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The Havana International Book Fair includes more than a thousand activities

Feria del libro

Figures always speak for themselves. Results, proposals, ideas that sparked a project and then became a reality are measured with them. It’s easy enough to say, but to note that the 28th Havana International Book Fair, which opened its doors on February 7, offers a program of 1,300 activities speaks of an ambitious project.

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Fernández Retamar awarded the International/UNESCO José Martí Prize

Fdez Retamar

Poet and essayist Roberto Fernández Retamar described receiving the International/UNESCO José Martí Prize as one of the great honors of his life. The jury recognized the prestigious intellectual’s efforts to defend “justice, the rights of children, ethical values, the dignity of each man and woman and the fight against racism.

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Call for XXI International Biennal of Graphic Humor Cuba 2019

Bienal del Humor

The Humorist and Cartoonist Guild of the Union of Journalists of Cuba and the Museum of Humor of San Antonio de los Baños, convene the XXI International Biennial of Graphic Humor, to be held from March 31 through April 3, 2019 with the co-sponsorship of the Provincial Direction of Culture of Artemisa.

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Guáimaro and Cuba’s enduring constitutional spirit

Guaimaro

Some six months have passed since the anniversary of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes’ call for liberty at the Demajagua plantation, when patriots took up arms against Spanish colonialism and slavery, providing a lesson in unity and citizenship.

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History and culture at Cuba’s Hotel Nacional

Hotel Nacional

Considered an eminent institution of Cuban history and culture, the Hotel Nacional, which has reached 88 years since its founding, is joining festivities for Havana’s 500th anniversary.

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Casa de las Américas Prize: Continuity and transformation

Premio Casa

From the Art Deco style building that houses the Casa de las Américas in Havana’s El Vedado neighborhood, to its Literary Prize and other awards, this institution is simply extraordinary.

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Projections for the new year from the Ministry of Culture

Cultura cuba

The Ministry of Culture has its work strategy for the new year very well focused. As part of the amalgam of projects, actions, and endeavors in which the country is engaged through its exercise of government, cultural efforts have as their top priority the improvement of Cultural Development Programs at all levels.

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Carlos Acosta, Dance Star, to Lead Birmingham Royal Ballet

Carlos Acosta

The Birmingham Royal Ballet is leaping into a new era. On Tuesday, the company announced that Carlos Acosta, the Cuban-born star who is generally considered one of the greatest male dancers of his generation, will be its next director.

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Therapeutic clowns: Much more than the desire to heal

payasos terapeuticos

Sparking a good laugh and shaking off sadness is the greatest desire of therapeutic clowns, people of great human sensitivity who build relationships of complicity and affection with long-stay hospital patients, as MSc Aniet Venereo Pérez-Castro, otherwise known as the clown Celeste, explained to Granma International.

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La Habana, 500 years of history and life

Morro

Original peoples, Black slaves, pirates, the French, British, Chinese, and Spanish, are only a few of the many who populated Havana in its early years. Christened by Diego Velázquez as the Villa de San Cristóbal, in 1519, the city became one of the most important in the so-called New World.