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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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  • The Museum of Havana Club Rum

    The story of Havana Club Rum is present in the museum of the popular drink. This institution is a cultural center with a variety of activities. Located on the Avenida del Puerto # 262, on the corner of Sol street, in the Cuban capital, Havana Club Ru...
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    The home run record still remains untouched since Orestes Kindelan it imposed in 1997. In this baseball player's career highlight was his strength at bat. What's impressive is not breaking the mark this year, but today it seems impossible to match it...
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  • Palace of the dancer (Palacio del bailador)

    The Salon Rosado Benny Moré is one of the Havanan favorite's dance floors. On it, the majority of the famous Cuban groups perform every night. For more than 60 years, the Salon Rosado Benny Moré has been giving the public the best of Cuban popular mu...
  • The man that worth more than his weight

    The Cuban female judo school is considered the best in the world thanks to his trainer Ronaldo Veitia. He has been coaching for over 25 years. It weighs more than this man who has been smith several Cuban judokas who have risen with gold medals in al...
  • The Supersonic Lázaro Valles

    The speed of the launchings from the pitcher Lázaro Valles was memorable. Up to date his 25 victories in a row continues to be a Cuban record. He was called The Supersonic because his home straight traveled to a speed of 98 miles per hour, a real pai...
  • Places to visit in the Historical Center during the summer

    One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Historical Center of Old Havana are the guided tours of Rutas y Andares (Routes and travels) to Discover among Family. In the months of July and August the number of visitors to the Historical Center...
  • FIHAV, Cuba's largest commercial coffer

    More than 900 enterprises from 70 countries converged from November 2nd to November 7th at the EXPOCUBA exhibition site, located in the outskirts of the Cuban capital city. All the companies had one and the same goal: to promote their products and se...
  • House Museums of Old Havana

    The house museums in Old Havana are art and research spreading centers. They are located in the Historic Center of the City and are heavily visited sites. In its halls and galleries Cubans visitors can approach the history, art, traditions and custom...
  • Cuba, a plaza for jazz

    Festival Jazz Plaza 2015 finished on Sunday in Havana. For the 31st time the Cuban capital city welcomed one of the most important jazz events of the country. Its program included performances by the most prominent artists of the genre in the island,...
  • Cuban Sanctuary

    Making a pilgrimage to the Church of the Virgin of La Caridad del Cobre, patron saint of Cuba is a popular Cuban offering. There, 500 people honor their promises everyday. There is no need to be a religious person to know who the Patron Saint of Cuba...
  • Bolero, jazz and other temptations

    El Gato Tuerto is a place to enjoy good music and delicious traditional and foreign food. Jazz is the rhythm of the institution. One of the best places in Havana to enjoy good music is the famous Gato Tuerto, having descargas of the new ballad moveme...
  • Vital space for the dancer

    The House of Music of Miramar is the ideal place to dance salsa. The center is the heir of the old Palacio de la Salsa in Havana. For fans dancers there are several places where you can enrapture tapping their feet to death, to the beat of the best a...
  • Adoptions of Cuban theater

    Few people can imagine the scenes hidden behind curtains in theaters. Stereotypes suggest a life that many times is not present in the pain and sacrifice of those who make theater.
  • Santiago de Cuba's theater

    The America Theater is a cultural unique institution in Santiago de Cuba. Here, well known artists perform and festivals and conferences are summoned to be done. Considered the second capital of the country, Santiago de Cuba is one of the most import...
  • Brief history of a passion

    Cuban's passion is baseball. The fervor makes impetuously encourage its team, while recognizing the statistics of the best selection. Very few thought in the nineteenth century that this sport forbidden October 1, 1868 by Captain General of the islan...
  • The Cathedral square (Plaza de la Catedral)

    The Cathedral Square was the last to be built in the colonial capital. The Cathedral church of Havana and marquises and earls' mansions surround it. Surrounded by impressive mansions of the eighteenth century, and inhabited during the day by tourists...
  • Romerillo in the Biennial Exhibition, or the Biennial Exhibition in Romerillo

    The Organic Museum at Romerillo (MOR) is Kcho's proposal in the context of the Biennial Exhibition of Havana. He wants his work to transcend the time boundaries of the Biennial Exhibition to become a permanent exhibition.
  • Urban Relics: Palace of the Captains General

    In the Palace of the Captains General Cuba's rulers lived from 1791 to 1920. From it the restoration of the historic center of the city was planned. Facing the Plaza de Armas, occupying part of the space of the demolished Parish Mayor, it raised the ...
  • The magic tree

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  • César Adames: "Extra mature rums are made to think about life."

    César Adames, Brazilian journalist with great prestige as a rum critic among the producers of the continent, gave an exclusive interview to Cuba Ron.
  • 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.
  • The Presence of the Catholic Church in Cuba

    The Catholic religion closely related to the History of Cuba. With more than 6 million baptized people in Cuba, it is one of the mostly professed cults in the Island. It has a fundamental place for the society and the national culture, position that ...
  • Santiago de Cuba. City of History and beauty

    Santiago de Cuba is the second most important city of the Island. Its climate, its people, the history that contains and the beauty of the city are the elements that transform it into an important tourist center.
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