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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...

2013-10-10 23:02:58

Alan M. Dunn, a partner with the Washington, D.C. based international trade law firm of Stewart and Stewart, clarifies U.S. sanctions against doing business with Caribbean nations Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Despite Cuba’s recent announcement that its athletes from all sports will soon be able to sign contracts with foreign leagues, an apparent effort to prevent Cuban athletes from defecting to other countries, the change in policy does not affect U.S. sanctions against...

2013-09-26 23:24:01

Documentary Follows World Record Holder and Legendary Swimmer Diana Nyad As She Comes Out Of A Thirty-Year Retirement To Re-Attempt An Elusive Dream: Swimming 103 Miles Non-stop From Cuba to Florida Without The Use Of A Shark Cage. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 “The Other Shore” (http://www.theothershoremovie.com), a powerful and inspiring documentary film directed and produced by Emmy-nominated cinematographer Timothy Wheeler, produced by Kevin Abrams, Patrick Weir and...

2013-09-10 23:03:53

Monthly Departures Put U.S. Travelers Directly In Touch With Inspiring Cuban Musicians (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Thanks to a special license issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, music aficionados can soak up the live sounds of Cuba’s jazz scene through people-to-people contact with artists and experts on location in Havana. JazzTimes, in partnership with Insight Cuba, the leading provider of U.S. licensed people-to-people travel to Cuba, is offering 11 Jazz in Havana...

2013-09-08 23:03:08

HablaCuba.com launches a new top up promotion: double bonus for all international mobile recharges to Cubacel. Between September 9th - 12th, 2013 all top ups of minimum $22 to a Cubacel phone will be doubled. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 08, 2013 HablaCuba.com offers the same incredible offer for the fifth month in a row: double bonus for all international mobile recharges to Cubacel, Cuba. All customers interested in recharging a mobile pertaining to Cubacel network will in fact...

2013-08-11 23:02:44

HablaCuba.com announces a rate decrease for all calls to Cuba. Cubans from all over the world can now call their family and friends back home at 69.9¢/min for landlines and 74.9¢/min for mobiles. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 11, 2013 HablaCuba.com is happy to announce a rate decrease for all calls to Cuba, both for landlines and for mobiles. Cubans from all over the world can now call their family and friends back home and share their thoughts at a lower rate. The new rate for...


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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.