Every November since 1986, the Cuban capital welcomes athletes from Cuba and other countries who register to participate in Marabana, the popular race with the highest number of participants in the largest of the Antilles.The meeting has great international prestige, since the Marabana race circuit is certified by the World Marathon Association (AIMS) and the International Athletics Federation (IAAF).
(Maya Quiroga, with information from Prensa Latina and EcuRed)
Photos by Paco Bou
The name Teodoro Guerrero y Pallarés (Havana, 1824 - Madrid, 1904) doesn’t say much even to a connoisseur of Cuban literature. But it’s worth remembering it even just for the fact that renowned writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda prefaced one of his more than twenty novels.read more >>
The complete works of Dulce Maria Loynaz (1902-1997) were published in Cuba after she received the Miguel de Cervantes Prize in 1992. The General's Daughter, as she once defined herself, left us singular narrative texts as evidence of her genius, although she considered writing prose more difficult than poems.read more >>
Juana Borrero (1878-1896), Cuban painter and writer, knew herself at eighteen years of age as saint and panther, no matter how many other pseudonyms she used in her epistolary monologues to Carlos Pío Uhrbach, her fiancé.read more >>
As one who witnesses the end of a world, Swiss historian Jakob Burckhardt contemplated the force with which the bourgeois revolutions of the 19th century introduced, by fire and sword, the idea of Democracy; a prelude to new centuries of ferocity and Caesarism.read more >>
Chicago Film Institute Archives Collaborates with the 35th Havana International New Latin American Film Festival
Productions by artist JoAnnn Elam are shown within the Festival’s Experimental Films section, thanks to the courtesy of the prestigious Chicago institute.read more >>
Gabriel García Márquez was the leading figure in the tribute that the Colombian Embassy and Havana’s emblematic Casa de las Américas sponsored to honor the life and work of the genial writer.read more >>
In its over eighty years of operation, the history of Hotel Nacional de Cuba has had all the elements to turn this installation into the leading character of a film.read more >>
The Danza Teatro Retazos company of Cuba recently premiered the piece Huellas, which denounces the aggression of transnational corporation Chevron-Texaco in the Ecuadorian Amazon
She was called the greatest singer and so she is. The inspired Teresita Fernández left a treasure of the most beautiful love songs and children’s rounds. This edition features excerpts from an interview with the troubadour.
The cultural life of the Cuban capital was more active than usual at the beginning of November, inclined towards the northwestern European region.
During the conference he gave at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana, professor Jean Bernabé defined orality as “collective memory of the word.”
Corales (Corals) is the title of the special programming that the Yara movie theater will exhibit from Thursday, November 21 to December 1 - a selection of prize-winning movies throughout the history of the New Latin American International Film Festival.