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Honoring Louisville figure, friends travel to Cuba

Later this month, 23 Louisvillians will be honoring the late Henry F. Wallace by traveling to Cuba to learn more about that islands culture, people and the impact of its social revolution. Read More

Spanish actress Mercedes Sampietro in Cuba

Spanish actress Mercedes Sampietro, protagonist of the new Cuban film La edad de la peseta (The Silly Age), is in Havana for the 28th New Latin American Cinema Festival that officially concludes on Friday. Sampietro is attending the popular event this year because of her lead role as Violeta in the first fiction film by young Cuban director Pavel Giroud. Last year she was a member of the jury. Read More

Presenting homage disc Con el permiso de Bola

Cuban musicians Francisco Céspedes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba presented Wednesday evening , Dec 6, in Mexico City the disc Con el permiso de Bola they themselves co-produced. The phonogram is made in homage to the great musician Ignacio Jacinto Villa, Bola de Nieve (1911-1971), born in Guanabacoa, Havana and died in Mexico FD, while en route to Lima (Peru), where he would have several performances. Read More

Gore Vidal in Cuba

I came to Cuba with my new knee to help breaking 40 years of embargo, said the North American writer Gore Vidal, who is visiting Havana until December 14th, after mentioning the distortion of information about the Island in his countrys media. Read More

The U.S. Government has fined director Oliver Stone for illegally traveling to Cuba. According to a tersely-worded Department of Treasury document released Dec. 1, the IXTLAN Corp. of Santa Monica, Ca. " Stones production company " will pay $6,322.20 to "resolve allegations of violations of the Cuban embargo." The violations occurred between Feb. 2002 and May 2003. Read More

Thumbs up for Cuba degrees

Barbadians studying in Cuba no longer have to worry about having their qualifications recognised when they return home. This was one of the key agreements coming out of the fourth meeting of the Barbados/Cuba Joint Commission held over the last two days. Read More

Los VAN VAN at the Kool Haus Tonight

Tonight just might be the Cuban music event of the year in Toronto. It's the Los Van Van concert at the Kool Haus. For almost 40 years, Los Van Van has been on the cutting edge of Cuban dance music, developing fusions, rhythms and patterns of playing drums and piano. Read More

Cuban tune plays as Dexter carves

The tock-tock of the claves, the wooden heartbeat of Cuban music, fills the soundtrack of Showtime's newest twisted crime drama. Then come the acoustic guitars, sweet and rhythmic. A tenor voice from another era begins a Spanish song, the lyrics alluding to the Cuban countryside, and it grows into the gentle three-part harmony of the legendary Trio Matamoros. Read More

Barbados promoting Road Tennis in Cuba

Director of Sports, Erskine King is assisting Cuba to promote Road Tennis, as a sport, in that country. King presented a delegation from Cuba with a gift of road tennis equipment, which included tennis rackets, balls, nets, the rules of the game, and manuals, and he indicated his willingness to provide Cuba with coaches to promote that venture Read More

Pledge to deepen relationship

Barbados and Cuba are keen to deepen relations 34 years after formally establishing diplomatic ties. Having already forged major links in education, culture, sports, health, agriculture, the environment and other areas, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Teresa Marshall, expressed a desire to improve what already existed, while looking for new opportunities. Read More

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