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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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  • Valencian hideout

    The Valencia Hotel is thought to be a great place for the visitor. Its bars and restaurants remind us of old Iberian places. Set in the colonial time of XVII, XVIII and XIX centuries, the Valencia Inn is one of the singular lodging centers of the His...
  • Art Museums in Havana

    Cuban museums are centers of conservation, exhibition and study. In these institutions there is sample of large collections of global and Cuban art. Caring and displaying art is the main purpose of many institutions in the Cuban capital, especially m...
  • Enjoying great moments

    The Karl Marx Theater is one of the most important art venues in the country. Its large capacity and large tables are some of its characteristics. Considered the "Theatre of the Big Events of Cuba," Karl Marx is the quintessential space for holding e...
  • Space for musical delirium

    The Piano Bar Delirio Habanero has a beautiful view of Havana. There you can listen to various genres by the hand of renowned artists. Various places in the capital suggest a rousing space with the best and most current Cuban and international music,...
  • The Museum of Rum in Santiago de Cuba

    The tradition in the production of rum in Santiago de Cuba is legendary. So, Rum Museum of the city is an important site in its historic center. This cultural center shelters the history of rum industry of Santiago. Its origins date back to the late ...
  • Atlantic Hotel, for all likes

    The Atlantic Hotel is located on the first line of beach of the Santa Maria beach. The services and comfort that it offers make it a hotel for all likes.
  • 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...
  • Getting old is not that bad

    Growing old is not easy. More than two million Cubans exceed 60 years. This figure embodies a challenge for the Health System and Social Security. Longevity is not only four eyes and three legs, strong back blows, shaking, or shadows of memories.
  • Homer drum sounds

    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...
  • Congress tourism in Cuba

    The training of professionals is the main factor that drives tourism Congresses in Cuba. So visitors have increased each year to the island. The impetus for this type of visit, in addition to features that favor the island, is the high readiness of C...
  • The man who never false started

    Enrique Figuerola was the best Cuban runner 60s. It was he who first won a medal in Olympic Games after 1959. It happened that same year of 1959 he managed to attend Figuerola, 21 years old, the III Pan American Games in Chicago, where he earned a br...
  • The time machines of the Capitol of Havana

    One of the most popular traditions in Havana is taking a photo at the Capitol. Today José del Toro keeps the tradition alive like it initially was. Firstly, because they challenge the passing of the years by working almost as they did the first day. ...
  • Strong support of the Cuban economy

    Different results for the biotechnology industry in Cuba. The BioCubaFarma Business Group leads the scientific sector in the country. Since the early studies and research for the development of biotechnology in Cuba to the present, this sector has sh...
  • Brushstrokes of the Orthodox religion in Cuba

    The Orthodox Church in Cuba has two important communities: the Greeks and the Russians. That is why there are in the whole country several temples of orthodox devotion. A great community of Russian, Slavs and Greeks inhabited Cuba from before the vic...
  • La Chuchería Sports Bar

    The Sport Bar La Chuchería is a place for all sports lovers in the Havana Malecon. It has a main room decorated allegorically to soccer, without neglecting the national Cuban sport: Baseball.
  • Plaza de Armas, history and identity

    The Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) was the First Square in Havana. It has had many roles since its founding in 1514. Today it is a heavily visited tourist area.  Its location is linked to the tradition of the first town council held on November 16th, 1...
  • Cuban Mojito

    Mojito is the main drink in La Bodeguita del Medio. This refreshing drink history dates from XVI century when the pirate and slaves trader Francis Drake prepared the first known version of a drink that had eau-de-vie, sugar, lemon and mint. It was kn...
  • Cuban tobacco, a scent from an island

    Cuban tobacco exclusivity trapped Iberian conquerors. Nowadays, Pinar del Rio region is known as the birthplace of the best tobacco of the world. A perfect combination of ground, climate and humidity give the product characteristics that make it qual...
  • Bars in Hotels of the Historic Center

    The historic center of Havana hotels have very important bars. In them you can have a good time. The Historic Center of Old Havana is one of the most visited places in Havana. There are several interesting places which many are part of the hotels of ...
  • Baracoa, cocoa and chocolate

    Chocolate has always been a kings'drink. In Cuba, Baracoa mountains are the best place for growing cocoa with a worldwide quality. The seed had arrived in Cuba since 1540, coming from Mexico. Baracoa was not the first one in welcoming it, as it is co...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cuba Ron S.A. Stand. FIHAV 2015

    The stand of Cuba Ron was among the most attractive ones at the Havana International Fair, 2015. That's why it received the following awards: Gold Medal for the quality of Rum Isla del Tesoro; Publicity Award in the category of audiovisual media, Awa...
  • The author of the Mona Lisa tropical

    Víctor Manuel was one of the painters who promoted the change of style in Cuba during the 1920s. His best known work is Gitana tropical. If Cuban painting has a before and an after, a point of no return, there is the work of Víctor Manuel García Vald...
  • The way the Cuban celebrates

    Traditions in Cuba are very different than they are held elsewhere. The fusion of Cuban culture makes our celebrations be very different.
  • "Cuba Cooperation France " and cultural projects. Victor Hugo House"

    Cuba Cooperation France is an agency that strengthens the relationship between both countries. The Victor Hugo House is the coordinator of its activities in Havana.
  • Omara, talent and discipline

    Omara Portuondo is one of the most disciplined singers of Cuban music. Linked to the Buena Vista Social Club project, she is a star that still shines. The singer Omara Portuondo was born in Havana on October 29th, 1930. Of humble origin, she studied ...

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