Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba, Russia to Celebrate Antifascist Victory with Race http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12300&SEO=cuba-russia-to-celebrate-antifascist-victory-with-race 29 de abril de 2017, 00:32Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The Race of Friendship to celebrate the Soviet victory over fascism will be held on May 6 with a start and finish lines in front of the Russian Embassy in Havana, organizers announced. Cuba to Exhibit Health Achievements at International Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12297&SEO=cuba-to-exhibit-health-achievements-at-international-convention 28 de abril de 2017, 20:03Havana, April 28 (Prensa Latina) Scientists, physicians, nurses, technical personnel and other health specialists will have the possibility to exchange their views and experiences with international colleagues at Cuba-Health 2018 International Convention, the organizers announced today. Chinese Ambasssador Highlights Cuba-China Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12287&SEO=chinese-ambasssador-highlights-cuba-china-links 28 de abril de 2017, 15:41Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Ambassador to Havana, Chen Li, has highlighted Friday that relations between Cuba and China are now at their best moment. Cuban Ambassador Welcomes Peruvian Parliamentarian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12283&SEO=cuban-ambassador-welcomes-peruvian-parliamentarian Lima, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to Peru, Sergio González, received a visit from Congressman Humberto Morales member of Peru''s Frente Amplio to discuss issues of common interest, diplomatic sources informed today. Cuban Speleologist Remembers Crossing The Amazon River http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12278&SEO=cuban-speleologist-remembers-crossing-the-amazon-river Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologist Alejandro Romero, a delegate of Cuban Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Man in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, remembered the trip in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, 30 years ago. University of Camagüey Hosts International Scientific Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12262&SEO=university-of-camaguey-hosts-international-scientific-conference Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The University of Camagüey hosts today the International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (Cytdes-2017), scheduled in this central-eastern city from June 5 to 7. Lizt Alfonso Ballet Company Vibrates with New Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12261&SEO=lizt-alfonso-ballet-company-vibrates-with-new-show Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba ballet vibrates today of a new show, with music composed by one of the main exponents of Latin jazz worldwide, saxophonist Cesar Lopez. Cuban Government Approves Plan to Tackle Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12260&SEO=cuban-government-approves-plan-to-tackle-climate-change Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Council of Ministers has approved the State Plan to tackle climate change and thus counteract the damage this phenomenon would cause to the country in coming years, Granma daily reports today. Dissemination and Exchange, Priorities for Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12256&SEO=dissemination-and-exchange-priorities-for-scientists Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The dissemination of information on epidemiological risks in various parts of the world is a priority area at the 6th International Conference on Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which concludes today in this capital. Priorities for Cuban Economy in 2018 Analyzed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12253&SEO=priorities-for-cuban-economy-in-2018-analyzed Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban economy in 2018 will have among its priorities the support in production levels and investments associated to exports, import substitution , development programs and infrastructure as well as tourism demands, informed official sources. These and other economic issues were debated at the meeting of the Council of Ministers, presided by Army General Raul Castro, where directives were analyzed for the elaboration of the Economy Plan and the State Budget for next year, said today daily Granma. International Cubadisco Fair to Include more Cultural Events http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12244&SEO=international-cubadisco-fair-to-include-more-cultural-events Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The 21st International Cubadisco Fair will be held from May 14-21 and includes educational exchanges, launching of albums and several concerts by artists from different countries, organizers said today. Cuba Ratifies Full Support to Venezuelan People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12237&SEO=cuba-ratifies-full-support-to-venezuelan-people Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government has ratified its commitment Thursday to support the people and government of Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro, now targets of a destabilization strategy by the Venezuelan rightwing. Cuban Dancing Company to Perform in US and Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12229&SEO=cuban-dancing-company-to-perform-in-us-and-colombia Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Irene Rodriguez Company will dance in the United States and Colombia in May, as announced by the dancer and dancing company director with the same name Thursday. French Film Festival Celebrates Two Decades in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12223&SEO=french-film-festival-celebrates-two-decades-in-cuba Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of the best French motion pictures will take place in Cuba''s movie theaters in May, when the 20th French Film Festival will take place. Cuba Achieves Great Results in Special Olympics in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12221&SEO=cuba-achieves-great-results-in-special-olympics-in-panama Panama, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) With four gold medals, two bronze and one silver, the Cuban delegation of just six athletes attending the 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games is leaving today. United Kingdom Analyze Reality of Parasitology in Cuban Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12218&SEO=united-kingdom-analyze-reality-of-parasitology-in-cuban-conference Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Cryptosporidium laboratory reports have increased during the last two years in the United Kingdom, demonstrating the progress of that parasite through all regions of the planet, specialist Richard Elson said. First Stone for Bioelectrical Plant Construction to Be Placed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12213&SEO=first-stone-for-bioelectrical-plant-construction-to-be-placed Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first stone for the construction of the ''Ciro Redondo'' bioelectric plant, in Ciego de Avila, will be symbolically placed today where this power plant will be built. HostelCuba Ends;It Confirms Growing Interest in the Island's Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12211&SEO=hostelcuba-endsit-confirms-growing-interest-in-the-islands-tourism Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba Fair is concluding today with the certainty of the growing interest in the entertainment industry in Cuba, considered by some as an almost virgin territory for foreign investment with many possibilities. Cuba Defends UNESCO Role to Promote World Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12195&SEO=cuba-defends-unesco-role-to-promote-world-peace Paris, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) the leading role of that United Nations agency in the promotion of world peace, diplomatic sources reported today. HostelCuba Proposes Tourism Investment Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12162&SEO=hostelcuba-proposes-tourism-investment-forum Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) An investment forum stands out today among the proposals of the second day of HostelCuba, which includes intense agenda of private roundtable discussions and discussions among professionals. Seychelles President Opens His Country's Embassy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12156&SEO=seychelles-president-opens-his-countrys-embassy-in-cuba Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles President, Danny Faure, opens his country''s embassy in Cuba today, as part of his official visit to the Caribbean nation. Turkish Businessman Rates Cuban Business Forum as Fruitful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12147&SEO=turkish-businessman-rates-cuban-business-forum-as-fruitful Havana, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Mustafa Cikrikcioglu, described today the results of a bilateral business forum in Cuba as fruitful. Cuba Celebrates French Culture with a Varied Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12146&SEO=cuba-celebrates-french-culture-with-a-varied-cultural-program Havana, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Over the next few months, Cuba will celebrate French culture with a wide-range activity program that will be held on Thursday with the 20th edition of the French Film Festival, the organizers said. Cuba Denounces at UN Attacks from US Radio and Television http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12140&SEO=cuba-denounces-at-un-attacks-from-us-radio-and-television United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has denounced today at the Committee on Information of the United Nations the ongoing attack on the island through radio and television from the United States. The Chicago Consort to Play in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12138&SEO=the-chicago-consort-to-play-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) US musical ensemble The Chicago Consort, considered one of the main students'' musical ensembles in the US, will perform in three Cuban cities, announced Rafeal Somavilla Provincial Music Recording and Marketing Company of Matanzas, west of the island. Mild Tremor Shakes Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12136&SEO=mild-tremor-shakes-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Seismological Service (SSN) today recorded a perceptible earthquake of magnitude 4.5 degree on the Richter scale, with reports from various localities of this province and those of Guantanamo and Granma. Cuba Reiterates Rejection to US Base in Guantánamo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12134&SEO=cuba-reiterates-rejection-to-us-base-in-guantanamo Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban Peace Movement, Silvio Platero reiterated here today that the US Guantánamo naval base is the only one installed in the world against the will of its people and government. Cuba Welcomes Two Decades of Chemical Weapons Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12117&SEO=cuba-welcomes-two-decades-of-chemical-weapons-convention Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will mark the two decades of the Chemical Weapons Convention with a Day for the Protection against these devices, and a commemorative event for the 20th anniversary of that international agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. Cuba and Colombia Hold Migration Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12116&SEO=cuba-and-colombia-hold-migration-talks Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia are holding today and tomorrow in this capital the 3rd Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, with the aim of progressing the negotiation of a Memorandum on this matter. Ukraine Demands End of US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12115&SEO=ukraine-demands-end-of-us-blockade-against-cuba Kiev, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The organization ''Stop the blockade against Cuba'' has held a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in this capital to demand the end of the blockade against the island, diplomatic sources said today. Cuba Celebrates Three Decades of Martin Luther King Memorial Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12112&SEO=cuba-celebrates-three-decades-of-martin-luther-king-memorial-center Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Martin Luther King Memorial Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary today with a marked work of social transformation and space for the promotion of ecumenism values and the Cuban socialism. HostelCuba Fair to Open Activities for Tourism Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12111&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-open-activities-for-tourism-sector Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba fair begins its activities and exhibitions today, aimed to the country''s recreational industry and in which discussions will be held among professionals, investment forum and for the first time, a gastronomic forum. Ecuador Remembers Canoe Travel from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12107&SEO=ecuador-remembers-canoe-travel-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Symposium in Cuba to Tackle Wetlands Preservation and Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12105&SEO=symposium-in-cuba-to-tackle-wetlands-preservation-and-management Matanzas, Cuba, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Symposium on Wetlands Management, which is called by the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), will tackle some priority issues today on wetland preservation. Cuba Gets First Medal in Special Olympiads http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12101&SEO=cuba-gets-first-medal-in-special-olympiads Panama, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba won its first medal at the 3rd Special Olympiads, being held in Panama, with swimmer Lizandra Utria, one of the six athletes from the island in the competition, winning bronze in the 50 meters backstroke, a performance she expects to repeat at the finals of the 50 meters freestyle at the Eileen Coparropa swimming pool. International Jazz Day to Begin in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12097&SEO=international-jazz-day-to-begin-in-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:29Havana, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban celebration for the 2017 International Jazz Day has been opened with a meeting between students from the Higher Institute of Art and Jazz Thelonious Monk, United States. JetBlue Willing to Fly from Boston City to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12095&SEO=jetblue-willing-to-fly-from-boston-city-to-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:12Washington, April 24 (Prensa Latina) US airline JetBlue is willing to fly from Boston to Cuba, insisting on applying for a permit to the US Government to be able open that flight, the Boston Globe newspaper reported. Turkish Entrepreneurs Explore Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12093&SEO=turkish-entrepreneurs-explore-business-opportunities-in-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:04Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 Turkish businessmen from industry, agriculture, electronics, tourism and other sectors are exploring opportunities of increasing trade and investment in Cuba during a bilateral business forum being held here. Peru: Intense Work by Cuban Health Brigade in First Weeks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12090&SEO=peru-intense-work-by-cuban-health-brigade-in-first-weeks Piura, Peru, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An intense work has been carried out by Cuban health emergency team in the first three weeks of solidarity actions for the victims of flooding that wreaked havoc the Peruvian northern city of Piura. Cuban Duo Buena Fe to Give Concerts in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12089&SEO=cuban-duo-buena-fe-to-give-concerts-in-canada Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Following an intense tour across Cuba, Buena Fe duo will give several concerts in Canada to promote its recently released album ''Sobreviviente'' (Survivor), they wrote in their Facebook account. President of Seychelles to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12088&SEO=president-of-seychelles-to-visit-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles President Danny Faure will officially make an official visit to Cuba from tomorrow, the island''s Foreign Ministry informed today. Cuban Port of Nuevitas Fosters Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12086&SEO=cuban-port-of-nuevitas-fosters-economic-development Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An investment close to the 40 million dollars will allow the Cuban port of Nuevitas, Camaguey, Cuba, distant 70 kilometers from the provincial capital with the name of Camaguey, to become one of the ports with a biggest operational capacity in the island. WHO Pushes World Immunization Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12085&SEO=who-pushes-world-immunization-week Geneva ,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization calls on all nations to push more in the vacination programas because there are 19,4 millon children that need those benfits. US Marlon Daniel to Conduct Symphony Orchestra of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12075&SEO=us-marlon-daniel-to-conduct-symphony-orchestra-of-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) US Marlon Daniel will conduct for the first time in the Cuban capital the National Symphony Orchestra, in a presentation scheduled for the April 30, that entity confirmed today. The event will take place in Covarrubias hall of the National Theater, at 11:00 a.m. (local time), and will also feature pianist Gérard Aimontch. Cuba Electrifies Homes with Photovoltaic Solar Panels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12064&SEO=cuba-electrifies-homes-with-photovoltaic-solar-panels Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Electrification with photovoltaic solar panels to isolated homes is today a strategy of the Cuban State to benefit families living in places with difficult access. Empress of the Seas Docks in Havana Harbor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12054&SEO=empress-of-the-seas-docks-in-havana-harbor Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The arrival in Havana of the Empress of the Seas cruise ship is a further sign of the favorable image the island has as a destination and the growing interest of US companies in doing business on this activity. Palestinians in Lebanon Recall Cuban Bay of Pigs Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12051&SEO=palestinians-in-lebanon-recall-cuban-bay-of-pigs-victory Beirut, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian refugees in Lebanon assessed the Cuban Revolution''s victory, repelling the mercenary attack against Playa Giron in 1961, as a heroic deed with great validity and an inspiration in their struggle against Israel. Cuban Songwriter and Singer Luiba Maria Hevia with New CD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12046&SEO=cuban-songwriter-and-singer-luiba-maria-hevia-with-new-cd Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Liuba María Hevia is getting ready to finish the last details to release next May 2 in two digital platforms her new album ''Parallel Lives,'' which brings together songs in a duetto with Latin American artists. Cuban Successful Presentation in Kazahstan International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12041&SEO=cuban-successful-presentation-in-kazahstan-international-fair 23 de abril de 2017, 10:24Astana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba made a successful presentation of its recreational services and products at the 2017 Kift International Tourism Fair, celebrated in the Kazakh city of Almaty. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes European Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12038&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-european-tour Athens, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, departed from here back to Cuba today after an official visit to Greece, a country in which he finished a tour of three European nations. HostelCuba Fair to Exhibit Gastronomic Novelties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12005&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-exhibit-gastronomic-novelties Havana (Prensa Latina) The second edition of HostelCuba Fair will be attended by some 200 foreign companies, and will exhibit the Showcooking (a gastronomic novelty) for the first time in the country, according to the organizing committee. Cuba and Cayman Islands Pledged to Orderly and Safe Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12002&SEO=cuba-and-cayman-islands-pledged-to-orderly-and-safe-migration 21 de abril de 2017, 18:29Havana, April 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the Cayman Islands have today reaffirmed their pledge to implement joint actions to guarantee a regular, orderly and safe flow of migrants, the Cuban Foreign Ministry stressed. Greek FM Hosts Cuban Peer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12000&SEO=greek-fm-hosts-cuban-peer 21 de abril de 2017, 18:23Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Greece'' Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias reportedly hosted his Cuban peer, Bruno Rodriguez, to talk over issues of international and bilateral interest. Cuba and Morocco Resume Diplomatic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11999&SEO=cuba-and-morocco-resume-diplomatic-relations 21 de abril de 2017, 17:35United Nations, April 21 (Prensa Latina) The official ceremony of the Signing of Agreement on the Resumption of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Cuba and the Kingdom of Morocco was held Friday at the headquarters of the Cuban Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN). Cuba, Mexico City Sign Health Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11991&SEO=cuba-mexico-city-sign-health-agreements Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City''s head of government Miguel Angel Mancera and Cuban Public Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda signed two agreements on health cooperation. Agriculture Congress in Cuba Debates on Losses Reduction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11990&SEO=agriculture-congress-in-cuba-debates-on-losses-reduction Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 40 institutions of 15 countries continue today at the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture analyzing and evaluating how to avoid losses in the production chain. Cuban Medical Brigade Takes Care of More Than 7,000 Peruvians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11988&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-takes-care-of-more-than-7000-peruvians Piura, Peru, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade, which is carrying out its solidarity work in this northern city of Peru and its vicinities, affected by floods, is taking care of more than seven thousand Peruvians. Cuba Pays Tribute to Italian Architect Vittorio Garatti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11984&SEO=cuba-pays-tribute-to-italian-architect-vittorio-garatti Havana (Prensa Latina) The University of Arts of Cuba will pay tribute to the Italian Vittorio Garatti for his contributions to the national architecture and will grant him the degree Doctor Honoris Causa, that institution confirmed today. Bigote Gato, Curious Havana Restaurant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11983&SEO=bigote-gato-curious-havana-restaurant Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A curious restaurant in Havana catches travelers mainly from Europe who are traveling the streets of the Cuban capital these days, its peculiar name is Bigote Gato. Cuba, Dom Rep Sign Immigration Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11973&SEO=cuba-dom-rep-sign-immigration-agreements Santo Domingo, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Dominican authorities are concluding today the 9th round of talks on migration issues that will help strengthen relations between the two countries, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, said. FAO Presents in Cuba Views of Urban Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11971&SEO=fao-presents-in-cuba-views-of-urban-agriculture Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) FAO representative in Cuba, Theodor Friedrich, delivers here the master lecture ''Increasing Urban and Suburban Agriculture'', in the closing session of an international conference on this kind of food production. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11969&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-greece Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, has arrived in Athens today for an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations. Cuba To Host International Pharmaceutical Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11965&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-pharmaceutical-workshop Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Workshop On Aseptic Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry will open here next Monday, with the attendance of experts from 8 countries of the Americas and Europe, organizers announced. Syria and Cuba Sign Agreement for Visa Exemption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11964&SEO=syria-and-cuba-sign-agreement-for-visa-exemption Damascus, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Syria and Cuba signed today an agreement for reciprocal visa exemption for diplomatic, official, special and service passports. Portuguese President Welcomes Cuban Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11963&SEO=portuguese-president-welcomes-cuban-foreign-minister Lisbon, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa ratified today in this capital, to Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, hios Government''s willingness of strengthening the relations with the Caribbean island nation. Cuba Calls at UN to Stop Israeli Abuses against Palestines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11962&SEO=cuba-calls-at-un-to-stop-israeli-abuses-against-palestines United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated Tuesday at the UN Security Council for concrete actions to put an end to Israel''s abuses against the people of Palestine. Mexican Company in Nicaragua Explores Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11958&SEO=mexican-company-in-nicaragua-explores-business-opportunities-in-cuba Managua, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican meet processing company SuKarne, leader to this sector in Central America, is currently exploring, from Nicaragua, opportunities for business with Cuba, source from the Cuban embassy in this country confirmed today. Cuban Dancing Festival OLORUM 2017 Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11954&SEO=cuban-dancing-festival-olorum-2017-starts Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The start of the 2017 OLORUM dancing Festival will be qualified by Thursday''s session with the participation of famous dancing groups from Cuba. Cuba Hosts 6th Workshop of Basic Biomedical Sciences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11953&SEO=cuba-hosts-6th-workshop-of-basic-biomedical-sciences Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Workshop on Basic Biomedical Sciences started today in this capital with a great international participation and the aim to continue raising the level of Cuban health professionals, recognized worldwide. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11949&SEO=cuba-highlights-mnoals-validity-at-un Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Cuba Thanks Solidarity of Portuguese Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11933&SEO=cuba-thanks-solidarity-of-portuguese-parliamentarians Lisbon, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has thanked the work carried out by the Cuban Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba (GPA) for lifting the U.S. blockade on Cuba. Cuban Musician Bobby Carcasses Launches Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11930&SEO=cuban-musician-bobby-carcasses-launches-album Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Renowned singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Bobby Carcasses, is launching today his album ''Blues con Montuno'', as part of the festivities prior to the International Jazz Day, to be held in Cuba on April 30th. Cuba, Mexico and the USA Win Medals in Ballet Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11929&SEO=cuba-mexico-and-the-usa-win-medals-in-ballet-competition Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Ballet students from Cuba, Mexico and the United States now hold the medals of the 14th International Youth Competition and the 4th International Children''s Competition held in this capital. Zimbabwean Higher Education Minister to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11924&SEO=zimbabwean-higher-education-minister-to-visit-cuba Havana, April 20 (Prensa Latina) The Zimbabwean Minister of Higher Education, Sciences and Technological Development, Jonathan Moyo, who heads a 12-university rector delegation, will visit Cuba on April 27. According to the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Mr. Jonathan Moyo is intent on being aware of Cuban higher education and scientific development, so he will hold meetings at the University of Havana and some Biocubafarma institutions. Experts from over 15 Countries Debate in Cuba on Urban Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11923&SEO=experts-from-over-15-countries-debate-in-cuba-on-urban-agriculture Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts from more than 40 institutions in 15 countries are taking part in the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture inaugurated in Cuba Wednesday, to exchange and debate on food security and sovereignty. Cuba and Portugal Extol Strength of their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11916&SEO=cuba-and-portugal-extol-strength-of-their-relations Lisbon, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Portuguese foreign ministers, Bruno Rodriguez and Augusto Santos Silva, respectively, extolled today the strength of their bilateral relations in all areas, by means of a free-flowing exchange between both countries. Cuba Reading for May Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11914&SEO=cuba-reading-for-may-tourism-fair Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The May 37th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2017, will reportedly host the world''s most important travel agencies and tour operators. Cuba: Recognition of Work for Monument Restoration and Conservation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11903&SEO=cuba-recognition-of-work-for-monument-restoration-and-conservation Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The native home of Cuban martyr Abel Santamaria Cuadrado - in Cuban province of Villa Clara- received the National Monument Restoration Award, which is awarded to promoted initiatives to estimulate protection of buildings and houses of great value. India and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11901&SEO=india-and-cuba-strengthen-cooperation-in-biotechnology New Delhi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) India may get benefits with the progress of Cuban biotechnology, one of the greatest achievements by Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. Authorities in Peru Laud Cuban Medical Brigade Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11896&SEO=authorities-in-peru-laud-cuban-medical-brigade-work Piura, Peru, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Minister of Health, Patricia García, and the governor of Piura, Reynaldo Hilbck, lauded the work of a Cuban medical brigade taking care of the victims of the recent floods. Cuban Companies Active in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11881&SEO=cuban-companies-active-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) From Labiofam Vietnam, with 18 years in the Indochinese country, up to newly local Cuban industries, exhibit products at the Trade Fair inaugurated today in this capital, recognized as a platform to boost economic ties between the two nations. Jorge Sanjines: Cuba Lights Up New Latin American Cinema http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11878&SEO=jorge-sanjines-cuba-lights-up-new-latin-american-cinema By Cosset Lazo Perez Congo Prime Minister Ends Official Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11877&SEO=congo-prime-minister-ends-official-visit-to-cuba Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Clement Mouamba, Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, is winding up today his official visit to Cuba, during which he met authorities and toured places of historical interest. Cuba Hosts International Meeting for Peace without Military Bases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11875&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-meeting-for-peace-without-military-bases By Nuriem De Armas Big Attendance to World Accounting Forum in Cuba Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11874&SEO=big-attendance-to-world-accounting-forum-in-cuba-expected Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 400 experts of Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia and other nations will participate in the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Audit and Finances, to be held on May 22 to 24, informed an official source. Italian and Cuban Surgeons to Debate on New Health Technologies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11871&SEO=italian-and-cuban-surgeons-to-debate-on-new-health-technologies Havana, April 19 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 9th Congress of Cuba-Italy Surgery, specialists from both nations will have the possibility to debate on the new health technologies in this sector, the organizers said. Olorum 2017 Festival in Camagüey, Celebration of Cuban Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11869&SEO=olorum-2017-festival-in-camaguey-celebration-of-cuban-folklore Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Prestigious dance groups will be promoting the Olorum 2017 Festival from April 19 to 23, to be held in this city with more than half a millennium of history. Chilean Artist Patricio Moreno Exhibits His Art in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11867&SEO=chilean-artist-patricio-moreno-exhibits-his-art-in-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Center of Hispanic American Culture has currently put together more than twenty pieces for the exhibition Migraciones Forzadas (Forced Migrations), by Chilean artist Patricio Moreno. Cuban Foreign Minister Meets Leader of Spanish Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11866&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-meets-leader-of-spanish-parties Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met today representatives of different Spanish political parties, as a coda to his two-day official visit to this European country. Underwater Landscape Unveiled in Céspedes Park, Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11858&SEO=underwater-landscape-unveiled-in-cespedes-park-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The sunken treasures of the bay Santiago de Cuba, are now visible through the photographic exhibition An Immersion in History, with pieces from the archaeological underwater park Naval Battle of Santiago de Cuba 1898. In the central park Céspedes, heart of the city, are exhibited those impressive images captured mainly by photographers Vicente González Díaz and Vicente González Portuondo in the depths of the coast of Santiago. Cuban Rums Explore Vitenamese Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11857&SEO=cuban-rums-explore-vitenamese-markets Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Tradition, history and culture, are some of the credentials by the products exhibited by Cuban company Cuba Ron S.A., to try to get access to the Vietnamese market, said Cuban specialist Ilia Maria Cardoso. Classical Musicians to Play in Upcoming Cuban Concert Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11856&SEO=classical-musicians-to-play-in-upcoming-cuban-concert-series Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Virtuous instrumentalists from a dozen countries will promote classical music in historic spaces of this capital through a series of concerts with a select international and Cuban repertoire. 56th Anniversary of the Playa Girón Victory Celebrated in Seychelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11855&SEO=56th-anniversary-of-the-playa-giron-victory-celebrated-in-seychelles Victoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles personalities, as well as Cuban collaborators and residents celebrated in this capital the 56th anniversary of the Playa Girón Victory, the acid test of the rising socialist revolution in Cuba. Cuban and US Experts to Exchange on Multiple Sclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11850&SEO=cuban-and-us-experts-to-exchange-on-multiple-sclerosis Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States will discuss here on multiple sclerosis and the possibilities of stem cell treatment during a scientific clinical exchange on May 4 and 5. Cuban Medical Brigade Work Continues Despite Conflicts in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11847&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-work-continues-despite-conflicts-in-peru Piura, Peru, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade continued its humanitarian work in this region of northern Peru, despite a protest of residents sheltered in tents where thousands of families live. Congolese Prime Minister Praises Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11845&SEO=congolese-prime-minister-praises-relations-with-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, Clement Mouamba, regarded the relations between Congo and Cuba as ''indissoluble'', during the homage to deceased Congolese president Marien Ngouabi, celebrates at the African National Heroes Park in Havana. Cuba Shows Scientific Progress at Int'l Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11844&SEO=cuba-shows-scientific-progress-at-intl-meeting Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing its scientific progress of the last decades during the second and last day of the Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Polish Pianist Jakub Kitowski to Debut in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11841&SEO=polish-pianist-jakub-kitowski-to-debut-in-havana Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Gonzalo Roig Room in the Palace of the National Lyrics Theater of Cuba, will receive this Saturday, April 22nd, the début performance in Cuban stages of young Polish pianist Jakub Kitowski, it was revealed today by this artistic institution. New Actions for Greater Economic Ties Vietnam-Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11826&SEO=new-actions-for-greater-economic-ties-vietnam-cuba Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba agreed here today on actions focused on the exchange of information on business and trade opportunities, and greater knowledge of the respective business communities to increase economic relations. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes Official Visit to Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11820&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-official-visit-to-spain Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, is concluding today a two-day official visit to Spain, the first a foreign minister from the island has carried out for almost one decade. French Association will Celebrate Mayday in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11817&SEO=french-association-will-celebrate-mayday-in-cuba Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) French Association Cuba Linda will travel in the next few days to Havana to join the celebrations on the International Workers'' Day on May 1, informed the entity''s directive. According to a communiqué sent to Prensa Latina, the delegation will be formed by one hundred persons who will develop an intense program titled ''Following the Tracks of the Revolution''. Cuban FM Invites King of Spain to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11807&SEO=cuban-fm-invites-king-of-spain-to-visit-cuba 17 de abril de 2017, 15:07Madrid, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla invited King Felipe 6th of Spain to visit Cuba, a gesture framed in the will of the island''s government to keep on building relations with Spain. Cuban First Vice President Receives Congolese Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11805&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-receives-congolese-prime-minister 17 de abril de 2017, 14:13Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel held official talks with Congolese Prime Minister Clement Mouamba, who is on an official visit to Cuba. Cuban Growing Tourism Attracts Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11803&SEO=cuban-growing-tourism-attracts-hotel-business Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The tourist boom in Cuba is particularly boosting hotel business, as the increase in arrivals requires expanded capacity, and this has led Iberostar chain to set the island as a priority in its projections in the Americas. Heart Diseases, Main Cause of Mortality in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11802&SEO=heart-diseases-main-cause-of-mortality-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Heart diseases lead the list of Cuba''s top 10 causes of death, according to statistics from the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) published today. Biography of Ballerina Viengsay Valdés to Be Presented in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11801&SEO=biography-of-ballerina-viengsay-valdes-to-be-presented-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Dance specialists will present a book on the life and career of the first dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Viengsay Valdés, Casa del ALBA Cultural (a cultural institution to promote Latin American works) announced today. Cuban Girl, First Latin Performer at Song Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11799&SEO=cuban-girl-first-latin-performer-at-song-festival Minsk,Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban girl, Erik Hernandez, will be the first Latin representative to attend in July the Pop Song Contest of the International Arts Festival ''Slaviasnki Bazar'', in Vitebsk city, it was reported today. Over 6,000 Flood Victims in Peru Seen by Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11798&SEO=over-6000-flood-victims-in-peru-seen-by-cuban-doctors Piura, Peru, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 6,000 people affected by floods in this region of northern Peru have been attended by the Cuban medical brigade, reported today the head of the solidarity group, Rolando Piloto. International Council for Science Meets in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11797&SEO=international-council-for-science-meets-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU), is beginning here today with specialized debates focused on sustainable development. Cuba Begins Second Stage of Polio Vaccinations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11790&SEO=cuba-begins-second-stage-of-polio-vaccinations Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The 56th National Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign began its second stage today in this capital, to immunize 363,778 children from one month to one year,and 11 months and 29 days. Vietnam, Cuba Increase Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11788&SEO=vietnam-cuba-increase-economic-ties 17 de abril de 2017, 11:07Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba are exploring today some ways to broaden their economic relations as part of a visit here by a delegation from the Chamber of Commerce of the Caribbean country. Cuba Remembers Bay of Pigs Invasion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11781&SEO=cuba-remembers-bay-of-pigs-invasion Havana, April 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is remembering today the beginning of the mercenary invasion in Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs), an event that marked the new Cuban Socialist Revolution, 56 years ago. Cuban Foreign Minister Starts Official Visit to Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11776&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-starts-official-visit-to-spain Madrid, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has begun a two-day official visit to Spain today in response to an invitation from the authorities of this European country. Cuba, Iberostar's Main Destination in Latin American http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11772&SEO=cuba-iberostars-main-destination-in-latin-american Varadero, Cuba, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first choice for operation in Latin America of the Spanish hotel group Iberostar, the chain''s representative on island, Mateo Cardentei, said during the opening of a new stablishment in the western resort of Varadero. Cuba Celebrates Declaration of Socialism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11770&SEO=cuba-celebrates-declaration-of-socialism Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of youth organizations along with Cuban veterans celebrated Sunday the 56th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist character of the Revolution in April 1961. Cuban Doctors in Ecuador Highlight Legacy of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11753&SEO=cuban-doctors-in-ecuador-highlight-legacy-of-fidel-castro Quito, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Ecuador close today the First National Symposium on the Validity of Fidel Castro''s Thinking. Cuba to Host Int'l Forum on Financial Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11748&SEO=cuba-to-host-intl-forum-on-financial-affairs Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC) is organizing a forum on financial affairs, to be attended by about 400 experts from several countries, the organizing committee confirmed. Congolese Ambassador Highlights Fidel Castro's Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11746&SEO=congolese-ambassador-highlights-fidel-castros-heritage 15 de abril de 2017, 14:59Santiago de Cuba, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassador of the Republic of Congo, Pascal Onguembi, highlighted here the altruist and solidarity heritage of Fidel Castro, whom he described as the more humane of all men and women he has known. Septeto Santiaguero's Performance in New York Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11744&SEO=septeto-santiagueros-performance-in-new-york-highlighted 15 de abril de 2017, 12:34Los Angeles, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts of New York highlighted the performance by the Cuban renowned musical group Septeto Santiaguero, along with the Dominican singer Jose Alberto, El Canario. Cuba: National Ballet Celebrates 180 Years of Great Theater of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11735&SEO=cuba-national-ballet-celebrates-180-years-of-great-theater-of-havana Havana, 15 Apr (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) begins today the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the Alicia Alonso Great Theater of Havana, with a program of local and foreign choreographies. Cuba's Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11729&SEO=cubas-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As visits by tour operators are aimed today at Cuba''s recreational nautical activities, its flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary while implementing more programs to meet the demands from those who increasingly want to set sail in Cuban waters. Ultrasound Scan in Intensive Medicine, a New Cuban Experience http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11723&SEO=ultrasound-scan-in-intensive-medicine-a-new-cuban-experience Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban experience in the application of ultrasound scan in intensive medicine is considered as one of most interesting issues debated at the International Congress URGRAV-2017, held in Havana. Belarus Values 25-Year of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11720&SEO=belarus-values-25-year-of-diplomatic-relations-with-cuba Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Belarus celebrate today their 25-year diplomatic relations. The bilateral ties have taken deep roots and gone beyond the April 1992´s historic protocol signing. Cuba, France Revive Scientific Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11709&SEO=cuba-france-revive-scientific-cooperation Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The scientific-technological cooperation between Cuba and France has undergone a revival process since 2016 with great possibilities of expansion in the future, Granma newspaper reported. Visit of ICAP Vice President to Rome Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11707&SEO=visit-of-icap-vice-president-to-rome-concludes Rome, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The vice-president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Elio Gámez, concluded today a four-day visit to Rome on a tour that will also include the cities of Milan, Venice, and Turin. UN Rapporteur Concludes in Cuba Agenda on Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11702&SEO=un-rapporteur-concludes-in-cuba-agenda-on-human-trafficking Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, concluded her official program in Cuba with a press conference where she will set forth her criteria on struggling against human trafficking. Outside Africa No One Supported Namibia as Much as Cuba, Geingob Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11701&SEO=outside-africa-no-one-supported-namibia-as-much-as-cuba-geingob-says Windhoek, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) No other country outside of Africa contributed as selflessly as Cuba to the freedom that Namibia enjoy today, President Hage Geingob said. International Congress on Intensive Care URGRAV 2017 Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11700&SEO=international-congress-on-intensive-care-urgrav-2017-concludes Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The analysis of the impact of zika and H1N1 influenza in Latin America, from the perspective of intensive medicine, marks the last day of the International Congress of the specialty, URGRAV 2017, concluding here today. Cuban Residents in the USA Reopen Cultural Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11699&SEO=cuban-residents-in-the-usa-reopen-cultural-club Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cubans living in Washington and in Maryland, Virginia and Louisiana states reopened today, along with Cuban diplomats, a cultural club as a perfect setting to highlight unity among fellow Cubans. ELAM Increases the Health Family with More Specialists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11698&SEO=elam-increases-the-health-family-with-more-specialists Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, with thousands of graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), increased more health specialists to its supportive family, as stated by a US graduate. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11695&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-in-india New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Several social, trade union and educational organizations in India highlighted the work and legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, while condemning the US blockade against the island. Fifty-six Aprils after the Playa Giron Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11692&SEO=fifty-six-aprils-after-the-playa-giron-victory Por Marta Denis Valle*Havana (Prensa Latina) The freedom and the future of the Cuban people were at stake in Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) 56 years ago, when Cuba defeated, in a lightning counteroffensive, the operation best prepared by the United States in Latin America. Cuban Foreign Minister to Visit Spain, Portugal and Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11691&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-to-visit-spain-portugal-and-greece Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will be visiting Spain, Portugal and Greece as of next Monday 17, the official website of the Foreign Ministry announced. Second Stage of 56th Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11689&SEO=second-stage-of-56th-anti-polio-vaccination-campaign-starts-in-cuba 13 de abril de 2017, 19:20Havana, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Cuban Vaccination Program, Lena Lopez, has announced the second stage start-up of the 56th National Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign to be held until April 21. Varadero Gourmet for Excellence in Cuban Gastronomic Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11685&SEO=varadero-gourmet-for-excellence-in-cuban-gastronomic-services 13 de abril de 2017, 17:50Varadero, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Positioning Cuba as a quality destination in gastronomic services and bars and canteens, is the central objective of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, scheduled in this resort from June 27 to 30. Alfredo Guevara Film Week Closes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11680&SEO=alfredo-guevara-film-week-closes 13 de abril de 2017, 16:04Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) After several days of debate about the seventh art in Latin America, the 10th Alfredo Guevara in Memoriam Film Week came to an end in the Cuban eastern city of Holguin, its traditional venue. Cuban FM to Visit Spain, Portugal and Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11678&SEO=cuban-fm-to-visit-spain-portugal-and-greece 13 de abril de 2017, 15:57Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla will start in Spain on Monday April 17 an European tour that will take him, also, to Portugal and Greece, the webpage of the Cuban Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. Cuba Calls to Support More Events on Critical Medicine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11671&SEO=cuba-calls-to-support-more-events-on-critical-medicine Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Pan American Federation of Critical Medicine and Intensive Therapies, Agamenón Quintero, called here today to support events such as Urgrav 2017, which benefit patients in the region. Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago to Increase Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11669&SEO=cuba-trinidad-tobago-to-increase-cooperation-ties Port-of-Spain, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba are evaluating the signing of new cooperation agreements in public health, culture, tourism and energy, a diplomatic source informed today. UN Rapporteur Visits Cuban Sex Education Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11668&SEO=un-rapporteur-visits-cuban-sex-education-center Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur María Grazia Giammarinaro was informed today about details of the work of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), during a meeting in that institution held in the context of her official visit to Cuba. Important International Science Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11666&SEO=important-international-science-congress-in-cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 350 scientific works were received by the 7th International Congress on Medical Urgencies, Emergencies and Intensive Care (URGRAV 2017) in its second day at the Havana Convewntion Center Thursday. Cuban Doctors Still Working Nevertheless of Long Holiday in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11665&SEO=cuban-doctors-still-working-nevertheless-of-long-holiday-in-peru Piura, Perú, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)The Cuban doctors taking care of the Peruvian flood victims in this city and its sourroundings, are mantianing their solidarity work independently of the long holidays due to Easter. UN Rapporteur Visits Cuban Sexual Education Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11650&SEO=un-rapporteur-visits-cuban-sexual-education-center Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazi Gianmmarino visits today the National Sexual Education Center (Cenesex) in compliance with her agenda in Cuba to verify the struggle against human trafficking. Fair Presents Gibara as New Tourist Destination in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11643&SEO=fair-presents-gibara-as-new-tourist-destination-in-cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2017 will be opened with the presentation of Gibara as a new tourist product, a city located in the eastern province of Holguin, where the event will take place. Cuban Province of Camaguey Host of Conference on Mind Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11642&SEO=cuban-province-of-camaguey-host-of-conference-on-mind-sports Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of various nationalities will meet in this Central-Eastern Cuban city at the International Conference on Mind Sports (Cidem 2017), scheduled from May 3 to 5. Cuba Enhancing Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11641&SEO=cuba-enhancing-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) As recreational nautical activities in Cuba are attracting a growing number of foreign tourists, travel agencies are implementing more programs to meet the increasing demands of those who want to sail along Cuban waters, while the island''s nautical flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Cuba Champions Exchange Between Regional Intensivists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11631&SEO=cuba-champions-exchange-between-regional-intensivists 12 de abril de 2017, 16:19Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The Director of Innovation and Technology Department of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, Ileana Morales, today highlighted the exchange opportunity to the critical care physicians at URGRAV-2017. Cuba Reiterates Commitment with International Humanitarian Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11628&SEO=cuba-reiterates-commitment-with-international-humanitarian-law 12 de abril de 2017, 16:12Geneva, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated at the UN Headquarters in Geneva its commitment to respect and comply with international humanitarian law (IHL), as well as the intergovernmental process aimed at strengthening it. LatAm Students to Pay Tribute to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11623&SEO=latam-students-to-pay-tribute-to-che-guevara Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Continental Latin American and Caribbean Students Organization (Oclae) will reissue the caravan that in 1997 transferred to Cuba the remains of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara and a group of his comrades, reported a local newspaper. US Citizens Want to Sail to Cuba Freely http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11618&SEO=us-citizens-want-to-sail-to-cuba-freely Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) US recreational sailors want to travel freely to Cuba and influence the government of Washington to lift all kinds of restrictions against Havana, Commodore José Miguel Díaz Escrich said today. Cuban Doctors Reinforce Hospital Staff for Care of Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11614&SEO=cuban-doctors-reinforce-hospital-staff-for-care-of-peruvian-victims Piura, Peru, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban medical brigade working in solidarity in this northern Peruvian city, affected by major floods, began today to reinforce the field hospital installed to take care of the victims. Cuba Drills More Water Wells to Counter the Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11609&SEO=cuba-drills-more-water-wells-to-counter-the-drought Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The drilling of new wells to recharge the water table is now among the investments in this central Cuban province to minimize the effects of the prolonged drought that affects the region. The Challenges of the Left in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11606&SEO=the-challenges-of-the-left-in-latin-america Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. UN Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro Continues Program in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11599&SEO=un-rapporteur-maria-grazia-giammarinaro-continues-program-in-cuba Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, continues her official visit to Cuba today, where she develops a program of activities to confirm the work in the fight against human trafficking. UNESCO Director Salutes Celebration in Cuba of Jazz Day 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11596&SEO=unesco-director-salutes-celebration-in-cuba-of-jazz-day-2017 París, 12 Apr (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director General, irina Bokova, saluted the celebration in Cuba of the International Jazz Day 2017, date in which big representatives of the genre worldwide will meet in Havana. Cuba Starts Preparing Next Tobacco Crop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11595&SEO=cuba-starts-preparing-next-tobacco-crop Pinar del Río, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The western province of Pinar del Rio starts today labors for the next tobacco campaign which will extend to 19 thousand hectares, according to the program to develop the crop. French Academicians Praise Cuba's Scientific Potentiality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11593&SEO=french-academicians-praise-cubas-scientific-potentiality Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Franco-Cuban Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation today highlighted Cuba''s progress in medicine, education and biotechnology, as well as the enormous potentiality for the two-way cooperation. US Researcher Speaks in Cuba about Citrus Greening Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11592&SEO=us-researcher-speaks-in-cuba-about-citrus-greening-disease Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US researcher James Graham gave a masterly lecture on Huanglongbird (HLB), a disease of citrus fruits caused by a vector-borne pathogen, at the 8th International Scientific Seminar on Plant Health. Cuban City Receives 26th Edition of the International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11591&SEO=cuban-city-receives-26th-edition-of-the-international-book-fair Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) An artistic gala at the Principal Theater of Sancti Spiritus -central Cuba- opened last night the 26th edition of the International Book Fair in this city founded in 1514 by the Spaniards and it is today World Heritage of Humanity. Paralympic Champion Omara Durand Receives Samaranch Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11577&SEO=paralympic-champion-omara-durand-receives-samaranch-award 11 de abril de 2017, 15:59Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban World champion Omara Durand received today the Juan Antonio Samaranch Award of Athletic Excellency for her results in competitions for disabled athletes during 2016. Foreign Tourists Flock to Cuban Central Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11576&SEO=foreign-tourists-flock-to-cuban-central-destination 11 de abril de 2017, 15:21Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) A 21% increase in tourist arrivals was registered in Cuban resort Jardines del Rey, in the center of the island, during the first quarter of this year. Cuban Puppet Play of García Lorca Revived http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11563&SEO=cuban-puppet-play-of-garcia-lorca-revived Matanzas, Cuba, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company Teatro Las Estaciones will revive here today the play Retablillo de Don Cristóbal y Señá Rosita, by the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, a puppet show for adults. Tourism- Visiting Cuban Caves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11562&SEO=tourism-visiting-cuban-caves Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) In the Cuban tourist scene, the cave system attracts more people every year, arriving to the island to enjoy nature trips and adventures, as speleology specialists recognize it today. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11561&SEO=alba-countries-denounce-u.s.-economic-aggression-against-nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Acosta Danza to Premiere in Cuba Work of the American Justin Peck http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11553&SEO=acosta-danza-to-premiere-in-cuba-work-of-the-american-justin-peck Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Acosta Danza company confirmed today that it will premiere in Cuba one of the hits of the American choreographer Justin Peck in its spring season on April 21, 22 and 23. ALBA Nations Ratify Commitment to Unity and Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11550&SEO=alba-nations-ratify-commitment-to-unity-and-peace Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The commitment to regional unity was the center of the talks of the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), held this Monday in the Cuban capital. US Congressman Acknowledges Policy Failure against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11537&SEO=us-congressman-acknowledges-policy-failure-against-cuba Washington, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Rep. Congressman Roger Marshall today said that the US isolation policy against Cuba has dramatically failed and restricted the openings for Americans to have any relation with Cuba. Cuban and French Academicians Highlight Cooperation Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11535&SEO=cuban-and-french-academicians-highlight-cooperation-potential Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Academicians from Cuba and France highlighted today the progress of both nations in the scientific field, as well as the potential for bilateral cooperation in knowledge and technologies for development. Cuban Music to Light Up New Orleans Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11523&SEO=cuban-music-to-light-up-new-orleans-jazz-festival 10 de abril de 2017, 15:34Guantanamo, Cuba Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Musicians of the Cuban ensemble ''Changüí Guantanamo'' are readying themselves to delight the audience attending the 47th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, at the end of this month in the United States. Ecuadorian Ambassador Highlights inCuba Importance of Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11522&SEO=ecuadorian-ambassador-highlights-incuba-importance-of-integration Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Humanism and solidarity are the cornerstone of fraternal relations between Latin American and Caribbean peoples, said Ecuador''s ambassador to Cuba, Fabian Solano. Cuba Thanks Centro Sur Support against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11521&SEO=cuba-thanks-centro-sur-support-against-us-blockade Geneva, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has thanked the organization Centro Sur for its constant support in the fight against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against this Caribbean nation. Cuba Prioritizes Investments to Mitigate Drought in Eastern Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11517&SEO=cuba-prioritizes-investments-to-mitigate-drought-in-eastern-provinces 10 de abril de 2017, 13:21Guantanamo, Cuba, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH) of Cuba is giving today priority to investments, in an effort to mitigate the effects of the intense drought that affects a big portion of the island's eastern provinces. ALBA Meeting Began in Havana With a Call for Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11512&SEO=alba-meeting-began-in-havana-with-a-call-for-unity Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call for unity, organization, and solidarity, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez inaugurated today the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Cuban Medical Brigade in Its Second Week of Activities in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11502&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-in-its-second-week-of-activities-in-peru Pirura, Peru, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade begins its second week of work in the shelters of victims of the heavy rains and floods in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings. Academic Day of Ballet Schools Meeting Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11499&SEO=academic-day-of-ballet-schools-meeting-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The classes, workshops and conferences of the XXIII International Meeting of academies for the teaching of ballet began today in the main school institution of this art in Cuba, with representatives of a dozen countries. UN Special Rapporteur Begins Official Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11497&SEO=un-special-rapporteur-begins-official-visit-to-cuba Havana, April 10 (Prensa Latina) The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations (UN) on the human rights of Human Trafficking victims, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, will begin today an official visit to Cuba. French Group Will Travel to Cuba for Mayday Festivities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11486&SEO=french-group-will-travel-to-cuba-for-mayday-festivities París, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the solidarity organization Cuba Sí Francia is prepared to travel to the Caribbean nation and participate there in the festivities of the International Workers'' Day, declared the president of the group, Charly Bouhana. ALBA Countries Meet in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11484&SEO=alba-countries-meet-in-havana Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America-Trade Treaty of the People (ALBA-TCP, in Spanish) is holding in Havana Monday its 15th ordinary session as a follow up of the body''s 15th Summit held in Caracas, Venezuela, in March. Meeting of Ballet Schools from Various Countries Starts in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11481&SEO=meeting-of-ballet-schools-from-various-countries-starts-in-havana Havana, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Students and teachers of ballet schools from various countries will share experiences from today in Cuba on the artistic education and the suitable development of techniques. American Sports Council Assembly Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11472&SEO=american-sports-council-assembly-highlighted By Rolando de la RiberaSanto Domingo, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Ordinary Assembly of the American Council of Sports (CADE, in Spanish), which discussed key issues for the development of sports in the region, was highlighted as very important for all the countries of the Americas. Health Fairs in Bolivia: Light of Hope with the Support of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11453&SEO=health-fairs-in-bolivia-light-of-hope-with-the-support-of-cuba By Cosset Lazo Pérez Santa Cruz, Bolivia, April 9 (Prensa Latina) The head of medical assistance of the Cuban brigade in Bolivia, Alina Ochoa, highlighted today the impact of the Health Fairs that since 2016 Cuban collaborators carry out here. Fidel Castro Left an Everlasting Legacy, Says Cuban Professor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11451&SEO=fidel-castro-left-an-everlasting-legacy-says-cuban-professor 08 de abril de 2017, 15:31Bogota, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prominent Academician Luis Suarez described today as everlasting the thinking of Cuban revolution founder Fidel Castro, during a meeting held in this capital to honor him. French-Cuban Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11450&SEO=french-cuban-forum-on-science-technology-and-innovation-announced 08 de abril de 2017, 14:52Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The French-Cuban Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation will be held in this capital from April 10-12 to promote experience exchange and assess the plans for bilateral cooperation, the official newspaper Granma published today. The Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC) will be the venue of the event, in which figures and researchers from both countries will participate, expert from the Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Raisa Rodriguez told the newspaper. Cuban Condemnation to US Attack against Syria Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11448&SEO=cuban-condemnation-to-us-attack-against-syria-highlighted Damascus, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Different Syrian media outlets highlighted today Cuba''s condemnation to the US attack against the Shayrat air base in the province of Homs, calling it ''blatant violation of the International Law.'' Spain to Be Guest Country of Honor at Gibara Film Festival, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11437&SEO=spain-to-be-guest-country-of-honor-at-gibara-film-festival-cuba Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Gibara International Film Festival, to be held in Cuba from April 16 to 22, will have Spain as a guest country of honor, the organizing committee informed. Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba Starts in the Philippine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11436&SEO=regional-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba-starts-in-the-philippine Hanoi, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will begin today in the Philippine capital, Manila, with the participation of around 120 delegates from 18 countries that will debate issues regarding the current situation in the Caribbean country, organizers confirmed. Clarinet Party Begins in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11434&SEO=clarinet-party-begins-in-havana 07 de abril de 2017, 19:53Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) With the purpose of playing several styles of the universal repertoire, especially Latin American and US compositions, the Clarinet Party gathered today in this capital 30 Cuban and foreign clarinetists. Several Cuban Players to PLay in Can-Am League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11429&SEO=several-cuban-players-to-play-in-can-am-league 07 de abril de 2017, 17:22Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Several Cuban baseball players will integrate the payrolls of the teams of the Canadian-American Independent League (Can-Am), said today sources of the National Federation of the sport. Cuba and European Association of Geoscientists Sign Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11428&SEO=cuba-and-european-association-of-geoscientists-sign-agreement 07 de abril de 2017, 17:08Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Society of Geology (SCG) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers signed today a cooperation agreement to boost exchange of information and literature. Cuba Extols World Health Day in Battle against Depression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11425&SEO=cuba-extols-world-health-day-in-battle-against-depression 07 de abril de 2017, 16:41Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Day 2017 has Depression as central theme this year, a pathology that affects 300 million people around the globe, and is promoted in Cuba with a Festival of Integration hosted by this city, Cuba Celebrates World Health Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11408&SEO=cuba-celebrates-world-health-day Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today the day for World Health Day with a program of activities dedicated to the care of depression, a mental illness that is the center of attention this year. Cuba and Mexico Discuss Migratory and Consular Matters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11405&SEO=cuba-and-mexico-discuss-migratory-and-consular-matters Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Diplomatic representatives from Cuba and Mexico met in Havana to discuss migration and consular matters during the 11th Bilateral Meeting of Working Group on those issues, the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Costa Rica and Panama Take Actions against Illegal Cuban Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11403&SEO=costa-rica-and-panama-take-actions-against-illegal-cuban-migrants San José, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Costa Rica and Panama announced today the measures taken by both Central American nations regarding illegal Cuban migrants. North American Doctor Recognizes High Quality of Cuban Cardiology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11401&SEO=north-american-doctor-recognizes-high-quality-of-cuban-cardiology Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) American doctor, Roberto Lang, of the American Society of Echocardiography, has stressed today in this capital the level of the Cuban cardiology and the preparation of professionals in this branch of medicine. Peru: Cuban Doctors Take Care of Over 2,500 Patients http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11400&SEO=peru-cuban-doctors-take-care-of-over-2500-patients Piura, Peru, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade took care of a total of 2,570 patients, mostly children and adolescents, in four days of work in this northern city of the country and in the shelters of victims of the floods that hit this region. Cubana Airline Ready to Begin Flights This Summer to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11399&SEO=cubana-airline-ready-to-begin-flights-this-summer-to-italy Rome, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline in Italy expects to shortly begin flights with new summer''s offers for the transportation of passengers and international cargo. Cuba Concludes Geosciences 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11393&SEO=cuba-concludes-geosciences-2017 Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention, Geosciences 2017, is concluding here today after several days of debate on this field of knowledge and its contributions to the society and sustainable development. Cuba Advocates Promotion of International Humanitarian Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11390&SEO=cuba-advocates-promotion-of-international-humanitarian-law Geneva, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated at the UN headquarters in Geneva to promote the development, dissemination and application of the norms and principles of international humanitarian law in a world where the nature of armed conflicts becomes more complex. Living Traditions from Cuba and the World to Converge in the Island http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11378&SEO=living-traditions-from-cuba-and-the-world-to-converge-in-the-island Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF) is currently joining efforts with the movement of amateur artists in Cuba to meet here at the Dance Party. Cuban Beach Volleyball Teams to Compete on NORCECA Circuit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11377&SEO=cuban-beach-volleyball-teams-to-compete-on-norceca-circuit Havana, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban male and female beach volleyball teams will compete at the first stop of the North, Central America and Caribbean (NORCECA) Beach Volleyball Circuit, in La Paz, Baja California. Cuban and Portugal Strengthen Ties in Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11374&SEO=cuban-and-portugal-strengthen-ties-in-tourism 06 de abril de 2017, 19:08Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) High-level delegations from Portugal and Cuba strengthened ties through the signing of a Cooperation Agreement to develop tourism. Cuban Record Company Launches Benny More´s Classic Hits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11372&SEO=cuban-record-company-launches-benny-moreas-classic-hits 06 de abril de 2017, 17:19Cienfuegos, Cuba, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban record company Bis Music launched a collection of the most famous classic hits by Benny More (1919-1963). Cuba Plans to Lower Child Mortality Rate in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11371&SEO=cuba-plans-to-lower-child-mortality-rate-in-2017 06 de abril de 2017, 17:18Havana, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported today to the press its commitment to cut the infant mortality rate down to under four per thousand live births this year. Havana Hosts Meeting Cuba-USA on Echocardiography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11368&SEO=havana-hosts-meeting-cuba-usa-on-echocardiography 06 de abril de 2017, 16:53Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Hospital Hermanos Ameijeiras, in this capital city, hosts from today until next Saturday the 1st Meeting Cuba-USA on Advanced Echocardiography, with over 320 participants. US Strategy to Destabilize Venezuela Denounced in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11367&SEO=us-strategy-to-destabilize-venezuela-denounced-in-cuba 06 de abril de 2017, 16:41Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to Cuba Ali Rodriguez denounced in this capital that the current situation in his country answers to a strategy by the United States and the right in the continent to isolate and destabilize it. Universities Support Double Russian-Cuban Degree http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11361&SEO=universities-support-double-russian-cuban-degree 06 de abril de 2017, 15:18Havana, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Ibero-American Center of the Russian Social State University, Berenice Cervantes, said today that this center and its Guantanamo counterpart are planning a double Russian-Cuban degree without the need for the students to travel to Moscow. UN Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11354&SEO=un-special-rapporteur-on-human-trafficking-to-visit-cuba 06 de abril de 2017, 12:30Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) UN official Maria Grazia Giammarinaro will pay an official visit to Cuba from April 10 to 14, the Foreign Ministry informed today. Cuban Medical Brigade Increases Activities in Peruvian Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11352&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-increases-activities-in-peruvian-region 06 de abril de 2017, 12:22Piura, Peru, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade that attends in this city and its vicinities to the victims of the heavy floods that hit the region, increased today its activities at the request of the local health authorities. New York Film Festival Pays Homage to Cuban Director Juan Padron http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11351&SEO=new-york-film-festival-pays-homage-to-cuban-director-juan-padron 06 de abril de 2017, 12:15New York, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the Havana Film Festival in New York is paying tribute to Cuban cartoon director, Juan Padron, who today described as exciting the organizers'' deference. Russian ROSATON Explained in Bolivia the Nuclear Energy Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11342&SEO=russian-rosaton-explained-in-bolivia-the-nuclear-energy-potential La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian state corporation ROSATOM offered two lectures to the students and the Bolivian scientific community on the possibilities of nuclear technology, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy of the South American country announced today. Cuban Services at Vietnam Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11340&SEO=cuban-services-at-vietnam-tourism-fair Hanoi, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The International Tourism Fair of Vietnam has opened its doors here today as a platform in which neighboring nations and Cuba are participating, to promotes not only its traditional attractions but also the cultural product. Seven Cuban Projects in Global Telecoms Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11331&SEO=seven-cuban-projects-in-global-telecoms-competition Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Seven Cuban projects are competing today in different categories of the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017, Cubadebate posted today. Cuban and US Nautical Authorities To Exchange Experiences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11319&SEO=cuban-and-us-nautical-authorities-to-exchange-experiences Havana, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Authorities for recreational nautical activity and directors of Cruising World Magazine exchanged insights for a growing US interest in sailing across this archipelago. Cuban Group Fosters Recovery of Spanish Dances almost Disappeared http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11317&SEO=cuban-group-fosters-recovery-of-spanish-dances-almost-disappeared 05 de abril de 2017, 18:02Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The group Danza Isleña Portadora de Poza, with a unique tradition almost disappeared in Cuba, is fostering conservation and promotion of the Canary Islands heritage, which was brought here by the European immigration flow. Debates on International Humanitarian Law in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11312&SEO=debates-on-international-humanitarian-law-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 17:33Havana, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of various institutions and senior officials of the Armed Forces from Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela are participating at the 2nd International Humanitarian Law Meeting, opened today in Havana. Cuban University Singer-Songwriter Festival Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11308&SEO=cuban-university-singer-songwriter-festival-begins 05 de abril de 2017, 16:28Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The second edition of the National Festival of University Singer Songwriters began today in this capital, with the objective of promoting and boosting the work by young singer songwriters. Ballet Nacional de Cuba to Tour Spain, Italy, France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11302&SEO=ballet-nacional-de-cuba-to-tour-spain-italy-france 05 de abril de 2017, 15:48Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will tour Spain, Italy and France starting on April 30, announced today the direction of the company directed by the legendary artist Alicia Alonso. New Specialized Bookstore for the Youth Opened in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11297&SEO=new-specialized-bookstore-for-the-youth-opened-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 15:05Guantanamo, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the inauguration of the new children's bookstore "El Cochero Azul", sponsored by the Cuban Book Institute and Gente Nueva Publishing House, the Book Fair 2017 started here today. Danza Ñáñiga to Celebrate International Jazz Day in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11294&SEO=danza-naniga-to-celebrate-international-jazz-day-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 13:28Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The voice of Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, accompanied by Chucho Valdés on the piano, defends today the jazz sonorities in the theme Danza Ñáñiga that promotes the celebration of the World Day of that genre. Raúl Castro Sends Condolences to Putin for Russian Subway Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11293&SEO=raul-castro-sends-condolences-to-putin-for-russian-subway-attack 05 de abril de 2017, 13:21Moscow,, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz expressed today his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the victims of the terrorist attack perpetrated in the subway of St. Petersburg. Videoart Festival Continues in Cuban Province of Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11292&SEO=videoart-festival-continues-in-cuban-province-of-camaguey 05 de abril de 2017, 13:15Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) A selection of 79 works will be presented today at the 7th International Camagüey Videoart Festival (Fivac), which will run until April 9 in this central-eastern city of Cuba. Cuba Brings its Rhythm to New Orleans Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11287&SEO=cuba-brings-its-rhythm-to-new-orleans-jazz-festival Washington, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of Cuban artists will make a distinctive note this year at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, recognized as one of the most important of its kind today in the world. Caribbean Development Bank Giving High Priority to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11285&SEO=caribbean-development-bank-giving-high-priority-to-climate-change Bridgetown, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)The Caribbean Development Bank has as high priority climate change,said President Warren Smith. Cuban Civil Aeronautics Increases Operations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11284&SEO=cuban-civil-aeronautics-increases-operations Havana, Apr 5 (PL) Cuba holds on as more airlines land in the 10 air terminals attending international flights, it was officially reported today. Foreign Experts Discuss Geological Sciences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11280&SEO=foreign-experts-discuss-geological-sciences-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from around the world are debating today at the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention about the contribution of this field to sustainable development. More Than 1000 Peruvians Already Treated by Cuban Medical Brigade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11278&SEO=more-than-1000-peruvians-already-treated-by-cuban-medical-brigade Piura, Peru, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) More than a thousand patients were treated by the Cuban medical brigade arriving in this northern city of the country to assist the victims of the floods that devastated this territory, the group leader, Rolando Piloto said today. High Participation of Readers at Cuba's Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11276&SEO=high-participation-of-readers-at-cubas-book-fair Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair in Cuba, FIL 2017, has reports today high levels of participation in each of its chapters in provinces, in addition to significant sales, the president of the organizing committee, Juan Rodriguez, said. XX Biennial of Graphic Humor Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11274&SEO=xx-biennial-of-graphic-humor-ends-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the commitment to promote Latin American graphic humor and the invitation to upcoming meetings, the 20th edition of the San Antonio de los Baños Biennial, in the western Cuban province of Artemisa, says good bye today. UNASUR Library Receives Cuban Donation with José Martí Books http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11268&SEO=unasur-library-receives-cuban-donation-with-jose-marti-books By Sinay Cespedes Moreno.Quito, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The library of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), located in the Middle of the World, received today books, as well as audiovisual and musical material donated by the Cuban Embassy. The complete works of José Martí and facsimile versions of the Golden Age (children's stories), also written by the Cuban national hero and renowned writer, journalist and Latin American thinker, were part of the donation. British Airline Opens Flights to Cuban Resort of Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11260&SEO=british-airline-opens-flights-to-cuban-resort-of-varadero Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) British airline Virgin Atlantic has started flights from the London Gatwick airport to Varadero''s famous Cuban resort, a website specializing in tourism posted today. Cuban Delegation Meets Several Sectors of Philippine Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11258&SEO=cuban-delegation-meets-several-sectors-of-philippine-society Hanoi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Several sectors of the Philippine society are now interested in receiving first-hand information about Cuba, sources from the delegation attending the 8th Asia-Pacific Solidarity Meeting with the Caribbean country, said. In-Depth Debates during Petrogas-2017 Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11251&SEO=in-depth-debates-during-petrogas-2017-congress-in-cuba 04 de abril de 2017, 16:59Havana, April 4 (Prensa Latina) A dozen papers were debated by Cuban and foreign specialists at the 6th Petroleum and Gas Congress (Petrogas-2017), which will be held until next Friday at the Havana International Conference Center. Peruvian Regional Authorities Thank Cuban Medical Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11250&SEO=peruvian-regional-authorities-thank-cuban-medical-solidarity 04 de abril de 2017, 16:54Piura, Peru, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from the Peruvian region of Piura expressed their recognition to the solidary work of a Cuban medical brigade taking care of affected people by the floods in that territory of the north of Peru. Cuban Participation in Can-Am Baseball League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11249&SEO=cuban-participation-in-can-am-baseball-league 04 de abril de 2017, 16:51Havana, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Canadian officials will arrive in Cuba to evaluate the participation of a Cuban baseball team in the independent Can-Am League and the possible Cuban ballplayers hiring. Orishas Group Provided Spain with Cuban Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11244&SEO=orishas-group-provided-spain-with-cuban-music 04 de abril de 2017, 16:13Madrid, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s well-known Hip-Hop Group Orishas, gave a spectacular closing ceremony sponsored by the Cuban embassy in Spain so as to strengthen ties with its immigration. Cuba Defends at UN a Broader and More Representative Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11240&SEO=cuba-defends-at-un-a-broader-and-more-representative-security-council 04 de abril de 2017, 16:04United Nations, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocated today at the United Nations General Assembly a Security Council of at least 26 members and with a representation that guarantees greater presence of developing countries. Tribute of Choreographic Theater to Cuban Cultural Personalities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11238&SEO=tribute-of-choreographic-theater-to-cuban-cultural-personalities 04 de abril de 2017, 15:59Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The choreographic theater show Cuatro, an approach to deceased personalities of Cuban culture and conceived by the young dancer and choreographer Yadiel Durán, will return to the scene, it was informed here today. Florida Aquarium Helps Create Underwater Coral Nursery in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11235&SEO=florida-aquarium-helps-create-underwater-coral-nursery-in-cuba Washington,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) An international team of divers from The Florida Aquarium and the National Aquarium of Cuba constructed an underwater staghorn coral nursey in Cuba waters,according local media today. EcuRed Among Finalists of World Telecoms Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11229&SEO=ecured-among-finalists-of-world-telecoms-competition Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Collaborative Encyclopedia, EcuRed, is among the finalists chosen for the awards of the World Summit on the Information Society, local media reported today. Cuban Symphony Orchestra in Concert with Italian Artists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11225&SEO=cuban-symphony-orchestra-in-concert-with-italian-artists Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Italian orchestra director Francesco Belli will direct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) next Sunday, in a concert to be performed at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Havana, in which they will perform works written by famous authors like Beethoven, Schumann and Stravinski. Biennial of Graphic Humor, A Space for Latin American Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11222&SEO=biennial-of-graphic-humor-a-space-for-latin-american-art Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The 20th edition of the International Biennial of Graphic Humor begins today, as a key space for the development of Cuban and Latin American art, cartoonist Angel Boligan said. Senior Citizens' Priority at Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11217&SEO=senior-citizens-priority-at-cuban-health-system Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Cuban Youth is the Continuity of Cuban Revolution, Says Young Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11207&SEO=cuban-youth-is-the-continuity-of-cuban-revolution-says-young-leader Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban youth is today, on occasion of the 55th anniversary of its founding, a continuity and non-relay, is a guarantee of the present and future of the Revolution, the secretary general of the Young Communist League (UJC), Susely Morfa, said. Cuba Hosts 7th Convention on Geosciences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11201&SEO=cuba-hosts-7th-convention-on-geosciences Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Debate sessions, workshops and exhibitions of the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention are beginning today in this capital, to link this knowledge with society and sustainable development. Paintings on Cuba Exhibited at European Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11188&SEO=paintings-on-cuba-exhibited-at-european-parliament 03 de abril de 2017, 17:15Brussels, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament hosted a four-day exhibition of paintings on Cuba made by painters Francisco Arredondo, from Cuba, and Linda Starbatty, from Germany, said today diplomatic sources. New Investments to Face Drought in Center of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11179&SEO=new-investments-to-face-drought-in-center-of-cuba 03 de abril de 2017, 15:14Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) An investment of 20 million Cuban pesos (20 million dollars at the official exchange) is now being executed by the Cuban National Hydraulic Resources Institute (INRH) to face a drought affecting the central zone of the island of Cuba. French Expert Studies Work of Cuban Emilio Bacardi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11178&SEO=french-expert-studies-work-of-cuban-emilio-bacardi 03 de abril de 2017, 14:42By Martha Cabrales Arias Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to President Mugabe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11172&SEO=cuban-president-sends-condolence-message-to-president-mugabe Harare, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz sent a condolence message to his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, because of the material damages and human losses caused by the floods in Zimbabwe, it was reported here Monday. International Danzon Festival Miguel Failde in Memoriam,Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11171&SEO=international-danzon-festival-miguel-failde-in-memoriamends-in-cuba 03 de abril de 2017, 13:08Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After four days, the II International Danzon Meeting Miguel Failde in Memoriam, held here, gave last night the Grand Prizes (GP) of dance and composition, during the final round accompanied by the music of the Aragon Orchestra. World Chefs Association Recognizes Merits of Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11166&SEO=world-chefs-association-recognizes-merits-of-cuban-cuisine Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) has declared the island''s cuisine a World Intangible Heritage, spokesmen of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC) reported today. Cuba Hosts International Colloquium of Gerontology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11158&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-colloquium-of-gerontology Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) An International Colloquium on Gerontology has begun today in this capital with the attendance of representatives from 15 countries and regions to discuss the rights of senior citizens in the world. Cuba Hosts 27th Imprint of Spain Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11143&SEO=cuba-hosts-27th-imprint-of-spain-festival 02 de abril de 2017, 16:09Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The 27th Imprint of Spain Festival opens today in Cuba with a gala dedicated to the cultural origins of that European country in this Caribbean island. Cuban Musician Jose Maria Vitier Gives Exceptional Concert in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11141&SEO=cuban-musician-jose-maria-vitier-gives-exceptional-concert-in-france 02 de abril de 2017, 15:48Paris, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musician Jose Maria Vitier and his band gave an exceptional concert in the French city of Enghien-les-Bains, where he showed his virtuosity, masterful performances and emotions. Cuban Puppet Company Staged Play on Jose Marti's Text http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11140&SEO=cuban-puppet-company-staged-play-on-jose-martis-text 02 de abril de 2017, 15:16Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppeteer company Teatro Las Estaciones is concluding today the performances, during the spring season, of the play ''Los Zapaticos de Rosa'' (The Little Shoes of Rose), based on a homonymous text by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. Youths Express Solidarity with Venezuela in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11136&SEO=youths-express-solidarity-with-venezuela-in-costa-rica San Jose, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Cultural Meeting for the Youth and Trade Union Unit of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, taking place in Costa Rica, expressed their solidarity with the Bolivarian government and the Venezuelan people. International Red Cross and Cuban Foreign Ministry Review Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11134&SEO=international-red-cross-and-cuban-foreign-ministry-review-ties Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from the Cuban Foreign Ministry (Minrex) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held consultations here to review the state of bilateral relations, the Minrex website reported on Sunday. Int'l Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes Concludes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11132&SEO=intl-dance-festival-in-urban-landscapes-concludes-in-cuba Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes will conclude today with parades that will bring together all the companies invited to the event. Cuban Cinema Opens Window to New York Moviegoers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11131&SEO=cuban-cinema-opens-window-to-new-york-moviegoers New York, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban feature-length films, documentaries and cartoons are today offering New Yorkers a window into the island''s cinema, in the framework of the fourth day of the 18th Havana Cinema Festival in New York. We invite you to discover an emblematic hotel of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11128&SEO=we-invite-you-to-discover-an-emblematic-hotel-of-havana We invite you to discover an emblematic hotel of HavanaIn the busy corner of 23rd Street and L in Havana we can find one of the most emblematic Hotels of the Cuban capital. The Habana Libre hotel, founded six decades ago, stands with impressive beauty. Prensa Latina Television invites you to discover the stories and curious facts of this well-known hotel located at the heart of the city. Cuban Botanic Gardens Fulfill Travelers Expectations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11124&SEO=cuban-botanic-gardens-fulfill-travelers-expectations Havana, Apr 2 (prensa Latina) The growth of nature tourism today consolidates the journey of many people to Cuba interested in the beauty of the landscape and, above all, to visit the 13 botanical gardens of this country. Enjoy the musical proposal of El Niño y la Verdad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11121&SEO=enjoy-the-musical-proposal-of-el-nino-y-la-verdad Enjoy the musical proposal of El Niño y la Verdad. Llegó la verdad and Más duro are the two albums released by theorchestra El niño y la verdad, which was founded 4 years ago. Its director, Emilio Frías, offered an exclusive interview to our colleague Danay Galletti and talked about his new project, which promotes popular dance music like the previous ones. Tenth Week of Polish Culture Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11118&SEO=tenth-week-of-polish-culture-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The 10th Week of Polish Culture in Cuba opens its program today with a tribute to the filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016), which will include several of his most recognized titles. Cuba, Bangladesh Parliamentarians Boost Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11116&SEO=cuba-bangladesh-parliamentarians-boost-bilateral-ties Dacca, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Jatiyo Sangshad (Bangladesh Legislative), Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, received a delegation of Cuban parliamentarians, with whom he addressed the strengthening of relations between the two nations. Graduation of Alphabetized People Dedicated to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11111&SEO=graduation-of-alphabetized-people-dedicated-to-fidel-castro Mexico, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) A total of 205 people in Mexico alphabetized by Cuban method ''Yo Si Puedo'' (Yes, I Can) in the municipality of Ixtapaluca, state of Mexico, is now dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Delegates of 15 Countries to Dialogue on Gerontology in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11110&SEO=delegates-of-15-countries-to-dialogue-on-gerontology-in-cuba Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 15 countries will participate in the International Colloquium on Gerontology, scneduled from April 3 thru 6 in this capital, informed here the president of its organizing committee, Humberto Arencibia. Importance Highlighted of Spanish Roots in Cuban Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11109&SEO=importance-highlighted-of-spanish-roots-in-cuban-culture Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) ''To keep alive our roots is necessary today in order to strengthen our national culture and to continue creating'', assured the Cuban musician Pancho Amat, when referring to the 27th Festival La Huella de España, to take place here from April 2 thru 9. