Articles and Reviews

Articles and Reviews

  • Vital space of art in Cuba

    The Gran Teatro de la Habana is an exceptional artistic capital stage circuit. Therein lies the home of the National Ballet and the National Opera. Located in the central Paseo de Martí between San Jose and San Rafael, in the municipality of Habana V...
  • The magic tree

    One of the most deeply rooted traditions in Havana is that which commemorates the founding of the city. This is celebrated every November 15th. With just one touch to the tree, the city is transformed and returns to its beginning. The Plaza de Armas ...
  • Three centuries of history

    The Irish tradition is kept at the O'farril Palace Hotel. This is a neoclassic construction that conserves its colonial elements. Located on Cuba street, near the Square of The Cathedral, the construction contrasts with the other constructions next t...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • I'm going to ask "La Milagrosa" (the miracle lady)

    The Milagrosa's tomb is one of the most visited at Colon Cemetery. Widower's devotion exceeds 100 years and continues to be played. The Cuban religious nature is more than traditional and syncretized manifestations; they are myths, legends, rituals, ...
  • The daunting skyscrapers

    José Luis Lazo was one of the most impressive pitcher of Cuban baseball. His averages and results testify to this. It was a character on the mound. No waiting between each shot and despaired the hitters. Jaraneaba good as any Cuban who walks the stre...
  • 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...
  • The cabaret of arts

    The Tropicana cabaret of Santiago de Cuba is an extension of the one in Havana. Opened in August 1991, it visited by about 1 million visitors a year. In its first month of created it mostly welcomed the many athletes and spectators who visited the co...
  • Passionate on the track

    Symbol of self-sacrifice and commitment to the sport is Ana Fidelia Quirot. Nowadays she belongs to the Hal of Fame of the Athletics in Central America and Caribbean. It is strange not to find an Olympic Title in Ana Fidelia Quirot's list of achievem...
  • The ring master

    Alcides Sagarra has been the architect of the Cuban School of Boxing. For He has made more than 30 Olympic champions. This master of pugilism was born on August 18, 1936 in the province of Santiago de Cuba where, from an early age, he had to focus on...
  • The Benny More orchestra returns to the stage

    To reproduce the music of Benny More is impossible, but a group of musicians has that goal. Rescuing classic topics of the "Great one of Rhythm" the band is restarting their work on stage.
  • 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 ...
  • Behind the Wall. A popular proposal?

    Collateral exhibition Behind the Wall is among the most visited ones. Two very important city elements come together in this project: the sea wall, and the sea.
  • From the cradle to the tatami

    Legna Verdecia judoka stands for courage and sacrifice. It is one of 100 Cuban sports figures of the twentieth century. He won the gold medal at Sydney 2000. One of the best known faces of Cuban judokas, after became Olympic champion in Sydney 2000 t...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Walking the Cuban mountains

    Cuban mountains are full of biodiversity. The four mountain massif that compose the Cuban geography are distributed all around the country. Cuba is an island with a rich nature. More than a quarter of its territory consists of wooded areas. These are...
  • The Güije living on rivers

    The Cuban lore is full of mythological beings. The best known is the güije living on rivers. This is a popular legend of the continent. The Güije, also known as Jigüe or Chichiricú, is the most popular invention known in the Greater Antilles.
  • Son from Tivolí

    The Ecos del Tivolí recreate the whole work of the Matamoros trio. The septet is really popular and has been nominated to Cubadisco Festival. Santiago de Cuba is a city rich in examples of the traditional Cuban trova. The genre naturally emerges in t...
  • Community activities on Prado Street

    Chaque dimanche la rue Prado devient une scène artistique. À travers d'actions communautaires convergent des ateliers d'art plastique, d'expositions d'artisanat et des animations pour les enfants.
  • Mr. Gabriel Beltran's Small House

    The Hotel Gabriel Beltrán from Santa Cruz was the house of an important colonial Cuban family. Nowadays is an excellent place to lodge in the Historical Center of the City. Mr. Gabriel Beltrán from Santa Cruz could never enjoy his work finished, the ...
  • The reign of Pedroso

    Iván Pedroso Springer is the largest Cuban athletics. For 5 world championships dominated the long jump. His personal best was 8.96 meters. Ivan the Terrible or The Grasshopper call him Ivan Pedroso, habanero born December 17, 1972, who retained the ...
  • Humor Cabaret in Havana

    The Crocodile Humor Club and Images Club are bars to laugh with the best Cuban comedians. After shows these nightclubs turn into discos. However, those who want to enjoy a bit of comedy and laughter, they should go to places like the Crocodile Humor...
  • The colors of the night

    Shows in Cuba have varied shades. You can find humorous, dancing and modeling. All according to the taste of the visitor. Entertainment awaits visitors decided to dive into them, accompanied by dissimilar artists that masterfully represent the identi...
  • Urban Relics: Palace of the Captains General

    In the Palace of the Captains General Cuba's rulers lived from 1791 to 1920. From it the restoration of the historic center of the city was planned. Facing the Plaza de Armas, occupying part of the space of the demolished Parish Mayor, it raised the ...
  • 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.

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Headlining News

  • 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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