economic and legal issues now being debated in Congress and throughout America. Recent massive oil finds and the tourist boom have made Cuba a hot topic, and an opportunity for jobs and business. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2010 A new and relevant book on the complex, and controversial issue of the U.S. embargo of Cuba is released. Reconciliation: 78 Reasons...

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2010-09-29 13:42:52

NASA is providing data from three satellites to give forecasters valuable information on newly strengthened Tropical Storm Nicole. Nicole was Tropical Depression 16 until 11 a.m. EDT, Sept. 29 and NASA data helped confirm her new designation. Satellite data from NASA showed frigid thunderstorm cloud top temperatures, heavy rainfall, and extensive cloud cover as Nicole strengthened. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument uses infrared technology to take a tropical cyclone's...


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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