Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba Supports Struggle of Venezuela against Hegemonic Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17169&SEO=cuba-supports-struggle-of-venezuela-against-hegemonic-forces Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban organizations have ratified their support for Venezuela, whose government is facing the fury of hegemonic forces to overthrow democracy. Twelve Years of Cuba's Medical Cooperation with Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17156&SEO=twelve-years-of-cubas-medical-cooperation-with-venezuela Caracas, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro today saluted the 12th anniversary of the signing by Cuba and Venezuela of the Sandino Commitment, which started a massive eye health care plan. Caribbean Health Authorities Monitor Conjunctivitis Outbreak http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17151&SEO=caribbean-health-authorities-monitor-conjunctivitis-outbreak Port-of-Spain, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) restated the warning on conjunctivitis, also known as Pink Red Eye, outbreaks that today affect several countries of the region. Cuba Hosts Eyeife Electronic Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17149&SEO=cuba-hosts-eyeife-electronic-music-festival Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the first edition of the international electronic music festival, Eyeife, scheduled here for September 26-30, hope to turn the Cuban capital into one of the main venues of that music genre in the world. Latin America and the Caribbean to Enjoy Partial Solar Eclipse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17136&SEO=latin-america-and-the-caribbean-to-enjoy-partial-solar-eclipse Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The solar eclipse that triggers great expectations today in the United States, will also be partially visible in the Caribbean and Latin America, according to specialized reports. Cuban Collaborators in Bolivia, Examples of Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17116&SEO=cuban-collaborators-in-bolivia-examples-of-solidarity Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) With the satisfaction of the mission accomplished, the collaborators of the Cuban Medical Brigade are returning today to their daily activities after providing more than 21,000 free medical consultations during the Cochabamba Health Fair. Exhibition in El Salvador Reviews Fidel Castro's Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17105&SEO=exhibition-in-el-salvador-reviews-fidel-castros-life San Salvador, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro never visited El Salvador, but his legacy is deeply rooted in this Central American nation, where a photographic exhibition reviews scenes in the life of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Camerata Romeu to Perform at Grand Theater of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17102&SEO=camerata-romeu-to-perform-at-grand-theater-of-havana Havana, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Camerata Romeu, directed by Zenaida Castro Romeu, will give a concert today at the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana, where they will perform a varied repertoire. Cuba Wins Silver and Bronze Medals in Women's Discus in Birmingham http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17101&SEO=cuba-wins-silver-and-bronze-medals-in-womens-discus-in-birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban athletes Denia Caballero and Yaimé Pérez today won the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the discus contest in the 12th stage of the 2017 Diamond League in this city. Some 11,000 Patients Treated in Two Days of Health Fair in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17099&SEO=some-11000-patients-treated-in-two-days-of-health-fair-in-bolivia Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) About 11,000 free medical consults have been provided by Cuban collaborators and their Bolivian colleagues in the first two days of the Cochabamba Tropic Health Fair, which ends today. Cuban Eastern Region Insists on Clean Energies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17096&SEO=cuban-eastern-region-insists-on-clean-energies Havana, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities have reported a gradual increase in the use of clean energy in the eastern region, including new photovoltaic solar farms in Guantanamo province. Syrians Send Condolences for Death of Cuban Journalists' Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17095&SEO=syrians-send-condolences-for-death-of-cuban-journalists-leader Damascus, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Journalists'' Union in this capital, made up of more than 2,000 professionals, today conveyed to Cuban authorities and their peers'' guild their sorrow for the recent death of the president of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), Antonio Molto Martorell. A Warning on Saharan Dust in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17087&SEO=a-warning-on-saharan-dust-in-cuba Havana, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban researcher of the Forecasting Center at the Meteorology Institute, Eugenio Mojena, warned here about the presence in current summer season of dusty clouds generated by Saharan desert storms, reported today Granma journal. Cuba to Challenge for Bronze in Pan-Am U-15 Baseball Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17079&SEO=cuba-to-challenge-for-bronze-in-pan-am-u-15-baseball-championship Cartagena, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) After an flawless winning streak, Cuban baseball team has been unexpectedly defeated (7-4) by the Dominican Republic in the so-called super-round and will challenge Panama for bronze medal in the 3rd Pan American U-15 Baseball Championship. Record of Speed from Havana to Key West Established http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17064&SEO=record-of-speed-from-havana-to-key-west-established 18 de agosto de 2017, 17:17Key West, US, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) US speedboat pilots Nigel Hook and Jay Johnson established a new speed record between Havana and Key West with 2 hours, 6 minutes and 13 seconds, in a trip to return to this US town from Cuba. Cuban Foreign Minister Welcomes his Mexican Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17060&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-welcomes-his-mexican-counterpart 18 de agosto de 2017, 15:22Havana, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez welcomed here today Mexico''s Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, who is making a working visit to the island. Evo Morales Appreciates Cuban Medical Support at Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17056&SEO=evo-morales-appreciates-cuban-medical-support-at-health-fair Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales thanked Cuban doctors participating with Bolivian colleagues at the Cochabamba Tropic Health Fair, where they will offer consultations in 22 specialties for three days. Tropical Storm Harvey Is Drenching the Windward Islands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17050&SEO=tropical-storm-harvey-is-drenching-the-windward-islands Bridgetown, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Storm Harvey is bringing rain to the Windward Islands as it approaches the eastern Caribbean carring 2 to 4 inches of rains something that has those governments worring. Che's Economic Thinking Highlighted in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17023&SEO=ches-economic-thinking-highlighted-in-bolivia La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Che''s economic thinking, his contributions to the Cuban revolutionary process and the force of his ideas in the island nation were debated at a session of the Ernesto Guevara Chair in this city. Fidel Castro in the Memory of Panamanian Friends and Followers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17025&SEO=fidel-castro-in-the-memory-of-panamanian-friends-and-followers Panama, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The deacon of Latin American communists, Panamanian Ruben Sousa, reflected here today on his friendly and ideologic relation with deceased Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in a tribute ceremony held at the University of Panama (UP). Cuban President Raul Castro Sends Condolences for Spain Terror Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17021&SEO=cuban-president-raul-castro-sends-condolences-for-spain-terror-attack Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban President Raul Castro has sent a message of condolences to King Felipe VI for the terror attacks carried out in Barcelona and Cambrils, killing 14 people and injuring a hundred. Cuba Takes Two Athletes to World Universiade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17012&SEO=cuba-takes-two-athletes-to-world-universiade Chinese Taipei, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban runners Yoandys Lescay and Rose Mary Almanza will be the representation of Cuba in the 29th World Universiade in Chinese Taipei, from August 19 to 30, with competitive action in 21 sports. Cuba Looks to Improve Land Productivity and Soil Quality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17008&SEO=cuba-looks-to-improve-land-productivity-and-soil-quality Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) With changes to the policy of handing state idle lands in usufruct, the Cuban governmnent Works today to imnprove land productivity and quality of soils. US Powerboat Drivers Set New Speed Record from Key West to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17004&SEO=us-powerboat-drivers-set-new-speed-record-from-key-west-to-havana Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) US duo composed of Jay Johnson and Nigel Hook set a new record, covering the distance from Key West, Florida, to Havana, the Cuban capital city in one hour 18 minutes and three seconds. US Powerboat Pilots to Set Speed Record on USA to Cuba Route http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16965&SEO=us-powerboat-pilots-to-set-speed-record-on-usa-to-cuba-route Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) U.S. powerboat pilots, Nigel Hook and Jay Johnson, will try to set two world speed record on the Key West-Havana and Havana-Key West routes today. China Assesses Excellent Party Ties with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16960&SEO=china-assesses-excellent-party-ties-with-cuba Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Song Tao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) Central Committee, has met today with a delegation from the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) to analyze the excellent ties between the two organizations. Divers Adore Cuba's Undiscovered Seabed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16951&SEO=divers-adore-cubas-undiscovered-seabed Por Roberto CamposHavana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Professional dive guides and tour operators have ratified that hundreds of adventure-seeking tourists who enjoy diving and doing underwater photography continue to be enchanted by the possibilities Cuba''s ocean waters offer. Cuban Socio Cultural Project Goes to France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16937&SEO=cuban-socio-cultural-project-goes-to-france Camaguey, Cuba (Prensa Latina) The French city of Toulouse will receive an exhibit dedicated to Latin American hand made puppets and dolls of the Cuban socio-cultural project Carsueños, based in the Cuban eastern central city of Camaguey. Interest of Children for Literature in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16933&SEO=interest-of-children-for-literature-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The initiative Promociones Literarias is now widening the horizons for literature inside and out of the Cuban borders, with the 3rd summer course of creative writing for children. S.A. Expressed the Importance of Local Doctors Studying in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16932&SEO=s.a.-expressed-the-importance-of-local-doctors-studying-in-cuba Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A public health official in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal expressed today the importance of local doctors studying in Cuba in promoting government plans for universal and quality medical care in this country. Raul Castro Sends Flower Wreath to Funeral of Outstanding Journalist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16926&SEO=raul-castro-sends-flower-wreath-to-funeral-of-outstanding-journalist Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raúl Castro today sent a wreath to the funeral of Antonio Moltó Martorell, head of the National Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), who died the day before of cancer in Havana. Venezuelan President Pays Tribute to Marti and Fidel Castro in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16907&SEO=venezuelan-president-pays-tribute-to-marti-and-fidel-castro-in-cuba Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has paid tribute to Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti, and the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery, local press reported today. Changes to Cuban Policy on Idle Lands Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16905&SEO=changes-to-cuban-policy-on-idle-lands-reported Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Modifications to the policy on delivery of idle lands in usufruct, known today, include the increase from 13.4 to 26.84 hectares the top area given to natural persons who apply for the first time. 21st Intl. Handicraft Fair Fiart 2017 Summoned http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16892&SEO=21st-intl.-handicraft-fair-fiart-2017-summoned Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Fund of Cultural Goods (FCBC) summoned today the 21st International Handicraft Fair Fiart 2017, scheduled for next December as part of the Iberoamerican Year of Handicraft to be commemorated in 2018. August 21st Eclipse Will be Partially Visible in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16889&SEO=august-21st-eclipse-will-be-partially-visible-in-cuba Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The August 21st solar eclipse, which currently triggers great expectation in North America, will be partially visible in Cuba, said the Cuban Academy of Sciences on its website. Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16869&SEO=mexican-foreign-affairs-minister-to-visit-cuba Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray will make a working visit to Cuba on August 17 and 18. President of Association of Cuban Journalists Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16854&SEO=president-of-association-of-cuban-journalists-dies Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), Antonio Molto, passed away from cancer today in this capital at the age of 74. Fidel Castro's Legacy to Last Forever, Diplomats, Activists Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16848&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-to-last-forever-diplomats-activists-say New York, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats and activists of solidarity with Cuba have conducted an evening here to remind revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on his 91st birthday, an event in which they described his legacy as immortal. Pakistan Reaffirms Friendship with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16831&SEO=pakistan-reaffirms-friendship-with-cuba 14 de agosto de 2017, 16:24Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s Ambassador to Cuba, Kamran Shafi, reaffirmed today his country''s friendship with the Cuban people and Government. Cuba Celebrates Independence Day of Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16827&SEO=cuba-celebrates-independence-day-of-pakistan Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s Independence Day was celebrated today in Cuba, where it confirmed the vocation for peace, brotherhood and the Asian country''s desire to become a prosperous nation. US Physicians Graduated in Cuba to Raise Voices Against Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16823&SEO=us-physicians-graduated-in-cuba-to-raise-voices-against-blockade Washington, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Five US graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba (ELAM) will have the opportunity to participate in the Day against Blockade 2017, which will be held in this capital from September 11 through 16, as announced today by its organizers. Cuban Sandy Beaches Are in Danger of Erosion, Expert Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16808&SEO=cuban-sandy-beaches-are-in-danger-of-erosion-expert-says Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) About 82 percent of Cuba''s 500 sandy beaches are showing signs of erosion, Odalys Goicochea, an expert from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), warned. Diplomats, Officials in New York Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16794&SEO=diplomats-officials-in-new-york-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro New York, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats from around the world and activists here are paying tribute today to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on his 91st birth anniversary. Tibute to Fidel Castro on His 91st Birthday Anniversary in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16784&SEO=tibute-to-fidel-castro-on-his-91st-birthday-anniversary-in-peru Lima, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro''s words of advice on the unity of revolutionary and progressive forces were highlighted in Peru, during a tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution on his 91st birthday anniversary. Chucho Valdes Opens Jazz Cycle in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16774&SEO=chucho-valdes-opens-jazz-cycle-in-havana Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Jesus (Chucho) Valdes does not understand about conventions, if it is all about music. So it was showed, in a concert the Cuban outstanding jazz piano player and composer offered at the Havana Alicia Alonso Theater Saturday. Fidel Castro an Example of Revolutionary Intransigence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16768&SEO=fidel-castro-an-example-of-revolutionary-intransigence Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Many nations of the world will remember the ideas and actions by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, especially today, when the 91th anniversary of his birth has come. Exhibition Recalls in Santiago de Cuba Fidel Castro's Childhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16763&SEO=exhibition-recalls-in-santiago-de-cuba-fidel-castros-childhood 12 de agosto de 2017, 14:07Santiago de Cuba, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) A photo exhibition opened here in the Tivoli neighborhood evoques the infant years of Fidel Castro, who kept always nostalgic remembrances of his stay in house number six of Rabi Street. Cuba's First Cable Car Opened in Cayo Guillermo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16760&SEO=cubas-first-cable-car-opened-in-cayo-guillermo Ciego de Avila, Cuba Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The first cable car of Cuba was opened in Cayo Guillermo, something that will increase nautical activities of the tourist destination Jardines del Rey, in the northern central region of Cuba. Argentina: Emotional Tribute to Fidel Castro for 91st Year of Birth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16756&SEO=argentina-emotional-tribute-to-fidel-castro-for-91st-year-of-birth Buenos Aires, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) An emotional ceremony full of symbolism, patriotism and Latin Americanism was held here by Argentinians and Cubans to honor historic leader Fidel Castro on occasion of the 91st year of his birth. Relevance of Fidel Castro's Ideology Ratified in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16755&SEO=relevance-of-fidel-castros-ideology-ratified-in-bolivia La Paz, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivians and friends of the Cuban Revolution ratified here the relevance of the ideas of Fidel Castro, considered one of the giants of Latin American emancipation. Legacy of Fidel Castro Highlighted in Cuba 91 Years after His Birth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16741&SEO=legacy-of-fidel-castro-highlighted-in-cuba-91-years-after-his-birth 11 de agosto de 2017, 15:53Havana, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) Elio Gamez highlighted today the principles of solidarity of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader Fidel Castro, on the occasion of celebrations to commemorate his 91st birthday anniversary. Cuban Expert Describes Current Epidemiological Context http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16731&SEO=cuban-expert-describes-current-epidemiological-context Havana, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The constant population movement and climate change has caused that the 2000s set a guideline in epidemiology and spread diseases throughout the planet, Cuban expert Maria Guadalupe Guzman said. Cuban Parliament Condemns Unjust Sentences on Gdeim Izik Prisioners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16724&SEO=cuban-parliament-condemns-unjust-sentences-on-gdeim-izik-prisioners Havana, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban-Saharan Arab People's Parliamentary Friendship Group has condemned today the unjust sentences imposed on the Gdeim Izik political prisoners.   In a statement, Cuban deputies asked for the release of the Saharawi citizens, who were subjected to a new criminal process after being unjustly condemned in 2010 by a military court. The July 19, 2017's sentence proved that Morocco is still intending to continue disrespecting human rights in Western Sahara and unveiled Moroccan stance for the peace process in the area, they stressed. sgl/pll/rc/nda Birds, Important Natural Wealth in Northern Cuban Keys http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16691&SEO=birds-important-natural-wealth-in-northern-cuban-keys Por Neisa Mesa del ToroCiego de Avila, Cuba (Prensa Latina) Birds are one of the main natural resources in the keys bordering the northern coast of the Cuban central province of Ciego de Avila, one of the island''s prominent tourist destinations. Cuban Almanza a Possible Finalist in 800 Meters (f) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16687&SEO=cuban-almanza-a-possible-finalist-in-800-meters-f London, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female athlete Rose Mary Almanza is classified for the semifinals of the 800 flat meters for ladies in the 2017 edition of the World Championship in London. Maduro Highlights Congratulations From Cuban President to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16663&SEO=maduro-highlights-congratulations-from-cuban-president-to-venezuela Caracas, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted the historic nature of the congratulatory letter sent by his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, on the people''s victory to establish the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Cuban Authorities Set on Increasing Charcoal Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16653&SEO=cuban-authorities-set-on-increasing-charcoal-production Havana, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities called national industry today to increase charcoal production as one of the important lines for exports at present. Cuba Guarantees Diplomatic Security with Severity and Seriousness http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16643&SEO=cuba-guarantees-diplomatic-security-with-severity-and-seriousness Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministry (MINREX) of the Republic of Cuba has reaffirmed today its pledge to guarantee with severity and seriousness the security for diplomatic corps accredited on the Caribbean island. Cuba's President Hails Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16631&SEO=cubas-president-hails-venezuelas-national-constituent-assembly Havana, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro has congratulated Venezuelans on behalf of the Cuban people for the victory in electing and establishing a National Constituent Assembly. In a letter to his Venezuelan peer, Nicolas Maduro, the Cuban Head of State stressed that ''with profound revolutionary joy I learnt about the outcome of the elections and the establishment of the National Constituent Assembly.'' UNESCO Official to Cuba Highlights Importance of Rumba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16629&SEO=unesco-official-to-cuba-highlights-importance-of-rumba Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The director-general of the UNESCO Cultural Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Catherine Muller, highlighted today here the importance of Cuban rumba for being an expression of resistance and national identity. Gente de Zona Launches U.S. Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16608&SEO=gente-de-zona-launches-u.s.-tour LA, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban duo Gente de Zona will offer a concert today at the Hollywood Bowl with which it kicks off their first U.S. tour. Cuban Authorities Look to Consolidate Private Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16606&SEO=cuban-authorities-look-to-consolidate-private-sector Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The second in charge of the Permanent Commission for Implementation and Development of Cuba, Yovana Vega, highlighted today ther need to consolidate the self-employment or private sector. Colon Cemetery: Treasure Chest of Monuments and Legends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16580&SEO=colon-cemetery-treasure-chest-of-monuments-and-legends Martha Sánchez (*) A Fifth of the Cuban Population is over 60 Years of Age http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16572&SEO=a-fifth-of-the-cuban-population-is-over-60-years-of-age Havana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban population over 60 years of age is now reaching 2,219,784 persons in total, which represents 19.8 percent -a fifth- of the total population of Cuba, reported the National Office for Statistics and Information (ONEI). Monument in Crimea to Honor Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16569&SEO=monument-in-crimea-to-honor-fidel-castro 08 de agosto de 2017, 15:18Moscow, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The city of Olenevka, in Crimea, joins today the homage in the whole world to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, with the opening of a monument in his honor. A Second Independence was Necessary in Bolivia; Confirms Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16568&SEO=a-second-independence-was-necessary-in-bolivia-confirms-ambassador 08 de agosto de 2017, 15:14Havana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) In Bolivia, a second independence was necessary because our peoples were not yet free, assured Juan Ramón Quintana, the ambassador of this nation to Cuba. Cuban City to Celebrate 150 Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16567&SEO=cuban-city-to-celebrate-150-birthday 08 de agosto de 2017, 15:05Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Close to famous tobacco estates, this Cuban city is now renovating squares, avenues and legendary buildings to celebrate its 150th birthday on September 10. Sculptures of Ernest Hemingway in Cuba Attract Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16526&SEO=sculptures-of-ernest-hemingway-in-cuba-attract-tourists Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Two sculptures of the U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway have a particular impact on tourists who visit Cuba from all over the world. Three Cubans to World Finals for Male Triple Jump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16521&SEO=three-cubans-to-world-finals-for-male-triple-jump London, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba managed today to place its three representatives in the final of the triple jump for men corresponding to the World Cup of London 2017, and they will be the only Latin Americans in the dispute of medals of this. Experts Warn on Impact of Climate Change in Central Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16515&SEO=experts-warn-on-impact-of-climate-change-in-central-cuba 07 de agosto de 2017, 15:02Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Sea is penetrating the Cuban southern coast at 1.3 meters per year, as a result of the climate change, authorities of the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA) to this province warned today. World Experts to Debate in Cuba about Dengue and Other Arboviruses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16494&SEO=world-experts-to-debate-in-cuba-about-dengue-and-other-arboviruses 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:12Havana, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign experts will debate on the current epidemiological situation in Latin America and the world at the 15th International Dengue Workshop that opens Monday in this capital. Iranian President Meets Cuban Vice-President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16487&SEO=iranian-president-meets-cuban-vice-president 07 de agosto de 2017, 10:07Tehran, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) President Hassan Rouhani has welcomed Cuban Vice President, Ulises Rosales del Toro, who participated in Saturday''s inauguration in Tehran, Granma newspaper reported today. Cuban Official Delegation Concludes Visit to Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16482&SEO=cuban-official-delegation-concludes-visit-to-iran 07 de agosto de 2017, 09:02Tehran, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban official delegation, led by Council of Ministers Vice-President, Ulises Rosales del Toro, has concluded a visit to Iran today, where participated in the inauguration of President Hassan Rohani. Cuban Musicians at Miami's Latin Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16452&SEO=cuban-musicians-at-miamis-latin-festival Los Angeles, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Top Cuban musicians will be the highlight of the Latin Music Festival in Miami on Saturday, a one single night event in that U.S. city. Cubanacan Tourism Group Turns 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16450&SEO=cubanacan-tourism-group-turns-30 Havana, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The tourism group Cubanacan is celebrating 30 years of experience on Saturday with an increase in its operations and services, in a country that receives more than four million foreign visitors a year. Cuban Orchestra Los Van Van Kicks Off U.S. Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16448&SEO=cuban-orchestra-los-van-van-kicks-off-u.s.