Santiago de Cuba hosts Caribbean Festival

The Mexican states of Campeche, Tabasco, Veracruz, Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Tumauliupas are special guests of the "Fiesta del Fuego", as the festival is also known, said Orlando Verges, director of Santiago's Casa del Caribe, during a local television interview.

Mexico is participating in the annual event with 18 dance groups, explained the representative of that Caribbean country and culture promoter in Santiago de Cuba – 967 kilometers southeast of Havana.

The program includes colloquiums on history, film screenings, art exhibitions, theater, parades, cultural galas and the performances by over a hundred guest groups.