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May 19th

Acclaimed japanese guitarist to play Cubadisco 2007

Days before traveling to Havana to participate in the Cubadisco 2007 music fair, Japanese guitarist and composer Antonio Koga sent a large number of guitars to the island for Cuban musical instruction. Read More

Rapidly, cuban digital window on world swings open

The massive expansion of information and communication technology programs are being planned in Cuba, with implementation to take place over three to next five years for the benefit of the general public, government agencies and institutions, and student and youth organizations Read More

Cuba conducting disaster preparation exercises, Meteoro2007

Over the weekend, Cuba will evaluate its capability to confront natural disasters. Read More

Clay and Fire Party kicks off in Camagüey

Once again, the notoriety of this territory in the creation of pottery and ceramics is showed up in the Clay and Fire Party (Fiesta de Barro y Fuego)that started Wednesday at the Plaza de los Trabajadores, located in the historic quarter of Camaguey city. Read More

Cuba and UN protect endemic bird

Cuban experts report the UN is currently carrying out a conservation project for Aratinga euops, an endemic bird in danger of extinction. The initiative, taking place in the Guamuhaya Massif's Yaguanabo Valley in the center of the island, has allowed so far a substantial increase of that bird s population in the zone. Read More

Cuba reduces use of chemicals in agriculture

Cuba has reduced the use of chemical pesticides by 50 percent replacing them with biological products and favoring the development of natural enemies of insects that plague crops. Maximo Martinez, vice director of the National Vegetable Health Center, said more than 1.5 million hectares of vegetables and fruits are protected every year using biological products. Read More

May 19: José Martí killed in combat

"A slightly nice moment was followed by a very painful one" wrote Independence leader Máximo Gómez in his notebook, after learning about the death of the Maestro. The written words sum up everyday war events: you can live today and die tomorrow, and at the same time recognize the man who risked everything of himself to serve his country by organizing the independence war. Read More

World Energy Forum in Havana

About 30 nations will participate in the V International Congress on Renewable Energy, Energy Savings and Energy Education (CIER 2007) to be held in Havana this month. Sponsored by the Technical University of Renewable Energy (UTER) of the Jose Antonio Echeverria Polytechnical Institute, from May 22 to 25 debates will center on efficiency and energy management Read More

Tierra Brava, a bet on diversity

A peacock wooing its mate was the first sight revealing the presence of species almost extinct from the Cuban countryside. The scene is just one among many to enjoy at the Tierra Brava reserve, Sao Arriba, near the city of Holguin. Read More

Vital railway branch under repair in Holguin

Repair work on the railway branch linking Herrera ad Felton towns in Holguin province will soon start and it is due in three years. However, early constructive works will make it transitable again in just a few months. Read More