Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuban President Welcomes his Counterpart from SADR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13431&SEO=cuban-president-welcomes-his-counterpart-from-sadr Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President, Raul Castro, has welcomed his counterpart from the Sahrawi Democratic Arab Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, on an official visit to the Caribbean nation. Cuba: Parliamentarians Call for Increased Prevention on Roads http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13376&SEO=cuba-parliamentarians-call-for-increased-prevention-on-roads Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians called today for increased prevention seeking to avoid traffic accidents, which lead to a high death toll, as well as injured people and damages in Cuba. Cuban Vice President Díaz Canel Highlights Altruism of Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13366&SEO=cuban-vice-president-diaz-canel-highlights-altruism-of-cuban-doctors Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel, highlighted the altruism of the Cuban health personnel today, especially those who bring science to other peoples of the world, such as Ecuador. Cuban Computer Experts Contribute to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13351&SEO=cuban-computer-experts-contribute-to-economic-and-social-development Matanzas, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Information Technology Union (UIC), Ailyn Febles, said today that the main challenge of this civil society organization is to contribute to the economic and social development of the country. Business Fair Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13338&SEO=business-fair-ends-in-cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. Senior Adult Chairs: a Space for the Insertion of Cuban Elders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13314&SEO=senior-adult-chairs-a-space-for-the-insertion-of-cuban-elders Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Inserting the elderly in academic programs is one of the objectives of the Chairs of the Elderly in Cuba, stated the vice president of that space at the University of Havana (UH), Miriam Marañón. Cuba Seeks for a More Efficient Audit Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13298&SEO=cuba-seeks-for-a-more-efficient-audit-management Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba and Comptroller General, Gladys Bejerano, has urged to contribute to a more efficient audit management and control during the official closing of the 11th International Congress on Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Cuba Updates its Regulations Related to Tobacco Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13257&SEO=cuba-updates-its-regulations-related-to-tobacco-consumption Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Updating the existing regulations to control smoking in public places is part of Cuba''s campaign to celebrate World No Tobacco Day, to be held on May 31. Diaz-Canel Presides Over Cuba Delegation to Lenin Moreno Inaguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13229&SEO=diaz-canel-presides-over-cuba-delegation-to-lenin-moreno-inaguration Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel heads the island''s delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno on May 24, Granma newspaper reported today. Cuba Fosters Revolutionary Unity vs. Neoliberal Offensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13207&SEO=cuba-fosters-revolutionary-unity-vs.-neoliberal-offensive Hanoi, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is promoting actions to foster the greatest possible unity of the Latin American and Caribbean revolutionaries facing the new neoliberal offensive led by the United States and its allies, a senior leader of the Caribbean nation said here today. 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. Inaugurated in Cuba International Meeting of Customs Directors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13081&SEO=inaugurated-in-cuba-international-meeting-of-customs-directors Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The head of the General Customs of Cuba, Pedro Pérez, opened today the 38th Meeting of National Directors of Customs of Latin America, Spain and Portugal, in the 1930 hall of the Hotel Nacional. Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13064&SEO=cuban-recreational-sailing-increases Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island''s tourism. USA Denies Visa to Cuban University Students http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13058&SEO=usa-denies-visa-to-cuban-university-students Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Government has reportedly denied visa to a group of Cuban students who scheduled to participate in the finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest at the Association of Computing Machinery. Cuba, Suriname to Discuss Issues on Child Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13041&SEO=cuba-suriname-to-discuss-issues-on-child-protection Paramaribo, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Suriname and Cuba will exchange experiences to solve the problems of comprehensive protection of children and adolescents, diplomatic sources in the island reported today. Cuban Companies Interact in Havana Business Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13014&SEO=cuban-companies-interact-in-havana-business-fair Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair in Cuba continues today its exhibition at Expocuba capital fairground, a scenario where Cuban companies participate in identifying potentialities with the country''s economic players. US Entrepreneurs Interested in Cuban Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12949&SEO=us-entrepreneurs-interested-in-cuban-hotel-business Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) US businesspersons visiting Havana expressed interest in Cuban tourism, particularly in hotels, during the meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC). Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12948&SEO=cuba-promotes-in-china-mining-investment-opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. UN Agency Attends Trade Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12942&SEO=un-agency-attends-trade-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will present its considerations today in Cuba on consumers'' protection during a forum attended by almost 600 domestic and foreign experts. Cuba is Set to Meteoro Exercise Against Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12921&SEO=cuba-is-set-to-meteoro-exercise-against-disasters Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Preparing for the 31st edition of the Meteoro-2017 exercise has today started off on the Cuban capital with the attendance of the Major General Ramon Pardo Guerra, head of the National Staff for Civil Defense (NSCD). Challenges, Prospects of Sustainable Trade Under Discussion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12916&SEO=challenges-prospects-of-sustainable-trade-under-discussion-in-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Convention of Commerce Cuba 2017 kicked off today at Havana Convention Center with the theme ''Challenges and Prospects of Sustainable Trade.'' Cuba Attending Meeting in Argentina on Illicit Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12914&SEO=cuba-attending-meeting-in-argentina-on-illicit-drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is attending here the Annual Meeting of the Cooperation Program of the European Union and Latin America on Drug Policies (Copolad, in Spanish) in which strategies and tools to fight trafficking are discussed. Cuba Hosts Relevant Hoteliers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12896&SEO=cuba-hosts-relevant-hoteliers-meeting Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A two-day meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC) opens today at Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana, with the eyes set on the island''s growing tourism. Buena Fe Mourns Guitarist Dairon Rodriguez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12873&SEO=buena-fe-mourns-guitarist-dairon-rodriguez Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Buena Fe expressed sorrow on Saturday for the death of its guitarist Dairon Rodriguez, who passed away at the age of 32 as a result of a heart attack. Cuban and Chinese Children and Youth Celebrate Living in Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12865&SEO=cuban-and-chinese-children-and-youth-celebrate-living-in-peace Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Children and youths from Cuba and China gathered at the island''s embassy in Beijing on Saturday to celebrate their day and the anniversaries of the organizations to which they belong. Debates in Cuba on Challenges of the Latin American Left http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12823&SEO=debates-in-cuba-on-challenges-of-the-latin-american-left Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The challenges of the left in Latin America and the Caribbean when facing the oligarchies and imperialism was the issue to debate today by Cuban researchers focused on articulating the work of the academy in this regional context. Cuba Further Ease Housing Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12791&SEO=cuba-further-ease-housing-regulations Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) New legal changes on housing legislation in Cuba are taking effect today to favor the granting of subsidies to the most vulnerable ones and self-employed construction. The agreement 8093 of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers updates the provisions on housing, in which the Ministries of Construction (MICONS), Justice, Labor and Social Security, Finance and Prices and the Institute of Physical Planning are directly involved. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12742&SEO=argentina-cuba-talk-business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. Cuba's First Deputy FM Visits Lebanon to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12731&SEO=cubas-first-deputy-fm-visits-lebanon-to-strengthen-ties Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Aoun has met today with Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina Gonzalez, who is visiting this Arab nation with the aim of strengthening bilateral friendship and cooperation ties. Cuba Announces Poster Contest # NoMásBloqueo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12706&SEO=cuba-announces-poster-contest-nomasbloqueo Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) and the National Design Office (ONDI) launched today a call to the NoMásBloqueo poster competition as a platform to join the call for a cease of that U.S. measure. Cuban Demands Increasing South's Presence at UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12679&SEO=cuban-demands-increasing-souths-presence-at-un-security-council United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba repeated its call to guarantee a larger presence of the South in the United Nations Security Council in order to take balance and credibility to that body. Cuba Ready to Contribute in Preparation for WTO Ministerial Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12670&SEO=cuba-ready-to-contribute-in-preparation-for-wto-ministerial-event Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has showed in Geneva its willingness to contribute to preparing the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to be held in Buenos Aires, diplomatic sources said today. Tribute to Cuban and Venezuelan Revolutionaries Killed in Combat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12627&SEO=tribute-to-cuban-and-venezuelan-revolutionaries-killed-in-combat Matanzas, Cuba, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, diplomatic staff, students and the Cuban people remembered here today in a political-cultural event the 82nd anniversary of the fall in unequal combat of revolutionaries Antonio Guiteras (Cuba) and Carlos Aponte (Venezuela). Cuba Eyeing Eco Tourism Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12608&SEO=cuba-eyeing-eco-tourism-expansion Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s forthcoming 11th International Eco Tourism Seminar (TURNAT, in Spanish) in the province of Holguín, will provide an ideal opportunity for industry experts and professionals to exchange views and to promote Cuban as an attractive destination. 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. Rafael Correa Receives Honoris Causa of the University of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12536&SEO=rafael-correa-receives-honoris-causa-of-the-university-of-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, received today the honorary doctorate in economics of the University of Havana, by the rector of that institution, Gustavo Cobreiro. Nature Tourism Captures Interest at FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12522&SEO=nature-tourism-captures-interest-at-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nature and adventure travels are priority issues today in the debates of the 37th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2017, that is held in this eastern Cuban city. History of an Aggression: the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12518&SEO=history-of-an-aggression-the-u.s.-naval-base-in-guantanamo Por Nuriem de ArmasGuantanamo, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. naval base in Guantanamo, with more than one century on Cuban territory, is a permanent aggression to this country''s sovereignty, culture and development. Rafael Correa to Receive Order Jose Marti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12512&SEO=rafael-correa-to-receive-order-jose-marti Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa to talk today with his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, and to receive the Order Jose Marti, the highest medal awarded by the Cuban Council of State to foreign personalities for their contribution to peace. Begins In Cuba Discussions on Peace and Abolition of Military Bases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12503&SEO=begins-in-cuba-discussions-on-peace-and-abolition-of-military-bases Guantánamo, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 delegates started here today the debates about world peace sustainability and the threats posed by the increase of military bases, as part of an International Seminar to address these issues. Ecuador's President Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12470&SEO=ecuadors-president-visits-cuba Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa is today in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba where he starts a two-day visit to the island during which he''ll pay tribute to late Fidel Castro and be conferred the Order Jose Marti, the country''s highest distinction. Cuba Gets Record Number of Foreign Tourists in Four Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12464&SEO=cuba-gets-record-number-of-foreign-tourists-in-four-months Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Two million foreign tourists have arrived in Cuba in the first four months of the year for a record number and a 15% increase, recorded 39 days earlier than last year. Trade Unionists Champion in Cuba the World Proletariat Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12455&SEO=trade-unionists-champion-in-cuba-the-world-proletariat-unity Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Trade unionists all over the world championed the strengthening for unity so as to face up the capitalist offensive at a meeting of the Executive Council of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), held at the Havana International Conference Center. International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2017 Begins Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12423&SEO=international-tourism-fair-fitcuba-2017-begins-today Holguin, Cuba 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair of Cuba (FITCuba 2017) begins today in this eastern city with delegations from dozens of countries and the interest to boost the tour industry in the archipelago. Ecuadorian President Starts Visit to Cuba with Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12420&SEO=ecuadorian-president-starts-visit-to-cuba-with-tribute-to-fidel Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa starts an official visit today to Cuba during which he will render tribute to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, he is to be invested with several important distinctions and will tour centers of interest in the country. Cuba Calls to Dismantle Campaign Against Integrationist Processes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12389&SEO=cuba-calls-to-dismantle-campaign-against-integrationist-processes Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the Cuban Workers'' Confederation (CTC), Ulises Guilarte, called today on the forces of the left-wing to dismantle the media campaigns of discredit against the integrationist processes of the region. Cuban Communist Party Official Meets Leader of A Just Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12329&SEO=cuban-communist-party-official-meets-leader-of-a-just-russia Moscow, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Sergei Mironov, chairman of the party A Just Russia, received here the leader of the International Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), Juan Carlos Marsan, diplomatic sources said on Sunday. FITCuba-2017´s Expectations Grow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12320&SEO=fitcuba-2017as-expectations-grow Havana, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Just two days before the opening of the 37th International Tourism Fair (FITCuba-2017), expectations grow among tour operators and journalists. May Day with Fidel and Maduro, Requests 'El Cuate' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12309&SEO=may-day-with-fidel-and-maduro-requests-el-cuate Acapulco, Mexico, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The great friend of Fidel Castro, Antonio ''El Cuate'' del Conde, facilitator of the Granma expedition, requested today to march next May Day with the flags hoisted by Fidel Castro and Nicolás Maduro. University of Camagüey Hosts International Scientific Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12262&SEO=university-of-camaguey-hosts-international-scientific-conference Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The University of Camagüey hosts today the International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (Cytdes-2017), scheduled in this central-eastern city from June 5 to 7. Cuban Government Approves Plan to Tackle Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12260&SEO=cuban-government-approves-plan-to-tackle-climate-change Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Council of Ministers has approved the State Plan to tackle climate change and thus counteract the damage this phenomenon would cause to the country in coming years, Granma daily reports today. 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. HostelCuba Proposes Tourism Investment Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12162&SEO=hostelcuba-proposes-tourism-investment-forum Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) An investment forum stands out today among the proposals of the second day of HostelCuba, which includes intense agenda of private roundtable discussions and discussions among professionals. Seychelles President Opens His Country's Embassy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12156&SEO=seychelles-president-opens-his-countrys-embassy-in-cuba Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles President, Danny Faure, opens his country''s embassy in Cuba today, as part of his official visit to the Caribbean nation. Cuba Welcomes Two Decades of Chemical Weapons Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12117&SEO=cuba-welcomes-two-decades-of-chemical-weapons-convention Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will mark the two decades of the Chemical Weapons Convention with a Day for the Protection against these devices, and a commemorative event for the 20th anniversary of that international agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. Ukraine Demands End of US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12115&SEO=ukraine-demands-end-of-us-blockade-against-cuba Kiev, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The organization ''Stop the blockade against Cuba'' has held a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in this capital to demand the end of the blockade against the island, diplomatic sources said today. Peru: Intense Work by Cuban Health Brigade in First Weeks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12090&SEO=peru-intense-work-by-cuban-health-brigade-in-first-weeks Piura, Peru, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An intense work has been carried out by Cuban health emergency team in the first three weeks of solidarity actions for the victims of flooding that wreaked havoc the Peruvian northern city of Piura. Jorge Ricardo Masetti, the Founder of Prensa Latina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12072&SEO=jorge-ricardo-masetti-the-founder-of-prensa-latina Por Angel Augier*Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Like all major international historic events, the triumph of the armed struggle against the Batista dictatorship on January 1, 1959, raised the interest of world media. Empress of the Seas Docks in Havana Harbor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12054&SEO=empress-of-the-seas-docks-in-havana-harbor Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The arrival in Havana of the Empress of the Seas cruise ship is a further sign of the favorable image the island has as a destination and the growing interest of US companies in doing business on this activity. 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. Cuban Medical Brigade Takes Care of More Than 7,000 Peruvians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11988&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-takes-care-of-more-than-7000-peruvians Piura, Peru, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade, which is carrying out its solidarity work in this northern city of Peru and its vicinities, affected by floods, is taking care of more than seven thousand Peruvians. Portuguese President Welcomes Cuban Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11963&SEO=portuguese-president-welcomes-cuban-foreign-minister Lisbon, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa ratified today in this capital, to Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, hios Government''s willingness of strengthening the relations with the Caribbean island nation. Cuba Calls at UN to Stop Israeli Abuses against Palestines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11962&SEO=cuba-calls-at-un-to-stop-israeli-abuses-against-palestines United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated Tuesday at the UN Security Council for concrete actions to put an end to Israel''s abuses against the people of Palestine. Cuba Thanks Solidarity of Portuguese Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11933&SEO=cuba-thanks-solidarity-of-portuguese-parliamentarians Lisbon, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has thanked the work carried out by the Cuban Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba (GPA) for lifting the U.S. blockade on Cuba. Zimbabwean Higher Education Minister to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11924&SEO=zimbabwean-higher-education-minister-to-visit-cuba Havana, April 20 (Prensa Latina) The Zimbabwean Minister of Higher Education, Sciences and Technological Development, Jonathan Moyo, who heads a 12-university rector delegation, will visit Cuba on April 27. According to the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Mr. Jonathan Moyo is intent on being aware of Cuban higher education and scientific development, so he will hold meetings at the University of Havana and some Biocubafarma institutions. Cuba and Portugal Extol Strength of their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11916&SEO=cuba-and-portugal-extol-strength-of-their-relations Lisbon, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Portuguese foreign ministers, Bruno Rodriguez and Augusto Santos Silva, respectively, extolled today the strength of their bilateral relations in all areas, by means of a free-flowing exchange between both countries. Cuba Reading for May Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11914&SEO=cuba-reading-for-may-tourism-fair Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The May 37th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2017, will reportedly host the world''s most important travel agencies and tour operators. Cuba: Recognition of Work for Monument Restoration and Conservation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11903&SEO=cuba-recognition-of-work-for-monument-restoration-and-conservation Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The native home of Cuban martyr Abel Santamaria Cuadrado - in Cuban province of Villa Clara- received the National Monument Restoration Award, which is awarded to promoted initiatives to estimulate protection of buildings and houses of great value. Authorities in Peru Laud Cuban Medical Brigade Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11896&SEO=authorities-in-peru-laud-cuban-medical-brigade-work Piura, Peru, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Minister of Health, Patricia García, and the governor of Piura, Reynaldo Hilbck, lauded the work of a Cuban medical brigade taking care of the victims of the recent floods. Cuban Foreign Minister Meets Leader of Spanish Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11866&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-meets-leader-of-spanish-parties Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met today representatives of different Spanish political parties, as a coda to his two-day official visit to this European country. 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. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes Official Visit to Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11820&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-official-visit-to-spain Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, is concluding today a two-day official visit to Spain, the first a foreign minister from the island has carried out for almost one decade. Cuban Foreign Minister Starts Official Visit to Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11776&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-starts-official-visit-to-spain Madrid, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has begun a two-day official visit to Spain today in response to an invitation from the authorities of this European country. Cuba Celebrates Declaration of Socialism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11770&SEO=cuba-celebrates-declaration-of-socialism Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of youth organizations along with Cuban veterans celebrated Sunday the 56th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist character of the Revolution in April 1961. Cuba to Host Int'l Forum on Financial Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11748&SEO=cuba-to-host-intl-forum-on-financial-affairs Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC) is organizing a forum on financial affairs, to be attended by about 400 experts from several countries, the organizing committee confirmed. Rapporteur's Visit Shows Cuba's Zero Tolerance of Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11734&SEO=rapporteurs-visit-shows-cubas-zero-tolerance-of-human-trafficking Havana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The recent official visit by United Nations Rapporteur María Grazia Giammarinaro, showed Cuba''s political will to fight human trafficking and its commitment to protecting the victims. Cuba's Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11729&SEO=cubas-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As visits by tour operators are aimed today at Cuba''s recreational nautical activities, its flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary while implementing more programs to meet the demands from those who increasingly want to set sail in Cuban waters. 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. Cuban Doctors Still Working Nevertheless of Long Holiday in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11665&SEO=cuban-doctors-still-working-nevertheless-of-long-holiday-in-peru Piura, Perú, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)The Cuban doctors taking care of the Peruvian flood victims in this city and its sourroundings, are mantianing their solidarity work independently of the long holidays due to Easter. Fair Presents Gibara as New Tourist Destination in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11643&SEO=fair-presents-gibara-as-new-tourist-destination-in-cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2017 will be opened with the presentation of Gibara as a new tourist product, a city located in the eastern province of Holguin, where the event will take place. Cuban Doctors Reinforce Hospital Staff for Care of Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11614&SEO=cuban-doctors-reinforce-hospital-staff-for-care-of-peruvian-victims Piura, Peru, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban medical brigade working in solidarity in this northern Peruvian city, affected by major floods, began today to reinforce the field hospital installed to take care of the victims. Cuba Drills More Water Wells to Counter the Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11609&SEO=cuba-drills-more-water-wells-to-counter-the-drought Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The drilling of new wells to recharge the water table is now among the investments in this central Cuban province to minimize the effects of the prolonged drought that affects the region. UN Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro Continues Program in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11599&SEO=un-rapporteur-maria-grazia-giammarinaro-continues-program-in-cuba Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, continues her official visit to Cuba today, where she develops a program of activities to confirm the work in the fight against human trafficking. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11561&SEO=alba-countries-denounce-u.s.-economic-aggression-against-nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Cuba Thanks Centro Sur Support against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11521&SEO=cuba-thanks-centro-sur-support-against-us-blockade Geneva, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has thanked the organization Centro Sur for its constant support in the fight against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against this Caribbean nation. Cuban Medical Brigade in Its Second Week of Activities in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11502&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-in-its-second-week-of-activities-in-peru Pirura, Peru, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade begins its second week of work in the shelters of victims of the heavy rains and floods in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings. Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba Starts in the Philippine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11436&SEO=regional-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba-starts-in-the-philippine Hanoi, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will begin today in the Philippine capital, Manila, with the participation of around 120 delegates from 18 countries that will debate issues regarding the current situation in the Caribbean country, organizers confirmed. Peru: Cuban Doctors Take Care of Over 2,500 Patients http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11400&SEO=peru-cuban-doctors-take-care-of-over-2500-patients Piura, Peru, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade took care of a total of 2,570 patients, mostly children and adolescents, in four days of work in this northern city of the country and in the shelters of victims of the floods that hit this region. Cuban Services at Vietnam Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11340&SEO=cuban-services-at-vietnam-tourism-fair Hanoi, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The International Tourism Fair of Vietnam has opened its doors here today as a platform in which neighboring nations and Cuba are participating, to promotes not only its traditional attractions but also the cultural product. Cuba Attends Main Agricultural Fair in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11332&SEO=cuba-attends-main-agricultural-fair-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) AgroExpo-2017, the largest agricultural fair in El Salvador, has proposed to its visitors today to approach the Cuban experience in the implementation of public policies that affect crops and producers. Cuban and US Nautical Authorities To Exchange Experiences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11319&SEO=cuban-and-us-nautical-authorities-to-exchange-experiences Havana, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Authorities for recreational nautical activity and directors of Cruising World Magazine exchanged insights for a growing US interest in sailing across this archipelago. Cuban Civil Aeronautics Increases Operations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11284&SEO=cuban-civil-aeronautics-increases-operations Havana, Apr 5 (PL) Cuba holds on as more airlines land in the 10 air terminals attending international flights, it was officially reported today. Cuban Delegation Meets Several Sectors of Philippine Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11258&SEO=cuban-delegation-meets-several-sectors-of-philippine-society Hanoi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Several sectors of the Philippine society are now interested in receiving first-hand information about Cuba, sources from the delegation attending the 8th Asia-Pacific Solidarity Meeting with the Caribbean country, said. 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. Cuban Youth is the Continuity of Cuban Revolution, Says Young Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11207&SEO=cuban-youth-is-the-continuity-of-cuban-revolution-says-young-leader Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban youth is today, on occasion of the 55th anniversary of its founding, a continuity and non-relay, is a guarantee of the present and future of the Revolution, the secretary general of the Young Communist League (UJC), Susely Morfa, said. Cuba Hosts 7th Convention on Geosciences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11201&SEO=cuba-hosts-7th-convention-on-geosciences Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Debate sessions, workshops and exhibitions of the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention are beginning today in this capital, to link this knowledge with society and sustainable development. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to President Mugabe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11172&SEO=cuban-president-sends-condolence-message-to-president-mugabe Harare, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz sent a condolence message to his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, because of the material damages and human losses caused by the floods in Zimbabwe, it was reported here Monday. 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. International Red Cross and Cuban Foreign Ministry Review Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11134&SEO=international-red-cross-and-cuban-foreign-ministry-review-ties Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from the Cuban Foreign Ministry (Minrex) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held consultations here to review the state of bilateral relations, the Minrex website reported on Sunday. Tenth Week of Polish Culture Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11118&SEO=tenth-week-of-polish-culture-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The 10th Week of Polish Culture in Cuba opens its program today with a tribute to the filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016), which will include several of his most recognized titles. Cuba Increases Investments to Extend Digital TV Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11051&SEO=cuba-increases-investments-to-extend-digital-tv-services Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Installation in this city of two new modern hybrid transmitters from Germany us part of the investment increase by Cuba to extend gradually digital television in the country. Cuba Ratifies Zero Tolerance of Human Trafficking at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11003&SEO=cuba-ratifies-zero-tolerance-of-human-trafficking-at-un Geneva, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has maintained a zero tolerance policy for human trafficking, a crime that violates the human rights of the victims, the Havana embassy at the United Nations Office in Geneva stated today. Cuba Hosts 6th Congress on Oil and Gas (Petrogas 2017) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10999&SEO=cuba-hosts-6th-congress-on-oil-and-gas-petrogas-2017 Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Experts of Cuba, France, México Canadá,Venezuela and other nations will session here as of next Monday, informed here one of the organizers. 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''. UN Agencies Mark Second Day of Havmun 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10953&SEO=un-agencies-mark-second-day-of-havmun-2017 Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The second day of the Havana Model United Nations (Havmun) will include today keynote speeches from many UN agencies and debates of the commissions on international issues. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted at Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10920&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-at-russian-university Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Participants in a forum on Latin America, and specifically on Cuba, have highlighted today the political and historical legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Lat Am is an Inspiration for Nuclear Disarmament, Says Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10891&SEO=lat-am-is-an-inspiration-for-nuclear-disarmament-says-cuba United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba said that Latin America and the Caribbean is an inspiration for other regions in nuclear disarmament at the United Nations in an event for the 50th year of the Tlatelolco agreement. Parliaments of Cuba and India Strenghtening Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10843&SEO=parliaments-of-cuba-and-india-strenghtening-links New Delhi, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the National Assembly of the People''s Power of Cuba (ANPP, Parliament) arrived today in this capital to exchange experiences and reinforce working links with Indian Parliament. Spain: Tribute to Fidel Castro in Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10840&SEO=spain-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-madrid Madrid, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish movement of solidarity with Cuba has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz, highlighting his humanistic and internationalist legacy, four months after his death. Cuban Leading Coffee Exporter Arises Interest in Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10823&SEO=cuban-leading-coffee-exporter-arises-interest-in-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Coffee Processing Enterprise Altoserra, with over half of Cuban exports of the grain, aroused great interest at the 20th International Agroindustrial Agrofood Fair, Fiagrop 2017, open here. Fiagrob Agricultural Fair Proves Rodeo Peak in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10771&SEO=fiagrob-agricultural-fair-proves-rodeo-peak-in-cuba Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Increasing participation in rodeo competitions at the 2017 International Agro-industrial and Food-and-Agriculture Fair (Fiagrob) proves the peak of this kind of competitions in Cuba, according to a source close to those activities. Cuba Promotes International Water Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10685&SEO=cuba-promotes-international-water-exchange Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Almost a tenth of the world''s population is lacking safe drinking water, so an international forum in Cuba have been discussing problems and successful experiences in the use of this vital resource. Future of Renewable Energy to be Discussed in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10626&SEO=future-of-renewable-energy-to-be-discussed-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Saving of Energy and Energy Education (CIER 2017) will examine in this capital the efficiency in the use of those and new sources, informed today organizers of the event. Cuban Institutions and IAEA Review Bilateral Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10582&SEO=cuban-institutions-and-iaea-review-bilateral-cooperation Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Dazhu Yang, Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will visit the Agency of Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies (AENTA), as part of his official visit to Cuba. Authentic Cuba Campaign in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10556&SEO=authentic-cuba-campaign-in-azerbaijan Baku, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Cuba''s tourist options started on Saturday here with the presentation on social networks of ''Authentic Cuba'', a communications strategy boosted by the Cuban Embassy in this country. Russia, Cuba Sign Party Cooperation Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10520&SEO=russia-cuba-sign-party-cooperation-agreement Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist parties of Cuba and United Russia (UR) signed today a collaboration agreement on personnel training and working with the youth. Cuba Debates on Rights of People with Disability in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10469&SEO=cuba-debates-on-rights-of-people-with-disability-in-latin-america Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS) is discussing today the rights of these people in the region and the world. Brazilian Patients Prefer Cuban Doctors, Says Health Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10421&SEO=brazilian-patients-prefer-cuban-doctors-says-health-minister Brasilia, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros admitted that Brazilian patients prefer Cuban doctors in the More Doctors health program to national doctors, and he attributed this preference to their proven dedication to work. Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting Starts in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10418&SEO=venezuela-cuba-enterprise-meeting-starts-in-caracas Caracas, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Since Tuesday and until Friday, Caracas is the host of the Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting, wanting to strengthen bilateral trade and foster the economic agenda of Venezuela. Cuba Hosts Meeting of Lat Am Network of People with Disability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10395&SEO=cuba-hosts-meeting-of-lat-am-network-of-people-with-disability Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from Latin America, Spain, Canada and the United States are participating today in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), based for the first time in Cuba. Cuba Faced With Worst Drought in 115 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10320&SEO=cuba-faced-with-worst-drought-in-115-years Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The negative impact of a severe drought Cuba is undergoing not only affects animal and human water consumption but is now directly affecting food security. Caricom-Cuba Meeting Today to Expand Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10310&SEO=caricom-cuba-meeting-today-to-expand-bilateral-ties Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) This Saturday will open the Fifth Meeting Caricom-Cuba to strengthen and expand bilateral links that allow member countries, united in dioversity, to face the great challenges imposed by the regional and international reality. Special Route Organized on Francophony Week in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10306&SEO=special-route-organized-on-francophony-week-in-havana Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Several institutions and museums with venue in this capital and coordinated with the Hispanoamerican Center of Culture organize a spwecial routwe for the Francophony Week scheduled for March 18 to 26. Cuba Warns of Greater Economic Risks for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10286&SEO=cuba-warns-of-greater-economic-risks-for-the-caribbean Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba warned today that the countries of the Caribbean basin are exposed to greater economic risks by increasing protectionism in trade and the development of exclusionary and repressive migration policies. Japan and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10285&SEO=japan-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) An exchange of notes on two programs of Japan''s non-reimbursable financial assistance for Cuba has strengthened today trade ties between the two nations. Cuba Advocates for Development to Balance Migration Flow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10268&SEO=cuba-advocates-for-development-to-balance-migration-flow Geneva, Mar 10 mar (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated today at the United Nations Office at Geneva to guarantee the full realization of the right to development in the world, which is a way to balance global migration flow. Caribbean Ministers Hold Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10267&SEO=caribbean-ministers-hold-meeting-in-havana Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Meeting of the Caribbean Council of Ministers opens here this Friday to look into ways to strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and review key regional issues. Fiagrop Fair Promotes Businesses in Cuban Food Distribution Se http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10265&SEO=fiagrop-fair-promotes-businesses-in-cuban-food-distribution-se Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International agricultural and food event Fiagrop 2017 will have among its main objectives to promote businesses and boost activities associated with this event, today its organizers said to the press. Havana to Host Ministerial Meeting of Caribbean Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10235&SEO=havana-to-host-ministerial-meeting-of-caribbean-countries Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are examining today at the technical level the topics that will be discussed this Friday at the 12th ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of that regional mechanism. US Congressmen Interested in Agricultural Exchange with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10180&SEO=us-congressmen-interested-in-agricultural-exchange-with-cuba Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US Congressmen visiting Cuba reportedly voiced their interest on knowing about the potential of the island''s agriculture with view to launching bilateral negotiations on this key sector. Colombia Thanks Cuba for Supporting Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10024&SEO=colombia-thanks-cuba-for-supporting-peace-process Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombians in solidarity with Cuba will be traveling the island next Saturday to thank Cuban support for the peace talks with the FARC-EP and the ElN, according to coordinators. Visitors to Tobacco Factories Discover an Unexpected World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9980&SEO=visitors-to-tobacco-factories-discover-an-unexpected-world Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The participants in the 19th Habano Festival are visiting today factories of those craft cigars, to better understand the skill of cigar rollers and the quality control. One of the elements that intrigues most people who like to smoke a cigarette is the way in which they roll a cigar and what parameters they use to facilitate their extreme quality, recognized worldwide. Cuba, China and Canada Tighten Ties for Brain Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9935&SEO=cuba-china-and-canada-tighten-ties-for-brain-study Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, China and Canada tighten relations for the study of the center of the nervous system, official sources informed today here. Cuba Invests on Electrochemical Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9918&SEO=cuba-invests-on-electrochemical-industry Por Julia CruzataHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The construction of an electrochemical plant in Cuba, to meet demands from public health, sugarcane and oil industries, has commenced following an investment of over 4,6 million US dollars. Progress in Cuba-US Relation Must Consolidate, Say Congressmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9643&SEO=progress-in-cuba-us-relation-must-consolidate-say-congressmen Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the United States congress visiting Cuba since last Sunday reaffirmed today the willingness of most members of the Capitol to consolidate relations between the United States and the Caribbean nation. Raul Castro Receives US Congressmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9616&SEO=raul-castro-receives-us-congressmen Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has received here a delegation from the United States Congress, led by Democrat Senator from Vermont, Patrick Leahy, and Republican Senator from Mississippi, Thad Cochran. Cuban 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. Cuba, Vietnam Parliaments Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9383&SEO=cuba-vietnam-parliaments-strengthen-ties Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Assembly of People''s Power (ANPP) of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, and vice-president of the Vietnamese parliament, Tong Thi Phong, ratified here the desire to strengthen the ties between the two institutions. 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. Cuba Calls On UN for a Multilateral, Arranged Response to Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9277&SEO=cuba-calls-on-un-for-a-multilateral-arranged-response-to-terrorism United Nations, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today called on the UN Security Council for a multilateral and arranged response to the phenomenon of terrorism, which moves away from unilateral actions and double standards. Cuba Promotes Oil Potential in International Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9184&SEO=cuba-promotes-oil-potential-in-international-event Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba promoted its oil producing potential in an international event held this week in Havana with the participation of representatives from 15 countries. Cuban UN Ambassador Expresses Gratitude for Tribute to Fidel in NY http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8910&SEO=cuban-un-ambassador-expresses-gratitude-for-tribute-to-fidel-in-ny New York, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Permanent Representative at the United Nations Anayansi Rodriguez expressed gratitude here for the tribute paid by New Yorkers to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Harlem. Cuban Vice President in South Africa to Strengthen Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8712&SEO=cuban-vice-president-in-south-africa-to-strengthen-relations Johannesburg, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa is in South Africa on an official two-day visit aimed at strengthening relations, in his current Africa tour that began in Ethiopia and will wind up in Mozambique. 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. 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. US, European Cardiologists at Havana Vascular Disease Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8233&SEO=us-european-cardiologists-at-havana-vascular-disease-workshop Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Over 250 specialists from USA, United Kingdom, Italy and Cuba will be attending the International Workshop on Pulmonary Vascular Disease next Monday, the Publi Health Ministry reported. Cuban in USA Handed Over Condolence Book for Fidel's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8216&SEO=cuban-in-usa-handed-over-condolence-book-for-fidels-death Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Cubans emigrated to the United States, members of the Martiana Alliance (AM), handed over today a book of condolences with signatures collected in the city of Miami, after the death of the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Cuba to Host International Event on Gender Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7911&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-event-on-gender-violence Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will soon host the 2nd International Berta Caceres in Memoriam Simpossium on Gender Violence, to promote scientific debate on the implications of and alternative solutions to this global phenomenon. Cuban Beach Volleyball for New Victories in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7649&SEO=cuban-beach-volleyball-for-new-victories-in-2017 Havana, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban beach volleyball player Sergio Gonzalez predicted that the main Cuban pair in this sport would achieve new victories in the World Circuit in 2017. Unesco Congratulates Cuba on Anniversary of the Revolution's Triumph http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7638&SEO=unesco-congratulates-cuba-on-anniversary-of-the-revolutions-triumph Paris, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Unesco today sent its congratulations to the Cuban people and authorities on the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, celebrated on January 1st. Cuba Maintains Low Rate of Infant Mortality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7636&SEO=cuba-maintains-low-rate-of-infant-mortality Havana, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has maintained, for the ninth consecutive year, an infant mortality rate of less than five deaths per thousand live births. Cuban Economy Will Grow 2% in 2017, Predicts the President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7463&SEO=cuban-economy-will-grow-2-in-2017-predicts-the-president Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban economy is closing 2016 with a 0.9% decline of its Gross Domestic Product; however, despite ongoing challenges it will grow 2% in 2017, President Raul Castro predicted. Cuba Approves Law on Use of Name and Image of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7448&SEO=cuba-approves-law-on-use-of-name-and-image-of-fidel-castro Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly approved today a law that bans erecting commemorative statues of Fidel Castro or naming street , public places or plazas after him. Cuba Plans Greater Budget Incomes in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7447&SEO=cuba-plans-greater-budget-incomes-in-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba plans an increase of 3 percent of the incomes to the Cuban state budget, up to 52.357 billion Cuban pesos (more than 52 billion dollars), as announced in a session of the Parliament headed by President Raul Castro. Cuba Foresees a GDP Raise of 2 percent for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7445&SEO=cuba-foresees-a-gdp-raise-of-2-percent-for-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is projecting a two percent increase in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2017, after ending 2016 with a decrease of 0.9 percent, informed today the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas. Cuban Parliament Elects New Member of State Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7443&SEO=cuban-parliament-elects-new-member-of-state-council Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Assembly (parliament) of Cuba elected today the first secretary of the National Committee of the Communist Youth Union (UJC), Susely Morfa, as new member of the Council of State of this nation. Cuban Beaches Benefitted with More Sand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7439&SEO=cuban-beaches-benefitted-with-more-sand Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The rehabilitation of beaches with sand recovering makes it possible for tourist destination of Jardines del Rey (King''s Gardens) to offer today a higher quality product, according to market demand. Guyana Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7433&SEO=guyana-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro Georgetown, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) A tribute to the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, marked the 5th Meeting of Cuban Residents in Guyana, a diplomatic reported source today. 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. Cuba: Growing Air Links Favor Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7363&SEO=cuba-growing-air-links-favor-tourism Havana, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) With the increase in the Cuban tourist industry, this month comes with news of inaugural flights from different parts of the world to this island. 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. Ageing Population, a World Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7338&SEO=ageing-population-a-world-reality Havana, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The accelerated ageing process in peoples around the world is more than enough reason for societies and scientific community of the world to join efforts to face together with intelligence that reality. Cuban Doctors in Bolivia Regarded as Fidel Castro's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7334&SEO=cuban-doctors-in-bolivia-regarded-as-fidel-castros-legacy By Joel Michel Varona La Paz, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Minister of the Presidency, Juan Ramon Quintana, praised today the work by Cuban doctors in this country and regarded them as an example of the humanist legacy by the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro. 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. Angolan TV Highlights Cuba's Role in Ending Apartheid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7274&SEO=angolan-tv-highlights-cubas-role-in-ending-apartheid Luanda, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s public television company TPA has highlighted the role of Cuba in the 1988 New York agreements that ended the South African apartheid regime. Miguel Diaz Canel Presides Over Cuba's Teachers' Day Celebration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7271&SEO=miguel-diaz-canel-presides-over-cubas-teachers-day-celebration Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz Canel, First Vicepresident of the Cuban State and Ministers Councils, is presiding over a national celebration of Cuban teachers in the Cuban capital on Thursday. 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. Fidel Castro 'Man of the Year' in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7258&SEO=fidel-castro-man-of-the-year-in-russia Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Biographical Institute has granted the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro the award ''Man of the Year 2016'' in memoriam on international relations for his brilliant contributions to world history. 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. Cuba, U.S. Agree to Cooperate on Meteorology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7246&SEO=cuba-u.s.-agree-to-cooperate-on-meteorology Washington, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Cuba and the United States have signed an understanding memorandum on Wednesday to cooperate on the exchange of information and conduct research on meteorology and the weather. 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. Cuba Defends International Cooperation Without Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7230&SEO=cuba-defends-international-cooperation-without-conditions Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defends the principle of international cooperation without economic, political and social conditions that will imply interference in internal affairs or undermines sovereignty of a country. Ospaaal Decorates Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7209&SEO=ospaaal-decorates-algerian-president-abdelaziz-bouteflika Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL), decorated today the President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for his revolutionary trajectory, political integrity and his contribution to peace. Cuban Oil Refinery Increases Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7200&SEO=cuban-oil-refinery-increases-production Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Sergio Soto oil refinery in the south-central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus refined this year over 72.200 tons of national crude for the highest production ever, the plant''s director general, Lester A. Alemán, pointed out today. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7194&SEO=cuba-rewards-its-best-athletes-in-2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. 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''. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7189&SEO=world-groundwater-depletion-linked-to-climate-change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Cuba Denounces US Economic Blockade at WTO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7172&SEO=cuba-denounces-us-economic-blockade-at-wto Geneva, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba denounced today at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the blockade of the United States prevails almost unchanged, which remains the main obstacle to the development of Cuba. Cuba Expands Internet and EMail Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7159&SEO=cuba-expands-internet-and-email-services Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) started offering today new discounts on its Internet and Email services. Turkish Airlines to Begin Flights to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7155&SEO=turkish-airlines-to-begin-flights-to-cuba Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines will begin operations in Cuba on December 20th, when its first flight will arrive in the capital, according to the Cuban Tourism Ministry. 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. Back in Cuba Medical Team that Helped Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7126&SEO=back-in-cuba-medical-team-that-helped-haiti Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) After two months of tireless humanitarian work in Haiti, a country ravaged by hurricane Matthew, a team of doctors of the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, has returned to Cuba. New Step Extends Vietnam-Cuba Economic Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7122&SEO=new-step-extends-vietnam-cuba-economic-links Hanoi, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and Cuba were extended with a new agreement signed by companies of the biotechnology sector, as a step that confirms the progress towards the objective of rising the economic relations to the excellent level of their political links. Electrified Houses with Photovoltaic Panels in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7110&SEO=electrified-houses-with-photovoltaic-panels-in-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) To electrify with photovoltaic solar panels 560 isolated houses in this central province is now a strategy of the Cuban state to benefit families living in places that are difficult to reach. 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. 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. Lupe Under the Sun: Fiction and Reality at Havana's Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7057&SEO=lupe-under-the-sun-fiction-and-reality-at-havanas-film-festival Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican director Rodrigo Reyes is presenting today at the 38th edition of the International Festival Of New Latin American Cinema, a work of fiction as close as possible to reality: he does so with his film Lupe Under the Sun. Book about Second in Command in Granma Expedition Presented http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7055&SEO=book-about-second-in-command-in-granma-expedition-presented Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Anecdotes, testimonies and images about the life of Cuban patriot Juan Manuel Marquez, second in command in the Yacht Granma expedition, are included in the book ''En Cada Latido del Combate'' (In Every Beat of the Combat), presented today in this capital. Images of Cuba Among Best of 2016 in National Geographic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7049&SEO=images-of-cuba-among-best-of-2016-in-national-geographic Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Three images of Cuba are included in a 52-photograph selection described as the best by the magazine National Geographic in 2016. Winners of Cuba Film Festival Collateral Awards Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7045&SEO=winners-of-cuba-film-festival-collateral-awards-announced Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Accredited institutions and organizations in Cuba will today announce the winners of the collateral awards of the 38th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. China Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7039&SEO=china-philharmonic-orchestra-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The China Philharmonic Orchestra, considered as one of world''s 10 best symphonic orchestras, will give today the first of two concerts in Cuba at Teatro Nacional de Cuba. MERCOSUR: Cuba Condemns Aggressions Against Venezuela and Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7031&SEO=mercosur-cuba-condemns-aggressions-against-venezuela-and-bolivia Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba condemned the physical attacks against the Venezuelan and Bolivian delegations at the meeting of MERCOSUR in Buenos Aires. Qatari Prime Minister Advocates New Impulse to Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7019&SEO=qatari-prime-minister-advocates-new-impulse-to-links-with-cuba Doha, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has advocated giving new impulse to links with Cuba. Highlighted Fidel Castro's Role in Special Education in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7016&SEO=highlighted-fidel-castros-role-in-special-education-in-cuba Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The role played by the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the development of Special Education in the country, was highlighted today by professionals in the sector. Cuba and USA Hold Fourth Meeting on Regulation Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7015&SEO=cuba-and-usa-hold-fourth-meeting-on-regulation-issues Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has reiterated the need to end the economic blockade of the United States against Cuba, which has lasted 54 years. Idalys Ortiz and Mijain Lopez Cuban Athletes of the Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7014&SEO=idalys-ortiz-and-mijain-lopez-cuban-athletes-of-the-year Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female silver judo medalist, Idalys Ortiz and Mijaín López, a Greco-Roman wrestler, have been chosen as the Best Cuban Athletes of the Year by the Cuban Institute of Sport. Cuban Music Band Sintesis Celebrates 40 Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7003&SEO=cuban-music-band-sintesis-celebrates-40-anniversary Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) One of the emblematic and contemporary Cuban music bands, Sintesis, celebrates today four decades of career with a concert in which the group will review his works, influenced by jazz, rock and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Nicolas Maduro in Cuba to Celebrate 12 Years of ALBA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7000&SEO=nicolas-maduro-in-cuba-to-celebrate-12-years-of-alba Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived today in Cuba on the occasion of the celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), reported the national television. Cuban Emigrants in Miami to Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6999&SEO=cuban-emigrants-in-miami-to-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana (Mart's Alliance) coalition, consisting of Cuban emigrants living in the United States, convened a patriotic activity in Miami, to pay tribute to the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, on December 18th. Russian University of Friendship with the Peoples Honors Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6992&SEO=russian-university-of-friendship-with-the-peoples-honors-fidel-castro Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Students and professors of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Friendship with Peoples paid tribute to Fidel Castro Ruz. New South American Directors Present Their Films in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6990&SEO=new-south-american-directors-present-their-films-in-havana Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) ''You will never be alone'', by Chilean Alex Anwandter, and ''Francisco Sanctis''s Long night'', by Argentineans Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez, will face each other today in the contest to win the First Work Award at the Havana''s 36th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. About 75 Percent of Americans Support Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6985&SEO=about-75-percent-of-americans-support-relations-with-cuba Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) About 75 percent of Americans have favored the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, and 73 percent have supported an end to the economic blockade on the island, according to a Pew Research Center polling. Good Production of Bee Honey in Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6971&SEO=good-production-of-bee-honey-in-cuban-province Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The production of honey from bees shows progress in this Cuban central province today, where more than 360 tons were extracted so far this year mainly destined for export. Usain Bolt Increases Edge to Win Award for Best Athlete of 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6962&SEO=usain-bolt-increases-edge-to-win-award-for-best-athlete-of-2016 Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican male sprinter Usain Bolt increased his edge to win the Award for Best Latin American and Caribbean Athlete of the Year in 2016, after receiving the votes of two Salvadoran press media Tuesday. Cuba and Russia Extend Collaboration on Legal Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6961&SEO=cuba-and-russia-extend-collaboration-on-legal-issues Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia signed today here an agreement that will favor the transference of people sentenced to imprisonment to their original countries, something that extends bilateral collaboration in the criminal and legal areas. Cuba Rejects Double Standards of Some Arms Producing Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6959&SEO=cuba-rejects-double-standards-of-some-arms-producing-nations Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Rodolfo Benitez, head of the Cuban delegation to the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons has released a statement, which says that Cuba rejects the double standard of some weapon-producing countries, who produce weapons that have devastating effects, but at the same time try to limit the purchase of less sophisticated weapons for self-defense purposes. Cuba and EU in a New Stage of Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6956&SEO=cuba-and-eu-in-a-new-stage-of-bilateral-relations Brussels, 13 Dec (Prensa Latina) After the signing of a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, Cuba and the European Union (EU) are opening a new stage in bilateral relations in which they will seek to boost ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and respect. Ecuador Praises Cuban Achievements in Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6951&SEO=ecuador-praises-cuban-achievements-in-human-rights 13 de diciembre de 2016, 10:41 Quito, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Ecuador (Acure) has highlighted the achievements of the island in the field of human rights. Latin Athletes of the Year Mijaín and Ibargüen says Vietnam Daily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6918&SEO=latin-athletes-of-the-year-mijain-and-ibarguen-says-vietnam-daily Havana, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban wrestler Mijaín López qnd Colombian triple-jumper, Caterine Ibargüen were selected today by the Vietnamese newspaper People''s Daily as the Best Athletes of the Year in the Prensa Latina news agency survey. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6914&SEO=agreement-with-cuba-is-a-strong-eu-statement-mogherini-says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Sonia Braga Attends Latin American Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6911&SEO=sonia-braga-attends-latin-american-film-festival Havana, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian actress, Sonia Braga, is today appearing at the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, in the film ''Aquarius''. Argentinean Community Free of Illiteracy with Cuban Method http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6900&SEO=argentinean-community-free-of-illiteracy-with-cuban-method Buenos Aires, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean town Juárez Celman, in the province of Córdoba, today celebrates its coming declaration as a community free of illiteracy thanks to the Cuban method ''Yo, Sí Puedo'' (Yes, I can). Mexican Daily Dedicates Supplement to Fidel and Cuban Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6890&SEO=mexican-daily-dedicates-supplement-to-fidel-and-cuban-revolution Mexico, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The cultural supplement of the Mexican daily La Jornada is dedicated today to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), as well as Cuba''s achievements in arts and education. Cuba Highlights Its Achievements in Human Rights Before United Nation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6866&SEO=cuba-highlights-its-achievements-in-human-rights-before-united-nation Geneva, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating the development achieved in areas such as health, education, science and culture on Human Rights Day, as per a statement of the Cuban diplomatic mission at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Ignacio Ramonet Denounces Reprisals for Book on Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6851&SEO=ignacio-ramonet-denounces-reprisals-for-book-on-fidel-castro Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and Spanish intellectual, Ignacio Ramonet, who is based in France, has condemned the repression he has suffered as a result of his book ''One Hundred Hours with Fidel'', according to the daily, La Jornada. Fidel Castro's Role in Cuba-CARICOM Ties Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6850&SEO=fidel-castros-role-in-cuba-caricom-ties-highlighted Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The role of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in strengthening the relationship between his nation and the Caribbean has been highlighted here in the context of the celebration for the Cuba-CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Day. France: Current Crisis of Capitalism Under Analysis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6848&SEO=france-current-crisis-of-capitalism-under-analysis Paris, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A discussion of capitalism's systemic crisis opened a conference between the Communist Parties of France (PCF) and Cuba (PCC) held in the French capital. Raul Castro Welcomes Russian Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6838&SEO=raul-castro-welcomes-russian-vice-president Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban president, Raul Castro, and the Government Vice president of the Russian Federation Dimitri O. Rogozin ratified here the excellent state of relations between the two countries, was reported here today. South Africa to Benefit Greatly with Cuban Technicians, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6837&SEO=south-africa-to-benefit-greatly-with-cuban-technicians-minister-says Pretoria, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) South African Public Works Minister, Thulas Nxesi, has said that his country will benefit greatly from the program of the Cuban Technical Advisers. New Looks on Latin American Cinema from Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6836&SEO=new-looks-on-latin-american-cinema-from-havana Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) has opened today its space ‘Nuevas Miradas'', to prosecute the projects of young filmmakers and to discuss current issues in this area. Cuba and Caribbean States Strengthen Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6834&SEO=cuba-and-caribbean-states-strengthen-bilateral-ties Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, has verified during his visit to Cuba the strengthening of relations between the Caribbean nation and the rest of the Caribbean countries. Cuba Deplores Manipulation of Humanitarian Issues at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6826&SEO=cuba-deplores-manipulation-of-humanitarian-issues-at-un United Nations, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba deplored today at the United Nations the manipulation of the humanitarian issue, used as means to stage attacks and interfere in internal affairs of sovereign countries. CARICOM Countries Advocate for Elimination of US Blockade to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6822&SEO=caricom-countries-advocate-for-elimination-of-us-blockade-to-cuba Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The secretary office of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, reiterated today here the need to finish the economic, financial and commercial blockade imnposed to Cuba for more than half a century, by governments of the United States. Cuban Classic Films Restored in Movie Festival in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6820&SEO=cuban-classic-films-restored-in-movie-festival-in-havana Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The International New Latin American Movie Festival in its 2016 edition includes several of the great Cuban classic films, and this time, with a renewed image coming with the restoration. Chilean Magazine Dedicates Edition to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6809&SEO=chilean-magazine-dedicates-edition-to-fidel-castro Santiago de Chile, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The latest edition of Punto Final magazine published in Chile includes an extensive 12-page article with analysis, comments and profiles devoted to the life and work of Fidel Castro. Thousands of People Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro in Namibia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6800&SEO=thousands-of-people-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-namibia Pretoria, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people have gathered in Windhoek for a solemn evening of remembrance for Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, led by Namibian President, Hage Geingob. Russian Scholars Assess Agreements with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6793&SEO=russian-scholars-assess-agreements-with-cuba Guantanamo, Cuba, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the State and Social University from Russia started a visit today until next Thursday to the university with the same name to assess the progress of the bilateral agreements signed this year. Tourist Sites Damaged by Hurricane Matthew Restored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6792&SEO=tourist-sites-damaged-by-hurricane-matthew-restored Baracoa, Cuba, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Almost two months after hurricane Matthew damaged eastern Cuba, the tourist sites across the Yumuri Canyon, a protected area in Baracoa, are restored, said official sources. Valero: Fidel Castro Fought for the Best Causes in History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6786&SEO=valero-fidel-castro-fought-for-the-best-causes-in-history Paris, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro consecrated himself to fight for the best causes of human history, and that is why he pervades the soul of many people in the world, said the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Valero in Paris on Wednesday. Cuban and Chinese Communist Parties Conclude Seminar in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6775&SEO=cuban-and-chinese-communist-parties-conclude-seminar-in-havana Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The communist parties of Cuba and China are concluding today in this capital the Second Theoretical Seminar between both political groups. Cuban Parliament in Eleventh Ordinary Session on December 27th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6774&SEO=cuban-parliament-in-eleventh-ordinary-session-on-december-27th Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly of the People''s Power (Parliament) will hold the eleventh ordinary session on December 27th. Geingob: Cuba and Fidel Defended Namibia When No One Did It http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6768&SEO=geingob-cuba-and-fidel-defended-namibia-when-no-one-did-it Windhoek, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Namibia''s President, Hage Geingob, stated that Cuba and Fidel Castro are very dear in the country because they defended the people and ''educated other 3,000 when no one else was willing to support us.'' Latin American and Caribbean Integration, Fidel's and Chavez's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6762&SEO=latin-american-and-caribbean-integration-fidels-and-chavezs-legacy Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) December is a month of particular significance for Latin American and Caribbean integration, as the legacy of regional unity from Commanders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez will be highlighted, the Venezuelan ambassador here, Rafael Ramirez, said on Wednesday. Cuban Group Buena Fe to Perform in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6756&SEO=cuban-group-buena-fe-to-perform-in-venezuela Caracas, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Buena Fe will perform on December 9th at the plaza Diego Ibarra in this capital city, as part of the activities of the festival ''Suena Caracas''. Tribute to Fidel Castro in Veracruz, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6749&SEO=tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-veracruz-mexico Mexico, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Political and social figures, artists and friends of the Cuban revolution paid tribute to Fidel Castro in Acapulco, at the Mexican state of Guerrero. Jamaican Bolt Expands Domain in PL Sports Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6745&SEO=jamaican-bolt-expands-domain-in-pl-sports-poll Havana, 6 Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt extended today its domain in the survey of Cuban press agency Prensa Latina, to choose the best athletes of the year. Havana FIART Opens with Cuban and International Arts and Crafts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6738&SEO=havana-fiart-opens-with-cuban-and-international-arts-and-crafts Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) This year''s International Crafts Fair Crafts (FIART) has now opened at the PABEXPO exhibition hall, in western Havana. EU Countries Agree to Normalize Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6728&SEO=eu-countries-agree-to-normalize-relations-with-cuba Brussels, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The 28 countries of the European Union (EU) today approved at the level of their ambassadors the signing of a political agreement and cooperation between that bloc and Cuba to normalize their relations. Cubans Add Up to 13 Wins in Wrestling German League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6727&SEO=cubans-add-up-to-13-wins-in-wrestling-german-league Berlin, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) With a balance of 13 victories and only one defeat, fare the three Cuban wrestlers competing in the Gernan League of that sport, one of the best in the world for its level and organization. Lebanese Municipality Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6726&SEO=lebanese-municipality-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro By Ulises Canales Nabatieh, Lebanon, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) A mural with an image of Fidel Castro and a greeting to Cuba has until today dominated the central square of Nabatieh, a Lebanese municipality. Fidel, Chavez and the Intergration of ALBA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6699&SEO=fidel-chavez-and-the-intergration-of-alba By Odalys Troya San Salvador, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The combination of two great leaders, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez has allowed the creation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), an integrated mechanism with enormous value for the poor and needy, according to Jose Luis Merino, who is a member of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)'s Political Commission. FAO Council Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro with Minute of Silence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6693&SEO=fao-council-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro-with-minute-of-silence Rome, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today paid tribute with a minute of silence to the memory of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro. European Critics Recognize Quality of Cuban Dance Company http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6690&SEO=european-critics-recognize-quality-of-cuban-dance-company Berlin, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Danza Contemporanea de Cuba is performing today in Germany to unanimous rave reviews by critics, who have described their performance as vibrant and energetic. Caravan with Ashes of Fidel Castro Continues Journey to Santiago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6591&SEO=caravan-with-ashes-of-fidel-castro-continues-journey-to-santiago Camagüey, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The caravan carrying the ashes of the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, left Camagüey at 07:00 for the country''s eastern region, after an overnight stop. People from Ciego de Avila Awaits Fidel's Funeral Caravan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6561&SEO=people-from-ciego-de-avila-awaits-fidels-funeral-caravan Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Since early hours today, the people from Ciego de Avila awaits for the Caravan of Freedom carrying the ashes of the Cuban leader Fidel Castro. People in Santa Clara, Cuba, Honor Fidel and Che http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6531&SEO=people-in-santa-clara-cuba-honor-fidel-and-che Santa Clara, Cuba, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Under the cheers of ''I am Fidel'' and ''Long Live Fidel'', the ''Commander Ernesto Che Guevara'' Revolution Square in this city has received the caravan that carries the ashes of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution. Russian Media Highlights Tribute to Fidel Castro in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6523&SEO=russian-media-highlights-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-cuba Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian television today highlighted the tribute made by the Cuban people to the late historic leader of the revolution, Fidel Castro and the presence in Havana of an official delegation from Russia. 2016 Hurricane Season Closes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6505&SEO=2016-hurricane-season-closes Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) After six very active months the 2016 hurricane season in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean is closing, being declared the most destructive since 2012, and the deadliest since 2005. Tribute to Fidel Castro Have Impact in French Media http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6502&SEO=tribute-to-fidel-castro-have-impact-in-french-media Paris, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The tribute given to Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, in Havana has had a large impact today in French media, in which the mass assistance of the people to the Revolution Square has been highlighted. Germany Continues Activities of Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6494&SEO=germany-continues-activities-of-tribute-to-fidel-castro Berlin, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Germans and members of the diplomatic corps signed books of condolences for the death of Fidel Castro in the Cuban Embassy in this capital. Qatar Gives Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6492&SEO=qatar-gives-tribute-to-fidel-castro Doha, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Qatari news media highlighted the speech pronounced by senior Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, father of the Head of State of Qatar, in a tribute to Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro after his death in Havana. Towards Victory Always, Fidel! http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6491&SEO=towards-victory-always-fidel Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Revolution Square in the capital had been silent for days because of the passing of who was its best speaker, but this changed, as thousands of people came here to pay tribute to Fidel Castro. Caravan with Ashes of Fidel Castro Is Heading for Santiago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6488&SEO=caravan-with-ashes-of-fidel-castro-is-heading-for-santiago Havana, November 30 (Prensa Latina) The Caravan of Liberty, with the ashes of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, left today for the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba, as close as possible to his original route in January Of 1959. Statesmen Speak and Pay Respects at Fidel Castro's Funeral http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6485&SEO=statesmen-speak-and-pay-respects-at-fidel-castros-funeral Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Presidents and personalities from the five continents arrived here on Tuesday to participate in the posthumous tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro Lives in the History of Humanity, Evo Morales Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6484&SEO=fidel-castro-lives-in-the-history-of-humanity-evo-morales-says Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has said here that the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, will live forever in the history of humanity and his supporters. Fidel Castro's Legacy Is a Light of Hope: Sent by Belarus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6483&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-is-a-light-of-hope-sent-by-belarus Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The Belarussian envoy to the posthumous tribute to Fidel Castro, Victor Sheiman, has said here today that the legacy of the Cuban leader has been a light of hope. We say goodbye with sadness to the eminent leader of the Cuban Revolution, our friend Fidel, Sheiman said at the beginning of his speech. Fidel, One of the Emblematic Figures of the 20th Century, Peña Nieto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6478&SEO=fidel-one-of-the-emblematic-figures-of-the-20th-century-pena-nieto Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel is one of the emblematic figures of the 20th century, said Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today, at a posthumous tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution at Havana''s Jose Marti Revolution Square. Dominica PM Proud of Having Fidel Castro as Friend and Mentor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6479&SEO=dominica-pm-proud-of-having-fidel-castro-as-friend-and-mentor Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro was the undisputed leader of the Cuban Revolution, I feel privileged to call him my friend and mentor, stated Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Alexis Tsipras: Fidel Castro Inspires People Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6476&SEO=alexis-tsipras-fidel-castro-inspires-people-worldwide Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has said here that the legacy of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, has transcended the borders of his country and has inspired peoples around the world. Fidel Built a Revolution only 90 Miles from the U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6473&SEO=fidel-built-a-revolution-only-90-miles-from-the-u.s. Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro produced the miracle of the first socialist Revolution of Our America and at barely 90 miles from the United States, recalled today President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega. Jacob Zuma: Fidel Castro Has Fought a Huge Battle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6472&SEO=jacob-zuma-fidel-castro-has-fought-a-huge-battle Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma stated during the cultural-political ceremony in a posthumous tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, that his death is a painful loss for all Africans. Al-Mayadeen Channel Broadcasts Mourning for Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6450&SEO=al-mayadeen-channel-broadcasts-mourning-for-fidel-castros-death Beirut, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, continues to grab media, radio and TV broadcasters in the Middle East today. Chile's Crónica Digital Devotes Wide Article to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6449&SEO=chiles-cronica-digital-devotes-wide-article-to-fidel-castro Santiago de Chile, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Digital Chilean daily Crónica Digital dedicated a long article to Fidel Castro, of whom it said ''enters the historic legend of his country, the continent and the world''. Zimbabwe's President Thanks Fidel Castro for His Contributions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6448&SEO=zimbabwes-president-thanks-fidel-castro-for-his-contributions Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has thanked the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for the contributions he made to his country and the African people. Fidel at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery: The Glory That Has Been Lived http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6447&SEO=fidel-at-santa-ifigenia-cemetery-the-glory-that-has-been-lived Por Martha Cabrales AriasSantiago de Cuba, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) When Fidel Castro''s remains are buried here at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery on Sunday morning, December 4, there will be a new and powerful reason to consider it an altar of Cuba. Fidel Castro: the IPK, its Humanity and Altruistic Spirit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6444&SEO=fidel-castro-the-ipk-its-humanity-and-altruistic-spirit Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientist, Jorge Perez, remembered here the altruistic personality of recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, when he inaugurated the center dedicated to the study of infectious diseases: the Institute Pedro Kouri (IPK). Colombian ELN Peace Negotiators Honor Fidel in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6441&SEO=colombian-eln-peace-negotiators-honor-fidel-in-ecuador Por By Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Peace negotiators of Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) paid tribute in Ecuador, to the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, for whom respect is growing today in this country. Trump Alerted of Risk of Reversing Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6439&SEO=trump-alerted-of-risk-of-reversing-relations-with-cuba Washington, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The United States government warned President elect, Donald Trump, to not reverse the process of approaching relations with Cuba due to the high diplomatic, economic and cultural cost it would entail. Bolivians Pay Tribute to Cuban Leader Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6437&SEO=bolivians-pay-tribute-to-cuban-leader-fidel-castro La Paz, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Health Minister, Ariana Campero has said that thousand of Latin American doctors who graduated in Cuba are paying tribute to commander Fidel Castro today and will remember him forever for his big projects and ideas. Cubans Pay Tribute to Commander Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6433&SEO=cubans-pay-tribute-to-commander-fidel-castro Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The people of Cuba are today paying tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, a honorable man and an example of a revolutionary who, like the intellectual Jose Marti, cast his lot with the poor of our land. Fidel Castro, the Architect of Cuban Socialism, Says Xi Jinping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6432&SEO=fidel-castro-the-architect-of-cuban-socialism-says-xi-jinping Por Damy ValesBeijing, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Comrade Fidel Castro is the architect of Cuban socialism who left an outstanding imprint in the cause of the island''s national liberation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Tuesday with consternation. Catholic Bishops Send Condolences to Fidel Castro's Family http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6431&SEO=catholic-bishops-send-condolences-to-fidel-castros-family Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Catholic bishops today expressed their sadness at the death of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro and sent condolences to his family and the country''s authorities. Russian Foreign Minister Stresses Fidel Castro's Universal Relevance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6429&SEO=russian-foreign-minister-stresses-fidel-castros-universal-relevance Moscow, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro made a great contribution to guarantee morale in the international arena, something we now lack, declared Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov when paying tribute here to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Xi Jinping Signs Book of Condolences for Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6428&SEO=xi-jinping-signs-book-of-condolences-for-fidel-castros-death Beijing, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has signed a book of condolence today at the Cuban embassy in the nation, on occasion of the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Spain Pays Tribute to Cuban Leader Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6420&SEO=spain-pays-tribute-to-cuban-leader-fidel-castro Madrid, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Politicians, intellectuals, trade unionists, diplomats and citizens from different nationalities went today to the Cuban Embassy in Spain to pay tribute to the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who died last Friday. El Salvador Thanks Fidel Castro for Supporting Literacy Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6417&SEO=el-salvador-thanks-fidel-castro-for-supporting-literacy-campaign San Salvador, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials in charge of the National Program for Basic Literacy Teaching in El Salvador and representatives of the Movement of Solidarity with Cuba were the first to pay tribute today to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro We Are Going to Miss You, Says Ramsey Clark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6415&SEO=fidel-castro-we-are-going-to-miss-you-says-ramsey-clark United Nations, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark said today that for his greatness, historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, who died on Friday at 90 years, will be missed in the world. Fidel Castro Is Unforgettable to Angola, Says Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6414&SEO=fidel-castro-is-unforgettable-to-angola-says-vice-president Luanda, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente asserted today that the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro was unforgettable to Angola, because he helped maintain independence and territorial integrity. ELN: 'We are shocked at Fidel's Departure and Recognize His Genius' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6406&SEO=eln-we-are-shocked-at-fidels-departure-and-recognize-his-genius Bogota, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The ELN Central Command has expressed their sorrow at the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. United Nations' Members Pay Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6405&SEO=united-nations-members-pay-tribute-to-fidel United Nations, Nov. 28 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats from dozens of countries have expressed their sorrow over the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, at the island''s Permanent Mission to the UN, where a book of condolences has been opened today. Dr. Cambras: Fidel Showed The Way That Cuba Should Go http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6404&SEO=dr.-cambras-fidel-showed-the-way-that-cuba-should-go Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Doctor Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras, the director of the main orthopedic hospital in Cuba - Frank Pais, in an interview with Prensa Latina, has expressed his sorrow on the death of Fidel Castro and stated that Fidel showed the way that Cuba should go, a way that cannot be reversed. Fidel Showed the Way and Now We Should Continue It- Che's Brother http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6400&SEO=fidel-showed-the-way-and-now-we-should-continue-it-ches-brother Buenos Aires, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro has showed us the way and now we have to continue it, Juan Martin Guevara, brother of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara, has told Prensa Latina. Fidel Castro and His Constant Concern for the Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6399&SEO=fidel-castro-and-his-constant-concern-for-the-economy Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Since the emblematic document History will Absolve Me, the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, showed a constant worry over the economy and its development, recall specialists today. Piedad Cordoba: Fidel Was A Key Ally for Peace in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6395&SEO=piedad-cordoba-fidel-was-a-key-ally-for-peace-in-colombia Bogota, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Former congresswoman Piedad Cordoba asserted today that the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, was a key ally for peace in Colombia, after underlining the island''s progresses in health and education. Fidel, Greatest Leader of 20th Century, Morena's Secretary Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6392&SEO=fidel-greatest-leader-of-20th-century-morenas-secretary-says By Mayra Pardillo Mexico, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Yeidckol Polevnsky, general secretary of the National Regeneration Movement has said that Fidel Castro was the greatest leader of the 20th century and up until now, the 21st century also. Fidel Castro Unites Palestinians and Lebanese of Different Factions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6393&SEO=fidel-castro-unites-palestinians-and-lebanese-of-different-factions Lebanon, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Palestinians and Lebanese who graduated from Cuban universities have demonstrate their gratitude to the Revolution and its historic leader, Fidel Castro, whom they described as inspiring and a defender of Arab causes. Bolivia Decrees National Mourning for the Death of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6390&SEO=bolivia-decrees-national-mourning-for-the-death-of-fidel-castro La Paz, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government today has declared a seven-day period of mourning for the death of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, considered by the president, Evo Morales, as a teacher of principles and values. Top Vietnamese Leaders Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6388&SEO=top-vietnamese-leaders-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro Hanoi, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s top leaders have today paid tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the book of condolences which has been opened at the Cuban embassy in Vietnam. Mexico Communist Party's March and Vigil in Homage to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6376&SEO=mexico-communist-partys-march-and-vigil-in-homage-to-fidel Mexico, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Mexico held a march and vigil in honor of the late Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro, whose legacy, he affirmed, is still more valid than ever. Debates with Fidel were a Great School, says Economist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6374&SEO=debates-with-fidel-were-a-great-school-says-economist By Roberto Solomon Havana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Meetings on Globalization and Development Problems, which came to light on the initiative of Fidel Castro and had his presence, constituted a great school of thought, said one Organizer of those events by ANEC. Caribbean Leaders Highlight Fidel Castro's Political Stature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6373&SEO=caribbean-leaders-highlight-fidel-castros-political-stature Bridgetown, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Caribbean leaders agreed to highlight the political stature of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro, in messages of condolence and tribute in which they emphasize their friendship, support and solidarity with the peoples of the area. Viengsay Valdés: Expanding Ballet in Cuba, a Commitment of Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6372&SEO=viengsay-valdes-expanding-ballet-in-cuba-a-commitment-of-fidel La Habana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The first dancer from the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Viengsay Valdés, witnessed here the efforts of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro, to expand the dance in his country. Fidel Castro is Remembered as a Symbol of Cuba-Vietnam Brotherhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6371&SEO=fidel-castro-is-remembered-as-a-symbol-of-cuba-vietnam-brotherhood By Teresita Vives Romero Hanoi, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese people expressed Cuba their support with very emotional messages following the death of the historic leader Fidel Castro, recognized as a symbol of bilateral relations, Ambassador Herminio López declared here today. South African President Regrets Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6370&SEO=south-african-president-regrets-fidel-castros-death Pretoria, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday expressed sorrow over the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Serbian Prime Minister Expresses Condolences over Fidel Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6369&SEO=serbian-prime-minister-expresses-condolences-over-fidel-death Belgrade, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday sent a message of condolences to President Raul Castro for the death of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Palestinian President Expresses Condolences over Fidel's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6368&SEO=palestinian-president-expresses-condolences-over-fidels-death 0Ramallah, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmud Abbas, on Saturday expressed ''his deepest condolences'' over the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. British Gov't Sends Condolences for Death of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6366&SEO=british-govt-sends-condolences-for-death-of-fidel-castro London, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom''s government has sent its condolences to the Cuban government and people for the death of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, who passed away on Friday night at the age of 90. Former Peruvian President Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6361&SEO=former-peruvian-president-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro Lima, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala paid tribute on Saturday to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, whom he described as a good friend of Peru and Latin America. Latin American Presidents Express Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6359&SEO=latin-american-presidents-express-sorrow-over-fidel-castros-death Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Latin American presidents sent messages of condolence to Cuba today, after the death on Friday night of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Iranian Foreign Minister Offers Condolences for Death of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6358&SEO=iranian-foreign-minister-offers-condolences-for-death-of-fidel-castro Tehran, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The office of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conveyed its condolences to Cuban Ambassador in Tehran Vladimir Gonzalez for the death of the historic leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro. Hollande Pays Tribute to Fidel, Demands End of Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6357&SEO=hollande-pays-tribute-to-fidel-demands-end-of-blockade-of-cuba Paris, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called on Saturday for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, after paying tribute to the late leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Silvio Rodriguez: Condolences to Universe over Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6354&SEO=silvio-rodriguez-condolences-to-universe-over-fidel-castros-death Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez has expressed his condolences to the entire universe over the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to whom he wished eternal glory. Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6353&SEO=pope-francis-expresses-sorrow-over-fidel-castros-death Rome, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis sent a letter of condolences for Fidel Castro''s death to the President of the Councils of State and of Ministers, Raul Castro, the Vatican informed on Saturday. Uruguayan President Feels Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6352&SEO=uruguayan-president-feels-sorrow-over-fidel-castros-death Montevideo, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez on Saturday expressed sorrow over the death of the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Organizing Commission Informs People on Fidel's Funeral Rites http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6351&SEO=organizing-commission-informs-people-on-fidels-funeral-rites Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The Organizing Commission of the Central Committee of the Party, State and Government for the funeral rites of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro has informed the people on the ceremonies to be held to pay tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Fidel, Father of Cuban Revolution, Algerian Newspaper Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6349&SEO=fidel-father-of-cuban-revolution-algerian-newspaper-says Algiers, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) El Moudjahid, the main Algerian newspaper, has described today Fidel Castro as the father of the Cuban Revolution. Che's Travel Companion: Fidel Is and Will Be an Example to the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6348&SEO=ches-travel-companion-fidel-is-and-will-be-an-example-to-the-world Buenos Aires, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Carlos Calica Ferrer, a close friend of Ernesto Che Guevara and his traveling companion in Bolivia and Latin America, on Saturday described the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, as an example and a fundamental man in history. Syrian Media Highlight Fidel's Transcendence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6344&SEO=syrian-media-highlight-fidels-transcendence Damascus, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media and major figures have highlighted the transcendence of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on Friday at the age of 90. Argentina Sends Condolences to Cuba for Fidel's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6343&SEO=argentina-sends-condolences-to-cuba-for-fidels-death Buenos Aires, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra on Saturday sent her condolences to the Cuban government and people for the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, whose decease has caused a big wave of sorrow all over the world. Prensa Latina Publishes Full Text of Raul Castro's Address http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6342&SEO=prensa-latina-publishes-full-text-of-raul-castros-address Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro informed the Cuban people in a national address about the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Bolt and Paula Pareto Voted as Best Athletes by Xinhua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6325&SEO=bolt-and-paula-pareto-voted-as-best-athletes-by-xinhua Havana, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican male sprinter and Olympic Champion Usain Bolt and Argentinean female judoka, also an Olympic Champ, Paula Pareto, received the vote of Chinese news agency XINHUA as Best Latin American Athletes of the Year 2016 in the sports of Cuban agency Prensa Latina. Mexican Company to Promote Health Tourism in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6324&SEO=mexican-company-to-promote-health-tourism-in-cuba Mexico, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) A contract to promote and market the treatments offered by the Cuban medical services was signed today between Multisalud, from Cuba, and the Mexican company Viajes Bojorquez. Cuban Minister Confirms that Cuban Doctors are Appreciated in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6323&SEO=cuban-minister-confirms-that-cuban-doctors-are-appreciated-in-qatar Doha, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez said today that he confirmed that the Cuban doctors are appreciated in Qatar during a meeting with more than 460 health professionals serving in Dukhan. UN: Violence against Women Is Serious Violation of Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6298&SEO=un-violence-against-women-is-serious-violation-of-human-rights United Nations, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has reiterated today that gender violence represents a serious violation of human rights and has called for an end to it through a collective action. Bolt and Elaine Thompson Increase Leading Votes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6279&SEO=bolt-and-elaine-thompson-increase-leading-votes Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) World track and field star Usain Bolt and his female comrade and two-time Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson increased their votes as Best Athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016, in the annual sports by Cuban news agency Prensa Latina. Plácido Domingo Gives an Open Rehearsal for Art Students in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6272&SEO=placido-domingo-gives-an-open-rehearsal-for-art-students-in-cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo will offer an open rehearsal today at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso to students of art schools and members of the Teatro Lírico de Cuba. Cuban President Congratulates Patriarch Kirill on his 70th Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6249&SEO=cuban-president-congratulates-patriarch-kirill-on-his-70th-birthday Moscow, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz has congratulated to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Kirill, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, according to diplomatic sources. Brazilian Civil Engineering Shows its Progress in Havana Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6224&SEO=brazilian-civil-engineering-shows-its-progress-in-havana-convention Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian specialists presented their criteria on civil engineering as part of the activities of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18) in Havana´s Convention Center. Prensa Latina Launches 53rd Edition of its Sports Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6223&SEO=prensa-latina-launches-53rd-edition-of-its-sports-poll Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina has just published the bases of the 53rd edition of its Sports Poll which awards and distinguishes the best sportspeople of Latin America and the Caribbean in the year about to end. Cuba-Vietnam Inter-Government Meeting Concludes and Boosts Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6218&SEO=cuba-vietnam-inter-government-meeting-concludes-and-boosts-links Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Session of the Inter-Government Commission between Cuba and Vietnam concluded today in the capital, with the signing of important agreements to consolidate the bilateral relations in the economic and technological-scientific areas. Cuba Thanks Promotion of Media Cooperation with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6212&SEO=cuba-thanks-promotion-of-media-cooperation-with-china Santiago, Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban media executives have expressed thanks today for the promotion of cooperation with the Chinese press, regarding a summit meeting held in this capital. Papua New Guinea Premier Concludes Official Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6194&SEO=papua-new-guinea-premier-concludes-official-visit-to-cuba Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Papua New Guinea''s Prime Minister, Peter O''Neill, is concluding an official visit to Cuba, where he ratified along with President Raul Castro a common interest in strengthening bilateral relations. Three Cuban Beach Volley Duettos to NORCECA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6189&SEO=three-cuban-beach-volley-duettos-to-norceca Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Three Cuban duettos will travel to Trinidad & Tobago for the Grand Final of the Norceca Circuit of Beach Volleyball from November 25 to 27, to close the beach volley competitions this year. Cuba Pays Homage to Ettore Scola during Week of Italian Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6181&SEO=cuba-pays-homage-to-ettore-scola-during-week-of-italian-culture Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Culture Week in Cuba is now paying tribute to the prestigious director Ettore Scola (1931-2016), with the premiere of his film ''The Dinner''. Puerto Rico: Fight for Releasing Oscar Lopez to be Strengthened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6179&SEO=puerto-rico-fight-for-releasing-oscar-lopez-to-be-strengthened Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The law team in charge of the case of pro-independence Puerto Rican fighter Oscar Lopez, imprisoned unfairly in the United States, will strengthen the fight for his release, said today here lawyer Jose Juan Nazario. Researcher Praises Foreign Participation in Cuban Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6176&SEO=researcher-praises-foreign-participation-in-cuban-convention Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) ''The great foreign participation in the Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18), which takes place in Havana, is the result of the quality of national science,'' Cuban researcher Guido Riera said. 'I Feel Great Love for Fidel Castro', Says Hebe de Bonafini http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6167&SEO=i-feel-great-love-for-fidel-castro-says-hebe-de-bonafini Buenos Aires, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Hebe de Bonafini, president of the organization Madres de Plaza de Mayo, said here today that she feels great love and admiration for leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro and Cuban people. Mechanical Engineering at Havana Architecture Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6148&SEO=mechanical-engineering-at-havana-architecture-event Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth Cuban Congress on Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy has begun its sessions today, within the framework of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18). Cuban Painter Michel Mirabal Donates Work of Art to ICAO in Montreal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6142&SEO=cuban-painter-michel-mirabal-donates-work-of-art-to-icao-in-montreal Ottawa, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A work of art donated by painter Michel Mirabal, which includes elements of the Cuban flag, is now part of the collection of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in Montreal. More than 30 Countries to Architecture Convention In Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6123&SEO=more-than-30-countries-to-architecture-convention-in-havana Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of specialists from 31 countries from all parts of the planet, the 18th Scientific Convention of Engineering and Architecture was opened at the Havana Convention Center Monday. Mariela Castro Regards LGBTI People's Rights in Cuba's Social Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6101&SEO=mariela-castro-regards-lgbti-peoples-rights-in-cubas-social-justice By Waldo Mendiluza United Nations, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarian and sexologist, Mariela Castro, has regarded today the actions in favor of the rights of the island's LGBTI people in the causes of social justice defended by the 1959 Revolution. Cuban Silva Sets Sight on London Athletics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6092&SEO=cuban-silva-sets-sight-on-london-athletics Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban world champion pole vaulter Yarisley Silva sets her eye on the retention of her crown at the next world championship in London in 2017. Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Begins Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6084&SEO=papua-new-guineas-prime-minister-begins-visit-to-cuba Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Papua New Guinea''s Prime Minister, Peter O''Neill, begins an official visit to Cuba today, during which he will meet with President, Raul Castro. NY Museum Opens to Public an Exhibit on Cuban Biodiversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6081&SEO=ny-museum-opens-to-public-an-exhibit-on-cuban-biodiversity New York, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The New York Museum of Natural History has opened today to local and foreign public the expected special exhibition ''Cuba'', an unprecedented tour of the rich biodiversity and culture of the Caribbean nation. New Guinea's Prime Minister to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6034&SEO=new-guineas-prime-minister-to-visit-cuba Havana, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina ) The Prime Minister of New Guinea, Peter O''Neill, will start a visit in Cuba starting next Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. Inauguration of New Tourist Village in Eastern Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6032&SEO=inauguration-of-new-tourist-village-in-eastern-cuba Maisi, Cuba, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) A new tourist installation by Grupo Empresarial Isla Azul was inaugurated Friday next to the emblematic lighthouse of Maisi, Paso de los Vientos, southeastern part of the island of Cuba. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6027&SEO=humanism-in-work-of-cuban-hisotrian-eusebio-leal-highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. FARC-EP on Peace Process: It's Plural and Definite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6025&SEO=farc-ep-on-peace-process-its-plural-and-definite Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Timoleon Jimenez, leader of Colombian rebel group Revoluionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) stated that the recently signed peace agreement with the Colombian government, is plural, definite, inclusive and with a possible implementation. Cuba Thanked Venezuela for Sending Humanitarian Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6019&SEO=cuba-thanked-venezuela-for-sending-humanitarian-aid Caracas, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, today highlighted the importance of the contribution made by the Government and people of the South American country to Cuba, which was recently hit by Hurricane Matthew. Cuban Duo Gente de Zona Wins Latin Grammy Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6013&SEO=cuban-duo-gente-de-zona-wins-latin-grammy-again Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Fans of the Cuban duo Gente de Zona today celebrated the win of a Latin Grammy award for the album Visualizate, the fourth award they have received in recent years. Bolt Increases Lead in Vote for Best Latin American Athlete http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6012&SEO=bolt-increases-lead-in-vote-for-best-latin-american-athlete Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Usain Bolt has increased his lead in Prensa Latina''s competition to elect the best athlete of the year. Turkish Company Starts Direct Flights to Cuba and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6011&SEO=turkish-company-starts-direct-flights-to-cuba-and-venezuela Istanbul, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines (THY) has confirmed today that direct flights from Istanbul to Havana and Caracas will begin as of December 20th, with three departures per week. Raul Castro Chairs Meeting of National Defense Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6009&SEO=raul-castro-chairs-meeting-of-national-defense-council Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro yesterday chaired a meeting of the National Defense Council''s Social Economic Entity, as part of the ‘Bastion 2016'' strategic exercise. China: Cuba Urges Peaceful Safe and Cooperative Use of Internet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5998&SEO=china-cuba-urges-peaceful-safe-and-cooperative-use-of-internet By Damy Vales Beijing, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called today for the peaceful and legitimate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the development and welfare of humanity after participating in the third World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in East China's Zhejiang. Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Ends Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5950&SEO=vietnamese-president-tran-dai-quang-ends-visit-to-cuba Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese President, Tran Dai Quang, is concluding an official visit to Cuba today with the opening of a business forum for cooperation between the two nations. Record Participation in Marabana 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5819&SEO=record-participation-in-marabana-2016 Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The traditional Cuban marathon, Marabana, will have a record number of participants this year, according to the list updated today, five days before it is held in the Cuban capital. FARC-EP Thanks Cuban Support to Colombian Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5803&SEO=farc-ep-thanks-cuban-support-to-colombian-peace-process Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Ivan Marquez, head of the delegation of the Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP) to the conversation table for the peace process in Colombia, discussed in Havana, was grateful to the government and people of Cuba for the support given to the conversations. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5792&SEO=53rd-edition-of-the-prensa-latina-sports-poll-starts Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd edition of the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina Starts Monday, to at the end, award the perfor5mances by the best athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. CIA Internal Warfare after 1961 Cuba Invasion Revealed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5770&SEO=cia-internal-warfare-after-1961-cuba-invasion-revealed Washington, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The declassification of part of a secret report from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) about the military invasion of Cuba by a mercenary brigade in 1961 has revealed the internal warfare at the U.S. espionage agency. Cuba Aspires to Include Rumba at UNESCO Heritage List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5762&SEO=cuba-aspires-to-include-rumba-at-unesco-heritage-list Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is expecting UNESCO to include ''rumba'' in its list - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, during the forthcoming meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on the issue, diplomatic sources said today. Cuba Chairs Federation of American-Arab Entities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5753&SEO=cuba-chairs-federation-of-american-arab-entities 13 de noviembre de 2016, 12:35 Havana, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The 18th Pan-American-Arab Congress has concluded with a final declaration and the election of Alfredo Deriche, from Cuba, as president of the Federation of the American-Arab Entities (FEARAB-America). Cuba Gets Ready for World Day of Diabetes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5711&SEO=cuba-gets-ready-for-world-day-of-diabetes Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) With the completion of walks and educational festivals nationwide, Cuba held this Monday the World Diabetes Day, today reported Ileidis Iglesias, Director of the National Institute of Endocrinology. Cuban Alicia Alonso Honored in Veracruz, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5699&SEO=cuban-alicia-alonso-honored-in-veracruz-mexico Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), and icon of the world ballet, Alicia Alonso, today received the key of the city from the Town Hall of Boca Rio, in the Eastern Mexican State of Veracruz. FARC-EP Optimistic About Final Pact with Colombian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5686&SEO=farc-ep-optimistic-about-final-pact-with-colombian-government Bogota, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP''s chief spokesperson, Iván Márquez affirmed today that the extraordinary effort made at the dialogue table with the Colombian government will soon be awarded with a definitive peace agreement. Spanish Company Bodegas Torres Focuses on Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5682&SEO=spanish-company-bodegas-torres-focuses-on-cuban-tourism La Habana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish wine company Bodegas Torres S.A., Miguel Torres, is focused on the commerce of Cuba and its growing tourist industry. Costa Rican President Stresses Progress in Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5680&SEO=costa-rican-president-stresses-progress-in-relations-with-cuba San Jose, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican President, Luis Guillermo Solis, has welcomed Cuban ambassador, Danilo Sanchez, to Costa Rica to discuss the progress of the agreements signed one year ago between the two countries during a visit by the Costa Rican president to Havana. Colloquium for 100 Years of the Birth of Jose Soler Puig Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5646&SEO=colloquium-for-100-years-of-the-birth-of-jose-soler-puig-ends Santiago de Cuba, Nov 10 (Santiago de Cuba) As a signal of homage and continuity, young writer Julio Jimenez from the city of Santiago de Cuba received the Special Award for Best Novelist for the 100 Years of the Birth of Jose Soler Puig, as the end of a Colloquium on his memory. US Airlines to Start Daily Flights to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5642&SEO=us-airlines-to-start-daily-flights-to-cuba Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The US company Delta Air Lines will begin to operate daily non-stop flights to this capital for the first time in almost 55 years, an executive of the company confirmed today. Evo Asks Trump to End US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5633&SEO=evo-asks-trump-to-end-us-blockade-against-cuba La Paz, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales requested today United States President-elect Donald Trump to end the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed to Cuba for more than half a century. Cuban Surgery Congress Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5610&SEO=cuban-surgery-congress-concludes Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Cuban Congress of Surgery 2016 is concluding today in Havana after three days of sessions with delegates participating from more than 20 countries. Cuba and UNESCO Evaluate Existing Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5588&SEO=cuba-and-unesco-evaluate-existing-relations Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Cuba Government currently have good relations. Twitter Campaign Favors Peace Pact With Colombian Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5571&SEO=twitter-campaign-favors-peace-pact-with-colombian-guerrilla Bogota, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian politicians have been promoting from social networks a campaign to support the current phase of talks between the government and the insurgent FARC-EP in order to persevere in these talks until an agreement is urgently reached. Cancer Treatment at 2nd Session of Cuban Congress of Surgery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5556&SEO=cancer-treatment-at-2nd-session-of-cuban-congress-of-surgery Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) National and international delegates will exchange today on the surgical procedure against cancer oncology during the second day of the 13th Cuban Congress of Surgery at the Conference Center in Havana. Cuba and UNESCO Organize International Jazz Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5545&SEO=cuba-and-unesco-organize-international-jazz-day Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have held meetings on the preparations for the 6th edition of International Jazz Day, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. US Museum to Open Exhibition on Cuban Biodiversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5537&SEO=us-museum-to-open-exhibition-on-cuban-biodiversity Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The American Museum of Natural History of New York (AMNH) will open an exhibition on Cuban biodiversity on Monday, said Maritza Garcia, an official from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba (Citma). Cuba and Serbia Confirm Strength of Their Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5532&SEO=cuba-and-serbia-confirm-strength-of-their-ties Belgrade, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Serbia confirmed the strength of the ties between both countries during a meeting between Ambassador Mayra Ruiz Garcia and the Parliamentary Group of Friendship Group with Cuba. Cuban Surgery Congress Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5505&SEO=cuban-surgery-congress-begins Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Cuban Surgery Congress 2016 has began today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of delegates from more than 20 countries. Memorandum Signed with Cuba Highlighted in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5419&SEO=memorandum-signed-with-cuba-highlighted-in-syria Damascus, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlights today the signing of a memorandum of understanding to strengthen economic and trade relations with Cuba. Pro Democracy Event Pays Tribute to Che in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5391&SEO=pro-democracy-event-pays-tribute-to-che-in-bolivia La Paz, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian government and social organizations will today commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter, Ernesto Che Guevara, to Bolivia, an anniversary that coincides with the Continental Event for Democracy and against Neoliberalism. International Science Convention Closes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5386&SEO=international-science-convention-closes-in-cuba Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) With the closing ceremony of the congress INFO 2016 and the Workshop on Information and Communications for Sustainable Development, the 1st International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation is concluding today in Havana. FIHAV 2016 Exhibits Farmacuba Export Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5383&SEO=fihav-2016-exhibits-farmacuba-export-products Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Farmacuba has been exhibiting export products in the context of the 34th Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, the largest commercial event in Cuba and the Caribbean, which ends today in Havana. Opens Havana Contemporary Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5374&SEO=opens-havana-contemporary-music-festival Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The 29th edition of Havana Contemporary Music Festival is a window to see what is happening in the world and show Cuban production, stated today the president of the event, Guido López-Gavilán. Cuba Urges USA to Comply with Duties as UN Host http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5358&SEO=cuba-urges-usa-to-comply-with-duties-as-un-host United Nations, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba called the United States today to comply with its obligations as the host country of the United Nations (UN) lifting the selective and discriminatory measures applied against Cuban diplomats. Writer Leonardo Padura to Be Declared Illustrious Visitor of Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5336&SEO=writer-leonardo-padura-to-be-declared-illustrious-visitor-of-uruguay Montevideo, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban writer and journalist, Leonardo Padura, will be declared an Illustrious Visitor, during an event organized by the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture and the Municipality of Montevideo. Cuba with Nine Boxers to World Youth Championship in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5327&SEO=cuba-with-nine-boxers-to-world-youth-championship-in-russia Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will present nine fighters at the World Youth Boxing Champìonship in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, from November 17 to 26, with the aim of conquering its 16th crown in these tournaments. Cuba Is a Country and Nobody Will Change It, Businessman Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5306&SEO=cuba-is-a-country-and-nobody-will-change-it-businessman-says Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a country that defends its roots above any pressure and nobody will change it, Romeo Veronesi, an Italian businessman who participates in the Havana International Fair, FIHAV-2016, said today. Cuban Adjustment Act Remains as an Aggressive US Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5301&SEO=cuban-adjustment-act-remains-as-an-aggressive-us-policy Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Adjustment Act, applied by the United States for 50 years, has continued today as one of the aggressive policies of the northern nation to the island at the migration level. Cuban Special Zone Grows and Attracts Foreign Firms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5287&SEO=cuban-special-zone-grows-and-attracts-foreign-firms Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM) has maintained a strong appeal to foreign investors who want business with Cuba, after three years of being established, official sources said today. Danish Theater Company to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5281&SEO=danish-theater-company-to-perform-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Danish theater company Odin Teatret, considered one of the most important theater groups of the contemporary scene will perform today in this city, informed the National Council of the Performing Arts (CNAE). Brazilian Cigarette Factory Construction Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5270&SEO=brazilian-cigarette-factory-construction-starts-in-cuba Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The laying of the first stone of a new Brazilian cigarettes factory in Cuba opens today the second stage of successful businesses between the two countries, it was officially recognized. Vietnam to Maintain Technological Cooperation with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5267&SEO=vietnam-to-maintain-technological-cooperation-with-cuba Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), Nguyen Quang Thuan, recognized today the progress of Cuba in the scientific and technological fields while stating that the bilateral cooperation in those sectors will continue. Cuba to Offer More Opportunities for Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5260&SEO=cuba-to-offer-more-opportunities-for-foreign-investment Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been presenting today more opportunities for potential foreign investment at the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, attended by more than 3,500 exhibitors from 73 countries. Cuban Actor Reynaldo Miravalles, Farewell to a Giant of Cuban Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5259&SEO=cuban-actor-reynaldo-miravalles-farewell-to-a-giant-of-cuban-culture Por Charly Morales ValidoHavana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) ''There are no longer stories for old people'', Reynaldo Miravalles confessed to me without bitterness on the rainy afternoon when he welcomed Prensa Latina in his home in Havana''s El Vedado, the same house where he passed away on Monday at the age of 93. Cuban Cinema Mourns Death of Actor Reynaldo Miravalles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5256&SEO=cuban-cinema-mourns-death-of-actor-reynaldo-miravalles Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cinema has regretted today the death of actor, Reynaldo Miravalles, who worked almost until the end of his days because he felt he could not stay away from the big screen, one of his passions in life. Cuba Starts International Convention on Science and Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5253&SEO=cuba-starts-international-convention-on-science-and-technology Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) With the opening ceremony of the 1st International Congress, CIDERS 2016, begins today the working sessions of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Center in Havana. Cuban Minister Highlights Challenges of Science and Innovation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5252&SEO=cuban-minister-highlights-challenges-of-science-and-innovation Havana, Nov 1, Prensa Latina) The Minister for Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba, Elba Rosa Perez Montoya, said that the country faces the challenge of achieving a faster connection of science with the production of goods and services. Western Sanctions Aggravate Suffering of Syrians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5248&SEO=western-sanctions-aggravate-suffering-of-syrians Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Western sanctions imposed to the Syrian society have aggravated the suffering of the people, amid a war worsened from abroad, Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Samer Al Khalil, said here today. Cuba and Russia Progress in Strategic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5241&SEO=cuba-and-russia-progress-in-strategic-cooperation Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia have strengthened their strategic cooperation with the signing here of two agreements on aviation and another linked to sugar industry at the Havana fair, during its second day of business and exhibition today. Cuban Pianist Lopez-Gavilan with Joshua Bell in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5238&SEO=cuban-pianist-lopez-gavilan-with-joshua-bell-in-usa New York, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist and composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan are making a tour of the United States, which includes a presentation along with the award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, today at the Lincoln Center in New York. Salvadorian Colmenitas Multiply Joy in Theater Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5219&SEO=salvadorian-colmenitas-multiply-joy-in-theater-festival San Salvador, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) A festival of joy, solidarity, art and games was the first Festival of Children''s Theater in El Salvador through which 14 Colmenitas delighted thousands of children and adults throughout the country with their performance. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5206&SEO=cuba-holds-first-international-convention-on-science-and-technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Exhibitors from 75 Countries Attend FIHAV 2016 in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5205&SEO=exhibitors-from-75-countries-attend-fihav-2016-in-cuba Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The 34th Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, has begun today here in the presence of about 4,500 exhibitors from 75 countries and representatives of 50 Chambers of Commerce. The Martha Graham Company Shines in the Cuban Ballet Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5197&SEO=the-martha-graham-company-shines-in-the-cuban-ballet-festival Havana, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The US company Martha Graham shook the stage of the Mella Theater in this capital with an exquisite program in reverence to modern dance that today returns to that coliseum. Cuban Puppeteer Company Revives Prokofiev's Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5189&SEO=cuban-puppeteer-company-revives-prokofievs-work Matanzas, Cuba, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) ''Peter and the Wolf'', a symphonic tale that the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev conceived for children, is being revivied in this city in a version by the Cuban puppeteer company Teatro de las Estaciones. Cuba Joins Continental Event for Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5188&SEO=cuba-joins-continental-event-for-democracy Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) With a demonstration for the defense of sovereignty, Cuba will join the continental event for Democracy and against Neoliberalism on November 4, local press reported on Saturday. Cuba, Only Country in the World to Achieve Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5186&SEO=cuba-only-country-in-the-world-to-achieve-sustainable-development Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been declared this week the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development, according to a report that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) publishes every two year. Cuban Vice President Meets Swiss Assistant Secretary of State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5185&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-swiss-assistant-secretary-of-state Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with Eric Jacob, Swiss assistant secretary of State for Economic Promotion, Granma newspaper reported on Saturday. Havana International Ballet Festival Opens with New Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5183&SEO=havana-international-ballet-festival-opens-with-new-life Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban dance company founded by the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso showed a contemporary and fresh image dduring the opening ceremony of the 25th International Ballet Festival of Havana, an event that combines classics and premieres today. PR Salsa Singer Victor Manuelle Interested in Young Cuban Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5179&SEO=pr-salsa-singer-victor-manuelle-interested-in-young-cuban-musicians Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer Victor Manuelle is very interested in Cuban young musical talents and has come to Havana to participate as a judge in a contest for new young singers. New Referendum Would Ruin Havana Peace Agreements, Samper Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5177&SEO=new-referendum-would-ruin-havana-peace-agreements-samper-says Quito, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper, said on Friday that another referendum would ruin the progress achieved in Havana in the peace negotiations between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). El Paisnal Eradicates Illiteracy with Help of Cuba and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5176&SEO=el-paisnal-eradicates-illiteracy-with-help-of-cuba-and-venezuela San Salvador, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Education Minister Carlos Canjura declared the municipality of El Paisnal, in the department of San Salvador, free of illiteracy, during a celebration held on Friday. Cuban Tourism Has Boosted Economy in Recent Decades http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5160&SEO=cuban-tourism-has-boosted-economy-in-recent-decades Havana, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Development Director of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (Mintur), Alexander Sierra, said today that the Cuban tourism industry has boosted the island''s economy during the recent decades. Cuba and Portugal Strengthen Ties of Friendship and Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5146&SEO=cuba-and-portugal-strengthen-ties-of-friendship-and-cooperation Havana, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The visit to Cuba of Portugal''s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has been an important step for the strengthening of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. Panamanian Entrepreneurs to Seek Business at Cuba's Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5141&SEO=panamanian-entrepreneurs-to-seek-business-at-cubas-trade-fair Panama, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) A Panamanian business delegation from many sectors will attend, in late October, the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, with the aim of expanding trade and attracting foreign investment, it was reported here today. Cuban Vice President Diaz-Canel Meets Japanese Pacifists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5123&SEO=cuban-vice-president-diaz-canel-meets-japanese-pacifists Havana, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has met with the members of Japan-based pacifist project ''Peace Boat'', an official source reports today. Fidel Castro and Portugal's President Hold Friendly Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5120&SEO=fidel-castro-and-portugals-president-hold-friendly-meeting Havana, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Portugal''s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, have held a friendly meeting in Havana, according to local media reports. Vietnamese Prime Minister Supports Cuba After UN Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5110&SEO=vietnamese-prime-minister-supports-cuba-after-un-vote Hanoi, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, is showing support today for Cuba on the occasion of the historic vote against the U.S. blockade at UN. U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Wounds Cuban Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5091&SEO=u.s.