Holguín Province; Unrivaled Beauty and Cultural Wealth

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Holguín Province; Unrivaled Beauty and Cultural Wealth

Situated some 734km from Havana, the north-western Cuba province of Havana is home to an unrivalled cultural wealth of Aboriginal, Spanish and African origin.

Despite the Blockade, Cuba-U.S. Trade Relations Improve

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Despite the Blockade, Cuba-U.S. Trade Relations Improve

Even though the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba remains fully in force and that the U.S. is facing the complex internal policy issues resulting from an election year, the two countries aim to enhance their trade relations.

Pabexpo Trade Fairs to be Relaunched

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Pabexpo Trade Fairs to be Relaunched

Cuban authorities have announced their intention to relaunch a series of specialized trade fairs for a range of sectors such as food, security and the hotel industry.

Havana Cigar Festival Honors Cohiba Brand

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Havana Cigar Festival Honors Cohiba Brand

The 50th anniversary of the Cohiba brand is one of the highlights of the 18th edition of the Habano Cigar Festival scheduled to run from February 29 to March 4 in Havana, together with the launch of the new Cohiba Grand Reserva of 2012, among many other activities.

The Infamous Johnson-Willard Fight

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
The Infamous Johnson-Willard Fight

On this fateful day at the Oriental Park racetrack in Marianao, two North American fighters – the black champion, Jack Johnson and the contender and “boxing’s great white hope”, Jess Willard -- engaged in a world heavyweight title fight.

Félix Varela, Precursor of the Cuban Nationality

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
Félix Varela, Precursor of the Cuban Nationality

The concept of homeland was clearly announced in Cuba by Havana-born priest and philosopher Félix Varela Morales (1788-1853), who was also a theologian, teacher, writer and journalist.

University of Havana Grants Frei Betto an Honorary Degree

Published on: Vol.19, 2015
University of Havana Grants Frei Betto an Honorary Degree

The University of Havana granted Brazilian theologist Frei Betto the special status of Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in recognition of his loyalty to and permanent defense of Cuba and its Revolution.

The Cuban Revolution: A Story that Deserves to be Written

Published on: Vol.19, 2015
The Cuban Revolution: A Story that Deserves to be Written

The Cuban Revolution, its development, influence and the example it gives, as well as Cuba’s relations with Latin America and the rest of the world, captivated the attention of specialists at the International Symposium ‘The Cuban Revolution: Origin and Historical Development’, which closed recently at Havana’s Convention Center.

Historic Agreement in Colombian Peace Process

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
Historic Agreement in Colombian Peace Process

Though it does not entail a final settlement of differences, the agreement reached by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) on the creation of a Special Jurisdiction for Peace consolidates the road toward ending the armed conflict in the country.

The Awakening of a Cuban Tradition: Vendors´cries

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
The Awakening of a Cuban Tradition: Vendors´cries

“Porkscratchinggggggzzzzzaaaaa…” the vendor gives a loud cry, taking passers-by in Havana by surprise at first.

The Pope’s Visit: People and Basilica of El Cobre Ready

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
The Pope’s Visit: People and Basilica of El Cobre Ready

The town of El Cobre and the Basilica that welcome the Virgin of Charity, the Patron Saint of Cuba are getting ready to receive the Pope Francis on September 21 and 22 during his visit to the country.

Loma de la Cruz - Emblematic Symbol of Holguín

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Loma de la Cruz - Emblematic Symbol of Holguín

The Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz)is a unique natural balcony overlooking the city of Holguín which characterizes this northeastern city that lies 770 kilometers from Havana where the Pope Francis will be welcomed on September 21 on his first visit to Cuba.

Japanese Shadow Theater in Havana

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
Japanese Shadow Theater in Havana

The performance in Cuba by the Japanese Kageboushi theater of human shadows company illustrated an abundance of values, such as gratitude, sacrifice, courage, and respect for our elders.

More Cubans Opt to Build Their Own Homes

Published on: Vol.14, 2015
More Cubans Opt to Build Their Own Homes

Over the past few years, selfbuilding has provided some relief to the significant impact of the housing shortage and is also one way to gradually redress the deterioration -- due to the effects of hurricanes and age -- of the national housing stock.

Silk Weaving Project Benefits the Disabled

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Silk Weaving Project Benefits the Disabled

The project Tejiendo Hilos, that combines weaving and science with a social goal, recently concluded its first phase with good results, Cuban and foreign experts said.

Cuba Challenged by an Aging Population

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
Cuba Challenged by an Aging Population

With an average life expectancy of 78.45 years, Cuba ranks among the top 25 nations in the world in this important indicator of human progress.

Training Human Resources for Health Care Remains a Priority

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
Training Human Resources for Health Care Remains a Priority

The training of human resources is presently a priority in order to meet the demands of both the system’s domestic universal coverage and Cuba’s international medical collaboration.

Validation of Syphilis-HIV Elimination Phase Concludes in Cuba

Published on: Vol.7, 2015
Validation of Syphilis-HIV Elimination Phase Concludes in Cuba

A Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) expert has said that the Cuban Public health system, universally accessible, is one of the assets that the nation is exploiting in order to eliminate mother-to-baby transmission of syphilis and HIV/AIDS.

Cigar Industry Likely to Benefit From Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Cigar Industry Likely to Benefit From Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Executives of the Habanos S.A. Corporation have hailed the talks between Cuba and the U.S. regarding the normalization of relations and forthcoming events as they could favorably impact the sale of cigars.