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June 21st

Fossil, unique of its kind in the world survives in Cuba

<span>The <em>"<span>microcycas calocoma" </span></em><span>its scientific name, survives in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio where we can find thousand specimens.<span> </span>Specialists consider it as a living fossil taking into account that its origins comes from the Jurassic period.<span> </span></span></span><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp; Read More

Havana Rock Festival coming in july

The popular Panamanian band Factor VIII considers it a "great honor" to attend the Caiman International Rock Festival to take place in Havana from July 17 to 21. Read More

Fidel Castro honors Vilma Espin, his sister-in-law

Fidel Castro paid tribute on Wednesday to his late sister-in-law, leftist guerrilla and women's rights pioneer Vilma Espin Guillois, writing that she "never backed down from any danger" and that her example is "more necessary than ever." Read More

June 20th

Raul Paz sings in Cuba

"It has been over twenty years that I last sang in Pinar del Río, hence it was so important for me to come here", expressed Raul Paz after finishing a successful concert in José Jacinto Milanés Theater of that western province. Earlier he had performed in Havana City. Read More

Hand to Hand: Alberto Cortez and Pablo Milanes

Two of the greatest voices of Latin American music, also privileged for their condition as authors of anthological songs, the Argentinean Alberto Cortez and the Cuban Pablo Milanes will make history in a two-man presentation. Read More

Cuba's Minister of Informatics and Communications meets with Malaysian Official

The Minister of Informatics and Communications, Ramiro Valdez met on Monday in Havana with the Governor of the Malaysian state of Malaca, Khalil Yaakob who is in Havana heading a delegation from the Asian nation. Read More

A Cuban wins the Fray Luis de León Prize

Cuban playwright and narrator Reinaldo Montero also literary advisor of Teatro Estudio Group has just won the Fray Luis de León Prize in the auspices of the Spanish Government of Castilla y León Community. Read More

Bust of Botswana Leader unveiled in Havana

The vice-president of Botswana, Seretse Khama Ian Khama, attended the ceremony for the unveiling of a bust of Seretse Khama in the Park of the African Patriots in the Cuban capital. Read More

Santiago de Cuba Carnival announced for July 21 to 27

The Carnival Organizing Committee made it public that Cuba's most internationally renowned popular celebration will be held in this city from July 21 to 27. The Rumbón Santiaguero, as the carnival is popularly called" is one of the emblematic celebrations on the island, especially of this southeastern city located almost 620 miles from Havana, the country's capital. Read More

Cuban province increase tobacco production yields

A notable increase of yields in the harvest of the tobacco leaf will make it possible for Las Tunas province to reach a similar level of production as last year. Despite the fact that so far the collection has fallen short by 470 hectares as compared to last year's harvest. By the end of the campaign, it will be possible to turn out 1, 150 tons of dry tobacco, thus equalling the output in 2006. Read More