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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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    Yumisleidis Cumbá got very few international titles, but she achieved an Olympic gold. She was selected one the best Cuban sportsmen in 2004. Yumisleidis Cumbá was born in Guantánamo, the last of the eastern provinces of Cuba, on February 11th, 1975....
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
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    Since their arrival in Havana, the ambassadors of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced their message of good will in favor of baseball, a sport that is part of the national identity of Cuba and the United States.
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    Cuban cocktails have a worldwide fame. Every drink has a different and singular history, and besides, a common denominator: Cuban rum. With classical Cuban cocktails which are distinguished worldwide, there are others which are very popular too. Cuba...
  • Although the weight varies, Olympic champion stays

    One of the glories of Cuban westling is Filiberto Azcuy. During his career he garnered three Olympic titles in different categories. Filiberto Azcuy, Cuban double Olympic medalist in wrestling specialty, which garnered from 10 years of age began to w...
  • The 12th Biennial Exhibition of Havana comes to an end, and that's it

    After a month of action, the Biennial Exhibition of Havana comes to an end. What was experienced in the communities has placed this Exhibition among the most controversial ones of the last years.
  • Bayamo, historic city

    Bayamo is a Cuban city that holds a great deal of history. The museums, cultural centers and the architectural beauty of the city classify it as one of the more attractive centers for tourism.
  • History, medicine and tradition

    The La Reunion Pharmacy in Old Havana was one of the largest in the world in the early twentieth century. Today is the Museum of Pharmacy of Havana. In the early twentieth century in Cuba, the pharmacy "Reunión" was considered the most important in t...
  • A peculiar donkey

    Cuban legends remain in the minds of the people without knowing their origins. The beginning of the Bainoa Donkey tradition is lost in history.
  • Photographs against routine

    César Vilá is barely 22 years old. His photographs, on the other hand, seem to levitate above time using past, present or future elements to exist. César can be not so eloquent when he speaks about his pictures. But his pictures do speak a lot about ...
  • The special flavor of Cuban fruit

    Geographic location, ground properties and strong sun make the flavor of Cuban fruits. It is counted on a long list of typical fruits. The unique flavor of Cuban fruit is largely due to is favored geographical position, the richness of its soil and t...
  • 12th Biennial Exhibition of Havana

    The 12th Biennial Exhibition of Havana is one of the most important cultural events of the year in Cuba. At Cuba24Horas we will cover this event in depth.
  • 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...
  • Irakere Orchestra: Revolution of Cuban music

    The orchestra Irakere was one of the starters of the fusion in the Cuban music. It was characterized to break the traditional outlines and to combine diverse styles. Born in the Santiago de Cuba province in 1967, with the well-known pianist Chucho Va...
  • A king named Pirolo on the ring

    Teófilo Stevenson was the winner in the Cuban boxer pugilistic history. For 20 years he was the most feared heavyweight in the world. Some had the good fortune to see him fight in the boxing ring. Younger could only hear him talk and listen tirelessl...
  • 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.
  • Varadero, paradise city

    The history of Varadero is bound to its beaches, but also to the evolution of Cuba as a nation. For more than 100 years it has been Cuba's main tourist destination. At the arrival of Columbus, this coastal area belonging to the Peninsula of Hicacos w...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The rebel faith of a real man

    Cuba is a country of great religious plurality. Catholic cult is among the most widespread in the island. Cuba24Horas brings you the story of a devote man born in Camagüey.
  • New laws, new accommodations

    Increasing the number of accommodations in Cuba is one of the priorities of the Cuban State. New regulations have been devised to impel such desire.
  • 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...
  • Cuban food, an equaled mix

    Cuban cookery is the result of the Cuban cultural mix. Typical recipes have the idiosyncrasy of cultures that make this people. The mixture of the same factors that permitted the formation of the nationality like Iberian, aborigine and African costum...
  • Orthodox Cathedral, architectural treasure

    The orthodox cathedral Our Lady of Kazáñ is the Russian orthodox cathedral church of Havana. Cuban and Russian specialists participated in its construction. The first stone of the cathedral was placed in its place on February 14th, 2006. It was inaug...
  • In the middle of success: La Bodeguita del Medio

    La Bodeguita del Medio is the home of the mojito in Havana. Many international personalities have been there signing its walls as evidence. Over half a century has passed since its founding, but La Bodeguita del Medio continues making a difference. T...
  • 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...

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