Cuban poet Reina María Rodríguez received from Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the Ibero-American Poetry Prize Pablo Neruda 2014 Monday at the La Moneda Palace in Santiago, Chile. The award received by Rodriguez includes US $ 60,000 and the commitment of publishing a poetry anthology.
The Cuban film “Conducta” by filmmaker Ernesto Daranas won the Audience Award Saturday at the close of the 18th Film Festival in Lima, reported Prensa Latina.
The Central Bank of Cuba plans to issue in the near future new banknotes for regular Cuban pesos (CUP) with new security measures, according to official sources.
According to a survey conducted by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), more than 50 percent of Cuba’s population is exposed to the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, as one of every four persons over 15 is an active smoker.
Government authorities have increased control measures to prevent the possible introduction of Ebola into Cuba and to act immediately if a case is detected in the country. So far no Cuban has contracted the deadly virus.
The Brazilian Ministry of Health launched this month in Havana a training program for a group of Cuban doctors on call to serve under contract in the South American country.
On Tuesday night, journalists from Havana’s radio station COCO brought surprising news to all baseball aficionados, particularly those in the Cuban capital. Construction delays and an earlier start date for the upcoming baseball season may force Industriales to play temporarily at an alternative venue.
The summer weather will continue to be hot, with little let up in the warm early mornings. The days will be generally sunny until noon, when they begin to cloud up. The maximum temperatures will remain stable around 33° C (91 F) and the lows around 25° C (77 F).
Representatives of Cuba and the European Union meet in Brussels on August 27 and 28 for the second round of negotiations for the signing of a new pact that will include aspects o fpolitical dialogue, cooperation and trade, said European authorities.
The director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, on a working visit in Cuba, will meet with executives of the Regulatory Office of the Mariel Special Development Zone, reported Prensa Latina.