HAVANA, March 29th As Cubans received news this week of stringent measures announced by the government to fight the spread of the coronavirus on the island, Read more

HAVANA, March 29th Granma reported that over 45 nations have requested Cuba for Interferon  Alpha 2b Read more

HAVANA, March 28th The Ministry of Education and Cuban Television inform that next Monday, Read more

HAVANA, March 28th Cuba closed this Wednesday with 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, Read more

HAVANA, March 28th (CNN) Cuba is offering to send doctors to more countries struggling with the coronavirus. Read more

HAVANA, March 26th (EFE) The Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported about nine more confirmed cases on the island with COVID-19 at the close of this Tuesday. Read more

HAVANA, March 25th With eight new positive cases, the number of those infected with COVID-19 in Cuba amounts to 48. Read more

HAVANA, March 25th (HT) Today, the Government of Cuba published a list of 40 new measures “to protect Cubans” from the coronavirus. Read more

HAVANA, March 25th  After 20 days fighting a respiratory condition, he died yesterday in Havana at the age of 73

Cuban filmmaker Juan Padrón, creator of the character of Elpidio Valdés and his legendary adventures; of the Vampires in Havana, and of many other animated cartoons that are an inseparable part of the sentimental history of the majority of Cubans alive today, passed away in Havana at the age of 73.

For about 20 days he had been fighting a respiratory condition and had been in a serious condition.

His son, filmmaker Ian Padrón, confirmed the news and appreciated the care his father received.

“‘The last of the mambí independence fighters’ battled for 20 days and leaves us full of love and tranquillity. We thank all the doctors, friends and admirers who during these days have shown their love and admiration for this great artist who is already part of Cuba and Cuba’s independence struggles.”

Juan Padrón was one of the most loved filmmakers by Cubans since he released Elpidio Valdés, the most endearing animated cartoon for Cubans, which is part of the history of television and cinema on the island.

Born on January 29, 1947, in Matanzas, he directed other films well-remembered by Cubans such as Vampires in Havana!, More Vampires in Havana, and Quinoscopio.

His daughter, psychologist Xilvia Padrón Durán, also dedicated a heartfelt tribute to her father, with whom she always had a very special relationship. She accompanied her text with a photo of when she was small together with Juan.

“The world is a worse place without him but I take with me thousands of anecdotes and many laughs. Having this dad, as grand as a human being, is one of life’s greatest luck. I will live to honour his work and keep it alive,” Xilvia wrote on her Facebook profile.


HAVANA, March 24th (Reuters)  Cuba’s government said on Monday it was banning Cubans from leaving the country, Read more

HAVANA, March 23 (AFP) Cuba will isolate all tourists still present on the island on Tuesday, Read more

HAVANA, March 23th  Lester Hamlet, director and filmmaker residing in Havana, Read more

HAVANA, March 22th The Cuban authorities should protect/support the tens of thousands of jobs in the non-state sector that are already suffering the rigours of the moment. Read more

HAVANA, March 22 (Reuters)  Cuba said it dispatched a brigade of doctors and nurses to Italy for the first time this weekend Read more

HAVANA, March 22th The government of China is preparing a donation for Cuba to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, Read more

HAVANA, March 21th  Terminal 3 of the José Martí International Airport in Havana is crowded with people trying to leave … Read more

HAVANA ,March 21th (Reuters) – In the face of global panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Read more

HAVANA, March 21th A petition on the U.S. change.org website is asking President Donald Trump to lift economic restrictions on Cuba during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Read more

HAVANA, March 20 (AFP) Cuba announced Friday the closure for one month of its borders to non-residents due to the coronavirus pandemic, Read more

HAVANA, March 20th The US airline Southwest announced this Friday the cancellation of flights to/from Havana starting next Sunday, Read more

HAVANA, March 19th The deceased is a 61-year-old Italian ―one of the first three confirmed cases on the island― with a history of bronchial asthma, Read more

HAVANA, March 18th Weeks after a cruise ship was blocked from disembarking at several ports in the Caribbean, Read more

HAVANA, March 17th A total of 259 patients are currently hospitalized in Cuba for epidemiological surveillance in the face of the COVID-19 threat. Read more

HAVANA, Mar 16 (PL ) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez confirmed today that this country will receive the British cruise ship MS Braemar, Read more

HAVANA, March 16th The announcement of the National Institute of Sports, Read more

HAVANA, March 15th While President Donald Trump banned flights between the United States and European countries in the Schengen area, Read more

HAVANA, March 14 (DDC) The Italian region of Lombardy, the one most affected by the coronavirus, has requested medical personnel from countries like Cuba, Read more

HAVANA, March 14th The protocol envisaged on the island to deal with the coronavirus outbreak includes 22 Cuban products, Read more

HAVANA, March 12th (Reuters)  Cuba confirmed its first cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday, Read more