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Sancti Spiritus Theater Festival Honors Outstanding Actor

Cuban actor René de la Cruz, National Theater and Television Award winner, is remembered in Sancti Spíritus, his hometown, with the celebration of the V Theater Festival that bears his name. According to the Performing Arts Provincial Council, the 5th René de la Cruz in Memoriam Small-format Festival acknowledges the legacy of this artist, born […] Continue reading

America Celebrates First World Baseball Classic Win

The United States broke through to win their first World Baseball Classic title with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Puerto Rico in Los Angeles on Wednesday   Puerto Rico came in with a spotless 7-0 record in the 16-team tournament but the Americans (6-2) were not to be denied and the losers finished runners-up for […] Continue reading

Islamic State Claims Westminster Attack

According to the British Government, the perpetrator of the attack was born in the United Kingdom and was investigated in the past by MI5 Security Service The terrorist group Islamic State (EI) claimed responsibility for the attack carried out Wednesday in the immediate vicinity of the British Parliament, in which four people were killed and […] Continue reading

New Transport Service for the Sick in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba

A new transportation service is now available in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, for those patients who need to travel from local municipalities to the health care units located in the provincial capital. Pedro Julio García, director of the Integrated Medical Emergency System in the territory, told ACN that this benefit is offered to those who […] Continue reading

Experts Analyze Water Global Problems in Cubagua 2017

The Convention is attended by UN representatives and specialists from Cuba, China, France, Peru, the U.S.A., Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Ecuador, Argentina and Italy Experts from 17 countries and the United Nations system are participating in an international convention in Cuba that examines the global problems associated with water and its interrelation with climate change. There […] Continue reading

UN Official Calls to Fight Racial Discrimination

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called to fight all forms of racial discrimination, xenophobia and speeches and racism crimes   In a message released for the International Day Against Racial Discrimination, celebrated every March 21st, the official rejected that demonstrations on the planet are on the rise. ‘Afro-descendants remain […] Continue reading

Cuba President Raul Castro Sends Condolence Message to Peru

Latest heavy rains in Peru caused rivers to burst their banks, floods and avalanches, killing 75 people till the latest update Cuban President Raul Castro sent a message of condolences to his Peruvian counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for the human and material losses his country is suffering due to natural disasters According to Granma newspaper […] Continue reading

Jara and Osmani, Winners of Bailando en Cuba Dancing Show

Bailando en Cuba, the latest proposal of RTV Comercial, Radio and TV Marketing Company, has successfully brought back to life TV shows in Cuba   The couple made up by Jara and Osmani was the winner of the first season of Bailando en Cuba reality show, space that for several weeks caught the attention of […] Continue reading

Colombian Students Granted Medical Scholarships in Cuba

The scholarships will be granted to young demobilized FARC-EP recruits, displaced persons, and other victims of the armed conflict, the latter chosen by the government As a new contribution to the Colombia peace process, Cuba will award 1,000 scholarships to members of the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and victims of the conflict to […] Continue reading

Train Order Violation, Cause of Railroad Accident in Sancti Spiritus

The railway accident that took place last February 24th in the Sancti Spiritus-Zaza del Medio railway branch in which six passengers were killed and nearly 50 got injured, was due to a violation on the part of the rail car crew, according to the final report of the Ministry of Transport (Mitrans, in Spanish). The […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Archers Seek to Stay on Top

Sancti Spiritus will host from this Thursday to next Saturday the Elite Archery Tournament, where the best archers of the national team as well as athletes from 10 provinces will participate. It is worth mentioning the presence in the competition of Cuba’s three best archers of the moment, led by local athlete Adrián Puentes, who […] Continue reading

Cuba, Russia Discuss Increasing Public Health Cooperation

The next meeting of the Russia-Cuba Health Working Group Intergovernmental Commission will be held in May Cuban Deputy Minister of Public Health Marcia Cobas discussed cooperation in this area, including the introduction of Heberprot P in the country, with the Russian interim minister of that branch, Dimitri Kostennikov, diplomatic sources reported. In the cordial meeting, […] Continue reading