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Spreads Out Institutional Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11106&SEO=cuban-chamber-of-commerce-spreads-out-institutional-relations Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Chamber of Commerce (CCC) strengthens and spreads out today its institutional relations to promote closer relations and deepen mutual knowledge in other countries, according to a source from that entity. Begins Videoart Festival in Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11105&SEO=begins-videoart-festival-in-cuban-province Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Exponents from 24 countries will gather from April 4 to 9 in this central-eastern city to participate in the 7th International Videoart Festival of Camagüey (FIVAC). Another US Cruise Ship Docks in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11081&SEO=another-us-cruise-ship-docks-in-havana Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The cruise ship Azamara Quest joined today the list of vessels of this type that arrive in Cuba from the United States and consolidate the favorable image of this port destination. Cuba and China Strengthen Military Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11080&SEO=cuba-and-china-strengthen-military-ties Beijing, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the National People''s Congress, and Leopoldo Cintra Frias, Minister of Cuba''s Revolutionary Armed Forces, have agreed to strengthen bilateral and military ties, the Cuban embassy here reported. Cuban Film Opens New York Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11079&SEO=cuban-film-opens-new-york-festival New York, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban film ''Esteban'' has opened the 18th Havana Cinema Festival in New York with a welcoming reception by the audience at an event in which more than 35 films will be shown. Cuban Medical Contingent Traveling to Assist Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11062&SEO=cuban-medical-contingent-traveling-to-assist-peruvian-victims Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Brigade 23 of the International Contingent of Specialists in Disaster Situations and Severe Epidemics, Henry Reeve, left for Peru today to help those affected by the heavy rains in that country. Cuban Foreign Trade Minister Calls for Optimizing Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11060&SEO=cuban-foreign-trade-minister-calls-for-optimizing-resources Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), has urged businessmen here today to optimize the use of available resources, after summarizing the work of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) in 2016. Cuba Celebrates Canary Islands Traditions with Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11059&SEO=cuba-celebrates-canary-islands-traditions-with-cultural-program Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Dances, talks, music and diverse activities conform the program starting on April 2 thru 9, in the 27th Festival La Huella de España Con danzas, confirmed here its artistic director, Irene Rodríguez. Cuba Increases Investments to Extend Digital TV Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11051&SEO=cuba-increases-investments-to-extend-digital-tv-services Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Installation in this city of two new modern hybrid transmitters from Germany us part of the investment increase by Cuba to extend gradually digital television in the country. Mongolian Tourist Sector for Sharing Experiences with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11058&SEO=mongolian-tourist-sector-for-sharing-experiences-with-cuba Ulaanbaatar, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) D. Oyunkhorol, Minister of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, welcomed here Cuban Ambassador in this country Raul Delgado to share experiences and discuss challenges in this field. US Actress Jodie Foster Visits Acosta Dance Company in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11049&SEO=us-actress-jodie-foster-visits-acosta-dance-company-in-cuba 30 de marzo de 2017, 18:06Havana, March 30 (PL) The US actress and film director, Jodie Foster, was present at a a rehearsal of Acosta Dance Company, founded and directed by the outstanding Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. Cuba Paid Tribute to Rodolfo Walsh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11044&SEO=cuba-paid-tribute-to-rodolfo-walsh 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:46Havana, March 30 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina (PL) recalled the Argentine Journalist Rodolfo Walsh´s work, which marked PL´s history which was established in 1959 so as to contrast the great media´s misinformation back then. National Navigation on the Internet in Cuba Gets Cheaper http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11038&SEO=national-navigation-on-the-internet-in-cuba-gets-cheaper 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:01Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban telecommunications enterprise Telecomunicaciones Cuba S. A., much widely known as ETECSA, established a cheaper fixed rate for national navigation on the Internet, to facilitate searching in cultural, sports news, investigation and business information websites with interesting information on the web. Psychotherapy, Effective Treatment against Depression: WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11032&SEO=psychotherapy-effective-treatment-against-depression-who 30 de marzo de 2017, 15:02Geneva, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) A psychotherapeutic treatment overcomes traditions with drugs to combat depression, a disease that currently affects 322 million people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. El Salvador Decorates Cuban Dancer Alicia Alonso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11030&SEO=el-salvador-decorates-cuban-dancer-alicia-alonso 30 de marzo de 2017, 14:25San Salvador, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren decorates today Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso with the Libertador Jose Simeon Cañas Order, Great Officer Rank. UNFPA, the Netherlands Sign Agreement on Sex Education in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11025&SEO=unfpa-the-netherlands-sign-agreement-on-sex-education-in-cuba 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:22Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for the implementation of the second phase of a project on sex education and human rights led by the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) of Cuba was signed here by UNFPA and the Netherlands. Tomas Romay, Prominent Figure of Cuban Science http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11022&SEO=tomas-romay-prominent-figure-of-cuban-science Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Dr. Tomas Romay, one of the most prominent figures in the history of health in Cuba, died on March 30th, 1849. He''s acknowledged by having introduced vaccination on the island. UNESCO Exhibits Cuban Artist's Works http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11021&SEO=unesco-exhibits-cuban-artists-works Paris, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Ofrendas (Tributes), by artist Silvia Rodriguez Rivero, was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris as part of the events of the ‘Cuban Week,'' taking place in this country. Cuba Stresses Quality of Chilean Graduates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11008&SEO=cuba-stresses-quality-of-chilean-graduates By Reina Magdariaga Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) I have appreciated in young people from my country who have graduated from this island the quality of the training of health professionals in Cuba, a Chilean delegate of the 3rd International Convention on Technology and Health said. Cuba Ratifies Zero Tolerance of Human Trafficking at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11003&SEO=cuba-ratifies-zero-tolerance-of-human-trafficking-at-un Geneva, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has maintained a zero tolerance policy for human trafficking, a crime that violates the human rights of the victims, the Havana embassy at the United Nations Office in Geneva stated today. Bolivian President Travels to Cuba for Surgery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11002&SEO=bolivian-president-travels-to-cuba-for-surgery La Paz, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has traveled to Cuba today to undergo surgery that will remove a small nodule from the left vocal cord. Cuba Hosts 6th Congress on Oil and Gas (Petrogas 2017) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10999&SEO=cuba-hosts-6th-congress-on-oil-and-gas-petrogas-2017 Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Experts of Cuba, France, México Canadá,Venezuela and other nations will session here as of next Monday, informed here one of the organizers. Festival Renders Tribute to Cuban Film Director in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10998&SEO=festival-renders-tribute-to-cuban-film-director-in-new-york New York, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Paintings, drawings and samples of representative works of Cuban caricaturist and film director Juan Padrón are to be exhibited in New York as part of the Havana Film Festival on his 70th birthday, said organizers. Several Ballet Academies to Dialogue in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10996&SEO=several-ballet-academies-to-dialogue-in-cuba Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Ballet academies from various countries will hold talks on artistic education in Cuba from April 9 to 19, announced the director of the Fernando Alonso National School, Ramona de Saá. Brazilian Tourist Market Breaks a Records in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10995&SEO=brazilian-tourist-market-breaks-a-records-in-cuba Brasilia, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The visit of Brazilian travelers to Cuba is currently breaking an annual record with a 31%-126% growth, according to diplomatic sources. Geologists from All Latitudes in Earth Sciences Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10994&SEO=geologists-from-all-latitudes-in-earth-sciences-convention Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The 7th International Earth Science Convention will begin here next Monday with geologists, geophysicists and miners from Latin America, North America, Europe and Africa, the website of the event announced today. Cuba Trains Youths from Nine Countries on Technology and Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10992&SEO=cuba-trains-youths-from-nine-countries-on-technology-and-health 29 de marzo de 2017, 19:23Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The Faculty of Technology and Health (FATESA) in this capital is training students from nine countries in the different specialties taught in the institution, as reported by Elaivis Sosa, in charge of international relations at the educational center. Paraguayan Farmers Claim for Reform to Reach Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10986&SEO=paraguayan-farmers-claim-for-reform-to-reach-peace 29 de marzo de 2017, 16:34Asuncion, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) With songs, chants and mottos, thousands of farmers, men, women and children from countryside zones of Paraguay toured the streets of Asuncion, the capital, in demand for an agrarian reform, of which they say that is the only way for them to reach peace and quietness. Cuba Goes with Us Everywhere, Musician Jose Maria Vitier Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10970&SEO=cuba-goes-with-us-everywhere-musician-jose-maria-vitier-says Paris, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) As a special guest of the ''Cuban Week'', renowned composer and concert musician Jose Maria Vitier, has arrived in France to show his work and, above all, bringing his island with him, as ''it goes with us everywhere''. Cuba Highlights Venezuela's Victory at OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10966&SEO=cuba-highlights-venezuelas-victory-at-oas Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has hailed today Venezuela for defending the Latin American and Caribbean dignity, based on truth, reason and justice against the OAS and its Secretary General''s actions to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution. Cuba Hosts International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10964&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-dance-festival-in-urban-landscapes Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Dance will take the streets of the historical district of this capital from today to April 2nd on occasion of the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes. Cuba, France Strengthen Ties with Event Dedicated to Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10958&SEO=cuba-france-strengthen-ties-with-event-dedicated-to-culture Paris, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) In a tribute to culture as a clear way to strengthen ties between peoples, the Cuban Week was opened in France with the participation of politicians, diplomats and artists from both nations. UN Agencies Mark Second Day of Havmun 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10953&SEO=un-agencies-mark-second-day-of-havmun-2017 Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The second day of the Havana Model United Nations (Havmun) will include today keynote speeches from many UN agencies and debates of the commissions on international issues. Cuba Attends Event on Nuclear Cooperation in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10951&SEO=cuba-attends-event-on-nuclear-cooperation-in-russia Moscow, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has attended a meeting of the Committee of Plenipotentiary Representatives of the Member States of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), diplomatic sources said today. Buffaloes Have Taken Root in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10949&SEO=buffaloes-have-taken-root-in-cuba Havana Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Introduced in Cuba in the decade of 1980, buffaloes are now in all provinces, where they took roots and make up today a strongly developing animal mass, with over 60 thousand heads. 16th Young Film Show to Take Place in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10945&SEO=16th-young-film-show-to-take-place-in-cuba Havana, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Young Show of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) will be exhibiting over 50 domestic and foreign productions from April 4th to 9th, organizers announced. US Mayor Visits Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10933&SEO=us-mayor-visits-cuban-institute-of-friendship-with-the-peoples 28 de marzo de 2017, 16:16Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Fernando Gonzalez, welcomed Ras J. Baraka, the mayor the city of Newark, in New Jersey, the United States, this Government agency''s press release said today. BRASCUBA Consolidates Exports and Boosts its Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10931&SEO=brascuba-consolidates-exports-and-boosts-its-growth Panama, March 28 (Prensa Latina) BRASCUBA´s exports is currently accounting for over 400 million cigarettes per year. It was one of the 26 Cuban companies attending the recently concluded Panamanian Trade Fair Expocomer-2017. Cuba Might Be the Second LatAm Tourist Destiny in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10928&SEO=cuba-might-be-the-second-latam-tourist-destiny-in-latin-america Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba might be in a short time placed as the 2nd best tourist destination in Latin America, said Arturo Garcia, president and founder of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic). Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted at Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10920&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-at-russian-university Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Participants in a forum on Latin America, and specifically on Cuba, have highlighted today the political and historical legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Solar Farms will Benefit Cuban Families http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10919&SEO=solar-farms-will-benefit-cuban-families Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The construction of four photo-voltaic solar parks will favor more than 13,600 homes in two cities in Matanzas, reported the Electricity Company (EE) of that the western Cuban province. Cultural Event Dedicated to Cuba Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10915&SEO=cultural-event-dedicated-to-cuba-begins-in-france Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A five-day cultural event dedicated to Cuba begins today in France, with the participation of renowned artists from the Caribbean nation, including musician, Jose Maria Vitier. Recovery is on the Way for Cuban Cheese Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10903&SEO=recovery-is-on-the-way-for-cuban-cheese-industry Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban cheese industry pursues stability in its recovery to face the booming tourism sector, said today specialist of the Superior Direction of Business Management (OSDE). Jorge Luis Moya. Havmun 2017 Academic Event Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10896&SEO=havmun-2017-academic-event-begins-in-cuba Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Havana Model United Nations (Havmun) begins today at the Main Lecture hall of the Havana University with an extensive program of keynote speeches and working sessions of several agencies of that international body. Vietnam, Cuba Boost Greater Defense Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10894&SEO=vietnam-cuba-boost-greater-defense-cooperation Hanoi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Vietnam and Cuba have agreed to boost cooperation in political and party work, during a meeting as part of the visit of a delegation from the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) concluded today. Nahem Advocates US Must Break the Siege of Disinformation on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10893&SEO=nahem-advocates-us-must-break-the-siege-of-disinformation-on-cuba New York, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Activist Ike Nahem said today that one of the priorities of solidarity with Cuba in the United States must be to break the siege of disinformation on the island in the northern country. Lat Am is an Inspiration for Nuclear Disarmament, Says Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10891&SEO=lat-am-is-an-inspiration-for-nuclear-disarmament-says-cuba United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba said that Latin America and the Caribbean is an inspiration for other regions in nuclear disarmament at the United Nations in an event for the 50th year of the Tlatelolco agreement. Alicia Alonso Appreciates Welcome to National Ballet in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10887&SEO=alicia-alonso-appreciates-welcome-to-national-ballet-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso appreciated today here, also on behalf of members of the National Ballet of Cuba, the welcome given by Costa Rican audience and authorities. Parliaments of Cuba and Zanzibar Strenghten Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10881&SEO=parliaments-of-cuba-and-zanzibar-strenghten-links 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:33Havana, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Parliament president Esteban Lazo received today the president of the Chamber of Representatives of Zanzibar Zubeir Ali Maulid, who is making an official visit to Cuba. Community Artists Rehearse Play Dedicated to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10869&SEO=community-artists-rehearse-play-dedicated-to-fidel-castro Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist community group Korimakao, from western Cuba, is now rehearsing a play dedicated to historical revolutionary leader Fidel Castro for its premiere on April 18 at a special gala. 4,500 Minimal Access Surgeries n Cuba in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10866&SEO=4500-minimal-access-surgeries-n-cuba-in-2016 Havana, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health institution reportedly did more than 4,500 minimal access surgeries in 2016. Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10861&SEO=cuban-minister-of-energy-and-mines-visits-austria Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. Cuban Agricultural-and-Livestock Fair Concludes with Rodeo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10851&SEO=cuban-agricultural-and-livestock-fair-concludes-with-rodeo Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Fiagrob 2017, the 20th International Agro-Industrial and Food-and-Agriculture Fair, that began on March 18 at Rancho Boyeros exhibition center is closing today with several rodeo events, such as parade, calf roping, bull tumbling and others. Parliaments of Cuba and India Strenghtening Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10843&SEO=parliaments-of-cuba-and-india-strenghtening-links New Delhi, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the National Assembly of the People''s Power of Cuba (ANPP, Parliament) arrived today in this capital to exchange experiences and reinforce working links with Indian Parliament. Jam Session Closes Havana World Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10841&SEO=jam-session-closes-havana-world-music-festival Havana, 26 sea (Prensa Latina) With a jam session that summons guest artists, Havana World Music Festival comes to an end Sunday at the Factory of Cuban Art (FAC), in this capital. Spain: Tribute to Fidel Castro in Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10840&SEO=spain-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-madrid Madrid, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish movement of solidarity with Cuba has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz, highlighting his humanistic and internationalist legacy, four months after his death. Activists Gathered in New York Condemn Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10830&SEO=activists-gathered-in-new-york-condemn-blockade New York, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Activists from more than 20 states in the United States and Canadian provinces that participate in a meeting of solidarity with Cuba condemned today the US blockade against Cuba. Havana World Music Tinges Orange Rhythms against Gender Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10828&SEO=havana-world-music-tinges-orange-rhythms-against-gender-violence Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Havana World Music Festival (HWM) joins today with its Orange Day program, an initiative promoted by the United Nations to make the struggle for non-violence against women and girls visible. Ramonet Denounces Offensive Against Progressive Latin American Govt's http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10824&SEO=ramonet-denounces-offensive-against-progressive-latin-american-govts Havana, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish professor and journalist, Ignacio Ramonet, denounced here that the international and Latin American right are engaged in a real dirty war against progressive governments in this region. Cuban Leading Coffee Exporter Arises Interest in Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10823&SEO=cuban-leading-coffee-exporter-arises-interest-in-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Coffee Processing Enterprise Altoserra, with over half of Cuban exports of the grain, aroused great interest at the 20th International Agroindustrial Agrofood Fair, Fiagrop 2017, open here. Cuba Presents more than 250 Health Programs at Panamanian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10819&SEO=cuba-presents-more-than-250-health-programs-at-panamanian-fair Panama, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of more than 250 medical services programs are carried out by Cuban health professionals who attend the Expocomer 2017 International Trade Fair, which ends today. French Fashion, Perfumes and Goldsmithery in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10813&SEO=french-fashion-perfumes-and-goldsmithery-in-havana Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina)Through fashion, perfumes and goldsmithery Cuba''s specialists explore today the French influence in Latin America with a program designed as part of the International Francophonie Week. National Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba Begins in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10812&SEO=national-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba-begins-in-new-york New York, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Conference for the Full Normalization of Relations between Cuba and the United States begins today two days of sessions with the participation of dozens of activists of solidarity with the island. Dancers from 16 Countries to Perform in Havana Int´l Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10810&SEO=dancers-from-16-countries-to-perform-in-havana-intal-festival Havana, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Artists from 16 countries will perform in Havana from March 29th to April 2nd during the International Dance Festivalin Urban Landscapes, said today organizers. Afro-Caribbean National Festival Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10805&SEO=afro-caribbean-national-festival-begins-in-cuba 24 de marzo de 2017, 17:42Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) With the parade of 16 groups representative of the Haitian folklore in Cuba began today in this central province the 18th National Afro-Caribbean Festival Eva Gaspar in memoriam. Casa del Caribe International Award to Recognize Musician from Bonair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10801&SEO=casa-del-caribe-international-award-to-recognize-musician-from-bonair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:43Santiago de Cuba, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Casa del Caribe International Prize, which is awarded every year by the institution during July in the framework of the Festival of Fire, will recognize Bonaire musician Marcel Mercera, sources from the organizing committee informed today. Cuba Assembles First Laptops and Tablets for Domestic Distribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10799&SEO=cuba-assembles-first-laptops-and-tablets-for-domestic-distribution 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Havana, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Industrial Company for Informatics, Communications and Electronics (GEDEME) announced that it has assembled the first 3500 laptops and 3583 tablets, destined to national state-run entities. Cuba Promotes Foreign investment in Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10798&SEO=cuba-promotes-foreign-investment-in-panama-trade-fair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:27By Nubia Piqueras Grosso MEDICC Highlights Cuban Doctors' Contribution to US Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10797&SEO=medicc-highlights-cuban-doctors-contribution-to-us-communities 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:36Washington, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The project of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) highlighted that the American students graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) are improving health equity in different US communities. UNICEF Helps Cuba in Health Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10791&SEO=unicef-helps-cuba-in-health-education Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Two Cuban towns are benefitted by a health and sanitation education project for children in collaboration with UNICEF, UN agency representative, Maria Machicado, said. Cuba for Qualifying to World Women's Volley Cup Under 18 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10787&SEO=cuba-for-qualifying-to-world-womens-volley-cup-under-18 Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban under 18 women''s volleyball team will endevor to get the pass for the World Championship of this age category at the upcoming Pan American Cup, said head coach Juan Carlos Ruiz. Cuban and Puerto Rican Musicians Mix Their Rhythms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10782&SEO=cuban-and-puerto-rican-musicians-mix-their-rhythms Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban rap music group ORISHAS expects that soon everyone sings and has fun, with the music of new song ''Pegadito al Piso'' (Right Close to the Floor), recorded in collaboration with Puerto Rican band ''La Tribu de Abrante.'' Six Countries Confirmed for Technology and Health Convention in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10775&SEO=six-countries-confirmed-for-technology-and-health-convention-in-cuba Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from six countries will attend the 3th International Technology and Health Convention from Monday in this capital, the organizers confirmed at a press conference. Fiagrob Agricultural Fair Proves Rodeo Peak in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10771&SEO=fiagrob-agricultural-fair-proves-rodeo-peak-in-cuba Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Increasing participation in rodeo competitions at the 2017 International Agro-industrial and Food-and-Agriculture Fair (Fiagrob) proves the peak of this kind of competitions in Cuba, according to a source close to those activities. International Political Parties Pay Homage to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10761&SEO=international-political-parties-pay-homage-to-fidel-castro Mexico, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of nearly 130 political organizations from 36 countries paid tribute today to Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, whose legacy was considered as a guide to fight for a better world. Cuban Group Fosters Foreign Investments in Water Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10760&SEO=cuban-group-fosters-foreign-investments-in-water-sector 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:05Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban business group of hydraulic engineering and logistics (GEILH) presented today three projects for direct foreign investments to businesspeople from 17 countries that are participating in the International 2017 Cubagua Conference in this capital. Cuba and Uruguay Consolidate Parliamentary Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10756&SEO=cuba-and-uruguay-consolidate-parliamentary-links 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of the Cuban National Assembly (Parliament) received Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives president Jose Carlos Mahia, as part of the process of strengthening relations between Cuba and Uruguay. Cuba to Receive International Support for Water Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10752&SEO=cuba-to-receive-international-support-for-water-management 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:02Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) the Adour-Garonne Water Agency from France and the International Office for Water (IOW) today committed to provide technical assistance to Cuba for hydraulic and water resources management. Vietnamese President, Party Leader Ratify Support for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10750&SEO=vietnamese-president-party-leader-ratify-support-for-cuba Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed today that the visit of the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, Leopoldo Cintra Frías will contribute to the promotion of the excellent bilateral relations. Cuban Group Buena Fe to present record Sobreviviente in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10749&SEO=cuban-group-buena-fe-to-present-record-sobreviviente-in-canada Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musical group Buena Fe gives last touches to their tour of Canada, where they will present in May their most recent record titled Sobreviviente (Survivor). Water Resources, Agriculture and Population at Cubagua 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10743&SEO=water-resources-agriculture-and-population-at-cubagua-2017 Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Convention, Cubagua 2017, is promoting today exchanges of expert on global problems associated with the agricultural use of water resources and its supply to the population. Vietnam, Cuba Strengthen Defense Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10740&SEO=vietnam-cuba-strengthen-defense-ties Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has welcomed a delegation of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces to assess expanding and strengthening defense cooperation relation. Several Exchanges on Main Productions at Cuban Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10734&SEO=several-exchanges-on-main-productions-at-cuban-agricultural-fair Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, continues works today with several exchanges on milk, grains, poultry, coffee and other productions among the participants on the 54 projects of the business portfolio presented by this Cuban sector. ICAIC's Contributions to Cuban Culture Are Outstanding, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10733&SEO=icaics-contributions-to-cuban-culture-are-outstanding-says-expert By Glenda Arcia Experts will Discuss in Cuba Handling and Conservation of Swamplands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10728&SEO=experts-will-discuss-in-cuba-handling-and-conservation-of-swamplands Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (Citma) called today for the 11th International Symposium on Handling of Swamplands, with topics prioritized on conservation of these important and vulnerable ecosystems. UN Offers Total Support to Cuba for Sustainable Water Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10724&SEO=un-offers-total-support-to-cuba-for-sustainable-water-management 22 de marzo de 2017, 18:17Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Organization (UN) expressed today its total support to Cuba in order to contribute to sustainable management of the country''s water resources, faced with challenges as drought and food security. UN World Food Program Investigates on Water in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10715&SEO=un-world-food-program-investigates-on-water-in-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN World Food Frogram highlighted the progress of Cuba in a project to strengthen steps to face climatic risks, such as droughts, something that intensely affects Cuban food security. Czech Republic Interested in Doing Business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10712&SEO=czech-republic-interested-in-doing-business-with-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Havana, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurecka, expressed her nation´s interest in doing some business in Cuba, hoping these are profitable for both countries. Tabacuba Multiplies its Image at Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10710&SEO=tabacuba-multiplies-its-image-at-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Tabacuba Business Group is promoting its image through keynote speeches and other events at the 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, whose sessions continue today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area. Alicia Alonso to Receive Honorary Degree in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10707&SEO=alicia-alonso-to-receive-honorary-degree-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alina Alonso, received here today the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), for her important work and legacy to the world classical dance. Cuban Increasingly Using Bank Loans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10697&SEO=cuban-increasingly-using-bank-loans Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Loans to small private entrepreneurs with businesses in Havana grew last year 29% compared to 2015, reported the Cuban News Agency (ACN) quoting officials from Banco Metropolitano (Banmet). Cuban Theater Group El Publico Applauded in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10695&SEO=cuban-theater-group-el-publico-applauded-in-usa By Diony Sanabia Cuba Promotes International Water Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10685&SEO=cuba-promotes-international-water-exchange Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Almost a tenth of the world''s population is lacking safe drinking water, so an international forum in Cuba have been discussing problems and successful experiences in the use of this vital resource. Cuban Giraldilla de La Habana Tournament with 11 Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10679&SEO=cuban-giraldilla-de-la-habana-tournament-with-11-countries Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Badminton players from 11 countries of the world will be present today at the International Giraldilla de La Habana Tournament, sources from the organizers of the event told here. Havana to Host International Dance Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10678&SEO=havana-to-host-international-dance-festival Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Artists from several countries will travel to Cuba from March 29th to April 2nd to participate in the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes, organizers of the event said. Cuba Conveys Solidarity to Peru in Time of Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10676&SEO=cuba-conveys-solidarity-to-peru-in-time-of-disaster 21 de marzo de 2017, 19:41Lima, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, has conveyed to Peru condolences for the human and material loss it is suffering, in a message addressed to his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Cuba Conveys Solidarity to Peru in Time of Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10677&SEO=cuba-conveys-solidarity-to-peru-in-time-of-disaster 21 de marzo de 2017, 19:41Lima, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, has conveyed to Peru condolences for the human and material loss it is suffering, in a message addressed to his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Cuba and The Czech Republic Sign Agricultural Cooperation Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10662&SEO=cuba-and-the-czech-republic-sign-agricultural-cooperation-accord 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:23Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Agriculture of Cuba and the Czech Republic, Gustavo Rodriguez and Marian Jurecka, respectively, signed today a memorandum of understanding to foster veterinary and phytosanitary cooperation ONIDO Manages Funds for Industrial Projects in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10659&SEO=onido-manages-funds-for-industrial-projects-in-cuba 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:56Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (ONIDO) is managing financing so as to support the implementation of 16 projects in Cuba, which are aimed at sustainable and inclusive economic growth, the coordinator Fidel Domenech stated. UN Representative Highlights Relevance of Cubagua 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10655&SEO=un-representative-highlights-relevance-of-cubagua-2017 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:17Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The UN representative in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, highlighted today the importance of events such as Cubagua 2017, due to the drought and the shortage of the vital liquid at the global level. Media Outlets Highlight World Down Syndrome Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10649&SEO=media-outlets-highlight-world-down-syndrome-day Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) International media highlight today the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, with the aim of increasing public awareness about this genetic alteration caused by the presence of an extra chromosome. Water Convention Brings Together Experts from 17 Countries in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10646&SEO=water-convention-brings-together-experts-from-17-countries-in-cuba Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 17 countries and the United Nations system are participating today in an international convention in Cuba that examines the global problems associated with water and its interrelation with climate change. Fiagrop 2017 Shows Progress of Agricultural Sector in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10645&SEO=fiagrop-2017-shows-progress-of-agricultural-sector-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, continues its work here today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area, with the participation of about 170 exhibitors from Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba and other countries. U.S. and Cuban Scientists Study Hurricanes of the Past http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10642&SEO=u.s.