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10th of October Causeway

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The poet Eliseo Diego alluded to this Havana street as “the rather enormous roadway of Jesús del Monte.” That was the name of that road until in 1918 the Havana City Council agreed to the request of the Association of Cuban Revolutionary Emigrants to give it the new name in homage to the glorious day in which Carlos Manuel de Céspedes gave the cry of Independence or Death.Its old name was due to the very Cuban custom of calling uncultivated land, covered with trees and bushes, and, by extension, a sparsely populated area, “monte”.

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Torres Iríbar: “The greatest complaint must be addressed to those who have not contributed to the recovery”

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Given the recovery efforts that are taking place in Havana after the passage of Hurricane Ian and the recent protests that took place in some parts of the capital, Cubavisión Internacional spoke with Luis Antonio Torres Iríbar, president of the Provincial Defense Council of Havana. It is said that the hurricane did not pass through Havana, what can you tell us about it?

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Passing through Belascoain


In 1850 the urbanization of Havana reached the Calzada de Galiano, with which the total urbanized area reached about four square kilometers and the population was around 140,000 inhabitants. This development continued uninterruptedly towards the West and already in 1870 it surpassed the Calzada de Belascoaín, with an area of ​​seven square kilometers and some 170,000 inhabitants. The capital was then enclosed between the Chávez River, the sea and Belascoaín, and for a definitive Havanan like Manuel Sanguily, everything that was beyond that road was simply “the countryside”.

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Cuban president talks with residents of the Havana neighborhood


Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel arrived this Thursday at the La Guayaba neighborhood, in the Cerro municipality of the capital, to talk with neighbors and learn about the social transformations taking place in this community, where almost 3,000 people live, reported the Presidency in its Twitter profile. As part of the transformation actions carried out in La Guayaba, the president toured the new warehouse, the pharmacy and other social works built for the benefit of the community.

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Restored Martí canvas damaged by the Saratoga explosion


After more than two months of intense work in the easel painting restoration workshop of the Office of the City Historian, the canvas of the Apostle that presided over the lobby of the Martí Theater has recovered its original appearance and is ready to be be displayed. This was one of the works that were damaged by the shock wave of the explosion that occurred on May 6 at the Hotel Saratoga. The piece, by Cuban painter Miguel Díaz Salinero (1874-1944).

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Díaz-Canel visits neighborhoods and projects of municipalities in Havana


Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez arrived this morning to the La Concepción neighborhood, in the Havana municipality of La Lisa, to learn about the transformation actions being carried out with the aim of improving the quality of life of its more than 2,500 population. Like this one, the Presidency published on Twitter, two other neighborhoods of the Arroyo Arena Popular Council are also immersed in rehabilitation work. The installation of a telephone exchange, with 1,224 capacities, is one of the main approaches of the population to which a solution has been given.

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Alicia Alonso International Ballet Festival of Havana will begin on October 20


On October 20, the Day of Cuban Culture, the Alicia Alonso International Ballet Festival of Havana will begin, a statement from the organizers reported this Sunday. According to information released by the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), the 27th edition of the event will take place until November 13 and will be the starting point for the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the company’s founding, which will last until the end of November. 2023. Presided over by the first dancer and director of the BNC, Viengsay Valdés.

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The Canadian company Blue Diamond Resorts will manage the oldest hotel in Cuba


The Canadian company Blue Diamond Resorts reported this Saturday that it will expand its presence in Cuba and will manage the Hotel Inglaterra, the oldest in the largest of the Antilles, located in Havana. As of November, Blue Diamond will begin to manage this facility, located a few meters from the National Capitol, the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana and the Paseo del Prado. The Director of Communication of Blue Diamond in Cuba, Miguel García, showed his satisfaction for the task this Saturday. In this regard, he commented that the Inglaterra was inaugurated on December 23, 1875-

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Harmonizing the economy: Queues in Cuba. Solutions?


Dra. C. Marxlenin Pérez Valdés: With regard to this Candid Voltarian, who has sent us today the story of our Guru from Jatibónico, we are going to be talking because, without a doubt, resellers, coleros, are one of the additional annoyances to the problem of the queues and many have been the criteria, comments, suggestions that have been sent to us through our networks. Today for elemental reasons of time, in our program we cannot cover everything, but we do want to bring you specifically one of the complaints that we have received.

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Eternal, like the stones of Havana


Two years have passed since Havana woke up feeling sad, lonely. The headlines announced the death of Eusebio Leal. But how can someone who filled with life and raised from the dust not a person or a street, but an entire city, die?. “Death is not true when the work of life has been well accomplished.” The words of Cuba’s National Hero José Martí can be said about so many great men and women, but they mold around Leal as if they werewritten for him.