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February 18th

Sevilla Hotel: first luxury establishment in Havana

In the 19th century Paseo del Prado (Prado Promenade) became the heart of Havanas social life, because its surroundings featured the most luxury mansions of the city, especially on Sundays when the aristocrats took rides in their carriages. Add to this that in the carnival season this avenue was the culminating point of the famous local parties. Read More

Cuba gets first Muslim medical students from Pakistan

The first group of 27 Pakistani students has arrived in Cuba and 368 more students will also follow them, said education official Dr S Mehmood Raza, an education official, during an orientation session organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Friday for students wants to study in Cuba. Read More

One million books sold at Cuban Fair

The half a million readers who have so far flocked to the 16th International Havana Book Fair have set record purchases of one million books, three days before the fair moves to other cities. Read More

Promoters of culture and humanism

During the month of September, 1963 a nice dream came true under the Revolutionary Cuba, when instructors of dance, music, plastic art, theatre were assigned to start working in the countrys remote rural areas with the purpose of taking culture close to peasants for the first time in their life. Read More

Cuba imports first shipment of DDGS since December 2005

Cuba is importing its first shipment of U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) since December of 2005. A shipment of 8,000 metric tons was purchased by ALIMPORT, Cuba's sole trade entity. Read More

Emblematic catholic temple restored in eastern Cuba

A 10-year restoration effort has successfully concluded at the El Santo Salvador Church, the main catholic temple in the eastern city of Bayamo, the second villa founded by the Spaniards in Cuba. Read More

Cuba honors American who made Castro a legend

Cuba unveiled a marble plaque on Saturday commemorating the interview 50 years ago by New York Times reporter Herbert Matthews that helped build the legend of Fidel Castro Read More

February 17th

The Book Fair in Granma will be greater this year

The 16th International Book Fair to be presented in Granma from March 5th to 11th, will be greater than the last one for its organization, quality, initiatives and the number of works. The Revolution Square, of Bayamo, the Calixto García park of Guisa and the Céspedes park of Manzanillo, will welcome this reading party again, as well as communities, neighbourhoods and educational Read More

Launching Carlos Valeras disc

Musical brand Graffiti Records launched the special album called Como los peces by Cuban singer song-writer Carlos Varela as people close to the author of the song Guillermo Tell announced. In the disc he played pairing with another famous singer song-writer Joaquín Sabina playing one of the most popular songs of Varela that won the Spanish Onda Award in 1998 in the category of Latin Revelation. Read More

Spains Bruno Antero wins third leg of Cuban bike tour

Always pedalling within the pack, without losing out to those who dominated the final kilometers, Spains Bruno Antero win the third leg of the "Vuelta a Cuba" bicycle tour Read More