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Ecuadorians Decide on New Leaders and Government

Nearly 13 million Ecuadoreans are expected to go to the polls Sunday to vote in a key election for a new president and National Assembly, as well as a referendum on tax havens This way they will decide whether the country will stay on its left-wing path for another term or follow other South American countries […] Continue reading

56th Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign Starts in Cuba

The Cuban Public Health system has announced the beginning of the 56th National Campaign of Oral Vaccination against Poliomyelitis on February 20th, when over 470 000 children —of whom 363,778 are under 3 years of age—, will be vaccinated. The campaign is divided in two stages, one from February 20th to 26th and another from […] Continue reading

China Holds 33rd Harbin International Ice Festival (+photos)

The Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival, is an anual event that is held in the capital of Heilongjiang Province, in northern China As published by edition.cnn.com, the festival is made up of several themed zones, being the Harbin Ice and Snow World, which covers more than 750,000 square meters, the manin attraction. The competitive […] Continue reading

Reader’s Prize Awarded to Best Selling Cuban Books

All prize winning works are available for purchase through February 19 at the Big-tent Bookstore in Havana’s San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress Ten titles were the deserving winners of the Readers Prize awarded by the Cuban Book Institute, presented this year to the highest selling works between January 2016 and January 2017, sales of […] Continue reading

Cuba and Ireland Willing to Boost Bilateral Cooperation

Cuba’s President Raul Castro and Ireland’s Michael Higgins have recognized the potential to promote economic, commercial and bilateral cooperation According to an official note released by the national television, both leaders confirmed during a meeting described as cordial the good state of the bilateral relations and exchanged on issues of the international agenda. The visitor […] Continue reading

Presidential Elections Drawing Close in Ecuador

Next February 19, citizens will choose the new President, Vice President, 137 national and provincial assembly members, and five Andean parliamentarians Multiple polls have been published in Ecuador regarding the election prospects of Presidential candidates competing in Ecuador’s general elections set for February 19 (if the vote goes to a second round it would be […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Announces Selling of Custom-Made Guayaberas (+photos)

El Artesano workshop, from Zaza del Medio, Sancti Spíritus, aims to conquer national and international market with the commercialization of guayabera shirts, the only garments that are made there after the implementation of a new technology that improves both quality and productivity. According to Anay Cristina Pérez Concepción, administrator of the workplace, since they began […] Continue reading

Renowned Chucho Valdés Awarded Another Grammy

Cuban famous pianist and songwriter Chucho Valdes won another Grammy Award for his long career thanks to his album in homage of the Iraqueres music band,which was founded by him In the ceremony that took place yesterday at the Los Angeles Staples Center, The Academy nominated the record Tribute to Irakere in the cathegory of […] Continue reading

Foreign Companies Interested in Oil Exploration in Cuba

The Cuba Oil & Gas 2017 Summit held in Havana for two days highlighted the growing interest of foreign companies in investing in oil exploration in Cuba, according to experts During a conversation with Prensa Latina, the president of the Australian company Melbana Energy Limited, Andrew Purcell, described the event as an important forum to […] Continue reading

Cruise Ships Show Growing Interest in Casilda, Cuba

Trinidad tourist destination, in central Cuba, is currently distinguished by the increasing presence of cruise ships that arrive in this port as part of a tour that includes several southern territories of the country. According to Sonia Ramírez Suárez, head of the Puerto de Casilda Cruise Terminal, over 900 foreign visitors have been so far […] Continue reading

Cuban Government Announces Measures to Increase Birth Rate

New legislation was passed in Cuba to ensure greater maternity protection for working mothers, with the aim of encouraging a greater birth rate and addressing population aging Marked by population aging and an increasingly low birth rate, the demographic outlook in Cuba continues to be complex. To cite just a few figures, the overall fertility […] Continue reading

Oscar López Rivera Will Complete Sentence in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rican independence fighter was transferred to his native country to complete the sentence which ends next May 17 U.S. prison authorities transferred the political prisoner Oscar López Rivera to his native country this February 9, after spending 35 years and eight months in U.S. penitentiaries, the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día reported. […] Continue reading

26th International Book Fair Opens in Havana

The International Book Fair of Havana (FIL 2017), the largest literary event in Cuba, opens this February 9th with a record number of foreign participants, and a special representation from Canada, guest of honor this year. 46 nations are scheduled to attend the fair, including Peru, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Russia and Ireland, said the president […] Continue reading

