Cuba is present in the First Latin American Pizza Championship

Cuba present in the First Latin American Pizza Championship

The first Latin American Pizza Championship

Last Wednesday, June 5, the city of Buenos Aires celebrated the First Edition of the Latin American Pizza Championship. It involved 11 countries and more than 36 chefs. The event had broad participation and a high technical level.

The championship was organized by the Association of Owners of Pizzerias and Empanadas Houses of the Argentine Republic (APPYCE). In the competition, there were professionals from Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Cuba, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Paraguay and Argentina.

The winner of the Championship

Firstly, it is necessary to announce that the Colombian Eduardo Castro became the winner of this Championship. After winning, he will have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 World Championship in Parma (Italy).

Certainly, Eduardo Castro had already traveled to Italy to serve as a waiter and offer catering services. He worked in a restaurant in the city of Rimini 20 years ago. Then, ten years after, he returned to Colombia to open his first restaurant, a business that expanded to include seven pizzerias today.

On the other hand, the second place of the championship corresponded to the Argentinean Brian Aguilar, and Diego Borges obtained the third place.

Finally, Argentina has a great fondness for pizza due to the wave of Italian immigrants arriving in the 19th and 20th centuries. This is the first country that organizes an event of this kind, supported by the Pizza World Championship.

We recommend you to do a tour in some American Latin countries. Also, we hope you have the opportunity to go through the Italian restaurants of the winner of the First Edition of the Latin American Pizza Championship.

The last thing to keep in mind is that if you travel for example to Cuba you will need to apply for Cuba visa. Most Latin American countries will require a visa.

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Cuba Expocaribe Fair 2019

Cuba Expocaribe Fair 2019

Cuba wants to develop multi-destination tourism

The International Fair Expocaribe 2019 will take place in Santiago de Cuba during the month of June. Cuba is committed to the development of tourism as the main economic engine. For this reason, the event will be celebrated from June 19 to 22.

The fair will be a space to promote foreign investment, promote exportable funds and replace imports. Certainly, it will be the key to doing business in various branches of the economy.

There will be a participation of more than 24 exhibiting countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Suriname, Saint Lucia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Panama, Holland, among others, as well as companies that will also showcase their products.

In addition, it has confirmed the presence of 120 exhibitors and about 28 visitors with the participation of Ambassadors, Ministers and senior representatives in the economic sphere of the Greater Caribbean and Europe.

Above all, this fair is an exceptional opportunity to show the values of its products in the international market and the support among the people of the region to fight against the United States Blockade.

The fair: activities

Firstly, during the event will take place the XII Business Forum of the Greater Caribbean. The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will sponsor it. In this space, people will discuss issues related to trade, tourism, cooperation, transport, and investments.

At the same time, there will be other events, such as:
-The Forum of Trade Promotion Organizations of the Greater Caribbean.
-The XX Session of the Cuba-Mexico Business Committee.
-The Meeting of the Administrative Commission of Partial Scope Commercial Agreement between Cuba and Guatemala.

In conclusion, this event is a favorable space for the strengthening of this nation’s relations with the Greater Caribbean. Cuba Expocaribe Fair 2019 will be an opportunity for the country.

We hope you participate in this event, but do not forget that you need a visa for travelling to Cuba.

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Live in Cuba in the current world political scenario

Live in Cuba in the current world political scenario

The current situation in Cuba

Unfortunately, the tension between the USA and Cuba is causing consequences on the population. People wonder and wait with fear the next actions and decisions of the government on both sides.

It is a reality that the people who live in Cuba in the current world political scenario is truly suffering.

Certainly, due to the fear of scarcity, life is harder this year 2019. The population is afraid to relive the “Special Period“.

Certainly, the “special period” was a very hard period for the Cuban economy in the 1990s. This incident was related to the fall of the Soviet Union. It was his largest economic partner and buyer of its sugar. Unfortunately, it represented a financial crisis and in addition, was complicated by the seizure that the United States has imposed on the island since 1962, which prevents trade with Cuba.

