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January 24th

A mythological being, the first Cuban woman with driving license

By the name of Maria Calvo Nodarse was issued the first driving license issued to a woman in Havana at the beginning of the last century. Read More

Pachito Alonso in 2007

Asked about his working priorities in 2007, Pachito Alonso restless director of an acclaimed popular orchestra in our country tells: " In parallel with the responsibility as the orchestra director and follower of the musical legacy my father Pacho Alonso left, this year will put special emphasis on promoting the work of very-dear composer to me Juan Almeida". Read More

Philip Agee documentary

The Cuba-Irish connection of directors Roberto Ruiz and Bernie Dwyer has once again teamed up on a documentary: "One Man's Story: Philip Agee, Cuba and the CIA", which focuses on the dark side of United States foreign policy. Read More

Cuban Digital Dictionary widespread

Over 130,000 primary and high school students of three Cuban provinces are benefiting from learning with the Basic School Digital Dictionary. Read More

Posada pleads not guilty to inmigration fraud charges

International terrorist of Cuban origin, Luis Posada Carriles, the mastermind behind the blast of a Cubana airplane killing all 73 people on board in 1976, pleaded not guilty to immigration fraud charges, on Monday. Under heavy security measures, Posada, was transferred for the hearing from the Otero county jail in New Mexico, to El Paso, Texas. Read More

Science and Technology Forum opens in Havana

The ongoing national energy program, known here as the Energy Revolution, is on the spotlight of the 15th Science and Technology Forum, underway since Tuesday in Havana. Cuban innovators will make over 1000 presentations in three different commissions during the forum, Council of State official Eugenio Mainegra told PL news. Read More

Colombia Governor extols work of cuban teachers

Governor of the Colombian department of Boyaca, Jorge Eduardo Londono, has said in Havana that a group of 11 Cuban teachers in his territory are doing an excellent job. Londono and his group were met at the offices of the Cuban Parliament by Ramon Pez Ferro, president of the International Relations Commission. He pointed out the progress made by his people after the implementation of the Cuban teaching method "Yes, I can". Read More

Cuban and South African libraries work in cooperation

The national libraries of Cuba and South Africa recently penned a cooperation agreement focusing on the exchange of books and publications of mutual interest. Prensa Latina news agency said the accord includes exchanges between experts from both countries in the area. It is also expected to facilitate research on the information sciences. Read More

January 23rd

Cuba must improve for Gold Cup

Cuba will play for third place against Guadalupe today at the Caribbean Cup tournament in Trinidad and Tobago while the home squad, which beat Cuba 3-1 on Sunday, plays Haiti in the finals. Read More

The Habana's Fountains

The oldest fountain is Fuente de los Leones located next to San Francisco de Asis Convent, in the square of the same name, between the Oficios and Avenida del Puerto streets. It was brought from Italy in 1836 sculptured by artist Giuseppe Gaggini. It is made of white marble. It is a striated column with four lions supported by pedestals. It offers a beautiful view of the water falling from the mouth of the lions, surrounded by hundreds of pigeons, carriages and people walking. Read More