CubaPLUS Magazine Vol.33

CubaPLUS Magazine Vol.33

Dear Readers, Nautical sports are a major attraction for sea lovers. The 35th edition of the International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2015) which will be held in Jardines del Rey from May 5 to May 7 will be dedicated to nautical tourism and to Italy, the fair’s guest country.

A panoramic view of nautical sports, enjoyed by tourists who visit the island every year, will be presented at the fair. Billfishing will also be included, key to the yearly Ernest Hemingway Tournament where record participation is expected at its upcoming 65th edition.

Readers can enjoy many other articles, among which is a recap of the recent Habanos Festival held in February where more than $700,000 was raised, dedicated to the Cuban Health System.

The dog, man’s best friend, is also featured in this edition, with a report on the Pan-American Dog Show which took place at the Monte Barreto ecological park, west of Havana, in which more than 200 dogs across 40 species were exhibited.

Culture is a very important part of our magazine. In this edition we have included an exclusive interview with the outstanding Cuban painter Zaida del Río, as well as reports on the works of plastic artist Aisaar Abdala Jalil Martínez, of the photographer Manuel Padrón and fashion designer Manolo González.

For music fans, there is a great interview Cuban singer Niuver, who is presently doing a world tour with Guatemalan Ricardo Arjona’s band.

An article about the Cuban vaccine against cholera, which is in its second phase of clinical trials, Canada’s women’s baseball team’s relationship with Cuba, the history of the sausage in Cuba, among others, make up Cubaplus 33, our first edition of 2015.

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Dominic Soave