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Cancer is third cause of premature death in Cuba

Cancer has become the third cause of premature deaths in Cuba at present, mainly due to alcoholism and smoking. According to the National Data Office, in 2005, 168.6 out of 100 thousand inhabitants died of malignant tumors, while in 2006 this figure increased to 171.5 deaths. Read More

Cuba: booster vaccine for 2 million youth

Over two million young Cubans are due to be revaccinated with MMR to prevent reoccurrence of measles, mumps and rubella, which have been eliminated in the country. Read More

Big art party in Old Havanas streets and squares

The 12th edition of the International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes: "Old Havana: City in Motion" becomes April 4th-8th a new creative dialogue starting from Havanan architecture, as the oldest part of the city has opened again its most famous streets, houses, squares and corners to the dance movement in this festival that brings together beautiful varied styles and trends. Read More

Cuba hosts 4th Regional Physical Education Summit

Education and Recreation (INDER), said in his opening words that the event will be useful to show the development of physical education in Cuba. Juantorena recalled the Cuban population has an average life span of 75 years thanks to the practice of sports, and he expressed gratitude to ISCPES for the trust in Cuba to organize the event. Read More

British filmmaker to show her last film in Cuba

British filmmaker Martha Fiennes, sister of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes will be in Cuba for the premiere of her film Chromophobia (2005) Read More