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Daniel Ortega thanked Cuba for medical assistance

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega publicly thanked Cuba for medical assistance being supplied by the island through medical teams working in his country as part of an initiative of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), an effort in support of Latin American integration. Read More

Guatemalan Foreign Minister in Cuba

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Gert Rosenthal Koenigsberger arrived in this capital Thursday on an official visit to the island at the invitation of his Cuban counterpart Felipe Perez Roque. Read More

Cuba's answer to the Beatles: Film explores forgotten Los Zafiros

A year or so after the CD and subsequent movie "Buena Vista Social Club" became a sensation in the United States, bringing 1950s-style Cuban popular music to a 1990 audience that had never heard it, the same record company, Nonesuch, released other recordings by musicians heard on the "Social Club" recordings, as well as one made in the early '60s. Read More

Over 240 health workers back in Sancti Spiritus

Over 240 health workers from the Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus have already returned home during the last six months after having successfully fulfilled their missions in different Third World countries. Read More

First Latin-American cemetery outside a church

The funeral traditions have always distinguished the different civilizations throughout the history of humankind. Since far-off times this kind of rituals, including the burial, were carried out in religious temples. All human being would find there the ideal place for the eternal rest, the location inside the church depended on the social status of the dead person. This type of custom went to the detriment of the public health and the well development of the religious ceremony. Read More