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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 Boy that became huge

    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...
  • 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...
  • The Academia

    Romañach and Menocal were the largest pictorial examples of late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Both belonged to the Cuban academic school. The late nineteenth century and early twentieth century were of great significance to the Cuban cultu...
  • 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...
  • Tribute to the orishas

    Every orisha, Yoruba deity, has a date to be worshiped and payed tribute. These celebrations are parties full of joy, happiness and faith in the orisha the festivity is being made to. These saints are offered sweets, deserts, fruits, flowers and anim...
  • Gran Caribe, in the capital

    The hotels of the chain Gran Caribe have a special charm in Havana. All of them have a historical and patrimonial value that grant them attractiveness and comfort. This company is characterized to find the ideal hotel to satisfy the desires of the va...
  • Theatre for all ages

    One of the nicest theaters in the capital is the Mella theatre. There, shows for all tastes and ages are presented. For over 60 years, the local is pleased to give the best of Cuban art to all who go to its activities.
  • 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...
  • To educate is always a challenge

    The progress made by Cuba in education is recognized worldwide. Today, it is the country of the area that you spend most of your budget to this sector. According to the latest Monitoring Report Education for All UNESCO, Cuba is the fourteenth country...
  • In defense of Cuban Cinema

    In 1950 Cuban film needed to create a promoter center cinema. That failure was criticized by the Cuban media at that time. The number 111, August 1917, was devoted almost entirely to the Cuban film La hija del policia o en poder de los nanigos.
  • José Marti's Birthplace House Museum

    The most universal of all Cubans, José Martí, has a museum in his birthplace. Divided into 7 rooms, here the life of Cuban apostle can be appreciated. Founded on January 28, 1925 in the house where the Cuban national hero José Martí was born, this pl...
  • "Secrets" of a Maestro

    The first time I met Maestro Julio Enrique Ayán Rial, I had recently graduate as journalist. He was waiting for us at the gates of the former storehouses “Bacardí”, in Santiago de Cuba, to speak with us about something we th...
  • Original Menus

    The Orient Café located in St Francis Square is a restaurant where all tastes can be pleased. There, food and drinks recipes have been originally invented. The tourist that visits the capital of Cuba will be able to go around colonial Old Havana in a...
  • Treasure a jewel

    When a product shows the highest quality, it invites you to taste it. That is one of the main directives of the Corporation Cuba Ron S.A., an important Cuban entity specialized in the elaboration of rums, sugarcane liquors, juices and compotes, bes...
  • Spaces to Share

    The Espacios bar is one of the most popular night clubs of Havana. Its welcoming atmosphere and excellent service favors this place. The invitation could seem simple at first sight for its facade doesn't differentiate it from the rest of the building...
  • Alicia of all times

    Alicia Alonso is unique for Cuban art. The Prima Ballerina Assoluta lives to dance. The school that bears his name is glory of Cuban culture. The Cuban writer José Lezama Lima once said "Alicia lives, dies, resurrects and dies again to better birth, ...
  • 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....
  • National Lyric Theater, the largest company

    In Cuba there are lyrical companies. With a repertoire composed by operas, operettas and zarzuelas, the National Lyric Theater is the largest company. If you visit Cuba, it can be found in the middle of Chan Chán, Guantanamera, beautiful mulatto and ...
  • 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...
  • Painters of the New World

    Cuban colonial painting is typical of XIX century. The period was characterized by the need to reproduce artistic European reality on the island. With the arrival of the Iberian pictorial potential of the original inhabitants caught in a cave magical...
  • Cuba is also jazz

    The Jazz is a rhythm from the African American culture. Its influence in Cuba has been around since the 30s, forming part of Latin Jazz. As a result of the Afro-American culture in the United States, and open to the influence of dissimilar sounds eme...
  • 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.
  • Cuba and the sugar cane

    Historically, sugar cane production took place in the most dynamic line of the Cuban economy. Insular ground properties favor the sweet production. In XVII century some other sugar mills were installed in Cuba and at the end of 1600, about 60 of them...
  • 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...
  • And the women's judo debuted

    Odalis Reve was the first Latin American woman to get gold medal in Olympics. It was the first result of the female branch of the Cuban school of judo. Odalis Revé, Cuban judoka was born in January 15, 1970 in the village of Naranjo Dulce de Holguin,...
  • 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...
  • Varadero, capital of the Latinamerican Parachiting Sporting

    From July 15th to July 19th took place the XI Latinamerican Parachuting competition at the Varadero beach. This event increased the prestige of the International Sporting Parachuting Center located at the Cuban resort.

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