Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Australian Foreign Minister Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14929&SEO=australian-foreign-minister-visits-cuba Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of Australia, Julie Bishop, makes an official visit to Cuba today, the Foreign Ministry of the Caribbean nation informed. Cuba: Blind Tasting Contests in Varadero 2017 Gourmet International http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14927&SEO=cuba-blind-tasting-contests-in-varadero-2017-gourmet-international Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The blind tasting contests of Cuban rums; cocktails, beers and taps; New cocktails; and Cuban Classics, close their respective competitions here today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017. Varadero Gourmet-Art and Science in Molecules to Create Unique Drinks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14923&SEO=varadero-gourmet-art-and-science-in-molecules-to-create-unique-drinks Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Molecular Mixology represents an ingenious procedure that combines today science and art to create unique drinks, through the fusion of flavors and textures. Cuba Hosts 2nd International Vernian Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14920&SEO=cuba-hosts-2nd-international-vernian-congress 29 de junio de 2017, 10:21Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) With the analysis of the influence of renowned French writer, Julio Verne, in literature and other artistic expressions, the 2nd International Congress on his life and work continues today in this capital. Cuba Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14919&SEO=cuba-condemns-terrorist-attacks-in-venezuela 29 de junio de 2017, 10:12Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Foreign Ministry has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place on Tuesday in Caracas, Venezuela, against the Supreme Court of Justice and the Ministry of Internal Relations, Justice and Peace. Stanford Symphony Orchestra Joined Cultures in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14911&SEO=stanford-symphony-orchestra-joined-cultures-in-havana Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Music once again proved its ability to join cultures and being an effective diplomatic mechanism in the interesting concert program offered by the Stanford Junior Symphony Orchestra (SJS) in this capital. Cuba Calls on UNESCO for Commitment to Fight Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14909&SEO=cuba-calls-on-unesco-for-commitment-to-fight-climate-change Paris, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called on UNESCO for a greater commitment by all states to face climate change and recalled the serious implications of this phenomenon for the planet, diplomatic sources said today. Cuban Doctors to Offer Free Consultations in Bolivian Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14899&SEO=cuban-doctors-to-offer-free-consultations-in-bolivian-health-fair 29 de junio de 2017, 04:36La Paz, Jun 29 jun (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Bolivia will offer free medical attention during the comprehensive Health Fair scheduled for July 1 and 2 in the department of Tarija, announced today its organizers. Traditional Book Night Open Summer Season in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14897&SEO=traditional-book-night-open-summer-season-in-cuba 29 de junio de 2017, 00:26Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The traditional book night, which will be held on July 7 in the main Cuban cities, will officially open the summer season in this country, the organizers reported. Gibara, a Cuban Rising Tourist Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14896&SEO=gibara-a-cuban-rising-tourist-destination 29 de junio de 2017, 00:25Holguin, (Prensa Latina) Gibara, a 200 year old fishing town in eastern Cuba, is today being promoted by tour operators and travel agencies as one of the island''s latest rising tourist destination. Diversification-2017, Perfect Setting for Business Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14892&SEO=diversification-2017-perfect-setting-for-business-exchange Havana, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products, Diversification-2017, is termed as the ideal setting for Cuban and foreign companies to expand their business, such as ESAZUCAR. Santiago de Cuba Prepares 37 International Festival of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14891&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-prepares-37-international-festival-of-the-caribbean Santiago de Cuba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The House of the Caribbean prepares the 37th festival Fiesta del Fuego, which will attract crowds with colors, taste and sounds from July 3rd to 9th. Panamanian Young Film-Makers to Study in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14888&SEO=panamanian-young-film-makers-to-study-in-cuba Panama, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Three young Panamanians traveled early this week to Cuba to study at the International School of Movies and Television (EICTV), said sources today. Quality of Cuban Bartenders Acknowledged in Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14887&SEO=quality-of-cuban-bartenders-acknowledged-in-varadero Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Bartenders Association (IBA) said today during 9th Varadero Gourmet that this is the ideal event to assess the techniques and styles of Cuban bartenders that traditionally stand out in international events. Bahamas Reasserts Will to Strenghten Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14880&SEO=bahamas-reasserts-will-to-strenghten-relations-with-cuba Nassau, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of State (Foreign Minister) of the Bahamas, Darren Henfield, reasserted today its will to work to strengthen the diplomatic relations with Cuba. Cuba with 149 Tickets to CentAm Games in Barrranquilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14878&SEO=cuba-with-149-tickets-to-centam-games-in-barrranquilla Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has already got 149 athletes classified for the next Central American Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 2018, as confirmed by official sources here Wednesday. Tourist Arrivals in Cuba Grow 22% in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14875&SEO=tourist-arrivals-in-cuba-grow-22-in-first-half-of-2017 Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of foreign visitors to Cuba reportedly grew 22 percent this year, which means an increase in interest on this island. The Popular Mojito Drink, Present in Varadero Gourmet 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14859&SEO=the-popular-mojito-drink-present-in-varadero-gourmet-2017 Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Mojito, a popular Cuban cocktail, stands out today among the attractions of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017, which runs until June 30 in this city. Chinese-Cuban Sugarcane Harvester Works Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14855&SEO=chinese-cuban-sugarcane-harvester-works-successfully Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Eight CCA5 sugarcane harvesters, a model designed by specialists from China and Cuba, have reportedly successfully completed three years of work following this year sugar harvest. Cuba Updates Electoral Register for General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14854&SEO=cuba-updates-electoral-register-for-general-elections Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban officials continue today with the preparation for the general elections on October 2018 and work towards perfecting the electoral register. US Gov't Sanctions Fourth Company in 2017 to Worsen Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14851&SEO=us-govt-sanctions-fourth-company-in-2017-to-worsen-blockade-against-cuba Washington, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The US Treasury Department has imposed four fines this year on companies of this country and abroad for alleged violations of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. Spain Calls for Quick Ratification of EU-Cuba Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14844&SEO=spain-calls-for-quick-ratification-of-eu-cuba-agreement Madrid, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has spoken out about a rapid ratification of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (ADPC) between the European Union (EU) and Cuba signed in December 2016. Cuba Hosts China-Latin America Seminar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14843&SEO=cuba-hosts-china-latin-america-seminar Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Contributing to the fight against climate change through the innovation in clean energy and technology transfer, the China-Latin America Seminar is being held here today, with the participation of Cuba, Brazil, Peru and that Asian country. Daiquiri Wins Space at Varadero Gourmet Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14842&SEO=daiquiri-wins-space-at-varadero-gourmet-festival Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Daiquiri, a distinctive cocktail from El Floridita bar-restaurant, has won a space today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017, taking place in this western Cuban resort. Lila Downs Supports Cuba against US Policy Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14839&SEO=lila-downs-supports-cuba-against-us-policy-change Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Mexican folk singer, Lila Downs, has expressed today her support to a message sent by the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and denounced the recent change of policy of the United States government towards this Caribbean country. Australian Foreign Minister to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14832&SEO=australian-foreign-minister-to-visit-cuba Havana, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, will pay an official visit to Cuba from June 29, according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Colloquium on US Scientific Museums links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14830&SEO=colloquium-on-us-scientific-museums-links-with-cuba Havana, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The history regarding scientific relations between the Cuba´s natural history museums and New York´s, dating back over 160 years, will be exhibited at a colloquium to be held next week. Icíar Bollaín to Shoot in Cuba Film about Dancer Carlos Acosta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14871&SEO=iciar-bollain-to-shoot-in-cuba-film-about-dancer-carlos-acosta Por Martha SánchezHavana (Prensa Latina) The Spanish director Icíar Bollaín confirmed in Havana she will direct a film inspired by the life of the famous Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta. filming will begin in Autumn this year. Representatives of Caribbean Cinema Foster Exchange in the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14823&SEO=representatives-of-caribbean-cinema-foster-exchange-in-the-region Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A meeting with representatives of the cinema from some 20 Caribbean countries began today here seeking to promote the work and goals of the Caribbean Traveling Film Screening (CTFS). Cuba still at the Head of IberoAm Shooting in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14821&SEO=cuba-still-at-the-head-of-iberoam-shooting-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba added another three gold medals Tuesday at the 5th Ibero American Shooting Tournament, to sum up the amount of 11 in its last day of competition, with the participation of 11 nations. Bolivian FM Explores Openings to Cooperation with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14816&SEO=bolivian-fm-explores-openings-to-cooperation-with-cuba Havana, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister, Fernando Huanacuni, has said today that his official visit to Cuba was aimed at exploring new cooperation openings to strengthen bilateral relations and the revolutionary process for both nations. Havana Now Has Jose Marti's Academic Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14796&SEO=havana-now-has-jose-martis-academic-record Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Archives of Cuba is currently keeping a facsimile of the academic record of National Hero, Jose Marti, corresponding to the period in which he studied at the Central University of Madrid. Varadero Gourmet Begins, a Festival That Highlights Tourism in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14795&SEO=varadero-gourmet-begins-a-festival-that-highlights-tourism-in-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With the beginning today in this resort of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, the tourism authorities in this island intend to emphasize their aspiration to increase the quality of services. Technological Influence on Tourism Analized in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14783&SEO=technological-influence-on-tourism-analized-in-cuba Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) About 60 journalists who are participating in the 12th International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism, are discussing today the influence of information technologies in this sector. Belarus, Cuba Discuss Scientific Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14781&SEO=belarus-cuba-discuss-scientific-cooperation Minsk, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus, Alexander Shumilin, has discussed with Cuban ambassador to this country, Gerardo Suarez Alvarez, the bilateral cooperation in the scientific sphere. Sugar Cane Production is More than Just Making Sugar: ISO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14777&SEO=sugar-cane-production-is-more-than-just-making-sugar-iso Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The days when sugar cane was only used to produce sugar are being left behind in the world, declared Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization (OIA), José Orive. Photos Evoke 170 Years of Arrival of First Chinese to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14776&SEO=photos-evoke-170-years-of-arrival-of-first-chinese-to-cuba By Damy Vales Cuban Oil Specialists Graduate as Masters in Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14774&SEO=cuban-oil-specialists-graduate-as-masters-in-russian-university Moscow, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban specialists graduate as masters in geology, oil drilling and exploitation at Gubkin University as part of the cooperation program between Cubapetroleo and Russian Rosneft. Oliver Stone Repels US Policy Change Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14773&SEO=oliver-stone-repels-us-policy-change-towards-cuba Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Award-winning North American filmmaker, Oliver Stone, has expressed today his support for Cuba facing the U.S. policy change proclaimed by President, Donald Trump, to the detriment of the relations with this Caribbean country. Cuban Singing Academy to Close International Tourism Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14769&SEO=cuban-singing-academy-to-close-international-tourism-festival Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Mariana de Gonitch Singing Academy will close the ninth edition of the Varadero Gourmet International Festival on June 30, Hugo Osle, director of the academy reported. Cuba Leader of the IberoAm Shooting Tournament in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14767&SEO=cuba-leader-of-the-iberoam-shooting-tournament-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is leading the 5th Ibero American Shooting Championship ending Tuesday in El Salvador, with 8 gold medals, 9 silver and 3 bronze, followed by Guatemala (3-4-10) and Portugal (3-1-0). Cuba to Compete at Rotterdam, Holland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14766&SEO=cuba-to-compete-at-rotterdam-holland Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban baseball team is training at the Havana Latin American Stadium, to compete at the Inter-Ports Baseball Tournament of Rotterdam, Holland, a competition in which Cuba has been the champion in 10 times, in the 15 editions of the event. Belize to Increase Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14751&SEO=belize-to-increase-links-with-cuba Belmopan, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Belize will increase its links with Cuba, assured Belizean State Minister for Economic Development, Oil, Investments and Trade Tracy Taegar-Panton during her meeting Monday with Cuban Ambassador Lissette Perez. Bolivian Foreign Minister Highlights Cuban Revolution Example http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14749&SEO=bolivian-foreign-minister-highlights-cuban-revolution-example Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni asserted here today that Cuba was a symbol of the dignity of all revolutionary processes in the continent and the world. Latin American Journalists Analyze Current Tourism Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14747&SEO=latin-american-journalists-analyze-current-tourism-situation Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Latin American journalists and their hosts analyzed today in this capital the current situation of the regional tourism, as part of the 12th International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism. Cuba to Host 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14744&SEO=cuba-to-host-14th-congress-on-sugar-and-by-products Havana, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products, Diversification-2017 has been opened today in this capital. This important gathering will give delegates the chance of addressing different issues related to animal feeding, sugar cane, by-products, energy, alcohol and beverages, among others. Cuban Emigrees to Discuss New US Policy against the Island http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14742&SEO=cuban-emigrees-to-discuss-new-us-policy-against-the-island Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana coalition, which groups together various organizations of Cuban emigration in the US city of Miami, Florida, summoned today a conference to discuss Washington''s new policy against the island. Spain Donates Copies of Historical Documents to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14719&SEO=spain-donates-copies-of-historical-documents-to-cuba Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s state-run archives will deliver facsimiles of several historical documents related to the island, stored by that institution, to the National Archive of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC). Cuba Hosts Seminar on Journalism and Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14713&SEO=cuba-hosts-seminar-on-journalism-and-tourism Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The 12th International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism has began sessions today in this capital, in times that the leisure industry in the island is showing a strengthening and the media devotes more attention to its benefits. World Peace Council Denounces US Interference on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14710&SEO=world-peace-council-denounces-us-interference-on-cuba Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The World Peace Council has denounced today the aggressive policy of the new U.S. administration against Cuba, which resorts to threats and blackmail to try to reverse the revolutionary process on the island. Trump's Policy towards Cuba Doomed to Fail, French Intellectual Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14705&SEO=trumps-policy-towards-cuba-doomed-to-fail-french-intellectual-says Paris, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) French intellectual Salim Lamrani has considered that the hostile policy announced by U.S. President, Donald Trump, towards Cuba is doomed to fail, according to an article published today. Cuba Wins Six Titles at Athletic Meeting in Bilbao, Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14700&SEO=cuba-wins-six-titles-at-athletic-meeting-in-bilbao-spain Bilbao, Spain, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban athletes won six titles, one silver medal and set a new record for the event at the Athletic Meeting in Bilbao, which is part of the preparatory tour for the London World Championships in August. Che's Bust in Moreno, Buenos Aires, Restored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14697&SEO=ches-bust-in-moreno-buenos-aires-restored Buenos Aires, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The Argentina Cuba Solidarity Movement (MasCuba) restored the bust of the Argentinean-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara in Moreno, in western Buenos Aires, which had been defiled in May. Costa Ricans Condemn Trump's Measures against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14694&SEO=costa-ricans-condemn-trumps-measures-against-cuba San Jose, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cuba Solidarity Committee in the Costa Rican province of Cartago on Sunday condemned the measures recently announced by U.S. President Donald Trump against the Caribbean island. Companies from 11 Countries to Participate in Cuban Sugar Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14693&SEO=companies-from-11-countries-to-participate-in-cuban-sugar-fair Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Companies from 11 countries will exhibit their products and services this week at Pabexpo fairgrounds, in this capital, where about 25 lectures will be given as part of the 14th Congress on Sugar and Byproducts that will open on Monday. Brazilians Express Unrestricted Solidarity with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14689&SEO=brazilians-express-unrestricted-solidarity-with-cuba Brasilia, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) While Donald Trump was delivering a speech in Miami with a hostile rhetoric, the 23rd Brazilian Convention of Solidarity with Cuba endorsed the message sent by liberation theologian Frei Betto invoking unlimited support for the island. Danzon Habana 2017 Promotes Daily Practice of That Musical Genre http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14685&SEO=danzon-habana-2017-promotes-daily-practice-of-that-musical-genre Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Festival Danzon Habana 2017, Jose Loyola, said that the main objective of that cultural event is to promote the daily practice of the musical and dance culture of that genre. Young Cuban Intellectuals Condemn Trump's Announcement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14686&SEO=young-cuban-intellectuals-condemn-trumps-announcement Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Young Cuban artists and writers, brought together in the Hermanos Saiz Association (AHS), have joined several organizations that have condemned the policy change towards the Caribbean island announced by U.S. President Donald Trump recently. Cuba Announces Bolivia, New Zealand Foreign Ministers Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14683&SEO=cuba-announces-bolivia-new-zealand-foreign-ministers-visit Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Bolivia and New Zealand, Fernando Huanacuni and Gerry Brownlee, respectively, will begin official visits to Cuba next week, the island''s Foreign Ministry announced today. Ecuador Network In Defense Of Humanity Repudiates Policy Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14678&SEO=ecuador-network-in-defense-of-humanity-repudiates-policy-against-cuba Quito, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Intellectuals and artists from the Ecuador chapter of the Network in Defense of Humanity today confirmed their rejection to the intensified policy of US President Donald Trump against Cuba. U.S. Company of only One Cruiser starts Traveling to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14668&SEO=u.s.-company-of-only-one-cruiser-starts-traveling-to-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The small U.S. company Victory Cruise Lines of only one ship received the approval to navigate to Cuba, to the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago and María La Gorda, informed today a digital source. History and Legend of the only Woman in Che's Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14667&SEO=history-and-legend-of-the-only-woman-in-ches-guerrilla La Paz (Prensa Latina) In her short and intense life she had to adopt different personalities and names like Haydée, Tamara, Vittoria, Marta and Laura, but the internationalist revolutionary who followed Che''s route through the Bolivian jungle went down in history as Tania the Guerrilla Fighter. Third Seminar China-Latin America to be Held in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14664&SEO=third-seminar-china-latin-america-to-be-held-in-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The third Seminar China-Latin America will be held next week here, to tackle joint actions in the field of renewable energy and climate change, said a source related to the event. US Writers to Attend Festival of Poetry in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14663&SEO=us-writers-to-attend-festival-of-poetry-in-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) US artists will participate in the Traveling World Festival of Poetry of Our America, to be held from July 9th to 15th in Cuba seeking to promote cultural exchange between the two countries, said the media. Cuba, Educational Benchmark with Gender Focus, Says UNFPA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14661&SEO=cuba-educational-benchmark-with-gender-focus-says-unfpa Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Cuesta, international coordinator of programs of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), said today that Cuba is a benchmark in Latin American education, particularly with gender focus. Swiss Ambassador Highlights Friendship and Cooperation Ties with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14654&SEO=swiss-ambassador-highlights-friendship-and-cooperation-ties-with-cuba Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The Swiss Ambassador to Cuba, Marcel Stutz, has highlighted Switzerland-Cuba friendship and cooperation ties during his official visit to this central province. Caribbean Hoteliers and Tour Operators Against New Trump Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14653&SEO=caribbean-hoteliers-and-tour-operators-against-new-trump-policy Kingston, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has opposed on Friday the Donald Trump´s new policy against Cuba. Danny Glover Rejects Change of US Policy Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14650&SEO=danny-glover-rejects-change-of-us-policy-towards-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) North American actor Danny Glover today backed the message from the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (Uneac) against the change of United States policy proclaimed by President Donald Trump. Cuba Presents Its Experiences on Urbanism in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14649&SEO=cuba-presents-its-experiences-on-urbanism-in-argentina Buenos Aires, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba brought today to the 26th General Assembly of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean, their experiences and challenges in implementing a quality urban agenda. Cuban Farmers Repudiate Interventionist Policy of Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14646&SEO=cuban-farmers-repudiate-interventionist-policy-of-donald-trump Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Small Farmers has repudiated the speech made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, which they described as interventionist, rhetorical, manipulative and out of context. Cuban Wrestlers to Leave for 2017 Canada Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14644&SEO=cuban-wrestlers-to-leave-for-2017-canada-cup Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban freestyle wrestlers who will represent their country in the coming 2017 Canada Cup will leave for the northern country on Sunday to train and compete there. Italian Senator Criticizes US Policy Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14643&SEO=italian-senator-criticizes-us-policy-towards-cuba Rome, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the ruling Democratic Party, Daniela Valentini, today described as irresponsible the policy raised by U.S. President Donald Trump on Cuba. German Film Festival Premieres New Becker Comedy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14634&SEO=german-film-festival-premieres-new-becker-comedy-in-cuba Havana, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The 13th German Film Festival premieres today in Cuba the comedy Me and Kaminski of filmmaker Wolfgang Becker, who has already made the world laugh with his acclaimed film Good Bye, Lenin! Air France Celebrates 19 Years Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14632&SEO=air-france-celebrates-19-years-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Air France has celebrated 19 years of flying to Cuba in a time of booming island tourism, which closed 2016 with more than four million foreign visitors. Cuba Exposes in Argentina its Vision on Human Settlements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14628&SEO=cuba-exposes-in-argentina-its-vision-on-human-settlements Buenos Aires, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Institute of Physical Planning, Samuel Rodiles Plana, has explained here his country''s vision as an island state during the 26th Assembly General of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together today delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean committed to join knowledge on human settlements. China and Cuba Agree to Deepen Economic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14627&SEO=china-and-cuba-agree-to-deepen-economic-cooperation By