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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

  • 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...
  • The corner of Benny Moré

    The Ali bar is a place to remember Beny Moré. That was the favorite corner of the King of rhythm in Havana. Countless stories and personal belongings of one of the greatest popular Cuban musician you will find in the Benny Moré Municipal Museum of La...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Daiquiri, a legitimate cocktail

    Daiquiri is a Cuban traditional drink. Its variants and history make it unique in Cuban cocktails. It was Ernest Hemingway's favorite drink. According to what people say, its name comes from a beach near Santiago de Cuba in a mine zone.
  • 500 years of history and recreation

    The House of Music in Trinidad is one of the favorite music venues in the city. In his Staircase many groups perform daily. Trinidad, founded in 1514, was one of the first towns in Cuba, that's why visiting it is not only a tourist ride, but it is an...
  • 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...
  • Marianela Boán, a body made of dancing

    Marianela Boán is one of the most important choreographers of the Cuban stages. Her significance in modern dancing has taken her to international scenarios. Marianela seems always ready to climb to stage, no matter which stage it is, and to dance. Sl...
  • Slaughter! (A degüello!)

    The wars for independence in Cuba were marked by the contrast between the rivals. The machete was the favored weapon of Cuban insurgents for several reasons. First of all because of its abundance in the fields, as it was the main tool for sugar harve...
  • 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.
  • Advanced Technology and Health

    LABIOFAM Business Group is an example in the care of humans and animals. Today the company produces about 98% of Cuban veterinary products. With excellent results in improving the quality of life of people with cancer, novel Vidatox 30CH homeopathic ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Religious plurality in Cuba

    The cultural Cuban melting pot (ajiaco) is also manifested in the national religiosity. Many of the religious manifestations of the world are represented in Cuba. A small island of the Caribbean Sea, invites us to decipher its so mythical and aphrodi...
  • 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 Only Pregnant Virgin of Cuba is in the Church of Remedios

    The pregnant virgins are a rarity among the religious catholic icons. The only one of the Caribbean is in the Parish of St John Baptist of Remedios. A curious surprise catches those who visit the biggest Parish of Saint John Baptist of Remedios, in t...
  • Seventh Congress of the Cuban Communist Party: architecture for future scenes

    The Seventh Congress of the Cuban Communist Party took place in the Conventions Palace of Havana from Avril 16th to 19th. A thousand of deputies and 280 guests discussed the main lines and the Cuban policy which will guide the country until 2030, alt...
  • About chocolate and its success formula

    The House of Chocolate is one of the most visited places in Old Havana. To make chocolate here, the original cocoa from Baracoa is used. Walking around the Old Square in winter with the breezes that arrive from the bay demand the visitor to drop by t...
  • Festival Les Voix Humaines. "Diverse sounds in Havana"

    More than 300 artists of different art expressions performed for more than 20 days in festival Les Voix Humaines, in Havana.
  • The Posters and its times

    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...
  • "To remember is to live again"

    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 ...
  • We all live in a yellow submarine

    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...
  • Rita, in the space and the memory

    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.
  • From Morón and plucked

    The Rooster from Morón is a tradition that has been synthesized by the Cuban popular culture. Today Ciego de Ávila city boasts a beautiful sculpture of the bird. The residents of the village decided to protest against the many abuses the authorities ...
  • The sweetest water... In Camagüey

    The water that is kept in a tinajón is always cool. In Camagüey this kind of jar is used as an ancient tradition. The story goes that the potters from southern Spain that were living in Puerto Príncipe village, current Camagüey, used to store food in...
  • The first golden javelin in Latin America

    The first Latin American to win an Olympic gold medal was Maria Caridad Colón. She was one of the 100 best Cuban athletes of the twentieth century. María Caridad Colón, the Cuban javelin thrower who made ??history by being the first Latin American wo...
  • Paradise in the Center of the Island

    Trinidad was one of the first villages founded by the Spaniards in Cuba. Today is one of the most important tourist poles in the center of the island. A few months after turning 500 years of having been founded, the village of Trinidad emerges like o...

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