Brazilian People Mobilize against Michel Temer Reforms

The objective of this and other actions of protest is to stop the reform of social security and avoid a serious setback, said union leader Brazil staged today a National Day of Mobilization and Paralysis against the proposed labor and social security reforms by which popular movements and central trade unions describe as Michel Temer”s […] Continue reading

Disabled People Claims for Empowerment in Cuba Forum

During the opening ceremony, RIADIS president, Ana Lucia Arellano, called to pass on the experiences and ideas of this event and make the region an example for the whole world Participants in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of People with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), taking place here today, […] Continue reading

Cuba Loses to Netherlands, Out of WBC

The Netherlands knocked out 14-1 Cuba, which ended thus its performance in the 4th World Baseball Classic (WBC) The European team deployed an overwhelming offensive of 13 hits, including 4 homeruns, and also had an outstanding performance of its starting pitcher, lefty Diegomar Markwell, who allowed only one run and 4 hits in six innings. […] Continue reading

Youth Celebration in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

The joy of the new generations fills every space of celebration for the 55 anniversary of the Young Communist League (UJC, in Spanish) next April 4, for which several activities have been scheduled throughout the province. Continue reading

Thousands of Love Letters Sent to Sancti Spiritus Contest

More than 3,400 letters have been sent to the International Love Letters Contest, organized by the Alternative Cultural Center Escribania Dollz, in Sancti Spiritus   Liudmila Quincoses, director of the center, told the Prensa Latina news agency that the contest, unique of its kind in Cuba, will be opened until April 1st to nationals and […] Continue reading

Ecuador Begins Decisive Campaign to Elect Correa’s Successor

Until next March 30, the two aspirants to the maximum position will travel throughout the national territory to present their proposals for government The two candidates for the presidency of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno and Guillermo Lasso, begin today the electoral campaign that will allow them to attract votes in the face of the second round […] Continue reading

Cuba Qualifies for Second Round in WBC

Alfredo Despaigne sent a 91mph pitch from left hander Lachlan Wells into the stands behind left field in the Tokyo Dome, catapulting Cuba into the second round of the World Baseball Classic, batting in four runs to ensure the 4-3 victory. If  Despaigne made the big play, pitcher Miguel Lahera certified the win delivering two […] Continue reading

Julian Assange Says Leaks Show CIA ‘Devastating Incompetence’

Assange made the statement in a press conference streamed live from Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he has been living as a since 2012 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of ”devastating incompetence” for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for […] Continue reading

Senior ACS-AEC Officials Hold Meeting in Havana

The agenda for today’s meeting includes a joint conference with representatives from Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment and the Mariel Special Development Zone The High Level Segment of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS-AEC) is being held today, March 9 in Havana’s Tryp Habana Libre hotel, where documents to be presented to the […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Implements Gender Strategy in Agriculture (+photos)

In Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, a gender strategy is being implemented as part of the Ministry of Agriculture’s policy to promote both equality and empowerment of women in the agricultural, forestry and tobacco sectors. According to Elizabé Jimenez Acosta, president of the gender committee at the Provincial Board of Agriculture, the strategy, which will be […] Continue reading

WBC: Cuba Defeats China and Gest First Win

Cuba starter Bladimir Baños and three relievers limited China to just one hit, a fifth-inning Shunyi Yang single off Baños An opening loss to Japan put Cuba under pressure in the World Baseball Classic, and three innings of frustration against China and Bruce Chen only made things worse. Then manager Carlos Marti called his hitters […] Continue reading

Cuban Performance in Baseball Classic

  Cuba Loses First Game to Japan in WBC   Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Honors International Women’s Day

March arrives every year leaving behind the cold days of the benevolent Cuban winter. This month brings warmth, not only because the sun shines brighter, and we received the mild influence of the northern streams, but also because during its first days we feel the energizing influence of women, the only human beings capable of […] Continue reading