About Escambray newspaper
Escambray newspaper, is the official news publication in the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus. It was first issued on January 4th, 1979 as a daily newspaper, and was turned into a weekly in 1992.
The publication is complemented with two printed supplements: Vitrales, dealing with local culture and Arriero, which tells about the life of Sancti Spiritus’ rural inhabitants.
The newspaper was named after an important range of mountains found in this central territory of the island where Cubans fought for national independence since colonial times up to 1959-1965, when US-sponsored terrorist gangs and CIA agents tried to defeat the Cuban revolution.
On January 4th, 2002, Escambray Digital appeared online for the first time and was soon granted the condition of best web in the island (November 2002), together with Granma Internacional.
Escambray’s staff has been awarded in different national printed press festivals including a Grand Prize received from Cuban President Fidel Castro on November 5th, 2000 during the celebration of the second national event.