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2010-02-22 10:19:00

MIAMI, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectedMedia Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: XCHC), announced today the appointment of their Board of Directors and Officers. ConnectedMedia Technologies, Inc. is a Miami based digital multimedia firm to the US Hispanic market, offering a complete suite of media solutions to better help broadcasters, agencies, advertisers and content owners to target the growing US Hispanic demographic more easily and efficiently in this age of diverse digital convergence....

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2009-11-30 06:30:00

In an effort to alleviate the effects of a severe drought, Cuba had provided Venezuela with cloud seeding help. Hugo Chavez said Fidel Castro and Cuban president Raul Castro sent specialized equipment to the people of Venezuela to be used to seed clouds from planes. Chavez says, "We're bombarding clouds. We have some planes there, and some equipment that Fidel and Raul sent us." As his country heads into its dry season, Chavez is trying to squeeze more rain from the clouds. Reservoirs are at...

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2009-11-16 07:15:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he will join Cuban scientists on flights to "bomb clouds" to generate rain amid a severe drought that has caused much public anger over water and electricity rationing. Chavez said the Cubans had already arrived in Venezuela, and were planning to fly custom equipped aircraft above the Orinoco river. "I'm going in a plane; any cloud that crosses me, I'll zap it so that it rains," Chavez said late Saturday during a ceremony with the families of five Cubans...

2009-10-02 22:29:32

A staged reading of The Silent Exile is being planned at Manhattan's Clurman Theatre, playwright Kuros Charney has announced. The Oct. 19 performance at Theatre Row will mark the debut of the drama, which is set in Miami's Cuban exile community as it celebrates news of an ailing Fidel Castro in 2006. Like his previous works, 'The Silent Exile' is provocative and unflinchingly real, a news release announcing the reading said. Themes of duplicity echo those in his play 'Shame and Desire.' A...

2009-09-21 06:30:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 11, 1971, an article appeared in the Allentown Morning Call describing how a local man, Fritz Sprandel, had been captured and was being held as a pawn in a political game of chess between the United States and Cuba. Sprandel had set out on a dare in a wood canvas canoe on a trip from New York to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal. Sprandel drifted off course and onto the shores of Cuba. Fidel Castro's severe communist government charged...

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2009-07-31 11:31:40

The Cuban government in Havana has honored Che star Benicio del Toro for his body of work. The Oscar-winning, Puerto Rican actor's film credits include The Usual Suspects, Traffic and 21 Grams. His two-part epic Che, in which he portrays Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, reportedly was well-received in Cuba last year. Guevara helped Fidel Castro take control of Cuba a half-century ago. The BBC said del Toro was presented with the inaugural Tomas Gutierrez Alea prize at a ceremony...

2009-04-20 07:00:00

TransMedia Founder Sees Obama Tide Moving Swiftly Toward Normalizing Relations, Although Firm Recently Stirred Negative Press Against Close Castro Ally, Hugo Chavez BOCA RATON, Fla., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The International PR firm TransMedia Group said today it plans to be the first U.S. public relations firm to open an office in Cuba, although it might have some bridge repair work to do first. The firm recently issued a strongly-worded press release attacking one of Fidel Castro's...

2009-02-24 14:16:00

Helms-Burton Act Title IV Investigation Could Bar Scaioli from Entering United States for Trafficking in Artwork Confiscated by Cuban Government PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fanjul family is pleased to note that the State Department has opened an investigation into a potential violation of U.S. law by Bruno Scaioli, an Italian-Argentinean art dealer. It has long been suspected that Bruno Scaioli is in possession of at least one of the paintings that belongs to...

2009-01-02 14:05:19

Miami police say they have arrested a Fidel Castro on an alleged license violation, but are quick to clarify it is not the Cuban dictator in their custody. Police Cmdr. Delrish Moss said if police had actually arrested the infamous Castro and not Fidel Christian Castro for allegedly driving with a revoked driver's license, there likely would be a major public reaction in Miami, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said Friday. ''If this guy was wearing a beard and a jogging suit and was the...

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2008-12-16 14:22:08

Cuba planted thousands of urban cooperative gardens to offset reduced rations of imported food after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Now, the communist country is again turning to its urban gardens to keep its people properly fed after three hurricanes wiped out 30 percent of Cuba's farm crops. "Our capacity for response is immediate because this is a cooperative," said Miguel Salcines, walking among rows of lettuce in the garden he heads in the Alamar suburb on the outskirts of...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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