Jovenel Moise Sworn in as Haiti’s New President

Jovenel Moise was sworn in as the president of Haiti Tuesday morning, following an extended, complicated and violent two-year election cycle Moise is a 47-year-old wealthy businessman in the banana industry from the former President Michel Martelly’s Parti Haitien Tet Kale. According to analysts, he was the pick of the U.S. government, which had a […] Continue reading

Over 40 Nations to Attend Havana International Book Fair

The international event will be also attended by 61 national and 75 foreigner exhibitors stemming from Peru, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Russia and China The Havana International Book Fair (IBF) boasts, during this edition, a record number of participants: 46 nations and there are still some other countries coming interested in attending, according to the organizers. […] Continue reading

Over 40 Nations to Attend Havana International Book Fair

The international event will be also attended by 61 national and 75 foreigner exhibitors stemming from Peru, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Russia and China The Havana International Book Fair (IBF) boasts, during this edition, a record number of participants: 46 nations and there are still some other countries coming interested in attending, according to the organizers. […] Continue reading

Cuba Loses in Rematch Game vs. Mexico at Culiacan 2017

Despite another great outing of Granma starter Lázaro Blanco, Cuba lost the semifinal match to locals Águilas de Mexicali and could not fight for the title of Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series vs. Puerto Rico. Mexican LHP Miguel Peña and Héctor D. Rodríguez combined for 8 innings, 2 hits allowed and 9 strikeouts to dominate Cuba’s […] Continue reading

Cuba Loses in Rematch Game vs. Mexico at Culiacan 2017

Despite another great outing of Granma starter Lázaro Blanco, Cuba lost the semifinal match to locals Águilas de Mexicali and could not fight for the title of Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series vs. Puerto Rico. Mexican LHP Miguel Peña and Héctor D. Rodríguez combined for 8 innings, 2 hits allowed and 9 strikeouts to dominate Cuba’s […] Continue reading

Venezuela Still Willing to Hold Talks with Opposition

The Venezuelan government has accepted to continue talks to resolve differences and establish a common policy for peace and economic development The Venezuelan government has reaffirmed its willingness to  dialogue with the opposition to try to resolve their differences and establish a common policy for peace and economic development of the nation. We will insist […] Continue reading

Residents of Harlem NY Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro

The event was convened by the Cuba Si New York-New Jersey Committee to honor the revolutionary leader, who died on November 25, 2016 Cuban Permanent Representative at the United Nations Anayansi Rodriguez expressed gratitude here for the tribute paid by New Yorkers to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Harlem. ‘The whole work of his life, […] Continue reading

The Enigma Ends: Cuba Repeats vs. Mexico in Caribbean Series Semifinals

Outstanding performance of Cuban starter Vladimir Baños, an out away from pitching a complete game, and back-to-back homers by Alfredo Despaigne and William Saavedra lead Granma Alazanes to a 4-0 victory over locals Águilas de Mexicali. Nevertheless, the Cuban shutout to the unbeaten local team was clouded by the confusion created with the TQB rule […] Continue reading

Cuba Loses to Venezuela Águilas del Zulia in 2017 Caribbean Series

Granma Alazanes could only score three runs while their amazing pitching and solid defense had poor performances Nothing worked for Granma Alazanes in Saturday game at Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series vs. Águilas del Zulia. Their amazing pitching and solid defense had poor performances and the offense was reduced to three runs. Cuban starter Fredy Asiel […] Continue reading

New Treatment for Hair Loss in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba

A new treatment for baldness is now available in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba. The procedure, which is based on the application of platelet rich plasma, has proved effective in patients suffering from non-scarring alopecia “We’ve been using this application for about a year now to treat androgenetic alopecia in patients reporting it for less than […] Continue reading

Culiacan 2017: Cuba Goes to Semis!

Cuba won its second game at Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series and classified to semifinal stage to start next Monday Granma Alazanes defeated Puerto Rican Criollos de Cagua 6×1 and guaranteed a place in the semifinals. Starter Vladimir García worked 6.0 innings, allowing five hits and an earned run, while his teammates shot 12 hits that […] Continue reading

The Coppelia of Sancti Spiritus is as good as new

The Coppelia ice-cream shop of Sancti Spiritus has been re-opened after being submitted to refurbishment for almost four months Like many other similar building in Cuba, this one was constructed many years ago, reason why it was in urgent need of change and restoration. Since Coppelia —as it is best known among locals— it’s the […] Continue reading