-and-cuban-scientists-study-hurricanes-of-the-past Havana, Mar 21(Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuban researchers analyze the frequency and intensity of hurricanes that ravaged the island in the past, during a workshop being held today in this capital, informs daily Granma. International Convention, Cubagua 2017, Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10627&SEO=international-convention-cubagua-2017-begins Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 14 countries, and several United Nations (UN) agencies, are participating in the 2nd International Convention on Water Resources, Cubagua 2017, opened today in this capital. Future of Renewable Energy to be Discussed in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10626&SEO=future-of-renewable-energy-to-be-discussed-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Saving of Energy and Energy Education (CIER 2017) will examine in this capital the efficiency in the use of those and new sources, informed today organizers of the event. Havana World Music Festival Intends to Set Havana in Motion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10622&SEO=havana-world-music-festival-intends-to-set-havana-in-motion Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The fourth edition of the festival Havana World Music (HWM) will develop this year with the intention to set the capital in motion to the rhythm of different musical styles, as rock, hip-hop and jazz, the organizers announced. Nine Countries to Dispute Pan American Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10620&SEO=nine-countries-to-dispute-pan-american-cup Monterrey, Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Teams from nine countries of America, will dispute the under 19 Pan American Cup of Volleyball, a competition that grants three places for the World Championship of the category in Bahrein. German Cooperative Seeks Increasing Business in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10619&SEO=german-cooperative-seeks-increasing-business-in-cuba 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Stephan Gruber, president of the German cooperative Casa Alemania, which is represented in the 2017 International Agricultural and Livestock fair in Cuba (Fiagrob) by around 10 companies of consumables and equipment from that country, expressed its desire of extending its businesses here. International Storytelling Festival in Cuba Reveres Local Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10613&SEO=international-storytelling-festival-in-cuba-reveres-local-folklore 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:53Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Storytellers from 12 countries opened today in Cuba the International Storytelling Festival, with a ceremony in which the participants crossed Havana bay to honor its spiritual patron saint, the Virgin of Regla. Cuba Participates in Berlin Meeting on Energy Transition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10609&SEO=cuba-participates-in-berlin-meeting-on-energy-transition 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Berlin, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Alfredo Lopez participated in the Berlin Dialogue debates on the 2017 Energy Transition, which started today in Berlin with the G-20 German presidency. Alicia Alonso and National Ballet of Cuba Hit Headlines in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10608&SEO=alicia-alonso-and-national-ballet-of-cuba-hit-headlines-in-costa-rica 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:11San Jose, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican media highlighted today the visit of Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, along with 50 ballet dancers from the famous National Ballet of Cuba, to perform three times at the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar. Cuban President Voiced Solidarity with Peru for Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10606&SEO=cuban-president-voiced-solidarity-with-peru-for-disasters 20 de marzo de 2017, 15:40Lima, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz offered his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski his heartfelt condolences for the human and material damages. Habana Libre Hotel Celebrates 59 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10603&SEO=habana-libre-hotel-celebrates-59-years 20 de marzo de 2017, 13:30Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) One of Cuba''s most emblematic hotels, Habana Libre, former Habana Hilton, celebrated its 59th anniversary this weekend with the premise of maintaining high quality services, the facility''s management said today. Dark Cuban Rums and their Emblematic Factory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10602&SEO=dark-cuban-rums-and-their-emblematic-factory 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:44By Roberto F. Campos Cuba Hosts International Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10586&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-agricultural-fair Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, has begun its official program here today with the participation of exhibitors from some 16 countries, to promote business and promote other activities associated with this event. Cuban Institutions and IAEA Review Bilateral Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10582&SEO=cuban-institutions-and-iaea-review-bilateral-cooperation Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Dazhu Yang, Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will visit the Agency of Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies (AENTA), as part of his official visit to Cuba. Francophone Week in Cuba Celebrates Belgian Film and Cartoons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10578&SEO=francophone-week-in-cuba-celebrates-belgian-film-and-cartoons Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) In an eloquent demonstration on cultural and linguistic diversity, the Belgian program for the celebrations for Francophone Week in Cuba stood out for its association with cinema and comic strips. Cuba Develops Program to Preserve Endemic Palm Tree http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10566&SEO=cuba-develops-program-to-preserve-endemic-palm-tree Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) A program to preserve the Copernicia fallaencis, a an endangered palm tree that is endemic to the region, is being developed in this central Cuban province. Cuban Tobacco, Rum among Attractions at Trade Fair in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10564&SEO=cuban-tobacco-rum-among-attractions-at-trade-fair-in-panama Panama, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of the new purito Cohíba Short and the tasting of the best Cuban rums stands out today among Cuba''s main attractions at the upcoming International Trade Fair Expocomer 2017. Cuba Attends Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10559&SEO=cuba-attends-paris-tourism-fair 18 de marzo de 2017, 10:46Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, as a guest country, is participating on Saturday in the World Tourism Day in Paris, which will give greater visibility to the tourist options from the Caribbean nation. Francophonie Week Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10557&SEO=francophonie-week-starts-in-cuba Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) French-speaking countries around the world are taking part in a one-week event dedicated to this cultural legacy, and Cuba''s program highlights diversity within the group. Authentic Cuba Campaign in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10556&SEO=authentic-cuba-campaign-in-azerbaijan Baku, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Cuba''s tourist options started on Saturday here with the presentation on social networks of ''Authentic Cuba'', a communications strategy boosted by the Cuban Embassy in this country. National Cuba Solidarity Meeting Opens in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10554&SEO=national-cuba-solidarity-meeting-opens-in-mexico 18 de marzo de 2017, 08:59Mexico, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd National Cuba Solidarity Meeting will open on Saturday at the Workers'' University in this capital to renew actions to support the Caribbean island and against the U.S. blockade. Special Olympiad: Cuba to Seek the Gold on Floor Hockey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10552&SEO=special-olympiad-cuba-to-seek-the-gold-on-floor-hockey Vienna, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban male team of floor hockey -also called ''roller skate hockey'' or ''roller hockey''- will try to repeat the win of the gold medal got in Japan in 2005 at the World Winter Special Olympiad Games. Cuba and Dominica Highlight Widening of Bilateral Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10545&SEO=cuba-and-dominica-highlight-widening-of-bilateral-collaboration 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:34Roseau, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Cuba and Dominica highlighted the widening of the bilateral collaboration between them in different sectors. Cuba Strengthens Policy for Sportsmen Overseas Contracts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10540&SEO=cuba-strengthens-policy-for-sportsmen-overseas-contracts 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:48Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The policy for hiring Cuban athletes in foreign leagues has been strengthened since 2013, according to Ramiro Domínguez, legal director of the National Sports Institute (Inder). Cuba Strengthens Policy for Sportsmen Overseas Contracts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10539&SEO=cuba-strengthens-policy-for-sportsmen-overseas-contracts 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:46Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The policy for hiring Cuban athletes in foreign leagues has been strengthened since 2013, according to Ramiro Domínguez, legal director of the National Sports Institute (Inder). Cuban Experts Study Coca Leaf Properties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10537&SEO=cuban-experts-study-coca-leaf-properties 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:22La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Bolivia, Benigno Perez, informed today that Cuban experts, at the request of the Andean government, have conducted a research to inquire into the scientific properties of the coca leaf. Cuba Gives Attention to Volleyball Players Arrested in Finland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10533&SEO=cuba-gives-attention-to-volleyball-players-arrested-in-finland 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:32Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban volleyball players imprisoned in Finland are not abandoned, the Legal Director of the National Sports Institute (Inder), Ramiro Domínguez stated. Dance Contests and Composition to Liven up Danzon Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10529&SEO=dance-contests-and-composition-to-liven-up-danzon-forum-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Dance competition and composition contest will mark the 2nd International Danzon Dancers Meeting ‘Miguel Failde in Memoriam'', convened by the provincial directorate of Culture in Matanzas, from March 30th to April 2nd. Russia, Cuba Sign Party Cooperation Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10520&SEO=russia-cuba-sign-party-cooperation-agreement Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist parties of Cuba and United Russia (UR) signed today a collaboration agreement on personnel training and working with the youth. Delegation of World Association of Chefs Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10512&SEO=delegation-of-world-association-of-chefs-visits-cuba Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) will visit Cuba next April to exchange with tourism and trade authorities, officials said. Storytellers from 12 Countries to Attend Cuban Int´l Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10511&SEO=storytellers-from-12-countries-to-attend-cuban-intal-festival Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Festival of Storytelling, March 20th to 26th, will be attended by storytellers from 12 countries, said today the organizing committee of the event. Cuban Athletes Get Ready for Pan American Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10509&SEO=cuban-athletes-get-ready-for-pan-american-championship Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban junior World Championship medalist Maria Viera and another 7 Cuban racketball players are reinforcing their training in Cuba, to get ready to compete at the Pan American Championship in Costa Rica, from April 8 to 15. Cuban Leadership in Disabled People Care Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10506&SEO=cuban-leadership-in-disabled-people-care-highlighted 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:45Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Latin American Net for Organizations for Disabled People and their Families (RIADIS), Ana Lucia Arellano, stated Thursday that Cuba is working for the empowering and welfare of disabled people. Colombian Politicians Praise Cuba´s Support in Post Conflict Stage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10503&SEO=colombian-politicians-praise-cubaas-support-in-post-conflict-stage 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:30Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer and former congresswoman Piedad Cordoba praised Cuba´s support for the Government and the FARC-EP, offering 1,000 scholarships to study medicine during the five coming years. Cuban Discus World Champion Denia Caballero Reaches Minimum Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10500&SEO=cuban-discus-world-champion-denia-caballero-reaches-minimum-record 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female discus thrower and world champion in Beijing (China) in 2015, besides Olympic bronze medalist in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, reached her personal minimum record required to ensure her participation in the World Championship in London. UN: Cuba Shares Achievements and Experiences in Women's Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10495&SEO=un-cuba-shares-achievements-and-experiences-in-womens-progress 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:02United Nations, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s UN permanent representative, Anayansi Rodríguez, spoke today of the island''s achievements and experiences on women empowering, in the continuation here of the Commission for Legal and Social Condition of Women. Cuba Calls in UN for Women's Access to Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10493&SEO=cuba-calls-in-un-for-womens-access-to-education 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:39United Nations, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba championed in the United Nations the women´s access to quality education as a key tool for their empowerment. Malaria Has Not Expanded in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10488&SEO=malaria-has-not-expanded-in-south-africa 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:44Pretoria, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Malaria cases that have been reported in parts of the country''s northern provinces do not represent an expansion in the malaria transmission areas in South Africa, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) have asserted. Lack of Rainfall Worsens Drought in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10481&SEO=lack-of-rainfall-worsens-drought-in-cuba 16 de marzo de 2017, 12:56Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban dams accumulates about 42 percent of their total capacity, a situation that tends to worsen due to lack of rainfall, the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH) has warned. Cuba Begins Celebration for 50th Anniversary of Cuban Nephrology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10475&SEO=cuba-begins-celebration-for-50th-anniversary-of-cuban-nephrology Havana, (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Nephrology Institute (INEF) is celebrating from today to Saturday, March 18th, its 50th anniversary, with workshops and refresher courses for professionals of this medical specialty. Cuba Offers Colombia 1,000 Scholarships to Study Medicine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10470&SEO=cuba-offers-colombia-1000-scholarships-to-study-medicine Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Colombia, Jose Luis Ponce, has informed that his country will grant the Colombian government and the FARC-EP a fund of 1,000 scholarships to study medicine in the island in the coming five years. Cuba Debates on Rights of People with Disability in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10469&SEO=cuba-debates-on-rights-of-people-with-disability-in-latin-america Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS) is discussing today the rights of these people in the region and the world. Attractive Eastern Cuban City to be Venue of FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10467&SEO=attractive-eastern-cuban-city-to-be-venue-of-fitcuba-2017 Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Holguin, Cuban attractive Eastern city will be venue to the 37th International Fair of Tourism, FITCuba with well-kept hotels and natural and urban significant landscapes, highlighted sources of the sector. Cuba Makes Strides on Cancer Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10464&SEO=cuba-makes-strides-on-cancer-treatment Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) New cases of cancer, the second cause of death in Cuba, continue to rise, although the disease''s mortality rates are beginning to stabilize somewhat, the Head of Cancer Control Program, Teresa Romero, told Prensa Latina. Cuba to Host Pan American Women's Volleyball Cup Under 18 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10462&SEO=cuba-to-host-pan-american-womens-volleyball-cup-under-18 La Habana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) A total of 10 teams will take part in the female under 18 Pan American Cup of volleyball in Cuba, from March 28 to April 2 as stated by the Cuban Volleyball Federation. Bolivia and Cuba Highlighted for Highest Percent of Women in Parliame http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10458&SEO=bolivia-and-cuba-highlighted-for-highest-percent-of-women-in-parliame United Nations, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Cuba are the second and third countries, respectively, with highest percent of women in their Parliaments, according to a world political map issued here by the UN-Women and the Inter-parliamentarian Union (IPU). More Than 400,000 Books Sold at International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10450&SEO=more-than-400000-books-sold-at-international-book-fair 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:58Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Book Institute (ICL) Juan Rodriguez confirmed Wednesday that the 26th International Book Fair opened on February 9 in this capital, has sold more than 400,000 books. Colombia Creates Solidarity Parliamentary Group with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10447&SEO=colombia-creates-solidarity-parliamentary-group-with-cuba 15 de marzo de 2017, 16:50Bogota, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Chamber of Representatives (Chamber of Deputies) created a parliamentary group called Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba, with the presence of the vicepresident of the Colombian legislative institution, Miguel Angel Pinto, and the Cuban Ambassador to Bogota, Jose luis Ponce. Cuba for Empowering of Disabled People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10445&SEO=cuba-for-empowering-of-disabled-people 15 de marzo de 2017, 15:51Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Organizations and experts in the topic of the rights of the people with physical or mental disability defended here the need of empowering this population group in the world. Hoteles Mision Plans Expansion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10431&SEO=hoteles-mision-plans-expansion-in-cuba By Jorge Petinaud Martinez, Special Correspondent Latin Americans Claim in Cuba Empowerment of People with Disabilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10426&SEO=latin-americans-claim-in-cuba-empowerment-of-people-with-disabilities Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of People with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), taking place here today, claim the empowerment of this population segment into society. France: Accord for Restoration of Cuban Arch of Triumph Signed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10424&SEO=france-accord-for-restoration-of-cuban-arch-of-triumph-signed Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cooperation association (CubaCop) and the UFM-CGT trade union have signed an agreement in France for the restoration of the Arch of Triumph of the city of Cienfuegos, located in the central region of the Caribbean country, diplomatic sources said today. Cuba to Participate in Tourism Fair in Lisbon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10422&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-tourism-fair-in-lisbon Havana, March 15 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will attend the 28th edition of the BTL 2017 International Tourism Fair, from March 15 to 19 in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Brazilian Patients Prefer Cuban Doctors, Says Health Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10421&SEO=brazilian-patients-prefer-cuban-doctors-says-health-minister Brasilia, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros admitted that Brazilian patients prefer Cuban doctors in the More Doctors health program to national doctors, and he attributed this preference to their proven dedication to work. Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting Starts in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10418&SEO=venezuela-cuba-enterprise-meeting-starts-in-caracas Caracas, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Since Tuesday and until Friday, Caracas is the host of the Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting, wanting to strengthen bilateral trade and foster the economic agenda of Venezuela. Cuba Reaffirms Commitment to Inclusive Policies for Disabled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10414&SEO=cuba-reaffirms-commitment-to-inclusive-policies-for-disabled Havana, Mar 14 (PL) Cuba will work for the inclusion of all people in order to build a society in which the fundamental principle is equity, said the official of the Cuban Labour and Social Security Ministry (MTSS) Joe Magin Hernandez today. Carlos Marti Grateful for Performance of Cuban Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10413&SEO=carlos-marti-grateful-for-performance-of-cuban-players Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Despite being defeated 8-5 Cuban baseball team manager to the 4th World Baseball Classic Carlos Marti was grateful for the performance of his players during the match against Japan early Tuesday morning (early evening in Asia) and was sorry for the the error that defined the match in favor of the Japanese team. Delay in US Congress to Debate Trade with Cuba Decried http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10412&SEO=delay-in-us-congress-to-debate-trade-with-cuba-decried Washington, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Republican representative for Kentucky James Comer lamented today the slow pace of US Congress to move towards allowing trade with Cuba and lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade that Washington has been enforcing against the island for over 50 years. Cuba and Finland Sign Agreement on Aeronautical Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10410&SEO=cuba-and-finland-sign-agreement-on-aeronautical-services Havana, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Cuba and Finland signed an agreement on Air Services today to grant permits and rights to Finnish airlines, which will increase the arrival of European visitors to the island. Panama Orders Immigration and Enforces Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10403&SEO=panama-orders-immigration-and-enforces-law Panama, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The recent signing of a memorandum of understanding with Cuba to specify the deportations of its nationals and the decision to strictly make foreigners to comply with Panama''s immigration law are now a political turn of Panama. Cuba Hosts Meeting of Lat Am Network of People with Disability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10395&SEO=cuba-hosts-meeting-of-lat-am-network-of-people-with-disability Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from Latin America, Spain, Canada and the United States are participating today in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), based for the first time in Cuba. Nine Countries to take Part in Giraldilla Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10389&SEO=nine-countries-to-take-part-in-giraldilla-tournament Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Badminton Federation confirmed the participation of 9 countries to the 18th International Giraldilla Tournament, from March 23 to 26 in this capital. Environmental Festival Devoted to Preserve Havana Bay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10388&SEO=environmental-festival-devoted-to-preserve-havana-bay Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Community coordinators and promoters of environmental protection will organize a festival in this capital that would , start on March 24, devoted to the preservation of Havana Bay, considered a strategic ecosystem in the Caribbean. A New Senate Bill to End US Blockade To Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10374&SEO=a-new-senate-bill-to-end-us-blockade-to-cuba Washington, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition celebrated that US Senator Jerry Moran introduced a bill in Congress to effectively lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington against Cuba. Russia, Cuba Analyzed Increasing Public Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10368&SEO=russia-cuba-analyzed-increasing-public-health-cooperation Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Public Health Marcia Cobas discussed cooperation in this area, including the introduction of Heberprot P in the country, with the Russian interim minister of that branch, Dimitri Kostennikov, diplomatic sources reported today. Mexico Repatriates 49 Cubans in Irregular Migratory Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10365&SEO=mexico-repatriates-49-cubans-in-irregular-migratory-situation 13 de marzo de 2017, 13:15Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican National Migration Institute (INM) reported that it had repatriated today 49 Cuban citizens that were in an irregular situation in the country. US Nobel of Chemistry 2003 Joins the Academy of Sciences of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10362&SEO=us-nobel-of-chemistry-2003-joins-the-academy-of-sciences-of-cuba Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) US biologist and academic Peter Agre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003, joined the corresponding member list of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC), local media reported today. Cubans with High Cognitive Level Have Lower Alzheimer's Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10358&SEO=cubans-with-high-cognitive-level-have-lower-alzheimers-risk Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Older Cuban adults with a pre-university level have 30 percent less risk from suffering Alzheimer''s disease, according to a study of more than 3,000 people, led by local specialists since 2003,local press publishes today. People with Disabilities Attend International Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10357&SEO=people-with-disabilities-attend-international-conference-in-cuba Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 20 nations will attend as of tomorrow the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), hosted for the first time by Cuba. Bolivia is an Economic Phenomenon, Deputy Minister Endara Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10354&SEO=bolivia-is-an-economic-phenomenon-deputy-minister-endara-says La Paz, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is an economic phenomenon of worldwide reference for its growth and stability, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration of the South American nation, Clarems Endara. Gran Hotel Manzana La Habana Shows a Long History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10352&SEO=gran-hotel-manzana-la-habana-shows-a-long-history Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which will opened this month, according to official announcements, is showing today a long history linked to the trade and development of the Cuban capital. Cuba to Host Film Festival to Celebrate Francophone Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10340&SEO=cuba-to-host-film-festival-to-celebrate-francophone-culture Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host a cycle of French-speaking cinema from March 18 to 26, as part of a varied program that is being prepared today to celebrate the legacy of that culture. Largest Stalagmite in the World Taken 3D Picture in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10335&SEO=largest-stalagmite-in-the-world-taken-3d-picture-in-cuba Cienfuegos, Cuba, March 12 (Prensa Latina) The stalagmite in the cave Martin Infierno, considered the largest in the world, was taken a 3D picture for the first time, said the latest edition of the online version of the newspaper 5 de Septiembre. Cuba Celebrates International Day of Glaucoma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10332&SEO=cuba-celebrates-international-day-of-glaucoma Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Seeking to raise awareness on progressive eye diseases and the importance of an early detection, Cuban health institutions celebrate today the International Day of Glaucoma, second cause for blindness. Drum Festival Tributes Cuban Rumba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10322&SEO=drum-festival-tributes-cuban-rumba Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to great performers of the Cuban rumba, intangible heritage of humanity, the 16th International Drum Festival, Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam concludes today. Cuba Expanding Maritime Leisure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10321&SEO=cuba-expanding-maritime-leisure Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) An ever increasing number of visitors from all over the world are attracted to Cuba‘s pristine marine environment for excursions, diving, fishing and other marine related activities, and the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) is working to meet the increasing demand. Cuba Faced With Worst Drought in 115 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10320&SEO=cuba-faced-with-worst-drought-in-115-years Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The negative impact of a severe drought Cuba is undergoing not only affects animal and human water consumption but is now directly affecting food security. CARICOM Assesses Risks for Small Island Economies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10316&SEO=caricom-assesses-risks-for-small-island-economies Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) said the effects of climate change and migratory problems worsen the panorama in the sub-region, amid increasing global threats. Cuba Using Efficient Irrigation to Cope With Severe Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10314&SEO=cuba-using-efficient-irrigation-to-cope-with-severe-drought 11 de marzo de 2017, 13:27Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is increasing the use of more efficient irrigation techniques to cope with the severe drought that is affecting 70% of its territory, said Saturday an official of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH, in Spanish). Havana Holds 5th Cuba-Caricom Ministerial Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10311&SEO=havana-holds-5th-cuba-caricom-ministerial-meeting Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Havana is holding this Saturday the 5th Ministerial Meeting of Cuba and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to analyze ways with view to strengthening the regional bloc in the face of growing international challenges. Caricom-Cuba Meeting Today to Expand Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10310&SEO=caricom-cuba-meeting-today-to-expand-bilateral-ties Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) This Saturday will open the Fifth Meeting Caricom-Cuba to strengthen and expand bilateral links that allow member countries, united in dioversity, to face the great challenges imposed by the regional and international reality. Special Route Organized on Francophony Week in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10306&SEO=special-route-organized-on-francophony-week-in-havana Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Several institutions and museums with venue in this capital and coordinated with the Hispanoamerican Center of Culture organize a spwecial routwe for the Francophony Week scheduled for March 18 to 26. Cuba to Host Havana World Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10305&SEO=cuba-to-host-havana-world-music-festival Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 artists from a dozen countries will participate in the 4th edition of the Havana World Music Festival, starting March 23rd to 26th, organizers confirmed today. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to Caribbean Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10303&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-caribbean-unity 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:53Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez reaffirmed today in this capital his country''s willingness to continue supporting the integration efforts by the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Popular Culture and Tradition in FIL-2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10291&SEO=popular-culture-and-tradition-in-fil-2017 10 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of a book called ''El Decameron Cubano'' (The Cuban Decameron) about national popular culture and tradition opened the third day of the 26th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL-2017) in Matanzas. Raúl Rodríguez Won the Cuban National Cinema Prize 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10287&SEO=raul-rodriguez-won-the-cuban-national-cinema-prize-2017 La Habana,March 10 (Prensa Latina) Renown photographer Raúl Rodríguez won the National Cinema Prize 2017 for his proliphic work during more than 50 years in that sector confirmed the Cuabn Institute of Art and Cinema industry,ICAIC. Cuba Warns of Greater Economic Risks for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10286&SEO=cuba-warns-of-greater-economic-risks-for-the-caribbean Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba warned today that the countries of the Caribbean basin are exposed to greater economic risks by increasing protectionism in trade and the development of exclusionary and repressive migration policies. Japan and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10285&SEO=japan-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) An exchange of notes on two programs of Japan''s non-reimbursable financial assistance for Cuba has strengthened today trade ties between the two nations. Care for Cuban Nature Promoted at Orchid Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10283&SEO=care-for-cuban-nature-promoted-at-orchid-festival Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Scholars and collectors of Cuban plants promote today the care of nature on the second day of activities of the Orchid Festival held in this capital. Venezuela to Help in Reconstruction of Bridge Damaged by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10281&SEO=venezuela-to-help-in-reconstruction-of-bridge-damaged-by-matthew Baracoa, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With the cooperation of Venezuela, the reconstruction of the bridge over the Toa River in Cuba''s far East that was devastated by Hurricane Matthew last October will begin. Cuba Urges to Revitalize the Caribbean Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10279&SEO=cuba-urges-to-revitalize-the-caribbean-association 10 de marzo de 2017, 11:08Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez today urged member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) to promote the revitalization of this group to consolidate a more dynamic and functional mechanism. Cuban Pres. Attends Opening of Caribbean Ministers Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10274&SEO=cuban-pres.-attends-opening-of-caribbean-ministers-meeting-in-havana 10 de marzo de 2017, 10:14Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro has attended the opening session of the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Caribbean Ministers, summoned in Havana this Friday to look into ways to strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). World Celebrates 141 Years of First Phone Call http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10271&SEO=world-celebrates-141-years-of-first-phone-call Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The world is celebrating today 141 years of the first successful telephone call made in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell in Boston. Cuba Advocates for Development to Balance Migration Flow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10268&SEO=cuba-advocates-for-development-to-balance-migration-flow Geneva, Mar 10 mar (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated today at the United Nations Office at Geneva to guarantee the full realization of the right to development in the world, which is a way to balance global migration flow. Caribbean Ministers Hold Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10267&SEO=caribbean-ministers-hold-meeting-in-havana Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Meeting of the Caribbean Council of Ministers opens here this Friday to look into ways to strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and review key regional issues. Love Letters Sent to Cuban Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10266&SEO=love-letters-sent-to-cuban-contest Sancti Spiritus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,400 letters have been sent to the International Contest Love Letters, organized by the Alternative Cultural Center Escribania Dollz, in this central province of Cuba. Fiagrop Fair Promotes Businesses in Cuban Food Distribution Se http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10265&SEO=fiagrop-fair-promotes-businesses-in-cuban-food-distribution-se Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International agricultural and food event Fiagrop 2017 will have among its main objectives to promote businesses and boost activities associated with this event, today its organizers said to the press. Week on French Culture in Havana to Celebrate Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10263&SEO=week-on-french-culture-in-havana-to-celebrate-diversity Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With a week to celebrate French culture, from March 18th to 26th, Cuba joins this international initiative to highlight this fruitful and varied culture, said sources here. US Business Leaders Show Business Interest with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10261&SEO=us-business-leaders-show-business-interest-with-cuba 09 de marzo de 2017, 18:20Washington, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Business leaders from different US states voiced their interest in strengthening business ties with Cuba and searching out Cuban business openings. Cuba Committed to Shared-Development with Caribbean Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10255&SEO=cuba-committed-to-shared-development-with-caribbean-countries 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:15Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba favors shared development with the Caribbean countries, said today Deborah Rivas, director-general of Foreign Investment from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment. Cuba Boosts Trade with Caribbean Countries Through New Accords http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10252&SEO=cuba-boosts-trade-with-caribbean-countries-through-new-accords 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:05Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Seventy percent of the Cuban trade in the region answers to relations with members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and negotiations to favor those links are currently in progress, sources of the sector reported today. Santiago de Cuba Applies Variants because of Drought Worsening http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10251&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-applies-variants-because-of-drought-worsening 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:01Santiago de Cuba, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) A conducting line over a kilometer long, leading way on a popular avenue in this Cuban eastern city, is the most visible sign for the preparations and measures because of the intensification of droughts. Cuban Cooperation with Botswana Unquestionable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10249&SEO=cuban-cooperation-with-botswana-unquestionable 09 de marzo de 2017, 15:07Gaborone, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The importance of the collaboration Cuba offers countries of the world, precisely, to African countries, is now unquestionable, said Tsaone Swaabow Thapelo, a former Botswanian student in Cuba. Good Cruise Season in Cuba Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10248&SEO=good-cruise-season-in-cuba-predicted 09 de marzo de 2017, 14:50Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Viajes Cuba Business Group President Jose Manuel Bisbe predicted today a good cruise season for Cuba during the coming months. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10243&SEO=us-norwegian-cruise-company-starts-operations-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. Air Europa Reiterates its Commitment to the Cuban Tourism Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10240&SEO=air-europa-reiterates-its-commitment-to-the-cuban-tourism-destination 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:22Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Air Europa airline reiterated its commitment to the Cuban destination with the incorporation to its operations from Spain to this capital of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern aircraft in the world. Havana to Host Ministerial Meeting of Caribbean Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10235&SEO=havana-to-host-ministerial-meeting-of-caribbean-countries Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are examining today at the technical level the topics that will be discussed this Friday at the 12th ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of that regional mechanism. National Orchid Festival Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10231&SEO=national-orchid-festival-begins-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The fifth National Orchid Festival has started here today with the participation of institutions, collectors, researchers and those interested in this variety of plants. Mexico Hosts Cuban Culture Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10229&SEO=mexico-hosts-cuban-culture-festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Cuban culture festival, Cubafest SMA, is hosting as of today in the main garden of the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato state, with a large exhibition of handicrafts, books and audiovisual presentations. Association of Caribbean States Advances in Cuba with New Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10220&SEO=association-of-caribbean-states-advances-in-cuba-with-new-projects Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the nations comprising the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are arranging details today for the celebration on Friday, March 10th, of the 22nd ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of that regional mechanism. Cuban Pianist Aldo López-Gavilán to Begin a Tour around the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10217&SEO=cuban-pianist-aldo-lopez-gavilan-to-begin-a-tour-around-the-usa Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán will begin a tour around the United States on Friday, which includes presentations with prestigious orchestras from that country. Cuba Is Going Through Severe Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10211&SEO=cuba-is-going-through-severe-drought 08 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Sancti Spiritus, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Zaza, the largest reservoir in Cuba, has only accumulated 15 percent of its total volume, due to the serious drought currently affecting the central region of the island, official sources reported today. Caribbean Nations Coordinate New Cooperation Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10208&SEO=caribbean-nations-coordinate-new-cooperation-projects 08 de marzo de 2017, 14:48Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Basin countries are assessing today in this capital seven new cooperation projects related to curb climate change effects, further devolop maritime and air connectivity, in order to favor sustainable development. Latin Tourism Looks for Opportunities at ITB Berlin 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10207&SEO=latin-tourism-looks-for-opportunities-at-itb-berlin-2017 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:31Berlín, March 8 (Prensa Latina)The International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2017 had a massive assistance of latinamerican companies searching for more oportunities in the global market. Foreign Artists Share Experiences in Cuban Drum Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10203&SEO=foreign-artists-share-experiences-in-cuban-drum-festival Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US percussionists, Craig Haynes and Nanny Assis and Brazilian Marcus Santos will conduct two master classes as part of the program of the XVI International Festival of Drum. Cuba Bets on Heberferon to Treat Several Kinds of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10202&SEO=cuba-bets-on-heberferon-to-treat-several-kinds-of-cancer Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will develop this year several clinical trials with Heberferon to treat different kinds of cancer, one of the leading causes of death on the island and worldwide, the national press reported today. Caribbean States Begin Ministerial Forum in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10197&SEO=caribbean-states-begin-ministerial-forum-in-havana Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The first Conference of Cooperation of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) began today in this capital with a high participation in the core debates for the development of the region. Cuba Discusses Key Issues for Caribbean Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10192&SEO=cuba-discusses-key-issues-for-caribbean-region 08 de marzo de 2017, 09:39Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Key issues for the development and regional collaboration, will be discussed in Cuba today by representatives of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) during the First Cooperation Conference of that bloc. Cuban Women: Empowerment and Rights for a Celebration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10189&SEO=cuban-women-empowerment-and-rights-for-a-celebration By Livia Rodriguez Delis Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Women's empowerment, and gender and rights equality are some of the achievements Cuba is showing today on occasion of the International Women's Day. France and Cuba to Match in Jai Alai Dual Meet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10183&SEO=france-and-cuba-to-match-in-jai-alai-dual-meet 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:22Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) France and Cuba will realize a friendly basque pelota dual meet at 36 meters from March 13 to 17, reported today official sources. At Least 10 Countries to Cuban International Weightlifting Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10179&SEO=at-least-10-countries-to-cuban-international-weightlifting-tournament 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:16Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua are included so far in the dozen countries interested in participating in the Manueal Suarez in Memoriam International weightlifting tournament, from March 22 to 26, in Cuba. US Congressmen Interested in Agricultural Exchange with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10180&SEO=us-congressmen-interested-in-agricultural-exchange-with-cuba Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US Congressmen visiting Cuba reportedly voiced their interest on knowing about the potential of the island''s agriculture with view to launching bilateral negotiations on this key sector. Cuban Baseball Team to Play at Can-Am League in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10173&SEO=cuban-baseball-team-to-play-at-can-am-league-in-canada 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:49Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban baseball team will make its debut before Canadian Trois Rivieres in the Canadian-American Independent League (Can-Am), a tournament in which the Cuban players will participate for the 2nd consecutive time. Meetings in Cuba to Boost Links among Caribbean States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10170&SEO=meetings-in-cuba-to-boost-links-among-caribbean-states 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The meetings of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which will be held soon in this capital, will allow tightening relations and boost cooperation among the regional countries. Cuban Education Ministry Tours Affected Zones by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10163&SEO=cuban-education-ministry-tours-affected-zones-by-matthew 07 de marzo de 2017, 15:37Maisi, Cuba, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Education Ministry Ena Elsa Velazquez toured the course of the actions for recuperation in one of the most affected sectors by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, in the east of Cuba. Cuba Submits Report to the Committee Against Forced Disappearance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10153&SEO=cuba-submits-report-to-the-committee-against-forced-disappearance 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:09Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba presented its initial report to the Committee against Forced Disappearance to the UN headquarters here, in which it shows the broad system of laws on the subject, diplomatic sources reported today. Cuba Presents Air-Maritime Cooperation Project in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10144&SEO=cuba-presents-air-maritime-cooperation-project-in-the-caribbean 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:39Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Strengthening the air-maritime connection among the ACS countries is today one of the Cuban objectives in the Cooperation Conference of the entity to be held here from March 8th to 11th, experts said. Drum Festival Begins in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10136&SEO=drum-festival-begins-in-havana Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to Papo Angarica, a renowned percussionist and a rumba legend in Cuba, the 16th ''Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam'' International Drum Festival, scheduled until March 12th, begins here today. Veterinarians Support Cuba's Food Sustainability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10133&SEO=veterinarians-support-cubas-food-sustainability 07 de marzo de 2017, 08:38By Jorge Petinaud Manfred Confirms Negotiations between Cuba and Major League Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10132&SEO=manfred-confirms-negotiations-between-cuba-and-major-league-baseball By Yasiel Cancio Vilar, special envoy Tokyo, March 7 (Prensa Latina) US Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed here today that negotiations between his organization and Cuba are underway. Argentina to Open University Chairs on Fidel Castro's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10131&SEO=argentina-to-open-university-chairs-on-fidel-castros-legacy Buenos Aires, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Two University Departments, one in Buenos Aires and another one in Cordoba will deepen in the thoughts and legacy of historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro when they are inaugurated on March 9 and 10. Cuba to Present Maritime-Port Project for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10130&SEO=cuba-to-present-maritime-port-project-for-the-caribbean Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will present the project Maritime-Port Strategy for the Caribbean at the 1st ACS Conference of Cooperation, to be held from March 8th to 11th, said sources today here. Cuban Enterprises to Attend Panama's Main Commercial Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10129&SEO=cuban-enterprises-to-attend-panamas-main-commercial-fair Panama, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30 Cuban enterprises from public health, telecommunications, industry, and agriculture -among other sectors- will attend the International Commercial Fair EXPOCOMER 2017 in Panama in March 22. Evo Morales Assures to be Recovered from Affection in Vocal Cords http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10124&SEO=evo-morales-assures-to-be-recovered-from-affection-in-vocal-cords 06 de marzo de 2017, 17:38Havana, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said he is utterly recovering from an affection in his vocal cords that forced him to take some medical care in Cuba, even though he also said that he must undergo a simple surgical operation next month. Cuba Promotes Tourism in Areas Hit by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10114&SEO=cuba-promotes-tourism-in-areas-hit-by-matthew 06 de marzo de 2017, 15:20Maisi, Cuba, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban tourist sector in the zones of Baracoa and Maisi, two of the eastern territories most affected by Hurricane Matthew last October, has significantly recovered. Caribbean Meeting Amid International Expectations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10104&SEO=caribbean-meeting-amid-international-expectations Havana, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Expecting the international impact of the unpredictable policies by the new U.S. government, the members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are tuning up the stances that they will debate here at the 12th Meeting of their Ministerial Council on March 8. Cuba Presents in France Its Biotechnology Industry Advances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10101&SEO=cuba-presents-in-france-its-biotechnology-industry-advances 06 de marzo de 2017, 10:57By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Paris, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's representatives have exposed today in France the Caribbean nation's advances in the biotechnology industry, with high-quality products present in 50 countries. Fidel and Chavez, Always Present http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10097&SEO=fidel-and-chavez-always-present Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Commander Hugo Chavez will always be present among the peoples of ALBA and the world, because today they radiate examples, due to their advocacy in favor of the humble and the oppressed. Cuban Medical Brigade Attends Scientific Event in Seychelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10095&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-attends-scientific-event-in-seychelles Victoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) About 20 studies on nephrological and tumor diseases have been presented