Raúl recognizes work of Martí Studies Center

On the occasion of the institution's 40th anniversary, Raul sends message of congratulations

Cuban civil society demands an end to U.S. blockade


More than 220 representatives from Cuban civil society demanded an immediate, unconditional end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, during a forum held yesterday, October 18, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex)

Self-employment rates in Cuba


Employment in the non-state sector is promoted in Cuba as an alternativeallowing the state to gradually reduce its responsibility in some less critical arenas and concentrate efforts on activities that are decisive to the development of Cuba’s economy


French trade union leader supports the Cuban people's struggle


Pascal Joly, France’s General Confederation of Labor’s general secretary for the Ile de France region (URIF-CGT), described Cuba as an example to follow and a point of reference for the world, speaking to Granma International in Havana, after being presented with the Friendship Medal, awarded by the Council of State

Cohiba and Partagás in the spotlight at 20th Habano Festival


The celebrated brands Cohiba and Partagás will be spotlighted during the upcoming 20th Habano Festival, an event dedicated to the world's best premium, hand-rolled cigars, set to take place in Havana, February 26 through March 2, 2018, organizers announced


Cuban judokas looking to Colombia


Cuba’s women’s judo team will compete in the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games qualifying tournament in the Dominican Republic. Granma International spoke with head coach Félix Portuondo, about the team’s prospects


The challenge of starting over


This paradisiacal landscape changed forever this past September 18, when Hurricane Maria struck the island with winds of more than 250 kilometers per hour. Dominica and its 72,000 inhabitants now face the challenge of starting over, basically from nothing

The heart of Cuba in Sochi


Departing today are 250 delegates from Cuba who will attend the 19th World Festival of Youth in Russia

Cuba publishes annual report on blockade damages


The report to the United Nations General Assembly on Resolution 71/5 entitled “The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States on Cuba” was recently released, exposing the extensive damages suffered by the island

Che and Fidel: Memorable images


It is difficult to express in simple words, when one guards deep inside - almost like a sanctuary - the most beloved aspects of these two extraordinary men who guided me along the mysterious paths of knowledge

Che lives on


This October 8, at the foot of the sculpture that immortalizes him in Santa Clara, Che was more alive than ever

A site to recall Cuba’s history (+Photos)


Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia cemetery now offers a central site to pay tribute to heroes of our independence struggles: the Father of the Homeland, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes; the Mother of all Cubans, Mariana Grajales; National Hero José Martí; and the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro

Dominica, a broken Eden


"The stars have fallen, Eden is broken," Skerrit said before the UN, reporting the devastation his country had suffered

The people of Villa Clara pay tribute to Che


Thousands of residents from Villa Clara paid tribute to the Heroic Guerilla and his compañeros in Bolivia, in a ceremony which saw the younger generations reaffirm their commitment to continuing his legacy

Tributes to Céspedes and Mariana this October 10

On the occasion of the 149th anniversary of the launch of the War of Independence at the Demajagua sugar mill, this October 10, a political act and military ceremony will take place at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in Santiago de Cuba

New revelations concerning the1976 Barbados attack


New information continues to come to light regarding this horrendous crime, which occurred 41 years ago this 2017, while the authors of the attack live out their lives in the United States, free and under the protection of the country’s government

Cuban youth to participate in Che tribute n Bolivia


Representatives of Cuban youth and mass organizations, artists, and academics will participate in the world gathering to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Che's death, being held in Vallegrande, October 5- 9

Cuba has never perpetrated, nor will it ever perpetrate attacks of any sort against diplomatic officials or their relatives, without any exception


Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba in response to recent measures taken by the Trump administration following incidents involving U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana

Turnat 2017 concludes


The 11th edition of Cuba's International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, was held in Baracoa, in the eastern province of Guantánamo September 26-30, and was devoted to the promotion of the island's natural attractions and the consolidation of Cuba as a destination for nature tourism

Dominica is in shock (+Photos)


Two weeks after Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria’s winds of over 250 kilometers per hour, the island remains in shock

Cuban doctors care for earthquake victims in Mexico


In the wake of a devastating earthquake in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, a brigade of Cuban doctors is offering its services in a field hospital at the Che-Nita Sports Center in the community of Ixtepec

Fidel belongs to the world


The legacy of Fidel and the Revolution he built, his wisdom and example, were the focus of a panel dedicated to him in Sochi’s Main Media Center, as part of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

