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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.

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Dancers present their art to a knowledgeable and grateful audience

Ballet

The 26th International Ballet Festival of Havana includes a special program this year to “honor the past, celebrate the present, and reflect on the future.”

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Trinidad, the place to experience Cuba’s diversity

Trinidad

Trinidad boasts four of the six principal tourist destinations in the province of Sancti Spíritus, in the center of the island. It is not only one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Caribbean, but also offers the beach at Ancón, one of the most popular on the southern coast of Cuba, as well as natural sites like Topes de Collantes and the Valle de los Ingenios, declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science, and Culture (UNESCO), along with the city.

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Trinidad, the place to experience Cuba’s diversity

Trinidad

Trinidad boasts four of the six principal tourist destinations in the province of Sancti Spíritus, in the center of the island. It is not only one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Caribbean, but also offers the beach at Ancón, one of the most popular on the southern coast of Cuba, as well as natural sites like Topes de Collantes and the Valle de los Ingenios, declared a World Heritage Site in 1988.

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The latest on video game development in Cuba

juego joven club

The development of video games in Cuba represents a fundamental area in the country’s computerization policy, an essential issue in today’s society, with entertainment and educational uses. The majority of Cuban-produced video games are created for environmental, educational, therapeutic, mental agility, and knowledge purposes, aimed at a range of users, although the focus is on younger generations.