by Cuban collaborators in Seychelles as part of the scientific event organized by the medical brigade working in the island, official sources said. PAHO Praises Equity and Universality of Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10092&SEO=paho-praises-equity-and-universality-of-cuban-health-system By Carmen Esquivel Sarria La Paz, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) representative in Bolivia, Fernando Leanes, has highlighted the equity and universality in medical care in Cuba, which currently allow the Caribbean nation to have good indicators. ALBA-TCP Summit Opens in Caracas in Honor of Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10089&SEO=alba-tcp-summit-opens-in-caracas-in-honor-of-hugo-chavez Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) With the presence of presidents, prime ministers and guests from several countries, the 14th ALBA-TCP Summit opened in Caracas today, paying tribute to the revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez. Palestinians in Lebanon Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10088&SEO=palestinians-in-lebanon-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro-and-hugo-chavez Beirut, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) paid posthumous tribute today to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whom they praised as paradigms of solidarity and resistance. Cuban Hero Ends Working Visit to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10082&SEO=cuban-hero-ends-working-visit-to-italy Rome, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), Ramon Labañino, has concluded a working visit to Italy on Sunday, at the invitation of the Communist Network (RdC). Cuban Medical Brigade Celebrates 11 Years of Work in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10079&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-celebrates-11-years-of-work-in-bolivia La Paz, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Several speakers highlighted the role the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) has played in Bolivia and its support for the My Health program, during an event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the group''s work in this Amazonian Andean nation. La Coubre, Another Example of Unpunished Terrorism against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10073&SEO=la-coubre-another-example-of-unpunished-terrorism-against-cuba Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) With the sabotage of the CIA to the French freighter La Coubre, 15 months after the revolutionary triumph of January 1, 1959, Cuba realized the scale of the battle it had to face in order to defend its right to sovereignty. Acosta Danza Pursues a More Contemporary Line in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10072&SEO=acosta-danza-pursues-a-more-contemporary-line-in-cuba Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The company directed by the dancer Carlos Acosta defends today a more contemporary line in a season that sets world premieres of Cuban choreographers with works of Spanish creators and an American. Habanos Auction Exceeds One Million Euros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10071&SEO=habanos-auction-exceeds-one-million-euros Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) An auction of Habanos cigars raised today one million 255 thousand euros for the bidding of seven lots made up of tobacco humidors (container to keep cigars fresh) beautifully made by Cuban artisans. Habano Festival Successfully Closes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10068&SEO=habano-festival-successfully-closes-in-cuba Havana, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) With the Habano Award of the Year ceremony, an auction of art works related to tobacco production and an artistic gala, the 19th Habano Festival successfully closed in Cuba with a record number of participants and audience. Cuban Tourism Boost in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10061&SEO=cuban-tourism-boost-in-february 03 de marzo de 2017, 17:44Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourism grew by 15 percent at the end of the 2017 first two months relating to last year, the Cuban Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero stated. Cuba Champions Greater Protection for Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10057&SEO=cuba-champions-greater-protection-for-human-rights 03 de marzo de 2017, 16:45Geneva, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban representative Pablo Berti argued at the UN headquarters in Geneva for greater protection of human rights in separate areas such as labor guarantees, access to housing and the enjoyment of culture. Expert in Cuba Talk on Taking Measures to Prevent Birth Defects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10044&SEO=expert-in-cuba-talk-on-taking-measures-to-prevent-birth-defects Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban specialist has called attention today on the measures to ensure a better conception, on occasion of the World Birth Defects Day, third leading cause of death for children under one year old. Cuba Approves ICT Policy for Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10041&SEO=cuba-approves-ict-policy-for-society Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Ministers of Cuba, in a meeting chaired by President Raul Castro, approved the comprehensive policy for the improvement of Information and Communication Technologies of Cuban society, the newspaper Granma reported today. ACS, a Space for the Caribbean's Shared Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10038&SEO=acs-a-space-for-the-caribbeans-shared-development Por Ernesto Vera MelladoHavana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) From March 8 to 10, Cuba will host several meetings of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) with the objective of identifying and promoting consultations, cooperation and concerted actions among member countries. Sherritt Extracts One-Third of the Oil Cuba Produces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10036&SEO=sherritt-extracts-one-third-of-the-oil-cuba-produces Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Canadian company Sherritt International Corporation, the largest direct investor in Cuba, currently extracts about a third of the oil produced by this island, according to company president and CEO David Pathe. Cuba Holds Conference on English Language Teaching http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10031&SEO=cuba-holds-conference-on-english-language-teaching Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Higher Education (MES) and the British Council are holding today the third edition of the Conference on English Language Teaching (ELT) at the Panorama Hotel in Havana. Colombia Thanks Cuba for Supporting Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10024&SEO=colombia-thanks-cuba-for-supporting-peace-process Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombians in solidarity with Cuba will be traveling the island next Saturday to thank Cuban support for the peace talks with the FARC-EP and the ElN, according to coordinators. Documentary Film Festival in Cuba to Recall Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10021&SEO=documentary-film-festival-in-cuba-to-recall-fidel-castro Santiago de Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The 15th International Documentary Film Festival Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam, hosted by this city from March 6-11, will recall Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, according to organizers. Parliament of Catalonia Lashes out US Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10020&SEO=parliament-of-catalonia-lashes-out-us-blockade-on-cuba 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:51Madrid, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The parliament of Catalonia today urged the United States to end the blockade imposed on Cuba for over half a century, according to the international community. Cuban Program Benefitting Patients with Multiple Esclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10008&SEO=cuban-program-benefitting-patients-with-multiple-esclerosis Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban program, one of its kind in Cuba, for the treatment of multiple esclerosis is being developed in this Cuban city with positive results in patients suffering esclerosis. Guyana and Cuba Increase Friendly Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10003&SEO=guyana-and-cuba-increase-friendly-relations Georgetown, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives for Guyana and Cuba ratified in this capital both countries'' willingness to continue strengthening the traditional friendly and cooperation relations, diplomatic sources reported today. Association of Caribbean States Seeks Common Paths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9988&SEO=association-of-caribbean-states-seeks-common-paths Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is seeking common paths for the region, so it will focus on fighting climate change and on the need for interconnection at its upcoming ministerial and cooperation meetings. Pan-American Cadet and Youth Fencing Championship Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9987&SEO=pan-american-cadet-and-youth-fencing-championship-begins-in-cuba Havana, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Fencers from 21 countries are competing in the Pan-American Cadet and Youth Championship of this sport. Visitors to Tobacco Factories Discover an Unexpected World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9980&SEO=visitors-to-tobacco-factories-discover-an-unexpected-world Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The participants in the 19th Habano Festival are visiting today factories of those craft cigars, to better understand the skill of cigar rollers and the quality control. One of the elements that intrigues most people who like to smoke a cigarette is the way in which they roll a cigar and what parameters they use to facilitate their extreme quality, recognized worldwide. 'Casa del Caribe': Host of Traditional Culture in the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9975&SEO=casa-del-caribe-host-of-traditional-culture-in-the-region Santiago de Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Casa del Caribe (House of the Caribbean) prevails as the host of the traditional culture rooted in the Caribbean countries after 36 non-stopping International Festivals of the Caribbean. Cuba and Panama Hold Fourth Round of Talks on Immigration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9966&SEO=cuba-and-panama-hold-fourth-round-of-talks-on-immigration 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:46Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Panama held today the fourth round of talks on immigration, chaired by Ana Teresita Gonzalez, Cuban vice minister of Foreign Affairs, and Javier Carrillo, Panamanian general director of the National Service of Immigration from the ministry of Security. Worls Championship: Cuba with 10 Athletes to London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9963&SEO=worls-championship-cuba-with-10-athletes-to-london 01 de marzo de 2017, 15:35Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has already classified 10 athletes for the upcoming World Athletics Championship from August 4 to 13 in London (UK) after the ninth domestic competition of the national team, said sources of the Cuban Athletics Federation Wednesday. Cuba Urges for Cooperation Approach at Human Rights Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9958&SEO=cuba-urges-for-cooperation-approach-at-human-rights-council Geneva, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocates today for developing a cooperation and dialogue approach to make the functioning of the Human Rights Council more effective, the representative of the Caribbean nation, Pedro Luis Pedroso, stated in Geneva. Salvadorian Minister of Defense on Official Visit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9957&SEO=salvadorian-minister-of-defense-on-official-visit-in-cuba Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The first vice-minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, General Álvaro López Miera, received today the Minister of Defense of El Salvador, David Mungia, who is on an official visit. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9952&SEO=international-seminar-highlights-ties-between-habano-and-art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. FAO Cooperates with Cuba in Pasture Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9942&SEO=fao-cooperates-with-cuba-in-pasture-development Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is cooperating today in Cuba in the development of pastures, like moringa and other protein plants. Cuba Screens the Most Popular Film of the Latin American Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9941&SEO=cuba-screens-the-most-popular-film-of-the-latin-american-festival Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The main cinemas in Cuba are showing the national film No longer before or Ya No es Antes in Spanish, winner of the Popular Prize at the 38 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Cuba, China and Canada Tighten Ties for Brain Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9935&SEO=cuba-china-and-canada-tighten-ties-for-brain-study Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, China and Canada tighten relations for the study of the center of the nervous system, official sources informed today here. Habano Festival Highlights Smoking Celebrities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9929&SEO=habano-festival-highlights-smoking-celebrities Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The celebration today of the International Seminar associated to the 19 Festival of Habano bring up details, data and also celebrities who loved and love Cuban Cigars Premium or handmade. Melagenine and Heberprot-P at Int'l Workshop in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9926&SEO=melagenine-and-heberprot-p-at-intl-workshop-in-cuba Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The use of Cuban drugs for the treatment of dermatological diseases such as vitiligo, severe psoriasis, diabetic foot and basal carcinoma will capture the attention of participants during the International Workshop on Dermatology, which closes here today. Experts Appreciate Quality of Cuban Tobacco Arable Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9925&SEO=experts-appreciate-quality-of-cuban-tobacco-arable-lands Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign tobacco experts have appreciated here the Cuban agricultural procedure in crops of this plant in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Cuba Invests on Electrochemical Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9918&SEO=cuba-invests-on-electrochemical-industry Por Julia CruzataHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The construction of an electrochemical plant in Cuba, to meet demands from public health, sugarcane and oil industries, has commenced following an investment of over 4,6 million US dollars. Cuba Recovering Refined Wax Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9917&SEO=cuba-recovering-refined-wax-production 01 de marzo de 2017, 00:40Por María Julia MayoralHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) A plant for the production of refined wax - the only of its type in Cuba - is once again operational in Majibacoa, a municipality in the eastern province of Las Tunas, following an investment program to rescue a facility closed for more than 20 years. Cuban Ballet Dedicated to Famous French Musician http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9916&SEO=cuban-ballet-dedicated-to-famous-french-musician Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ballet company Laura Alonso from the Prodanza Center said today that the ballet based on Joseph Bologne, the most famous orchestra conductor of Paris in the second half of the 18th century, will be performed again. Cuban Towns Hit by Hurricane Matthew Rebuilt with Venezuelan Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9915&SEO=cuban-towns-hit-by-hurricane-matthew-rebuilt-with-venezuelan-aid Maisi, Cuba, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Thanks to the support given by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, this community in the eastern region has now a colorful and renewed landscape. Cuban Tobacco Plantations Prove Favorable Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9910&SEO=cuban-tobacco-plantations-prove-favorable-conditions 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:57Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The tobacco plantations located in this western province, Cuba''s largest tobacco-producing province, are now proving advantageous conditions even as agricultural drought strikes the northernmost tip of the territory. Value of Cuba-USA Cultural Exchange Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9909&SEO=value-of-cuba-usa-cultural-exchange-highlighted 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:35Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The renowned U.S. musician Frank London pointed out today the importance of the cultural exchange between his country and Cuba, by participating in the premier of Hatuey, a work he composed for the company Opera de la Calle. Cuba: Nanotechnologies and Skin Diseases Tackled in Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9908&SEO=cuba-nanotechnologies-and-skin-diseases-tackled-in-workshop 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:22Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A conference on the use of nanotechnology in the skin diseases opened today the International Workshop on Dermatology, to be held here for two days with some 200 specialists from 10 countries. Exports of Cuban Habanos Grew in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9903&SEO=exports-of-cuban-habanos-grew-in-2016 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:59Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The value of exports of Cuban habanos in 2016 reportedly rose to 445 million US dollars, a 5% increase compared to the previous year. Revenues in Cuba of Spanish Hotel Chain Melia Grew in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9900&SEO=revenues-in-cuba-of-spanish-hotel-chain-melia-grew-in-2016 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:40Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish hotel chain Melia has reported a 10.3% growth in 2016 in its operations in Cuba, largely attributed to improved rates, mainly in the cities of Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Paris: US Blockade on Cuba Violates International Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9896&SEO=paris-us-blockade-on-cuba-violates-international-law 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:18Paris, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade against Cuba violates international law and constitutes the main obstacle to the development of the Caribbean nation, participants stated today in a symposium on the current situation on the island. Predicted High Participation in ACS Meeting in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9895&SEO=predicted-high-participation-in-acs-meeting-in-cuba 28 de febrero de 2017, 14:45Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) All member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) confirmed their attendance at the First Cooperation Conference of this mechanism, taking place on March 8 in this capital, informed the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Regatta between Cuba and the US Restarted after 60 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9894&SEO=regatta-between-cuba-and-the-us-restarted-after-60-years Washington, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) For the 1st time in 60 years a group of sailboat navigators are travelling from the US city of St. Petersburgh towards the island of Cuba, in a regatta that started Tuesday morning. Cuba, France to Expand and Diversify Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9893&SEO=cuba-france-to-expand-and-diversify-bilateral-ties 28 de febrero de 2017, 14:29Paris, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and France are experiencing a highly favorable period for the development of bilateral relations in all sectors, agreed today the speakers of a conference held in Paris and dedicated to the Caribbean nation. Cuban Journalists Pay Homage to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9891&SEO=cuban-journalists-pay-homage-to-fidel-castro Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) With the photographic exhibition Los agradecidos te acompañan (The Grateful Ones Accompany You), press workers in Ciego de Ávila - central Cuban province - pay homage to the historic leader of the Revolution of this country, Fidel Castro. Canadian Author Lauds Fidel's Contribution to Political Excellence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9888&SEO=canadian-author-lauds-fidels-contribution-to-political-excellence Por Roberto Garcia HernandezHavana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, made a great contribution to the culture of political excellence and the consolidation of democracy in Cuba, according to the Canadian author Arnold August. French Singer Edith Piaff at the Museum of Wooden Sculptures in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9881&SEO=french-singer-edith-piaff-at-the-museum-of-wooden-sculptures-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Edith Piaff is now part of the Museum of Wooden Sculptures of Casa de la Memoria Escénica (CME) in this western city, a hall that recognizes authors and theatrical plays of the country. Cuba Starts International Workshop on Dermatology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9876&SEO=cuba-starts-international-workshop-on-dermatology Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A workshop dedicated to updating the treatment and diagnosis of dermatological diseases has begun here today with specialists from Cuba and Spain, among the most representative ones. Cuban Vice President Meets in Havana Chairman of Pakistan Senate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9868&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-in-havana-chairman-of-pakistan-senate Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) First Vice-President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel, met with the Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, Mian Raza Rabbani, who is today on his second day of official activities invited by the National People''s Power Assembly (ANPP). Habano Festival Participants Visit Plantations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9867&SEO=habano-festival-participants-visit-plantations Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) As part of one of the most attractive days of the 19th Habano Festival, attendees are touring today tobacco plantations in the western region, the best known area in the world of this crop. Cuba Explores in France Technologies for Better Use of Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9861&SEO=cuba-explores-in-france-technologies-for-better-use-of-water By Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the National Institute of Hydraulic Resource of Cuba has complied in France with a broad agenda aimed at exploring technologies that allow a better distribution and use of water, Abel Salas, the entity's first vice president, said. ACS Meeting Seeks to Broaden Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9859&SEO=acs-meeting-seeks-to-broaden-cooperation Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States, from March 8th to 11th, will give the opportunity to broaden the joint cooperation, Cuban diplomat Rafael Zamora states. Cuba, Pakistan Tighten Parliamentary Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9853&SEO=cuba-pakistan-tighten-parliamentary-ties 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:27Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentary leader Esteban Lazo and Pakistani Senate President Mian Raza Rabbani expressed here today the willingness of both legislative bodies to help strengthen ties between the two nations. Cuban Vice-President Welcomes Leader of Polisario Front http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9849&SEO=cuban-vice-president-welcomes-leader-of-polisario-front 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:05Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of State Salvador Valdes welcomed today the member of the Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, Hamma Salama, visiting the island at the invitation of the Communist Party of Cuba. Photographers From Several Countries Revered Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9847&SEO=photographers-from-several-countries-revered-santiago-de-cuba 27 de febrero de 2017, 15:18Santiago de Cuba, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) With the title Mi Santiago, mi Cuba 2017, an exhibition of photographers from several countries makes a complicit wink to this city, whose urban landscapes were caught in their lenses during their visits to Cuba. Cuba Guarantees Habanos´ Quality and Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9846&SEO=cuba-guarantees-habanosa-quality-and-supplies 27 de febrero de 2017, 14:54Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba guarantees the quality and supply of Premium cigars (handmade) to the international market, the authorities stated during the first day of the 19th Habano Festival. Cuban Delegation at Rio 2016 Receives IOC Olympic Button http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9838&SEO=cuban-delegation-at-rio-2016-receives-ioc-olympic-button Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation that attended the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will receive today the Olympic Button of the International Olympic Committee at the Morro-Cabaña complex in Havana. Latest News of Cuban Center for Neurological Restoration Stressed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9830&SEO=latest-news-of-cuban-center-for-neurological-restoration-stressed Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The application of the non-invasive brain stimulation is one of the latest news of the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN), the only one of its kind in the world, celebrating its 28th anniversary, media reported here today. Habano Festival Starts Amid Great Expectation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9822&SEO=habano-festival-starts-amid-great-expectation Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The 19th edition of the Habano Festival is beginning today in this capital with a great expectation that catches the attention of at least 1,000 people from some 50 nations. Gilberto Santa Rosa and Gente de Zona Bring Music to Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9809&SEO=gilberto-santa-rosa-and-gente-de-zona-bring-music-to-ecuador Quito, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican recognized singer Gilberto Santa Rosa and the popular Cuban group Gente de Zona will offer concerts in Ambato, in the framework of the Festival of Flowers and Fruits in 2017, in the Ecuadorian city. Third-hand Smoke, a Little Estimated Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9785&SEO=third-hand-smoke-a-little-estimated-risk Por By Ana Laura ArbesúLa Habana, (Prensa Latina) Main cause of many diseases, smoking is harmful to those who practice it, but also leaves a mark on the people who surround the smoker and on things, from clothing, to furniture and walls. Hemingway's Most Revered Havana Bar Turns 200 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9774&SEO=hemingways-most-revered-havana-bar-turns-200 Por Francisco MenéndezHavana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) 2017 will be a joyous year for Havana''s famous El Floridita restaurant and bar, Ernest Hemingway''s favorite, which will mark the 200th anniversary of its founding in July with an ample program of cocktail competitions and other celebratory events. Cuba Protecting Her Biodiversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9773&SEO=cuba-protecting-her-biodiversity Por Laura ArbesúHavana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, under the auspices of the UN Development Program (UNDP), is implementing a strategic flora and fauna conservation and preservation initiative that involves an undertaking to implement a series of concrete actions until the year 2020. French Organization Expresses Support to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9768&SEO=french-organization-expresses-support-to-cuba 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:44Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The French solidarity association Cuba Si France expressed its complete support to Cuba, which government reacted to a new attempt of provocation coming from anti-Cuban and utra-rightwing groups in the last days. New Clip of Enrique Iglesias Hits Social Networks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9762&SEO=new-clip-of-enrique-iglesias-hits-social-networks 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:56Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Just a few hours before its world premiere, the new single from the Spanish interpreter Enrique Iglesias threatens to become a success with more than 1 million reproductions in its official channel of Vevo. Independent Revolt in Santiago de Cuba Remembered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9755&SEO=independent-revolt-in-santiago-de-cuba-remembered 24 de febrero de 2017, 15:22Santiago de Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people evoked the start of the rebellion that restarted the revolutionary struggle for independence on February 24, 1895, at the National Cemetery of Santa Ifigenia and in Baire, a town located at 80 kilometers from Santiago de Cuba. France Expresses Support to Cuba in Front of Provocation Attempts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9752&SEO=france-expresses-support-to-cuba-in-front-of-provocation-attempts 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:48Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The French solidarity association Cuba Si France, today expressed its full support for the Caribbean nation, whose government reacted in recent days to a new attempt at provocation from ultra-right and anti-Cuban groups. Cuban Women: Examples of Rebelliousness and Revolutionary Dedication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9751&SEO=cuban-women-examples-of-rebelliousness-and-revolutionary-dedication 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:47Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) General Esther ''Tete,'' Puebla, member of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution, asserted today that women in this country were examples of rebelliousness and dedication. ALADI Proposal for Integration Accord Is Supported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9748&SEO=aladi-proposal-for-integration-accord-is-supported Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Committee of Representatives for the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) expressed its support to the proposal by the secretary-general of the organization, Carlos Alvarez, of working for a Latin American Comprehensive Economic-Trade Agreement. Angolan Delegation Pays Tribute to Cuban War Veterans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9745&SEO=angolan-delegation-pays-tribute-to-cuban-war-veterans Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan minister and head of the Presidential Civil House, Manuel da Cruz, and the delegation accompanying him during his official visit to Cuba paid tribute to Cuban war veterans and internationalists here today. Recognized UNICEF Support To Cuban Territories Affected by Hurricane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9744&SEO=recognized-unicef-support-to-cuban-territories-affected-by-hurricane Guantanamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities recognized the support of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in the recovery of areas affected by Hurricane Matthew in the Cuban east, officials said. China Publication Invites to Broadcast Cuba Image http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9741&SEO=china-publication-invites-to-broadcast-cuba-image Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Hu Baomin, president of ''China Today'', received today the Cuban ambassador to the country, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, whom he invited to use that space to broadcast the image of the Caribbean island. Beginning of the Cuban Independence War Recollected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9740&SEO=beginning-of-the-cuban-independence-war-recollected 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Authorities and settlers in the locality of Ibarra, in the western province of Matanzas, recollected today the anniversary 122 of the beginning of the Independence War (1895-1898), organized by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. Cuba, China Values Judicial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9739&SEO=cuba-china-values-judicial-cooperation 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:25Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador in China, Miguel Angel Ramirez and Hu Zejun, deputy Attorney General of the Asian country talk here today about the possibility of increasing judicial cooperation between the two countries. German Scholars Interested in Preserving Cuban Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9738&SEO=german-scholars-interested-in-preserving-cuban-heritage 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:23Guantánamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the University of Bamberg in Germany have expressed interest in establishing cooperation agreements with Cuba for the preservation of the natural and architectural heritage, sources from Guantánamo University informed today. Uruguayan Senator Backs Cuba's Decision on OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9734&SEO=uruguayan-senator-backs-cubas-decision-on-oas-secretary-general Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the Broad Front (Frente Amplio), Leonardo de Leon, has said he fully supports Cuba''s decision to deny the entry visa into the Caribbean country of OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro. Cuban Viengsay Valdes Shares Experiences in US Ballet Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9731&SEO=cuban-viengsay-valdes-shares-experiences-in-us-ballet-contest 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:48Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Viengsay Valdes, a leading dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), is sharing professional experiences with young participants in the semi-finals of the Youth American Grand Prix contest, in the United States. Cuba Remembers Restart of Struggles for Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9727&SEO=cuba-remembers-restart-of-struggles-for-independence Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cubans are celebrating today the 122nd anniversary of the resumption of the unfinished battle to conquer their independence from the Spanish metropolis, known for historiography as the Necessary War. Caracol Co. Will Stand Out at the Havana Cigar Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9717&SEO=caracol-co.-will-stand-out-at-the-havana-cigar-festival Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cigar Houses, attached to the Caracol Co., are ideal places to satisfy the most demanding tastes of cigar lovers. In these places, customers can enjoy the excellent service they deserve. Cuban Designer Santos Toledo to Exhibit in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9715&SEO=cuban-designer-santos-toledo-to-exhibit-in-vienna Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban designer Santos Toledo will be exhibiting an exhibition of large-format materials in canvas, in Vienna next week, venerating world-famous Cuban musicians. US Senator in Favor of Lifting Blockade vs. Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9707&SEO=us-senator-in-favor-of-lifting-blockade-vs.-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator Joseph Scarnotti, Republican leader of the Pennsylvania Senate, United States, said today that there is much to do between his state and Cuba, as asking the federal Government to lift the blockade. Agreement on Construction of Infrastructures Signed by Cuba and Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9705&SEO=agreement-on-construction-of-infrastructures-signed-by-cuba-and-japan Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Japan signed today a memorandum of understanding to build high quality infrastructures in construction, transportation and tourism, while strengthening bilateral ties. Boxing Helps Strengthening Links between Cuba and US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9704&SEO=boxing-helps-strengthening-links-between-cuba-and-us Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The boxing dual meet between a Cuban provincial team, and a team from the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showed that sport exchanges between Cuba and the US are opening ways for normalization of bilateral relations. National Festival of Handmade Wines in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9700&SEO=national-festival-of-handmade-wines-in-cuba 23 de febrero de 2017, 15:23Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The 26th National Festival of Handmade Wines begins today in this Cuban central city with the presence of wine producers from the whole country, who will share their experiences in the making of different liquors. Cuba Shows Contemporary Art in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9697&SEO=cuba-shows-contemporary-art-in-spain Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Works by renowned contemporary artists are representing Cuba in the 12th edition of the Art Madrid 17 Fair, held in the Spanish capital, said today the Cuban Cultural Heritage Fund Thursday. German Federal State Minister Fulfils Agenda in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9696&SEO=german-federal-state-minister-fulfils-agenda-in-cuba Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) German Federal State Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Bohmer met here Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, in a dialogue in which both governmental officials ratified their mutual interest in strenghtening the links between Cuba and Germany. Cuba and Angola Consolidate Links in Public Health and Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9693&SEO=cuba-and-angola-consolidate-links-in-public-health-and-education 23 de febrero de 2017, 14:11Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Manuel da Cruz, Angolan Minister of the Presidency, and the Vice President of the Cuban Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas expressed their desire to deepen the links between Cuba and Angola in the fields of public health and education. Cuba Starts 2017 Salsa Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9681&SEO=cuba-starts-2017-salsa-festival Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival convenes today in this capital many of the most popular dance music orchestras in Cuba, in order to visualize those dances and sounds that win followers around the world. Evo Admires Cuban People for Stopping Interference from the Empire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9679&SEO=evo-admires-cuban-people-for-stopping-interference-from-the-empire La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has expressed his admiration for the Cuban people today after stoping the interference of the empire and thwarting a planned provocation by right-wing organizations of the region. Identity and Cuban Architecture From Eliana Cárdenas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9677&SEO=identity-and-cuban-architecture-from-eliana-cardenas Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The posthumous book of the researcher Eliana Cárdenas (1951-2010): Historiografía e Identidad en la Arquitectura Cubana is now an ecumenical literary work for its exhaustive bibliographical research, as well as a reference for scholars on the subject. Cuba and Germany Praise State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9672&SEO=cuba-and-germany-praise-state-of-relations Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Deputy Foreign Minister, Rogelio Sierra, and Germany''s Maria Bohmer, revealed in Havana the good state of the political and commercial relations between the two countries, it was reported here today. Foreign Ministry Informs of Anti-Cuban Provocation Failure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9669&SEO=foreign-ministry-informs-of-anti-cuban-provocation-failure Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stressed here the failure of the anti-Cuban provocation enacted by right-wing organizations in the region through a statement issued here. Play in Santiago de Cuba Directed by French Playwright http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9661&SEO=play-in-santiago-de-cuba-directed-by-french-playwright Santiago de Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) French playwright Maurice Leveque is currently directing in this city with the Caliban Teatro group, the play ''Pasaporte'', written by Yunior Garcia, to be staged at the headquarters of the group Estudio Teatral Macuba. Azeri TEZ Agency To Increase Tourism Promotion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9650&SEO=azeri-tez-agency-to-increase-tourism-promotion-in-cuba 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:02Baku, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The leadership of Azeri TEZ Tour Travel Agency, who works with Cuba, examined with Cuban Ambassador, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, the promotion of Cuban tourism in this Caucasian nation. Cuba, Taiwan Suspend Preparatory Game Due to Rain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9645&SEO=cuba-taiwan-suspend-preparatory-game-due-to-rain Taipei, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s third exhibition game versus Taiwan in its Asia tour in preparation for the 4th World Baseball Classic was suspended today due to the rain. Progress in Cuba-US Relation Must Consolidate, Say Congressmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9643&SEO=progress-in-cuba-us-relation-must-consolidate-say-congressmen Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the United States congress visiting Cuba since last Sunday reaffirmed today the willingness of most members of the Capitol to consolidate relations between the United States and the Caribbean nation. Nizhny Novgorod Governor Welcomes Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9642&SEO=nizhny-novgorod-governor-welcomes-cuban-ambassador 22 de febrero de 2017, 14:33Moscow, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev welcomed Cuban Ambassador to Russia, Emilio Lozada, who was on an official working visit to Cuba, according to diplomatic sources. Cubans in Nicaragua Against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9638&SEO=cubans-in-nicaragua-against-us-blockade 22 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Managua, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Nicaragua is preparing its 6th national meeting, in support of its country in the fight against the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States. Cuban Technology Company Present at Mexico's Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9636&SEO=cuban-technology-company-present-at-mexicos-book-fair Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Literary works on biotechnology and healthy cuisine are among the proposals of a Cuban company dedicated to information technologies at the upcoming Mexico Book Fair, the entity announced today. OAS, Donald Trump and the bad advisers of Luis Almagro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9634&SEO=oas-donald-trump-and-the-bad-advisers-of-luis-almagro By Roberto García Hernández Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump to power seems to stimulate some sectors in Washington who try to reactivate their anti-Latin American stands, closer to the new airs blowing in the White House. Bioelectric Power Stations, a Promising Way to Convert Solar Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9617&SEO=bioelectric-power-stations-a-promising-way-to-convert-solar-energy Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The bioelectric power stations have been the best way to convert solar energy into electricity, Minister of Energy and Mines (MINEM) Alfredo Lopez said on the daily television program Roundtable. Raul Castro Receives US Congressmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9616&SEO=raul-castro-receives-us-congressmen Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has received here a delegation from the United States Congress, led by Democrat Senator from Vermont, Patrick Leahy, and Republican Senator from Mississippi, Thad Cochran. Cuban Foreign Minister Welcomes Russian First Vice Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9600&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-welcomes-russian-first-vice-foreign-minister Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez welcomed today Russian First Vice Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov, who is paying an official visit to this country. Scientific Event BioProcess 2017 begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9587&SEO=scientific-event-bioprocess-2017-begins-in-cuba 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:23Camagüey, Cuba, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) With the purpose of spreading the progress in biotechnology and pharmaceutic science, the first edition of the scientific event BioProcess 2017 began today in this Cuban central-eastern city, which will host it until February 24. US Blockade To Cuba Affects Cancer Treatment in Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9585&SEO=us-blockade-to-cuba-affects-cancer-treatment-in-children 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:21Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health system guarantees the treatment of children suffering from cancer despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island. China Wants to Return to World Podium in Wrestling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9572&SEO=china-wants-to-return-to-world-podium-in-wrestling 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:44Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The dream of the main coach of the Chinese Greco-Roman wrestling squad, Tian Shang, is to return to the podium in a World Championships of the discipline. American Professional Association Awards Cuban Feature Films http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9566&SEO=american-professional-association-awards-cuban-feature-films 21 de febrero de 2017, 10:35Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban feature films ''Bailando con Margot'' (Dancing with Margot) and ''El acompañante'' (The Companion) won the Best First Work and Best Screenplay awards delivered by the Association of Latin Entertainment Critic (ACE) of New York. Cuban Track and Field to Work for Recovering Lost Grounds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9550&SEO=cuban-track-and-field-to-work-for-recovering-lost-grounds Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban national federation of track and field and its commission want to strengthen athletics in Cuba, and increase the results reached in the last years at the international arena, according to statements by the head of the Commission, Agustin Abril. Biophysics Center in Santiago de Cuba Increases Health Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9548&SEO=biophysics-center-in-santiago-de-cuba-increases-health-achievements Santiago de Cuba, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The prototype of an exoskeleton of robotic arm and a multipurpose model are the two latest releases targeted by technicians and workers of the Center of Medical Biophysics (CBM), opened here by Fidel Castro. Cuban City Ready to Host Forum on Management of Historical Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9547&SEO=cuban-city-ready-to-host-forum-on-management-of-historical-cities Camaguey, Cuba Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The city of Camaguey will host since Wednesday the 11th Symposium ''Challenges in the management of historical cities'', with the participation of prestigious specialists on preservation issues. UN Official Praises Cuban Women Empowerment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9546&SEO=un-official-praises-cuban-women-empowerment 20 de febrero de 2017, 18:46Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) International Coordinator of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Rafael Cuesta, praised today in this capital the strong presence of Cuban women in decision-making posts. Cuban Artists Preselected for South American Art Biennial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9544&SEO=cuban-artists-preselected-for-south-american-art-biennial 20 de febrero de 2017, 17:40Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Four projects by Cuban artists and curators were preselected for the International Contemporary Art Biennial of South America, which will be held from September to December in more than 40 cities in the world, with its central venue in the city of Buenos Aires. US Boxing Team Arrives in Cuba for Bilateral Meet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9543&SEO=us-boxing-team-arrives-in-cuba-for-bilateral-meet 20 de febrero de 2017, 17:24Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) A boxing team coming from the US city of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) arrived in Cuba Monday, where the US fighters will have a bilateral (dual-meet) meeting against fighters from the Cuban western province of Pinar del Rio. Cuban and US Port Workers for Extending Trade Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9534&SEO=cuban-and-us-port-workers-for-extending-trade-links Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Port Management and the board of directors of the Pascagoula port, and the gulf of the US state of Mississippi, signed today two memorandums of understanding to establish and consolidate their trade relations. Habanos S.A. Limited Editions 2016 Go to Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9520&SEO=habanos-s.a.-limited-editions-2016-go-to-market Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) International corporation Habanos S.A. informed today about the distribution of its Limited Editions 2016 corresponding to Trinidad Topes, Montecristo Dantes and Romeo and Juliet Capuletos, a novelty for the Premium cigar market. Polio Vaccination Campaign Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9519&SEO=polio-vaccination-campaign-starts-in-cuba Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The 56th National Oral Polio Vaccine Campaign has started today in Cuba in which 471,888 children will be immunized in two stages in all provinces. 