-tour Los Angeles, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Cuban band Los Van Van will perform on Saturday at the Latin Music Festival in Miami, an event that will mark the beginning of the orchestra''s 2017 U.S. Tour. The band, also known as The Train of Cuban Music, founded by the bassist, arranger and composer Juan Formell, will perform at the Wastco Center of the University of Miami at 7:30 pm, local time. Cuban Delegation in Iran to Attend President Rohani's Inauguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16444&SEO=cuban-delegation-in-iran-to-attend-president-rohanis-inauguration Tehran, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban official delegation, headed by Council of Ministers Vice-President Ulises Rosales del Toro, arrived here on Saturday to attend the presidential inauguration of Hassan Rohani. Bermudas Triangle, Enigma that Lives On http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16436&SEO=bermudas-triangle-enigma-that-lives-on By Nicholas Valdes* Havana, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bermudas Triangle, that zone in the Northwestern Atlantic has captivated both explorers and authors of all art forms due to the mysterious disappearances that for decades have occurred in that place. Cuba at the Doors of 57th National Baseball Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16431&SEO=cuba-at-the-doors-of-57th-national-baseball-championship 05 de agosto de 2017, 00:16 Havana, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban baseball team Granma, the champion of the 2016 National Baseball Championship of Cuba, will match Villa Clara at the Cuban eastern city of Bayamo, in the match that will give a start to the 57th National Championship. Cuba Wins Second Silver Medal in Female World Junior Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16425&SEO=cuba-wins-second-silver-medal-in-female-world-junior-tournament 04 de agosto de 2017, 16:20Tampere, Finland, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female wrestling fighter Lianna de la Caridad Montero today won the silver medal in the 55 kg division for ladies of the World Junior Championship in that discipline in Finland. Some 170 Americans Graduated as Doctors in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16423&SEO=some-170-americans-graduated-as-doctors-in-cuba Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Some 170 students from the United States have reportedly graduated as doctors in Cuba free of charge thanks to the program of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which was initiated by Cuban leader Fidel Castro in November 1999. Cuba Hosts International Workshop on Arbovirus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16422&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-workshop-on-arbovirus Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) An international workshop to update the epidemiological context of some arbovirosis at regional and global scale will be held here as of August 7, the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK), organizer of the event, announced today. Cuba Convenes Carlos Juan Finlay Health Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16421&SEO=cuba-convenes-carlos-juan-finlay-health-contest Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the 115th anniversary of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), its representation in Cuba has called today the journalistic guild to participate in the Carlos Juan Finlay Contest. Cuba Looks to Increase Fruit Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16420&SEO=cuba-looks-to-increase-fruit-production Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) A report of the Cuban Institute of Tropical Fruticulture Research (IIFT in Spanish) says today that strategies are being developed in order to boost production of citrus and other fruits. US Coalition Welcomes New Bill against Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16387&SEO=us-coalition-welcomes-new-bill-against-blockade-of-cuba Washington, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The coalition Engage Cuba welcomed today the presentation in the US Senate of a bill aimed at lifting the blockade of Cuba imposed by Washington more than 55 years ago. ALBA Cultural House Hosts Fidel Castro Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16375&SEO=alba-cultural-house-hosts-fidel-castro-exhibition Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The ALBA Cultural House, in this Havana, today exhibits in its second level a dozen photographs focusing on the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of his birth to be remembered on August 13. Cuban Technology Fair Dedicated to World Youth Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16341&SEO=cuban-technology-fair-dedicated-to-world-youth-festival Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Technology Fair La Guayabera, an event that will bring together culture and technology in this city from August 17th to 19th, will be dedicated to the World Festival of Youth and Students, said local sources today. Large Exhibition of Cuban Art to be Opened in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16340&SEO=large-exhibition-of-cuban-art-to-be-opened-in-havana Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of almost 100 Cuban paintings will be opened by the National Council of Plastic Arts (CNAP) on August 4th at the Gran Teatro Alicia Alonso, said organizers here today. Havana on the Eyes of Spanish Travel Airlines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16335&SEO=havana-on-the-eyes-of-spanish-travel-airlines Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Havana is becoming a hub in Latin America for Spanish airlines, according to news analysis website CUBADEBATE. Evo Morales Calls on Close Torture Base at Guantanamo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16326&SEO=evo-morales-calls-on-close-torture-base-at-guantanamo La Paz, Aug 2 (PL) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, today called on the head of the White House, Donald Trump, to close the prison installed in the territory illegally occupied by the Guantanamo Naval Base, in the east of Cuba. Top Dishes in Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16320&SEO=top-dishes-in-cuban-cuisine Havana, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (Facrc) today published in a statement the list of the most traditional and consumed dishes in this country, a gastronomic novelty. Cuba Opens Film Cycle on James Bond Saga http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16311&SEO=cuba-opens-film-cycle-on-james-bond-saga Havana, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque is opening in Havana a cycle of films about James Bond, Agent 007, an icon of British cinema whose existence on the big screen exceeds 50 years. Cuba to the Concacaf Indoor Soccer Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16285&SEO=cuba-to-the-concacaf-indoor-soccer-championship Havana, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will be represented by the team Havana in the 2nd Indoor Soccer Championship of Clubs of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Soccer (Concacaf), in Honduras from August 21 to 26. Santiago de Cuba: Experts Assess Impacts of Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16283&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-experts-assess-impacts-of-climate-change Santiago de Cuba, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The impact of climate change on the Baconao Biosphere Reserve is one of the issues included in the work agenda of researchers at the Eastern Center for Ecosystems and Biodiversity (Bioeco), which leads researches here in this field. Solidarity with Cuba in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16282&SEO=solidarity-with-cuba-in-new-york New York, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The solidarity movement with Cuba in New York and New Jersey is preparing actions to demand the lifting of the US blockade against the island of Cuba, said activist Frank Vergara here Tuesday. Argentina: A New Department on Fidel Castro in Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16277&SEO=argentina-a-new-department-on-fidel-castro-in-session 01 de agosto de 2017, 17:34Buenos Aires, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The legacy of Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro is felt strong in Argentina, in the debates of a new department in the Argentinean province of Neuquen. Kentucky Joins Coalition to Fight US Blockade against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16274&SEO=kentucky-joins-coalition-to-fight-us-blockade-against-cuba 01 de agosto de 2017, 16:48Washington, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) A bipartisan group of political and business leaders launched today the Kentucky-Engage State Council of Cuba, which seeks to promote closer relations between that US state and Cuba. Cuba Expands Self-Employment in Its Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16266&SEO=cuba-expands-self-employment-in-its-economy 01 de agosto de 2017, 12:27Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Self-employment, or private work by an individual or groups of persons, is now an element of the Cuban economy, and the Council of Ministers looked into its results and ways to expand and improve it, the official Granma newspaper reported Tuesday. Tropical Storm Emily Downgraded As It Moves Away From Florida http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16262&SEO=tropical-storm-emily-downgraded-as-it-moves-away-from-florida Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Depression Emily, which moved away from Florida over the Atlantic, will begin to weaken from tomorrow on, as reported by the Cuban Meteorological Institute. Cuba, 30 Years of Achievements in Immunology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16261&SEO=cuba-30-years-of-achievements-in-immunology Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, with 30 years of experience in Immunology, has nowadays important results in its health sector, considered equal to that of the most-developed nations. Cuba Condemns US Sanctions against Venezuelan President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16255&SEO=cuba-condemns-us-sanctions-against-venezuelan-president Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has condemned today the US sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, following the elections to the National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela. US Activist Rebuffs Donald Trump´s Measures on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16252&SEO=us-activist-rebuffs-donald-trumpas-measures-on-cuba Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s actions toward Cuba must be rejected by those supporting the end of the economic, financial and trade blockade, the US activist Gloria La Riva said. Cuban Doctors Treated Over 26 Thousand Chernobyl Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16244&SEO=cuban-doctors-treated-over-26-thousand-chernobyl-victims Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Since 1990, Cuba treated 26 thousand 114 victims of the nuclear accident of Chernobyl, Ukraine, mainly in the areas of endocrinology, gastroenterology and dermatology, according to a study published today in the scientific network Scielo. Cuba Repudiates U.S. Sanctions against Venezuelan President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16243&SEO=cuba-repudiates-u.s.-sanctions-against-venezuelan-president Havana, Aug 1(Prensa Latina) Cuba repudiated the sanctions announced by the U.S. governmnent against Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, after the elections held to créate a National Constituent Assembly in the South American nation. USA-Cuba, Another Context after two Years of New Diplomatic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16242&SEO=usa-cuba-another-context-after-two-years-of-new-diplomatic-ties Por Diony SanabiaWashington (Prensa Latina) The reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba came on July 20 to its second anniversary marked by a decline in bilateral ties due to Washington''s new hard line stance. US Pilots to Try to Beat Speed Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16233&SEO=us-pilots-to-try-to-beat-speed-record Havana, Jul 31 (PL) American pilots of rapid longboats Nigel Hook and Jay Johnson will try to establish next August 17 a pair of world speed records in the trajectories Key West - Havana and Havana-Key West. Cuba Assisted More than 20,000 Chernobil Victims in 20 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16232&SEO=cuba-assisted-more-than-20000-chernobil-victims-in-20-years Havana, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has assisted 26,114 victims of the nuclear accident in Chernobil, Ukraine, especially in the specialties of endocrinology, gastroenterology and dermatology, according to a study published today on the website Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO.org). Cuban Public Health Authorities Fighting Conjunctivitis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16229&SEO=cuban-public-health-authorities-fighting-conjunctivitis Havana, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban public health authorities are today on alert due to an outbreak of Epidemic Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis, an eye ailment that usually increases its incidence in Central America and the Caribbean from September to December. Tropical Storm Emily Makes Landfall Along Florida Gulf Coast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16216&SEO=tropical-storm-emily-makes-landfall-along-florida-gulf-coast Havana, July 31 (Prensa Latina) The fifth Tropical Storm Emily has formed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast west-central Florida, United States, as reported by the Cuba´s Meteorological Institute. Infant Mortality Rate in Cuba Downs to 4.1 per 1,000 live births http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16196&SEO=infant-mortality-rate-in-cuba-downs-to-4.1-per-1000-live-births Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba closed the first six months of 2017 with an infant mortality rate of 4.1 deaths per one thousand live births, an indicator only comparable to some countries of the so-called First World, Granma newspaper reported. Palestinians in Lebanon Condemn US Blockade against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16191&SEO=palestinians-in-lebanon-condemn-us-blockade-against-cuba Beirut, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The League of Palestinians who graduated in Cuba condemned today the US blockade against the island, as well as the recent measures taken by President Donald Trump, while asking for the return of the territory occupied by the United States in Guantanamo. Cyber-crimes Leave Significant Losses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16186&SEO=cyber-crimes-leave-significant-losses Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The current reach of information technology leads to new crimes such as identity theft, a crime that caused losses valued at more than $100 billion USD in the recent six years. Task for Life, Cuban Plan Against Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16180&SEO=task-for-life-cuban-plan-against-climate-change By María Julia Mayoral* Cuba and Its Progress in Computerization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16179&SEO=cuba-and-its-progress-in-computerization Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) More than 630 Internet halls throughout the country, 370 public sites to access Wi-FI and four million users with access to social networks are some of the main achievements in Cuba toward computerization of its society. Cuba versus Puerto Rico in Semifinals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16172&SEO=cuba-versus-puerto-rico-in-semifinals Gatineau, Canada, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will face Puerto Rico for a ticket to the finals of the Pan-American Volleyball Cup Glass being held here and offering points for the ticket for regional events. Fidel Castro Present in Regional Solidarity Event with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16167&SEO=fidel-castro-present-in-regional-solidarity-event-with-cuba San Salvador, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) With a homage to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz, the 2nd Central American Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will conclude here, expressing its support to the Venezuelan government. Fidel Castro Present in Regional Solidarity Event with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16166&SEO=fidel-castro-present-in-regional-solidarity-event-with-cuba 29 de julio de 2017, 11:37San Salvador, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) With a homage to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz, the 2nd Central American Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will conclude here, expressing its support to the Venezuelan government. Tony Ávila: One of Cuba's Most Genuine Troubadour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16159&SEO=tony-avila-one-of-cubas-most-genuine-troubadour Por Elizabeth BorreroSancti Spíritus, Cuba (Prensa Latina) At the rhythm of guaracha, son or bolero, Tony Ávila (Havana, 1970) stands out today as one of the most genuine representatives of the Cuban trova and particularly the social song, heiress of artists such as Silvio Rodríguez or Noel Nicola. Cuban Cyclist Arlenis Sierra Loses Leadership