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June 2017
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Sancti Spiritus’s Islazul Ready for Summer Season

Special offers of accommodation, outings, and other recreational activities are some of the options for national tourists already announced for summer days by the Islazul Enterprise of Sancti Spiritus Damaris Gutiérrez Martín, commercial specialist of the entity, said that reservations are available at Plaza, del Rijo and Don Florencio hotels, at lower prices than in […] Continue reading

Cuba Denounces Systematic Human Rights Violations in U.S.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday denounced systematic human rights violations in the United States. ‘There are many and systematic murders, brutality and abuses by the police, particularly against African-Americans,’ said the Cuban foreign minister at a press conference in this capital, where he referred to the recent measures announced by U.S. President Donald […] Continue reading

Three US Women Swim from Havana to Key West

Part of the money raised for this feat will be dedicated to cancer patients and to support disabled athletes in their Olympic participations Inspired by the love between peoples, U.S. citizens Cynthia Aguilar, Aimee Spector and Karen Figueroa began a trip from Havana to Key West, Florida, swimming on a windsurf board (paddle board). Minutes […] Continue reading

Nelson Domínguez Exhibition Congratulates Casa de la Guayabera (+ photos)

The inauguration of Collages recientes, an exhibition by plastic artist Nelson Domínguez, turned out to be the best homage to the fifth anniversary of the Casa de la Guayabera of Sancti Spíritus. The renowned Cuban artist, winner of the National Prize of Plastic Arts in 2009, presents on this ocassion a 25-pieces exhibit made with […] Continue reading

Cuba Alert Over Human Trafficking Risks

In an exclusive interview in Havana, Cuban Interior Ministry officials expressed their concerned about the human trafficking issue at the moment Cuba and the United States have dramatically reduced the rate of human trafficking since reaching a landmark accord in January but risk losing those gains if the two neighbors fail to resume high-level talks, […] Continue reading

La Trinidad Theater Group Travels Back in Time

A trip to the past of local history was the theme chosen by Grupo Teatro La Trinidad (La Trinidad Theater Group) for its presentation in Sancti Spiritus, on the occasion of the 503 anniversary of the village. Photos: Oscar Alfonso Sosa Continue reading

Cuba President Raul Castro Reafirms Socialist Character of the Revolution

Cuban President Raul Castro said that the documents approved in the III Plenum of the Central Committee of the Party are programmatic foundations that reaffirm the character Socialist of the Revolution. After parliamentarians had approved the Conceptualization of the Cuban Economic and Social Model of Socialist Development, and the updating of the Guidelines of the […] Continue reading

Hotel Perla de Cuba Was Favorite for the Many

It is said that most of the people who visited Sancti Spiritus chose to stay at Perla de Cuba Hotel because it was very comfortable and elegant In front of the Serafín Sánchez Park, there is this building that for more than eighty years hosted the Perla de Cuba hotel, the only facility of the […] Continue reading

“Culture is the Basis of Understanding between Nations”, Japanese Ambassador Says

This was the phrase used by His Excellency Mr. Masaru Watanabe, Japanene ambassador to Cuba, to introduce himself upon arrival at the Casa de la Guayabera of Sancti Spiritus, venue of the Third Japanese Culture Days celebration in this central Cuban territory. In an interview with Escambray, the distinguished visitor said that, despite the thousands […] Continue reading

English with Barriers in Sancti Spiritus

Although the teaching of English is a priority for the educational sector in Cuba, there are still those who consider this language as a “second category subject” in Sancti Spiritus. The Ministry of Education considers the learning of the foreign language as an important objective in the all-round education of children, teenagers, and young people. […] Continue reading

Mass Farewell to President Rafael Correa in Ecuador

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was given a mass farewell by the people after ten years of government Correa, who took office in 2007 representing the leftist Alianza Pais party, is considered to be one of Ecuador’s most popular presidents. Photos taken from @ElCiudadano_ec Continue reading

Torres, Gold Winner at Canoe World Cup

Serguei Torres and his partner Fernando Dayán Jorge won the gold and silver medals on Saturday, in the C2 1000 at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 1 in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal. According to the website of the event, Torres and Jorge scored 22:36.920 and 23:14.040 minutes, respectively, followed by local competitor Rui Lacerna (23:40.440).  Czechoslovakian […] Continue reading

Teacher Training is Priority in Sancti Spiritus

The experimental stage of the process for the improvement of the National Education System and the professional training in pedagogical careers are two of the priorities for the next school year. During the preparatory seminar for the 2017-2018 academic year, the Director of Education in Sancti Spiritus, Edelberto Cancio Lorenzo, said that improving the school […] Continue reading

