Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba Holds 21st Mexican Song Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18606&SEO=cuba-holds-21st-mexican-song-contest Havana, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of young Cubans are competing today in this capital in the 21st Mexican Song Contest, with works from icons of that kind of music, such as Jose Alfredo Jimenez and Tomas Mendez. Sixth Century Sculpture of God Shiva Discovered in North India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18595&SEO=sixth-century-sculpture-of-god-shiva-discovered-in-north-india New Delhi, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Workers dredging a water reservoir in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir discovered a rare stone sculpture of the god Shiva dating back to the 6th century, today reported the Hindu. Art and Culture of 100 Nations in Beijing Biennale http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18575&SEO=art-and-culture-of-100-nations-in-beijing-biennale Beijing, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) Beijing Biennale opened today its 7th annual focused on divulging the thought and culture of over 100 nations through their artists'' vision. Cuban Painter Nelson Dominguez Celebrates His 70 Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18548&SEO=cuban-painter-nelson-dominguez-celebrates-his-70-anniversary La Habana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) National Prize of Painting 2009, Nelson Domínguez,is celebrating today his 70 Anniversary and a great series of his paintings demostrate his great creative capacity. Cuba Hosts Patria Grande Latin American Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18518&SEO=cuba-hosts-patria-grande-latin-american-festival Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign bands are performing from today to October 5 on stages of this capital, as part of the fourth edition of the Patria Grande Latin American Festival. Rescue Dog Titan Among the Heroes in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18516&SEO=rescue-dog-titan-among-the-heroes-in-mexico Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Among the thousands and thousands of anonymous heroes who work tirelessly today in search of survivors of the September 19 earthquake is Titan, a German Shepherd trained for that purpose. Documentary 'Che Guevara, Birth of a Myth' Released in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18493&SEO=documentary-che-guevara-birth-of-a-myth-released-in-france By Luisa María González Youths from the Americas Debate in Cuba on Communication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18478&SEO=youths-from-the-americas-debate-in-cuba-on-communication Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Intellectuals from several countries debated today in Cuba on communication control by the large media monopolies and possible alternatives, during the 4th Meeting on Youths'' Thinking and Creation in the Americas. Bolivia Launches Magazine to Honor Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18445&SEO=bolivia-launches-magazine-to-honor-che-guevara La Paz, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Welfare has paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the presence of Ernesto Che Guevara in the South American nation, with the launch of the three ''Octubre'' magazine lastest issue. China Holds Forum on Protecting World's Ancient Civilizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18437&SEO=china-holds-forum-on-protecting-worlds-ancient-civilizations Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China is hosting today an international forum that seeks to promote cooperation and exchange among countries and global institutions to protect the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. 4th Festival of Latin American Music Patria Grande to be Held in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18412&SEO=4th-festival-of-latin-american-music-patria-grande-to-be-held-in-cuba Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Groups from Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador and Colombia will perform from September 22nd to October 1st at plazas in Havana, as part of the Festival of Latin American Music Patria Grande, said today organizers. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernandez to Give Concert in Bellas Artes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18393&SEO=cuban-pianist-frank-fernandez-to-give-concert-in-bellas-artes Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Frank Fernandez announced today that he will offer a concert at the National Museum of Fine Arts in this Caribbean country on September 23. Cuba: Young Artists from Lat Am and Caribbean Attend Event in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18340&SEO=cuba-young-artists-from-lat-am-and-caribbean-attend-event-in-havana Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Young artists from almost 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean currently tackle the links they share in cultural and artistic production as part of the 4th Meeting on Thought and Creation of Young People in the Americas. Young Creators of the Americas Gather in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18311&SEO=young-creators-of-the-americas-gather-in-cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Artists and intellectuals from 16 countries in the region exchange ideas from today until next September 22 in Cuba, at the 4th Meeting of Young Thought and Creation in the Americas. Cuban Dance Troupe to Open Dancing Festival in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18283&SEO=cuban-dance-troupe-to-open-dancing-festival-in-russia Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ballet troupe Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (DCC) confirmed Monday that it will open the 2017 edition of the Russian International Dance Inversion Festival in Moscow on September 25, by an invitation by prestigious Russian Bolshoi and Stanivslaski Theaters respectively. US Musician Rufus Wainwright to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18220&SEO=us-musician-rufus-wainwright-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso theater confirmed today the concert by the US singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright on September 24th. Maroon 5 to Perform at Rock in Rio Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18204&SEO=maroon-5-to-perform-at-rock-in-rio-festival Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The biggest music and entertainment event on the planet, Rock in Rio, will open here today with the performance on the World Stage of the U.S. band Maroon 5, which will replace Lady Gaga. Camagüey Concert Hall to Reopen Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18183&SEO=camaguey-concert-hall-to-reopen-next-week Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Concert Hall José Marín Varona, unique in this Eastern city and designed as Cultural World Heritage, will reopen next week. Cuban Film Week Opens in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18155&SEO=cuban-film-week-opens-in-russia Por Antonio Rondon GarciaMoscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia is screening as of today four Cuban feature-length films at the Illusion Cinema in this capital. Exquisiteness and Sensuality of American Jazz Shone in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18146&SEO=exquisiteness-and-sensuality-of-american-jazz-shone-in-bolivia By Cosset Lazo Pérez La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The band L.A. Jazz Machine starred in an unforgettable concert in this Bolivian city, where the exquisiteness and sensuality of the genre born in the late 19th century in the United States reigned on a cold La Paz night. Hurricane Irma Damaged over 200 Cuban Cultural Centers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18127&SEO=hurricane-irma-damaged-over-200-cuban-cultural-centers Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The fury of Hurricane Irma caused damage to 211 cultural institutions in Cuba, said today the Ministry of Culture. Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer Higlights Latin American Guitar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18086&SEO=cuban-musician-leo-brouwer-higlights-latin-american-guitar By Maylin Vidal Buenos Aires, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Happy to be in Buenos Aires for the first time, Cuban composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer told Prensa Latina that guitar in Argentina, Brazil and Chile is particularly strong. Bolivian Musicians Sing Cuban Nueva Trova Movement's Classics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18079&SEO=bolivian-musicians-sing-cuban-nueva-trova-movements-classics La Paz, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian duet Negro y Blanco will offer a concert on September 16 in which they will sing some classics of the Nueva Trova Movement, organizers announced today. Leo Brouwer to Be Decorated by Argentinean University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18032&SEO=leo-brouwer-to-be-decorated-by-argentinean-university Buenos Aires, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban music teacher, orchestra director and composer Leo Brouwer will offer an open chat session at Argentinean prestigious Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK) in a cycle in his honor that will be held in this capital, from September 11 to 14. Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer to Be Honored in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17958&SEO=cuban-musician-leo-brouwer-to-be-honored-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban guitarist, composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer will be honored next week with the title of Honorary Professor of the Argentine University Tres de Febrero where he will offer an open talk. Silvio Rodriguez's Letter Has a Broad Support http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17930&SEO=silvio-rodriguezs-letter-has-a-broad-support Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) A hundred supportive comments has today Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez''s letter published on his blog ''Segunda Cita,'' in which he announces the possible absence of one of his musicians to his concert on Sunday in New York. The 42nd Annual of Toronto International Film Festival Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17926&SEO=the-42nd-annual-of-toronto-international-film-festival-begins Toronto, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) The 42nd Annual of Toronto International Film Festival begins today in this city with the release of the film Borg/McEnroe, protagonized by Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason. Donald Sutherland to Receive Honorary Oscar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17913&SEO=donald-sutherland-to-receive-honorary-oscar Los Angeles, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States are set to present Honorary Award to Canadian actor Donald Sutherland in recognition of his remarkable film career, the institution said today. US and European Musicians Attend Bolivian Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17911&SEO=us-and-european-musicians-attend-bolivian-jazz-festival La Paz, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) With a successful international career, the L.A. l Jazz Machine (United States) and singers Carles GR Quartet (France) and Peter Scharli (Switzerland) stand out today among the attractions of the International Jazz Festival, Festijazz, of Bolivia. Chilean Theater Group Hija de la Rosa to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17876&SEO=chilean-theater-group-hija-de-la-rosa-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean theater group Hija de la Rosa will premiere in Cuba on September 8th the monologue ''The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise'' a play by French writer Georges Perec, said today director Carolina Sagredo. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Prepares 65th Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17821&SEO=emblematic-cuban-rumba-group-prepares-65th-anniversary Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas will keep on touring the country in October, celebrating its 65th anniversary, as told by Centro Provincial de la Música Rafael Somavilla (Cpmrs) Tuesday. Cuba to Host International Puppets Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17773&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-puppets-workshop Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the International Puppet Workshop of Matanzas (Titim) today confirmed that the XIII edition will be from April 24 to 29, 2018, in theaters and open spaces of this Cuban city. Liuba Maria Hevia to Perform in Dominican Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17704&SEO=liuba-maria-hevia-to-perform-in-dominican-republic Santo Domingo, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Republic is looking forward the performance on Saturday by Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba Maria Hevia, who will give a concert in this capital. Mexico Holds Cultures and Indigenous Peoples Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17669&SEO=mexico-holds-cultures-and-indigenous-peoples-fair Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,000 artists from indigenous peoples and international guests are attending today the 4th Indigenous Culture, Towns and Neighborhoods Fair at the Zocalo square in Mexico City. Prestigious Cuban Filmmaker Miguel Torres Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17642&SEO=prestigious-cuban-filmmaker-miguel-torres-dies Havana, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prestigious filmmaker Miguel Torres died of cancer Thursday at age 76 in this capital. Mexico: For Excluding Cultural Industries from Nafta Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17548&SEO=mexico-for-excluding-cultural-industries-from-nafta-renegotiation Mexico, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The cinematographic and artistic Mexican community demanded the government to exclude the cultural industries from the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Liam Neeson Is Watergate Deep Throat in a Mark Felt Film http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17525&SEO=liam-neeson-is-watergate-deep-throat-in-a-mark-felt-film Los Ángeles,Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House. Chile to Host Congress on Marine Protected Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17506&SEO=chile-to-host-congress-on-marine-protected-areas Santiago, Chile, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) will show its achievement in that field, in addition to the wonders of three Chilean islands that hold biodiversity treasures. Oscars:Turkey Selects Ayla,The Daughter of War for Foreign Language http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17464&SEO=oscarsturkey-selects-aylathe-daughter-of-war-for-foreign-language Los Ángeles, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) A debut, by Can Ulkay, the film is set in 1950 during the Korean war and tells the story of a Turkish soldier and a young orphaned girl. Carnival Celebrations to Close Cuba Summer Season http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17460&SEO=carnival-celebrations-to-close-cuba-summer-season Matanzas, Cuba, August 28 (Prensa Latina) The festivities of Matanzas-2017 carnival, which will be held from today until September 3, will be a moving closure for the carnival program conceived by local authorities. México and Cuba Share Cultural History: Director of Photo Library http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17402&SEO=mexico-and-cuba-share-cultural-history-director-of-photo-library México, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Mexico and Cuba are very close in politics, but also in the field of culture,where they share a special place, assured today Juan Carlos Valdez, director of the Photographic Library of the National Institute of Anthropology and History. Cuban World Heritage Seduces Foreign Visitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17371&SEO=cuban-world-heritage-seduces-foreign-visitors Santiago de Cuba, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The fortress of San Pedro de la Roca del Morro, in this city, a World Mankind''s Heritage, exerts a certain kind of magnetism over hundreds of foreign and national visitors, who include this place in their tours, for new discoveries. Disney Live-Action Mulan Filming Start Date and Filming Locations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17370&SEO=disney-live-action-mulan-filming-start-date-and-filming-locations Los Angeles, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) After several delays in the production schedule, Disney''s live-action version of its animated classic Mulan will reportedly start production early next year and has its filming locations picked out. It will be shot in some locations in China, New Zealand and Australia. French Singer Charles Aznavour Gets Hollywood Star at Age of 93 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17365&SEO=french-singer-charles-aznavour-gets-hollywood-star-at-age-of-93 Los Angeles, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) French-born singer, Charles Aznavour, has been honored in Hollywood with a star on this city''s Walk of Fame, where great stars of the arts are included. Paraguayans Celebrate Guarani Language Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17351&SEO=paraguayans-celebrate-guarani-language-day Asuncion, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Guarani Language Day, an official language in Paraguay along with Spanish, is celebrated today on occasion of the constitutional rank granted to it in 1967. Panamanian President Meets La Colmenita of Cuba (+Photos) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17323&SEO=panamanian-president-meets-la-colmenita-of-cuba-photos Panama, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban children''s theater company La Colmenita got another success in its long list by meeting Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, who already enjoyed the performances of this Cuban prestigious cultural troupe. Taylor Swift Announces a New Album in November http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17322&SEO=taylor-swift-announces-a-new-album-in-november Los Angeles, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The American pop singer Taylor Swift announced today that on November 10 will be out on the market her sixth album called ''Reputation.'' Katy Perry Releases Star-Studded 'Swish Swish' Music Video http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17308&SEO=katy-perry-releases-star-studded-swish-swish-music-video Los Angeles, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The US pop singer Katty Perry has released today a music video for her hit track ''Swish Swish'' starring a host of big names. Carlos Acosta Danza to Premiere Two Productions in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17302&SEO=carlos-acosta-danza-to-premiere-two-productions-in-havana Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ballet company Acosta Danza will premiere two world choreographies next September from outstanding creators Goyo Montero of Spain and Sidi Larbi of Belgium, according to the company. Filmmaker Presents to World Beauty of Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17289&SEO=filmmaker-presents-to-world-beauty-of-masaya-volcano-in-nicaragua Managua, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Millions of people worldwide could enjoy today the beautiful and moving landscape of an active volcano as Masaya in Nicaragua, thanks to the work by American filmmaker, Sam Cossman. Singer Juan Luis Guerra Takes Again the 'Bilirrubina' to Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17263&SEO=singer-juan-luis-guerra-takes-again-the-bilirrubina-to-nicaragua Managua, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra will offer a concert in Nicaragua on October 20, four years later of his previous performance in that nation. Speleologists Discover New Cave Painting Site in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17252&SEO=speleologists-discover-new-cave-painting-site-in-cuba Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologists have discovered a new cave painting site in a cave located at the Sierra Maestra mountain range, in southern Granma province, national media reported today. Bolivian Film Dark Skull, Among the Favorites to Fenix Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17240&SEO=bolivian-film-dark-skull-among-the-favorites-to-fenix-awards La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) After conquering achievements in festivals at Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Chile and Brazil, Bolivian film Dark Skull or Viejo Calavera, is among the favorites in the fourth version of Fenix Awards, local media reported today. Latin America in Agenda of Cuban Children's Company La Colmenita http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17225&SEO=latin-america-in-agenda-of-cuban-childrens-company-la-colmenita Panama, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Mexico, Puerto Rico and El Salvador are part of the international agenda for rest of 2017 of the Cuban children''s theater company La Colmenita, which will give today its latest performances in this capital. Unesco Sponsors Experts Meeting for Intercultural Dialog http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17213&SEO=unesco-sponsors-experts-meeting-for-intercultural-dialog París, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Experts of 20 countries will meet next week under Unesco sponsorship to reflect on the dialog and understanding between the different cultures, in a world context marked by the proliferation of conflicts. Barbados: Caribbean Arts Festival 2017 Opened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17170&SEO=barbados-caribbean-arts-festival-2017-opened Bridgetown, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The 13th edition of the Caribbean Arts Festival (CARIFESTA) was inaugurated in Barbados, with the presence of Irwin La Rocque, secretary general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Cuba Hosts Eyeife Electronic Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17149&SEO=cuba-hosts-eyeife-electronic-music-festival Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the first edition of the international electronic music festival, Eyeife, scheduled here for September 26-30, hope to turn the Cuban capital into one of the main venues of that music genre in the world. Abstract Art Pioneer Karl Otto Götz Dies, Aged 103 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17145&SEO=abstract-art-pioneer-karl-otto-gotz-dies-aged-103 Berlin, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) German painter Karl Otto Götz, deemed pioneer of abstract art of the postwar period, died at the age of 103, confirmed today the K.O. Götz and Rissa Foundation. Film Festival Sanfic in Chile Opens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17126&SEO=film-festival-sanfic-in-chile-opens Santiago de Chile, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The first impact was the opening of the audiovisual exhibition of Yoko Ono who maintains her indisoluble link with John Lennon in the Sanfic Film Festival in this capital. Camerata Romeu to Perform at Grand Theater of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17102&SEO=camerata-romeu-to-perform-at-grand-theater-of-havana Havana, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Camerata Romeu, directed by Zenaida Castro Romeu, will give a concert today at the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana, where they will perform a varied repertoire. Hanoi Hosts International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16992&SEO=hanoi-hosts-international-book-fair Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) In times of tablets and cells, books will give a new battle when next week Viet Nam celebrates in a central park of this capital its annual international fair. The Ministry of Information and Communications announced that the event will be held from next 23 to 27 with the presence of 66 national editions and seven foreign ones. Barbados Hosts Caribbean Festival CARIFESTA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16991&SEO=barbados-hosts-caribbean-festival-carifesta Bridgetown, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA, is beginning today with the participation of artists, craftsmen, writers and academicians from about 30 countries of the region. Lebanon, Syria Pledge to Boost Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16981&SEO=lebanon-syria-pledge-to-boost-economic-ties Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) A Lebanese ministerial delegation is visiting Syria to revive some agreements signed between that neighboring country and Damascus in agriculture and industry, among others, official sources reported today. British Actor Daniel Craig Confirms Return to James Bond Role http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16948&SEO=british-actor-daniel-craig-confirms-return-to-james-bond-role Los Angeles, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) British actor Daniel Craig put an end to months of delay and personally confirmed his return as the famous spy Agent 007 in the upcoming Bond 25, which is currently in its pre-production stage. Cuban Socio Cultural Project Goes to France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16937&SEO=cuban-socio-cultural-project-goes-to-france Camaguey, Cuba (Prensa Latina) The French city of Toulouse will receive an exhibit dedicated to Latin American hand made puppets and dolls of the Cuban socio-cultural project Carsueños, based in the Cuban eastern central city of Camaguey. Interest of Children for Literature in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16933&SEO=interest-of-children-for-literature-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The initiative Promociones Literarias is now widening the horizons for literature inside and out of the Cuban borders, with the 3rd summer course of creative writing for children. Singapore Among 35th Most Liveable Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16928&SEO=singapore-among-35th-most-liveable-cities Singapore, August 16 (Prensa Latina) Singapore has surpassed Hong Kong as world's one of the most livable cities, ranking 35th out of 140 nations, as released today by the London Economic Intelligence Unit. Parade in Barbados to Open Arts Festival CARIFESTA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16891&SEO=parade-in-barbados-to-open-arts-festival-carifesta Bridgetown, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from 30 countries will participate in the opening parade to the 13th Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts (CARIFESTA), local media outlets reported. Slash Becomes Gibson Guitars' First Ever