Damy Vales Gente de Zona to Perform in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14619&SEO=gente-de-zona-to-perform-in-usa Los Angeles, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The well-known Cuban reggaeton group, Gente de Zona, has announced on its official website that will embark on its first-ever US summer tour to promote its latest album ''Visualízate''. Cuban Ministry of Sciences Analyzes 2016 Budget Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14614&SEO=cuban-ministry-of-sciences-analyzes-2016-budget-impact Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The expenditure in Cuba in Scientific and Technological Activities (ACT), in the year 2016, reached 781.8 million pesos, reported today the official from the Cuban Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Armando Rodriguez. Cuba Keeps Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya under Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14612&SEO=cuba-keeps-zika-dengue-and-chikungunya-under-control Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba keeps diseases as dengue, zika and chikungunya under control, despite the existence of their transmitting agent: the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, said today the director for Vigilance and Anti-Vectorial Battle at the Public Health Ministry (MINSAP),  Pena. Cuban Parliament President Ends Official Visit in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14606&SEO=cuban-parliament-president-ends-official-visit-in-china Beijing, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Following an extreme work schedule in the Chinese capital and the Shanghai Municipality, Cuban Parliament President, Esteban Lazo, ended his official visit on Thursday at the central-eastern coastal province of Jiangsu. Cuban Caricaturist Among the Best of the Cartoon Movement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14595&SEO=cuban-caricaturist-among-the-best-of-the-cartoon-movement Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The cartoon ''Fronteras'' (Brothers) by Cuban graphic comedian Osvaldo Gutiérrez ''Osval'' is among the top 10 of the Cartoon Movement digital platform. Timor-Leste Minister of State Highlights Cuban Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14586&SEO=timor-leste-minister-of-state-highlights-cuban-collaboration Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Timor Leste''s Minister of State, Antonio da Conceição, has highlighted today the collaboration his country has maintained with Cuba in the fields of education and health. Women Denounce Trump's Terror Policy on Cuban People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14582&SEO=women-denounce-trumps-terror-policy-on-cuban-people Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) have denounced the current terror policy made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, against the population of the Caribbean island. South African Unions Condemn Trump Statements on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14581&SEO=south-african-unions-condemn-trump-statements-on-cuba Pretoria, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) South African Congress Union (Cosatu) denounced today recent statements by US president Donald Trump against Cuba, which it described as an affront to the sovereign right of that people to freely elect its way towards development and progress. Cuban Parliament President Reaffirms Historical Friendship with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14574&SEO=cuban-parliament-president-reaffirms-historical-friendship-with-china Shanghai, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP), Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, has reaffirmed in this Chinese city the historical friendship that unites both governments, communist parties and peoples. Cuban Foreign Minister Stresses Relevance of Ties with Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14570&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-stresses-relevance-of-ties-with-italy By Frank Gonzalez Cuba to Host International Event on Society and New Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14564&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-event-on-society-and-new-technology Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) IT specialists from various countries will discuss democratization of technology and its uses for the benefit of the people in the event Cibersociedad 2017, said today the Cuban media. Traditional Carnival of Santiago de Cuba Back on Form http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14563&SEO=traditional-carnival-of-santiago-de-cuba-back-on-form Santiago de Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the carnival, declared Cuban Cultural Heritage, advance today in this city to attract thousands of people to this old feast. Cuban FM Highlights Italy-Cuba Relation State as Excellent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14558&SEO=cuban-fm-highlights-italy-cuba-relation-state-as-excellent Rome, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Italy-Cuba Relations are in an exceptionally positive state, the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said today. Cuba-USA Expedition Ends Coral Reef Research http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14556&SEO=cuba-usa-expedition-ends-coral-reef-research Havana, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and US scientists have ended a joint exploration along the island''s coral reefs, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) reported today. US Congresswoman Calls for Uniting Efforts for Engaging Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14544&SEO=us-congresswoman-calls-for-uniting-efforts-for-engaging-cuba Washington, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is one of the lawmakers who calls today in the United States for engaging Cuba, despite the new restrictions announced by President Donald Trump. Silvio Rodriguez to Offer Concert in Old Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14541&SEO=silvio-rodriguez-to-offer-concert-in-old-havana Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban renowned trobadour and songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will offer a concert in the Church of San Francisco de Asis, Old Havana, being this the 84th concert as part of his tour ''Gira por Los Barrios'' (Tour by the Neighborhoods), scheduled for June 30, said local websites in this capital Wednesday. Lt. Governor of Minnesota, US, Promotes Trade Relations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14539&SEO=lt.-governor-of-minnesota-us-promotes-trade-relations-in-cuba San Jose, Cuba, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Tina Smith, accompanied by a large delegation, visited the western Cuban province of Mayabeque, mainly agricultural, to promote business and trade relations, local radio reported. China's Top Advisory Body Receives Cuban Parliamentary Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14536&SEO=chinas-top-advisory-body-receives-cuban-parliamentary-leader Beijing, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) President, Yu Zhengzheng, and Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP) President, Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, reaffirmed the reciprocal support between the two nations. Cuban Tests of Wind Energy Deemed Satiisfactory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14531&SEO=cuban-tests-of-wind-energy-deemed-satiisfactory 21 de junio de 2017, 11:35Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities informed today that the operation of a trial eolic park in the north-entral region of Cuba showed viability of this type of energy for the island. PT of Brazil Ratifies Unrestricted Defense of Cuba's Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14525&SEO=pt-of-brazil-ratifies-unrestricted-defense-of-cubas-sovereignty Brasilia, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Workers' Party (PT) ratified today its unrestricted defense of Cuba''s sovereignty and non-interference by the US government in internal affairs in that Caribbean country. Cuban Pig Production Keeps Rising Despite Difficulties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14520&SEO=cuban-pig-production-keeps-rising-despite-difficulties Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Despite the economic difficulties Cuba is facing, the pork production is on an upward trend and is expected to reach a record figure of 200,000 tons this year, an official source said today. Cuba Debates on Improving Junior High Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14519&SEO=cuba-debates-on-improving-junior-high-education Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from 12 countries around the world will discuss strategies for improving junior high education as part of the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ''For an inclusive school''. Over 20 Countries Will Attend Cuban Environment Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14513&SEO=over-20-countries-will-attend-cuban-environment-convention 21 de junio de 2017, 00:22Havana, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Some 1,000 specialists from 23 countries will attend the 11th International Convention on Environment and Development, which will run from July 1st to 7th, said organizers today. Cuba to Hold Symposium on Primary and Family Health Care http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14510&SEO=cuba-to-hold-symposium-on-primary-and-family-health-care Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The National Symposium on Primary and Family Health Care will be held on June 27th and 28th with foreign participants to improve the quality of services, said organizers today. Cuban FM Meets with Slovak Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14500&SEO=cuban-fm-meets-with-slovak-prime-minister Bratislava, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has welcomed on Tuesday Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, who paid an official visit to this European nation. FMLN Rejects Trump Interference Policy Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14498&SEO=fmln-rejects-trump-interference-policy-against-cuba San Salvador, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Martí for National Liberation Front (FMLN) ratified today its solidarity with Cuba and rejected the intervention measures recently announced by US President Donald Trump. Rodriguez Zapatero Worried About Trump's Announcements on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14492&SEO=rodriguez-zapatero-worried-about-trumps-announcements-on-cuba La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Former president of the Spanish government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has described as very disturbing the latest announcements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, regarding Cuba. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14490&SEO=cuba-hosts-first-international-junior-high-school-workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. European Parliament Commission Ratifies Agreement Cuba-EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14491&SEO=european-parliament-commission-ratifies-agreement-cuba-eu Brussels,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Commission of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament approved today the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation for the normalization of relations between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016. Panama-Varela Suggests Trump to Make Progress in Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14484&SEO=panama-varela-suggests-trump-to-make-progress-in-relations-with-cuba Panama, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Carlos Varela stated to his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, the opportunity to make progress on what has been achieved in the bilateral ties with Cuba. Cuban Students Repudiate Reactionary Speech by Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14473&SEO=cuban-students-repudiate-reactionary-speech-by-donald-trump Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Federation of Middle School Students have repudiated the recent speech made by U.S. President Donald Trump and described as a circus act his political stance toward the island. Iran Condemns Hostile Policy of Donald Trump against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14471&SEO=iran-condemns-hostile-policy-of-donald-trump-against-cuba Tehran, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran condemned today the new sanctions of Donald Trump''s administration against Cuba after announcing a reversal of the political approach initiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama. German Film Festival to Screen Awarded Movies in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14467&SEO=german-film-festival-to-screen-awarded-movies-in-cuba Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The 23rd German Film Festival will screen six feature films awarded in that country from June 22-30 in Cuba, according to organizers of the event. 15 Cuban Shooters to Compete at the 5th Ibero-American Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14464&SEO=15-cuban-shooters-to-compete-at-the-5th-ibero-american-championship Havana, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba delegation, made up of 15 rifle and pistol shooters and led by the London-2012 Olympic Champion, Leuris Pupo, and by Beijing-2008 bronze medallist, Eglys Cruz, will compete at the 5th Ibero-American Championship in El Salvador. Cuban Group Havana D' Primera to Offer Concert in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14460&SEO=cuban-group-havana-d-primera-to-offer-concert-in-peru Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) After several presentations in the United States, Cuban musical ensemble Havana D'' Primera will offer a concert in Peru on June 28, as confirmed by the members of the band themselves by writing on their respective profiles in the social networks. Havana to Host 18th Arte en La Habana Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14459&SEO=havana-to-host-18th-arte-en-la-habana-fair Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the Arte en La Rampa Cuban Culture Fair will open its doors in Havana on June 30, with many varieties and proposals, until September 3, its organizers reported here Monday. Cuba Participates in 2017 World Expo in Kazahstan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14455&SEO=cuba-participates-in-2017-world-expo-in-kazahstan Astana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s participation in the Forum on Renewable Energy, in this city, where Cuba exposed its experience on sustainable growth, is a recognition to its work in the field of energy efficiency, stated today here Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart. US Policy against Cuba will Fail, Says Ralph Gonsalves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14452&SEO=us-policy-against-cuba-will-fail-says-ralph-gonsalves Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said today that the policy of the United States against Cuba has failed for more than 50 years and will continue to fail again. Cuban FM Says Donald Trump's Anti-Cuba Policy is Unsustainable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14450&SEO=cuban-fm-says-donald-trumps-anti-cuba-policy-is-unsustainable Vienna, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has said on Monday that US President Donald Trump´s policy that is aimed at hardening US blockade against Cuba is absolutely unsustainable over the time. Cuba in Favor of Continued Dialogue with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14449&SEO=cuba-in-favor-of-continued-dialogue-with-usa Havana, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to hold talks with the United States on the basis of respect, reciprocity and without giving up its principles or making concessions inherent to its sovereignty and independence, the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stated . Syria, Cuba Ratify Interest in Parliamentary Exchanges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14447&SEO=syria-cuba-ratify-interest-in-parliamentary-exchanges Damascus, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Ayman Malandi, President of the Syrian parliamentary friendship group with Cuba, reaffirmed today the interest in exchanges between the two countries during a meeting with the island''s ambassador, Rogerio Santana. Cuban Cyclist Marlies Mejias Wins 2nd in USA North Star Grand Prix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14441&SEO=cuban-cyclist-marlies-mejias-wins-2nd-in-usa-north-star-grand-prix Minneapolis, US, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cylist Marlies Mejias, competing for professional club Shimano Ladies Power Team, won the 5th stage, and with that, the second place in the general classification list of the North Star Grand Prix in Minneapolis, US. Cuba Defends Right to Grant Asylum to U.S. Civil Rights Fighters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14439&SEO=cuba-defends-right-to-grant-asylum-to-u.s.-civil-rights-fighters Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today defended his country''s right to grant political asylum to U.S. civil rights fighters, and made it clear that those people will not be returned to the United States. Cuba Underlines Understanding and Firmness in Ties with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14438&SEO=cuba-underlines-understanding-and-firmness-in-ties-with-china Beijing, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) High-level representatives of the Cuban parliament and the Communist Party have praised here today the sustained understanding and firmness in the ties with the Chinese people and government. Baracoa, Attractive Scenery for Cuban Adventure Travel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14437&SEO=baracoa-attractive-scenery-for-cuban-adventure-travel Baracoa, Cuba, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa draws today the attention of travelers who come to this island with the intention of spending holidays related to nature and adventure. Cuba Highlights Strong Rejection to Trump's Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14435&SEO=cuba-highlights-strong-rejection-to-trumps-policy Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the strong rejection of the policy announced recently by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Caribbean island. Cuba Repeats Willingness to Continue Respectful Dialogue with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14433&SEO=cuba-repeats-willingness-to-continue-respectful-dialogue-with-u.s. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to continue a respectful dialogue and cooperation in matters of common interest with the United States, and to negotiate pending bilateral issues, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stressed here on Monday. Russia: Trump's Rhetoric on Cuba Withdraws to Cold War Era http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14431&SEO=russia-trumps-rhetoric-on-cuba-withdraws-to-cold-war-era Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The new policy on Cuba announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, takes us back to the forgotten rhetoric ''Cold War'' style, denounced today the Russian foreign ministry in an official communique. Probable Tropical Cyclone North of Yucatan,Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14429&SEO=probable-tropical-cyclone-north-of-yucatanmexico Mexico, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Service (NMS) forecast for today the probable incidence of a tropical hurricane between the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the north of Yucatan, moving towards the northwest. Cuba Denounces Systematic Human Rights Violations in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14428&SEO=cuba-denounces-systematic-human-rights-violations-in-u.s. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday denounced systematic human rights violations in the United States. Cuba Attends Milano Latin Festival 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14424&SEO=cuba-attends-milano-latin-festival-2017 Milan, Italy, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) All artistic manifestations flourish in Italy in summertime and with them the spaces where thousands of people come every day as happens today with the Milano Latin Festival. China and Cuba Review Ties in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14417&SEO=china-and-cuba-review-ties-in-biotechnology By Damy Vales Infrastructure Grows in Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14413&SEO=infrastructure-grows-in-varadero Havana, Jun 19(Prensa Latina) The main Cuban resort of Varadero today exhibits a sustained growth of its infrastructure and several proyects to ensure the future of this resort, said official sources. Nicaragua Reiterates Brotherhood with Cuba Again US Aggressive Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14412&SEO=nicaragua-reiterates-brotherhood-with-cuba-again-us-aggressive-policy Managua, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today rejected the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to reverse the process of normalization of relations with Cuba begun by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Cuba: 13th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14409&SEO=cuba-13th-international-ernest-hemingway-colloquium-ends Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Ernest Hemingway International Conference or Colloquium, devoted to reviewing the life and work of the US Nobel Prize for literature, culminates today here with a review of your correspondence in charge of American Professor Sandra Spanier. Solidarity With Cuba in Italy and Against Intensification of Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14406&SEO=solidarity-with-cuba-in-italy-and-against-intensification-of-blockade Rome, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Friendship with Cuba in Italy (Anaic) today reasserted here its solidarity with the government and people of the island to the resurgence of the aggressiveness of the U.S. government. Cuban Parliamentary Delegation Concludes Visit to Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14401&SEO=cuban-parliamentary-delegation-concludes-visit-to-vietnam Hanoi, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of Cuba''s National Assembly (Parliament) concluded, together with the delegation he presides, an official visit to Vietnam, which maximum authorities asseted to him their will to keep strengthening the relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba. Cuba: Third Edition of AM-PM America por Su Musica Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14397&SEO=cuba-third-edition-of-am-pm-america-por-su-musica-ends Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) After a week of debates, exchanges and a variety of shows, the 3rd edition of the AM-PM America por Su Musica (America For Its Music) for the promotion of the regional musical sounds from Cuba, concluded today. Spain Urged to Defend Cuba's Sovereignty in View of US Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14387&SEO=spain-urged-to-defend-cubas-sovereignty-in-view-of-us-policy Madrid, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Spain (PCE) asked today the Government of Mariano Rajoy to denounce before the international institutions the willingness of President of the United States Donald Trump to resume interfering and offensive policies against Cuba. Cuban Minister Bruno Rodríguez Arrives in Austria on a Work Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14379&SEO=cuban-minister-bruno-rodriguez-arrives-in-austria-on-a-work-visit Vienna, June 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla arrived in Austria today for a working visit aimed at strengthening the positive relations between the two nations, diplomatic sources said. Trump Is Wrong about Cuba, Mexican Press Highlights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14377&SEO=trump-is-wrong-about-cuba-mexican-press-highlights Mexico, June 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s media outlets are addressing today Cuba''s response to the announcement by US President Donald Trump of going back in relations with the island. Cuba Rejects Trump's Hostile Policy; Insists on Civilized Coexistence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14375&SEO=cuba-rejects-trumps-hostile-policy-insists-on-civilized-coexistence Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has rejected U.S. President Donald Trump''s hard line decision of hardening the blockade by reverting crucial measures taken by the previous administration of Barack Obama to engage with the island. Grows International Presence of Cuban Coffee Altoserra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14374&SEO=grows-international-presence-of-cuban-coffee-altoserra Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The presence of Cuban coffee Altoserra grows internationally as it is exported to Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Australia and Germany thanks to its quality and varied supply, a business source said here today. Cuba Prepares for Aesthetic and Health Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14371&SEO=cuba-prepares-for-aesthetic-and-health-congress Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine are making good progresses, the organizing committee of the meeting to be held here on July 21st and 22nd announced today. U.S. Lawmakers will Try to Mitigate Damage from Cuba Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14369&SEO=u.s.-lawmakers-will-try-to-mitigate-damage-from-cuba-policy 16 de junio de 2017, 17:50Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Working Group (CWG) in the U.S. Congress said on Friday that in the next few days, it will get deeply involved with federal agencies to mitigate the harmful consequences of the new policy on the Caribbean island. Trump's Cuba Policy to Affect U.S. Travelers and Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14368&SEO=trumps-cuba-policy-to-affect-u.s.-travelers-and-companies 16 de junio de 2017, 16:36Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition noted today that the changes announced by President Donald Trump regarding his Cuba policy will affect U.S. citizens interested in traveling to the neighboring island. Trump will Cancel Obama's Agreement on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14367&SEO=trump-will-cancel-obamas-agreement-on-cuba 16 de junio de 2017, 16:15Miami, U.S., Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was canceling the last administration''s completely one-sided deal with Cuba, despite the opposition of an overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens who support the continuation of the rapprochement between the two countries. Public Health Main Exchange Sector for Cuba and Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14364&SEO=public-health-main-exchange-sector-for-cuba-and-mexico 16 de junio de 2017, 15:36Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Public Health Minister, Dr. José Narro, today stressed that health is a fundamental sector for his country''s relations with Cuba. Mozambican President Expresses Willingness to Strengthen Ties with Cu http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14358&SEO=mozambican-president-expresses-willingness-to-strengthen-ties-with-cu 16 de junio de 2017, 14:57Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi express today his country''s willingness to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation with Cuba, a relation that began in August of 1975. Tribute Paid to Septeto Santiaguero in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14357&SEO=tribute-paid-to-septeto-santiaguero-in-santiago-de-cuba 16 de junio de 2017, 14:53Por Tomas ArmenteroBy Marta Cabrales Experts Evaluate Energy Use of Biomass in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14355&SEO=experts-evaluate-energy-use-of-biomass-in-cuba Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The use of biomass in Cuba for energy purposes was the subject of an extensive exchange of views among academics, researchers and producers, participants here at an International Agroforestry Convention. Cuba Recognizes Support of Ecuador Parliamentary Friendship Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14352&SEO=cuba-recognizes-support-of-ecuador-parliamentary-friendship-group Quito, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Ecuador recognized today the support offered by Memebers of Parliaments and especially the members of the Cuba-Ecuador Parliamentary Friendship Group. Cuban Foreign Minister Closes Visit to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14351&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-closes-visit-to-turkey Istanbul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla finished his 2-day visit to Turkey Friday, with a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this city. Venezuela Highlights 58 Years of Prensa Latina Alternative Vision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14348&SEO=venezuela-highlights-58-years-of-prensa-latina-alternative-vision Caracas, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan News Agency (AVN) highlighted the work of Prensa Latina (PL), which today celebrates its 58th anniversary as an alternative vision of the media siege imposed by information consortia. Mexican Navy's Huasteco Vessel Docks in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14347&SEO=mexican-navys-huasteco-vessel-docks-in-cuba Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The ARM Huasteco ship of the Mexican Navy docked today in the port of this capital as part of a 20-day cruise that will also take it to the Dominican Republic and Colombia. Havana to Host Latin America International Folklore Lab http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14345&SEO=havana-to-host-latin-america-international-folklore-lab Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) From July 3 to 15, the Cuban capital will receive the International Laboratory of Folklor FolkCuba 2017, an initiative organized to promote the dances and the national customs, reported the organizers Friday. Cuba and Vietnam to Increase Common Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14341&SEO=cuba-and-vietnam-to-increase-common-ties Hanoi, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Topics of relations between Vietnam and Cuba with a view to strengthening it were reportedly discussed today at a meeting of the President of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo, with authorities of Ho Chi Minh City. Obama's Ex-Advisor Says Trump's Cuba Policy will Fail http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14340&SEO=obamas-ex-advisor-says-trumps-cuba-policy-will-fail Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The changes that U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make in Washington''s Cuba policy will fail, according to Ben Rhodes, a former advisor of President Barack Obama (2009-2017). US Lawmakers Criticize Trump's Announcement Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14338&SEO=us-lawmakers-criticize-trumps-announcement-against-cuba Washington, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Several US lawmakers have already expressed their disagreement with President Donald Trump''s announcement today of a policy change to Cuba, which would include travel and trade restrictions. Cuban Vice President Meets Mexican Secretaries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14335&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-mexican-secretaries Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Ricardo Cabrisas, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Economy and Planning, has received the Secretaries of Economy and Health of Mexico, Ildefonso Guajardo and Jose Narro, respectively, it was officially reported today. Notimex Congratulates Prensa Latina on Its 58th Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14334&SEO=notimex-congratulates-prensa-latina-on-its-58th-anniversary Mexico, June 16 (Prensa Latina) The director general of Notimex, Mexican State News Agency, Alejandro Ramos, congratulated Prensa Latina on the 58th anniversary of its founding, which is being commemorated today. Fidel Castro, Eternal as His Humanism, WPC President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14329&SEO=fidel-castro-eternal-as-his-humanism-wpc-president-says By Moises Perez Mok Prensa Latina: Always Committed to Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14328&SEO=prensa-latina-always-committed-to-truth Por Nayara Tardo*Havana (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big media monopolies published distorted news about Cuba and its revolutionary process, Prensa Latina spread the truth about the Caribbean island around the world. France Supports Obama's Measures towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14327&SEO=france-supports-obamas-measures-towards-cuba Paris, April 16 (Prensa Latina) France today reiterated its welcome to the measures taken in 2015 and 2016 by former President Barack Obama to alleviate the economic blockade held by the United States against Cuba for more than half a century. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Turkey's National Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14326&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-turkeys-national-assembly Ankara, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, is on the second day of his official visit to Turkey with tours of the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the National Assembly in this capital. Trump to Reverse Measures to Approach Cuba Despite Great Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14325&SEO=trump-to-reverse-measures-to-approach-cuba-despite-great-opposition Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump will announce today some changes to Cuba policy that contradict the wishes and interests of many sectors and the majority of U.S. citizens. Central Bank of Cuba Puts New Currency in Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14324&SEO=central-bank-of-cuba-puts-new-currency-in-circulation Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Cuba announced today that it will gradually put into circulation a new metallic coin worth 5 Cuban pesos from July 3. Andrzej Olejniczak and Chucho Valdes in Getxo Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14319&SEO=andrzej-olejniczak-and-chucho-valdes-in-getxo-jazz-festival Madrid, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The 41st Getxo International Jazz Festival, which starts on June 28th in that city of the Basque Country, completed the participants'' list with the presence of Polish saxophonist Andrzej Olejniczak and Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes. Prensa Latina: 58 Years of Service to Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14318&SEO=prensa-latina-58-years-of-service-to-truth Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big monopolies of communication issued an endless number of distorted news on Cuba and its revolutionary process, the Prensa Latina (PL) new agency promoted the truth to the world about the country. US Coalition Deplores Trump's Announcement on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14315&SEO=us-coalition-deplores-trumps-announcement-on-cuba Washington, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition condemned today President Donald Trump''s announcement of new restrictions on US travel to and trade with Cuba. Cuban Pole-Vaulter Wins Gold Medal at IAAF Diamond League in Oslo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14314&SEO=cuban-pole-vaulter-wins-gold-medal-at-iaaf-diamond-league-in-oslo Oslo, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pole-vault Yarisley Silva has won on Thursday the gold medal in the fifth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in this capital, after exceeding 4.81 meters. Training of Mexican Doctors in Cuba Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14313&SEO=training-of-mexican-doctors-in-cuba-praised Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Minister of Health Jose Narro highlighted today the key training in Cuba of Mexican Doctors in Medicine, which will help improve the quality of health services in Mexico. Donald Trump Expected to Restrict Travel and Trade with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14312&SEO=donald-trump-expected-to-restrict-travel-and-trade-with-cuba Washington, June 15 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s announcement on the situation with Cuba will be focused possibly on tightening restrictions on travel and banning commercial transactions with Cuban state-owned companies, according to the Politico.com US political-journalism company. Cuba and Mexico Sign Scientific-Technical Collaboration Accords http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14308&SEO=cuba-and-mexico-sign-scientific-technical-collaboration-accords Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Mexico signed today two agreements and a memorandum of understanding in this capital to increase their scientific-technical collaboration. Electoral Commission Takes Up Duties for General Elections in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14306&SEO=electoral-commission-takes-up-duties-for-general-elections-in-cuba Havana, June 15 (Prensa Latina) The members of the National Electoral Commission have assumed office on Thursday in order to organize and run the general elections called by the Cuban State Council, as well as to validate the results. Cuban FM Begins Round of Contacts in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14304&SEO=cuban-fm-begins-round-of-contacts-in-turkey Ankara, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez began today his agenda of contacts with officials of Turkey, following his arrival at the international airport of Esenboga, in this capital. Cuban Minister of Industries to Visit Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14302&SEO=cuban-minister-of-industries-to-visit-canada Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation, headed by the Minister of Industries, Salvador Pardo, continues today its visit in Canada. Haiti to Strengthen Trade Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14301&SEO=haiti-to-strengthen-trade-relations-with-cuba Port-au-Prince, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Haiti will strengthen its trade relations with Cuba, said Minister of Commerce and Industry Pierre Marie Du Meny. Cuban Hotels Work for a Sustainable Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14300&SEO=cuban-hotels-work-for-a-sustainable-tourism Ciego de Avila, Cuba (Prensa Latina) A group of hotels in the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey have achieved good results in meeting environmental standards aimed at achieving sustainable tourism. Reversing Rapprochement between U.S. and Cuba, Many Negative Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14279&SEO=reversing-rapprochement-between-u.s.-and-cuba-many-negative-results Por Martha Andres RomanWashington, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) While press reports continue pointing out that President Donald Trump will reverse the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, most analyses reach one conclusion: taking a step backward in the opening would bring about many negative results. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Turkey to Expand Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14268&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-turkey-to-expand-bilateral-relations Ankara, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Cuba will strengthen bilateral relations with the two-day visit Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez starts today in this capital, diplomatic sources told Prensa Latina. 23rd Convention of Solidarity with Cuba Begins in Belo Horizonte http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14267&SEO=23rd-convention-of-solidarity-with-cuba-begins-in-belo-horizonte By Moises Perez Mok President of Russian Supreme Court Holds Meeting with Cuban Attorneys http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14257&SEO=president-of-russian-supreme-court-holds-meeting-with-cuban-attorneys Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation Viasheslav Lebedev held a meeting with Cuban attorneys that attend a training course at the Russian State Academy of Justice, said today diplomatic sources. US City Calls for Lifting Blockade against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14255&SEO=us-city-calls-for-lifting-blockade-against-cuba Washington, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The city of Helena, capital city of Montana state, urged the US Congress to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, said a Cuban diplomat today. Namibian Defense Minister Honors Cuban Pro-independence Antonio Maceo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14245&SEO=namibian-defense-minister-honors-cuban-pro-independence-antonio-maceo 14 de junio de 2017, 15:34Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Namibian Defense Minister, Penda Ya Ndakolo, has paid tribute today to the Cuban pro-independence Antonio Maceo, on the occasion of an official visit to Cuba. Ecuador's Cultural and Tourist Authority Welcomes PL's 58th Anniv. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14230&SEO=ecuadors-cultural-and-tourist-authority-welcomes-pls-58th-anniv. Quito, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Corporation for Cultural and Tourism Promotion of Ecuador ''PROCultur'' has welcomed today the 58th anniversary of the Latin American News Agency, Prensa Latina (PL), on June 16th. Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel Preferred by Canadians and Europeans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14229&SEO=pullman-cayo-coco-hotel-preferred-by-canadians-and-europeans Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel located in the north of Ciego de Avila, one of the central provinces of the island of Cuba, is now in the preference of Canadian and European tourists, with a high occupation percent. Cuba Ratifies Its Commitment to the Man and the Biosphere Programme http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14228&SEO=cuba-ratifies-its-commitment-to-the-man-and-the-biosphere-programme Paris, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, ratified her country''s commitment to the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), speaking at the 29th meeting of the International Coordination Council of that project. Cuban Foreign Minister to Visit European Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14227&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-to-visit-european-countries Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will visit the European states of Turkey, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, and the Vatican, the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. More US Travelers Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14224&SEO=more-us-travelers-visit-cuba Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) has reported today that about 284,565 Americans visited Cuba until late May this year, making it the same amount of those who came in 2016. Bolivian President Recalls Che's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14223&SEO=bolivian-president-recalls-ches-legacy La Paz, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales recalled the anti-imperialist legacy of guerrilla leader Ernesto Che Guevara in the celebration of his 89 birthday in Rosario, Argentina. Cuba Grants UNEAC Critic Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14222&SEO=cuba-grants-uneac-critic-awards Matanzas, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) has granted the Orlando Garcia Lorenzo-2017 critics awards to the best books published by authors of the western province of Matanzas in 2016. Cuban Coffee Industry Receives Benefits of International Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14219&SEO=cuban-coffee-industry-receives-benefits-of-international-cooperation Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The coffee industry in Cuba has received the benefits of new international cooperation projects, which are an important complement for state investments, a national expert said today. Cuban Artist Participates in Collective Exhibition at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14213&SEO=cuban-artist-participates-in-collective-exhibition-at-unesco Paris, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist Jacqueline Brito is exhibiting her work at UNESCO, as part of the project ''Art Camp Andorra: Colours for the Planet'', aimed at promoting art as a vehicle for peace, diplomatic sources said today. Cuba Defends Universal Access to Benefits on New Technologies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14211&SEO=cuba-defends-universal-access-to-benefits-on-new-technologies 14 de junio de 2017, 08:57Geneva, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Communications, Wilfredo Gonzalez Vidal, has defended in Geneva that the benefits of new technologies should be available to all citizens in the world, diplomatic sources said today. Cuba Calls for General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14209&SEO=cuba-calls-for-general-elections Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s State Council has called today for general elections to elect delegates to municipal and provincial assemblies, and to legislators to the National People''s Power Assembly (ANPP). U.S. and Cuba: Will Trump Ignore the Calls from the Majority? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14203&SEO=u.s.-and-cuba-will-trump-ignore-the-calls-from-the-majority Washington (Prensa Latina) Reversing the recent policies on Cuba would bring economic damage, isolation and national security problems to the United States, according to several sectors that demand that President Donald Trump maintain the rapprochement to the Caribbean island. Festival Teatro sin Fronteras Opens in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14198&SEO=festival-teatro-sin-fronteras-opens-in-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian group Arteatro will participate, along with Cuban groups, in the 8th Festival Teatro sin Fronteras (Theater without Bounds), to be held here from today until next Monday. Iciar Bollain to Shoot in Cuba Film on Dancer Carlos Acosta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14192&SEO=iciar-bollain-to-shoot-in-cuba-film-on-dancer-carlos-acosta Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish filmmaker Iciar Bollain has confirmed today that she will direct a film inspired by famous Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta´s life, and the shooting will begin this year in Cuba. Cuban Network Infomed Wins International Award in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14191&SEO=cuban-network-infomed-wins-international-award-in-geneva Geneva, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban network Infomed won today the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Award, a project recognized as a milestone in the computerization of society in the Caribbean nation. Two Gold Medals and a Silver for Cuba in Pan Am Junior Wrestling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14189&SEO=two-gold-medals-and-a-silver-for-cuba-in-pan-am-junior-wrestling Lima, Jun 13 (Prensa LatinaL) Cuba won two gold medals and one silver at the junior Pan American Championship (female) of wrestling, in Lima, Peru, qualifying for the World Championship in Finland. Tillerson Signals Donald Trump Administration Stance on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14188&SEO=tillerson-signals-donald-trump-administration-stance-on-cuba Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said on Tuesday that Donald Trump´s government continues to review its policy towards Cuba and declined to confirm whether President Donald Trump will make a formal announcement on Friday, in Miami. Multiple Recognitions for Cuban Medical Brigade in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14185&SEO=multiple-recognitions-for-cuban-medical-brigade-in-peru Piura, Peru, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban medical brigade is ready to return home after more than two months of dealing with flood victims in this northern Peruvian city and fighting a dengue epidemic. Experts Debate in Cuba on Globally Agroforestry Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14181&SEO=experts-debate-in-cuba-on-globally-agroforestry-challenges Havana, June 13 (Prensa Latina) The globally agroforestry challenges related to the use of natural resources, science application and climate change were debated on Tuesday at the Agroforestry-Cuba 2017 International Conference. US Democratic Senators Ask to Expand Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14172&SEO=us-democratic-senators-ask-to-expand-relations-with-cuba Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A group of 14 Democratic senators urged the administration of Donald Trump to maintain and expand the US economic and political approach to Cuba, when local media today show the possibility of a reversal. El Salvador, Cuba Explore Niche Markets in Business Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14162&SEO=el-salvador-cuba-explore-niche-markets-in-business-forum San Salvador, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The development of nautical charts on the coast of Acajutla and La Union stands out among possible future collaborations between El Salvador and Cuba, which continue today a business forum. Guinea Bissau Thanks Cuban Contribution to its Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14156&SEO=guinea-bissau-thanks-cuban-contribution-to-its-independence Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of National Defense of Guinea-Bissau, Major General Eduardo Costa, thanked here today the contribution of Cuba in the struggle for the independence of his nation and in the effort of his people for development. UN-Cuba Denounces That US Blockade is Still in Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14153&SEO=un-cuba-denounces-that-us-blockade-is-still-in-force United Nations, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has denounced today at the United Nations that the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade and its extraterritorial scope, recently expressed in a fine to a Canadian subsidiary corporation of the American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC). Vietnam and Cuba Evoke History of Friendship and Solidarity Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14150&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-evoke-history-of-friendship-and-solidarity-ties Hanoi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Remembering is to live again and more than 100 Vietnamese professionals trained in Cuba did so during a meeting with National People''s Power Assembly President, Esteban Lazo, where the friendship between both peoples was reaffirmed. Natural Disasters Burden Developing Countries, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14147&SEO=natural-disasters-burden-developing-countries-fao-says Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Agriculture in developing countries has accounted for 23 percent of all damages and losses caused by medium and large-scale disasters between 2006 and 2016, FAO said today. Vietnam, Cuba Laud their Excellent Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14145&SEO=vietnam-cuba-laud-their-excellent-relations Hanoi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba congratulated themselves on the excellent state of their relations at a meeting between the Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the president of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo. French Airline Corsair Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14142&SEO=french-airline-corsair-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) French airline Corsair has started direct flights to Cuba with Boeing 747-400 of 533 seats, as part of the increase in tourism and relations between these two countries. Cuban Resort Expects 1, 5 Million Foreign Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14141&SEO=cuban-resort-expects-1-5-million-foreign-tourists-in-2017 Matanzas, Cuba, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Cuban resort, Varadero, plans the arrival of million and a half of foreign tourists for 2017, forecast Ivis Fernandez, delegate of the Toruism Ministry (Mintur) in the province of Matanzas, where the famous destination is located. Cuba Hosts Agricultural and Forestry Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14135&SEO=cuba-hosts-agricultural-and-forestry-convention Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 19 countries are holding today an International Agricultural and Forestry Convention in Cuba, focused on the problems of agricultural yields and the functioning of the sector''s productive chains. AVN President Congratulates Prensa Latina in 58th anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14132&SEO=avn-president-congratulates-prensa-latina-in-58th-anniversary Caracas, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina (PL) is a heroic effort, since its inception it has successfully carried out a vision of serving the truth, from the perspective of those who aspire for a better world, said here Freddy Fernandez, president of the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN). Belgian Company Presents in Cuba Plantar Pressure Measurement System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14126&SEO=belgian-company-presents-in-cuba-plantar-pressure-measurement-system Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A plantar pressure measurement system to study the plantar pressure variability was presented today by the Belgian company Rsscan, in the context of Podosalud 2017, the 1st Conference on Applied Chiropody, in session at Habana Libre Hotel. State Minister of Timor-Leste Arrives in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14116&SEO=state-minister-of-timor-leste-arrives-in-havana Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of the State, Coordinator of Social Affairs and Education Minister of Timor-Leste, António da Conceição, arrives today to Cuba to fulfil an official visit until Thursday. Mireya Luis with Another Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14114&SEO=mireya-luis-with-another-challenge Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban former female volleyball star Mireya Luis has now a new challenge in her agenda: to lead the North and Central Zonal Volleyball Association. Cuba, Guest Country of Honor at Santa Cruz Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14111&SEO=cuba-guest-country-of-honor-at-santa-cruz-book-fair By Carmen Esquivel Sarría Foreign Affairs Ministers of Cuba and Luxembourg Meet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14107&SEO=foreign-affairs-ministers-of-cuba-and-luxembourg-meet Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla received Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg in a meeting in which both officials ratified the excellent bilateral links between their respective countries. About 65 percent of US Population Support Stronger Ties with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14104&SEO=about-65-percent-of-us-population-support-stronger-ties-with-cuba Washington, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) About 65 percent of the U.S. voters, among them more than 6 of 10 Republicans, reportedly support the relations with Cuba, re-established by the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama (2009-2017). Cuba Defends at UN a Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14081&SEO=cuba-defends-at-un-a-safe-orderly-and-regular-migration Geneva, June 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended at the UN the need to regulate human mobility with accessible, regular, orderly and secure migration channels as part of the 35th ordinary session of the Human Rights Council, which continues today. Cuba Assesses Vietnamese Experiences to Perfect People's Power System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14079&SEO=cuba-assesses-vietnamese-experiences-to-perfect-peoples-power-system Hanoi, June 12 (Prensa Latina) We have come to learn to take advantage of everything that fits our characteristics and can serve us in perfecting the system of Popular Power, said here today the President of the Cuban Parliament, Esteban Lazo. El Pais Newspaper Awarded for the Most Liar Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14071&SEO=el-pais-newspaper-awarded-for-the-most-liar-against-cuba Bilbao, Spain, June 11 (Prensa Latina) Over fifty organizations of friendship with Cuba have awarded El Pais Spanish newspaper for the Most Liar Communication Media against Cuba. Cuba Hosts Second Scientific Day of Podosalud 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14069&SEO=cuba-hosts-second-scientific-day-of-podosalud-2017 Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Scientific Congress of Applied Podiatry, Podosalud 2017, celebrates today in this capital its second day with the objective of deepening the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and alterations that affect the foot. Cuban Parliamentary Leader in Hanoi, Another Page for Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14063&SEO=cuban-parliamentary-leader-in-hanoi-another-page-for-bilateral-ties Hanoi, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba are strengthening their historic and wide-ranging relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation with the official visit of Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People''s Power (ANPP). Septeto Santiaguero to Kick Off New Tour of the United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14060&SEO=septeto-santiaguero-to-kick-off-new-tour-of-the-united-states Santiago de Cuba, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Septeto Santiaguero will kick off its fourth tour of the United States in July, sources from the musical group told Prensa Latina. Debates on Sound Heritage Continue in Central Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14055&SEO=debates-on-sound-heritage-continue-in-central-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The need to protect and preserve Cuba''s intangible cultural capital is among the main debates at the 4th National Symposium on Sound Heritage, which will conclude in this city today. Cuban Youths Acknowledge Armando Hart's Educational Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14054&SEO=cuban-youths-acknowledge-armando-harts-educational-work Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Young Communist League (UJC) has granted the organization''s 55th Anniversary Commemorative Medal to Armando Hart, director of the Office of the Jose Marti Program and president of the Jose Marti Cultural Society. Cuba Hosts Congress on Applied Podiatry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14051&SEO=cuba-hosts-congress-on-applied-podiatry Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Scientific Congress on Applied Podiatry, Podosalud 2017, opened today in this capital with the participation of delegates from more than 15 countries, who will to share experiences on this specialty. Cuban Plan against Climate Change Captures Interest in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14049&SEO=cuban-plan-against-climate-change-captures-interest-in-costa-rica San Jose, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government''s plan to tackle climate change has captured the interest of participants in the Global Dialogue on Oceans in Costa Rica, the first deputy minister of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA), Fernando Gonzalez, said today. Chile Hosts National Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14046&SEO=chile-hosts-national-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba 10 de junio de 2017, 10:44La Serena, Chile, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The 24th National Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba opened today in this city, with the central objective of renewing cooperation and promoting new tasks in support of the Caribbean island. Solidarity with Cuba Meeting Begins in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14045&SEO=solidarity-with-cuba-meeting-begins-in-spain Bilbao, Spain, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 organizations from all over Spain have gathered here today at the 14th State Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba to analyze the consequences of the U.S. blockade of the Caribbean country, among other issues. Ancient French Coffee Farm in Santiago de Cuba Restored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14039&SEO=ancient-french-coffee-farm-in-santiago-de-cuba-restored 10 de junio de 2017, 09:00Santiago de Cuba, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The restoration of a house in the Cuban hacienda Fraternidad will return its esplendor to one of the buildings of the former French coffee plantation in this eastern Cuban province, which was declared a Humankind Heritage Site by UNESCO. Sessions in Havana 16 International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14037&SEO=sessions-in-havana-16-international-ernest-hemingway-colloquium 10 de junio de 2017, 00:28Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 experts from around six nations will meet in the Cuban capital during the 16th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium, organizers confirmed today. Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal to Debut in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14036&SEO=cuban-pianist-marcos-madrigal-to-debut-in-china Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal will perform for the first time in China, at the 7th International Piano Festival held at the Qintai Concert Hall in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. US Republicans Send Letter to Trump Urging Cuba Remain Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14023&SEO=us-republicans-send-letter-to-trump-urging-cuba-remain-open 09 de junio de 2017, 16:15Washington, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Seven House Republicans have sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for Cuba to remain open as a matter of US national security, ABC News reported. Cuba for Second Baseball Match in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14014&SEO=cuba-for-second-baseball-match-in-canada 09 de junio de 2017, 15:13Trois-Riviÿres, Canada, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban baseball team competing in the Canadian-American Independent Baseball League (Can-Am League) will play its 2nd match against the Trois-Rivieres Eagles, after they won its first match against this Canadian team by 8-2. Cuba Highlights Link of Design, Environment, Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14012&SEO=cuba-highlights-link-of-design-environment-sustainable-development 09 de junio de 2017, 15:09Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban academician Milvia Pérez highlighted today the ties of the current design in her country with the environment and sustainable development. France, Corsair and Cuban Tourism Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13998&SEO=france-corsair-and-cuban-tourism-development Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the recent arrival of the inaugural flight of the French airline Corsair, Cuban tourism emphasizes today a commitment to the travel industry with a strong eye towards Europe. Peruvian Legislators Honor Cuban Medical Brigade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13994&SEO=peruvian-legislators-honor-cuban-medical-brigade Lima, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian parliament has paid tribute to the Cuban medical brigade that has been assisting the victims of the torrential rains that have devastated the northern region of Piura for more than two months. World Trade Unionists Call In Brussels for Ending Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13985&SEO=world-trade-unionists-call-in-brussels-for-ending-blockade-on-cuba Brussels, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade unionists from many countries have called for an end to the U.S. economic blockade on Cuba during an event held at the European Parliament based in Brussels, diplomatic sources said today. Significant Discovery Made by Archeologists in Largest Cuban Dam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13982&SEO=significant-discovery-made-by-archeologists-in-largest-cuban-dam Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban archeologists from this central province reported today an important discovery of a settlement with native and Europeans items from the 16th century that confirms their presence in the Zaza dam, the largest in the country. Cuba Develops Quick Alert for Perceptible Earthquakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13981&SEO=cuba-develops-quick-alert-for-perceptible-earthquakes Santiago de Cuba, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) A higher development of the system to record and raise alert on perceptible earthquakes is reached currently by the National Seismological Service (SSN). Cuba with Three Couples to World Beach Volleyball Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13980&SEO=cuba-with-three-couples-to-world-beach-volleyball-championship Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has classified with three couples; two of men and one of women for the next World Beach Volleyball Championship, taking place from July 28 to August 6 in Vienna, Austria, the Cuban federation announced today. Balearic Islands Parliament in Spain Condemns Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13979&SEO=balearic-islands-parliament-in-spain-condemns-blockade-on-cuba Madrid, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Balearic Islands parliament urged the Spanish government today to express its rejection of a possible reversal of the agreements adopted by the former U.S. administration of Barack Obama to normalize relations with Cuba. US Women Travel on Windsurf Board from Cuba to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13974&SEO=us-women-travel-on-windsurf-board-from-cuba-to-usa Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Inspired by the love between peoples, the U.S. citizens Cynthia Aguilar, Aimee Spector and Karen Figueroa began a trip from Havana to Key West, Florida, swimming on a windsurf board (paddle board). ICAP President Satisfied by Conference in Namibia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13973&SEO=icap-president-satisfied-by-conference-in-namibia 08 de junio de 2017, 14:52By Ilsa Rodriguez Experts Protect Antilles Manatee in Cuban Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13968&SEO=experts-protect-antilles-manatee-in-cuban-coasts Ciego de Avila, Cuba Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Environmental specialists are deepening the researches today on the Antilles manatee in the Ana Maria Keys, a wildlife refuge in the Jardines de la Reina National Park, on the southern coast of central Cuba. Int'l Events Dedicated to the Elderly Aids Caribbean Medical Assoc. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13955&SEO=intl-events-dedicated-to-the-elderly-aids-caribbean-medical-assoc. Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The work of the Caribbean Medical Association (AMECA) in the Dominican Republic has been benefited thanks to the exchange generated by the international events dedicated to the elderly, the head of this office, Lourdes Herrera, stressed today. National Jurists Congress Concludes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13954&SEO=national-jurists-congress-concludes-in-cuba Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The 8th Congress of the National Association of Cuban Lawyers (UNJC) is concluding today in Havana, where its 242 delegates discussed vital issues for the economic reorganization of the Caribbean island. Cuba: Luxury Hotel Marks a New Stage in Tourist Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13952&SEO=cuba-luxury-hotel-marks-a-new-stage-in-tourist-development Havana, June 8 (Prensa Latina) The opening of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski Havana marks a new stage in Cuba''s tourism development, highlighted the minister of the industry (MINTUR), Manuel Marrero. Cuba Calls at UN for Dialogue and Cooperation to Promote Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13946&SEO=cuba-calls-at-un-for-dialogue-and-cooperation-to-promote-human-rights Geneva, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has defended dialogue and cooperation at the United Nations in Geneva as key elements to effectively promote all human rights in the world, diplomatic sources said today. Design, Time and New Trends, at Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13940&SEO=design-time-and-new-trends-at-congress-in-cuba Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) A keynote speech on new trends in design, by Italian Alessandro Biamonti, will capture the interest today at the International Congress of this discipline, to which creators from some 20 nations from Latin America, Europe and the United States are participating. Cuban Jurists Association Leader Urges to Act Smart Keeping Integrit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13930&SEO=cuban-jurists-association-leader-urges-to-act-smart-keeping-integrit Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban National Association of Jurists (UNJC) Jose Alexis Ginarte urged today those who administrate justice in the country to act smart, keeping their integrity. Cuba: Call to Defend Laws with a Scientific Vision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13922&SEO=cuba-call-to-defend-laws-with-a-scientific-vision Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) To defend laws with a sientific vision, was the call by lawyer Johana Odriozola in the frame of the 7th Congress of the National Union of Lawyers of Cuba Wednesday. Cuba Shares Experiences of Preservation of Marine Spaces at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13913&SEO=cuba-shares-experiences-of-preservation-of-marine-spaces-at-un United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, José Fidel Santana, presented today the Cuban experiences in the preservation of its marine spaces, as the United Nations Conference on Oceans continues. Cuba and Cape Verde to Strengthen Cultural Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13912&SEO=cuba-and-cape-verde-to-strengthen-cultural-exchange Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) With the purpose to strengthen bilateral links, Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto and his counterpart from Cape Verde, Abraão Aníbal Barbosa, signed an agreement for exchange until 2019, local authorities reported here Wednesday. UN-Cuba Urged the Developed World to Protect the Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13908&SEO=un-cuba-urged-the-developed-world-to-protect-the-oceans United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba demanded today at the United Nations Conference on Oceans the support of the developed world to the countries of the South with funding and technology to guarantee the protection and sustainable management of these marine areas. Cuba Hosts Seminar on Traumatology and Pediatric Orthopedics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13905&SEO=cuba-hosts-seminar-on-traumatology-and-pediatric-orthopedics Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Attention of the main traumatic affections, deformities and pediatric orthopedic alterations are among the themes of an international meeting, which is held here today and extends until Friday. Havana Hosts 9th International Design Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13903&SEO=havana-hosts-9th-international-design-congress Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Design Congress, Forma 2017, begins here today with the participation of professionals from more than 20 nations focused on reviewing the most up-to-date theories about the activity. Dominican Rep. Scholar Recognizes Cuba's Work With the Elderly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13901&SEO=dominican-rep.-scholar-recognizes-cubas-work-with-the-elderly Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), in the Dominican Republic, has subjects linked to longevity and the elderly, influenced by the contributions made by Cuba in this population sector. Cuban Tourism Minister Highlights Expedia Inc. Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13900&SEO=cuban-tourism-minister-highlights-expedia-inc.-work Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero highlighted today the important space for the commercialization of this recreational destination separated by the platforms of North American company Expedia Incorporated. African Conference of Solidarity with Cuba Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13899&SEO=african-conference-of-solidarity-with-cuba-concludes Windhoek, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 5th African Continental Conference of Solidarity with Cuba concluded today with a tribute to the heroes of this country, before whose monument the participants placed a wreath after two days of deliberations in this capital. Population Aging in Cuba at Social Work Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13895&SEO=population-aging-in-cuba-at-social-work-congress Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The delegates attending the 8th International Congress of Social Work, dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, will receive here today an update on the new challenges of population aging in Cuba. Wide Debate Marks Int'l Event on Longevity in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13892&SEO=wide-debate-marks-intl-event-on-longevity-in-havana Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The relationship between oral health and population aging, or the experiences of aging populations facing diseases such as AIDS in Brazil, mark some of the issues under discussion today at the 14th International Seminar on Longevity. Cuban Collective Law Offices Working for Reinforcing Judicial Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13883&SEO=cuban-collective-law-offices-working-for-reinforcing-judicial-culture Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the National Organization of Colective Law Offices (ONBC) assured Tuesday that one of their purposes to celebrate the Judicial Worker''s Day is to foster a culture in the population on jurisprudence. 2nd Colloquium on Hugo Chavez to be Held in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13881&SEO=2nd-colloquium-on-hugo-chavez-to-be-held-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Colloquium on Hugo Chavez, ''The passion that unites us'', will be held in this city in July, to deepen the legacy of the Venezuelan leader, just over four years after his death. Cuban Tourist Group to Widen Hotel Net in Varadero Beach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13880&SEO=cuban-tourist-group-to-widen-hotel-net-in-varadero-beach Varadero, Cuba, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist group GAVIOTA will widen its hotel net in Varadero Beach -the biggest resort of Cuba- now with 14 installations and almost 9,600 rooms with high quality. Buena Fe Musical Group Begins Tour of Cuban Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13879&SEO=buena-fe-musical-group-begins-tour-of-cuban-provinces Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban music group Buena Fe will offer a concert in this capital on Saturday, as part of a tour of several provinces of the country, the duo announced today through digital platforms. African Countries to Strengthen Solidarity with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13862&SEO=african-countries-to-strengthen-solidarity-with-cuba Windhoek, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Close to 200 delegates from 26 African countries committed today to strengthen the solidarity movements with Cuba in this continent, in a struggle for unity and truth. Cuba Sets Measures to Face the Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13856&SEO=cuba-sets-measures-to-face-the-drought Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities established measures today to face up to the current drought and a plan to solve the most pressing problems that are affecting water supply, according to the official newspaper Granma. Cuba Increases Private Accommodation for Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13850&SEO=cuba-increases-private-accommodation-for-tourists Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Private accommodation in Cuba has increased services and scope according to data from the American company Airbnb, specialized in tourism in private homes. Cuba and Poland Foster Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13842&SEO=cuba-and-poland-foster-relations Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Vice-President of the Cuban Council of Ministers and Economy and Planning Minister, Ricardo Cabrisas, has received here Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Witold Waszczykowski, Granma newspaper reported today. Cuba Hosts International Seminar on Longevity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13834&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-seminar-on-longevity Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Under the motto ''What to do to achieve 120 and more, with an active and satisfactory longevity,'' the 14th International Seminar on Longevity began today at the Conference Center in Havana. ZED Mariel Envisioning a Greater Role in Cuban Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13833&SEO=zed-mariel-envisioning-a-greater-role-in-cuban-economy Por María Julia Mayoral *Havana (Prensa Latina) The Special Development Zone (ZED) Mariel in Cuba, with barely three and a half years of existence, is now the focus of the regional and international market, says its director general, Ana Teresa Izarga. Cuba to Attend Grand Prix in Cancun with Eight Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13832&SEO=cuba-to-attend-grand-prix-in-cancun-with-eight-athletes Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will attend the Grand Prix of Judo in Cancun, Mexico with 8 fighters, in a competition that has confirmed the presence of 190 athletes from 39 nations up to now, and giving points for the world ranking. Sustainability Actions in Cuban Resort Jardines del Rey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13830&SEO=sustainability-actions-in-cuban-resort-jardines-del-rey Ciego de Avila, Cuba Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The recovery of important beach areas through the supply of sand, is one of the environmental actions implemented in Jardines del Rey in order to achieve sustainable tourism. Cuba to Hold International Symposium on Beekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13825&SEO=cuba-to-hold-international-symposium-on-beekeeping Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for solutions to the production concrete problems is one of the objectives of a global symposium on beekeeping that will be held next week here, one of its organizers reported today. Cuba Will Host International Workshop on Inclusive Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13824&SEO=cuba-will-host-international-workshop-on-inclusive-education Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host the First International High School Workshop that will be held in this capital from June 19-23, with the participation of experts from 10 countries, the organizing committee reported today. Cuba Celebrates World Environment Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13819&SEO=cuba-celebrates-world-environment-day Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, June 5 (Prensa Latina) The results of this central province, worthy for the third time of the World Environment Day event, were highlighted today by Elba Rosa Perez, minister of Science, Technology and Environment(CITMA ). Conference for Sustainable Development Opens in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13815&SEO=conference-for-sustainable-development-opens-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Diverse aspects of global scientific work were debated by 150 international delegates at the 7th International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (CYTDES 2017). ICAP President Calls in Namibia to Increase Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13809&SEO=icap-president-calls-in-namibia-to-increase-solidarity Windhoek, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban Institute of Solidarity with the Peoples (ICAP), Fernando Gonzalez, has said today that the complicated international scenario requires increasing the political and solidarity operations to prevent the achievements attained by our peoples being taken away. Dutch Ambassador Ratifies Positive Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13806&SEO=dutch-ambassador-ratifies-positive-links-with-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Alexandra Valkenburg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands extolled the links between her country and Cuba in her first visit to the city of Santiago de Cuba, where she had a meeting with the local authorities. In her statements after the homage to Jose Marti and Fidel Castro at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, the Dutch Ambassador said her country is having links with Cuba in different fields. Cuba and Poland Strengthen Friendship and Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13805&SEO=cuba-and-poland-strengthen-friendship-and-cooperation-ties Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Poland have strengthened today their friendship and cooperation ties during the meeting of Foreign Ministers Bruno Rodriguez and Witodl Waszczykowski, who is officially visiting Cuba. Vietnamese Minister of Defense Pays Honors to Cuban Heroes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13804&SEO=vietnamese-minister-of-defense-pays-honors-to-cuban-heroes Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Minister of Defense Ngo Xuan Lich honored today Cuban independence heroes Antonio Maceo and Francisco Gomes at El Cacahual mausoleum, home to their remains, informed the national television. Namibian President Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13802&SEO=namibian-president-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro Windhoek, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Namibian President Hage G. Geingob, gave a trbute to Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro Ruz Monday. Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso Receives Medal and Award in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13799&SEO=cuban-ballerina-alicia-alonso-receives-medal-and-award-in-spain Madrid, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival of Music and Dance ''City of Úbeda'' conferred on Spain the Gold Medal and the National Friends of Music Award to the Cuban Alicia Alonso, the Cuban National Ballet reports today. Cuban Gov't Prioritizes Guaranteeing The Water Service to the People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13787&SEO=cuban-govt-prioritizes-guaranteeing-the-water-service-to-the-people Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Government prioritizes guaranteeing the water service to the population with a required quality, Granma newspaper reports. Our Planet Celebrates World Environment Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13785&SEO=our-planet-celebrates-world-environment-day Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) To remember the importance of preserving the environment for human development is the objective of this day, which is celebrated throughout the world with actions aimed to make the international community more sensitive to this matter. Cuba Business Fair Helps Exchange between Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13781&SEO=cuba-business-fair-helps-exchange-between-companies Por Teyuné Díaz Díaz *Havana (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair, recently held in Havana, was a perfect setting to boost the country''s business management thanks to the participation of the main Cuban economic actors who promoted their products aiming at favoring the exchange. Cuba's Advise Asked in Chile for a New Medical School http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13771&SEO=cubas-advise-asked-in-chile-for-a-new-medical-school Santiago, Chile, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The University of Atacama, in northern Chile, has held talks with Cuban ambassador here, Adolfo Curbelo, to discuss the island''s possible collaboration in the opening of a medical school. Julian Assange Still Trapped in Legal Labyrinth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13742&SEO=julian-assange-still-trapped-in-legal-labyrinth Havana, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) After seven years of investigation, the Swedish prosecutor''s office withdrew charges of alleged violation against Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website, but he remains trapped in a legal labyrinth that prevents him from leaving the embassy of Ecuador in London. US Ben Jones to Exhibit at Fine Arts Museum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13726&SEO=us-ben-jones-to-exhibit-at-fine-arts-museum Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) U.S plastic artist Ben Jones will exhibit his inedit work at the Fine Arts Museum of Cuba from next Juliy 21, the institution announced. Cuba to Hold Concert with European Movie Soundtracks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13724&SEO=cuba-to-hold-concert-with-european-movie-soundtracks Havana, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The second edition of the European Film Festival in Cuba includes on June 5, a concert of classical music with soundtracks of movies, organizers announced. Cuba Reiterates its Support for the Cause of the Saharawi People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13720&SEO=cuba-reiterates-its-support-for-the-cause-of-the-saharawi-people 02 de junio de 2017, 15:37Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo reportedly reiterated today this nation''s support for the right of the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to their independence and self-determination. Acosta Dance Ballet to Perform at Art Festival in Norway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13714&SEO=acosta-dance-ballet-to-perform-at-art-festival-in-norway Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Acosta Dance Ballet company will perform tomorrow in the Norwegian city of Bergen, as part of the International Festival of Arts that takes place in that country, confirmed today its communication team. Boxers From Five Countries at International Tournament in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13712&SEO=boxers-from-five-countries-at-international-tournament-in-cuba Havana,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Fighters from five countries will take part at the International Giraldo Cordova Cardin Boxing Tournament, which 46th edition is hosted in the Havana''s Sports City Coliseum starting today. Spanish Gov't Sends EU-Cuba Agreement to Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13710&SEO=spanish-govt-sends-eu-cuba-agreement-to-parliament Madrid, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government sent the so-called Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement signed in December 2016 between the European Union and Cuba to the Spanish Parliament, for its analysis and approval. Cuban Colonial City Celebrates 503 Years of Visual Arts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13705&SEO=cuban-colonial-city-celebrates-503-years-of-visual-arts Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The 20th Hall of the City is exhibiting today the work of about 20 artists from Sancti Spiritus on the former Villa del Espiritu Santo, which is celebrating its 503rd anniversary on June 4th. Cuba Ratifies Socialist and Democratic Character of the Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13687&SEO=cuba-ratifies-socialist-and-democratic-character-of-the-revolution Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The guidelines governing the process of updating the country's socioeconomic model approved by the Cuban National Assembly during an Extraordinary Session confirm today the socialist and democratic nature of the Revolution, parliamentarian sources affirm. Cuba, IAEA Sign Technical Cooperation Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13685&SEO=cuba-iaea-sign-technical-cooperation-agreement Vienna, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have signed today a technical cooperation agreement for the coming years with priorities in specific areas of greatest benefit to the island. Costa Rica Showed in Cuba Experience in Renewable Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13682&SEO=costa-rica-showed-in-cuba-experience-in-renewable-energy San Jose, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Jose Antonio Aragon, member of Costa Rica''s Board of Directors on Planning and Power Development of Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), presented in Cuba how his country is fostering the use of renewable energy. Reverting Cuba Policy Would Cost Millions to US Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13667&SEO=reverting-cuba-policy-would-cost-millions-to-us-economy Washington, June 1 (Prensa Latina) A turnabout of policies taken on Cuba by the Barack Obama administration (2009-2017) would cost $6.6 billion USD to the US economy, according to a coalition of business groups, economists and experts. Raul Castro Urges to Denounce Aggression against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13664&SEO=raul-castro-urges-to-denounce-aggression-against-venezuela Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban President Raul Castro has laid stress on the need to denounce the aggression, sanctions and interference against Venezuela, action taken in a bid to topple the constitutional government of that nation. Atlantic and Caribbean Hurricane Season Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13662&SEO=atlantic-and-caribbean-hurricane-season-starts Havana, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Today marks the first day of the Atlantic and Caribbean hurricane season, which will run until November 30. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to Promote Sustainable Development at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13663&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-promote-sustainable-development-at-un United Nations, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today endorsed its commitment to the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its 17 objectives aimed at promoting inclusive human progress and harmony with nature. Peruvian Committee of Tribute to Che Highlights Fidel's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13661&SEO=peruvian-committee-of-tribute-to-che-highlights-fidels-legacy Lima, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The historic legacy of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro and his close ties with Argentine-Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara were highlighted at a meeting of the Peruvian committee of tributes to Che. Cuban Tourism Committed to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13660&SEO=cuban-tourism-committed-to-economic-and-social-development Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourism works to contribute to the national economic and social development through a broad investment process and the improvement of services. Economic, Social Guidelines Help Cuba Advance, Raul Castro Said http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13659&SEO=economic-social-guidelines-help-cuba-advance-raul-castro-said Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Political guidelines passed today by the National Assembly will help Cuba continue updating its economic and social model, ''that is to say, change everything that needs to be changed'', President Raul Castro stressed in closing the legislative special session. Cuban Revolutionary Urges to Preserve Agostinho Neto's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13653&SEO=cuban-revolutionary-urges-to-preserve-agostinho-netos-legacy Luanda, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) President of the Cuba-Africa Friendship Association, Victor Dreke, urged today to preserve the legacy of the first Angolan president, Antonio Agostinho Neto, and what has been done during the 41 years of independence. Socioeconomic Update in Cuba, Act of Sovereignty and Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13649&SEO=socioeconomic-update-in-cuba-act-of-sovereignty-and-democracy Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Parliamentarians gathered together at the second Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of People''s Power (Parliament) recognized today the democratic nature of the updating process of the country''s socio-economic model. Cuban Legislators Support Documents Analyzed in Plenary Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13646&SEO=cuban-legislators-support-documents-analyzed-in-plenary-session Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban legislators have supported the documents analyzed in the context of the Special Session of the National People''s Power Assembly, in plenary session today in the presence of President Raul Castro. Renewable Energies, Cuba and the Caribbean Main Objective http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13643&SEO=renewable-energies-cuba-and-the-caribbean-main-objective Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, continues today its work with an agenda in which Cuba and the Caribbean are the main objective. Cuban Artists Sing to the Beatles in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13642&SEO=cuban-artists-sing-to-the-beatles-in-havana Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) With a concert in the capital John Lennon Park, Cuba remembers today The Beatles, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album Sgt. Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered the best album of the legendary British band. UNESCO Highlights Revolutionary Work of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13641&SEO=unesco-highlights-revolutionary-work-of-fidel-castro Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish intellectual Ignacio Ramonet has highlighted today at UNESCO the broad revolutionary work of Fidel Castro, who boosted deep transformations in Cuba and also in countries of other continents. Cuban MPs to Discuss Socio-economic Issues in Plenary Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13636&SEO=cuban-mps-to-discuss-socio-economic-issues-in-plenary-session Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians are discussing today issues related to the economy and the society during the current Special Session of the National People''s Power Assembly. Cuba Seeks for More Wins in Can-Am Baseball League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13627&SEO=cuba-seeks-for-more-wins-in-can-am-baseball-league Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Scoring more wins than last year and rising the quality of young athletes are the main goals of the Cuban baseball team which will play in the Can-Am Independent League, in Canada, and also play a friendly series in the United States. UNESCO Exhibits Underwater Heritage Wealth in Cuban Seas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13626&SEO=unesco-exhibits-underwater-heritage-wealth-in-cuban-seas Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of the underwater heritage existing in the Cuban seas has been opened at Unesco''s headquarters in Paris, with impressive images that impact the public. Role of Renewable Energy in Economic Development Highlighted in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13620&SEO=role-of-renewable-energy-in-economic-development-highlighted-in-cuba Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The role of renewable energy in the economic and sustainable development of Cuba was highlighted by participants in a world conference on this field, opened today and attended by some 200 delegates from more than 20 countries. Cuban Parliament Commissions Discuss Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13613&SEO=cuban-parliament-commissions-discuss-projects Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Marino Murillo, has ratified that the social ownership over the means of production is still observed in Cuba. Parliament Reflecting on Cuba's Present and Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13611&SEO=parliament-reflecting-on-cubas-present-and-future Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has today assessed the people´s and participatory analysis of the ruling documents for the Cuba´s economic and social model. Cuba: Camaguey Increases Medical Investigations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13608&SEO=cuba-camaguey-increases-medical-investigations Camaguey, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A dozen of researchs projects outstand in the agenda of the Center for Immunology and Biological Products at the Carlos Juan Finlay Medical Sciences University in this Cuban city, located at the central eastern part of the island. Jardines del Rey Tourist Resort: Conditions for Summer Getting Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13602&SEO=jardines-del-rey-tourist-resort-conditions-for-summer-getting-ready Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey (northern coastline of Ciego de Avila) is adjusting conditions in its tourist installations for the summer season, when the demand of the national market starts growing. Chicago Harp Quartet to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13600&SEO=chicago-harp-quartet-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Harp Quartet of Chicago, United States, will hold two concerts in Cuba along with the local Symphony Orchestra of Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, the Cuban Music Institute reported. World Final of Programming Competition in US, an Ovation for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13597&SEO=world-final-of-programming-competition-in-us-an-ovation-for-cuba Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) An ovation filled the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the American town of Rapid City when the Cuban team of the University of Havana (UH) was Latin American champion in an international university competition of programming. Raul Castro Attends Cuban Parliament's Special Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13593&SEO=raul-castro-attends-cuban-parliaments-special-session Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has attended the opening ceremony of the special session of the National People''s Power Assembly (ANPP), which was convened to analyze several documents governing the economic and social life of the country. Committees of the Cuban National Assembly Begin Sessions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13578&SEO=committees-of-the-cuban-national-assembly-begin-sessions Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Deputies to the National Assembly of People''s Power in Cuba begin their work today in commissions to discuss issues related to the economic and social development of the country. Cuba Hosts Global Renewable Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13577&SEO=cuba-hosts-global-renewable-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Experts from some 20 countries are participating here from today to June 2nd at the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, in which the main progress in the field will be present. French Artist Maurice Renoma Exhibits in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13573&SEO=french-artist-maurice-renoma-exhibits-in-havana Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) As part of the activities for the Month of French Culture in Cuba, renowned and famous photographer, painter and designer Maurice Renoma will bring a part of his images and stage work, organizers said. Nearly Half a Hundred Cuban Athletes Contracted Overseas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13570&SEO=nearly-half-a-hundred-cuban-athletes-contracted-overseas Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Almost half a hundred Cuban athletes from seven different disciplines are currently playing under contracts in 11 nations, protected by legal rules and by the principle of protecting the athletes. Cuba Expects High Foreign Participation in Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13569&SEO=cuba-expects-high-foreign-participation-in-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from some 20 countries will participate in the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, that opened here today, a source of the event stated. IAEA Director General Welcomes Cuban Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13565&SEO=iaea-director-general-welcomes-cuban-minister Vienna, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), welcomed today Elba Rosa Perez Montoya, Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), at the United Nations headquarters here. FAO and WFP Executive Directors Visit South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13564&SEO=fao-and-wfp-executive-directors-visit-south-sudan Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) FAO and WFP leaders have visited South Sudan, an African country where there are 5.5 million famine-stricken people. Austrian President of Sciences Receives Cuban Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13560&SEO=austrian-president-of-sciences-receives-cuban-minister Vienna, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Anton Zeilinger, received today the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba, Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, to analyze cooperation relations and topics of common interest. Cuba´s Socio-economic Updating, a Result of People´s Debate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13554&SEO=cubas-socio-economic-updating-a-result-of-peoples-debate Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Over one million 600 thousand people participated in recent debates on documents that laid the ground for updating Cuba´s socio-economic model as an expression of participatory democracy. US Stanford Youth Orchestra to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13547&SEO=us-stanford-youth-orchestra-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The US Stanford Youth Orchestra will offer a concert in Cuba, together with the Havana Camerata Orchestra on June 28, announced Dayana Garcia, director of the Havana Camerata here Wednesday. Cuba to Attend OCLAE Andean Meeting in Bogota http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13539&SEO=cuba-to-attend-oclae-andean-meeting-in-bogota Bogota, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of the Andean region of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Organization of Students (OCLAE) will be held at the National University in Bogotá on Thursday and Friday. Latin American Art Invades UNESCO Headquarters in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13535&SEO=latin-american-art-invades-unesco-headquarters-in-paris Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Paintings, sculptures, photographs and numerous works created by artists from Latin America and the Caribbean now invade UNESCO''s headquarters in this capital, as part of the activities of the Week dedicated to that region. Cuban Capital to Host International Festival Danzón Habana 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13530&SEO=cuban-capital-to-host-international-festival-danzon-habana-2017 Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival Danzón Habana 2017 will be held from June 21 to 25 in this capital, where participants will pay homage to the musician and composer Dámaso Pérez Prado on the centenary of his birth, local media informed today. Sugarcane Harvest Grows 20 Percent in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13525&SEO=sugarcane-harvest-grows-20-percent-in-2017 Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The 2017 sugarcane harvest has ended with a growth of 20 percent compared with 2016, despite the effects caused by drought in the country, it was reported here today. Cuba Celebrates Chinese Culture Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13517&SEO=cuba-celebrates-chinese-culture-festival Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) With a varied program of activities, Havana is celebrating from today to June 4th the Festival of Chinese Culture, on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the arrival of inhabitants of that country to Cuba. New Immigration Talks Between Cuba and Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13512&SEO=new-immigration-talks-between-cuba-and-canada Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Round of Migration Talks between Cuba and Canada is scheduled to be held in Ottawa on June 1-2 to evaluate the exchange in this area, the Cuban Foreign Ministry announced. Cuba to Increase Areas to Grow Tobacco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13511&SEO=cuba-to-increase-areas-to-grow-tobacco Pinar del Río, Cuba, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, identified in the world as a tobacco mecca, will increase by almost 2,000 the areas dedicated to this crop, confirmed sources of Tabacuba business group. International Conference for Sustainable Development in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13510&SEO=international-conference-for-sustainable-development-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 30 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of specialists from the Pan American area, the University of Camaguey is ready for the start of the International Conference for Family and Society, to be held in Camaguey, from June 5 to 7. Support of Cuba to Education in Antigua and Barbuda Thanked http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13495&SEO=support-of-cuba-to-education-in-antigua-and-barbuda-thanked Saint John, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barrbuda, was grateful to Cuba for its strong support to the educative agenda of this eastern Caribbean nation. Fidel Castro, Considered as a Political, Cultural and Human Referent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13494&SEO=fidel-castro-considered-as-a-political-cultural-and-human-referent Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro is a fundamental political, cultural and human reference point for the world, Luciano Vasapollo said, vice-rector of The Sapienza University of Rome. Cuba Remembers The Beatles and Reiterates Call for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13489&SEO=cuba-remembers-the-beatles-and-reiterates-call-for-peace Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) To pay tribute to The Beatles from Havana today is an acknowledgment of the cultural movement they originated and an opportunity to reiterate the Cuban people''s call for peace, said journalist and critic Guille Vilar. Deputy PM of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Arrived in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13488&SEO=deputy-pm-of-st.-vincent-and-the-grenadines-arrived-in-cuba Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Luis Straker has arrived in Cuba to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Cuban First Vice President Concludes Visit to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13481&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-concludes-visit-to-bolivia Santa Cruz, Bolivia, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has concluded today an official visit to Bolivia, where he met with President Evo Morales and other top leaders, and paid tribute to the guerrilla fighter, Ernesto Che Guevara. Cuban National Assembly to Hold Special Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13473&SEO=cuban-national-assembly-to-hold-special-session Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Council of State has called for a special session of the National Assembly on Thursday, June 1st, Granma newspaper reports today. Latin American Congress of Zoos and Aquariums Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13469&SEO=latin-american-congress-of-zoos-and-aquariums-begins-in-cuba Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Congress of the Latin American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (Alpza 2017) will be held from today to June 2nd at the Conference Center in this capital. Cuba: More Students Pass University Entrance Exams http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13464&SEO=cuba-more-students-pass-university-entrance-exams Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Preliminary statistics on the first call to entrance examinations for higher education in Cuba has shown an increase in the number of those who passed those tests, according to information released today by local media. Cuba Hosts Regional Congress on Zoos and Aquariums http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13463&SEO=cuba-hosts-regional-congress-on-zoos-and-aquariums Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Biologists and specialists in the management of wildlife species in captivity are participating today in the 24th Latin American Congress on Zoological Parks and Aquariums, attended by delegates from 18 nations of the region and the United States. Cubans Provide Solidarity at Bolivian Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13460&SEO=cubans-provide-solidarity-at-bolivian-health-fair La Paz, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Professionals from the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Bolivia are providing solidarity on Sunday at the ExpoSalud 2017 fair, where they are offering free services to patients with limited resources. World Youth Festival to Honor Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13457&SEO=world-youth-festival-to-honor-fidel-castro Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, to be held in the Russian city of Sochi in October, will be dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, local media reported on Sunday. Cuban First Vice President to Visit La Higuera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13455&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-to-visit-la-higuera Vallegrande, Bolivia, May 28 (Prensa Latina) On Sunday, Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel will visit the town of La Higuera, at the foothills of The Andes, where he will deposit a wreath at the monument to guerrilla Commander Ernesto Che Guevara. Cuban President Meets FARC-EP Top Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13454&SEO=cuban-president-meets-farc-ep-top-leader Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro met with the top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP), Timoleon Jimenez, who is concluding his visit to Cuba. Havana Organizes New Zealand Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13445&SEO=havana-organizes-new-zealand-film-festival Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Almost a dozen feature and eight short films from New Zealand complete the selection of the first festival dedicated to the cinematography of that country in Havana, confirmed organizers today. Cuban Vice President Arrived in Bolivian City of Santa Cruz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13440&SEO=cuban-vice-president-arrived-in-bolivian-city-of-santa-cruz 27 de mayo de 2017, 11:39Santa Cruz, Bolivia, May 27 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel has arrived in this city as part of an official visit to Bolivia, where he will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara´s death in combat. Birthrate Decreases in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13438&SEO=birthrate-decreases-in-cuba Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The birth rate in Cuba declined by 8,192 births from 2015 to 2016, with a total of 116,872 cases last year, according to data from the Statistical Yearbook for Health released today by local press. Vassily Ivanchuk Defends Title in Capablanca-2017 Chess Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13434&SEO=vassily-ivanchuk-defends-title-in-capablanca-2017-chess-tournament Varadero, Cuba, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian Grand Master (GM) Vassily Ivanchuk starts today defending the title of the Jose Raul Capablanca Inmemoriam International Chess Tournament, that will end on next June 6. Lucia Cuban Film Showed at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13433&SEO=lucia-cuban-film-showed-at-the-2017-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Lucia film, considered as a jewel of Cuban cinema, will be showed today at the prestigious 2017 Cannes Film Festival, one of the most important events of its kind in the world. Cuban President Welcomes his Counterpart from SADR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13431&SEO=cuban-president-welcomes-his-counterpart-from-sadr Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President, Raul Castro, has welcomed his counterpart from the Sahrawi Democratic Arab Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, on an official visit to the Caribbean nation. Panama and Costa Rica Lead CentAm Tourism towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13425&SEO=panama-and-costa-rica-lead-centam-tourism-towards-cuba 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:24Panama, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 200,000 tourists coming from Central America are traveling to Cuba every year, and Panama and Costa Rica are the countries with a greatest representation, said here Cuban Tourism Ministry official Pablo Vazquez. Santiago's Heritage Curator Office: Twenty Years After http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13422&SEO=santiagos-heritage-curator-office-twenty-years-after 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:18Santiago de Cuba, May 27 (Prensa Latina) After 20 years the Heritage Curator Office of Santiago de Cuba faces the revitalization of a city with more than 500 years old, a historical patrimony and a cultural history that is referential. Cuba to Participate in IAEA Technical Cooperation Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13421&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-iaea-technical-cooperation-conference 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:16Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will participate in the International Conference on the Technical Cooperation Program of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to be held in Vienna, Austria. Cuba to Honor Blood Donors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13419&SEO=cuba-to-honor-blood-donors 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:05Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A day to honor voluntary blood donors will be held in this island from June 6th to 14th, Granma newspaper reported today. Recognized in Cuba Oscar Lopez Resistance in Puerto Rican Cause http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13416&SEO=recognized-in-cuba-oscar-lopez-resistance-in-puerto-rican-cause 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:35Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Oscar López symbolizes resistance to a powerful enemy: United States, the head of the Puerto Rican Mission in Cuba, Edwin González, stated here during a panel on the life of the independence fighter. Stamps for 180 Years of Gran Teatro de La Habana Issued in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13414&SEO=stamps-for-180-years-of-gran-teatro-de-la-habana-issued-in-cuba 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:33Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) For the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the theater Gran Teatro de La Habana, the Cuban Ministry of Communication issued today a stamp collection made official by Cuban Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso. US Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Law to Trade with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13413&SEO=us-bipartisan-coalition-introduces-law-to-trade-with-cuba 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:10Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) A bipartisan coalition introduced in the United States Senate the Freedom to Export to Cuba Act 2017, which would eliminate the current laws restricting the U.S. citizens interesting in negotiating with the island. Cuban, Bolivian Govts. Strengthen Ties of Brotherhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13412&SEO=cuban-bolivian-govts.-strengthen-ties-of-brotherhood 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:39La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and Cuba''s First Vice-President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, agreed today to strengthen ties between the two countries to face the right-wing attack in Latin America. Cuban Ambassador to Caracas Highlights Fidel Castro's Historic Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13411&SEO=cuban-ambassador-to-caracas-highlights-fidel-castros-historic-legacy 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:37Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro continues giving us energy for the upcoming battles, stated today the Cuban ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, at the opening of the 4th International Congress of African, American and Caribbean Winsdom. Cuba and Bolivia Reiterate Willingness to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13408&SEO=cuba-and-bolivia-reiterate-willingness-to-increase-cooperation 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:26La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) First Deputy President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated today his country´s willingness to increase economic and business collaboration with Bolivia, following a meeting with his Bolivian counterpart Alvaro Garcia Linera. First Tests in Cuban Power Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13403&SEO=first-tests-in-cuban-power-plant 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:08Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 26 (PL) The first tests carried out at the power plant of Cayo Romano, island on the central northern coast of Cuba, were evaluated as satisfactory at start-up and first technological adjustments. PAHO Alerts on Transmission of AIDS and Syphilis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13402&SEO=paho-alerts-on-transmission-of-aids-and-syphilis 26 de mayo de 2017, 14:59Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has alerted in a report that the progress towards the elimination of vertical transmission of AIDS and syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean got decelerated. WHO Gives Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent the Public Health Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13394&SEO=who-gives-cuban-henry-reeve-contingent-the-public-health-award Geneva, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) presented today the Public Health award in the memory of Dr. Lee Jong-wook to the Cuban medical contingent, Henry Reeve, for its work in facing natural disasters and serious epidemics. Cultural Exchange Between Cuba and Japan is Basis for Good Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13391&SEO=cultural-exchange-between-cuba-and-japan-is-basis-for-good-relations Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Japanese cultural values in Cuba has been the basis for good relations with the Asian nation, Japanese ambassador to the island, Masaru Watanabe, said. International Symposium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13388&SEO=international-symposium-on-cultural-diversity-in-the-caribbean-ends Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Lectures and concerts are closing today the 6th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, celebrated in this capital since Monday, May 22th, under the motto ‘Memory and border conflicts''. Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, an Example of Unprecedented Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13387&SEO=henry-reeve-medical-brigade-an-example-of-unprecedented-solidarity By Nicholas Valdes Cuba Exposes in Mexico Experiences to Face Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13386&SEO=cuba-exposes-in-mexico-experiences-to-face-natural-disasters By Orlando Oramas Leon U.S. Senators Reintroduce Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13384&SEO=u.s.-senators-reintroduce-freedom-to-travel-to-cuba-act Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Two U.S. lawmakers, Jeff Flake (Republican) and Patric Leahy (Democrat), lead the bipartisan group of 54 senators who reintroduced the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act in the Senate. More than 50 US Senators Reintroduce Travel Law to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13382&SEO=more-than-50-us-senators-reintroduce-travel-law-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) has applauded the reintroduction in the U.S. Senate of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, an initiative supported by 54 legislators. Cuban Artists to Pay Tribute to The Beatles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13381&SEO=cuban-artists-to-pay-tribute-to-the-beatles Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) With a concert next Thursday, Cuban artists will pay tribute to legendary British band The Beatles on the 50th anniversary of the recording of the LP Sgt. Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered one of the best and mostly sold in history. Holland America Line Cruise Company Authorized to Sail to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13380&SEO=holland-america-line-cruise-company-authorized-to-sail-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Holland America Line cruise company, based in Seattle, Washington, is joining the growing list of cruise lines offering voyages from the USA to Cuba. Artists from Spanish Film Industry to Present Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13378&SEO=artists-from-spanish-film-industry-to-present-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Outstanding artists of the Spanish film industry will visit Cuba to present feature films in the 2017 Spanish Film Festival in Havana, said today the Cuban Film Library. Cuban Singer Liuba Maria Hevia To Perform Vidas Paralelas in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13377&SEO=cuban-singer-liuba-maria-hevia-to-perform-vidas-paralelas-in-colombia Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba María Hevia will offer a concert in the Colombian city of Medellín on June 2, in which she will play several songs from her album Vidas paralelas, she confirmed today through social networks. Cuba: Parliamentarians Call for Increased Prevention on Roads http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13376&SEO=cuba-parliamentarians-call-for-increased-prevention-on-roads Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians called today for increased prevention seeking to avoid traffic accidents, which lead to a high death toll, as well as injured people and damages in Cuba. Cuban First Deputy President Reiterates Friendship with Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13375&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-president-reiterates-friendship-with-bolivia La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) First deputy president of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated here today the willingness of his country to keep working in various key sectors of the process of changes in Bolivia, as a sign of friendship and fraternity amid the two nations. Cuba Recalls the Massacre of the Independents of Color http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13374&SEO=cuba-recalls-the-massacre-of-the-independents-of-color Santiago de Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Historians and social scientists have today commemorated in this city the 105th anniversary of the armed uprising of the Independents of Color, an event that is included in the Cuban campaigns against. Cuba Confirms its Fraternity with Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13370&SEO=cuba-confirms-its-fraternity-with-ecuador Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Following the Cuban official visit to Ecuador, described as emotional, the Cuba´s first vice president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has confirmed that both nations are joined by ties of friendship and brotherhood. Congolese Ambassador in Cuba Calls for Boosting Development in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13369&SEO=congolese-ambassador-in-cuba-calls-for-boosting-development-in-africa Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Ambassador from the Republic of Congo in Cuba Pascal Onguemby called here for boosting development in Africa to overcome the structural damage caused by centuries of colonialism, on occasion of the Africa Day. Cuban Vice President Díaz Canel Highlights Altruism of Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13366&SEO=cuban-vice-president-diaz-canel-highlights-altruism-of-cuban-doctors Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel, highlighted the altruism of the Cuban health personnel today, especially those who bring science to other peoples of the world, such as Ecuador. US Travel Agency Says Cuba Is a Growing Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13360&SEO=us-travel-agency-says-cuba-is-a-growing-destination Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) There is a growing interest in Cuba, a country that is generating good reviews and drawing the attention of travel agencies and tourists around the world as a destination. Day for Cultural Diversity Ends in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13357&SEO=day-for-cultural-diversity-ends-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) A lecture taught by Reynaldo Echemendia, director of the Camaguey Folklore Ballet, qualified the closing of the 7th Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in this Cuban center-eastern city. Peru Highlights Cuban Commitment to Peace and Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13355&SEO=peru-highlights-cuban-commitment-to-peace-and-disarmament Lima, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ambassador in Peru, Sergio González, confirmed that his country has been, is now and will always be a peace advocate, commenting on an international seminar for the abolition of military bases. Cuban Computer Experts Contribute to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13351&SEO=cuban-computer-experts-contribute-to-economic-and-social-development Matanzas, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Information Technology Union (UIC), Ailyn Febles, said today that the main challenge of this civil society organization is to contribute to the economic and social development of the country. Cruisers Sailing High in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13342&SEO=cruisers-sailing-high-in-the-caribbean Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has reported that nearly 26 million travelers from around the world will enjoy a cruise ship trip this year according to recent estimates. Business Fair Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13338&SEO=business-fair-ends-in-cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. Young Singers from Teatro Lirico de Cuba to Perform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13318&SEO=young-singers-from-teatro-lirico-de-cuba-to-perform Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Young singers from the Teatro Lirico Nacional de Cuba (National Lyric Theater of Cuba) will perform on Friday a program that highlights their vocal skills. Senior Adult Chairs: a Space for the Insertion of Cuban Elders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13314&SEO=senior-adult-chairs-a-space-for-the-insertion-of-cuban-elders Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Inserting the elderly in academic programs is one of the objectives of the Chairs of the Elderly in Cuba, stated the vice president of that space at the University of Havana (UH), Miriam Marañón. US Companies Ask Trump to Maintain and Expand Trips to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13304&SEO=us-companies-ask-trump-to-maintain-and-expand-trips-to-cuba Washington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 40 companies and associations from the United States have sent a letter to US President Donald Trump to urge him to maintain and expand travels to Cuba. Cuba Seeks for a More Efficient Audit Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13298&SEO=cuba-seeks-for-a-more-efficient-audit-management Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba and Comptroller General, Gladys Bejerano, has urged to contribute to a more efficient audit management and control during the official closing of the 11th International Congress on Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Cuba Entered 8 Judo Fighters in Mexico Grand Prix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13297&SEO=cuba-entered-8-judo-fighters-in-mexico-grand-prix Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba entered 8 judokas, four of them Pan American Champions, to rival 172 fighters from 32 nations that will be competing at the Grand Prix Tournament in Cancun, Mexico, June 16 through 18. Cuban First Vice President Honors Ecuadorian Founding Father http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13293&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-honors-ecuadorian-founding-father Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, placed here today a wreath before the monument to Eloy Alfaro, Founding Father of the liberal revolution in Ecuador. Cuba:Camaguey Increases Charcoal Production for Export to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13290&SEO=cubacamaguey-increases-charcoal-production-for-export-to-usa Camaguey, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban eastern province of Camaguey has exported nearly 3,000 tons of charcoal, a share of it to the US market. US Rapper Talib Kweli in Live Cuban Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13288&SEO=us-rapper-talib-kweli-in-live-cuban-concert Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US rapper Talib Kweli is preparing in Cuba the concert he will give at the Rumba Palace on Friday. Cuba, Kenya Sign Memorandum to Promote Medical Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13286&SEO=cuba-kenya-sign-memorandum-to-promote-medical-cooperation Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Kenya signed memorandum of understanding aimed ate beginning medical cooperation in that African nation by the end of this year, reported the health authorities of the Caribbean country today. Africans in Santiago de Cuba Celebrate Creation of African Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13285&SEO=africans-in-santiago-de-cuba-celebrate-creation-of-african-unity Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) African students at universities in this city celebrate today the 54th anniversary of the creation of African Unity (UA) with a wide and diverse program of cultural, sports and scientific activities along with Cuban classmates. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Cuban, Spanish Artists Exhibit Photos in Central Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13283&SEO=cuban-spanish-artists-exhibit-photos-in-central-province de Avila, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition ‘Propios y Ajenos'' by Cuban artist Gertrudis Rivalta and Spanish photographer Marc Vicens will be exhibited today at the Raul Martinez gallery in this central city. Top Vietnamese Party Leader Receives Cuban Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13279&SEO=top-vietnamese-party-leader-receives-cuban-delegation Hanoi, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, has stated today that the visit of the head of the International Relations department of a similar Cuban organization, Jose Ramon Balaguer, will help to strengthen ties between the two nations. Cuba Supports Palestinian Cause http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13275&SEO=cuba-supports-palestinian-cause Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Commission of Palestinians in Zionist Regime Prisons, have thanked today Cuba''s solidarity during a meeting with Rogerio Santana, that country''s ambassador to Syria. Cuba and Antigua and Barbuda Hold Migration Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13265&SEO=cuba-and-antigua-and-barbuda-hold-migration-talks Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and Antigua and Barbuda develop today and tomorrow, in this capital, the Third Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. Cuba: Role of Financial Sector on Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13264&SEO=cuba-role-of-financial-sector-on-discussion Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The systemic crisis, global competition and the role of the financial system is one of the issues that about 300 experts from 14 countries attending the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance are discussing today. Dayron Robles to Run in Havana This Weekend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13262&SEO=dayron-robles-to-run-in-havana-this-weekend Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sprinter Dayron Robles, Olympic Champion in Beijing in 2008 in the 110 hurdle meters, will appear before the Cuban fans this weekend in competition, in the 64th edition of the Jose Barrientos Memorial Tournament. Cuba Updates its Regulations Related to Tobacco Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13257&SEO=cuba-updates-its-regulations-related-to-tobacco-consumption Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Updating the existing regulations to control smoking in public places is part of Cuba''s campaign to celebrate World No Tobacco Day, to be held on May 31. Cuba: Artists from 12 Countries to Participate in Festival of Arts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13256&SEO=cuba-artists-from-12-countries-to-participate-in-festival-of-arts 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:16Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Higher Institute of Arts (ISA) will host a festival from May 24th to June 4th with the participation of artists from 12 countries, Cuba to Discuss Education for Senior Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13255&SEO=cuba-to-discuss-education-for-senior-citizens 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban academicians will debate in this capital on education for the elderly in the context of an event that will be held in this capital until May 26th. Countdown to the 37th International Festival of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13254&SEO=countdown-to-the-37th-international-festival-of-the-caribbean 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:05Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the International Festival of the Caribbean began its countdown after the constitution of the Organizing Committee, which will be in charge of setting up the event starting next July. Cuba: Pork Meat Farming Industry Is a Good Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13247&SEO=cuba-pork-meat-farming-industry-is-a-good-business 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:10Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Consumption of pork meat is growing internationally, given its great acceptance and its development is a good business, stated here US pork meat producer Johm Hagenbuch, now a participant in an international forum on this kind of industry held in Cuba. Cuba Highlights Angolan Leader Agostinho Neto´s Career http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13238&SEO=cuba-highlights-angolan-leader-agostinho-netoas-career 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:55Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan leader Agostinho Neto´s political career has been today highlighted in this capital, posthumously awarding the El Mehdi Ben Barka Order of Solidarity. Cuban and Russian Universities Strengthen Joint Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13236&SEO=cuban-and-russian-universities-strengthen-joint-projects 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:37Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Russian universities have today strengthened joint projects on Higher Education and reviewed their bilateral cooperation during the 3rd Meeting of Rectors held at a hotel in the capital. Diaz-Canel Presides Over Cuba Delegation to Lenin Moreno Inaguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13229&SEO=diaz-canel-presides-over-cuba-delegation-to-lenin-moreno-inaguration Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel heads the island''s delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno on May 24, Granma newspaper reported today. Experts Discuss on Swine Genetics in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13214&SEO=experts-discuss-on-swine-genetics-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 experts from 16 countries are discussing today on genetics and reproduction of pigs, issues of two of eight workshops to be held during the second day of the Seventh International Seminar on Tropical Swine Production. Cuba Fosters Revolutionary Unity vs. Neoliberal Offensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13207&SEO=cuba-fosters-revolutionary-unity-vs.-neoliberal-offensive Hanoi, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is promoting actions to foster the greatest possible unity of the Latin American and Caribbean revolutionaries facing the new neoliberal offensive led by the United States and its allies, a senior leader of the Caribbean nation said here today. Nineteen Films Confirmed for European Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13206&SEO=nineteen-films-confirmed-for-european-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd edition of the European Movie Festival in Cuba will exhibit 19 films coming from 16 nations from June 1st to 11 in this capital, announced organizers of the event here. Cuban Foreign Minister Talks with Paraguayan formel President Lugo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13202&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-talks-with-paraguayan-formel-president-lugo Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, received today the formel president and Paraguayan senator Fernando Lugo, who visits Cuba as part of a Paraguayan parliamentary delegation. Cuba and European Union on Dialogue on Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13200&SEO=cuba-and-european-union-on-dialogue-on-human-rights Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the European Union (EU) made their third round of conversations on human rights Monday, to bring about the exchange of opinions and widen the knowledge of their respective realities. 14 Countries' Experts Debate in Cuba on Accounting, Finances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13197&SEO=14-countries-experts-debate-in-cuba-on-accounting-finances Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 experts from 14 countries participate in the XI International Meeting of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, which began here today to discuss issues of special relevance of economic sciences. 6th Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13190&SEO=6th-colloquium-on-cultural-diversity-in-the-caribbean-begins-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The exercise of memory as an act of critical thinking and emancipation centers debates of the 6th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, inaugurated today in this capital. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Los Muñequitos Celebrates 65 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13184&SEO=emblematic-cuban-rumba-group-los-munequitos-celebrates-65-years Matanzas, Cuba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) With 65 years and equal number of presentations in Cuban cities, the famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas celebrates its six and a half decades of life, Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music (CPMRS) informed today. José Martí Garden, is a Heart Beat of Cuba in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13176&SEO=jose-marti-garden-is-a-heart-beat-of-cuba-in-colombia Bogotá, May 22 (Prensa Latina) José Martí Garden, which today hosts some 300 children from a Bogota neighborhood, brought together educators, parents, and children who remembered the legacy of the writer and patriot distinguished as Cuba''s National Hero. Accounting Focuses on International Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13167&SEO=accounting-focuses-on-international-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance begins today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of about 400 experts, to share the best experiences in this area. China and Cuba Review Cooperation in Telecommunications http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13165&SEO=china-and-cuba-review-cooperation-in-telecommunications Beijing, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Deputy Communications Minister, Jorge Luis Perdomo, and Chinese First Deputy Minister of the Cyberspace Administration, Wang Xiujun, have reviewed cooperation in this area here, it was reported today. Cuba to Be a Gateway to America with Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13156&SEO=cuba-to-be-a-gateway-to-america-with-gran-hotel-manzana-kempinski Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) We are very pleased that the gateway to the Americas is Cuba, Xavier , general director of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, which receives today its first customers in the Cuban capital, said. Peculiar Festival Held to Protect Cuban Land Crabs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13134&SEO=peculiar-festival-held-to-protect-cuban-land-crabs Baracoa, Cuba, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Food, arts and environmental education merge today here in the Festival of Crabs, a peculiar initiative that has been held for nine years in this city to protect Cuban crabs. Cuba: Baracoa Organizes Turnat 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13123&SEO=cuba-baracoa-organizes-turnat-2017 19 de mayo de 2017, 16:09Baracoa, Guantanamo, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Baracoa organizes the 11th International Event of Nature Tourism (Turnat 2017). Venezuela Helps Rebuild in Cuba Houses Destroyed by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13113&SEO=venezuela-helps-rebuild-in-cuba-houses-destroyed-by-hurricane-matthew Maisi, Cuba May 19 (Prensa Latina) With the collaboration of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, about 200 more homes have been recovered in this Cuban eastern most territory that was hardly hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Cuba Increases Human Milk Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13106&SEO=cuba-increases-human-milk-banks Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating today the World Human Milk Donation Day arranging the final details to open a tenth specialized center for this noble purpose. Jose Martí is Still Present More Than a Century After His Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13105&SEO=jose-marti-is-still-present-more-than-a-century-after-his-death Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several generations will pay tribute today in all the Cuban territory to the National Hero Jose Marti, fallen in combat 122 years ago, but with a permanent presence in the political ideology and ethical action of this Caribbean nation. Domadores Ready to Defeat Tigers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13086&SEO=domadores-ready-to-defeat-tigers Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cuban boxing franchise participating in the 2017 edition of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) assured that they are ready today overcome the challenge in the match against the Uzbekistan Tigers in the quarterfinals of the 4th edition. Cuban Female Cyclist Sierra Leader of LAm Ranking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13083&SEO=cuban-female-cyclist-sierra-leader-of-lam-ranking Aigle, Switzerland, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra, running for the team of Astana Women, went up 8 places in the female cycling ranking of the International Cycling Union, leading the female Latin American pedalists in the order of the list. Inaugurated in Cuba International Meeting of Customs Directors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13081&SEO=inaugurated-in-cuba-international-meeting-of-customs-directors Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The head of the General Customs of Cuba, Pedro Pérez, opened today the 38th Meeting of National Directors of Customs of Latin America, Spain and Portugal, in the 1930 hall of the Hotel Nacional. Cuba: Business Fair Faciliates Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13078&SEO=cuba-business-fair-faciliates-exchange Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair of Cuba, is a sample of the possibilities giving the chance for direct exchange among Cuban enterprises to facilitate work among the Cuban economic actors. Lucia, Emblematic Cuban Film in Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13077&SEO=lucia-emblematic-cuban-film-in-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The film Lucia, considered one of the masterpieces of cinema in Cuba, will be screened in a restored version during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which is now living its second session in France. Cuba Encourages National and Foreign Investments in Mariel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13075&SEO=cuba-encourages-national-and-foreign-investments-in-mariel Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban enterprises will now be able to take more advantage from the opportunities for businesses in the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZED) in the west of Cuba, said Ana Teresa Igarza, ZED general director Thursday. Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13064&SEO=cuban-recreational-sailing-increases Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island''s tourism. Cuba and U.S. to Study Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13060&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-to-study-coral-reefs Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the United States started a joint expedition to study the deep coral reefs surrounding the Caribbean island, the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) reported on Thursday. USA Denies Visa to Cuban University Students http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13058&SEO=usa-denies-visa-to-cuban-university-students Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Government has reportedly denied visa to a group of Cuban students who scheduled to participate in the finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest at the Association of Computing Machinery. Young Pianists to Converge in Havana for Fifth Consecutive Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13043&SEO=young-pianists-to-converge-in-havana-for-fifth-consecutive-year 18 de mayo de 2017, 00:20Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign instrumentalists will gather in Havana from May 31 to June 7 at the 5th Meeting of Young Pianists, organizers informed today. Humboldt National Park Recovers its Natural Charm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13042&SEO=humboldt-national-park-recovers-its-natural-charm 18 de mayo de 2017, 00:18Baracoa, Cuba, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Seven months after the course of Hurricane Matthew by the east of Cuba, the Humboldt National Park (PNAH) is recovering its natural charm and welcomes those who are now visiting it. Cuba, Suriname to Discuss Issues on Child Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13041&SEO=cuba-suriname-to-discuss-issues-on-child-protection Paramaribo, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Suriname and Cuba will exchange experiences to solve the problems of comprehensive protection of children and adolescents, diplomatic sources in the island reported today. International Fair Cubadisco Proposes a Varied Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13037&SEO=international-fair-cubadisco-proposes-a-varied-cultural-program Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) With the presentation of the Brazilian band Damas de Ferro, opened today its doors in this capital the fairground Cubadisco 2017, which will host until May 21 a varied cultural program. Positive Result by Cuba at 2017 Buenos Aires Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13036&SEO=positive-result-by-cuba-at-2017-buenos-aires-book-fair Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The book ''The Golden Age,'' by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, was one of the most sought after books by Argentinian readers that stopped by the stand from the island nation at the Buenos Aires literary fair. Puerto Rican Independence Fighter Oscar Lopez Thanks Cuba Support http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13024&SEO=puerto-rican-independence-fighter-oscar-lopez-thanks-cuba-support Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked Cuba and his people for all the support given to the campaign for their freedom, definitively achieved today. Cuba Implements Program to Increase Coffee Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13017&SEO=cuba-implements-program-to-increase-coffee-production Guantanamo, Cuba May 17 (Prensa Latina) Coffee production in Cuba is reportedly undergoing progressive growth thanks to the strategies implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI). Russian Writer Awarded for Book on Raúl Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13016&SEO=russian-writer-awarded-for-book-on-raul-castro Moscow, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Retired Lieutenant General and Doctor in Historical Sciences Nikolai Leonov personally received the Reader''s Grand Prize today for his book ''Raúl Castro: A Man in Revolution'' at a ceremony at the Cuban embassy in this country. Cuban Doctors Carry Love, Health to Ecuador Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13015&SEO=cuban-doctors-carry-love-health-to-ecuador-communities Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 17 (Prensa Latina) A program to bring culture and well-being to the most remote communities in Ecuador develops Primary Health Care Technicians (TAPS) and members of the Cuban Medical Mission in that South American country. Cuban Companies Interact in Havana Business Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13014&SEO=cuban-companies-interact-in-havana-business-fair Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair in Cuba continues today its exhibition at Expocuba capital fairground, a scenario where Cuban companies participate in identifying potentialities with the country''s economic players. Forests Cover 31.1 Percent of the Cuban Archipelago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13006&SEO=forests-cover-31.1-percent-of-the-cuban-archipelago Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached in 2016, 31.1 percent of forest rate 0.5 higher than the previous year) a figure that confirms the trend towards the progressive growth of the area covered by forests registered in the last five years. Cuba for the Control of Patients with Arterial Hypertension http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13004&SEO=cuba-for-the-control-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities work to control arterial hypertension (AHT), after several years of progress in identifying patients with this disease, which affects almost a third of the population. Cuba Makes Victorious Debut at Under-21 Pan American http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12987&SEO=cuba-makes-victorious-debut-at-under-21-pan-american Alberta, Canada, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban under-21 male volleyball team made its debut with a victory 3-0 against Chile at the Pan American Cup in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Quality, Main Concern for Cuban Hotels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12981&SEO=quality-main-concern-for-cuban-hotels Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities showed the quality of their investments and services, during the 2nd and last day of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Conferences (SAHIC). Eusebio Leal Highlights Havana's Features in Tourism Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12976&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-havanas-features-in-tourism-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Historian of Havana city Eusebio Leal Spengler described today this city as ''a state of mind'' in his speech at the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic), attended by 200 experts from 20 countries. Eusebio Leal Highlights Qualities of Havana in Tourist Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12972&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-qualities-of-havana-in-tourist-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Havana Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler regarded the city of Havana positively, in an appearance in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), before 200 experts from 20 countries. Cuba Creates Medicine to Counteract Alzheimer Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12971&SEO=cuba-creates-medicine-to-counteract-alzheimer-progress Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba creates medicine that seeks to delay the progress of Alzheimer, expressed health officials here on Thursday, when announcing that that the drug, called NeuroEpo, will undergo clinical trials for the first time in humans. Cuba Competes in Guadeloupe with Six Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12963&SEO=cuba-competes-in-guadeloupe-with-six-athletes Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate tomorrow with six athletes in the 13th edition of the international meeting of Guadalupe, which is part of the circuit of seven meetings organized by the French Federation of the discipline, it was reported today. The Caiman and the Crocodile; Timor Leste and Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12960&SEO=the-caiman-and-the-crocodile-timor-leste-and-cuba Por Loro Horta*Havana, (Prensa Latina) The map of Timor Leste has the shape of a crocodile, while the map of Cuba has the shape of a Cayman. Both countries fought long and hard for their independence and continue to fight against neo colonial tendencies. They share the Catholic faith and a common Iberian legacy. US Entrepreneurs Interested in Cuban Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12949&SEO=us-entrepreneurs-interested-in-cuban-hotel-business Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) US businesspersons visiting Havana expressed interest in Cuban tourism, particularly in hotels, during the meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC). Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12948&SEO=cuba-promotes-in-china-mining-investment-opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. Experts Make In-Depth Analysis of Cuba's Tourist Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12945&SEO=experts-make-in-depth-analysis-of-cubas-tourist-potential Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Experts in hotel business from all over the world are making an in-depth analysis of Cuba''s prospects in tourism, as part of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), which will close here today. UN Agency Attends Trade Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12942&SEO=un-agency-attends-trade-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will present its considerations today in Cuba on consumers'' protection during a forum attended by almost 600 domestic and foreign experts. Angolan Defense Minister Visits USA, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12941&SEO=angolan-defense-minister-visits-usa-cuba Luanda, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s Defense Minister, Joao Lourenzo, is beginning today a visit to the United States, as part of a tour that also includes Cuba, an official statement said. Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12932&SEO=spanish-cuban-cultural-and-business-meeting-in-spain Madrid, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish city of Getafe will host up to May 23, the Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting, a perfect setting for getting closer to the Caribbean heritage, art, dance, music and gastronomy. International Hotel Managers with Eyes on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12924&SEO=international-hotel-managers-with-eyes-on-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Important hotel managers are currently in this capital, participating in the chapter Cuba in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), with the Melia Cohiba Hotel as venue. Cuba is Set to Meteoro Exercise Against Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12921&SEO=cuba-is-set-to-meteoro-exercise-against-disasters Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Preparing for the 31st edition of the Meteoro-2017 exercise has today started off on the Cuban capital with the attendance of the Major General Ramon Pardo Guerra, head of the National Staff for Civil Defense (NSCD). Challenges, Prospects of Sustainable Trade Under Discussion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12916&SEO=challenges-prospects-of-sustainable-trade-under-discussion-in-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Convention of Commerce Cuba 2017 kicked off today at Havana Convention Center with the theme ''Challenges and Prospects of Sustainable Trade.'' Cuba Attending Meeting in Argentina on Illicit Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12914&SEO=cuba-attending-meeting-in-argentina-on-illicit-drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is attending here the Annual Meeting of the Cooperation Program of the European Union and Latin America on Drug Policies (Copolad, in Spanish) in which strategies and tools to fight trafficking are discussed. About 150,000 Mexicans to Visit Cuba This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12899&SEO=about-150000-mexicans-to-visit-cuba-this-year Mexico, May 15 (Prensa Latina) About 150,000 Mexicans will vacation in Cuban tourist destinations thies year, Xiomara Martinez, tourism counselor at the Cuban Embassy to Mexico, said. Cuba Hosts Relevant Hoteliers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12896&SEO=cuba-hosts-relevant-hoteliers-meeting Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A two-day meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC) opens today at Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana, with the eyes set on the island''s growing tourism. More than 2,000 Bolivians Treated in Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12888&SEO=more-than-2000-bolivians-treated-in-health-fair Cochabamba, Bolivia, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban doctors from 30 specialties treated more than two thousand Bolivians during the first day of the Health Fair that ends today in the Valle Hermoso Comprehensive Community Hospital in this city. Cubadisco 2017 Awards to Be Granted to Best Records http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12877&SEO=cubadisco-2017-awards-to-be-granted-to-best-records Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Music Institute on Saturday will grant the Cubadisco 2017 Awards, the major record event in the country, to recognize those involved in CD production. More Than 100 Cuban Collaborators at Bolivia Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12876&SEO=more-than-100-cuban-collaborators-at-bolivia-health-fair 13 de mayo de 2017, 19:01La Paz, May 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 Cuban collaborators from 30 specialties are participating on Saturday and Sunday in the health fair that is taking place at the Valle Hermoso Hospital, in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba. Venezuelan Journalist Earle Herrera Thanks Cuban for Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12874&SEO=venezuelan-journalist-earle-herrera-thanks-cuban-for-award Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Felix Elmuza Medal, bestowed by the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), although it is the smallest one, it is the most important decoration I have received in my life, the Venezuelan journalist Earle Herrera said. Buena Fe Mourns Guitarist Dairon Rodriguez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12873&SEO=buena-fe-mourns-guitarist-dairon-rodriguez Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Buena Fe expressed sorrow on Saturday for the death of its guitarist Dairon Rodriguez, who passed away at the age of 32 as a result of a heart attack. Cuban Discus Thrower Caballero Wins Bronze Medal at Diamond League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12872&SEO=cuban-discus-thrower-caballero-wins-bronze-medal-at-diamond-league Shanghai, China, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban discus thrower Denia Caballero today won the bronze medal during the second phase of the Diamond League of Athletics held here and won by Croatia''s Sandra Perkovic. Lizt Alfonso's Dance Cuba Premieres New Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12871&SEO=lizt-alfonsos-dance-cuba-premieres-new-show Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba will premiere on Saturday a new show, entitled ‘Latido'' (Heartbeat), with music composed by one of the main exponents of Latin jazz worldwide, the Cuban saxophonist Cesar Lopez. Cuban and Chinese Children and Youth Celebrate Living in Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12865&SEO=cuban-and-chinese-children-and-youth-celebrate-living-in-peace Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Children and youths from Cuba and China gathered at the island''s embassy in Beijing on Saturday to celebrate their day and the anniversaries of the organizations to which they belong. Cuba Introduces Bioelectrical Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12858&SEO=cuba-introduces-bioelectrical-plants Por Roberto SolomonHavana, (Prensa Latina) Bioelectrical plants -among the main sources to take advantage of the energy potential of sugarcane biomass- are today the elite program of this industry worldwide. Business Brings Cuban Economy Actors Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12857&SEO=business-brings-cuban-economy-actors-together 12 de mayo de 2017, 19:15Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Cuban Business Fair is a favorable space for business management, which brings all national economy actors together to promote their offers. US and Cuban Religious People Hold Fruitful Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12854&SEO=us-and-cuban-religious-people-hold-fruitful-meeting 12 de mayo de 2017, 16:14New York, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The minister of the Baptist Church in the North of Syracuse, George Miller, said today in this capital that the visit to this city by Cuban religious people had been fruitful. Cuba Issues Postal Stamp Against Homophobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12848&SEO=cuba-issues-postal-stamp-against-homophobia Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 10th Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia, social activists and representatives of national institutions issued an allegorical postal stamp to fight for the full development of all people. Havana Will Host Colloquium on Caribbean Cultural Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12840&SEO=havana-will-host-colloquium-on-caribbean-cultural-diversity Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host the 4th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean from May 22 to 26. Participants will talk about memories and border conflicts. Lebanon and Cuba Review Promising Moment in Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12839&SEO=lebanon-and-cuba-review-promising-moment-in-bilateral-relations Por Ulises CanalesBeirut, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina reviewed here the state of bilateral relations in several fields. Hemingway International Nautical Club Announces New Regatta in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12838&SEO=hemingway-international-nautical-club-announces-new-regatta-in-cuba Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Around 200 yachts will take part in the regatta to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Hemingway International Nautical Club of Cuba (CNIH) on May 19, along three nautical miles off the Malecon sea drive in Havana. Debates in Cuba on Challenges of the Latin American Left http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12823&SEO=debates-in-cuba-on-challenges-of-the-latin-american-left Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The challenges of the left in Latin America and the Caribbean when facing the oligarchies and imperialism was the issue to debate today by Cuban researchers focused on articulating the work of the academy in this regional context. Colombian Guerrillas Reiterate in Havana Willingness to Reach Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12822&SEO=colombian-guerrillas-reiterate-in-havana-willingness-to-reach-peace Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) reiterated today their willingness to boost the peace process with the Government of Juan Manuel Santos. Cuban Vice President Visits Modern Information Technology Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12816&SEO=cuban-vice-president-visits-modern-information-technology-center Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Vice President of Cuba, visited today the television transmitter center of this province, where he confirmed the country''s willingness to continue developing digital television. Kazakhstan Shows Solidarity with Cuba and Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12806&SEO=kazakhstan-shows-solidarity-with-cuba-and-fidel Astana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) An emotional action of solidarity with Cuba and its historic leader, Fidel Castro Ruz, took place today in the Assembly Hall of the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Hematologists Bet on Early Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12802&SEO=hematologists-bet-on-early-diagnosis-of-multiple-myeloma Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The hematology institutes from Latin America and the world are betting on early diagnosis of multiple myeloma (a cancer of plasma cells), Argentine specialist, Maria Florencia Delgado, said. Cuban Intellectuals Analyze Cultural Policy Implementation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12794&SEO=cuban-intellectuals-analyze-cultural-policy-implementation Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Council of Cuban intellectuals analyzed challenges the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) has ahead and the implementation of the island''s cultural policy, Granma newspaper reports today. Cuba Further Ease Housing Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12791&SEO=cuba-further-ease-housing-regulations Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) New legal changes on housing legislation in Cuba are taking effect today to favor the granting of subsidies to the most vulnerable ones and self-employed construction. The agreement 8093 of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers updates the provisions on housing, in which the Ministries of Construction (MICONS), Justice, Labor and Social Security, Finance and Prices and the Institute of Physical Planning are directly involved. Festival Promotes Cultural Exchange and Latin American Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12785&SEO=festival-promotes-cultural-exchange-and-latin-american-music Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Festival ''Un puente hacia La Habana'' (A bridge to Havana) seeks to foster the Cuban musical heritage, while boosting the work of young artists and cultural exchange with other countries, said coordinator of the event Luis Robaina. Saudi Kingdom, Cuba Give New Boost to Ties with Million Credit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12763&SEO=saudi-kingdom-cuba-give-new-boost-to-ties-with-million-credit Riyadh, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia has granted Cuba a loan of 26.6 million dollars, decision that gives new impetus to their relationship, the Cuban Embassy reported today. Three Cubans and a Costa Rican Arrested for Alleged Human Smuggling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12760&SEO=three-cubans-and-a-costa-rican-arrested-for-alleged-human-smuggling San José, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Agents of the Professional Migration Police (PPM) of Costa Rica arrested four individuals today, three of them of Cuban origin, for the alleged crime of smuggling people. Lebanon, Cuba Sign Visa Exemption Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12759&SEO=lebanon-cuba-sign-visa-exemption-agreement Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon and Cuba today signed a visa exemption agreement for diplomatic, official and service passports as part of their respective governments'' purpose of consolidating their relations and multi-sectoral cooperation. Heberprot-P: 10 Years in the Market, 65000 Patients Benefited in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12748&SEO=heberprot-p-10-years-in-the-market-65000-patients-benefited-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) After almost ten years in the market, the Cuban drug Heberprot-P, the only medicine of its kind effective against diabetic foot ulcers, has benefited more than 65,000 patients in the island, it was reported today. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12742&SEO=argentina-cuba-talk-business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. World Hematologists Share Experiences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12741&SEO=world-hematologists-share-experiences-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology continues its activities in this capital today, consolidating itself as a platform for specialists from around the world to share experiences in this field of health. American Byron Stripling Honors Louis Armstrong in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12732&SEO=american-byron-stripling-honors-louis-armstrong-in-cuba Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 9 (Prensa Latina) American trumpeter, Byron Stripling, has paid tribute today to his compatriot, Louis Armstrong, during a jazz concert accompanied by awarded Cuban pianist, Aldo Lopez Gavilan. Cuba's First Deputy FM Visits Lebanon to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12731&SEO=cubas-first-deputy-fm-visits-lebanon-to-strengthen-ties Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Aoun has met today with Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina Gonzalez, who is visiting this Arab nation with the aim of strengthening bilateral friendship and cooperation ties. Cuba: Astronomical Events Visible in 2017 Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12727&SEO=cuba-astronomical-events-visible-in-2017-announced Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Various astronomical events may be visible from Cuba this year, said today the National Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (IGA) in Havana. Cohiba Leads Cuban Cigar Sales in Central America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12725&SEO=cohiba-leads-cuban-cigar-sales-in-central-america By Nubia Piqueras Grosso Remodelation of Modern Track in Cuba Goes On http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12721&SEO=remodelation-of-modern-track-in-cuba-goes-on Camaguey, Cuba, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The construction project of the new athletics running track in Camaguey, with the name of Cuban deceased famous sprinter Rafael Fortun, is now on the 82 percent of being completely finished, local sport executives said here. Shortlist of Cuban Ballplayers to Compete in Can-Am League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12718&SEO=shortlist-of-cuban-ballplayers-to-compete-in-can-am-league Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba announced today a shortlist of 37 ballplayers to form a team which will play 21 games against the six baseball teams selected in Canadian-American Independent League (Can-Am), from June 9 to 29. Cuban team will be again coached by Roger Machado, officially announced at the Adolfo Luque Hall of the Latinoamericano Ballpark with the presence of the Cuban Baseball Federation President Higinio Velez, and the National Baseball Director Yovani Aragon. Cuba Announces Poster Contest # NoMásBloqueo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12706&SEO=cuba-announces-poster-contest-nomasbloqueo Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) and the National Design Office (ONDI) launched today a call to the NoMásBloqueo poster competition as a platform to join the call for a cease of that U.S. measure. Cuba Attends Celebrations for Kazakh Day of Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12702&SEO=cuba-attends-celebrations-for-kazakh-day-of-victory Astana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Kazakhstan took part in the activities in this capital for the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over Fascism, presided by the Head of State, Nurzultán Nazarbáyev. Cuban Ambassador Sees Kentucky Businessmen interest in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12701&SEO=cuban-ambassador-sees-kentucky-businessmen-interest-in-cuba Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, confirmed the interest of business representatives and other sectors of the state of Kentucky in increasing ties with the island, reported the diplomatic delegation of the Caribbean country. ACP Group Passes in Brussels Resolution on Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12698&SEO=acp-group-passes-in-brussels-resolution-on-blockade-against-cuba Brussels, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Councils of Ministers of the Asia, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) has passed a resolution demanding the US economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba be lifted, diplomatic sources reported today. Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with SADR President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12686&SEO=cuba-reiterates-solidarity-with-sadr-president Algiers, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s solidarity with the self-determination of the Western Sahara people has been reiterated by Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, to the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, according to reports today. Cuban Demands Increasing South's Presence at UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12679&SEO=cuban-demands-increasing-souths-presence-at-un-security-council United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba repeated its call to guarantee a larger presence of the South in the United Nations Security Council in order to take balance and credibility to that body. Experts From 24 Countries Attend Hematology Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12677&SEO=experts-from-24-countries-attend-hematology-congress-in-cuba Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 24 countries will present their experiences at the 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology, to be held from today until May 12 at Havana''s Convention Center. Cuba Ready to Contribute in Preparation for WTO Ministerial Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12670&SEO=cuba-ready-to-contribute-in-preparation-for-wto-ministerial-event Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has showed in Geneva its willingness to contribute to preparing the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to be held in Buenos Aires, diplomatic sources said today. National Workshop on Cinema Review Starts in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12659&SEO=national-workshop-on-cinema-review-starts-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 70 films will be exhibited at the 23rd National Workshop on Cinema Review, from May 9 to 31, in the central-eastern Cuban city of Camaguey. MEDICuba-Switzerland Strengthens Ties 25 Years its Creation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12647&SEO=medicuba-switzerland-strengthens-ties-25-years-its-creation Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) 25 years after the creation of the MEDICuba-Switzerland collaboration program, the organization is designing four new strategies for assistance, especially for children and the elderly. Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to Visit SADR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12645&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-minister-of-foreign-affairs-to-visit-sadr 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:57Algiers, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelino Medina González, affirmed today his country''s firm position with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) during a visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps. Cuba in Action Week Against Mosquito in America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12642&SEO=cuba-in-action-week-against-mosquito-in-america Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today a week of action against the Mosquito in the Americas with a broad program of activities, focused on the elimination of breeding insects transmitters of arbovirus, Aedes aegypti. Colombian Guerrillas to Debate in Havana on Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12640&SEO=colombian-guerrillas-to-debate-in-havana-on-peace-process 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:33Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) have today arrived in Havana to exchange viewpoints on first peace process agreement conducted by the previous guerrilla with Colombian government. Tribute to Cuban and Venezuelan Revolutionaries Killed in Combat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12627&SEO=tribute-to-cuban-and-venezuelan-revolutionaries-killed-in-combat Matanzas, Cuba, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, diplomatic staff, students and the Cuban people remembered here today in a political-cultural event the 82nd anniversary of the fall in unequal combat of revolutionaries Antonio Guiteras (Cuba) and Carlos Aponte (Venezuela). Oil Exploration on the Increase in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12610&SEO=oil-exploration-on-the-increase-in-cuba Por Roberto SalomónHavana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Manuel Marrero, an advisor at Cuba''s Energy and Mines Ministry (Minem in Spanish), told Prensa Latina that the nation ''needs foreign investment in order to develop, particularly in expensive and high risk sectors such as oil exploration and production.'' Cuba Eyeing Eco Tourism Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12608&SEO=cuba-eyeing-eco-tourism-expansion Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s forthcoming 11th International Eco Tourism Seminar (TURNAT, in Spanish) in the province of Holguín, will provide an ideal opportunity for industry experts and professionals to exchange views and to promote Cuban as an attractive destination. Cuban Gallery Attends Art Fair in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12590&SEO=cuban-gallery-attends-art-fair-in-new-york New York, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban gallery La Acacia culminates today its participation in the Context New York Art Fair, which brought together institutions specialized in contemporary and modern art from 50 countries. Holguin, Cuba, Cultural Festival Wrapping Up with Diverse Events http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12587&SEO=holguin-cuba-cultural-festival-wrapping-up-with-diverse-events Holguin, Cuba, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Theater, dancing, life music, movie and literature are some of the artistic events scheduled Sunday for the closing day of the May Cultural Festival of Holguin, city in eastern Cuba, popular fete that will last until Monday. International Fair FitCuba 2017 Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12584&SEO=international-fair-fitcuba-2017-concludes 06 de mayo de 2017, 18:27Holguin, Cuba, May 6 (Prensa Latina) After four days of sessions the 37th International Tourism Fair FitCuba 2017 concludeed, after showing the benefits of enjoying the nautral landscaopes in the east of Cuba. Cuban Tourism Industry Extends Relations with Foreign Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12583&SEO=cuban-tourism-industry-extends-relations-with-foreign-companies 06 de mayo de 2017, 17:30Havana, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban tourism industry established this week new relations with foreign companies for the administration of hotels and the development of real-estate projects, associated to golf courses. Next Cuban Tourism Fair Will Be Dedicated to United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12571&SEO=next-cuban-tourism-fair-will-be-dedicated-to-united-kingdom Holguín, Cuba, (Prensa Latina) The 38th International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2018 will be dedicated to the United Kingdom, as guest of honor, official sources informed here. Design Week in Cuba to Promote Experience Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12567&SEO=design-week-in-cuba-to-promote-experience-exchange 05 de mayo de 2017, 18:42Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Shortening distances between professional designers and end-users will be the main purpose of the 14th Design Week in Cuba, according to the organizers. 