The time in Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba.-Artists from Cuba and the United States are promoting cultural exchange and collaboration programs between their nations through the US-Cuba Artist Exchange Non-governmental organization.
Members of the organization are holding practical workshops, music presentations and painting murals on building facades in the south-central city of Cienfuegos these days. Project coordinator Mariesa Ryan told the Cuban News Agency that visual arts and music, including hip hop and trova songs are most favored artistic expressions, in an effort to set up a cultural bridge and break language, economic and information barriers between different manifestations.
Havana, Cuba.-The New York Times' editorial writer Ernesto Londoño visited the venue of the Cuban Granma newspaper where he had the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with Cuban journalists.
Although the member of The Times´ editorial board did not say anything new about the most recent editorials published by the US paper, Londoño´s visit is considered a necessary kind of preparation that will further encounters with social actors like intellectuals, public officials and bloggers, said Granma's journalist Karina Marron in an article published on the newspaper, organ of the Cuban Communist Party, about the meeting with The Times´ editorial writer.
Havana, Cuba.-Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, who paid an official visit to Cuba, reiterated on Tuesday in this capital the European Union's disagreement with the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on the Caribbean island.
During his stay in Havana, which ended on Tuesday, Garcia-Margallo held exchanges with Cuban authorities of various spheres, and received details on the damages caused by that arbitrary measure to the Cuban people and the economy.