Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Avianca : Colombian Airline Cancels 500 Flights Due to Pilots' Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18556&SEO=avianca-colombian-airline-cancels-500-flights-due-to-pilots-strike Bogotá, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian airline Avianca said Friday it had canceled more than 500 flights due to a strike by 702 pilots that began earlier this week and has affected thousand of passengers. With the mediation of the Ministry of Transportion the negotiations will continue today. Cuban Painter Nelson Dominguez Celebrates His 70 Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18548&SEO=cuban-painter-nelson-dominguez-celebrates-his-70-anniversary La Habana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) National Prize of Painting 2009, Nelson Domínguez,is celebrating today his 70 Anniversary and a great series of his paintings demostrate his great creative capacity. Pope Francis Receives Peru Soccer Jersey During Kuczynski's Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18525&SEO=pope-francis-receives-peru-soccer-jersey-during-kuczynskis-visit Lima,Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) His Holiness Pope Francis received the Peruvian soccer jersey in a private meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Cuba Hosts Patria Grande Latin American Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18518&SEO=cuba-hosts-patria-grande-latin-american-festival Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign bands are performing from today to October 5 on stages of this capital, as part of the fourth edition of the Patria Grande Latin American Festival. Rescue Dog Titan Among the Heroes in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18516&SEO=rescue-dog-titan-among-the-heroes-in-mexico Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Among the thousands and thousands of anonymous heroes who work tirelessly today in search of survivors of the September 19 earthquake is Titan, a German Shepherd trained for that purpose. Documentary 'Che Guevara, Birth of a Myth' Released in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18493&SEO=documentary-che-guevara-birth-of-a-myth-released-in-france By Luisa María González Youths from the Americas Debate in Cuba on Communication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18478&SEO=youths-from-the-americas-debate-in-cuba-on-communication Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Intellectuals from several countries debated today in Cuba on communication control by the large media monopolies and possible alternatives, during the 4th Meeting on Youths'' Thinking and Creation in the Americas. CARICOM Acknowledges Regional Challenge to Hurricane Mary's Damages http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18462&SEO=caricom-acknowledges-regional-challenge-to-hurricane-marys-damages 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:19Saint George, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) CARICOM President Keith Mitchell has stated today in Grenada that the Caribbean region has to face up a great challenge, following Hurricane Maria''s path. Cuba: Nuevitas Port Being Ready to Receive Cruise Ships http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18458&SEO=cuba-nuevitas-port-being-ready-to-receive-cruise-ships 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:20Camagüey, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Becoming one of the main destinations for cruise ships to Cuba is a prime objective of Nuevitas Port, 80 kilometers from the central-eastern city of Camagüey. Bolivia Launches Magazine to Honor Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18445&SEO=bolivia-launches-magazine-to-honor-che-guevara La Paz, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Welfare has paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the presence of Ernesto Che Guevara in the South American nation, with the launch of the three ''Octubre'' magazine lastest issue. China Holds Forum on Protecting World's Ancient Civilizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18437&SEO=china-holds-forum-on-protecting-worlds-ancient-civilizations Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China is hosting today an international forum that seeks to promote cooperation and exchange among countries and global institutions to protect the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. 4th Festival of Latin American Music Patria Grande to be Held in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18412&SEO=4th-festival-of-latin-american-music-patria-grande-to-be-held-in-cuba Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Groups from Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador and Colombia will perform from September 22nd to October 1st at plazas in Havana, as part of the Festival of Latin American Music Patria Grande, said today organizers. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernandez to Give Concert in Bellas Artes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18393&SEO=cuban-pianist-frank-fernandez-to-give-concert-in-bellas-artes Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Frank Fernandez announced today that he will offer a concert at the National Museum of Fine Arts in this Caribbean country on September 23. Cuba: Young Artists from Lat Am and Caribbean Attend Event in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18340&SEO=cuba-young-artists-from-lat-am-and-caribbean-attend-event-in-havana Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Young artists from almost 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean currently tackle the links they share in cultural and artistic production as part of the 4th Meeting on Thought and Creation of Young People in the Americas. Young Creators of the Americas Gather in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18311&SEO=young-creators-of-the-americas-gather-in-cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Artists and intellectuals from 16 countries in the region exchange ideas from today until next September 22 in Cuba, at the 4th Meeting of Young Thought and Creation in the Americas. Cuban Dance Troupe to Open Dancing Festival in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18283&SEO=cuban-dance-troupe-to-open-dancing-festival-in-russia Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ballet troupe Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (DCC) confirmed Monday that it will open the 2017 edition of the Russian International Dance Inversion Festival in Moscow on September 25, by an invitation by prestigious Russian Bolshoi and Stanivslaski Theaters respectively. Chilean Muralist 'Mono' González Inaugurates Work in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18260&SEO=chilean-muralist-mono-gonzalez-inaugurates-work-in-vietnam Hanoi, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Considered a sort of cultural ambassador of his country, the famous Chilean muralist Alejandro ''Mono'' González inaugurated today in a busy avenue of this capital an allegorical work to the struggles of the Vietnamese people. France Installs Bulletproof Glass Wall around Eiffel Tower http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18259&SEO=france-installs-bulletproof-glass-wall-around-eiffel-tower Paris, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Preparations to install a bulletproof glass wall around the Eiffel Tower has begun today at the monument, admired as one of the most visited places worldwide. Russian, Cuban Filmmakers Explore Possible Works Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18227&SEO=russian-cuban-filmmakers-explore-possible-works-together 16 de septiembre de 2017, 10:44Moscow, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Filmmakers from Cuba and Russia explored the possibility of carrying out joint work, as part of the movie week of the island in this capital, where the feature film ''Ya no es antes'' (It''s Not Before -2016) by director Lester Hamlet is on screen. US Musician Rufus Wainwright to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18220&SEO=us-musician-rufus-wainwright-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso theater confirmed today the concert by the US singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright on September 24th. Artistic Brigades Visit Hurricane-Hit Zones in Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18209&SEO=artistic-brigades-visit-hurricane-hit-zones-in-cuban-province Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Following the flagging ceremony today at the Ignacio Agramonte Park in this central-eastern Cuban city, the ''We are in Combat'' artistic brigade, made up of artists from Camaguey, left for the communities affected by Hurricane Irma. Maroon 5 to Perform at Rock in Rio Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18204&SEO=maroon-5-to-perform-at-rock-in-rio-festival Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The biggest music and entertainment event on the planet, Rock in Rio, will open here today with the performance on the World Stage of the U.S. band Maroon 5, which will replace Lady Gaga. Camagüey Concert Hall to Reopen Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18183&SEO=camaguey-concert-hall-to-reopen-next-week Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Concert Hall José Marín Varona, unique in this Eastern city and designed as Cultural World Heritage, will reopen next week. Cuban Film Week Opens in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18155&SEO=cuban-film-week-opens-in-russia Por Antonio Rondon GarciaMoscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia is screening as of today four Cuban feature-length films at the Illusion Cinema in this capital. Exquisiteness and Sensuality of American Jazz Shone in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18146&SEO=exquisiteness-and-sensuality-of-american-jazz-shone-in-bolivia By Cosset Lazo Pérez La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The band L.A. Jazz Machine starred in an unforgettable concert in this Bolivian city, where the exquisiteness and sensuality of the genre born in the late 19th century in the United States reigned on a cold La Paz night. Hurricane Irma Damaged over 200 Cuban Cultural Centers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18127&SEO=hurricane-irma-damaged-over-200-cuban-cultural-centers Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The fury of Hurricane Irma caused damage to 211 cultural institutions in Cuba, said today the Ministry of Culture. Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer Higlights Latin American Guitar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18086&SEO=cuban-musician-leo-brouwer-higlights-latin-american-guitar By Maylin Vidal Buenos Aires, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Happy to be in Buenos Aires for the first time, Cuban composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer told Prensa Latina that guitar in Argentina, Brazil and Chile is particularly strong. Pictures on Fidel Castro in Prensa Latina's Exhibit in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18084&SEO=pictures-on-fidel-castro-in-prensa-latinas-exhibit-in-new-york By Waldo Mendiluza New York, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Permanent Mission at UN is exhibiting today a series of photos from the Prensa Latina News Agency about revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro. Bolivian Musicians Sing Cuban Nueva Trova Movement's Classics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18079&SEO=bolivian-musicians-sing-cuban-nueva-trova-movements-classics La Paz, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian duet Negro y Blanco will offer a concert on September 16 in which they will sing some classics of the Nueva Trova Movement, organizers announced today. Leo Brouwer to Be Decorated by Argentinean University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18032&SEO=leo-brouwer-to-be-decorated-by-argentinean-university Buenos Aires, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban music teacher, orchestra director and composer Leo Brouwer will offer an open chat session at Argentinean prestigious Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK) in a cycle in his honor that will be held in this capital, from September 11 to 14. Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer to Be Honored in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17958&SEO=cuban-musician-leo-brouwer-to-be-honored-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban guitarist, composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer will be honored next week with the title of Honorary Professor of the Argentine University Tres de Febrero where he will offer an open talk. Silvio Rodriguez's Letter Has a Broad Support http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17930&SEO=silvio-rodriguezs-letter-has-a-broad-support Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) A hundred supportive comments has today Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez''s letter published on his blog ''Segunda Cita,'' in which he announces the possible absence of one of his musicians to his concert on Sunday in New York. The 42nd Annual of Toronto International Film Festival Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17926&SEO=the-42nd-annual-of-toronto-international-film-festival-begins Toronto, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) The 42nd Annual of Toronto International Film Festival begins today in this city with the release of the film Borg/McEnroe, protagonized by Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason. Cuba to Attend Congress and Fairs in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17916&SEO=cuba-to-attend-congress-and-fairs-in-mexico Mexico, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban specialists are promoting congresses, fairs, exhibitions and other domestic and international events to be held in 2018, at the Congress Fair in Mexico City, sponsored by IBTM Latin America. Cuba and El Salvador Confirm Their Excellent Relations (+Photos) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17914&SEO=cuba-and-el-salvador-confirm-their-excellent-relations-photos Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Ministers of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez and Salvador Hugo Martinez confirmed today here their excellent bilateral relations, and advocated to broaden and deepen them. Donald Sutherland to Receive Honorary Oscar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17913&SEO=donald-sutherland-to-receive-honorary-oscar Los Angeles, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States are set to present Honorary Award to Canadian actor Donald Sutherland in recognition of his remarkable film career, the institution said today. US and European Musicians Attend Bolivian Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17911&SEO=us-and-european-musicians-attend-bolivian-jazz-festival La Paz, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) With a successful international career, the L.A. l Jazz Machine (United States) and singers Carles GR Quartet (France) and Peter Scharli (Switzerland) stand out today among the attractions of the International Jazz Festival, Festijazz, of Bolivia. Camagüey Secures Tourist Facilities in the Face of Hurricane Irma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17909&SEO=camaguey-secures-tourist-facilities-in-the-face-of-hurricane-irma Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Several evacuations to more than 2,400 tourists staying in hotels in the north of this central-eastern region are being carried out today in the face of the threat of Hurricane Irma to Cuba. Cuba's Turnat Could Be Held Despite Hurricane Irma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17905&SEO=cubas-turnat-could-be-held-despite-hurricane-irma Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are preparing to prevent Hurricane Irma from affecting the 11th edition of the International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2017), planned for the end of September in the eastern part of the island. Chilean Theater Group Hija de la Rosa to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17876&SEO=chilean-theater-group-hija-de-la-rosa-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean theater group Hija de la Rosa will premiere in Cuba on September 8th the monologue ''The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise'' a play by French writer Georges Perec, said today director Carolina Sagredo. US Singer Rufus Wainwright to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17855&SEO=us-singer-rufus-wainwright-to-perform-in-cuba 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:42Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) US singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will perform a concert on September 24 at Havana''s Gran Teatro Alicia Alonso (Gthaa), where he will share the stage with local artists, organizers confirmed here today. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Prepares 65th Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17821&SEO=emblematic-cuban-rumba-group-prepares-65th-anniversary Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas will keep on touring the country in October, celebrating its 65th anniversary, as told by Centro Provincial de la Música Rafael Somavilla (Cpmrs) Tuesday. Spanish Festival Primavera Club 2017 Announces Poster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17811&SEO=spanish-festival-primavera-club-2017-announces-poster 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:18Madrid, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Over 30 artists will meet the October 20-22 Primavera Club 2017 festival, that will take place in this capital and Barcelona, organizers reported today. Cuba to Host International Puppets Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17773&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-puppets-workshop Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the International Puppet Workshop of Matanzas (Titim) today confirmed that the XIII edition will be from April 24 to 29, 2018, in theaters and open spaces of this Cuban city. Cuban Painter Nelson Dominguez Inaugurates Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17705&SEO=cuban-painter-nelson-dominguez-inaugurates-exhibition Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) About to celebrate his 70th birthday, Nelson Dominguez, a 2009 National Visual Arts prizewinner, is opening an exhibition on Saturday consisting of a new series of paintings and engravings that reaffirm his vast creative capacity. Liuba Maria Hevia to Perform in Dominican Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17704&SEO=liuba-maria-hevia-to-perform-in-dominican-republic Santo Domingo, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Republic is looking forward the performance on Saturday by Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba Maria Hevia, who will give a concert in this capital. Cuba and Chile will Tighten Cultural Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17682&SEO=cuba-and-chile-will-tighten-cultural-links Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Chilean authorities will sign an agreement for academic, artistic and cultural cooperation ans a memorandum of understanding on September 13-14, a diplomatic source from the South American country announced. Travel Events in Vietnam to Revitalize Asia Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17677&SEO=travel-events-in-vietnam-to-revitalize-asia-tourism Hanoi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The installation of more than 300 stands from companies from around 20 countries will make the XIII International Travel Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City a great boost for Tourism in Asia, confirmed the organizers today. China, Africa Set Up Renewable Energy Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17672&SEO=china-africa-set-up-renewable-energy-cooperation Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between China and Africa has seen today a remarkable progress in the renewable energy sector, China''s official press stresses. Mexico Holds Cultures and Indigenous Peoples Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17669&SEO=mexico-holds-cultures-and-indigenous-peoples-fair Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,000 artists from indigenous peoples and international guests are attending today the 4th Indigenous Culture, Towns and Neighborhoods Fair at the Zocalo square in Mexico City. Turnat 2017 Event, an Open Sky Meeting in Cuba (+Photos) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17668&SEO=turnat-2017-event-an-open-sky-meeting-in-cuba-photos Havana, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) At the end of this month Cuban touristic authorities will organize the 11th International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, which headquarters will be in eastern Cuba. Prestigious Cuban Filmmaker Miguel Torres Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17642&SEO=prestigious-cuban-filmmaker-miguel-torres-dies Havana, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prestigious filmmaker Miguel Torres died of cancer Thursday at age 76 in this capital. Mexico: For Excluding Cultural Industries from Nafta Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17548&SEO=mexico-for-excluding-cultural-industries-from-nafta-renegotiation Mexico, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The cinematographic and artistic Mexican community demanded the government to exclude the cultural industries from the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Exhibition on Fidel Castro Attracts Viewers in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17529&SEO=exhibition-on-fidel-castro-attracts-viewers-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Located in a principal site of Cuban history, the exhibition Jinete de Luz (Rider of Light), from the TV series ''El Caballo'' (The Hourse), with the multiple and diverse image of Fidel Castro, draws the attention of visitors and locals in Santiago de Cuba. Liam Neeson Is Watergate Deep Throat in a Mark Felt Film http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17525&SEO=liam-neeson-is-watergate-deep-throat-in-a-mark-felt-film Los Ángeles,Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House. Remembering Michael Jackson on What Would Have Been His 59th Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17521&SEO=remembering-michael-jackson-on-what-would-have-been-his-59th-birthday 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:58Los Ángeles,Aug 29 (Prensa Latina)Millions around the world are remmebering today the 59 anniversary of Michael Jackson,King of Pop who died in june 2009. Latin Song Despacito Has Nabbed Historic Record in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17517&SEO=latin-song-despacito-has-nabbed-historic-record-in-usa 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:22Los Angeles, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Despacito''s version popularized by singers Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, equaled a historic record of 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Visa-free Travel Between Vietnam and Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17516&SEO=visa-free-travel-between-vietnam-and-chile 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:18Hanoi, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has passed the implementation of visa exemption agreement for regular passports between his nation and Chile, as it was officially reported today in this capital. Chile to Host Congress on Marine Protected Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17506&SEO=chile-to-host-congress-on-marine-protected-areas Santiago, Chile, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) will show its achievement in that field, in addition to the wonders of three Chilean islands that hold biodiversity treasures. Cuban Garden Reproduces Orchids through Veg Biotech http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17483&SEO=cuban-garden-reproduces-orchids-through-veg-biotech 28 de agosto de 2017, 19:43Artemisa, Cuba, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Famous for its collection of Cuban exotic varieties, Soroa Orchid Garden uses today techniques of vegetable biotechnology to reproduce orchid species on a large scale. Founded several decades ago, the in-vitro-plant laboratory of the garden, the largest of its kind in Cuba, reproduces endangered species to reinsert them later on their natural environment, Research Director Elaine Gonzalez told the news agency Prensa Latina. Indonesian Researchers Discover New Species of Ghost Orchid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17468&SEO=indonesian-researchers-discover-new-species-of-ghost-orchid 28 de agosto de 2017, 13:12Jakarta,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina)Destario Metusala, researcher from Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and Jatna Supriatna, researcher from Universitas Indonesia (UI), have published the discovery of a new species of ghost orchid group (holomikotropik) with the name of Gastrodia Bambu. Oscars:Turkey Selects Ayla,The Daughter of War for Foreign Language http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17464&SEO=oscarsturkey-selects-aylathe-daughter-of-war-for-foreign-language Los Ángeles, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) A debut, by Can Ulkay, the film is set in 1950 during the Korean war and tells the story of a Turkish soldier and a young orphaned girl. Carnival Celebrations to Close Cuba Summer Season http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17460&SEO=carnival-celebrations-to-close-cuba-summer-season Matanzas, Cuba, August 28 (Prensa Latina) The festivities of Matanzas-2017 carnival, which will be held from today until September 3, will be a moving closure for the carnival program conceived by local authorities. Paraguay Wins Guinness World Record for Longest Cake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17449&SEO=paraguay-wins-guinness-world-record-for-longest-cake Asuncion, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay has today a Guinness world record in pastries, the longest cake of the world measuring 502 meters, but in addition to the record, its pastry cooks wanted to draw attention to child abuse in the country. México and Cuba Share Cultural History: Director of Photo Library http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17402&SEO=mexico-and-cuba-share-cultural-history-director-of-photo-library México, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Mexico and Cuba are very close in politics, but also in the field of culture,where they share a special place, assured today Juan Carlos Valdez, director of the Photographic Library of the National Institute of Anthropology and History. Rock Festival Patria Grande Dedicated to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17382&SEO=rock-festival-patria-grande-dedicated-to-che-guevara Havana, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) A dozen artists and Cuban and foreign music groups make up today the poster of the 4th edition of the Latin American Music Festival Patria Grande, dedicated to Che Guevara and the 50th anniversary of his death in combat in Bolivia. Cuban World Heritage Seduces Foreign Visitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17371&SEO=cuban-world-heritage-seduces-foreign-visitors Santiago de Cuba, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The fortress of San Pedro de la Roca del Morro, in this city, a World Mankind''s Heritage, exerts a certain kind of magnetism over hundreds of foreign and national visitors, who include this place in their tours, for new discoveries. Disney Live-Action Mulan Filming Start Date and Filming Locations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17370&SEO=disney-live-action-mulan-filming-start-date-and-filming-locations Los Angeles, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) After several delays in the production schedule, Disney''s live-action version of its animated classic Mulan will reportedly start production early next year and has its filming locations picked out. It will be shot in some locations in China, New Zealand and Australia. French Singer Charles Aznavour Gets Hollywood Star at Age of 93 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17365&SEO=french-singer-charles-aznavour-gets-hollywood-star-at-age-of-93 Los Angeles, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) French-born singer, Charles Aznavour, has been honored in Hollywood with a star on this city''s Walk of Fame, where great stars of the arts are included. Interior Recommends Trump on Shrinking Some National Monument Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17364&SEO=interior-recommends-trump-on-shrinking-some-national-monument-areas Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Donald Trump alter at least three national monuments established by his immediate predecessors, including two in Utah, a move expected to reshape federal land and water protections and certain to trigger major legal fights or change the way others are handled, the Washington Post reported today. Turkey Will Never Join EU Under Erdogan, Says German Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17359&SEO=turkey-will-never-join-eu-under-erdogan-says-german-minister Berlin, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said Turkey will never be a member of the European Union (EU) as long as it is ruled by Tayyip Erdogan, the Bild local daily reported today. Human Rights Commission Urges More Safety for Journalists in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17358&SEO=human-rights-commission-urges-more-safety-for-journalists-in-mexico Mexico, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has today demanded the highest authorities guarantee necessary conditions to journalists, in order to carry out their work without being attacked by criminals. Ancient Babylon Tablet Holds World's Oldest Trigonometry Table http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17357&SEO=ancient-babylon-tablet-holds-worlds-oldest-trigonometry-table 25 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A Babylonian clay tablet of 3,700 years contains the most ancient trigonometric table, reported today the journal Historia Mathematica. Paraguayans Celebrate Guarani Language Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17351&SEO=paraguayans-celebrate-guarani-language-day Asuncion, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Guarani Language Day, an official language in Paraguay along with Spanish, is celebrated today on occasion of the constitutional rank granted to it in 1967. German Mesa, the Cuban Hope for Salvadorean Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17349&SEO=german-mesa-the-cuban-hope-for-salvadorean-baseball San Salvador, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) German Mesa, a living legend of Cuban baseball, is currently facing up to a new challenge in his magical sports career: to make Salvadoran national baseball team much more competitive for Managua-2017. Panamanian President Meets La Colmenita of Cuba (+Photos) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17323&SEO=panamanian-president-meets-la-colmenita-of-cuba-photos Panama, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban children''s theater company La Colmenita got another success in its long list by meeting Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, who already enjoyed the performances of this Cuban prestigious cultural troupe. Taylor Swift Announces a New Album in November http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17322&SEO=taylor-swift-announces-a-new-album-in-november Los Angeles, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The American pop singer Taylor Swift announced today that on November 10 will be out on the market her sixth album called ''Reputation.'' Katy Perry Releases Star-Studded 'Swish Swish' Music Video http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17308&SEO=katy-perry-releases-star-studded-swish-swish-music-video Los Angeles, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The US pop singer Katty Perry has released today a music video for her hit track ''Swish Swish'' starring a host of big names. Carlos Acosta Danza to Premiere Two Productions in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17302&SEO=carlos-acosta-danza-to-premiere-two-productions-in-havana Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ballet company Acosta Danza will premiere two world choreographies next September from outstanding creators Goyo Montero of Spain and Sidi Larbi of Belgium, according to the company. Filmmaker Presents to World Beauty of Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17289&SEO=filmmaker-presents-to-world-beauty-of-masaya-volcano-in-nicaragua Managua, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Millions of people worldwide could enjoy today the beautiful and moving landscape of an active volcano as Masaya in Nicaragua, thanks to the work by American filmmaker, Sam Cossman. Carifesta 2017 Welcomes Chile in Barbados http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17286&SEO=carifesta-2017-welcomes-chile-in-barbados 24 de agosto de 2017, 09:18Bridgetown, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) After heavy rains and floods due to Tropical Storm Harvey, the Caribbean party (Carifesta) welcomed Chile with open arms. Singer Juan Luis Guerra Takes Again the 'Bilirrubina' to Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17263&SEO=singer-juan-luis-guerra-takes-again-the-bilirrubina-to-nicaragua Managua, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra will offer a concert in Nicaragua on October 20, four years later of his previous performance in that nation. Speleologists Discover New Cave Painting Site in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17252&SEO=speleologists-discover-new-cave-painting-site-in-cuba Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologists have discovered a new cave painting site in a cave located at the Sierra Maestra mountain range, in southern Granma province, national media reported today. Bolivian Film Dark Skull, Among the Favorites to Fenix Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17240&SEO=bolivian-film-dark-skull-among-the-favorites-to-fenix-awards La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) After conquering achievements in festivals at Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Chile and Brazil, Bolivian film Dark Skull or Viejo Calavera, is among the favorites in the fourth version of Fenix Awards, local media reported today. Cuba Hosts 13th International Symposium and 2017 Hip Hop Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17239&SEO=cuba-hosts-13th-international-symposium-and-2017-hip-hop-event Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to Harry Belafonte and Cuban women, the 13th International Symposium and the 2017 Hip Hop Event is begining today, in which artists from six countries will participate. Latin America in Agenda of Cuban Children's Company La Colmenita http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17225&SEO=latin-america-in-agenda-of-cuban-childrens-company-la-colmenita Panama, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Mexico, Puerto Rico and El Salvador are part of the international agenda for rest of 2017 of the Cuban children''s theater company La Colmenita, which will give today its latest performances in this capital. Unesco Sponsors Experts Meeting for Intercultural Dialog http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17213&SEO=unesco-sponsors-experts-meeting-for-intercultural-dialog París, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Experts of 20 countries will meet next week under Unesco sponsorship to reflect on the dialog and understanding between the different cultures, in a world context marked by the proliferation of conflicts. Barbados: Caribbean Arts Festival 2017 Opened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17170&SEO=barbados-caribbean-arts-festival-2017-opened Bridgetown, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The 13th edition of the Caribbean Arts Festival (CARIFESTA) was inaugurated in Barbados, with the presence of Irwin La Rocque, secretary general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Kesha Hits First in Billboard Rainbow Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17163&SEO=kesha-hits-first-in-billboard-rainbow-album 21 de agosto de 2017, 17:16Los Angeles, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) US singer Kesha''s Rainbow album is currenrtly number one on the US Billboard 200 album chart. Cuba Hosts Eyeife Electronic Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17149&SEO=cuba-hosts-eyeife-electronic-music-festival Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the first edition of the international electronic music festival, Eyeife, scheduled here for September 26-30, hope to turn the Cuban capital into one of the main venues of that music genre in the world. Confederate Monuments Are Still Coming Down Across USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17148&SEO=confederate-monuments-are-still-coming-down-across-usa Washington, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Workers of the University of Texas are bringing down Confederate statues on the campus of this University, media reports said. Abstract Art Pioneer Karl Otto Götz Dies, Aged 103 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17145&SEO=abstract-art-pioneer-karl-otto-gotz-dies-aged-103 Berlin, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) German painter Karl Otto Götz, deemed pioneer of abstract art of the postwar period, died at the age of 103, confirmed today the K.O. Götz and Rissa Foundation. Rwanda to Strengthen Cooperation With China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17142&SEO=rwanda-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-china 21 de agosto de 2017, 12:11Kigali, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Rwanda''s President Paul Kagame has said today that his nation is interested in deepening friendly cooperation in all areas with China and furthering their bilateral relations to a higher level. Passengers Air Tranport Increased in Bolivia by 13 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17140&SEO=passengers-air-tranport-increased-in-bolivia-by-13-percent 21 de agosto de 2017, 12:07La Paz, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Air passenger traffic in Bolivia increased 13 percent during the first quarter of 2017, compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) published on Monday. Latin America and the Caribbean to Enjoy Partial Solar Eclipse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17136&SEO=latin-america-and-the-caribbean-to-enjoy-partial-solar-eclipse Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The solar eclipse that triggers great expectations today in the United States, will also be partially visible in the Caribbean and Latin America, according to specialized reports. Film Festival Sanfic in Chile Opens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17126&SEO=film-festival-sanfic-in-chile-opens Santiago de Chile, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The first impact was the opening of the audiovisual exhibition of Yoko Ono who maintains her indisoluble link with John Lennon in the Sanfic Film Festival in this capital. India Recovered 24 Antiquities in Three Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17112&SEO=india-recovered-24-antiquities-in-three-years New Delhi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) A metal statue of Sridevi from the Chola period and a terracotta female figure dating back to the Mauryan are among the 24 antiques recovered by India since 2014, today revealed the National Archaeological Survey. Exhibition in El Salvador Reviews Fidel Castro's Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17105&SEO=exhibition-in-el-salvador-reviews-fidel-castros-life San Salvador, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro never visited El Salvador, but his legacy is deeply rooted in this Central American nation, where a photographic exhibition reviews scenes in the life of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Camerata Romeu to Perform at Grand Theater of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17102&SEO=camerata-romeu-to-perform-at-grand-theater-of-havana Havana, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Camerata Romeu, directed by Zenaida Castro Romeu, will give a concert today at the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana, where they will perform a varied repertoire. Tropical Storm Delays CARIFESTA Opening Ceremony in Barbados http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17065&SEO=tropical-storm-delays-carifesta-opening-ceremony-in-barbados 18 de agosto de 2017, 17:30Bridgetown, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Proximity and later path of the tropical storm Harvey over Barbadian territory, forced today the organizers of the 13th Festival of the Caribbean Arts (CARIFESTA) to postpone its opening ceremony. Obi-Wan Kenobi Film Set to Join Star Wars Universe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17053&SEO=obi-wan-kenobi-film-set-to-join-star-wars-universe Los Ángeles, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A standalone adventure focused on the character played by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor is in the works, with Stephen Daldry in talks to direct Samsung Patents an Integrated Breathalyzer for Mobile Devices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17043&SEO=samsung-patents-an-integrated-breathalyzer-for-mobile-devices Seoul, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) South Korean technology company Samsung announced today that it has patented an integrated breathalyzer for mobile devices, which adds an added value to the cell phones of this firm. First South American White Rhino Born in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17039&SEO=first-south-american-white-rhino-born-in-chile 18 de agosto de 2017, 11:52Santiago, Chile, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Pantaleon is the name of the first white rhino or square-lipped rhinoceros born in South America. This historical birth occurred on July 27 in Chile''s Buin Zoo, 35 kilometers south of the capital, the news said. Hanoi Hosts International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16992&SEO=hanoi-hosts-international-book-fair Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) In times of tablets and cells, books will give a new battle when next week Viet Nam celebrates in a central park of this capital its annual international fair. The Ministry of Information and Communications announced that the event will be held from next 23 to 27 with the presence of 66 national editions and seven foreign ones. Barbados Hosts Caribbean Festival CARIFESTA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16991&SEO=barbados-hosts-caribbean-festival-carifesta Bridgetown, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA, is beginning today with the participation of artists, craftsmen, writers and academicians from about 30 countries of the region. Lebanon, Syria Pledge to Boost Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16981&SEO=lebanon-syria-pledge-to-boost-economic-ties Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) A Lebanese ministerial delegation is visiting Syria to revive some agreements signed between that neighboring country and Damascus in agriculture and industry, among others, official sources reported today. British Actor Daniel Craig Confirms Return to James Bond Role http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16948&SEO=british-actor-daniel-craig-confirms-return-to-james-bond-role Los Angeles, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) British actor Daniel Craig put an end to months of delay and personally confirmed his return as the famous spy Agent 007 in the upcoming Bond 25, which is currently in its pre-production stage. Cuban Socio Cultural Project Goes to France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16937&SEO=cuban-socio-cultural-project-goes-to-france Camaguey, Cuba (Prensa Latina) The French city of Toulouse will receive an exhibit dedicated to Latin American hand made puppets and dolls of the Cuban socio-cultural project Carsueños, based in the Cuban eastern central city of Camaguey. Interest of Children for Literature in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16933&SEO=interest-of-children-for-literature-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The initiative Promociones Literarias is now widening the horizons for literature inside and out of the Cuban borders, with the 3rd summer course of creative writing for children. Singapore Among 35th Most Liveable Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16928&SEO=singapore-among-35th-most-liveable-cities Singapore, August 16 (Prensa Latina) Singapore has surpassed Hong Kong as world's one of the most livable cities, ranking 35th out of 140 nations, as released today by the London Economic Intelligence Unit. Russia Strengthens Ties With Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16920&SEO=russia-strengthens-ties-with-bolivia Moscow, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted today the strength and positive development of ties between his country and Bolivia, after welcoming his South American counterpart, Fernando Huanacuni, in this capital. 