It is a fact that austerity measures during the 1990s (food and oil rationing) led several Cubans to throw themselves into the sea.

Buy in a supermarket

There were moments of chaos that Cuban society was in great pain, strength, and resilience. In this situation, Cuba had to open up to tourism to survive. This action was very useful because tourists brought money and people sympathized with the suffered population.

The Cold War imposed strategies such as the “dry feet and wet feet“. The “dry feet” policy allowed Cubans who arrived illegally and touched American soil to receive immediate asylum. On the other hand, the “wet feet”, said that people who did not step on American soil would be returned to Cuba. Barack Obama withdrew this measure, but now Donald Trump has decreased it.

Unfortunately, Washington blockade continues and Trump’s government has plans to apply a law so that federal courts can be used to sue Cuba.

In the current political scenario, the great partner, Venezuela, is in a complex situation. It pays for Cuban medical services and provides fuel, but it is becoming difficult.

Finally, in Cuba, almost all of the food consumed is imported. Given the complicated economic situation, the intermittency of supply is permanent, whether due to delays in payments or the difficulties of the blockade.

We have to try to understand how people live in Cuba in the current world political scenario. Obviously, if you travel to Cuba, you will know the real situation.

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A Russian company helps Cuba with cancer treatment

A Russian company helps Cuba with cancer treatment

Biocad supplies medicines to Cuba

A Russian company helps Cuba with cancer treatment. Biocad, the leading innovative biotechnology company in Russia, will provide Cuba with drugs for the treatment of cancer. The company is specializing in the production of different types of drugs: anti-cancer drugs; HIV; and multiple sclerosis. They really export more than 20 countries in the world.

The agreement between Cuba and Biocad

Firstly, we would like to inform you that the Deputy Minister of Public Health, Marcia Cobas Ruiz, and Dmitri Morózov, the General Director of the company signed a collaboration agreement favorable to both sides.

Regarding the type of medicines provided, Biocad will deliver the drugs bevacizumab, rituximab and trastuzumab. These are high-tech medicines to treat cancer. In addition, these will be the first drugs composed of monoclonal antibodies of Russian production that will be supplied to the Republic of Cuba.

Also, Biocad explains in its official website that they are one of the few full cycle drug development and manufacturing companies. They are working from the discovery of new molecules to large-scale commercial production. Certainly, all the medicines are focused on treating complex diseases: cancer; HIV; hepatitis C infections; multiple sclerosis; and other disorders.

Due to the shortage situation of Cuba, the country showed its willingness to collaborate with Russia. They included Biocad in the register of suppliers of the MediCuba medical products import and export company, belonging to the Ministry of Public Health.

In conclusion, in 2018, Biocad’s revenues reached 21.7 billion rubles, a 40% increase. After that, it is a fact that this collaboration between countries is beneficial for both sides.

We hope that this article has seemed interesting and has encouraged you to discover Cuba.

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The closure of part of the Malecón, La Habana

The Cuban Government announces the closure of part of the Malecón

A tragic accident

The Cuban Government announced the closure of part of the Malecón de la Habana, Cuba, due to the tragic accident occurred in that area on Sunday 19th May. The accident left 5 dead and more than 20 wounded.

A driver lost the control and broke into the sidewalk of the northern path of the Malecón. The Havana Roads Commission said that the driver of the car was under the influence of alcohol and was traveling with excessive speed when he caused the dramatic loss.

As a result of this fact, the measure will be in effect from 9 pm and until the cultural activities scheduled on Malecón Avenue conclude. The Road Safety Commission specified that the closure of the avenue includes the stretch from Peña Pobre Street to 15th Street.

It is necessary to mention that there will be alternative routes. For example, some bus routes of the local transport will be able to circulate at night during the weekends.

Accidents in Cuba

This traffic accident is part of a wave of misfortunes in Cuba. In 2018 there were 10,070 accidents, 683 dead and 7,730 injured according to the National Road Safety Commission.

