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  • The Cuban government has begun to pay ahead of schedule the debt which was renegotiated with more than a dozen international creditors, in a first step to settle outstanding accounts that historically has been dragging, reported Reuters. Havana sealed in December 2015 an agreement with the Paris Club countries and managed to get 14 governments to forgive him 8,500 of 11,100 million still pending. The repayment of the remaining amount was structured over 18 years and the first payment of about $ 40 million, was made before October 31. "The Cuban government has paid the first installment and has done soon", said the French Ambassador to Cuba, Jean-Marie Bruno. Under the agreement with the Paris Club the 14 countries had a year to sign restructuring pacts that could include the establishment of local accounts, where a percentage of the money owed would be earmarked for development projects.

  • At the fairgrounds Expocuba more than 75 countries and 4 500 exhibitors have gathered since this Monday to seek business opportunities in the Caribbean largest shopping bag. Until November 4 Cuban entrepreneurs can showcase their results in the production of goods and services and present their interests in the search of foreign investment. Aiming for this, the Ministry of Tourism has arranged a larger exhibition area at the fair, for which presents a portfolio of 127 investment projects, including 25 for the construction of hotels, 97 in the form of hotel management with or without external financing and five dedicated to marine management. United States, Spain, France, Italy and Japan increased their participation, and Venezuela, China and Russia are the partners of the island most represented at the meeting.

  • The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, based in the city of Buffalo, will hold in the United States a clinical trial of a Cuban vaccine against lung cancer. The goal is to test the CimaVax-EGF, a treatment developed by the Molecular Immunology Center in Havana. The institute, one of the most important of its kind in the world, becomes the first American medical institution to receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration to test a Cuban medical therapy in that country. The clinical trial is expected to begin in November and to involve roughly 60 - 90 US patients. Although CimaVax-EGF does not provide a cure of the disease, it contributes to slow the growth of tumors and is less toxic than chemotherapy. In this regard, it has already shown promising results in Cuba, and other countries like Peru, Colombia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • One of the most important groups in the contemporary world scene will tour Cuba. Odin Teatret will carry out from October 30 to November 25 a tour through several provinces. Based in the Danish town of Holstebro, Odin Teatret is led since 1964 by the Italian master Eugenio Barba. During his stay in Cuba they will present eight shows, which include one-person and group shows as well as a program of lectures, workshops, work demonstrations, audiovisual presentations, master classes and other exchanges. The tour will cover the cities of Las Tunas, Sancti Spiritus, Matanzas, Santa Clara, Camagüey, Pinar del Rio, Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba and Havana.

  • 25th edition of International Ballet Festival of Havana Alicia Alonso has started. The event, one of the most prestigious in the world of dance- will take place until November 6. Among the guests are the company Buenos Aires Ballet, under the direction of Federico Fernández; Dance Americanana -group composed of figures of the New York City Ballet and the Miami City Ballet-; Ballet West, also American, and the Canadian company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Also integrate the list Vlovajob Pru, led by François Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea; Martha Graham Dance Company, founded in 1929 by the celebrated dancer and choreographer Martha Graham; and Irene Rodriguez’s (Cuba). Also attending the Festival are choreographers Daniel Proietto and Demis Volpi, both Argentinian; Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Cuban Alberto Mendez and Ely Regina Hernandez, who created especially for the event, the pas de deux Winter.

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    Tomas Estrada Palma was the first president of Cuba without Spaniards. His performance makes him a controversial figure in the history of Cuba.  It is said that Tomas Estrada Palma was perhaps one of those young, but he wasn't. He was among the most ...
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    The Yellow Submarine nightclub groups all havanans who enjoy the music of the Beatles. There many musicians play tribute to the band. The famous English band is one of the most important icons in the world and has millions of fans around the world, a...
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    Readers at tobacco factories are a tradition of Cuban cigar rollers. Perhaps within this practice lies the secret of the quality of the Cuban cigars. While the activity of tobacco roller continues, "he" remains there in front of attentive listeners, ...
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    One of the greatest third baseman Omar Linares was. During his career he broke several records that have remained unbeatable. In this slugger, master at third base, not seldom without striking out swinging at a pitch, many were enthusiastic to see hi...
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    The physical and natural characteristics of Cuba give impetuous to the Healthy Tourism among those who visit the Island. There are several attractive options to revise. Healthy tourism consists on the attention given to people who want to enjoy place...
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  • Rum, a Cuban formula

