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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, although people in streets didn´t show the same enthusiasm. 

Obama changes image in Cuba

Years ago in Cuba one would have witnessed a Yankees, go home spirit in the face of the possibility of an American official visit. These days, the path started on 17D –the name given to the date where negotiations between the two countries were made public– led the President of the United States to Havana. From March 20 to March 22 the word of order in the island’s capital city was welcome.

CHRISTMAS IN Cuba?

The tradition of celebrating Christmas in Cuba is a practice that has been rescuing in recent times. It is very common in most public and private spaces see for those dates Allegories and Christmas trees.

October 10th in Mar Azul

During the last decade, every October 10th thousands of college young men and women have taken over the waters of famous beach Mar Azul. 

The fact that State premises will be handed over for accommodation construction is one of the most praised measures. In this case, an unused grocery store facility

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.

The current political-administrative division of the Cuban archipelago is a product of several transformations during the last 500 years. At the present time a new reform is being used that makes the form of organizing to the country more dynamic.

The Malecon is now days a recreational space for the young people of Havana. Every night hundreds of people gather there to enjoy the fresh air of the sea and to share with their friends.

The ways that Cubans choose to vacation is recognized for its originality and diversity. During the months of summer the island is filled with diverse recreational offers for all tastes. Cuba is known as an eternal summer. On this Island, the heat gets worse at any time of the year, so to vacation throughout the whole archipelago is a feasible activity during all seasons.

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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  • 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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