Effectively, Cuba has a high rate of traffic accidents due to the vehicles in circulation are more than 20 years old and has precarious maintenance. Certainly, during the mandatory inspections in 2018, they detected technical deficiencies in 44% of the vehicles.  In addition, more than 36,000 vehicle circulation permits that did not have the technical revision updated were withdrawn.

In conclusion, Cuba is imposing measures to prevent further human misfortunes.

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Beatriz Valdés returns to La Habana, Cuba

Beatriz Valdés returns to La Habana, Cuba

Beatriz visits Cuba to celebrate her birthday

Two days ago the actress announced through Instagram her visit to La Habana, Cuba. Beatriz Valdes returns to La Habana to celebrate her birthday.

Beatriz Valdés has returned to Cuba with these beautiful words: “I went to Habana to receive my birthday and reconnect with the city where I was born on a Mother’s Day Sunday. I went to the corners of my memory and lived the illusion of having the city, the sea and the Malecón all to myself, as if, together, they were waiting for me to celebrate. I went with my family of life and shared with them the landscape that saw me born. There are dreams that come true”.

Certainly, for a lot of people Beatriz is identified with the name of Rachel. It is due to was her character in the film La Bella del Alhambra in 1989. Anyway people are very happy with her visit.

Sharing photos and experiences

During her stay in Cuba, Beatriz shares with her followers several photos in charming places. For example, the wall of Malecón or the Gran Teatro de La Habana.

We would like to inform you that the Cuban actress moved from Habana to Caracas in the 1990s and for two decades she captivated Venezuelan audiences with her characters. For this reason, it is possible that some followers do not know that she is from Cuba. For instance, one follower says to her: “Wow, I had no idea you were Cuban!

In conclusion, she says that there are many Cubans who came to Venezuela and are remembered as ours and even on some occasions not even Cuban seem to have lost even the accent of the island.

We hope you have enjoyed this article discovering even more Cuba!

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Hostel Vedado Azul, Cuba

Hostel Vedado Azul, Cuba

A new modality in Cuba

On May 9th and in the context of the International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2019, the Hotel Group Islazul will inaugurate the Hostel Vedado Azul, Cuba.

The hostel is located in the central neighborhood of Vedado, Havana. In addition, the building is the first of its kind in Cuba, which combines the use of space and affordable prices.

Vedado Azul Hostel is ideal for student travelers and groups of friends. In general, people interested in exploring the environment and learn about the town of San Cristobal de la Habana.  Also, it is close to: the Plaza de la revolución, the Malecón, the University of Havana and renowned cultural centers.

It has 20 air-conditioned rooms distributed on the first and second floors. Also, it has equipped with comfortable bunk beds. Also, it has a social area for the enjoyment of TV, snack bar, cafeteria and Internet access.

Finally, the opening of the Vedado Azul Hostel is part of the actions to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Islazul and the 500th anniversary of the foundation of  Havana.

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The International Tourism Fair #FITCuba 2019

The International Tourism Fair #FITCuba 2019

First of all, we would like to inform you that the 39th edition of the International Tourism Fair #FITCuba 2019 opens its doors at the Havana Convention Center. Certainly, there will be a participation of some 2,000 delegates from 40 countries.

In this occasion, Spain is the guest of honour. For this reason, the events and incentives modality will focus the attention of the participants. In addition, FITCuba 2019 is dedicated to the destination Havana on its 500th anniversary. It is the wonder city of the modern world that receives 60% of visitors arriving in the country.

Finally, the fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña will welcome hotel and non-hotel entities, travel agencies and other companies related to the tourist operation, in 150 exhibition spaces that present the best of the CUBA destination.

Specific information about the event

  • Date: May 6 to 11, 2019
  • Edition: 39th
  • Frequency: Annual
  • Fairground: Fort San Carlos de La Cabaña
  • Site: La Habana
  • Participants: Airlines, travel agents, travel agencies, communications media, hotel companies, transportation companies, Ministry of Tourism of Cuba entities, service providers, related professional associations.

