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Indigenous voices at Havana Poetry Festival

The meeting also served as an occasion to celebrate the outstanding contribution of Martinez Fure, 70, to knowledge on popular Cuban and African cultures. Read More

Incidents of bus vandalism cropping up in Havana

Sadly, these offences are taking place just as modest improvements to Havanas urban transportation system have begun. Read More

Old Havanas Historic Center and its system of Colonial fortifications

The architectural complex and its system of fortifications gain international recognition under the criteria that theyre representatives of a type of structure that illustrates a significant stage of history Read More

Biodiversity and phytosanitary problems to be discussed in Havana at the Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Growing

The Second International Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Growing that opened on Monday will be held until Sept. 21 at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Read More

Havana City Historian gets UN World Habitat 2007 Award

Eusebio Leal valued the significance that the "United Nations recognizes Cuba's efforts in the recovery of Old Havana". The International Committee unanimously agreed to give the award to Leal, "for his years of charismatic leadership, dedication to the restoration and conservation of Havana's Historic Center. Read More

A non-polluting aerosol plant opened in Havana

The plant will substitute the use of around 28 to 30 tons per year of Freon gas for other gases that do not affect the ozone layer and the environment. The project was sponsored by the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol with the support of the UN's Development Program. Read More

Carlos Lage gives Expocuba 2007 Awards

Among the most significant exhibits are those dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the fall of Ernesto Che Guevara in combat and the one to the emergency campaign hospital of the Henry Reeve International Medical Detachment. Read More

Havana Psychiatric Hospital strengthening community services

The hospital carried out renovation work of several halls; work in the stadium and theater, as well as the creation of a beautiful botanical garden with 53 kinds of fruit tree that will specialize in cacti. This past year the facility opened the new Crisis Intervention Center with a capacity for 12 patients, and a teaching area. Read More

Cuban premier of Zuzu Angel

The story about a famous fashion designer was brought to the silver screen in Zuzu Angel (2006), by director Sergio Rezende and writer Marcos Bernstein, and will be shown for the first time in Cuba this month during a week of Brazilian cinema. Read More

New investments in Cuban Iron and Steel Plant

The investments at Antillana de Acero will double production to 500,000 tons during a five-year period. The company will supply 20 percent of exports in Cuba's iron and steel industry. Read More

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