26th International Book Fair Ends in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9488&SEO=26th-international-book-fair-ends-in-havana Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The biggest Cuban literary festival, the International Book Fair (IBF), is concluding today in Havana with several artistic activities. Vietnamese Leader Highlights Cuba's Work on Environmental Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9484&SEO=vietnamese-leader-highlights-cubas-work-on-environmental-protection Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s National Assembly (VNA) Vice President, Tong Thi Phong, highlighted the work done by Cuban authorities on environmental protection. Carnival Paradise to Increase Cruises to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9483&SEO=carnival-paradise-to-increase-cruises-to-cuba Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. company Carnival Corporation will increase its cruise travels to Cuba as of June 29, after becoming the first U.S. company to resume in 2016 that kind of tourist service to the island nation in more than 40 years, according to media reports. Cuba's Sugarcane Byproduct Industry Reborn http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9479&SEO=cubas-sugarcane-byproduct-industry-reborn Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban sugarcane byproduct industry is at present in a stage of rebirth, after the reactivation of productions that were paralyzed. International Book Fair Demands End to U.S. Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9473&SEO=international-book-fair-demands-end-to-u.s.-blockade-on-cuba Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The voices of writers, artists and other participants came together to call for an end to the U.S. blockade on Cuba, at the International Book Fair, held in this capital. Details Finalized in Cuba for Vaccination Campaign vs Poliomyelitis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9467&SEO=details-finalized-in-cuba-for-vaccination-campaign-vs-poliomyelitis Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Public Health system finalizes today details for the vaccination of 471,888 children in view of the 56th National Campaign of Oral Vaccination against Poliomyelitis that will begin next Monday. Cuba and France Sign Important Intergovernmental Scientific Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9463&SEO=cuba-and-france-sign-important-intergovernmental-scientific-agreement 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:56Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and French authorities signed today in this capital the intergovernmental agreement ''Hubert Curien -Carlos J. Finlay'', to strengthen the scientific cooperation between the two countries. New Cuban National Atlas, Much More than a Collection of Maps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9450&SEO=new-cuban-national-atlas-much-more-than-a-collection-of-maps By Ana Laura Arbesú Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban geographers and other experts have refined details of a new geophysical and socioeconomic map of the island using new technologies, a work committed to be more than a collection. Irish President Highlights Historic Ties with Cuba and Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9449&SEO=irish-president-highlights-historic-ties-with-cuba-and-latin-america Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Irish President Michael Higgins, highlighted the historic ties of friendship and cooperation between Ireland, Cuba and Latin America as part of his official visit to Cuba. Cubans Pay Tribute to Commander Juan Almeida on His 90th Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9440&SEO=cubans-pay-tribute-to-commander-juan-almeida-on-his-90th-birthday Santiago de Cuba, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With a pilgrimage to his tomb in the mountainous municipality of Tercer Frente and an artistic show in Heredia Theater, Cubans celebrate today the 90th birthday of Commander of the Revolution Juan Almeida. Legislators from Mexico and Cuba Plan to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9436&SEO=legislators-from-mexico-and-cuba-plan-to-increase-cooperation Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Mexico-Cuba interparliamentary meeting begins today in Merida, capital of Yucatan, with a broad agenda that fosters cooperation between both countries. Cuban Deputy Minister Highlights Chinese Construction Experience http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9435&SEO=cuban-deputy-minister-highlights-chinese-construction-experience Beijing, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister for Construction, Angel Vilaragut, has highlighted here today the importance of exchanging with China given its experience in the development of this sector. Irish President Interested in Scientific Progress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9421&SEO=irish-president-interested-in-scientific-progress-in-cuba Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Ireland''s President, Michael Higgins, will visit the ''Pedro Kouri'' Tropical Medicine Institute today to learn about Cuba''s scientific progress as part of his official visit to Cuba. Cuba to Host Sympossium on Historical Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9415&SEO=cuba-to-host-sympossium-on-historical-cities Camaguey, Cuba, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With the objective to preserve the architectural heritage in Cuba, the eastern city of Camaguey will host a Symposium on the Impact of Development in Historical Cities, scheduled from February 21 to 24. Cuba, Guyana to Care for Caribbean Children with Disabilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9414&SEO=cuba-guyana-to-care-for-caribbean-children-with-disabilities Georgetown, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) A center for the care of Caribbean children with special educational needs associated with disabilities will be opened here in March, its coordinator, Cuban professor Jorge Duvalon announced today. Cuba Faces More Frequent and Longer Drought Cycles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9411&SEO=cuba-faces-more-frequent-and-longer-drought-cycles 16 de febrero de 2017, 18:33Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Institute of Water Resources (INRH), Ines Maria Chapman, asserted today that droughts in Cuba are more frequent and longer every time. Irish President Presents Book at Fair in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9410&SEO=irish-president-presents-book-at-fair-in-cuba 16 de febrero de 2017, 18:30Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Irish President Michael D. Higgins asserted today here that it was a great pleasure for him to know the Havana International Book Fair and attend the presentation of the Cuban edition of ''The Sea of The Star.'' Cuba and Norway for Strengthening Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9407&SEO=cuba-and-norway-for-strengthening-bilateral-relations 16 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and State Secretary Laila Bokhari of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the wish of both nations to continue strengthening their relations. Cuba Rejects Israeli Threats Over Two-State Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9405&SEO=cuba-rejects-israeli-threats-over-two-state-solution United Nations, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has voiced today its concern at the United Nations over the negative impact of Israel''s aggressiveness on the two-state solution to the conflict with Palestine. Cuban Writer Launches Book on Fidel Castro´s Visits to Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9402&SEO=cuban-writer-launches-book-on-fidel-castroas-visits-to-ecuador 16 de febrero de 2017, 16:52Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The book ''Fidel en Ecuador. Bajo el cielo de la independencia'' by Cuban journalist and researcher Jose Antonio Quintana, tackles the visits made by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro to Ecuador. Irish Writers Speak about their Culture at Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9393&SEO=irish-writers-speak-about-their-culture-at-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Irish writers shared today their experiences in literary production during a meeting held at the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), as part of the Havana Book Fair. Cuba with New Blood for Upcoming World Baseball Classic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9384&SEO=cuba-with-new-blood-for-upcoming-world-baseball-classic Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is readying its National Team for the upcoming 4th World Baseball Classic, incorporating young talented prospects that are willing to excel and show their potential on the field. Cuba, Vietnam Parliaments Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9383&SEO=cuba-vietnam-parliaments-strengthen-ties Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Assembly of People''s Power (ANPP) of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, and vice-president of the Vietnamese parliament, Tong Thi Phong, ratified here the desire to strengthen the ties between the two institutions. Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9373&SEO=cuban-hotels-among-best-all-inclusive-resorts-of-the-caribbean Varadero, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean region, a prestigious website specializing in tourism reported. PAHO; Cuban Health Reaches International Standards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9371&SEO=paho-cuban-health-reaches-international-standards Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban health system begins to take into account international quality standards, assured to Prensa Latina the representative of the Pan American and World Health Organization on the island, Cristian Morales. Gabriel García Márquez Returns to Cuba in Sculpture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9370&SEO=gabriel-garcia-marquez-returns-to-cuba-in-sculpture Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez walks from today in a courtyard of the historic center of this capital thanks to the work and grace of an art that Cuban José Villa Soberón fully masters sculpture. Cuba and Ireland Confirm Potential for Bilateral Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9364&SEO=cuba-and-ireland-confirm-potential-for-bilateral-cooperation Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro and Ireland''s Michael Higgins have recognized the potential to promote economic, commercial and bilateral cooperation. Irish Pres. Will Tour the Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9361&SEO=irish-pres.-will-tour-the-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Irish President, Michael Higgins, who''s making his first visit ever to Cuba, will tour this Thursday the historical Fortress of the San Carlos de la Cabaña, venue of the Havana Book Fair that has welcome writers, editors and distributors from 46 countries. Cuba and CARICOM Agree on Mutual Tariff Concessions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9360&SEO=cuba-and-caricom-agree-on-mutual-tariff-concessions Georgetown, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Guyana, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, talked today about the importance of an agreement on mutual concessions of products and tariff preferences between Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Carlos Acosta Dance Company Announces Three World Premieres http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9354&SEO=carlos-acosta-dance-company-announces-three-world-premieres Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The company led by star dancer Carlos Acosta announced here three world premieres of Cuba and Spain in its next season in this capital. Cuba Ready to Belong to the Caribbean Series, but USA Prevents it http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9351&SEO=cuba-ready-to-belong-to-the-caribbean-series-but-usa-prevents-it Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has everything ready to be a full member of the Caribbean Baseball Series, the acting baseball national commissioner Yosvani Aragon said. Argentina Announces Boxers to Cuban Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9345&SEO=argentina-announces-boxers-to-cuban-tournament 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:37Bern, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine Condors boxing team announced its five boxers to fight the Cuban Domadores (Tamers) at the World Series of Boxing (WSB), the event''s website reports. Irish President Michael Higgins Arrives in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9344&SEO=irish-president-michael-higgins-arrives-in-cuba 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:32Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Irish President Michael Higgins arrived today in this capital to begin an official visit to Cuba, as part of his tour of Latin America, the first of the region by a Head of State of that European country. Víctor Víctor and other Dominican Artists to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9343&SEO=victor-victor-and-other-dominican-artists-to-perform-in-cuba 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The popular Dominican singer and songwriter Victor Victor will offer a concert in Cuba accompanied by two other artists, informed the embassy of the Caribbean country in Havana. US Blockade on Cuba Denounced at Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9341&SEO=us-blockade-on-cuba-denounced-at-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair of Havana (FIL) heard today voices against the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba through the presentation of several books on this relevant political issue. Cuba and Iran Sign 12 Cooperation MoU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9339&SEO=cuba-and-iran-sign-12-cooperation-mou Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic Republic of Iran and Cuba has signed 12 development cooperation Memoranda of Understanding during the last day of the 16th Session of the Intergovernmental Commission between both nations that closed today. Abel Prieto Presents Reprint of 'El Vuelo del Gato' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9337&SEO=abel-prieto-presents-reprint-of-el-vuelo-del-gato Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban intelectual Abel Prieto thanked today the re-publication of his novel ''El Vuelo del Gato'', in charge of the Capiro Editorial, during the seventh day of the International Book Fair (FIL) venue in this city. Cuba and MLB Negotiate on Baseball Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9335&SEO=cuba-and-mlb-negotiate-on-baseball-issues Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Baseball Federation President Higinio Velez has confirmed today that Cuba and MLB are holding talks on dissimilar issues. Keith Ellis Wants to Write Jose Marti Book of Aforisms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9331&SEO=keith-ellis-wants-to-write-jose-marti-book-of-aforisms Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican researcher and writer Keith Ellis revealed today in Cuba he would love to make a bilingual book of aforisms of National Hero Jose Marti, one of the most influential figure of Latin American literature. United Nations Supports Responsible Parenthood in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9320&SEO=united-nations-supports-responsible-parenthood-in-cuba Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Population Fund has been committed to the development of families where children have stronger maternal and paternal guides, Rafael Cuestas, a representative of the international organization in Cuba, told Prensa Latina today. Cuba Welcoming Foreign Athletes at Internacional Wrestling Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9303&SEO=cuba-welcoming-foreign-athletes-at-internacional-wrestling-event 14 de febrero de 2017, 17:00Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is expecting at least 11 foreign delegations to participate at the traditional Granma-Cerro Pelado International Wrestling Tournaments scheduled for coming weekend. José Martí and Fidel Castro: Two Beacons of Love for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9300&SEO=jose-marti-and-fidel-castro-two-beacons-of-love-for-cuba La Paz, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The pro-independence thinking of José Martí and Fidel Castro, as well as their love for Cuba, are lighting up today the San Francisco Museum Cultural Center of this Bolivian city through a unique art exhibition. Irish President to Make First Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9295&SEO=irish-president-to-make-first-visit-to-cuba 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:34Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, will be arriving in Cuba tomorrow for his first visit to the island, fulfilling an official invitation from his Cuban counterpart Raúl Castro. First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9292&SEO=first-sommelier-cuban-woman-writes-about-her-impressions Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. Homage to Bola de Nieve, an Unmistakable Voice of Cuban Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9285&SEO=homage-to-bola-de-nieve-an-unmistakable-voice-of-cuban-music Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Bola de Nieve, one of the unmistakable voices of Cuban music, returns to Havana scene in a homage dedicated to him by the Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine tomorrow, the organizers of the concert announced today. Cuba Calls On UN for a Multilateral, Arranged Response to Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9277&SEO=cuba-calls-on-un-for-a-multilateral-arranged-response-to-terrorism United Nations, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today called on the UN Security Council for a multilateral and arranged response to the phenomenon of terrorism, which moves away from unilateral actions and double standards. Literary Forum Opens at International Book Fair in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9276&SEO=literary-forum-opens-at-international-book-fair-in-cuba Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) French writer, poet, essayist and philosopher Paul Valery and the French literature are the issues of the program of the first session of the literary forum at the 26th International Book Fair held in Cuba. Mexico Deports Cuban Migrants in Irregular Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9272&SEO=mexico-deports-cuban-migrants-in-irregular-situation 14 de febrero de 2017, 10:34Mexico, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Migration (INM) has reported on the deportation of five Cuban migrants on a commercial flight from Tapachula International Airport, in Chiapas, according to the company. 50 Years of Brilliant Camagüey Ballet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9256&SEO=50-years-of-brilliant-camaguey-ballet Por Elizabeth BorregoHavana, 14 Feb (Prensa Latina) Renowned both in Cuba and many parts of the world for excellent performances and the artistic quality of its young members, the eastern Cuban, Camagüey Ballet Company (BC), is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2017. US Young Orchestra to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9254&SEO=us-young-orchestra-to-perform-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Chicago Consort Orchestra, considered one of the leading music student ensembles in the United States, will perform in three Cuban cities, reported today the Cuban provincial music company Rafael Somavilla in Matanzas. Boxing Dual Meet between Cuba and US Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9247&SEO=boxing-dual-meet-between-cuba-and-us-announced 13 de febrero de 2017, 16:11Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Boxing Federation announced Monday that there will be a dual meet among fighters from the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio and the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 22. Cuba Seeking to Increase Crude Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9246&SEO=cuba-seeking-to-increase-crude-oil-production 13 de febrero de 2017, 16:07Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is currently encouraging the search for crude oil in its sea waters and lands, believing that this resource has a positive impact on the development of the industry and other areas. Turkish Brigade to Cuba for May 1 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9240&SEO=turkish-brigade-to-cuba-for-may-1 13 de febrero de 2017, 14:44Ankara, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Association of Friendship with Cuba, Jose Marti (JMKDD), is organizing a group of solidarity to participate in the May 1 celebration in Havana, Nahide Ozkan, member of the organization''s leadership, told the news agency Prensa Latina. Cuba-Iran Intergovernmental Commission Held in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9239&SEO=cuba-iran-intergovernmental-commission-held-in-havana Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba-Iran Intergovernmental Commission will be holding from today to February 15th, with the presence of about 30 Iranian officials and businessmen, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said. Broader Horizons for Cooperatives in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9238&SEO=broader-horizons-for-cooperatives-in-cuba Por Maria Julio MayoralHavana, 14 Feb (Prensa Latina) The experimental, non-agricultural cooperative sector in Cuba continues to expand in the areas of trade, food and technical or personal services provision, as part of the ongoing process to update Cuba´s economic and social model. Water Works in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9237&SEO=water-works-in-havana 13 de febrero de 2017, 13:23Por Masiel FernándezHavana, 14 Feb (Prensa Latina) Aguas de La Habana, a Cuban-Spanish oint venture of 15 years standing, serves more than 2 million Havana Cuban Diva Beatriz Marquez Launches Duet Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9235&SEO=cuban-diva-beatriz-marquez-launches-duet-album Por Pedro QuirogaHavana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Popularly known as ''La Musicalísima'', Cuban singer and composer Beatriz Márquez opens 2017 with the launch of an album of duets with 12 male trova musicians and singer songwriters. Cuban Chucho Valdés: Adds Another Grammy to His Great Music Career http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9234&SEO=cuban-chucho-valdes-adds-another-grammy-to-his-great-music-career Los Ángeles, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban famous pianist and songwriter Chucho Valdes won another Grammy Award adding just another victory to his long career thanks to his album in homage of the Iraqueres music band,which was founded by him. Cuba and China Cooperate on Renewable Energy Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9233&SEO=cuba-and-china-cooperate-on-renewable-energy-projects 13 de febrero de 2017, 13:01Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and China recently committed to strengthening their cooperation in the strategically important developmental areas of renewable energy and industry. 19th Edition of the Habano Festival Starts Feb 27 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9229&SEO=19th-edition-of-the-habano-festival-starts-feb-27 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) With the 19th Edition of the Habano Festival this month in the Cuban capital, Cuba''s quality products industry marks a very lucrative road, with many fans from all over the world. Foreign Companies Interested in Investing in Oil Exploration in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9211&SEO=foreign-companies-interested-in-investing-in-oil-exploration-in-cuba By Roberto Solomon Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Oil & Gas 2017 Summit held in Havana for two days highlighted the growing interest of foreign companies in investing in oil exploration in Cuba, accordin to experts. Tourism Faced with Sustainability in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9206&SEO=tourism-faced-with-sustainability-in-2017 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The tourist field begins 2017 with the challenge of promoting sustainability. Havana Book Fair Values Latin American Historical Novel Contribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9203&SEO=havana-book-fair-values-latin-american-historical-novel-contribution Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) 26th International Book Fair held in Cuba weighs today the contributions of the Latin American historical novel in the cultures and societies of this continent. Havana Historian Receives National Award of Social Sciences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9195&SEO=havana-historian-receives-national-award-of-social-sciences Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal received the National Award for Social and Humanistic Sciences 2016 in the context of the 26th International Book Fair Cuba 2017, which began last February 9. Cuban Judokas Competing at Highest Level in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9188&SEO=cuban-judokas-competing-at-highest-level-in-paris Paris, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The Grand Slam of Judo in Paris, in its 2017 edition, is offering Cuban athletes a possibility to get ready, fight and get experiences, just whyen the training cycle towards the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 is starting. Effective Use of Diabetic Foot Treatment in Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9186&SEO=effective-use-of-diabetic-foot-treatment-in-cuban-province 11 de febrero de 2017, 15:00Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Dedicated work by specialists at primary health-care units in this city has led to a decrease in the number of amputations due to ulcers caused by the diabetic foot syndrome, using Heberprot-P to treat it. Cuba Promotes Oil Potential in International Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9184&SEO=cuba-promotes-oil-potential-in-international-event Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba promoted its oil producing potential in an international event held this week in Havana with the participation of representatives from 15 countries. Canadian Writer, Margaret Atwood, Big Attraction in Cuba Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9173&SEO=canadian-writer-margaret-atwood-big-attraction-in-cuba-book-fair Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The work of Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood, is today one of the big attractions in the 26th International Book Fair of Havana that has gathered authors and editors from 45 countries. Russian Contemporary Writers Converge in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9168&SEO=russian-contemporary-writers-converge-in-havana 10 de febrero de 2017, 18:09Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Great Classical Russian books and the works made by a young generation of writers are converging today in the Havana International Book Fair (IBF). Cuban Government Strengthens Legal Rules for Women´s Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9161&SEO=cuban-government-strengthens-legal-rules-for-womenas-protection 10 de febrero de 2017, 16:42Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government reiterated its pledge to protect and defend women´s rights by issuing two decree-laws that endorse the pregnancy process and their subsequent incorporation into working life. Senator Stresses in Cuba Importance of Canadian Writers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9158&SEO=senator-stresses-in-cuba-importance-of-canadian-writers 10 de febrero de 2017, 16:05Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Canadian Senate George Furey stated today in Cuba that writers are the true ambassadors of his country beyond borders. Cuban Slugger Despiagne Signs a New Contract in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9155&SEO=cuban-slugger-despiagne-signs-a-new-contract-in-japan 10 de febrero de 2017, 15:33Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban outstanding baseball player and outfielder Alfredo Despaigne signed a new contract to play at the Professional Japanese Baseball League with a club called Fukuoka Softbank Falcons, for three seasons. Fidel Castro´s Political Thinking at the Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9154&SEO=fidel-castroas-political-thinking-at-the-book-fair 10 de febrero de 2017, 15:25Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The strategic vision of the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro (1916-1926), his willingness to sacrifice and humanist vocation were remembered today at the opening day of the Havana International Book Fair. China and Cuba to Increase Cooperation in Film Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9151&SEO=china-and-cuba-to-increase-cooperation-in-film-industry Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez and the head of the Shinework Picture film company, Jonathan Shen, agreed here today to expand cooperation in the film industry. Cuban Charcoal Is Present at European Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9150&SEO=cuban-charcoal-is-present-at-european-markets 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:31Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The charcoal produced in the central region of Cuba has maintained today its presence in the European markets due to an excellent quality and high caloric and energy value. Cuban Authorities Put Water Resources First http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9146&SEO=cuban-authorities-put-water-resources-first 10 de febrero de 2017, 11:32Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The persistent lack of water in Cuba forces authorities to be permanently promoting plans to solve problems caused by drought, says a report published on this issue. Margaret Atwood Launches Compilation of Canadian Texts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9140&SEO=margaret-atwood-launches-compilation-of-canadian-texts-in-cuba Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Relevant Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood, is launching today an anthology of 23 stories from her country at the 25th International Book Fair held in Cuba. CAF President Calls on Cuba to Strengthen Regional Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9132&SEO=caf-president-calls-on-cuba-to-strengthen-regional-integration Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Enrique Garcia Rodriguez, executive president of CAF-Development Bank of Latin American, has called for strengthening regional integration in response to the realities facing the area. Leo Brower Office Brings Fados from Portugal to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9126&SEO=leo-brower-office-brings-fados-from-portugal-to-havana Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese famous and popular fados will be played in the Cuban capital on February 15, as part of the event ''The Human Voice. Multiple Languages,'' under the auspices of the Leo Brower Office, according to the organizers. Cuba: International Event for Danzón in Cuba to Homage Miguel Failde http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9123&SEO=cuba-international-event-for-danzon-in-cuba-to-homage-miguel-failde 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:56Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) From March 30 to next April 2 this western city of Cuba will welcome the 2nd International Miguel Failde in Memoriam Danzon Meeting, summoned by the provincial Department of Culture of Matanzas. Cuba: 26th Edition of the International Book Fair Opened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9117&SEO=cuba-26th-edition-of-the-international-book-fair-opened Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of 46 nations the Havana International Book Fair in its 26th edition in 2017 is consolidating as one of the cultural events with the greatest importance, said Juan Rodriguez, president of the Organizing Commiteee Thursday. Cuban Ambassador to Bolivia Highlights Bilateral Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9112&SEO=cuban-ambassador-to-bolivia-highlights-bilateral-cooperation 09 de febrero de 2017, 14:55La Paz, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to Bolivia Benigno Perez highlighted today the cooperation agreements between both countries, especially the work by the medical groups assigned to the nine department in the country. UNDP Assesses Cuban Biodiversity Protection Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9108&SEO=undp-assesses-cuban-biodiversity-protection-program 09 de febrero de 2017, 14:36Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Cuba, Soledad Bauza, stated here today that the National Biodiversity Program is an essential pillar for tackling climate change. A Sculpture in Cuba to Be Dedicated to Gabriel García Márquez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9103&SEO=a-sculpture-in-cuba-to-be-dedicated-to-gabriel-garcia-marquez Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sculptor José Villa Soberón is giving the final touch to a sculpture of the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize in Literature, to be revealed in Cuba. Havana Book Fair, Largest Literary Event in Cuba, Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9090&SEO=havana-book-fair-largest-literary-event-in-cuba-begins Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Havana International Book Fair, FIL 2017, the largest literary event in Cuba, opens here today with a record number of foreign participants, with special representation from Canada, as a guest country. Cuba-China Officials Highlight Ties bt. Communist Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9082&SEO=cuba-china-officials-highlight-ties-bt.-communist-parties Beijing, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador, Miguel A. Ramirez, and the deputy head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Li Jun, highlighted today here the state of relations between both countries. The Cuban diplomat offered a meeting of fraternization to the high-level party official of this Asian territory at the embassy of the Caribbean island in this capital, on the Chinese Lunar New Year. Ex Chicago Peter Cetera, Cuban Danay Suárez in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9072&SEO=ex-chicago-peter-cetera-cuban-danay-suarez-in-vina-del-mar By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) For nostalgic music lovers, the Viña del Mar Song Festival has unmissable offers, such as Olivia Newton-John and Peter Cetera, but also young blood in Cuban upstart Danay Suárez. Seminar in Santiago de Cuba Will Be another Approach to Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9071&SEO=seminar-in-santiago-de-cuba-will-be-another-approach-to-canada Santiago de Cuba, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Seminar on Canadian Studies, which will be held from April 10th to 11th, will represent a new approach to Canada, the President of Canadian Study Department (Cecan) of the University of Oriente, María Bárbara Couso stated. Parasitic Infections, Grounds for Survaillance and Updating http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9069&SEO=parasitic-infections-grounds-for-survaillance-and-updating Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The prevalence of Giardia infections all over the world forces specialists to keep this issue frequently updated, the vice president of the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, Ángel Escobedo told Prensa Latina. Young Painter Decorates Oldest Hotel in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9068&SEO=young-painter-decorates-oldest-hotel-in-havana 08 de febrero de 2017, 18:08Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Works by young Cuban painter Fabio Manuel can be currently found and during one month at the Hotel Inglaterra, the oldest in Havana, built in 1875 and located in the most central area in this capital. Cuba Presents Plan 2016-2020 to Protect Its Biodiversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9066&SEO=cuba-presents-plan-2016-2020-to-protect-its-biodiversity 08 de febrero de 2017, 17:50Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba presented today its plan for the preservation of its flora and fauna, a strategy under the auspices of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with 20 concrete actions by the end of this decade. Authorities Warn about Harsh Drought in Cuban Central Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9055&SEO=authorities-warn-about-harsh-drought-in-cuban-central-area 08 de febrero de 2017, 16:12Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) A serious drought that is currently affecting this central province, with 20 percent of the historic average precipitations, keeps the authorities on the alert, local media outlets reported. UNESCO to Grant Carlos J. Finlay Prize this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9054&SEO=unesco-to-grant-carlos-j.-finlay-prize-this-year 08 de febrero de 2017, 16:00Paris, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and UNESCO talked about the presentation this year of the Carlos J. Finlay prize, granted by the international organization in the field of microbiology, diplomatic sources stated today. About 70 International Companies Present at Oil Summit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9052&SEO=about-70-international-companies-present-at-oil-summit-in-cuba 08 de febrero de 2017, 14:58Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba Oil & Gas 2017 Summit was inaugurated today with the participation of about 70 oil and gas executives from 15 nations, including Russia, China, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. Cuba Presents Tourist Offers in Salon des Vacances in Bruxelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9046&SEO=cuba-presents-tourist-offers-in-salon-des-vacances-in-bruxelles Brussels, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participated in Salon des Vacances de Bruxelles and presented its various offers of cultural tourism, ecotourism, health tourism, nautical and cruising, diplomatic sources said today. Cuban Pitcher, the Best Starter in Caribbean All Star Team http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9027&SEO=cuban-pitcher-the-best-starter-in-caribbean-all-star-team Culiacan, Mexico, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban right-handed Lázaro Blanco was picked up the Best Starter of the 2017 Caribbean Baseball Series, that the Puerto Rican Caguas Creoles won by beating Mexically Eagles, of Mexico, 1-0 in a sensational final game. Cuba Celebrates 57th Anniversary of its Cinematheque http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9024&SEO=cuba-celebrates-57th-anniversary-of-its-cinematheque Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque is celebrating today the 57th anniversary of its founding with a cultural gala that reveres the beginning of cinema. Eastern Medical Image Network to Operate in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9020&SEO=eastern-medical-image-network-to-operate-in-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from Medical Biophysics Center (MBC) and the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba are working together to develop an eastern medical image network which will be favoring Cuban healthcare and training. More than 30 Canadian Writers to Attend Book Fair in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9019&SEO=more-than-30-canadian-writers-to-attend-book-fair-in-cuba Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) More than 30 Canadian writers and 18 publishing houses from that country will participate in the 26th International Book Fair of Havana (FIL), Cuba, the Canadian embassy in this country reported. Cuba Chooses Players for 2017 World Classic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9014&SEO=cuba-chooses-players-for-2017-world-classic 07 de febrero de 2017, 16:39Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) let know today the payroll of the 28 members of the national baseball team, that will participate in the World Baseball Classic starting March 7. Cuban Professors Who Concluded Mission in Angola Honored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9012&SEO=cuban-professors-who-concluded-mission-in-angola-honored 07 de febrero de 2017, 16:03Luanda, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) A group of 22 Cuban professors who have concluded mission in Angola were honored by government authorities and of the Polytechnic School of Bie, in the center of the country. British Royal Fleet Ship Received in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9011&SEO=british-royal-fleet-ship-received-in-cuba 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:48Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Cuban Revolutionary Navy (MGR) received the crew members of British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Wave Knight, a ship from the British Royal Fleet, which started a visit to Cuba starting Tuesday. Russia Aids Cuba for Hurricane Matthew Damages http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9010&SEO=russia-aids-cuba-for-hurricane-matthew-damages 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:42Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia gave US$ one million 500 thousand for the recovery of some Cuban territories affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to a note sent from Moscow embassy. Twenty Four Works on Fidel Castro in 2017 Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9008&SEO=twenty-four-works-on-fidel-castro-in-2017-book-fair 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:27Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Book Fair of Cuba, Juan Rodriguez Cabrera, announced Tuesday the presentation of 24 titles in the event dedicated to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro. Record Number of Foreign Participants in Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9007&SEO=record-number-of-foreign-participants-in-havana-book-fair 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:11Havana Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The Havana International Book Fair (IBF) boasts, during this edition, a record number of participants: 46 nations and there are still some other countries coming interested in attending, according to the organizers. Slovakia's Finance and Health Ministers Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8988&SEO=slovakias-finance-and-health-ministers-visit-cuba Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Slovakia''s Finance and Health Ministers, Peter Kazimir and Tomas Drucker, respectively, are on a visit to Cuba, to strengthen trade and cooperation relations between the two countries. New Book Highlights Feats of Cuban Former Volleyball Player http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8973&SEO=new-book-highlights-feats-of-cuban-former-volleyball-player Camagüey, Cuba, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) ''Entre cielo y tierra, Mireya Luis'', a biographical book on the former volleyball player from Camaguey, Cuba, will be launched in this central eastern city as part of the literary program for the celebration of the Culture Week. Congolese Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8970&SEO=congolese-minister-of-agriculture-livestock-and-fishing-visits-cuba 06 de febrero de 2017, 18:08Havana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing of the Republic of Congo, Henri Djombo, is starting today a working visit to Cuba, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported today Cuban University Students Committed to Preserving History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8963&SEO=cuban-university-students-committed-to-preserving-history 06 de febrero de 2017, 17:00Havana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The promotional campaign for the 95th anniversary of the Federation of University Student (FEU) was launched today to promote the cultural identity, patriotic principles and the legacy of the Cuban Revolution. Cuban Judo Wins Three Gold and One Silver Medals in Belgium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8955&SEO=cuban-judo-wins-three-gold-and-one-silver-medals-in-belgium Brussels, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban judokas have won three gold and one silver medals in Visé and Arlon Open Tournaments in Belgium, and are now preparing to compete next demanding Grand Slam in Paris. Cuban Movie Cycle Starts in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8954&SEO=cuban-movie-cycle-starts-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The City Council of the District of Kadikoy, in this Turkish city, and the Jose Marti Association of Friendship with Cuba of Turkey, began today a cycle of Cuban cinema, during the month of February. Habana 2017 International Dermatology Workshop in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8952&SEO=habana-2017-international-dermatology-workshop-in-cuba Havana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) An International Workshop on dermatological disease treatments will be held in Havana from March 27th, with the presence of world specialists, the organizing committee announced today. Caribbean Baseball Series Enters in Semifinals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8930&SEO=caribbean-baseball-series-enters-in-semifinals Culiacan, Mexico, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is playing Cuba and Venezuela, Puerto Rico in the semifinals today of the Caribbean Baseball Series in the New Stadium of the Culiacan Tomateros (Tomato Growers). Cuban Cinematheque Turns 57 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8923&SEO=cuban-cinematheque-turns-57 Havana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque is turning 57th anniversary of founding today with the screening of some classics of its collection restored in accordance with internationally recognized standards. Cuban UN Ambassador Expresses Gratitude for Tribute to Fidel in NY http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8910&SEO=cuban-un-ambassador-expresses-gratitude-for-tribute-to-fidel-in-ny New York, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Permanent Representative at the United Nations Anayansi Rodriguez expressed gratitude here for the tribute paid by New Yorkers to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Harlem. Harlem Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8902&SEO=harlem-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro New York, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) The New York neighborhood of Harlem hosted a tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, until Saturday night, at the emblematic Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. Cuba Joins Lula after His Wife's death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8896&SEO=cuba-joins-lula-after-his-wifes-death 04 de febrero de 2017, 12:12Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raúl Castro expressed his condolences in a message to former Brazilian President Luis Ignacio Lula Da Silva on the recent death of his wife, Marisa Leticia Bocco. Robotic Surgery Experts Thank for Visiting Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8891&SEO=robotic-surgery-experts-thank-for-visiting-cuba Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) World-renowned specialists in robot-assisted surgery thanked today the chance of visiting Cuba to share experiences in this field. MINTUR: Cuban Tourism Continues to Grow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8890&SEO=mintur-cuban-tourism-continues-to-grow 04 de febrero de 2017, 10:27Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The growing spiral of Cuban tourism continues to rise at the beginning of this year, after it surpassed for the first time four million foreign visitors by the end of 2016, the Mintur recalled today. Debates on Industrial Risks in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8885&SEO=debates-on-industrial-risks-in-cuba 04 de febrero de 2017, 09:29Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from industry, naval transport and other sectors, debate on the possibilities of risk accident and the ways to prevent them. Despaigne Praises the Teams´ High-Level in Caribbean Baseball Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8884&SEO=despaigne-praises-the-teams-high-level-in-caribbean-baseball-series Culiacan, Mexico, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Slugger Alfredo Despaigne, Granma Sorrels´ clean-up hitter, praised the level of all participating teams in the Caribbean Baseball Series, Culiacán-2017, but also warned that Cuba will be the champion. International Congress Pedagogy 2017 Concludes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8880&SEO=international-congress-pedagogy-2017-concludes-in-cuba Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Congress Pedagogy 2017 comes to an end today in this capital, after becoming a space to foster unity among global educators and discuss the necessary educational strategies for a better quality education. Ediciones Unión de Cuba to Present 17 Works in Havana´s Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8875&SEO=ediciones-union-de-cuba-to-present-17-works-in-havanaas-book-fair Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Ediciones Unión, the publishing house of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), will present 17 titles of national and foreign authors at the 26th edition of the International Book Fair, the entity announced today. Cuba to Host International Fair on Packaging http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8873&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-fair-on-packaging Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) About 50 companies from 11 countries will participate in the first edition of Pacgraf Cuba, a monographic fair for the packaging and graphic arts sectors, which will begin on February 7, organizers confirmed today. One Out of Five People With No Electricity in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8872&SEO=one-out-of-five-people-with-no-electricity-in-the-world 03 de febrero de 2017, 17:49Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) About 1.5 billion people are short of electricity, one-fifth of global population, the president of Legrand Group India and ambassador of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Vimal Mahendru stressed. Cuban Seismologists Willing to Work to Reduce Earthquake Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8871&SEO=cuban-seismologists-willing-to-work-to-reduce-earthquake-impact 03 de febrero de 2017, 17:28Santiago de Cuba, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Director of the Cuban National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS), Bladimir Moreno, said today in this city that Cuban seismologists were willing to improve their monitoring of earthquakes and the studies about this kind of natural phenomenon, which causes such a negative impact. Cuban Seismologists Willing to Work to Reduce Earthquake Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8870&SEO=cuban-seismologists-willing-to-work-to-reduce-earthquake-impact 03 de febrero de 2017, 17:27Santiago de Cuba, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Director of the Cuban National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS), Bladimir Moreno, said today in this city that Cuban seismologists were willing to improve their monitoring of earthquakes and the studies about this kind of natural phenomenon, which causes such a negative impact. Cuban Seismologists Willing to Work to Reduce Earthquake Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8869&SEO=cuban-seismologists-willing-to-work-to-reduce-earthquake-impact 03 de febrero de 2017, 17:24Santiago de Cuba, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Director of the Cuban National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS), Bladimir Moreno, said today in this city that Cuban seismologists were willing to improve their monitoring of earthquakes and the studies about this kind of natural phenomenon, which causes such a negative impact. Cuban Seismologists Willing to Work to Reduce Earthquake Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8868&SEO=cuban-seismologists-willing-to-work-to-reduce-earthquake-impact 03 de febrero de 2017, 17:18Santiago de Cuba, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Director of the Cuban National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS), Bladimir Moreno, said today in this city that Cuban seismologists were willing to improve their monitoring of earthquakes and the studies about this kind of natural phenomenon, which causes such a negative impact. Donald Trump Administration Reviews U.S. Policies to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8867&SEO=donald-trump-administration-reviews-u.s.