Global Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16865&SEO=slash-becomes-gibson-guitars-first-ever-global-ambassador Los Ángeles, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Guns N'' Roses rocker SLASH has signed a deal to become the Gibson guitar firm''s first ever global brand ambassador. Over 100 Nations to Participate in Army-2017 Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16853&SEO=over-100-nations-to-participate-in-army-2017-forum Moscow, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from over 100 countries will participate in the Army-2017 International Military and Technical Forum, which will be held at the Patriot Center near Moscow, on August 22, confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defense. Imprisonment of Chilean Colonia Dignidad Doctor Welcomed in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16849&SEO=imprisonment-of-chilean-colonia-dignidad-doctor-welcomed-in-germany By Harald Neuber Leonardo Di Caprio to Play Da Vinci in Biopic, Says Paramount http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16839&SEO=leonardo-di-caprio-to-play-da-vinci-in-biopic-says-paramount Los Angeles, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Paramount Pictures confirmed that actor Leonardo Di Caprio will be the star of a new film about the life of Italian genius Leonardo Da Vinci, after winning the rights to the novel, said today the media. Nice Cancels Traditional Fireworks in Respect to Terror Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16816&SEO=nice-cancels-traditional-fireworks-in-respect-to-terror-victims Paris, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The French city of Nice has today announced the cancellation of August 15´s traditional fireworks, in respect to the terror attack victims a little over a year ago. Bolivia Hosts Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16805&SEO=bolivia-hosts-puka-nawi-international-human-rights-film-festival La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival is beginning today in the Bolivian city of Sucre with the screening of the film ''La mujer del animal'' (The Animal''s Wife) by Colombian director Victor Gaviria. Chucho Valdes Opens Jazz Cycle in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16774&SEO=chucho-valdes-opens-jazz-cycle-in-havana Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Jesus (Chucho) Valdes does not understand about conventions, if it is all about music. So it was showed, in a concert the Cuban outstanding jazz piano player and composer offered at the Havana Alicia Alonso Theater Saturday. Elvis Presley's White Piano Is Up For Auction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16771&SEO=elvis-presleys-white-piano-is-up-for-auction Los Ángeles, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Elvis Presley''s white piano from his Graceland estate is set to be auctioned off. The piano is available for auction on eBay through August 20. It is expected to fetch millions. Arnold Schwarzenegger Confims Role in Terminator 6 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16717&SEO=arnold-schwarzenegger-confims-role-in-terminator-6 Los Angeles, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) US actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed his role in the upcoming Terminator 6 movie, and also said the shooting will begin in March 2018, according to several media outlets today. Latin American Chronicle under Discussion at La Paz Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16714&SEO=latin-american-chronicle-under-discussion-at-la-paz-book-fair La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) A debate about the Latin American chronicle will be held today during the 22nd International Book Fair in La Paz, scheduled until Sunday, August 13, at the Chuquiago Marka field of this Bolivian city. US Tribeca Movie Festival Announces Film Registration Period http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16673&SEO=us-tribeca-movie-festival-announces-film-registration-period Los Angeles, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Tribeca Movie Festival (New York, US) announced the dates for the admission of the materials that will participate in its next edition from April 18 and 19, 2018. La Paz Book Fair Paid Tribute to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16641&SEO=la-paz-book-fair-paid-tribute-to-che-guevara La Paz, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Several speakers highlighted the validity of the legacy of Ernesto Che Guevara in the process of Bolivian change, during a conversation held last night at the La Paz Book Fair, which continues its activities today at the Chuquiago Marka fairground of this city. UNESCO Official to Cuba Highlights Importance of Rumba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16629&SEO=unesco-official-to-cuba-highlights-importance-of-rumba Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The director-general of the UNESCO Cultural Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Catherine Muller, highlighted today here the importance of Cuban rumba for being an expression of resistance and national identity. Selena Gomez,and Others to Star in Woody Allen New Film http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16612&SEO=selena-gomezand-others-to-star-in-woody-allen-new-film Los Ángeles,Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez will bring a youthful glimmer to Woody Allen''s next feature film,according to Variety. Colon Cemetery: Treasure Chest of Monuments and Legends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16580&SEO=colon-cemetery-treasure-chest-of-monuments-and-legends Martha Sánchez (*) Famed Mexican Cartoonist and Caricaturist 'Rius' Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16575&SEO=famed-mexican-cartoonist-and-caricaturist-rius-dies Mexico, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Eduardo del Rio, Rius, famed Mexican cartoonist and social-political caricaturist, who is considered an educator of people''s awareness, died today at 83. MTV Announces Artists For Video Music Awards 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16548&SEO=mtv-announces-artists-for-video-music-awards-2017 Los Angeles, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) MTV today announced that singers Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Lorde will perform at the star-studded show of the 2017 Video Music Awards. Ancient Customs of the World to Debate in Bolivia 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16525&SEO=ancient-customs-of-the-world-to-debate-in-bolivia-2018 La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will host the 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations in 2018 with the objective of promoting the exchange of ancestral knowledge among several countries, announced local media. New Delhi to Host Danish Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16475&SEO=new-delhi-to-host-danish-film-festival New Delhi, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) With the screening of the movie ''Key House Mirror'', the Danish Film Festival will start tomorrow in this capital presented by the European country''s Embassy in India, today announced its organizers. Cuban Musicians at Miami's Latin Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16452&SEO=cuban-musicians-at-miamis-latin-festival Los Angeles, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Top Cuban musicians will be the highlight of the Latin Music Festival in Miami on Saturday, a one single night event in that U.S. city. Panama City Defines Festivities for its 500th Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16435&SEO=panama-city-defines-festivities-for-its-500th-anniversary Panama, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Art, culture, music and history for the whole family are some of the features included in the program of activities on occasion of the five centuries of existence of this capital. Exhibition of Mayan Beauties Opens in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16418&SEO=exhibition-of-mayan-beauties-opens-in-mexico Mexico, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Mayan exhibition: language of beauty, composed of 350 pieces, indigenous testimonies and civilian and religious chronicles of the 16th century, was opened today at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexican capital. Sony Music Releases Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti's New Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16415&SEO=sony-music-releases-italian-tenor-luciano-pavarottis-new-album Madrid, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The US based company, Sony Music, has released today Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti´s new album entitled ''The Great Luciano Pavarotti'', a compilation of all his recordings in three CDs. ALBA Cultural House Hosts Fidel Castro Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16375&SEO=alba-cultural-house-hosts-fidel-castro-exhibition Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The ALBA Cultural House, in this Havana, today exhibits in its second level a dozen photographs focusing on the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of his birth to be remembered on August 13. Large Exhibition of Cuban Art to be Opened in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16340&SEO=large-exhibition-of-cuban-art-to-be-opened-in-havana Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of almost 100 Cuban paintings will be opened by the National Council of Plastic Arts (CNAP) on August 4th at the Gran Teatro Alicia Alonso, said organizers here today. Cuba Opens Film Cycle on James Bond Saga http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16311&SEO=cuba-opens-film-cycle-on-james-bond-saga Havana, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque is opening in Havana a cycle of films about James Bond, Agent 007, an icon of British cinema whose existence on the big screen exceeds 50 years. Stevie Wonder to Perform in Concert Battling Poverty in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16286&SEO=stevie-wonder-to-perform-in-concert-battling-poverty-in-new-york Washington, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Singer Stevie Wonder and the group Green Day will headline a concert on September 23rd in New York City to support the fight against poverty, said organizers. Barbados: Youth Participation in Carifesta Festival Promoted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16241&SEO=barbados-youth-participation-in-carifesta-festival-promoted Bridgetown, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Arts Festival (CARIFESTA) in its 13rd edition will receive young people of the region as a vital part of its program, organizers said here Monday. La Paz Book Fair to Pay Homage to Bob Dylan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16225&SEO=la-paz-book-fair-to-pay-homage-to-bob-dylan La Paz, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Only just two days to open, the 22nd La Paz International Book Fair will dedicate a space to homege US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan´s, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, the organizers announced today. Mozambican PM in Vietnam to Strengthen Bilateral Relationships http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16222&SEO=mozambican-pm-in-vietnam-to-strengthen-bilateral-relationships Hanoi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Mozambique''s Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, has arrived in Vietnam today heading a high-level delegation to attend an invitation from his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Tony Ávila: One of Cuba's Most Genuine Troubadour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16159&SEO=tony-avila-one-of-cubas-most-genuine-troubadour Por Elizabeth BorreroSancti Spíritus, Cuba (Prensa Latina) At the rhythm of guaracha, son or bolero, Tony Ávila (Havana, 1970) stands out today as one of the most genuine representatives of the Cuban trova and particularly the social song, heiress of artists such as Silvio Rodríguez or Noel Nicola. Ex-The Beatles Member Ringo Starr Launches First Single of New Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16155&SEO=ex-the-beatles-member-ringo-starr-launches-first-single-of-new-album Los Angeles, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) British musician and songwriter Ringo Starr launched today ''We''re on the road again,'' the first single from his new album ''Give more love'', which will be released on September 15th. Traditional Festival Opens in the Syrian City of Bloudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16147&SEO=traditional-festival-opens-in-the-syrian-city-of-bloudan Damascus, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The traditional festival of the Syrian city of Bloudan, in Damascus province, has been opened today with multiple artistic and popular events, after years of inactivity due to the terrorist war imposed on the country. Jamaica to Host 2017 UNWTO Conference on Sustainable Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16133&SEO=jamaica-to-host-2017-unwto-conference-on-sustainable-tourism Kingston, July 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has declared Jamaica as the venue for the forthcoming global conference, to be held from November 27 through 29, 2017, as reported by The Observer newspaper. Cuba to Host 2nd International Music Forum Primera Linea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16113&SEO=cuba-to-host-2nd-international-music-forum-primera-linea Havana, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Music Institute (ICM), the Ministry of Culture and several record companies in the country are organizing the Second International Music Forum Primera Linea, which will bring together some 150 foreign delegates. UNAM to Hold First International University-Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16108&SEO=unam-to-hold-first-international-university-book-fair Mexico, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) will organize the first International University-Book Fair (FILUNI), which will be held on August 27, one of the organizers announced today. Cuban Film Archive Pays Homage to British Actress Vivien Leigh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16105&SEO=cuban-film-archive-pays-homage-to-british-actress-vivien-leigh Havana, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Film Archive opens today a film screening to pay homage to renowned British actress Vivien Leigh, to showcase memorable performances such as her Scarlett O''Hara in ''Gone with the wind''. Cycling to Work Could Help You Live Longer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16103&SEO=cycling-to-work-could-help-you-live-longer Madrid, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) To ride a bicycle 4 days a week reduce 52 percent of stress,according to a study published in BMJ Open. El Salvador: Regional Solidarity Meeting with Cuba and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16092&SEO=el-salvador-regional-solidarity-meeting-with-cuba-and-venezuela San Salvador, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Central American Meeting for Solidarity with the island of Cuba will start in El Salvador today, with a big march, also expressing its support to the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela. Film about British Band Queen in Pre-Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16065&SEO=film-about-british-band-queen-in-pre-production London, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The film Bohemian Rhapsody, based on the history of the legendary British rock band, began the pre-production phase and is expected to start shooting in September, several media outlets reported today. Danny Daniels, Emmy and Tony Award Winning Choreographer, Dies at 92 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16014&SEO=danny-daniels-emmy-and-tony-award-winning-choreographer-dies-at-92 Los Ángeles, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) He was also lead dancer in several Broadway musicals in the 1940s, including ''Billion Dollar Baby,'' ''Street Scene'' and ''Kiss Me, Kate.'' Washington Post Praises Septeto Santiaguero Performance in DC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16009&SEO=washington-post-praises-septeto-santiaguero-performance-in-dc Santiago de Cuba, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Washington Post journal has praised the Septet Santiaguero (SS) band´s performance in the US capital, where the public packed the hall and several people were unable to enjoy this musical presentation. US Artist Drifts Apart from Trump and Exhibit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15954&SEO=us-artist-drifts-apart-from-trump-and-exhibit-in-cuba Por Martha SánchezHavana, (Prensa Latina) US plastic artist Ben Jones expressed his dissatisfaction with the stance of US President Donald Trump, opposed to enhance relations between his country and Cuba, where he''s presenting a personal exhibition. Festiblues 2017 Brings together Bolivian, Foreign Musicians in La Paz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15947&SEO=festiblues-2017-brings-together-bolivian-foreign-musicians-in-la-paz La Paz, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Blues Festival (FestiBlues 2017) concludes today after promoting exchange between foreign managers of the genre and Bolivian artists through concerts and master classes. Madrid's Mayor Receives Legendary Dancer Alicia Alonso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15902&SEO=madrids-mayor-receives-legendary-dancer-alicia-alonso Madrid, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, has welcomed here today legendary Cuban ballerina, Alicia Alonso, who expressed gratitude for her great contribution to the world dance and culture. Milano Latin Festival 2017 Dedicates One Week to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15897&SEO=milano-latin-festival-2017-dedicates-one-week-to-cuba Rome, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Milano Latin Festival 2017, the most important cultural event of this time of the year in Lombardy, is dedicating one week to Cuba from today to July 26, with events related to the happening of the Caribbean island. UNESCO Director to visit Chile next week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15884&SEO=unesco-director-to-visit-chile-next-week Santiago, Chile, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, will make an official visit to Chile next week. Jazz Musicians Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba to Play Concerts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15878&SEO=jazz-musicians-chucho-valdes-and-gonzalo-rubalcaba-to-play-concerts Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The outstanding Cuban jazz musicians Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba will perform individual concerts at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso in August, said organizers today. Two New Books on Harry Potter to Be Publiched in October http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15860&SEO=two-new-books-on-harry-potter-to-be-publiched-in-october London, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) British editorial house Bloomsbury announced Thursday that it would publish two new books on the universe of Harry Potter (the famous magician created by writer J. K. Rowling 20 years ago) in October this year. Argentina and Chile Sing to Violeta Parra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15839&SEO=argentina-and-chile-sing-to-violeta-parra By Maylín Vidal Blues Festival to Gather Musicians from across the World in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15818&SEO=blues-festival-to-gather-musicians-from-across-the-world-in-bolivia La Paz, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Musicians from the United States, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia confirmed their participation in the 8th International Blues Festival, to be held in this city from July 20th to 22nd. Kenny Rogers Announces Retirement Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15800&SEO=kenny-rogers-announces-retirement-concert Los Ángeles,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A blow-out all-star concert will celebrate country icon and ''The Gambler''-famous crossover singer Kenny Rogers'' 60-year career. Cuban and Mexican Universities Sign Agreement on the Caribbean Basin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15740&SEO=cuban-and-mexican-universities-sign-agreement-on-the-caribbean-basin Mexico, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Universities of Quintana Roo (UQROO) and Havana (UH) have signed an agreement to strengthen the curriculum of the Master´s of Applied Anthropology. Central Cuba Recovers Peregrination Site Dedicated to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15695&SEO=central-cuba-recovers-peregrination-site-dedicated-to-che-guevara Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The monument that remembers the end of the invasion of Column 8, commanded by Ernesto Che Guevara during the final offensive in 1958 to the center of Cuba, renews today his image after a rehabilitation. Legislative Rightwing Boycott Damages Salvadorian Tourist Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15687&SEO=legislative-rightwing-boycott-damages-salvadorian-tourist-industry San Salvador, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The legislative rightwing boycott by Salvadorian Republican Nationalist Alliance (ARENA) provoked the loss of 14,000 jobs in the local tourist industry, denounced the government Monday by a communique. Vivid Sculptures Attract Tourists in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15671&SEO=vivid-sculptures-attract-tourists-in-havana Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A number of mysterious sculptures in Havana are among the most significant attractions for foreign tourists visiting the Cuban capital. Bolivia 360 Music Festival to Defend LatAm Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15581&SEO=bolivia-360-music-festival-to-defend-latam-folklore La Paz, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) In its first edition, the Bolivia 360 Music Festival will gather representatives of Latin American folklore in August 5 and 6, announced the organizers of the event here Thursday. Bolivia 360 Music Festival to Defend Latin Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15566&SEO=bolivia-360-music-festival-to-defend-latin-folklore La Paz, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) In its first edition, the Bolivia 360 Music Festival will gather representatives of Latin American folklore in August 5 and 6, announced the organizers of the event here Thursday. U.S. Artist Distances Himself from Trump, Exhibits Works in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15541&SEO=u.s.-artist-distances-himself-from-trump-exhibits-works-in-cuba Por Martha SanchezHavana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. artist Ben Jones has criticized the stance taken by President Donald Trump against strengthening relations between his country and Cuba, where he is holding a personal exhibition. Prensa Latina Presents Exhibition in Honor of Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15517&SEO=prensa-latina-presents-exhibition-in-honor-of-che-guevara Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina News Agency has opened today an exclusive photo exhibition in honor of Che Guevara at the Revolution Museum in this capital. New Coin Celebrates 150 Years of Ceylon Tea in Sri Lanka http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15504&SEO=new-coin-celebrates-150-years-of-ceylon-tea-in-sri-lanka Colombo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued today a commemorative coin with a face value of Rs 10 to celebrate the 150 years of Ceylon tea, recognizing its contribution to the national economy. Ruben Blades to Close the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15405&SEO=ruben-blades-to-close-the-vitoria-jazz-festival-in-spain Madrid, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian salsa singer song-writer Ruben Blades will close the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain on July 15th, a concert included in his tour for his last performances, said today local media. Cuba to Screen Films on a British Icon, James Bond http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15371&SEO=cuba-to-screen-films-on-a-british-icon-james-bond Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque will screen for the first time in this country the filmography of one of the icons of British cinema, James Bond, Agent 007, the institution confirmed today. UNESCO Adds Two New Italian Sites to World Heritage List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15350&SEO=unesco-adds-two-new-italian-sites-to-world-heritage-list Rome, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Italian Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, has welcomed today the appointment of two new World Heritage sites by UNESCO, in which Italy has reaffirmed its leadership worldwide with 53. Cuba Celebrates Anniversary of Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15334&SEO=cuba-celebrates-anniversary-of-canada Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minor Basilica of the Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi in Havana will host a concert today to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Canada and the 85th birthday of pianist Glenn Gould. Santiago de Cuba Launches New Edition of Excellencies Magazine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15292&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-launches-new-edition-of-excellencies-magazine Santiago de Cuba, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Excellencies magazine number 150 was presented here at the City Conservative Office (OCC), in the 20 years of this institution and its first number, in a Fire Festival. P.R. Danny Rivera to Give Two Concerts and Record Two CDs in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15291&SEO=p.r.