in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16151&SEO=cuban-cyclist-arlenis-sierra-loses-leadership-in-costa-rica 28 de julio de 2017, 15:30San Jose, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Arlenis Sierra (team Astana) lost today, for just three seconds, the leadership of the 17th round of the female Tour to Costa Rica 2017, at the end of the second stage and the third day in general. Cuban Doctors Protest Trump's Policy Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16149&SEO=cuban-doctors-protest-trumps-policy-against-cuba Pretoria, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade working in Northern Cape has condemned today the recent statements by American President, Donald Trump, aimed at worsening the blockade on the Caribbean country. Cuba, Argentina Move On to Semifinal at M's Pan AM Volley Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16141&SEO=cuba-argentina-move-on-to-semifinal-at-ms-pan-am-volley-cup Gatineau, Canada, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) By beating Canada and the USA, Argentina and Cuba qualified unbeaten to the semifinals of the 12th Men''s Pan American Volleyball Cup that is being played at Gatineau''s Robert Guertin Arena, in Canada. Cuba on Vaccination Campaign Against Seasonal Flu http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16134&SEO=cuba-on-vaccination-campaign-against-seasonal-flu Havana, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The vaccination campaign against seasonal influenza is beginning today throughout the country, aimed at children under two years of age, pregnant women and people over 75 years old, among other vulnerable groups. Solidarity With Cuba Floods the Historic Center of San Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16132&SEO=solidarity-with-cuba-floods-the-historic-center-of-san-salvador San Salvador, July 28 (Prensa Latina) With homage to Hugo Chavez, Schafik Handal and Farabundo Marti, the Central American Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will continue today, initiated with a demostration. Cuba to Host 2nd International Music Forum Primera Linea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16113&SEO=cuba-to-host-2nd-international-music-forum-primera-linea Havana, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Music Institute (ICM), the Ministry of Culture and several record companies in the country are organizing the Second International Music Forum Primera Linea, which will bring together some 150 foreign delegates. More Honey in Cuban Province by Beehive Transfer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16111&SEO=more-honey-in-cuban-province-by-beehive-transfer Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The transfer of 3,500 beehives to the northern keys in Ciego de Avila allowed this Cuban province increasing honey production. Cuban Film Archive Pays Homage to British Actress Vivien Leigh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16105&SEO=cuban-film-archive-pays-homage-to-british-actress-vivien-leigh Havana, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Film Archive opens today a film screening to pay homage to renowned British actress Vivien Leigh, to showcase memorable performances such as her Scarlett O''Hara in ''Gone with the wind''. Cuban Cyclist Arlenis Sierra Defends Lead in Costa Rica Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16093&SEO=cuban-cyclist-arlenis-sierra-defends-lead-in-costa-rica-tour San Jose, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female cyclist Arlenis Sierra will depart from the starting line with the pink shirt as the leader of the 17th Female Tour to Costa Rica in its 2017 edition, after winning the prologue of the Tour, run on 1.5 kilometers, previous to the first official stage. El Salvador: Regional Solidarity Meeting with Cuba and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16092&SEO=el-salvador-regional-solidarity-meeting-with-cuba-and-venezuela San Salvador, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Central American Meeting for Solidarity with the island of Cuba will start in El Salvador today, with a big march, also expressing its support to the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela. Cuba Reaffirms Unconditional Solidarity with Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16075&SEO=cuba-reaffirms-unconditional-solidarity-with-venezuela Pinar del Rio, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterates its unconditional solidarity with Venezuela and calls for respect for the sovereignty and self-determination of that nation, stated Cuban Vice President José Ramón Machado Ventura. Pinar del Rio Steps Forward for Cuba´s Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16074&SEO=pinar-del-rio-steps-forward-for-cubaas-economic-development 26 de julio de 2017, 10:47Pinar del Rio, July 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura has highlighted today the significance of this province to help the social development for economic progress, as this is the basis for sustaining the achievements of the Revolution, he said. Indian Unions Reiterate Solidarity with Cuba, Denounce Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16071&SEO=indian-unions-reiterate-solidarity-with-cuba-denounce-blockade 26 de julio de 2017, 09:20New Delhi, July 26 (Prensa Latina) Several Indian trade unions today reiterated their support for the Cuban Revolution, while condemning the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the Caribbean island by the United States for more than 50 years. Cuba Rejoices to Celebrate National Rebellion Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16069&SEO=cuba-rejoices-to-celebrate-national-rebellion-day Pinar del Rio, July 26 (Prensa Latina) Different social sectors of the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio have expressed today their satisfaction to host the venue of the central event for National Rebellion Day. Cuba Successfully Opened Pan Am Volleyball (M) Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16059&SEO=cuba-successfully-opened-pan-am-volleyball-m-cup Gatineau, Canada, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba played to a successful debut at the 12th Men''s Pan American Cup with a 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 21-25 25-22) win over the Dominican Republic for Pool A at Gatineau''s Robert Guertin Arena in Canada''s capital region. Minister Highlights Cuban Scientific Centers' Advising Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16046&SEO=minister-highlights-cuban-scientific-centers-advising-work 25 de julio de 2017, 10:39Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Elba Rosa Perez, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), has said here that the Cuban scientific centers are seeking professional competitions, while measuring real impacts of science. 26th July in Cuba, History of Rebelliousness and Patriotism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16045&SEO=26th-july-in-cuba-history-of-rebelliousness-and-patriotism By Viviana Díaz Frías* Havana, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) This 26th July, Cuba marks one of the landmarks of its history, the Day of National Rebelliousness: the assault on Santiago de Cuba's Moncada Barracks and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes in Bayamo, Granma province. Cuba, Qatar Plans Respectful Relationship Focused on Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16041&SEO=cuba-qatar-plans-respectful-relationship-focused-on-development Havana, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Qatar are planning a relationship based on mutual respect and focused on the economic development, Arab country''s ambassador here, Rashid Mairza Al-Mulla, stated today. Commitment to Cuba is Permanent, Say Pastors for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16022&SEO=commitment-to-cuba-is-permanent-say-pastors-for-peace Havana, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Regarding solidarity with Cuba, Pastors for Peace ''does not take vacations or spare time,'' said members of the US inter-religious group, participants in the 28th US-Cuba Friendship Caravan. Cuban Minister Highlights Work of Cuban Scientific Institutions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16012&SEO=cuban-minister-highlights-work-of-cuban-scientific-institutions Matanzas, Cuba, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Elba Rosa Perez, has said that the Cuban scientific institutions are currently striving for professional skills, while achieving real scientific impacts. Washington Post Praises Septeto Santiaguero Performance in DC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16009&SEO=washington-post-praises-septeto-santiaguero-performance-in-dc Santiago de Cuba, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Washington Post journal has praised the Septet Santiaguero (SS) band´s performance in the US capital, where the public packed the hall and several people were unable to enjoy this musical presentation. El Salvador Will Host Regional Solidarity Meeting With Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16001&SEO=el-salvador-will-host-regional-solidarity-meeting-with-cuba San Salvador, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The level of organization and actions resulting from its debates guarantee as of today the success of the second Central American meeting of Solidarity with Cuba,to be held in El Salvador this week. US Artist Drifts Apart from Trump and Exhibit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15954&SEO=us-artist-drifts-apart-from-trump-and-exhibit-in-cuba Por Martha SánchezHavana, (Prensa Latina) US plastic artist Ben Jones expressed his dissatisfaction with the stance of US President Donald Trump, opposed to enhance relations between his country and Cuba, where he''s presenting a personal exhibition. Cuba Approves Special Electoral Commissions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15948&SEO=cuba-approves-special-electoral-commissions Havana, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The 139 special electoral commissions that will accompany the upcoming general elections along with those of the constituency and municipal elections have been approved, reported Granma newspaper. Cuban Vice President Welcomes ICAO Secretary-General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15941&SEO=cuban-vice-president-welcomes-icao-secretary-general Havana, July 22 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Cuban Council of State, Ricardo Cabrisas, has welcomed the Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Fang Liu, as reported by Granma newspaper. Cuba Holds 1st Symposium on Thermal Waters and Spa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15940&SEO=cuba-holds-1st-symposium-on-thermal-waters-and-spa Havana, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Symposium of Thermal waters and Spa Therapy is being held today in the sphere of the II International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine, which is being held in this capital with attendees from about 10 countries. Tourist Visits to Cuban Destination Jardines del Rey Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15934&SEO=tourist-visits-to-cuban-destination-jardines-del-rey-increase Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban destination Jardines del Rey was visited by more than 230,000 tourists from different countries during the first six months, to total a 13 percent increase. Day of Afrodescendant Women Celebrated in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15930&SEO=day-of-afrodescendant-women-celebrated-in-cuba 21 de julio de 2017, 17:47Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations System (UNS) in Cuba and the community project Quisicuaba celebrated today here the Day of Afrodescendant, Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women to support the work against racial and gender-based discrimination. Cuban Youth Organization Identifies Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15917&SEO=cuban-youth-organization-identifies-challenges 21 de julio de 2017, 14:55Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Sucelys Morfa, First Secretary of the Cuban Union of Young Communists (UJC), assured Friday that one of the challenges of the organization is to promote the participation of Cuban young people in the tasks of the Cuban Revolution. Cuban Delegation in Colombian Agro-Expo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15913&SEO=cuban-delegation-in-colombian-agro-expo Bogota, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban delegation that attends today the 21st Agroexpo-2017 International Agricultural Fair held a wide academic and commercial exchange in the agroindustrial sector, according to Martha Calzadilla, Trade and Exhibition specialist at the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) and coordinator of Cuban delegation that is participating in this fair that opened last July 13, in Corferia. Nearly 4,000 Foreigners Graduated at Cuban University in Santiago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15905&SEO=nearly-4000-foreigners-graduated-at-cuban-university-in-santiago Santiago de Cuba, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 3,819 health professionals from different countries graduated at the University of Medicine in this city,the first founded by the Revolution outside the Cuban capital. Madrid's Mayor Receives Legendary Dancer Alicia Alonso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15902&SEO=madrids-mayor-receives-legendary-dancer-alicia-alonso Madrid, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, has welcomed here today legendary Cuban ballerina, Alicia Alonso, who expressed gratitude for her great contribution to the world dance and culture. Casa de las Americas Supports Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15898&SEO=casa-de-las-americas-supports-venezuela Havana, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Casa de las Americas has rejected criminal actions promoted by Venezuela´s opposition forces ''led by US imperialism with its usual accomplices'' against Nicolas Maduro´s government. Milano Latin Festival 2017 Dedicates One Week to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15897&SEO=milano-latin-festival-2017-dedicates-one-week-to-cuba Rome, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Milano Latin Festival 2017, the most important cultural event of this time of the year in Lombardy, is dedicating one week to Cuba from today to July 26, with events related to the happening of the Caribbean island. Uruguay and Cuba to Jointly Research Bolivian Coca Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15896&SEO=uruguay-and-cuba-to-jointly-research-bolivian-coca-products La Paz, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay and Cuba will research the medicinal and nutritional values of the coca leave, informed the person in charge of the Industrialization Unit of the Vice Ministry of that plant in Bolivia, Jesus Sanez. Cuba Hosts Congress on Aesthetics and Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15891&SEO=cuba-hosts-congress-on-aesthetics-and-health Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine has begun today in this capital with representatives from more than 15 countries to exchange with experts related to beauty. Jazz Musicians Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba to Play Concerts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15878&SEO=jazz-musicians-chucho-valdes-and-gonzalo-rubalcaba-to-play-concerts Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The outstanding Cuban jazz musicians Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba will perform individual concerts at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso in August, said organizers today. Bolivia's President Winds UP Working Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15876&SEO=bolivias-president-winds-up-working-visit-to-cuba Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales wound up a state visit to Cuba after meeting First Vice President Miguel Diaz Canel, his last activity of his agenda in the island. Drought Persists Despite Water Availability Improvement in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15872&SEO=drought-persists-despite-water-availability-improvement-in-cuba Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Although the situation with water in Cuba has slightly improved so far in July, the drought continues, a source of the sector reported today. Cuban Delegation Members Tour Symbolic Places in DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15868&SEO=cuban-delegation-members-tour-symbolic-places-in-dprk Pyongyang, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the Cuban news agency Prensa Latina visited the Kumsusan Palace in the capital of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to homage deceased presidents Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. 13 Golden Degrees Granted in Cuban University Doctors Graduation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15843&SEO=13-golden-degrees-granted-in-cuban-university-doctors-graduation Matanzas, Cuba, July 20 (Prensa Latina) 13 Summa Cum Laude and eight Scientific Merit Awards are the balance of the promotion granted today to medical diplomas after concluding here studies at the University of Medical Sciences Juan Guiteras Gener (UCMJGG). Bipartisan Support for Ties with Cuba Continues in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15836&SEO=bipartisan-support-for-ties-with-cuba-continues-in-u.s. Por Martha Andrés RománWashington, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The bipartisan support to engagement with Cuba has strongly increased in the United States over the past two years and we will continue seeing it in the future, said the president of a coalition that promotes ties with the Caribbean island. President Evo Morales Begins Working Visit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15829&SEO=president-evo-morales-begins-working-visit-in-cuba Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has begun a short visit to Cuba today to later travel to Argentina, where he will attend the 50th Meeting of the Common Market Council of MERCOSUR. Nicaragua Can Always Count on Cuba: Says Miguel Diaz Canel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15793&SEO=nicaragua-can-always-count-on-cuba-says-miguel-diaz-canel Managua, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban first vice-president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, said here today that Nicaragua can always count on the support, friendship and solidarity of the Caribbean nation. Cuba to Solve Energy Needs with Solar Panels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15778&SEO=cuba-to-solve-energy-needs-with-solar-panels Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are working to solve the country''s energy needs by installing solar panels, above all in faraway communities nationwide. Debating Session on Agricultural Production in New Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15760&SEO=debating-session-on-agricultural-production-in-new-forum Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A session of debates on agricultural production and its real potentialities, will be the antecedent of the 10th Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation, known in Cuba as CITAtenas-2017, from October 24 to 27, said here the organizers Tuesday. Cuban Judokas Train in Budapest for the World Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15759&SEO=cuban-judokas-train-in-budapest-for-the-world-championship Budapest, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A team of 13 Cuban judokas is now on a traning base in this capital, to get the needed shape to take part in the World Championship in this city, from August 30 to September 3 this year. Cuban and Mexican Universities Sign Agreement on the Caribbean Basin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15740&SEO=cuban-and-mexican-universities-sign-agreement-on-the-caribbean-basin Mexico, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Universities of Quintana Roo (UQROO) and Havana (UH) have signed an agreement to strengthen the curriculum of the Master´s of Applied Anthropology. Evo Morales to Attend Forum of Sao Paulo Meeting in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15731&SEO=evo-morales-to-attend-forum-of-sao-paulo-meeting-in-nicaragua La Paz, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel to Nicaragua to attend the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum which will be held in Managua on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista People´s Revolution. Cuba Hosts 4th International Festival of Social Communication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15729&SEO=cuba-hosts-4th-international-festival-of-social-communication Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Festival of Social Communication, a space for the exchange of experiences among professionals of this science, is taking place as of today at the Conference Center in this capital. Cuba and Colombia Foster Political and Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15716&SEO=cuba-and-colombia-foster-political-and-trade-ties Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia have today strong political and commercial ties, following the recently concluded official visit by the president of that South American nation, Juan Manuel Santos, to the Caribbean island. Presidents of Cuba, Colombia Extol Good State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15706&SEO=presidents-of-cuba-colombia-extol-good-state-of-relations 17 de julio de 2017, 21:47Extol Good State of Relations Dominican Singer Sergio Vargas Arrives in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15703&SEO=dominican-singer-sergio-vargas-arrives-in-cuba 17 de julio de 2017, 16:15Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Dominican singer Sergio Vargas arrived in this capital Monday together with his orchestra, and he will perform for his first time in Cuban soil, with Cuban trobadour singer Tony Avila. Colombia's President Promotes Investments in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15701&SEO=colombias-president-promotes-investments-in-cuba 17 de julio de 2017, 15:25Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s President Juan Manuel Santos asserted here today that his country ''is very interested in investing in Cuba'', and urged Colombian businesspeople that accompany him on his current visit to identify opportunities and expand business on the island. Colombian President Honors Cuba's National Hero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15699&SEO=colombian-president-honors-cubas-national-hero Havana, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos paid tribute today to the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti in the Memorial of the Revolution Square, accompanied by the Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Central Cuba Recovers Peregrination Site Dedicated to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15695&SEO=central-cuba-recovers-peregrination-site-dedicated-to-che-guevara Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The monument that remembers the end of the invasion of Column 8, commanded by Ernesto Che Guevara during the final offensive in 1958 to the center of Cuba, renews today his image after a rehabilitation. Congress of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15691&SEO=congress-of-agricultural-and-forestry-technicians-begins-in-cuba La Habana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Congress of the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Foresty Technicians (ACTAF), has begun today with the participation of about 300 delegates, who will previously pay tribute to the country''s phytosanitary workers. Cuban Women Live Longer But Are Less Healthy, Study Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15686&SEO=cuban-women-live-longer-but-are-less-healthy-study-says Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Senior women in Cuba feel less healthy compared to men, a situation similar to that of other countries ranging from biological to cultural features, according to a recent study published here. Colombia's President Begins Official Agenda in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15672&SEO=colombias-president-begins-official-agenda-in-cuba Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, will meet today here with his Cuban peer, Raul Castro, at the Revolution Palace, in the context of his current official visit to the island. Vivid Sculptures Attract Tourists in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15671&SEO=vivid-sculptures-attract-tourists-in-havana Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A number of mysterious sculptures in Havana are among the most significant attractions for foreign tourists visiting the Cuban capital. Cuba Graduates New Group of International Chefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15657&SEO=cuba-graduates-new-group-of-international-chefs La Habana, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The Culinary Association of Cuba,FACRC, has graduated 24 Chefs of international ranking in its course corresponding to 2016-2017. Tourists Love Diving in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15656&SEO=tourists-love-diving-in-cuba La Habana,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Hundread of tourists love the adventures of diving in Cuba according to reports from tour operators. Values and Legacy of Nelson Mandela Highlighted in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15647&SEO=values-and-legacy-of-nelson-mandela-highlighted-in-cuba Havana, July 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sports delegates, executives and participants in the race for the International Day of South African leader Nelson Mandela highlighted today the importance of their legacy for the new generations in the world. Cubans Trained in Uruguay on Dairy Production and Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15642&SEO=cubans-trained-in-uruguay-on-dairy-production-and-industry Montevideo, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of nine young Cubans who completed the second diploma of specialization in dairy production and industry in Uruguay returned today to Cuba after four months of training at a specialized center. Cuban President Extols Validity of non-State Sector of the Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15631&SEO=cuban-president-extols-validity-of-non-state-sector-of-the-economy La Habana, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban president Raul Castro extolled the eve the validity of the non-state forms in the economy as method to generate jobs and diversify the offer of goods and services. Cuban Disco Thrower Silinda O. Morales Wins Gold in Nairobi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15624&SEO=cuban-disco-thrower-silinda-o.-morales-wins-gold-in-nairobi Nairobi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female discus thrower Silinda O. Morales won the world title at the World Junior Athletics Championship in the capital of Kenya, in competitions that are disputed until Sunday. Pastors for Peace Highlights Legacy of Reverend Lucius Walker http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15621&SEO=pastors-for-peace-highlights-legacy-of-reverend-lucius-walker Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Members of the 28th Caravan of the United States-Cuba Friendship of Pastors for Peace highlighted today the legacy of Rev. Lucius Walker, initiator of this solidarity initiative 25 years ago. State Budget 2016 Guaranteed Social Services in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15618&SEO=state-budget-2016-guaranteed-social-services-in-cuba Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban state budget managed to guarantee the financial demands for social services while supporting the funding required in the productive sphere, noted the Minister of Finance and Prices, Lina Pedraza. US Activist Calls to Increase Pressure Against Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15608&SEO=us-activist-calls-to-increase-pressure-against-blockade-of-cuba New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Ike Nahem, coordinator of solidarity with Cuba in New York, has called today to increase pressure in the United States and the world against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade to the island. South African Doctors Trained in Cuba Graduate in KwaZulu-Natal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15597&SEO=south-african-doctors-trained-in-cuba-graduate-in-kwazulu-natal Pretoria, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) About 70 South African doctors who studied in Cuba were graduated today at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, at a ceremony presided over by Deputy Health Minister of this country, Joe Phaahla, and Cuba''s Ileana Morales. Pastors for Peace Members to Pay Tribute to Lucius Walker in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15590&SEO=pastors-for-peace-members-to-pay-tribute-to-lucius-walker-in-cuba Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The 28th United States-Cuba Friendship Caravan, led by Pastors for Peace, will pay tribute here today to the founder of that interreligious platform, Rev. Lucius Walker, who passed away in 2010. Cuban MPs Analyze Progress of the Country in Plenary Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15588&SEO=cuban-mps-analyze-progress-of-the-country-in-plenary-session Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Parliament is analyzing today the full progress of the country by reviewing the summary of the main issues discussed during the Ninth period of session of its Eighth Legislature. Cuba Goes for New Medals in Disabled Athletics Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15585&SEO=cuba-goes-for-new-medals-in-disabled-athletics-competition London, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Two time Paralympic Champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Leinier Savón, will open the Cuban participation on Friday in the Disabled World Athletics Cup of London, Great Britain, which will spread until July 23. Cuban Parliamentarians Discuss Computerization Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15575&SEO=cuban-parliamentarians-discuss-computerization-policy Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians were informed today on the new policy of computerization of the society, from its implementation to the first results of this project, which has a high economic and social impact for the country. Caravan of Pastors for Peace Begins Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15574&SEO=caravan-of-pastors-for-peace-begins-visit-to-cuba Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Caravan of the United States-Cuba Friendship, led by Pastors for Peace, arrived today to Cuba, seeking to support the calls for the end of the economic, financial and commercial blockade set up by the United States. Cuban Foreign Minister Welcomes UN Human Rights Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15564&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-welcomes-un-human-rights-expert Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla welcomed the United Nations independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, Virginia Dandan Thursday, at the Cuban Foreign Ministry headquarters. U.S. Artist Distances Himself from Trump, Exhibits Works in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15541&SEO=u.s.-artist-distances-himself-from-trump-exhibits-works-in-cuba Por Martha SanchezHavana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. artist Ben Jones has criticized the stance taken by President Donald Trump against strengthening relations between his country and Cuba, where he is holding a personal exhibition. Cuban Delegation Visits Syrian Military Hospital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15538&SEO=cuban-delegation-visits-syrian-military-hospital Damascus, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) A representative of the Cuban embassy in Syria, led by business manager, Pablo Ginarte, has visited the Yussef Azmeh military hospital in the Mezzeh neighborhood of this capital. Cuban Ministers Report before Parliament's Committees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15537&SEO=cuban-ministers-report-before-parliaments-committees Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the agencies of the Cuban State central administration are reporting today on their management to the legislators, prior to the Ninth Ordinary Session of the Eighth Legislature of the Parliament. Camaguey Wants to Rescue its Beaches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15528&SEO=camaguey-wants-to-rescue-its-beaches Camaguey, Cuba, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) In the east of the island of Cuba, the province of Camaguey presents 120 kilometers of beaches in the north and south keys, which are now threatened by natural disasters or events on the sand and the coast vegetation, especially in tourist zones. Cuba Encourages Young Students in Beekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15526&SEO=cuba-encourages-young-students-in-beekeeping Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) A national exhibition on beekeeping, made by activity groups, was opened here seeking to foster primary and high school students to approach that profession. Cuban Jews Call for Closer Ties with the US Community http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15521&SEO=cuban-jews-call-for-closer-ties-with-the-us-community Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Jewish leaders have today called on their US counterparts to hold and strengthen ties between both communities that is also beneficial for others. Cuban Deputies Tackle Down on Tourism Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15519&SEO=cuban-deputies-tackle-down-on-tourism-performance Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban deputies gathered in the Commission for Attention to Services have dealt with the current performance of tourism as a strategic sector for social economic development of the nation. Prensa Latina Presents Exhibition in Honor of Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15517&SEO=prensa-latina-presents-exhibition-in-honor-of-che-guevara Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina News Agency has opened today an exclusive photo exhibition in honor of Che Guevara at the Revolution Museum in this capital. Cuban Food-Processing Industry Targeted by National Deputies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15511&SEO=cuban-food-processing-industry-targeted-by-national-deputies Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban food-processing industry is undergoing a phased recovery, which prioritizes the dairy and meat industries, given the financial, material and human impossibility of making progress in all sectors. Four Young US Men to Kayak from Cuba to the United States. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15510&SEO=four-young-us-men-to-kayak-from-cuba-to-the-united-states. Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The US citizens, Andy Cochrane, Wyatt Roscoe, Wesley Preston and Christopher Rodel began to kayak from this capital to Key West, Florida, and sent a message of friendship to the world. South Africa-Cuba Academic Committee Meets in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15500&SEO=south-africa-cuba-academic-committee-meets-in-durban Pretoria, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The South African-Cuba Academic Committee is meeting today and tomorrow in Durban, a South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, prior the graduation on Friday of a group of young people from that country who studied medicine in that Caribbean nation. Union Cuba-Petroleo Attends World Congress in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15479&SEO=union-cuba-petroleo-attends-world-congress-in-turkey Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Union Cuba-Petroleo (CUPET) company is participating in the World Petroleum Congress, which continues today in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Economic and Social Issues Focus Debates on Cuban Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15476&SEO=economic-and-social-issues-focus-debates-on-cuban-parliament Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians are analyzing today the implementation of the capacity recovery program in the food industry during the third and final working day of the Permanent Committees of that legislative body. Cuba Officially Announces Mandela Day Marathon in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15470&SEO=cuba-officially-announces-mandela-day-marathon-in-havana Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The 4th edition of the International Mandela Day Mini-Marathon was officially announced by Lulamah Rulumani, charge d'affaires of the South African Embassy in Havana and Carlos Gattorno, Marabana President. Cuba to Host Caribbean Table Tennis Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15469&SEO=cuba-to-host-caribbean-table-tennis-championship Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Havana´s Ciudad Deportiva Sports Center will host the 59th edition of the Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championship, as reported by the national table tennis commission. UN Specialist Meets with INDER Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15466&SEO=un-specialist-meets-with-inder-vice-president Havana, July 11 (Prensa Latina) United Nations independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, Virginia B. Dandan, has met today with the Vice President of the Cuban Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER), Roberto Leon Richard. Cuba Encourages Local Food Production, says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15463&SEO=cuba-encourages-local-food-production-says-minister Havana, July 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba encourages local food output to substitute imports and ensure a better supply of fresh products to families, according to the Cuban Agriculture Minister (MINAG), Gustavo Rodriguez. Parliament Supports Cuban Stance against New US Guidelines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15459&SEO=parliament-supports-cuban-stance-against-new-us-guidelines Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Parliament expressed its support to the Government Statement about the guidelines by US President Donald Trump regarding the island nation that represent a step backwards in the process for rapprochement between both countries. Cuban Parliamentarians Discuss Issue Related to Population Aging http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15456&SEO=cuban-parliamentarians-discuss-issue-related-to-population-aging 11 de julio de 2017, 15:18Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians discuss the policy that the Cuban Government is pursuing today regarding one of the cornerstones of population aging. Cuban Parliament Discusses Epidemiological Situation in the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15453&SEO=cuban-parliament-discusses-epidemiological-situation-in-the-country 11 de julio de 2017, 15:07Havana Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The epidemiological situation in Cuba is favorable, but there are vulnerabilities in some territories to confront the arbovirosis, confirm Cuban Public Health Minister, Roberto Morales. UN Expert Talks to Cuban Civil Society Representatives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15441&SEO=un-expert-talks-to-cuban-civil-society-representatives 11 de julio de 2017, 12:34Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert on human rights and international solidarity of the United Nations Virginia Dandan spoke here today with representatives of the Cuban civil society. Solar Energy Makes Progress in Eastern Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15437&SEO=solar-energy-makes-progress-in-eastern-cuba 11 de julio de 2017, 12:11Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The use of solar energy is today one of the main bets of the island''s authorities in order to benefit the economy of the island, official sources said today. Venceremos Brigade Receives Recognition of Cuban City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15433&SEO=venceremos-brigade-receives-recognition-of-cuban-city 11 de julio de 2017, 11:29New York, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Young members of the Venceremos Brigade received here the seal of the eastern Cuban city of Guantánamo for their solidarity with the island and its causes. New York Activists Agree On New Solidarity Actions for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15424&SEO=new-york-activists-agree-on-new-solidarity-actions-for-cuba New York, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Activists of solidarity with Cuba from organizations based in this city, have agreed new actions for the coming months, during a meeting that ended on Monday night. Cuban MPs Discuss Socioeconomic and Political Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15420&SEO=cuban-mps-discuss-socioeconomic-and-political-issues Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban legislators are discussing today the socioeconomic and political issues, in preparation for the Ninth Ordinary Period of Session of the Eighth Legislature of the National People''s Power Assembly, convened for July 14. Independent UN Expert Begins Working Agenda in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15416&SEO=independent-un-expert-begins-working-agenda-in-cuba 11 de julio de 2017, 08:42Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Virginia Dandan, Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity at the United Nations, has begun today her working agenda in Cuba with a meeting with representatives of the country''s civil society. Turkey Tests Cuban Vaccine to Fight Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15415&SEO=turkey-tests-cuban-vaccine-to-fight-cancer Ankara, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Turkey started testing with 39 patients from five hospitals the Cuban vaccine to fight lung cancer, Racotumomab, whose commercial name is Vaxira, T24 news website posted. Ruben Blades to Close the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15405&SEO=ruben-blades-to-close-the-vitoria-jazz-festival-in-spain Madrid, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian salsa singer song-writer Ruben Blades will close the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain on July 15th, a concert included in his tour for his last performances, said today local media. Jose Marti European Brigade to Visit Sancti Spiritus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15404&SEO=jose-marti-european-brigade-to-visit-sancti-spiritus 11 de julio de 2017, 00:16Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, July 11(Prensa Latina) The 44th Jose Marti European Voluntary Labor Brigade will visit this central province from July 16 through 20, according to the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples (ICAP). Cuba to Increase Water Investments in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15403&SEO=cuba-to-increase-water-investments-in-2017 10 de julio de 2017, 18:34Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will increase water investments seeking to mitigate the effects of the drought in 2017, which will represent additional expenses of more than $37 million USD, said today a senior official of that sector. Cuban Scientists Alert on Risks of Pregnancy for Adolescents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15396&SEO=cuban-scientists-alert-on-risks-of-pregnancy-for-adolescents 10 de julio de 2017, 17:34Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The pregnancy rate in the Cuban adolescents comes up to 52 20-year-old minors for every thousand persons, in spite of the measures taken to reduce it, reported today the director of the Mother -Child Program (PAMI), Roberto Álvarez. Colloquium in Cuba Recalls Writers Conference amid Spanish Civil War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15395&SEO=colloquium-in-cuba-recalls-writers-conference-amid-spanish-civil-war 10 de julio de 2017, 17:20Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Preserving the historic memory is the objective of the colloquium opened today in this capital, devoted to the 80th anniversary of the 2nd Writers'' Conference in Defense of Culture, a meeting held amid the Spanish Civil War. Parliamentarians Assess Cuban Customs Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15391&SEO=parliamentarians-assess-cuban-customs-performance 10 de julio de 2017, 16:27Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Members of Parliament and the Republic''s General Customs (AGR) top officials analyzed today the progress and main challenges to that border control authority, faced with the increase of foreign visits to Cuba. Parliament Highlights Role of Schools in Community Transformation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15387&SEO=parliament-highlights-role-of-schools-in-community-transformation 10 de julio de 2017, 15:46Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Education Minister, Ena Elsa Velázquez, stressed today at the Parliament''s ninth regular session the importance of turning schools into centers for transforming the community. Cuba to Expand Tobacco Plantations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15385&SEO=cuba-to-expand-tobacco-plantations 10 de julio de 2017, 15:14Pinar del Rio, Cuba, July 10 (Prensa Latina) This western Cuban province, termed as the largest tobacco-producing region nationwide, is focused on boosting 700-hectare tobacco plantations for coming campaign, whose initial sowing is set for October. Cuba to Screen Films on a British Icon, James Bond http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15371&SEO=cuba-to-screen-films-on-a-british-icon-james-bond Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque will screen for the first time in this country the filmography of one of the icons of British cinema, James Bond, Agent 007, the institution confirmed today. Cuban MPs to Discuss Nearly 80 Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15366&SEO=cuban-mps-to-discuss-nearly-80-issues Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban legislators started today the debate of 79-issue agenda of the country''s socio-economic life, prior to the Ninth Ordinary Session of the Eighth Legislature of the National People''s Power Assembly convened for July 14. Tobacco Areas to Increase in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15355&SEO=tobacco-areas-to-increase-in-cuba Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Considered the greatest tobacco producing region in the country, this western Cuban province will increase 700 hectares for the crop of the solanaceous leaf in the coming campaign, and the initial plantings are scheduled for October. Cuba Is among Fastest-Growing Tourist Destinations in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15336&SEO=cuba-is-among-fastest-growing-tourist-destinations-in-costa-rica San Jose, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is currently among Costa Ricans'' favorite tourist destinations, with a growth of 72 percent in 2016, according to statistics from the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners, La Nacion newspaper reported. Cuba, Gabon Express Interest in Doing Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15335&SEO=cuba-gabon-express-interest-in-doing-business Havana, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) In the framework of the State visit to Cuba by the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, meetings were held between businesspeople from the two countries. Cuba Celebrates Anniversary of Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15334&SEO=cuba-celebrates-anniversary-of-canada Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minor Basilica of the Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi in Havana will host a concert today to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Canada and the 85th birthday of pianist Glenn Gould. Gabonese President Pays Tribute to Fidel, Marti in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15333&SEO=gabonese-president-pays-tribute-to-fidel-marti-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Republic of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, has paid tribute on Saturday to Fidel Castro and Jose Marti at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, as part of his official visit to Cuba. Convention on Environment in Cuba Ratifies Actions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15329&SEO=convention-on-environment-in-cuba-ratifies-actions Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Convention on Environment and Development has reaffirmed Cuba''s actions in favor of the environment to deal with climate change and other pressing problems, Granma newspaper reported today. Cuban Parliament to Debate Land Water Bill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15327&SEO=cuban-parliament-to-debate-land-water-bill Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians will submit the Land Water Bill for approval, after analyzing it at the working committees of the People''s Power National Assembly, it was reported today. Venezuela Lauds Merits of Mission Miracle after 13 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15325&SEO=venezuela-lauds-merits-of-mission-miracle-after-13-years Caracas, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) As an initiative by the historic leaders of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and Cuba, Fidel Castro, Mission Miracle, a social program created 13 years ago, has returned visual health to millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Renewable Energy, A way to the Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15318&SEO=renewable-energy-a-way-to-the-future Teyuné Díaz Díaz * Gabonese Government Interested in Investing in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15305&SEO=gabonese-government-interested-in-investing-in-cuba 07 de julio de 2017, 17:20Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Gabonese Government officials expressed today in an economic forum the interest of investing in Cuba in the fishing industry, health and tobacco marketing. Cuba and Gabon to Identify Potential Businesses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15301&SEO=cuba-and-gabon-to-identify-potential-businesses 07 de julio de 2017, 16:28Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Gabonese Republic President Ali Bongo Ondimba expressed today in this capital his willingness to extend the economic exchange and trade between both States, after presiding o Cuba with Top National Team to WSB Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15299&SEO=cuba-with-top-national-team-to-wsb-finals Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Headed by world and Olympic champions, Cuban boxing team Domadores (Tamers) will travel to Astana with their top national team, to match the Wolves of Kazahztan in the finals of the 2017 edtion of the World Series of Boxing (WSB). Santiago de Cuba Launches New Edition of Excellencies Magazine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15292&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-launches-new-edition-of-excellencies-magazine Santiago de Cuba, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Excellencies magazine number 150 was presented here at the City Conservative Office (OCC), in the 20 years of this institution and its first number, in a Fire Festival. P.R. Danny Rivera to Give Two Concerts and Record Two CDs in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15291&SEO=p.r.-danny-rivera-to-give-two-concerts-and-record-two-cds-in-cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer and composer Danny Rivera will offer two concerts in Cuba and will record two CDs next August, revealed today the National Center of Art Schools of this Caribbean country. Habanos, an Excellent Welcome at the Chinese Tobacco Monopoly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15282&SEO=habanos-an-excellent-welcome-at-the-chinese-tobacco-monopoly By Damy Vales Cubans in U.S., A Firm Decision to Strengthen Ties and Break Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15277&SEO=cubans-in-u.s.-a-firm-decision-to-strengthen-ties-and-break-blockade Por Diony Sanabia *Washington (Prensa Latina) In light of a new context in bilateral relations, organizations of Cuban residents in the United States have maintained their firm decision to favor rapprochement between the two countries, beyond what they consider political mistakes by the White House. Gabon's President Begins Official Talks in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15264&SEO=gabons-president-begins-official-talks-in-cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Gabon''s President, Ali Bongo, is complying here today with an official agenda whose objective is to meet with his peer and host, Raul Castro. Cuban System of Environmental Information Almost Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15261&SEO=cuban-system-of-environmental-information-almost-ready Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Experts of the Institute of Tropical Geography (IGT in Spanish) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (Citma), lead a project to create the system of environmental information of Cuba 2017-2021. UN Expert on Human Rights and Solidarity to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15256&SEO=un-expert-on-human-rights-and-solidarity-to-visit-cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, Virginia Dandan, will visit Cuba in response to an invitation by the Cuban Government, the foreign ministry in this country reported today. Famous Professor Assumes Cuban Toruism, Gastronomic Chair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15249&SEO=famous-professor-assumes-cuban-toruism-gastronomic-chair Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The professor, chef and researcher Jorge Méndez assumed the presidency of the of Gastronomy and Tourism Chair of Cuba, replacing the journalist and writer Ciro Bianchi, noted a report of that sector today. Cuba to Enhance Ties with EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15248&SEO=cuba-to-enhance-ties-with-eu Havana, July 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament´s ratification for the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between Cuba and the European Union (EU) provides new openings for the ties between both parties, Cuban Foreign Ministry official said. Japanese Naval Training Squadron Visits Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15241&SEO=japanese-naval-training-squadron-visits-havana Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Two training ships of Japan''s Maritime Forces of Self-Defense arrived Thursday in Cuba for an official visit, the second of its kind. Cuban French Origin City Attracts Foreign Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15240&SEO=cuban-french-origin-city-attracts-foreign-tourists Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban French-origin city of Cienfuegos is now attracting more foreign tourists, because of its historical center, which has been recognized as a United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization''s (UNESCO) Cultural Patrimony since 2005, and its strong French influence. New Tropical Depression Taking Shape in Central Atlantic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15238&SEO=new-tropical-depression-taking-shape-in-central-atlantic Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Meteorology Institute (ISMET) Prediction Center highlighted today in its website the formation of a new tropical depression in the central Atlantic, the fourth this season. Cuban Cultural Fair Arte en la Rampa Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15233&SEO=cuban-cultural-fair-arte-en-la-rampa-begins Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the cultural fair Arte en la Rampa (Arts at La Rampa) begins today at the cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in this capital, with the participation of more than 100 exhibitors. Cuba to Create Environmental Information System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15231&SEO=cuba-to-create-environmental-information-system Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the Institute of Tropical Geography (IGT) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), lead a project to create the environmental information system of Cuba 2017-2021, reported today Granma newspaper. Cuba Strongly Rejects Resolution Adopted by European Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15226&SEO=cuba-strongly-rejects-resolution-adopted-by-european-parliament Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly considers ''unacceptable'' the resolution on the Caribbean island adopted by the European Parliament on July 5, in a statement issued by its Committee on International Relations. Syria Condemns Turkey's New Attack on Its Territory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15224&SEO=syria-condemns-turkeys-new-attack-on-its-territory 06 de julio de 2017, 11:54Damascus, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Government has sent letters to the UN Secretary General and the President of the Security Council, condemning Turkey''s new attacks on several towns, mainly Azaz, Jibrin and Ekhtrin in northern Aleppo. Cubanacan Hotel Group Turns 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15223&SEO=cubanacan-hotel-group-turns-30 Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cubanacan hotel group is celebrating three decades of experiences, when it receives about 40 percent of foreign visitors arriving on the island, it was officially reported today. Dairy of 'Che' Guevara Translated to Azeri Language http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15221&SEO=dairy-of-che-guevara-translated-to-azeri-language Baku, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The dairy of guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara is today among the books translated into Azeri language by the Translation Center under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic. Sports Experts Highlights in USA Fidel Castro's Love for Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15216&SEO=sports-experts-highlights-in-usa-fidel-castros-love-for-baseball Washington, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, was a great promoter of baseball in Cuba and one of his most faithful followers, scholars Ismael Sene and Yasel Porto highlighted in Washington. Gabriela Mistral Wrote about Jose Marti and Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15214&SEO=gabriela-mistral-wrote-about-jose-marti-and-cuba Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Two great Latin American poets who never met coincided on their thinking about sovereignty and social justice, as it happened between Gabriela Mistral, from Chile, and Jose Marti, from Cuba. Broad International Cooperation of the Cuban Forestry Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15200&SEO=broad-international-cooperation-of-the-cuban-forestry-association Havana, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Over 11 international cooperation projects for an amount of about $11 million USD have been developed in recent years by the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forest Technicians (ACTAF). Cuban Congress of Forestry Technicians Promotes Agroecology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15199&SEO=cuban-congress-of-forestry-technicians-promotes-agroecology Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Agro-ecology as a method of obtaining healthy products will be promoted by the 5th Congress of the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians (Actaf), which will be held this month, its organizers reported Wednesday. Japanese Navy Training Squadron to Arrive in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15193&SEO=japanese-navy-training-squadron-to-arrive-in-havana Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) A Training Squadron of the Japanese Self-defense Navy is to arrive today in Havana on an official visit, informed daily Granma. Comic Art Day Begins in Camaguey, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15191&SEO=comic-art-day-begins-in-camaguey-cuba Camaguey, Cuba, July 5 (Prensa Latina) In order to show animation as a binding platform, some outstanding Cuban cartoonists gathered today at the opening ceremony of the 7th edition of Comic Art Days in Camaguey. Historical Routes, Attractive Summer Options in Western Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15186&SEO=historical-routes-attractive-summer-options-in-western-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) With travels to places of cultural, historical and archaeological interest, the authorities of this western city started today, for the fifth consecutive year, the attractive summer route Rutas Históricas por mi ciudad (Historical Routes Around my City). Cuban Vice Foreign Minister Stresses EU-Cuba Accord Ratification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15183&SEO=cuban-vice-foreign-minister-stresses-eu-cuba-accord-ratification Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Ratification of the Agreement for Political Dialogue and Cooperation between Cuba and the European (EU), by the European Parliament, allows its temporary application, Cuban Vice Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Cuba and Belarus Strengthen Ties of Friendship and Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15182&SEO=cuba-and-belarus-strengthen-ties-of-friendship-and-cooperation Havana, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Belarus have strengthened today their ties of friendship and cooperation in the meeting between Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, and Belorussian Deputy Foreign Minister, Evgueni Shestakov. Countries in the Gulf of Mexico Should Work Together, Says Experts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15180&SEO=countries-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-should-work-together-says-experts Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The Gulf of Mexico is just an single ecosystem, although it is part of three countries and scientists from those nations should work together for its preservation, Argentinian expert Victoria Ramenzoni asserted today. Cuban Arlenis Sierra to the 9th Place in Giro di Italia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15178&SEO=cuban-arlenis-sierra-to-the-9th-place-in-giro-di-italia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra went to the 9th place of the Giro di Italia (Tour of Italy) that closed its 9th stage Wednesday, with the victory of Finnish Lotta Lepisto, with a record of 2:50.36 hours in a stage of 116.16 kilometres in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy European Parliament Ratifies Cooperation Agreement with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15153&SEO=european-parliament-ratifies-cooperation-agreement-with-cuba Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament today ratified the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016, which promotes diplomatic and economic relations between the EU and the Caribbean nation. Cuba Implements Actions to Strengthen Protected Area System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15151&SEO=cuba-implements-actions-to-strengthen-protected-area-system Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is implementing an action plan until 2020 to strengthen the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP), according to Granma daily. China, Cuba Review Progress in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15144&SEO=china-cuba-review-progress-in-biotechnology Beijing, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) China and Cuba have reviewed progress in biotechnology cooperation in the framework of the 10th China Bioindustry Convention and the first Guangzhou International Biological Forum. Literary Festival Opens Summertime in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15135&SEO=literary-festival-opens-summertime-in-cuba Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 books will be launched on Friday in the main cities of Cuba, as part of the Festival of Arts, said today Edel Morales, vice president of the Cuban Institute of the Book (ICL). Cuban Comic Writers To Hold Festival in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15134&SEO=cuban-comic-writers-to-hold-festival-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The