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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.

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

  • On the top of "Monte Vedado"

    The National Hotel of Cuba is one of the most prestigious institutions of the Cuban tourism. Located in Vedado municipality of the capital it has been visited by hundreds of personalities. The place stands out because of its location, a plot of land ...
  • Lezcano: from the photo to ceramics

    The photo ceramics is an innovative discipline in Cuba. Lezcano photo ceramics studio in Playa municipality is the pioneer of this method on the island. When Yasser Lezcano Hernandez, a lawyer, began his first experiments in 2009 did not imagine that...
  • Cuban Theater: folklore and identity (I)

    The Cuban theater is a mixture of primitive man allegories, Iberian and African cultural traits expressions. These are the roots of the current theater. The theater is an art form, within the spectrum of performing arts, based on the composition, int...
  • Brisas, always by the seashore

    The Hotel chain Brisas is represented by rating hotels in the main tourist poles. In Cuba, these installations are among the favorite ones. 10 kilometers away from downtown Varadero city, the "Brisas Del Caribe" Hotel, surprises you for the size of i...
  • More than 2700 meters high

    After Capablanca, chess player Leinier Dominguez stands out in this sport, he has obtained 2754 point. He just is missing the world title. Leinier, The Idol of Guines as it is known, was born in that town in the current province of Mayabeque on Septe...
  • A park surrounded by history

    Nowadays, El Parque de la Fraternidad is a really important place in Havana. There, important events of the History of Cuba have taken place. Benchmark preferred by everyone who visits the capital. This park hosts great moments of Cuban history, as w...
  • History and musical performance

    The history of the National Hotel is linked to Cabaret Parisien. In its more than 70 years there have passed many prestigious artists by its stages. The Cabaret Parisien, a show characterized by providing visitors a musical journey that shows the mee...
  • Island of holidays

    Cuban popular celebrations are full of tradition. Carnivals or partying are the biggest parties of the Greater Antilles. Pagan traditions were born in ancient Rome as a way to worship God Momo, who according to legend was the deity of jokes, the jocu...
  • Sevilla Hotel, the gem of Prado

    The Sevilla Hotel was one of the most luxurious hotels at the beginnings of the XX century. Important personalities of the world of politics, sports, culture and others have stayed in its rooms.  Built in 1908, it is one of the four historical big ho...
  • Boleros for more than a century

    Cuba is the land that gave birth to bolero. The most important event dedicated to this genre in our country is the International Boleros de Oro Festival. Thanks to its creators and main representatives, this kind of song transcended the borders of ou...
  • The dual currency in Cuba

    The elimination of the dual currency is a major challenge for the Cuban state. Adjust the economic aspect is not without difficulties. This new currency began circulating in Cuba in 2005, with fixed parity with the dollar in an attempt by the governm...
  • Endangered Fauna

    Cuban fauna is very diverse, but some species are endangered. Human activities and natural changes are the main causes of this situation. Among the great treasures that the flora and fauna of Cuba keep there are interesting species that, beyond their...
  • 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,...
  • Zapata Swamp: Swamp Treasures

    The Zapata Swamp is the largest swamp in Cuba. Thousands of species of plants and animals live there and it's considered a Biosphere Reserve. This place is the largest wetland in our archipelago and one of the largest in Latin America and the Caribb...
  • Rumba Scoundrel! (Canalla Rumbero!)

    The story of Papá Montero shows the Cuban's way of being. The tradition that has remained in Isabela de Sagua village. Tourists who want to know more about this Caribbean island can get surprised with their unusual stories and smile with Cubans' occu...
  • Silently jumping the hurdles

    Anier García is one of the 100 top Cuban sportsmen of the XX century. Out of predictions, he was the winner in several competitions and even conquered an Olympic gold. Todo sucedió contra los pronósticos especializados. Nadie lo daba como campeón olí...
  • Cuban Theater: folklore and identity (II)

    Finding a public and essence of being Cuban insular characterizes twentieth-century theater. The triumph of the Revolution expanded the perspective. The Cuban theater is a mortar of tradition and identity. Do not hesitate. That's because we are being...
  • To... "taste" Cuban cinema

    The Cultural Fresa y Chocolate center in Vedado is very popular among Cuban movie-goers. There you can watch a film or just have a drink. There is a small space in Havana that has been gaining popularity for some time, mainly for Cuban cinema lovers ...
  • A Franciscan legacy

    The Convent of San Francisco de Asis is an important historical center. Now in its Minor Basilica there is a beautiful concert hall. The Convent is a religious building of baroque architecture located in the homonymous square in Old Havana. Its const...
  • Music for all tastes

    The nightclub La Cecilia is one of the favorite of Havana youth. There, good music and delicious Cuban food mix. The resort La Cecilia, located on 5th Avenue between 110 and 112, Playa municipality, Havana, offers its visitors varied and attractive o...
  • The church of Angel Hill, an angel with many angels

    The church of Angel Hill [La Loma del Angel] is present in the literature and history of Cuba. Its architectural richness and the beauty of the religious art that it guards hold it among the most important churches of the Historical Center of Havana....
  • Senior Compay

    Compay Segundo was one of the greats of Cuban son. His artistic career spanned over 70 years and he was part of the Buena Vista Social Club project. Great composer of tasty sones (Cuban music genre) and boleros, provided with a proverbial second voic...
  • Rivers of Cuba

    Cuban rivers are really beautiful. Their ecological and social significance are the main reason why the Cuban government have tried to protect them and avoid their irrational use. These rivers can be an ideal place for exploration and enjoyment of th...
  • The Wars of Independence in Cuba

    As a result of the hardening conditions of the Spanish colonial exploitation system over one of its last colonies in the Americas, the island of Cuba, a group of wealthy sugar producers who leaned towards independence and that were related to freemas...
  • Saratoga Hotel, elegance and modernity

    The Saratoga Hotel is ne of the most exclusive ones in the Historical Center of Havana. In 2011, it received an award for the excellence of its service. The building has a neoclassicist style and it dates from 1880; it conserves its original facade, ...
  • A cabaret with tradition

    A center that retains the glamour of its founding in the 50s is the Copa Room Cabaret. Located in the Hotel Riviera, it is a favorite of Havana population. His goal was to create a network of casino-hotels on the north coast of the city, similar to w...
  • Alejandro Robaina, "Habano Man"

    To get to know more about Don Alejandro Robaina we will travel to San Luis municipality, located in Pinar del Rio. At that place a man once talked to the land and the seed and from it one of the best Cuban cigars was born. The awakening of his c...

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