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In charge of this section : José Ernesto González Mosquera

International classical dance turned its eyes on Havana from October 28 to November 7 2016, at the 38th edition of Havana’s ‘Alicia Alonso’ Ballet Festival. Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso once again invited artists from several countries to join the leading figures and dance corps of Cuba’s National Ballet to take on great classics such as Swan Lake, Giselle and Don Quixote. Stars of the stature of Aurélie Dupont (étoile and artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet), María Kochetkova (San Francisco Ballet), Joaquín de Luz and Ashley Bouder (New York City Ballet), Osiel Gouneo (Munich Ballet) and Joel Carreño (Den Norske Opera and Ballet) took part.

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FITCuba 2016 A Very Touristic Future for Cuba

By: Roberto F. Campos, Photos: Prensa Latina

Over five thousand professionals from fifty nine countries attended the recent 36th edition of the International Tourism Fair, FITCUBA 2016, an endorsement for the development of the Cuban leisure industry.

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FITCuba 2013, Another success for Cuban tourism

By: Mercy Ramos / Photos by José (Tito) Meriño

The delightful beach resort of Varadero, about 150 km east of Havana, was decked out in its finest for the first week of May to welcome some 1,400 people from 58 countries for FITCUBA 2013, the International Tourism Fair, declared a resounding success by Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero

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Cubaplus Magazine Sixth Anniversary

The sixth anniversary celebration of Cubaplus magazine, held in Havana, was a feast of culture and fashion that opened with an art exhibit. Created with the goal of sharing all of the wonders of Cuba with the world, and of establishing the country as one of the Caribbean's best tourist destinations, Cubaplus has achieved this through its originality and aesthetic creativity, present since the start. The event, which was held at the historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba, was attended by many friends, including some 20 Cuban artists whose work has been featured in our pages. Twenty-six pieces by painters and photographers were on display in the hotel's Vedado Hall during the celebration.

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Cuba's Success in Tourism

By Jenny Silveira / Photos by MINTUR and Tito Meriño

At the closing of the fair, taking place from May 8th to 11th in the beautiful strip of land to the north of the central Villa Clara province, Cuba's Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero said Cuba will continue betting on nature, history and cultural heritage as the main attractions for visitors to the island.

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Cuba's Annual Agricultural Festivity

By: Marlen Borges / Photos by José Tito Meriño

The romping, riding, roping skills of Cuban cowboys, that's correct Cuban cowboys, were audience favourites at the 15th edition of the International Agricultural Fair (Fiagrop 2012). The exciting fun-filled weeklong fair took place as usual at the Rancho Boyeros Havana suburb from March 17th to 25th.

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20th Anniversary of Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba

By: Mercedes Ramos / Photos by José Tito Meriño

A seaman by nature and extensive experience, Commodore José Miguel Díaz Escrich stands at the helm of Cuba's Hemingway International Yacht Club boasting 20 years of admirable work favoring the strengthening of friendships and collaboration relations with other yacht clubs and boating enthusiasts.

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Pope Benedict XVI - The Divine Visit

By: Tomás A. Granados

For the second time in less than 15 years, Cubans are opening their arms to receive the visit of the highest authority in the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, who will conclude in this Caribbean island his evangelist tour of Latin America that will have begun days prior in Mexico.

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Date with a Legend

By: Wina Acosta / Photos Jose Tito Meriño

The Ambos Mundos Hotel, located at the intersection of Mercaderes and Obispo Streets in Old Havana, sheltered one of the most controversial writers of the 20th century. Journalist Hemingway was awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Old Man and the Sea and the following year, won the Nobel Prize for literature for the work of a lifetime.

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A Special Celebration

By: Cinta Preston Photos by José (Tito) Meriño

Artists and musicians gathered for a special evening in Havana to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Cubaplus magazine, a journal published under the direction of Dominic Soave with the collaboration of Cuban news agency, Prensa Latina.

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CUBA-FOREIGN SECTOR, Far-reaching transformations

By: Roberto Salomón

The International Fair of Havana celebrates in 2011 its 29th edition among great expectations created by the start of a transformation and upgrading process in foreign trade and foreign investment areas, in accordance with a group of new economic guidelines promoted by Cuban authorities. With an exchange nearing 10 billion dollars a year, Cuba’s foreign trade has a relevant position in the said guidelines, which were conceived to strengthen the country’s response capability in the present international situation, and after performing a meticulous diagnosis identifying necessary changes in all spheres of economic, social and cultural development.

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2011 Fotosub Winners

By: Irisnexy Regueira Oliú

The 2011 Hotel Colony’s International Underwater Photography competition on the Isle of Youth saw representatives from 15 nations, including Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Russia, Uruguay, Chile, Italy, Serbia, England, Sweden, Spain and Cuba. It was won by Chilean Fernando Olivares, who obtained first place in both the Macro and Fish categories.

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