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I Prefer the Palm Tree Wood

Among the plain truths said by combatant Gustavo Castellon Melian fighter, best known in Cuba as El Caballo de Mayaguara (The Horse of Mayaguara), there is one that seems to be impossible to deny: there’s no other place in the island with so many royal palm trees as the area between Yaguajay and Caibarien. The […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Dedicates Scientific Workshop to Hospital Commemoration

On the occasion of the celebration, renowned Cuban Orthopedic Dr. Alfredo Braulio Ceballos Mesa donated a guayabera shirt to the collection treasured in this city Some 300 researches related to diseases and medical procedures will be debated, among other topics, in the Al Servicio de la Vida (At the Service of Life) scientific workshop, underway […] Continue reading

Contracts with Travel Agencies Encourage Tourism in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

In order to encourage new management models in the non-state sector, 1 014 contracts are so far signed in Sancti Spiritus with Havanatur, Cubanacán and Cubatur Travel agencies on accommodation, food and transport tourist operations.   Such contractual relationships turn into alternatives to the increasing arrival of foreign visitors mainly Trinidad, one of the regions […] Continue reading

Cuba Welcomes Puerto Rican Independence Activist Oscar López Rivera

Happy to visit Cuba for the first time, whose leaders and people he thanked for their support for his release, the Puerto Rican independence leader Oscar López Rivera arrived in Havana this morning. He was welcomed by Fernando González Llort, Hero of the Republic of Cuba and president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with […] Continue reading

New US-Cuba Regulations: A Setback of Bilateral Relations

Despite the recent overwhelmingly urging at the UN Washington ought to put an end to the economic, financial and trade blockade on Cuba, the US government has otherwise announced harsher restrictions for Americans interested in doing business with Cuba and traveling to the island, in compliance with the presidential memorandum that reverses important aspects of […] Continue reading

Raul Castro Attends October Revolution Centennial Commemoration

Cuban President and First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, Raul Castro, attended Tuesday in Havana the political-cultural gala for the Centennial of the October Socialist Revolution. Also attending the gala held at Havana’s Karl Marx Theater were, Vice President and Second Secretary of the Communist Party Jose Machado Ventura and […] Continue reading

Russians Mark October Revolution Centenary in Moscow

Celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution got underway in Moscow Tuesday with the traditional military parade that represents the bravery of the Russian people. On November 7, 1941 during World War II, when the front was just a few kilometers away from the city, Moscow hosted a military parade in honor of […] Continue reading

School Affiliated to UNESCO in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

Like the rest of the teenagers of their generation, the students of the Urban Secondary School Mártires de la Familia Romero in Fomento, central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus like to play soccer, dance reggaeton and talk about fashion. But something distinguishes them: they are better prepared, so, they can see the world in a […] Continue reading

Contribution of Self-Employed Workers Grows in Sancti Spiritus

The seven so-called Non-Agricultural Cooperatives that exist in Sancti Spíritus have so far contributed with over 14 million pesos to the state budget, which by far exceeds their contribution last year in the same period of time. Lianet Ruiz Mena, from the assistance-to-the-taxpayer local service of the National Administration Tax Office (ONAT) told Escambray that […] Continue reading

World Ratifies Rejection to US Blockade against Cuba

By 191 votes of 193 possible, the General Assembly of the United Nations overwhelmingly condemned today the US economic, financial and commercial blockade on Cuba and demanded its end. Only the US and Israel voted against the Cuban resolution on the Need to Put an End to the Economic, Financial and Commercial Blockade of the […] Continue reading

Cuba to Present Resolution against US Blockade at UN

For the 26th time, the international community, in the United Nations General Assembly, will consider Cuba’s Resolution 71/5: The necessity of ending the economic, commercial, financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba. Despite the cruel and genocidal policy implemented by 11 U.S. administration, the Cuban people have not only resisted, but remained committed […] Continue reading

USA to Vote against Resolution Condemning US Blockade on Cuba

The United States will return to its traditional position supporting the blockade against Cuba and will challenge the international community by voting in the United Nations against the resolution that condemns this policy, said today the State Department. Spokesperson for the State Department Heather Nauert said today that U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley […] Continue reading

Detunings of the US Blockade

Gabriela Alejandra Madrigal dreams of a great ovation. She closes her eyes and imagines a crowded theater. She is standing on the stage, playing a violin solo. The rest of the world is at her feet. This fifth grader is one of the 178 students of the Sancti Spiritus Ernesto Lecuona Elementary Art School, an […] Continue reading

