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Brazil, Cuba register record trade volume in 2006

Trade between Brazil and Cuba amounted to a record high of 374.85 million U.S. dollars in 2006, the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade said on Wednesday. Read More

Cuban traders to Panama Fair

About 70 Cuban businesspeople are due to travel to Panama on Monday to attend the international multi-sector trade fair Expocomer 2007, slated for March 7-10 in that Central American nation. Read More

Cuba graduates new class of Auditors to safeguard the economy

With the graduation of 344 auditors, the island now has 3,564 such professionals. The new class, which is the direct result of one of the programs of the national «Battle of Ideas» educational initiative"will be deployed in the ongoing combat against neglect, waste, pilfering, profiteering and various forms of corruption Read More

Habanos Fest to auction valuable humidors

Valuable humidors related to Cuban habanos were auctioned during the closing ceremony of the Ninth Habano Festival, in the presence of over 1,000 foreign people at the EXPOCUBA exhibition center. Read More

Cuba: fields of fruit trees increased in Camagüey

Fields of guava, papaya, pineapple and other fruit trees in the Cuban province of Camagüey ought to increase by 1 200 hectares from now and up to the next year. Read More

Cuba Cigar Fest looks at culture

Research on Tobacco to improve harvesting and links to Cuban humanities will concentrate the fourth day of the ninth Habano Festival. Vladimir Andino, director of the Tobacco Research Institute, will address the 1,000 plus guests from 50 countries on current Premium cigar research and the first Cuban Tobacco Station on its 70th anniversary. Read More

Cuba`s cigar festival attracts tourists

Cuba's annual extravaganza celebrating its world-renowned cigars, which began Monday, could be devoid of star power this year. No Hollywood personalities have said they will attend the 9th Habanos Festival. Read More

Cuba calls regional FTA meeting

The Continental Social Alliance and its Cuban Chapter convened on Tuesday the 6th Hemispheric Meeting of struggle against Free Trade Accords (FTA) and for people s integration in this capital. The call to this event, slated for May 3-5, was aimed to representatives of social, political, indigenous, union, rural, student, religious and human rights organizations. Read More

Cohiba Maduro launched at Cuba's Habano Festival

Cohiba number five, the new line of that renowned Cuban cigar, was presented Monday night during the welcoming ceremony for the 9th Habano Cigar Festival underway in this capital. The presentation was made before 1,300 visitors from over 60 countries around the world. Read More

Cuban craftsmen to exhibit tobacco

Matanzas craftsmen will hold a tobacco expo related to the cultivation, elaboration and famous people associated with the aromatic leaf, for nine days beginning February 28. Roberto Avila, territorial vice-president of the Cuban Association of Artisan Artists (ACAA) told Prensa Latina that the "Puro Arte: Pasión por la Artesanía" will be a unique space for people who appreciate the cigar art in the historic center of Matanzas, 62 miles east of Havana. Read More

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