21st Intl. Handicraft Fair Fiart 2017 Summoned http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16892&SEO=21st-intl.-handicraft-fair-fiart-2017-summoned Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Fund of Cultural Goods (FCBC) summoned today the 21st International Handicraft Fair Fiart 2017, scheduled for next December as part of the Iberoamerican Year of Handicraft to be commemorated in 2018. Parade in Barbados to Open Arts Festival CARIFESTA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16891&SEO=parade-in-barbados-to-open-arts-festival-carifesta Bridgetown, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from 30 countries will participate in the opening parade to the 13th Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts (CARIFESTA), local media outlets reported. Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16869&SEO=mexican-foreign-affairs-minister-to-visit-cuba Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray will make a working visit to Cuba on August 17 and 18. South African FM Accepts SADC Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16866&SEO=south-african-fm-accepts-sadc-presidency Pretoria, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) South African Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has highlighted today the importance of SADC integration agenda for her nation and the rest of the regional States, coordinated in the effort to improve these peoples´ lives . Slash Becomes Gibson Guitars' First Ever Global Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16865&SEO=slash-becomes-gibson-guitars-first-ever-global-ambassador Los Ángeles, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Guns N'' Roses rocker SLASH has signed a deal to become the Gibson guitar firm''s first ever global brand ambassador. Over 100 Nations to Participate in Army-2017 Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16853&SEO=over-100-nations-to-participate-in-army-2017-forum Moscow, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from over 100 countries will participate in the Army-2017 International Military and Technical Forum, which will be held at the Patriot Center near Moscow, on August 22, confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defense. Imprisonment of Chilean Colonia Dignidad Doctor Welcomed in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16849&SEO=imprisonment-of-chilean-colonia-dignidad-doctor-welcomed-in-germany By Harald Neuber Leonardo Di Caprio to Play Da Vinci in Biopic, Says Paramount http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16839&SEO=leonardo-di-caprio-to-play-da-vinci-in-biopic-says-paramount Los Angeles, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Paramount Pictures confirmed that actor Leonardo Di Caprio will be the star of a new film about the life of Italian genius Leonardo Da Vinci, after winning the rights to the novel, said today the media. Nice Cancels Traditional Fireworks in Respect to Terror Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16816&SEO=nice-cancels-traditional-fireworks-in-respect-to-terror-victims Paris, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The French city of Nice has today announced the cancellation of August 15´s traditional fireworks, in respect to the terror attack victims a little over a year ago. Bolivia Hosts Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16805&SEO=bolivia-hosts-puka-nawi-international-human-rights-film-festival La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival is beginning today in the Bolivian city of Sucre with the screening of the film ''La mujer del animal'' (The Animal''s Wife) by Colombian director Victor Gaviria. Chucho Valdes Opens Jazz Cycle in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16774&SEO=chucho-valdes-opens-jazz-cycle-in-havana Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Jesus (Chucho) Valdes does not understand about conventions, if it is all about music. So it was showed, in a concert the Cuban outstanding jazz piano player and composer offered at the Havana Alicia Alonso Theater Saturday. Elvis Presley's White Piano Is Up For Auction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16771&SEO=elvis-presleys-white-piano-is-up-for-auction Los Ángeles, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Elvis Presley''s white piano from his Graceland estate is set to be auctioned off. The piano is available for auction on eBay through August 20. It is expected to fetch millions. Bolivian Government Guarantees Investment in Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16733&SEO=bolivian-government-guarantees-investment-in-education La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced today the construction of a technological institute in the department of Tarija, to bring youths from rural communities closer to this educational sector. Arnold Schwarzenegger Confims Role in Terminator 6 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16717&SEO=arnold-schwarzenegger-confims-role-in-terminator-6 Los Angeles, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) US actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed his role in the upcoming Terminator 6 movie, and also said the shooting will begin in March 2018, according to several media outlets today. Latin American Chronicle under Discussion at La Paz Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16714&SEO=latin-american-chronicle-under-discussion-at-la-paz-book-fair La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) A debate about the Latin American chronicle will be held today during the 22nd International Book Fair in La Paz, scheduled until Sunday, August 13, at the Chuquiago Marka field of this Bolivian city. US Tribeca Movie Festival Announces Film Registration Period http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16673&SEO=us-tribeca-movie-festival-announces-film-registration-period Los Angeles, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Tribeca Movie Festival (New York, US) announced the dates for the admission of the materials that will participate in its next edition from April 18 and 19, 2018. 106 Year Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctic Hut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16654&SEO=106-year-old-fruitcake-found-in-antarctic-hut Wellington, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) New Zealand scientists have discovered a 106-year-old fruitcake in an as new condition in a remote Antarctic hut, the Antarctic Heritage Foundation reported today. La Paz Book Fair Paid Tribute to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16641&SEO=la-paz-book-fair-paid-tribute-to-che-guevara La Paz, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Several speakers highlighted the validity of the legacy of Ernesto Che Guevara in the process of Bolivian change, during a conversation held last night at the La Paz Book Fair, which continues its activities today at the Chuquiago Marka fairground of this city. UNESCO Official to Cuba Highlights Importance of Rumba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16629&SEO=unesco-official-to-cuba-highlights-importance-of-rumba Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The director-general of the UNESCO Cultural Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Catherine Muller, highlighted today here the importance of Cuban rumba for being an expression of resistance and national identity. Selena Gomez,and Others to Star in Woody Allen New Film http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16612&SEO=selena-gomezand-others-to-star-in-woody-allen-new-film Los Ángeles,Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez will bring a youthful glimmer to Woody Allen''s next feature film,according to Variety. US Motorcycle Land Racers Hit Speed Records in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16610&SEO=us-motorcycle-land-racers-hit-speed-records-in-bolivia La Paz, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) US motorcycle land speed racers have hit world records during the Uyuni 3600 International Speed Race, held at the world''s largest salt mining, the Bolivian Ministry of Culture and Tourism reported today. Gente de Zona Launches U.S. Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16608&SEO=gente-de-zona-launches-u.s.-tour LA, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban duo Gente de Zona will offer a concert today at the Hollywood Bowl with which it kicks off their first U.S. tour. Famed Mexican Cartoonist and Caricaturist 'Rius' Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16575&SEO=famed-mexican-cartoonist-and-caricaturist-rius-dies Mexico, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Eduardo del Rio, Rius, famed Mexican cartoonist and social-political caricaturist, who is considered an educator of people''s awareness, died today at 83. Chantek, the Orangutan Who Used Sign Language, Dies at 39 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16563&SEO=chantek-the-orangutan-who-used-sign-language-dies-at-39 Washington, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) An orangutan capable of communicating through sign language died at 39 in Zoo Atlanta, Georgia, today reported that facility. La Paz Book Fair Pays Tribute to Book "One Hundred Years of Solitude" http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16550&SEO=la-paz-book-fair-pays-tribute-to-book-one-hundred-years-of-solitude La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair (FIL) in La Paz is paying tribute today to the book ''One Hundred Years of Solitude'', a masterpiece by Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, on occasion of its 50th anniversary. MTV Announces Artists For Video Music Awards 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16548&SEO=mtv-announces-artists-for-video-music-awards-2017 Los Angeles, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) MTV today announced that singers Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Lorde will perform at the star-studded show of the 2017 Video Music Awards. Sculptures of Ernest Hemingway in Cuba Attract Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16526&SEO=sculptures-of-ernest-hemingway-in-cuba-attract-tourists Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Two sculptures of the U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway have a particular impact on tourists who visit Cuba from all over the world. Ancient Customs of the World to Debate in Bolivia 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16525&SEO=ancient-customs-of-the-world-to-debate-in-bolivia-2018 La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will host the 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations in 2018 with the objective of promoting the exchange of ancestral knowledge among several countries, announced local media. Premiere of Video Clip by Michael Jackson in 3D in Venice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16518&SEO=premiere-of-video-clip-by-michael-jackson-in-3d-in-venice 07 de agosto de 2017, 15:21Los Angeles, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The long-rumored 3D version of the famous short film Thriller is now slated to make its world premiere. The estate of Michael Jackson announces today that Michael Jackson''s Thriller 3D video will debut at the 74th annual Venice Film Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 9). Bandung to Strengthen Bilateral Ties With Mexico and Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16498&SEO=bandung-to-strengthen-bilateral-ties-with-mexico-and-ecuador 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:53Jakarta, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The municipal government of the Indonesian city of Bandung has announced today that it will implement bilateral cooperation with Mexico and Ecuador on transport, trade and culture. Smallest Books on Display at La Paz Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16478&SEO=smallest-books-on-display-at-la-paz-fair 07 de agosto de 2017, 08:30By Carmen Esquivel Sarria New Delhi to Host Danish Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16475&SEO=new-delhi-to-host-danish-film-festival New Delhi, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) With the screening of the movie ''Key House Mirror'', the Danish Film Festival will start tomorrow in this capital presented by the European country''s Embassy in India, today announced its organizers. Cuban Musicians at Miami's Latin Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16452&SEO=cuban-musicians-at-miamis-latin-festival Los Angeles, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Top Cuban musicians will be the highlight of the Latin Music Festival in Miami on Saturday, a one single night event in that U.S. city. Cuban Orchestra Los Van Van Kicks Off U.S. Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16448&SEO=cuban-orchestra-los-van-van-kicks-off-u.s.-tour Los Angeles, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Cuban band Los Van Van will perform on Saturday at the Latin Music Festival in Miami, an event that will mark the beginning of the orchestra''s 2017 U.S. Tour. The band, also known as The Train of Cuban Music, founded by the bassist, arranger and composer Juan Formell, will perform at the Wastco Center of the University of Miami at 7:30 pm, local time. Panama City Defines Festivities for its 500th Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16435&SEO=panama-city-defines-festivities-for-its-500th-anniversary Panama, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Art, culture, music and history for the whole family are some of the features included in the program of activities on occasion of the five centuries of existence of this capital. Exhibition of Mayan Beauties Opens in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16418&SEO=exhibition-of-mayan-beauties-opens-in-mexico Mexico, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Mayan exhibition: language of beauty, composed of 350 pieces, indigenous testimonies and civilian and religious chronicles of the 16th century, was opened today at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexican capital. Sony Music Releases Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti's New Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16415&SEO=sony-music-releases-italian-tenor-luciano-pavarottis-new-album Madrid, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The US based company, Sony Music, has released today Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti´s new album entitled ''The Great Luciano Pavarotti'', a compilation of all his recordings in three CDs. Millions of People to Witness Total Solar Eclipse in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16409&SEO=millions-of-people-to-witness-total-solar-eclipse-in-usa Washington, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Millions of people will head to some US areas to witness the total solar eclipse on August 21, an event that is currently arising great expectations in the North American nation. ALBA Cultural House Hosts Fidel Castro Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16375&SEO=alba-cultural-house-hosts-fidel-castro-exhibition Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The ALBA Cultural House, in this Havana, today exhibits in its second level a dozen photographs focusing on the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of his birth to be remembered on August 13. Most of Mexican Minors are Barred From Education System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16374&SEO=most-of-mexican-minors-are-barred-from-education-system Mexico, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Barely 15 percent of nearly 350,000 Mexican agricultural minor laborers are currently going school, Sylvia Schmelkes warmed, director of the Mexican National Institute of Educational Evaluation. Large Exhibition of Cuban Art to be Opened in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16340&SEO=large-exhibition-of-cuban-art-to-be-opened-in-havana Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of almost 100 Cuban paintings will be opened by the National Council of Plastic Arts (CNAP) on August 4th at the Gran Teatro Alicia Alonso, said organizers here today. For Archaeologists, a Dream Find at Angkor Park,Cambodia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16324&SEO=for-archaeologists-a-dream-find-at-angkor-parkcambodia Nom Pem, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Archaeologists are typically happy to find pottery shards when they excavate a site in Angkor Archaeological Park as too many centuries have passed and too many cities have risen and collapsed for them to expect to find major objects in the ground. Top Dishes in Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16320&SEO=top-dishes-in-cuban-cuisine Havana, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (Facrc) today published in a statement the list of the most traditional and consumed dishes in this country, a gastronomic novelty. Indonesia Seeks to Curb Radicalism in Social Networks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16318&SEO=indonesia-seeks-to-curb-radicalism-in-social-networks Jakarta, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) In order to eliminate the spread of terrorist content on social networks, Indonesian government held talks today with Facebook and Telegram representatives. Cuba Opens Film Cycle on James Bond Saga http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16311&SEO=cuba-opens-film-cycle-on-james-bond-saga Havana, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque is opening in Havana a cycle of films about James Bond, Agent 007, an icon of British cinema whose existence on the big screen exceeds 50 years. Stevie Wonder to Perform in Concert Battling Poverty in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16286&SEO=stevie-wonder-to-perform-in-concert-battling-poverty-in-new-york Washington, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Singer Stevie Wonder and the group Green Day will headline a concert on September 23rd in New York City to support the fight against poverty, said organizers. CARICOM Opens New Environment Policy, Action Plan for Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16268&SEO=caricom-opens-new-environment-policy-action-plan-for-discussion Georgetown, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has opened the draft CARICOM Environment and Natural Resources Policy, as well as the Action Plan for national, sub-regional and regional discussion during this month. Barbados: Youth Participation in Carifesta Festival Promoted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16241&SEO=barbados-youth-participation-in-carifesta-festival-promoted Bridgetown, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Arts Festival (CARIFESTA) in its 13rd edition will receive young people of the region as a vital part of its program, organizers said here Monday. La Paz Book Fair to Pay Homage to Bob Dylan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16225&SEO=la-paz-book-fair-to-pay-homage-to-bob-dylan La Paz, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Only just two days to open, the 22nd La Paz International Book Fair will dedicate a space to homege US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan´s, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, the organizers announced today. Mozambican PM in Vietnam to Strengthen Bilateral Relationships http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16222&SEO=mozambican-pm-in-vietnam-to-strengthen-bilateral-relationships Hanoi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Mozambique''s Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, has arrived in Vietnam today heading a high-level delegation to attend an invitation from his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Ex-The Beatles Member Ringo Starr Launches First Single of New Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16155&SEO=ex-the-beatles-member-ringo-starr-launches-first-single-of-new-album Los Angeles, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) British musician and songwriter Ringo Starr launched today ''We''re on the road again,'' the first single from his new album ''Give more love'', which will be released on September 15th. Traditional Festival Opens in the Syrian City of Bloudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16147&SEO=traditional-festival-opens-in-the-syrian-city-of-bloudan Damascus, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The traditional festival of the Syrian city of Bloudan, in Damascus province, has been opened today with multiple artistic and popular events, after years of inactivity due to the terrorist war imposed on the country. Jamaica to Host 2017 UNWTO Conference on Sustainable Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16133&SEO=jamaica-to-host-2017-unwto-conference-on-sustainable-tourism Kingston, July 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has declared Jamaica as the venue for the forthcoming global conference, to be held from November 27 through 29, 2017, as reported by The Observer newspaper. Cuba to Host 2nd International Music Forum Primera Linea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16113&SEO=cuba-to-host-2nd-international-music-forum-primera-linea Havana, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Music Institute (ICM), the Ministry of Culture and several record companies in the country are organizing the Second International Music Forum Primera Linea, which will bring together some 150 foreign delegates. UNAM to Hold First International University-Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16108&SEO=unam-to-hold-first-international-university-book-fair Mexico, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) will organize the first International University-Book Fair (FILUNI), which will be held on August 27, one of the organizers announced today. Cuban Film Archive Pays Homage to British Actress Vivien Leigh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16105&SEO=cuban-film-archive-pays-homage-to-british-actress-vivien-leigh Havana, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Film Archive opens today a film screening to pay homage to renowned British actress Vivien Leigh, to showcase memorable performances such as her Scarlett O''Hara in ''Gone with the wind''. Cycling to Work Could Help You Live Longer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16103&SEO=cycling-to-work-could-help-you-live-longer Madrid, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) To ride a bicycle 4 days a week reduce 52 percent of stress,according to a study published in BMJ Open. El Salvador: Regional Solidarity Meeting with Cuba and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16092&SEO=el-salvador-regional-solidarity-meeting-with-cuba-and-venezuela San Salvador, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Central American Meeting for Solidarity with the island of Cuba will start in El Salvador today, with a big march, also expressing its support to the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela. Film about British Band Queen in Pre-Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16065&SEO=film-about-british-band-queen-in-pre-production London, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The film Bohemian Rhapsody, based on the history of the legendary British rock band, began the pre-production phase and is expected to start shooting in September, several media outlets reported today. Danny Daniels, Emmy and Tony Award Winning Choreographer, Dies at 92 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16014&SEO=danny-daniels-emmy-and-tony-award-winning-choreographer-dies-at-92 Los Ángeles, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) He was also lead dancer in several Broadway musicals in the 1940s, including ''Billion Dollar Baby,'' ''Street Scene'' and ''Kiss Me, Kate.'' Washington Post Praises Septeto Santiaguero Performance in DC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16009&SEO=washington-post-praises-septeto-santiaguero-performance-in-dc Santiago de Cuba, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Washington Post journal has praised the Septet Santiaguero (SS) band´s performance in the US capital, where the public packed the hall and several people were unable to enjoy this musical presentation. Egyptian Police Foil Attempt to Steal Isis Statue in Nubia Museum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16003&SEO=egyptian-police-foil-attempt-to-steal-isis-statue-in-nubia-museum 24 de julio de 2017, 12:11Cairo,Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Police and employees of the Nubia Museum in Aswan, Egypt, foiled an attempt to steal a statue depicting goddess Isis breastfeeding her son Horus. El Salvador Will Host Regional Solidarity Meeting With Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16001&SEO=el-salvador-will-host-regional-solidarity-meeting-with-cuba San Salvador, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The level of organization and actions resulting from its debates guarantee as of today the success of the second Central American meeting of Solidarity with Cuba,to be held in El Salvador this week. US Artist Drifts Apart from Trump and Exhibit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15954&SEO=us-artist-drifts-apart-from-trump-and-exhibit-in-cuba Por Martha SánchezHavana, (Prensa Latina) US plastic artist Ben Jones expressed his dissatisfaction with the stance of US President Donald Trump, opposed to enhance relations between his country and Cuba, where he''s presenting a personal exhibition. Festiblues 2017 Brings together Bolivian, Foreign Musicians in La Paz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15947&SEO=festiblues-2017-brings-together-bolivian-foreign-musicians-in-la-paz La Paz, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Blues Festival (FestiBlues 2017) concludes today after promoting exchange between foreign managers of the genre and Bolivian artists through concerts and master classes. Madrid's Mayor Receives Legendary Dancer Alicia Alonso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15902&SEO=madrids-mayor-receives-legendary-dancer-alicia-alonso Madrid, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, has welcomed here today legendary Cuban ballerina, Alicia Alonso, who expressed gratitude for her great contribution to the world dance and culture. Milano Latin Festival 2017 Dedicates One Week to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15897&SEO=milano-latin-festival-2017-dedicates-one-week-to-cuba Rome, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Milano Latin Festival 2017, the most important cultural event of this time of the year in Lombardy, is dedicating one week to Cuba from today to July 26, with events related to the happening of the Caribbean island. UNESCO Director to visit Chile next week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15884&SEO=unesco-director-to-visit-chile-next-week Santiago, Chile, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, will make an official visit to Chile next week. Jazz Musicians Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba to Play Concerts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15878&SEO=jazz-musicians-chucho-valdes-and-gonzalo-rubalcaba-to-play-concerts Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The outstanding Cuban jazz musicians Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba will perform individual concerts at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso in August, said organizers today. Panamanian Party Demands Respect for National Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15867&SEO=panamanian-party-demands-respect-for-national-sovereignty Panama, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) demanded that the Panamanian government have national sovereignty respected in the case of the extraterritorial sanctions taken by the United States on the newspapers La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo (GESE), it was reported today. Ninth Meeting of Cooperation Between CARICOM and the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15862&SEO=ninth-meeting-of-cooperation-between-caricom-and-the-un Georgetown, Guyana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community of States (CARICOM) and the United Nations held the ninth meeting of cooperation, starting Thursday, reported local daily press media. Two New Books on Harry Potter to Be Publiched in October http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15860&SEO=two-new-books-on-harry-potter-to-be-publiched-in-october London, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) British editorial house Bloomsbury announced Thursday that it would publish two new books on the universe of Harry Potter (the famous magician created by writer J. K. Rowling 20 years ago) in October this year. MERCOSUR Returns to its Origins, Assured Paraguayan FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15844&SEO=mercosur-returns-to-its-origins-assured-paraguayan-fm Asuncion, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga assured that the South Common Market (MERCOSUR) has returned to its origins in economic and commercial progress, reported the Foreign Ministry here today. Argentina and Chile Sing to Violeta Parra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15839&SEO=argentina-and-chile-sing-to-violeta-parra By Maylín Vidal Blues Festival to Gather Musicians from across the World in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15818&SEO=blues-festival-to-gather-musicians-from-across-the-world-in-bolivia La Paz, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Musicians from the United States, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia confirmed their participation in the 8th International Blues Festival, to be held in this city from July 20th to 22nd. Kenny Rogers Announces Retirement Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15800&SEO=kenny-rogers-announces-retirement-concert Los Ángeles,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A blow-out all-star concert will celebrate country icon and ''The Gambler''-famous crossover singer Kenny Rogers'' 60-year career. Cuban and Mexican Universities Sign Agreement on the Caribbean Basin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15740&SEO=cuban-and-mexican-universities-sign-agreement-on-the-caribbean-basin Mexico, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Universities of Quintana Roo (UQROO) and Havana (UH) have signed an agreement to strengthen the curriculum of the Master´s of Applied Anthropology. Steps in France to Provide Security for Frightened Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15738&SEO=steps-in-france-to-provide-security-for-frightened-tourists 18 de julio de 2017, 12:14Paris, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Paris police has announced today that it will increase the security of several tourist sites protected against terror acts. Cuba Hosts 4th International Festival of Social Communication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15729&SEO=cuba-hosts-4th-international-festival-of-social-communication Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Festival of Social Communication, a space for the exchange of experiences among professionals of this science, is taking place as of today at the Conference Center in this capital. Dominican Singer Sergio Vargas Arrives in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15703&SEO=dominican-singer-sergio-vargas-arrives-in-cuba 17 de julio de 2017, 16:15Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Dominican singer Sergio Vargas arrived in this capital Monday together with his orchestra, and he will perform for his first time in Cuban soil, with Cuban trobadour singer Tony Avila. Colombian President Honors Cuba's National Hero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15699&SEO=colombian-president-honors-cubas-national-hero Havana, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos paid tribute today to the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti in the Memorial of the Revolution Square, accompanied by the Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Is this Gulf of Mexico Tubeworm the Longest Living Animal in World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15698&SEO=is-this-gulf-of-mexico-tubeworm-the-longest-living-animal-in-world Washington,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Large tubeworms living in the cold depths of the Gulf of Mexico may be among the longest living animals in the world. Central Cuba Recovers Peregrination Site Dedicated to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15695&SEO=central-cuba-recovers-peregrination-site-dedicated-to-che-guevara Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The monument that remembers the end of the invasion of Column 8, commanded by Ernesto Che Guevara during the final offensive in 1958 to the center of Cuba, renews today his image after a rehabilitation. 67-Percent US Citizens Rejects Trump's Twitter Habits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15688&SEO=67-percent-us-citizens-rejects-trumps-twitter-habits Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) 67 percent of US citizens disapproved of President Donald Trump''s unconventional Twitter habits to comunicate with the people, according to ABC News and The Washington Post. Legislative Rightwing Boycott Damages Salvadorian Tourist Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15687&SEO=legislative-rightwing-boycott-damages-salvadorian-tourist-industry San Salvador, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The legislative rightwing boycott by Salvadorian Republican Nationalist Alliance (ARENA) provoked the loss of 14,000 jobs in the local tourist industry, denounced the government Monday by a communique. Drug Cartels Battles Spark Off Violence and Insecurity in Cancun http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15681&SEO=drug-cartels-battles-spark-off-violence-and-insecurity-in-cancun Mexico, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Cancun, one of Mexico´s main tourist resorts, is currently experiencing unprecedented high-levels of violence and insecurity caused by battles between drug cartels. Vivid Sculptures Attract Tourists in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15671&SEO=vivid-sculptures-attract-tourists-in-havana Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A number of mysterious sculptures in Havana are among the most significant attractions for foreign tourists visiting the Cuban capital. Cuba Graduates New Group of International Chefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15657&SEO=cuba-graduates-new-group-of-international-chefs La Habana, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The Culinary Association of Cuba,FACRC, has graduated 24 Chefs of international ranking in its course corresponding to 2016-2017. Tourists Love Diving in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15656&SEO=tourists-love-diving-in-cuba La Habana,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Hundread of tourists love the adventures of diving in Cuba according to reports from tour operators. Former FBI Director James Comey is Writing a Book http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15653&SEO=former-fbi-director-james-comey-is-writing-a-book Washington,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director who was fired in May by President Trump, is writing a book about his experience in public service, including his tumultuous and brief tenure in the Trump administration. Climate Change May Make it Too Hot to Fly, Study Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15619&SEO=climate-change-may-make-it-too-hot-to-fly-study-says Washington, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The rise of the temperatures caused by global warming will bring up problems for the taking off of planes in the next decades, predicted a study made by the University of Columbia, published today. State Budget 2016 Guaranteed Social Services in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15618&SEO=state-budget-2016-guaranteed-social-services-in-cuba Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban state budget managed to guarantee the financial demands for social services while supporting the funding required in the productive sphere, noted the Minister of Finance and Prices, Lina Pedraza. US Activist Calls to Increase Pressure Against Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15608&SEO=us-activist-calls-to-increase-pressure-against-blockade-of-cuba New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Ike Nahem, coordinator of solidarity with Cuba in New York, has called today to increase pressure in the United States and the world against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade to the island. 'Prensa Latina is a Referent in Global Information': Pascual Serrano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15586&SEO=prensa-latina-is-a-referent-in-global-information-pascual-serrano By Jorge Petinaud Bolivia 360 Music Festival to Defend LatAm Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15581&SEO=bolivia-360-music-festival-to-defend-latam-folklore La Paz, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) In its first edition, the Bolivia 360 Music Festival will gather representatives of Latin American folklore in August 5 and 6, announced the organizers of the event here Thursday. Bolivia 360 Music Festival to Defend Latin Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15566&SEO=bolivia-360-music-festival-to-defend-latin-folklore La Paz, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) In its first edition, the Bolivia 360 Music Festival will gather representatives of Latin American folklore in August 5 and 6, announced the organizers of the event here Thursday. U.S. Artist Distances Himself from Trump, Exhibits Works in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15541&SEO=u.s.-artist-distances-himself-from-trump-exhibits-works-in-cuba Por Martha SanchezHavana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. artist Ben Jones has criticized the stance taken by President Donald Trump against strengthening relations between his country and Cuba, where he is holding a personal exhibition. Prensa Latina Presents Exhibition in Honor of Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15517&SEO=prensa-latina-presents-exhibition-in-honor-of-che-guevara Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina News Agency has opened today an exclusive photo exhibition in honor of Che Guevara at the Revolution Museum in this capital. New Coin Celebrates 150 Years of Ceylon Tea in Sri Lanka http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15504&SEO=new-coin-celebrates-150-years-of-ceylon-tea-in-sri-lanka Colombo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued today a commemorative coin with a face value of Rs 10 to celebrate the 150 years of Ceylon tea, recognizing its contribution to the national economy. La Estrella de Panama Challenges Clinton List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15486&SEO=la-estrella-de-panama-challenges-clinton-list Panama, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Without giving in to the extraterritorial sanctions imposed by the United States, the newspapers La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo (GESE) will continue operating in an open challenge to the Clinton List. Ruben Blades to Close the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15405&SEO=ruben-blades-to-close-the-vitoria-jazz-festival-in-spain Madrid, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian salsa singer song-writer Ruben Blades will close the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain on July 15th, a concert included in his tour for his last performances, said today local media. Colloquium in Cuba Recalls Writers Conference amid Spanish Civil War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15395&SEO=colloquium-in-cuba-recalls-writers-conference-amid-spanish-civil-war 10 de julio de 2017, 17:20Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Preserving the historic memory is the objective of the colloquium opened today in this capital, devoted to the 80th anniversary of the 2nd Writers'' Conference in Defense of Culture, a meeting held amid the Spanish Civil War. Cuba to Screen Films on a British Icon, James Bond http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15371&SEO=cuba-to-screen-films-on-a-british-icon-james-bond Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque will screen for the first time in this country the filmography of one of the icons of British cinema, James Bond, Agent 007, the institution confirmed today. UNESCO Adds Two New Italian Sites to World Heritage List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15350&SEO=unesco-adds-two-new-italian-sites-to-world-heritage-list Rome, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Italian Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, has welcomed today the appointment of two new World Heritage sites by UNESCO, in which Italy has reaffirmed its leadership worldwide with 53. Cuba Celebrates Anniversary of Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15334&SEO=cuba-celebrates-anniversary-of-canada Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minor Basilica of the Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi in Havana will host a concert today to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Canada and the 85th birthday of pianist Glenn Gould. Former Beatle Ringo Starr Announces New Album 'Give more Love' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15312&SEO=former-beatle-ringo-starr-announces-new-album-give-more-love 07 de julio de 2017, 18:02Los Angeles, July 7 (Prensa Latina) British musician and composer Ringo Starr has announced today his 19th solo album ''Give more Love'', scheduled for release on September 15th. Santiago de Cuba Launches New Edition of Excellencies Magazine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15292&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-launches-new-edition-of-excellencies-magazine Santiago de Cuba, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Excellencies magazine number 150 was presented here at the City Conservative Office (OCC), in the 20 years of this institution and its first number, in a Fire Festival. P.R. Danny Rivera to Give Two Concerts and Record Two CDs in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15291&SEO=p.r.-danny-rivera-to-give-two-concerts-and-record-two-cds-in-cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer and composer Danny Rivera will offer two concerts in Cuba and will record two CDs next August, revealed today the National Center of Art Schools of this Caribbean country. Cuban French Origin City Attracts Foreign Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15240&SEO=cuban-french-origin-city-attracts-foreign-tourists Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban French-origin city of Cienfuegos is now attracting more foreign tourists, because of its historical center, which has been recognized as a United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization''s (UNESCO) Cultural Patrimony since 2005, and its strong French influence. Cuban Cultural Fair Arte en la Rampa Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15233&SEO=cuban-cultural-fair-arte-en-la-rampa-begins Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the cultural fair Arte en la Rampa (Arts at La Rampa) begins today at the cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in this capital, with the participation of more than 100 exhibitors. Cuba Strongly Rejects Resolution Adopted by European Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15226&SEO=cuba-strongly-rejects-resolution-adopted-by-european-parliament Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly considers ''unacceptable'' the resolution on the Caribbean island adopted by the European Parliament on July 5, in a statement issued by its Committee on International Relations. Cubanacan Hotel Group Turns 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15223&SEO=cubanacan-hotel-group-turns-30 Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cubanacan hotel group is celebrating three decades of experiences, when it receives about 40 percent of foreign visitors arriving on the island, it was officially reported today. Dairy of 'Che' Guevara Translated to Azeri Language http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15221&SEO=dairy-of-che-guevara-translated-to-azeri-language Baku, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The dairy of guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara is today among the books translated into Azeri language by the Translation Center under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic. Sports Experts Highlights in USA Fidel Castro's Love for Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15216&SEO=sports-experts-highlights-in-usa-fidel-castros-love-for-baseball Washington, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, was a great promoter of baseball in Cuba and one of his most faithful followers, scholars Ismael Sene and Yasel Porto highlighted in Washington. Gabriela Mistral Wrote about Jose Marti and Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15214&SEO=gabriela-mistral-wrote-about-jose-marti-and-cuba Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Two great Latin American poets who never met coincided on their thinking about sovereignty and social justice, as it happened between Gabriela Mistral, from Chile, and Jose Marti, from Cuba. Comic Art Day Begins in Camaguey, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15191&SEO=comic-art-day-begins-in-camaguey-cuba Camaguey, Cuba, July 5 (Prensa Latina) In order to show animation as a binding platform, some outstanding Cuban cartoonists gathered today at the opening ceremony of the 7th edition of Comic Art Days in Camaguey. Lawsuit Reveals Gauguin Painting Was Not World's Most Expensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15171&SEO=lawsuit-reveals-gauguin-painting-was-not-worlds-most-expensive London, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina)A legal dispute has revealed that a painting thought to be the world''s most expensive artwork is not the most expensive one after all. Mosaic Dating Back to 4th Century Uncovered in Barhilia,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15166&SEO=mosaic-dating-back-to-4th-century-uncovered-in-barhiliasyria Damasco,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) The national archeology expedition operating in Barada valley in al-Zabadani area in Damascus Countryside uncovered a floor mural dating back to the 4th century AD. Syria Opens Exhibition on Red Cross Works http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15157&SEO=syria-opens-exhibition-on-red-cross-works 05 de julio de 2017, 10:57Damascus, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the start of humanitarian work in Syria by the International Red Cross in cooperation with the Arab Red Crescent was inaugurated today in this capital. Bolivia Will Air Satellite Educational TV Channel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15137&SEO=bolivia-will-air-satellite-educational-tv-channel La Paz, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Space Agency (ABE) will put into operation a television channel to promote educational programs in the field of satellite technologies. Literary Festival Opens Summertime in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15135&SEO=literary-festival-opens-summertime-in-cuba Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 books will be launched on Friday in the main cities of Cuba, as part of the Festival of Arts, said today Edel Morales, vice president of the Cuban Institute of the Book (ICL). Cuban Comic Writers To Hold Festival in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15134&SEO=cuban-comic-writers-to-hold-festival-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The central city of Camaguey, in the province with the same name, is ready to open the 7th Festival of Comic Art from July 5th to 8th with the presence of outstanding Cuban comic writers. Cuba Undertakes Actions to Protect Sea Turtle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15122&SEO=cuba-undertakes-actions-to-protect-sea-turtle Ciego de Avila. Cuba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The sea turtle festival in the town of Júcaro, south of this city, involved an important practice to preserve the species in the Jardines de la Reina National Park in the Cuban central region. Painters from Santiago de Cuba to Attend US International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15095&SEO=painters-from-santiago-de-cuba-to-attend-us-international-fair Santiago de Cuba, July 4 (Prensa Latina) Naive painters from Bayate group, based in the Julio Antonio Mella municipality, Santiago de Cuba province, will have the opportunity to attend the International Folk Art Fair, which will be held in the next few days, in Santa Fe, USA. Bolivia to Honor Moviemaker Jorge Sanjines' Career http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15093&SEO=bolivia-to-honor-moviemaker-jorge-sanjines-career La Paz, July 4 (Prensa Latina) The State-run Bolivian Mining Corporation (COMIBOL) will honor on Wednesday the moviemaker Jorge Sanjines, regarded nowadays as one the most outstanding Latin American filmmakers in the 20th century. Cuban Theater Group to Attend Festival of Puppets in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15091&SEO=cuban-theater-group-to-attend-festival-of-puppets-in-usa 04 de julio de 2017, 00:22Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Teatro Las Estaciones will participate in the National Festival of Puppeteers of the United States, to be held in Minnesota from July 17th to 24th, said sources today here. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Wants to Keep on Working with US Firms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15076&SEO=cuban-chamber-of-commerce-wants-to-keep-on-working-with-us-firms Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba expressed its ''permanent rediness to keep on working with US entities and firms'' in its Monday declaration in this capital. Caribbean Festival Begins in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15068&SEO=caribbean-festival-begins-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Festival of the Caribbean began today in this city, with an extensive cultural and academic program to strengthen the relations between the regional countries, based on respect to their roots and spirituality. Qatari FM Visits Kuwait and Responds to Demands From Four Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15057&SEO=qatari-fm-visits-kuwait-and-responds-to-demands-from-four-countries Kuwait, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s foreign minister, Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, arrived in Kuwait today to deliver a response to the demands presented by four Arab countries as a condition to reestablish diplomatic relations, which were severed on June 5. Students from Several Countries Seek to Graduate from Cinema in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15034&SEO=students-from-several-countries-seek-to-graduate-from-cinema-in-cuba Havana, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Students of the International School of Cinema and Television in Cuba began discussing their theses today to graduate in specialties such as Direction, Screenplay, Editing, Documentary, Production, Sound, Photography, Television and new media. Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika in Concert in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15021&SEO=chucho-valdes-and-concha-buika-in-concert-in-spain Madrid, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban piano player, composer and arranger Jesus ''Chucho'' Valdes and Spanish-Guinean origin female singer Concha Buika will offer a joint concert as part of the performances for Noches del Botanico (Nights of the Botanic Garden) Festival in Spain. Cuban and U.S. People Come Together in Rumba Night http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15015&SEO=cuban-and-u.s.-people-come-together-in-rumba-night By Diony Sanabia Bob Dylan This Weekend in Jazz Festival in Montreal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14999&SEO=bob-dylan-this-weekend-in-jazz-festival-in-montreal Ottawa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Today''s concert of legendary American singer Bob Dylan will open an intense weekend of activities at the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival in Montreal, 2017. Cuban Journalists Prepare X Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14995&SEO=cuban-journalists-prepare-x-congress Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) are preparing the 10th Congress of that organization, in the VIII Plenary Session of its National Committee, which takes place today in Havana. Floridita Restaurant an Emblematic Destiny of Visitors to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14990&SEO=floridita-restaurant-an-emblematic-destiny-of-visitors-to-havana Varadero, Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Havana''s bar-restaurant Floridita, is standing out in the space of Cuban gastronomy dedicated to this place in the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival, finishing Friday in this tourist resort. Cuba Gets Even More Support Since US Policy Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14986&SEO=cuba-gets-even-more-support-since-us-policy-change Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The members of the World Council Project of International Solidarity Jose Marti, supported today the message of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), in favor of good relations between United States and this country. Cuba Highlights Value of Communication for Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14984&SEO=cuba-highlights-value-of-communication-for-development Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Gladys Bejerano, General Comptroller of the Republic of Cuba, has stressed the need to ensure timely, adequate and fluid communication in all scenarios, to ensure the success of the national development model. Julio Verne, His Fiction Became a Reality in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14980&SEO=julio-verne-his-fiction-became-a-reality-in-havana Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) After two days of debates, keynote speeches and exhibitions, the 2nd International Vernian Congress, which brought together researchers and scholars from eight countries, will conclude today in Havana. British Singer Sting to Open Universal Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14969&SEO=british-singer-sting-to-open-universal-music-festival Madrid, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) British singer Sting will open the 3rd Universal Music Festival, which will be hosted by the Royal Theater from July 5th to 30th, said the website of the event today. Democratic Rep. of Congo to Hold First Rumba Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14963&SEO=democratic-rep.-of-congo-to-hold-first-rumba-festival Kinshasa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold Friday and Saturday the First Festival of Rumba and Elegance, seeking to come to the fore on this music rhythm. Cuban Delicious Food Showed in Varadero Gourmet Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14945&SEO=cuban-delicious-food-showed-in-varadero-gourmet-festival 29 de junio de 2017, 16:01Varadero, Cuba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Conferences on how to combine Cuban traditional dishes with the current trends of international cuisine and gastronomy are included in the program of the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival, continuing Thursday. Minnesota Musicians to Perform at Dolores Hall in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14944&SEO=minnesota-musicians-to-perform-at-dolores-hall-in-santiago-de-cuba 29 de junio de 2017, 15:59Santiago de Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Minnesota Youth Symphony (MSY) will perform today at the Dolores Hall in this city, as part of its performances in the Caribbean nation. R2-D2 Robot From 'Star Wars' Sold for US $2.75 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14938&SEO=r2-d2-robot-from-star-wars-sold-for-us-2.75-million Los Ángeles, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) For decades, fans of the beloved ''Star Wars'' franchise have gone far and wide to pay tribute to the world that George Lucas has created. Cuba: Blind Tasting Contests in Varadero 2017 Gourmet International http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14927&SEO=cuba-blind-tasting-contests-in-varadero-2017-gourmet-international Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The blind tasting contests of Cuban rums; cocktails, beers and taps; New cocktails; and Cuban Classics, close their respective competitions here today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017. Varadero Gourmet-Art and Science in Molecules to Create Unique Drinks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14923&SEO=varadero-gourmet-art-and-science-in-molecules-to-create-unique-drinks Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Molecular Mixology represents an ingenious procedure that combines today science and art to create unique drinks, through the fusion of flavors and textures. Cuba Hosts 2nd International Vernian Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14920&SEO=cuba-hosts-2nd-international-vernian-congress Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) With the analysis of the influence of renowned French writer, Julio Verne, in literature and other artistic expressions, the 2nd International Congress on his life and work continues today in this capital. Stanford Symphony Orchestra Joined Cultures in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14911&SEO=stanford-symphony-orchestra-joined-cultures-in-havana Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Music once again proved its ability to join cultures and being an effective diplomatic mechanism in the interesting concert program offered by the Stanford Junior Symphony Orchestra (SJS) in this capital. Cuba Calls on UNESCO for Commitment to Fight Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14909&SEO=cuba-calls-on-unesco-for-commitment-to-fight-climate-change Paris, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called on UNESCO for a greater commitment by all states to face climate change and recalled the serious implications of this phenomenon for the planet, diplomatic sources said today. Santiago de Cuba Prepares 37 International Festival of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14891&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-prepares-37-international-festival-of-the-caribbean Santiago de Cuba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The House of the Caribbean prepares the 37th festival Fiesta del Fuego, which will attract crowds with colors, taste and sounds from July 3rd to 9th. Panamanian Young Film-Makers to Study in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14888&SEO=panamanian-young-film-makers-to-study-in-cuba Panama, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Three young Panamanians traveled early this week to Cuba to study at the International School of Movies and Television (EICTV), said sources today. UNESCO Defends Main Role of Education in 2030 Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14866&SEO=unesco-defends-main-role-of-education-in-2030-agenda United Nations, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, defended today the main role of education in the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Popular Mojito Drink, Present in Varadero Gourmet 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14859&SEO=the-popular-mojito-drink-present-in-varadero-gourmet-2017 Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Mojito, a popular Cuban cocktail, stands out today among the attractions of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017, which runs until June 30 in this city. US Gov't Sanctions Fourth Company in 2017 to Worsen Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14851&SEO=us-govt-sanctions-fourth-company-in-2017-to-worsen-blockade-against-cuba Washington, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The US Treasury Department has imposed four fines this year on companies of this country and abroad for alleged violations of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. Daiquiri Wins Space at Varadero Gourmet Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14842&SEO=daiquiri-wins-space-at-varadero-gourmet-festival Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Daiquiri, a distinctive cocktail from El Floridita bar-restaurant, has won a space today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017, taking place in this western Cuban resort. US Objective in Retaking Regional Control Denounced in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14841&SEO=us-objective-in-retaking-regional-control-denounced-in-bolivia By Carmen Esquivel Sarria Representatives of Caribbean Cinema Foster Exchange in the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14823&SEO=representatives-of-caribbean-cinema-foster-exchange-in-the-region Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A meeting with representatives of the cinema from some 20 Caribbean countries began today here seeking to promote the work and goals of the Caribbean Traveling Film Screening (CTFS). Exhibition Reveals Details on Native Population in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14810&SEO=exhibition-reveals-details-on-native-population-in-canada Ottawa, Jun 27 (Prensxa Latina) An exhibition called ''Hidden at Simple Sight: The Metis'' is showing many of the general festures and details of the life of this Canadian indigenous community, one of the greatest in Canada. Airlines in Mexico Fined for Illegal Charges to Passengers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14806&SEO=airlines-in-mexico-fined-for-illegal-charges-to-passengers Mexico, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Attorney''s Office of Consumer (PROFECO) has imposed fines on Volaris, Interjet, Aeroméxico, VivaAerobus and JetBlue Airways for improper charges to passengers, it was known today. Two Alpinists Go Missing on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14801&SEO=two-alpinists-go-missing-on-pakistans-killer-mountain Islamabad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Due to bad weather those who were attempting to climb world''s ninth highest mountain Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters above sea level) returned to base camp. Havana Now Has Jose Marti's Academic Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14796&SEO=havana-now-has-jose-martis-academic-record Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Archives of Cuba is currently keeping a facsimile of the academic record of National Hero, Jose Marti, corresponding to the period in which he studied at the Central University of Madrid. Varadero Gourmet Begins, a Festival That Highlights Tourism in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14795&SEO=varadero-gourmet-begins-a-festival-that-highlights-tourism-in-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With the beginning today in this resort of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, the tourism authorities in this island intend to emphasize their aspiration to increase the quality of services. Cuban Singing Academy to Close International Tourism Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14769&SEO=cuban-singing-academy-to-close-international-tourism-festival Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Mariana de Gonitch Singing Academy will close the ninth edition of the Varadero Gourmet International Festival on June 30, Hugo Osle, director of the academy reported. Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika to Perform at Noches del Botanico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14764&SEO=chucho-valdes-and-concha-buika-to-perform-at-noches-del-botanico Madrid, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The concert by Chucho Valdes and Guinean singer Concha Buika is one of the most expected during the Spanish festival Noches del Botanico, said today websites. Court Orders Salvador Dali's Body to be Exhumed in Paternity Suit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14760&SEO=court-orders-salvador-dalis-body-to-be-exhumed-in-paternity-suit Madrid, June 26 (Prensa Latina) A Spanish judge in Madrid has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed in an attempt to extract DNA for a paternity claim from a woman born in 1956. UNESCO Designated Peruvian Magaly Solier as Artist for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14743&SEO=unesco-designated-peruvian-magaly-solier-as-artist-for-peace Paris, June 26 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova officially designated today Peruvian actress and singer Magaly Solier as an Artist for Peace in recognition of her commitment to protect and promote indigenous culture. Cuban Emigrees to Discuss New US Policy against the Island http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14742&SEO=cuban-emigrees-to-discuss-new-us-policy-against-the-island Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana coalition, which groups together various organizations of Cuban emigration in the US city of Miami, Florida, summoned today a conference to discuss Washington''s new policy against the island. Barbados-Attorney General Worried by Messages Media Sends To Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14740&SEO=barbados-attorney-general-worried-by-messages-media-sends-to-children Bridgetown,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite today warned that the responsibility for parenting this country''s youth could not be left to the mass media. Transformers 5 Tops US Box Office http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14734&SEO=transformers-5-tops-us-box-office Los Ángeles,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Transformers 5: The Last Knight scored a franchise-low debut but still easily topped the US box office with an estimated 43.5 million US dollars (Âú33.9 million) in ticket sales over the weekend. Danzon Habana 2017 Promotes Daily Practice of That Musical Genre http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14685&SEO=danzon-habana-2017-promotes-daily-practice-of-that-musical-genre Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Festival Danzon Habana 2017, Jose Loyola, said that the main objective of that cultural event is to promote the daily practice of the musical and dance culture of that genre. Young Cuban Intellectuals Condemn Trump's Announcement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14686&SEO=young-cuban-intellectuals-condemn-trumps-announcement Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Young Cuban artists and writers, brought together in the Hermanos Saiz Association (AHS), have joined several organizations that have condemned the policy change towards the Caribbean island announced by U.S. President Donald Trump recently. Russian Professor Konstantin Uralsky to Offer Workshops in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14680&SEO=russian-professor-konstantin-uralsky-to-offer-workshops-in-bolivia La Paz, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Choreographer Konstantin Uralsky, considered as one of the most successful creators of Russian ballet, will give several ballet workshops in this Bolivian city. US Writers to Attend Festival of Poetry in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14663&SEO=us-writers-to-attend-festival-of-poetry-in-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) US artists will participate in the Traveling World Festival of Poetry of Our America, to be held from July 9th to 15th in Cuba seeking to promote cultural exchange between the two countries, said the media. Danny Glover Rejects Change of US Policy Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14650&SEO=danny-glover-rejects-change-of-us-policy-towards-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) North American actor Danny Glover today backed the message from the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (Uneac) against the change of United States policy proclaimed by President Donald Trump. Unesco Director Welcomes Santos and Repeats Support Peace in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14636&SEO=unesco-director-welcomes-santos-and-repeats-support-peace-in-colombia 23 de junio de 2017, 11:05París, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Unesco Director General, Irina Bokova, reiterated today support to peace in Colombia when receiving here the president of the South American nation, Juan Manuel Santos. German Film Festival Premieres New Becker Comedy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14634&SEO=german-film-festival-premieres-new-becker-comedy-in-cuba Havana, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The 13th German Film Festival premieres today in Cuba the comedy Me and Kaminski of filmmaker Wolfgang Becker, who has already made the world laugh with his acclaimed film Good Bye, Lenin! Gente de Zona to Perform in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14619&SEO=gente-de-zona-to-perform-in-usa Los Angeles, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The well-known Cuban reggaeton group, Gente de Zona, has announced on its official website that will embark on its first-ever US summer tour to promote its latest album ''Visualízate''. Romeo Santos to Celebrate His Birthday by Releasing New Album Golden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14602&SEO=romeo-santos-to-celebrate-his-birthday-by-releasing-new-album-golden Los Ángeles,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina)Latin singer Romeo Santos will be celebrating big on July 21. Cuban Caricaturist Among the Best of the Cartoon Movement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14595&SEO=cuban-caricaturist-among-the-best-of-the-cartoon-movement Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The cartoon ''Fronteras'' (Brothers) by Cuban graphic comedian Osvaldo Gutiérrez ''Osval'' is among the top 10 of the Cartoon Movement digital platform. Icíar Bollaín Will Film Movie in Cuba on Dancer Carlos Acosta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14577&SEO=iciar-bollain-will-film-movie-in-cuba-on-dancer-carlos-acosta Martha Sánchez (*) Montreal Warms Up for its International Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14567&SEO=montreal-warms-up-for-its-international-jazz-festival Ottawa, June 22 (PL) The new edition of the world-famous International Jazz Festival will be held from June 28 through July 7, 2017, in Montreal. Traditional Carnival of Santiago de Cuba Back on Form http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14563&SEO=traditional-carnival-of-santiago-de-cuba-back-on-form Santiago de Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the carnival, declared Cuban Cultural Heritage, advance today in this city to attract thousands of people to this old feast. US Congresswoman Calls for Uniting Efforts for Engaging Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14544&SEO=us-congresswoman-calls-for-uniting-efforts-for-engaging-cuba Washington, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is one of the lawmakers who calls today in the United States for engaging Cuba, despite the new restrictions announced by President Donald Trump. Silvio Rodriguez to Offer Concert in Old Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14541&SEO=silvio-rodriguez-to-offer-concert-in-old-havana Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban renowned trobadour and songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will offer a concert in the Church of San Francisco de Asis, Old Havana, being this the 84th concert as part of his tour ''Gira por Los Barrios'' (Tour by the Neighborhoods), scheduled for June 30, said local websites in this capital Wednesday. UK-Glastonbury Fest The Most Legendery Rock Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14540&SEO=uk-glastonbury-fest-the-most-legendery-rock-music-festival London,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Glastonbury Fest starts today with a show that includes Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Major Lazer, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry. China's Top Advisory Body Receives Cuban Parliamentary Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14536&SEO=chinas-top-advisory-body-receives-cuban-parliamentary-leader Beijing, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) President, Yu Zhengzheng, and Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP) President, Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, reaffirmed the reciprocal support between the two nations. UNESCO Underlines Importance of Education to Eradicate Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14528&SEO=unesco-underlines-importance-of-education-to-eradicate-poverty Paris, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Global poverty could be reduced by half if all adults had the possibility of completing secondary education, according to the results of an investigation released today by UNESCO. India Celebrates International Yoga Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14514&SEO=india-celebrates-international-yoga-day New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Indians today turned the country into an immense mosaic of multicolored mats for the International Yoga Day. Canada New Coin Glows in the Dark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14493&SEO=canada-new-coin-glows-in-the-dark Ottawa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s new glow-in-the-dark, two-dollar coin sure does glitter. German Film Festival to Screen Awarded Movies in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14467&SEO=german-film-festival-to-screen-awarded-movies-in-cuba Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The 23rd German Film Festival will screen six feature films awarded in that country from June 22-30 in Cuba, according to organizers of the event. Cuban Group Havana D' Primera to Offer Concert in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14460&SEO=cuban-group-havana-d-primera-to-offer-concert-in-peru Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) After several presentations in the United States, Cuban musical ensemble Havana D'' Primera will offer a concert in Peru on June 28, as confirmed by the members of the band themselves by writing on their respective profiles in the social networks. Havana to Host 18th Arte en La Habana Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14459&SEO=havana-to-host-18th-arte-en-la-habana-fair Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the Arte en La Rampa Cuban Culture Fair will open its doors in Havana on June 30, with many varieties and proposals, until September 3, its organizers reported here Monday. Syria, Cuba Ratify Interest in Parliamentary Exchanges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14447&SEO=syria-cuba-ratify-interest-in-parliamentary-exchanges Damascus, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Ayman Malandi, President of the Syrian parliamentary friendship group with Cuba, reaffirmed today the interest in exchanges between the two countries during a meeting with the island''s ambassador, Rogerio Santana. Long Before the Internet, Cats Charmed Stone Age Humans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14444&SEO=long-before-the-internet-cats-charmed-stone-age-humans London,Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Long before they conquered ancient Egypt, cats seduced Stone Age farmers who launched the worldwide feline takeover of human homes and hearts, a DNA study showed today. Baracoa, Attractive Scenery for Cuban Adventure Travel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14437&SEO=baracoa-attractive-scenery-for-cuban-adventure-travel Baracoa, Cuba, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa draws today the attention of travelers who come to this island with the intention of spending holidays related to nature and adventure. Cuba Attends Milano Latin Festival 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14424&SEO=cuba-attends-milano-latin-festival-2017 Milan, Italy, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) All artistic manifestations flourish in Italy in summertime and with them the spaces where thousands of people come every day as happens today with the Milano Latin Festival. Cuba: 13th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14409&SEO=cuba-13th-international-ernest-hemingway-colloquium-ends Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Ernest Hemingway International Conference or Colloquium, devoted to reviewing the life and work of the US Nobel Prize for literature, culminates today here with a review of your correspondence in charge of American Professor Sandra Spanier. Cuba: Third Edition of AM-PM America por Su Musica Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14397&SEO=cuba-third-edition-of-am-pm-america-por-su-musica-ends Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) After a week of debates, exchanges and a variety of shows, the 3rd edition of the AM-PM America por Su Musica (America For Its Music) for the promotion of the regional musical sounds from Cuba, concluded today. Tribute Paid to Septeto Santiaguero in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14357&SEO=tribute-paid-to-septeto-santiaguero-in-santiago-de-cuba 16 de junio de 2017, 14:53Por Tomas ArmenteroBy Marta Cabrales Mexican Navy's Huasteco Vessel Docks in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14347&SEO=mexican-navys-huasteco-vessel-docks-in-cuba Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The ARM Huasteco ship of the Mexican Navy docked today in the port of this capital as part of a 20-day cruise that will also take it to the Dominican Republic and Colombia. Havana to Host Latin America International Folklore Lab http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14345&SEO=havana-to-host-latin-america-international-folklore-lab Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) From July 3 to 15, the Cuban capital will receive the International Laboratory of Folklor FolkCuba 2017, an initiative organized to promote the dances and the national customs, reported the organizers Friday. Cuba and Vietnam to Increase Common Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14341&SEO=cuba-and-vietnam-to-increase-common-ties Hanoi, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Topics of relations between Vietnam and Cuba with a view to strengthening it were reportedly discussed today at a meeting of the President of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo, with authorities of Ho Chi Minh City. Andrzej Olejniczak and Chucho Valdes in Getxo Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14319&SEO=andrzej-olejniczak-and-chucho-valdes-in-getxo-jazz-festival Madrid, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The 41st Getxo International Jazz Festival, which starts on June 28th in that city of the Basque Country, completed the participants'' list with the presence of Polish saxophonist Andrzej Olejniczak and Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes. Montreal to Host North America's Biggest Street Arts Festival in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14237&SEO=montreal-to-host-north-americas-biggest-street-arts-festival-in-july Ottawa,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)Montreal will host North America''s biggest street-arts festival in July. Turkey Wants to Open Embassies in All African States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14235&SEO=turkey-wants-to-open-embassies-in-all-african-states Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said today. Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel Preferred by Canadians and Europeans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14229&SEO=pullman-cayo-coco-hotel-preferred-by-canadians-and-europeans Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel located in the north of Ciego de Avila, one of the central provinces of the island of Cuba, is now in the preference of Canadian and European tourists, with a high occupation percent. Cuban Foreign Minister to Visit European Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14227&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-to-visit-european-countries Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will visit the European states of Turkey, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, and the Vatican, the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. More US Travelers Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14224&SEO=more-us-travelers-visit-cuba Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) has reported today that about 284,565 Americans visited Cuba until late May this year, making it the same amount of those who came in 2016. Bolivian President Recalls Che's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14223&SEO=bolivian-president-recalls-ches-legacy La Paz, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales recalled the anti-imperialist legacy of guerrilla leader Ernesto Che Guevara in the celebration of his 89 birthday in Rosario, Argentina. Cuba Grants UNEAC Critic Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14222&SEO=cuba-grants-uneac-critic-awards Matanzas, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) has granted the Orlando Garcia Lorenzo-2017 critics awards to the best books published by authors of the western province of Matanzas in 2016. Cuban Artist Participates in Collective Exhibition at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14213&SEO=cuban-artist-participates-in-collective-exhibition-at-unesco Paris, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist Jacqueline Brito is exhibiting her work at UNESCO, as part of the project ''Art Camp Andorra: Colours for the Planet'', aimed at promoting art as a vehicle for peace, diplomatic sources said today. Festival Teatro sin Fronteras Opens in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14198&SEO=festival-teatro-sin-fronteras-opens-in-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian group Arteatro will participate, along with Cuban groups, in the 8th Festival Teatro sin Fronteras (Theater without Bounds), to be held here from today until next Monday. The New York Times Publishes List of Best Films of the 21st Century http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14196&SEO=the-new-york-times-publishes-list-of-best-films-of-the-21st-century New York, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The 2007 fiction film ''There Will Be Blood'' is the first on the list of the 25 best films so far this century that published by the newspaper The New York Times. Iciar Bollain to Shoot in Cuba Film on Dancer Carlos Acosta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14192&SEO=iciar-bollain-to-shoot-in-cuba-film-on-dancer-carlos-acosta Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish filmmaker Iciar Bollain has confirmed today that she will direct a film inspired by famous Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta´s life, and the shooting will begin this year in Cuba. US Democratic Senators Ask to Expand Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14172&SEO=us-democratic-senators-ask-to-expand-relations-with-cuba Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A group of 14 Democratic senators urged the administration of Donald Trump to maintain and expand the US economic and political approach to Cuba, when local media today show the possibility of a reversal. Vietnam and Cuba Evoke History of Friendship and Solidarity Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14150&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-evoke-history-of-friendship-and-solidarity-ties Hanoi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Remembering is to live again and more than 100 Vietnamese professionals trained in Cuba did so during a meeting with National People''s Power Assembly President, Esteban Lazo, where the friendship between both peoples was reaffirmed. Cuba, Guest Country of Honor at Santa Cruz Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14111&SEO=cuba-guest-country-of-honor-at-santa-cruz-book-fair By Carmen Esquivel Sarría Septeto Santiaguero to Kick Off New Tour of the United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14060&SEO=septeto-santiaguero-to-kick-off-new-tour-of-the-united-states Santiago de Cuba, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Septeto Santiaguero will kick off its fourth tour of the United States in July, sources from the musical group told Prensa Latina. Debates on Sound Heritage Continue in Central Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14055&SEO=debates-on-sound-heritage-continue-in-central-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The need to protect and preserve Cuba''s intangible cultural capital is among the main debates at the 4th National Symposium on Sound Heritage, which will conclude in this city today. Cuban Youths Acknowledge Armando Hart's Educational Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14054&SEO=cuban-youths-acknowledge-armando-harts-educational-work Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Young Communist League (UJC) has granted the organization''s 55th Anniversary Commemorative Medal to Armando Hart, director of the Office of the Jose Marti Program and president of the Jose Marti Cultural Society. Ancient French Coffee Farm in Santiago de Cuba Restored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14039&SEO=ancient-french-coffee-farm-in-santiago-de-cuba-restored 10 de junio de 2017, 09:00Santiago de Cuba, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The restoration of a house in the Cuban hacienda Fraternidad will return its esplendor to one of the buildings of the former French coffee plantation in this eastern Cuban province, which was declared a Humankind Heritage Site by UNESCO. Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal to Debut in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14036&SEO=cuban-pianist-marcos-madrigal-to-debut-in-china Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal will perform for the first time in China, at the 7th International Piano Festival held at the Qintai Concert Hall in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. UK- Aerosmith Ready to Rock at Download Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14009&SEO=uk-aerosmith-ready-to-rock-at-download-festival London,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) North American rockers Aerosmith said they would put aside security concerns following the Manchester bombing to headline the Download Festival in England on Sunday, insisting the show must go on. France, Corsair and Cuban Tourism Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13998&SEO=france-corsair-and-cuban-tourism-development Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the recent arrival of the inaugural flight of the French airline Corsair, Cuban tourism emphasizes today a commitment to the travel industry with a strong eye towards Europe. Emirates Post Group Stops All Types of Postal Services to Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13966&SEO=emirates-post-group-stops-all-types-of-postal-services-to-qatar Abu Dhabi,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Emirates Post Group, upon instructions of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, has suspended all postal services to Qatar in all its postal offices in the UAE from June 6, 2017, and will remain so until further notice. Design, Time and New Trends, at Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13940&SEO=design-time-and-new-trends-at-congress-in-cuba Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) A keynote speech on new trends in design, by Italian Alessandro Biamonti, will capture the interest today at the International Congress of this discipline, to which creators from some 20 nations from Latin America, Europe and the United States are participating. Cuba and Cape Verde to Strengthen Cultural Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13912&SEO=cuba-and-cape-verde-to-strengthen-cultural-exchange Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) With the purpose to strengthen bilateral links, Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto and his counterpart from Cape Verde, Abraão Aníbal Barbosa, signed an agreement for exchange until 2019, local authorities reported here Wednesday. Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers Movie Fills Out Its Cast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13909&SEO=steven-spielbergs-pentagon-papers-movie-fills-out-its-cast Los Ángeles, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Steven Spielberg is doing a new film called The Papers, formerly known as The Post. Havana Hosts 9th International Design Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13903&SEO=havana-hosts-9th-international-design-congress Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Design Congress, Forma 2017, begins here today with the participation of professionals from more than 20 nations focused on reviewing the most up-to-date theories about the activity. Cuban Tourism Minister Highlights Expedia Inc. Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13900&SEO=cuban-tourism-minister-highlights-expedia-inc.-work Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero highlighted today the important space for the commercialization of this recreational destination separated by the platforms of North American company Expedia Incorporated. African Conference of Solidarity with Cuba Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13899&SEO=african-conference-of-solidarity-with-cuba-concludes Windhoek, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 5th African Continental Conference of Solidarity with Cuba concluded today with a tribute to the heroes of this country, before whose monument the participants placed a wreath after two days of deliberations in this capital. Spanish Foreign Minister: Russia is a Strategic Partner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13897&SEO=spanish-foreign-minister-russia-is-a-strategic-partner Moscow, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis today considered Russia a strategic partner when he met with his counterpart, Serguei Lavrov. Buena Fe Musical Group Begins Tour of Cuban Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13879&SEO=buena-fe-musical-group-begins-tour-of-cuban-provinces Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban music group Buena Fe will offer a concert in this capital on Saturday, as part of a tour of several provinces of the country, the duo announced today through digital platforms. US Filmmaker Michael Moore Launches Trumpileaks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13857&SEO=us-filmmaker-michael-moore-launches-trumpileaks Washington, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) US filmmaker and writer Michael Moore launched a website titled Trumpileaks, in which people interested in denouncing, can share information in a protected way about the administration of US President Donald Trump. Cuba Increases Private Accommodation for Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13850&SEO=cuba-increases-private-accommodation-for-tourists Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Private accommodation in Cuba has increased services and scope according to data from the American company Airbnb, specialized in tourism in private homes. Puerto Rican Filmmaker Arrested by Federal Agents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13841&SEO=puerto-rican-filmmaker-arrested-by-federal-agents San Juan, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Puerto Rican filmmaker Tito Roman Rivera was arrested by federal agents after participating yesterday in a protest outside the main building of the United States in San Juan. UK Publishing House Celebrates 20 Years of First Harry Potter Book http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13829&SEO=uk-publishing-house-celebrates-20-years-of-first-harry-potter-book London, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) London''s publishing house Bloomsbury celebrates today with a special collection the 20 years of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher''s Stone, the first of seven fantastic novels written by J. K. Rowling. Filmmaker Terry Gilliam Finishes 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13828&SEO=filmmaker-terry-gilliam-finishes-the-man-who-killed-don-quixote Madrid, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) British filmmaker Terry Gilliam is now relieved after finishing his film on Don Quixote, which was extended for 17 long years. Chilean Writer Isabel Allende Launches New Book in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13823&SEO=chilean-writer-isabel-allende-launches-new-book-in-spain Madrid, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Chilean writer Isabel Allende launched today in this city her most recent novel titled ''Mas alla del invierno'' about issues related to immigration in the United States. Bob Dylan Accepts Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13816&SEO=bob-dylan-accepts-nobel-prize-for-literature-2016 Stockholm, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Academy said today that US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan delivered his lecture to accept the Nobel Prize of Literature, a requirement necessary to be given the prize money. Namibian President Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13802&SEO=namibian-president-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro Windhoek, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Namibian President Hage G. Geingob, gave a trbute to Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro Ruz Monday. Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso Receives Medal and Award in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13799&SEO=cuban-ballerina-alicia-alonso-receives-medal-and-award-in-spain Madrid, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival of Music and Dance ''City of Úbeda'' conferred on Spain the Gold Medal and the National Friends of Music Award to the Cuban Alicia Alonso, the Cuban National Ballet reports today. China Recognizes Government of Mexican Capital for Its Care To Pandas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13786&SEO=china-recognizes-government-of-mexican-capital-for-its-care-to-pandas Mexico, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities have acknowledged the government of Mexico City for the care of panda bears, particularly in the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) Zoo in this capital, it was reported today. China To Host BRICS Media Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13769&SEO=china-to-host-brics-media-forum Beijing, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) This capital city will host this week the Media Forum of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with the presence of leaders of 25 groups of communication agencies from thee five member countries. Spanish Writer Juan Goytisolo Dies in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13766&SEO=spanish-writer-juan-goytisolo-dies-in-morocco Madrid, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo died today at 86 in the city of Marrakesh, Morocco, where he lived since 1996, said the literary agency Balcells. Wide Participation in Brazilian Robotics Olympiad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13744&SEO=wide-participation-in-brazilian-robotics-olympiad 03 de junio de 2017, 11:22Brasilia, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 140 thousand students of primary, secondary, medium and technical schools encouraged the initial phase of the 11th edition of the Brazilian Olympiad of Robotics , today local press media said. Canada Helps Communities Attract Job Creating Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13738&SEO=canada-helps-communities-attract-job-creating-investment Ottawa, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) International trade and investment are vital to Canada''s economic growth and prosperity. More international investments in Canada mean more jobs for Canadian workers, more growth for our economy and a stronger middle class. US Ben Jones to Exhibit at Fine Arts Museum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13726&SEO=us-ben-jones-to-exhibit-at-fine-arts-museum Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) U.S plastic artist Ben Jones will exhibit his inedit work at the Fine Arts Museum of Cuba from next Juliy 21, the institution announced. Cuba to Hold Concert with European Movie Soundtracks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13724&SEO=cuba-to-hold-concert-with-european-movie-soundtracks Havana, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The second edition of the European Film Festival in Cuba includes on June 5, a concert of classical music with soundtracks of movies, organizers announced. Venezuela Livens Up Latin American Week at Unesco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13718&SEO=venezuela-livens-up-latin-american-week-at-unesco 02 de junio de 2017, 15:24Paris, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan delegation livened up with rhythm and music the closing night of the Latin American and Caribbean Week at Unesco, by showing its rich and varied culture. Acosta Dance Ballet to Perform at Art Festival in Norway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13714&SEO=acosta-dance-ballet-to-perform-at-art-festival-in-norway Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Acosta Dance Ballet company will perform tomorrow in the Norwegian city of Bergen, as part of the International Festival of Arts that takes place in that country, confirmed today its communication team. El Salvador FM Meets Intense Agenda of Work in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13711&SEO=el-salvador-fm-meets-intense-agenda-of-work-in-france Paris, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador''s foreign minister, Hugo Martínez, is meeting in France an intense agenda focused on bilateral and regional relations, in a visit that ends today with the signing of an agreement in the education sector. Sana Health Aims to Stop Insomnia With Smart Goggles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13709&SEO=sana-health-aims-to-stop-insomnia-with-smart-goggles London Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The Sana Sleep ''smart goggles,'' will be available to the too-tired public starting in the second quarter of 2018, according to Sana Health company. Cuban Colonial City Celebrates 503 Years of Visual Arts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13705&SEO=cuban-colonial-city-celebrates-503-years-of-visual-arts Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The 20th Hall of the City is exhibiting today the work of about 20 artists from Sancti Spiritus on the former Villa del Espiritu Santo, which is celebrating its 503rd anniversary on June 4th. 10 Pharaonic Tombs Discovered in Southern Egypt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13658&SEO=10-pharaonic-tombs-discovered-in-southern-egypt Cairo,Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian ministry of antiquities announced today that 10 tombs from the Pharaonic era had been discovered by a team of archaeologists in the southern governorate of Aswan. UNESCO and Latin America, a Historic Relationship for the Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13644&SEO=unesco-and-latin-america-a-historic-relationship-for-the-future Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is warmly welcoming the Latin American and Caribbean Week, said General Director Irina Bokova, in reference to an event that shows the close links between the region and that international body. Cuban Artists Sing to the Beatles in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13642&SEO=cuban-artists-sing-to-the-beatles-in-havana Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) With a concert in the capital John Lennon Park, Cuba remembers today The Beatles, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album Sgt. Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered the best album of the legendary British band. Controversial Bilderberg Club Holds Annual Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13639&SEO=controversial-bilderberg-club-holds-annual-meeting-in-u.s. Washington, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The controversial Bilderberg Club, made up of members of the world political and economic elite, is opening a four-day meeting in the U.S. state of Virginia on Thursday to discuss issues like the Donald Trump Administration. UNESCO Exhibits Underwater Heritage Wealth in Cuban Seas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13626&SEO=unesco-exhibits-underwater-heritage-wealth-in-cuban-seas Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of the underwater heritage existing in the Cuban seas has been opened at Unesco''s headquarters in Paris, with impressive images that impact the public. Jardines del Rey Tourist Resort: Conditions for Summer Getting Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13602&SEO=jardines-del-rey-tourist-resort-conditions-for-summer-getting-ready Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey (northern coastline of Ciego de Avila) is adjusting conditions in its tourist installations for the summer season, when the demand of the national market starts growing. Chicago Harp Quartet to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13600&SEO=chicago-harp-quartet-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Harp Quartet of Chicago, United States, will hold two concerts in Cuba along with the local Symphony Orchestra of Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, the Cuban Music Institute reported. Jamaica Safeguards Reggae Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13598&SEO=jamaica-safeguards-reggae-legacy Kingston, May 31 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican Minister of Culture, Olivia Grange reported today that the government is promoting actions to safeguard the legacy of reggae music as a patrimonial treasure of this Caribbean nation, reported The Gleaner newspaper today. French Artist Maurice Renoma Exhibits in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13573&SEO=french-artist-maurice-renoma-exhibits-in-havana Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) As part of the activities for the Month of French Culture in Cuba, renowned and famous photographer, painter and designer Maurice Renoma will bring a part of his images and stage work, organizers said. US Stanford Youth Orchestra to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13547&SEO=us-stanford-youth-orchestra-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The US Stanford Youth Orchestra will offer a concert in Cuba, together with the Havana Camerata Orchestra on June 28, announced Dayana Garcia, director of the Havana Camerata here Wednesday. Mental Illnesses Increase in Canadian Universities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13545&SEO=mental-illnesses-increase-in-canadian-universities Ottawa, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Canadian universities face an increase in the mental illness of their students and an explosion of requests for help from students with depression and suicidal tendencies, revealed a report released today. Jamaica Demands More Resources for Development of Caribbean Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13536&SEO=jamaica-demands-more-resources-for-development-of-caribbean-tourism Kingston, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett urged the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to increase funding to boost the sector''s growth in the region, reported today The Gleaner newspaper. Latin American Art Invades UNESCO Headquarters in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13535&SEO=latin-american-art-invades-unesco-headquarters-in-paris Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Paintings, sculptures, photographs and numerous works created by artists from Latin America and the Caribbean now invade UNESCO''s headquarters in this capital, as part of the activities of the Week dedicated to that region. Cuban Capital to Host International Festival Danzón Habana 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13530&SEO=cuban-capital-to-host-international-festival-danzon-habana-2017 Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival Danzón Habana 2017 will be held from June 21 to 25 in this capital, where participants will pay homage to the musician and composer Dámaso Pérez Prado on the centenary of his birth, local media informed today. World Tourism Organization Highlights El Salvador Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13528&SEO=world-tourism-organization-highlights-el-salvador-potential San Salvador, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), confirmed today that Latin America represents the future of this sector, and highlighted the potential of El Salvador. Chinese Wine Group Agrees to Buy Three Chilean Vineyards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13527&SEO=chinese-wine-group-agrees-to-buy-three-chilean-vineyards Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile currently is China''s third wine exporting country, after France and Australia, but the wine business goes further with the purchase of three vineyards by a group of companies from the Asian nation. Cuba Remembers The Beatles and Reiterates Call for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13489&SEO=cuba-remembers-the-beatles-and-reiterates-call-for-peace Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) To pay tribute to The Beatles from Havana today is an acknowledgment of the cultural movement they originated and an opportunity to reiterate the Cuban people''s call for peace, said journalist and critic Guille Vilar. Deputy PM of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Arrived in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13488&SEO=deputy-pm-of-st.-vincent-and-the-grenadines-arrived-in-cuba Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Luis Straker has arrived in Cuba to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Latin American Culture Celebrated at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13471&SEO=latin-american-culture-celebrated-at-unesco Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The thinking and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean are currently being celebrated at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where a Week dedicated to that region begins. Havana Organizes New Zealand Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13445&SEO=havana-organizes-new-zealand-film-festival Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Almost a dozen feature and eight short films from New Zealand complete the selection of the first festival dedicated to the cinematography of that country in Havana, confirmed organizers today. Latin America, Caribbean Week Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13436&SEO=latin-america-caribbean-week-begins-in-france Paris, May 27 (Prensa Latina) With more than 200 activities on the agenda, the Latin American and Caribbean Week begins today in France aimed at strengthening ties between that region and France. Lucia Cuban Film Showed at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13433&SEO=lucia-cuban-film-showed-at-the-2017-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Lucia film, considered as a jewel of Cuban cinema, will be showed today at the prestigious 2017 Cannes Film Festival, one of the most important events of its kind in the world. Santiago's Heritage Curator Office: Twenty Years After http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13422&SEO=santiagos-heritage-curator-office-twenty-years-after 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:18Santiago de Cuba, May 27 (Prensa Latina) After 20 years the Heritage Curator Office of Santiago de Cuba faces the revitalization of a city with more than 500 years old, a historical patrimony and a cultural history that is referential. Stamps for 180 Years of Gran Teatro de La Habana Issued in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13414&SEO=stamps-for-180-years-of-gran-teatro-de-la-habana-issued-in-cuba 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:33Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) For the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the theater Gran Teatro de La Habana, the Cuban Ministry of Communication issued today a stamp collection made official by Cuban Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso. Chile: The Truth About Pablo Neruda's Death Is Near http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13392&SEO=chile-the-truth-about-pablo-nerudas-death-is-near Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The truth about the cause of death of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda seems to be imminent, after international scientific tests were made, an idea that seduces the family of the Nobel Literature Prize winner. Cultural Exchange Between Cuba and Japan is Basis for Good Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13391&SEO=cultural-exchange-between-cuba-and-japan-is-basis-for-good-relations Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Japanese cultural values in Cuba has been the basis for good relations with the Asian nation, Japanese ambassador to the island, Masaru Watanabe, said. International Symposium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13388&SEO=international-symposium-on-cultural-diversity-in-the-caribbean-ends Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Lectures and concerts are closing today the 6th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, celebrated in this capital since Monday, May 22th, under the motto ‘Memory and border conflicts''. Cuban Artists to Pay Tribute to The Beatles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13381&SEO=cuban-artists-to-pay-tribute-to-the-beatles Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) With a concert next Thursday, Cuban artists will pay tribute to legendary British band The Beatles on the 50th anniversary of the recording of the LP Sgt. Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered one of the best and mostly sold in history. Artists from Spanish Film Industry to Present Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13378&SEO=artists-from-spanish-film-industry-to-present-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Outstanding artists of the Spanish film industry will visit Cuba to present feature films in the 2017 Spanish Film Festival in Havana, said today the Cuban Film Library. Cuban Singer Liuba Maria Hevia To Perform Vidas Paralelas in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13377&SEO=cuban-singer-liuba-maria-hevia-to-perform-vidas-paralelas-in-colombia Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba María Hevia will offer a concert in the Colombian city of Medellín on June 2, in which she will play several songs from her album Vidas paralelas, she confirmed today through social networks. Day for Cultural Diversity Ends in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13357&SEO=day-for-cultural-diversity-ends-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) A lecture taught by Reynaldo Echemendia, director of the Camaguey Folklore Ballet, qualified the closing of the 7th Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in this Cuban center-eastern city. Cruisers Sailing High in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13342&SEO=cruisers-sailing-high-in-the-caribbean Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has reported that nearly 26 million travelers from around the world will enjoy a cruise ship trip this year according to recent estimates. Young Singers from Teatro Lirico de Cuba to Perform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13318&SEO=young-singers-from-teatro-lirico-de-cuba-to-perform Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Young singers from the Teatro Lirico Nacional de Cuba (National Lyric Theater of Cuba) will perform on Friday a program that highlights their vocal skills. Nicaraguans Say Goodbye to Poet Carlos Rigby with Honors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13302&SEO=nicaraguans-say-goodbye-to-poet-carlos-rigby-with-honors Managua, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today paid a posthumous tribute to poet Carlos Rigby, 72, who died in this capital as a result of a heart attack. Cuba:Camaguey Increases Charcoal Production for Export to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13290&SEO=cubacamaguey-increases-charcoal-production-for-export-to-usa Camaguey, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban eastern province of Camaguey has exported nearly 3,000 tons of charcoal, a share of it to the US market. US Rapper Talib Kweli in Live Cuban Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13288&SEO=us-rapper-talib-kweli-in-live-cuban-concert Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US rapper Talib Kweli is preparing in Cuba the concert he will give at the Rumba Palace on Friday. Africans in Santiago de Cuba Celebrate Creation of African Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13285&SEO=africans-in-santiago-de-cuba-celebrate-creation-of-african-unity Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) African students at universities in this city celebrate today the 54th anniversary of the creation of African Unity (UA) with a wide and diverse program of cultural, sports and scientific activities along with Cuban classmates. Cuban, Spanish Artists Exhibit Photos in Central Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13283&SEO=cuban-spanish-artists-exhibit-photos-in-central-province de Avila, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition ‘Propios y Ajenos'' by Cuban artist Gertrudis Rivalta and Spanish photographer Marc Vicens will be exhibited today at the Raul Martinez gallery in this central city. Barcelona Football Player Leo Messi Loses Appeal in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13281&SEO=barcelona-football-player-leo-messi-loses-appeal-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s Supreme Court today One Hundred Years of Solitude Is Reborn in China After 50 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13280&SEO=one-hundred-years-of-solitude-is-reborn-in-china-after-50-years Beijing, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The legendary novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, came to life today in the Chinese capital 50 years after its publication. Extensive Activity Program in Latin American Week at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13271&SEO=extensive-activity-program-in-latin-american-week-at-unesco Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America and the Caribbean Week at UNESCO will be held from next Monday in this capital, with an extensive program of activities that will showcase the cultural richness of that region. Cuba: Artists from 12 Countries to Participate in Festival of Arts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13256&SEO=cuba-artists-from-12-countries-to-participate-in-festival-of-arts 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:16Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Higher Institute of Arts (ISA) will host a festival from May 24th to June 4th with the participation of artists from 12 countries, Countdown to the 37th International Festival of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13254&SEO=countdown-to-the-37th-international-festival-of-the-caribbean 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:05Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the International Festival of the Caribbean began its countdown after the constitution of the Organizing Committee, which will be in charge of setting up the event starting next July. Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, Dies Aged 89 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13224&SEO=sir-roger-moore-james-bond-actor-dies-aged-89 London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. Nineteen Films Confirmed for European Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13206&SEO=nineteen-films-confirmed-for-european-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd edition of the European Movie Festival in Cuba will exhibit 19 films coming from 16 nations from June 1st to 11 in this capital, announced organizers of the event here. USA Prevents German Orchestra from Performing on US-Mexico Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13203&SEO=usa-prevents-german-orchestra-from-performing-on-us-mexico-border Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government has denied permission to the German Dresden Symphony Orchestra to perform on both sides of the US-Mexico border, according to local press. 6th Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13190&SEO=6th-colloquium-on-cultural-diversity-in-the-caribbean-begins-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The exercise of memory as an act of critical thinking and emancipation centers debates of the 6th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, inaugurated today in this capital. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Los Muñequitos Celebrates 65 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13184&SEO=emblematic-cuban-rumba-group-los-munequitos-celebrates-65-years Matanzas, Cuba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) With 65 years and equal number of presentations in Cuban cities, the famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas celebrates its six and a half decades of life, Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music (CPMRS) informed today. Mystery of Milky Way's 'Alien-Megastructure' Star Unsolved http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13180&SEO=mystery-of-milky-ways-alien-megastructure-star-unsolved Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) In a distant spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy, some 1,480 light-years from Earth, a star, KIC 8462852, but informally called ''Tabby''s Star'' or ''Boyajian''s Star'' is acting in ways the world''s astronomy community has never seen before, defying all known explanations. Self Ventilating Workout Suit Keeps You Cool and Dry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13169&SEO=self-ventilating-workout-suit-keeps-you-cool-and-dry Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have invented a latex fabric that opens ventilation flaps when your body gets hot and closes when we are cooler. This allows air to circulate, helping to remove sweat, and also to lower the body''s temperature. Drake, Beyonce Early Winners at 2017 Billboard Music Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13145&SEO=drake-beyonce-early-winners-at-2017-billboard-music-awards Los Ángeles, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a winner: He earned 10 early awards Sunday morning. The Meyerowitz Stories Premieres in Competition at Cannes 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13141&SEO=the-meyerowitz-stories-premieres-in-competition-at-cannes-2017 París, May 21 (Prensa Latina)The Cannes International Film Festival is including the US film The Meyerowitz Stories,a material that generates division because it is distributed by Netflix. World Cup 2022:Qatar Khalifa Stadium Ready Five Years Before Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13118&SEO=world-cup-2022qatar-khalifa-stadium-ready-five-years-before-kick-off Doha,May 19 (Prensa Latina) Construction work has been completed at this iconic stadium which only highlights the speed at which Qatar is working towards delivering the World Cup 2022. How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13117&SEO=how-seven-centuries-of-muslim-rule-in-spain-came-to-an-end Londons,May 19 (Prensa Latina) The end of the last nazari kingdom in Granada that ended the muslim presence after seven centuries in the Ibero Peninsula is thje roots of todays tensions between Islam and the West,according to a study of Cambridge University. Venezuela Helps Rebuild in Cuba Houses Destroyed by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13113&SEO=venezuela-helps-rebuild-in-cuba-houses-destroyed-by-hurricane-matthew Maisi, Cuba May 19 (Prensa Latina) With the collaboration of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, about 200 more homes have been recovered in this Cuban eastern most territory that was hardly hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Colombian Teachers' Guild Denounces Attack Against its Headquarters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13112&SEO=colombian-teachers-guild-denounces-attack-against-its-headquarters Bogotá, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Educators Federation (FECODE), amidst the teachers'' stoppage that started 8 days ago, denounced today an aggression with an explosive device in front of its headquarters located in this capital. Jose Martí is Still Present More Than a Century After His Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13105&SEO=jose-marti-is-still-present-more-than-a-century-after-his-death Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several generations will pay tribute today in all the Cuban territory to the National Hero Jose Marti, fallen in combat 122 years ago, but with a permanent presence in the political ideology and ethical action of this Caribbean nation. Lucia, Emblematic Cuban Film in Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13077&SEO=lucia-emblematic-cuban-film-in-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The film Lucia, considered one of the masterpieces of cinema in Cuba, will be screened in a restored version during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which is now living its second session in France. Losing a Friend Brings Wild Birds Closer Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13063&SEO=losing-a-friend-brings-wild-birds-closer-together London,May 18 (Prensa Latina) A New Oxford University research has revealed that instead of grieving, wild birds appear to adjust to the loss of a flockmate by increasing both the number and intensity of their relationships with other birds. Cuba and U.S. to Study Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13060&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-to-study-coral-reefs Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the United States started a joint expedition to study the deep coral reefs surrounding the Caribbean island, the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) reported on Thursday. Young Pianists to Converge in Havana for Fifth Consecutive Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13043&SEO=young-pianists-to-converge-in-havana-for-fifth-consecutive-year 18 de mayo de 2017, 00:20Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign instrumentalists will gather in Havana from May 31 to June 7 at the 5th Meeting of Young Pianists, organizers informed today. International Fair Cubadisco Proposes a Varied Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13037&SEO=international-fair-cubadisco-proposes-a-varied-cultural-program Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) With the presentation of the Brazilian band Damas de Ferro, opened today its doors in this capital the fairground Cubadisco 2017, which will host until May 21 a varied cultural program. Positive Result by Cuba at 2017 Buenos Aires Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13036&SEO=positive-result-by-cuba-at-2017-buenos-aires-book-fair Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The book ''The Golden Age,'' by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, was one of the most sought after books by Argentinian readers that stopped by the stand from the island nation at the Buenos Aires literary fair. Afrobeat Legend Smashes World Record For Longest Note on Saxo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13020&SEO=afrobeat-legend-smashes-world-record-for-longest-note-on-saxo Abuja, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian Femi Kuti has broken the World record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine. Russian Writer Awarded for Book on Raúl Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13016&SEO=russian-writer-awarded-for-book-on-raul-castro Moscow, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Retired Lieutenant General and Doctor in Historical Sciences Nikolai Leonov personally received the Reader''s Grand Prize today for his book ''Raúl Castro: A Man in Revolution'' at a ceremony at the Cuban embassy in this country. Mexico Condemns Impunity of Crimes Against Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13005&SEO=mexico-condemns-impunity-of-crimes-against-journalists Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The vast majority of crimes against journalists in Mexico remain unpunished, La Jornada reported today. Turkish Police Finds 553 Byzantine Coins in a Taxi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12965&SEO=turkish-police-finds-553-byzantine-coins-in-a-taxi Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The police in this city seized 553 very antique coins that were found in a plastic bag inside a local taxi, reported Dogan agency. UNESCO Starts Meeting on Cultural Assets Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12933&SEO=unesco-starts-meeting-on-cultural-assets-trafficking Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The fourth Meeting of State Parties to the 1970 Convention on Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property began today at the UNESCO headquarters in this capital, an issue that is cause for concern in the world. Chinese Authorities Call to Take Measures After Global Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12909&SEO=chinese-authorities-call-to-take-measures-after-global-cyber-attack Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s Cyberspace Administration on Monday urged people to install and update their computer security programs to prevent being damaged by the world cyber-attack with the virus WannaCry. Cubadisco 2017 Awards to Be Granted to Best Records http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12877&SEO=cubadisco-2017-awards-to-be-granted-to-best-records Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Music Institute on Saturday will grant the Cubadisco 2017 Awards, the major record event in the country, to recognize those involved in CD production. Buena Fe Mourns Guitarist Dairon Rodriguez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12873&SEO=buena-fe-mourns-guitarist-dairon-rodriguez Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Buena Fe expressed sorrow on Saturday for the death of its guitarist Dairon Rodriguez, who passed away at the age of 32 as a result of a heart attack. Lizt Alfonso's Dance Cuba Premieres New Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12871&SEO=lizt-alfonsos-dance-cuba-premieres-new-show Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba will premiere on Saturday a new show, entitled ‘Latido'' (Heartbeat), with music composed by one of the main exponents of Latin jazz worldwide, the Cuban saxophonist Cesar Lopez. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12850&SEO=vietnam-announces-initiative-to-cooperate-with-peru-uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Cuba Issues Postal Stamp Against Homophobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12848&SEO=cuba-issues-postal-stamp-against-homophobia Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 10th Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia, social activists and representatives of national institutions issued an allegorical postal stamp to fight for the full development of all people. Havana Will Host Colloquium on Caribbean Cultural Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12840&SEO=havana-will-host-colloquium-on-caribbean-cultural-diversity Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host the 4th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean from May 22 to 26. Participants will talk about memories and border conflicts. Chile Promotes Rapprochement With Indonesia, ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12810&SEO=chile-promotes-rapprochement-with-indonesia-asean Jakarta, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet. Frequent Flyers Beware: Radiation Risk May Be On The Rise http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12807&SEO=frequent-flyers-beware-radiation-risk-may-be-on-the-rise Washington,May 11(Prensa Latina) A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming Earthward from space may increase a bit in the next few years as the activity of our sun decreases, says a Colorado University Boulder professor. Kazakhstan Shows Solidarity with Cuba and Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12806&SEO=kazakhstan-shows-solidarity-with-cuba-and-fidel Astana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) An emotional action of solidarity with Cuba and its historic leader, Fidel Castro Ruz, took place today in the Assembly Hall of the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. China, Vietnam to Boost Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12799&SEO=china-vietnam-to-boost-bilateral-relations Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, visiting this country today, reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. Cuban Intellectuals Analyze Cultural Policy Implementation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12794&SEO=cuban-intellectuals-analyze-cultural-policy-implementation Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Council of Cuban intellectuals analyzed challenges the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) has ahead and the implementation of the island''s cultural policy, Granma newspaper reports today. Festival Promotes Cultural Exchange and Latin American Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12785&SEO=festival-promotes-cultural-exchange-and-latin-american-music Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Festival ''Un puente hacia La Habana'' (A bridge to Havana) seeks to foster the Cuban musical heritage, while boosting the work of young artists and cultural exchange with other countries, said coordinator of the event Luis Robaina. Argentina Celebrates Princess of Asturias Award to Les Luthiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12757&SEO=argentina-celebrates-princess-of-asturias-award-to-les-luthiers Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The news hits the headlines and is a trending on Twitter: the Argentine people have received today with joy the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities granted to Les Luthiers. Andean FMs Agree on Integration Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12758&SEO=andean-fms-agree-on-integration-progress Lima, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reportedly agreed here today on the electricity interconnection among member countries and approved a new strategy in the face of natural disasters and climate change. American Byron Stripling Honors Louis Armstrong in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12732&SEO=american-byron-stripling-honors-louis-armstrong-in-cuba Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 9 (Prensa Latina) American trumpeter, Byron Stripling, has paid tribute today to his compatriot, Louis Armstrong, during a jazz concert accompanied by awarded Cuban pianist, Aldo Lopez Gavilan. London Getting Ready for Pink Floyd Band Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12716&SEO=london-getting-ready-for-pink-floyd-band-exhibition London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Photographs and instruments, property of the band Pink Floyd, were installed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in this capital to open an exhibition on May 13, dedicated to the famous group, the museum confirmed today. Nepal Wants to Limit Age for Everest Climbs After 85 Year Old Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12692&SEO=nepal-wants-to-limit-age-for-everest-climbs-after-85-year-old-dies Katmandú, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nepal Mountaineering Association plans to push the government to limit the age of climbers to at least 76. Germany to Be Guest Country of Santa Cruz Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12665&SEO=germany-to-be-guest-country-of-santa-cruz-book-fair La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Germany will be the guest country of the 18th International Book Fair (FIL) of Santa Cruz, which will take place from May 31 to June 11 in that eastern Bolivian city, organizers informed. National Workshop on Cinema Review Starts in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12659&SEO=national-workshop-on-cinema-review-starts-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 70 films will be exhibited at the 23rd National Workshop on Cinema Review, from May 9 to 31, in the central-eastern Cuban city of Camaguey. Nicaraguan Volcano Lagoons Proposed as World´s Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12609&SEO=nicaraguan-volcano-lagoons-proposed-as-worldas-heritage Managua, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The volcano lagoons in Nicaragua have been proposed as world heritage, given their unique and peculiar features which make these sites the host for various endemic species. The proposal, according to El 19 Digital newspaper, was suggested by the non-governmental organization The Peace Project, located at the Laguna de Apoyo, amid municipalities of Masaya and Granada. Cuban Gallery Attends Art Fair in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12590&SEO=cuban-gallery-attends-art-fair-in-new-york New York, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban gallery La Acacia culminates today its participation in the Context New York Art Fair, which brought together institutions specialized in contemporary and modern art from 50 countries. Holguin, Cuba, Cultural Festival Wrapping Up with Diverse Events http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12587&SEO=holguin-cuba-cultural-festival-wrapping-up-with-diverse-events Holguin, Cuba, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Theater, dancing, life music, movie and literature are some of the artistic events scheduled Sunday for the closing day of the May Cultural Festival of Holguin, city in eastern Cuba, popular fete that will last until Monday. China to Enhance Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Under Belt and Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12574&SEO=china-to-enhance-cooperation-with-kyrgyzstan-under-belt-and-road Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that China stands ready to enhance practical cooperation with Kyrgyzstan under the Belt and Road Initiative. China Publishes Reproduction of its Oldest Hand-written Koran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12572&SEO=china-publishes-reproduction-of-its-oldest-hand-written-koran Beijing, May 6 (Prensa Latina) China published today a reproduced edition of its oldest hand-written copy of the Koran. Turkey Will Continue Blocking Access to Wikipedia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12548&SEO=turkey-will-continue-blocking-access-to-wikipedia Ankara, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Court number 1 of this capital ruled today to continue the blockade in Turkey to the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, after rejecting the appeal presented by the administrators of this website to lift the ban. The Mariana de Gonitch Singing Academy Honors Cuban Rita Montaner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12540&SEO=the-mariana-de-gonitch-singing-academy-honors-cuban-rita-montaner Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Mariana de Gonitch National Singing Academy starts a series of concerts today to pay tribute to Rita Montaner (1900-1958), one of the greatest Cuban artists of the 20th Century. Messi Wins Appeal, FIFA Lifts Four Match Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12538&SEO=messi-wins-appeal-fifa-lifts-four-match-ban Zúrich, (Prensa Latina) FIFA today overturned Barcelona star Lionel Messi''s four-game ban from international matches imposed for swearing at an assistant referee, saying there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment. Scrabble Stars in International Mind Sports Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12537&SEO=scrabble-stars-in-international-mind-sports-conference-in-cuba Camagüey, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Scrabble was among the most accepted games at the International Conference on Mind Sports, (CIDEM 2017), which ends today in this center-eastern Cuban city, Cultural Heritage of Humanity. TITERECLOWN Theatrical Expedition to Tour 4 Cuban Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12535&SEO=titereclown-theatrical-expedition-to-tour-4-cuban-provinces Matanzas, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) From May 22 to June 4 TITERECLOWN theatrical expedition will begin to visit four Cuban provinces, made up of outstanding artistic groups of the theater for children and puppet theater in Cuba. Cultural Festival Romerías de Mayo in Cuba Pays Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12497&SEO=cultural-festival-romerias-de-mayo-in-cuba-pays-tribute-to-fidel Holguín, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Several events within the Romerias de Mayo (May Pilgrimages) evoked today the legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to whom the event is dedicated. Morgan Freeman Makes National Geographic Series in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12495&SEO=morgan-freeman-makes-national-geographic-series-in-panama Panama, May 4 (Prensa Latina) US actor Morgan Freeman is now in Panama to make a series called ''The Story of God'' to be broadcast by cable television channel National Geographic, about the vision of different cultures and religions about faith. Damascus Exhibits Archaeological Pieces Recovered from Plundering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12487&SEO=damascus-exhibits-archaeological-pieces-recovered-from-plundering Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Damascus'' National Museum exhibits 89 archaeological pieces recovered from the looting of terrorist groups after a harsh work among Syria, Interpol and United Nations, revealed specialists here today. Holguin, a Perfect Venue for FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12482&SEO=holguin-a-perfect-venue-for-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The main recreational fair not only in Cuba, but the entire Caribbean, FITCuba 2017, is taking place in the eastern city of Holguin, the island''s fourth travel sector. Book on Fidel Castro Presented in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12475&SEO=book-on-fidel-castro-presented-in-mexico Mexico, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The book Fidel: El hombre que se atrevió a vencer (Fidel: The Man Who Dared to Win), by the Mexican writer Pablo Moctezuma, was reportedly presented today at Azcapotzalco International Book Fair, the city''s delegation. A Bridge to Havana Festival to Welcome Colombian Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12463&SEO=a-bridge-to-havana-festival-to-welcome-colombian-musicians Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Colombian musicians will share the stage from May 9 to 14, as part of the 6th Festival A bridge to Havana, organizers confirmed today. Peruvian Academician Ex-Guerrilla Man Apprecaiates Cuban Decoration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12461&SEO=peruvian-academician-ex-guerrilla-man-apprecaiates-cuban-decoration Lima, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Sociologist and university professor, former guerrilla man Hector Bejar, expressed today his deep appreciation for the decoration Haydee Santa Maria, awarded to him by the Cuban State for his work of solidarity and for integration. Argentine Child Victim of Blue Whale Online Suicide Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12446&SEO=argentine-child-victim-of-blue-whale-online-suicide-game Buenos Aires, May 3 (Prensa Latina) A 14-year-old Argentine boy continues today between life and death, a victim of the dangerous online game Blue Whale, which encourages to challenges that lead people to suicide. United Nations Celebrates World Press Freedom Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12445&SEO=united-nations-celebrates-world-press-freedom-day United Nations, May 3 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the role of journalists and other media professionals who raise their voices to give it to those who do not have it. Cuban Group Buena Fe to Present Latest Album in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12431&SEO=cuban-group-buena-fe-to-present-latest-album-in-canada Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban group Buena Fe left today for Canada, where it will offer several concerts to promote its latest album, Sobreviviente (Survivor). Dresden Symphony Concert Against Trump Wall in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12427&SEO=dresden-symphony-concert-against-trump-wall-in-mexico Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Dresden Symphony Orchestra, Germany, will offer a protest concert against the wall that US President Donald Trump intends to build on the Mexican border, it was announced here today. Cuban Writers Welcomed at Colombian Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12411&SEO=cuban-writers-welcomed-at-colombian-congress Bogota, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Gregorio Eijach Pacheco, secretary-general of the Colombian Congress, said today that it was a great honor to welcome Cuban prize-winning writers at his country''s congressional headquarters. Lyric Theater of Cuba to Stage Werther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12408&SEO=lyric-theater-of-cuba-to-stage-werther Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Lyric Theater of Cuba is now working on a version of Werther opera with music written by French composer Jules Massenet, to be premiered on May 12. Cuban Films Restored in France by Jean Pierre Melville http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12398&SEO=cuban-films-restored-in-france-by-jean-pierre-melville Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The projection today in Cuba of films restored by Jean Pierre Melville is a great tribute to the centenary of his birth and allows the celebration of the French culture from Havana, said the nephew of the outstanding filmmaker Laurent Grousset. National Lyric Theater of Cuba to Premiere the Opera Werther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12394&SEO=national-lyric-theater-of-cuba-to-premiere-the-opera-werther Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Lyric Theater of Cuba is working on its version of the opera Werther, with music by French composer Jules Massenet, in the face of the premiere, scheduled for May 12. Iran Welcomes International Presence in Tehran Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12388&SEO=iran-welcomes-international-presence-in-tehran-book-fair Tehran, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Reza Salehi Amiri, described the presence of 300 foreign publicists to the 30th edition of the International Book Fair in this capital as the ''peak moment''. National Ballet of Cuba to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12378&SEO=national-ballet-of-cuba-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. Cuban National Ballet to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12375&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. UNESCO Acknowledges High Quality of Cuban Jazz Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12348&SEO=unesco-acknowledges-high-quality-of-cuban-jazz-musicians Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The celebrations on the International Day of Jazz held in Cuba are an acknowledgement of the high quality of Cuban jazz musicians by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Musicians Celebrate in Cuba International Jazz Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12339&SEO=world-musicians-celebrate-in-cuba-international-jazz-day 30 de abril de 2017, 19:14Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) World musicians met in Havana Sunday to send a message of peace and promote dialogue among cultures through the power of music at the International Jazz Day 2017. Alliance among Asian Universities in Beijing: For Cultural Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12338&SEO=alliance-among-asian-universities-in-beijing-for-cultural-unity 30 de abril de 2017, 13:24Beijing, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Alliance of Asian Universities established in this capital was described as a bridge among peoples of different cultures and a means to boost international cooperation, according to Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu Yandong. Cuban National Ballet Tours Spain, Italy and France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12332&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-tours-spain-italy-and-france Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) on Sunday begins a tour of Spain, Italy and France until July 20, the top officials from the company, directed by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, said. Irina Bokova Meets Cuban Authorities, Holds Jazz Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12324&SEO=irina-bokova-meets-cuban-authorities-holds-jazz-day Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, is meeting Sunday with Culture Minister Abel Prieto, as part of her visit to Cuba. Despite Foreign Imposed Conflict, Syria Holds Cultural Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12311&SEO=despite-foreign-imposed-conflict-syria-holds-cultural-festival Damascus, April 29 (Prensa Latina) Despite the foreign-imposed terrorist conflict, Syrian authorities organized the 1st Cultural Festival in the Syrian province of Damascus. Trump Lies When he Minimizes Climate Change; Nobel Peace Prize Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12282&SEO=trump-lies-when-he-minimizes-climate-change-nobel-peace-prize-says Mexico, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump is lying when he minimizes climate change, stressed Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Nobel Peace Prize, in an interview here today. Cuban Speleologist Remembers Crossing The Amazon River http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12278&SEO=cuban-speleologist-remembers-crossing-the-amazon-river Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologist Alejandro Romero, a delegate of Cuban Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Man in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, remembered the trip in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, 30 years ago. Nepal Set to Sign Agreement With China to Be Part of OBOR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12276&SEO=nepal-set-to-sign-agreement-with-china-to-be-part-of-obor Katmandú,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina)Nepal is set to sign an agreement with China to be part of the ''One Belt One Road Conference'' officials said today. NASA Finds Earth's Frozen Twin Planet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12273&SEO=nasa-finds-earths-frozen-twin-planet Washington,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The hottest new exoplanet is anything but hot. Planet OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb is almost identical to Earth, except that it''s a ball of ice. Irina Bokova Salutes Reappearance of UNESCO Magazine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12270&SEO=irina-bokova-salutes-reappearance-of-unesco-magazine París, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) After an absence of five years, the magazine Unesco Mail is again edited to contribute to the humanist mandate of that United Nations organization, stressed director general of the entity, Irina Bokova. Google and Facebook Fall into Phishing Scam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12266&SEO=google-and-facebook-fall-into-phishing-scam Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US companies Google and Facebook, giants within the computer industry, admitted today that they fell victims of phishing, a term used to identify scams based on identity theft. Lizt Alfonso Ballet Company Vibrates with New Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12261&SEO=lizt-alfonso-ballet-company-vibrates-with-new-show Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba ballet vibrates today of a new show, with music composed by one of the main exponents of Latin jazz worldwide, saxophonist Cesar Lopez. International Cubadisco Fair to Include more Cultural Events http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12244&SEO=international-cubadisco-fair-to-include-more-cultural-events Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The 21st International Cubadisco Fair will be held from May 14-21 and includes educational exchanges, launching of albums and several concerts by artists from different countries, organizers said today. Cuban Dancing Company to Perform in US and Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12229&SEO=cuban-dancing-company-to-perform-in-us-and-colombia Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Irene Rodriguez Company will dance in the United States and Colombia in May, as announced by the dancer and dancing company director with the same name Thursday. French Film Festival Celebrates Two Decades in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12223&SEO=french-film-festival-celebrates-two-decades-in-cuba Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of the best French motion pictures will take place in Cuba''s movie theaters in May, when the 20th French Film Festival will take place. Cuba Achieves Great Results in Special Olympics in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12221&SEO=cuba-achieves-great-results-in-special-olympics-in-panama Panama, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) With four gold medals, two bronze and one silver, the Cuban delegation of just six athletes attending the 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games is leaving today. HostelCuba Ends;It Confirms Growing Interest in the Island's Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12211&SEO=hostelcuba-endsit-confirms-growing-interest-in-the-islands-tourism Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba Fair is concluding today with the certainty of the growing interest in the entertainment industry in Cuba, considered by some as an almost virgin territory for foreign investment with many possibilities. UNESCO Looks for New Director General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12209&SEO=unesco-looks-for-new-director-general Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Executive Board is continuing today the interviews with the nine candidates for director general of this agency, during which they should analyze several issues related to their projection for the position. Silence of the Lambs Director Jonathan Demme Dies Aged 73 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12187&SEO=silence-of-the-lambs-director-jonathan-demme-dies-aged-73 Nueva York,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina)Film director Jonathan Demme, best known for The Silence of the Lambs and Something Wild, has died at the age of 73. Jeff Goldblum Books Trip To ‘Jurassic World' Sequel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12170&SEO=jeff-goldblum-books-trip-to-ajurassic-world-sequel Los Ángeles, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Jeff Goldblum, who played the chaos theory-fueled Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park and its 1997 sequel, is dipping into the amber again with a role in the follow-up to Jurassic World from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. Interviews to Candidates for UNESCO Director General Begin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12159&SEO=interviews-to-candidates-for-unesco-director-general-begin Paris, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Executive Board has began today the interviews to nine candidates for the post of UN Director General, from Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Iraq, El Salvador, Lebanon and Qatar. Cuba Celebrates French Culture with a Varied Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12146&SEO=cuba-celebrates-french-culture-with-a-varied-cultural-program Havana, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Over the next few months, Cuba will celebrate French culture with a wide-range activity program that will be held on Thursday with the 20th edition of the French Film Festival, the organizers said. The Chicago Consort to Play in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12138&SEO=the-chicago-consort-to-play-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) US musical ensemble The Chicago Consort, considered one of the main students'' musical ensembles in the US, will perform in three Cuban cities, announced Rafeal Somavilla Provincial Music Recording and Marketing Company of Matanzas, west of the island. International Jazz Day to Begin in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12097&SEO=international-jazz-day-to-begin-in-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:29Havana, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban celebration for the 2017 International Jazz Day has been opened with a meeting between students from the Higher Institute of Art and Jazz Thelonious Monk, United States. Cuban Duo Buena Fe to Give Concerts in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12089&SEO=cuban-duo-buena-fe-to-give-concerts-in-canada Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Following an intense tour across Cuba, Buena Fe duo will give several concerts in Canada to promote its recently released album ''Sobreviviente'' (Survivor), they wrote in their Facebook account. US Marlon Daniel to Conduct Symphony Orchestra of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12075&SEO=us-marlon-daniel-to-conduct-symphony-orchestra-of-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) US Marlon Daniel will conduct for the first time in the Cuban capital the National Symphony Orchestra, in a presentation scheduled for the April 30, that entity confirmed today. The event will take place in Covarrubias hall of the National Theater, at 11:00 a.m. (local time), and will also feature pianist Gérard Aimontch. Cuban Songwriter and Singer Luiba Maria Hevia with New CD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12046&SEO=cuban-songwriter-and-singer-luiba-maria-hevia-with-new-cd Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Liuba María Hevia is getting ready to finish the last details to release next May 2 in two digital platforms her new album ''Parallel Lives,'' which brings together songs in a duetto with Latin American artists. Pair of Brouwer/Meeuwsen Win Xiamen Beach Volley Men's Gold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12043&SEO=pair-of-brouwermeeuwsen-win-xiamen-beach-volley-mens-gold Xiamen, China, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina)The Dutch team of Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen made good on their first FIVB Tournament appearance of the year, bringing home the title after a 21-14, 21-17 win over Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy. Cuban Successful Presentation in Kazahstan International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12041&SEO=cuban-successful-presentation-in-kazahstan-international-fair 23 de abril de 2017, 10:24Astana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba made a successful presentation of its recreational services and products at the 2017 Kift International Tourism Fair, celebrated in the Kazakh city of Almaty. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes European Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12038&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-european-tour Athens, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, departed from here back to Cuba today after an official visit to Greece, a country in which he finished a tour of three European nations. Cuba Pays Tribute to Italian Architect Vittorio Garatti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11984&SEO=cuba-pays-tribute-to-italian-architect-vittorio-garatti Havana (Prensa Latina) The University of Arts of Cuba will pay tribute to the Italian Vittorio Garatti for his contributions to the national architecture and will grant him the degree Doctor Honoris Causa, that institution confirmed today. Bigote Gato, Curious Havana Restaurant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11983&SEO=bigote-gato-curious-havana-restaurant Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A curious restaurant in Havana catches travelers mainly from Europe who are traveling the streets of the Cuban capital these days, its peculiar name is Bigote Gato. Cuban Dancing Festival OLORUM 2017 Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11954&SEO=cuban-dancing-festival-olorum-2017-starts Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The start of the 2017 OLORUM dancing Festival will be qualified by Thursday''s session with the participation of famous dancing groups from Cuba. Facebook Works on Mind-reading Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11948&SEO=facebook-works-on-mind-reading-technology California, United States, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The social networking site Facebook is working on a technology for people to write their thoughts through brainwaves without the need for a keyboard. Will Smith In Talks For Genie Role In Disney's Live-Action ‘Aladdin' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11945&SEO=will-smith-in-talks-for-genie-role-in-disneys-live-action-aaladdin Los Ángeles,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Will Smith is in talks to take on the genie role made famous by the late Robin Williams in Disney''s live-action Aladdin from Director Guy Ritchie. Cuban Musician Bobby Carcasses Launches Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11930&SEO=cuban-musician-bobby-carcasses-launches-album Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Renowned singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Bobby Carcasses, is launching today his album ''Blues con Montuno'', as part of the festivities prior to the International Jazz Day, to be held in Cuba on April 30th. Cuba, Mexico and the USA Win Medals in Ballet Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11929&SEO=cuba-mexico-and-the-usa-win-medals-in-ballet-competition Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Ballet students from Cuba, Mexico and the United States now hold the medals of the 14th International Youth Competition and the 4th International Children''s Competition held in this capital. Cuba: Recognition of Work for Monument Restoration and Conservation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11903&SEO=cuba-recognition-of-work-for-monument-restoration-and-conservation Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The native home of Cuban martyr Abel Santamaria Cuadrado - in Cuban province of Villa Clara- received the National Monument Restoration Award, which is awarded to promoted initiatives to estimulate protection of buildings and houses of great value. Prince Track is Released Ahead of One-year Anniversary of His Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11902&SEO=prince-track-is-released-ahead-of-one-year-anniversary-of-his-death Los Ángeles,Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Friday marks one year since the sudden death of Prince at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. Jorge Sanjines: Cuba Lights Up New Latin American Cinema http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11878&SEO=jorge-sanjines-cuba-lights-up-new-latin-american-cinema By Cosset Lazo Perez Olorum 2017 Festival in Camagüey, Celebration of Cuban Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11869&SEO=olorum-2017-festival-in-camaguey-celebration-of-cuban-folklore Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Prestigious dance groups will be promoting the Olorum 2017 Festival from April 19 to 23, to be held in this city with more than half a millennium of history. Chilean Artist Patricio Moreno Exhibits His Art in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11867&SEO=chilean-artist-patricio-moreno-exhibits-his-art-in-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Center of Hispanic American Culture has currently put together more than twenty pieces for the exhibition Migraciones Forzadas (Forced Migrations), by Chilean artist Patricio Moreno. Turkey, CELAC Quartet to Discuss State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11860&SEO=turkey-celac-quartet-to-discuss-state-of-relations Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reported today on the 4th meeting between Turkey and the quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place here to assess the state of relations. Underwater Landscape Unveiled in Céspedes Park, Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11858&SEO=underwater-landscape-unveiled-in-cespedes-park-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The sunken treasures of the bay Santiago de Cuba, are now visible through the photographic exhibition An Immersion in History, with pieces from the archaeological underwater park Naval Battle of Santiago de Cuba 1898. In the central park Céspedes, heart of the city, are exhibited those impressive images captured mainly by photographers Vicente González Díaz and Vicente González Portuondo in the depths of the coast of Santiago. Cuban Rums Explore Vitenamese Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11857&SEO=cuban-rums-explore-vitenamese-markets Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Tradition, history and culture, are some of the credentials by the products exhibited by Cuban company Cuba Ron S.A., to try to get access to the Vietnamese market, said Cuban specialist Ilia Maria Cardoso. Classical Musicians to Play in Upcoming Cuban Concert Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11856&SEO=classical-musicians-to-play-in-upcoming-cuban-concert-series Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Virtuous instrumentalists from a dozen countries will promote classical music in historic spaces of this capital through a series of concerts with a select international and Cuban repertoire. 56th Anniversary of the Playa Girón Victory Celebrated in Seychelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11855&SEO=56th-anniversary-of-the-playa-giron-victory-celebrated-in-seychelles Victoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles personalities, as well as Cuban collaborators and residents celebrated in this capital the 56th anniversary of the Playa Girón Victory, the acid test of the rising socialist revolution in Cuba. Victoria,Albert Museum Set for Blockbuster Pink Floyd Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11852&SEO=victoriaalbert-museum-set-for-blockbuster-pink-floyd-exhibition London, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Vicotria and Albert Museum Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown Now World's Oldest Human http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11849&SEO=jamaican-violet-mosse-brown-now-worlds-oldest-human Kingston, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The 10 oldest persons in the planet are all women, with Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown being the world''s oldest human since yesterday after the passing of Italian Emma Morano, who was born on November 29, 1899. Congolese Prime Minister Praises Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11845&SEO=congolese-prime-minister-praises-relations-with-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, Clement Mouamba, regarded the relations between Congo and Cuba as ''indissoluble'', during the homage to deceased Congolese president Marien Ngouabi, celebrates at the African National Heroes Park in Havana. Polish Pianist Jakub Kitowski to Debut in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11841&SEO=polish-pianist-jakub-kitowski-to-debut-in-havana Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Gonzalo Roig Room in the Palace of the National Lyrics Theater of Cuba, will receive this Saturday, April 22nd, the début performance in Cuban stages of young Polish pianist Jakub Kitowski, it was revealed today by this artistic institution. Iran: Archaeologists Unearth 2,000 Year Old City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11833&SEO=iran-archaeologists-unearth-2000-year-old-city Tehran, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian archaeologists have reportedly discovered the remains of an ancient underground city, close to the town of Samen, Hamadan province, some 400 kms from the capital, Tehran. Biography of Ballerina Viengsay Valdés to Be Presented in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11801&SEO=biography-of-ballerina-viengsay-valdes-to-be-presented-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Dance specialists will present a book on the life and career of the first dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Viengsay Valdés, Casa del ALBA Cultural (a cultural institution to promote Latin American works) announced today. Cuban Girl, First Latin Performer at Song Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11799&SEO=cuban-girl-first-latin-performer-at-song-festival Minsk,Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban girl, Erik Hernandez, will be the first Latin representative to attend in July the Pop Song Contest of the International Arts Festival ''Slaviasnki Bazar'', in Vitebsk city, it was reported today. Number of Mexicans Crossing U.S. Border Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11796&SEO=number-of-mexicans-crossing-u.s.-border-decreases Mexico, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The boycott by Mexicans on U.S. businesses along the border has reportedly caused a fall in the number of Mexicans crossing the border. A Journey to the End of the World: Magellan and the Chilean Antarctic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11792&SEO=a-journey-to-the-end-of-the-world-magellan-and-the-chilean-antarctic 17 de abril de 2017, 11:38Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Soon, a group of scientists and journalists will travel to the Magellan region and the Chilean Antarctica, which is the end of the world without any type of doubt. China Evokes Gabriel García Márquez and his Magical Realism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11782&SEO=china-evokes-gabriel-garcia-marquez-and-his-magical-realism By Damy ValesBeijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Various activities are taking place today in this vast nation with millions of followers of the writer, journalist and one of the great masters of universal literature, the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, on the third anniversary of his death. Septeto Santiaguero's Performance in New York Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11744&SEO=septeto-santiagueros-performance-in-new-york-highlighted 15 de abril de 2017, 12:34Los Angeles, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts of New York highlighted the performance by the Cuban renowned musical group Septeto Santiaguero, along with the Dominican singer Jose Alberto, El Canario. Cuba: National Ballet Celebrates 180 Years of Great Theater of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11735&SEO=cuba-national-ballet-celebrates-180-years-of-great-theater-of-havana Havana, 15 Apr (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) begins today the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the Alicia Alonso Great Theater of Havana, with a program of local and foreign choreographies. Belarus Values 25-Year of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11720&SEO=belarus-values-25-year-of-diplomatic-relations-with-cuba Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Belarus celebrate today their 25-year diplomatic relations. The bilateral ties have taken deep roots and gone beyond the April 1992´s historic protocol signing. Sebastian Vettel Fastest in 1st Session at Sakhir,Bahrain GP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11717&SEO=sebastian-vettel-fastest-in-1st-session-at-sakhirbahrain-gp Manama,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the first practice session at the Bahrain Grand Prix, while Formula One rival Lewis Hamilton saved his pace for Friday''s second practice and did not push for a leading time. Informative Manipulation of Private TV Station in Venezuela Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11716&SEO=informative-manipulation-of-private-tv-station-in-venezuela-denounced Caracas, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan analyst Miguel Perez Pirela accused the private television station Globovisión of constructing false news - or false positives - in the alleged protests and demonstrations organized last week by the opposition right wing. Queen, Freddie Mercury Biopic To Be Released In 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11714&SEO=queen-freddie-mercury-biopic-to-be-released-in-2018 London,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Brian May has revealed the upcoming Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic will be out in 2018. Cuba, France Revive Scientific Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11709&SEO=cuba-france-revive-scientific-cooperation Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The scientific-technological cooperation between Cuba and France has undergone a revival process since 2016 with great possibilities of expansion in the future, Granma newspaper reported. Outside Africa No One Supported Namibia as Much as Cuba, Geingob Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11701&SEO=outside-africa-no-one-supported-namibia-as-much-as-cuba-geingob-says Windhoek, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) No other country outside of Africa contributed as selflessly as Cuba to the freedom that Namibia enjoy today, President Hage Geingob said. Cuban Residents in the USA Reopen Cultural Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11699&SEO=cuban-residents-in-the-usa-reopen-cultural-club Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cubans living in Washington and in Maryland, Virginia and Louisiana states reopened today, along with Cuban diplomats, a cultural club as a perfect setting to highlight unity among fellow Cubans. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11695&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-in-india New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Several social, trade union and educational organizations in India highlighted the work and legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, while condemning the US blockade against the island. Alfredo Guevara Film Week Closes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11680&SEO=alfredo-guevara-film-week-closes 13 de abril de 2017, 16:04Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) After several days of debate about the seventh art in Latin America, the 10th Alfredo Guevara in Memoriam Film Week came to an end in the Cuban eastern city of Holguin, its traditional venue. Mexican Tourist Destinations Threatened by Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11676&SEO=mexican-tourist-destinations-threatened-by-climate-change Mexico, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Mexican tourist destinations on the beach are highly exposed to the effects of climate change due to sea level rise, especially in the Caribbean region, according to studies released here. Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago to Increase Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11669&SEO=cuba-trinidad-tobago-to-increase-cooperation-ties Port-of-Spain, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba are evaluating the signing of new cooperation agreements in public health, culture, tourism and energy, a diplomatic source informed today. Cuban Province of Camaguey Host of Conference on Mind Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11642&SEO=cuban-province-of-camaguey-host-of-conference-on-mind-sports Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of various nationalities will meet in this Central-Eastern Cuban city at the International Conference on Mind Sports (Cidem 2017), scheduled from May 3 to 5. LatAm Students to Pay Tribute to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11623&SEO=latam-students-to-pay-tribute-to-che-guevara Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Continental Latin American and Caribbean Students Organization (Oclae) will reissue the caravan that in 1997 transferred to Cuba the remains of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara and a group of his comrades, reported a local newspaper. Guitarist John Geils Jr. is Found Dead in His Massachusetts Home http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11622&SEO=guitarist-john-geils-jr.-is-found-dead-in-his-massachusetts-home Los Ángeles, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Guitarist John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band known for such hits as ''Love Stinks,'' ''''Freeze Frame'' and ''Centerfold,'' has died in his Massachusetts home at the age of 71. Fernando Alonso to Miss Monaco Grand Prix to Compete in Indy 500 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11621&SEO=fernando-alonso-to-miss-monaco-grand-prix-to-compete-in-indy-500 London,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Alonso will miss this year''s Monaco Grand Prix after it was confirmed by McLaren that he will compete at the blue-riband Indianapolis 500 event instead. US Citizens Want to Sail to Cuba Freely http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11618&SEO=us-citizens-want-to-sail-to-cuba-freely Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) US recreational sailors want to travel freely to Cuba and influence the government of Washington to lift all kinds of restrictions against Havana, Commodore José Miguel Díaz Escrich said today. NASA Image of Jupiter Shows Planet in Unprecedented Detail http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11608&SEO=nasa-image-of-jupiter-shows-planet-in-unprecedented-detail Washington, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Jupiter''s gorgeous bands and raging storms are on full display in a jaw-dropping new photo by NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope. UNESCO Director Salutes Celebration in Cuba of Jazz Day 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11596&SEO=unesco-director-salutes-celebration-in-cuba-of-jazz-day-2017 París, 12 Apr (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director General, irina Bokova, saluted the celebration in Cuba of the International Jazz Day 2017, date in which big representatives of the genre worldwide will meet in Havana. Cuban City Receives 26th Edition of the International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11591&SEO=cuban-city-receives-26th-edition-of-the-international-book-fair Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) An artistic gala at the Principal Theater of Sancti Spiritus -central Cuba- opened last night the 26th edition of the International Book Fair in this city founded in 1514 by the Spaniards and it is today World Heritage of Humanity. Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso Auction at Sotheby's http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11569&SEO=important-ceramics-by-pablo-picasso-auction-at-sothebys London,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Sotheby''s sale of Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso in London today raised a total of Âú1,040,725 or 1.21 millon euros with all but one of the 86 lots offered finding buyers. The auction was led by the exquisite Gros oiseau visage noir and the bold Taureau, sold respectively for Âú125,000 and Âú100,000. With estimates ranging from Âú1,000 to Âú100,000, 85% of the pieces sold achieved prices above their high estimates, testament to their enduring appeal. Cuban Puppet Play of García Lorca Revived http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11563&SEO=cuban-puppet-play-of-garcia-lorca-revived Matanzas, Cuba, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company Teatro Las Estaciones will revive here today the play Retablillo de Don Cristóbal y Señá Rosita, by the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, a puppet show for adults. Tourism- Visiting Cuban Caves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11562&SEO=tourism-visiting-cuban-caves Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) In the Cuban tourist scene, the cave system attracts more people every year, arriving to the island to enjoy nature trips and adventures, as speleology specialists recognize it today. Funds for Journalists Security in Mexico About to End http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11558&SEO=funds-for-journalists-security-in-mexico-about-to-end Mexico, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Funds available for the protection of journalists in Mexico are about to be exhausted, despite increased attacks on journalists, human rights defenders warned today. Acosta Danza to Premiere in Cuba Work of the American Justin Peck http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11553&SEO=acosta-danza-to-premiere-in-cuba-work-of-the-american-justin-peck Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Acosta Danza company confirmed today that it will premiere in Cuba one of the hits of the American choreographer Justin Peck in its spring season on April 21, 22 and 23. Bolivian Main Cities to Host Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11541&SEO=bolivian-main-cities-to-host-book-fair La Paz, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Culture Minister Wilma Alanoca reported that the capitals of departments in the country would host the fair book this month, aimed at encouraging reading in the Bolivian population. Cuban Music to Light Up New Orleans Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11523&SEO=cuban-music-to-light-up-new-orleans-jazz-festival 10 de abril de 2017, 15:34Guantanamo, Cuba Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Musicians of the Cuban ensemble ''Changüí Guantanamo'' are readying themselves to delight the audience attending the 47th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, at the end of this month in the United States. Oldest Tooth Filling Was Made By an Ice Age Dentist in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11520&SEO=oldest-tooth-filling-was-made-by-an-ice-age-dentist-in-italy Washington,Apr 10(Prensa Latina) Scared of the dentist? Be glad you don''t live in the Ice Age. A pair of 13,000-year-old front teeth found in Italy contain the earliest known use of fillings - made out of bitumen. Panamanian Architectural Heritage to Disappear http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11488&SEO=panamanian-architectural-heritage-to-disappear Panama, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) La Casa Wilcox, built in 1913 and an art-deco architectural heritage of Panama in the city of Colon, will be demolished due to the damage suffered for decades, although people defending heritage oppose the measure. Meeting of Ballet Schools from Various Countries Starts in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11481&SEO=meeting-of-ballet-schools-from-various-countries-starts-in-havana Havana, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Students and teachers of ballet schools from various countries will share experiences from today in Cuba on the artistic education and the suitable development of techniques. Spain to Be Guest Country of Honor at Gibara Film Festival, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11437&SEO=spain-to-be-guest-country-of-honor-at-gibara-film-festival-cuba Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Gibara International Film Festival, to be held in Cuba from April 16 to 22, will have Spain as a guest country of honor, the organizing committee informed. Clarinet Party Begins in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11434&SEO=clarinet-party-begins-in-havana 07 de abril de 2017, 19:53Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) With the purpose of playing several styles of the universal repertoire, especially Latin American and US compositions, the Clarinet Party gathered today in this capital 30 Cuban and foreign clarinetists. Cubana Airline Ready to Begin Flights This Summer to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11399&SEO=cubana-airline-ready-to-begin-flights-this-summer-to-italy Rome, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline in Italy expects to shortly begin flights with new summer''s offers for the transportation of passengers and international cargo. Living Traditions from Cuba and the World to Converge in the Island http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11378&SEO=living-traditions-from-cuba-and-the-world-to-converge-in-the-island Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF) is currently joining efforts with the movement of amateur artists in Cuba to meet here at the Dance Party. Cuban Record Company Launches Benny More´s Classic Hits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11372&SEO=cuban-record-company-launches-benny-moreas-classic-hits 06 de abril de 2017, 17:19Cienfuegos, Cuba, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban record company Bis Music launched a collection of the most famous classic hits by Benny More (1919-1963). New York Film Festival Pays Homage to Cuban Director Juan Padron http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11351&SEO=new-york-film-festival-pays-homage-to-cuban-director-juan-padron 06 de abril de 2017, 12:15New York, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the Havana Film Festival in New York is paying tribute to Cuban cartoon director, Juan Padron, who today described as exciting the organizers'' deference. Governor Deplores Closure of University of Puerto Rico Due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11344&SEO=governor-deplores-closure-of-university-of-puerto-rico-due-to-strike 06 de abril de 2017, 11:25San Juan, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The indefinite strike decreed by the students of the state University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is not a solution to their fiscal precariousness, said Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares when deploring the action. Alicia Alonso Willing to Strengthen Ballet in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11322&SEO=alicia-alonso-willing-to-strengthen-ballet-in-latin-america Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso said thar today it is a priority to increase the presence of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) in Latin American countries and show the skills of the region in ballet. Cuban Group Fosters Recovery of Spanish Dances almost Disappeared http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11317&SEO=cuban-group-fosters-recovery-of-spanish-dances-almost-disappeared 05 de abril de 2017, 18:02Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The group Danza Isleña Portadora de Poza, with a unique tradition almost disappeared in Cuba, is fostering conservation and promotion of the Canary Islands heritage, which was brought here by the European immigration flow. Cuban University Singer-Songwriter Festival Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11308&SEO=cuban-university-singer-songwriter-festival-begins 05 de abril de 2017, 16:28Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The second edition of the National Festival of University Singer Songwriters began today in this capital, with the objective of promoting and boosting the work by young singer songwriters. Ballet Nacional de Cuba to Tour Spain, Italy, France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11302&SEO=ballet-nacional-de-cuba-to-tour-spain-italy-france 05 de abril de 2017, 15:48Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will tour Spain, Italy and France starting on April 30, announced today the direction of the company directed by the legendary artist Alicia Alonso. New Specialized Bookstore for the Youth Opened in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11297&SEO=new-specialized-bookstore-for-the-youth-opened-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 15:05Guantanamo, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the inauguration of the new children's bookstore "El Cochero Azul", sponsored by the Cuban Book Institute and Gente Nueva Publishing House, the Book Fair 2017 started here today. Danza Ñáñiga to Celebrate International Jazz Day in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11294&SEO=danza-naniga-to-celebrate-international-jazz-day-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 13:28Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The voice of Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, accompanied by Chucho Valdés on the piano, defends today the jazz sonorities in the theme Danza Ñáñiga that promotes the celebration of the World Day of that genre. Videoart Festival Continues in Cuban Province of Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11292&SEO=videoart-festival-continues-in-cuban-province-of-camaguey 05 de abril de 2017, 13:15Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) A selection of 79 works will be presented today at the 7th International Camagüey Videoart Festival (Fivac), which will run until April 9 in this central-eastern city of Cuba. Cuba Brings its Rhythm to New Orleans Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11287&SEO=cuba-brings-its-rhythm-to-new-orleans-jazz-festival Washington, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of Cuban artists will make a distinctive note this year at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, recognized as one of the most important of its kind today in the world. High Participation of Readers at Cuba's Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11276&SEO=high-participation-of-readers-at-cubas-book-fair Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair in Cuba, FIL 2017, has reports today high levels of participation in each of its chapters in provinces, in addition to significant sales, the president of the organizing committee, Juan Rodriguez, said. XX Biennial of Graphic Humor Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11274&SEO=xx-biennial-of-graphic-humor-ends-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the commitment to promote Latin American graphic humor and the invitation to upcoming meetings, the 20th edition of the San Antonio de los Baños Biennial, in the western Cuban province of Artemisa, says good bye today. UNASUR Library Receives Cuban Donation with José Martí Books http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11268&SEO=unasur-library-receives-cuban-donation-with-jose-marti-books By Sinay Cespedes Moreno.Quito, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The library of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), located in the Middle of the World, received today books, as well as audiovisual and musical material donated by the Cuban Embassy. The complete works of José Martí and facsimile versions of the Golden Age (children's stories), also written by the Cuban national hero and renowned writer, journalist and Latin American thinker, were part of the donation. Orishas Group Provided Spain with Cuban Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11244&SEO=orishas-group-provided-spain-with-cuban-music 04 de abril de 2017, 16:13Madrid, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s well-known Hip-Hop Group Orishas, gave a spectacular closing ceremony sponsored by the Cuban embassy in Spain so as to strengthen ties with its immigration. Tribute of Choreographic Theater to Cuban Cultural Personalities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11238&SEO=tribute-of-choreographic-theater-to-cuban-cultural-personalities 04 de abril de 2017, 15:59Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The choreographic theater show Cuatro, an approach to deceased personalities of Cuban culture and conceived by the young dancer and choreographer Yadiel Durán, will return to the scene, it was informed here today. Florida Aquarium Helps Create Underwater Coral Nursery in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11235&SEO=florida-aquarium-helps-create-underwater-coral-nursery-in-cuba Washington,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) An international team of divers from The Florida Aquarium and the National Aquarium of Cuba constructed an underwater staghorn coral nursey in Cuba waters,according local media today. EcuRed Among Finalists of World Telecoms Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11229&SEO=ecured-among-finalists-of-world-telecoms-competition Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Collaborative Encyclopedia, EcuRed, is among the finalists chosen for the awards of the World Summit on the Information Society, local media reported today. Cuban Symphony Orchestra in Concert with Italian Artists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11225&SEO=cuban-symphony-orchestra-in-concert-with-italian-artists Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Italian orchestra director Francesco Belli will direct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) next Sunday, in a concert to be performed at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Havana, in which they will perform works written by famous authors like Beethoven, Schumann and Stravinski. Biennial of Graphic Humor, A Space for Latin American Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11222&SEO=biennial-of-graphic-humor-a-space-for-latin-american-art Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The 20th edition of the International Biennial of Graphic Humor begins today, as a key space for the development of Cuban and Latin American art, cartoonist Angel Boligan said. Have Astronomers Finally Found Planet Nine? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11214&SEO=have-astronomers-finally-found-planet-nine Canberra, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A team of astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) is investigating the four unknown objects, following the launch of their planetary search on BBC''s Stargazing Live. Paintings on Cuba Exhibited at European Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11188&SEO=paintings-on-cuba-exhibited-at-european-parliament 03 de abril de 2017, 17:15Brussels, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament hosted a four-day exhibition of paintings on Cuba made by painters Francisco Arredondo, from Cuba, and Linda Starbatty, from Germany, said today diplomatic sources. Guadeloupe to Host 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11173&SEO=guadeloupe-to-host-5th-congress-of-writers-of-the-caribbean 03 de abril de 2017, 13:50Basse-Terre, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) More than one hundred of English,Spanish and French-speaking authors will participate in the 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean, which will take place from April 5 to 9 in Guadeloupe, confirmed today the Organizing Committee. International Danzon Festival Miguel Failde in Memoriam,Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11171&SEO=international-danzon-festival-miguel-failde-in-memoriamends-in-cuba 03 de abril de 2017, 13:08Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After four days, the II International Danzon Meeting Miguel Failde in Memoriam, held here, gave last night the Grand Prizes (GP) of dance and composition, during the final round accompanied by the music of the Aragon Orchestra. FIFA Bans Former Guatemala FA President Brayan Jimenez For Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11169&SEO=fifa-bans-former-guatemala-fa-president-brayan-jimenez-for-life Zúrich, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FIFA has banned the former president of the Guatemala football federation for life. World Chefs Association Recognizes Merits of Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11166&SEO=world-chefs-association-recognizes-merits-of-cuban-cuisine Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) has declared the island''s cuisine a World Intangible Heritage, spokesmen of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC) reported today. Vietnamese Culture Celebrates New UNESCO Recognition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11153&SEO=vietnamese-culture-celebrates-new-unesco-recognition Hanoi, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese culture today has a new laureate after receiving the UNESCO certificate recognizing the cult in this nation to the Mother Goddesses of the Three Kingdoms as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Cuba Hosts 27th Imprint of Spain Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11143&SEO=cuba-hosts-27th-imprint-of-spain-festival 02 de abril de 2017, 16:09Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The 27th Imprint of Spain Festival opens today in Cuba with a gala dedicated to the cultural origins of that European country in this Caribbean island. Cuban Musician Jose Maria Vitier Gives Exceptional Concert in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11141&SEO=cuban-musician-jose-maria-vitier-gives-exceptional-concert-in-france 02 de abril de 2017, 15:48Paris, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musician Jose Maria Vitier and his band gave an exceptional concert in the French city of Enghien-les-Bains, where he showed his virtuosity, masterful performances and emotions. Cuban Puppet Company Staged Play on Jose Marti's Text http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11140&SEO=cuban-puppet-company-staged-play-on-jose-martis-text 02 de abril de 2017, 15:16Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppeteer company Teatro Las Estaciones is concluding today the performances, during the spring season, of the play ''Los Zapaticos de Rosa'' (The Little Shoes of Rose), based on a homonymous text by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. Int'l Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes Concludes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11132&SEO=intl-dance-festival-in-urban-landscapes-concludes-in-cuba Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes will conclude today with parades that will bring together all the companies invited to the event. Cuban Cinema Opens Window to New York Moviegoers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11131&SEO=cuban-cinema-opens-window-to-new-york-moviegoers New York, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban feature-length films, documentaries and cartoons are today offering New Yorkers a window into the island''s cinema, in the framework of the fourth day of the 18th Havana Cinema Festival in New York. Buena Fe Promotes Latest Album at Havana Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11130&SEO=buena-fe-promotes-latest-album-at-havana-concert Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban band Buena Fe will give a concert today at Havana''s Ciudad Deportiva, the fourth such an event to promote the tour of its most recent album ''Sobreviviente'' (Survivor). Tenth Week of Polish Culture Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11118&SEO=tenth-week-of-polish-culture-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The 10th Week of Polish Culture in Cuba opens its program today with a tribute to the filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016), which will include several of his most recognized titles. Importance Highlighted of Spanish Roots in Cuban Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11109&SEO=importance-highlighted-of-spanish-roots-in-cuban-culture Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) ''To keep alive our roots is necessary today in order to strengthen our national culture and to continue creating'', assured the Cuban musician Pancho Amat, when referring to the 27th Festival La Huella de España, to take place here from April 2 thru 9. Begins Videoart Festival in Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11105&SEO=begins-videoart-festival-in-cuban-province Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Exponents from 24 countries will gather from April 4 to 9 in this central-eastern city to participate in the 7th International Videoart Festival of Camagüey (FIVAC). Cuba-USA Closer Rapprochement Thanks to NY Havana Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11104&SEO=cuba-usa-closer-rapprochement-thanks-to-ny-havana-film-festival 31 de marzo de 2017, 19:21New York, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States have a way to strengthen their rapprochement by the Havana Film Festival in New York, according to the organizer of the event Carole Rosenberg. Cuban Film Opens New York Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11079&SEO=cuban-film-opens-new-york-festival New York, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban film ''Esteban'' has opened the 18th Havana Cinema Festival in New York with a welcoming reception by the audience at an event in which more than 35 films will be shown. Inti Illimani celebrates in Chile 50 Years of Artistic Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11076&SEO=inti-illimani-celebrates-in-chile-50-years-of-artistic-life By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) A magical evening, with nostalgic passages of cultural and political nature, allowed to celebrate 50 years of the musical career of the Chilean musical group Inti Illimani. Cuba Celebrates Canary Islands Traditions with Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11059&SEO=cuba-celebrates-canary-islands-traditions-with-cultural-program Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Dances, talks, music and diverse activities conform the program starting on April 2 thru 9, in the 27th Festival La Huella de España Con danzas, confirmed here its artistic director, Irene Rodríguez. US Actress Jodie Foster Visits Acosta Dance Company in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11049&SEO=us-actress-jodie-foster-visits-acosta-dance-company-in-cuba 30 de marzo de 2017, 18:06Havana, March 30 (PL) The US actress and film director, Jodie Foster, was present at a a rehearsal of Acosta Dance Company, founded and directed by the outstanding Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. El Salvador Decorates Cuban Dancer Alicia Alonso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11030&SEO=el-salvador-decorates-cuban-dancer-alicia-alonso 30 de marzo de 2017, 14:25San Salvador, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren decorates today Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso with the Libertador Jose Simeon Cañas Order, Great Officer Rank. UNESCO Exhibits Cuban Artist's Works http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11021&SEO=unesco-exhibits-cuban-artists-works Paris, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Ofrendas (Tributes), by artist Silvia Rodriguez Rivero, was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris as part of the events of the ‘Cuban Week,'' taking place in this country. South Africa in Constant Fight against Racism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11001&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10998&SEO=festival-renders-tribute-to-cuban-film-director-in-new-york New York, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Paintings, drawings and samples of representative works of Cuban caricaturist and film director Juan Padrón are to be exhibited in New York as part of the Havana Film Festival on his 70th birthday, said organizers. Bob Dylan to Finally Receive Nobel Prize for Literature in Sweden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10997&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10970&SEO=cuba-goes-with-us-everywhere-musician-jose-maria-vitier-says Paris, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) As a special guest of the ''Cuban Week'', renowned composer and concert musician Jose Maria Vitier, has arrived in France to show his work and, above all, bringing his island with him, as ''it goes with us everywhere''. Cuba Hosts International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10964&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-dance-festival-in-urban-landscapes Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Dance will take the streets of the historical district of this capital from today to April 2nd on occasion of the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes. 16th Young Film Show to Take Place in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10945&SEO=16th-young-film-show-to-take-place-in-cuba Havana, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Young Show of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) will be exhibiting over 50 domestic and foreign productions from April 4th to 9th, organizers announced. Cultural Event Dedicated to Cuba Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10915&SEO=cultural-event-dedicated-to-cuba-begins-in-france Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A five-day cultural event dedicated to Cuba begins today in France, with the participation of renowned artists from the Caribbean nation, including musician, Jose Maria Vitier. Alicia Alonso Appreciates Welcome to National Ballet in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10887&SEO=alicia-alonso-appreciates-welcome-to-national-ballet-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso appreciated today here, also on behalf of members of the National Ballet of Cuba, the welcome given by Costa Rican audience and authorities. Community Artists Rehearse Play Dedicated to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10869&SEO=community-artists-rehearse-play-dedicated-to-fidel-castro Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist community group Korimakao, from western Cuba, is now rehearsing a play dedicated to historical revolutionary leader Fidel Castro for its premiere on April 18 at a special gala. Elton John and James Taylor Ready for Argentina's Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10848&SEO=elton-john-and-james-taylor-ready-for-argentinas-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10841&SEO=jam-session-closes-havana-world-music-festival Havana, 26 sea (Prensa Latina) With a jam session that summons guest artists, Havana World Music Festival comes to an end Sunday at the Factory of Cuban Art (FAC), in this capital. Havana World Music Tinges Orange Rhythms against Gender Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10828&SEO=havana-world-music-tinges-orange-rhythms-against-gender-violence Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Havana World Music Festival (HWM) joins today with its Orange Day program, an initiative promoted by the United Nations to make the struggle for non-violence against women and girls visible. French Fashion, Perfumes and Goldsmithery in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10813&SEO=french-fashion-perfumes-and-goldsmithery-in-havana Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina)Through fashion, perfumes and goldsmithery Cuba''s specialists explore today the French influence in Latin America with a program designed as part of the International Francophonie Week. Dancers from 16 Countries to Perform in Havana Int´l Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10810&SEO=dancers-from-16-countries-to-perform-in-havana-intal-festival Havana, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Artists from 16 countries will perform in Havana from March 29th to April 2nd during the International Dance Festivalin Urban Landscapes, said today organizers. Afro-Caribbean National Festival Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10805&SEO=afro-caribbean-national-festival-begins-in-cuba 24 de marzo de 2017, 17:42Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) With the parade of 16 groups representative of the Haitian folklore in Cuba began today in this central province the 18th National Afro-Caribbean Festival Eva Gaspar in memoriam. Casa del Caribe International Award to Recognize Musician from Bonair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10801&SEO=casa-del-caribe-international-award-to-recognize-musician-from-bonair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:43Santiago de Cuba, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Casa del Caribe International Prize, which is awarded every year by the institution during July in the framework of the Festival of Fire, will recognize Bonaire musician Marcel Mercera, sources from the organizing committee informed today. Cuban and Puerto Rican Musicians Mix Their Rhythms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10782&SEO=cuban-and-puerto-rican-musicians-mix-their-rhythms Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban rap music group ORISHAS expects that soon everyone sings and has fun, with the music of new song ''Pegadito al Piso'' (Right Close to the Floor), recorded in collaboration with Puerto Rican band ''La Tribu de Abrante.'' Cuban Group Buena Fe to present record Sobreviviente in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10749&SEO=cuban-group-buena-fe-to-present-record-sobreviviente-in-canada Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musical group Buena Fe gives last touches to their tour of Canada, where they will present in May their most recent record titled Sobreviviente (Survivor). ICAIC's Contributions to Cuban Culture Are Outstanding, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10733&SEO=icaics-contributions-to-cuban-culture-are-outstanding-says-expert By Glenda Arcia Saint Lucia to Dedicate State Funeral to Nobel Prize Winner Walcott http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10725&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10723&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10707&SEO=alicia-alonso-to-receive-honorary-degree-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alina Alonso, received here today the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), for her important work and legacy to the world classical dance. Cuban Theater Group El Publico Applauded