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February 27th

Cuba-Venezuela cooperation to grow in 2007

In 2001 the first cooperation program between Cuba and Venezuela barely reached 20 million USD; by 2006 it rose to 82 percent of the more than 700 million USD forecasted. In 2007, the figure is expected to reach one billion USD. 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

Cuba, a quarter billion polio shots

Over 260,000 doses of polio vaccines have been applied in Cuba since the first vaccination campaign 45 years ago Monday, in the Cuban Revolution s drive to immunize children against poliomyelitis. Read More

Fiber Optics to Link Cuba, World

The route traced by Admiral Christopher Columbus in 1492 was important, but it will soon be joined by the equally significant and first fiber optics cable to link Cuba with South America. Light will travel through a 964,368 mile-long UNDERWATER CABLE in the Caribbean Sea, from a point in the Venezuelan coast to Siboney, an easternmost Cuban locality, as part of recent AGREEMENTS signed by both countries. Read More

5th Culture and Development Congress : In Defense of Cultural Diversity.

On this planet set back by globalization the voices of those excluded start to be heard. To passive cultural consumism, opposes participatory will on the recognition of different diversities. It seems as if corporate transnationals imposes, without other alternatives, the unidirectional message through the domain of information and the very powerful cultural industries with the establishment of life models and the conquest of the fertile creation born on the popular imaginary. Read More

Cuba organizes relevant cultural events

"In spite of a restrictive policy that looks after the coherent use of the national resources, the plan on cultural events in Cuba tend to increase, responding to the demands of new development levels within the artistic field", explained Ana Mayda Álvarez, an official within the Cuban Ministry of Culture. Read More

Lams "Intimate Cartography" arrived in Switzerland

Sample "Intimate Cartography" that gathers works by the most universal of all Cuban painters, Wifredo Lam (1902- 1982), is exhibited this February at the Cervantes Institute in Stockholm, Switzerland. The exhibit is made up by some 68 pieces, ranging from oil paintings, temperas, inks, charcoal drawings, collages and etchings to interesting lithographs, most of them of small and medium format made on paper and cardboard and that remained unpublished till 1993. Read More

The Fair to the centre of the Island

Now in its mid-way to cover the entire island, the International Book Fair 2007 will move to the 13 Cuban central localities form Monday and stay there for a whole week. The fete of the book and reading will arrive in Cienfuegos, Cumanayagua, Santa Clara, Sagua la Grande, Sancti Spíritus, Trinidad, Ciego de Ávila, Morón, Camagüey, Florida and Nuevitas. Read More

March, and the french Cinema Festival

March is already breaking through in the calendar to the rhythm of the French cinema which returns again, as one of the most important summons in the seventh art in Cuba, year after year and which, in this year 2007, will exhibit in 36 theaters of the entire country, included the capital as well as the other thirteen provinces and the special municipality the Isle of Youth, for the satisfaction of thousands of movie fans. Read More

Cuban cigar sales rise despite smoking bans

Facing public smoking bans around the world, cigar aficionados are spending more on finer smokes for the fewer opportunities they have to light up, and that boosted sales of Cuban cigars last year, makers said on Monday. Habanos S.A., a joint venture between the Cuban state and Spanish-French tobacco group Altadis, said its sales of premium hand-rolled cigars rose 8 per cent to $370 million last year despite the growing bans. Read More