-policies-to-cuba 03 de febrero de 2017, 17:02Washington, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump administration is conducting a comprehensive review of all U.S. policies to Cuba, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said today. Young Cuban Female Dancer to Dance in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8865&SEO=young-cuban-female-dancer-to-dance-in-russia 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban dancer form the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) Daniela Gomez will perform a choreography by Argentinean Daniel Proietto, called ''Cygne'', at the Marinsky Theater in Russia, revealed the company in a communique Friday. Young Cuban Female Dancer to Dance in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8866&SEO=young-cuban-female-dancer-to-dance-in-russia 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban dancer form the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) Daniela Gomez will perform a choreography by Argentinean Daniel Proietto, called ''Cygne'', at the Marinsky Theater in Russia, revealed the company in a communique Friday. Cuban Foreign Ministry Welcomes Governor of Colorado http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8864&SEO=cuban-foreign-ministry-welcomes-governor-of-colorado 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:16Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs were holding talks today with the U.S. Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, who is officialy visiting the island. Cuba in Campaign Against Skin Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8850&SEO=cuba-in-campaign-against-skin-cancer 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:22Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) A campaign of prevention against dermatological injuries is taking place today in Cuba as part of the actions to celebrate the World Day to Fight Cancer. Cuban Budget Provides Social Benefits, Director Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8847&SEO=cuban-budget-provides-social-benefits-director-says Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The general execution director at the Ministry of Finance and Prices (MFP), Jesus Matos, stated today that this country''s budget allows the maintenance of social benefits and contributes to the economic development. Cuban Business Delegation Completes Visit to the United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8846&SEO=cuban-business-delegation-completes-visit-to-the-united-states 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:08Washington, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) A business delegation from Cuba concluded today a 12-day visit to the United States, during which it reaffirmed its interest in strengthening economic and trade ties between the two countries, mainly in the maritime and port sector. Cuban Vice President Attend Act for Heroes' Day in Mozambique http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8842&SEO=cuban-vice-president-attend-act-for-heroes-day-in-mozambique 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:36Maputo, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the Cuban Council of State, Salvador Valdes Mesa, has participated today on an invitation by Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, at the official ceremony for Heroes'' Day. Prokofiev's Work Opens Cuban Puppet Show in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8841&SEO=prokofievs-work-opens-cuban-puppet-show-in-february 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:35Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban group Teatro de Las Estaciones opens its puppet show in February with the applauded show Peter and the Wolf, a didactic concert by the Russian composer Serguei Prokofiev, with the art of maestro Alfredo Sosabravo. CITMATEL Announces Proposals for the Cuban Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8840&SEO=citmatel-announces-proposals-for-the-cuban-book-fair 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:33Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company for Information Technologies and Telematic Services (Citmatel) announced today some of the proposals reserved for the 26th Havana Book Fair, from February 9 to 19, with exhibitors from 35 countries. US Blockade on Cuba Continues After 55 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8838&SEO=us-blockade-on-cuba-continues-after-55-years 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:26Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba continues today after 55 years of imposition, despite the recognition in the own nation of its failure as a policy. Best Egyptian Collection in Latin America Revealed in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8834&SEO=best-egyptian-collection-in-latin-america-revealed-in-cuba Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The details of the most important Egyptian collection in Latin America are compiled in a single volume, presented at the Universal Art Building of the Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA). Cuba Reiterates Regulations on Public Health Professionals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8832&SEO=cuba-reiterates-regulations-on-public-health-professionals Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) has reiterated today the willingness to allow professionals in the sector to abandon their collaboration missions to return to Cuba and the reintegration into the National Health System. Cuba, USA Surgeons Attend Laparoscopy and Robotics Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8831&SEO=cuba-usa-surgeons-attend-laparoscopy-and-robotics-workshop By Ana Laura Arbesu UNESCO Highlights Importance of Cuban Event 'Pedagogia' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8830&SEO=unesco-highlights-importance-of-cuban-event-pedagogia Paris, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The international event ‘Pedagogia'', taking place in Cuba, has been a platform for dialogue among specialists that contributes to promote a quality education, UNESCO High Representative, Jordan Naidoo, stressed today. American Airlines Opens Its First Office in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8823&SEO=american-airlines-opens-its-first-office-in-havana Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The US air company American Airlines (AA) that recently began flying to Cuba has opened its first commercial office in Havana, reported in Twitter Josefina Vidal, head of the USA General Division of the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Salsa Festival to Dance in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8821&SEO=salsa-festival-to-dance-in-cuba Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival will arrive for the second time in Havana from February 21 to 26, a space to visualize the dances and rhythms that have gained more followers in recent years around the world. Mozambican President Welcomes Cuban Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8818&SEO=mozambican-president-welcomes-cuban-vice-president 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:53Maputo, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi welcomed today Cuban State Council Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa, with whom he held a friendly meeting in this capital. Economic Challenges to Health System Analyzed in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8816&SEO=economic-challenges-to-health-system-analyzed-in-santiago-de-cuba 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:16Santiago de Cuba, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The challenges to the economic efficiency of the national health system were analyzed today in this city, during a provincial workshop, in which experts from Santiago and others from the Pan-American Health Organization (PHO) participated. Cuban Business Delegation Signs Memorandum with US Port http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8815&SEO=cuban-business-delegation-signs-memorandum-with-us-port 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:06Washington, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban business delegation, travelling to U.S. on an official visit, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Mobile, Alabama, during a conference of the American Association of Port Authorities. Cuba Promotes Medical Services to Turkish Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8812&SEO=cuba-promotes-medical-services-to-turkish-citizens 02 de febrero de 2017, 16:31Ankara, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in this capital and Turkish enterprise MIRAMAR signed an agreement Thursday, by which Miramar will provide medical treatment for Turkish citizens in the Caribbean island. American Airlines Executives Bet on Cuban Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8808&SEO=american-airlines-executives-bet-on-cuban-market 02 de febrero de 2017, 15:37Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The opening of the first American Airlines office in Cuba was described by its directors as a historic moment, and an evidence of its commitment to the Cuban market and the development of aeronautical services on the island. Fidel Castro's Thinking and Work at Book Fair in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8807&SEO=fidel-castros-thinking-and-work-at-book-fair-in-havana Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The figure of the Cuban Revolution''s leader, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), will be regarded in the books that the Publishing House Capitan San Luis will present at the International Book Fair of Havana (FIL 2017), according to reports today in this capital. US Senators Interested in Boosting Agricultural Exports to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8806&SEO=us-senators-interested-in-boosting-agricultural-exports-to-cuba Washington, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Two US senators have reintroduced a two-party project aimed at lifting private financing restrictions for agricultural exports to Cuba. Domadores and Caciques Ready to Rumble in WSB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8804&SEO=domadores-and-caciques-ready-to-rumble-in-wsb Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The teams of Cuba (Domadores) and Venezuela (Caciques) said they are both ready to rumble for the first day of action at the Havana Sports City for the World Series of Boxing (WSB) in its 7th edition. Cuba Solidarity Committee Established in Toluca, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8800&SEO=cuba-solidarity-committee-established-in-toluca-mexico Mexico, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba-Toluca Solidarity Committee was constituted by Mexican students, professors and representatives of the intellectual community of Mexico City, organizers said today. Cuban Vice-President Salvador Valdés Mesa Arrives in Mozambique http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8798&SEO=cuban-vice-president-salvador-valdes-mesa-arrives-in-mozambique Maputo, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the Cuban Council of State Salvador Valdés Mesa arrived in Mozambique this afternoon from South Africa on a tour that also included Ethiopia. American Airlines Opens its First Office in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8797&SEO=american-airlines-opens-its-first-office-in-havana Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The American company American Airlines opened its first office in this capital, said today Josefina Vidal, an official of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, in her Twitter account. Cuban Medical Brigade Celebrates 11 Years in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8788&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-celebrates-11-years-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade celebrates 11 years of presence in Bolivia with the satisfaction of having served more than 65 million patients, affirmed the chief of assistance of the doctors, Alina Ochoa. Cuba, South Africa Ratify Excellent Level of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8774&SEO=cuba-south-africa-ratify-excellent-level-of-relations By Deisy Francis Mexidor Teachers Discuss on Educational Strategies in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8770&SEO=teachers-discuss-on-educational-strategies-in-cuba La Habana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and teachers from different countries are discussing today on educational strategies for all educational levels during the fourth day of the International Congress, Pedagogia 2017. Cuba Opens the World Boxing Series with Olympic medalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8764&SEO=cuba-opens-the-world-boxing-series-with-olympic-medalists Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Domadores de Cuba (Tamers of Cuba) will open the 7th World Series of Boxing next Friday facing Venezuela''s Caciques (Chiefmen) at Havana Sports City with three Olympic medalists from Rio de Janeiro 2016. Japanese Theater Company To Act in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8762&SEO=japanese-theater-company-to-act-in-cuba Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) ''Chura'' Japanese Theater Company will be performing from February 16th to 17th at Cuba´s National Theater, Cuba´s National Council of Performing Arts announced today. Cuba to Organize International Trade Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8761&SEO=cuba-to-organize-international-trade-convention Matanzas, Cuba Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Under the motto ''Challenges and prospects of sustainable trade'', the 1st International Trade Convention (CIC) Cuba-2017 will be held in Cuba from May 15 to 19, organizers reported. Nobel Peace Prize Recognizes Cuba's Children's Programs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8759&SEO=nobel-peace-prize-recognizes-cubas-childrens-programs 01 de febrero de 2017, 18:01Havana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The Nobel Peace Prize (2014) Kailash Satyarthi congratulated Cuba today for seeing children as a priority in government plans, with educational and social programs that promote their well-being. Venezuelan Ezequiel Zamora´s Legacy is Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8752&SEO=venezuelan-ezequiel-zamoraas-legacy-is-highlighted 01 de febrero de 2017, 16:59Havana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The heroic deeds carried out by the Venezuelan hero Ezequiel Zamora were recalled by Venezuela''s ambassador to Cuba, Ali Rodriguez. Cuba Wants to Classify for CentAm Gymnastics Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8751&SEO=cuba-wants-to-classify-for-centam-gymnastics-event 01 de febrero de 2017, 16:58Havana, Feb 1 (PL) Cuba will search how to conquer the classificatory gymnastics tournament for the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2018, in the city of Guatemala, in July, said today the head coach of the Cuban selection, Carlos Gil. Cuba Boasts High-Potential for Entrepreneurship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8744&SEO=cuba-boasts-high-potential-for-entrepreneurship 01 de febrero de 2017, 15:17Paris, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) French businessmen and politicians connected with Cuba have estimated that the Caribbean nation boasts today a high-potential for boosting entrepreneurship and great economic development projects. Canadian Theater Director to Present Her Second Work in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8742&SEO=canadian-theater-director-to-present-her-second-work-in-cuba 01 de febrero de 2017, 13:08Havana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Canadian theater director Jennifer Capraru is preparing today in Cuba the premiere of See you, a polemic play on the interaction of people in social networks. Baseball Leader Predicts Great Series in Culiacan, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8736&SEO=baseball-leader-predicts-great-series-in-culiacan-mexico 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:11Culiacan, Mexico, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The chairman of the Caribbean Baseball Confederation, Juan Francisco Puello, has predicted the Series starting today in Culiacan, Mexico, that gather the region''s best players will be a great event. Nobel Prize Winner Talks on Education in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8716&SEO=nobel-prize-winner-talks-on-education-in-cuba Havana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The sessions of the International Congress, Pedagogia 2017,continue today in this capital with a special conference on education to eliminate slavery and child exploitation by Nobel Peace Prize for 2014, India''s Kailash Satyarthi. Cuban Business Delegation Holds Meetings in Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8713&SEO=cuban-business-delegation-holds-meetings-in-washington Washington, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban business delegation visiting the USA has continued to hold working meetings here, being the latest with executives of the US Chamber of Commerce (USCC), port authorities and Members of Congress. Cuban Vice President in South Africa to Strengthen Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8712&SEO=cuban-vice-president-in-south-africa-to-strengthen-relations Johannesburg, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa is in South Africa on an official two-day visit aimed at strengthening relations, in his current Africa tour that began in Ethiopia and will wind up in Mozambique. Five Countries Confirmed to Pan-American Fencing Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8710&SEO=five-countries-confirmed-to-pan-american-fencing-championship Havana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Fencers from Cuba, Argentina, Costa Rica, the United States and Venezuela confirmed their participation in the forthcoming Pan-American Cadet and Youth Fencing Championship, wich will be held from March 1st to 7th, in Havana. Cuban Vice-President Salvador Valdés Arrived in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8697&SEO=cuban-vice-president-salvador-valdes-arrived-in-south-africa 31 de enero de 2017, 15:39Johannesburg, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The vice-president of the Cuban Council of State Salvador Valdés Mesa arrived in South Africa today for a two-day official visit, the second stop of a trip that included Ethiopia and will conclude in Mozambique. US Airlines Seek to Preserve Air Service to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8694&SEO=us-airlines-seek-to-preserve-air-service-to-cuba 31 de enero de 2017, 14:34Washington, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) US airlines will be arguing in favor of preserving the reopened US-Cuba regular air service in August 2016, The Hill digital portal broadcasted. Frei Betto Calls to Promote Liberating Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8693&SEO=frei-betto-calls-to-promote-liberating-education Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian theologian Frei Betto urged today educators from various latitudes to promote a liberating education that will overcome the system of exploitation and exclusion reproduced by capitalism. Prestigious Swiss Doctor Meets with Cuban Orthopedic Surgeons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8684&SEO=prestigious-swiss-doctor-meets-with-cuban-orthopedic-surgeons 31 de enero de 2017, 12:33Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) A fruitful meeting between Cuban orthopedic surgeons and the prestigious Swiss expert Edward Buess was held in this central province, prior to the International Symposium on Arthroscopy to be held here in May. Jamaicans Pay Tributes to Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8682&SEO=jamaicans-pay-tributes-to-fidel-castro-and-the-cuban-revolution 31 de enero de 2017, 12:20Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Called for Solidarity Organization form Cuba and Jamaica, followers of the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro''s work, paid tribute to him in Jamaica, informed the Cuban Foreign Ministry. WHO Grants Public Health Award to Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8679&SEO=who-grants-public-health-award-to-cuban-henry-reeve-contingent Geneva, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has awarded today the Henry Reeve Cuban Medical Contingent, in recognition of its international solidarity efforts to confront natural disasters and serious epidemics. African Union Summit Succesfully Ends in Ethiopia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8670&SEO=african-union-summit-succesfully-ends-in-ethiopia 31 de enero de 2017, 11:04Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Summit of the African Union (AU) concluded today its sessions at the organization''s headquarters in this capital, after more than a week of work and tense negotiations on key aspects of the organization. Cuba Thanks Support for Marti Sculpture Project in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8668&SEO=cuba-thanks-support-for-marti-sculpture-project-in-new-york New York, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban officials have thanked today in this city the support of institutions and New Yorkers to the project to take to the island a replica of the statue of the pro-independence hero, Jose Marti, located in the Central Park. Havana Historian Talks on Jose Marti's Relationship with New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8667&SEO=havana-historian-talks-on-jose-martis-relationship-with-new-york New York (Prensa Latina) Havana historian, Eusebio Leal, has spoken here about the presence of Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti (1853-1895), in New York and the legacy he left with his pen and tireless action in favor of the island''s independence. Culiacan Ready for Caribbean Baseball Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8663&SEO=culiacan-ready-for-caribbean-baseball-series 31 de enero de 2017, 10:34Culiacan, Mexico, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Everything is ready in Culiacan, Mexico, for the start tomorrow of the 59th Caribbean Baseball Series with the champion teams of the professional leagues of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the host country, with Cuba as the invited nation. Thousands of Professionals Attend Congress 'Pedagogia 2017' in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8659&SEO=thousands-of-professionals-attend-congress-pedagogia-2017-in-cuba Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The working sessions of the International Congress ''Pedagogia 2017'' are continuing sessions today at the Conference Center in Havana, with the attendance of some 3,000 professionals, more than two-thirds are foreigners. African Union Approves Resolution Condemning Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8654&SEO=african-union-approves-resolution-condemning-blockade-on-cuba By Roberto Garcia Hernandez Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The 28th African Union (AU) Summit has approved a resolution today calling for the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba more than 50 years. Cuba to Celebrate World Wetlands Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8652&SEO=cuba-to-celebrate-world-wetlands-day Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Botanical Society (SCB) and the Environmental Agency (AMA) announced the celebration of the World Wetlands Day with activities dedicated to the conservation of mangroves. South American Solidarity Brigade Visits Sancti Spíritus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8648&SEO=south-american-solidarity-brigade-visits-sancti-spiritus 30 de enero de 2017, 17:47Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The South American Solidarity Brigade, made up of 150 members from Chile, Argentina and Brazil, are visiting this city in order to be more acquainted with Cuban history and culture. Created New US State Council to Promote Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8644&SEO=created-new-us-state-council-to-promote-links-with-cuba 30 de enero de 2017, 16:56Washington, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of Virginia state, USA, launched today a bipartisan state council to promote ties with Cuba and urge Congress to lift its blockade against the island. Cuba for Good Results in World Floor Hockey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8640&SEO=cuba-for-good-results-in-world-floor-hockey 30 de enero de 2017, 15:56Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba aspires to take a good part and do a good performance at the World Floor Hockey Games from March 14 to 25 in Austria, said official Leonel Cano Perez, director of Organization of Special Olympiads in Cuba. Cuban Circus Company Won Bronze Medal in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8639&SEO=cuban-circus-company-won-bronze-medal-in-france 30 de enero de 2017, 15:43Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) ''Havana'' Company of the National Circus of Cuba won the bronze medal at the 38th Tomorrow´s Circus World Festival held in Paris, France, the Caribbean cultural entity reported today. Chinese Lunar Year Celebrated in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8635&SEO=chinese-lunar-year-celebrated-in-cuba 30 de enero de 2017, 15:11Camagüey, Cuba, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Descendants and lovers of Chinese traditions met at the Cultural Diversity House in this Cuban eastern city to celebrate the Lunar Year. Peace Agreements in Colombia, a Window of Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8634&SEO=peace-agreements-in-colombia-a-window-of-opportunities Bogotá, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The peace agreements signed with the guerrillas are considered as a window of opportunity for the development of Colombian regions, the Executive Director of the National Departments Federation (FND), Amylkar Acosta stated. UN: Cuba Advocates for Regional Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8633&SEO=un-cuba-advocates-for-regional-unity 30 de enero de 2017, 14:32United Nations, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocated here Monday for the regional unity to face the socioeconomic challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean, during the 22nd Period of Sessions of the Plenary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal, Eclac in English). USA Authorities Hinder to Clearify Political Leader Murder in PR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8630&SEO=usa-authorities-hinder-to-clearify-political-leader-murder-in-pr 30 de enero de 2017, 13:40San Juan, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Complicity of US authorities hinder the clarification of the murder in Puerto Rico of the 38 years old Cuban left-wing leader, Carlos Muniz, assured the writer, Ricardo Fraga. Year of the Cock Attracts Tourists to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8621&SEO=year-of-the-cock-attracts-tourists-to-havana 30 de enero de 2017, 12:57Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The strong impact of the tourism industry to travel to Cuba, in particular, to Havana, is combined with the recently started Chinese New Moon Year, to attact travellers from the entire world to the island. Cuban Team Promises to Win at Caribbean Baseball Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8620&SEO=cuban-team-promises-to-win-at-caribbean-baseball-series 30 de enero de 2017, 12:51Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The members of Granma team promised today to win courageously the coming Caribbean Baseball Series. Cuban Peasants Develop 34 Collaboration Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8609&SEO=cuban-peasants-develop-34-collaboration-projects Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP), bringing together the cooperative and peasant sectors in Cuba, is currently developing about 34 collaboration projects with 12 foreign counterparts, equivalent to more than $3,979,500 USD. Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with Africa at AU Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8607&SEO=cuba-reiterates-solidarity-with-africa-at-au-summit Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa has reiterated today his unflagging friendship and solidarity with Africa, after speaking to the plenary session of heads of State and Government during the 28th Summit of the African Union (AU). Cuba: Sugarcane Harvest Favored by Climate and Industrial Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8605&SEO=cuba-sugarcane-harvest-favored-by-climate-and-industrial-performance Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The current sugarcane harvest is now making progress in the country favored by climate and an industrial performance higher than the annual plan. 28th African Union Summit Inaugurated in Ethiopia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8602&SEO=28th-african-union-summit-inaugurated-in-ethiopia Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The President of the African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, officially opened the sessions of the 28th African Union (AU) Summit at the organization''s headquarters in this capital today. Cuban Baillarina Marta Garcia Dies in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8599&SEO=cuban-baillarina-marta-garcia-dies-in-spain Madrid, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina)The famous Cuban Baillarina Marta García died today in a hospital at 68 years old from lung cancer, according to sources close to the artsist. National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Starts Cycle on Beethoven http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8595&SEO=national-symphony-orchestra-of-cuba-starts-cycle-on-beethoven Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) of Cuba begins today a series of concerts with works of the German genius Ludwig van Beethoven, whose legacy has decisively influenced the subsequent evolution of the music. Costa Rica Minister Calls for More Scientific Collaboration with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8575&SEO=costa-rica-minister-calls-for-more-scientific-collaboration-with-cuba San José, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (Micitt) Marcelo Jenkins advocated here to continue strengthening scientific collaboration between Costa Rica and Cuba. President Raul Castro Marches with Thousands of Cuban Youths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8571&SEO=president-raul-castro-marches-with-thousands-of-cuban-youths Havana, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro led the traditional March of the Torches held by young people in homage to the National Hero, José Martí, on the occasion of his birthday. Santiago de Cuba Ready to Vibrate Alongside Martí and Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8562&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-ready-to-vibrate-alongside-marti-and-fidel 27 de enero de 2017, 14:37Santiago de Cuba, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people from Santiago are preparing to perform tonight a vibrant demonstration of patriotism, encouraged by having boasted since last December Fidel Castro´s ashes close to the National Hero Another US Port Cancels Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8559&SEO=another-us-port-cancels-memorandum-of-understanding-with-cuba 27 de enero de 2017, 13:32Washington, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The port of Palm Beach, in Florida, cancelled the signing of an understanding memorandum with a Cuban business delegation, because of the threatens by Republican Governor Rick Scott. Cuban Youth Will March To Pay Tribute to José Martí http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8556&SEO=cuban-youth-will-march-to-pay-tribute-to-jose-marti Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) With a massive parade, Cuban youth will be holding today the traditional March of the Torches, on the eve of the 164th anniversary of the National Hero José Martí´s birth. Cuban Ambassador Notes Advances and Obstacles in Relations with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8550&SEO=cuban-ambassador-notes-advances-and-obstacles-in-relations-with-usa Washington, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, said that in the past two years, both countries have achieved unprecedented levels of negotiations with considerable progress, although serious obstacles still remain. Cuba Offers Investments Opportunities at Tourism Fair in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8549&SEO=cuba-offers-investments-opportunities-at-tourism-fair-in-turkey 27 de enero de 2017, 11:49Istanbul, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has offered some proposals today to market and invest in the tourist sector of the island, in the framework of the 21st edition of the Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Tourism Exhibition (EMITT). Cuban Marlies Mejias Seeks to Win Cycling Race in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8547&SEO=cuban-marlies-mejias-seeks-to-win-cycling-race-in-uruguay Montevideo, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Pan American champion Marlies Mejias will seek to win the first International Women''s Cycling Tour of Uruguay, after concluding the second stage in the city of Minas, in Lavalleja department. Fidel Castro's Ideas to Strengthen Struggles in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8544&SEO=fidel-castros-ideas-to-strengthen-struggles-in-latin-america By Cosset Lazo Perez La Paz, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The ideas of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, will remain intact and will strengthen the struggles in Latin America, Ecuador's ambassador to Bolivia, Ricardo Ulcuango, said. Venezuelan Singer Jimmy Leon to Premiere CD in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8537&SEO=venezuelan-singer-jimmy-leon-to-premiere-cd-in-cuba Havana, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan singer Jimmy Leon, son of famous Venezuelan salsa star Oscar de Leon, will premiere his most recent CD in Cuba, as told by one of the CD musical producers, Cuban composer and band director Manolito Simonet, here. Cuba Promotes Small Construction Industries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8534&SEO=cuba-promotes-small-construction-industries 26 de enero de 2017, 17:33Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is fostering the creation of local small construction material industries with the use of raw materials for self-management of territories, industry leaders said today. President Castro Back to Cuba after Taking Part in Celac Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8524&SEO=president-castro-back-to-cuba-after-taking-part-in-celac-summit 26 de enero de 2017, 14:46Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro returned to his country Thursday, after taking part in the 5th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) held in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) this week. Cuba, Willing and Independent in its Ties with the U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8523&SEO=cuba-willing-and-independent-in-its-ties-with-the-u.s. 26 de enero de 2017, 14:41Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa latina) The respect to Cuban sovereignty and independence remains today as the essential base to continue negotiating those unresolved bilateral issues with the United States, that is currently boasting a less than one-week administration in power. Cuban Eastern Faces Effects of Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8522&SEO=cuban-eastern-faces-effects-of-drought 26 de enero de 2017, 14:39Guantanamo, Cuba, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of Guantanamo Water Resources maintain today an alert on the rains behavior due to the intense drought that affects this province of the far east of Cuba. Cuban First Provincial Baseball Hall of Fame to Open In Matanzas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8520&SEO=cuban-first-provincial-baseball-hall-of-fame-to-open-in-matanzas 26 de enero de 2017, 13:45Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 25 (Prensa latina) With the first-overwhelming emotion of three great sporting figures, Matanzas´s Baseball Hall of Fame will be opened next February 4th, at Palmar de Junco Ballpark. CELAC: a Mechanism for Concerted Action, Unity and Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8516&SEO=celac-a-mechanism-for-concerted-action-unity-and-dialogue Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held in the Dominican Republic, was consolidated as the mechanism for concerted action, unity and political dialogue of the whole of Our America. Cuba and Slovakia Sign Memorandum of Understanding http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8508&SEO=cuba-and-slovakia-sign-memorandum-of-understanding Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba (CCRC) and the Slovak Agency for Trade and Investment Development (Sario) signed today a memorandum of understanding in various areas. Latin American Cinema is Committed to Our Reality, Perugorria Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8506&SEO=latin-american-cinema-is-committed-to-our-reality-perugorria-says Panama, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Cuban actor, Jorge Perugorria, highlighted today the commitment of the Latin American cinema to the reality of our countries, where the cinematography of author is a common and distinctive feature in this type of art. Guatemala and Cuba to Be Linked Again by Air http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8504&SEO=guatemala-and-cuba-to-be-linked-again-by-air Guatemala, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala and Cuba will once again be linked by air by the Spanish company WAMOS Air, which plans to inaugurate a route to this Central American country from Madrid and stop at Havana, officials said today. Carlos Martí to Lead Cuban Team in World Baseball Classic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8502&SEO=carlos-marti-to-lead-cuban-team-in-world-baseball-classic Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Carlos Martí will be the manager of the Cuban team for the fourth World Baseball Classic, which will begin next March 6. Cuban Airline Opens New Caracas-Holguin Airlift http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8497&SEO=cuban-airline-opens-new-caracas-holguin-airlift Caracas, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline joins as of today this capital with Holguin through a commercial flight that embraces Venezuela with the eastern region of Cuba and promotes cultural and tourist exchange between both nations. Cuban Triple Olympic Champ Evaluates Competition in Tokyo 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8493&SEO=cuban-triple-olympic-champ-evaluates-competition-in-tokyo-2020 Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban three-time Olympic Champion Mijain Lopez is evaluating to compete for a fourth Olympic title in the 2020 Games in Tokyo, official sources revealed Thursday. Pedagogy 2017: A Conference for the Unity of Educators http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8487&SEO=pedagogy-2017-a-conference-for-the-unity-of-educators Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) With the slogan: ''For the Unity of All Educators'', the Congress Pedagogy 2017 will be held from January 30th, at the Havana International Conference Center, the Cuban Deputy Minister of Education Cira Piñeiro announced. Cultural Center Pabellon Cuba, A Space for Books in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8486&SEO=cultural-center-pabellon-cuba-a-space-for-books-in-havana Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in one of the most central streets in this capital, will be the second venue to the International Book Fair (IBF), a place especially devoted to young people, according to reports today. Raul Castro Reiterates Cuban Commitment to Unity and Peace in Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8482&SEO=raul-castro-reiterates-cuban-commitment-to-unity-and-peace-in-region 25 de enero de 2017, 18:25Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba Raul Castro reiterated today Cuba''s commitment to boost unity and peace in Latin America and the Caribbean to face new challenges in the region. Cuban Yargelis Savigne as Possible Bronze Medal Winner in 2008 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8478&SEO=cuban-yargelis-savigne-as-possible-bronze-medal-winner-in-2008 25 de enero de 2017, 17:04Brna, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female triple jumper Yargelis Savigne might be benefitted with the bronze medal of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (China), after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that Russian athlete Tatiana Lebedeva had been consuming drugs, and was disqualified. Cuban Parliamentarians Hold Public Hearings at Universities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8477&SEO=cuban-parliamentarians-hold-public-hearings-at-universities 25 de enero de 2017, 17:00Havana, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Parliamentarians from the National Assembly of the People''s Power (Parliament) of Cuba held a public hearing today with university students on the political and electoral systems of the country, and on parliamentary activities. Cuba Pleads at UN for a World Order Favorable to Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8467&SEO=cuba-pleads-at-un-for-a-world-order-favorable-to-peace 25 de enero de 2017, 14:35United Nations, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba called on today at the United Nations General Assembly to establish an order and international relations conducive to sustainable peace. Technological Improvement Favors Seismological Research in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8466&SEO=technological-improvement-favors-seismological-research-in-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The technological improvement for seismological monitoring and research system is actually favoring the corresponding study and monitoring of these natural phenomena, by providing the most necessary information for the decision-making and people´s preparation. The First Executive Vicepresident of FIVB Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8464&SEO=the-first-executive-vicepresident-of-fivb-visits-cuba 25 de enero de 2017, 13:52La Habana, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina)The First Executive Vicepresident of the International Federation of Volleyball, FIVB, Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz from the Dominican Republic, since today will carry out a brief working program where he will be holding talks with different local sport authorities. Cuba Mambo Lovers To Celebrate Dámaso Pérez Prado´s Centenary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8461&SEO=cuba-mambo-lovers-to-celebrate-damaso-perez-pradoas-centenary 25 de enero de 2017, 12:36Matanzas, Cuba, Jan. 25 (Prensa Latina) Master lectures, book presentations, concerts and shows will be parts of the International Colloquium program to be held in this province at the end of the year, as a tribute to Dámaso Pérez Prado´s centenary, well-known as the King of Mambo. Maduro Stressed Importance of Unity in Current Context of the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8455&SEO=maduro-stressed-importance-of-unity-in-current-context-of-the-region Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro affirmed today that with the V Summit Celac consolidates and points to a big road for a region that ''has to be together today more than ever against the threats''. At UN, Cuba Calls for New International Economic Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8441&SEO=at-un-cuba-calls-for-new-international-economic-order Geneva, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended the need for a new international economic order in which technological and knowledge monopolies were eliminated, during the United Nations'' Commission on Science and Technology for Development, taking place in Geneva today. Tasting at Dranguet House in Cuba to Know More about Coffee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8433&SEO=tasting-at-dranguet-house-in-cuba-to-know-more-about-coffee 24 de enero de 2017, 18:17Santiago de Cuba, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) A tasting that favored greater knowledge about coffee, a thousand-year-old beverage, was held at the Dranguet House by the French expert Jean Christophe Galland, as part of the ongoing international project in this city to keep that legacy alive. Italian Journalist Presents Book on Cuba in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8432&SEO=italian-journalist-presents-book-on-cuba-in-rome 24 de enero de 2017, 17:48Rome, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba between Francisco and Obama, is the title of the book the well-known Vaticanist Carlo Di Cicco presents today in the Paul VI Hall of the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL). The volume of 105 pages contains 16 interviews made in Cuba by the author to personalities from different sectors, in May 2015, days before the Pope''s first visit to the island. Willingness to Strengthen Ties with Cuba Expressed in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8429&SEO=willingness-to-strengthen-ties-with-cuba-expressed-in-usa 24 de enero de 2017, 17:40Washington, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Sylvester Turner, mayor of Houston, expressed to a delegation of Cuban businesspeople the willingness of this US city to strengthen trade ties with Cuba. Cuba Celebrates 45th Anniversary of International Camp of Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8424&SEO=cuba-celebrates-45th-anniversary-of-international-camp-of-solidarity 24 de enero de 2017, 17:21Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Camp Julio Antonio Mella (Cijam) of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) celebrates today the 45th anniversary as site for solidarity with Cuba. Record Number of Mexican Visitors to Cuba in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8423&SEO=record-number-of-mexican-visitors-to-cuba-in-2016 24 de enero de 2017, 16:48Mexico, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 130 thousand Mexican tourists visited Cuba during the past 2016, a record number, the Embassador Pedro Núñez Mosquera stated today at the presentation of Cuban tourist offers for visitors. Agreement between Cuba and Hungary to Strenghten Cuban Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8415&SEO=agreement-between-cuba-and-hungary-to-strenghten-cuban-sports 24 de enero de 2017, 16:07Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The new agreement between Cuba and Hungary will strenghten the development of sports in both countries, and the use of free time for recreation, said Hungarian State Minister for Sports, Tunde Szabo. Cuba Invited to Tourism Fair in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8412&SEO=cuba-invited-to-tourism-fair-in-azerbaijan 24 de enero de 2017, 15:22Baku, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba was invited to participate in the 16th Azerbaijan International Tourism and Travel Fair (AITF 2017), the most important tourist event in the Caucasus region, said a diplomatic source today. U.S. and Cuba, Take Steps for Normalizing Their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8409&SEO=u.s.