On May 7- 11, 2018, experts from the National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS) of the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA), paid a visit to the National Earthquake Information Center of the United States Geological Survey, located in Golden, Colorado, in the United States. The purpose of said visit was to identify the seismic records of earthquakes with epicenter in the Florida Straits registered by both seismological services.
With the presence of an important group of artists who are participating in the Festival Artes de Cuba these days, an event was held in the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. to acknowledge the holding of this Festival, the largest of its kind to be held in the United States, and the work of the John F. Kennedy Center in organize it.
The Council of the District of Columbia passed a resolution in which it acknowledges and honors the Festival Artes de Cuba, launched on May 8 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a prestigious institution based in the U.S. capital city.
The resolution was presented to the Ambassador of Cuba to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, by representatives of the City Council in an event held at the Embassy of Cuba in Washington D.C. to honor the Festival Artes de Cuba, the largest of its kind to be held in the United States.