-danny-rivera-to-give-two-concerts-and-record-two-cds-in-cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer and composer Danny Rivera will offer two concerts in Cuba and will record two CDs next August, revealed today the National Center of Art Schools of this Caribbean country. Cuban French Origin City Attracts Foreign Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15240&SEO=cuban-french-origin-city-attracts-foreign-tourists Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban French-origin city of Cienfuegos is now attracting more foreign tourists, because of its historical center, which has been recognized as a United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization''s (UNESCO) Cultural Patrimony since 2005, and its strong French influence. Cuban Cultural Fair Arte en la Rampa Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15233&SEO=cuban-cultural-fair-arte-en-la-rampa-begins Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the cultural fair Arte en la Rampa (Arts at La Rampa) begins today at the cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in this capital, with the participation of more than 100 exhibitors. Gabriela Mistral Wrote about Jose Marti and Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15214&SEO=gabriela-mistral-wrote-about-jose-marti-and-cuba Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Two great Latin American poets who never met coincided on their thinking about sovereignty and social justice, as it happened between Gabriela Mistral, from Chile, and Jose Marti, from Cuba. Comic Art Day Begins in Camaguey, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15191&SEO=comic-art-day-begins-in-camaguey-cuba Camaguey, Cuba, July 5 (Prensa Latina) In order to show animation as a binding platform, some outstanding Cuban cartoonists gathered today at the opening ceremony of the 7th edition of Comic Art Days in Camaguey. Lawsuit Reveals Gauguin Painting Was Not World's Most Expensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15171&SEO=lawsuit-reveals-gauguin-painting-was-not-worlds-most-expensive London, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina)A legal dispute has revealed that a painting thought to be the world''s most expensive artwork is not the most expensive one after all. Mosaic Dating Back to 4th Century Uncovered in Barhilia,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15166&SEO=mosaic-dating-back-to-4th-century-uncovered-in-barhiliasyria Damasco,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) The national archeology expedition operating in Barada valley in al-Zabadani area in Damascus Countryside uncovered a floor mural dating back to the 4th century AD. Bolivia Will Air Satellite Educational TV Channel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15137&SEO=bolivia-will-air-satellite-educational-tv-channel La Paz, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Space Agency (ABE) will put into operation a television channel to promote educational programs in the field of satellite technologies. Literary Festival Opens Summertime in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15135&SEO=literary-festival-opens-summertime-in-cuba Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 books will be launched on Friday in the main cities of Cuba, as part of the Festival of Arts, said today Edel Morales, vice president of the Cuban Institute of the Book (ICL). Cuban Comic Writers To Hold Festival in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15134&SEO=cuban-comic-writers-to-hold-festival-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The central city of Camaguey, in the province with the same name, is ready to open the 7th Festival of Comic Art from July 5th to 8th with the presence of outstanding Cuban comic writers. Bolivia to Honor Moviemaker Jorge Sanjines' Career http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15093&SEO=bolivia-to-honor-moviemaker-jorge-sanjines-career La Paz, July 4 (Prensa Latina) The State-run Bolivian Mining Corporation (COMIBOL) will honor on Wednesday the moviemaker Jorge Sanjines, regarded nowadays as one the most outstanding Latin American filmmakers in the 20th century. Caribbean Festival Begins in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15068&SEO=caribbean-festival-begins-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Festival of the Caribbean began today in this city, with an extensive cultural and academic program to strengthen the relations between the regional countries, based on respect to their roots and spirituality. Students from Several Countries Seek to Graduate from Cinema in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15034&SEO=students-from-several-countries-seek-to-graduate-from-cinema-in-cuba Havana, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Students of the International School of Cinema and Television in Cuba began discussing their theses today to graduate in specialties such as Direction, Screenplay, Editing, Documentary, Production, Sound, Photography, Television and new media. Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika in Concert in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15021&SEO=chucho-valdes-and-concha-buika-in-concert-in-spain Madrid, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban piano player, composer and arranger Jesus ''Chucho'' Valdes and Spanish-Guinean origin female singer Concha Buika will offer a joint concert as part of the performances for Noches del Botanico (Nights of the Botanic Garden) Festival in Spain. Cuban Journalists Prepare X Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14995&SEO=cuban-journalists-prepare-x-congress Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) are preparing the 10th Congress of that organization, in the VIII Plenary Session of its National Committee, which takes place today in Havana. Floridita Restaurant an Emblematic Destiny of Visitors to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14990&SEO=floridita-restaurant-an-emblematic-destiny-of-visitors-to-havana Varadero, Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Havana''s bar-restaurant Floridita, is standing out in the space of Cuban gastronomy dedicated to this place in the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival, finishing Friday in this tourist resort. Cuba Gets Even More Support Since US Policy Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14986&SEO=cuba-gets-even-more-support-since-us-policy-change Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The members of the World Council Project of International Solidarity Jose Marti, supported today the message of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), in favor of good relations between United States and this country. Julio Verne, His Fiction Became a Reality in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14980&SEO=julio-verne-his-fiction-became-a-reality-in-havana Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) After two days of debates, keynote speeches and exhibitions, the 2nd International Vernian Congress, which brought together researchers and scholars from eight countries, will conclude today in Havana. British Singer Sting to Open Universal Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14969&SEO=british-singer-sting-to-open-universal-music-festival Madrid, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) British singer Sting will open the 3rd Universal Music Festival, which will be hosted by the Royal Theater from July 5th to 30th, said the website of the event today. Democratic Rep. of Congo to Hold First Rumba Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14963&SEO=democratic-rep.-of-congo-to-hold-first-rumba-festival Kinshasa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold Friday and Saturday the First Festival of Rumba and Elegance, seeking to come to the fore on this music rhythm. R2-D2 Robot From 'Star Wars' Sold for US $2.75 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14938&SEO=r2-d2-robot-from-star-wars-sold-for-us-2.75-million Los Ángeles, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) For decades, fans of the beloved ''Star Wars'' franchise have gone far and wide to pay tribute to the world that George Lucas has created. Santiago de Cuba Prepares 37 International Festival of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14891&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-prepares-37-international-festival-of-the-caribbean Santiago de Cuba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The House of the Caribbean prepares the 37th festival Fiesta del Fuego, which will attract crowds with colors, taste and sounds from July 3rd to 9th. Panamanian Young Film-Makers to Study in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14888&SEO=panamanian-young-film-makers-to-study-in-cuba Panama, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Three young Panamanians traveled early this week to Cuba to study at the International School of Movies and Television (EICTV), said sources today. UNESCO Defends Main Role of Education in 2030 Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14866&SEO=unesco-defends-main-role-of-education-in-2030-agenda United Nations, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, defended today the main role of education in the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. US Objective in Retaking Regional Control Denounced in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14841&SEO=us-objective-in-retaking-regional-control-denounced-in-bolivia By Carmen Esquivel Sarria Colloquium on US Scientific Museums links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14830&SEO=colloquium-on-us-scientific-museums-links-with-cuba Havana, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The history regarding scientific relations between the Cuba´s natural history museums and New York´s, dating back over 160 years, will be exhibited at a colloquium to be held next week. Representatives of Caribbean Cinema Foster Exchange in the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14823&SEO=representatives-of-caribbean-cinema-foster-exchange-in-the-region Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A meeting with representatives of the cinema from some 20 Caribbean countries began today here seeking to promote the work and goals of the Caribbean Traveling Film Screening (CTFS). Exhibition Reveals Details on Native Population in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14810&SEO=exhibition-reveals-details-on-native-population-in-canada Ottawa, Jun 27 (Prensxa Latina) An exhibition called ''Hidden at Simple Sight: The Metis'' is showing many of the general festures and details of the life of this Canadian indigenous community, one of the greatest in Canada. Havana Now Has Jose Marti's Academic Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14796&SEO=havana-now-has-jose-martis-academic-record Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Archives of Cuba is currently keeping a facsimile of the academic record of National Hero, Jose Marti, corresponding to the period in which he studied at the Central University of Madrid. Cuban Singing Academy to Close International Tourism Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14769&SEO=cuban-singing-academy-to-close-international-tourism-festival Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Mariana de Gonitch Singing Academy will close the ninth edition of the Varadero Gourmet International Festival on June 30, Hugo Osle, director of the academy reported. Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika to Perform at Noches del Botanico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14764&SEO=chucho-valdes-and-concha-buika-to-perform-at-noches-del-botanico Madrid, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The concert by Chucho Valdes and Guinean singer Concha Buika is one of the most expected during the Spanish festival Noches del Botanico, said today websites. Court Orders Salvador Dali's Body to be Exhumed in Paternity Suit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14760&SEO=court-orders-salvador-dalis-body-to-be-exhumed-in-paternity-suit Madrid, June 26 (Prensa Latina) A Spanish judge in Madrid has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed in an attempt to extract DNA for a paternity claim from a woman born in 1956. Transformers 5 Tops US Box Office http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14734&SEO=transformers-5-tops-us-box-office Los Ángeles,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Transformers 5: The Last Knight scored a franchise-low debut but still easily topped the US box office with an estimated 43.5 million US dollars (Âú33.9 million) in ticket sales over the weekend. Young Cuban Intellectuals Condemn Trump's Announcement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14686&SEO=young-cuban-intellectuals-condemn-trumps-announcement Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Young Cuban artists and writers, brought together in the Hermanos Saiz Association (AHS), have joined several organizations that have condemned the policy change towards the Caribbean island announced by U.S. President Donald Trump recently. Russian Professor Konstantin Uralsky to Offer Workshops in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14680&SEO=russian-professor-konstantin-uralsky-to-offer-workshops-in-bolivia La Paz, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Choreographer Konstantin Uralsky, considered as one of the most successful creators of Russian ballet, will give several ballet workshops in this Bolivian city. US Writers to Attend Festival of Poetry in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14663&SEO=us-writers-to-attend-festival-of-poetry-in-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) US artists will participate in the Traveling World Festival of Poetry of Our America, to be held from July 9th to 15th in Cuba seeking to promote cultural exchange between the two countries, said the media. German Film Festival Premieres New Becker Comedy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14634&SEO=german-film-festival-premieres-new-becker-comedy-in-cuba Havana, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The 13th German Film Festival premieres today in Cuba the comedy Me and Kaminski of filmmaker Wolfgang Becker, who has already made the world laugh with his acclaimed film Good Bye, Lenin! Gente de Zona to Perform in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14619&SEO=gente-de-zona-to-perform-in-usa Los Angeles, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The well-known Cuban reggaeton group, Gente de Zona, has announced on its official website that will embark on its first-ever US summer tour to promote its latest album ''Visualízate''. Romeo Santos to Celebrate His Birthday by Releasing New Album Golden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14602&SEO=romeo-santos-to-celebrate-his-birthday-by-releasing-new-album-golden Los Ángeles,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina)Latin singer Romeo Santos will be celebrating big on July 21. Icíar Bollaín Will Film Movie in Cuba on Dancer Carlos Acosta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14577&SEO=iciar-bollain-will-film-movie-in-cuba-on-dancer-carlos-acosta Martha Sánchez (*) Montreal Warms Up for its International Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14567&SEO=montreal-warms-up-for-its-international-jazz-festival Ottawa, June 22 (PL) The new edition of the world-famous International Jazz Festival will be held from June 28 through July 7, 2017, in Montreal. Silvio Rodriguez to Offer Concert in Old Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14541&SEO=silvio-rodriguez-to-offer-concert-in-old-havana Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban renowned trobadour and songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will offer a concert in the Church of San Francisco de Asis, Old Havana, being this the 84th concert as part of his tour ''Gira por Los Barrios'' (Tour by the Neighborhoods), scheduled for June 30, said local websites in this capital Wednesday. UNESCO Underlines Importance of Education to Eradicate Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14528&SEO=unesco-underlines-importance-of-education-to-eradicate-poverty Paris, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Global poverty could be reduced by half if all adults had the possibility of completing secondary education, according to the results of an investigation released today by UNESCO. India Celebrates International Yoga Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14514&SEO=india-celebrates-international-yoga-day New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Indians today turned the country into an immense mosaic of multicolored mats for the International Yoga Day. German Film Festival to Screen Awarded Movies in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14467&SEO=german-film-festival-to-screen-awarded-movies-in-cuba Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The 23rd German Film Festival will screen six feature films awarded in that country from June 22-30 in Cuba, according to organizers of the event. Cuban Group Havana D' Primera to Offer Concert in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14460&SEO=cuban-group-havana-d-primera-to-offer-concert-in-peru Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) After several presentations in the United States, Cuban musical ensemble Havana D'' Primera will offer a concert in Peru on June 28, as confirmed by the members of the band themselves by writing on their respective profiles in the social networks. Long Before the Internet, Cats Charmed Stone Age Humans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14444&SEO=long-before-the-internet-cats-charmed-stone-age-humans London,Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Long before they conquered ancient Egypt, cats seduced Stone Age farmers who launched the worldwide feline takeover of human homes and hearts, a DNA study showed today. Cuba Attends Milano Latin Festival 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14424&SEO=cuba-attends-milano-latin-festival-2017 Milan, Italy, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) All artistic manifestations flourish in Italy in summertime and with them the spaces where thousands of people come every day as happens today with the Milano Latin Festival. Cuba: Third Edition of AM-PM America por Su Musica Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14397&SEO=cuba-third-edition-of-am-pm-america-por-su-musica-ends Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) After a week of debates, exchanges and a variety of shows, the 3rd edition of the AM-PM America por Su Musica (America For Its Music) for the promotion of the regional musical sounds from Cuba, concluded today. Havana to Host Latin America International Folklore Lab http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14345&SEO=havana-to-host-latin-america-international-folklore-lab Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) From July 3 to 15, the Cuban capital will receive the International Laboratory of Folklor FolkCuba 2017, an initiative organized to promote the dances and the national customs, reported the organizers Friday. Andrzej Olejniczak and Chucho Valdes in Getxo Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14319&SEO=andrzej-olejniczak-and-chucho-valdes-in-getxo-jazz-festival Madrid, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The 41st Getxo International Jazz Festival, which starts on June 28th in that city of the Basque Country, completed the participants'' list with the presence of Polish saxophonist Andrzej Olejniczak and Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes. Montreal to Host North America's Biggest Street Arts Festival in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14237&SEO=montreal-to-host-north-americas-biggest-street-arts-festival-in-july Ottawa,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)Montreal will host North America''s biggest street-arts festival in July. Cuba Grants UNEAC Critic Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14222&SEO=cuba-grants-uneac-critic-awards Matanzas, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) has granted the Orlando Garcia Lorenzo-2017 critics awards to the best books published by authors of the western province of Matanzas in 2016. Festival Teatro sin Fronteras Opens in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14198&SEO=festival-teatro-sin-fronteras-opens-in-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian group Arteatro will participate, along with Cuban groups, in the 8th Festival Teatro sin Fronteras (Theater without Bounds), to be held here from today until next Monday. The New York Times Publishes List of Best Films of the 21st Century http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14196&SEO=the-new-york-times-publishes-list-of-best-films-of-the-21st-century New York, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The 2007 fiction film ''There Will Be Blood'' is the first on the list of the 25 best films so far this century that published by the newspaper The New York Times. Iciar Bollain to Shoot in Cuba Film on Dancer Carlos Acosta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14192&SEO=iciar-bollain-to-shoot-in-cuba-film-on-dancer-carlos-acosta Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish filmmaker Iciar Bollain has confirmed today that she will direct a film inspired by famous Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta´s life, and the shooting will begin this year in Cuba. Cuba, Guest Country of Honor at Santa Cruz Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14111&SEO=cuba-guest-country-of-honor-at-santa-cruz-book-fair By Carmen Esquivel Sarría Septeto Santiaguero to Kick Off New Tour of the United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14060&SEO=septeto-santiaguero-to-kick-off-new-tour-of-the-united-states Santiago de Cuba, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Septeto Santiaguero will kick off its fourth tour of the United States in July, sources from the musical group told Prensa Latina. Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal to Debut in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14036&SEO=cuban-pianist-marcos-madrigal-to-debut-in-china Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal will perform for the first time in China, at the 7th International Piano Festival held at the Qintai Concert Hall in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. UK- Aerosmith Ready to Rock at Download Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14009&SEO=uk-aerosmith-ready-to-rock-at-download-festival London,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) North American rockers Aerosmith said they would put aside security concerns following the Manchester bombing to headline the Download Festival in England on Sunday, insisting the show must go on. France, Corsair and Cuban Tourism Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13998&SEO=france-corsair-and-cuban-tourism-development Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the recent arrival of the inaugural flight of the French airline Corsair, Cuban tourism emphasizes today a commitment to the travel industry with a strong eye towards Europe. Design, Time and New Trends, at Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13940&SEO=design-time-and-new-trends-at-congress-in-cuba Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) A keynote speech on new trends in design, by Italian Alessandro Biamonti, will capture the interest today at the International Congress of this discipline, to which creators from some 20 nations from Latin America, Europe and the United States are participating. Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers Movie Fills Out Its Cast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13909&SEO=steven-spielbergs-pentagon-papers-movie-fills-out-its-cast Los Ángeles, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Steven Spielberg is doing a new film called The Papers, formerly known as The Post. Havana Hosts 9th International Design Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13903&SEO=havana-hosts-9th-international-design-congress Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Design Congress, Forma 2017, begins here today with the participation of professionals from more than 20 nations focused on reviewing the most up-to-date theories about the activity. Buena Fe Musical Group Begins Tour of Cuban Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13879&SEO=buena-fe-musical-group-begins-tour-of-cuban-provinces Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban music group Buena Fe will offer a concert in this capital on Saturday, as part of a tour of several provinces of the country, the duo announced today through digital platforms. Puerto Rican Filmmaker Arrested by Federal Agents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13841&SEO=puerto-rican-filmmaker-arrested-by-federal-agents San Juan, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Puerto Rican filmmaker Tito Roman Rivera was arrested by federal agents after participating yesterday in a protest outside the main building of the United States in San Juan. UK Publishing House Celebrates 20 Years of First Harry Potter Book http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13829&SEO=uk-publishing-house-celebrates-20-years-of-first-harry-potter-book London, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) London''s publishing house Bloomsbury celebrates today with a special collection the 20 years of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher''s Stone, the first of seven fantastic novels written by J. K. Rowling. Filmmaker Terry Gilliam Finishes 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13828&SEO=filmmaker-terry-gilliam-finishes-the-man-who-killed-don-quixote Madrid, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) British filmmaker Terry Gilliam is now relieved after finishing his film on Don Quixote, which was extended for 17 long years. Chilean Writer Isabel Allende Launches New Book in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13823&SEO=chilean-writer-isabel-allende-launches-new-book-in-spain Madrid, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Chilean writer Isabel Allende launched today in this city her most recent novel titled ''Mas alla del invierno'' about issues related to immigration in the United States. Bob Dylan Accepts Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13816&SEO=bob-dylan-accepts-nobel-prize-for-literature-2016 Stockholm, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Academy said today that US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan delivered his lecture to accept the Nobel Prize of Literature, a requirement necessary to be given the prize money. Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso Receives Medal and Award in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13799&SEO=cuban-ballerina-alicia-alonso-receives-medal-and-award-in-spain Madrid, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival of Music and Dance ''City of Úbeda'' conferred on Spain the Gold Medal and the National Friends of Music Award to the Cuban Alicia Alonso, the Cuban National Ballet reports today. China Recognizes Government of Mexican Capital for Its Care To Pandas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13786&SEO=china-recognizes-government-of-mexican-capital-for-its-care-to-pandas Mexico, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities have acknowledged the government of Mexico City for the care of panda bears, particularly in the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) Zoo in this capital, it was reported today. Spanish Writer Juan Goytisolo Dies in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13766&SEO=spanish-writer-juan-goytisolo-dies-in-morocco Madrid, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo died today at 86 in the city of Marrakesh, Morocco, where he lived since 1996, said the literary agency Balcells. US Ben Jones to Exhibit at Fine Arts Museum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13726&SEO=us-ben-jones-to-exhibit-at-fine-arts-museum Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) U.S plastic artist Ben Jones will exhibit his inedit work at the Fine Arts Museum of Cuba from next Juliy 21, the institution announced. Acosta Dance Ballet to Perform at Art Festival in Norway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13714&SEO=acosta-dance-ballet-to-perform-at-art-festival-in-norway Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Acosta Dance Ballet company will perform tomorrow in the Norwegian city of Bergen, as part of the International Festival of Arts that takes place in that country, confirmed today its communication team. Cuban Colonial City Celebrates 503 Years of Visual Arts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13705&SEO=cuban-colonial-city-celebrates-503-years-of-visual-arts Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The 20th Hall of the City is exhibiting today the work of about 20 artists from Sancti Spiritus on the former Villa del Espiritu Santo, which is celebrating its 503rd anniversary on June 4th. 10 Pharaonic Tombs Discovered in Southern Egypt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13658&SEO=10-pharaonic-tombs-discovered-in-southern-egypt Cairo,Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian ministry of antiquities announced today that 10 tombs from the Pharaonic era had been discovered by a team of archaeologists in the southern governorate of Aswan. UNESCO and Latin America, a Historic Relationship for the Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13644&SEO=unesco-and-latin-america-a-historic-relationship-for-the-future Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is warmly welcoming the Latin American and Caribbean Week, said General Director Irina Bokova, in reference to an event that shows the close links between the region and that international body. Cuban Artists Sing to the Beatles in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13642&SEO=cuban-artists-sing-to-the-beatles-in-havana Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) With a concert in the capital John Lennon Park, Cuba remembers today The Beatles, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album Sgt. Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered the best album of the legendary British band. Chicago Harp Quartet to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13600&SEO=chicago-harp-quartet-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Harp Quartet of Chicago, United States, will hold two concerts in Cuba along with the local Symphony Orchestra of Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, the Cuban Music Institute reported. Jamaica Safeguards Reggae Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13598&SEO=jamaica-safeguards-reggae-legacy Kingston, May 31 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican Minister of Culture, Olivia Grange reported today that the government is promoting actions to safeguard the legacy of reggae music as a patrimonial treasure of this Caribbean nation, reported The Gleaner newspaper today. French Artist Maurice Renoma Exhibits in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13573&SEO=french-artist-maurice-renoma-exhibits-in-havana Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) As part of the activities for the Month of French Culture in Cuba, renowned and famous photographer, painter and designer Maurice Renoma will bring a part of his images and stage work, organizers said. US Stanford Youth Orchestra to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13547&SEO=us-stanford-youth-orchestra-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The US Stanford Youth Orchestra will offer a concert in Cuba, together with the Havana Camerata Orchestra on June 28, announced Dayana Garcia, director of the Havana Camerata here Wednesday. Latin American Art Invades UNESCO Headquarters in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13535&SEO=latin-american-art-invades-unesco-headquarters-in-paris Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Paintings, sculptures, photographs and numerous works created by artists from Latin America and the Caribbean now invade UNESCO''s headquarters in this capital, as part of the activities of the Week dedicated to that region. Cuban Capital to Host International Festival Danzón Habana 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13530&SEO=cuban-capital-to-host-international-festival-danzon-habana-2017 Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival Danzón Habana 2017 will be held from June 21 to 25 in this capital, where participants will pay homage to the musician and composer Dámaso Pérez Prado on the centenary of his birth, local media informed today. Chinese Wine Group Agrees to Buy Three Chilean Vineyards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13527&SEO=chinese-wine-group-agrees-to-buy-three-chilean-vineyards Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile currently is China''s third wine exporting country, after France and Australia, but the wine business goes further with the purchase of three vineyards by a group of companies from the Asian nation. Cuba Remembers The Beatles and Reiterates Call for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13489&SEO=cuba-remembers-the-beatles-and-reiterates-call-for-peace Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) To pay tribute to The Beatles from Havana today is an acknowledgment of the cultural movement they originated and an opportunity to reiterate the Cuban people''s call for peace, said journalist and critic Guille Vilar. Latin American Culture Celebrated at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13471&SEO=latin-american-culture-celebrated-at-unesco Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The thinking and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean are currently being celebrated at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where a Week dedicated to that region begins. Havana Organizes New Zealand Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13445&SEO=havana-organizes-new-zealand-film-festival Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Almost a dozen feature and eight short films from New Zealand complete the selection of the first festival dedicated to the cinematography of that country in Havana, confirmed organizers today. Latin America, Caribbean Week Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13436&SEO=latin-america-caribbean-week-begins-in-france Paris, May 27 (Prensa Latina) With more than 200 activities on the agenda, the Latin American and Caribbean Week begins today in France aimed at strengthening ties between that region and France. Lucia Cuban Film Showed at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13433&SEO=lucia-cuban-film-showed-at-the-2017-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Lucia film, considered as a jewel of Cuban cinema, will be showed today at the prestigious 2017 Cannes Film Festival, one of the most important events of its kind in the world. Cultural Exchange Between Cuba and Japan is Basis for Good Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13391&SEO=cultural-exchange-between-cuba-and-japan-is-basis-for-good-relations Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Japanese cultural values in Cuba has been the basis for good relations with the Asian nation, Japanese ambassador to the island, Masaru Watanabe, said. International Symposium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13388&SEO=international-symposium-on-cultural-diversity-in-the-caribbean-ends Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Lectures and concerts are closing today the 6th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, celebrated in this capital since Monday, May 22th, under the motto ‘Memory and border conflicts''. Cuban Artists to Pay Tribute to The Beatles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13381&SEO=cuban-artists-to-pay-tribute-to-the-beatles Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) With a concert next Thursday, Cuban artists will pay tribute to legendary British band The Beatles on the 50th anniversary of the recording of the LP Sgt. Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered one of the best and mostly sold in history. Artists from Spanish Film Industry to Present Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13378&SEO=artists-from-spanish-film-industry-to-present-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Outstanding artists of the Spanish film industry will visit Cuba to present feature films in the 2017 Spanish Film Festival in Havana, said today the Cuban Film Library. Cuban Singer Liuba Maria Hevia To Perform Vidas Paralelas in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13377&SEO=cuban-singer-liuba-maria-hevia-to-perform-vidas-paralelas-in-colombia Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba María Hevia will offer a concert in the Colombian city of Medellín on June 2, in which she will play several songs from her album Vidas paralelas, she confirmed today through social networks. Day for Cultural Diversity Ends in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13357&SEO=day-for-cultural-diversity-ends-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) A lecture taught by Reynaldo Echemendia, director of the Camaguey Folklore Ballet, qualified the closing of the 7th Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in this Cuban center-eastern city. Young Singers from Teatro Lirico de Cuba to Perform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13318&SEO=young-singers-from-teatro-lirico-de-cuba-to-perform Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Young singers from the Teatro Lirico Nacional de Cuba (National Lyric Theater of Cuba) will perform on Friday a program that highlights their vocal skills. Nicaraguans Say Goodbye to Poet Carlos Rigby with Honors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13302&SEO=nicaraguans-say-goodbye-to-poet-carlos-rigby-with-honors Managua, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today paid a posthumous tribute to poet Carlos Rigby, 72, who died in this capital as a result of a heart attack. Cuban, Spanish Artists Exhibit Photos in Central Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13283&SEO=cuban-spanish-artists-exhibit-photos-in-central-province de Avila, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition ‘Propios y Ajenos'' by Cuban artist Gertrudis Rivalta and Spanish photographer Marc Vicens will be exhibited today at the Raul Martinez gallery in this central city. One Hundred Years of Solitude Is Reborn in China After 50 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13280&SEO=one-hundred-years-of-solitude-is-reborn-in-china-after-50-years Beijing, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The legendary novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, came to life today in the Chinese capital 50 years after its publication. Extensive Activity Program in Latin American Week at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13271&SEO=extensive-activity-program-in-latin-american-week-at-unesco Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America and the Caribbean Week at UNESCO will be held from next Monday in this capital, with an extensive program of activities that will showcase the cultural richness of that region. Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, Dies Aged 89 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13224&SEO=sir-roger-moore-james-bond-actor-dies-aged-89 London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. Nineteen Films Confirmed for European Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13206&SEO=nineteen-films-confirmed-for-european-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd edition of the European Movie Festival in Cuba will exhibit 19 films coming from 16 nations from June 1st to 11 in this capital, announced organizers of the event here. USA Prevents German Orchestra from Performing on US-Mexico Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13203&SEO=usa-prevents-german-orchestra-from-performing-on-us-mexico-border Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government has denied permission to the German Dresden Symphony Orchestra to perform on both sides of the US-Mexico border, according to local press. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Los Muñequitos Celebrates 65 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13184&SEO=emblematic-cuban-rumba-group-los-munequitos-celebrates-65-years Matanzas, Cuba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) With 65 years and equal number of presentations in Cuban cities, the famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas celebrates its six and a half decades of life, Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music (CPMRS) informed today. The Meyerowitz Stories Premieres in Competition at Cannes 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13141&SEO=the-meyerowitz-stories-premieres-in-competition-at-cannes-2017 París, May 21 (Prensa Latina)The Cannes International Film Festival is including the US film The Meyerowitz Stories,a material that generates division because it is distributed by Netflix. How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13117&SEO=how-seven-centuries-of-muslim-rule-in-spain-came-to-an-end Londons,May 19 (Prensa Latina) The end of the last nazari kingdom in Granada that ended the muslim presence after seven centuries in the Ibero Peninsula is thje roots of todays tensions between Islam and the West,according to a study of Cambridge University. Colombian Teachers' Guild Denounces Attack Against its Headquarters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13112&SEO=colombian-teachers-guild-denounces-attack-against-its-headquarters Bogotá, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Educators Federation (FECODE), amidst the teachers'' stoppage that started 8 days ago, denounced today an aggression with an explosive device in front of its headquarters located in this capital. Lucia, Emblematic Cuban Film in Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13077&SEO=lucia-emblematic-cuban-film-in-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The film Lucia, considered one of the masterpieces of cinema in Cuba, will be screened in a restored version during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which is now living its second session in France. Losing a Friend Brings Wild Birds Closer Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13063&SEO=losing-a-friend-brings-wild-birds-closer-together London,May 18 (Prensa Latina) A New Oxford University research has revealed that instead of grieving, wild birds appear to adjust to the loss of a flockmate by increasing both the number and intensity of their relationships with other birds. Positive Result by Cuba at 2017 Buenos Aires Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13036&SEO=positive-result-by-cuba-at-2017-buenos-aires-book-fair Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The book ''The Golden Age,'' by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, was one of the most sought after books by Argentinian readers that stopped by the stand from the island nation at the Buenos Aires literary fair. Afrobeat Legend Smashes World Record For Longest Note on Saxo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13020&SEO=afrobeat-legend-smashes-world-record-for-longest-note-on-saxo Abuja, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian Femi Kuti has broken the World record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine. Russian Writer Awarded for Book on Raúl Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13016&SEO=russian-writer-awarded-for-book-on-raul-castro Moscow, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Retired Lieutenant General and Doctor in Historical Sciences Nikolai Leonov personally received the Reader''s Grand Prize today for his book ''Raúl Castro: A Man in Revolution'' at a ceremony at the Cuban embassy in this country. Mexico Condemns Impunity of Crimes Against Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13005&SEO=mexico-condemns-impunity-of-crimes-against-journalists Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The vast majority of crimes against journalists in Mexico remain unpunished, La Jornada reported today. UNESCO Starts Meeting on Cultural Assets Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12933&SEO=unesco-starts-meeting-on-cultural-assets-trafficking Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The fourth Meeting of State Parties to the 1970 Convention on Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property began today at the UNESCO headquarters in this capital, an issue that is cause for concern in the world. Lizt Alfonso's Dance Cuba Premieres New Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12871&SEO=lizt-alfonsos-dance-cuba-premieres-new-show Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba will premiere on Saturday a new show, entitled ‘Latido'' (Heartbeat), with music composed by one of the main exponents of Latin jazz worldwide, the Cuban saxophonist Cesar Lopez. Cuba Issues Postal Stamp Against Homophobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12848&SEO=cuba-issues-postal-stamp-against-homophobia Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 10th Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia, social activists and representatives of national institutions issued an allegorical postal stamp to fight for the full development of all people. Cuban Intellectuals Analyze Cultural Policy Implementation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12794&SEO=cuban-intellectuals-analyze-cultural-policy-implementation Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Council of Cuban intellectuals analyzed challenges the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) has ahead and the implementation of the island''s cultural policy, Granma newspaper reports today. Festival Promotes Cultural Exchange and Latin American Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12785&SEO=festival-promotes-cultural-exchange-and-latin-american-music Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Festival ''Un puente hacia La Habana'' (A bridge to Havana) seeks to foster the Cuban musical heritage, while boosting the work of young artists and cultural exchange with other countries, said coordinator of the event Luis Robaina. Argentina Celebrates Princess of Asturias Award to Les Luthiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12757&SEO=argentina-celebrates-princess-of-asturias-award-to-les-luthiers Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The news hits the headlines and is a trending on Twitter: the Argentine people have received today with joy the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities granted to Les Luthiers. American Byron Stripling Honors Louis Armstrong in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12732&SEO=american-byron-stripling-honors-louis-armstrong-in-cuba Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 9 (Prensa Latina) American trumpeter, Byron Stripling, has paid tribute today to his compatriot, Louis Armstrong, during a jazz concert accompanied by awarded Cuban pianist, Aldo Lopez Gavilan. London Getting Ready for Pink Floyd Band Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12716&SEO=london-getting-ready-for-pink-floyd-band-exhibition London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Photographs and instruments, property of the band Pink Floyd, were installed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in this capital to open an exhibition on May 13, dedicated to the famous group, the museum confirmed today. Germany to Be Guest Country of Santa Cruz Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12665&SEO=germany-to-be-guest-country-of-santa-cruz-book-fair La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Germany will be the guest country of the 18th International Book Fair (FIL) of Santa Cruz, which will take place from May 31 to June 11 in that eastern Bolivian city, organizers informed. National Workshop on Cinema Review Starts in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12659&SEO=national-workshop-on-cinema-review-starts-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 70 films will be exhibited at the 23rd National Workshop on Cinema Review, from May 9 to 31, in the central-eastern Cuban city of Camaguey. Cuban Gallery Attends Art Fair in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12590&SEO=cuban-gallery-attends-art-fair-in-new-york New York, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban gallery La Acacia culminates today its participation in the Context New York Art Fair, which brought together institutions specialized in contemporary and modern art from 50 countries. China Publishes Reproduction of its Oldest Hand-written Koran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12572&SEO=china-publishes-reproduction-of-its-oldest-hand-written-koran Beijing, May 6 (Prensa Latina) China published today a reproduced edition of its oldest hand-written copy of the Koran. The Mariana de Gonitch Singing Academy Honors Cuban Rita Montaner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12540&SEO=the-mariana-de-gonitch-singing-academy-honors-cuban-rita-montaner Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Mariana de Gonitch National Singing Academy starts a series of concerts today to pay tribute to Rita Montaner (1900-1958), one of the greatest Cuban artists of the 20th Century. TITERECLOWN Theatrical Expedition to Tour 4 Cuban Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12535&SEO=titereclown-theatrical-expedition-to-tour-4-cuban-provinces Matanzas, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) From May 22 to June 4 TITERECLOWN theatrical expedition will begin to visit four Cuban provinces, made up of outstanding artistic groups of the theater for children and puppet theater in Cuba. Cultural Festival Romerías de Mayo in Cuba Pays Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12497&SEO=cultural-festival-romerias-de-mayo-in-cuba-pays-tribute-to-fidel Holguín, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Several events within the Romerias de Mayo (May Pilgrimages) evoked today the legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to whom the event is dedicated. Morgan Freeman Makes National Geographic Series in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12495&SEO=morgan-freeman-makes-national-geographic-series-in-panama Panama, May 4 (Prensa Latina) US actor Morgan Freeman is now in Panama to make a series called ''The Story of God'' to be broadcast by cable television channel National Geographic, about the vision of different cultures and religions about faith. Damascus Exhibits Archaeological Pieces Recovered from Plundering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12487&SEO=damascus-exhibits-archaeological-pieces-recovered-from-plundering Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Damascus'' National Museum exhibits 89 archaeological pieces recovered from the looting of terrorist groups after a harsh work among Syria, Interpol and United Nations, revealed specialists here today. A Bridge to Havana Festival to Welcome Colombian Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12463&SEO=a-bridge-to-havana-festival-to-welcome-colombian-musicians Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Colombian musicians will share the stage from May 9 to 14, as part of the 6th Festival A bridge to Havana, organizers confirmed today. Cuban Group Buena Fe to Present Latest Album in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12431&SEO=cuban-group-buena-fe-to-present-latest-album-in-canada Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban group Buena Fe left today for Canada, where it will offer several concerts to promote its latest album, Sobreviviente (Survivor). Dresden Symphony Concert Against Trump Wall in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12427&SEO=dresden-symphony-concert-against-trump-wall-in-mexico Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Dresden Symphony Orchestra, Germany, will offer a protest concert against the wall that US President Donald Trump intends to build on the Mexican border, it was announced here today. Cuban Writers Welcomed at Colombian Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12411&SEO=cuban-writers-welcomed-at-colombian-congress Bogota, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Gregorio Eijach Pacheco, secretary-general of the Colombian Congress, said today that it was a great honor to welcome Cuban prize-winning writers at his country''s congressional headquarters. Lyric Theater of Cuba to Stage Werther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12408&SEO=lyric-theater-of-cuba-to-stage-werther Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Lyric Theater of Cuba is now working on a version of Werther opera with music written by French composer Jules Massenet, to be premiered on May 12. Cuban Films Restored in France by Jean Pierre Melville http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12398&SEO=cuban-films-restored-in-france-by-jean-pierre-melville Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The projection today in Cuba of films restored by Jean Pierre Melville is a great tribute to the centenary of his birth and allows the celebration of the French culture from Havana, said the nephew of the outstanding filmmaker Laurent Grousset. National Lyric Theater of Cuba to Premiere the Opera Werther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12394&SEO=national-lyric-theater-of-cuba-to-premiere-the-opera-werther Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Lyric Theater of Cuba is working on its version of the opera Werther, with music by French composer Jules Massenet, in the face of the premiere, scheduled for May 12. Iran Welcomes International Presence in Tehran Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12388&SEO=iran-welcomes-international-presence-in-tehran-book-fair Tehran, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Reza Salehi Amiri, described the presence of 300 foreign publicists to the 30th edition of the International Book Fair in this capital as the ''peak moment''. National Ballet of Cuba to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12378&SEO=national-ballet-of-cuba-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. Cuban National Ballet to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12375&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. UNESCO Acknowledges High Quality of Cuban Jazz Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12348&SEO=unesco-acknowledges-high-quality-of-cuban-jazz-musicians Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The celebrations on the International Day of Jazz held in Cuba are an acknowledgement of the high quality of Cuban jazz musicians by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Cuban National Ballet Tours Spain, Italy and France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12332&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-tours-spain-italy-and-france Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) on