    Scent and flavor of Cuban rum have given it many deserved awards and acknowledgments. Cuba Rum is the entity in charge of its production and commercialization. In Cuba, rum is symbolic product of its tradition and culture. It is closely linked, since...
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    The first U.S. intervention in Cuba formed the basis of U.S. control over the island. They remained there from 1899 to 1902. The War of Independence initiated by Cubans in 1895 led to the U.S. intervention in the conflict. By Joint Resolution of the ...
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    ICAIC promoted innovation in Cuban poster. New movie posters were made by renowned fine artists. Since the beginnings of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC), the film poster in Cuba broke radically with old advertising ch...
  • FIART 2015 – A meeting of artisans and cultures

    FIART 2015 was officially opened on December 4th at 2:00 P.M, at the PABEXPO exhibitions site. The fair will remain open to the public until December 20th, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. 
  • Turquino Peak

    The Turquino Peak is one of the most important natural spaces in Cuba. The ascent to the summit is a very difficult challenge that is considered a feat in Cuba. This beautiful territory, belonging to the eastern provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Gran...
  • And if you want to dance...

    Cuba is a country of dancers by excellence, so there are many places to dance in the country. Those featuring local live music are the most popular. Cuban are only interested in "shake your body ". In Cuba there are plenty of places where you can go ...
  • Origins of Cuban boxing

    Boxing is a passion among Cubans since the early twentieth century. During the Cuban Republic gained international renowned fighters. By 1917 Cuba boxing was as popular as sugar cane, although some authorities will characterize it as a wild, barbaric...
  • Birds in Cuba: come and see

    Tourism for the observation of wild birds is one of the most important modalities in Cuban nature tourism. The great biodiversity of the island favors it. The 110 thousand square kilometers of the Cuban archipelago constitute a mosaic of habitats tha...
  • Electronic Music in Havana

    Electronic music searches spaces of diffusion in the Cuban music scene. Its story shows that it has much to experience. The electronic music producers have fought for a space in the Cuban musical universe, aided by festivals and underground presentat...
  • Benny Moré, a great musician

    Benny Moré was one of the greats of Cuban music. He and his Giant band were recognized in many Latin American scenarios. Benny Moré was born on August 24th, 1919 in Santa Isabel de Las Lajas town, Cienfuegos. His real name was Bartolomé Maximiliano M...
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    The beaches on the eastern part of Havana are very popular among Cubans during the summer. The hotels that are located there increase the quality of these beaches
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    Movie posters have gone through several times since 1959. In each period we combine art, challenges, crisis, and beauty. During those decades of the sixties and seventies, the relation film - graphic arts representation was further strengthened by th...
  • Intimate Space of the Historical Center

    The Commander Hotel is an installation that keeps the colonial architectonic elements. It is near important tourist spots of Old Havana. Among the attractive centers for lodgings located around the Historical Center of Havana, one stands out for its ...
  • Enjoying great moments

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  • Matanzas, Venice of America

    The city of Matanzas is one of the jewels of western architecture in Cuba. Its history is a mixture of tradition, beauty, greatness and prosperity. Its name originates from an event that took place at the beginning of the 16th century in the Guanima ...
  • The Cuban Religious Syncretism

    The Cuban religious syncretism is manifested in the blend of the African and Spanish roots. The catholic cult was brought by the Spanish settlers, already syncretic and superstitious. They brought their god, their saints and rites, at the same time b...
  • An ice rink in Cuba

    One of the most anticipated projects of the 12th Biennial Exhibition of Havana is the ice rink, by American artist Duke Riley.
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    In Cuba the music of the 60, 70 and 80 has its place in the Discotembas. People between 35 and 55 gather there to dance to the rhythm of the music of those decades. Dancing to the most outrageous tunes may not be more the ultimate dream of any other ...
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    The most renowned Cuban sculptress is Rita Longa is. With a figurative style her works are exhibited throughout the country. She was a fine woman, brittle bones, and you seem neat sculptures perpetuate a desire for transcendence.

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