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Improved primary healthcare in Matanzas

The health system in the western Cuban province of Matanzas has benefited from the inauguration of new facilities to provide primary healthcare. In that regard, more than 36,000 residents in the municipalities of Limonar and Unión de Reyes have benefited from new services at local polyclinics. Read More

Forest fire damaged Zapata Biosphere Reserve in Cuba

Incidental fire did away with some four thousand hectares of the Zapata swamps on the south coast of Matanzas province, the largest wetlands in the Caribbean. Read More

Alicia illuminates Cárdenas

Alicia Alonso, with her National Ballet of Cuba, was back in Cárdenas recently, this time with the University Students Federation to offer a performance of " La magia de la danza" , to pay homage to José Antonio Hecheverría, in the year of the 50th anniversary of his death. Read More

Cuba celebrates Day of Africa

Ambassadors and other members of the diplomatic corps from 17 African nations accredited in Cuba visited the Slave's Route Museum as part of celebrations for the Day of Africa. Read More

The Athens of Cuba

Matanzas province, known as "La Atenas de Cuba" (The Athens of Cuba) is located 100 kilometers to the east of the Cuban capital. It was nicknamed the Athens of Cuba because it was the birthplace of prestigious poets like one of them who has become a real legend, Carilda Oliver Labra, author of the popular poem " Me desordeno, amor, me desordeno" Read More

"Varadero Jazz Session" is announced

The "Varadero Jazz Session", an event summoned by the Cuban Ministries of Culture and Tourism, will be taking place the coming September. This festival, presided over by the Cuban virtuoso, Chucho Valdes, will gather a big group of outstanding jazz musicians from Cuba and abroad. Read More

Actors take the streets in Cuba

The fourth Street Theater Festival began in Matanzas Province last Tuesday with the presence of ten Cuban groups and artists from Argentina, Spain, Canada, Colombia and Mexico. Read More

Operation Miracle Comes to Jaguey Grande, Matanzas

Nearly 19,000 people with cataracts and other eye diseases have been operated on in hospitals in the province of Matanzas in recent moths, thanks to the Operation Miracle program.The majority of those benefiting come from other Latin American nations but also included 4,430 from the host province. Read More

Cuba to increase oil production

Cuba will increase oil production by 100,000 tons this year, compared to 2006, according to Carlos Lage Davila, secretary of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers. On Saturday, Lage and Basic Industry Minister Yadira Garcia attended the opening of the Siboney 01 well by Empresa de Perforacion y Extraccion de Petroleo del Centro. The well will be 9,580 feet deep and will have a maximum inclination angle of 55 degrees. Read More

Cuba commemorates student leader death

Young Cubans will commemorate this week the 50th Anniversary of the death off student leader Jose Antonio Echeverria and others after an action against the dictator Fulgencio Batista (1953-1959). Read More

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