Latest Cuba Stories

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...

2013-08-02 23:05:08

English-language journal on Cuban health and medicine puts focus on noncommunicable diseases. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 The new issue of MEDICC Review, Chronic Diseases Revisited, is now available open-access, free online. The only English-language journal bringing readers health and medicine from Cuba and other developing countries, this MEDICC Review issue includes original research, features, and commentary on the rising burden and special challenges of chronic...

2013-07-26 23:18:50

MEDICC reports on Cuba's medical school commencements where 10,000 Cuban and International physicians graduated, addressing the need for primary care physicians for the world’s medically underserved communities Havana, Cuba (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Thunderous applause from newly graduated Cuban and foreign doctors greeted congratulatory remarks from Dr Jorge González, Rector of the Medical University of Havana, at commencement ceremonies in Cuba’s capital. The Lázaro...

2013-07-24 23:02:57

Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) will host a reception on July 26 for U.S. students attending Havana’s Latin American Medical School, the world’s largest medical school, on full scholarship to become physicians for underserved U.S. communities. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 What: Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) will host a reception for U.S. students attending Havana’s Latin American Medical School, the world’s largest medical school, on full...

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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