Sunday begins a tour of Spain, Italy and France until July 20, the top officials from the company, directed by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, said. Irina Bokova Meets Cuban Authorities, Holds Jazz Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12324&SEO=irina-bokova-meets-cuban-authorities-holds-jazz-day Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, is meeting Sunday with Culture Minister Abel Prieto, as part of her visit to Cuba. Despite Foreign Imposed Conflict, Syria Holds Cultural Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12311&SEO=despite-foreign-imposed-conflict-syria-holds-cultural-festival Damascus, April 29 (Prensa Latina) Despite the foreign-imposed terrorist conflict, Syrian authorities organized the 1st Cultural Festival in the Syrian province of Damascus. Irina Bokova Salutes Reappearance of UNESCO Magazine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12270&SEO=irina-bokova-salutes-reappearance-of-unesco-magazine París, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) After an absence of five years, the magazine Unesco Mail is again edited to contribute to the humanist mandate of that United Nations organization, stressed director general of the entity, Irina Bokova. International Cubadisco Fair to Include more Cultural Events http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12244&SEO=international-cubadisco-fair-to-include-more-cultural-events Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The 21st International Cubadisco Fair will be held from May 14-21 and includes educational exchanges, launching of albums and several concerts by artists from different countries, organizers said today. Cuban Dancing Company to Perform in US and Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12229&SEO=cuban-dancing-company-to-perform-in-us-and-colombia Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Irene Rodriguez Company will dance in the United States and Colombia in May, as announced by the dancer and dancing company director with the same name Thursday. UNESCO Looks for New Director General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12209&SEO=unesco-looks-for-new-director-general Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Executive Board is continuing today the interviews with the nine candidates for director general of this agency, during which they should analyze several issues related to their projection for the position. Silence of the Lambs Director Jonathan Demme Dies Aged 73 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12187&SEO=silence-of-the-lambs-director-jonathan-demme-dies-aged-73 Nueva York,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina)Film director Jonathan Demme, best known for The Silence of the Lambs and Something Wild, has died at the age of 73. Jeff Goldblum Books Trip To ‘Jurassic World' Sequel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12170&SEO=jeff-goldblum-books-trip-to-ajurassic-world-sequel Los Ángeles, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Jeff Goldblum, who played the chaos theory-fueled Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park and its 1997 sequel, is dipping into the amber again with a role in the follow-up to Jurassic World from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. Interviews to Candidates for UNESCO Director General Begin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12159&SEO=interviews-to-candidates-for-unesco-director-general-begin Paris, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Executive Board has began today the interviews to nine candidates for the post of UN Director General, from Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Iraq, El Salvador, Lebanon and Qatar. Cuba Celebrates French Culture with a Varied Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12146&SEO=cuba-celebrates-french-culture-with-a-varied-cultural-program Havana, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Over the next few months, Cuba will celebrate French culture with a wide-range activity program that will be held on Thursday with the 20th edition of the French Film Festival, the organizers said. The Chicago Consort to Play in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12138&SEO=the-chicago-consort-to-play-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) US musical ensemble The Chicago Consort, considered one of the main students'' musical ensembles in the US, will perform in three Cuban cities, announced Rafeal Somavilla Provincial Music Recording and Marketing Company of Matanzas, west of the island. Cuban Duo Buena Fe to Give Concerts in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12089&SEO=cuban-duo-buena-fe-to-give-concerts-in-canada Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Following an intense tour across Cuba, Buena Fe duo will give several concerts in Canada to promote its recently released album ''Sobreviviente'' (Survivor), they wrote in their Facebook account. US Marlon Daniel to Conduct Symphony Orchestra of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12075&SEO=us-marlon-daniel-to-conduct-symphony-orchestra-of-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) US Marlon Daniel will conduct for the first time in the Cuban capital the National Symphony Orchestra, in a presentation scheduled for the April 30, that entity confirmed today. The event will take place in Covarrubias hall of the National Theater, at 11:00 a.m. (local time), and will also feature pianist Gérard Aimontch. Cuban Songwriter and Singer Luiba Maria Hevia with New CD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12046&SEO=cuban-songwriter-and-singer-luiba-maria-hevia-with-new-cd Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Liuba María Hevia is getting ready to finish the last details to release next May 2 in two digital platforms her new album ''Parallel Lives,'' which brings together songs in a duetto with Latin American artists. Cuba Pays Tribute to Italian Architect Vittorio Garatti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11984&SEO=cuba-pays-tribute-to-italian-architect-vittorio-garatti Havana (Prensa Latina) The University of Arts of Cuba will pay tribute to the Italian Vittorio Garatti for his contributions to the national architecture and will grant him the degree Doctor Honoris Causa, that institution confirmed today. Bigote Gato, Curious Havana Restaurant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11983&SEO=bigote-gato-curious-havana-restaurant Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A curious restaurant in Havana catches travelers mainly from Europe who are traveling the streets of the Cuban capital these days, its peculiar name is Bigote Gato. Cuban Dancing Festival OLORUM 2017 Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11954&SEO=cuban-dancing-festival-olorum-2017-starts Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The start of the 2017 OLORUM dancing Festival will be qualified by Thursday''s session with the participation of famous dancing groups from Cuba. Facebook Works on Mind-reading Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11948&SEO=facebook-works-on-mind-reading-technology California, United States, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The social networking site Facebook is working on a technology for people to write their thoughts through brainwaves without the need for a keyboard. Will Smith In Talks For Genie Role In Disney's Live-Action ‘Aladdin' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11945&SEO=will-smith-in-talks-for-genie-role-in-disneys-live-action-aaladdin Los Ángeles,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Will Smith is in talks to take on the genie role made famous by the late Robin Williams in Disney''s live-action Aladdin from Director Guy Ritchie. Cuban Musician Bobby Carcasses Launches Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11930&SEO=cuban-musician-bobby-carcasses-launches-album Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Renowned singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Bobby Carcasses, is launching today his album ''Blues con Montuno'', as part of the festivities prior to the International Jazz Day, to be held in Cuba on April 30th. Cuba, Mexico and the USA Win Medals in Ballet Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11929&SEO=cuba-mexico-and-the-usa-win-medals-in-ballet-competition Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Ballet students from Cuba, Mexico and the United States now hold the medals of the 14th International Youth Competition and the 4th International Children''s Competition held in this capital. Prince Track is Released Ahead of One-year Anniversary of His Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11902&SEO=prince-track-is-released-ahead-of-one-year-anniversary-of-his-death Los Ángeles,Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Friday marks one year since the sudden death of Prince at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. Jorge Sanjines: Cuba Lights Up New Latin American Cinema http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11878&SEO=jorge-sanjines-cuba-lights-up-new-latin-american-cinema By Cosset Lazo Perez Olorum 2017 Festival in Camagüey, Celebration of Cuban Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11869&SEO=olorum-2017-festival-in-camaguey-celebration-of-cuban-folklore Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Prestigious dance groups will be promoting the Olorum 2017 Festival from April 19 to 23, to be held in this city with more than half a millennium of history. Chilean Artist Patricio Moreno Exhibits His Art in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11867&SEO=chilean-artist-patricio-moreno-exhibits-his-art-in-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Center of Hispanic American Culture has currently put together more than twenty pieces for the exhibition Migraciones Forzadas (Forced Migrations), by Chilean artist Patricio Moreno. Classical Musicians to Play in Upcoming Cuban Concert Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11856&SEO=classical-musicians-to-play-in-upcoming-cuban-concert-series Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Virtuous instrumentalists from a dozen countries will promote classical music in historic spaces of this capital through a series of concerts with a select international and Cuban repertoire. Victoria,Albert Museum Set for Blockbuster Pink Floyd Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11852&SEO=victoriaalbert-museum-set-for-blockbuster-pink-floyd-exhibition London, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Vicotria and Albert Museum Polish Pianist Jakub Kitowski to Debut in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11841&SEO=polish-pianist-jakub-kitowski-to-debut-in-havana Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Gonzalo Roig Room in the Palace of the National Lyrics Theater of Cuba, will receive this Saturday, April 22nd, the début performance in Cuban stages of young Polish pianist Jakub Kitowski, it was revealed today by this artistic institution. Iran: Archaeologists Unearth 2,000 Year Old City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11833&SEO=iran-archaeologists-unearth-2000-year-old-city Tehran, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian archaeologists have reportedly discovered the remains of an ancient underground city, close to the town of Samen, Hamadan province, some 400 kms from the capital, Tehran. Biography of Ballerina Viengsay Valdés to Be Presented in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11801&SEO=biography-of-ballerina-viengsay-valdes-to-be-presented-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Dance specialists will present a book on the life and career of the first dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Viengsay Valdés, Casa del ALBA Cultural (a cultural institution to promote Latin American works) announced today. China Evokes Gabriel García Márquez and his Magical Realism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11782&SEO=china-evokes-gabriel-garcia-marquez-and-his-magical-realism By Damy ValesBeijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Various activities are taking place today in this vast nation with millions of followers of the writer, journalist and one of the great masters of universal literature, the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, on the third anniversary of his death. Cuba: National Ballet Celebrates 180 Years of Great Theater of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11735&SEO=cuba-national-ballet-celebrates-180-years-of-great-theater-of-havana Havana, 15 Apr (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) begins today the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the Alicia Alonso Great Theater of Havana, with a program of local and foreign choreographies. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11695&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-in-india New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Several social, trade union and educational organizations in India highlighted the work and legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, while condemning the US blockade against the island. Mexican Tourist Destinations Threatened by Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11676&SEO=mexican-tourist-destinations-threatened-by-climate-change Mexico, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Mexican tourist destinations on the beach are highly exposed to the effects of climate change due to sea level rise, especially in the Caribbean region, according to studies released here. Cuban Province of Camaguey Host of Conference on Mind Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11642&SEO=cuban-province-of-camaguey-host-of-conference-on-mind-sports Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of various nationalities will meet in this Central-Eastern Cuban city at the International Conference on Mind Sports (Cidem 2017), scheduled from May 3 to 5. Guitarist John Geils Jr. is Found Dead in His Massachusetts Home http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11622&SEO=guitarist-john-geils-jr.-is-found-dead-in-his-massachusetts-home Los Ángeles, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Guitarist John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band known for such hits as ''Love Stinks,'' ''''Freeze Frame'' and ''Centerfold,'' has died in his Massachusetts home at the age of 71. UNESCO Director Salutes Celebration in Cuba of Jazz Day 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11596&SEO=unesco-director-salutes-celebration-in-cuba-of-jazz-day-2017 París, 12 Apr (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director General, irina Bokova, saluted the celebration in Cuba of the International Jazz Day 2017, date in which big representatives of the genre worldwide will meet in Havana. Cuban City Receives 26th Edition of the International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11591&SEO=cuban-city-receives-26th-edition-of-the-international-book-fair Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) An artistic gala at the Principal Theater of Sancti Spiritus -central Cuba- opened last night the 26th edition of the International Book Fair in this city founded in 1514 by the Spaniards and it is today World Heritage of Humanity. Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso Auction at Sotheby's http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11569&SEO=important-ceramics-by-pablo-picasso-auction-at-sothebys London,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Sotheby''s sale of Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso in London today raised a total of Âú1,040,725 or 1.21 millon euros with all but one of the 86 lots offered finding buyers. The auction was led by the exquisite Gros oiseau visage noir and the bold Taureau, sold respectively for Âú125,000 and Âú100,000. With estimates ranging from Âú1,000 to Âú100,000, 85% of the pieces sold achieved prices above their high estimates, testament to their enduring appeal. Cuban Puppet Play of García Lorca Revived http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11563&SEO=cuban-puppet-play-of-garcia-lorca-revived Matanzas, Cuba, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company Teatro Las Estaciones will revive here today the play Retablillo de Don Cristóbal y Señá Rosita, by the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, a puppet show for adults. Acosta Danza to Premiere in Cuba Work of the American Justin Peck http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11553&SEO=acosta-danza-to-premiere-in-cuba-work-of-the-american-justin-peck Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Acosta Danza company confirmed today that it will premiere in Cuba one of the hits of the American choreographer Justin Peck in its spring season on April 21, 22 and 23. Bolivian Main Cities to Host Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11541&SEO=bolivian-main-cities-to-host-book-fair La Paz, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Culture Minister Wilma Alanoca reported that the capitals of departments in the country would host the fair book this month, aimed at encouraging reading in the Bolivian population. Oldest Tooth Filling Was Made By an Ice Age Dentist in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11520&SEO=oldest-tooth-filling-was-made-by-an-ice-age-dentist-in-italy Washington,Apr 10(Prensa Latina) Scared of the dentist? Be glad you don''t live in the Ice Age. A pair of 13,000-year-old front teeth found in Italy contain the earliest known use of fillings - made out of bitumen. Academic Day of Ballet Schools Meeting Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11499&SEO=academic-day-of-ballet-schools-meeting-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The classes, workshops and conferences of the XXIII International Meeting of academies for the teaching of ballet began today in the main school institution of this art in Cuba, with representatives of a dozen countries. Panamanian Architectural Heritage to Disappear http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11488&SEO=panamanian-architectural-heritage-to-disappear Panama, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) La Casa Wilcox, built in 1913 and an art-deco architectural heritage of Panama in the city of Colon, will be demolished due to the damage suffered for decades, although people defending heritage oppose the measure. Spain to Be Guest Country of Honor at Gibara Film Festival, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11437&SEO=spain-to-be-guest-country-of-honor-at-gibara-film-festival-cuba Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Gibara International Film Festival, to be held in Cuba from April 16 to 22, will have Spain as a guest country of honor, the organizing committee informed. Living Traditions from Cuba and the World to Converge in the Island http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11378&SEO=living-traditions-from-cuba-and-the-world-to-converge-in-the-island Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF) is currently joining efforts with the movement of amateur artists in Cuba to meet here at the Dance Party. Alicia Alonso Willing to Strengthen Ballet in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11322&SEO=alicia-alonso-willing-to-strengthen-ballet-in-latin-america Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso said thar today it is a priority to increase the presence of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) in Latin American countries and show the skills of the region in ballet. UNASUR Library Receives Cuban Donation with José Martí Books http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11268&SEO=unasur-library-receives-cuban-donation-with-jose-marti-books By Sinay Cespedes Moreno.Quito, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The library of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), located in the Middle of the World, received today books, as well as audiovisual and musical material donated by the Cuban Embassy. The complete works of José Martí and facsimile versions of the Golden Age (children's stories), also written by the Cuban national hero and renowned writer, journalist and Latin American thinker, were part of the donation. Cuban Symphony Orchestra in Concert with Italian Artists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11225&SEO=cuban-symphony-orchestra-in-concert-with-italian-artists Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Italian orchestra director Francesco Belli will direct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) next Sunday, in a concert to be performed at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Havana, in which they will perform works written by famous authors like Beethoven, Schumann and Stravinski. Biennial of Graphic Humor, A Space for Latin American Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11222&SEO=biennial-of-graphic-humor-a-space-for-latin-american-art Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The 20th edition of the International Biennial of Graphic Humor begins today, as a key space for the development of Cuban and Latin American art, cartoonist Angel Boligan said. Vietnamese Culture Celebrates New UNESCO Recognition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11153&SEO=vietnamese-culture-celebrates-new-unesco-recognition Hanoi, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese culture today has a new laureate after receiving the UNESCO certificate recognizing the cult in this nation to the Mother Goddesses of the Three Kingdoms as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Cuban Cinema Opens Window to New York Moviegoers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11131&SEO=cuban-cinema-opens-window-to-new-york-moviegoers New York, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban feature-length films, documentaries and cartoons are today offering New Yorkers a window into the island''s cinema, in the framework of the fourth day of the 18th Havana Cinema Festival in New York. Buena Fe Promotes Latest Album at Havana Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11130&SEO=buena-fe-promotes-latest-album-at-havana-concert Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban band Buena Fe will give a concert today at Havana''s Ciudad Deportiva, the fourth such an event to promote the tour of its most recent album ''Sobreviviente'' (Survivor). Importance Highlighted of Spanish Roots in Cuban Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11109&SEO=importance-highlighted-of-spanish-roots-in-cuban-culture Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) ''To keep alive our roots is necessary today in order to strengthen our national culture and to continue creating'', assured the Cuban musician Pancho Amat, when referring to the 27th Festival La Huella de España, to take place here from April 2 thru 9. Cuba Celebrates Canary Islands Traditions with Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11059&SEO=cuba-celebrates-canary-islands-traditions-with-cultural-program Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Dances, talks, music and diverse activities conform the program starting on April 2 thru 9, in the 27th Festival La Huella de España Con danzas, confirmed here its artistic director, Irene Rodríguez. Festival Renders Tribute to Cuban Film Director in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10998&SEO=festival-renders-tribute-to-cuban-film-director-in-new-york New York, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Paintings, drawings and samples of representative works of Cuban caricaturist and film director Juan Padrón are to be exhibited in New York as part of the Havana Film Festival on his 70th birthday, said organizers. Cuba Hosts International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10964&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-dance-festival-in-urban-landscapes Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Dance will take the streets of the historical district of this capital from today to April 2nd on occasion of the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes. 16th Young Film Show to Take Place in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10945&SEO=16th-young-film-show-to-take-place-in-cuba Havana, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Young Show of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) will be exhibiting over 50 domestic and foreign productions from April 4th to 9th, organizers announced. Cultural Event Dedicated to Cuba Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10915&SEO=cultural-event-dedicated-to-cuba-begins-in-france Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A five-day cultural event dedicated to Cuba begins today in France, with the participation of renowned artists from the Caribbean nation, including musician, Jose Maria Vitier. Alicia Alonso Appreciates Welcome to National Ballet in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10887&SEO=alicia-alonso-appreciates-welcome-to-national-ballet-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso appreciated today here, also on behalf of members of the National Ballet of Cuba, the welcome given by Costa Rican audience and authorities. Elton John and James Taylor Ready for Argentina's Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10848&SEO=elton-john-and-james-taylor-ready-for-argentinas-concert Buenos Aires, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Posters all around the city announce the concert that two great musicians, British Elton John and American James Taylor, will give in this capital. Jam Session Closes Havana World Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10841&SEO=jam-session-closes-havana-world-music-festival Havana, 26 sea (Prensa Latina) With a jam session that summons guest artists, Havana World Music Festival comes to an end Sunday at the Factory of Cuban Art (FAC), in this capital. Havana World Music Tinges Orange Rhythms against Gender Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10828&SEO=havana-world-music-tinges-orange-rhythms-against-gender-violence Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Havana World Music Festival (HWM) joins today with its Orange Day program, an initiative promoted by the United Nations to make the struggle for non-violence against women and girls visible. Dancers from 16 Countries to Perform in Havana Int´l Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10810&SEO=dancers-from-16-countries-to-perform-in-havana-intal-festival Havana, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Artists from 16 countries will perform in Havana from March 29th to April 2nd during the International Dance Festivalin Urban Landscapes, said today organizers. Saint Lucia to Dedicate State Funeral to Nobel Prize Winner Walcott http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10725&SEO=saint-lucia-to-dedicate-state-funeral-to-nobel-prize-winner-walcott Castries, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Government in Saint Lucia approved to hold a