Saturday, March 27, 2010

Truro resident cycles Cuba

Around Cuba on two wheels

Bob Williams loves an adventure. Having recently returned from a 800 km bike ride around Cuba, he hopes to chase the warm weather north this spring with a ride up the eastern coast of the U.S. 

Published on March 26th, 2010
David Archibald

Truro resident cycles Caribbean island

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cuba 2010 Run for Canada’s Terry Fox

HAVANA TIMES, March 22 — With the visit of the family of Canada’s late Terry Fox, theMaratón de la Esperanza (The Hope Marathon) took place in Havana on March 20.  Every year hundreds of Cubans gather in front of the Kid Chocolate Gym and facing the Capitolo Building to shorten the distance separating cancer from people who are healthy.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

50 Years of Friendship & Solidarity: ICAP at Just Us! in Halifax


The Nova Scotia Cuba Association Cuba will be hosting a presentation on "50-Years of Friendship & Solidarity: The Cuban Revolution in the World" by special guest from Cuba, Esperanza Luzbert, Director of the North American Section of the Instituto Cubano de Amistad con Los Pueblos (Cuban Institute for Friendship With the Peoples). A particular focus will be on the annual 2010 Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work brigade. All are welcome!

7pm, Tuesday, March 16 at Just Us! Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road, Halifax

For more information on the "Che Brigades" click here:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Cuba Sends Doctors to Chile

Members of the Henry Reeve Cuban medical brigade for emergency situations left for Chile this Tuesday to help in areas struck by the earthquake and tsunami that have affected large territories of this South American nation.

The brigade is made up of 27 health specialists who were sent off early this morning from Terminal 5 of Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport by Cuban Health Minister Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera.

The group includes a total of 11 doctors specialized in different medical fields, six nurses and the same number of technicians who carried tents, sets of instruments, equipment, medicines and even their own food, all transported in two Cuban aircrafts.

Source: CubaNews