In conclusion, we hope you have the opportunity to participate in this event and discover Cuba.

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Maykel Herrera, the Cuban painter who best portrays children

Childhood as positive inspiration

The elements that reflect childhood have been inspirational themes for many of the art lovers, such as Maykel Herrera, the Cuban painter.

Cuba is not exempt from these artistic tastes and counts without a doubt with one of the greatest exponents.

Maykel Herrera is a unique creator within the vast universe of the plastic arts, was born in Camagüey and graduated from the Professional School of Plastic Arts.

His success over the years is due to his unique and dreamy technique that reflects his thoughts.

Although there are many reasons for his paintings, there is no doubt that the children have occupied a significant palace as muses that have inspired and guided his creations.

On several occasions he has admitted that childhood reveals him and that he is undoubtedly a driving force behind creation that achieves a more direct intention and a more precise interpretation.

For this author his work is based on only painting infants but from the observation and appreciation of the tenderness of children. He wants to transmit their tender characteristics. He has a great acceptance to transmit ideas loaded with an important social content.

Although many people think that Herrera’s paintings are aimed at infants, they are not, they are undoubtedly aimed at adults.

Through his work, the author seeks to convey messages that sensitize people to the controversies that are affecting humanity today. For example: wars, the lack of food in some lands, environmental pollution and damage to nature and social conflicts.

The connection between his work and the public is an element that the author constantly seeks to reach.

Different paintings

Painting of Maykel Herrera

Among the most relevant productions of this Camagüeyan painter are:

  • “Dwarf Princes”
  •  “Feast of Princes”
  •  “Out of Play”

These series have visited important galleries and exhibition halls not only in our country but also in other parts of the world.

It would be impossible to mention the work of Maykel Herrera and catalogue it as an individual and lucrative creation due to it have contributed through donations to:

  • The development of specialised children’s health centres.
  • children’s homes.
  • Paediatric hospitals

The magic goes from the mind to the brush right in his studio, conspiratorial center of new ideas that is located in Old Havana, but his work has not remained only in framed pictures.

This is a compilation of the works and tours of Maykel Herrera, the Cuban painter who best portrays children.

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Mueller’s report concludes that no one from Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia

The investigation of Robert Muller

The investigation of Robert Muller

The investigation of prosecutor Robert Mueller has found no evidence incriminating Donald Trump.

“The prosecutor’s investigation did not find that Trump’s campaign or anyone associated with Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” William Barr wrote.

According to Barr, Mueller indicated: “while this report concludes that the president did not commit a crime, it does not exonerate him“.

The document released leaves “unresolved whether the actions and intent of the president could be seen as an obstruction” to justice, Barr said.

However, Barr concluded that the evidence Mueller “is not sufficient to establish that the president committed a crime of obstruction of justice.

White House’s reaction

After the report’s main findings, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders called it Trump’s “total and complete exoneration”.

The release of Mueller’s findings puts an end to a few days of speculation after the special prosecutor delivered the report to the Justice Department.

“The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States,” Sanders said.

Also, neither Trump nor anyone in the White House had received Mueller’s report beforehand, and they had not been informed of its contents.

Members of Congress, mostly Democrats but also some Republicans, have asked for the full dissemination of the report, which has raised much expectation in the United States.

Mueller already announced that after the closing of the investigation he did not plan to file any more charges in relation to this issue.

Attorney General Barr, appointed by Trump last December had at no time undertaken to disclose the report once it had reached his hands.

As a result of this investigation, they accused 34 people, including six former Trump advisers and 26 Russians.

In the report, Muller does not include new charges or charges under secret summary proceedings.

For this reason, rules out the possibility that Trump may be subject to an indictment that becomes public once he leaves the Presidency.

Finally, Trump has insisted that this investigation constituted a “witch-hunt” activated by the Democratic opposition.

Also, he has consistently denied that in the election campaign for the 2016 elections there was a plot between his team and the Russian government to help him win.

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