A festival of friendship


Talks on illiteracy and the struggle for its eradication in the twentieth century, and the role of the student movement for public, free and quality education, are just some of the activities that will take place today as part of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

The U.S. blockade punishes Cuban public health system harshly


Cuba’s public health sector is one of the most affected by the economic, commercial, and financial blockade first imposed by the United States February 7, 1962, and subsequently reinforced, most recently by President Donald Trump, on June 16

The sun shines on Isabela


Just a month afterHurricane Irma struck, locals praise the extensive recovery efforts in thecoastal town of Isabela de Sagua


An SMS service to tackle AIDS


The World Health Organization (WHO) defined the term eHealth in 2005 as “the cost-effective and secure use of information and communication technologies in support of health and health-related fields, including health-care services, health surveillance, health literature, and health education”

Hotels affected by Irma reopening

Clients of Meliá Cuba hotels will be happy to know that the chain’s establishments affected by Hurricane Irma in Cayo Santa María, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Varadero are all set to reopen shortly

Havana Malecon still standing after Irma


After two weeks of intense work, marked by attention to quality and efficiency, construction brigades involved in repairing the Malecón had managed to fix much of the damage

Cuba is full of committed youth


At 34 years of age, Kirenia Viscay de la Cruz, Cuban delegate to the World Festival of Youth and Students and chief prosecutor for the municipality of Cienfuegos for the last two years, is a young person committed to Cuba and its youth

Cuban vice president pays tribute to Che in Bolivia


Comandante of the Cuban Revolution and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, Ramiro Valdés, stated October 9, that Ernesto Che Guevara stands out as one of the most extraordinary revolutionaries in modern history, during a ceremony in honor of the guerilla, held in this city

The United States and the axis of evil


The imperialist “axis of evil” expression, used to refer to countries and governments that do not adhere to the dictates of Washington, was coined by David Frum, former Bush speechwriter

Raúl receives ECLAC Executive Secretary


In a cordial atmosphere, the two officials discussed the regional situation, in particular the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquakes which affected Mexico

New Cuban pharmaceuticals presented


The prevalence of skin cancer in Cuba and the development of therapeutic injectibles to treat allergies caused by dust mites, were among issues discussed during several international conferences on dermatology and allergies, taking place in Havana's International Conference Center, October 4-7

Young Italians building cultural bridges with Cuba


To honor the legendary Heroic Guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his death in Bolivia, young Italians formed the 3rd Gino Doné Brigade and are currently touring Cuba through October 9

Che’s colossal example lives on and is multiplied day after day

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Speech by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, a member of the Party Central Committee Political Bureau and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, during the act commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Che in Bolivia, in Santa Clara, October 8, 2017, “Year 59 of the Revolution.”


Asking nothing in return


In only 39 years, the young man from the city of Rosario accomplished something not achieved by many who lived a century. He became part of the people's history and remains so today

Cuban doctors treat Mexico’s earthquake victims


The hospital, set up in the grounds of the Ixtepec sports stadium, offers consolations across general family medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, orthopedics and traumatology, surgery and neurosurgery, 24 hours a day

Pinar del Río to host national All-Star Game

BAJANTE: Yosvani Aragón, national director of baseball, announced that Pinar del Río will host the 30th edition of the All-Stars Game, given the outstanding performance by the province's team in the current Series and interest shown by its authorities

Regional meeting on women to be held in Havana


The Fifty-Sixth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), will be dedicated to the figures of Vilma Espín and Fidel Castro Ruz

Villa Clara youth to pay tribute to Che


Thousands of students from across Villa Clara province will lead the traditional “Por la ruta del Che” walk, in honor of the Hero of the Battle of Santa Clara on the 50th anniversary of his death


Timely preparation


Training underway since September 28 by Cuba’s pre-selection handball team in the Dominican Republic, will put them in good stead for the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, next year

National Defense Council Informational Report

During the passage of Hurricane Irma over a large part of our country, the provinces most affected were Camagüey, Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spíritus and Villa Clara. Others such as Guantánamo, Holguín, Las Tunas, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Mayabeque, and La Habana also suffered damage

Hurricane Irma and culture


The powerful storm caused significant damage that is being gradually repaired, while a wave of solidarity and fraternity has been unleashed