in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10695&SEO=cuban-theater-group-el-publico-applauded-in-usa By Diony Sanabia Havana to Host International Dance Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10678&SEO=havana-to-host-international-dance-festival Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Artists from several countries will travel to Cuba from March 29th to April 2nd to participate in the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes, organizers of the event said. Havana World Music Festival Intends to Set Havana in Motion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10622&SEO=havana-world-music-festival-intends-to-set-havana-in-motion Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The fourth edition of the festival Havana World Music (HWM) will develop this year with the intention to set the capital in motion to the rhythm of different musical styles, as rock, hip-hop and jazz, the organizers announced. Buenos Aires Gets Ready for 2017 Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10621&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10613&SEO=international-storytelling-festival-in-cuba-reveres-local-folklore 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:53Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Storytellers from 12 countries opened today in Cuba the International Storytelling Festival, with a ceremony in which the participants crossed Havana bay to honor its spiritual patron saint, the Virgin of Regla. Alicia Alonso and National Ballet of Cuba Hit Headlines in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10608&SEO=alicia-alonso-and-national-ballet-of-cuba-hit-headlines-in-costa-rica 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:11San Jose, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican media highlighted today the visit of Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, along with 50 ballet dancers from the famous National Ballet of Cuba, to perform three times at the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar. Francophone Week in Cuba Celebrates Belgian Film and Cartoons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10578&SEO=francophone-week-in-cuba-celebrates-belgian-film-and-cartoons Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) In an eloquent demonstration on cultural and linguistic diversity, the Belgian program for the celebrations for Francophone Week in Cuba stood out for its association with cinema and comic strips. Francophonie Week Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10557&SEO=francophonie-week-starts-in-cuba Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) French-speaking countries around the world are taking part in a one-week event dedicated to this cultural legacy, and Cuba''s program highlights diversity within the group. Teaching of Caribbean Musical Styles to Be Promoted in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10550&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10529&SEO=dance-contests-and-composition-to-liven-up-danzon-forum-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Dance competition and composition contest will mark the 2nd International Danzon Dancers Meeting ‘Miguel Failde in Memoriam'', convened by the provincial directorate of Culture in Matanzas, from March 30th to April 2nd. Nobel Prize for Literature Derek Walcott Passed Away http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10523&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10511&SEO=storytellers-from-12-countries-to-attend-cuban-intal-festival Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Festival of Storytelling, March 20th to 26th, will be attended by storytellers from 12 countries, said today the organizing committee of the event. Trudeau Defends Support for Foreigners in the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10473&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10460&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10450&SEO=more-than-400000-books-sold-at-international-book-fair 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:58Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Book Institute (ICL) Juan Rodriguez confirmed Wednesday that the 26th International Book Fair opened on February 9 in this capital, has sold more than 400,000 books. France: Accord for Restoration of Cuban Arch of Triumph Signed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10424&SEO=france-accord-for-restoration-of-cuban-arch-of-triumph-signed Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cooperation association (CubaCop) and the UFM-CGT trade union have signed an agreement in France for the restoration of the Arch of Triumph of the city of Cienfuegos, located in the central region of the Caribbean country, diplomatic sources said today. New Film on King Kong Becomes Box-office Hit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10381&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10352&SEO=gran-hotel-manzana-la-habana-shows-a-long-history Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which will opened this month, according to official announcements, is showing today a long history linked to the trade and development of the Cuban capital. Cuba to Host Film Festival to Celebrate Francophone Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10340&SEO=cuba-to-host-film-festival-to-celebrate-francophone-culture Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host a cycle of French-speaking cinema from March 18 to 26, as part of a varied program that is being prepared today to celebrate the legacy of that culture. Unesco Highlights Qatar's Effort to Preserve World Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10323&SEO=unesco-highlights-qatars-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10322&SEO=drum-festival-tributes-cuban-rumba Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to great performers of the Cuban rumba, intangible heritage of humanity, the 16th International Drum Festival, Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam concludes today. Special Route Organized on Francophony Week in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10306&SEO=special-route-organized-on-francophony-week-in-havana Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Several institutions and museums with venue in this capital and coordinated with the Hispanoamerican Center of Culture organize a spwecial routwe for the Francophony Week scheduled for March 18 to 26. Cuba to Host Havana World Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10305&SEO=cuba-to-host-havana-world-music-festival Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 artists from a dozen countries will participate in the 4th edition of the Havana World Music Festival, starting March 23rd to 26th, organizers confirmed today. Popular Culture and Tradition in FIL-2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10291&SEO=popular-culture-and-tradition-in-fil-2017 10 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of a book called ''El Decameron Cubano'' (The Cuban Decameron) about national popular culture and tradition opened the third day of the 26th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL-2017) in Matanzas. Raúl Rodríguez Won the Cuban National Cinema Prize 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10287&SEO=raul-rodriguez-won-the-cuban-national-cinema-prize-2017 La Habana,March 10 (Prensa Latina) Renown photographer Raúl Rodríguez won the National Cinema Prize 2017 for his proliphic work during more than 50 years in that sector confirmed the Cuabn Institute of Art and Cinema industry,ICAIC. Care for Cuban Nature Promoted at Orchid Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10283&SEO=care-for-cuban-nature-promoted-at-orchid-festival Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Scholars and collectors of Cuban plants promote today the care of nature on the second day of activities of the Orchid Festival held in this capital. Love Letters Sent to Cuban Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10266&SEO=love-letters-sent-to-cuban-contest Sancti Spiritus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,400 letters have been sent to the International Contest Love Letters, organized by the Alternative Cultural Center Escribania Dollz, in this central province of Cuba. Week on French Culture in Havana to Celebrate Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10263&SEO=week-on-french-culture-in-havana-to-celebrate-diversity Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With a week to celebrate French culture, from March 18th to 26th, Cuba joins this international initiative to highlight this fruitful and varied culture, said sources here. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10243&SEO=us-norwegian-cruise-company-starts-operations-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams Team for Female Syrian Refugee Drama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10242&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10236&SEO=godfather-stars-to-celebrate-movies-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10231&SEO=national-orchid-festival-begins-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The fifth National Orchid Festival has started here today with the participation of institutions, collectors, researchers and those interested in this variety of plants. Mexico Hosts Cuban Culture Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10229&SEO=mexico-hosts-cuban-culture-festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Cuban culture festival, Cubafest SMA, is hosting as of today in the main garden of the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato state, with a large exhibition of handicrafts, books and audiovisual presentations. Cuban Pianist Aldo López-Gavilán to Begin a Tour around the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10217&SEO=cuban-pianist-aldo-lopez-gavilan-to-begin-a-tour-around-the-usa Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán will begin a tour around the United States on Friday, which includes presentations with prestigious orchestras from that country. Latin Tourism Looks for Opportunities at ITB Berlin 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10207&SEO=latin-tourism-looks-for-opportunities-at-itb-berlin-2017 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:31Berlín, March 8 (Prensa Latina)The International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2017 had a massive assistance of latinamerican companies searching for more oportunities in the global market. Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong Biopic Gets Released Date http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10204&SEO=damien-chazelles-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10203&SEO=foreign-artists-share-experiences-in-cuban-drum-festival Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US percussionists, Craig Haynes and Nanny Assis and Brazilian Marcus Santos will conduct two master classes as part of the program of the XVI International Festival of Drum. Bolivian President Enacts Law 906 in Defense of the Coca Leaf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10201&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10159&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10152&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10146&SEO=venezuelans-honor-chavezs-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10136&SEO=drum-festival-begins-in-havana Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to Papo Angarica, a renowned percussionist and a rumba legend in Cuba, the 16th ''Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam'' International Drum Festival, scheduled until March 12th, begins here today. Fiction Series about García Márquez in Realization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10098&SEO=fiction-series-about-garcia-marquez-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10072&SEO=acosta-danza-pursues-a-more-contemporary-line-in-cuba Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The company directed by the dancer Carlos Acosta defends today a more contemporary line in a season that sets world premieres of Cuban choreographers with works of Spanish creators and an American. Emma Watson To Star at New Beauty and The Beast Saga http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10047&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10031&SEO=cuba-holds-conference-on-english-language-teaching Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Higher Education (MES) and the British Council are holding today the third edition of the Conference on English Language Teaching (ELT) at the Panorama Hotel in Havana. Documentary Film Festival in Cuba to Recall Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10021&SEO=documentary-film-festival-in-cuba-to-recall-fidel-castro Santiago de Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The 15th International Documentary Film Festival Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam, hosted by this city from March 6-11, will recall Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, according to organizers. Guyana and Cuba Increase Friendly Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10003&SEO=guyana-and-cuba-increase-friendly-relations Georgetown, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives for Guyana and Cuba ratified in this capital both countries'' willingness to continue strengthening the traditional friendly and cooperation relations, diplomatic sources reported today. Terrence Malick Directed a Perfume Ad Starring Angelina Jolie http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10001&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9975&SEO=casa-del-caribe-host-of-traditional-culture-in-the-region Santiago de Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Casa del Caribe (House of the Caribbean) prevails as the host of the traditional culture rooted in the Caribbean countries after 36 non-stopping International Festivals of the Caribbean. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9952&SEO=international-seminar-highlights-ties-between-habano-and-art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. Cuba Screens the Most Popular Film of the Latin American Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9941&SEO=cuba-screens-the-most-popular-film-of-the-latin-american-festival Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The main cinemas in Cuba are showing the national film No longer before or Ya No es Antes in Spanish, winner of the Popular Prize at the 38 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Syrian Radio Station Enters Guinness Book of Records http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9938&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9916&SEO=cuban-ballet-dedicated-to-famous-french-musician Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ballet company Laura Alonso from the Prodanza Center said today that the ballet based on Joseph Bologne, the most famous orchestra conductor of Paris in the second half of the 18th century, will be performed again. Value of Cuba-USA Cultural Exchange Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9909&SEO=value-of-cuba-usa-cultural-exchange-highlighted 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:35Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The renowned U.S. musician Frank London pointed out today the importance of the cultural exchange between his country and Cuba, by participating in the premier of Hatuey, a work he composed for the company Opera de la Calle. Cuban Journalists Pay Homage to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9891&SEO=cuban-journalists-pay-homage-to-fidel-castro Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) With the photographic exhibition Los agradecidos te acompañan (The Grateful Ones Accompany You), press workers in Ciego de Ávila - central Cuban province - pay homage to the historic leader of the Revolution of this country, Fidel Castro. SpaceX Plans 2018 First Flight Circling the Moon With Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9887&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9881&SEO=french-singer-edith-piaff-at-the-museum-of-wooden-sculptures-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Edith Piaff is now part of the Museum of Wooden Sculptures of Casa de la Memoria Escénica (CME) in this western city, a hall that recognizes authors and theatrical plays of the country. Japanese Emperor Begins Visit to Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9880&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9879&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9867&SEO=habano-festival-participants-visit-plantations Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) As part of one of the most attractive days of the 19th Habano Festival, attendees are touring today tobacco plantations in the western region, the best known area in the world of this crop. Photographers From Several Countries Revered Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9847&SEO=photographers-from-several-countries-revered-santiago-de-cuba 27 de febrero de 2017, 15:18Santiago de Cuba, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) With the title Mi Santiago, mi Cuba 2017, an exhibition of photographers from several countries makes a complicit wink to this city, whose urban landscapes were caught in their lenses during their visits to Cuba. World Oldest Carrier to be Decommissioned in India on March 6 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9843&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9834&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9831&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9824&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9813&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9811&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9809&SEO=gilberto-santa-rosa-and-gente-de-zona-bring-music-to-ecuador Quito, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican recognized singer Gilberto Santa Rosa and the popular Cuban group Gente de Zona will offer concerts in Ambato, in the framework of the Festival of Flowers and Fruits in 2017, in the Ecuadorian city. Ceremony for the Oscar Awards Comes Up With Polemics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9804&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9801&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9780&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9779&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9774&SEO=hemingways-most-revered-havana-bar-turns-200 Por Francisco MenéndezHavana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) 2017 will be a joyous year for Havana''s famous El Floridita restaurant and bar, Ernest Hemingway''s favorite, which will mark the 200th anniversary of its founding in July with an ample program of cocktail competitions and other celebratory events. Monica Bellucci Opens Belgrade Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9764&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9762&SEO=new-clip-of-enrique-iglesias-hits-social-networks 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:56Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Just a few hours before its world premiere, the new single from the Spanish interpreter Enrique Iglesias threatens to become a success with more than 1 million reproductions in its official channel of Vevo. Cuban Singer Danay Suarez Finalist in Viña del Mar Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9756&SEO=cuban-singer-danay-suarez-finalist-in-vina-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9747&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9744&SEO=recognized-unicef-support-to-cuban-territories-affected-by-hurricane Guantanamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities recognized the support of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in the recovery of areas affected by Hurricane Matthew in the Cuban east, officials said. Google Rules Out Security Breach in Users' Identification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9742&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9741&SEO=china-publication-invites-to-broadcast-cuba-image Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Hu Baomin, president of ''China Today'', received today the Cuban ambassador to the country, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, whom he invited to use that space to broadcast the image of the Caribbean island. Beginning of the Cuban Independence War Recollected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9740&SEO=beginning-of-the-cuban-independence-war-recollected 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Authorities and settlers in the locality of Ibarra, in the western province of Matanzas, recollected today the anniversary 122 of the beginning of the Independence War (1895-1898), organized by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. German Scholars Interested in Preserving Cuban Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9738&SEO=german-scholars-interested-in-preserving-cuban-heritage 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:23Guantánamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the University of Bamberg in Germany have expressed interest in establishing cooperation agreements with Cuba for the preservation of the natural and architectural heritage, sources from Guantánamo University informed today. Cuban Viengsay Valdes Shares Experiences in US Ballet Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9731&SEO=cuban-viengsay-valdes-shares-experiences-in-us-ballet-contest 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:48Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Viengsay Valdes, a leading dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), is sharing professional experiences with young participants in the semi-finals of the Youth American Grand Prix contest, in the United States. Cuban Designer Santos Toledo to Exhibit in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9715&SEO=cuban-designer-santos-toledo-to-exhibit-in-vienna Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban designer Santos Toledo will be exhibiting an exhibition of large-format materials in canvas, in Vienna next week, venerating world-famous Cuban musicians. National Festival of Handmade Wines in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9700&SEO=national-festival-of-handmade-wines-in-cuba 23 de febrero de 2017, 15:23Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The 26th National Festival of Handmade Wines begins today in this Cuban central city with the presence of wine producers from the whole country, who will share their experiences in the making of different liquors. Cuba Shows Contemporary Art in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9697&SEO=cuba-shows-contemporary-art-in-spain Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Works by renowned contemporary artists are representing Cuba in the 12th edition of the Art Madrid 17 Fair, held in the Spanish capital, said today the Cuban Cultural Heritage Fund Thursday. Proposed Planet Definition Means Solar System Has 110 Planets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9684&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9681&SEO=cuba-starts-2017-salsa-festival Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival convenes today in this capital many of the most popular dance music orchestras in Cuba, in order to visualize those dances and sounds that win followers around the world. Identity and Cuban Architecture From Eliana Cárdenas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9677&SEO=identity-and-cuban-architecture-from-eliana-cardenas Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The posthumous book of the researcher Eliana Cárdenas (1951-2010): Historiografía e Identidad en la Arquitectura Cubana is now an ecumenical literary work for its exhaustive bibliographical research, as well as a reference for scholars on the subject. Unesco Talks on Heritage Protection in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9676&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9664&SEO=indian-city-divided-by-building-of-worlds-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9661&SEO=play-in-santiago-de-cuba-directed-by-french-playwright Santiago de Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) French playwright Maurice Leveque is currently directing in this city with the Caliban Teatro group, the play ''Pasaporte'', written by Yunior Garcia, to be staged at the headquarters of the group Estudio Teatral Macuba. Azeri TEZ Agency To Increase Tourism Promotion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9650&SEO=azeri-tez-agency-to-increase-tourism-promotion-in-cuba 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:02Baku, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The leadership of Azeri TEZ Tour Travel Agency, who works with Cuba, examined with Cuban Ambassador, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, the promotion of Cuban tourism in this Caucasian nation. Oscars Poll: 60 Percent of Americans Know Little of Oscars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9641&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9636&SEO=cuban-technology-company-present-at-mexicos-book-fair Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Literary works on biotechnology and healthy cuisine are among the proposals of a Cuban company dedicated to information technologies at the upcoming Mexico Book Fair, the entity announced today. Martin Scorsese's Next Movie Is Heading To Netflix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9635&SEO=martin-scorseses-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9606&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9602&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9599&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9591&SEO=cuban-danay-suarez-outstanding-performance-in-vina-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9566&SEO=american-professional-association-awards-cuban-feature-films 21 de febrero de 2017, 10:35Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban feature films ''Bailando con Margot'' (Dancing with Margot) and ''El acompañante'' (The Companion) won the Best First Work and Best Screenplay awards delivered by the Association of Latin Entertainment Critic (ACE) of New York. Guatemala to Hold First International Marimba Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9551&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9547&SEO=cuban-city-ready-to-host-forum-on-management-of-historical-cities Camaguey, Cuba Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The city of Camaguey will host since Wednesday the 11th Symposium ''Challenges in the management of historical cities'', with the participation of prestigious specialists on preservation issues. Cuban Artists Preselected for South American Art Biennial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9544&SEO=cuban-artists-preselected-for-south-american-art-biennial 20 de febrero de 2017, 17:40Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Four projects by Cuban artists and curators were preselected for the International Contemporary Art Biennial of South America, which will be held from September to December in more than 40 cities in the world, with its central venue in the city of Buenos Aires. Tom Jones to Perform at the Music Auditorium in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9538&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9524&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9488&SEO=26th-international-book-fair-ends-in-havana Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The biggest Cuban literary festival, the International Book Fair (IBF), is concluding today in Havana with several artistic activities. International Book Fair Demands End to U.S. Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9473&SEO=international-book-fair-demands-end-to-u.s.-blockade-on-cuba Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The voices of writers, artists and other participants came together to call for an end to the U.S. blockade on Cuba, at the International Book Fair, held in this capital. Rio de Janeiro Carnival Gathers More Than One Million Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9447&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9440&SEO=cubans-pay-tribute-to-commander-juan-almeida-on-his-90th-birthday Santiago de Cuba, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With a pilgrimage to his tomb in the mountainous municipality of Tercer Frente and an artistic show in Heredia Theater, Cubans celebrate today the 90th birthday of Commander of the Revolution Juan Almeida. Legislators from Mexico and Cuba Plan to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9436&SEO=legislators-from-mexico-and-cuba-plan-to-increase-cooperation Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Mexico-Cuba interparliamentary meeting begins today in Merida, capital of Yucatan, with a broad agenda that fosters cooperation between both countries. Cuba to Host Sympossium on Historical Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9415&SEO=cuba-to-host-sympossium-on-historical-cities Camaguey, Cuba, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With the objective to preserve the architectural heritage in Cuba, the eastern city of Camaguey will host a Symposium on the Impact of Development in Historical Cities, scheduled from February 21 to 24. Cuban Writer Launches Book on Fidel Castro´s Visits to Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9402&SEO=cuban-writer-launches-book-on-fidel-castroas-visits-to-ecuador 16 de febrero de 2017, 16:52Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The book ''Fidel en Ecuador. Bajo el cielo de la independencia'' by Cuban journalist and researcher Jose Antonio Quintana, tackles the visits made by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro to Ecuador. Irish Writers Speak about their Culture at Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9393&SEO=irish-writers-speak-about-their-culture-at-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Irish writers shared today their experiences in literary production during a meeting held at the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), as part of the Havana Book Fair. Frenchmen Outraged at 13-N Terror Attack Film Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9382&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9377&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9370&SEO=gabriel-garcia-marquez-returns-to-cuba-in-sculpture Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez walks from today in a courtyard of the historic center of this capital thanks to the work and grace of an art that Cuban José Villa Soberón fully masters sculpture. Irish Pres. Will Tour the Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9361&SEO=irish-pres.-will-tour-the-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Irish President, Michael Higgins, who''s making his first visit ever to Cuba, will tour this Thursday the historical Fortress of the San Carlos de la Cabaña, venue of the Havana Book Fair that has welcome writers, editors and distributors from 46 countries. Carlos Acosta Dance Company Announces Three World Premieres http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9354&SEO=carlos-acosta-dance-company-announces-three-world-premieres Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The company led by star dancer Carlos Acosta announced here three world premieres of Cuba and Spain in its next season in this capital. Havana Will Host the Dominican Week of Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9352&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9343&SEO=victor-victor-and-other-dominican-artists-to-perform-in-cuba 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The popular Dominican singer and songwriter Victor Victor will offer a concert in Cuba accompanied by two other artists, informed the embassy of the Caribbean country in Havana. US Blockade on Cuba Denounced at Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9341&SEO=us-blockade-on-cuba-denounced-at-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair of Havana (FIL) heard today voices against the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba through the presentation of several books on this relevant political issue. Abel Prieto Presents Reprint of 'El Vuelo del Gato' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9337&SEO=abel-prieto-presents-reprint-of-el-vuelo-del-gato Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban intelectual Abel Prieto thanked today the re-publication of his novel ''El Vuelo del Gato'', in charge of the Capiro Editorial, during the seventh day of the International Book Fair (FIL) venue in this city. Keith Ellis Wants to Write Jose Marti Book of Aforisms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9331&SEO=keith-ellis-wants-to-write-jose-marti-book-of-aforisms Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican researcher and writer Keith Ellis revealed today in Cuba he would love to make a bilingual book of aforisms of National Hero Jose Marti, one of the most influential figure of Latin American literature. US Academics Support Mexico Against President Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9325&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9310&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9300&SEO=jose-marti-and-fidel-castro-two-beacons-of-love-for-cuba La Paz, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The pro-independence thinking of José Martí and Fidel Castro, as well as their love for Cuba, are lighting up today the San Francisco Museum Cultural Center of this Bolivian city through a unique art exhibition. First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9292&SEO=first-sommelier-cuban-woman-writes-about-her-impressions Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. Homage to Bola de Nieve, an Unmistakable Voice of Cuban Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9285&SEO=homage-to-bola-de-nieve-an-unmistakable-voice-of-cuban-music Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Bola de Nieve, one of the unmistakable voices of Cuban music, returns to Havana scene in a homage dedicated to him by the Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine tomorrow, the organizers of the concert announced today. China Highlights Progress of Cooperation Agreements with Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9279&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9276&SEO=literary-forum-opens-at-international-book-fair-in-cuba Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) French writer, poet, essayist and philosopher Paul Valery and the French literature are the issues of the program of the first session of the literary forum at the 26th International Book Fair held in Cuba. 50 Years of Brilliant Camagüey Ballet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9256&SEO=50-years-of-brilliant-camaguey-ballet Por Elizabeth BorregoHavana, 14 Feb (Prensa Latina) Renowned both in Cuba and many parts of the world for excellent performances and the artistic quality of its young members, the eastern Cuban, Camagüey Ballet Company (BC), is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2017. US Young Orchestra to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9254&SEO=us-young-orchestra-to-perform-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Chicago Consort Orchestra, considered one of the leading music student ensembles in the United States, will perform in three Cuban cities, reported today the Cuban provincial music company Rafael Somavilla in Matanzas. Cuba-Iran Intergovernmental Commission Held in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9239&SEO=cuba-iran-intergovernmental-commission-held-in-havana Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba-Iran Intergovernmental Commission will be holding from today to February 15th, with the presence of about 30 Iranian officials and businessmen, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said. Cuban Diva Beatriz Marquez Launches Duet Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9235&SEO=cuban-diva-beatriz-marquez-launches-duet-album Por Pedro QuirogaHavana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Popularly known as ''La Musicalísima'', Cuban singer and composer Beatriz Márquez opens 2017 with the launch of an album of duets with 12 male trova musicians and singer songwriters. Cuban Chucho Valdés: Adds Another Grammy to His Great Music Career http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9234&SEO=cuban-chucho-valdes-adds-another-grammy-to-his-great-music-career Los Ángeles, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban famous pianist and songwriter Chucho Valdes won another Grammy Award adding just another victory to his long career thanks to his album in homage of the Iraqueres music band,which was founded by him. 19th Edition of the Habano Festival Starts Feb 27 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9229&SEO=19th-edition-of-the-habano-festival-starts-feb-27 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) With the 19th Edition of the Habano Festival this month in the Cuban capital, Cuba''s quality products industry marks a very lucrative road, with many fans from all over the world. Photograph of Assassination of Russian Ambassador in Turkey Awarded http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9221&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9203&SEO=havana-book-fair-values-latin-american-historical-novel-contribution Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) 26th International Book Fair held in Cuba weighs today the contributions of the Latin American historical novel in the cultures and societies of this continent. Canadian Writer, Margaret Atwood, Big Attraction in Cuba Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9173&SEO=canadian-writer-margaret-atwood-big-attraction-in-cuba-book-fair Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The work of Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood, is today one of the big attractions in the 26th International Book Fair of Havana that has gathered authors and editors from 45 countries. Russian Contemporary Writers Converge in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9168&SEO=russian-contemporary-writers-converge-in-havana 10 de febrero de 2017, 18:09Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Great Classical Russian books and the works made by a young generation of writers are converging today in the Havana International Book Fair (IBF). Senator Stresses in Cuba Importance of Canadian Writers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9158&SEO=senator-stresses-in-cuba-importance-of-canadian-writers 10 de febrero de 2017, 16:05Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Canadian Senate George Furey stated today in Cuba that writers are the true ambassadors of his country beyond borders. Fidel Castro´s Political Thinking at the Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9154&SEO=fidel-castroas-political-thinking-at-the-book-fair 10 de febrero de 2017, 15:25Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The strategic vision of the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro (1916-1926), his willingness to sacrifice and humanist vocation were remembered today at the opening day of the Havana International Book Fair. China and Cuba to Increase Cooperation in Film Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9151&SEO=china-and-cuba-to-increase-cooperation-in-film-industry Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez and the head of the Shinework Picture film company, Jonathan Shen, agreed here today to expand cooperation in the film industry. Margaret Atwood Launches Compilation of Canadian Texts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9140&SEO=margaret-atwood-launches-compilation-of-canadian-texts-in-cuba Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Relevant Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood, is launching today an anthology of 23 stories from her country at the 25th International Book Fair held in Cuba. Karachi Literature Festival Begins in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9136&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9126&SEO=leo-brower-office-brings-fados-from-portugal-to-havana Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese famous and popular fados will be played in the Cuban capital on February 15, as part of the event ''The Human Voice. Multiple Languages,'' under the auspices of the Leo Brower Office, according to the organizers. Jamaican Singer Bob Marley's Unique Recordings Come to Light http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9124&SEO=jamaican-singer-bob-marleys-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9123&SEO=cuba-international-event-for-danzon-in-cuba-to-homage-miguel-failde 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:56Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) From March 30 to next April 2 this western city of Cuba will welcome the 2nd International Miguel Failde in Memoriam Danzon Meeting, summoned by the provincial Department of Culture of Matanzas. Cuba: 26th Edition of the International Book Fair Opened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9117&SEO=cuba-26th-edition-of-the-international-book-fair-opened Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of 46 nations the Havana International Book Fair in its 26th edition in 2017 is consolidating as one of the cultural events with the greatest importance, said Juan Rodriguez, president of the Organizing Commiteee Thursday. Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, to Stop Singing Live http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9097&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9090&SEO=havana-book-fair-largest-literary-event-in-cuba-begins Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Havana International Book Fair, FIL 2017, the largest literary event in Cuba, opens here today with a record number of foreign participants, with special representation from Canada, as a guest country. Ex Chicago Peter Cetera, Cuban Danay Suárez in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9072&SEO=ex-chicago-peter-cetera-cuban-danay-suarez-in-vina-del-mar By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) For nostalgic music lovers, the Viña del Mar Song Festival has unmissable offers, such as Olivia Newton-John and Peter Cetera, but also young blood in Cuban upstart Danay Suárez. Young Painter Decorates Oldest Hotel in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9068&SEO=young-painter-decorates-oldest-hotel-in-havana 08 de febrero de 2017, 18:08Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Works by young Cuban painter Fabio Manuel can be currently found and during one month at the Hotel Inglaterra, the oldest in Havana, built in 1875 and located in the most central area in this capital. Cuba Presents Tourist Offers in Salon des Vacances in Bruxelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9046&SEO=cuba-presents-tourist-offers-in-salon-des-vacances-in-bruxelles Brussels, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participated in Salon des Vacances de Bruxelles and presented its various offers of cultural tourism, ecotourism, health tourism, nautical and cruising, diplomatic sources said today. Turkey Arrests 948 Social Networks Users http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9045&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9040&SEO=stanford-students-recreates-5000-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9024&SEO=cuba-celebrates-57th-anniversary-of-its-cinematheque Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque is celebrating today the 57th anniversary of its founding with a cultural gala that reveres the beginning of cinema. More than 30 Canadian Writers to Attend Book Fair in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9019&SEO=more-than-30-canadian-writers-to-attend-book-fair-in-cuba Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) More than 30 Canadian writers and 18 publishing houses from that country will participate in the 26th International Book Fair of Havana (FIL), Cuba, the Canadian embassy in this country reported. Twenty Four Works on Fidel Castro in 2017 Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9008&SEO=twenty-four-works-on-fidel-castro-in-2017-book-fair 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:27Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Book Fair of Cuba, Juan Rodriguez Cabrera, announced Tuesday the presentation of 24 titles in the event dedicated to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro. Record Number of Foreign Participants in Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9007&SEO=record-number-of-foreign-participants-in-havana-book-fair 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:11Havana Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The Havana International Book Fair (IBF) boasts, during this edition, a record number of participants: 46 nations and there are still some other countries coming interested in attending, according to the organizers. Chile to Debut With Interesting Documentary at Berlin Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8998&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8992&SEO=pamelita-flores-awakening-of-a-woman-through-music By Isabel Soto Mayedo New Book Highlights Feats of Cuban Former Volleyball Player http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8973&SEO=new-book-highlights-feats-of-cuban-former-volleyball-player Camagüey, Cuba, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) ''Entre cielo y tierra, Mireya Luis'', a biographical book on the former volleyball player from Camaguey, Cuba, will be launched in this central eastern city as part of the literary program for the celebration of the Culture Week. Lady Gaga Will Arrive First to Barcelona on Her Next European Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8971&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8954&SEO=cuban-movie-cycle-starts-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The City Council of the District of Kadikoy, in this Turkish city, and the Jose Marti Association of Friendship with Cuba of Turkey, began today a cycle of Cuban cinema, during the month of February. Cuban Cinematheque Turns 57 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8923&SEO=cuban-cinematheque-turns-57 Havana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque is turning 57th anniversary of founding today with the screening of some classics of its collection restored in accordance with internationally recognized standards. Ediciones Unión de Cuba to Present 17 Works in Havana´s Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8875&SEO=ediciones-union-de-cuba-to-present-17-works-in-havanaas-book-fair Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Ediciones Unión, the publishing house of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), will present 17 titles of national and foreign authors at the 26th edition of the International Book Fair, the entity announced today. Young Cuban Female Dancer to Dance in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8865&SEO=young-cuban-female-dancer-to-dance-in-russia 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban dancer form the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) Daniela Gomez will perform a choreography by Argentinean Daniel Proietto, called ''Cygne'', at the Marinsky Theater in Russia, revealed the company in a communique Friday. Young Cuban Female Dancer to Dance in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8866&SEO=young-cuban-female-dancer-to-dance-in-russia 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban dancer form the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) Daniela Gomez will perform a choreography by Argentinean Daniel Proietto, called ''Cygne'', at the Marinsky Theater in Russia, revealed the company in a communique Friday. Prokofiev's Work Opens Cuban Puppet Show in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8841&SEO=prokofievs-work-opens-cuban-puppet-show-in-february 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:35Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban group Teatro de Las Estaciones opens its puppet show in February with the applauded show Peter and the Wolf, a didactic concert by the Russian composer Serguei Prokofiev, with the art of maestro Alfredo Sosabravo. CITMATEL Announces Proposals for the Cuban Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8840&SEO=citmatel-announces-proposals-for-the-cuban-book-fair 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:33Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company for Information Technologies and Telematic Services (Citmatel) announced today some of the proposals reserved for the 26th Havana Book Fair, from February 9 to 19, with exhibitors from 35 countries. Best Egyptian Collection in Latin America Revealed in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8834&SEO=best-egyptian-collection-in-latin-america-revealed-in-cuba Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The details of the most important Egyptian collection in Latin America are compiled in a single volume, presented at the Universal Art Building of the Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA). Salsa Festival to Dance in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8821&SEO=salsa-festival-to-dance-in-cuba Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival will arrive for the second time in Havana from February 21 to 26, a space to visualize the dances and rhythms that have gained more followers in recent years around the world. George Clooney to Receive France´s Honorary Cesar Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8817&SEO=george-clooney-to-receive-franceas-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8807&SEO=fidel-castros-thinking-and-work-at-book-fair-in-havana Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The figure of the Cuban Revolution''s leader, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), will be regarded in the books that the Publishing House Capitan San Luis will present at the International Book Fair of Havana (FIL 2017), according to reports today in this capital. American Airlines Opens its First Office in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8797&SEO=american-airlines-opens-its-first-office-in-havana Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The American company American Airlines opened its first office in this capital, said today Josefina Vidal, an official of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, in her Twitter account. Japanese Theater Company To Act in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8762&SEO=japanese-theater-company-to-act-in-cuba Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) ''Chura'' Japanese Theater Company will be performing from February 16th to 17th at Cuba´s National Theater, Cuba´s National Council of Performing Arts announced today. Canadian Theater Director to Present Her Second Work in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8742&SEO=canadian-theater-director-to-present-her-second-work-in-cuba 01 de febrero de 2017, 13:08Havana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Canadian theater director Jennifer Capraru is preparing today in Cuba the premiere of See you, a polemic play on the interaction of people in social networks. World Summit of Nobel Peace Prizes Winners in Bogotá http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8730&SEO=world-summit-of-nobel-peace-prizes-winners-in-bogota 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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8707&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8705&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8682&SEO=jamaicans-pay-tributes-to-fidel-castro-and-the-cuban-revolution 31 de enero de 2017, 12:20Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Called for Solidarity Organization form Cuba and Jamaica, followers of the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro''s work, paid tribute to him in Jamaica, informed the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Films in Spanish to Be Shown at Berlin Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8680&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8673&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8668&SEO=cuba-thanks-support-for-marti-sculpture-project-in-new-york New York, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban officials have thanked today in this city the support of institutions and New Yorkers to the project to take to the island a replica of the statue of the pro-independence hero, Jose Marti, located in the Central Park. South American Solidarity Brigade Visits Sancti Spíritus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8648&SEO=south-american-solidarity-brigade-visits-sancti-spiritus 30 de enero de 2017, 17:47Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The South American Solidarity Brigade, made up of 150 members from Chile, Argentina and Brazil, are visiting this city in order to be more acquainted with Cuban history and culture. Cuban Circus Company Won Bronze Medal in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8639&SEO=cuban-circus-company-won-bronze-medal-in-france 30 de enero de 2017, 15:43Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) ''Havana'' Company of the National Circus of Cuba won the bronze medal at the 38th Tomorrow´s Circus World Festival held in Paris, France, the Caribbean cultural entity reported today. Iranian Director to Skip Oscar Awards to Protest Trump's Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8636&SEO=iranian-director-to-skip-oscar-awards-to-protest-trumps-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. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8628&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8621&SEO=year-of-the-cock-attracts-tourists-to-havana 30 de enero de 2017, 12:57Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The strong impact of the tourism industry to travel to Cuba, in particular, to Havana, is combined with the recently started Chinese New Moon Year, to attact travellers from the entire world to the island. Split is Now on Track to Become The Most Profitable Film of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8613&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8599&SEO=cuban-baillarina-marta-garcia-dies-in-spain Madrid, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina)The famous Cuban Baillarina Marta García died today in a hospital at 68 years old from lung cancer, according to sources close to the artsist. National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Starts Cycle on Beethoven http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8595&SEO=national-symphony-orchestra-of-cuba-starts-cycle-on-beethoven Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) of Cuba begins today a series of concerts with works of the German genius Ludwig van Beethoven, whose legacy has decisively influenced the subsequent evolution of the music. Argentinian Artists Launch New Campaign for Releasing Milagro Sala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8580&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8566&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8562&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-ready-to-vibrate-alongside-marti-and-fidel 27 de enero de 2017, 14:37Santiago de Cuba, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people from Santiago are preparing to perform tonight a vibrant demonstration of patriotism, encouraged by having boasted since last December Fidel Castro´s ashes close to the National Hero Trump´s Wall Wants to Separate Us, Says Singer Joan Manuel Serrat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8561&SEO=trumps-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8556&SEO=cuban-youth-will-march-to-pay-tribute-to-jose-marti Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) With a massive parade, Cuban youth will be holding today the traditional March of the Torches, on the eve of the 164th anniversary of the National Hero José Martí´s birth. Cuban Ambassador Notes Advances and Obstacles in Relations with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8550&SEO=cuban-ambassador-notes-advances-and-obstacles-in-relations-with-usa Washington, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, said that in the past two years, both countries have achieved unprecedented levels of negotiations with considerable progress, although serious obstacles still remain. Cuba Offers Investments Opportunities at Tourism Fair in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8549&SEO=cuba-offers-investments-opportunities-at-tourism-fair-in-turkey 27 de enero de 2017, 11:49Istanbul, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has offered some proposals today to market and invest in the tourist sector of the island, in the framework of the 21st edition of the Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Tourism Exhibition (EMITT). Venezuelan Singer Jimmy Leon to Premiere CD in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8537&SEO=venezuelan-singer-jimmy-leon-to-premiere-cd-in-cuba Havana, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan singer Jimmy Leon, son of famous Venezuelan salsa star Oscar de Leon, will premiere his most recent CD in Cuba, as told by one of the CD musical producers, Cuban composer and band director Manolito Simonet, here. Cuban First Provincial Baseball Hall of Fame to Open In Matanzas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8520&SEO=cuban-first-provincial-baseball-hall-of-fame-to-open-in-matanzas 26 de enero de 2017, 13:45Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 25 (Prensa latina) With the first-overwhelming emotion of three great sporting figures, Matanzas´s Baseball Hall of Fame will be opened next February 4th, at Palmar de Junco Ballpark. CELAC: a Mechanism for Concerted Action, Unity and Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8516&SEO=celac-a-mechanism-for-concerted-action-unity-and-dialogue Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held in the Dominican Republic, was consolidated as the mechanism for concerted action, unity and political dialogue of the whole of Our America. Iranian Actress Refuses to Attend the Oscars Because of Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8514&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8510&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8506&SEO=latin-american-cinema-is-committed-to-our-reality-perugorria-says Panama, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Cuban actor, Jorge Perugorria, highlighted today the commitment of the Latin American cinema to the reality of our countries, where the cinematography of author is a common and distinctive feature in this type of art. Guatemala and Cuba to Be Linked Again by Air http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8504&SEO=guatemala-and-cuba-to-be-linked-again-by-air Guatemala, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala and Cuba will once again be linked by air by the Spanish company WAMOS Air, which plans to inaugurate a route to this Central American country from Madrid and stop at Havana, officials said today. Pedagogy 2017: A Conference for the Unity of Educators http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8487&SEO=pedagogy-2017-a-conference-for-the-unity-of-educators Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) With the slogan: ''For the Unity of All Educators'', the Congress Pedagogy 2017 will be held from January 30th, at the Havana International Conference Center, the Cuban Deputy Minister of Education Cira Piñeiro announced. Cultural Center Pabellon Cuba, A Space for Books in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8486&SEO=cultural-center-pabellon-cuba-a-space-for-books-in-havana Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in one of the most central streets in this capital, will be the second venue to the International Book Fair (IBF), a place especially devoted to young people, according to reports today. New Hotels to Generate 5,000 Jobs in Jamaica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8462&SEO=new-hotels-to-generate-5000-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8461&SEO=cuba-mambo-lovers-to-celebrate-damaso-perez-pradoas-centenary 25 de enero de 2017, 12:36Matanzas, Cuba, Jan. 25 (Prensa Latina) Master lectures, book presentations, concerts and shows will be parts of the International Colloquium program to be held in this province at the end of the year, as a tribute to Dámaso Pérez Prado´s centenary, well-known as the King of Mambo. Italian Journalist Presents Book on Cuba in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8432&SEO=italian-journalist-presents-book-on-cuba-in-rome 24 de enero de 2017, 17:48Rome, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba between Francisco and Obama, is the title of the book the well-known Vaticanist Carlo Di Cicco presents today in the Paul VI Hall of the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL). The volume of 105 pages contains 16 interviews made in Cuba by the author to personalities from different sectors, in May 2015, days before the Pope''s first visit to the island. Afghan Female Orchestra Wins Freemuse Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8410&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8409&SEO=u.s.-and-cuba-take-steps-for-normalizing-their-relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuba have adopted up to now 22 instruments since December 17th of 2014, when the process for normalizing their relations started. Roman Polanski Won't Preside Over César Film Awards in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8408&SEO=roman-polanski-wont-preside-over-cesar-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? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8404&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8403&SEO=cuban-wide-ranging-program-for-the-book-fair Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) A comprehensive catalog, boasting a dozen titles, will be exhibited by Ediciones Matanzas at the XXVI International Book Fair (Fil-2017), which will be carried out from February 9th, in Havana. Cuban Ars Longa Was Applauded in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8392&SEO=cuban-ars-longa-was-applauded-in-vienna 24 de enero de 2017, 11:46Vienna, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Ars Longa, the Cuba´s Musical Group, was welcomed in Austria during their performance at Konzerthaus Theater. Top UNESCO Representative Stresses Cuba-Africa Close Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8384&SEO=top-unesco-representative-stresses-cuba-africa-close-relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has currently maintained a close relationship with Africa, where it has given support in important moments such as the struggle against apartheid, Ali Moussa, director of History and Culture department at UNESCO, said. Razzies 2017: Zoolander 2 Leads Losers With Nine Nominations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8348&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8345&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-the-objectives-of-the-united-nations United Nations, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s permanent representative to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodríguez, affirmed today the island''s commitment to the organization''s objectives, including peace and sustainable development without exclusion. At CELAC'S Meeting, Dominican Rep History Seen From Photography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8343&SEO=at-celacs-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8336&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8335&SEO=arogue-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8327&SEO=casa-award-happy-pretext-for-writers-colombian-author-says Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Americas Award has created over the years an important bibliography and this is a happy pretext for writers who do not fit into the literary commercial circuit, Alberto Salcedo said. UNESCO Highlights the Meeting on African History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8261&SEO=unesco-highlights-the-meeting-on-african-history Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The forthcoming meeting, which will be held in Havana, for the preparation of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa, has a special importance resulting of the historical bonds between Cuba and Africa, a Unesco´s high representative stated today. International Book Fair to be celebrated in Cuba soon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8291&SEO=international-book-fair-to-be-celebrated-in-cuba-soon In February Cuba will host the 36 edition of the International Book Fair, this time it is dedicated to Dr. Armando Hart Dávalos and Canada will be the guest country. Let's see South Korean Court Holds Hearing on Arrest Warrants for Black List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8257&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8255&SEO=scholars-in-cuba-for-seminar-on-language-grammar-writing 20 de enero de 2017, 12:02Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Several experts from Mexico, Panama, Spain and Cuba had the possibility to attend the Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing and Orality Teaching and the Use of Dictionaries, which will be organized by the University of Matanzas. Celine Dion Sings Again 'The Beauty and the Beast' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8254&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8249&SEO=flow-of-russian-tourists-to-cuba-grows-50-percent 20 de enero de 2017, 11:23Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The flow of Russian tourists to Cuba in 2016 has grown 50 percent compared to the previous year, after surpassing 65,000 visitors, Tourism counselor of the island''s embassy in this country, Edilberto Riveron Leon, said. Cuban Theater Restoration Agreement Signed in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8245&SEO=cuban-theater-restoration-agreement-signed-in-france 20 de enero de 2017, 11:11Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The French association Cuba Cooperation and the company Segat signed today an agreement to promote the restoration of the mosaics of the Cuban theater Tomas Terry, a UNESCO World Heritage place. UNESCO Condems Syria's Cultural Destruction by Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8242&SEO=unesco-condems-syrias-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8231&SEO=haitian-culture-week-for-the-first-time-in-cuba Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) A week devoted to the Haitian culture and the anniversary 213 of the victory of the revolution in Haiti will be held in Cuba for the first time, Ambassador to this country Geri Benoit announced. Cuban Film Poster Exhibition Opens at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8229&SEO=cuban-film-poster-exhibition-opens-at-unesco 19 de enero de 2017, 17:22Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) An extensive exhibition of film posters made in Cuba was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, as proof of the extraordinary boost to cultural activity in the island nation in the ''60s, after the victory of the revolution. Paul McCartney Tries to Recuperate Beatles Songs Copyrights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8228&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8218&SEO=langagne-states-casa-de-las-americas-is-quite-respectable Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican poet, Eduardo Langagne, rated today Casa de las Américas as a respectable institution, and participated as a jury for the second time. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8213&SEO=recent-data-highlight-cuban-tourism-industry-booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. Cuba and U.S. Sign Memorandum For Sea Water Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8210&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-sign-memorandum-for-sea-water-protection 19 de enero de 2017, 12:56Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) A memorandum of understanding on the protection of marine waters, coral reefs and environmental education was signed here by specialists from Cuba''s National Aquarium and Research Institute for Studies of the Gulf of Mexico (Harte). Cuban Residents In Turkey Pay Homage to José Martí http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8209&SEO=cuban-residents-in-turkey-pay-homage-to-jose-marti 19 de enero de 2017, 12:54Istanbul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Assosiation of Cuban Residents in Turkey called ''Raíces'',is to mark the occasion of the forthcoming celebration of the 164th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, next Jan. 28 issued today a statement highlighting the role of the also called The Apostle. Salvadorean Government Thanks Deputies Vote for the 2017 Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8204&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8203&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8200&SEO=ellen-degeneres-breaks-record-for-most-peoples-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8197&SEO=cienaga-de-zapata-and-everglades-national-parks-agreement-highlighted Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The national parks Cienaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp) (Cuba) and Everglades (United States) have signed a twinning agreement aimed at achieving better indicators in the environmental management of these protected areas, media reported today. Cuban Group Musica Antigua Ars Longa to Perform in Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8180&SEO=cuban-group-musica-antigua-ars-longa-to-perform-in-austria Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Musica Antigua Ars Longa will perform on January 23rd at the Concert Hall in Vienna, Austria, during the Resonanzen Festival, said its choral director Teresa Paz. Cuban Early Music Festival to be Dedicated to Dance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8168&SEO=cuban-early-music-festival-to-be-dedicated-to-dance 18 de enero de 2017, 15:46Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Esteban Salas Early Music Festival, celebrated in Cuba, with the participation of artists from various countries, will dedicate its 12th edition to dance, announced today the director of the event, Teresa Paz. First Afghan Female Orchestra to Perform at Davos Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8157&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8152&SEO=cuban-theater-end-didactical-functions-villanueva 18 de enero de 2017, 12:19Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) With two unique functions this weekend, one of dramatic choreography, and the other on a puppeteer''s text for adults of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, will close here the didactical Villanueva Functions of Cuban theater. French Intellectual Praises Cuban Revolution's Social Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8144&SEO=french-intellectual-praises-cuban-revolutions-social-achievements 18 de enero de 2017, 11:34Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution, led by its leader Fidel Castro, has established a social protection system that has been unanimously considered an example to follow, French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in statements released today. Cuban Telematics Enterprise at the Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8126&SEO=cuban-telematics-enterprise-at-the-book-fair Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban enterprise for information technologies and telematics services (Citmatel), has its range of products set relating to the forthcoming Havana´s International Book Fair, addressed once today. Casa de las Americas Decolonized Us with Literature, Says Jury Membe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8115&SEO=casa-de-las-americas-decolonized-us-with-literature-says-jury-membe 17 de enero de 2017, 17:25Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Dominican academician Silvio Torres-Saillant said today that through Casa de las Americas, the Cuban revolution proved how the same decolonization achieved through arms could be achieved through literary writing. Superheros Suits Up for Auction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8098&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8097&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8093&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8079&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8047&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8037&SEO=casa-de-las-americas-award-begins-activities-in-havana Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Américas Literary Award, one of the oldest of its kind in the continent, begins today its edition of this year, in which about 400 works from different countries are competing. Uruguayan Composer Serebrier Says He Likes to Perform in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8027&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7985&SEO=chilean-customs-seized-about-700000-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7984&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-extends-its-nutcracker-season 13 de enero de 2017, 13:11Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) announced today that due to the functions of Nutcracker have set a new record of attendance, the BNC will extend its functions at the Sala García Lorca of the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. Calle 13's Singer Rene Perez Premieres First Solo Video Clip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7979&SEO=calle-13s-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7957&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7943&SEO=septeto-santiaguero-harvests-successes-in-united-states 12 de enero de 2017, 16:01By Martha Cabrales Arias Hollywood Actors Sing 'I Will Survive' to Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7931&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7910&SEO=cuban-sandra-ramy-theater-group-to-perform-at-festival-in-germany Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colectivo Persona, directed by Cuban choreographer Sandra Ramy, will perform next February in the ÂíAdelante! Ibero-American Festival of Theater, in Germany, according to a spokesperson for the organization, Mercedes Borges. Cuban Fine Art Artist Celebrates the Female http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7903&SEO=cuban-fine-art-artist-celebrates-the-female 11 de enero de 2017, 15:52Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban popular fine arts artist Martha Jimenez is exhibiting a sample of her painting and ceramics, which suggest inner female power and freedom, represented by a goat. Spanish Singer Enrique Iglesias Shoots Video Clip in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7886&SEO=spanish-singer-enrique-iglesias-shoots-video-clip-in-cuba Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias has shot in Cuba some scenes for a new video clip with Cuban musician Descemer Bueno and Puerto Rican duo Zion and Lenox. Homage in Santiago de Cuba to Founder of House of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7870&SEO=homage-in-santiago-de-cuba-to-founder-of-house-of-the-caribbean 10 de enero de 2017, 18:01Santiago de Cuba, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The 10th International Colloquium Joel James in Memoriam began today in this city, with different approaches to the legacy of the founder of the House of the Caribbean, paradigm in the studies and promotion of the people''s traditional culture in this region. Brazilian Literature with Record in Casa de las Americas Award 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7855&SEO=brazilian-literature-with-record-in-casa-de-las-americas-award-2017 Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Americas Literature Award received a record number of works this year in the section of Brazilian fiction literature, with 135 works, and even today new proposals are coming to Cuba. First Syrian Export Trade Show Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7854&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7827&SEO=exhibition-on-chernobyl-by-peruvian-artist-opened-in-cuba 09 de enero de 2017, 16:36Havana, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian artist Sonia Cunliffe fulfilled a dream today opening here the exhibition ''Documentos Extraviados'' (Lost Documents), about Cuba''s aid to children damaged by the nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Film 'La La Land' Awarded Seven Golden Globes Prizes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7826&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7813&SEO=argentine-group-la-colmenita-makes-children-dream-in-buenos-aires Buenos Aires, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine group of the Cuban children''s theater company La Colmenita brought love, joy and magic to the children hospitalized in the capital of Juan Pedro Garrahan pediatric hospital, where they gave their art in a very unique setting. Meryl Streep Criticizes Trump in the Golden Globe Awards Ceremony http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7809&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7781&SEO=frank-fernandez-dedicates-piano-concert-to-fidel Havana, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Pianist Frank Fernández will offer a concert in this capital today to honor the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25. Greek Jannis Kounellis Opens in Cuban Gallery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7759&SEO=greek-jannis-kounellis-opens-in-cuban-gallery 06 de enero de 2017, 12:49La Habana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Greek artist, Jannis Kounellis has been given a privileged space in the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center for his first solo exhibition in Cuba, which will be open to the public until the end of this month. New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7758&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7757&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7756&SEO=austrian-former-president-calls-for-closer-links-with-cuba Vienna, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Former President Heinz Fischer has stated that he is in favor of improving relations between his country and Cuba, the Cuban embassy in Vienna reports today. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7755&SEO=casa-dranguet-house-in-santiago-de-cuba-launches-website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO. A Star for Amy Adams on the Hollywood Walk of Fame http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7751&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7734&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7733&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7725&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7674&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7670&SEO=illegal-search-at-argentinas-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7623&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7622&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7581&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7571&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7561&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7550&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7548&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7543&SEO=dudamel-to-conduct-orchestra-for-new-years-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7530&SEO=in-cuba-russian-exhibition-highlights-environmental-protection 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:58By Jorge Petinaud Russian Minister Confirms Anomaly in Crashed Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7525&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7521&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7519&SEO=worlds-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7518&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7514&SEO=argentinas-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7512&SEO=worlds-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7496&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7487&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7481&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7478&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7474&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7473&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7472&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7471&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7462&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7454&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7401&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7393&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7391&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7390&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7387&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7386&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7385&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7353&SEO=standing-ovations-to-lizt-alfonsos-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7348&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7336&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7314&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7312&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7309&SEO=olivia-newton-john-to-perform-at-the-vina-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7306&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7305&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7304&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7301&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7296&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7294&SEO=restoration-of-bogotas-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7270&SEO=cuban-educators-ratify-commitment-to-fidels-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7268&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7266&SEO=cuban-pianist-frank-fernandez-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7262&SEO=cubans-celebrate-educators-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7259&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7247&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7236&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7235&SEO=cuban-puppets-company-performs-poem-by-nicolas-guillen 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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7228&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7225&SEO=argentinian-singer-charly-garcia-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7220&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7195&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7192&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7191&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7169&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7164&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7148&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7141&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7131&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7128&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7117&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7108&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7089&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7086&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7084&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7082&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7081&SEO=fao-discusses-rural-womens-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7077&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7065&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7061&SEO=chucho-valdes-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.