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January 23rd

CUBADISCO present at MIDEM 2007

Starting Monday 22, Cuban artists will have a first class promotional space for their most recent productions of the islands rich musical heritage during the MIDEM 2007, the most important music industry gathering in Europe. Read More

Complete collection of Joaquin Sorolla

For the first time are exhibited in a hall of the National Museum of Fine Arts, in this city, the complete collection of the Valencian painter Joaquín Sorolla, which belongs to that Cuban cultural institution. Moraima Clavijo, director of the Museum highlighted that this collection of paintings is considered by experts as one of the most coherent and important of those existing nowadays outside the Iberian peninsula and for that same reason it has been exhibited in important museums around the world. Read More

Rigondeaux confirms winning objectives

Cuban boxing star Guillermo Rigondeaux confirmed that retaining the Pan American and world crowns would be his priorities for 2007. The predictions cannot be different, assured the best male athlete of the island in 2006, returned to the national training center in El Wajay after recovering from a slight pain that left him out of the "Playa Girón" Boxing Tournament, led till now by Havana City (24), Guantanamo (16) and Santiago de Cuba (14). Read More

More than a thousand latin american doctors trained in Cienfuegos

Nearly 700 Latin American students are doing their degree in Medical Sciences in Cienfuegos, with a program which links them to the community, while living with the families of the region Read More

Cuba has more than 8000 Science PhDs

In the last three decades, since creation of the national science degree committee, Cuba has trained more than 8,000 doctors of sciences, and 60 percent of their theses have been defended in the country. Doctor Carlos Peniche Covas, secretary of this working group, told press it has been implementing the national policy in relation to scientific degrees since March 17, 1977. Read More

Cuba looks at science and technology

Innovators throughout the country meet Tuesday in the 15th Science and Technology Forum of Cuba, this time centered on the island's energy revolution. According to Eugenio Mainegra, official of the Republic of Cuba's Council of State, the main issues of the event are Energy saving, efficiency and renovable energies." Read More

Cuban Environmental Program wins UN Award

The annual award of the Small Donations Program went to a program for reducing pollution in Guantanamo City. An environmental program aimed at reducing the level of pollution in the Sur-Isleta neighborhood of Guantanamo City was awarded the annual award of the Small Donations Program (SDP) of the UN, according to local Venceremos newspaper. Read More

Religious freedom helps Jews in "Hotel Cuba"

Salomon Mitrani sat through his wedding ceremony. After all, at 84 years old he finds it hard to stand. By Cuban law, he has been married to his wife, Pilar, for 55 years, and they have eight grandchildren. But, in a ceremony last week, he was finally getting married under a Chuppah canopy according to Jewish custom. Read More

Cuba looks at City Management

Mexican and Cuban delegations will participate in the First International Meeting "Challenges on City Managements," taking a serious look at urban historic centers. The event will take place during the Culture Week, on occasion of the 493rd anniversary of the Villa of Santa Maria del Puerto del Principe, currently Camaguey, one of the initial centers of population erected by the Spaniards in America, 540 km east of Havana. Read More

Trinidad beat Cuba 3-1

Trinidad and Tobago toppled Cuba 3-1 in the clash of heavyweights as the Digicel Caribbean Cup football championship concluded its semi-final fixtures on Saturday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. The Trinidad and Tobago Soca Warriors actually got their scoring momentum going with an own goal from the Cuba captain Jenier Molina and surged 3-0 ahead midway in the second half before completing a clear win over the Cubans. Read More