-and-cuba-take-steps-for-normalizing-their-relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuba have adopted up to now 22 instruments since December 17th of 2014, when the process for normalizing their relations started. Cuban Wide-Ranging Program for the Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8403&SEO=cuban-wide-ranging-program-for-the-book-fair Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) A comprehensive catalog, boasting a dozen titles, will be exhibited by Ediciones Matanzas at the XXVI International Book Fair (Fil-2017), which will be carried out from February 9th, in Havana. Foreign Ministers Begin Debates Prior to CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8393&SEO=foreign-ministers-begin-debates-prior-to-celac-summit Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas highlighted the progress made by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in the last year, at the inauguration of the meeting of the bloc Foreign Ministers. Cuban Ars Longa Was Applauded in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8392&SEO=cuban-ars-longa-was-applauded-in-vienna 24 de enero de 2017, 11:46Vienna, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Ars Longa, the Cuba´s Musical Group, was welcomed in Austria during their performance at Konzerthaus Theater. Top UNESCO Representative Stresses Cuba-Africa Close Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8384&SEO=top-unesco-representative-stresses-cuba-africa-close-relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has currently maintained a close relationship with Africa, where it has given support in important moments such as the struggle against apartheid, Ali Moussa, director of History and Culture department at UNESCO, said. Cuban solidarity camp celebrates 45 years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8381&SEO=cuban-solidarity-camp-celebrates-45-years Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Camp Julio Antonio Mella (Cijam), located in the western Cuban province of Artemisa, celebrates today 45 years dedicated to promoting solidarity between Cuba and the peoples of all continents. Foreign Cardiologists Highlight Quality of Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8380&SEO=foreign-cardiologists-highlight-quality-of-meeting-in-havana Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) British and American specialists highlight today the quality of the International Symposium of the Institute of Pulmonary Vascular Research (PVRI), which was held in the capital Hospital Hermanos Ameijeiras. Important Coastal Floods are Recorded in Havana (+ photos) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8377&SEO=important-coastal-floods-are-recorded-in-havana-photos Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Important coastal floods have been recording in Havana as a result of a strong and extensive extra-tropical depression over South Carolina, in the United States, covering all Cuban territory with its wide circulation. Cuba and IFAD Sign Agreement for Livestock Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8369&SEO=cuba-and-ifad-sign-agreement-for-livestock-development 23 de enero de 2017, 17:22Rome, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) agreed a Project for the Development of Livestock Cooperatives in the Central-Eastern Region (Prodegan). Scholars Meet in Havana to Prepare Volume on African General History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8366&SEO=scholars-meet-in-havana-to-prepare-volume-on-african-general-history 23 de enero de 2017, 16:52Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Scientific Committee of the 9th Volume of the General History of Africa was opened today here seeking to foster a more complete understanding of the African culture. International Calixto 2017 Convention Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8365&SEO=international-calixto-2017-convention-starts-in-cuba 23 de enero de 2017, 16:50Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) With the objective to encourage the experiences exchange in the field of scientific investigation, delegates of approximately 15 countries are taking part in the International Convention Calixto 2017, in the Cuban capital, since Monday. South American Solidarity Brigade Starts Program in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8359&SEO=south-american-solidarity-brigade-starts-program-in-cuba 23 de enero de 2017, 15:54Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The 24th South American Voluntary Work and Solidarity Brigade with Cuba started a program of activities in The Caribbean island, to strengthen the links of cooperation with Cuba, and to spread the relaity of the island. Cuba Hosts International Sympossium on Cardiovascular Lung Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8351&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-sympossium-on-cardiovascular-lung-disease 23 de enero de 2017, 14:05Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Sympossium of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) opened its sessions in this capital Monday, with the participation of prestigious specialists from Cuba, US and Europe. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to the Objectives of the United Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8345&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-the-objectives-of-the-united-nations United Nations, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s permanent representative to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodríguez, affirmed today the island''s commitment to the organization''s objectives, including peace and sustainable development without exclusion. Seismic Resistance in Dwellings in Cuba After Hurricane Sandy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8344&SEO=seismic-resistance-in-dwellings-in-cuba-after-hurricane-sandy 23 de enero de 2017, 12:53Santiago de Cuba, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The seismic resistance in dwellings built in this city after Hurricane Sandy´s barely four years ago was praised by local authorities, who appreciated that strength against sismic movements. Casa Award, Happy Pretext for Writers, Colombian Author Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8327&SEO=casa-award-happy-pretext-for-writers-colombian-author-says Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Americas Award has created over the years an important bibliography and this is a happy pretext for writers who do not fit into the literary commercial circuit, Alberto Salcedo said. Cuba Hosts International Workshop on Vascular Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8324&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-workshop-on-vascular-disease Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) An international workshop on pulmonary vascular disease is taking place today in this capital in the presence of more than 250 specialists from Cuba, the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. Granma Sorrels for the National Baseball Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8306&SEO=granma-sorrels-for-the-national-baseball-series Bayamo, Cuba, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Granma Sorrels is ahead 3-0, and intends to finish today the fourth game of the series: to win the Cuban baseball series for the first time. China to Strengthen Cooperation with Cuba in Renewable Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8299&SEO=china-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-cuba-in-renewable-energy Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and China signed new agreements this week to strengthen cooperation in renewable energies and industry, areas that are considered strategic for sustainable development. UNESCO Highlights the Meeting on African History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8261&SEO=unesco-highlights-the-meeting-on-african-history Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The forthcoming meeting, which will be held in Havana, for the preparation of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa, has a special importance resulting of the historical bonds between Cuba and Africa, a Unesco´s high representative stated today. Cuban Entrepreneurial Delegation Starts Visit to U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8295&SEO=cuban-entrepreneurial-delegation-starts-visit-to-u.s. Washington, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban entrepreneurs will start a visit to the United States on Saturday until February 3 to discuss business opportunities and foreign investment in the Caribbean island. International Book Fair to be celebrated in Cuba soon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8291&SEO=international-book-fair-to-be-celebrated-in-cuba-soon In February Cuba will host the 36 edition of the International Book Fair, this time it is dedicated to Dr. Armando Hart Dávalos and Canada will be the guest country. Let's see Cuban Scientists to Receive Carlos J. Finlay Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8286&SEO=cuban-scientists-to-receive-carlos-j.-finlay-order Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The Carlos J. Finlay Order will be granted on Saturday to more than 25 Cuban researchers as an acknowledgement of their meritorious work and contributions to the development of society. Six Cuban Judokas on Tour on Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8280&SEO=six-cuban-judokas-on-tour-on-europe Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Six Cuban judo athletes will make a winter tour in European countries to participate in the Grand Prix of Paris and Dusseldorf (Germany) and the Open of Arlon (Belgium). Cuba to Put 59 Photovoltaic Parks in for Clean Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8275&SEO=cuba-to-put-59-photovoltaic-parks-in-for-clean-energy 20 de enero de 2017, 17:14Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will have 59 photovoltaic solar parks in to generate electricity, so as to increase the share of renewable sources in the national energy matrix, the local press said today. Cuban 'Left' Opposition and Annexationists: Two Wings of Same Eagle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8265&SEO=cuban-left-opposition-and-annexationists-two-wings-of-same-eagle Por Arnold August* For Firmas SelectasMontreal, (Prensa Latina) In my previous article, entitled ''The End of Ideology in Cuba?,'' I created a fair amount of controversy in stating, ''I have always maintained that the most dangerous opposition to the Cuban Revolution comes from the so-called left, and not from the openly right Plattists, or annexationists.'' Mexico Sends Back to Cuba Group of 91 Irregular Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8260&SEO=mexico-sends-back-to-cuba-group-of-91-irregular-migrants 20 de enero de 2017, 13:02México, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities informed today of the repatriation of 91 Cuban citezens who were in an irregular situation in Mexico. Cuba and the United States Sign Memorandum on Plant and Animal Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8258&SEO=cuba-and-the-united-states-sign-memorandum-on-plant-and-animal-health 20 de enero de 2017, 12:43Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Cuba and the United States signed today a memorandum of understanding for the bilateral cooperation in plant and animal health care sphere, media reports said today. Scholars in Cuba for Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8255&SEO=scholars-in-cuba-for-seminar-on-language-grammar-writing 20 de enero de 2017, 12:02Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Several experts from Mexico, Panama, Spain and Cuba had the possibility to attend the Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing and Orality Teaching and the Use of Dictionaries, which will be organized by the University of Matanzas. Cuban President Offers Condolences after Kyrgyzstan Plane Crash http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8251&SEO=cuban-president-offers-condolences-after-kyrgyzstan-plane-crash Biskek, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President, Raul Castro, has offered his condolences to his Kyrgyz peer, Almazbek Atambayev, for those killed in a plane crash near the capital, diplomatic sources said. Flow of Russian Tourists to Cuba Grows 50 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8249&SEO=flow-of-russian-tourists-to-cuba-grows-50-percent 20 de enero de 2017, 11:23Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The flow of Russian tourists to Cuba in 2016 has grown 50 percent compared to the previous year, after surpassing 65,000 visitors, Tourism counselor of the island''s embassy in this country, Edilberto Riveron Leon, said. PAHO/FAO: Cuba With Lowest Regional Prevalence of Low Weight at Birth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8247&SEO=pahofao-cuba-with-lowest-regional-prevalence-of-low-weight-at-birth 20 de enero de 2017, 11:17Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is the country in the region with the lowest prevalence of low birth weight, reporting a rate of 5.3 percent, Granma newspaper states. Cuban Theater Restoration Agreement Signed in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8245&SEO=cuban-theater-restoration-agreement-signed-in-france 20 de enero de 2017, 11:11Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The French association Cuba Cooperation and the company Segat signed today an agreement to promote the restoration of the mosaics of the Cuban theater Tomas Terry, a UNESCO World Heritage place. FM Stresses Cuba's Role in Training Doctors for S Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8239&SEO=fm-stresses-cubas-role-in-training-doctors-for-s-africa Pretoria, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has many hospitals that would be without a doctor today if Cuba had not been present, Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, stated, after acknowledging the impact of the cooperation program with the Caribbean nation. US, European Cardiologists at Havana Vascular Disease Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8233&SEO=us-european-cardiologists-at-havana-vascular-disease-workshop Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Over 250 specialists from USA, United Kingdom, Italy and Cuba will be attending the International Workshop on Pulmonary Vascular Disease next Monday, the Publi Health Ministry reported. Haitian Culture Week for The First Time in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8231&SEO=haitian-culture-week-for-the-first-time-in-cuba Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) A week devoted to the Haitian culture and the anniversary 213 of the victory of the revolution in Haiti will be held in Cuba for the first time, Ambassador to this country Geri Benoit announced. Cuban Film Poster Exhibition Opens at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8229&SEO=cuban-film-poster-exhibition-opens-at-unesco 19 de enero de 2017, 17:22Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) An extensive exhibition of film posters made in Cuba was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, as proof of the extraordinary boost to cultural activity in the island nation in the ''60s, after the victory of the revolution. Langagne States, Casa De Las Américas Is Quite Respectable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8218&SEO=langagne-states-casa-de-las-americas-is-quite-respectable Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican poet, Eduardo Langagne, rated today Casa de las Américas as a respectable institution, and participated as a jury for the second time. French Navigator Wins the Vendee Globe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8217&SEO=french-navigator-wins-the-vendee-globe Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) French vessel (sailship) Banque Populaire VIII, led by French navigator Armel Le Cleac''h won the 8th edition of the Vendee Globe, a competition sailing the whole world in a sail ship vessel alone, with his record of 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds. Cuban in USA Handed Over Condolence Book for Fidel's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8216&SEO=cuban-in-usa-handed-over-condolence-book-for-fidels-death Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Cubans emigrated to the United States, members of the Martiana Alliance (AM), handed over today a book of condolences with signatures collected in the city of Miami, after the death of the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro's Revolutionary Legacy Stands Out in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8215&SEO=fidel-castros-revolutionary-legacy-stands-out-in-uk 19 de enero de 2017, 14:35London, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of British solidarity organizations with Cuba highlighted the revolutionary legacy of Fidel Castro during a meeting in this capital, a spokesman informed today. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8213&SEO=recent-data-highlight-cuban-tourism-industry-booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. Cuba and U.S. Sign Memorandum For Sea Water Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8210&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-sign-memorandum-for-sea-water-protection 19 de enero de 2017, 12:56Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) A memorandum of understanding on the protection of marine waters, coral reefs and environmental education was signed here by specialists from Cuba''s National Aquarium and Research Institute for Studies of the Gulf of Mexico (Harte). Cuban Residents In Turkey Pay Homage to José Martí http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8209&SEO=cuban-residents-in-turkey-pay-homage-to-jose-marti 19 de enero de 2017, 12:54Istanbul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Assosiation of Cuban Residents in Turkey called ''Raíces'',is to mark the occasion of the forthcoming celebration of the 164th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, next Jan. 28 issued today a statement highlighting the role of the also called The Apostle. Rivera's Amnesty, Evidence of the Need for Puerto Rican Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8205&SEO=riveras-amnesty-evidence-of-the-need-for-puerto-rican-unity 19 de enero de 2017, 12:35San Juan, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Ex-minister of Interior Ingrid Vila Biaggi said today that the amnesty of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera by Barack Obama shows the need for unity in the fight for just causes. Cienaga de Zapata and Everglades National Parks Agreement Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8197&SEO=cienaga-de-zapata-and-everglades-national-parks-agreement-highlighted Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The national parks Cienaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp) (Cuba) and Everglades (United States) have signed a twinning agreement aimed at achieving better indicators in the environmental management of these protected areas, media reported today. Cuba Hosts Calixto 2017 Pre-Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8196&SEO=cuba-hosts-calixto-2017-pre-convention Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The issues of the events prior to the International Convention, Calixto 2017, include different branches of medicine in order to raise the quality of life of patients, the organizing committee said here today. Cubans Create Simultaneous Global Games Jam through Video Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8187&SEO=cubans-create-simultaneous-global-games-jam-through-video-games By Ana Laura Arbesu Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Programmers, designers and video game developers will exhibit as of today their skills in a simultaneous Global Game Jam (GGJ), in which they should create their initiative, in a fun and different way, in just 48 hours. Cuban Group Musica Antigua Ars Longa to Perform in Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8180&SEO=cuban-group-musica-antigua-ars-longa-to-perform-in-austria Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Musica Antigua Ars Longa will perform on January 23rd at the Concert Hall in Vienna, Austria, during the Resonanzen Festival, said its choral director Teresa Paz. US Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy Did Not Make Sense, Says Obama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8178&SEO=us-wet-foot-dry-foot-policy-did-not-make-sense-says-obama 18 de enero de 2017, 17:44Washington, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) US President Barack Obama said today that the wet foot-dry foot policy maintained toward Cuba until few days ago ''did not make sense in this day and age particularly as we are opening up travel between the two countries.'' Cuban Early Music Festival to be Dedicated to Dance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8168&SEO=cuban-early-music-festival-to-be-dedicated-to-dance 18 de enero de 2017, 15:46Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Esteban Salas Early Music Festival, celebrated in Cuba, with the participation of artists from various countries, will dedicate its 12th edition to dance, announced today the director of the event, Teresa Paz. US-Cuba Agreement on Search and Rescue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8158&SEO=us-cuba-agreement-on-search-and-rescue 18 de enero de 2017, 14:19Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) US and Cuba signed today a Maritime-Aeronautical Search and Rescue Agreement, so as to strengthen the cooperation for aiding people in danger. 5.8 Earthquake Causes Considerable Aftershocks Near Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8156&SEO=5.8-earthquake-causes-considerable-aftershocks-near-santiago-de-cuba 18 de enero de 2017, 13:31Santiago de Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) About 183 aftershocks in the Pilón-Chivirico area, on the south-eastern coast of Cuba, caused an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude that shook the eastern part of Cuba, official sources noted today. Cuban Sport Wants to Keep its Good Result Level http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8159&SEO=cuban-sport-wants-to-keep-its-good-result-level Havana  (Prensa Latina) Antonio Becali, the president of the Cuban Institute for Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) reiterated Wednesday that the main objective of Cuban sport is to keep the good result level, and remain in the first places among the best countries of the planet in every relevant sport competition. Activists Celebrate in USA López Rivera Sentence Commutation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8153&SEO=activists-celebrate-in-usa-lopez-rivera-sentence-commutation 18 de enero de 2017, 12:57Washington, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Paz, Justicia y Dignidad a los Pueblos International Committee celebrated today the sentence commutation, announced yesterday, of the Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera, who was considered an example of dignity. ''We received with great happiness and joy the news of the commutation by President Barack Obama of Oscar''s sentence. We know that in here and around the world many people fought for his freedom,'' said to Prensa the coordinator of the Committee in the United States, Alicia Jrapko. Cuban Theater End Didactical Functions Villanueva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8152&SEO=cuban-theater-end-didactical-functions-villanueva 18 de enero de 2017, 12:19Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) With two unique functions this weekend, one of dramatic choreography, and the other on a puppeteer''s text for adults of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, will close here the didactical Villanueva Functions of Cuban theater. Cuba, United States Sign Search and Rescue Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8151&SEO=cuba-united-states-sign-search-and-rescue-agreement 18 de enero de 2017, 12:14Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and United States governments signed today an agreement on aeronautical and maritime search and rescue aimed at strengthening cooperation in providing assistance to people at risk by events in that sphere. Cuban Swine Fever Vaccine Will Shortly Be Marketed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8146&SEO=cuban-swine-fever-vaccine-will-shortly-be-marketed 18 de enero de 2017, 11:45Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are completing the clinical trials to launch into market a new vaccine for the control of classical swine fever (CSF), a disease that has been severely affecting pig breeding in the island. French Intellectual Praises Cuban Revolution's Social Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8144&SEO=french-intellectual-praises-cuban-revolutions-social-achievements 18 de enero de 2017, 11:34Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution, led by its leader Fidel Castro, has established a social protection system that has been unanimously considered an example to follow, French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in statements released today. Cuban Telematics Enterprise at the Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8126&SEO=cuban-telematics-enterprise-at-the-book-fair Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban enterprise for information technologies and telematics services (Citmatel), has its range of products set relating to the forthcoming Havana´s International Book Fair, addressed once today. Cuba for ending Occupied Palestian Territories http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8119&SEO=cuba-for-ending-occupied-palestian-territories United Nations, (Prensa Latina) Cuba demanded today to UN Security Council the adoption of necessary decisions to cease Israeli occupation and other crimes against Palestians. Casa de las Americas Decolonized Us with Literature, Says Jury Membe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8115&SEO=casa-de-las-americas-decolonized-us-with-literature-says-jury-membe 17 de enero de 2017, 17:25Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Dominican academician Silvio Torres-Saillant said today that through Casa de las Americas, the Cuban revolution proved how the same decolonization achieved through arms could be achieved through literary writing. German Businessmen are seeking to expand their business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8107&SEO=german-businessmen-are-seeking-to-expand-their-business-with-cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 15:48Havana, Jan 17 (PL) Businessmen from the German Federal State of Baden-Wuttemberg started off on negociations in Cuba, in order to identify new business and investment opportunities in this Caribbean Island. US Groups Ask Trump to Continue Normalization With Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8101&SEO=us-groups-ask-trump-to-continue-normalization-with-cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 13:43Washington, 17 Jan (Prensa Latina) Several US organizations sent today a memorandum to President-elect Donald Trump to urge him to continue normalizeng relations with Cuba. Cuba, USA to jointly fight terrorism, drug-trafficking, money-launder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8085&SEO=cuba-usa-to-jointly-fight-terrorism-drug-trafficking-money-launder Havana, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Following a constructive policy, Cuba has managed to strike despite the ongoing economic blockade 18 mutually beneficial cooperation deals with the US Government on fields of common interest such as national security. Davos Forum Focuses on Propping Up Capitalism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8078&SEO=davos-forum-focuses-on-propping-up-capitalism 17 de enero de 2017, 09:27Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Edition 47 of the Davos Economic Forum, which started today in this Swiss locality, has among its main topics how to revitalize economic growth and prop up capitalism. Earthquake Shakes Different Eastern Cuban Regions Early Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8077&SEO=earthquake-shakes-different-eastern-cuban-regions-early-today By Martha Cabrales Arias Santiago de Cuba, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) A tremor of 5.8 magnitude shook today morning several areas of this city and other eastern provinces, just one year after the beginning of an anomalous seismic series that kept the population in suspense. Cuba Present with Two Players at Women's Chess World Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8071&SEO=cuba-present-with-two-players-at-womens-chess-world-championship Havana, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Grand Masters Maritza Arribas (2295 points ELO) and Yaniet Marrero (2255) will attend the Womken''s Chess World Championship in Tehran, Iran, from February 10 to March 5, it was announced in this capital. New US Fines Ratify Validity of Anti-Cuban Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8053&SEO=new-us-fines-ratify-validity-of-anti-cuban-blockade Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The recent fines imposed by the United States against a non-profit organization and a bank today show the existence of the blockade that Washington has been maintaining against Cuba since 1962, despite the global rejection. Cuba, USA Talks on Sanctions vs. Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8045&SEO=cuba-usa-talks-on-sanctions-vs.-human-trafficking Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and the United States have held in Washington the fourth bilateral meeting on human trafficking, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean island reported today. Cuba Boosts Greater Protection of Beaches and Boasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8041&SEO=cuba-boosts-greater-protection-of-beaches-and-boasts Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Several studies on the preservation of coasts and beaches, including one dedicated to the evaluation for the second half of this century, are among the priorities of the Cuban Oceanology Institute. Casa de las Americas Award Begins Activities in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8037&SEO=casa-de-las-americas-award-begins-activities-in-havana Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Américas Literary Award, one of the oldest of its kind in the continent, begins today its edition of this year, in which about 400 works from different countries are competing. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to Right of Cubans to Emigrate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8017&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-right-of-cubans-to-emigrate 14 de enero de 2017, 14:41Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Government ratified its commitment to the right of its citizens to emigrate, a universal phenomenon that is normally present in this country, thanks to measures adopted exactly four years ago today. Cuban Alejandro Valdés for the Title in German Bundesleague http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8015&SEO=cuban-alejandro-valdes-for-the-title-in-german-bundesleague 14 de enero de 2017, 14:25Berlin, Jan 14 Jan (Prensa Latina) Cuban freestyle wrestler Alejandro Valdés today will seek the title of the German League during the second confrontation of the finals between his team SVG Weingarten and KSV Ispringen. Cuban Volleyball Goes to the Beach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8008&SEO=cuban-volleyball-goes-to-the-beach 14 de enero de 2017, 10:20By Alfredo Boada Mola 2nd Workshop on Analytic Soil Techniques http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8004&SEO=2nd-workshop-on-analytic-soil-techniques 14 de enero de 2017, 04:00Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Workshop of Analytic Soil Techniques will be held on January 17-18 at the Convention Center wiuth an agenda that includes the homogenization of the methods used in the laboratories, informed today their organizers. UNESCO Meeting to be Held in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8002&SEO=unesco-meeting-to-be-held-in-havana Havana, (Prensa Latina) The House of the Americas announced that it will host here from January 23 to 28 the meeting of the UNESCO International Scientific Committee for the elaboration of Volume 9 of the General History of Africa. Communication Symposium in Cuba with Outstanding International Reach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8000&SEO=communication-symposium-in-cuba-with-outstanding-international-reach 14 de enero de 2017, 00:18Santiago de Cuba, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) With the presence of Cuban and foreigner experts from 26 countries, the 15th International Symposium on Social Communication will confirm from January 23 to 27 the global reach of an event being held for 30 years. Cuba Participates in International Fair of Tourism in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7997&SEO=cuba-participates-in-international-fair-of-tourism-in-vienna 13 de enero de 2017, 17:23Vienna, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participates in the International Fair of Tourism in Vienna with the presence of specialists from travel agencies, hotel chains and other workers of this field, said today the Cuban Embassy in Austria. Bahamas Praises Immigration Agreement between Cuba and USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7992&SEO=bahamas-praises-immigration-agreement-between-cuba-and-usa 13 de enero de 2017, 15:42Nassau, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas praised today the end of the US policy known as ''dry feet-wet feet'' and the parole program for health specialists, which encouraged illegal immigration of Cubans to the United States. Cuba Assesses Its Own Experiences on Cooperatives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7991&SEO=cuba-assesses-its-own-experiences-on-cooperatives 13 de enero de 2017, 15:20Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The increased amount of cooperatives in Cuba totals 397 centers for gastronomy, as well as personal and technical services, included in the updating of the country''s economic and social development model, said sources today. Over 400 Competitors from 20 Countries to International Triathlon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7990&SEO=over-400-competitors-from-20-countries-to-international-triathlon 13 de enero de 2017, 14:40Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 competitors from 20 countries announce their presence in the 3rd International Triathlon Tournament of Havana, scheduled for February 25 and 26, it was reported today in this capital. Cuban National Ballet Extends its Nutcracker Season http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7984&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-extends-its-nutcracker-season 13 de enero de 2017, 13:11Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) announced today that due to the functions of Nutcracker have set a new record of attendance, the BNC will extend its functions at the Sala García Lorca of the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. Mexican Newspaper Stressed the Decision of Repealing Cuban Policy Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7974&SEO=mexican-newspaper-stressed-the-decision-of-repealing-cuban-policy-law 13 de enero de 2017, 12:23Mexico, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The decision of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, of putting an end to the special Immigration policy for Cubans, known as ''wet foot, dry foot'', was stressed today by the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. Adventure Tourism Developed in Cuba through the Canopy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7972&SEO=adventure-tourism-developed-in-cuba-through-the-canopy 13 de enero de 2017, 12:18By Roberto F. Campos Cuban Vice President Meets US Religious Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7965&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-us-religious-leaders Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Vice-President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, met with Protestant American church leaders visiting this Caribbean country, official sources report today. Science to Boost Cuban Economy, Expert Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7964&SEO=science-to-boost-cuban-economy-expert-says 13 de enero de 2017, 10:29Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Havana-based Center of Molecular Immunology, Agustin Lage, stated that science and technology are presented today as the driving force that will boost the Cuban economic development. Trump is Informed about Ending of Immigration Privileges for Cubans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7961&SEO=trump-is-informed-about-ending-of-immigration-privileges-for-cubans Washington, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) White House officials confirmed that President-elect Donald Trump''s Transition Team is updated on the US government''s decision to eliminate migrant privileges for Cubans. Cuba Ensures Regular, Safe and Orderly Migration for its Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7960&SEO=cuba-ensures-regular-safe-and-orderly-migration-for-its-citizens Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban diplomat, Josefina Vidal, has reiterated here Cuba''s commitment to ensure the regular, safe and orderly migration of the citizens of the Caribbean country, as well as their right to travel and to emigrate. Cuba Finds Obama's Migration Decision Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7955&SEO=cuba-finds-obamas-migration-decision-positive Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba considers a positive step forward in improving relations with the USA an agreement announced yesterday by President Barack Obama to secure regular, safe and orderly migration between the two countries. Cuba Will Host International Medical Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7954&SEO=cuba-will-host-international-medical-convention Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 16 countries of 4 continents will attend International Convention Calixto 2017 taking place in this capital from January 23 to 25, organizers informed today. Septeto Santiaguero Harvests Successes in United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7943&SEO=septeto-santiaguero-harvests-successes-in-united-states 12 de enero de 2017, 16:01By Martha Cabrales Arias First Cuban Villa Receives Another Blow from Nature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7942&SEO=first-cuban-villa-receives-another-blow-from-nature 12 de enero de 2017, 15:37Baracoa, Cuba, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Wind gusts and coastal flooding, associated with the cold front number 21 of the current winter season in Cuba, hit this city again, official sources informed today. National Hero Jose Marti to be Honored by the Cuban Youth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7941&SEO=national-hero-jose-marti-to-be-honored-by-the-cuban-youth 12 de enero de 2017, 15:24Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban youth will pay homage to National Hero Jose Marti on the 164th anniversary of his birth with various activities, including the central ceremony to be held on January 28th at the Museum Fragua Martiana. US: New Law Project against Blockade to Cuba Presented http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7939&SEO=us-new-law-project-against-blockade-to-cuba-presented 12 de enero de 2017, 15:17Washington, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) US Republican congressmen Tom Emmer, Mark Sanford, Ted Poe and Justin Amash, along with Democrats Kathy Castor, Don Beyer, Jim McGovern and Mark Pocan, presented a new proposal for legislation to lift the blockade of the United States against Cuba. Tillerson Proposes Trump to Maintain US Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7915&SEO=tillerson-proposes-trump-to-maintain-us-blockade-on-cuba Washington, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The candidate for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, said he would recommend President-Elect Donald Trump to veto any legislation seeking to lift the U.S. economic blockade on Cuba. Cuba to Host International Event on Gender Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7911&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-event-on-gender-violence Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will soon host the 2nd International Berta Caceres in Memoriam Simpossium on Gender Violence, to promote scientific debate on the implications of and alternative solutions to this global phenomenon. Cuban Sandra Ramy Theater Group to Perform at Festival in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7910&SEO=cuban-sandra-ramy-theater-group-to-perform-at-festival-in-germany Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colectivo Persona, directed by Cuban choreographer Sandra Ramy, will perform next February in the ÂíAdelante! Ibero-American Festival of Theater, in Germany, according to a spokesperson for the organization, Mercedes Borges. Cuban Fine Art Artist Celebrates the Female http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7903&SEO=cuban-fine-art-artist-celebrates-the-female 11 de enero de 2017, 15:52Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban popular fine arts artist Martha Jimenez is exhibiting a sample of her painting and ceramics, which suggest inner female power and freedom, represented by a goat. Danny Glover in Santiago de Cuba: Marti, Fidel and Young People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7902&SEO=danny-glover-in-santiago-de-cuba-marti-fidel-and-young-people 11 de enero de 2017, 15:51Santiago de Cuba, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) A tribute to Jose Marti and Fidel Castro at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery and a meeting with university students and young artists marked the visit to this city until today of US actor Danny Glover. Increased Number of US Visitors to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7896&SEO=increased-number-of-us-visitors-to-cuba 11 de enero de 2017, 14:33Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) U.S. arrivals to Cuba grew by 74 percent from 2015 to 2016, with an additional 284,937 visitors last year, according to a senior Foreign Ministry official. Cuba Expresses Condolences for the Death of Mário Soares http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7895&SEO=cuba-expresses-condolences-for-the-death-of-mario-soares 11 de enero de 2017, 13:34Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, expressed today the sorrow of the Cuban people and government over the death of the former president of Portugal Mário Soares. Cuba Sends Condolences Due to Death of Former Iranian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7893&SEO=cuba-sends-condolences-due-to-death-of-former-iranian-president 11 de enero de 2017, 12:22Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas conveyed today the condolences of the Cuban government and people on the occasion of the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi, one of the main figures of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. US Religious People Plead for End of Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7890&SEO=us-religious-people-plead-for-end-of-blockade-on-cuba Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) John McCoollogh, Church World Service CEO, has reiterated the need to put an end to the economic, financial and trade blockade imposed by the White House on Cuba more than 50 years ago. Spanish Singer Enrique Iglesias Shoots Video Clip in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7886&SEO=spanish-singer-enrique-iglesias-shoots-video-clip-in-cuba Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias has shot in Cuba some scenes for a new video clip with Cuban musician Descemer Bueno and Puerto Rican duo Zion and Lenox. Cuban Health Experts to Help Poor Communities in Chicago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7877&SEO=cuban-health-experts-to-help-poor-communities-in-chicago Washington, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health experts will work with local specialists in assessing health care for vulnerable communities and limited resources in the American city of Chicago, the island''s diplomatic sources stated. Homage in Santiago de Cuba to Founder of House of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7870&SEO=homage-in-santiago-de-cuba-to-founder-of-house-of-the-caribbean 10 de enero de 2017, 18:01Santiago de Cuba, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The 10th International Colloquium Joel James in Memoriam began today in this city, with different approaches to the legacy of the founder of the House of the Caribbean, paradigm in the studies and promotion of the people''s traditional culture in this region. Sessions in Cuba 12th International Workshop of Emancipatory Paradigm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7864&SEO=sessions-in-cuba-12th-international-workshop-of-emancipatory-paradigm 10 de enero de 2017, 17:48Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The 12th International Workshop of emancipatory paradigms began today in this capital, dedicated to the Honduran fighter Berta Cáceres, and to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Cuba Announces Complete List of Fighters for 7th WSB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7860&SEO=cuba-announces-complete-list-of-fighters-for-7th-wsb Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The franchise Domadores de Cuba (Cuba Tamers) let know the complete list of the Cuban fighters to represent the Caribbean island in the 7th World Series of Boxing (WSB), a list in which three Olympic Champions are included. Brazilian Literature with Record in Casa de las Americas Award 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7855&SEO=brazilian-literature-with-record-in-casa-de-las-americas-award-2017 Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Americas Literature Award received a record number of works this year in the section of Brazilian fiction literature, with 135 works, and even today new proposals are coming to Cuba. Mexican Mayan Peasants to Exchange Experiences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7852&SEO=mexican-mayan-peasants-to-exchange-experiences-in-cuba 10 de enero de 2017, 12:13Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) A group of Mexican Mayan peasants have come to Cuba today to exchange agro-ecological practices, according to a statement by Aleira Lara, head of the Greenpeace Agriculture Campaign. Nicaragua Can Always Count on Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7849&SEO=nicaragua-can-always-count-on-cuba-miguel-diaz-canel-says Managua, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice-President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has ratified here today that Nicaragua can always count on the unconditional support, friendship, solidarity and cooperation of the Cuban people, government and revolution. Cuba Appoints New Interior Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7838&SEO=cuba-appoints-new-interior-minister Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Council of State, on a proposal of President Raul Castro, has appointed Vice-Admiral Julio Cesar Gandarilla as new Interior Minister, according to an official statement released today. Ninetieth Birthday Anniversary of a Great Man, Rodolfo Walsh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7831&SEO=ninetieth-birthday-anniversary-of-a-great-man-rodolfo-walsh 09 de enero de 2017, 17:44By Maylin Vidal Exhibition on Chernobyl by Peruvian Artist Opened in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7827&SEO=exhibition-on-chernobyl-by-peruvian-artist-opened-in-cuba 09 de enero de 2017, 16:36Havana, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian artist Sonia Cunliffe fulfilled a dream today opening here the exhibition ''Documentos Extraviados'' (Lost Documents), about Cuba''s aid to children damaged by the nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Cuba, USA Strengthen Oil Spill Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7824&SEO=cuba-usa-strengthen-oil-spill-cooperation 09 de enero de 2017, 15:25Havana, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States signed a cooperation agreement on the preparation and response to pollution caused by spills of hydrocarbons and other potentially dangerous noxious substances. Cuba: 25 Years After a Crime Moved by US Politics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7823&SEO=cuba-25-years-after-a-crime-moved-by-us-politics Havana, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Twenty-five years ago, Cuba was the victim of one of the most brutal crimes, motivated by the permanent policy of the United States to illegally promote immigration from Cuba to that northern country. The End of Ideology in Cuba? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7822&SEO=the-end-of-ideology-in-cuba By Arnold August, for Firmas Selectas (Prensa Latina) Montreal, (PL) In 1960, the American sociologist and academic Daniel Bell (1919-2011) published The End of Ideology. It became a classic book in official political science. The publication was listed by Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential non-fiction books in the second half of the 20th century. Argentine Group La Colmenita Makes Children Dream in Buenos Aires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7813&SEO=argentine-group-la-colmenita-makes-children-dream-in-buenos-aires Buenos Aires, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine group of the Cuban children''s theater company La Colmenita brought love, joy and magic to the children hospitalized in the capital of Juan Pedro Garrahan pediatric hospital, where they gave their art in a very unique setting. Evo Expresses Condolences over Death of Cuban Interior Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7797&SEO=evo-expresses-condolences-over-death-of-cuban-interior-minister La Paz, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today expressed his condolences over the death of Cuban Interior Minister Carlos Fernandez Gondin, who died as a result of complications from a chronic disease on Saturday. Cuba's Caravan of Freedom, History with New Meanings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7796&SEO=cubas-caravan-of-freedom-history-with-new-meanings Por Reinaldo Wossaert Silva*Havana, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) In January 1959, the Cuban people took to the streets nationwide to welcome the Caravan of Freedom, which has a new connotation today for Cubans, after the inverse journey undertaken by the caravan that carried the ashes of Fidel Castro. Cuban Interior Minister Carlos Fernandez Gondin Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7795&SEO=cuban-interior-minister-carlos-fernandez-gondin-dies Havana, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) The Interior Minister and Hero of the Republic of Cuba, , passed away on Saturday due to complications from a chronic disease, according to a press release from the Council of Ministers. Caribbean Countries Congratulate Cuba for Revolution Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7783&SEO=caribbean-countries-congratulate-cuba-for-revolution-anniversary Havana, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of various Caribbean countries sent congratulation messages to their Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro in occasion of the 58 Anniversary of the Revolution, reported diplomatic sources today. Frank Fernandez Dedicates Piano Concert to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7781&SEO=frank-fernandez-dedicates-piano-concert-to-fidel Havana, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Pianist Frank Fernández will offer a concert in this capital today to honor the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25. Cuban Wrestlers for New Successes This Season http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7775&SEO=cuban-wrestlers-for-new-successes-this-season 07 de enero de 2017, 00:37Havana, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban fighters will look for new successes in 2017, in events such as the World Championship in France (21-26 August) and the World Cup of Greco-Roman Style (March 16 and 17) in Iran. Cuba Decorates Barbadian Activist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7764&SEO=cuba-decorates-barbadian-activist 06 de enero de 2017, 15:49Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Council of State, at the request of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples (ICAP), has imposed today the Medal of Friendship on the Barbadian activist, lawyer, politician and writer David Comissiong. Greek Jannis Kounellis Opens in Cuban Gallery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7759&SEO=greek-jannis-kounellis-opens-in-cuban-gallery 06 de enero de 2017, 12:49La Habana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Greek artist, Jannis Kounellis has been given a privileged space in the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center for his first solo exhibition in Cuba, which will be open to the public until the end of this month. Austrian Former President Calls for Closer Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7756&SEO=austrian-former-president-calls-for-closer-links-with-cuba Vienna, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Former President Heinz Fischer has stated that he is in favor of improving relations between his country and Cuba, the Cuban embassy in Vienna reports today. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7755&SEO=casa-dranguet-house-in-santiago-de-cuba-launches-website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO.