Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina US Actress Jodie Foster Visits Acosta Dance Company in Cuba 30 de marzo de 2017, 18:06Havana, March 30 (PL) The US actress and film director, Jodie Foster, was present at a a rehearsal of Acosta Dance Company, founded and directed by the outstanding Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. El Salvador Decorates Cuban Dancer Alicia Alonso 30 de marzo de 2017, 14:25San Salvador, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren decorates today Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso with the Libertador Jose Simeon Cañas Order, Great Officer Rank. UNESCO Exhibits Cuban Artist's Works Paris, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Ofrendas (Tributes), by artist Silvia Rodriguez Rivero, was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris as part of the events of the ‘Cuban Week,'' taking place in this country. South Africa in Constant Fight against Racism Pretoria, March 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africans ought to continue to fight racism and discrimination, exhorted Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa while addressing mourners at the funeral of legendary artist Joe Mafela. Festival Renders Tribute to Cuban Film Director in New York New York, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Paintings, drawings and samples of representative works of Cuban caricaturist and film director Juan Padrón are to be exhibited in New York as part of the Havana Film Festival on his 70th birthday, said organizers. Bob Dylan to Finally Receive Nobel Prize for Literature in Sweden tockholm, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Academy announced that it will award the Nobel Prize for Literature to the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan over the weekend in the capital, where the musician intends to offer two concerts. Cuba Goes with Us Everywhere, Musician Jose Maria Vitier Says Paris, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) As a special guest of the ''Cuban Week'', renowned composer and concert musician Jose Maria Vitier, has arrived in France to show his work and, above all, bringing his island with him, as ''it goes with us everywhere''. Cuba Hosts International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Dance will take the streets of the historical district of this capital from today to April 2nd on occasion of the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes. 16th Young Film Show to Take Place in Cuba Havana, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Young Show of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) will be exhibiting over 50 domestic and foreign productions from April 4th to 9th, organizers announced. Cultural Event Dedicated to Cuba Begins in France Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A five-day cultural event dedicated to Cuba begins today in France, with the participation of renowned artists from the Caribbean nation, including musician, Jose Maria Vitier. Alicia Alonso Appreciates Welcome to National Ballet in Costa Rica San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso appreciated today here, also on behalf of members of the National Ballet of Cuba, the welcome given by Costa Rican audience and authorities. Community Artists Rehearse Play Dedicated to Fidel Castro Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist community group Korimakao, from western Cuba, is now rehearsing a play dedicated to historical revolutionary leader Fidel Castro for its premiere on April 18 at a special gala. Elton John and James Taylor Ready for Argentina's Concert Buenos Aires, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Posters all around the city announce the concert that two great musicians, British Elton John and American James Taylor, will give in this capital. Jam Session Closes Havana World Music Festival Havana, 26 sea (Prensa Latina) With a jam session that summons guest artists, Havana World Music Festival comes to an end Sunday at the Factory of Cuban Art (FAC), in this capital. Havana World Music Tinges Orange Rhythms against Gender Violence Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Havana World Music Festival (HWM) joins today with its Orange Day program, an initiative promoted by the United Nations to make the struggle for non-violence against women and girls visible. French Fashion, Perfumes and Goldsmithery in Havana Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina)Through fashion, perfumes and goldsmithery Cuba''s specialists explore today the French influence in Latin America with a program designed as part of the International Francophonie Week. Dancers from 16 Countries to Perform in Havana Int´l Festival Havana, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Artists from 16 countries will perform in Havana from March 29th to April 2nd during the International Dance Festivalin Urban Landscapes, said today organizers. Afro-Caribbean National Festival Begins in Cuba 24 de marzo de 2017, 17:42Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) With the parade of 16 groups representative of the Haitian folklore in Cuba began today in this central province the 18th National Afro-Caribbean Festival Eva Gaspar in memoriam. Casa del Caribe International Award to Recognize Musician from Bonair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:43Santiago de Cuba, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Casa del Caribe International Prize, which is awarded every year by the institution during July in the framework of the Festival of Fire, will recognize Bonaire musician Marcel Mercera, sources from the organizing committee informed today. Cuban and Puerto Rican Musicians Mix Their Rhythms Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban rap music group ORISHAS expects that soon everyone sings and has fun, with the music of new song ''Pegadito al Piso'' (Right Close to the Floor), recorded in collaboration with Puerto Rican band ''La Tribu de Abrante.'' Cuban Group Buena Fe to present record Sobreviviente in Canada Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musical group Buena Fe gives last touches to their tour of Canada, where they will present in May their most recent record titled Sobreviviente (Survivor). ICAIC's Contributions to Cuban Culture Are Outstanding, Says Expert By Glenda Arcia Saint Lucia to Dedicate State Funeral to Nobel Prize Winner Walcott Castries, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Government in Saint Lucia approved to hold a Sate funeral to honor the 1992 Literature Nobel Price Winner Dereck Walcott, who died in this capital on March 17, according to reports. Costa Rican University Proud to Honor Alicia Alonso 22 de marzo de 2017, 18:15San Jose, March 22 (Prensa Latina) For the University of Costa Rica (UCR), it is a great honor to grant Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alicia Alonso, the Honoris Causa Doctorate, UCR rector, Henning Jensen stated. Alicia Alonso to Receive Honorary Degree in Costa Rica San Jose, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alina Alonso, received here today the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), for her important work and legacy to the world classical dance. Cuban Theater Group El Publico Applauded in USA By Diony Sanabia Havana to Host International Dance Festival Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Artists from several countries will travel to Cuba from March 29th to April 2nd to participate in the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes, organizers of the event said. Havana World Music Festival Intends to Set Havana in Motion Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The fourth edition of the festival Havana World Music (HWM) will develop this year with the intention to set the capital in motion to the rhythm of different musical styles, as rock, hip-hop and jazz, the organizers announced. Buenos Aires Gets Ready for 2017 Book Fair Buenos Aires, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) South African Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee, Spanish Carlos Ruiz Zafon and North American John Katzenbach are among the guests to the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires in April. International Storytelling Festival in Cuba Reveres Local Folklore 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:53Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Storytellers from 12 countries opened today in Cuba the International Storytelling Festival, with a ceremony in which the participants crossed Havana bay to honor its spiritual patron saint, the Virgin of Regla. Alicia Alonso and National Ballet of Cuba Hit Headlines in Costa Rica 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:11San Jose, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican media highlighted today the visit of Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, along with 50 ballet dancers from the famous National Ballet of Cuba, to perform three times at the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar. Francophone Week in Cuba Celebrates Belgian Film and Cartoons Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) In an eloquent demonstration on cultural and linguistic diversity, the Belgian program for the celebrations for Francophone Week in Cuba stood out for its association with cinema and comic strips. Francophonie Week Starts in Cuba Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) French-speaking countries around the world are taking part in a one-week event dedicated to this cultural legacy, and Cuba''s program highlights diversity within the group. Teaching of Caribbean Musical Styles to Be Promoted in Venezuela 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:31Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro asserted today that the history and teaching of the Caribbean musical styles would be promoted in the country through the movement Corazon Salsero (in reference to to Salsa music). Dance Contests and Composition to Liven up Danzon Forum in Cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Dance competition and composition contest will mark the 2nd International Danzon Dancers Meeting ‘Miguel Failde in Memoriam'', convened by the provincial directorate of Culture in Matanzas, from March 30th to April 2nd. Nobel Prize for Literature Derek Walcott Passed Away Castries, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, Derek Walcott, reportedly passed away today here at the age of 87 after suffering from a long illness. Storytellers from 12 Countries to Attend Cuban Int´l Festival Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Festival of Storytelling, March 20th to 26th, will be attended by storytellers from 12 countries, said today the organizing committee of the event. Trudeau Defends Support for Foreigners in the USA Washington, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recalled the need today to support foreigners during the performance of a musical at a theater in Broadway, New York. Last Film by Orson Welles to be Concluded and Restored Los Angeles, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) ''The other side of the wind'', unfinished film by famous director and scriptwriter Orson Welles will be restored and completed by Netflix, said today the media. More Than 400,000 Books Sold at International Book Fair 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:58Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Book Institute (ICL) Juan Rodriguez confirmed Wednesday that the 26th International Book Fair opened on February 9 in this capital, has sold more than 400,000 books. France: Accord for Restoration of Cuban Arch of Triumph Signed Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cooperation association (CubaCop) and the UFM-CGT trade union have signed an agreement in France for the restoration of the Arch of Triumph of the city of Cienfuegos, located in the central region of the Caribbean country, diplomatic sources said today. New Film on King Kong Becomes Box-office Hit 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:02Los Angeles, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) A new film on King Kong became a box-office hit in US movie theaters taking more than $61 million USD last weekend. Gran Hotel Manzana La Habana Shows a Long History Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which will opened this month, according to official announcements, is showing today a long history linked to the trade and development of the Cuban capital. Cuba to Host Film Festival to Celebrate Francophone Culture Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host a cycle of French-speaking cinema from March 18 to 26, as part of a varied program that is being prepared today to celebrate the legacy of that culture. Unesco Highlights Qatar's Effort to Preserve World Heritage Doha, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bukova today highlighted Qatar''s efforts to preserve the world heritage by supporting the organization''s initiatives in areas exposed to natural disasters or wars. Drum Festival Tributes Cuban Rumba Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to great performers of the Cuban rumba, intangible heritage of humanity, the 16th International Drum Festival, Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam concludes today. Special Route Organized on Francophony Week in Havana Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Several institutions and museums with venue in this capital and coordinated with the Hispanoamerican Center of Culture organize a spwecial routwe for the Francophony Week scheduled for March 18 to 26. Cuba to Host Havana World Music Festival Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 artists from a dozen countries will participate in the 4th edition of the Havana World Music Festival, starting March 23rd to 26th, organizers confirmed today. Popular Culture and Tradition in FIL-2017 10 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of a book called ''El Decameron Cubano'' (The Cuban Decameron) about national popular culture and tradition opened the third day of the 26th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL-2017) in Matanzas. Raúl Rodríguez Won the Cuban National Cinema Prize 2017 La Habana,March 10 (Prensa Latina) Renown photographer Raúl Rodríguez won the National Cinema Prize 2017 for his proliphic work during more than 50 years in that sector confirmed the Cuabn Institute of Art and Cinema industry,ICAIC. Care for Cuban Nature Promoted at Orchid Festival Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Scholars and collectors of Cuban plants promote today the care of nature on the second day of activities of the Orchid Festival held in this capital. Love Letters Sent to Cuban Contest Sancti Spiritus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,400 letters have been sent to the International Contest Love Letters, organized by the Alternative Cultural Center Escribania Dollz, in this central province of Cuba. Week on French Culture in Havana to Celebrate Diversity Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With a week to celebrate French culture, from March 18th to 26th, Cuba joins this international initiative to highlight this fruitful and varied culture, said sources here. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams Team for Female Syrian Refugee Drama Los Ángeles,March 9 (Prensa Latina) Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are teaming up to produce a film based on the harrowing real-life story of a Syrian refugee, 'Godfather' Stars to Celebrate Movie's 45th Anniversary at Tribeca Los Ángeles,Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Robert De Niro announced today that surviving Godfather cast members will reunite for a special event at this year''s Tribeca Film Festival. National Orchid Festival Begins in Cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The fifth National Orchid Festival has started here today with the participation of institutions, collectors, researchers and those interested in this variety of plants. Mexico Hosts Cuban Culture Festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Cuban culture festival, Cubafest SMA, is hosting as of today in the main garden of the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato state, with a large exhibition of handicrafts, books and audiovisual presentations. Cuban Pianist Aldo López-Gavilán to Begin a Tour around the USA Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán will begin a tour around the United States on Friday, which includes presentations with prestigious orchestras from that country. Latin Tourism Looks for Opportunities at ITB Berlin 2017 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:31Berlín, March 8 (Prensa Latina)The International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2017 had a massive assistance of latinamerican companies searching for more oportunities in the global market. Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong Biopic Gets Released Date 08 de marzo de 2017, 12:48Los Ángeles, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The recent Oscar winner Damien Chazelle, will direct a biopic of US astronaut who is the first human been to walk on the moon, according to Universal Pictures. Foreign Artists Share Experiences in Cuban Drum Festival Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US percussionists, Craig Haynes and Nanny Assis and Brazilian Marcus Santos will conduct two master classes as part of the program of the XVI International Festival of Drum. Bolivian President Enacts Law 906 in Defense of the Coca Leaf La Paz, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales said today during the enactment act of Law 906 in defense of the coca leaf that this natural resource represents the ancient culture of the country. Number of Illiterate Women Five Times Higher Than Men in Turkey 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:12Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Only a few hours from tomorrow International Women Day, the number of illiterate women in Turkey is five times higher than the number of illiterate men, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜÄ°K). Mexico Ranks Among the Most Visited Countries Worldwide 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:55Mexico, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is ranking today among the ninth most visited country in the world, Secretary of Tourism, Miguel de la Madrid, stated. Venezuelans Honor Chávez's Legacy Caracas, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans continue to show their attachment to the legacy of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, with activities in his honor that will extend until March 15. Drum Festival Begins in Havana Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to Papo Angarica, a renowned percussionist and a rumba legend in Cuba, the 16th ''Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam'' International Drum Festival, scheduled until March 12th, begins here today. Fiction Series about García Márquez in Realization Bogotá, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Due to the 90th anniversary today of the birth of Gabriel García Márquez, celebrated by Colombians and the world of literature, a project is being prepared for the realization of the first series of fiction referred to the Literature Nobel Laureate. Acosta Danza Pursues a More Contemporary Line in Cuba Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The company directed by the dancer Carlos Acosta defends today a more contemporary line in a season that sets world premieres of Cuban choreographers with works of Spanish creators and an American. Emma Watson To Star at New Beauty and The Beast Saga Los Ángeles, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) US actress Emma Watson will star in the new saga Beauty and The Beast while her pictures in a fashion magazine have develop some polemics. Cuba Holds Conference on English Language Teaching Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Higher Education (MES) and the British Council are holding today the third edition of the Conference on English Language Teaching (ELT) at the Panorama Hotel in Havana. Documentary Film Festival in Cuba to Recall Fidel Castro Santiago de Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The 15th International Documentary Film Festival Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam, hosted by this city from March 6-11, will recall Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, according to organizers. Guyana and Cuba Increase Friendly Relations Georgetown, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives for Guyana and Cuba ratified in this capital both countries'' willingness to continue strengthening the traditional friendly and cooperation relations, diplomatic sources reported today. Terrence Malick Directed a Perfume Ad Starring Angelina Jolie 02 de marzo de 2017, 13:21Los Ángeles,Mar 2 (Prensa Latina)Film Director Terrence Malick made possible that Angelina Jolie to act for him in a new perfume clip, according to local media. 'Casa del Caribe': Host of Traditional Culture in the Region Santiago de Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Casa del Caribe (House of the Caribbean) prevails as the host of the traditional culture rooted in the Caribbean countries after 36 non-stopping International Festivals of the Caribbean. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. Cuba Screens the Most Popular Film of the Latin American Festival Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The main cinemas in Cuba are showing the national film No longer before or Ya No es Antes in Spanish, winner of the Popular Prize at the 38 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Syrian Radio Station Enters Guinness Book of Records 01 de marzo de 2017, 10:55Damascus, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Fuse FM radio station has entered the Guinness Book of Records after breaking the world record for the longest radio program with 91.1-hour broadcasting, it was officially reported today in Damascus. Cuban Ballet Dedicated to Famous French Musician Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ballet company Laura Alonso from the Prodanza Center said today that the ballet based on Joseph Bologne, the most famous orchestra conductor of Paris in the second half of the 18th century, will be performed again. Value of Cuba-USA Cultural Exchange Highlighted 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:35Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The renowned U.S. musician Frank London pointed out today the importance of the cultural exchange between his country and Cuba, by participating in the premier of Hatuey, a work he composed for the company Opera de la Calle. Cuban Journalists Pay Homage to Fidel Castro Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) With the photographic exhibition Los agradecidos te acompañan (The Grateful Ones Accompany You), press workers in Ciego de Ávila - central Cuban province - pay homage to the historic leader of the Revolution of this country, Fidel Castro. SpaceX Plans 2018 First Flight Circling the Moon With Tourists Washington,Feb 28 (Prensa Latina)The Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,SPACEX, plans to send two private citizens on a tourist trip around the moon late next year. French Singer Edith Piaff at the Museum of Wooden Sculptures in Cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Edith Piaff is now part of the Museum of Wooden Sculptures of Casa de la Memoria Escénica (CME) in this western city, a hall that recognizes authors and theatrical plays of the country. Japanese Emperor Begins Visit to Vietnam Hanoi, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Emperor Akihito and his wife Michiko started an official visit to Vietnam today, considered a new impetus to bilateral relations. Guatemala Second in illiteracy Rate in Latin America Guatemala, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala is the second country in Latin America, after Brazil, with the highest illiteracy rate: 12 percent points, noted reports from the National Literacy Committee (Conalfa). Habano Festival Participants Visit Plantations Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) As part of one of the most attractive days of the 19th Habano Festival, attendees are touring today tobacco plantations in the western region, the best known area in the world of this crop. Photographers From Several Countries Revered Santiago de Cuba 27 de febrero de 2017, 15:18Santiago de Cuba, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) With the title Mi Santiago, mi Cuba 2017, an exhibition of photographers from several countries makes a complicit wink to this city, whose urban landscapes were caught in their lenses during their visits to Cuba. World Oldest Carrier to be Decommissioned in India on March 6 27 de febrero de 2017, 13:30New Delhi,Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The INS Viraat, the oledest in the world, will be decommissioned on March 6, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said here today. Russia Will Protect Tajikistan Border Dushambe, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has agreed today to use its armed forces base in Tajikistan to protect the border of that Central Asian republic with Afghanistan, following a meeting here of the two countries'' presidents. Mobile Phone Users to Exceed Five Billion This Year Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mobile phone users will exceed five billion by the middle of this year, reported the global consortium of operators GSMA, promoter of the World Mobile Congress inaugurated today in Spain. Iran Reiterates Criticism of Trump by Praising Oscar for The Salesman 27 de febrero de 2017, 09:45Tehran, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Iran received today the Oscar won by director Asghar Farhadi with ''The Salesman'' as another triumph for his cinematography and an occasion to lash out at US President Donald Trump''s immigration policy. Maradona Remembers 40 Years of Debut with Argentinean Soccer Team Buenos Aires, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean former soccer star Diego Armando Maradona remembered with joy his 40 years from his debut with the Argentinean national soccer team, in a message in the social networks Sunday. Trump Will Host US Governors Annual Ball, Wont Watch Oscars Washington, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) As millions of people around the world will be watching today´s Oscars Ceremony, US President Donald Trump, formerly a former follower of such event, will be busy at the US Governors Annual Ball. Gilberto Santa Rosa and Gente de Zona Bring Music to Ecuador Quito, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican recognized singer Gilberto Santa Rosa and the popular Cuban group Gente de Zona will offer concerts in Ambato, in the framework of the Festival of Flowers and Fruits in 2017, in the Ecuadorian city. Ceremony for the Oscar Awards Comes Up With Polemics Los Angeles, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Oscar Awards are coming to the decisive day. Moonlight Sweeps 32nd Independent Spirits with 6 Awards 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:40Los Ángeles, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina)On the eve of the Oscars, the Film Independent Spirit Awards winners have been announced, Barry Jenkins'' phenomenal Moonlight sweeping six awards. Syrian Radio Station for Live Broadcast Record Damascus, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Fuse FM Syria has started an 81-hour live program since the morning of today and try to set a record in the Guinness Book for the longest radio program in the world. Oscar-nominated Filmmakers Condemn US and other Countries Problems Los Angeles, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Directors of 2017 Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Films disapprove of the climate of fanaticism and nationalism, which in their opinion, is seen in the United States and other countries. Hemingway's Most Revered Havana Bar Turns 200 Por Francisco MenéndezHavana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) 2017 will be a joyous year for Havana''s famous El Floridita restaurant and bar, Ernest Hemingway''s favorite, which will mark the 200th anniversary of its founding in July with an ample program of cocktail competitions and other celebratory events. Monica Bellucci Opens Belgrade Film Festival 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:05Belgrade, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) One of the Italy´s most brilliant movie stars, Monica Bellucci, had the possibility to open the 45th Belgrade International Film Festival, FEST-2017, at Sava Centar, a Convention Center in Belgrade. New Clip of Enrique Iglesias Hits Social Networks 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:56Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Just a few hours before its world premiere, the new single from the Spanish interpreter Enrique Iglesias threatens to become a success with more than 1 million reproductions in its official channel of Vevo. Cuban Singer Danay Suarez Finalist in Viña del Mar Contest Viña del Mar, Chile, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Danay Suarez was finalist with the 6,2-highest score at the 58th International Viña del Mar Song Festival. Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars for Young People of Limited Resources 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:55Los Angeles, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Dutch musician Eddie Van Halen donated today 75 guitars to a US foundation that helps young people with limited financial resources to study music. Recognized UNICEF Support To Cuban Territories Affected by Hurricane Guantanamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities recognized the support of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in the recovery of areas affected by Hurricane Matthew in the Cuban east, officials said. Google Rules Out Security Breach in Users' Identification 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:33Washington, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) American company Google has acknowledged today that a problem is affecting the identification of the accounts of some users, but ruled out that the incident is due to a security breach. China Publication Invites to Broadcast Cuba Image Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Hu Baomin, president of ''China Today'', received today the Cuban ambassador to the country, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, whom he invited to use that space to broadcast the image of the Caribbean island. Beginning of the Cuban Independence War Recollected 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Authorities and settlers in the locality of Ibarra, in the western province of Matanzas, recollected today the anniversary 122 of the beginning of the Independence War (1895-1898), organized by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. German Scholars Interested in Preserving Cuban Heritage 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:23Guantánamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the University of Bamberg in Germany have expressed interest in establishing cooperation agreements with Cuba for the preservation of the natural and architectural heritage, sources from Guantánamo University informed today. Cuban Viengsay Valdes Shares Experiences in US Ballet Contest 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:48Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Viengsay Valdes, a leading dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), is sharing professional experiences with young participants in the semi-finals of the Youth American Grand Prix contest, in the United States. Cuban Designer Santos Toledo to Exhibit in Vienna Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban designer Santos Toledo will be exhibiting an exhibition of large-format materials in canvas, in Vienna next week, venerating world-famous Cuban musicians. National Festival of Handmade Wines in Cuba 23 de febrero de 2017, 15:23Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The 26th National Festival of Handmade Wines begins today in this Cuban central city with the presence of wine producers from the whole country, who will share their experiences in the making of different liquors. Cuba Shows Contemporary Art in Spain Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Works by renowned contemporary artists are representing Cuba in the 12th edition of the Art Madrid 17 Fair, held in the Spanish capital, said today the Cuban Cultural Heritage Fund Thursday. Proposed Planet Definition Means Solar System Has 110 Planets Washington,Feb 23 (Prensa Latina)The International Astronomical Union currently defines a planet as: Cuba Starts 2017 Salsa Festival Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival convenes today in this capital many of the most popular dance music orchestras in Cuba, in order to visualize those dances and sounds that win followers around the world. Identity and Cuban Architecture From Eliana Cárdenas Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The posthumous book of the researcher Eliana Cárdenas (1951-2010): Historiografía e Identidad en la Arquitectura Cubana is now an ecumenical literary work for its exhaustive bibliographical research, as well as a reference for scholars on the subject. Unesco Talks on Heritage Protection in Iraq Paris, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova opened today an international meeting for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in the free areas of Iraq, with the presence of some 80 experts from several countries. Indian City Divided by Building of World's Highest Statue 23 de febrero de 2017, 07:52New Delhi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The decision to build the world''s highest statue in tribute to a local warrior today divides Mumbai city, the India''s economic and financial heart, because of its meaning, high cost and impact on nature. Play in Santiago de Cuba Directed by French Playwright Santiago de Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) French playwright Maurice Leveque is currently directing in this city with the Caliban Teatro group, the play ''Pasaporte'', written by Yunior Garcia, to be staged at the headquarters of the group Estudio Teatral Macuba. Azeri TEZ Agency To Increase Tourism Promotion in Cuba 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:02Baku, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The leadership of Azeri TEZ Tour Travel Agency, who works with Cuba, examined with Cuban Ambassador, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, the promotion of Cuban tourism in this Caucasian nation. Oscars Poll: 60 Percent of Americans Know Little of Oscars Los Ángeles, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) A THR and National Research Group survey reveals how little the average movie-going citizen knows about this year''s Oscars, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Cuban Technology Company Present at Mexico's Book Fair Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Literary works on biotechnology and healthy cuisine are among the proposals of a Cuban company dedicated to information technologies at the upcoming Mexico Book Fair, the entity announced today. Martin Scorsese's Next Movie Is Heading To Netflix Los Ángeles, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Netflix has acquired its most prestigious title yet: a Martin Scorsese movie. International Artists to Liven Up Caracas Carnival 2017 Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of the Libertador municipality of this capital, Jorge Rodríguez, revealed that the International Carnival Caracas 2017 will conclude with concerts of important artists on Monday and Tuesday, at Los Próceres Avenue. 21 Guitars Signed by Important Rock Musicians up for Auction Amsterdam, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch website Catawiki continues the auction of 21 unique guitars signed by outstanding musicians as Jon Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and Roger Waters. US Actor Tom Hanks Makes Debut as a Writer 21 de febrero de 2017, 17:09Los Angeles, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) A winner of the Oscar as an actor two times, US actor Tom Hanks will make his debut as a writer, by publishing a short-story book in October, said his editorial firm Tuesday. Cuban Danay Suarez, Outstanding Performance in Viña del Mar 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:54Viña del Mar, Chile, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Wearing a vibrant red dress, the young Cuban raper Danay Suárez was really applauded by the demanding public at the Song Festival of Viña del Mar, the Chilean Garden City. American Professional Association Awards Cuban Feature Films 21 de febrero de 2017, 10:35Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban feature films ''Bailando con Margot'' (Dancing with Margot) and ''El acompañante'' (The Companion) won the Best First Work and Best Screenplay awards delivered by the Association of Latin Entertainment Critic (ACE) of New York. Guatemala to Hold First International Marimba Festival Guatemala, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Efrain Recinos Hall at the Cultural Center Miguel Angel Asturias will be the venue to the First International Marimba Festival in Guatemala, from February 23-26, the Ministry of Culture and sports in this country reported today. Cuban City Ready to Host Forum on Management of Historical Cities Camaguey, Cuba Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The city of Camaguey will host since Wednesday the 11th Symposium ''Challenges in the management of historical cities'', with the participation of prestigious specialists on preservation issues. Cuban Artists Preselected for South American Art Biennial 20 de febrero de 2017, 17:40Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Four projects by Cuban artists and curators were preselected for the International Contemporary Art Biennial of South America, which will be held from September to December in more than 40 cities in the world, with its central venue in the city of Buenos Aires. Tom Jones to Perform at the Music Auditorium in Rome 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:07Rome, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Welsh pop singer Tom Jones will perform an only concert this summer in Italy, scheduled for July 26 in the Auditorium Park of Music of Rome, announced today the programmers of his tour. Moonlight and Arrival Take Top Honors at the Writers Guild Awards Los Ángeles, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina)At its annual awards show - one of the final indicators of which way the winds of Oscar buzz may be blowing before the Academy Awards - the Writers Guild of America honored ''Moonlight,'' a drama about a african american living in Miami, and the sci-fi film ''Arrival.'' 26th International Book Fair Ends in Havana Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The biggest Cuban literary festival, the International Book Fair (IBF), is concluding today in Havana with several artistic activities. International Book Fair Demands End to U.S. Blockade on Cuba Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The voices of writers, artists and other participants came together to call for an end to the U.S. blockade on Cuba, at the International Book Fair, held in this capital. Rio de Janeiro Carnival Gathers More Than One Million Tourists Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Rio de Janeiro, one of the most sensual and rhythmic cities in Brazil, will host more than one million visitors this year for the carnival festivities, a splurge of color and music. Cubans Pay Tribute to Commander Juan Almeida on His 90th Birthday Santiago de Cuba, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With a pilgrimage to his tomb in the mountainous municipality of Tercer Frente and an artistic show in Heredia Theater, Cubans celebrate today the 90th birthday of Commander of the Revolution Juan Almeida. Legislators from Mexico and Cuba Plan to Increase Cooperation Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Mexico-Cuba interparliamentary meeting begins today in Merida, capital of Yucatan, with a broad agenda that fosters cooperation between both countries. Cuba to Host Sympossium on Historical Cities Camaguey, Cuba, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With the objective to preserve the architectural heritage in Cuba, the eastern city of Camaguey will host a Symposium on the Impact of Development in Historical Cities, scheduled from February 21 to 24. Cuban Writer Launches Book on Fidel Castro´s Visits to Ecuador 16 de febrero de 2017, 16:52Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The book ''Fidel en Ecuador. Bajo el cielo de la independencia'' by Cuban journalist and researcher Jose Antonio Quintana, tackles the visits made by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro to Ecuador. Irish Writers Speak about their Culture at Havana Book Fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Irish writers shared today their experiences in literary production during a meeting held at the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), as part of the Havana Book Fair. Frenchmen Outraged at 13-N Terror Attack Film Project Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Many French people, including victims of the attacks, are now showing their outrage at the Hollywood project of producing a film about the terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015 in this capital. CNN Spanish Service Suspension in Venezuela is Legitimate Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Andres Eloy Mendez, director of the National Telecommunications Commission, CONATEL, has stated today that the suspension of CNN''s Spanish-language service in the South American nation is a legitimate and constitutional decision. Gabriel García Márquez Returns to Cuba in Sculpture Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez walks from today in a courtyard of the historic center of this capital thanks to the work and grace of an art that Cuban José Villa Soberón fully masters sculpture. Irish Pres. Will Tour the Havana Book Fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Irish President, Michael Higgins, who''s making his first visit ever to Cuba, will tour this Thursday the historical Fortress of the San Carlos de la Cabaña, venue of the Havana Book Fair that has welcome writers, editors and distributors from 46 countries. Carlos Acosta Dance Company Announces Three World Premieres Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The company led by star dancer Carlos Acosta announced here three world premieres of Cuba and Spain in its next season in this capital. Havana Will Host the Dominican Week of Culture Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Week of Dominican Culture will take place in Havana February 20 through 27 with a display of cinema, theater, literature and music, reported that country''s Embassy in Cuba announced. Víctor Víctor and other Dominican Artists to Perform in Cuba 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The popular Dominican singer and songwriter Victor Victor will offer a concert in Cuba accompanied by two other artists, informed the embassy of the Caribbean country in Havana. US Blockade on Cuba Denounced at Havana Book Fair Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair of Havana (FIL) heard today voices against the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba through the presentation of several books on this relevant political issue. Abel Prieto Presents Reprint of 'El Vuelo del Gato' Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban intelectual Abel Prieto thanked today the re-publication of his novel ''El Vuelo del Gato'', in charge of the Capiro Editorial, during the seventh day of the International Book Fair (FIL) venue in this city. Keith Ellis Wants to Write Jose Marti Book of Aforisms Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican researcher and writer Keith Ellis revealed today in Cuba he would love to make a bilingual book of aforisms of National Hero Jose Marti, one of the most influential figure of Latin American literature. US Academics Support Mexico Against President Trump Mexico, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 scholars and researchers from the United States issued a statement today in support of Mexico, facing the ''aggressive policy'' by US President Donald Trump. Projects to Boost Education in the World to Be Awarded by UNESCO Paris, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO announced today the award of 2016 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education to a project in Bangladesh and another in Germany, in recognition of the innovative use of new technologies to educate disadvantaged groups. José Martí and Fidel Castro: Two Beacons of Love for Cuba La Paz, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The pro-independence thinking of José Martí and Fidel Castro, as well as their love for Cuba, are lighting up today the San Francisco Museum Cultural Center of this Bolivian city through a unique art exhibition. First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. Homage to Bola de Nieve, an Unmistakable Voice of Cuban Music Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Bola de Nieve, one of the unmistakable voices of Cuban music, returns to Havana scene in a homage dedicated to him by the Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine tomorrow, the organizers of the concert announced today. China Highlights Progress of Cooperation Agreements with Venezuela 14 de febrero de 2017, 11:34Beijing, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) China has announced today the progress of its cooperation programs with Venezuela, after the signing in Caracas of 22 bilateral cooperation agreements worth some $2.7 billion USD, which joined to previous agreements. Literary Forum Opens at International Book Fair in Cuba Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) French writer, poet, essayist and philosopher Paul Valery and the French literature are the issues of the program of the first session of the literary forum at the 26th International Book Fair held in Cuba. 50 Years of Brilliant Camagüey Ballet Por Elizabeth BorregoHavana, 14 Feb (Prensa Latina) Renowned both in Cuba and many parts of the world for excellent performances and the artistic quality of its young members, the eastern Cuban, Camagüey Ballet Company (BC), is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2017. US Young Orchestra to Perform in Cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Chicago Consort Orchestra, considered one of the leading music student ensembles in the United States, will perform in three Cuban cities, reported today the Cuban provincial music company Rafael Somavilla in Matanzas. Cuba-Iran Intergovernmental Commission Held in Havana Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba-Iran Intergovernmental Commission will be holding from today to February 15th, with the presence of about 30 Iranian officials and businessmen, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said. Cuban Diva Beatriz Marquez Launches Duet Album Por Pedro QuirogaHavana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Popularly known as ''La Musicalísima'', Cuban singer and composer Beatriz Márquez opens 2017 with the launch of an album of duets with 12 male trova musicians and singer songwriters. Cuban Chucho Valdés: Adds Another Grammy to His Great Music Career Los Ángeles, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban famous pianist and songwriter Chucho Valdes won another Grammy Award adding just another victory to his long career thanks to his album in homage of the Iraqueres music band,which was founded by him. 19th Edition of the Habano Festival Starts Feb 27 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) With the 19th Edition of the Habano Festival this month in the Cuban capital, Cuba''s quality products industry marks a very lucrative road, with many fans from all over the world. Photograph of Assassination of Russian Ambassador in Turkey Awarded Ankara, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkish photojournalist Burhan Ozbilici won the World Press Photo 2017 contest for his photograph of the murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, organizers of the event announced today. Havana Book Fair Values Latin American Historical Novel Contribution Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) 26th International Book Fair held in Cuba weighs today the contributions of the Latin American historical novel in the cultures and societies of this continent. Canadian Writer, Margaret Atwood, Big Attraction in Cuba Book Fair Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The work of Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood, is today one of the big attractions in the 26th International Book Fair of Havana that has gathered authors and editors from 45 countries. Russian Contemporary Writers Converge in Havana 10 de febrero de 2017, 18:09Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Great Classical Russian books and the works made by a young generation of writers are converging today in the Havana International Book Fair (IBF). Senator Stresses in Cuba Importance of Canadian Writers 10 de febrero de 2017, 16:05Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Canadian Senate George Furey stated today in Cuba that writers are the true ambassadors of his country beyond borders. Fidel Castro´s Political Thinking at the Book Fair 10 de febrero de 2017, 15:25Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The strategic vision of the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro (1916-1926), his willingness to sacrifice and humanist vocation were remembered today at the opening day of the Havana International Book Fair. China and Cuba to Increase Cooperation in Film Industry Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez and the head of the Shinework Picture film company, Jonathan Shen, agreed here today to expand cooperation in the film industry. Margaret Atwood Launches Compilation of Canadian Texts in Cuba Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Relevant Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood, is launching today an anthology of 23 stories from her country at the 25th International Book Fair held in Cuba. Karachi Literature Festival Begins in Pakistan 10 de febrero de 2017, 09:49Islamabad, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The 8th edition of the Karachi Literature Festival opened its doors today in that Pakistani city with the holding of lectures, interviews, and theatrical performances. Leo Brower Office Brings Fados from Portugal to Havana Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese famous and popular fados will be played in the Cuban capital on February 15, as part of the event ''The Human Voice. Multiple Languages,'' under the auspices of the Leo Brower Office, according to the organizers. Jamaican Singer Bob Marley's Unique Recordings Come to Light 09 de febrero de 2017, 18:04London, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) A dozen of Bob Marley´s concerts are today causing a stir among worldwide music lovers, especially those Jamaican singer´s fans, after their complete restoration. Cuba: International Event for Danzón in Cuba to Homage Miguel Failde 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:56Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) From March 30 to next April 2 this western city of Cuba will welcome the 2nd International Miguel Failde in Memoriam Danzon Meeting, summoned by the provincial Department of Culture of Matanzas. Cuba: 26th Edition of the International Book Fair Opened Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of 46 nations the Havana International Book Fair in its 26th edition in 2017 is consolidating as one of the cultural events with the greatest importance, said Juan Rodriguez, president of the Organizing Commiteee Thursday. Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, to Stop Singing Live Los Angeles, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) US singer, Aretha Franklin, nicknamed the Queen of Soul, has announced her intention to retire from live music in September following the release of a final album with Stevie Wonder. Havana Book Fair, Largest Literary Event in Cuba, Begins Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Havana International Book Fair, FIL 2017, the largest literary event in Cuba, opens here today with a record number of foreign participants, with special representation from Canada, as a guest country. Ex Chicago Peter Cetera, Cuban Danay Suárez in Viña del Mar By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) For nostalgic music lovers, the Viña del Mar Song Festival has unmissable offers, such as Olivia Newton-John and Peter Cetera, but also young blood in Cuban upstart Danay Suárez. Young Painter Decorates Oldest Hotel in Havana 08 de febrero de 2017, 18:08Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Works by young Cuban painter Fabio Manuel can be currently found and during one month at the Hotel Inglaterra, the oldest in Havana, built in 1875 and located in the most central area in this capital. Cuba Presents Tourist Offers in Salon des Vacances in Bruxelles Brussels, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participated in Salon des Vacances de Bruxelles and presented its various offers of cultural tourism, ecotourism, health tourism, nautical and cruising, diplomatic sources said today. Turkey Arrests 948 Social Networks Users 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:19Ankara, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) A total of 984people have been detained in Turkey in the last two months for allegedly supporting terrorist groups through social networks, according to a report released today by the Anadolu news agency. Stanford Students Recreates 5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:02Washington, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) A beer recipe that was drunk in China 5,000 years ago was recreated by students as of the examination of residues found in pottery containers, Stanford University reported today. Cuba Celebrates 57th Anniversary of its Cinematheque Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque is celebrating today the 57th anniversary of its founding with a cultural gala that reveres the beginning of cinema. More than 30 Canadian Writers to Attend Book Fair in Cuba Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) More than 30 Canadian writers and 18 publishing houses from that country will participate in the 26th International Book Fair of Havana (FIL), Cuba, the Canadian embassy in this country reported. Twenty Four Works on Fidel Castro in 2017 Book Fair 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:27Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Book Fair of Cuba, Juan Rodriguez Cabrera, announced Tuesday the presentation of 24 titles in the event dedicated to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro. Record Number of Foreign Participants in Havana Book Fair 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:11Havana Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The Havana International Book Fair (IBF) boasts, during this edition, a record number of participants: 46 nations and there are still some other countries coming interested in attending, according to the organizers. Chile to Debut With Interesting Documentary at Berlin Film Festival 07 de febrero de 2017, 12:13Santiago de Chile, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) For some time the Chilean cinema has stopped being a surprise and its productions attract attention in the international arena, as now with the documentary El pacto de Adriana that will be played at the Berlinale. Pamelita Flores, Awakening of a Woman Through Music By Isabel Soto Mayedo New Book Highlights Feats of Cuban Former Volleyball Player Camagüey, Cuba, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) ''Entre cielo y tierra, Mireya Luis'', a biographical book on the former volleyball player from Camaguey, Cuba, will be launched in this central eastern city as part of the literary program for the celebration of the Culture Week. Lady Gaga Will Arrive First to Barcelona on Her Next European Tour Los Angeles, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The American artist Lady Gaga chose Palau Sant Jordi of Barcelona as the first stage of her presentation in Europe during her next world tour, promoter Live Nation announced today. Cuban Movie Cycle Starts in Turkey Istanbul, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The City Council of the District of Kadikoy, in this Turkish city, and the Jose Marti Association of Friendship with Cuba of Turkey, began today a cycle of Cuban cinema, during the month of February. Cuban Cinematheque Turns 57 Havana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque is turning 57th anniversary of founding today with the screening of some classics of its collection restored in accordance with internationally recognized standards. Ediciones Unión de Cuba to Present 17 Works in Havana´s Book Fair Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Ediciones Unión, the publishing house of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), will present 17 titles of national and foreign authors at the 26th edition of the International Book Fair, the entity announced today. Young Cuban Female Dancer to Dance in Russia 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban dancer form the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) Daniela Gomez will perform a choreography by Argentinean Daniel Proietto, called ''Cygne'', at the Marinsky Theater in Russia, revealed the company in a communique Friday. Young Cuban Female Dancer to Dance in Russia 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban dancer form the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) Daniela Gomez will perform a choreography by Argentinean Daniel Proietto, called ''Cygne'', at the Marinsky Theater in Russia, revealed the company in a communique Friday. Prokofiev's Work Opens Cuban Puppet Show in February 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:35Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban group Teatro de Las Estaciones opens its puppet show in February with the applauded show Peter and the Wolf, a didactic concert by the Russian composer Serguei Prokofiev, with the art of maestro Alfredo Sosabravo. CITMATEL Announces Proposals for the Cuban Book Fair 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:33Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company for Information Technologies and Telematic Services (Citmatel) announced today some of the proposals reserved for the 26th Havana Book Fair, from February 9 to 19, with exhibitors from 35 countries. Best Egyptian Collection in Latin America Revealed in Cuba Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The details of the most important Egyptian collection in Latin America are compiled in a single volume, presented at the Universal Art Building of the Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA). Salsa Festival to Dance in Cuba Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival will arrive for the second time in Havana from February 21 to 26, a space to visualize the dances and rhythms that have gained more followers in recent years around the world. George Clooney to Receive France´s Honorary Cesar Award 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:52Paris, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The French Movie Academy announced today that will be giving Cesar Award to American George Clooney, in recognition of his fruitful film record as an actor, director and producer. Fidel Castro's Thinking and Work at Book Fair in Havana Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The figure of the Cuban Revolution''s leader, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), will be regarded in the books that the Publishing House Capitan San Luis will present at the International Book Fair of Havana (FIL 2017), according to reports today in this capital. American Airlines Opens its First Office in Havana Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The American company American Airlines opened its first office in this capital, said today Josefina Vidal, an official of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, in her Twitter account. Japanese Theater Company To Act in Cuba Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) ''Chura'' Japanese Theater Company will be performing from February 16th to 17th at Cuba´s National Theater, Cuba´s National Council of Performing Arts announced today. Canadian Theater Director to Present Her Second Work in Cuba 01 de febrero de 2017, 13:08Havana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Canadian theater director Jennifer Capraru is preparing today in Cuba the premiere of See you, a polemic play on the interaction of people in social networks. World Summit of Nobel Peace Prizes Winners in Bogotá Bogotá, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) More than twenty nobel peace prize winners will attend tomorrow the World Summit of Nobel Peace Prizes that will take place in this capital and celebrate the end of the conflict with the FARC-EP, news broadcast reported today. Bob Dylan Announces Release of His First Triple-Album 31 de enero de 2017, 17:48Los Angeles, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan announced today the presentation of his first triple album that includes thirty new classic songs of his country. Sundance Film Festival Concludes Politically Committed 31 de enero de 2017, 17:08Los Angeles, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Although it was devoted to stimulate independent cinema, the Sundance Film Festival stressed its political commitment to selecting 120 titles from 32 countries, specialized media outlets published today. Jamaicans Pay Tributes to Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution 31 de enero de 2017, 12:20Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Called for Solidarity Organization form Cuba and Jamaica, followers of the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro''s work, paid tribute to him in Jamaica, informed the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Films in Spanish to Be Shown at Berlin Film Festival Berlin, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Different sections of Berlin Film Festival, internationally known as Berlinale, will show feature films in Spanish from countries such as Chile, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Argentina and Peru, organizers of the event informed today. TV Documentaries on Hugo Chavez' Life Begins in Venezuela 31 de enero de 2017, 11:28Caracas, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan state television broadcasters begin today a presentation of documentaries about the life and work of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez. Cuba Thanks Support for Marti Sculpture Project in New York New York, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban officials have thanked today in this city the support of institutions and New Yorkers to the project to take to the island a replica of the statue of the pro-independence hero, Jose Marti, located in the Central Park. South American Solidarity Brigade Visits Sancti Spíritus 30 de enero de 2017, 17:47Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The South American Solidarity Brigade, made up of 150 members from Chile, Argentina and Brazil, are visiting this city in order to be more acquainted with Cuban history and culture. Cuban Circus Company Won Bronze Medal in France 30 de enero de 2017, 15:43Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) ''Havana'' Company of the National Circus of Cuba won the bronze medal at the 38th Tomorrow´s Circus World Festival held in Paris, France, the Caribbean cultural entity reported today. Iranian Director to Skip Oscar Awards to Protest Trump's Ban 30 de enero de 2017, 15:17Tehran, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, an Oscar nominee for his film The Salesman, declined today to attend the awards ceremony as he considers unfair the United States President Donald Trump''s policy for Muslim migrants. Anti-Trump Expressions Dominate Artist Awards Gala in the U.S. Los Angeles, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Expressions against the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump were the main dish at the gala of the Artists Tradeunion Awards of this country, highlights today the local media. Year of the Cock Attracts Tourists to Havana 30 de enero de 2017, 12:57Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The strong impact of the tourism industry to travel to Cuba, in particular, to Havana, is combined with the recently started Chinese New Moon Year, to attact travellers from the entire world to the island. Split is Now on Track to Become The Most Profitable Film of 2017 Los Ángeles, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) It was another cracking weekend at the box-office for director M. Night Shyamalan, as his horror/thriller Split showed seriously strong legs to hold the top spot in the US for the second consecutive week with a profit of 59,6 millon dolares and not even the release on Firday of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter could move the thriller and stayed in second place. Cuban Baillarina Marta Garcia Dies in Spain Madrid, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina)The famous Cuban Baillarina Marta García died today in a hospital at 68 years old from lung cancer, according to sources close to the artsist. National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Starts Cycle on Beethoven Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) of Cuba begins today a series of concerts with works of the German genius Ludwig van Beethoven, whose legacy has decisively influenced the subsequent evolution of the music. Argentinian Artists Launch New Campaign for Releasing Milagro Sala Buenos Aires, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian artists launched a new campaign for the release of indigenous social leader Milagro Sala, arrested a year ago, with a new video in which they read a poem by former minister of Culture Teresa Parodi. Brazilian Chico Buarque Wins French Literature Prize Roger Caillois Brasilia, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The famous Brazilian composer and writer Chico Buarque de Hollanda has won today the French literary prize Roger Caillois, in the Latin American category, highlights the digital portal Brazil 247. Santiago de Cuba Ready to Vibrate Alongside Martí and Fidel 27 de enero de 2017, 14:37Santiago de Cuba, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people from Santiago are preparing to perform tonight a vibrant demonstration of patriotism, encouraged by having boasted since last December Fidel Castro´s ashes close to the National Hero Trump´s Wall Wants to Separate Us, Says Singer Joan Manuel Serrat Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump´s wall between the U.S. and Mexico intends to separate both the American continent and those who believe in a better future, the Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrart stated today. Cuban Youth Will March To Pay Tribute to José Martí Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) With a massive parade, Cuban youth will be holding today the traditional March of the Torches, on the eve of the 164th anniversary of the National Hero José Martí´s birth. Cuban Ambassador Notes Advances and Obstacles in Relations with USA Washington, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, said that in the past two years, both countries have achieved unprecedented levels of negotiations with considerable progress, although serious obstacles still remain. Cuba Offers Investments Opportunities at Tourism Fair in Turkey 27 de enero de 2017, 11:49Istanbul, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has offered some proposals today to market and invest in the tourist sector of the island, in the framework of the 21st edition of the Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Tourism Exhibition (EMITT). Venezuelan Singer Jimmy Leon to Premiere CD in Cuba Havana, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan singer Jimmy Leon, son of famous Venezuelan salsa star Oscar de Leon, will premiere his most recent CD in Cuba, as told by one of the CD musical producers, Cuban composer and band director Manolito Simonet, here. Cuban First Provincial Baseball Hall of Fame to Open In Matanzas 26 de enero de 2017, 13:45Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 25 (Prensa latina) With the first-overwhelming emotion of three great sporting figures, Matanzas´s Baseball Hall of Fame will be opened next February 4th, at Palmar de Junco Ballpark. CELAC: a Mechanism for Concerted Action, Unity and Dialogue Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held in the Dominican Republic, was consolidated as the mechanism for concerted action, unity and political dialogue of the whole of Our America. Iranian Actress Refuses to Attend the Oscars Because of Trump Tehran, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Taraneh Alidoosti, Iranian star of the Oscar-nominated film ‘The Salesman,'' declined today to attend the Oscar awards ceremony in the United States in protest against President Donald Trump''s project for Muslim migrants. UNESCO Calls for Joining Forces to Prevent Crimes Like the Holocaust Paris, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO is holding a day to commemorate the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, with the premise of increasing and coordinating efforts in the world to avoid repetition of such events. Latin American Cinema is Committed to Our Reality, Perugorria Says Panama, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Cuban actor, Jorge Perugorria, highlighted today the commitment of the Latin American cinema to the reality of our countries, where the cinematography of author is a common and distinctive feature in this type of art. Guatemala and Cuba to Be Linked Again by Air Guatemala, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala and Cuba will once again be linked by air by the Spanish company WAMOS Air, which plans to inaugurate a route to this Central American country from Madrid and stop at Havana, officials said today. Pedagogy 2017: A Conference for the Unity of Educators Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) With the slogan: ''For the Unity of All Educators'', the Congress Pedagogy 2017 will be held from January 30th, at the Havana International Conference Center, the Cuban Deputy Minister of Education Cira Piñeiro announced. Cultural Center Pabellon Cuba, A Space for Books in Havana Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in one of the most central streets in this capital, will be the second venue to the International Book Fair (IBF), a place especially devoted to young people, according to reports today. New Hotels to Generate 5,000 Jobs in Jamaica 25 de enero de 2017, 13:07Kingston, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica''s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, stated today that the construction and subsequent operation of four hotels will generate around 5,000 jobs in that country in the coming months. Cuba Mambo Lovers To Celebrate Dámaso Pérez Prado´s Centenary 25 de enero de 2017, 12:36Matanzas, Cuba, Jan. 25 (Prensa Latina) Master lectures, book presentations, concerts and shows will be parts of the International Colloquium program to be held in this province at the end of the year, as a tribute to Dámaso Pérez Prado´s centenary, well-known as the King of Mambo. Italian Journalist Presents Book on Cuba in Rome 24 de enero de 2017, 17:48Rome, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba between Francisco and Obama, is the title of the book the well-known Vaticanist Carlo Di Cicco presents today in the Paul VI Hall of the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL). The volume of 105 pages contains 16 interviews made in Cuba by the author to personalities from different sectors, in May 2015, days before the Pope''s first visit to the island. Afghan Female Orchestra Wins Freemuse Award 24 de enero de 2017, 14:33Kabul, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan female orchestra Zohra, the first and only of its kind in the country, won the 2017 Freemuse Award edition, a recognition that promotes music as the driving force of freedom, Ariana News reported today. U.S. and Cuba, Take Steps for Normalizing Their Relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuba have adopted up to now 22 instruments since December 17th of 2014, when the process for normalizing their relations started. Roman Polanski Won't Preside Over César Film Awards in France París, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) After protests from French feminist groups, the director Roman Polanski will not preside next month over the César awards ceremony, the French equivalent of the Academy Awards, his lawyer said today. Brewing Beer On The Moon - The Next Giant Leap? 24 de enero de 2017, 12:51Washington,Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) A team of University of California San Diego engineering students are working on an experiment to brew the first beer on the lunar surface, and it may fly by the end of this year. Cuban Wide-Ranging Program for the Book Fair Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) A comprehensive catalog, boasting a dozen titles, will be exhibited by Ediciones Matanzas at the XXVI International Book Fair (Fil-2017), which will be carried out from February 9th, in Havana. Cuban Ars Longa Was Applauded in Vienna 24 de enero de 2017, 11:46Vienna, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Ars Longa, the Cuba´s Musical Group, was welcomed in Austria during their performance at Konzerthaus Theater. Top UNESCO Representative Stresses Cuba-Africa Close Relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has currently maintained a close relationship with Africa, where it has given support in important moments such as the struggle against apartheid, Ali Moussa, director of History and Culture department at UNESCO, said. Razzies 2017: Zoolander 2 Leads Losers With Nine Nominations Los Ángeles, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The nominees for the Golden Raspberry awards, also known as the Razzies, have been announced, and it looks like it will be a titanic battle to the death between the superhero smackdown movie and the cameo-bedecked fashion-industry satire. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to the Objectives of the United Nations United Nations, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s permanent representative to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodríguez, affirmed today the island''s commitment to the organization''s objectives, including peace and sustainable development without exclusion. At CELAC'S Meeting, Dominican Rep History Seen From Photography Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The convention center where the coordinators of the CELAC are debating today on their third day of activities, also hosts a photographic interpretation of Dominican history seen through the lens of Wifredo García. 11 Injured At Rally Against Bullfights in Bogota 23 de enero de 2017, 11:45Bogotá, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) A rally against bullfight resumption at the recently restored Santamaría Plaza which had been closed for about five years, left eleven injured, news reports today confirmed. ‘Rogue One' Blasts Past $1Billion At Global Box Office 23 de enero de 2017, 11:43Los Ángeles,Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story''s rag-tag band of rebels zoomed across the $1Billion threshold at the global box office. Casa Award, Happy Pretext for Writers, Colombian Author Says Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Americas Award has created over the years an important bibliography and this is a happy pretext for writers who do not fit into the literary commercial circuit, Alberto Salcedo said. UNESCO Highlights the Meeting on African History Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The forthcoming meeting, which will be held in Havana, for the preparation of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa, has a special importance resulting of the historical bonds between Cuba and Africa, a Unesco´s high representative stated today. International Book Fair to be celebrated in Cuba soon In February Cuba will host the 36 edition of the International Book Fair, this time it is dedicated to Dr. Armando Hart Dávalos and Canada will be the guest country. Let's see South Korean Court Holds Hearing on Arrest Warrants for Black List 20 de enero de 2017, 12:39Seoul,Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) A South Korean court held a hearing today to decide whether to issue warrants to arrest the country''s culture minister and a former presidential chief of staff over their suspected involvement in the blacklisting of cultural figures deemed critical of the government. Scholars in Cuba for Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing 20 de enero de 2017, 12:02Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Several experts from Mexico, Panama, Spain and Cuba had the possibility to attend the Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing and Orality Teaching and the Use of Dictionaries, which will be organized by the University of Matanzas. Celine Dion Sings Again 'The Beauty and the Beast' 20 de enero de 2017, 11:54Los Angeles, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The American company Walt Disney will premiere next March ''The Beauty and the Beast'' in real action and the Canadian singer Celine Dion will sing the main song of the film, it was confirmed today. Flow of Russian Tourists to Cuba Grows 50 Percent 20 de enero de 2017, 11:23Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The flow of Russian tourists to Cuba in 2016 has grown 50 percent compared to the previous year, after surpassing 65,000 visitors, Tourism counselor of the island''s embassy in this country, Edilberto Riveron Leon, said. Cuban Theater Restoration Agreement Signed in France 20 de enero de 2017, 11:11Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The French association Cuba Cooperation and the company Segat signed today an agreement to promote the restoration of the mosaics of the Cuban theater Tomas Terry, a UNESCO World Heritage place. UNESCO Condems Syria's Cultural Destruction by Terrorists Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Unesco Director-General, Irina Bokova, condemned today the destruction caused by the Islamic State of several patrimonial places in the Syrian city of Palmira, which she described as a war crime. Haitian Culture Week for The First Time in Cuba Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) A week devoted to the Haitian culture and the anniversary 213 of the victory of the revolution in Haiti will be held in Cuba for the first time, Ambassador to this country Geri Benoit announced. Cuban Film Poster Exhibition Opens at UNESCO 19 de enero de 2017, 17:22Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) An extensive exhibition of film posters made in Cuba was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, as proof of the extraordinary boost to cultural activity in the island nation in the ''60s, after the victory of the revolution. Paul McCartney Tries to Recuperate Beatles Songs Copyrights 19 de enero de 2017, 17:20Los Angeles, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Famous British songwriter Paul Mc Cartney, one of the member of famous rock and pop group The Beatles, still alive, is trying to recuperate the copyrights of 267 songs of the famous rock and pop band, by means of a demand presented to the Sony Corporation before a federal court in New York. Langagne States, Casa De Las Américas Is Quite Respectable Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican poet, Eduardo Langagne, rated today Casa de las Américas as a respectable institution, and participated as a jury for the second time. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. Cuba and U.S. Sign Memorandum For Sea Water Protection 19 de enero de 2017, 12:56Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) A memorandum of understanding on the protection of marine waters, coral reefs and environmental education was signed here by specialists from Cuba''s National Aquarium and Research Institute for Studies of the Gulf of Mexico (Harte). Cuban Residents In Turkey Pay Homage to José Martí 19 de enero de 2017, 12:54Istanbul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Assosiation of Cuban Residents in Turkey called ''Raíces'',is to mark the occasion of the forthcoming celebration of the 164th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, next Jan. 28 issued today a statement highlighting the role of the also called The Apostle. Salvadorean Government Thanks Deputies Vote for the 2017 Budget 19 de enero de 2017, 12:33San Salvador, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadorian government thanked the 49 deputies of the Legislative Assembly who voted Wednesday in favor of the General Budget of the Nation 2017, stressed the Secretary of Communications of the presidency, Eugenio Chicas. Bolivia Doubles Social Projects Investment in 11 Years La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government doubled investment in social and productive projects in 11 years and raised it to more than one billion dollars, reported today the director of the National Fund for Social and Productive Investment, Vladimir Sánchez. Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Record For Most People's Choice Awards 19 de enero de 2017, 12:21Los Ángeles,Jan 19 (Prensa Latina)The comedian, actress and TV host Ellen DeGeneres was honored for her 20 People''s Choice Awards as she became the most decorated winner in the show''s history. Cienaga de Zapata and Everglades National Parks Agreement Highlighted Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The national parks Cienaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp) (Cuba) and Everglades (United States) have signed a twinning agreement aimed at achieving better indicators in the environmental management of these protected areas, media reported today. Cuban Group Musica Antigua Ars Longa to Perform in Austria Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Musica Antigua Ars Longa will perform on January 23rd at the Concert Hall in Vienna, Austria, during the Resonanzen Festival, said its choral director Teresa Paz. Cuban Early Music Festival to be Dedicated to Dance 18 de enero de 2017, 15:46Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Esteban Salas Early Music Festival, celebrated in Cuba, with the participation of artists from various countries, will dedicate its 12th edition to dance, announced today the director of the event, Teresa Paz. First Afghan Female Orchestra to Perform at Davos Forum 18 de enero de 2017, 13:33Kabul, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The first women''s music orchestra in Afghanistan will play tomorrow and Friday at the closing of the Davos Forum, which brings together around 3,000 world leaders every winter in Switzerland, Khaama Press reported today. Cuban Theater End Didactical Functions Villanueva 18 de enero de 2017, 12:19Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) With two unique functions this weekend, one of dramatic choreography, and the other on a puppeteer''s text for adults of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, will close here the didactical Villanueva Functions of Cuban theater. French Intellectual Praises Cuban Revolution's Social Achievements 18 de enero de 2017, 11:34Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution, led by its leader Fidel Castro, has established a social protection system that has been unanimously considered an example to follow, French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in statements released today. Cuban Telematics Enterprise at the Book Fair Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban enterprise for information technologies and telematics services (Citmatel), has its range of products set relating to the forthcoming Havana´s International Book Fair, addressed once today. Casa de las Americas Decolonized Us with Literature, Says Jury Membe 17 de enero de 2017, 17:25Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Dominican academician Silvio Torres-Saillant said today that through Casa de las Americas, the Cuban revolution proved how the same decolonization achieved through arms could be achieved through literary writing. Superheros Suits Up for Auction 17 de enero de 2017, 12:47Los Ángeles, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Michael Keaton''s suit from Batman Returns and Christopher Reeve''s Superman costume from the original 1978 film are up for auction, according to The Hollywood Reporter. India Builds the Largest Cricket Stadium in the World 17 de enero de 2017, 12:37New Delhi, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the largest cricket stadium of the world, valued in some 100 million dollars, began in the western Indian state, with a capacity of 110 000 people, sources of this sport reported today. 'I Will Survive' Will Return, Now as an Anti-Trump Anthem Washington, Jan. 17 (Prensa Latina) ''I Will Survive'', the disco music classic popularized by Gloria Gaynor and adopted by the gay community of the United States, revives today as an anthem of resistance to face the imminent presidency of Donald Trump. Nepalese Temple, World Heritage, Demolished for Earthquake Damages 17 de enero de 2017, 10:09Kathmandu, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Archeology of Nepal demolished the temple of Pratappur, World Heritage, after considering it a risk to the tourists after the damages caused by the earthquake of 2015, sources announced today. Mexican Actor Bernal Awarded in the USA for role in Neruda 16 de enero de 2017, 14:14Los Angeles, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Palm Spring International Film Festival in the United States awarded today the most recent work by Mexican actor Gael García Bernal, one of the leading actors in the film ''Neruda''. Casa de las Americas Award Begins Activities in Havana Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Américas Literary Award, one of the oldest of its kind in the continent, begins today its edition of this year, in which about 400 works from different countries are competing. Uruguayan Composer Serebrier Says He Likes to Perform in China Beijing, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Jose Serebrier, one of the most important figures in Uruguay''s contemporary music direction and composition, likes to perform in China for an audience always eager to learn about the West and one of the most appealing. Chilean Customs Seized About 700,000 Fake Toys 13 de enero de 2017, 13:32Santiago, Chile, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Over 700,000 fake toys were seized in Pozo Almonte, Tamarugal province, near the port of Iquique, announced the local customs department today. Cuban National Ballet Extends its Nutcracker Season 13 de enero de 2017, 13:11Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) announced today that due to the functions of Nutcracker have set a new record of attendance, the BNC will extend its functions at the Sala García Lorca of the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. Calle 13's Singer Rene Perez Premieres First Solo Video Clip 13 de enero de 2017, 12:44Los Angeles, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer Rene Perez (Resident), of the rap and rock band Calle 13, has premiered today the video clip ‘Somos anormales'', his first solo single. Turkey Will Restore One of the Seven Ancient World Marvels Istanbul, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mausoleum of Halicarnase, located in the southwestern Turkish city of Bodrum, catalogued as one of the ancient world marvels, will be restored, informed today daily Hurriyet. Septeto Santiaguero Harvests Successes in United States 12 de enero de 2017, 16:01By Martha Cabrales Arias Hollywood Actors Sing 'I Will Survive' to Donald Trump Los Angeles, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) A group of Hollywood actors today shared a video dedicated to US President-elect Donald Trump in social media, in which they interpret the anthological theme ''I will survive''. Cuban Sandra Ramy Theater Group to Perform at Festival in Germany Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colectivo Persona, directed by Cuban choreographer Sandra Ramy, will perform next February in the ÂíAdelante! Ibero-American Festival of Theater, in Germany, according to a spokesperson for the organization, Mercedes Borges. Cuban Fine Art Artist Celebrates the Female 11 de enero de 2017, 15:52Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban popular fine arts artist Martha Jimenez is exhibiting a sample of her painting and ceramics, which suggest inner female power and freedom, represented by a goat. Spanish Singer Enrique Iglesias Shoots Video Clip in Cuba Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias has shot in Cuba some scenes for a new video clip with Cuban musician Descemer Bueno and Puerto Rican duo Zion and Lenox. Homage in Santiago de Cuba to Founder of House of the Caribbean 10 de enero de 2017, 18:01Santiago de Cuba, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The 10th International Colloquium Joel James in Memoriam began today in this city, with different approaches to the legacy of the founder of the House of the Caribbean, paradigm in the studies and promotion of the people''s traditional culture in this region. Brazilian Literature with Record in Casa de las Americas Award 2017 Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Americas Literature Award received a record number of works this year in the section of Brazilian fiction literature, with 135 works, and even today new proposals are coming to Cuba. First Syrian Export Trade Show Concludes 10 de enero de 2017, 12:49Damascus, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The first Syrian Export Fair closed today after three days of exhibition and signed contracts. Exhibition on Chernobyl by Peruvian Artist Opened in Cuba 09 de enero de 2017, 16:36Havana, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian artist Sonia Cunliffe fulfilled a dream today opening here the exhibition ''Documentos Extraviados'' (Lost Documents), about Cuba''s aid to children damaged by the nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Film 'La La Land' Awarded Seven Golden Globes Prizes 09 de enero de 2017, 16:17Los Angeles, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The film ''La La Land'' (USA) was awarded the unprecedented amount of seven Golden Globes Prizes, granted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Argentine Group La Colmenita Makes Children Dream in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine group of the Cuban children''s theater company La Colmenita brought love, joy and magic to the children hospitalized in the capital of Juan Pedro Garrahan pediatric hospital, where they gave their art in a very unique setting. Meryl Streep Criticizes Trump in the Golden Globe Awards Ceremony Washington, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The multi-award-winning American actress Meryl Streep criticized US President-elect Donald Trump during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. De Mille Award at the 74th Golden Globe Awards. Frank Fernandez Dedicates Piano Concert to Fidel Havana, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Pianist Frank Fernández will offer a concert in this capital today to honor the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25. Greek Jannis Kounellis Opens in Cuban Gallery 06 de enero de 2017, 12:49La Habana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Greek artist, Jannis Kounellis has been given a privileged space in the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center for his first solo exhibition in Cuba, which will be open to the public until the end of this month. New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. China Reiterates Importance of Stable Links With US Beijing, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today reiterated the importance that China and the United States maintain stable relations, an idea supported by the international community. Austrian Former President Calls for Closer Links with Cuba Vienna, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Former President Heinz Fischer has stated that he is in favor of improving relations between his country and Cuba, the Cuban embassy in Vienna reports today. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO. A Star for Amy Adams on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Los Angeles, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Italian-born American actress Amy Adams, currently a Golden Globe nominee, is celebrating her upcoming inclusion in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Brazilian Cinema Present in 155 International Events this Year 06 de enero de 2017, 01:21Brasilia, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian seventh art will be represented this year in 155 international events this year, including for the first time in the Gijon Festival, Spain and the Meetmarket of England, confirmed here the National Cinema Agency (Ancine). Sean Penn Promotes New Film with Javier Bardem, Charlize Theron Los Angeles, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Actor and film director Sean Penn is promoting today a trailer of his new film The Last Face, which has Spanish Javier Bardem and South African Charlize Theron in the leading roles. Exhibitors from 35 Nations at International Book Fair in Cuba 05 de enero de 2017, 17:11Havana, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) A total of 35 countries will participate at the 26th edition of the International Book Fair to be held in Havana, Cuba from February 9 to 19, informed the organizing committee. NASA Will Explore for the First Time Peculiarities of Black Holes 04 de enero de 2017, 12:28Washington, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today a scientific mission to investigate for the first time the particularities of black holes, as well as neutron stars. Illegal Search at Argentina's Resumen Latioamericano Web site Exposed 04 de enero de 2017, 11:57Buenos Aires, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Argentinean website Resumen Latioamericano, Carlos Aznárez, denounced that after a strange robbery in the newsroom, everything indicates today that it is a illegal search to seize equipment and information. The XXI International Capri Hollywood Film Festival 2016 Concludes Rome, (Prensa Latina) The XXI International Capri Film Festival Hollywood 2016 is ending today to its last day with the screening of 16 films in the rooms that for a week served as venue for the event. 58th Anniversary of Cuban Revolution Celebrated with Ballet Havana, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) celebrated the 58th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution with the performance of the classic The Nutcracker, in version of director of BNC Alicia Alonso. China: New International Media Organization Created 31 de diciembre de 2016, 10:01Beijing, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) China''s Global Television Network, CGTN, is the new international media organization launched here today in several languages. French Movie Theaters Sold More than 213 Million Tickets in 2016 30 de diciembre de 2016, 15:49Paris, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Movie theaters in France had, in 2016, their second year with best sales in the last five decades, with around 213 million ticket sold, the National Cinema Center (CNC) reported today. Cuban National Ballet, 83 Performances in 2016 30 de diciembre de 2016, 13:48Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) performed 83 times in Cuba and abroad during 2016, including on stages in Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico, according to reports by the company led by Alicia Alonso. Concerts to Celebrate 58th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) To mark the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution different Cuban musical performances will take place. Luna Manzanares to Perform in Cuba Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer, Luna Manzanares, will perform in a concert tonight, celebrating 10 years of her career, which has included the challenge of performing a musical in Paris. Dudamel to Conduct Orchestra for New Year's Eve Concert in Vienna Vienna, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Musician Gustavo Dudamel confirmed that he would conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the traditional New Year''s Concert and dedicated this great moment to the Americas, the Latin American countries and especially Venezuela, his country. In Cuba Russian Exhibition Highlights Environmental Protection 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:58By Jorge Petinaud Russian Minister Confirms Anomaly in Crashed Plane Moscow, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Transport Minister, Maxim Sokolov, has confirmed anomalies aboard the TU-154 plane, which fell into the sea 70 seconds after take-off from the airport at the resort of Sochi. China Challenges US Inclusion of Chinese Companies in Black List Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of Commerce said today that the USA blacklist that includes Chinese companies is irresponsible and non-objective. World's Highest Bridge: Latest Feat of Chinese Engineering Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Beipanjiang bridge, the highest in the world stands 565 meters above Nizhu river cannon and connects the southern provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou,and was opened to traffic today as another sucess of this nation. First Angolan President Neto is Awarded the Nelson Mandela Prize Luanda, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s first president, Agosthino Neto, has been posthumously awarded a Mandela Prize for Audacity 2016, according to local media. Argentina's rock legend Charly Garcia back to hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After he was released from hospital December 24, Argentina''s rock legend Charly García was reportedly hospitalized again, the media report today. World's Oldest Male Panda Pan Pan Dies at 31 Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Pan Pan, the world''s oldest male panda, died this Wenesday at 31 of cancer in south-west China''s Sichuan Province on Wednesday. Drums Roll in Cuba for Legendary Ballerina Alicia Alonso 28 de diciembre de 2016, 14:36Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso danced today with her feet during a drum roll offered to her in a Havana street known as Hamel Alley. Cinema and Its Mission, Second Day of Festival Capri Holly 28 de diciembre de 2016, 12:33Rome, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) With a symposium, the screening of films in different spaces and the delivery of recognitions to outstanding figures of the cinematography, continues today the XXI International Film Festival Capri Hollywood. Bolivian Woman Driver Optimistic with Performance in Dakar Rally 2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:10La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian driver Suany Martínez is optimistic about her performance in the Dakar Rally 2017, the most important extreme danger race in the world. Literacy Campaign Makes Progress in El Salvador 28 de diciembre de 2016, 10:39San Salvador, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Education authorities in El Salvador declared 18 municipalities Free of Illiteracy in 2016, with which already amounted to 67 in that condition and more than 30,000 people benefited. Cuban Music Students to Perform in the USA Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban music students members of the Jazz Band of the Cuban Amadeo Roldan Conservatoire will play at a community concert next January 5 in the USA, the Ministry of Culture has reported here today. Filmmaker Michael Moore Calls to Challenge Trump Government Washington, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) American filmmaker Michael Moore called through his Facebook page to challenge the government that will lead Donald Trump from January 20th. India Arrests Smugglers With More Than 70 Poisonous Snakes 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:43New Delhi, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Police in the western Indian state of Maharashtra arrested two smugglers hiding more than 70 poisonous snakes in boxes to extract their poison and sell it, NDTV reported. Longest East-West High-Speed Railroad Operating in China 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:41Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) China inaugurated today one of the longest high-speed railways in the world, that will link the prosperous east coast with the least developed region in the southwest. Last Four Years Mark Development of Mexican Cinema Mexico, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) There has been an important transformation and development in Mexican cinema in the last four years, with historic numbers in film production and people going to movie theaters, the Culture Secretary''s Office said today. Dies Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in Star Wars Saga 27 de diciembre de 2016, 17:58Los Angeles, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) American actress Carrie Fisher, the actress best known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, has died today at the age of 60. Cuban Classic Ballerina Draws Ovations in Mongolia Havana, (Prensa Latina) The main ballerina of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC) Ginett Moncho received ovations during her presentation in the Nutcracker Suite accompanying the classic company of Mongolia, informed today the island''s embassy in Ulan Bator. US: Star Wars Saga Leads Box Office Los Angeles, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The most recent episode of the Star Wars saga, Rogue One, leads the US box office today with 120 million dollars earned during screenings from December 21st to 26th. Death of George Michael Remains Unexplained London, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) British pop singer and songwriter George Michael has died at the age of 53 at his home in London; the cause of death is unknown. FIBA to Evaluate Creation of New Basketball Confederation in Brazil Brasilia, 26 Dec (Prensa Latina) An official at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), José Luiz Sáez, has proposed that a new Brazilian confederation be created to put an end the crisis facing the sport in the South American nation. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to Russia Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro has expressed his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after the recent tragic plane crash in the Black Sea, in which 92 people were killed. Death of George Michael Resounds in Chinese Social Networks Beijing, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) George Michael''s sudden death at home in the United Kingdom has resonated deeply with his Chinese fans, who crowded social networks this morning to express their shock at the death of the iconic pop star. New Specie of Desert Bees Discovered Washington, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) US entomologist Zach Portman has identified nine new species of bee, two of which are quite similar to ants, Utah State University has reported today. Standing Ovations to Lizt Alfonso's Ballet Company in Central Cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The ballet company Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba showed for three days its majesty and mastery with its show Cuba Vibra at the main theater of this city. Eusebio Leal Calls on Cuban Youths to Preserve History Havana, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Havana Historian Eusebio Leal has urged Cuban youths to preserve the achievements of the Revolution based on Fidel Castro''s legacy. Two Sensitive Losses for Argentinean Literature 23 de diciembre de 2016, 18:28Buenos Aires, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Almost about to end 2016, Argentina sees the departure of two of its most outstanding writers: Alberto Laiseca and Andrés Rivera, who passed away suddenly from Thursday to Friday. Kirk Douglas Cinema Show in Cuba Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Cinematheque will today inaugurate a cinema show dedicated to the centenary of the American actor Kirk Douglas. Cuban Artist to Dance Nutcracker in Mongolian Company 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:54Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The principal dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Ginett Moncho, will tomorrow perform the main role of the Nutcracker in the Classical Dance Company of Mongolia, the Cuban institution reports. Olivia Newton-John to Perform at the Viña del Mar Festival 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:51Santiago de Chile, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, famous for her performances in Grease and Xanadu, is the first artist to be confirmed for the Viña del Mar Festival in 2017. Ecuador: Less Tourism in Esmeraldas After Earthquake Quito, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Tourism in Esmeraldas, Ecuador''s coastal province, has been affected by a reduction in visits to recreation facilities and sites, following the earthquake that took place five days ago and the many aftershocks which have continued to affect the region. First French Tourists Arrive at Cuban Cayo Coco Resort 23 de diciembre de 2016, 10:16Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the first flight of French tourists at the international airport in Cayo Coco, opens a new Cuban tourist destination - Jardines del Rey. Cuba for Greater Cooperation With Vietnam Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban consul in Ho Chi Minh City, Bernabé García, today declared that Cuba would promote cooperation, in tourism, medicine, biotechnology and agro-forestry, with the Vietnamese region of Mekong Delta. Venezuela: Toys Confiscated From Kreisel Company to Be Distributed Caracas, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP, in Spanish) will today distribute the second lot of toys confiscated by the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (Sundde) from the company Kreisel. Vietnam to Open First Space Observatory in Nha Trang 23 de diciembre de 2016, 07:53Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam will open the country''s first space observatory in the central resort town of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province, early next year. Restoration of Bogota's Colonial Museum to be Concluded Bogota, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) With valuable collections of paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles and silverware, the Colonial Museum of this capital will open again in the first semester of 2017 after a process of restoration, announced the Ministry of Culture. Cuban Educators Ratify Commitment to Fidel's Legacy Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s education minister, Ena Elsa Velázquez, today reaffirmed the commitment of teachers to the legacy of the eternal Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Castro. Outstanding Concert by Awarded Cuban Classical Guitarist Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban guitarist Rubén González Avila will perform in a concert in Matanzas today. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández Plays Beethoven in Concert Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban pianist Frank Fernández will play two of the most famous works by German genius Ludwig van Beethoven during a concert at the National Theater today. Cubans Celebrate Educator's Day and Victory Over Illiteracy Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Students, teachers and executives from around the country celebrate today the Educator''s Day, commemorating the 55th anniversary of Cuba being declared territory free of Illiteracy by the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Ice and Snow Park Starts Trial Operation in China Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An ice and snow theme park, one of the largest in the world, opened to the public on a trial basis Wednesday in northeast China''s Heilongjiang Province. Alicia Alonso Celebrates 96th Birthday in Cuba Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Many Cuban institutions praised today the legacy of the world''s most recognized Cuban artist Alicia Alonso, who turns into 96 years old and attended her work center as one more day. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Cuban Puppets Company Performs Poem by Nicolás Guillén Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppet company, Teatro de las Estaciones, is offering a special performance - Christmas Tale - on December 25th, with a performance of the poem Naranjas y Limas, by Nicolás Guillén, the Cuban National Poet. 32 Dead and 69 Wounded in Explosion in Mexican Market Mexico, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 32 people were killed and 69 wounded by burns, the result of a series of explosions that occurred yesterday in the traditional pyrotechnic market of San Pablito, the largest of its kind in Mexico. Argentinian Singer Charly García Admitted in Hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentine rocker Charly Garcia, one of the living legends of the genre in Latin America, was admitted urgently today due to dehydration and high fever. Legendary Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso Turns 96 Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The most renowned Cuban artist worldwide, Alicia Alonso, turns 96 today with the strong will to give her country a lastign legacy through the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC). Canadian Arctic Used to be Hot 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:25London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A US research into the remains of a Canadian Arctic bird indicates that 90 million years ago the temperature in the region was warm, said an article published today. Cuban Circus CirkaCuba Conquers Paris Paris, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The impressive technique of the circus mixed with the flavor of Cuban music and dances in the CirkaCuba show, has been a real success in Paris. Young Cuban Singer Awarded by France Announces Concert in Havana Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Luna Manzanares will today perform her first major concert after receiving the Order of Arts and Letters of France, where she stared in a musical based on the literary work, ''Carmen''. Artistic Teaching Award for Cuban Actress Corina Mestre Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Culture of Cuba today awarded Cuban actress Corina Mestre with the national prize of the artistic education, by the merits achieved in the work done as an actress and teacher for other actors. UNESCO Event to Remember Life and Work of Fidel Castro Paris, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The second Week of Latin America and the Caribbean scheduled in the UNESCO for May 2017, will dedicate a special segment to the thought, life and work of Fidel Castro, Iberostar Will Manage an Iconic Hotel in Havana Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has announced today it will manage, starting in Januray 2017, the Riviera Hotel, an iconic establishment in Havana from the 1950''s. Mafalda to Come Out in Braille Buenos Aires, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The cartoon book of Mafalda, the world renowned, lively, inquiring girl created by Argentinean painter Joaquin Lavado ''Quino'', will be edited for the first time in Braille. The blind will then be able to know the witty and funny remarks of the wise girl who is concerned about world peace, humanity, thanks to an agreement signed by ''Quino'' and the National Secretary for Children, Youth and Family. Cuba International Jazz Festival comes to an end Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. group The Snarky Puppy and African singer Fatoumata Diawara are closing today in Cuba the 32nd International Festival Jazz Plaza with a performance which will also be joined by local artists. Havana Film Festival closes with a different ending 18 de diciembre de 2016, 10:32Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema closes today in Havana with an exhibit of the most outstanding movies, a different ending for this year''s event. Philarmonic Orchestras of China and Cuba Assemble Emotions in Concert Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The philarmonic orchestras of China and Cuba embroidered a personal and fluid interpretation of the Ninth Symphony of Czech Antonin Dvorak, that European classic that could understand North America and describe it in musical notes. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernandez to Play Works by Beethoven Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Prestigious Cuban pianist, Frank Fernandez, will give a concert on December 22nd in this capital with two of the most famous works composed by German Ludwig van Beethoven, the Teatro Nacional de Cuba announced today. French Perfume House Guerlain Reopens in Cuba Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) French perfume house, Guerlain, has reopened today in Havana in the same street where it first opened in 1917, after a deal between Cuban tourism company Habaguanex and Saint Remy Trading S.A., from France. Sex-abuse Scandal Hits U.S. Gymnastics Washington, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The world has been left shocked today after learning that 368 US gymnasts have been sexually abused by coaches and managers over the last 20 years. Chucho Valdes Opens 32th International Jazz Festival in Cuba Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The 32nd edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival has began in Cuba, with a performance by legendary pianist, Chucho Valdes, which was described as historical and unrepeatable. Havana Film Festival Delivers Awards Today Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema will today announce the winners of the Coral Awards chosen from among the more than 100 films in the competition. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Robotic Industry Grows in China Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese experts have stressed the rapid growth of the Chinese robotics industry, which sold 19,000 robots in the first half of the year. Cuban Film Wins Collateral Prizes in Latin American Film Festival Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban film ''Ultimos dias en La Habana'' by Fernando Perez won today most collateral prizes in the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which runs in this capital city until Sunday. Chucho Valdés Denies the Myth of Elitist Jazz Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés denied today that jazz is an elitist genre, claiming that it draws crowds despite the rise of other more commercial expressions, such as reggaeton. Lupe Under the Sun: Fiction and Reality at Havana's Film Festival Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican director Rodrigo Reyes is presenting today at the 38th edition of the International Festival Of New Latin American Cinema, a work of fiction as close as possible to reality: he does so with his film Lupe Under the Sun. Book about Second in Command in Granma Expedition Presented Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Anecdotes, testimonies and images about the life of Cuban patriot Juan Manuel Marquez, second in command in the Yacht Granma expedition, are included in the book ''En Cada Latido del Combate'' (In Every Beat of the Combat), presented today in this capital. Winners of Cuba Film Festival Collateral Awards Announced Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Accredited institutions and organizations in Cuba will today announce the winners of the collateral awards of the 38th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. China Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform in Cuba Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The China Philharmonic Orchestra, considered as one of world''s 10 best symphonic orchestras, will give today the first of two concerts in Cuba at Teatro Nacional de Cuba. Ambassadors Highlight ALBA Anniversary before the Dominican Press Santo Domingo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassadors of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) highlighted the achievements of the integration group in the Dominican press. France: Ecuadorian Film about the Chevron Case is Presented By Luisa María González Paris, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The film 'The dirty game', recently screened in France, clearly shows the arguments and evidence of Ecuador in its dispute with the multinational Chevron-Texaco for the pollution caused in the Amazon, today declared the Attorney General Diego García. Cultural Project Promotes Cuba-Mexico Exchange 14 de diciembre de 2016, 11:49Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) A project started in this Cuban city is committed to cultural exchange among local artists and the city of Aguascalientes, in Mexico, promoters of this initiative said. Cuban Music Band Sintesis Celebrates 40 Anniversary Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) One of the emblematic and contemporary Cuban music bands, Sintesis, celebrates today four decades of career with a concert in which the group will review his works, influenced by jazz, rock and Afro-Cuban rhythms. New South American Directors Present Their Films in Havana Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) ''You will never be alone'', by Chilean Alex Anwandter, and ''Francisco Sanctis''s Long night'', by Argentineans Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez, will face each other today in the contest to win the First Work Award at the Havana''s 36th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Makes First Incursion to Expoartesanías in Colombia 14 de diciembre de 2016, 08:38Bogotá, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) With its own stand ARTEX and its export agency Soy Cubanito, now Cuba is present for the first time at the 26th International Fair Expoartesanías of Colombia, to conclude next Sunday. About 75 Percent of Americans Support Relations with Cuba Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) About 75 percent of Americans have favored the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, and 73 percent have supported an end to the economic blockade on the island, according to a Pew Research Center polling. British Looks in Havana Film Festival 13 de diciembre de 2016, 16:14Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) During the great film party celebrated every December in Havana there is also room for films from other regions, such as the British films brought here by the British Council. Havana Film Festival Screens Golden Globes Nominated Films Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Several films screened at the 38th Festival of New Latin American Cinema today have been nominated for a Golden Globe in the United States. Eiffel Tower to Remain Closed Today Due to Strike Paris, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Eiffel Tower, considered an emblematic monument in France, will remain closed to public today due to a strike by its workers, so about 6,000 visitors will be affected, according to estimates. 'Rara' A Reflexive Film at Havana Film Festival Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean director, Pepa San Martin, is showing her first work ''Rara'' today at the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana. Closure of the International Puppet Union Meeting in Cuba 12 de diciembre de 2016, 17:34Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) On the past, present and future of the puppetry in the region of America was centered the Intercontinental Meeting of the International Union of the Marionette (Unima 3 Americas), was informed here. Canadian Film Producer Helga Stephenson Enjoys Award in Havana 12 de diciembre de 2016, 17:33Havana, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Canadian film producer Helga Stephenson enjoys today her Honorary Coral, an award granted by the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema and taken by her as a huge surprise. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Sonia Braga Attends Latin American Film Festival Havana, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian actress, Sonia Braga, is today appearing at the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, in the film ''Aquarius''. Cuba's Gente de Zona to Perform in Argentina 11 de diciembre de 2016, 12:38Buenos Aires, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Gente de Zona will take on stage of the Mandarine Park in Buenos Aires, during the Latinmol Urban Festival, where Puerto Rican artists Don Omar and Justin Quiles will also perform. Mexican Daily Dedicates Supplement to Fidel and Cuban Revolution Mexico, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The cultural supplement of the Mexican daily La Jornada is dedicated today to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), as well as Cuba''s achievements in arts and education. Vietnam Is Opened to the World Hanoi, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Russian music, Palestinian dances, Italian dishes and Chilean wines, and much more from other countries were part of the gastronomic festival celebrated here today to bring the world to Vietnam through a diplomacy absent of protocol. Nicaraguan Children Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro 11 de diciembre de 2016, 11:00Managua, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) A group of Nicaraguan children paid a posthumous tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on Sunday, when an exhibiton of teir paintings was inaugurated in this capital. New Latin American Film Festival Continues in Cuba's Second Venue Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) With the rescreening of the Argentinean film ˜El Clan'', the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema continues today in this second venue, where motion pictures by young filmmakers will be exhibited. Cuban Rumba will Sing to Fidel Castro for UNESCO Declaration Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Rumba, declared by UNESCO as Immaterial World Heritage of the Humanity, will dedicate the celebration for the declaration on December 11th to historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, said sources today. Coordinated Work of Authorities and Liquor Producers Goes to Cancun 09 de diciembre de 2016, 13:31 Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The paper ''Bats, Agaves and Tequila'' was chosen as part of the investigative works to be presented at the 13rd United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP13) in Cancun, Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Suriname: Cuba Is a Bastion of Inspiration Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a bastion of inspiration, according to the Surinamese Ambassador to Cuba, Ike Desmond Antonius. Ignacio Ramonet Denounces Reprisals for Book on Fidel Castro Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and Spanish intellectual, Ignacio Ramonet, who is based in France, has condemned the repression he has suffered as a result of his book ''One Hundred Hours with Fidel'', according to the daily, La Jornada. New Looks on Latin American Cinema from Havana Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) has opened today its space ‘Nuevas Miradas'', to prosecute the projects of young filmmakers and to discuss current issues in this area. International Movie Festival Dedicates Tribute to Julio Garcia Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The work of Cuban filmmaker Julio Garcia Espinosa (1926-2016), the author of memorable films, will be honored by a homage at the International New Latin American Movie Festival in Havana, in its edition of 2016, here. Cuban Classic Films Restored in Movie Festival in Havana Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The International New Latin American Movie Festival in its 2016 edition includes several of the great Cuban classic films, and this time, with a renewed image coming with the restoration. Chilean Magazine Dedicates Edition to Fidel Castro Santiago de Chile, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The latest edition of Punto Final magazine published in Chile includes an extensive 12-page article with analysis, comments and profiles devoted to the life and work of Fidel Castro. Vietnamese Minister and Cuban Journalists Discuss Collaboration 07 de diciembre de 2016, 12:13Hanoi, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Information and Communication Minister Truong Minh Tuan and a delegation of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) spoke today on issues of collaboration and evoked Fidel Castro and his links with Vietnam. Carlos Acosta Dance Company Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The company directed by star dancer Carlos Acosta will carry out a tribute performance today to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to thank his constant support to the arts of the country. Cuban Group Buena Fe to Perform in Venezuela Caracas, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Buena Fe will perform on December 9th at the plaza Diego Ibarra in this capital city, as part of the activities of the festival ''Suena Caracas''. Chinese Philarmonic Orchestra will Give Two Concerts in Cuba 06 de diciembre de 2016, 12:25Havana, Dec 6(Prensa Latina) The Chinese Philarmonic Orchestra will perform two concerts in Cuba next December 15-16 at the National Theater, announced the cultural institution. Havana FIART Opens with Cuban and International Arts and Crafts Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) This year''s International Crafts Fair Crafts (FIART) has now opened at the PABEXPO exhibition hall, in western Havana. Cuban Ballet Group to Close 2016 Dancing in Cuba Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The Lizt Alfonso Ballet of Cuba, a ballet group recently awarded with the International Spotlight Award in the United States, announced that it will close its 2016 performing season with a show called ''1..2...3...Everybody to Stage'' in Cuba. Bob Dylan to Provide Speech for Nobel Prize Ceremony Stockolm, Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) Bob Dylan''s on-again, off-again flirtation with the Nobel prize is back on, though he''s keeping his distance, with hand-holding but no kissing. Thailand Declares Some Provinces Disaster Area 05 de diciembre de 2016, 12:50Bangkok,Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) Koh Samui and Koh Phangan tourist island resort have been placed on the disaster areas list as heavy rain continues to pound the two resort islands and other areas in Surat Thani and other southern provinces. European Critics Recognize Quality of Cuban Dance Company Berlin, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Danza Contemporanea de Cuba is performing today in Germany to unanimous rave reviews by critics, who have described their performance as vibrant and energetic. Japanese Artist Returns Order to the World after Disasters 04 de diciembre de 2016, 11:00New York, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) A monumental piece inspired by the disasters that followed the earthquake in Japan in 2011 is now receiving the attention of the spectators who visit the Chazen Museum of Art in the northern city of Madison, United States. International Push Aims to Protect Endangered Heritage 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:45Abu Dhabi, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina)Representatives of around 40 countries today approved plans to establish a fund to protect heritage sites in war zones. Aquaman To Swim Into Theaters October 2018 03 de diciembre de 2016, 18:35Los Ángeles, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Aquaman finally has a release date. The Warner Bros superhero pic starring Jason Momoa and directed by James Wan will hit theaters October 5, 2018 in both 3D and Imax. Carlos Acosta Dance Company to Dedicate Performance to Fidel Castro Havana, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The company directed by star dancer Carlos Acosta said today that next performances will be dedicated to Cuban Revolution''s historic leader Fidel Castro, to thank him for his constant support for Cuban arts. The Rolling Stones Release First Album in a Decade 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:40London, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Blue & Lonesome, the first studio album by The Rolling Stones in more than one decade, is availble from today on, together with the video of the song ''Ride ''Em on Down,'' starred by UIS actress Kristen Stewart. Director of Emblematic Cuban Theater Dies 02 de diciembre de 2016, 16:19Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The director of the emblematic Teatro Sauto of Matanzas, Cecilia Sodis, died at 68 as a result of complications of kidney disease, authorities here reported. Riding with Fidel Santiago de Cuba, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba rides today with Fidel and the song of Raul Torres is catching on deeply in thousands of persons who already look for it over the radio or television and memorize its beautiful lyrics of high poetic value. Varadero Will Close 2016 With Growth in Tourist Visitors Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Varadero will close 2016 with a rise in foreign tourist visitors, the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) said today. Cuban Musicians Cancel US Tour for Supporting Fidel Castro Washington, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Blue Night Entertainment Inc. has decided to cancel a tour to the United States of Cuban duo Buena Fe, after it publicly expressed its condolences for the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Cuba to Host International Puppet Union Meeting Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina), The Intercontinental Meeting of the International Union of the Marionette ''Unima 3 Americas'' will be held in Matanzas, the capital of puppet theater in Cuba from December 8th to 11th, Ruben Dario Salazar of the event''s managing group, told Prensa Latina. La La Land Wins 12 Nominations to Critics' Choice Awards in USA 01 de diciembre de 2016, 17:46Los Angeles, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The US National Society of Film Critics nominated the musical film La La Land in 12 categories of its 22nd annual Critics'' Choice Awards, which will be granted on December 11. Bob Dylan Skipping White House Nobel Winners Reception 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:38Los Ángeles,Dic 1 (Prensa Latina) Bob Dylan did not attend the White House reception given by president Barack Obama to those in the US who won the prize. Japanese Company Plans Artificial Meteor Shower 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:15Tokyo, Dic 1 (Prensa Latina) A Japanese company named Sky Canvas plans to launch a colorful artificial meteor shower barrage via micro-satellite. The Rolling Stones New Album Blue & Lonesome: Their Best In 30 Years London,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Rolling Stones new album Blue & Lonesome has received universal acclaim in its first reviews. UNESCO Includes Cuban Rumba in Intangible Heritage List 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:37Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee, met in Ethiopia, has today decided to include ‘Cuban rumba'' in the list -Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity-, recognized as a ''festive mixture of music and dance''. Mahler's Second Symphony Manuscript Sells For Record US 5,6 Million 29 de noviembre de 2016, 12:53London,Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The complete manuscript of the composer''s second symphony, known as the Resurrection, was up for auction at Sotheby''s in London on Tuesday morning. Jamaican Usain Bolt Against Doping London, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Multi Olympic champion Usain Bolt requested today here 'cero tolerance with those that practice doping'. Pedro Almodóvar Retrospective at MoMA, in New York 28 de noviembre de 2016, 12:56Los Ángeles,Nov 28 (Prensa Latina)Internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar returns to the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, where his career originated over 30 years ago. The Oscar-winning writer and director will be honoured with an exhibition that runs from 29 November - 17 December that he will open himself. Mexican City of Guadalajara Hosts International Book Fair Mexico, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The city of Guadalajara, capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, hosts today the 30th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL), which will run until December 4. Viengsay Valdés: Expanding Ballet in Cuba, a Commitment of Fidel La Habana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The first dancer from the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Viengsay Valdés, witnessed here the efforts of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro, to expand the dance in his country. Silvio Rodriguez: Condolences to Universe over Fidel Castro's Death Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez has expressed his condolences to the entire universe over the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to whom he wished eternal glory. American Actress Florence Henderson Died Los Angeles, Nov. 25 (Prensa Latina) The American actress Florence Henderson, well-known for her work in The Brady Brunch series, died at 82 from heart failure, her manager said today. Spanish Communists Mourn Poet Marcos Ana Madrid, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), José Luis Centella, today detailed in a letter to party members, the human and political values of the poet Marcos Ana, who died yesterday in the capital at the age of 96. Plácido Domingo Gives an Open Rehearsal for Art Students in Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo will offer an open rehearsal today at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso to students of art schools and members of the Teatro Lírico de Cuba. Tokyo Sees First November Snow Accumulation Since 1875 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:44Tokyo, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Snow fell over Tokyo and eastern Japan today, marking the first time the capital recorded snow accumulation in November since 1875. 'Alien: Covenant' Film to be Release on May 19, 2017 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:39Los Ángeles,Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) After the dumpster fire that was 2016, it looks like 2017 is throwing us a bone now that Alien: Covenant''s premiere date has been moved up. 20th Century Fox announced the date change Wednesday while unveiling a terrifying poster. Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, Awarded for its Quality 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:09Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, located in the Cuban Jardines del Rey tourist destination, has received this years'' high-quality status. Placido Domingo to Perform in Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Famous Spanish tenor, Placido Domingo, is in Cuba today to prepare for the unique concert to be held on November 26th at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro in Havana. Arab Gulf Radio Launched in Bahrain, Step Towards Regional Union 24 de noviembre de 2016, 10:33Manama, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries have officially launched the Arab Gulf Radio station in Bahrain before their foreign ministers meet today to discuss regional integration, security and unity. Youth Festival in Cuba to Bring Together the Arts 24 de noviembre de 2016, 00:16Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 600 young creators will meet at the 9th edition of the Love In Festival, which will bring gather all the arts in the Morro-Cabana complex, according to the spokeswoman of the event, Yakiela Torres. Cuba Thanks Promotion of Media Cooperation with China Santiago, Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban media executives have expressed thanks today for the promotion of cooperation with the Chinese press, regarding a summit meeting held in this capital. Cuba Pays Homage to Ettore Scola during Week of Italian Culture Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Culture Week in Cuba is now paying tribute to the prestigious director Ettore Scola (1931-2016), with the premiere of his film ''The Dinner''. 100 Years After His Death, A New Look at Author Jack London 22 de noviembre de 2016, 13:00 Los Ángeles, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) American writer Jack London, who died 100 years ago, was known for ''The Call of the Wild'' and ''White Fang.'' But he was far more than just an accomplished author of adventure novels. The Last Hours of Dictator Mussolini at the Turin Film Festival 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:57Rome, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The out-of-competition screening of the film ''Tragic Dawn in Dongo'' (1950), on the last hours of the life of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini continues today at the Turin Film Festival. Cuban Painter Michel Mirabal Donates Work of Art to ICAO in Montreal Ottawa, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A work of art donated by painter Michel Mirabal, which includes elements of the Cuban flag, is now part of the collection of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in Montreal. Items Worn by Maria Felix and El Indio Fernandez Exhibited in Mexico Mexico, Nov. 21 (Prensa Latina) Four original items used in movies 100 years ago by Mexican actors such as Maria Felix and Emilio ''El Indio'' Fernandez, are now part of the exhibition ''El rebozo de Tenancingo'' (Tenacingo''s Shawl''), in the state of Chiapas. Kangaroo Bone Nose Piercing is Oldest Bone Jewellery Ever Found Canberra,Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A crafted piece of bone found in Australia looks as if it were designed to be worn in the nasal septum, making it the oldest bone jewellery belonging to Homo sapiens to be identified anywhere in the world. United Arab Emirates and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cuba have strengthened today their economic relations with a business forum at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, to discuss opportunities and new ties. NY Museum Opens to Public an Exhibit on Cuban Biodiversity New York, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The New York Museum of Natural History has opened today to local and foreign public the expected special exhibition ''Cuba'', an unprecedented tour of the rich biodiversity and culture of the Caribbean nation. Five Cuban Films to Compete in Havana Lat Am Film Festival Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema has issued a special supplement that includes information on the five Cuban films in competition. Denis y su Swing Make Ecuadorian People Dance Quito, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian House of Culture in Quito, named Benjamin Carrion House of Culture, started Saturday morning with the echoes of good Cuban salsa music, and made people of all ages dance at the rhythm of their music. Inauguration of New Tourist Village in Eastern Cuba Maisi, Cuba, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) A new tourist installation by Grupo Empresarial Isla Azul was inaugurated Friday next to the emblematic lighthouse of Maisi, Paso de los Vientos, southeastern part of the island of Cuba. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. Cuban Duo Gente de Zona Wins Latin Grammy Again Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Fans of the Cuban duo Gente de Zona today celebrated the win of a Latin Grammy award for the album Visualizate, the fourth award they have received in recent years. Turkish Company Starts Direct Flights to Cuba and Venezuela Istanbul, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines (THY) has confirmed today that direct flights from Istanbul to Havana and Caracas will begin as of December 20th, with three departures per week. Unesco Immaterial Heritage Committee to Meet in Ethiopia París, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Intergovernment Committee for the Safeguard of the Immaterial Heritage will hold in Ethiopia its annual meeting in Ethiopia from November 28 to December 2, informed Unesco. Mexican Tenor Singer Expresses Joy for His Debut in Cuba 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:58By Jorge Petinaud Dominican Patriot Máximo Gómez Example Highlighted in Cuba 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:52Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) As a writer, essayist, poet, playwright, but above all as a fierce independence warrior and radical revolutionary for his time Máximo Gómez was remembered here today, a prominent figure in the history of Dominican Republic and Cuba. Beauty and the Beast Trailer Breaks Record With 128 Million Viewers 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:22New York, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The trailer of the new Beauty and the Beast live-action version, produced by Disney, broke the record as most watched trailer with more than 128 million viewers. French and Cuban History Museums Sign Agreement Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Natural History Museum of Paris and its Cuban counterpart signed today here an agreement of collaboration destined to legalize the exchanges between both institutions. Vietnamese President Encourages Trade and Investments with Cuba Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese President Dai Tran Quang exhorted Vietnamese entrepreneurs to make busineses and investments with Cuba and increase the economic, commercial and financial links, and make joint investments in both nations. Cuba-Danzon Festival Begins Matanzas, Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) With a show by the Danza Espiral company, the Cuba-Danzon Festival Matanzas 2016 has begun today, dedicated to the genre that emerged 137 years ago and is considered as the Cuban national dance. UN Expressed Sadness for Poor Response in Aid to Haiti 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:15United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of Operations of the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office, John Ging, has expressed his sadness for the fact that only 40 percent of the 120 million dollars requested to help Haiti after the country was devastated by Hurricane Mathew, is available. Cuba and Austria Will Sign Accord for Economic Collaboration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:01Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian vice-minister of Science, Research and Economy, Bernadette Marianne Gierlinger, is beginning a visit to Cuba today, with the purpose of signing a memorandum of understanding on international economic collaboration. Venezuela Contributes to the Restoration of Cuban Heritage in Baracoa 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:50Baracoa, Cuba, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa, one of the most affected after Hurricane Matthew, is restoring its distinct architecture, thanks to the contribution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Just One Beer Dramatically Increases Prostate Cancer Risks, Research 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:39Canberra, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina)Australian Researchers say there is a ''clear link'' between the cancer and even modest amounts of drinking. Experts Suggest the Use of Pokemon App to Conserve Biodiversity 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:28London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) An international consortium of researchers believes that the popular game for smartphones Pokemon Go can be useful for conservation of species and biodiversity, reports Conservation Letters magazine today. President Aliev Inaugurated V World Congress of Agencies Baku, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliev urged today to work towards a truly free flow of information at the inauguration of the Fifth World Congress of News Agencies, attended by executives from more than 80 countries. British Autistic Hacker Fears His Extradition to USA London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) British autistic hacker Lauri Love called today ''a kick in the stomach'' the approval of his extradition to the United States, where he would face charges for accessing sensitive data bases in that country. Bruno Mars New Album 24K Magic : 2016 Release Date Los Ángeles,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) It''s been nearly four years since Bruno Mars treated his fans with a new album, after 2012''s Unorthodox Jukebox topped charts the world over. President of Vietnam Starts Official Visit to Cuba Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s president, Tran Dai Quang, arrived in Cuba today in order to conduct an official visit, which will conclude next Thursday. New Altitude Record for German Students Rocket 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:07Berlín,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) At 10:30 Central European Time (CET) on 8 November 2016, the HEROS3 (Hybrid Experimental Rocket Stuttgart) research rocket was successfully launched from the Esrange Space Centre in Sweden to great enthusiasm from the students. Prima Ballerina of ABT Takes a Class in Cuban Company Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The first female dancer (prima ballerina) of the US American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Misty Copeland, shared a class at the Cuban National Ballet (BNC) building with artists of several categories. New Zealand Quake's Strange Side Effect: What Are Earthquake Lights? 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:25Wellington, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)The magnitude-7.8 earthquake that rattled New Zealand early Monday, also had a strange side effect: eerie blue and green flashes of light in the sky during the shaking. Links Between Ballet Companies of USA and Cuba Remembered 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:03Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Cabrera, Historian of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC) remembered the historical links between the BNC and the US American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Varadero Registered Increase in Quality Standards Varadero, Cuba, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 rooms at Varadero increased their quality standards with a view to the tourist season. Alicia Alonso Honored in Mexico 15 de noviembre de 2016, 12:01Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso, who received a long, standing ovation during a homage gala held in southeastern Mexico has returned to Havana today. UNESCO: Cuba Prioritizes Science as Driving Force for Development Paris, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has given a priority attention to the progress of science as an essential part of its development agenda, the Caribbean nation''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, said. Rock'n'roll Legend Leon Russell Dies at 74 Los Ángeles, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Leon Russell, an America rock''n''roll hall of famer, died in his sleep at the age of 74 in Nashville, Tennessee according to his family. Literary Event Dedicated to Cuban Poet Jose Jacinto Milanes Ends 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:15Matanzas, Cuba, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Poem book ''Todos Los Hierros'' by Sigfredo Ariel and ''Medea en el Jardin'' by Rafael Gonzalez (theatre for children) received the 2016 Jose Jacinto Milanes Award. Real Madrid Foundation Starts Campus in Havana 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:00Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Real Madrid Foundation started a training campus in this capital Monday, which will extend up to next Friday, with the visit of former Spanish soccer star Emilio Butragueño. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd edition of the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina Starts Monday, to at the end, award the perfor5mances by the best athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. Jamaica to Improve Port Facilities for Receiving Cruise Ships 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:01Kingston, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica is promoting a plan to improve the port facilities and the main cities that receive cruise ships with the objective of attracting more tourist activity of this type, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reported today. Aerosmith Confirms 2017 Farewell Tour 14 de noviembre de 2016, 13:40Los Angeles, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The rock band Aerosmith announced today that will start its 2017 farewell tour in Europe. Penelope Cruz Joins Murder On The Orient Express Los Ángeles, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina)Oscar Winner Penelope Cruz is boarding Murder on the Orient Express with a growing and powerful ensemble cast that now includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench and Josh Gad along with Kenneth Branagh who is starring as detective Hercule Poirot and also helming the film, according to media. Cigar Lovers Attend Event in Cuba 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:28Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) An international meeting of Partagas cigar lovers begins in Havana today, confirming the strengthened position of Cuba''s Premium cigars in the world market. International Forum of Cultural Diversity Begins in Bolivia 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:26La Paz, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The International Forum of Cultural Diversities Indigenous Peoples of South America begins today with a tribute to Túpac Katari, a leader of the indigenous rebellion against the Spanish in the 1780''s. Unesco Presents Volumes Devoted to Islamic Culture Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will, this week, present the last two volumes of the collection ''Different Aspects of Islamic Culture'', dedicated to the investigation of the Muslim tradition and its contributions to progress, the organization stated today. Cuba Aspires to Include Rumba at UNESCO Heritage List Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is expecting UNESCO to include ''rumba'' in its list - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, during the forthcoming meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on the issue, diplomatic sources said today. Gérard Depardieu to Perform at the Buenos Aires Colon Theatre Buenos Aires, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Famous French actor Gerard Depardieu will perform next December 17 and 18 at the Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires to interpret passages of some of his most memorable scenes in the big screen. Chilean Composer Boris Alvarado Presents Premiere in Cuba La Habana, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean composer and orchestra director Boris Alvarado will present the world premiere of Incisi II, a musical piece for clarinet and orchestra, on Sunday, at the 29th Festival of Contemporary Music of Havana. Turkish Puppeteers Are Highly Acclaimed in Cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The performance for first time in Cuba by the Turkish company Ucaneller has given a distinctive touch to the 6th ‘Titeres al Centro'' Theatric Show, which has its permanent venue in this city. Cuban Fine Art at Major Italian Fair Rome, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) With a pavilion dedicated to Cuban fine arts, ArtePadova 2016 has entered Sunday its third and penultimate day in the northern Italian city of Padua. EAU Calls for Shared Global Responsibility in Planning Future 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:12Abu Dhabi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, urged governments, international organizations and private institutions to assume the shared responsibility to plan the future of the world. Havana Contemporary Music Festival Starts 12 de noviembre de 2016, 10:42Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Havana Festival of Contemporary Music starts today in its 29th edition consolidated as a window of other world productions and showcase to show what has been done in Cuba, according to its president, Guido López-Gavilán. Vietnam-China Relations Very Active 12 de noviembre de 2016, 10:24Hanoi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China are very active today following the visit here this week of the parliamentary leader of the neighboring country, Zhang Dejiang, and the holding of the Third Binational Youth Festival, among other actions. Angola Seeks Support for Mbanza Candidacy to World Heritage Luanda, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government is seeking support to successfully complete its efforts to present the candidacy of the historic city of Mbanza Congo, in the province of Zaire, to World Cultural Heritage. XI Quito Book Fair Opens with Cuba as Honor Guest Quito, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The IX International Quito Book Fair was officially inaugurated with Cuba as a guest country of honor. 70 Couples of 50 Ethnic Groups Get Married in China Beijing, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) On Friday, 140 people of this nation decided to get married in a mega activity in Dongguan, province Guangdong,in the south,that shows the great cultural diversity in that ancient terrirotry. Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto to Exhibit in Cuba Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba is getting ready to receive for the first time art pieces by the renowned Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto starting from November 19th. Helicopter Crashed on Managua Neighborhood, No Casualties Reported 11 de noviembre de 2016, 16:35Managua, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) A helicopter crashed today in the neighborhood call Naciones Unidas, on the outskirts of Managua, but no casualties were reported. Cuban Alicia Alonso Honored in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), and icon of the world ballet, Alicia Alonso, today received the key of the city from the Town Hall of Boca Rio, in the Eastern Mexican State of Veracruz. Cuban City of Cienfuegos Promotes Cruise Tourism 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:57Cienfuegos, Cuba Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The cruise season for this port on the southern coast of Cuba, which traditionally ends in April, will last until the end of December. Mexico City, Venue of Exhibit Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting'' is currently open from today until March 20, 2017 in Mexico City, the Mexican Culture Department reported. Peru: Two Cubans Awarded in Laser Creations Contest 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:28Lima, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Two Cuban artists were awarded at the first contest of laser creations organized by the Cori Wasi Cultural Center of Peru, where at the same time the works of Cuban creators is exhibited. Spanish Company Bodegas Torres Focuses on Cuban Tourism La Habana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish wine company Bodegas Torres S.A., Miguel Torres, is focused on the commerce of Cuba and its growing tourist industry. US Virgin Islands Enthusiastic About Chinese Tourism 10 de noviembre de 2016, 16:11Kingston, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The recent visit by US Virgin Islands'' Tourism Commissioner Nicholson Doty to Chengdu and Beijing to attract Chinese visitors has generated enthusiasm in this Caribbean destination, the news website Caribbean360 published today. Colloquium for 100 Years of the Birth of Jose Soler Puig Ends Santiago de Cuba, Nov 10 (Santiago de Cuba) As a signal of homage and continuity, young writer Julio Jimenez from the city of Santiago de Cuba received the Special Award for Best Novelist for the 100 Years of the Birth of Jose Soler Puig, as the end of a Colloquium on his memory. US Airlines to Start Daily Flights to Cuba Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The US company Delta Air Lines will begin to operate daily non-stop flights to this capital for the first time in almost 55 years, an executive of the company confirmed today. Famous Paintings Exhibited for Blind People in Rome Rome, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Tactile versions of paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael and Correggio will be exhibited for the blind people from November 19 to December 18 at Rospigliosi Palace in the Roman town of Zagarolo. Caribbean Urged to Promote Creative Tourism in the Region 10 de noviembre de 2016, 14:56Bridgetown, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) urged today for boosting an industry that benefits education, employment, health and other important sectors in order to improve the quality of life. Observers Prepare for the Biggest Supermoon in 70 Years 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:50Washington, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) November''s supermoon, which can be observed on next Monday, will be the biggest in nearly 70 years and the next one will be in 2034, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported today. Destabilization Moves Against El Salvadoran Government Rejected 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:44San Salvador, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) El Salvadoran social and trade union organizations have today demand the cessation of the destabilization measures promoted by the right-wing party, Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (Arena), the Constitutional Hall and economic power groups against the government. US Artists React to Trump's Victory 09 de noviembre de 2016, 17:02Los Angeles, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) American artists and celebrities are expressing their discontent on social networks after the triumph of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the American presidential elections. Cuba and UNESCO Evaluate Existing Relations Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Cuba Government currently have good relations. Mission Impossible 6 to Hit Theaters in Summer 2018 Los Angeles, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Mission Impossible 6, the latest film by the well-known action-thriller franchise will hit the theaters in the summer of 2018, Paramount announced today. Old Coffee Plantation Gets Remodeling in Santiago de Cuba 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:22Santiago de Cuba, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban hacienda ''Fraternidad'' (Fraternity)coffee plantation, center of cultural project Los Caminos del Cafe is continuing its remolding, in the middle of complex construction works to improve its splendor, and is opening its the doors of this famous archaeologic park in the eastern of Cuba. Cuba and Russia Sign Contract for Railway Cars 09 de noviembre de 2016, 14:48Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Russian and Cuban companies, Tvervagonnostroitelny Zavod and Tradex, respectively have signed a contract for buying 68 passenger cars, as part of the railway development program on the island, diplomatic sources said today. Cuba and UNESCO Organize International Jazz Day Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have held meetings on the preparations for the 6th edition of International Jazz Day, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. Venezuela and China to Review Bilateral Cooperation in December 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:23Caracas, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro announced today that the China-Venezuela Joint High Level Commission will meet on December in Caracas. World's Largest Cruise Ship Sails Into The Caribbean 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:22Kingston,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina)The Caribbean is all primed to roll out a grand welcome for the world''s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean''s 226,963-ton Harmony of the Seas who will sail out of Florida an into the Caribbean according to Caribbean360 news. US Museum to Open Exhibition on Cuban Biodiversity Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The American Museum of Natural History of New York (AMNH) will open an exhibition on Cuban biodiversity on Monday, said Maritza Garcia, an official from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba (Citma). Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Celebrates Success in USA Tour Los Angeles, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban dancer and choreographer Lizt Alfonso is very pleased with the ongoing tour of her group across the United States, which includes performances in Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and California. Modernist Photos From Elton John's Private Collection Go on Display 08 de noviembre de 2016, 14:47London,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Almost 200 modernist photographs from a vast collection built by Sir Elton John after he stopped drinking 26 years ago have gone on display at the Tate Modern. J.R.R. Tolkien To Get Biopic Treatment in Film Middle Earth 08 de noviembre de 2016, 13:47Los Ángeles, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina)So it''s no surprise South African J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of LORD OF THE RINGS, is getting a a biopic done by New Line Cinema. London Fair Promotes Tourism as an Economic Engine 08 de noviembre de 2016, 12:20London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Executives and delegates attending the 37th International Tourism Fair in London today confirmed that the tourism industry is a driving force in the world economy. Africa Demands Permanent Seats on UN Security Council 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:46United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) claimed here today a reform of the United Nations Security Council to increase its permanent and rotating members, with at least two seats in each case for the continent. Hollywood Ceremony Turns into Space for Discussing Politics Los Angeles, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 20th edition of the Hollywood Film Awards ceremony became the main topic of the specialized media after becoming a space where several celebrities discussed about the US elections. Dancers from Nine Countries Close Alicia Alonso Festival in Cuba Havana, Nov. 7 (Prensa Latina) The 25th Alicia Alonso International Ballet Festival of Havana is now history after closing with two performances featuring dancers from nine countries. Paris Route to Discover Cuban Writer Alejo Carpentier By Luisa María González Paris, 6 nov (PL) Paris would not be Paris without the magic contributed by great Hispanoamericans and that is why the Cervantes Institute proposes routes dedicated to men of the stature of Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier, affirmed today Raquel Caleya. Closing Gala Tonight of Cuban Ballet Festival Alicia Alonso Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of dance companies of several countries will close today the 25th International Havana Ballet Festival Alicia Alonso. Tango and Ballet, a Charming Duo in Cuban Festival Havana, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The seduction of tango and the gentleness of ballet joined here during an appealing performance of the group Buenos Aires Ballet, which will perform today again for the Cuban audience. USA: Lizt Alfonso in Chicago with Cuba Vibra! New York, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The company Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba is visiting the United States with a work that has already been praised in this country: ''Cuba vibra!'', which will have two performances next weekend in Chicago. Fernando Ortiz Unpublished Book Explores History of Cuban Mulatez 04 de noviembre de 2016, 17:37Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The work of Cuban writer and ethnologist Fernando Ortiz reappeared today in the Cuban intellectual landscape with the unprecedented publication of the book Epifanía de la Mulatez. Poesia e Historia, based on miscegenation and syncretism. International Biennial of Humor in Cuba to Advocate for Peace 04 de noviembre de 2016, 16:28Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Biennial of Graphic Humor, Cuba 2017, will be a space to advocate for peace, said today in this capital the director of the Museum of Humor Art, Isel Chacon. Santiago de Cuba Remembers Iconic Cinema and Theater Actor 04 de noviembre de 2016, 14:26Santiago de Cuba, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) This city, where he was born in 1941, remembers today actor Adolfo Llaurado, an iconic and a well-remembered Cuban cinema and theater actor, who died in Havana on November 4th, 2001. The Cuban Revolution Will Always Be an Example: Tristan Bauer Buenos Aires, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentine filmmaker and politician, Tristan Bauer, has stated that the triumph of the Cuban Revolution has been a light that has radiated over Latin America and the whole world and will always be an example. Opens Havana Contemporary Music Festival Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The 29th edition of Havana Contemporary Music Festival is a window to see what is happening in the world and show Cuban production, stated today the president of the event, Guido López-Gavilán. Embrace of the Serpent to Open Colombian Cinema Week in Cuba 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:25Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) With the premiere of the film Embrace of the Serpent in the Cinematheque of Cuba, will start today the Colombian Cinema Week. The event is organized by the Cinematheque of Cuba. Buenos Aires Ready to Receive Guns N' Roses 03 de noviembre de 2016, 16:17 Buenos Aires, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine fans of the American group Guns N'' Roses will celebrate tomorrow the end of a long 23-year waiting period when the group performs at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti. Preserving Roots of Cuban Ballet School, a Vital Goal 03 de noviembre de 2016, 16:00Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Professor and dancer Aurora Bosch, one of the four jewels of Cuban ballet, said today that preserving the roots of the national ballet school is a vital goal. Premiers at the Ballet Festival of Havana 03 de noviembre de 2016, 14:51Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The International Ballet Festival of Havana Alicia Alonso is today a proper space for the most recent choreographic works in Cuba and other parts of the world for the different lines of classical dance. Elephant Poaching Affects Africa's Economy Luanda, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Elephant poaching impacts the economies of African countries, losing them 25 million dollars in annual tourism revenue, according to results of a new scientific study, cited in Luanda today. Writer Leonardo Padura to Be Declared Illustrious Visitor of Uruguay Montevideo, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban writer and journalist, Leonardo Padura, will be declared an Illustrious Visitor, during an event organized by the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture and the Municipality of Montevideo. Argentina: Rescues and Evacuations at the Aconcagua Will Be Charged 02 de noviembre de 2016, 11:31Buenos Aires, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Climbers who must be rescued by helicopter due to accidents or health problems in the Argentinean mountain Aconcagua, the highest the continent, will pay for the service 40,000 pesos (more than 2,000 dollars) starting on November 15th. Danish Theater Company to Perform in Cuba Matanzas, Cuba Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Danish theater company Odin Teatret, considered one of the most important theater groups of the contemporary scene will perform today in this city, informed the National Council of the Performing Arts (CNAE). Cuban Actor Reynaldo Miravalles, Farewell to a Giant of Cuban Culture Por Charly Morales ValidoHavana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) ''There are no longer stories for old people'', Reynaldo Miravalles confessed to me without bitterness on the rainy afternoon when he welcomed Prensa Latina in his home in Havana''s El Vedado, the same house where he passed away on Monday at the age of 93. Cuban Cinema Mourns Death of Actor Reynaldo Miravalles Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cinema has regretted today the death of actor, Reynaldo Miravalles, who worked almost until the end of his days because he felt he could not stay away from the big screen, one of his passions in life. United States Abstention at UN Shows its Isolation, Expresses France Paris, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Abstention of United States at UN Vote on the US Blockade against Cuba shows its isolation in the international arena, considered today the French writer and university professor, Salim Lamrani. Cuban Pianist Lopez-Gavilan with Joshua Bell in USA New York, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist and composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan are making a tour of the United States, which includes a presentation along with the award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, today at the Lincoln Center in New York. Sessioning in France Trial for Hidden Picassos 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:03Paris, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) A French court has begun today the appeal trial of two accused and convicted persons for hiding a total of 271 works by the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, considered a great master of the plastic of the last century. Salvadorian Colmenitas Multiply Joy in Theater Festival San Salvador, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) A festival of joy, solidarity, art and games was the first Festival of Children''s Theater in El Salvador through which 14 Colmenitas delighted thousands of children and adults throughout the country with their performance. Book on History of Cinema to Be Publish in Jamaica 31 de octubre de 2016, 11:49Kingston, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The film tradition distinguishing Jamaica today will be included in a book written by Peter Polack dedicated to the history of cinema in this island. Brasilia to Host Celebration of the World Cinema Brasilia, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The 5th International Film Festival of Brasilia, which will be held from November 4th to the 13th, is seen today by its organizers as the possibility of hosting a celebration of the world''s cinema. The Martha Graham Company Shines in the Cuban Ballet Festival Havana, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The US company Martha Graham shook the stage of the Mella Theater in this capital with an exquisite program in reverence to modern dance that today returns to that coliseum. Cuban Puppeteer Company Revives Prokofiev's Work Matanzas, Cuba, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) ''Peter and the Wolf'', a symphonic tale that the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev conceived for children, is being revivied in this city in a version by the Cuban puppeteer company Teatro de las Estaciones. Havana International Ballet Festival Opens with New Life Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban dance company founded by the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso showed a contemporary and fresh image dduring the opening ceremony of the 25th International Ballet Festival of Havana, an event that combines classics and premieres today. PR Salsa Singer Victor Manuelle Interested in Young Cuban Musicians Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer Victor Manuelle is very interested in Cuban young musical talents and has come to Havana to participate as a judge in a contest for new young singers. El Paisnal Eradicates Illiteracy with Help of Cuba and Venezuela San Salvador, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Education Minister Carlos Canjura declared the municipality of El Paisnal, in the department of San Salvador, free of illiteracy, during a celebration held on Friday. Cuban Tourism Has Boosted Economy in Recent Decades Havana, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Development Director of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (Mintur), Alexander Sierra, said today that the Cuban tourism industry has boosted the island''s economy during the recent decades. Scientists Expose Surface of the Tomb of Jesus Christ Washington, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) An international team of scientists have exposed, for the first time in centuries, the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ, according to the National Geographic Society. Cuban Vice President Diaz-Canel Meets Japanese Pacifists Havana, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has met with the members of Japan-based pacifist project ''Peace Boat'', an official source reports today. Havana Book Fair 2017 - Canada as Guest 26 de octubre de 2016, 17:00Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The 2017 Havana International Book Fair has announced that Canada will be the guest of honor. Celebration of Cuban Culture Concludes in Costa Rica 26 de octubre de 2016, 15:58San Jose, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) After 11 days, a celebration of Cuban Culture concludes today in Costa Costa with an exhibit of photographs, sculptures and paintings by renowned artists. Mexico and Cuba Agree to Multi-Destination Tourism Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The capitals of Mexico and Cuba agreed a letter of intent for touristic promotion with an eye on mufti-destination travels, authorities reported today. Danish Theater Group to Perform in Cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Being considered one of the most important theater groups of the contemporary scene, the Odin Teatret will perform in Cuba on November 1st and 2nd in this Cuban western City, confirmed today the National Council of the Performing Arts. Salsa and Casino during November in Cuba Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Over 700 dance lovers around the world will attend the international meeting ''Baila en Cuba'' (Dance in Cuba), which will take place in Havana from November 20 to 26, according to the organizers. Pablo Milanes Closes Festival in Coahuila, Mexico Mexico, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer and composer Pablo Milanes closed with brooch of gold the Julio Torre International Festival of Arts, in Saltillo, capital of the Mexican northern state of Coahuila, reported press media Tuesday. Cuban Duetto Gente de Zona to Sing in Latin Grammys Los Angeles, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban rap group Gente de Zona will perform on November 16 at the gala ''2016 Personna'' of the Latin Grammys this year, decicated in this edition to famous salsa singer Marc Anthony. Meryl Streep Appears at 29th Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo,Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival marked its opening Tuesday afternoon with a traditional red carpet ceremony that was heavy on Asian stars and filmmakers. First Russian Tourists Arrive at Cuban Resort Jardines del Rey 25 de octubre de 2016, 12:32Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Today saw the arrival of the first flight to land at Cayo Coco International Airport bringing Russian tourists and increasing visitor numbers to the Cuban resort Jardines del Rey, on the northern coast. Films from 45 Countries to Compete in Film Festival Rio de Janeiro, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 short films and six animated films from 45 countries will compete, starting Tuesday, here, on the twenty fourth edition of the Anima Mundi Festival, confirmed the organizers of the event. Lizt Alfonso Dance Company to Tour United States 24 de octubre de 2016, 17:14Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) After successful presentations at the Karl Marx Theater to celebrate the company''s 25 years, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba arranges today the last details for the US tour. American Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore Criticizes Trump New York, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The documentary filmmaker and writer Michael Moore shows in theaters in his country a new film that is a satire against the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Europe: Van Van Plays in Several Countries Brna, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Los Van Van, one of the Cuban most famous musical bands, is now visiting several European countries, in a tour taking the band to stages in Spain, Germany, Italy and France. On October 25, there will be a concert by Los Van Van in Kaufeuten, Zurich, Switzerland. Acosta Danza Declared as New Sadler's Well Company Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dance company of Cuban dancer, Carlos Acosta''s was today named as a new international company associated with Sadler''s Wells in London. Hotel Industry Congress in Cuba Highlights Charms of Old Havana Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The 26th Pan-American Congress of Schools of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism (CONPEHT) attended by 500 people from 20 countries started today with an early morning tour of Havana''s old district. Costa Rica Celebrates Day of Cuban Culture 21 de octubre de 2016, 15:04San Jose, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Costa Ricans and Cubans who reside in this Central American country celebrated the Day of Cuban Culture with a cultural event that was attended by the Minister of Culture and Youth, Sylvie Duran. Madrid Vibrates to the Rhythm of Cuban Music Madrid, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid has hosted a memorable concert with Cuban musicians such as Descemer Bueno and el Septeto Santiaguero, in a culmination of the Cubana festival in honor of Cuban Culture Day. US Blockade Hinders Cuba's Development United Nations, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade has been affecting Cuba''s development in all sectors, the island''s permanent representative to the UN, Rodolfo Reyes, claimed today. Panamanian Film among the Finalist of Huelva Film Festival Panama, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian film Salsipuedes (2016) is today among the 16 finalists in the Latin American Film Festival of Huelva, to be held from November 11 in the Spanish city. Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso Mourns Chauvire Death 20 de octubre de 2016, 15:36Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), grieves today the death of Ivette Chauviré, the great legend of French classical dance in the twentieth century. Documentary Film Pays Tribute to Outstanding Cuban Filmmaker 20 de octubre de 2016, 14:30Havana, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The filmmaker Gloria Arguelles pays tribute to one of the greatest Cuban filmmakers, Guillermo Centeno, with the screening of a documentary film about his life and work. American Dance Company E to Perform in Cuba 20 de octubre de 2016, 12:18Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) American dance group, Company E and the Cuban Danza Teatro Retazos group will offer a single performance on Saturday, October 22nd, in the oldest district of Havana, the Office of the Historian of Havana confirmed today. Cuban Artists Warn of Challenges to National Culture Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and the Hermanos Saiz Association (AHS) have warned of the challenges the country''s culture is facing today, on the occasion of Cuban Culture Day. El Salvador: Presidential Support for La Colmenita Praised San Salvador, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The director and founder of the Cuban theater group La Colmenita, Carlos Alberto Cremata, has praised President Salvador Sanchez Ceren for the support he has offered the theater group in El Salvador. 8,000-Year-Old Ritual Uncovered in Mexico Mexico, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) After two decades of research at 10 archaeological sites in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, an 8,000-year-old winter ritual has been uncovered, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced today. Critical Situation in Famous Paraguayan Lake Ypacarai Asuncion, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The situation is still critical today in the world famous lake, Ypacarai,in Paraguay, whose water levels are at an all time low and suffering from accelerated pollution. Cuba Celebrates Cuisine Day Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating Cuisine Day today, which was instituted in 1984 when a representation of the island received the Gold Medal for their efforts in the Culinary Olympics held at the time in Frankfurt, West Germany. Ibero-American Festival Held for more than 20 Years 18 de octubre de 2016, 00:20Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Ibero-American Culture Festival will be held from October 24 to 30 and it will be dedicated to the cultural groups in its many variants and population mobility, organizers confirmed today. Cuban Singer Descemer Bueno to Perform in Madrid Madrid, Oct 18 (Prensa-Latina) Cuban singer Descemer Bueno will attend the Cubania Festival, where he will perform along with fellow countrymen and Spanish artists. Cuban Film Conducta Wins Award in Insularia Festival 17 de octubre de 2016, 17:38Havana, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban film ''Conducta'' won today another international award: the highest prize in the feature films of the Insularia Festival-Islas en Red, said today the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC). Popularity of Drug-Related Folk Songs on the Rise 17 de octubre de 2016, 12:37México, 17 oct (PL) The ''narcocorridos'' (drug-related folk songs) are ever more popular in Mexico, despite being ''satanized''in the official speech and prohibited to be aired by radio and TV in some states of the country. Austrian Airlines to Start Direct Flights to Havana Havana, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Airlines will begin direct flights to Havana as of October 25th, the Cuban embassy in Vienna announced today. Phil Collins Returns to the Stage London, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) British singer Phil Collins changed his mind about his professional retirement and announced the return to the stage with a tour of Germany, France and his own country. Ivette Cepeda to Celebrate Cuba's Cultural Week in Costa Rica 17 de octubre de 2016, 00:16San Jose, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban singer Ivette Cepeda will perform in San Jose and in Puntarenas as part of the celebrations for the Cuban Culture, which starts today in Costa Rica. Havana Theater Exhibits Ballet Photos 16 de octubre de 2016, 11:15Havana, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Images reminiscent of paintings by French painter Edgar Degas on ballet are decorating on Sunday the lobby of the Teatro Nacional de Cuba, as part of the exhibition ''Tras Bambalinas'' (Behind the Scene), by Leysis Quesada. Chimalhuacan, Free of Illiteracy in Mexico 16 de octubre de 2016, 08:17Mexico, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Thanks to the collaboration of Cuban specialists, the municipality of Chimalhuacan, in the state of Mexico, has now one of the lowest rate of illiteracy in the country, according to Miriam Cabrera, general coordinator of the mission Bob Dylan Ignores Nobel Prize in Recent Performance in Las Vegas 14 de octubre de 2016, 16:13Los Angeles, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan did not mention the awarded Nobel Prize for Literature 2016, said today the local media. Cuban Sculptor Villa Soberon also Works in Gold, Silver and Bronze 14 de octubre de 2016, 15:06Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban sculptor Jose Villa Soberon exhibits in this capital the items that resulted from smithing gold, silver and bronze, a little known aspect of his work. World Cultural Forum 2016 Concluded with Bali Declaration 14 de octubre de 2016, 13:22Jakarta,Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Culture Forum 2016 (WCF 2016), held in Bali, ended with the Bali Declaration, which has 10 commitments to strengthen the mainstreaming of culture to drive sustainable development. French Show Willingness to Support Cuba After Hurricane 14 de octubre de 2016, 12:21Paris, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The organization, French Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba has expressed its willingness to support the Caribbean nation in is recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew, according to a statement released today. October, Month for Cuban Culture in Mexico 14 de octubre de 2016, 12:15Mexico, October 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban culture has earned a place in history and the bilateral ties with Mexico, but this month will be the greatest impact, cultural counselor of the Caribbean nation''s embassy here, Fidel Antonio Orta, said today. Obama Issues Directive to Guarentee More Open Policy Towards Cuba 14 de octubre de 2016, 12:14Washington, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) US President, Barack Obama today issued a presidential policy directive to consolidate the changes adopted with respect to Cuba and ensure that the new policies are irreversible. UNESCO Adopts Resolution Describing Jerusalem as Multicultural City Paris, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The general director of Unesco, Irina Bokova, has confirmed today that Jerusalem is a multicultural city and a sacred space for the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Classic Ballet Photo Exhibition Opens in Havana Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Three photographic exhibitions have opened today paying tribute to the world of classical dance. The photographs by Cuban artists have been put on show only few days before the beginning of the ''Alicia Alonso'' International Ballet Festival in Havana. Costa Rica Releases Videogame on Indigenous Mythology San Jose, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Children, youth and adults in Costa Rica have today a new videogame ''El camino del Usekol'' (The Road of the Usekol) produced in this country and aimed at enriching the knowledge on the indigenous mythology of this Central American nation. South African Girl, Africa's Youngest Writer Pretoria, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) A South African girl, Michelle Nkamankeng, at seven years old, has become Africa''s youngest author and has been added to the list of the 10 best young writers in the world, after publishing her book ''Waiting for the Waves''. Bob Dylan recognized with Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 13 de octubre de 2016, 09:26Stockholm, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Academy today awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 to the American musician Bob Dylan for creating a new poetic expression in the great American tradition of the song. Films to Honor Shakespeare will be Screened in Cuba 13 de octubre de 2016, 00:18Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The film library Cinemateca de Cuba will screen from October 14th to 23rd various films to pay homage to English writer William Shakespeare, 400 years after his death. Zuleika Romay Awarded Cuban Academy of Language 2016 Prize 12 de octubre de 2016, 13:04Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Academy of Language granted its annual prize to Zuleika Romay, writer for the book Cepos en la memoria, published by Ediciones Matanzas. Uruguay President in China to Increase Commercial Ties 12 de octubre de 2016, 11:32Beijing,Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay president Tabare Vazquez began an official visit to China and is expected to open China-LAC (Latin America and Caribbean) Business Forum and also increase diplomatic and commercial opportunities with China. Mexican Writer David Ojeda Dies 12 de octubre de 2016, 09:51Mexico, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Mexican and Latin American literature woke up today in mourning for the death of the writer of San Luis Potosi, David Ojeda (1950), winner of the Casa de las Americas and Punto de Partida awards. Cuban Symphony Orchestra and Belgian Pianist to Perform Mozart 12 de octubre de 2016, 00:18Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and the Belgian pianist, Roberte Mamou, will offer a concert on October 16, during which will perform famous musical pieces by Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the National Symphony Orchestra announced today. Cuban Artists Take Their Art to the Communities Affected by Mathew 11 de octubre de 2016, 17:13Baracoa, Cuba Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Despite the recovery stage in which the villagers in the municipalities affected by Hurricane Matthew are, they made a pause today to feed their soul with the art offered by Cuban artists. Guy Ritchie to Direct New Live-Action Aladdin Los Angeles, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Walt Disney company announced today that Guy Ritchie will be the director of a live-action version of the film Aladdin, which was a success in 1992. United States Wants to Send Humans to Mars 11 de octubre de 2016, 13:07Washington, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) President Barack Obama has reiterated today the objective of sending humans to Mars in the 2030s and announced that private companies would be involved in the endeavor. Acosta Danza to Take Part at the Havana Ballet Festival Havana, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban dancer and choreographer Ely Regina Hernandez, member of the Acosta Danza Company, expressed satisfaction with the presentation of three of her choreographies during the International Ballet Festival of Havana. Mogao Caves Open to Photographers For The First Time in China 10 de octubre de 2016, 08:55Beijing, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina)Over 100 photographers from China and overseas gathered at the Mogao Caves in northwest China''s Gansu Province today, the first such event ever hosted at the site. Cuba Reaches Three Million Foreign Visitors Havana, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached three million foreign visitors so far this year, said today in a statement the Ministry of tourism (Mintur) in this country. Verona Palace Exhibits Mexican Mayan Art 10 de octubre de 2016, 07:47Mexico, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Palazzo della Gran Guardia, in Verona, Italy, exhibits today ''Maya: language of beauty'', which shows 297 pieces from museums located in the states included in the Maya zone in Mexico. Mexican Musical Project to Perform in Cuba 07 de octubre de 2016, 12:56Havana, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Excited for offering the pleasant Mexican music to the Cuban public, the Harmony & Melody music project will perform today at Casa de las Americas in Havana. NASA Telescope Detects Giant Cannonballs Shooting From Star Washington, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas with a temperature hotter than the Sun, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star. Juanes, Carlos Vives and Fonseca to Sing at Mexico-US Border Bogota, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Three of the leading figures of the Colombian music, Juanes, Carlos Vives and Fonseca announced that they will join the concert ''to celebrate diversity and unity'', to be held in the Mexican-US border on October 15th. Lebanese Capital in Cinema Festival Shadowed by Censorship 06 de octubre de 2016, 13:33Beirut, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The international film festival of this capital is being held today under the shadow of political censorship to three movies, a decision that demerits the image of Lebanon as ''center of free expression'' in the Arab world. The Dirty Game, film on the Chevron Case in Ecuador Quito, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The filme ''The Dirty Game'' will soon be screened in Ecuador about the mechanisms used by the U.S. oil company Chevron-Texaco in this country to evade responsibility in the pollution caused by that corporation. Two Publications about Fidel Castro Presented in Peru 05 de octubre de 2016, 16:34Lima, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The ethical dimension of Fidel Castro in nearly seven decades of intense political activity was highlighted today in Peru by participants in the presentation of a book and a magazine about the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. UNESCO Warns of Global Need for Teachers Paris, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Some 69 million new teachers will be needed to cover the primary and secondary education in the world until 2030, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today. Bolivia Hosts Seventh Meeting of ALBA Culture Ministers La Paz, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian city of Santa Cruz is hosting today the Seventh Meeting of Culture Ministers of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), in which authorities from 11 countries are involved. Omara Portuondo Thrilled about Her Upcoming Concert in Los Angeles Los Angeles, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, 85, feels today very excited about her upcoming concert in Los Angeles, included in her tour across the United States. Bolivia Holds Meeting of Coordinators of Cultural ALBA 04 de octubre de 2016, 15:13La Paz, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from 11 countries now participate in the 4th Meeting of National Coordinators of the Cultural ALBA, held in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz. World Countertenors Give Havana a Dream Week 04 de octubre de 2016, 11:40Havana, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Recognized countertenors are attending the first ever festival for this type of voice. Christopher Nolan Is Now the Highest Paid Director in Hollywood Los Ángeles,Oct 4 (Prensa Latina)In many cases, respect doesn''t equal a massive payday, but in the chase of Christopher Nolan, the two are going hand in hand. His latest movie Dunkirk, a World War II epic due out next summer, has officially made him the highest paid director in Hollywood. Indonesian Police Investigate Porn on Electronic Billboard 03 de octubre de 2016, 12:59Jakarta,Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Police in Indonesia''s capital are investigating the operator of a public video screen that briefly displayed a pornographic movie instead of advertising to passing traffic. Archaeologists Uncover 2,200 Year Old Rent Agreement in Turkey Istanbul, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina)Turkish archaeologists have discovered an ancient tablet in the ancient Greek city of Teos. Acosta Danza to Perform at Albert Hall in London Havana, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) With just one year founded, Cuban company Danza Acosta spreads its projects throughout the world and the next destination will be the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. Stamp Marking 90 Years of the Cuban Academy of Language Cancelled 29 de septiembre de 2016, 14:06Havana, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Cuban Academy of Language (ACuL Spanish acronym) and the Ministry of Communications cancelled today a commemorative stamp for the 90th Anniversary of the entity expert on spreading the language. Cuban Dance Company Marks its 57th Anniversary Havana, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The company Danza Contemporanea de Cuba will celebrate the 57th anniversary of its foundation with two integrated concert programs with main pieces of its current active repertoire, the institution confirmed here. Heritage from Chinese Province of Guizhou Exhibited in Mexico Mexico, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Embroidered dresses, silver jewelry, wooden masks and designs on paper cut will be enjoyed in the exhibition ''Memorias de las Manos. Esplendor y colorido del patrimonio from Guizhou'', opened today in Mexico City. Ecuador Hosts 3rd Meeting of ALBA Historians Quito, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will host in October the 3rd Meeting of Historians of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA) on the historic role of afrodescendants in the construction of American States as a central topic. Guillen´s Work Resumes Cuban Identity Reaffirmed in Acapulco Acapulco, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Total work of Cuba´s National Poet, Nicolas Guillen, resumes the Caribbean Island´s identity, highlighted a workshop dedicated to Cuban poetry and literature being held here. Witness to the alluded conviction was the ambassador of the greater Antille in Mexico, Dagoberto Rodriguez, who attends as of last Sunday a traditional yearly cultural event in response to an invitation of local authorities and the Autonomous University of Guerrero. Artists from 16 Countries to Perform in Festival of Ballet in Cuba Havana, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Artists from 16 countries will perform in Cuba in the 25th International Ballet Festival of Havana from October 28th to November 6th, said the organizing company of the event, the National Ballet of Cuba. Viengsay in Russia: Standing Ovation By Antonio García Rondón Cuban Presence at Acapulco Book Fair Recognized By Joaquin Benito UNESCO Highlights Results of Celebration in Cuba of Project MOST 25 de septiembre de 2016, 10:12Paris, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Director General of UNESCO, Nada Al Nashif, highlighted the excellent results of the celebration in Cuba School Project MOST, an initiative to promote greater connection between research and public policy, today reported diplomatic sources. Dream of Changing the World Marks Concert against Poverty By Martha Andres New York, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The idea that people today have the power to change the world was repeated again and again at the Global Citizen Festival celebrated here with the presence of thousands of activists against poverty. Over 20 Countries in Bolivia's International Biennial La Paz, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will host from October 11 in this capital the 9th Biennial Siart 2016, with the presence of 26 countries, which will present their Works based on the body, the community and historic memory. Enrique Molina, Chosen Best Foreign Actor at Chinese Film Festival 23 de septiembre de 2016, 12:51 By Damy Vales Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban actor Enrique Molina expressed his joy at winning for the second time the award for best foreign actor in the China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival. Cuban Prima Ballerina Viengsay Valdés Seeks to Reconquer Russia Moscow, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban multi-awarded prima ballerina Viengsay Valdés seeks to reconquer Russian stages this Sunday, when she will perform a variation of the complex piece Don Quixote, along with the Kremlin State Ballet. Cuban Sport and Culture Are Also Victims of US Blockade Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) In addition to the direct damages to the Cuban economy, the U.S.-imposed blockade on Cuba for almost 60 years has lacerated the development of sport and culture in the Caribbean nation. Cuban Record Label Nominated for Two Albums in Latin Grammys Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban record label Bis Music is competing this year in the Latin Grammy Awards, with two of its albums, according to a communique circulated today by the label. Ecuador and 15 Countries Sign Cultural Cooperation Agreement Quito, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Ecuador and 15 diplomatic missions of other countries, accredited in that capital, signed a cultural cooperation agreement. Icaro Panama Festival to Screen Domestic, Lat. Am. and European Films 20 de septiembre de 2016, 00:16Panama, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Some 29 Panamanian, Latin American and European films will be screened during the Icaro Panama Festival from September 21st to 30th in the capital city and the main provincial cities of Colon and Chiriqui, the latter for the first time. The Third Silk Road International Film Festival Begins in China Beijing, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Silk Road International Film Festival begins today in the Chinese city of Xi''an, in the center of the country, with the famous actor Jackie Chan as a spokesperson for the cultural event. Exhibition on Fidel Castro Tours South African Provinces Cape Town, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) With the opening of a photographic exhibition on Fidel Castro, the University of Western Cape (UWC) joined the extensive tribute in South Africa to the Cuban leader on occasion of his recent 90th birthday. Fidel Castro Always Ruled alongside His People Bredene, Belgium, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro is a true leader who always ruled on the street, alongside his people, it was revealed on Sunday in Belgium at lecture on the ideas and work of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Wide Agenda on Museology and Society Workshop 17 de septiembre de 2016, 00:30Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Over 30 papers will be debated by delegates to the 5th Cuban Workshop on Museology and Society, scheduled from September 20 to 23, informed today organizers of the event. Six Volumes on U.S. Intervention in Bolivia to be Launched 16 de septiembre de 2016, 00:57 By Joel Michel Varona UNESCO Receives Exhibit of Cuban Illiteracy Campaign in 1961 15 de septiembre de 2016, 16:04Paris, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Concerning the activities in the UNESCO for the World Day of Literacy, Cuba showed an exhibition on the Literacy Campaign that constituted the base of its current educational system, reported Cuban ambassadress Dulce Buergo. Great Circus of Russia Defies Gravity in Ecuador Quito, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Great Circus begins its presentations today in this capital with a show full of adrenaline and fun, according to cast members. Unesco Names Athens as the World Book Capital for 2018 14 de septiembre de 2016, 15:38Paris, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has named the city of Athens as World Book Capital for 2018, in recognition of the exceptional quality of the program with which it promotes reading. Salvadorian Official Questions Allocations of Radio Spectrum San Salvador, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador''s Secretary of Transparency Marcos Rodríguez said today that the radio spectrum if the State''s property and 95 percent of it is being used by private institutions. Cuban Star Jorge Perugorría will be awarded in Spain Madrid, Sep13 (Prensa Latina) The Iberoamerican Film Festival of Huelva, south of Spain, will award next November Cuban actor Jorge Perugorria with the Prize City of Huelva, announced the organization of the contest. Juan Luis Guerra on Tour in the US Santo Domingo, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Dominican songwriter and singer Juan Luis Guerra is now on his US tour with his CD ''Todo Tiene Su Hora'' (Everything Has its Time) with concerts in Miami and Los Angeles, said his own press office Monday. Cuban Film El Acompañante also Seduces in Caracas Caracas, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) While the film El Acompañante (The Companion) has great acceptance in Havana, its release in Caracas also leaves a good taste among those attending the 9th Latin American Film Festival in Venezuela. Panama Reduces Number of Illiteracy People with Cuban Method Panama, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) In nine years, Panama managed to reduce the number of uncultured on having alphabetized 70, 794 persons, thanks to the Cuban program ''Yo Si Puedo '' (Yes, I Can), recounts today a report by the Department of Social Development. Spanish Editorial Samarcanda to Launch Collection Cuban Literature Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Spanish editorial Samarcanda will créate Guantanamera Collection, specialized in literature of Cuban authors, explained today their executives to Prensa Latina. Ecuador Hosts Animation Festival Super Fan Fest Quito, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) For the first time the Super Fan Fest 2016 reaches Ecuador to please animation lovers, videogames, cartoons and entertainment in general. Book Fidel Castro, Hero of the Disinherited, Presented in France 10 de septiembre de 2016, 13:07Paris, Sept 10 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, stands out as the defender and spokesman of the oppressed peoples, today said the French intellectual Salim Lamrani, introducing at the party Lâ âé¬ Ã-Humanité his book Fidel Castro, hero of the disinherited. WCC Warns About Care of Crucial Biodiversity Areas of the Planet 10 de septiembre de 2016, 12:32Honolulu, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Almost 15 percent of the Earth is protected, however, there are important biodiversity areas reaming without protection, warn experts at the World Conservation Congress, which closed here today. Latin Recording Academy Announces 2016 Lifetime Achievement Recipient 09 de septiembre de 2016, 12:49 New York,Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Music superstars Ednita Nazario, Ricardo Montaner, El Consorcio (Mocedades), Eugenia León and Piero will be receiving the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording during their careers. Traditional Fete de l'Humanite Starts in France 09 de septiembre de 2016, 12:30Paris, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The traditional Fete de l''Humanite starts in France today ''to honor that beautiful word humanity, in a world of violence and barbarism'', according to event director Patrick Le Hyaric. Exhibition China in my Imagination with Paintings by Mexican Children 09 de septiembre de 2016, 12:07Mexico, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Children''s Painting Exhibition-Drawing Competition ''China in my imagination'' based on the ancient history, traditions and cultural heritage of the Asian country is being exhibited today in Mexico City. Ecuadorians, Cuban Residents Here Revere the Island's Patron Saint 09 de septiembre de 2016, 11:26Quito, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorians and Cuban residents in this South American country revered in this capital the Virgin of La Caridad del Cobre, patron saint of that Caribbean nation. Front Line Event to Promote Cuban Artists Abroad 09 de septiembre de 2016, 10:12Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The updating of the music industry and legal procedures to introduce Cuban artists to audiences abroad tops the agenda of Front Line sessions at Habanarte Festival today. Burkinabe Public Buildings with Mandatory Artistic Decoration 09 de septiembre de 2016, 00:26Ouagadougou, 9 Sep (Prensa Latina) The Burkinabe Government announced that decoration of public buildings with local artwork will be mandatory, said the African news agency PanaPress today. Cuban Famous Actor Jose Antonio Rodriguez Dies 08 de septiembre de 2016, 17:33Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban actor and theatre director José Antonio Rodríguez, died in this capital at the age of 81 years, disclosed today several press media here. Book on Fidel Castro as a Guerrilla Fighter Published in Russia 08 de septiembre de 2016, 15:22 Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The version in Russian language of the book in two volumes ''Fidel Castro: Guerilla Fighter of Time'', by the Cuban writer Katiuska Blanco, was presented today before dozens of readers in the 29th International Book Fair of Moscow. Verses of Famous Cuban Poetess Carilda Oliver on Music 08 de septiembre de 2016, 15:16Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban orchestra director and composer Guido Lopez-Gavilan put some music on verses written by Cuban famous poetess Carilda Oliver (National Literature Award winner) in her poem ''Me Desordeno, Amor, Me Desordeno''. Turkey Adds 10 New Places to UNESCO List 08 de septiembre de 2016, 15:04Ankara, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization National Commission for Turkey, Ocal Oguz, announced Thursday the inclusion of 10 new places of Turkey in the provisional list of UNESCO for World Patrimonies. Mysterious Maya Codex Verified As Oldest Text in Ancient America 08 de septiembre de 2016, 13:22 Washington,Sep 8 (Prensa Latina)Researchers of Brown University have verified the authenticity of an ancient Maya text from the 13th century, solving the long-standing riddle of whether the mysterious fragment was actually genuine. Nearly 10M Have Learned to Read and Write with Cuban Method 08 de septiembre de 2016, 12:30Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban program ''Yo si puedo'' (Yes, I Can) has contributed to literacy around the world, helping around 9.8 million people to read and write, Education Minister, Ena Elsa Velazquez, said today at UNESCO. Poll Shows Majority of New Zealanders Want to Ditch British Monarchy 08 de septiembre de 2016, 12:29Wellington,Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The survey, conducted by the pressure group New Zealand Republic, found a staggering 59 per cent of those polls wanted to break away from the monarchy and elect their own head of state after Queen Elizabeth II dies. Galapagos Islands, Ecuadorian Jewel, Shows Beauty to the World 08 de septiembre de 2016, 12:12 Quito, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) With the documentary, Galapagos, Islands in Evolution, released today, Ecuador will show the diversity and beauty of the species that live there. Cuba and Japan Discuss Progress of Bilateral Relations 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:41Tokyo, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The director general on Bilateral Affairs at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gerardo Peñalver, and parliamentary vice minister at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shunsuke Takei, have today talked about the progress that bilateral ties are experiencing. Book on Che Combatants Launched in Argentina 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:22 Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The book ''De La Higuera a Chile. El Rescate'' by Cubans Adys Cupull and Froilan Gonzalez, about the survivors of the Che guerrilla movement in Bolivia, has been launched in Argentina. International Book Fair Promotes Bolivian Culture 08 de septiembre de 2016, 10:11La Paz, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The 21st La Paz International Book Fair (FIL) consolidates today as a fundamental stage to promote Bolivia''s literary and artistic production, said Minister of Culture and Tourism Marko Machicao. Quito Turns 38 as Cultural Heritage 08 de septiembre de 2016, 10:05Quito, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is celebrating today 38 years of its declaration as First World Cultural Heritage Site, in recognition to the value of its historical center, described by UNESCO as the largest and best preserved site in Latin America. Cuba Widely Represented in French L'Humanité Festival 08 de septiembre de 2016, 00:45By Luisa María González Ashes of Juan Gabriel Return to Ciudad Juarez 07 de septiembre de 2016, 15:01Mexico, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) After two days of exposure at the Mexico City Fine Arts Palace, the box with the ashes of recently deceased singer and composer Juan Gabriel returned to Ciudad Juarez, his native city. Asteroid Named After Queen Freddie Mercury on 70th Birth Anniversary 07 de septiembre de 2016, 13:18Washington,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, may have been inspired by a planet when choosing his stage name, but now, the late singer''s moniker is set to actually make its way to the heavens. 73 Year Old Man Completes Swim in the Tsugaru Strait in Japan 07 de septiembre de 2016, 12:14Tokyo,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A 73-year-old man successfully completed a 30-km swim today in the Tsugaru Strait in ten hours, making him the oldest swimmer to achieve the feat in those dangerous waters. Bill in Argentina Favors Telesur Buenos Aires, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Argentine legislators support here today a bill that demands keep this country the status of Public Television Channel New South (South TV) and Telesur signal. Photographs by Paolo Titolo on Display in Paris 06 de septiembre de 2016, 12:18Paris, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) A deeper look into the world of transsexual people in Cuba is the proposal of the exhibition ''Translucidas,'' by photographer Paolo Titolo, which will open today in this capital. The Venice Film Festival Applaudes Argentina's The Famous Citizen 05 de septiembre de 2016, 12:34Rome, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean film The Famous Citizen has been successfully screened at the 73rd Film Festival of Venice, according to today''s media reports. Russia Stresses Importance of Reading About Fidel Castro 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:54 Moscow, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian readers should read about the life of Fidel Castro, a legendary figure of our times, the head of the editorial department at the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media (Rospechat), Yuri Pulia, said today. El Abrazo de la Serpiente Film Draws Attention in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The award-winning Colombian film ''El abrazo de la serpiente'' drew the attention in the 9th Latin American Film Festival in Venezuela, which includes 22 films from the region. ''El abrazo de la serpiente'', the first Colombian film nominated for the Oscar awards, also has some 30 awards at festivals around the world. Cuban Musicians Organize Tribute to Victims of Earthquake in Italy Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The top figures of the National Lyrical Theater of Cuba (TLN) will perform on September 10 in a concert to honor the victims of the earthquake that shook central Italy. Exhibitors from 17 Countries to Participate in Bolivian Book Fair La Paz, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) About 150 exhibitors from 17 countries will participate in the 21st International Book Fair of La Paz, to be held from September 7 to 18 in the Chuquiago Marka center, the organizing committee confirmed. Puppeteer Company Revives Play Based on Jose Marti's Texts Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppeteer company Teatro Las Estaciones begins here on Saturday the revival, for three weekends in September, of the play ''Los Dos Principes'' (The Two Princes), based on a text written by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. Cuba's Presence in Acapulco Book Fair Makes Headlines in Mexico Acapulco, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The presence of a Cuban delegation in the upcoming global relaunch of the International Book Fair in Acapulco (FIL-A) made headlines on Saturday in Mexican media. Cultural Agenda Against the Coup Starts in Venezuela 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:06Caracas Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Cultural Agenda against the Coup starts today and will conclude on October 31. The Cultural Agenda comes as an alternative to Venezuelan institutions to defend the people''s identity against the pressures of the national and international right. Mexico Highlights Cuba's Contribution to Latin American Culture 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:05Acapulco, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican poet Julio Moguel said that Cuba is the nation''s greatest contributions to Latin American culture in 1959 after the triumph of the Revolution led by Fidel Castro. Juan Gabriel Ashes to Arrive Saturday To Juarez, Mexico 02 de septiembre de 2016, 00:20 Mexico, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The ashes of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel will be conserved in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, stated today Governor Cesar Duarte. Venezuelan President Hails 55th Anniversary of NAM 01 de septiembre de 2016, 13:20 Caracas, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hailed today the 55th anniversary of the creation of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) when Venezuela prepares itself to assume the presidency of the group this month. Cristina Fernandez Strongly Criticizes Argentinean Government 01 de septiembre de 2016, 12:39Buenos Aires, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez criticized that the government of the Cambiemos alliance says today what it did not dare to explain during the election campaign. Cuba Defends Multilateralism in International Relations 01 de septiembre de 2016, 12:36 Geneva, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s permanent representative to the United Nations office in Geneva, Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo, has defended the need to preserve multilateralism with regards to international relations, diplomatic sources reported today. 50th Anniv. of International Literacy Day to be Use to Award Prizes 01 de septiembre de 2016, 12:14París,Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) On the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 8 September, the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova will award this year''s UNESCO International Literacy Prizes to five innovative programmes from India, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand and Viet Nam. Police Crackdown Averts All Out Yakuza War in Japan 01 de septiembre de 2016, 11:51Tokyo, Se 1 (Prensa Latina) Japanese police have arrested 976 members of yakuza criminal gangs since early March,to head off a brewing ''all-out war'' between Japan''s largest crime syndicate and a splinter factionaccording to police spokeperson Asahi Shimbun. Mexico City will Host International Festival of Short Films 01 de septiembre de 2016, 01:16 México, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The capital prepares to host the 11th edition of the International Festival of Shorts Mexico, which will screen over 350 short films of 35 countries, from September 1 thru 8. The challenge was to resort to short formats to project an idea in the big screen without trespassing the frontier of 30 minutes, expressed Jorge Magaña, director of the festival. Japanese Mayor Emphasizes Quality of Cuban Baseball Players Tokyo, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of the city of Iwaki, of the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, Toshio Shimizu, stressed today before the ambassador of Cuba here, Marcos Rodriguez, the quality of baseball players from the Caribbean island. First US-Cuba Scheduled Flight in Decades Lands in Cuba Santa Clara, Cuba, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The first regularly scheduled flight between Cuba and the United States in over 50 years took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and landed today in Santa Clara in central Cuba. Ecuador Praises Achievements of Women in Cuba 31 de agosto de 2016, 12:04Quito, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The National Academy of History of Ecuador host a panel discussion on the achievements of Cuban women and the meaning of their example for the Latin America women and the worldwide. Book on Raul Castro Launched in China 31 de agosto de 2016, 10:53Por Damy ValesBeijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese edition of the book ''Raul Castro: Un Hombre en Revolucion'' (Raul Castro, A Man in Revolution), by Nicolai Leonov, was launched here today before Chinese professors and party officials, as well as the ALBA ambassadors to China. Cuban Puppeteers to Perform Piece Based on Marti's Poem 31 de agosto de 2016, 00:15Matanzas, Cuba, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The puppet company Teatro Las Estaciones will perform for three weekends on September the play The two princes, based on a text written by the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. Juan Gabriel, Much More Than a Mexican Liberace 30 de agosto de 2016, 17:30Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Although is quite difficult to imagine Barack Obama singing ''Querida'', the US president also lamented the death of the Mexican singer Juan Gabriel. Philippines Suspends Issuance of Hajj Passports 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:02 Manila, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines today said it has suspended the issuance of hajj passports for Muslim pilgrims after 200 Indonesians had been detained for carrying fake Philippine passports says Perfecto Yasay spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs. Festival on the Levant Mosques Begins in Syria 30 de agosto de 2016, 09:47 Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Cultural Festival ''Eye on the mosques in the Levant in the capitals of civilization: Damascus, Aleppo and Jerusalem'', began here on the World Week dedicated to those centers of Muslim worship. Soap Operas Give a Boost to South Korean Economy 29 de agosto de 2016, 11:25Seoul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Reports of cultural and South Korean financial authorities reflect today that both pop music and soap operas of this country are an important economic sector. Mexico Shocked: Singer Juan Gabriel Died Mexico, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The death of prominent singer Juan Gabriel in Santa Monica, California, the United States, today leaves a void in the world of art and entertainment, especially in his native Mexico. Music Lovers Enjoyed Cuban Rithms in Koktebel Jazz Party 28 de agosto de 2016, 13:18Por By Cossette Lazo PérezFeodosia, Russia, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The stage of the Koktebel Jazz Party festival, which concludes today in the Russian city of Crimea, trembled with the attractive melodies of traditional Cuban music. Koktebel Jazz Party International Music Festival Opens in Crimea 27 de agosto de 2016, 11:16 Feodosia, Russia, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina)The 14th Koktebel Jazz Party international music festival will kick off in Russia''s Crimea on Friday and continues today. US Swimmer Wanted by Brazilian Justice Gets Sponsor 26 de agosto de 2016, 12:58Washington, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) US swimmer Ryan Lochte will be sponsored by a cough syrup, after Speedo and Ralph Lauren brands abandoned him for the scandal he starred at the Olympic Games in Rio-2016. Vietnam Exhibits World's Largest Buddha Statue 26 de agosto de 2016, 12:55Hanoi, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Many Buddhist followers and Vietnamese monks traveled today to Dau pagoda, in the northern province of Bac Ninh, to contemplate the world''s largest jade Buddha statue and to pray for peace. Colombia, Chile and Ecuador Reign in the Latin America Green Awards 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:36 Quito, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of socio-environmental projects in Colombia, Chile and Ecuador today celebrate the awards won in most of the 10 categories in the Latin America Green Awards, held in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. Musical Piece Closes 'Rutas y Andares' Project 2016 in Cuba 26 de agosto de 2016, 10:50 Havana, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) With the full version of the musical piece based on the novel ''Les Miserables,'' by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, the 16th edition of the ''Rutas y Andares'' summer cultural project concludes today. Carnival to Close Summer Season in Cuban Western Region 26 de agosto de 2016, 00:20 Matanzas, Cuba, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The carnival Matanzas 2016, scheduled in this city until August 28th, will continue the lively program organized by cultural authorities to close the summer season. Celebrations of the Rey Momo during the four days have included exhibition of floats and groups across the center of the city, located some 100 kilometers away from Havana, as well as artistic performances in many communities of Matanzas. Acting is Inspiring in Life, Danny Glover 25 de agosto de 2016, 12:08By Fausto Triana El Salvador Hosts Central American Afro-descendants Meeting 25 de agosto de 2016, 11:36 San Salvador, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Culture of the Presidency, the Central American Black Organization (CABO) and African Descendants of El Salvador (Afroes) have inaugurated today the XII Regional Meeting of Young Afro-central Americans. Frida and Diego, Accomplices of the First World Bolero Fest in Mexico 25 de agosto de 2016, 11:33 Mexico, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) In Coyoacán, an exceptional witness to the deep and passionate love storm between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, last night''s venue of the official preamble to the Festival and First World Bolero Festival (FCMB, in Spanish), to be launched today in this city. Cuban Rumba Forum Timbalaye Dedicated to Emblematic Exponents 25 de agosto de 2016, 00:15 Matanzas, Cuba, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The 7th edition of the International Rumba Music Meeting - Timbalaye 2016 being held in Cuba, will be dedicated to two emblematic musicians, who died recently - Francisco Zamora (Minini) and Pedro Aballí (Regalado). Peruvian Communist Leaders Stress Fidel Castro's Importance 25 de agosto de 2016, 00:02 Lima, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The two main Peruvian communist leaders today stressed the importance of the tribute a regional event of leftist parties will pay here to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for his 90th birthday. Ethan Hawke to Get San Sebastian Festival Lifetime Honor 24 de agosto de 2016, 17:22Madrid, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The US actor Ethan Hawke will receive the 2016 Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival, festival organizers said today. Gabriela Rivadeneira Says that Culture Law Is a Commitment 24 de agosto de 2016, 16:15Quito, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Assembly of Ecuador, Gabriela Rivadeneira, said today that the Organic Culture Law, still under analysis, is a commitment made by the Assembly and will become a reality soon enough. Mexico Square Declared Site of Memory of Slavery 24 de agosto de 2016, 08:25 Mexico, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Santo Domingo Square, in the historic center of Mexico City, was declared a Site of Memory of Slavery, which reminds here today the legacy of Africans and Afro-descendants. Emotions and Tributes at Sanfic 12 Film Festival in Chile 24 de agosto de 2016, 07:56 By Fausto Triana Aretha Franklin Cancels Concerts due to Health Problems 23 de agosto de 2016, 17:26New York, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) US singer Aretha Franklin is taking a rest as her doctors recommended, main reason why she had to cancel her immediate presentations. UN Provides Assistance in Syrian Provinces 23 de agosto de 2016, 11:34Damascus, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has delivered school supplies and provided assistance to the Syrian provinces of Latakia and Sweida, the authorities announced today. Glover and Schrader at Santiago International Film Festival in Chile 23 de agosto de 2016, 10:40Santiago, Chile, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Few movie goers could stay away from the Lethal Weapon saga with Danny Glover as the main character, and least of all from Scorsese''s seal with Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, scripts that were written by Paul Schrader. Raul Castro Congratulates Cuban Artists for UNEAC Anniversary 23 de agosto de 2016, 10:21 Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro congratulated the members of the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) on occasion of the 55th anniversary of the organization, main media stress here today. Peru: Groups from 13 Countries to Perform in Folklore Festival 23 de agosto de 2016, 07:45 Lima, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Groups from 12 Latin America, African and European countries will participate this week in the 17th International Festival of Folklore Dance of University Groups- World Festival of Folklore, to be held in the Peruvian city of Trujillo. Iranian Foreign Minister to Visit Bolivia 23 de agosto de 2016, 00:04 La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Yavad Zarif will pay a visit this week to Bolivia, as part of a tour of Latin America, which aims to start a new stage of the relations with the region. ETECSA and AT & T Agree Direct Interconnection Between Cuba and US 22 de agosto de 2016, 13:17Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban S.A. Telecommunication company known as Etecsa announced today the signing of Direct Interconnection Agreement with the US AT & T company for the exchange of international voice traffic between the two countries. La Colmenita in El Salvador Keeps Performing for Children San Salvador, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) La Colmenita of El Mozote and Sonzacate communities, El Salvador, presented the show ''La cucarachita Martina'' in the island of Meanguera, in the Gulf of Fonseca. South Africans Celebrate Fidel Castro's Birthday in Soweto 22 de agosto de 2016, 11:47Pretoria, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of South Africans have expressed their admiration and respect for the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, during a celebration in honor of his 90th birthday at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg. National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists Turns 55 Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Intelligentsia in Cuba is celebrating today the 55th anniversary of the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) founded by a group of important figures. Bolivian Vice President to Receive Rodolfo Walsh Prize 22 de agosto de 2016, 00:30La Paz, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) On Wednesday Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera will receive the Rodolfo Walsh Prize, granted by the Faculty of Journalism and Social Communication of the University of La Plata, Argentina. International Ballet Stars to Dance in Havana Havana, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) International classical ballet stars will revere the greatness of ballet during a single function today at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, organizers said. Chinese Delegation Learns About Venezuela's Reality 20 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Caracas, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese delegation is visiting Venezuela today to study the everyday situation in the country and note the progress in cooperation projects between the two countries. Film by Almodovar among Spanish Aspirants to the Oscar 19 de agosto de 2016, 17:44Madrid, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Julieta, the most recent film by Pedro Almodovar, is one of the three films selected to represent Spain in the next edition of the Oscars, the national cinema academy announced today. Cuba and China Strengthen Ties 19 de agosto de 2016, 12:34 Havana, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez welcomed his Chinese counterpart Wang Chao, who is in Cuba to strengthen bilateral ties, Cuban Foreign Ministry (Minrex) have announced. Four US Swimmers Vandalized Rio Gas Station 19 de agosto de 2016, 12:33 Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian authorities claim today that four U.S. Olympic swimmers vandalized a petrol station, among them the Olympic champion, Ryan Lochte, who managed to return to his country before his arrest. Film Julieta by Almodovar Could Be Nominated for an Oscar 19 de agosto de 2016, 12:25 Madrid, Aug 19 (PL) ''Julieta'', the latest production by filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is one of the three pre-selected films to represent Spain in the next edition of the Oscars, Film Academy of Spain announced today. Panama Book Fair PaysTtribute to Dr. Theo Seuss 19 de agosto de 2016, 11:47Panama, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) This year the children''s pavilion of the International Book Fair in Panama, which takes place today in this capital, is dedicated to the writer, poet and most influential cartoonist in the past 75 years, American Theodore Seuss. Film El Acompañante to Represent Cuba at the Oscars and Goyas 18 de agosto de 2016, 13:18 Havana, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) After successful performances in Latin America, Europe and Asia, the film ''El acompañante'' will represent Cuba at the Oscars and Goya awards, the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) announced today. Latin American Artists Exhibit Works on Asuncion's Streets 18 de agosto de 2016, 10:31 Asuncion, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) About 31 foreign artists and nine from Paraguay will be participating in a Latin American Street Art Festival today covering walls in the historic district of the capital with murals. Book on Fidel Castro to Be Presented in France 18 de agosto de 2016, 00:02 Paris, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The book ''Fidel Castro, heroe de los desheredados,'' the latest volume by intellectual Salim Lamrani, will be launched in France during the traditional Feast of L''Humanite in September, the author reported. Taylor Swift to Donate One Million to Louisiana Flood Relief Nueva York, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina)Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to Louisiana flood relief after torrential rains caused massive flooding in the state and killed at least 11 people. 1,147 Centenarians Live in Mexico City Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) According to statistics released today, 1,147 people 100 years old or more live in Mexico City. Large Cultural Program for Summer Season in Western Cuba Matanzas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) An extensive cultural program, under the slogan ''Sumando Alegrias'', is taking place this summer in the western Cuban province of Matanzas. Madonna Celebrates Birthday in Cuba 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:38 Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Madonna, the Queen of Pop, is today visiting Havana to celebrate her 58th birthday, landing yesterday with a large group of companions. Film Comandante by Oliver Stone to Be Shown in Bolivia 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:12La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The documentary film ''Comandante'' by US film director Oliver Stone will be screened today in La Paz as part of the celebrations for the 90th birthday of leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Bolivia: The South American Nation With More Public Investment 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:23La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s public investment today stands at 17 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) the largest percentage in the region, according to data provided by the Minister of Economy and Finance Luis Arce. Colombia Explores Seaflower Biosphere Reserve 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:40 Bogota, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Distinguished for its biodiversity, Colombia is studying the Seaflower biosphere reserve, one of its richest and most dazzling marine systems, local news reports today. Asuncion City in Paraguay Celebrates 479 Years 16 de agosto de 2016, 00:02 Asuncion, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) This capital is in its finery today to celebrate the 479 years of life of a city born in a military fort. Cuba: Cultural Promotion as a Compass to Enrich Humans 15 de agosto de 2016, 15:09Matanzas, Cuba, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban narrator and dramatist Ulises Rodriguez Febles considers cultural promotion as a compass to enrich human beings, and as ''a guide to our future.'' Eastern Cuban City of BaracoaTurns 505 Years Old 15 de agosto de 2016, 12:33Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Baracoa, the first town founded in Cuba by the Spaniards, turns 505 years old today. Calm Prevails at the Venezuela-Colombia Border 14 de agosto de 2016, 11:36Caracas, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The border between Venezuela and Colombia reopens after remaining closed for nearly one year, while the authorities of both countries highlight that the process is carried out peacefully. Rock Band Bon Jovi Returns to its Usual Style 14 de agosto de 2016, 11:14Los Angeles, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Followers of the American rock band Bon Jovi hallucinate today with the new album of study of the group, which first topic resounds already in digital platforms. Michael Phelps Wrapped Up His Olympic Career 14 de agosto de 2016, 11:12Rio de Janeiro,Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Michael Phelps says he didn''t set out intending to upstage legendary swimmers that came before him, like Mark Spitz. He just wanted to be the best Michael Phelps possible. Chinese Top Political Advisor Warns of Foreign Influence In Tibet 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:31Beijing Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng has called on religious figures in Tibet to resist the influence of foreign forces,and to ensure stability in the autonomous region. France: Alert Due to Increase of Expenses for University Students 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:20Paris, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The cost of living for French university students will increase in 1.23 percent, and that is why 50 percent of the students should work and study at the same time, while 12 percent will need loans, it was known here Sunday. China Allocates Large Amount of Money to Rescue Bookstores 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:14Beijing Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities allocate more than USD 2.500 million to promote bookstores, strongly affected by electronic books and online book stores. Ecuadorian Physicians Graduated in Cuba Celebrate Fidel's Birthday 14 de agosto de 2016, 09:54Quito, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Eloy Alfaro Association of Ecuadorian physicians trained in Cuba celebrated in Quito the 90th birthday of the Cuban historical leader Fidel Castro. Planetario Exhibit by Cuban Artist Luis Garciga 14 de agosto de 2016, 09:27Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center is exhibiting a new picture exhibit called PLANETARIO, an unipersonal sample of the work of Cuban artist Luis Garciga, with a compilation of works made in different Latin American cities, mainly in Havana and Mexico. Cuban Dancer Viengsay Valdes to Perform in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia 13 de agosto de 2016, 00:10Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina Viengsay Valdes will represent the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) in several performances scheduled from August 16th to 30th in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, she said today here. American Actor Will Smith Criticizes Donald Trump 10 de agosto de 2016, 17:50Los Angeles, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) According to the American actor Will Smith, who now promotes his latest film ''Suicide Squad'', is embarrassing and painful to listen to the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Request to Declare Cienaga of Santa Marta an Environmental Disaster 10 de agosto de 2016, 12:16Bogota, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) La Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta, in the Caribbean department of Magdalena, has been declared a environmental disaster zone by the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development, at the request of local authorities. University Indians Celebrate Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday 10 de agosto de 2016, 12:11 New Delhi, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) With poems, music and a documentary, Indian university students and professors here today paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on occasion of his 90th birthday on August 13. First Summit of Ancestral Medicine in Ecuador Ends 10 de agosto de 2016, 11:32Quito, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The First Summit of Ancestral Medicine, Spirituality and Intercultural ends today in the Ecuadorian province of Napo with a final declaration which includes the agreements generated from two days of work. Colombian Documentary Premieres in Bolivia 10 de agosto de 2016, 10:09La Paz, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The documentary ''Gabo y Fidel, una amistad entrañable'' (Gabo and Fidel, a close friendship), by Colombian Lisandro Duque, was premiered in the Bolivian city of La Paz, as part of the tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution for his 90th birthday. Interests and Cooperation Center Russia-Turkey Dialogue 10 de agosto de 2016, 09:27 Moscow, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) After a prolonged period of cooling, the interests and mutual benefits of the bilateral cooperation set the tone of the reestablishment of relations between Russia and Turkey by the decision of their leaders, the news highlighted today. Brazilian Film Aquarius to Sanfiago Film Festival in Chile 10 de agosto de 2016, 08:44 Santiago de Chile, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian film Aquarius is remarkable, and being starred by Sonia Braga conquers ovations. Foreign Ballet Stars to Perform in Cuba 10 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Havana, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The performance of ballet dancers from Russia, Germany, Japan, US and Canadian companies, scheduled for August 20th, draw the attention to those fond of ballet in Cuba. Cuba's Lebanese Friends Congratulate Fidel on his 90th Birthday 10 de agosto de 2016, 00:02Beirut, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s friends in Lebanon today sent cordial greetings and congratulations to the historical leader of the Revolution on the Caribbean island, Fidel Castro, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Skilled Workforce Deficit Increases in Germany 09 de agosto de 2016, 11:38Berlin, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The German economy has accumulated a million employment vacancies in the second quarter of 2016 as a result of a deficit of skilled labour, according to the Research Institute for the Labour Market and Employment (IAB). Mexico: One of the 10 Nations with the Greatest Linguistic Diversity 09 de agosto de 2016, 08:29Mexico, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is among the 10 countries with the greatest linguistic diversity, it was known here today on the occasion of the International Day of the World''s Indigenous Peoples. Film Enthusiasts to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Taxi Driver 09 de agosto de 2016, 00:10Los Angeles, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The film ''Taxi Driver'', considered an icon of international cinema, will tour theaters in Europe, Latin America and Australia to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Tokyo: Man Throws Molotov Cocktails at Festive Crowd, 15 Injured 08 de agosto de 2016, 11:48Tokyo, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Fifteen people, including a year-old infant, were injured after 6 fire-bombs were thrown from a nearby three-storey building during the samba street festival in Tokyo on Sunday night. Robert De Niro to Get Key Award at Sarajevo Film Festival 08 de agosto de 2016, 11:34Sarajevo, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Organizer of the festival say Robert De Niro will present Martin Scorsese''s restored ''Taxi Driver'' at the opening night of the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival and receive the festival''s first lifetime achievement award. Putin Seeks to Expand Cooperation with Azerbaijan and Iran 08 de agosto de 2016, 09:56Moscow, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The official visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Monday, to Azerbaijan aims to expand bilateral cooperation in strategic sectors of interest for the two countries and tripartite cooperation with Iran as an ally. Chile Sets Up Association of Professional Graduates in Cuba 08 de agosto de 2016, 08:21Santiago de Chile, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Professionals graduates in Cuban universities from different regions of Chile set up the Association of Professional Graduates in Cuba. Cuban Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate 90th Birthday of Fidel Castro 07 de agosto de 2016, 11:49Havana, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The National Symphony Orchestra will perform here for the first time a piece written by maestro, director and professor Roberto Valera, on occasion of the 90th birthday of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro. Ernesto Lecuona, Always in the Heart of Cubans 06 de agosto de 2016, 12:46Havana, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The legacy of pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963), considered the most universal Cuban musician, will shine here on Saturday at a concert to celebrate his 121st birthday. Jazz Musicians from Cuba and Argentina Perform in Havana 06 de agosto de 2016, 12:40Havana, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The virtuosity of Cuban pianist Alejandro Falcon and Argentine flautist Rodrigo Sosa will converge here on Saturday, during a jazz concert at the Fine Arts Theater in this capital. Ecuador Celebrates Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday 06 de agosto de 2016, 11:12Quito, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) People from several Latin American countries met on Friday in Ecuador at a political-cultural event to celebrate the 90th birthday of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Artists from Santiago de Cuba Succeed in US 06 de agosto de 2016, 10:40Santiago de Cuba, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Artists with the Bayate group, based in the Julio A. Mella municipality, in this province, had an outstanding participation in the Popular Art Fair held in the city of Santa Fe, in New Mexico. Cuban Ballet to Perform in Italy 06 de agosto de 2016, 00:15Havana, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Ballet dancers Anette Delgado, Sadaise Arencibia, Dani Hernandez and Barbara Fabelo will show in Italy the magic of Cuban classical dance, currently considered amid the most prominent in the world. China Helps Ethiopia and Djibouti with New Railroad Line 05 de agosto de 2016, 11:47Yibuti, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese rail builders are helping to build and operate a rail project linking Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa with Djibouti''s capital according to national TV. Bolivia-Peru Scientific Expedition Researches Titicaca Lake 05 de agosto de 2016, 11:33La Paz, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) A team of scientists from Bolivia and Peru are today monitoring the number of species and vegetation conditions in the Titicaca, the highest navigable lake bordered by both nations. Colombian Pacific to Add Two Biosphere Reserves in 2017 05 de agosto de 2016, 11:32Bogota, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Choco region of Nuqui and Bahia Solano, where humpback whales arrive every year, could become a Biosphere Reserve in 2017 along with Sanquianga and Gorgona, both located in the Pacific coast, local newscasts reported today. '90 and More' Ceremony Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro in Ecuador 05 de agosto de 2016, 10:07Quito, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Chapel of Man, an architectural space located in Ecuador, will today host the political-cultural ceremony ''90 and More,'' to pay tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on his 90th birthday. Rio 2016 Olympic Games Begins Today 05 de agosto de 2016, 10:06Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The 31st Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro-2016, the first in South America, will open today attended by more than 10,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees. Puerto Rican Singer Ricky Martin to Perform in Bolivia 05 de agosto de 2016, 00:05La Paz, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin will give two concerts in Bolivia in November, as part of his tour called One World Tour, the local radio reported today. Star Wars' Daisy Ridley Quits Instagram After Receiving Online Abuse 04 de agosto de 2016, 11:15New York,Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Daisy Ridley''s been forced to quit Instagram after coming in for abuse online. USA Authorizes First Flight of Private Company to the Moon 04 de agosto de 2016, 10:05Washington, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States has authorized, for the first time, flights by the private enterprise Luna Express, which will employ robotic probes to scan the moon. Bolivia Opens Exhibition for Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday 04 de agosto de 2016, 09:55La Paz, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro is a reference for the process of change in Bolivia, Deputy Tourism Minister, Joaquin Rodas, said after opening an exhibition about the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Photographic Exhibition 'Fidel in Ecuador' Inaugurated in Quito 04 de agosto de 2016, 09:04Quito, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The photo exhibition ''Fidel in Ecuador'' opens to the public today in Quito, as a tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban revolution on the occasion of his 90th birthday, on August 13th. Writers from 16 Countries To Attend Panama Book Fair 04 de agosto de 2016, 00:10Panama, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 writers from 16 countries will attend the 12th International Book Fair of Panama from August 16th to 21st at the Atlapa Conference Center in this capital city. Cuban Choreographer Lizt Alfonso to Found Male Company 03 de agosto de 2016, 12:05Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban teacher and choreographer Lizt Alfonso always wanted to found a male company that defends fusion style and now that dream reaches its climax with the invitation of professional dancers to audition. 63 Year Old Woman Gives Birth to IVF Baby in Australia 03 de agosto de 2016, 11:11Canberra, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina)A 63-year-old woman gave birth in Melbourne. Michael Phelps to Carry U.S. Fflag at the 2016 Rio Opening Ceremony 03 de agosto de 2016, 10:46Río de Janeiro,Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Michael Phelps, who has never walked in an Olympic Opening Ceremony before, will carry the U.S. flag at the 2016 Rio Opening Ceremony on Friday, August 5. Drastic Reduction of Penguins in South Africa 03 de agosto de 2016, 10:40Pretoria, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Around 37,000 penguins were lost in South Africa in less than 15 years, warned the protection organizations struggling today to stop the dramatic decline of this endangered species. Ecuador Hosts First Regional Summit on Ancestral Medicine 03 de agosto de 2016, 10:32Quito, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will host the First Regional Summit of Ancestral Medicine, Spirituality and Interculturality scheduled for August 9 and 10, organizers of the event announced today. NASA--Huge Africa Dust Storm Also Hits Texas and Yucatan 03 de agosto de 2016, 10:27Washington,Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) NASA was able to see a sand storm that hit the Canaries Islands, cross the Atlantic Ocean and also hit Texas and Yucatan in Mexico after traveling 8 thousand kilometers. France Gets Ready for Rio 2016 and Fights for Paris 2024 03 de agosto de 2016, 09:53Paris, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) France will pay full attention to the performance of their athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a topic that will be discussed today during the last Council of Ministers before the summer recess period. Track Boss Coe Cites Kenya, Ethiopia In Need For Anti-doping Steps 03 de agosto de 2016, 09:44Berlín,Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) World track and field boss Sebastian Coe said today he sees Kenya and Ethiopia as having to step up their anti-doping efforts. Emirates Flight Crash Land: Passengers, Crew Safe; Fire Put Out 03 de agosto de 2016, 09:35Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Emergency response teams at Dubai Airport have fully extinguished the fire on the Emirates plane. All passengers and crew were safely evacuated, Dubai Media Office said. Photographic Exhibition Dedicated to Fidel Castro Opens in Bolivia 03 de agosto de 2016, 09:14La Paz, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition ''Fidel es Fidel'' will be opened today at the Museum of Ethnography and Folklore of this Bolivian city, as a tribute to the 90th birthday of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Bolivia to Host 29th Edition of International Jazz Festival 03 de agosto de 2016, 00:15La Paz, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will host the 29th edition of the International Jazz Festival from August 4th to September 22nd. This festival is considered the most important event of its kind in the country, the organizing committee said. Cuban Habano Man Going for Another Guinness Record for Largest Cigar 02 de agosto de 2016, 12:20Havana, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Guinness book record breaker and popular ''Hombre Habano'', Jose Castelar, also known as ''Cueto'', will today try to make another long cigar, longer than the 80.81 meters he achieved in 2011. Cuban Cooperation Continues to Increase in South Africa 02 de agosto de 2016, 10:18Johannesburg, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) A new group of 29 Cuban health collaborators have arrived in the South African province of Gauteng, raising the number of these professionals in the country to more than 400. Ecuador Carries Out Activities for Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday 02 de agosto de 2016, 09:56Quito, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Government institutions, groups of solidarity with Cuba and supporters of Fidel Castro''s legacy, are today arranging the final details of a program of activities planned this week to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Cuban historical leader, in Ecuador. Poetry Festival Honors Thousands of Missing Persons in Guatemala 02 de agosto de 2016, 09:37Guatemala, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The International Poetry Festival of Quetzaltenango (FIPQ, in Spanish), which begins today in Guatemala, will pay tribute to the more than 45,000 people who disappeared during the internal armed conflict that ravaged this Central American country for over three decades (1960-1996 ). Rains Hit Wildlife in Indian Nature Reserve 02 de agosto de 2016, 09:35New Delhi, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 animals, including 13 one-horned rhinos, were killed in recent days in Kaziranga National Park in the eastern Indian state of Assam due to abundant rainfall, today reported environmental sources. Macaque Population Increases in Nepal Plain 01 de agosto de 2016, 11:22Katmandu, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of Assam macaques, a species of endangered monkeys that only lives in South Asian mountainous areas has increased recently in the Nepalese plains, announced the authorities of wildlife in the country today. Laura Alonso Ballet to Perform Classical Pieces in Havana 01 de agosto de 2016, 09:26Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Prodanza Center and the Laura Alonso ballet companies are today arranging the final details of a program of classical pieces in Havana for this weekend. Angola's Governor Thanks Cuba for Support and Cooperation 01 de agosto de 2016, 09:11Bie, Angola, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The governor of Bie, Manuel de Boavida Neto, has thanked Cuba for their colossal internationalist support and cooperation. Chile: Cinema Personalities at the Sanfic Festival 01 de agosto de 2016, 09:02Santiago de Chile, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Isabelle Huppert, one of the most important faces in French cinema, will attend the premiere of ''Elle'', directed by the Dutch Paul Verhoeven, at the Festival Sanfic 12 in Chile. Angola and the United States Discuss Cooperation 01 de agosto de 2016, 09:00Luanda, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Angola and the United States will today address issues of bilateral cooperation in the framework of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue between the two nations. India Claims Kohinoor Diamond From UK 01 de agosto de 2016, 08:59New Delhi, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government today is discussing various strategies to recover the famous Kohinoor diamond, which ended in the British royal treasury as war booty after the conflict with the Sikh empire in the nineteenth century. NASA Deciphers Black Holes With High Energy X Rays 30 de julio de 2016, 12:46Washington, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) NASA has described supermassive black holes as the ''raucous choir'' among the ''voices'' of the cosmos. The musical analogy helps explain new data that is leading to significant progress in resolving their high-energy X-ray background. When black holes pull in matter, they let out powerful X-ray bursts, filling the entire sky in a phenomenon called the cosmic X-ray background. 17 Turkish Journalists Charged With Terror Group Membership 30 de julio de 2016, 12:17Ankara, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) A court in Istanbul has remanded 17 Turkish journalists accused of having links to the failed coup. Uruguay Goes to Brazil with Big Representation in Individual Sports 30 de julio de 2016, 11:37Montevideo, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) A delegation by 17 athletes will represent Uruguay in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, considered the most numerous, and formed by individual sports representatives. Australia's Latitude and Longitude Coordinates To Be Corrected 30 de julio de 2016, 11:36Canberra, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Driverless technology and other intelligent systems like satellite farming require Australia''s longitude and latitude to be corrected, scientists say. US and Cuban Representatives Meet on Compensations 30 de julio de 2016, 10:49Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) US and Cuban representatives held the second informative meeting on mutual compensations this week in Washington, Cuba''s Foreign Ministry website Cubaminrex reported today. Special Edition of ORBE Magazine in Mexico 30 de julio de 2016, 10:39Mexico, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) A special edition of Cuban magazine Orbe is dedicated to the 90 years of life of historical Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro and is now circulating in Mexico with local newspaper La Jornada. India Rescues 500 Turtles Intended for Sale 30 de julio de 2016, 08:50New Delhi, July 30 (Prensa Latina) The Chennai airport authorities, southwest India, seized a shipment of 500 star turtles in a flight to Malaysia, official sources reported today. Prospecting in Volcanic Lakes Concludes in El Salvador 30 de julio de 2016, 00:06San Salvador, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) An archaeological search in the craters of the Green Lagoon, Nymph''s Lagoon, and Lake of Coatepeque, in order to find cultural vestiges, will conclude today in El Salvador. Cuban Dance Company Premieres Two New Pieces 29 de julio de 2016, 11:29Havana, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban dance company ''Danza Contemporanea de Cuba'' - one of the major companies in this island - will today premiere two new pieces by local choreographers Julio Cesar Iglesias and Norge Cedeno. Over 100 Kenyan Schools Affected by Arson 29 de julio de 2016, 11:14Nairobi, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) More than a hundred high schools in Kenya have been set on fire by their students during the past two months, according to media reports. Cuban Youth Celebrates 62nd Anniversary of Hugo Chavez' Birthday 29 de julio de 2016, 09:59Havana, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban youth are celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the birth of Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, as part of tributes to the leader of the Venezuelan Revolution, who died in 2013. History of Africa Would Be Incomplete Without Mentioning Fidel Castro 29 de julio de 2016, 09:56Pretoria, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The story of Africa cannot be written today without mentioning the name of Fidel Castro and the contribution of Cubans to the liberation of the continent, South African activist, Clever Banganayi has said. International Workshop Cuballet 2016 Ends in Havana 28 de julio de 2016, 15:45Havana, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Young people from Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico, US and Cuba are taking part in the final days of international dancing workshop CUBALLET 2016, one of the most credited international workshops all over the planet in this aspect. Guitar Festival to Begin in Mexico 28 de julio de 2016, 13:31Mexico, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Paracho Guitar Festival, considered one of Mexico''s most important meetings, will gather musicians, researchers and instrument makers from July 31st to August 5th. EU Worried About Arrests of Journalists in Turkey 28 de julio de 2016, 12:09Brussels, July 28 (PL) The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the arrests of journalists and the shutdown of media groups in Turkey in the context of the state of emergency declared after the attempted coup. Phil Collins Announces 'The Singles' Collection and Autobiography 28 de julio de 2016, 12:08London,Jul 28 (Prensa Latina)Singer Phil Collins'' recent ‘Take A Look At Me Now'' retrospective campaign was a huge success which inspired a critical re-evaluation of his back catalogue as several of his albums returned to the charts. US Female Choir Begins Performances in Cuba 28 de julio de 2016, 11:53Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The choir formed of former female students from Smith College, Alexandria, Virginia, will give the first of two performances, in Cuba, of the Italian baroque repertoire. Russian Olympic Committee President Sees Off Delegation to Rio 28 de julio de 2016, 11:23Moscow, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, today saw off a representation of athletes for the Rio-2016 Games, at the Sheremetevo international airport. Air France Cancels 20 Percent of Flights Due to Strike 28 de julio de 2016, 10:46Paris, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 20 percent of the Air France -KLM flights have been canceled today on the second day of a mid-summer strike scheduled to take place until Tuesday August 2nd. Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower to Light Up the Sky of Guatemala 28 de julio de 2016, 10:22Guatemala, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Delta Aquarids meteor shower, which could be more intense than in previous years, will be visible in Guatemala on July 28 and 29. Young Cubans Pay Tribute to Commander Hugo Chavez 28 de julio de 2016, 09:39Havana, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban youth, on behalf of the nation, will pay tribute today to Cuba''s eternal friend, Venezuelan and Bolivarian Commander, Hugo Chavez. Chinese Trainers Continue Preparation of Bolivian Athletes 28 de julio de 2016, 09:02La Paz, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Sport stated today that a group of Chinese trainers will continue preparing Bolivian athletes in different disciplines. Indian Elephant Could Soon Enter Guinness Record 28 de julio de 2016, 08:58New Delhi, July 28 (Prensa Latina) At 86 years old, Dakshayani is waiting to be registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the world''s oldest Asian elephant in captivity. Bolivarian Government Promotes Cultural Programs in Venezuela 27 de julio de 2016, 10:14Caracas, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Government, led by President Nicolas Maduro, is promoting social programs in all communities in Venezuela. Saharan Dust in Veracruz, Mexico 27 de julio de 2016, 10:13Mexico, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) According to reports today, dust from the Sahara desert will remain over the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico until the end of July. Argentine Government Dismantles Hall Dedicated to Hugo Chavez 27 de julio de 2016, 09:59Buenos Aires, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government has dismantled the hall in the Casa Patria Grande dedicated to Chavez, the Venezuelan Bolivarian leader, according to reports by Argenpress. Youth From G20 Countries Promote Innovation 27 de julio de 2016, 09:33Beijing Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 100 young people from G20 member countries and international organizations are conducting talks in China under the motto ''Youth Innovation for Our Shared Vision''. Russian Gymnasts and Volleyball Players to Participate in Rio 2016 27 de julio de 2016, 08:44Moscow, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Russian rhythmic gymnasts will participate in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by decision of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG), sports authorities reported today. Inaugurated in Brasilia Photographic Exhibition Fidel is Fidel 27 de julio de 2016, 08:09Brasilia, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The photographic exhibition Fidel is Fidel, by filmmaker Roberto Chile, was open to Brazilian public today at the Theatre of the Bankers, in this capital, due to the commemoration in Cuba the Day of National Rebellion. Mexico to Pay Tribute to Jorge Negrete 27 de julio de 2016, 02:42Mexico, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Tijuana Cultural Center, Mexican state of Baja California, is getting ready to pay tribute to Jorge Negrete on August 19, where experts will discuss the life and work of this Mexican singer and actor. Colombian Film Obtainst Highest Number of Platinum Awards 25 de julio de 2016, 09:50Punta del Este, Uruguay, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian film ''El abrazo de la serpiente'' (''The embrace of the snake'') won seven Platinum Awards on Monday, including for the best Ibero-American fiction film, at the gala held at the Convention Center in this city. Peru Implements Intense Program on Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday 24 de julio de 2016, 10:02Lima, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian solidarity with Cuba groups have been developing an intense program of celebrations on the occasion of the 90th birthday of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on August 13. Cuban National Ballet Celebrates Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday 22 de julio de 2016, 13:06Havana, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) With the classic ballet Don Quixote, the Cuban National Ballet company returns today to the stage. Opera, Theater and Music in Salzburg Festival 22 de julio de 2016, 12:18Vienna, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The Salzburg Festival in Austria starts today with an attractive cultural program of opera, theater and concerts. Cameroonian Singer Anne Marie Nzie To Be Accorded State Funeral 22 de julio de 2016, 11:51Yaundé, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Cameroon President, Paul Biya has decreed a state funeral for the late musical icon, Anne Marie Nzie who died in May this year at the age of 84. Dom Rep Launches Book on Blockade on Cuba 22 de julio de 2016, 10:23Santo Domingo, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Dominican poet and writer, Rafael Nino Feliz, has launched his essay ''El bloqueo contra Cuba: ahora la gran guerra por otra via'' (The Blockade Against Cuba: Now a Big War by Other Means) at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD). Russia in Defense of Honest Athletes After Ban 22 de julio de 2016, 09:34Moscow, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, today reaffirmed that the authorities, organizations of the country and athletes would persevere in their attempts to defend the innocent athletes banned from participation in the Olympic Games Rio 2016, along with the rest of the Russian team. Russian Aviation Resumes Regular Flights to Turkey 22 de julio de 2016, 09:32Moscow, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Civil Aviation Federal Agency today resumed regular flights to Turkey, after receiving complete assurance from the authorities that Russian travelers will be safe. Ecuador to Boost Tourism with Campaign Promoting Attractions 22 de julio de 2016, 09:30Quito, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) ''All you need is Ecuador'', is the the slogan for a new government advertising campaign which aims to turn the South American country into a tourist destination. Jazz Concert in Havana Links Cultures of Cuba and Argentina 21 de julio de 2016, 11:57Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Alejandro Falcon and Argentinean flautist Rodrigo Sosa will perform in a concert on August 6th at the Teatro de Bellas Artes in the capital, the organizers announced today. Full Text of The Interview With Syrian President Bashar Al Assad 21 de julio de 2016, 10:34Damascus, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina transmits below the full text of the exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad: The CAS Rejects Request of Russian Athletes to Compete in Rio-2016 21 de julio de 2016, 10:22Bern, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today rejected the appeal by Russian athletes to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro-2016. CNN Journalist to Testify Before Attorney General of Bolivia 21 de julio de 2016, 09:13La Paz, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) One out of the two journalists from CNN will declare today before the Attorney General of Bolivia in the research regarding the trafficking of a child interviewed as the alleged son of the President Evo Morales. Gente de Zona Wants Another Summer with La Macarena and Los del Rio 21 de julio de 2016, 00:10Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban duo ''Gente de Zona'' are filling social networks and specialized media websites with a new version of the song ''La Macarena'' together with the artists who made the song popular, ''Los del Rio''. British Band Queen Deplores Donald Trump Action 20 de julio de 2016, 15:45London, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The British band Queen condemned today the use of its classic song ''We are the Champions'' by Republican candidate for presidency Donald Trump during the national convention of his party in Cleveland. Diego El Cigala Enjoys Singing with Cuban Omara Portuondo 20 de julio de 2016, 12:52Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Prestigious Spanish flamenco singer Diego El Cigala enjoys the satisfaction of performing together with Cuban singer Omara Portuondo in her 85 Tour, being this month on European stages. Classes Canceled Due to Aftershock in Manabi, Ecuador 20 de julio de 2016, 12:23Quito, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The schools of Jaramijo in the Ecuadorian province of Manabi are closed due to an aftershock of last April''s earthquake. Saudi Arabia and Indonesia Ban Pokemon Go Game 20 de julio de 2016, 12:23Riyadh, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The General Presidency for Scholarly Research and Ifta has renewed a fatwa banning Pokemon Go, considering the game as a flagrant violation of Islamic teachings, according to official sources. South African Choir Wins Three Gold Medals in Russia 20 de julio de 2016, 10:33Pretoria, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The choir of the Stellenbosch University in South Africa (Western Cape Province) returned home as the top winner of the World Choir Games, the largest competition of the specialty that exists today globally. Bad Start for Tourist Season in Argentina 20 de julio de 2016, 10:29Buenos Aires, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The behavior of tourism, as that of any other sector is a faithful indicator of the behavior of national and household economy and the start of the winter tourist season in Argentina can not be worse. Cuban Ballet Dedicates Classic Don Quixote to Fidel Castro 20 de julio de 2016, 00:07Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet will make three performances next weekend of the classic piece Don Quixote, dedicated to the 90th birthday of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the company reported today. Russia Expects Resumption of Regular Flights to Turkey 20 de julio de 2016, 00:05Moscow, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Despite the still fragile political situation in Turkey after the attempted military coup, Russian authorities are continuing with their plan to resume scheduled and chartered flights to the country. Fado Concert to Take Place in Havana 19 de julio de 2016, 13:39Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musicians and singers will offer a fado concert, the famous and popular Portuguese music genre, organizers of the concert announced today. Italian Brigade Shares Experiences with Cuban Youth 19 de julio de 2016, 13:31Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Italian brigade ''Gino Done'' have exchanged ideas with the young people of Ciego de Avila, as part of activities during their stay on the island. Newly Discovered Exoplanets Could Be Capable of Supporting Life 19 de julio de 2016, 13:23Washington, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Two of the newly discovered rocky planets spotted by the Kepler space telescope could be habitable, scientists said. Cuba-US Ministerial Visits Promote Bilateral Exchange 19 de julio de 2016, 12:30Washington, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one year after the resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, the visits made by senior US officials to Cuba and senior Cuban officials to the United State, are contributing to ensuring the continuity of the process. Game of Thrones Season 7 to Be Filmed in Iceland and Spain 19 de julio de 2016, 12:09Los Angeles, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, which enjoys high levels of popularity worldwide, will begin shooting its seventh season in Northern Ireland, Iceland and Spain. IOC Postpones Decision on Russia's Participation in Rio 2016 19 de julio de 2016, 11:41Bern, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today postponed, until the weekend, its decision on possibly banning the Russian national team from the Rio Olympics. Website Created to Group Determining Factors of Human Evolution 19 de julio de 2016, 00:04Washington, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A group of researchers have developed a massive database which gathers information on factors such as places, languages, culture and environment which led to 1400 human societies. Portrait that Lucian Freud Denied Painting Revealed as Genuine 18 de julio de 2016, 15:45London, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) After an extensive research, a group of art experts revealed today as genuine a portrait that Lucian Freud (1922-2011) denied painting. Ecuador to Increase Variety of Products Exported to China 18 de julio de 2016, 13:16Beijing, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador Trade Minister, Juan Carlos Cassinelli, said today that his country seeks to increase the variety of products exported to China. Russian Athlete Isinbayeva in Arbitration Court for Olympics 18 de julio de 2016, 13:15Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isimbayeva will represent the national team in the arbitration court in Lausanne, Switzerland, in a lawsuit brought by the Russian Olympic Committee and Russian athletes. Cuba, Lat Am Win Most Awards in Circuba 2016 18 de julio de 2016, 13:02Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Circus groups and performers from Cuba and Latin America won most awards in the International Festival Circuba 2016, which was held from July 11 to 17. Bolivian National Team Goes Down in FIFA Rankings 18 de julio de 2016, 11:01La Paz, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) According to the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) Bolivia''s national team has descended 27 places in its ranking, to 109. Solar Impulse 2 Flight From Cairo to Abu Dhabi Postponed 17 de julio de 2016, 11:19Cairo,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Solar Impulse 2, the first solar plane circumnavigating the globe without fuel, has postponed its historic final flight from Cairo in Egypt to Abu Dhabi from where it started its epic journey in March, 2015. Children's Concert Takes Place in Syria 17 de julio de 2016, 11:10Damascus, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of children took part in the concert Tune of Life that took place in the amphitheater Tishreen Park in the capital, organized by the Nour Relief and Development Association. Gail Walker Conveys Pastors for Peace's Solidarity with Cuba 17 de julio de 2016, 10:52Mexico, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) ''During these days in Mexico, before leaving for the island, we reiterate the purpose of maintaining solidarity towards Cuba,'' said today Gail Walker, executive director of Pastors for Peace. The Impressionist Friendship of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas 17 de julio de 2016, 10:20Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Cezanne ... the list of Impressionist masters is quite long and also includes several women: Berthe Morisot, Eva Gonzales, Marie de Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt, the only American citizen in the group. Mary Cassatt had a long life, and she spent most of her 82 years of life with Edgar Degas, for whom she felt an intense admiration. Sport Used as Part of Greater Policy Against Russia - IAAF Member 17 de julio de 2016, 08:44Moscow, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Sport is being used as part of the policy of open war against Russia, and that scheme is well designed and implemented step by step, a member of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Women''s committee and Olympic 2004 long jump champion Tatyana Lebedeva said today. New Revelations on Van Gogh's Insanity Featured in Exhibition 17 de julio de 2016, 08:31Ámsterdam,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Amsterdam''s renowned Van Gogh Museum has a new exhibition which focuses on the artist''s final 18 months before he shot himself in 1890, including the suspected gun he used to commit suicide. Circuba is a First-Class Event, Says the Great Throwdini 16 de julio de 2016, 09:37Havana, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The American artist David Ralph Adamovich, considered the fastest and most accurate knife thrower in the world, said here today the International Festival Circuba 2016 is a first-class event. Unesco Declines to Consider in Danger Central American Patrimony 16 de julio de 2016, 08:26Panama, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina ) The Reserve of the Mountain Range Talamanca-La Amistad, located in part of Panama and Costa Rica, will be absent for the moment from the list of heritage sites of the world in danger, it was known here. New Book Highlights Relevance of Fidel's Address to Intellectuals 16 de julio de 2016, 00:10Havana, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) The book ''Un texto absolutament vigente'' (An Absolutely Current Text) gathers articles about the speech '' Words to intellectuals'' given by Fidel Castro in 1961 and stressed today the relevance of this address. New Orishas' Video Makes Impact on Digital Platforms 15 de julio de 2016, 13:01Havana, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Just a few hours after its release, the video ''Cuba Isla Bella'', which marks Orisha''s comeback, has already accumulated more than 100,000 views on Youtube. Pastors for Peace Arrive in Mexico on Their Way to Cuba 15 de julio de 2016, 12:57Mexico, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The 27th caravan of Pastors for Peace arrived today in Mexico in transit for Cuba and is composed of people from several cities in the United States that will today hold an ecumenical political rally, the Ecclesiastic Observatory has reported. Micronesia's Artificial Islets Inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage 15 de julio de 2016, 12:55Canberra, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today inscribed the Micronesia''s artificial islets of Nam Madol onto the list of World Heritage in Danger. Zoe Saldana Questions Hollywood Academy 15 de julio de 2016, 11:52Los Angeles, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) US actress Zoe Saldana has questioned the reasons behind the awards granted by the Academy of Hollywood, which she claims are today influenced by external interests. Cuban Education System Continues Making Progresses 15 de julio de 2016, 11:43Havana, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,400,000 students have been graduated from the Cuban universities from 1959 to date, showing the island''s steady progress in education, authorities in the sector said today. Interjet Starts Weekly Flights to Central Cuba 15 de julio de 2016, 11:34Mexico, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican airline, Interjet, has opened a Mexico City-Santa Clara (Cuba) route, to expand direct flights between the two countries. Cuba: Money Bills More than a Century Old Exhibited 14 de julio de 2016, 15:03Colon, Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) A sample of money bills issued between the Ten-Year War (1868-1878) and 1958 is being exhibited at the Jose Ramon Zulueta Museum of Colon, Matanzas, Cuba. The Great Throwdini in Circuba 14 de julio de 2016, 14:11Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The US artist David Ralph Adamovich, known as the Great Throwdini in show business, captures today the attention at the International Festival Circuba 2016 with his knife-throwing act. Cuban Salsa Band Touring South America 14 de julio de 2016, 13:12Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) After the successful completion of its European tour, Cuban band Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor is currently organizing a tour of South America to promote his latest album ''Que no me quiten la fe.'' Floridita Bar Restaurant Celebrates199 Years 14 de julio de 2016, 11:22Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) With an unusual competition named El Rey del Daiquiri (Daiquiri King), the Floridita, one of the most famous bar-restaurants in Cuba and much of the world, begins today its celebrations for its 199 years of existence. Cuban Bartenders Compete in USA 14 de julio de 2016, 00:07Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Bartenders from the famous El Floridita bar-restaurant will compete in late July in the International Festival Tales of the Cocktail 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana,United States,it was officially reported today. Cuban Jazz Players Appaluded in France 13 de julio de 2016, 17:24Paris, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban musician César López and his group Havana Ensemble showed their talent in an applauded jazz concert in Enghien-les-Bains, which still resounds in the cultural media of this French city. Pomegranate Has Anti-Aging Effects, Says Study 13 de julio de 2016, 14:10Bern, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Researchers the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, found that the gut flora used the pomegranate to produce urolithin A , a substance that slows aging. Artist Ragnar Kjartansson On His First Major UK Exhibition 13 de julio de 2016, 13:43London,Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson is holding his first major exhibition in the United Kingdom. His show takes in performance art, painting and video installation. So Many Amazonian Tree Species, That Will Take 300 Years to Discover 13 de julio de 2016, 13:26Washington, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) There are more different kinds of trees in the Amazon rainforest than anywhere else on earth, but the exact number has long been a mystery. Statue of Police Horse Removed on Advise of Astrologer 13 de julio de 2016, 13:04New Delhi,Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Uttarakhand Government has removed the statue of Shaktimaan, a police horse that died in April following losing a leg in March 14 attack. Ecuador to Build 100 Schools in Earthquake-Affected Area 13 de julio de 2016, 12:37Quito, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Current construction of 100 schools in the provinces of Manabi and Esmeraldas is included in the strategy ''Together We Rise,'' designed after the earthquake on April 16 in the Ecuadorian coastal region. Interjet to Fly to Cuba 13 de julio de 2016, 00:02Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican airline, Interjet, announced today that its flights will start on July 14 to the central Cuban city of Santa Clara (Villa Clara), with two weekly departures. US House of Representatives Strengthens Blockade Against Cuba 12 de julio de 2016, 13:49Washington, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The House of Representatives approved new restrictive measures against Cuba, a clear evidence that the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the US against the island remains in effect. Army Takes Over Operation to Protect Venezuela's Supplies 12 de julio de 2016, 13:02Caracas, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB in Spanish) took control of ports, warehouses and industries after the start yesterday of a new operation to supply Venezuela with food and other essential products. Thousands of Canadian Students in Cuba for Holidays 12 de julio de 2016, 12:58Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A total of 2,000 young people from Canada are enjoying their school vacations the Cuban resort of Jardines del Rey, within the S-Trip Canadian Students Tourism Program. Culinary Workshops at Peruvian Cultural Week in Havana 12 de julio de 2016, 12:56Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Peruvian chef, Javier Ampuero, is giving here today the second of three demonstration workshops preparing dishes from the Andean nation, as part of the fourth South American country''s cultural week in the island. Mexican Playright to Stage Work on Perez Prado 12 de julio de 2016, 12:12Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Mexican group Conjuro Teatro will premiere a work based on the Mambo, que rico es, e, e, which compilation is based on the and musical work of Damaso Perez Prado, was reported here today. Chilean Journalist Demands to Fight Power Concentration in Media 12 de julio de 2016, 10:24Santiago, Chile, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The president of the College of Journalist of Chile, Javiera Olivares, demanded to step up the fight against the concentration of power in the hands of the media. Why Some Galaxies Stop Creating Stars 11 de julio de 2016, 13:46Washington,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina)Scientists may finally have an explanation for why some galaxies stop creating stars after a team of astrophysicists painstakingly analysed around 70,000 galaxies to understand the forces influencing star formation activity in them, according to The Astrophysical Journal. The Eiffel Tower Closed to the Public Because of Riots 11 de julio de 2016, 11:33Paris, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The French authorities decided today to close the access to the Eiffel Tower after serious disturbances in its surroundings after the 0-1 defeat of the French football team to Portugal. Circuba 2016 Festival Begins in Havana Today 11 de julio de 2016, 09:25Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of Latin American, Caribbean, European and Asian artists, the 15th International Festival, Circuba 2016, begins here today with a presentation of the Havana Company. Iranians Pay Tribute to Late Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami 10 de julio de 2016, 11:35Tehran, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Artists, cultural authorities, government officials and the Iranian people gathered Sunday to say goodbye to filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, in an emotional funeral, six days after his passing in France. Cuba to Attend Session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee 09 de julio de 2016, 10:18Paris, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate in the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee of the Convention on the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage at UNESCO, scheduled from July 10 to 20 in Istanbul, Turkey. Cuban Ballet Dedicates Performances to Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday 09 de julio de 2016, 10:02Havana, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) will present a special program on Saturday and Sunday at the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater in Havana that will be dedicated to the 90th birthday of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Cuban Singer-Songwriter Polito Ibanez to Release New Album 08 de julio de 2016, 14:53Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer-songwriter Polito Ibanez works on his new album ''Con las manos y los pies'', which will be released in November, 2016 under the Bis Music label. Woody Allen Sets Cast for His New Movie 08 de julio de 2016, 12:51Los Angeles, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) American filmmaker Woody Allen is engaged in his new production, and has already picked actors he has not worked with before, among them, Justin Timberlake. Laughter Besides Joy Improves Health, Professors Say in Mexico 08 de julio de 2016, 12:32Mexico, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Professors of the University of Chichuaha, Mexico, stressed the benefits of laughter as a treatment and prevention of diseases resulting from stress, it was reported today. Astronomers Spot Giant Planet With 3 Suns 08 de julio de 2016, 12:27Washington,Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) According to Science, astronomers revealed a strange new world in the Constellation Centaurus that has three suns. What''s more, a year there lasts half a millennium from Earth''s perspective. Abel Prieto Appointed as Cuban Culture Minister 08 de julio de 2016, 10:45Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Council of State has provisionally appointed Abel Prieto as Minister of Culture, Granma newspaper reports. China, EU Give Final Touches for XVIII Summit in Beijing 08 de julio de 2016, 00:06Beijing, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) China and the European Union (EU) finalized today the preparations to celebrate their XVIII Summit in this capital next week. Piero, Pablo Milanes and Leon Gieco to Tour for Peace in Colombia 07 de julio de 2016, 14:38Bogota, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine Piero and Leon Gieco, along with the Cuban Pablo Milanes, will share the stage on September 9 during a concert for peace in Colombia, organizers confirmed today. US Authorizes Flights to Cuba to Eight Commercial Airlines 07 de julio de 2016, 13:34Washington, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United States authorized eight commercial airlines to fly to Havana officially, as announced by US Transport Secretary Anthony Foxx Thursday. Wimbledon 2016: Pablo Cuevas Fined For Toilet Threat and Sit-in 07 de julio de 2016, 13:31London,Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) A tennis player who threatened to urinate in a ball can on court, then staged a sit-in protest during a match, has been fined by the International Tennis Federation almost Âú7,000. Russia Responds to NATO Militarism; Foreign Ministry Confirms 07 de julio de 2016, 13:15Moscow, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Armed Forces rearmament is in response to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) activity near Russia''s borders, the official spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, Maria Zajarova, stated today. New Image for Havana Club 7 Years at Fair 07 de julio de 2016, 13:14Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Havana Club International S.A. (HCI) has presented a new image for the ''Añejo 7 Years'' rum at the first international Fair of Food, Equipment and Technology - Alimentos Cuba 2016, which concludes today in Havana. Brazil's Defense Minister: There Will Be No Lack of Security in Rio 07 de julio de 2016, 12:21Rio de Janeiro, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann reiterated today that the Olympic Games Rio 2016 will have all the security guarantees, and will count on more than 41,000 troops. Cuban Researcher Publishes Book in USA 07 de julio de 2016, 11:08Cardenas, Cuba, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Arista publishing house has issued the book ''El hidalgo Sanchez de Moya y el Real de Minas de Santiago del Prado'', by Cuban researcher Ernesto Alvarez Blanco, according to reports today. Photo Exhibit Shows Faces of Cuban Culture 06 de julio de 2016, 17:07Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The photo exhibition ''Cuba Iluminada'' by the Spanish photographer Héctor Garrido, is being showed today in the Center of Development of Visual Arts (CDAV) showing important faces from the culture of the nation. Caribbean Poets Meet in Cuba 06 de julio de 2016, 16:46Santiago de Cuba, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Meeting of Poets from the Caribbean and the World continued its sessions today in Santiago de Cuba, with the participation of intellectuals and academics from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. New Issue of Magazine Dedicated to the Caribbean in Cuba 06 de julio de 2016, 13:27Santiago de Cuba, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The 64th issue of Cuban magazine Del Caribe, the most recent published by the publishing house with the same name, is now circulating in Cuba, with new articles on religion, history and culture, and a new sample of poetry. Colombian Archaeological Park on Virtual Tours Platform 06 de julio de 2016, 10:31Bogota, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Considered the greatest necropolis in the American continent, the Archaeological Park of San Agustín can be admired from anywhere in the world thanks to Google Street View, confirmed today the Colombian Ministry of Culture. Circuba 2016 Gathers Latin American Asian and European Talents 06 de julio de 2016, 00:15Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia will be present at the 15th International Circuba 2016 from July 11 to 17 in this capital. Mariana de Gonitch Academy to Perform 'Fidel es Cuba' 05 de julio de 2016, 12:52Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The Mariana de Gonitch Academy has prepared more than 70 presentations for the summer, including the concert ''Fidel es Cuba'', Hugo Osle, the director of the Academy has told Prensa Latina,. Evo Morales Accuses CNN of Conspiring, Lying and Committing a Crime 05 de julio de 2016, 12:25La Paz, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President, Evo Morales, accused today CNN International of lying, committing crimes and conspiring against the progressive governments. A Month Before the Games, Rio Activates New Security Scheme 05 de julio de 2016, 10:37Rio de Janeiro, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Just a month away from the inauguration of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, Brazil activates today a complex and unprecedented security operation in which 85,000 troops will be involved. Romanian Culture to Arrive in Havana 05 de julio de 2016, 00:15Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The fourth Rumanian Cultural Day will take this week the historical center of this capital, stated in a bulletin the Romanian Ambassador to Havana, Dumitru Preda. German Director to Lead Concert by Cuban Symphony orchestra. 05 de julio de 2016, 00:05Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) German director Tomas Gabrish will lead the first summer concert of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Covarrubias Hall in the National Theater, said a statement today. Theater Bond Joins Cuba and Guatemala in the Play 'Patria y Libertad' 03 de julio de 2016, 11:29Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) ''Patria y Libertad'' (Homeland and Freedom) takes to the stages today in the Cuban capital one of the dramatic poems of José Martí, an initiative of the Embassy of Guatemala in Havana to celebrate his work.. Havana to Enjoy Tom Jobim's Music and Songs from the South 02 de julio de 2016, 17:12Havana, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Several iconic compositions by Tom Jobim (1927-1994) will be played today in the Cuban capital in a concert dedicated to the 90th birthday anniversary of that Brazilian musician that spread bossa nova around the world. Benfica Sign Colombia International Guillermo Celis From Junior F.C. 02 de julio de 2016, 11:54Lisboa,Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Benfica have confirmed the signing of Colombia international Guillermo Celis, on a five-year deal. Rio 2016: Usain Bolt Withdraws From Olympic Trials in Jamaica 02 de julio de 2016, 09:52Kingston,Jul 2 (Prensa Latina)Jamaica is very worried today because its star runner Usain Bolt suffered a hamstring injury Cuba Convenes Daiquiri King Contest 02 de julio de 2016, 00:08Havana, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Floridita bar-restaurant in Havana convened once again to the cocktail competition dubbed El Rey del Daiquiri (Daiquiri King), a tribute to the so popular Cuban drink, organizers said today. Fourth Peruvian Cultural Week in Cuba in Preparations 02 de julio de 2016, 00:05Havana, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) To share values of the Andean and Amazon cultures of Peru comes out today as the main pretext of the thematic week of Peruvian culture in Havana, from July 7 to 15. Culture, Key Factor in Cuban and Spanish Ties, Says Ambassador 01 de julio de 2016, 17:53Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Ambassador in Cuba Juan Francisco Montalban said today in this city that culture should be part of the ties between the two countries. Cuban Dancer Carlos Acosta Says Good Bye to Hong Kong´s Stage 01 de julio de 2016, 17:48Beijing, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Outstanding Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta performed today at the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong in the People´s Republic of China with a program of classics included in his farewell to the stage. Cuban Actor Mario Limonta, 2016 National Humor Award Winner 01 de julio de 2016, 15:08Havana, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban actor Mario Limonta added to the list of his awards today the 2016 National Humor Award, granted in this capital as acknowledgment to his professional career. Eco-tourism Offer at Iberostar Fair in Cuba 01 de julio de 2016, 13:00Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Excursions and adventures associated with nature will be offered on Saturday morning at the Opportunity Fair Iberostar that will be held in the city of Camagüey, which is directed at the domestic market for the summer season. Singer Descemer Bueno Ends Cuban Tour with Concert in Havana 01 de julio de 2016, 11:49Havana, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer and composer, Descemer Bueno, who wrote the song ''Bailando,'' is today concluding a tour of Cuba, the first solo tour after conquering thousands of music lovers with his international hits. Argentinean Films to Watch in Havana 01 de julio de 2016, 00:05Havana, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The sixth week of Argentine films in Havana will begin next July 7, and in this occasion it will be dedicated to the bicentenary of the independence of this South American nation, it was announced here. Alicia Alonso Recalls Fidel Castro Contibution to Cuban Ballet 30 de junio de 2016, 16:47Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso has today recalled the support given by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to the development of ballet on this island. Ecuador Culture Ministry Discusses Bill with Citizens 30 de junio de 2016, 13:18Quito, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s National Assembly Education Committee presents today a Culture Law bill in several provinces in order to improve it by directly debating with the citizenry. Celebrate World Asteroid Day Today 30 de junio de 2016, 12:39London,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina)International media today publish activities related to the world celebration of Asteroid Day 2016 , established to make public awwarness of the possible impact of asteroids on Earth. Cuban Hotel Enterprise Promotes New Business 30 de junio de 2016, 12:04Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) With the development of the traveling industry Cuban hotel enterprise search new levels, especially in respond to the actions of major international chains in the island. Colombian River of Seven Colors Reopened to Tourism 30 de junio de 2016, 11:28Bogota, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Colombian and foreign tourists can admire the river of seven colors, considered one of the most beautiful rivers in the world, increasing its volume and colorful with the arrival of the rainy season, RCN Radio station stated today. Presidents of Russia and Turkey Resume Dialogue 30 de junio de 2016, 10:50Moscow, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will hold talks during the G-20 summit in China,on September 4th and 5th, for the first time in nearly a year of estrangement, as confirmed by news. Cuban Actor Jorge Perugorría Becomes Member of the Hollywood Academy 30 de junio de 2016, 10:47Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The entry of Cuban actor Jorge Perugorría as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States (an institution with 683 members and deliver of the Oscars each year) today monopolizes headlines in national and international press media. Cuban Companies Attend Dominican Rep. Exports 2016 Fair 30 de junio de 2016, 10:45Santo Domingo, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation comprised of a dozen companies participated in the First Multisector Export Fair: RD EXPORTA 2016, in which a Cooperation Agreement was signed between the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba and the Dominican Exporters Association (ADOEXPO), sources of that mission said today. Michael Phelps Makes History, First to Make 5 Olympic Teams 30 de junio de 2016, 10:41Washington, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The US swimmer Michael Phelps turns 31 today and celebrates it after making history by getting a place to his fifth Olympics and becoming the oldest swimmer to win a qualifying competition in his country. International Blues Festival Begins in Bolivia 30 de junio de 2016, 00:10La Paz, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The 6th International Blues festival Festiblues Bolivia 2016 begins today in La Paz, amid great expectations from an audience that is eager to listen to different musical styles, according to cultural media reports. NAFTA Leaders Hold Talks Threatened by Trump 29 de junio de 2016, 09:49Ottawa, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico started today here the Three Friends summit with the threat of a candidate for the US presidency Donald Trump to renegotiate or cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Photo Exhibition for 50 Aniv. of Beatles Visit to Japan 29 de junio de 2016, 09:28Tokyo,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) On 29 June 1966, The Beatles arrived in Tokyo for their first and only tour of Japan where they offer 5 concerts with full public participation. Puerto Rican Mission Celebrates 50 Years in Havana 29 de junio de 2016, 08:44Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Mission of Puerto Rico celebrates today the 50th anniversary of its founding here in 1966 by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Puerto Rican independence fighter, Juan Mari Bras.