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Students visit Cuba to study how globalization has impacted education

William & Mary students participating in a study-abroad program in Cuba the week after Commencement got an up-close look at the education system in that nation, as well as its history and culture. A small group of students from various majors went on the excursion, which was an offshoot of the COLL 300credit-eligible class Globalization and Education.

“Even if students were well traveled, this was a unique experience because Americans have been isolated from Cubans for a protracted period of time,” said Jacqueline Rodriguez, W&M assistant professor of education and co-organizer of the trip. The group visited a primary school and secondary school, spoke with a representative of the ministry of education and talked with local residents during visits to Vinales and the Bay of Pigs. It also toured the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the Revolution, the Jimenez Foundation, the UNSECO biosphere reserve at Las Terrazas and the Korimacao Community Project.

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Cuba and TT Seek ‘New Opportunities’ to Boost Trade


The vice-president of the Cuba Chamber of Commerce, Ruben Ramos, has led a 27-strong delegation of Cuban businesses displaying their products at the TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) annual Trade and Investment Convention at the Centre of Excellence in Trinidad and Tobago.  The two Caribbean countries are exploring new ways to further boast trade opportunities between the two Caribbean countries.

“There is a commitment from Cuba to develop that relationship with the Caribbean as part of foreign policy for trade and integration in Caricom, (Caribbean Community) Ramos said. “We are working to try to facilitate trade, (whether it is) transportation and trade agreement to reduce tariffs, that will help trade activity between our countries.”  Continue reading “Cuba and TT Seek ‘New Opportunities’ to Boost Trade”

Softball star in Cuba for tournament


By Jonathan Andrade.

Whether it’s hitting off a tee, taking grounders or playing a simple game of catch, Maddy Mekari never lets a day go by without some softball in her life.Not even when she’s on vacation.

“I even brought my glove to New York,” Mekari said during a recent phone call from East Northport, Long Island. “We’ve been playing catch here.” She packed her glove again earlier this week for a trip to Havana, Cuba. This time it’s mandatory as she’ll be using the ol’ leather while representing the Firecrackers travel ball team and the Red, White and Blue in the second annual Copa Amistad Tournament.  Continue reading “Softball star in Cuba for tournament”

Ship of the Peace will realize stay in Cuba


Havana, July 11 .- The Ship of the Peace (Peace Boat) in his global trip 98 will touch Cuban port on July 17 with the intention of promoting the human rights, the just and sustainable development, the respect to the environment and the struggle for a free nuclear weapons world.

In press conference, they informed that in the visit number 18 of the cruise the biggest of the Antilles, thousand 200 passengers, of Japan, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore, than his arrival to the country will be informed by them in the Forum for the Peace and in other activities.  Continue reading “Ship of the Peace will realize stay in Cuba”

South Africans Graduates as Medical Doctors in Cuba


The young graduates arrived in Pretoria from Havana and were welcomed with a ceremony at the Oliver Tambo airport in Johannesburg

The first group of some 700 young South Africans who completed five-year medical studies in Cuba arrived in Pretoria from Havana and were welcomed with a ceremony at the Oliver Tambo airport in Johannesburg.

The act on Saturday had to be postponed due to delays in the plane’s arrival, so the announced participation of Vice President David Mabuza was prevented. In a message released by the South African Presidency, Mabuza expressed that the return of these students reinforces the much needed reserve of qualified doctors who will contribute to improving national health. Continue reading “South Africans Graduates as Medical Doctors in Cuba”

European Solidarity with Cuba Brigade is Welcomed in Havana


HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 9 (ACN) The Jose Marti European Solidarity with Cuba Brigade was welcomed on Monday at the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp in the province of Artemisa.

The President of the Institute of Friendship with the People’s, ICAP, Fernando Gonzalez highlighted the presence of 80 brigadistas, mainly from Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Britain, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden and Belgium. Gonzalez said that the majority of the brigadistas a young people that want to learn about the Cuban reality and then pass on their experiences and impressions to other parts of the world.

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