9 Cuban Ballplayers Sign up with Can-Am and Intercounty Leagues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12558&SEO=9-cuban-ballplayers-sign-up-with-can-am-and-intercounty-leagues 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:20Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A total of 13 Cuban ballplayers have been placed in foreign baseball leagues, following the recent signing of nine players with Can-Am and Intercounty baseball teams. Havana Readies Havana Bay Atlas and Its Wealth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12556&SEO=havana-readies-havana-bay-atlas-and-its-wealth 05 de mayo de 2017, 14:55Santiago de Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) An atlas on Havana Bay is currently under preparation by multidisciplinary teams, reported here Patricia Rodríguez, director of the Master Plan of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana (OHCH). Pacifists Alert of Threat to Peace After Military Escalation in World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12552&SEO=pacifists-alert-of-threat-to-peace-after-military-escalation-in-world Guantanamo, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The presence of a large group of pacifists today in the 5th International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases is of great importance due to the threat that represents the military escalation in the world. Vietnam and Cuba to Expand Sports Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12543&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-to-expand-sports-collaboration Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Expansion of sports collaboration between Cuba and Vietnam was discussed here in a meeting between representatives of both countries, where the hosts advocated for a greater Exchange of trainers and experts, as it was informed here. The Mariana de Gonitch Singing Academy Honors Cuban Rita Montaner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12540&SEO=the-mariana-de-gonitch-singing-academy-honors-cuban-rita-montaner Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Mariana de Gonitch National Singing Academy starts a series of concerts today to pay tribute to Rita Montaner (1900-1958), one of the greatest Cuban artists of the 20th Century. Scrabble Stars in International Mind Sports Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12537&SEO=scrabble-stars-in-international-mind-sports-conference-in-cuba Camagüey, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Scrabble was among the most accepted games at the International Conference on Mind Sports, (CIDEM 2017), which ends today in this center-eastern Cuban city, Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Rafael Correa Receives Honoris Causa of the University of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12536&SEO=rafael-correa-receives-honoris-causa-of-the-university-of-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, received today the honorary doctorate in economics of the University of Havana, by the rector of that institution, Gustavo Cobreiro. TITERECLOWN Theatrical Expedition to Tour 4 Cuban Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12535&SEO=titereclown-theatrical-expedition-to-tour-4-cuban-provinces Matanzas, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) From May 22 to June 4 TITERECLOWN theatrical expedition will begin to visit four Cuban provinces, made up of outstanding artistic groups of the theater for children and puppet theater in Cuba. Cuban Economists Support Investment Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12526&SEO=cuban-economists-support-investment-program Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban economists are increasingly supporting today the investment program being implemented in this island, in feasibility studies done jointly with consulting firms. Nature Tourism Captures Interest at FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12522&SEO=nature-tourism-captures-interest-at-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nature and adventure travels are priority issues today in the debates of the 37th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2017, that is held in this eastern Cuban city. Rafael Correa to Receive Order Jose Marti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12512&SEO=rafael-correa-to-receive-order-jose-marti Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa to talk today with his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, and to receive the Order Jose Marti, the highest medal awarded by the Cuban Council of State to foreign personalities for their contribution to peace. Cuba: World Experts to Talk on Hematology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12511&SEO=cuba-world-experts-to-talk-on-hematology Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 24 countries of the planet will come to Cuba to discuss on leukemia, immunology, coagulation problems and others, during the celebration of the 8th Cuban Congress of Hematology (Hematology 2017), to start on May 8 in the Cuban capital. Designers from 20 Countries to Attend Int'l Congress in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12509&SEO=designers-from-20-countries-to-attend-intl-congress-in-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Designers from some 20 countries will attend the 9th International Design Congress of Havana from June 7th to 9th, said organizers today. Ecuadorian Minister Praises Cuban Contribution to Sport Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12507&SEO=ecuadorian-minister-praises-cuban-contribution-to-sport-achievements Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Minister for Sport Pamela Morcillo Ortiz praised Thursday the Cuban contribution in the development and the achievements reached by Ecuador in the field of sports. Begins In Cuba Discussions on Peace and Abolition of Military Bases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12503&SEO=begins-in-cuba-discussions-on-peace-and-abolition-of-military-bases Guantánamo, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 delegates started here today the debates about world peace sustainability and the threats posed by the increase of military bases, as part of an International Seminar to address these issues. Cubans Grateful to Ecuador for Supporting House Construction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12502&SEO=cubans-grateful-to-ecuador-for-supporting-house-construction Santiago de Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the neighborhood Abel Santamaria in this Cuban eastern city expressed their gratitude to Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa for the support given by his government to rebuild and construct homes that were destroyed when hurricane Sandy lashed Santiago de Cuba in October 2012. Cultural Festival Romerías de Mayo in Cuba Pays Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12497&SEO=cultural-festival-romerias-de-mayo-in-cuba-pays-tribute-to-fidel Holguín, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Several events within the Romerias de Mayo (May Pilgrimages) evoked today the legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to whom the event is dedicated. Chinese Market Opened to Cuban Habanos Cigars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12485&SEO=chinese-market-opened-to-cuban-habanos-cigars Beijing, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, highlighted the opportunities offered today by this nation for the Cuban tobacco market in its different ranges. Holguin, a Perfect Venue for FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12482&SEO=holguin-a-perfect-venue-for-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The main recreational fair not only in Cuba, but the entire Caribbean, FITCuba 2017, is taking place in the eastern city of Holguin, the island''s fourth travel sector. Book on Fidel Castro Presented in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12475&SEO=book-on-fidel-castro-presented-in-mexico Mexico, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The book Fidel: El hombre que se atrevió a vencer (Fidel: The Man Who Dared to Win), by the Mexican writer Pablo Moctezuma, was reportedly presented today at Azcapotzalco International Book Fair, the city''s delegation. Experts From Cuba and USA Discuss About Sclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12474&SEO=experts-from-cuba-and-usa-discuss-about-sclerosis Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) U.S. specialists are meeting today with their Cuban counter parts in the framework of the 2nd CIREN-USA Clinical-Scientific Exchange on Multiple Sclerosis, which the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) will host until tomorrow. Ecuador's President Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12470&SEO=ecuadors-president-visits-cuba Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa is today in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba where he starts a two-day visit to the island during which he''ll pay tribute to late Fidel Castro and be conferred the Order Jose Marti, the country''s highest distinction. Cuban World Champions to Compete in IAAF Diamond League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12467&SEO=cuban-world-champions-to-compete-in-iaaf-diamond-league Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban world champions Yarisley Silva, pole vault, and Denia Caballero, discus throwing, as well as the Pan American Runner-Up Yaime Perez, will compete in the 2017 IAAF Diamond League. Cuba Gets Record Number of Foreign Tourists in Four Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12464&SEO=cuba-gets-record-number-of-foreign-tourists-in-four-months Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Two million foreign tourists have arrived in Cuba in the first four months of the year for a record number and a 15% increase, recorded 39 days earlier than last year. A Bridge to Havana Festival to Welcome Colombian Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12463&SEO=a-bridge-to-havana-festival-to-welcome-colombian-musicians Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Colombian musicians will share the stage from May 9 to 14, as part of the 6th Festival A bridge to Havana, organizers confirmed today. Peruvian Academician Ex-Guerrilla Man Apprecaiates Cuban Decoration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12461&SEO=peruvian-academician-ex-guerrilla-man-apprecaiates-cuban-decoration Lima, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Sociologist and university professor, former guerrilla man Hector Bejar, expressed today his deep appreciation for the decoration Haydee Santa Maria, awarded to him by the Cuban State for his work of solidarity and for integration. Germany Reiterates Interest in Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12459&SEO=germany-reiterates-interest-in-cuban-tourism Holguin, Cuba, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Armgard Wippler, director-general of SME policy and the Service Sector in Germany, showed today her great interest in Cuban tourism. Cuban Fencers Win Five Medals in Puerto Rico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12457&SEO=cuban-fencers-win-five-medals-in-puerto-rico San Juan, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba won two gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the Central American Fencing Championship, currently developing in Puerto Rico, a classification for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla. Opens in Camaguey International Conference on Mental Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12456&SEO=opens-in-camaguey-international-conference-on-mental-sports Camagüey, Cuba, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Practitioners from different latitudes gathered in this central-eastern Cuban city at the opening of the International Conference on Mental Sports, (Cidem 2017), which will take place until May 5. Trade Unionists Champion in Cuba the World Proletariat Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12455&SEO=trade-unionists-champion-in-cuba-the-world-proletariat-unity Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Trade unionists all over the world championed the strengthening for unity so as to face up the capitalist offensive at a meeting of the Executive Council of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), held at the Havana International Conference Center. Cuba Reaches Two million Tourists in May 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12453&SEO=cuba-reaches-two-million-tourists-in-may-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached two million tourists this month, 39 days earlier than planned for this year, according to the the 37th edition of the International Tourism Fair (FitCuba-2017). Begins in Cuba Tenth Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12452&SEO=begins-in-cuba-tenth-conference-against-homophobia-and-transphobia Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The tenth Cuban edition of the Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia began today with the presentation of the educational campaign Me Incluyo (I am Including Myself), centered on promoting in the country''s schools the respect for sexual diversity and orientation. Iran, Cuba to Increase Medical-Scientific Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12449&SEO=iran-cuba-to-increase-medical-scientific-collaboration Tehran, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and authorities in Iran and Cuba held talks in this capital to determine the possibilities and conditions for expanding bilateral collaboration in the medical-scientific field, a diplomatic source announced today. Cuba Recognizes Importance of Arthroscopy Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12435&SEO=cuba-recognizes-importance-of-arthroscopy-event Ciego de Avila, Cuba May 3 (Prensa Latina) Swiss expert, Peter Buess, has acknowledged here today that arthroscopy courses, developed in this city, are a bridge for the exchange of experience between European and Cuban specialists. Cuban Group Buena Fe to Present Latest Album in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12431&SEO=cuban-group-buena-fe-to-present-latest-album-in-canada Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban group Buena Fe left today for Canada, where it will offer several concerts to promote its latest album, Sobreviviente (Survivor). Cuba and China Agree to Deepen Cooperation in Many Fields http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12426&SEO=cuba-and-china-agree-to-deepen-cooperation-in-many-fields Beijing, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez, and Wang Zhengwei, Vice-President of the Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), have called on today to deepen cooperation in several fields. International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2017 Begins Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12423&SEO=international-tourism-fair-fitcuba-2017-begins-today Holguin, Cuba 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair of Cuba (FITCuba 2017) begins today in this eastern city with delegations from dozens of countries and the interest to boost the tour industry in the archipelago. Ecuadorian President Starts Visit to Cuba with Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12420&SEO=ecuadorian-president-starts-visit-to-cuba-with-tribute-to-fidel Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa starts an official visit today to Cuba during which he will render tribute to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, he is to be invested with several important distinctions and will tour centers of interest in the country. International Symposium on Arthroscopy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12412&SEO=international-symposium-on-arthroscopy-in-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The 13th International Symposium on Arthroscopy, Ciego de Avila-2017, opened today in this city, with the attendance of several specialists from Switzerland, Canada, Austria, France, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Cuban Writers Welcomed at Colombian Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12411&SEO=cuban-writers-welcomed-at-colombian-congress Bogota, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Gregorio Eijach Pacheco, secretary-general of the Colombian Congress, said today that it was a great honor to welcome Cuban prize-winning writers at his country''s congressional headquarters. Lyric Theater of Cuba to Stage Werther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12408&SEO=lyric-theater-of-cuba-to-stage-werther Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Lyric Theater of Cuba is now working on a version of Werther opera with music written by French composer Jules Massenet, to be premiered on May 12. Cuban Films Restored in France by Jean Pierre Melville http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12398&SEO=cuban-films-restored-in-france-by-jean-pierre-melville Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The projection today in Cuba of films restored by Jean Pierre Melville is a great tribute to the centenary of his birth and allows the celebration of the French culture from Havana, said the nephew of the outstanding filmmaker Laurent Grousset. National Lyric Theater of Cuba to Premiere the Opera Werther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12394&SEO=national-lyric-theater-of-cuba-to-premiere-the-opera-werther Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Lyric Theater of Cuba is working on its version of the opera Werther, with music by French composer Jules Massenet, in the face of the premiere, scheduled for May 12. Cuban Medical Brigade Reaches One Month of Activity in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12392&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-reaches-one-month-of-activity-in-peru Piura, Peru, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban medical brigade today celebrated a month of solidarity work in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings, with attention to the victims of heavy rains registered in the region of Piura. Cuba Calls to Dismantle Campaign Against Integrationist Processes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12389&SEO=cuba-calls-to-dismantle-campaign-against-integrationist-processes Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the Cuban Workers'' Confederation (CTC), Ulises Guilarte, called today on the forces of the left-wing to dismantle the media campaigns of discredit against the integrationist processes of the region. National Ballet of Cuba to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12378&SEO=national-ballet-of-cuba-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. Cuban National Ballet to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12375&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. Cuba Is a Symbol of Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12366&SEO=cuba-is-a-symbol-of-unity Pinar del Rio, Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Robert Miller, a London resident who is the director of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, on Monday described Cuba as a symbol of unity and conviction that a better world is possible. Organization of May Day Parade in Cuba Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12365&SEO=organization-of-may-day-parade-in-cuba-highlighted Matanzas, Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Netherlands Antilles'' Humanitarian Aid Foundation, Dick Assink, said today that he was very impressed by the International Workers'' Day parade in this western city. Cuba: Mass Support for the Revolution during May Day Celebrations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12360&SEO=cuba-mass-support-for-the-revolution-during-may-day-celebrations 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:26Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Cubans from all generations today expressed their commitment to the socialist project of the Revolution during the celebrations on the International Workers'' Day. A May Day of Commitment to Fidel and History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12358&SEO=a-may-day-of-commitment-to-fidel-and-history 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:11Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) There are many reasons to celebrate the International Workers'' Day in Cuba, but this May Day people also confirmed their pledge to the legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and his continuity in the new generations. Cubans, Foreign Guests Celebrate May Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12353&SEO=cubans-foreign-guests-celebrate-may-day Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Cubans throughout the island are celebrating May Day, being the major march at Havana Revolution Square as there are also rallies in all 15 provincial capitals in which over 1,600 foreign guests are participating. Cuba and Costa Rica Express Interest in Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12352&SEO=cuba-and-costa-rica-express-interest-in-collaboration 01 de mayo de 2017, 09:21San Jose, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Maria Dolores Rivero, the development director of Grupo Empresarial Ganadero, attached to the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture, expressed her country''s interest in strengthening collaboration and exchanging experiences in stockbreeding with Costa Rica. Santiago de Cuba Holds May Day Parade Inspired by Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12351&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-holds-may-day-parade-inspired-by-fidel-castro Santiago de Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Since the beginning, with an anthem based on the concept of Revolution stated by Fidel Castro, the parade on the International Workers'' Day was inspired by the leader of the Cuban Revolution. UNESCO Acknowledges High Quality of Cuban Jazz Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12348&SEO=unesco-acknowledges-high-quality-of-cuban-jazz-musicians Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The celebrations on the International Day of Jazz held in Cuba are an acknowledgement of the high quality of Cuban jazz musicians by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Mexican Stockbreeders Apply Cuban Experience to Produce Forage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12344&SEO=mexican-stockbreeders-apply-cuban-experience-to-produce-forage Mexico, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The project of nutritional forests for the production of improved pastures acquired from Cuba is being successfully developed in Veracruz, Jesus Ortega, president of the Livestock Association of this Mexican state, said. Cuban President Decorates Outstanding Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12341&SEO=cuban-president-decorates-outstanding-workers 30 de abril de 2017, 20:46Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro decorated ten outstanding workers with the titles of Hero and Heroine of Work of the Republic of Cuba, local media reported on Sunday. World Musicians Celebrate in Cuba International Jazz Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12339&SEO=world-musicians-celebrate-in-cuba-international-jazz-day 30 de abril de 2017, 19:14Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) World musicians met in Havana Sunday to send a message of peace and promote dialogue among cultures through the power of music at the International Jazz Day 2017. Plaque Immortalizes Canoe Expedition from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12335&SEO=plaque-immortalizes-canoe-expedition-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean Puerto de Misahualli, Ecuador, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) In the port of Misahualli, in the Ecuadorian province of Napo, a commemorative plaque immortalized the scientific expedition in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, which Latin American experts led by Cuban geographer Antonio Nuñez Jimenez carried out 30 years ago. Cuban National Ballet Tours Spain, Italy and France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12332&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-tours-spain-italy-and-france Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) on Sunday begins a tour of Spain, Italy and France until July 20, the top officials from the company, directed by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, said. Cuban Communist Party Official Meets Leader of A Just Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12329&SEO=cuban-communist-party-official-meets-leader-of-a-just-russia Moscow, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Sergei Mironov, chairman of the party A Just Russia, received here the leader of the International Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), Juan Carlos Marsan, diplomatic sources said on Sunday. Irina Bokova Meets Cuban Authorities, Holds Jazz Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12324&SEO=irina-bokova-meets-cuban-authorities-holds-jazz-day Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, is meeting Sunday with Culture Minister Abel Prieto, as part of her visit to Cuba. FITCuba-2017´s Expectations Grow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12320&SEO=fitcuba-2017as-expectations-grow Havana, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Just two days before the opening of the 37th International Tourism Fair (FITCuba-2017), expectations grow among tour operators and journalists. Prensa Latina Reopens its Office in USA after 50 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12319&SEO=prensa-latina-reopens-its-office-in-usa-after-50-years Washington, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America news agency Prensa Latina has officially reopened its correspondent´s office in the United States to tackle down political, economic and social developments after a half-century of absence. May Day with Fidel and Maduro, Requests 'El Cuate' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12309&SEO=may-day-with-fidel-and-maduro-requests-el-cuate Acapulco, Mexico, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The great friend of Fidel Castro, Antonio ''El Cuate'' del Conde, facilitator of the Granma expedition, requested today to march next May Day with the flags hoisted by Fidel Castro and Nicolás Maduro. Spain Plans to Open New Consulate in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12306&SEO=spain-plans-to-open-new-consulate-in-cuba Madrid, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government is planning to open a new consulate in Cuba, an issue debated during the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez´s recent visit to Spain, Prensa Latina confirmed today. Spain Plans to Open New Consulate in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12305&SEO=spain-plans-to-open-new-consulate-in-cuba 29 de abril de 2017, 09:42Madrid, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government is planning to open a new consulate in Cuba, an issue debated during the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez´s recent visit to Spain, Prensa Latina confirmed today. Business Fair in Cuba to Facilitate Offer Promotion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12301&SEO=business-fair-in-cuba-to-facilitate-offer-promotion 29 de abril de 2017, 01:40Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 4th edition of the Business Fair scheduled for May 10 to 25 in the Expocuba fair grounds, is expected as a space for economic actors to promote their offers and identify other potentialities. 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 Havana, 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.