-naval-base-in-guantanamo-wounds-cuban-sovereignty Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The most recent order by US President Barack Obama on U.S. policy towards Cuba, contains contradictory elements, among them, the policy linked to the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo. Obama's Advisor Hails US Change on Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5089&SEO=obamas-advisor-hails-us-change-on-blockade-of-cuba Washington, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The advisor to President Barack Obama on Foreign Affairs, Ben Rhodes, today welcomed the abstention by the United States in a vote against the Cuban blockade, which has been maintained by his country since 1962, despite world rejection. USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5079&SEO=usa-to-abstain-in-un-resolution-of-blockade-on-cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. Portuguese President Begins Official Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5074&SEO=portuguese-president-begins-official-visit-to-cuba Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal''s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, began an official two-day visit to Cuba, to deepen the Lisbon-Havana ties. Obama Might Use UN Vote to Press Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5067&SEO=obama-might-use-un-vote-to-press-congress Washington, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) President Barack Obama could use the vote at the United Nations to press the US Congress and get the blockade against Cuba lifted, an expert of the dispute between these countries. Necessity of Ending Blockade for 25th Occasion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5065&SEO=necessity-of-ending-blockade-for-25th-occasion Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) For 25th occasion, Cuba will submit today to the UN approval the draft resolution on the necessity of ending the blockade policy imposed by the United States. The World Claims the US Ends Blockade against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5061&SEO=the-world-claims-the-us-ends-blockade-against-cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly today takes a stand on another draft resolution calling for the lifting of the US blockade against Cuba, an initiative similar to the one overwhelmingly supported by that forum since 1992. Danish Theater Group to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5056&SEO=danish-theater-group-to-perform-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Being considered one of the most important theater groups of the contemporary scene, the Odin Teatret will perform in Cuba on November 1st and 2nd in this Cuban western City, confirmed today the National Council of the Performing Arts. Pablo Milanes Closes Festival in Coahuila, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5047&SEO=pablo-milanes-closes-festival-in-coahuila-mexico Mexico, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer and composer Pablo Milanes closed with brooch of gold the Julio Torre International Festival of Arts, in Saltillo, capital of the Mexican northern state of Coahuila, reported press media Tuesday. Eusebio Leal Awarded Pan American Tourism Medal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5046&SEO=eusebio-leal-awarded-pan-american-tourism-medal Havana, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban historian Eusebio Leal Spengler was awarded the Gold Medal for the Pan American Tourism Merit thanks to his efforts in the rescue of Old Havana. Cuban Duetto Gente de Zona to Sing in Latin Grammys http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5045&SEO=cuban-duetto-gente-de-zona-to-sing-in-latin-grammys Los Angeles, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban rap group Gente de Zona will perform on November 16 at the gala ''2016 Personna'' of the Latin Grammys this year, decicated in this edition to famous salsa singer Marc Anthony. Spain: Prominent Figures Call on Obama to End Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5036&SEO=spain-prominent-figures-call-on-obama-to-end-blockade-on-cuba Madrid, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Prominent political, social and cultural figures in Spain and elsewhere have called on U.S. President, Barack Obama, to totally lift the U.S. blockade that has been imposed on Cuba for more than 50 years. Cuba to Present its Tourist Offers in Portugal and Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4706&SEO=cuba-to-present-its-tourist-offers-in-portugal-and-spain Havana, 15 oct (PL) Under the heading of authentic Cuba, this Caribbean nation prepares next presentations of their tourist offers in European countries such as Portugal and Spain, reported today the Government. Guantanamo Recovering from Hurricane Mathew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4623&SEO=guantanamo-recovering-from-hurricane-mathew Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban province of Guantanamo, especially the municipality of Baracoa, is recovering gradually from the damage caused in recent days by hurricane Mathew, according to reports today in the capital. Africa Recognizes and Thanks Cuba for Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4514&SEO=africa-recognizes-and-thanks-cuba-for-cooperation Pretoria, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Africa has showed a lot of gratitude and recognition for the collaboration Cuba has provided to this continent, Vice President of the Cuban Council of State, Salvador Valdes Mesa, said before continuing his regional trip. Cuba to Keep on Fighting Until the End of the Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4479&SEO=cuba-to-keep-on-fighting-until-the-end-of-the-blockade Pretoria, 10 Oct (Prensa Latina) ''Cuba will continue to present at the United Nations the resolution on ending the blockade for as long as the United States applies its aggressive policy against our country'', said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita Gonzalez. Cuban Delegation to ELAP Meets with Ecuadorian Lawmakers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4221&SEO=cuban-delegation-to-elap-meets-with-ecuadorian-lawmakers Quito, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation attending the 3rd Latin American Progressive Meeting (ELAP 2016), headed by Jose Ramon Balaguer, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), held a meeting with the Ecuador-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group. Cuba, USA Seek to Boost Bilateral Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4180&SEO=cuba-usa-seek-to-boost-bilateral-cooperation By Waldo Mendiluza, special correspondent Cuba's Mission to UNESCO Calls for a World without Nuclear Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4147&SEO=cubas-mission-to-unesco-calls-for-a-world-without-nuclear-weapons Paris, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s mission to UNESCO called today for a world free of nuclear weapons, after remembering the serious danger they represent for world peace and the survival of humanity. Cuba Supports Fight vs. Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4110&SEO=cuba-supports-fight-vs.-racism-discrimination-and-xenophobia Geneva, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has reaffirmed the willingness to support the international fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, during the UN Human Rights Council, whose sessions continues today. Havana Club with a New Image and Ready for US Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4083&SEO=havana-club-with-a-new-image-and-ready-for-us-market Havana, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The most famous Cuban rum Havana Club now has a new image for its line Siete Años and is ready to be sold in the United States, company executives revealed. Fidel Castro and Chinese Premier Hold Fraternal Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4050&SEO=fidel-castro-and-chinese-premier-hold-fraternal-meeting Havana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and China''s Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, have agreed on the need to preserve human life and peace in a fraternal meeting. Prime Minister of Lesotho Begins Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4031&SEO=prime-minister-of-lesotho-begins-visit-to-cuba Havana, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, today began an official visit to Cuba, which will strengthen relations between the two nations. Portuguese Deputies Demand Cease of US Blockade to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4018&SEO=portuguese-deputies-demand-cease-of-us-blockade-to-cuba Lisbon, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of all political parties in the Assembly (parliament) of Portugal expressed themselves in favor of lifting the economic, financial and commercial blockade that for almost six decades the United States applies to Cuba. Havana Hosts International Seminar on Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3935&SEO=havana-hosts-international-seminar-on-peace Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The second session of the First International Seminar ''Realities and challenges of the Proclamation of Peace in Latin America and the Caribbean as a peace zone,'' is taking place here today in panels and debates. Postal Services Are Denied to Cuba due to US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3910&SEO=postal-services-are-denied-to-cuba-due-to-us-blockade Madrid, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban embassy in Spain reported today that the mailings and TNT courier service company denied its services to the General Consulate in this capital, in compliance with the U.S. blockade on the Caribbean country. UN General Debate Rejects Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3889&SEO=un-general-debate-rejects-blockade-on-cuba United Nations, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The first day of high-level debate of the UN General Assembly rejected once again the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba. President Raul Castro Meets Iranian Head of State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3859&SEO=president-raul-castro-meets-iranian-head-of-state Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro met his peer from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, who began an official visit to Cuba to strengthen relations between the two countries. Iranian President Begins Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3823&SEO=iranian-president-begins-visit-to-cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, begins an official visit to Cuba today after participating at the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Venezuela this weekend. Cuban Minister Rodrigo Malmierca Arrives in Italy on a Working Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3801&SEO=cuban-minister-rodrigo-malmierca-arrives-in-italy-on-a-working-visit Rome, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, arrived here on Saturday on a working visit during which he will hold talks with government officials, business people and executives from international organizations. Solidarity Group in Belgium Stresses Need to Fight Against Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3798&SEO=solidarity-group-in-belgium-stresses-need-to-fight-against-blockade Bredene, Belgium, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) In Belgium, we keep fighting against the U.S. blockade on Cuba, a policy that remains despite the reestablishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, said Isabelle Vanbrabant, president of the Socialist Cuba Initiative solidarity organization Effects of US Blockade Persist in Cuban Transactions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3753&SEO=effects-of-us-blockade-persist-in-cuban-transactions 16 de septiembre de 2016, 09:47 Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The effects of the U.S. blockade in Cuba''s financial transactions persist today, despite the start of the bilateral rapprochement process and the statements against the policy of President, Barack Obama. Raul Castro Meets Premier of Quebec http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3685&SEO=raul-castro-meets-premier-of-quebec Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro Ruz received Premier of Quebec, Phillippe Couillard, who is on an official visit to the island, national media reported today. Blockade vs. Cuba Violates International Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3648&SEO=blockade-vs.-cuba-violates-international-law Geneva, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. blockade against Cuba is a violation of international law and a massive, flagrant and systematic violation of human rights of the people of the Caribbean nation, Anayansi Rodriguez, permanent representative in Geneva, denounced today. Cuban Drug to Treat Lung Cancer Presented in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3587&SEO=cuban-drug-to-treat-lung-cancer-presented-in-colombia Medellin, Colombia, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban vaccine to treat lung cancer, known as Cimavax, was presented to a group of experts attending the First International Symposium on Active Immunotherapy, hosted in Medellin, Colombia over the weekend. Panama Reduces Number of Illiteracy People with Cuban Method http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3572&SEO=panama-reduces-number-of-illiteracy-people-with-cuban-method Panama, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) In nine years, Panama managed to reduce the number of uncultured on having alphabetized 70, 794 persons, thanks to the Cuban program ''Yo Si Puedo '' (Yes, I Can), recounts today a report by the Department of Social Development. Cuban Minister: Political Will is Key against Illiteracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3506&SEO=cuban-minister-political-will-is-key-against-illiteracy By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Paris, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Political will is key to eradicating illiteracy in the world, Cuban Education Minister, Ena Elsa Velazquez, said today in France. Book on Che Combatants Launched in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3461&SEO=book-on-che-combatants-launched-in-argentina 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:22 Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The book ''De La Higuera a Chile. El Rescate'' by Cubans Adys Cupull and Froilan Gonzalez, about the survivors of the Che guerrilla movement in Bolivia, has been launched in Argentina. Cuba Calls in Geneva for a World Free of Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3395&SEO=cuba-calls-in-geneva-for-a-world-free-of-weapons Geneva, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated for general disarmament and defended a world free of weapons, primarily nuclear, the representative of the Caribbean island, Rodolfo Benitez, said in Geneva. School Year Begins in Cuba with Teaching Quality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3347&SEO=school-year-begins-in-cuba-with-teaching-quality 05 de septiembre de 2016, 09:39 Havana, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Another school year begins today in Cuba with the increase of teaching quality and the strengthening of ties and the school-family cooperation, as key priorities for improving the training of students. Cuba's Presence in Acapulco Book Fair Makes Headlines in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3319&SEO=cubas-presence-in-acapulco-book-fair-makes-headlines-in-mexico Acapulco, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The presence of a Cuban delegation in the upcoming global relaunch of the International Book Fair in Acapulco (FIL-A) made headlines on Saturday in Mexican media. Cuba to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3291&SEO=cuba-to-increase-fruit-and-vegetable-production 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:03 Pinar del Rio, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has to increase the production of fruits and vegetables in respond to growing demand from the increase of tourism in the country, the Vice President, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura has said. Energy Meeting Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3275&SEO=energy-meeting-ends-in-cuba 02 de septiembre de 2016, 09:54 Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of experts and investors on energy concludes today at a Havana hotel, with the expectation of developing the energy sector on the island. India and Cuba Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3228&SEO=india-and-cuba-strengthen-ties 01 de septiembre de 2016, 10:31 New Delhi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) India and Cuba have stressed their historic ties and called for increasing bilateral ties while agreed on the importance of the forthcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), to be held in Venezuela. Cuban Institutions Condemn Measure against Pastors for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3179&SEO=cuban-institutions-condemn-measure-against-pastors-for-peace Havana, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban religious institutions condemned the decision made by the US government to withdraw the status of tax-exempt charity organization from IFCO/Pastors for Peace for not declaring their solidarity shipments to Cuba, the newspaper Granma reported on Wednesday. Fidel Castro's Impetus to Cuban Education Stressed in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2938&SEO=fidel-castros-impetus-to-cuban-education-stressed-in-argentina 25 de agosto de 2016, 10:09 Buenos Aires, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) One of the pillars of Fidel Castro''s revolutionary work was focused on developing education in Cuba and today that island shows admirable development indicators, Argentine academic leader, Gabriela Diker, highlighted here. Cuba Hosts for First Time World Congress of Psychophysiology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2872&SEO=cuba-hosts-for-first-time-world-congress-of-psychophysiology 24 de agosto de 2016, 00:07 Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 350 specialists from Europe, the United States and Canada will participate in the 18th International Congress of Psychophysiology, taking place for the first time in Latin America, the organizing committee said. Defending the Revolution, Main Purpose for Cuban Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2856&SEO=defending-the-revolution-main-purpose-for-cuban-women 23 de agosto de 2016, 12:40 Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), Teresa Amarelle, said that among the fundamental purposes of this organization and its members is to defend today and always the Revolution started in the island in 1959. Iran Highlights Foreign Minister Zarif's Fruitful Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2837&SEO=iran-highlights-foreign-minister-zarifs-fruitful-visit-to-cuba 23 de agosto de 2016, 09:34 Tehran, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Government and journalistic associations in Iran agreed today to praise the good level of cooperation and the strong relations with Cuba, after profusely reviewing the official visit of Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to the island. Cuba, First Latin American Stopover by Iranian FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2704&SEO=cuba-first-latin-american-stopover-by-iranian-fm 19 de agosto de 2016, 10:17 Tehran, Aug 19(Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will arrive in Cuba on Sunday, Aug. 21, on the first stopover of a tour of Latin America which gives particular importance in the political and economic sphere, diplomatic sources today confirmed. Book on Fidel Castro to Be Presented in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2655&SEO=book-on-fidel-castro-to-be-presented-in-france 18 de agosto de 2016, 00:02 Paris, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The book ''Fidel Castro, heroe de los desheredados,'' the latest volume by intellectual Salim Lamrani, will be launched in France during the traditional Feast of L''Humanite in September, the author reported. Saudi FM Describes as Positive Level of Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2517&SEO=saudi-fm-describes-as-positive-level-of-relations-with-cuba 15 de agosto de 2016, 11:56Riyadh, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, described today as positive the level of relations with Cuba, after receiving the island''s ambassador, Enrique Enriquez, who will soon complete his mission to this nation. Peruvian Newspaper Dedicates Supplement to Fidel's 90th Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2275&SEO=peruvian-newspaper-dedicates-supplement-to-fidels-90th-birthday 09 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Lima, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian newspaper ''Uno'' has published a supplement dedicated to the 90th birthday of Cuban historical leader, Fidel Castro, with texts and poems by prominent Peruvian authors. Chile Sets Up Association of Professional Graduates in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2238&SEO=chile-sets-up-association-of-professional-graduates-in-cuba 08 de agosto de 2016, 08:21Santiago de Chile, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Professionals graduates in Cuban universities from different regions of Chile set up the Association of Professional Graduates in Cuba. Latin American Brigade to Celebrate in Cuba Fidel Castro´s Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2158&SEO=latin-american-brigade-to-celebrate-in-cuba-fidel-castroas-birthday 05 de agosto de 2016, 00:15Havana, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 members of the 23rd Latin American and Caribbean Brigade prepare a cultural celebration for the evening on August 12th to wait for the 90th birthday of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.