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2011-12-09 09:59:00

National Endowment for Democracy will recognize Ladies in White leader with Democracy Service Medal WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laura Pollan, the late founder of Cuba's Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco) , will be honored by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at a Capitol Hill event with a posthumous presentation of NED's Democracy Service Medal. Pollan died on October 14 of this year. The presentation will take...

2011-11-08 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) releases today a comprehensive study -Cuba's New Resolve: Economic Reform and its Implications for U.S. Policy-- reporting on the extraordinary steps being taken by Cuba's government to address its economic crisis and offering a realistic assessment of its prospects for success. "What Cuba is doing to update its model is real, irreversible, evolving, and providing new opportunities for Cubans...

2011-10-04 09:02:00

Six-Day Inclusive Program Features All-Access Pass to Concerts, Events and People-to-People Encounters NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Music aficionados take note: for the first time in eight years, Americans can legally attend Cuba's acclaimed Havana International Jazz Festival. Insight Cuba, the leading provider of U.S. authorized people-to-people travel to Cuba, and JazzTimes, America's pre-eminent jazz magazine, have partnered to offer guests an all-access...

2011-09-29 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- La Colmenita, an internationally acclaimed Cuban children's theater group and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, is bringing its high-energy mix of theatrics and song to Washington, New York and San Francisco, with a private performance at the United Nations Oct. 24 The Oct. 15-29 tour, which is sponsored by the New York-based Brownstone Foundation, will give American audiences a unique opportunity to meet some of Cuba's most talented young people, a...

2011-09-20 11:14:00

Inclusive Five-Day Tour Runs November 17-21 NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Talk about bragging rights: for the first time ever, Insight Cuba is collaborating with the Havana Marathon (Marabana Marathon) to allow American athletes the opportunity to legally participate in this most exclusive and momentous run through the historic city on November 20, 2011. Insight Cuba, the leading provider of U.S. authorized people-to-people travel to Cuba, has created a...

2011-08-08 07:25:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Airline Brokers Company, Inc. ("Airline Brokers"), a pioneer in the Cuba air travel industry, will commence its Fort Lauderdale - Havana charter service on September 12, 2011. JetBlue Airways will operate the charter service with its spacious Airbus A320 aircraft. The aircraft offers an in-flight entertainment system with more than 140 free channels of live television and satellite radio at each seat (a), more legroom than any other...

2011-07-27 15:21:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Cuban government has authorized flights between Cuba and Tampa after almost 50 years. Tessie Aral, President, ABC Charters, Inc., a Carrier Service Provider (CSP) with authorization to provide Cuba service, has secured Cuba Landing Rights for Tampa International Airport. She provided Airport officials with the news that Tampa's first flight to the Caribbean Island could start as early as Saturday, September 10, 2011. "This is a...

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2011-06-23 08:33:15

A new genetic study by a team of Cuban and American researchers confirms that American crocodiles are hybridizing with wild populations of critically endangered Cuban crocodiles, which may cause a population decline of this species found only in the Cuban Archipelago. Cuban crocodiles and American crocodiles have been confirmed to interbreed in captivity and were suspected to hybridize in the wild. This is the first genetic study that confirms wild hybridization. The study, which appears in...

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2011-06-09 18:00:00

GOES-13 satellite imagery on June 9 shows that the pesky low pressure area in the north Caribbean Sea is stretching out and bringing soaking rains to Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-13 captured an image of this low on June 9 at 1740 UTC (1:40 p.m. EDT) System 94L, and the cloud cover appears centered over eastern Cuba and Jamaica while the outer portion of the low stretches over Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and now south...

2011-05-15 00:02:29

The site, http://www.VictorNovalNews.com, is now the definitive source of news for the Victorino Noval Foundation and the activities of businessman Victor Noval (PRWEB) May 14, 2011 Victorino Noval, the philanthropist who established the Victorino Noval Foundation in 2010, is pleased to announce the launch of his new website, VictorNovalNews.com. The newly launched website is the definitive source of news for the Victorino Noval Foundation and for the charitable and business activities of...


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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