Cuba estimates 35 million dollars losses to culture due to the US blockade in the past year alone

In October the United Nations General Assembly is due to vote once again on whether the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US Government against Cuba should be ended, unilaterally and unconditionally. The blockade has existed for almost 60 years and continues to cause suffering to the Cuban people and obstructs the economic development of the country.

What is Cuba's National Day of Culture?

October 20 was established in Cuba as the ‘'Day of Cuban Culture'', honouring October 20, 1868, when the mambí troops under the leadership of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes set free Bayamo city (in Eastern Cuba) and people sang for the first time the National Hymn, La Bayamesa. This came 10 days after the declaration of the beginning of the war for independence from Spain.

13th Havana Art Biennial is postponed until 2019 due to Hurricane Irma

The National Council of Plastic Arts of Cuba and the Center for Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam have decided to postpone until 2019 the celebration of the XIII Havana Art Biennial, due to the severe damage caused by Hurricane Irma to cultural institutions in the country, a rigorous analysis of the resources that will be available for recovery in the remainder of this year and in 2018.

Computers & Electronics Youth Club

In 1987, computer technology did not touch every aspect of daily life as it does today, and Cuba was no exception. Nevertheless, an ambitious social project that aimed to teach computers to the greatest number of children and young people possible was launched. On September 8 that year, the Computers & Electronics Youth Club (Joven Club de Computacion y electronica) was established, an idea that has reached its 30th birthday, and is being renovated in tune with the times.