central city of Camaguey, in the province with the same name, is ready to open the 7th Festival of Comic Art from July 5th to 8th with the presence of outstanding Cuban comic writers. Protected Areas, A Solution to Environmental Challenges, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15128&SEO=protected-areas-a-solution-to-environmental-challenges-says-expert Havana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Protected areas are natural solutions to the global challenges related to climate change, the director of National Natural Parks in Colombia, Julia Miranda, said today. Cuba Undertakes Actions to Protect Sea Turtle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15122&SEO=cuba-undertakes-actions-to-protect-sea-turtle Ciego de Avila. Cuba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The sea turtle festival in the town of Júcaro, south of this city, involved an important practice to preserve the species in the Jardines de la Reina National Park in the Cuban central region. Confronting Cuba in Baseball is Thermometer for USA: Paul Seiler http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15113&SEO=confronting-cuba-in-baseball-is-thermometer-for-usa-paul-seiler Cary, North Carolina, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Despite winning the last four games against Cuba, the executive director of USA Baseball, Paul Seiler, says that to confront Cubans in this popular sport is a thermometer for the United States. Protected Areas and Natural History Museums at Cubambiente 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15105&SEO=protected-areas-and-natural-history-museums-at-cubambiente-2017 La Habana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The management and protection of natural areas in Latin America focus here today the 11th International Convention on Environment and Development, which will discuss on environment until Friday. Chile's Deputy Chamber President Praises Monument to Marti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15099&SEO=chiles-deputy-chamber-president-praises-monument-to-marti By Fausto Triana Santiago, Chile, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Espinoza, president of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, has praised the monument built to Cuba's National Hero, Jose Marti, 'an unequivocal evidence of the feelings of friendship between the two countries. ' Painters from Santiago de Cuba to Attend US International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15095&SEO=painters-from-santiago-de-cuba-to-attend-us-international-fair Santiago de Cuba, July 4 (Prensa Latina) Naive painters from Bayate group, based in the Julio Antonio Mella municipality, Santiago de Cuba province, will have the opportunity to attend the International Folk Art Fair, which will be held in the next few days, in Santa Fe, USA. Cuban Theater Group to Attend Festival of Puppets in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15091&SEO=cuban-theater-group-to-attend-festival-of-puppets-in-usa 04 de julio de 2017, 00:22Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Teatro Las Estaciones will participate in the National Festival of Puppeteers of the United States, to be held in Minnesota from July 17th to 24th, said sources today here. President of Gabon to visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15087&SEO=president-of-gabon-to-visit-cuba Havana, July 4 (Prensa Latina) The President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba will pay an official visit to Cuba from Thursday, July 6, according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry´s website. Jose Marti Monument Unveiled in Santiago de Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15084&SEO=jose-marti-monument-unveiled-in-santiago-de-chile 03 de julio de 2017, 16:35Santiago, Chile, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Jose Marti monument, bronze sculpture with impressive details, is nowadays an exceptional spot in this capital, where about 1,000 people attended the official opening. I would Love to Practice Medicine as They Do in Cuba, Says US Studen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15081&SEO=i-would-love-to-practice-medicine-as-they-do-in-cuba-says-us-studen 03 de julio de 2017, 15:41Washington, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) I would love to practice medicine as they do in Cuba, deeply rooted in the community, said a young US citizen that is studying in the island nation, in an interview published today bya newspaper in this country. Cuban-Americans in USA Prepare new Actions Against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15080&SEO=cuban-americans-in-usa-prepare-new-actions-against-us-blockade 03 de julio de 2017, 15:35Washington, July 3 (Prensa Latina) The ''Alianza Martiana'' coalition, which is made up of several Cuban emigre organizations in Miami, Florida, is planning new actions in favor of ending the US blockade against Cuba. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Wants to Keep on Working with US Firms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15076&SEO=cuban-chamber-of-commerce-wants-to-keep-on-working-with-us-firms Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba expressed its ''permanent rediness to keep on working with US entities and firms'' in its Monday declaration in this capital. Caribbean Festival Begins in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15068&SEO=caribbean-festival-begins-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Festival of the Caribbean began today in this city, with an extensive cultural and academic program to strengthen the relations between the regional countries, based on respect to their roots and spirituality. Havana: The Spearhead of Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15067&SEO=havana-the-spearhead-of-cuban-tourism Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) In the growing spiral of Cuban tourism, the capital, Havana, is occupying a fundamental position, not only by official statements but also by the opinions, repeated by travellers coming from different parts of the world. Cuban Doctors Assist Thousands of Patients at Bolivian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15046&SEO=cuban-doctors-assist-thousands-of-patients-at-bolivian-fair By Carmen Esquivel Sarria Cuba and United States Start Friendly Fight in Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15041&SEO=cuba-and-united-states-start-friendly-fight-in-baseball Por By Alfredo Boada MolaRaleigh, North Carolina, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States are starting today in several North Carolina locations the sixth baseball cap, considered a national sport and cultural heritage in both countries. Students from Several Countries Seek to Graduate from Cinema in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15034&SEO=students-from-several-countries-seek-to-graduate-from-cinema-in-cuba Havana, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Students of the International School of Cinema and Television in Cuba began discussing their theses today to graduate in specialties such as Direction, Screenplay, Editing, Documentary, Production, Sound, Photography, Television and new media. Cuba Finalist at World Volleyball Sub-21 Awaits Now for Rival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15030&SEO=cuba-finalist-at-world-volleyball-sub-21-awaits-now-for-rival Brno, Czech Republic, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban men''s volleyball team won ticket to the final World Sub-21 after surprisingly defeating the Russian selection and awaits for rival after game between Poland and Brazil. Cuba Reached Final of U21 Volleyball World Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15026&SEO=cuba-reached-final-of-u21-volleyball-world-championship Brno, Czech Republic, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba delivered Saturday a major upset by defeating title-contenders Russia in the first semifinal of the Volleyball Men''s U21 World Championship and reaching the final of the tournament for the first time. Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika in Concert in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15021&SEO=chucho-valdes-and-concha-buika-in-concert-in-spain Madrid, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban piano player, composer and arranger Jesus ''Chucho'' Valdes and Spanish-Guinean origin female singer Concha Buika will offer a joint concert as part of the performances for Noches del Botanico (Nights of the Botanic Garden) Festival in Spain. Cuban and U.S. People Come Together in Rumba Night http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15015&SEO=cuban-and-u.s.-people-come-together-in-rumba-night By Diony Sanabia The Bay of Havana and the Risk of Waste Oils http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15012&SEO=the-bay-of-havana-and-the-risk-of-waste-oils Havana (Prensa Latina) Waste oils are a real danger to human, animal and plant life and also damage the environment. Cuba and Australia Promote Regular Diplomatic Meetings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15004&SEO=cuba-and-australia-promote-regular-diplomatic-meetings Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers of Cuba and Australia, Bruno Rodríguez and Julie Bishop, respectively, signed here a Memorandum on Understanding on Regular Diplomatic Meetings, with the objective to promote and strenghten bilateral cooperation. Cuban Journalists Prepare X Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14995&SEO=cuban-journalists-prepare-x-congress Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) are preparing the 10th Congress of that organization, in the VIII Plenary Session of its National Committee, which takes place today in Havana. Finland-Cuban Former Volleyball Players Get Their Sentences Reduced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14992&SEO=finland-cuban-former-volleyball-players-get-their-sentences-reduced London, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) A penal court in Finland reduced the penal sentences to four of the players and absolved a fifth, said a report by British BBC Friday. Floridita Restaurant an Emblematic Destiny of Visitors to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14990&SEO=floridita-restaurant-an-emblematic-destiny-of-visitors-to-havana Varadero, Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Havana''s bar-restaurant Floridita, is standing out in the space of Cuban gastronomy dedicated to this place in the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival, finishing Friday in this tourist resort. Santiago de Cuba Remembers its Revolutionary Martyrs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14987&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-remembers-its-revolutionary-martyrs Santiago de Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The people of Santiago de Cuba evoked the memory of the young revolutionaries killed 60 years ago in the intersection of Marti Avenue and Crombet Street in this city, where three young men were shot to death, because they were opposed to the distatorship of the then president Fulgencio Batista. Cuba Gets Even More Support Since US Policy Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14986&SEO=cuba-gets-even-more-support-since-us-policy-change Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The members of the World Council Project of International Solidarity Jose Marti, supported today the message of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), in favor of good relations between United States and this country. Cuba Highlights Value of Communication for Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14984&SEO=cuba-highlights-value-of-communication-for-development Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Gladys Bejerano, General Comptroller of the Republic of Cuba, has stressed the need to ensure timely, adequate and fluid communication in all scenarios, to ensure the success of the national development model. Cargo Transportation Is Fundamental in Cuba's Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14983&SEO=cargo-transportation-is-fundamental-in-cubas-economy Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) An article published in Granma newspaper today says that cargo transportation is fundamental for the development of Cuba''s economy. Julio Verne, His Fiction Became a Reality in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14980&SEO=julio-verne-his-fiction-became-a-reality-in-havana Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) After two days of debates, keynote speeches and exhibitions, the 2nd International Vernian Congress, which brought together researchers and scholars from eight countries, will conclude today in Havana. Council of Ministers Examines Course of Cuban Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14976&SEO=council-of-ministers-examines-course-of-cuban-economy Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) During the first half of this year, the performance of the Cuban economy was as predicted for 2017, informed today official daily Granma. Varadero Gourmet Concludes, Attracts Sybarites to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14975&SEO=varadero-gourmet-concludes-attracts-sybarites-to-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The 9th edition of Varadero Gourmet is concluding today with greater commitments for many experts who promote this destination, not only sun and beach, but also an ambitious cuisine. Democratic Rep. of Congo to Hold First Rumba Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14963&SEO=democratic-rep.-of-congo-to-hold-first-rumba-festival Kinshasa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold Friday and Saturday the First Festival of Rumba and Elegance, seeking to come to the fore on this music rhythm. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14962&SEO=about-23-countries-to-participate-in-damascus-international-fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. Business Opportunities with Cuba Arise Expectation in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14961&SEO=business-opportunities-with-cuba-arise-expectation-in-usa Washington, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador Jose Ramon Cabanas participated today in a business round table in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, during which the participants on the US side showed interest in the opportunities that the island nation offers. Carnival Paradise Cruise Makes an Opening Trip to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14951&SEO=carnival-paradise-cruise-makes-an-opening-trip-to-havana 29 de junio de 2017, 16:38Washington, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Carnival Paradise Cruise has made its first trip to Havana from Tampa Bay, Florida. Cuban Delicious Food Showed in Varadero Gourmet Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14945&SEO=cuban-delicious-food-showed-in-varadero-gourmet-festival 29 de junio de 2017, 16:01Varadero, Cuba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Conferences on how to combine Cuban traditional dishes with the current trends of international cuisine and gastronomy are included in the program of the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival, continuing Thursday. Minnesota Musicians to Perform at Dolores Hall in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14944&SEO=minnesota-musicians-to-perform-at-dolores-hall-in-santiago-de-cuba 29 de junio de 2017, 15:59Santiago de Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Minnesota Youth Symphony (MSY) will perform today at the Dolores Hall in this city, as part of its performances in the Caribbean nation. ALBA-TCP Demands Condemnation of Use of Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14932&SEO=alba-tcp-demands-condemnation-of-use-of-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Treaty of Peoples'' Trade (Alba-TCP) demanded international condemnation of the use of violence as a political weapon to overthrow legitimate and democratically elected governments. 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 Havana, 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 Havana, 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.