Havana - Carlos Gattorno, director of the Marabana/Maracuba project, declared to the Cuban News Agency via telephone that although this year's event took place in a different way, it had a great repercussion and participation, both inside and outside the country.
Gattorno assured that he felt satisfied by what happened in the Marabana 2020 because once again many runners took the step forward and responded to the call with enthusiasm and willingness.
He also highlighted that thousands of runners from different places in Cuba and abroad participated, as a sign that they feel identified with that event, which every year achieves a growing international prestige.
Regarding foreign participation, he reiterated that the nations with the highest number of confirmed participants were Italy, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Germany, although others such as Finland and Russia were added, just to mention two more.
Likewise, he took the opportunity to express his gratitude on behalf of all the Cuban walkers for the participation of the runners inside and outside the Island, as well as he pondered the solidarity and friendship existing in that group that is part of Marabana's family.
Havana - President Miguel Diaz-Canel expressed his condolences for the death of Cuban renowned filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabio.
'Heart-felt goodbye to Juan Carlos Tabio, one of the essentials of Cuban cinema. His work, an authentic portrait of Cuba, is also the acute memory of an era. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues from cinema,' the president wrote on Twitter.Read More
Havana - Renowned Cuban film director and screenwriter Juan Carlos Tabío died in the early hours of Monday, January 18, 2021, in Havana.
His remains will be cremated, and authorities said they will inform the public later about his funeral.Read More
Havana - Spanish-French academic and journalist Ignacio Ramonet termed as 'cynical' the decision by the outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.Read More