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Government and FARC-EP Reach a Final Agreement in Havana

The delegations of the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) announced in Havana this Wednesday, August 24, that they had reached a final, full and definitive agreement on all the points contained... Continue reading

The Art of Preservation

They seem to be alive, in their milieu. The question of how it is achieved sometimes turns out to be so obvious that we did not ask, so as not sound foolish. In the end years go by and you keep asking yourself if they are real, how were made, perhaps i... Continue reading

Canopy Tour, an Incredible Adventure (+Photos)

canopy tour vinnales fpt2A canopy tour consists on sliding from one platform to another along a series of steel cables set among mountains and hillocks, using state-of the-art technology, with a harness tight to the thighs and the waist, and also wearing a helmet and gloves. An impressive adventure that comes true in Viñales.

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Evo Morales Met with Fidel

Bolivian President Evo Morales celebrated with Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro the second gold medal achieved by Cuba in the Rio Games 2016. Continue reading

President Evo Morales arrives in Cuba

Compañero Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, arrived in Cuba this Monday, August 15, as part of the activities to mark the 90th birthday of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz.

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Madonna Celebrates Birthday in Cuba

Madonna, the Queen of Pop, is today visiting Havana to celebrate her 58th birthday, landing yesterday with a large group of companions. Continue reading

Cuban Community Happy after Mijain Lopez’z Victory

The community of Herradura, in Pinar del Rio province, is happy today about Mijail Lopez's victory in the Rio-2016 Olympic Games. Continue reading

Rodeo Time (+Photos)

It is tradition in Cuba, specially in the countryside, to enjoy the attractions of the rodeo. The bustle of the crowd, the beer, the amusement, the bull riding...This summer, the rodeo is another oportunity for the family to spend some quality time tog... Continue reading

French Firms Granted Concession to Expand Havana’s José Martí Airport

aeropuerto internacional jm fpt1Over recent years Cubana S.A. airlines has been expanding and modernizing facilities at Havana's José Martí International Airport, in accordance with standard flight and operational security measures, and in fulfillment of Cuban aviation regulations, and norms and practices as recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in order to manage the flow of passengers who arrive to the country.

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August 13 Festivities in Pinar del Río

fidel cumpleFor the fourth time, the Saíz Brothers Association (AHS) will celebrate Fidel's August 13 birthday in Pinar del Río with a series of activities featuring the work of young artists in this western province.

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Pinar del Río Preparing for Greater Solar Energy Use

instalacion fotovoltaica fpt1Eleven new solar farms will be built across the province of Pinar del Río, contributing to the island's renewable energy sources, and joining the two existing farms located in the capital municipality of the province.

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Cuban flag flying in Rio

bandera-cubana-en-rio-1During a ceremony held yesterday evening, August 2, Cuba's single-starred flag was raised in Río de Janeiro's Olympic Village, with the national anthem playing and athletes who will compete in the 31st Summer Games in attendance.

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Young Cubans Pay Tribute to Commander Hugo Chavez

Cuban youth, on behalf of the nation, will pay tribute today to Cuba's eternal friend, Venezuelan and Bolivarian Commander, Hugo Chavez. Continue reading

María Elena Lazo, Lady of the Local Song

Maria Elena Lazo is one of the most renowned singers of Pinar del Rio with a career that surpasses three decades. Her charisma and peculiar voice have one of the most influential artists of Vueltabajo. Continue reading

Council of State announces newly appointed ministers of Economy and Planning and Higher Education

At the proposal of the President, the Council of State agreed to relieve compañero Marino Murillo Jorge of his responsibilities as Minister of Economy and Planning and appoint in his place Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a vice president of the Council of Ministers.

This decision reflects the need for compañero Marino Murillo, in his capacity as vice president of the government and head of the Permanent Commission for Implementation and Development, to focus his efforts on tasks related to the updating of the Cuban economic and social model, adopted by the 6th and the 7th Party Congresses.

Compañero Ricardo Cabrisas has extensive experience and preparation, demonstrated in the exercise of responsibilities in the government and the fulfillment of important missions, including the recent successful supervision of Cuba's external debt restructuring process.

Upon this move, the work undertaken by compañero Murillo in fulfilling the duties of the office of Minister of Economy and Planning are recognized.

At the same time, the Council of State, at the proposal of its President, decided to relieve compañero Rodolfo A. Alarcón Ortiz of his responsibilities as Minister of Higher Education and appoint compañero José R. Saborido Loidi, current first vice minister of Higher Education in his place.

Compañero Saborido is a Doctor of Technical Sciences and tenured professor and has worked from the grassroots up in posts related to teaching including as an instructor, professor, dean, vice-rector and rector, until his appointment four years ago in his current responsibility.

Equally recognized is the commendable career of compañero Alarcón in the field of higher education for over 50 years, including his efforts as minister since 2012 and in the posts of deputy minister and first deputy minister over a period of more than two decades.

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This kind summer that gives more heat than ever, might be good for the Europeans that search for a tan skin in Varadero, but in Pinar del Rio, what we need is to refresh ourselves, both body and mind. Continue reading

Cuban Parliament Examines Progress in Computerization of Society

The legislators of the Attention to Services Commission of the Cuban Parliament are discussing today the progress in the process of computerization of society and its relationship with the provision of services to the population. Continue reading

Pinar del Río with more Renewable Energy

After the completion of its first stage in late June, the second photovoltaic park of Pinar del Rio will generate 3 megawatts per hour (mw/h) every day contributing with more energy to the province from renewable sources. Continue reading

A Man of his People

Unforgettable moments those Fidel Castro Ruz shared with the people of Pinar del Rio during his visits to the province. Lucky are those who could see the soldier of the Homeland in his olive green uniform: a tall, tenacious, slender... Continue reading

President Maduro Meets Cuban Foreign Minister

President, Nicolas Maduro, met Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez, who is concluding a two-day visit to the South American nation today. Continue reading

Two Men, Same Ideals

fidel chavez fpt2Nobody could forget his beautiful smile and the confidence in the people. Hugo Chávez Frías was an example of a leader, respected, admired and always loyal.
He despised war, violence and meddling. For him, peaceful dialogue and the unity of all peoples were some of the solutions the world is facing.

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Fidel, an Oratory Leader

Being a public speaker is a little bit complicated. Not everyone has that gift or art. Continue reading

Genetic Clues Reveal How Giraffes Got Their Long Necks

giraffeFor the first time ever, scientists have sequenced the genome of the world's tallest land species, the giraffe. Surprisingly, this majestic creature required only a small handful of mutations to attain its remarkable physical stature and physiology—but these mutations packed an evolutionary punch.

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Life (+Photos)

Life, as we know it, has many sides, and one of them is almost imperceptible sometimes, so small that it seems not to exist. But at the same time it is so important as that other life that lies in everything at plain sight. Continue reading

New Measures to Gradually Increase Cuban’s Purchasing Power

In line with information published on April 22 and May 3 and continuation of measures to gradually increase Cubans' purchasing power, the following measures will be implemented beginning May 17, 2016: Continue reading