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2014-02-10 16:25:11

Popular sun destination joins growing list of countries where Bell has reduced roaming costs thanks to ongoing negotiations with international telecom suppliers MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced significant decreases in its mobile roaming prices for consumers travelling to Cuba, including reductions in the cost of data, voice and text roaming, effective tomorrow. Part of Bell's commitment to lower roaming costs for Canadian consumers, the Cuba rate...

2014-02-08 23:02:35

Between February 10-13, HablaCuba.com hosts a special Valentine’s Day promotion called `De HablaCuba con amor`, which offers 100% bonus for all international recharges to Cubacel mobiles. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 For all Cubans living outside their mother country, HablaCuba.com announces the launch of the second double bonus promotion of the year, under the title `De HablaCuba con amor`. The promotion is available between February 10-13 and doubles the mobile credit sent as...

2014-01-31 23:24:48

English-language journal on Cuban health and medicine explores Cuba’s approach to promoting health from newborns to seniors Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The new issue of MEDICC Review on Health over the Life Span, takes a look at health issues, interventions, and the supporting health care and social structures necessary for wellbeing across a lifetime. Freely available online, MEDICC Review includes original research, features and commentary on Cuba’s population approach to...

2014-01-27 08:20:23

-- 22 per cent more seats to the Caribbean than last summer -- More flights from Montreal to Cancun, Port-au-Prince and Punta Cana MONTREAL, Jan. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that its leisure carrier subsidiary, Air Canada rouge(TM), is expanding its choice of more Caribbean destinations this summer. Routes previously operated by Air Canada from Toronto and Montreal to Cuba, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Cancun...

2014-01-10 23:20:40

Between January 14-17, HablaCuba.com hosts the first top up promotion of the year, called "De rincón a rincón el doble bono es la opción," which offers 100% bonus for all international recharges to Cubacel mobiles. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 For all Cubans living outside their mother country, HablaCuba.com announces the launch of the first double recharge promotion of the year, under the title "De rincón a rincón el doble bono es la...

2014-01-09 23:01:31

This new year customers will be able to call Cuba with the best rate and quality in the market: 68¢ per minute to call cellphones and landlines and receive five free USA numbers to directly call Cuba without pins or long distance numbers. Cuban customers can also take advantage of the double Cubacel promotion starting January 14 through 17. Miramar, Florida (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 BellVoz/RingVoz, a leading provider of telecommunications services that offers domestic and...

2013-11-21 23:21:42

Three Full Length Titles in the Series Available in eBook and Print Formats, in Addition to the eBook Exclusive The Kennedy Trilogy Complete Edition Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Premier Digital Publishing is announcing the availability of a new political thriller series, The Kennedy Trilogy, by acclaimed author and photographer, Leon Berger. This iconic thriller series is based on the...

2013-11-18 23:26:22

Dr. Pierre M. LaRamée brings over 30 years’ experience in NGO leadership to his role as new Executive Director of MEDICC, working to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) has named a dedicated advocate of global health and Latin American human rights, Dr. Pierre M. LaRamée, as its new Executive Director. Dr. LaRamée brings over 30 years’ experience in...

2013-11-12 23:28:15

The Atlantic Philanthropies Award $5.8 Million to MEDICC to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities working towards better health outcomes and equity. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) today announced a $5.8 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities working towards better health outcomes and equity. A portion of the award is a...


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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