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March 27th

Operation Miracle Comes to Jaguey Grande, Matanzas

Nearly 19,000 people with cataracts and other eye diseases have been operated on in hospitals in the province of Matanzas in recent moths, thanks to the Operation Miracle program.The majority of those benefiting come from other Latin American nations but also included 4,430 from the host province. Read More

Cuba baseball playoffs begin today

Las Tunas and Camaguey won the last two playoff slots over the weekend and post season play gets under way for the surviving eight teams on Tuesday and Wednesday in the 2006-7 Cuban Baseball League. Read More

March 26th

Cuban and Venezuelan writers meet in Caracas

Venezuelan and Cuban writers ended on Friday a two-day meeting on regional integration and intellectuals participation in building socialism in Latin America, Prensa Latina news agency reported Read More

Cuba participates in the First Seminar on Testimony taking place in India

Casa de las Americas and its important role aims at spreading the Latin American and the Caribbean Literature as an integral element in the culture of these nations, especially in the promotion and revival of the testimony gender, was the main topic of the speech made by the Cuban Ambassador to India Read More

Reynaldo González is recognized with the Cultural Journalism Award 2007

Chronicles and articles that combine depth, knowledge, stylistic rigor and pleasantness accumulated along decades, issued by Cuban and foreign publishing houses, like the Camaguey journal Adelante, the Juventud Rebelde newspaper and La Jiribilla magazine as recognized with the Cultural Journalism Award "Jose Antonio Fernández de Castro" 2007. Read More

Seven Cuban feature films this Year

The Cuban Film Institute will produce seven fiction features this year, Omar Gonzalez, president of the Institute, told the press. Among titles to be premiered are Kangamba, by Rogelio Paris, which Gonzalez considers one of the most complex films made in Cuba since 2000, as well as El viajero Inmovil (Still Traveler), by Tomas Piard, and Te Espero en la Eternidad (I'll Wait for You in Eternity), by Enrique Pineda Barnet. Read More

March 25th

Cuban Street Dancing Festival in April

Companies and dancers of 16 countries will participate in the 12th Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes to perform in the streets of the Old Havana Historical Center, organizers reported. The general director of the meeting Isabel Bustos, said that artists from Spain, France, Noriega, Argentina, Colombia, Great Britain, Bolivia, Belgium, New Caledonia, Guatemala and Italy will be present there. Read More

Cuba to increase oil production

Cuba will increase oil production by 100,000 tons this year, compared to 2006, according to Carlos Lage Davila, secretary of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers. On Saturday, Lage and Basic Industry Minister Yadira Garcia attended the opening of the Siboney 01 well by Empresa de Perforacion y Extraccion de Petroleo del Centro. The well will be 9,580 feet deep and will have a maximum inclination angle of 55 degrees. Read More

Disc of the late Ibrahím Ferrer in the spotlight in Spain

Spanish local media released big headlines in relation to the new album recorded with songs by Cuban legend Ibrahím Ferrer, who died almost two years ago. Entitled Mi sueño, the disc will be on sale from the 26th this month in recognition, according to Madrid daily El Mundo, to most romantic musical style; bolero. Read More

Liberators of Latin America will gather filmmakers and heroes

A cycle of telefilms dedicated to important personalities in the history of Latin America is the new project undergoing preparations by Spanish producer José María Morales, who is closely linked to the New Latin American Cinema, by co-producing with ICAIC movies like Suite Habana and Madrigal, both directed by Cuban Fernando Pérez. Read More