CubaPlus, a decade old
Ten years seems simple to say, but when we’re talking about a publication
like CubaPlus, which has the mission of promoting Cuba as a destination
from various angles, one must appreciate that each edition requires hard
work from a group of profesionnals who devote hours, days and nights to
create each edition.
Dominic Soave, Canadian lover of Cuba, and executives of the Prensa
Latina News Agency came up with the idea in 2006. Shortly thereafter, the
first edition came to light, with Dominic as General Manager and with the
essential and valuable contribution of PL as co-editor.
During these ten years, CubaPlus, in the opinion of its faithful readers,
has brought the image of the real Cuba to the Canadian market, the main
emitter of tourists to the Island. It then expanded to Dominican Republic,
Jamaica and Panama, where it now has representation.
CubaPlus Magazine’s editorial line includes tourism, culture, fashion, health,
sports, education, Cuban cuisine, and business and tradition. It has published
in its 100 pages important articles on various Cuban tourist destinations,
different events, as well as important personalities related to the country’s
cultural and socio-economic life.
Among these personalities are important musicians such as X Alfonso,
Chucho Valdés, Frank Fernández, Omara Portuondo, Descemer Bueno, Ivette
Cepeda and Laritza Bacallao, among many others. In addition, prestigious
plastic artists such as Juan Moreira, Alicia Leal, Carlos Trillo, Zayda del Cordially,
Dominic Soave Río, Rigoberto Mena, Maykel Herrera, Alicia de la Campa and
Esterio Segura, just to mention a few have also been covered by
Photographers such as Korda, Raúl Corrales, both deceased,
Camejo, Camilo Guevara, Laura Portilla, Liudmila López and
Luis Mario Gel, among others, have been published in CubaPlus,
as well as prominent designers such as Jacqueline Fumero,
Carmen Fiol And Manolo González.
Cubaplus has been present at countless events in Cuba and
abroad, including international tourism fairs, the Havana
International Fair, the Habano International Festival, the Wine
Festival, the International Craft Fair, the Drum Festival, Dance
in Cuba, as well as the visits of important personalities to Cuba,
such as that of Pope Francis, the President of the United States,
Barak Obama, the Prime Minister of Quebec, Philippe Couillard,
and most recently, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
To all those people who in one way or another have
contributed, in Cuba, Canada and other countries, in support
of CubaPlus becoming a better publication every day and to
our faithful readers, who are numbered at around eight million
this past decade, we express our deepest gratitude for your
contribution and loyalty.
Founder and Publisher