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Guitar Orchestras Festival in Las Tunas

The First National Guitar Orchestras Festival opened in eastern Las Tunas city with the participation of seven groups from across the country. The inauguration gala features two orchestra made up of elementary and intermediate level musicians from the Las Tunas Arts School. Read More

Three Gold Medals in Boxing

With easy victory for abandonment in the second round against the local Albert Gonzalez, the twice Olympic and World champion Guillermo Rigondeaux increased to 99 the figure of victories in a row on quadrilaterals of the world. Read More

Cuban envoys from Sancti Spiritus multiply in the world

Over a thousand professionals from the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus are currently working abroad in more than 45 countries where they have given enough proofs of their competence, professionalism and humanity. Read More

Young people from 75 countries training as sports teachers and trainers

The International Sports School (EIEFD) is a higher educational center that has opened its doors to low-income students with a desire to become professionals in this sphere. Read More

Contemporary dance professor Joseph Fontano visits Havana.

An interview with the Italian American teacher and choreographer. Joseph Fontano is a historic name, known as the spiritual father of contemporary dance in Italy. An Italian American dancer, choreographer, scholar and dance professor, he is also considered one of the founders of contemporary dance in the European country. A pupil and co-worker with contemporary dance legends, such as Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham, Fontano also danced with the Nikolais Dance Theatre in the United States. Read More

Cuban Tobacco Sector Improves

Tobacco Union workers will hold their 9th Congress next May 29-31 encouraged by favourable results and good prospects for the economic sector, said union general secretary Bernardo Oliva. Read More

440 Cuban Athletes Classified for PanAm

The number of Cuban athletes classified for the 15th Pan American Games in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro this year has now reached 444. Rene Perez, director for INDER s High Performance Athletes (National Institute for Sports, Physical Education and Recreation), said in Caracas Read More

Genetic counseling services available for pregnant women in Santiago de Cuba

Starting this year, every pregnant woman and three-month-old infant in Santiago de Cuba will be assessed by specialists in genetics. The decision aims at reducing infant mortality stemming from congenital malformations, which have a bearing on the quality of life of all newborns, whether malformed or not. Read More

Cuba surgery gives hearing free

Since 1998 Cuba has been implanting cochleas in the ears of 84 patients, 20 of which were deaf and blind children, which is the highest number of surgical interventions of this kind in the world, due to its very high cost. Read More

Health official praises Cuban Biopharmaceutical Industry

Victor Maqueda, an auditor for the World Health Organization (WHO), spoke to Granma while in Havana attending the Fourth International Workshop on Aseptic Processing in the Biopharmaceutical Industry. "Despite the difficulties related to infrastructure and access to certain specific materials, the Cuban biopharmaceutical industry is today one of the most internationally recognized thanks to the sustained development of new products of a high degree of added value, and the security achieved in obtaining them." Read More