Tropical Depression Brings Rains Back in Cuba

Taking into consideration the weather forecast issued about the new tropical system that may affect western and central Cuba with heavy rainfall, measures have been adopted in Sancti Spiritus since yesterday aimed at protecting the people living in the south of the province, given the threat of sea penetrations and floods. Experts from the local […] Continue reading

Stories Brought from Sochi

Two young people from Sancti Spiritus remember their participation in the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students The first time you climb on a plain is unforgettable, especially in of more than 10 hours flight. Luis Ernesto Camellón Curbelo, the only local representative of the Federation of University Students to the world event knows […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Girl with Epidermolysis Bullosa Survives

Despite suffering from epidermolysis bullosa, Melany Correa Hernandez will soon turn eight years old Naylet Hernández Hernández had just turned 17 when she was admitted in the maternity hospital of Yaguajay with 24 weeks of pregnancy. She was carrying a baby whose skin was as fragile as a piece of glass, a condition unknown for […] Continue reading

State Facilities in Yaguajay Recover after Irma

Although Irma not only messed up, but also caused deep wounds in the economic and social infrastructure of the northernmost municipality of Yaguajay, in the Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, the hard work undertaken just a few hours after the rain and wind stopped is already yealding results. Marelys Cedeño Cardoso, vice president of the […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Insurance Company Compensates Hurricane Irma Victims

The insurance company of Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, will disburse over 5 000 000 pesos to pay the corresponding compensation to the legal and natural persons who claimed on the insurance after the passage of Hurricane Irma.   According to Reldy Ramirez Garcia, deputy director of the company, there are 249 of such persons who […] Continue reading

Young Cubans Heads to Sochi: Alegna Peralta’s Passions

Alegna Peralta González, a twelve grade students espirituana young grade twelve from Sancti Spiritus, thinks that for her, being a delegate to the World Festival of Youth and Students is both expectations and responsibilities When she saw the funeral urn passing in front to her, along the Carretera Central road, young Ángela Alegna Peralta González […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro Presides Over Patriotic Ceremony in Santiago de Cuba

The continuity of the Cuban independence wars was highlighted today during a ceremony to mark the 149th anniversary of the start of the first Cuban independence struggle, on October 10, 1868. The observance, presided by Cuban president Raul Castro, was held in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery.   Tribute to Cuban Independence Heroes in […] Continue reading

Miguel Díaz-Canel in Santa Clara: Che is The Inspiration to Build a Better World

Miguel Díaz-Canel, first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers gave a speech during the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Che and his fellow comrades. “It is with great emotion that we gather here at this sacred place of the homeland to pay tribute to the protagonists of one […] Continue reading

Cuba President Raul Castro Honors Ernesto Guevara in Santa Clara

With the presence of Amy General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, the main act commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Che and his compañeros took place at the mausoleum erected in his honor in Santa Clara. Over 60,000 […] Continue reading

Homes Turns into Schools: Lessons of Solidarity in Yaguajay

Damages caused by Hurricane Irma on the educational infrastructure in rural areas of Yaguajay brought about the support of local residents to resume school activities Olainys Duran Martinez remembers that morning of September 10, 2017, when she opened the window of her house in Llanadas Arriba and saw that the roof of the school was […] Continue reading

International Brigade Arrives Thursday in Sancti Spiritus

The Por los Caminos del Che International Brigade of Solidarity with Cuba, dedicated this year to pay tribute to Heroic Guerrilla Ernesto “Che” Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his death in Bolivia, will arrive in Sancti Spíritus Thursday afternoon for a five-day stay. This year, the group consists of 250 people from 25 countries […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Electricians to Help Martinique

A brigade of electric linemen from the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus will travel in the next few hours to Martinique, in order to re-established electricity service in the Caribbean island severely pounded by hurricanes Irma and María last September. The group, which left this Wednesday morning to Havana, has been provided with a […] Continue reading

Cuba Denounces Expulsion of Cuban Diplomats from Washington

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez described the decision taken by the US Department of State to expel 15 diplomats from Cuban Embassy in the United States, as an action of political nature with no grounds. ‘The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly protests and denounces this groundless and unacceptable decision, as well as the pretext […] Continue reading