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2012-06-18 06:25:33

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cuba Tours and Travel, a fully licensed Cuba Travel agency, announced today that the company will lead a special trip to the 28th edition of the extraordinary Havana International Jazz Festival, to be held December 12-19, 2012. For nearly three decades, the big names of world Jazz have performed on Havana stages during this grand music celebration. Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Carmen McCrae, Michel Lengrand, Charlie Haden and Chucho Valdes...

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2012-05-23 03:00:56

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 22, 2012: Severe weather was confined to the Northern Plains and also along the Carolina´s through Georgia and parts of Florida. The biggest impacts were large hail and heavy rainfall along with strong wind gusts. Funnel clouds were also spotted in North Dakota. The tropical storm off the East coast has dissipated and also another new area south of Cuba has developed overnight and needs to be watched as it may have...

2012-05-22 06:22:23

Mariela Castro Espin's Visit "Sends the Wrong Message" WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama is welcoming Mariela Castro Espin, the daughter of Cuban dictator Raul Castro and well-known communist, to visit the U.S. With this action, the Obama Administration has managed to offend both Americans and the international community. "The Obama Administration's decision to grant a visa for Mariela Castro Espin sends the wrong message to pro-democracy...

2012-05-17 23:12:14

Manny Huerta Qualified For The 2012 Olympic Games In London This Summer By Placing Among Top Finishers At Last Saturday´s ITU World Triathlon Event In San Diego Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Manuel Huerta and Hunter Kemper won spots on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team in San Diego Saturday. Huerta placed 9th in the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike ride, and 10-kilometer run course. Kemper, who has competed in three previous Olympic games, finished 5th. Manny Huerta was born...

2012-03-30 14:21:28

WASHINGTON, N.J., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gualdo Hidalgo, Executive Director of Latin Heritage Foundation, has been appointed as Executive Director of Latin News Agency. The Latin News Agency has the mission to keep people informed about Latin American countries' issues and about people from Hispanic descent, no matter where they live. Gualdo Hidalgo was born in Cuba. When he was 7 years old, he fled with his father, who was in danger of being killed because he used to travel for...

2012-03-19 02:23:12

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce its Spring 2012 cohort of Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows. In residence are leading practitioners, journalists, and scholars from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma, Cuba, Morocco, Nicaragua, Pakistan, South Africa, Tibet/India, and the United States. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program seeks to increase the knowledge, enrich the skills, broaden the...

2012-02-28 12:06:00

Insight Cuba, the Official U.S. Travel Provider for the Marabana Havana Marathon Announces Exclusive, Authorized Five-Day Program for Runners NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Avid marathon runners, who like to collect passport stamps along with their completion medals, can set their sights on the Marabana Havana Marathon this year. Insight Cuba, the official U.S. travel provider for the Marabana Havana Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, is offering Americans...

2012-02-23 16:24:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington has launched a nationwide online petition drive to garner thousands of signatures for the goal of securing the release of Alan Gross from Cuban prison on humanitarian grounds. The petition humbly appeals to Pope Benedict XVI to take the necessary efforts to obtain Alan Gross' release during his upcoming visit to Cuba on March 26-28, 2012. The petition is located at:...

NASA Watches Gulf Weather System For Unusual Subtropical Development
2012-02-06 18:00:26

Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico doesn't begin until June 1, 2012, but a low pressure area in the Gulf called System 90L, is being watched on February 5 and 6 for possible development into sub-tropical depression although the chances are now slim to none. Data from the GOES-13 satellite was created into an image at NASA, and it showed System 90L raining on south Florida today. On Sunday, February 5, at 6:45 p.m. EST the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a...

2012-02-04 06:00:00

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Family-owned Bacardi Limited officially marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Company and its iconic BACARDI® rum brand on February 4 with activities around the world honoring the world's favorite rum brand. The Company is celebrating its spectacular growth from a small distillery founded by Don Facundo Bacardi Masso in Santiago de Cuba in 1862 to what is now the world's largest privately-owned spirits company. To view the...


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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