Felicita Raúl a luchador independentista puertorriqueño

El presidente cubano, Raúl Castro, felicitó al luchador independentista puertorriqueño, Oscar López Rivera, liberado luego de casi 36 años de encierro en EE.UU.s por su accionar patriótico En un mensaje difundido por la televisión nacional, el mandatario envía al ‘querido compañero Oscar’ fraternales felicitaciones en nombre del Partido Comunista de Cuba, así como del Gobierno […] Continue reading

Driver Crashes into Pedestrians in Times Square

The driver appeared to have been either drunk or impaired by drugs and had been arrested twice for drunken driving One person was killed and at least 22 were injured on Thursday when a car careened through Times Square and plowed through a crowd of pedestrians in one of New York City’s most congested corridors, […] Continue reading

Cuban Farmers Ratify Commitment to Boost Agricultural Productions

Cuban farmers ratified Wednesday their commitment to foster agricultural productions, on occasion of the 56th anniversary of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP). The commemoration took place Wednesday in the western province of Matanzas where Rafael Santiesteban, president of that organization, called for further transformation of productive results, the saving of resources, the protection […] Continue reading

Buena Fe Band’s Guitarrist Dairon Rodríguez Passes Away

The young musician’s last performance was last week in Canada, when Buena Fe toured the country to launch its CD Sobreviviente (Survivor) The Cuban group Buena Fe expressed sorrow on Saturday for the death of its guitarist Dairon Rodriguez, who passed away at the age of 32 as a result of a heart attack. ‘With […] Continue reading

Heberprot-P Treatment Benefits Thousands in Cuba

More than 65 000 patients from all over Cuba have so far received the benefits of Heberprot-P, a drug first used on June, 2007, during a pilot study in the island’s central province of Sancti Spiritus. The medication, created by a team of researchers from the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), is the […] Continue reading

Controversial Law Favours Argentina Dictatorship Criminals

The law, 24.390, known as 2×1, could reduce the penalty and even release secondary participants from the last military civic dictatorship (1976-1983) The controversial ruling approved by the Argentine Supreme Court, which declares applicable a law to reduce the number of people detained with crimes against humanity, would benefit 750 oppressors approximately. The measure, which […] Continue reading

Without time for reading?

Although for the so-called library rats the pleasure of reading is still an unequalled option, current generations prefer to see audiovisuals and read texts in digital support. Many people consider that nowadays almost no one reads, that is why Escambray explored on how much local residents are used to reading,   a habit that normally begins […] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball Players Hired in Canada

Nine Cuban baseball players have signed to play with Can-Am and Intercounty baseball teams A total of 13 Cuban ballplayers have been placed in foreign baseball leagues, following the recent signing of nine players with Can-Am and Intercounty baseball teams. The official signing took place at the Latinoamericano Ballpark in Havana, with the presence of […] Continue reading

Rafael Correa Granted Cuba’s Highest Decoration (+photos)

Army General Raul Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, awarded Rafael Correa with the Jose Marti Medal, the highest distinction granted by the Council of State to foreign personalities. Prior to the decoration ceremony, the Cuban President had officially welcomed his Ecuadoran counterpart, with whom he held talks.   University of […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Innovators Increase Contributions to Domestic Economy

The members of the National Association of Innovation and Rationalization (ANIR) proved their worth again in 2016, said to ACN Alfredo Machado López, president of that organization in Cuba. The also member of the National Secretariat of the Workers’ Trade Union of Cuba (CTC), recently attended a meeting in Sancti Spiritus to analyze the work […] Continue reading

Rafael Correa Visits Cuba for Decoration and Tribute to Fidel

Correa will first arrive in Santiago de Cuba to pay tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution in Santa Ifigenia cemetery Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa starts an official visit today to Cuba during which he will render tribute to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, he is to be invested with several […] Continue reading

Visiting Seychelles President Inaugurates Embassy in Havana

The Seychelles embassy in Cuba is the first of that African nation to be opened in Latin American and the Caribbean region Seychelles President, Danny Faure, opened his country’s embassy in Cuba this Wednesday, as part of his official visit to the Caribbean nation. The Seychelles embassy in Cuba is the first of that African […] Continue reading

Buena Fe, Moncada and Casabe to Perform in Sancti Spiritus

The Plaza Cultural (Cultural Square) of Sancti Spiritus, located in Los Olivos neighbourhood, will be the venue tonight of a concert by Buena Fe, Moncada, and Casabe musical groups, which will accompanied by the PMM show. The concert will be the closure of the national tour made by these artists to commemorate the 56th anniversary […] Continue reading