Category Archives: CUBA

Cuban Antiterrorist Turns 48 in U.S. Prison

Havana, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban antiterrorist fighter Fernando Gonzalez is celebrating his 48th birthday on Thursday in a U.S. prison, where he has been unjustly held since September 12, 1998 despite his declared innocence.

Fernando, along with Ramon Labañino, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez, were detained for monitoring anti-Cuban terrorist groups based in Miami, Florida. Continue reading

Cuban Circus in Brazil for 2016 Olympics

Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The popular Brazilian actor Marcos Frota is working to bring the Cuban circus to Brazil in July 2012 for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In an exclusive interview with Prensa Latina, Frota, who also directed the first free circus university in Brazil, said he intended to bring his own company, Unicirco, to Cuba in early 2016. Continue reading

Cuba Begins Intensive Anti-Dengue Campaign

Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A one-month intensive fumigation and clean-up campaign begins Monday in various provinces to prevent the proliferation of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which carries dengue fever.

Deputy Public Health Minister Luis Estruch stated that the campaign will be carried out in Havana and the cities of Pinar del Rio, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo and Guantanamo, and the municipality of Mariel, in Artemisa province. Continue reading

Serenade of Fidelity, a Tradition of Love

Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) At midnight on Saturday, to the sounds of a live rumba performance, the concert Serenata de la Fidelidad (Serenade of Fidelity) celebrated the 85th birthday of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

This was a “gift from the soul, by mandate of the memory of (artist) Oswaldo Guayasamin,” materialized through the perseverance of a foundation that bears his name as a feeling of love among those who appreciate the special meaning of the life of a man, a people and a Revolution.

For a little more than three hours, artists from nine countries sang to the “brother of humanity and, in his person, to the heroic people of Cuba,” with a diversity of genres and styles representing the richness of Latin American culture. Continue reading

Cuban City of Baracoa Celebrates 500th Anniversary

Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) As the Cuban city of Baracoa celebrates its 500th anniversary, it has become one of the strongest pillars of the Cuban tourist industry, especially focused on nature and culture.

Baracoa will celebrate its anniversary on August 15 with festivities that highlight the city’s development in the tourist industry in areas such as nature, history, culture, traditions and contact with city residents. Continue reading

Diana Nyad Ends 2nd Attempt to Swim from Cuba to Florida

Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) U.S. open-water swimmer Diana Nyad decided to end her second attempt to swim 103 miles from Cuba to Florida as she reached the halfway point.

After 29 hours of swimming, the 61-year old Nyad had to stop due to backache, heavy swells and asthma symptoms that did not allow her to optimize her breathing capacity. Continue reading

Rock, Beach, and Art in Cuban Summer

Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Rock and hip hop bands will accompany vacationers on a beach in this Cuban province, a summer initiative that provides a camping area to enjoying the sea and art. From August 12 to 14, bands from the western territory will perform in this place, which will welcome tourists, singers, instrumentalists and their followers, both in the traditional huts of the place and in tents set up for the occasion. Continue reading