Sate funeral to honor the 1992 Literature Nobel Price Winner Dereck Walcott, who died in this capital on March 17, according to reports. Havana to Host International Dance Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10678&SEO=havana-to-host-international-dance-festival Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Artists from several countries will travel to Cuba from March 29th to April 2nd to participate in the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes, organizers of the event said. Buenos Aires Gets Ready for 2017 Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10621&SEO=buenos-aires-gets-ready-for-2017-book-fair Buenos Aires, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) South African Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee, Spanish Carlos Ruiz Zafon and North American John Katzenbach are among the guests to the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires in April. Francophone Week in Cuba Celebrates Belgian Film and Cartoons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10578&SEO=francophone-week-in-cuba-celebrates-belgian-film-and-cartoons Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) In an eloquent demonstration on cultural and linguistic diversity, the Belgian program for the celebrations for Francophone Week in Cuba stood out for its association with cinema and comic strips. Latinos Celebrations in US Suspended In front of Government Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10574&SEO=latinos-celebrations-in-us-suspended-in-front-of-government-policies Washington, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Carnival of Puebla, a celebration of Latin American culture in the North American city of Philadelphia, was decided to cancel this year in front of the current concerns today about the government''s migration policies. Francophonie Week Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10557&SEO=francophonie-week-starts-in-cuba Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) French-speaking countries around the world are taking part in a one-week event dedicated to this cultural legacy, and Cuba''s program highlights diversity within the group. Dance Contests and Composition to Liven up Danzon Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10529&SEO=dance-contests-and-composition-to-liven-up-danzon-forum-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Dance competition and composition contest will mark the 2nd International Danzon Dancers Meeting ‘Miguel Failde in Memoriam'', convened by the provincial directorate of Culture in Matanzas, from March 30th to April 2nd. Nobel Prize for Literature Derek Walcott Passed Away http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10523&SEO=nobel-prize-for-literature-derek-walcott-passed-away Castries, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, Derek Walcott, reportedly passed away today here at the age of 87 after suffering from a long illness. Storytellers from 12 Countries to Attend Cuban Int´l Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10511&SEO=storytellers-from-12-countries-to-attend-cuban-intal-festival Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Festival of Storytelling, March 20th to 26th, will be attended by storytellers from 12 countries, said today the organizing committee of the event. Last Film by Orson Welles to be Concluded and Restored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10460&SEO=last-film-by-orson-welles-to-be-concluded-and-restored Los Angeles, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) ''The other side of the wind'', unfinished film by famous director and scriptwriter Orson Welles will be restored and completed by Netflix, said today the media. France: Accord for Restoration of Cuban Arch of Triumph Signed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10424&SEO=france-accord-for-restoration-of-cuban-arch-of-triumph-signed Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cooperation association (CubaCop) and the UFM-CGT trade union have signed an agreement in France for the restoration of the Arch of Triumph of the city of Cienfuegos, located in the central region of the Caribbean country, diplomatic sources said today. Gran Hotel Manzana La Habana Shows a Long History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10352&SEO=gran-hotel-manzana-la-habana-shows-a-long-history Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which will opened this month, according to official announcements, is showing today a long history linked to the trade and development of the Cuban capital. Cuba to Host Film Festival to Celebrate Francophone Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10340&SEO=cuba-to-host-film-festival-to-celebrate-francophone-culture Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host a cycle of French-speaking cinema from March 18 to 26, as part of a varied program that is being prepared today to celebrate the legacy of that culture. Drum Festival Tributes Cuban Rumba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10322&SEO=drum-festival-tributes-cuban-rumba Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to great performers of the Cuban rumba, intangible heritage of humanity, the 16th International Drum Festival, Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam concludes today. Special Route Organized on Francophony Week in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10306&SEO=special-route-organized-on-francophony-week-in-havana Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Several institutions and museums with venue in this capital and coordinated with the Hispanoamerican Center of Culture organize a spwecial routwe for the Francophony Week scheduled for March 18 to 26. Cuba to Host Havana World Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10305&SEO=cuba-to-host-havana-world-music-festival Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 artists from a dozen countries will participate in the 4th edition of the Havana World Music Festival, starting March 23rd to 26th, organizers confirmed today. Love Letters Sent to Cuban Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10266&SEO=love-letters-sent-to-cuban-contest Sancti Spiritus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,400 letters have been sent to the International Contest Love Letters, organized by the Alternative Cultural Center Escribania Dollz, in this central province of Cuba. Week on French Culture in Havana to Celebrate Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10263&SEO=week-on-french-culture-in-havana-to-celebrate-diversity Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With a week to celebrate French culture, from March 18th to 26th, Cuba joins this international initiative to highlight this fruitful and varied culture, said sources here. Cuban Pianist Aldo López-Gavilán to Begin a Tour around the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10217&SEO=cuban-pianist-aldo-lopez-gavilan-to-begin-a-tour-around-the-usa Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán will begin a tour around the United States on Friday, which includes presentations with prestigious orchestras from that country. Foreign Artists Share Experiences in Cuban Drum Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10203&SEO=foreign-artists-share-experiences-in-cuban-drum-festival Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US percussionists, Craig Haynes and Nanny Assis and Brazilian Marcus Santos will conduct two master classes as part of the program of the XVI International Festival of Drum. Drum Festival Begins in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10136&SEO=drum-festival-begins-in-havana Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to Papo Angarica, a renowned percussionist and a rumba legend in Cuba, the 16th ''Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam'' International Drum Festival, scheduled until March 12th, begins here today. Fiction Series about García Márquez in Realization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10098&SEO=fiction-series-about-garcia-marquez-in-realization Bogotá, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Due to the 90th anniversary today of the birth of Gabriel García Márquez, celebrated by Colombians and the world of literature, a project is being prepared for the realization of the first series of fiction referred to the Literature Nobel Laureate. Acosta Danza Pursues a More Contemporary Line in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10072&SEO=acosta-danza-pursues-a-more-contemporary-line-in-cuba Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The company directed by the dancer Carlos Acosta defends today a more contemporary line in a season that sets world premieres of Cuban choreographers with works of Spanish creators and an American. Documentary Film Festival in Cuba to Recall Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10021&SEO=documentary-film-festival-in-cuba-to-recall-fidel-castro Santiago de Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The 15th International Documentary Film Festival Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam, hosted by this city from March 6-11, will recall Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, according to organizers. 'Casa del Caribe': Host of Traditional Culture in the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9975&SEO=casa-del-caribe-host-of-traditional-culture-in-the-region Santiago de Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Casa del Caribe (House of the Caribbean) prevails as the host of the traditional culture rooted in the Caribbean countries after 36 non-stopping International Festivals of the Caribbean. Cuba Screens the Most Popular Film of the Latin American Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9941&SEO=cuba-screens-the-most-popular-film-of-the-latin-american-festival Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The main cinemas in Cuba are showing the national film No longer before or Ya No es Antes in Spanish, winner of the Popular Prize at the 38 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Cuban Ballet Dedicated to Famous French Musician http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9916&SEO=cuban-ballet-dedicated-to-famous-french-musician Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ballet company Laura Alonso from the Prodanza Center said today that the ballet based on Joseph Bologne, the most famous orchestra conductor of Paris in the second half of the 18th century, will be performed again. French Singer Edith Piaff at the Museum of Wooden Sculptures in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9881&SEO=french-singer-edith-piaff-at-the-museum-of-wooden-sculptures-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Edith Piaff is now part of the Museum of Wooden Sculptures of Casa de la Memoria Escénica (CME) in this western city, a hall that recognizes authors and theatrical plays of the country. Russia Will Protect Tajikistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9834&SEO=russia-will-protect-tajikistan-border Dushambe, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has agreed today to use its armed forces base in Tajikistan to protect the border of that Central Asian republic with Afghanistan, following a meeting here of the two countries'' presidents. Gilberto Santa Rosa and Gente de Zona Bring Music to Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9809&SEO=gilberto-santa-rosa-and-gente-de-zona-bring-music-to-ecuador Quito, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican recognized singer Gilberto Santa Rosa and the popular Cuban group Gente de Zona will offer concerts in Ambato, in the framework of the Festival of Flowers and Fruits in 2017, in the Ecuadorian city. Ceremony for the Oscar Awards Comes Up With Polemics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9804&SEO=ceremony-for-the-oscar-awards-comes-up-with-polemics Los Angeles, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Oscar Awards are coming to the decisive day. Oscar-nominated Filmmakers Condemn US and other Countries Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9779&SEO=oscar-nominated-filmmakers-condemn-us-and-other-countries-problems Los Angeles, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Directors of 2017 Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Films disapprove of the climate of fanaticism and nationalism, which in their opinion, is seen in the United States and other countries. Hemingway's Most Revered Havana Bar Turns 200 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9774&SEO=hemingways-most-revered-havana-bar-turns-200 Por Francisco MenéndezHavana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) 2017 will be a joyous year for Havana''s famous El Floridita restaurant and bar, Ernest Hemingway''s favorite, which will mark the 200th anniversary of its founding in July with an ample program of cocktail competitions and other celebratory events. Cuban Singer Danay Suarez Finalist in Viña del Mar Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9756&SEO=cuban-singer-danay-suarez-finalist-in-vina-del-mar-contest Viña del Mar, Chile, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Danay Suarez was finalist with the 6,2-highest score at the 58th International Viña del Mar Song Festival. Cuban Designer Santos Toledo to Exhibit in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9715&SEO=cuban-designer-santos-toledo-to-exhibit-in-vienna Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban designer Santos Toledo will be exhibiting an exhibition of large-format materials in canvas, in Vienna next week, venerating world-famous Cuban musicians. Cuba Shows Contemporary Art in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9697&SEO=cuba-shows-contemporary-art-in-spain Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Works by renowned contemporary artists are representing Cuba in the 12th edition of the Art Madrid 17 Fair, held in the Spanish capital, said today the Cuban Cultural Heritage Fund Thursday. Cuba Starts 2017 Salsa Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9681&SEO=cuba-starts-2017-salsa-festival Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival convenes today in this capital many of the most popular dance music orchestras in Cuba, in order to visualize those dances and sounds that win followers around the world. Play in Santiago de Cuba Directed by French Playwright http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9661&SEO=play-in-santiago-de-cuba-directed-by-french-playwright Santiago de Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) French playwright Maurice Leveque is currently directing in this city with the Caliban Teatro group, the play ''Pasaporte'', written by Yunior Garcia, to be staged at the headquarters of the group Estudio Teatral Macuba. Oscars Poll: 60 Percent of Americans Know Little of Oscars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9641&SEO=oscars-poll-60-percent-of-americans-know-little-of-oscars Los Ángeles, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) A THR and National Research Group survey reveals how little the average movie-going citizen knows about this year''s Oscars, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Martin Scorsese's Next Movie Is Heading To Netflix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9635&SEO=martin-scorseses-next-movie-is-heading-to-netflix Los Ángeles, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Netflix has acquired its most prestigious title yet: a Martin Scorsese movie. International Artists to Liven Up Caracas Carnival 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9606&SEO=international-artists-to-liven-up-caracas-carnival-2017 Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of the Libertador municipality of this capital, Jorge Rodríguez, revealed that the International Carnival Caracas 2017 will conclude with concerts of important artists on Monday and Tuesday, at Los Próceres Avenue. Guatemala to Hold First International Marimba Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9551&SEO=guatemala-to-hold-first-international-marimba-festival Guatemala, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Efrain Recinos Hall at the Cultural Center Miguel Angel Asturias will be the venue to the First International Marimba Festival in Guatemala, from February 23-26, the Ministry of Culture and sports in this country reported today. Moonlight and Arrival Take Top Honors at the Writers Guild Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9524&SEO=moonlight-and-arrival-take-top-honors-at-the-writers-guild-awards Los Ángeles, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina)At its annual awards show - one of the final indicators of which way the winds of Oscar buzz may be blowing before the Academy Awards - the Writers Guild of America honored ''Moonlight,'' a drama about a african american living in Miami, and the sci-fi film ''Arrival.'' 26th International Book Fair Ends in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9488&SEO=26th-international-book-fair-ends-in-havana Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The biggest Cuban literary festival, the International Book Fair (IBF), is concluding today in Havana with several artistic activities. International Book Fair Demands End to U.S. Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9473&SEO=international-book-fair-demands-end-to-u.s.-blockade-on-cuba Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The voices of writers, artists and other participants came together to call for an end to the U.S. blockade on Cuba, at the International Book Fair, held in this capital. Cubans Pay Tribute to Commander Juan Almeida on His 90th Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9440&SEO=cubans-pay-tribute-to-commander-juan-almeida-on-his-90th-birthday Santiago de Cuba, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With a pilgrimage to his tomb in the mountainous municipality of Tercer Frente and an artistic show in Heredia Theater, Cubans celebrate today the 90th birthday of Commander of the Revolution Juan Almeida. Cuba to Host Sympossium on Historical Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9415&SEO=cuba-to-host-sympossium-on-historical-cities Camaguey, Cuba, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With the objective to preserve the architectural heritage in Cuba, the eastern city of Camaguey will host a Symposium on the Impact of Development in Historical Cities, scheduled from February 21 to 24. Irish Writers Speak about their Culture at Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9393&SEO=irish-writers-speak-about-their-culture-at-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Irish writers shared today their experiences in literary production during a meeting held at the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), as part of the Havana Book Fair. Gabriel García Márquez Returns to Cuba in Sculpture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9370&SEO=gabriel-garcia-marquez-returns-to-cuba-in-sculpture Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez walks from today in a courtyard of the historic center of this capital thanks to the work and grace of an art that Cuban José Villa Soberón fully masters sculpture. Irish Pres. Will Tour the Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9361&SEO=irish-pres.-will-tour-the-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Irish President, Michael Higgins, who''s making his first visit ever to Cuba, will tour this Thursday the historical Fortress of the San Carlos de la Cabaña, venue of the Havana Book Fair that has welcome writers, editors and distributors from 46 countries. Carlos Acosta Dance Company Announces Three World Premieres http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9354&SEO=carlos-acosta-dance-company-announces-three-world-premieres Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The company led by star dancer Carlos Acosta announced here three world premieres of Cuba and Spain in its next season in this capital. Havana Will Host the Dominican Week of Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9352&SEO=havana-will-host-the-dominican-week-of-culture Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Week of Dominican Culture will take place in Havana February 20 through 27 with a display of cinema, theater, literature and music, reported that country''s Embassy in Cuba announced. US Blockade on Cuba Denounced at Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9341&SEO=us-blockade-on-cuba-denounced-at-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair of Havana (FIL) heard today voices against the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba through the presentation of several books on this relevant political issue. Abel Prieto Presents Reprint of 'El Vuelo del Gato' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9337&SEO=abel-prieto-presents-reprint-of-el-vuelo-del-gato Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban intelectual Abel Prieto thanked today the re-publication of his novel ''El Vuelo del Gato'', in charge of the Capiro Editorial, during the seventh day of the International Book Fair (FIL) venue in this city. Keith Ellis Wants to Write Jose Marti Book of Aforisms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9331&SEO=keith-ellis-wants-to-write-jose-marti-book-of-aforisms Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican researcher and writer Keith Ellis revealed today in Cuba he would love to make a bilingual book of aforisms of National Hero Jose Marti, one of the most influential figure of Latin American literature. US Academics Support Mexico Against President Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9325&SEO=us-academics-support-mexico-against-president-trump Mexico, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 scholars and researchers from the United States issued a statement today in support of Mexico, facing the ''aggressive policy'' by US President Donald Trump. Homage to Bola de Nieve, an Unmistakable Voice of Cuban Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9285&SEO=homage-to-bola-de-nieve-an-unmistakable-voice-of-cuban-music Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Bola de Nieve, one of the unmistakable voices of Cuban music, returns to Havana scene in a homage dedicated to him by the Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine tomorrow, the organizers of the concert announced today. Literary Forum Opens at International Book Fair in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9276&SEO=literary-forum-opens-at-international-book-fair-in-cuba Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) French writer, poet, essayist and philosopher Paul Valery and the French literature are the issues of the program of the first session of the literary forum at the 26th International Book Fair held in Cuba. Cuban Chucho Valdés: Adds Another Grammy to His Great Music Career http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9234&SEO=cuban-chucho-valdes-adds-another-grammy-to-his-great-music-career Los Ángeles, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban famous pianist and songwriter Chucho Valdes won another Grammy Award adding just another victory to his long career thanks to his album in homage of the Iraqueres music band,which was founded by him. 19th Edition of the Habano Festival Starts Feb 27 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9229&SEO=19th-edition-of-the-habano-festival-starts-feb-27 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) With the 19th Edition of the Habano Festival this month in the Cuban capital, Cuba''s quality products industry marks a very lucrative road, with many fans from all over the world. Havana Book Fair Values Latin American Historical Novel Contribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9203&SEO=havana-book-fair-values-latin-american-historical-novel-contribution Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) 26th International Book Fair held in Cuba weighs today the contributions of the Latin American historical novel in the cultures and societies of this continent. Canadian Writer, Margaret Atwood, Big Attraction in Cuba Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9173&SEO=canadian-writer-margaret-atwood-big-attraction-in-cuba-book-fair Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The work of Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood, is today one of the big attractions in the 26th International Book Fair of Havana that has gathered authors and editors from 45 countries. Margaret Atwood Launches Compilation of Canadian Texts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9140&SEO=margaret-atwood-launches-compilation-of-canadian-texts-in-cuba Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Relevant Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood, is launching today an anthology of 23 stories from her country at the 25th International Book Fair held in Cuba. Leo Brower Office Brings Fados from Portugal to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9126&SEO=leo-brower-office-brings-fados-from-portugal-to-havana Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese famous and popular fados will be played in the Cuban capital on February 15, as part of the event ''The Human Voice. Multiple Languages,'' under the auspices of the Leo Brower Office, according to the organizers. Cuba: 26th Edition of the International Book Fair Opened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9117&SEO=cuba-26th-edition-of-the-international-book-fair-opened Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of 46 nations the Havana International Book Fair in its 26th edition in 2017 is consolidating as one of the cultural events with the greatest importance, said Juan Rodriguez, president of the Organizing Commiteee Thursday. Havana Book Fair, Largest Literary Event in Cuba, Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9090&SEO=havana-book-fair-largest-literary-event-in-cuba-begins Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Havana International Book Fair, FIL 2017, the largest literary event in Cuba, opens here today with a record number of foreign participants, with special representation from Canada, as a guest country. Ex Chicago Peter Cetera, Cuban Danay Suárez in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9072&SEO=ex-chicago-peter-cetera-cuban-danay-suarez-in-vina-del-mar By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) For nostalgic music lovers, the Viña del Mar Song Festival has unmissable offers, such as Olivia Newton-John and Peter Cetera, but also young blood in Cuban upstart Danay Suárez. More than 30 Canadian Writers to Attend Book Fair in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9019&SEO=more-than-30-canadian-writers-to-attend-book-fair-in-cuba Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) More than 30 Canadian writers and 18 publishing houses from that country will participate in the 26th International Book Fair of Havana (FIL), Cuba, the Canadian embassy in this country reported. Lady Gaga Will Arrive First to Barcelona on Her Next European Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8971&SEO=lady-gaga-will-arrive-first-to-barcelona-on-her-next-european-tour Los Angeles, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The American artist Lady Gaga chose Palau Sant Jordi of Barcelona as the first stage of her presentation in Europe during her next world tour, promoter Live Nation announced today. Cuban Movie Cycle Starts in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8954&SEO=cuban-movie-cycle-starts-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The City Council of the District of Kadikoy, in this Turkish city, and the Jose Marti Association of Friendship with Cuba of Turkey, began today a cycle of Cuban cinema, during the month of February. Cuban Cinematheque Turns 57 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8923&SEO=cuban-cinematheque-turns-57 Havana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque is turning 57th anniversary of founding today with the screening of some classics of its collection restored in accordance with internationally recognized standards. Ediciones Unión de Cuba to Present 17 Works in Havana´s Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8875&SEO=ediciones-union-de-cuba-to-present-17-works-in-havanaas-book-fair Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Ediciones Unión, the publishing house of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), will present 17 titles of national and foreign authors at the 26th edition of the International Book Fair, the entity announced today. Salsa Festival to Dance in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8821&SEO=salsa-festival-to-dance-in-cuba Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival will arrive for the second time in Havana from February 21 to 26, a space to visualize the dances and rhythms that have gained more followers in recent years around the world. Japanese Theater Company To Act in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8762&SEO=japanese-theater-company-to-act-in-cuba Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) ''Chura'' Japanese Theater Company will be performing from February 16th to 17th at Cuba´s National Theater, Cuba´s National Council of Performing Arts announced today. World Summit of Nobel Peace Prizes Winners in Bogotá http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8730&SEO=world-summit-of-nobel-peace-prizes-winners-in-bogota Bogotá, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) More than twenty nobel peace prize winners will attend tomorrow the World Summit of Nobel Peace Prizes that will take place in this capital and celebrate the end of the conflict with the FARC-EP, news broadcast reported today. Cuba Thanks Support for Marti Sculpture Project in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8668&SEO=cuba-thanks-support-for-marti-sculpture-project-in-new-york New York, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban officials have thanked today in this city the support of institutions and New Yorkers to the project to take to the island a replica of the statue of the pro-independence hero, Jose Marti, located in the Central Park. Split is Now on Track to Become The Most Profitable Film of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8613&SEO=split-is-now-on-track-to-become-the-most-profitable-film-of-2017 Los Ángeles, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) It was another cracking weekend at the box-office for director M. Night Shyamalan, as his horror/thriller Split showed seriously strong legs to hold the top spot in the US for the second consecutive week with a profit of 59,6 millon dolares and not even the release on Firday of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter could move the thriller and stayed in second place. Cuban Baillarina Marta Garcia Dies in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8599&SEO=cuban-baillarina-marta-garcia-dies-in-spain Madrid, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina)The famous Cuban Baillarina Marta García died today in a hospital at 68 years old from lung cancer, according to sources close to the artsist. Argentinian Artists Launch New Campaign for Releasing Milagro Sala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8580&SEO=argentinian-artists-launch-new-campaign-for-releasing-milagro-sala Buenos Aires, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian artists launched a new campaign for the release of indigenous social leader Milagro Sala, arrested a year ago, with a new video in which they read a poem by former minister of Culture Teresa Parodi. Brazilian Chico Buarque Wins French Literature Prize Roger Caillois http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8566&SEO=brazilian-chico-buarque-wins-french-literature-prize-roger-caillois Brasilia, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The famous Brazilian composer and writer Chico Buarque de Hollanda has won today the French literary prize Roger Caillois, in the Latin American category, highlights the digital portal Brazil 247. Trump´s Wall Wants to Separate Us, Says Singer Joan Manuel Serrat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8561&SEO=trumps-wall-wants-to-separate-us-says-singer-joan-manuel-serrat Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump´s wall between the U.S. and Mexico intends to separate both the American continent and those who believe in a better future, the Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrart stated today. Venezuelan Singer Jimmy Leon to Premiere CD in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8537&SEO=venezuelan-singer-jimmy-leon-to-premiere-cd-in-cuba Havana, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan singer Jimmy Leon, son of famous Venezuelan salsa star Oscar de Leon, will premiere his most recent CD in Cuba, as told by one of the CD musical producers, Cuban composer and band director Manolito Simonet, here. Latin American Cinema is Committed to Our Reality, Perugorria Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8506&SEO=latin-american-cinema-is-committed-to-our-reality-perugorria-says Panama, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Cuban actor, Jorge Perugorria, highlighted today the commitment of the Latin American cinema to the reality of our countries, where the cinematography of author is a common and distinctive feature in this type of art. Cultural Center Pabellon Cuba, A Space for Books in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8486&SEO=cultural-center-pabellon-cuba-a-space-for-books-in-havana Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in one of the most central streets in this capital, will be the second venue to the International Book Fair (IBF), a place especially devoted to young people, according to reports today. Top UNESCO Representative Stresses Cuba-Africa Close Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8384&SEO=top-unesco-representative-stresses-cuba-africa-close-relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has currently maintained a close relationship with Africa, where it has given support in important moments such as the struggle against apartheid, Ali Moussa, director of History and Culture department at UNESCO, said. Razzies 2017: Zoolander 2 Leads Losers With Nine Nominations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8348&SEO=razzies-2017-zoolander-2-leads-losers-with-nine-nominations Los Ángeles, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The nominees for the Golden Raspberry awards, also known as the Razzies, have been announced, and it looks like it will be a titanic battle to the death between the superhero smackdown movie and the cameo-bedecked fashion-industry satire. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to the Objectives of the United Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8345&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-the-objectives-of-the-united-nations United Nations, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s permanent representative to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodríguez, affirmed today the island''s commitment to the organization''s objectives, including peace and sustainable development without exclusion. At CELAC'S Meeting, Dominican Rep History Seen From Photography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8343&SEO=at-celacs-meeting-dominican-rep-history-seen-from-photography Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The convention center where the coordinators of the CELAC are debating today on their third day of activities, also hosts a photographic interpretation of Dominican history seen through the lens of Wifredo García. UNESCO Highlights the Meeting on African History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8261&SEO=unesco-highlights-the-meeting-on-african-history Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The forthcoming meeting, which will be held in Havana, for the preparation of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa, has a special importance resulting of the historical bonds between Cuba and Africa, a Unesco´s high representative stated today. Haitian Culture Week for The First Time in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8231&SEO=haitian-culture-week-for-the-first-time-in-cuba Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) A week devoted to the Haitian culture and the anniversary 213 of the victory of the revolution in Haiti will be held in Cuba for the first time, Ambassador to this country Geri Benoit announced. Cuban Group Musica Antigua Ars Longa to Perform in Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8180&SEO=cuban-group-musica-antigua-ars-longa-to-perform-in-austria Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Musica Antigua Ars Longa will perform on January 23rd at the Concert Hall in Vienna, Austria, during the Resonanzen Festival, said its choral director Teresa Paz. Cuban Telematics Enterprise at the Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8126&SEO=cuban-telematics-enterprise-at-the-book-fair Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban enterprise for information technologies and telematics services (Citmatel), has its range of products set relating to the forthcoming Havana´s International Book Fair, addressed once today. 'I Will Survive' Will Return, Now as an Anti-Trump Anthem http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8093&SEO=i-will-survive-will-return-now-as-an-anti-trump-anthem Washington, Jan. 17 (Prensa Latina) ''I Will Survive'', the disco music classic popularized by Gloria Gaynor and adopted by the gay community of the United States, revives today as an anthem of resistance to face the imminent presidency of Donald Trump. Casa de las Americas Award Begins Activities in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8037&SEO=casa-de-las-americas-award-begins-activities-in-havana Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Américas Literary Award, one of the oldest of its kind in the continent, begins today its edition of this year, in which about 400 works from different countries are competing. Uruguayan Composer Serebrier Says He Likes to Perform in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8027&SEO=uruguayan-composer-serebrier-says-he-likes-to-perform-in-china Beijing, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Jose Serebrier, one of the most important figures in Uruguay''s contemporary music direction and composition, likes to perform in China for an audience always eager to learn about the West and one of the most appealing. Turkey Will Restore One of the Seven Ancient World Marvels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7957&SEO=turkey-will-restore-one-of-the-seven-ancient-world-marvels Istanbul, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mausoleum of Halicarnase, located in the southwestern Turkish city of Bodrum, catalogued as one of the ancient world marvels, will be restored, informed today daily Hurriyet. Cuban Sandra Ramy Theater Group to Perform at Festival in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7910&SEO=cuban-sandra-ramy-theater-group-to-perform-at-festival-in-germany Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colectivo Persona, directed by Cuban choreographer Sandra Ramy, will perform next February in the ÂíAdelante! Ibero-American Festival of Theater, in Germany, according to a spokesperson for the organization, Mercedes Borges. Spanish Singer Enrique Iglesias Shoots Video Clip in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7886&SEO=spanish-singer-enrique-iglesias-shoots-video-clip-in-cuba Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias has shot in Cuba some scenes for a new video clip with Cuban musician Descemer Bueno and Puerto Rican duo Zion and Lenox. Argentine Group La Colmenita Makes Children Dream in Buenos Aires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7813&SEO=argentine-group-la-colmenita-makes-children-dream-in-buenos-aires Buenos Aires, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine group of the Cuban children''s theater company La Colmenita brought love, joy and magic to the children hospitalized in the capital of Juan Pedro Garrahan pediatric hospital, where they gave their art in a very unique setting. Frank Fernandez Dedicates Piano Concert to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7781&SEO=frank-fernandez-dedicates-piano-concert-to-fidel Havana, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Pianist Frank Fernández will offer a concert in this capital today to honor the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25. Sean Penn Promotes New Film with Javier Bardem, Charlize Theron http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7733&SEO=sean-penn-promotes-new-film-with-javier-bardem-charlize-theron Los Angeles, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Actor and film director Sean Penn is promoting today a trailer of his new film The Last Face, which has Spanish Javier Bardem and South African Charlize Theron in the leading roles. The XXI International Capri Hollywood Film Festival 2016 Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7623&SEO=the-xxi-international-capri-hollywood-film-festival-2016-concludes Rome, (Prensa Latina) The XXI International Capri Film Festival Hollywood 2016 is ending today to its last day with the screening of 16 films in the rooms that for a week served as venue for the event. Dudamel to Conduct Orchestra for New Year's Eve Concert in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7543&SEO=dudamel-to-conduct-orchestra-for-new-years-eve-concert-in-vienna Vienna, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Musician Gustavo Dudamel confirmed that he would conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the traditional New Year''s Concert and dedicated this great moment to the Americas, the Latin American countries and especially Venezuela, his country. China Challenges US Inclusion of Chinese Companies in Black List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7521&SEO=china-challenges-us-inclusion-of-chinese-companies-in-black-list Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of Commerce said today that the USA blacklist that includes Chinese companies is irresponsible and non-objective. World's Highest Bridge: Latest Feat of Chinese Engineering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7519&SEO=worlds-highest-bridge-latest-feat-of-chinese-engineering Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Beipanjiang bridge, the highest in the world stands 565 meters above Nizhu river cannon and connects the southern provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou,and was opened to traffic today as another sucess of this nation. First Angolan President Neto is Awarded the Nelson Mandela Prize http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7518&SEO=first-angolan-president-neto-is-awarded-the-nelson-mandela-prize Luanda, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s first president, Agosthino Neto, has been posthumously awarded a Mandela Prize for Audacity 2016, according to local media. Argentina's rock legend Charly Garcia back to hospital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7514&SEO=argentinas-rock-legend-charly-garcia-back-to-hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After he was released from hospital December 24, Argentina''s rock legend Charly García was reportedly hospitalized again, the media report today. World's Oldest Male Panda Pan Pan Dies at 31 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7512&SEO=worlds-oldest-male-panda-pan-pan-dies-at-31 Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Pan Pan, the world''s oldest male panda, died this Wenesday at 31 of cancer in south-west China''s Sichuan Province on Wednesday. Cuban Music Students to Perform in the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7474&SEO=cuban-music-students-to-perform-in-the-usa Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban music students members of the Jazz Band of the Cuban Amadeo Roldan Conservatoire will play at a community concert next January 5 in the USA, the Ministry of Culture has reported here today. Last Four Years Mark Development of Mexican Cinema http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7462&SEO=last-four-years-mark-development-of-mexican-cinema Mexico, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) There has been an important transformation and development in Mexican cinema in the last four years, with historic numbers in film production and people going to movie theaters, the Culture Secretary''s Office said today. Cuban Classic Ballerina Draws Ovations in Mongolia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7401&SEO=cuban-classic-ballerina-draws-ovations-in-mongolia Havana, (Prensa Latina) The main ballerina of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC) Ginett Moncho received ovations during her presentation in the Nutcracker Suite accompanying the classic company of Mongolia, informed today the island''s embassy in Ulan Bator. US: Star Wars Saga Leads Box Office http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7393&SEO=us-star-wars-saga-leads-box-office Los Angeles, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The most recent episode of the Star Wars saga, Rogue One, leads the US box office today with 120 million dollars earned during screenings from December 21st to 26th. Death of George Michael Remains Unexplained http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7391&SEO=death-of-george-michael-remains-unexplained London, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) British pop singer and songwriter George Michael has died at the age of 53 at his home in London; the cause of death is unknown. Death of George Michael Resounds in Chinese Social Networks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7386&SEO=death-of-george-michael-resounds-in-chinese-social-networks Beijing, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) George Michael''s sudden death at home in the United Kingdom has resonated deeply with his Chinese fans, who crowded social networks this morning to express their shock at the death of the iconic pop star. 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. Kirk Douglas Cinema Show in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7314&SEO=kirk-douglas-cinema-show-in-cuba Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Cinematheque will today inaugurate a cinema show dedicated to the centenary of the American actor Kirk Douglas. Ecuador: Less Tourism in Esmeraldas After Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7306&SEO=ecuador-less-tourism-in-esmeraldas-after-earthquake Quito, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Tourism in Esmeraldas, Ecuador''s coastal province, has been affected by a reduction in visits to recreation facilities and sites, following the earthquake that took place five days ago and the many aftershocks which have continued to affect the region. Cuba for Greater Cooperation With Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7304&SEO=cuba-for-greater-cooperation-with-vietnam Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban consul in Ho Chi Minh City, Bernabé García, today declared that Cuba would promote cooperation, in tourism, medicine, biotechnology and agro-forestry, with the Vietnamese region of Mekong Delta. Venezuela: Toys Confiscated From Kreisel Company to Be Distributed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7301&SEO=venezuela-toys-confiscated-from-kreisel-company-to-be-distributed Caracas, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP, in Spanish) will today distribute the second lot of toys confiscated by the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (Sundde) from the company Kreisel. Restoration of Bogota's Colonial Museum to be Concluded http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7294&SEO=restoration-of-bogotas-colonial-museum-to-be-concluded Bogota, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) With valuable collections of paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles and silverware, the Colonial Museum of this capital will open again in the first semester of 2017 after a process of restoration, announced the Ministry of Culture. Cuban Educators Ratify Commitment to Fidel's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7270&SEO=cuban-educators-ratify-commitment-to-fidels-legacy Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s education minister, Ena Elsa Velázquez, today reaffirmed the commitment of teachers to the legacy of the eternal Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Castro. Outstanding Concert by Awarded Cuban Classical Guitarist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7268&SEO=outstanding-concert-by-awarded-cuban-classical-guitarist Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban guitarist Rubén González Avila will perform in a concert in Matanzas today. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández Plays Beethoven in Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7266&SEO=cuban-pianist-frank-fernandez-plays-beethoven-in-concert Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban pianist Frank Fernández will play two of the most famous works by German genius Ludwig van Beethoven during a concert at the National Theater today. Ice and Snow Park Starts Trial Operation in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7259&SEO=ice-and-snow-park-starts-trial-operation-in-china Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An ice and snow theme park, one of the largest in the world, opened to the public on a trial basis Wednesday in northeast China''s Heilongjiang Province. Alicia Alonso Celebrates 96th Birthday in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7247&SEO=alicia-alonso-celebrates-96th-birthday-in-cuba Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Many Cuban institutions praised today the legacy of the world''s most recognized Cuban artist Alicia Alonso, who turns into 96 years old and attended her work center as one more day. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7236&SEO=lizt-alfonso-company-to-perform-in-central-cuban-province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Cuban Puppets Company Performs Poem by Nicolás Guillén http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7235&SEO=cuban-puppets-company-performs-poem-by-nicolas-guillen Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppet company, Teatro de las Estaciones, is offering a special performance - Christmas Tale - on December 25th, with a performance of the poem Naranjas y Limas, by Nicolás Guillén, the Cuban National Poet. 32 Dead and 69 Wounded in Explosion in Mexican Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7228&SEO=32-dead-and-69-wounded-in-explosion-in-mexican-market Mexico, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 32 people were killed and 69 wounded by burns, the result of a series of explosions that occurred yesterday in the traditional pyrotechnic market of San Pablito, the largest of its kind in Mexico. Argentinian Singer Charly García Admitted in Hospital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7225&SEO=argentinian-singer-charly-garcia-admitted-in-hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentine rocker Charly Garcia, one of the living legends of the genre in Latin America, was admitted urgently today due to dehydration and high fever. Legendary Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso Turns 96 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7220&SEO=legendary-cuban-ballerina-alicia-alonso-turns-96 Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The most renowned Cuban artist worldwide, Alicia Alonso, turns 96 today with the strong will to give her country a lastign legacy through the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC). Cuban Circus CirkaCuba Conquers Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7192&SEO=cuban-circus-cirkacuba-conquers-paris Paris, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The impressive technique of the circus mixed with the flavor of Cuban music and dances in the CirkaCuba show, has been a real success in Paris. Young Cuban Singer Awarded by France Announces Concert in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7191&SEO=young-cuban-singer-awarded-by-france-announces-concert-in-havana Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Luna Manzanares will today perform her first major concert after receiving the Order of Arts and Letters of France, where she stared in a musical based on the literary work, ''Carmen''. Artistic Teaching Award for Cuban Actress Corina Mestre http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7169&SEO=artistic-teaching-award-for-cuban-actress-corina-mestre Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Culture of Cuba today awarded Cuban actress Corina Mestre with the national prize of the artistic education, by the merits achieved in the work done as an actress and teacher for other actors. UNESCO Event to Remember Life and Work of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7164&SEO=unesco-event-to-remember-life-and-work-of-fidel-castro Paris, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The second Week of Latin America and the Caribbean scheduled in the UNESCO for May 2017, will dedicate a special segment to the thought, life and work of Fidel Castro, Iberostar Will Manage an Iconic Hotel in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7148&SEO=iberostar-will-manage-an-iconic-hotel-in-havana Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has announced today it will manage, starting in Januray 2017, the Riviera Hotel, an iconic establishment in Havana from the 1950''s. Mafalda to Come Out in Braille http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7141&SEO=mafalda-to-come-out-in-braille Buenos Aires, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The cartoon book of Mafalda, the world renowned, lively, inquiring girl created by Argentinean painter Joaquin Lavado ''Quino'', will be edited for the first time in Braille. The blind will then be able to know the witty and funny remarks of the wise girl who is concerned about world peace, humanity, thanks to an agreement signed by ''Quino'' and the National Secretary for Children, Youth and Family. Cuba International Jazz Festival comes to an end http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7131&SEO=cuba-international-jazz-festival-comes-to-an-end Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. group The Snarky Puppy and African singer Fatoumata Diawara are closing today in Cuba the 32nd International Festival Jazz Plaza with a performance which will also be joined by local artists. Philarmonic Orchestras of China and Cuba Assemble Emotions in Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7117&SEO=philarmonic-orchestras-of-china-and-cuba-assemble-emotions-in-concert Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The philarmonic orchestras of China and Cuba embroidered a personal and fluid interpretation of the Ninth Symphony of Czech Antonin Dvorak, that European classic that could understand North America and describe it in musical notes. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernandez to Play Works by Beethoven http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7108&SEO=cuban-pianist-frank-fernandez-to-play-works-by-beethoven Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Prestigious Cuban pianist, Frank Fernandez, will give a concert on December 22nd in this capital with two of the most famous works composed by German Ludwig van Beethoven, the Teatro Nacional de Cuba announced today. French Perfume House Guerlain Reopens in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7089&SEO=french-perfume-house-guerlain-reopens-in-cuba Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) French perfume house, Guerlain, has reopened today in Havana in the same street where it first opened in 1917, after a deal between Cuban tourism company Habaguanex and Saint Remy Trading S.A., from France. Sex-abuse Scandal Hits U.S. Gymnastics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7086&SEO=sex-abuse-scandal-hits-u.s.-gymnastics Washington, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The world has been left shocked today after learning that 368 US gymnasts have been sexually abused by coaches and managers over the last 20 years. Chucho Valdes Opens 32th International Jazz Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7084&SEO=chucho-valdes-opens-32th-international-jazz-festival-in-cuba Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The 32nd edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival has began in Cuba, with a performance by legendary pianist, Chucho Valdes, which was described as historical and unrepeatable. Havana Film Festival Delivers Awards Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7082&SEO=havana-film-festival-delivers-awards-today Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema will today announce the winners of the Coral Awards chosen from among the more than 100 films in the competition. Robotic Industry Grows in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7077&SEO=robotic-industry-grows-in-china Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese experts have stressed the rapid growth of the Chinese robotics industry, which sold 19,000 robots in the first half of the year. Cuban Film Wins Collateral Prizes in Latin American Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7065&SEO=cuban-film-wins-collateral-prizes-in-latin-american-film-festival Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban film ''Ultimos dias en La Habana'' by Fernando Perez won today most collateral prizes in the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which runs in this capital city until Sunday. Chucho Valdés Denies the Myth of Elitist Jazz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7061&SEO=chucho-valdes-denies-the-myth-of-elitist-jazz Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés denied today that jazz is an elitist genre, claiming that it draws crowds despite the rise of other more commercial expressions, such as reggaeton. 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. 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. Ambassadors Highlight ALBA Anniversary before the Dominican Press http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7030&SEO=ambassadors-highlight-alba-anniversary-before-the-dominican-press Santo Domingo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassadors of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) highlighted the achievements of the integration group in the Dominican press. 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. 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. Havana Film Festival Screens Golden Globes Nominated Films http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6958&SEO=havana-film-festival-screens-golden-globes-nominated-films Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Several films screened at the 38th Festival of New Latin American Cinema today have been nominated for a Golden Globe in the United States. Eiffel Tower to Remain Closed Today Due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6949&SEO=eiffel-tower-to-remain-closed-today-due-to-strike Paris, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Eiffel Tower, considered an emblematic monument in France, will remain closed to public today due to a strike by its workers, so about 6,000 visitors will be affected, according to estimates. 'Rara' A Reflexive Film at Havana Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6944&SEO=rara-a-reflexive-film-at-havana-film-festival Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean director, Pepa San Martin, is showing her first work ''Rara'' today at the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana. 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''. Mexicans Remember the King of Mambo in His 100th Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6892&SEO=mexicans-remember-the-king-of-mambo-in-his-100th-birthday Mexico, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The 100th birthday of Cuban musician Damaso Perez Prado was celebrated here today, where he made his career, acquired the nationality and died in September 1989. New Latin American Film Festival Continues in Cuba's Second Venue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6884&SEO=new-latin-american-film-festival-continues-in-cubas-second-venue Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) With the rescreening of the Argentinean film ˜El Clan'', the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema continues today in this second venue, where motion pictures by young filmmakers will be exhibited. Cuban Rumba will Sing to Fidel Castro for UNESCO Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6863&SEO=cuban-rumba-will-sing-to-fidel-castro-for-unesco-declaration Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Rumba, declared by UNESCO as Immaterial World Heritage of the Humanity, will dedicate the celebration for the declaration on December 11th to historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, said sources today. Suriname: Cuba Is a Bastion of Inspiration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6854&SEO=suriname-cuba-is-a-bastion-of-inspiration Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a bastion of inspiration, according to the Surinamese Ambassador to Cuba, Ike Desmond Antonius. Ignacio Ramonet Denounces Reprisals for Book on Fidel Castro 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. 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. International Movie Festival Dedicates Tribute to Julio Garcia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6828&SEO=international-movie-festival-dedicates-tribute-to-julio-garcia Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The work of Cuban filmmaker Julio Garcia Espinosa (1926-2016), the author of memorable films, will be honored by a homage at the International New Latin American Movie Festival in Havana, in its edition of 2016, here. Cuban Classic Films Restored in Movie Festival in Havana 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. Carlos Acosta Dance Company Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6766&SEO=carlos-acosta-dance-company-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The company directed by star dancer Carlos Acosta will carry out a tribute performance today to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to thank his constant support to the arts of the country. Cuban Group Buena Fe to Perform in Venezuela 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''. 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. Cuban Ballet Group to Close 2016 Dancing in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6718&SEO=cuban-ballet-group-to-close-2016-dancing-in-cuba Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The Lizt Alfonso Ballet of Cuba, a ballet group recently awarded with the International Spotlight Award in the United States, announced that it will close its 2016 performing season with a show called ''1..2...3...Everybody to Stage'' in Cuba. Bob Dylan to Provide Speech for Nobel Prize Ceremony http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6711&SEO=bob-dylan-to-provide-speech-for-nobel-prize-ceremony Stockolm, Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) Bob Dylan''s on-again, off-again flirtation with the Nobel prize is back on, though he''s keeping his distance, with hand-holding but no kissing. 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. Carlos Acosta Dance Company to Dedicate Performance to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6633&SEO=carlos-acosta-dance-company-to-dedicate-performance-to-fidel-castro Havana, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The company directed by star dancer Carlos Acosta said today that next performances will be dedicated to Cuban Revolution''s historic leader Fidel Castro, to thank him for his constant support for Cuban arts. Cuban Musicians Cancel US Tour for Supporting Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6589&SEO=cuban-musicians-cancel-us-tour-for-supporting-fidel-castro Washington, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Blue Night Entertainment Inc. has decided to cancel a tour to the United States of Cuban duo Buena Fe, after it publicly expressed its condolences for the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. The Rolling Stones New Album Blue & Lonesome: Their Best In 30 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6552&SEO=the-rolling-stones-new-album-blue-lonesome-their-best-in-30-years London,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Rolling Stones new album Blue & Lonesome has received universal acclaim in its first reviews. Daniel Viglietti Talks About Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6495&SEO=daniel-viglietti-talks-about-fidel-castro Montevideo, (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan singer-songwriter Daniel Viglietti asserted today in this capital that undoubtedly the death of Fidel Castro is a loss that affects and hurts all of us, even with his age and full life. Head of UNESCO Signs Condolences Book After Fidel's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6401&SEO=head-of-unesco-signs-condolences-book-after-fidels-death Paris, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO''s Director-general Irina Bokova today signed the book of condolences opened at the Cuban embassy in France on the occasion of the death of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Mexican City of Guadalajara Hosts International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6383&SEO=mexican-city-of-guadalajara-hosts-international-book-fair Mexico, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The city of Guadalajara, capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, hosts today the 30th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL), which will run until December 4. Cuba Writers, Artists express Sorrow for Fidel's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6375&SEO=cuba-writers-artists-express-sorrow-for-fidels-death Havana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Uneac) and the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS) expressed their sorrow today over the physical disappearance of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. 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. 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. American Actress Florence Henderson Died http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6319&SEO=american-actress-florence-henderson-died Los Angeles, Nov. 25 (Prensa Latina) The American actress Florence Henderson, well-known for her work in The Brady Brunch series, died at 82 from heart failure, her manager said today. Spanish Communists Mourn Poet Marcos Ana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6310&SEO=spanish-communists-mourn-poet-marcos-ana Madrid, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), José Luis Centella, today detailed in a letter to party members, the human and political values of the poet Marcos Ana, who died yesterday in the capital at the age of 96. Plácido Domingo Gives an Open Rehearsal for Art Students in Cuba 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. Placido Domingo to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6252&SEO=placido-domingo-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Famous Spanish tenor, Placido Domingo, is in Cuba today to prepare for the unique concert to be held on November 26th at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro in Havana. 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. 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''. 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. Items Worn by Maria Felix and El Indio Fernandez Exhibited in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6108&SEO=items-worn-by-maria-felix-and-el-indio-fernandez-exhibited-in-mexico Mexico, Nov. 21 (Prensa Latina) Four original items used in movies 100 years ago by Mexican actors such as Maria Felix and Emilio ''El Indio'' Fernandez, are now part of the exhibition ''El rebozo de Tenancingo'' (Tenacingo''s Shawl''), in the state of Chiapas. Kangaroo Bone Nose Piercing is Oldest Bone Jewellery Ever Found http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6106&SEO=kangaroo-bone-nose-piercing-is-oldest-bone-jewellery-ever-found Canberra,Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A crafted piece of bone found in Australia looks as if it were designed to be worn in the nasal septum, making it the oldest bone jewellery belonging to Homo sapiens to be identified anywhere in the world. United Arab Emirates and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6103&SEO=united-arab-emirates-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cuba have strengthened today their economic relations with a business forum at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, to discuss opportunities and new ties. NY Museum Opens to Public an Exhibit on Cuban Biodiversity 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. Five Cuban Films to Compete in Havana Lat Am Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6079&SEO=five-cuban-films-to-compete-in-havana-lat-am-film-festival Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema has issued a special supplement that includes information on the five Cuban films in competition. Denis y su Swing Make Ecuadorian People Dance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6039&SEO=denis-y-su-swing-make-ecuadorian-people-dance Quito, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian House of Culture in Quito, named Benjamin Carrion House of Culture, started Saturday morning with the echoes of good Cuban salsa music, and made people of all ages dance at the rhythm of their music. Inauguration of New Tourist Village in Eastern Cuba 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. 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. 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. Unesco Immaterial Heritage Committee to Meet in Ethiopia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5992&SEO=unesco-immaterial-heritage-committee-to-meet-in-ethiopia París, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Intergovernment Committee for the Safeguard of the Immaterial Heritage will hold in Ethiopia its annual meeting in Ethiopia from November 28 to December 2, informed Unesco. French and Cuban History Museums Sign Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5975&SEO=french-and-cuban-history-museums-sign-agreement Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Natural History Museum of Paris and its Cuban counterpart signed today here an agreement of collaboration destined to legalize the exchanges between both institutions. Cuba-Danzon Festival Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5960&SEO=cuba-danzon-festival-begins Matanzas, Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) With a show by the Danza Espiral company, the Cuba-Danzon Festival Matanzas 2016 has begun today, dedicated to the genre that emerged 137 years ago and is considered as the Cuban national dance. British Autistic Hacker Fears His Extradition to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5861&SEO=british-autistic-hacker-fears-his-extradition-to-usa London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) British autistic hacker Lauri Love called today ''a kick in the stomach'' the approval of his extradition to the United States, where he would face charges for accessing sensitive data bases in that country. Bruno Mars New Album 24K Magic : 2016 Release Date http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5859&SEO=bruno-mars-new-album-24k-magic-2016-release-date Los Ángeles,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) It''s been nearly four years since Bruno Mars treated his fans with a new album, after 2012''s Unorthodox Jukebox topped charts the world over. Varadero Registered Increase in Quality Standards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5841&SEO=varadero-registered-increase-in-quality-standards Varadero, Cuba, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 rooms at Varadero increased their quality standards with a view to the tourist season. UNESCO: Cuba Prioritizes Science as Driving Force for Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5825&SEO=unesco-cuba-prioritizes-science-as-driving-force-for-development Paris, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has given a priority attention to the progress of science as an essential part of its development agenda, the Caribbean nation''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, said. Rock'n'roll Legend Leon Russell Dies at 74 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5798&SEO=rocknroll-legend-leon-russell-dies-at-74 Los Ángeles, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Leon Russell, an America rock''n''roll hall of famer, died in his sleep at the age of 74 in Nashville, Tennessee according to his family. 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. Penelope Cruz Joins Murder On The Orient Express http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5784&SEO=penelope-cruz-joins-murder-on-the-orient-express Los Ángeles, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina)Oscar Winner Penelope Cruz is boarding Murder on the Orient Express with a growing and powerful ensemble cast that now includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench and Josh Gad along with Kenneth Branagh who is starring as detective Hercule Poirot and also helming the film, according to media. Unesco Presents Volumes Devoted to Islamic Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5772&SEO=unesco-presents-volumes-devoted-to-islamic-culture Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will, this week, present the last two volumes of the collection ''Different Aspects of Islamic Culture'', dedicated to the investigation of the Muslim tradition and its contributions to progress, the organization stated today. Cuba Aspires to Include Rumba at UNESCO Heritage List 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. Gérard Depardieu to Perform at the Buenos Aires Colon Theatre http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5760&SEO=gerard-depardieu-to-perform-at-the-buenos-aires-colon-theatre Buenos Aires, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Famous French actor Gerard Depardieu will perform next December 17 and 18 at the Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires to interpret passages of some of his most memorable scenes in the big screen. Turkish Puppeteers Are Highly Acclaimed in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5750&SEO=turkish-puppeteers-are-highly-acclaimed-in-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The performance for first time in Cuba by the Turkish company Ucaneller has given a distinctive touch to the 6th ‘Titeres al Centro'' Theatric Show, which has its permanent venue in this city. Angola Seeks Support for Mbanza Candidacy to World Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5719&SEO=angola-seeks-support-for-mbanza-candidacy-to-world-heritage Luanda, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government is seeking support to successfully complete its efforts to present the candidacy of the historic city of Mbanza Congo, in the province of Zaire, to World Cultural Heritage. XI Quito Book Fair Opens with Cuba as Honor Guest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5716&SEO=xi-quito-book-fair-opens-with-cuba-as-honor-guest Quito, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The IX International Quito Book Fair was officially inaugurated with Cuba as a guest country of honor. Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto to Exhibit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5707&SEO=italian-artist-michelangelo-pistoletto-to-exhibit-in-cuba Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba is getting ready to receive for the first time art pieces by the renowned Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto starting from November 19th. 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. Mexico City, Venue of Exhibit Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5695&SEO=mexico-city-venue-of-exhibit-francisco-goya-unique-and-everlasting Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting'' is currently open from today until March 20, 2017 in Mexico City, the Mexican Culture Department reported. 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. 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. Famous Paintings Exhibited for Blind People in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5641&SEO=famous-paintings-exhibited-for-blind-people-in-rome Rome, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Tactile versions of paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael and Correggio will be exhibited for the blind people from November 19 to December 18 at Rospigliosi Palace in the Roman town of Zagarolo. 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. Mission Impossible 6 to Hit Theaters in Summer 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5587&SEO=mission-impossible-6-to-hit-theaters-in-summer-2018 Los Angeles, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Mission Impossible 6, the latest film by the well-known action-thriller franchise will hit the theaters in the summer of 2018, Paramount announced today. 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). Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Celebrates Success in USA Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5534&SEO=lizt-alfonso-dance-cuba-celebrates-success-in-usa-tour Los Angeles, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban dancer and choreographer Lizt Alfonso is very pleased with the ongoing tour of her group across the United States, which includes performances in Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and California. Hollywood Ceremony Turns into Space for Discussing Politics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5469&SEO=hollywood-ceremony-turns-into-space-for-discussing-politics Los Angeles, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 20th edition of the Hollywood Film Awards ceremony became the main topic of the specialized media after becoming a space where several celebrities discussed about the US elections. Dancers from Nine Countries Close Alicia Alonso Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5450&SEO=dancers-from-nine-countries-close-alicia-alonso-festival-in-cuba Havana, Nov. 7 (Prensa Latina) The 25th Alicia Alonso International Ballet Festival of Havana is now history after closing with two performances featuring dancers from nine countries. Closing Gala Tonight of Cuban Ballet Festival Alicia Alonso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5434&SEO=closing-gala-tonight-of-cuban-ballet-festival-alicia-alonso Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of dance companies of several countries will close today the 25th International Havana Ballet Festival Alicia Alonso. Tango and Ballet, a Charming Duo in Cuban Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5422&SEO=tango-and-ballet-a-charming-duo-in-cuban-festival Havana, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The seduction of tango and the gentleness of ballet joined here during an appealing performance of the group Buenos Aires Ballet, which will perform today again for the Cuban audience. USA: Lizt Alfonso in Chicago with Cuba Vibra! http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5412&SEO=usa-lizt-alfonso-in-chicago-with-cuba-vibra New York, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The company Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba is visiting the United States with a work that has already been praised in this country: ''Cuba vibra!'', which will have two performances next weekend in Chicago. The Cuban Revolution Will Always Be an Example: Tristan Bauer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5388&SEO=the-cuban-revolution-will-always-be-an-example-tristan-bauer Buenos Aires, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentine filmmaker and politician, Tristan Bauer, has stated that the triumph of the Cuban Revolution has been a light that has radiated over Latin America and the whole world and will always be an example. Opens Havana Contemporary Music Festival 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. Elephant Poaching Affects Africa's Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5350&SEO=elephant-poaching-affects-africas-economy Luanda, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Elephant poaching impacts the economies of African countries, losing them 25 million dollars in annual tourism revenue, according to results of a new scientific study, cited in Luanda today. Writer Leonardo Padura to Be Declared Illustrious Visitor of Uruguay 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. 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). 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. United States Abstention at UN Shows its Isolation, Expresses France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5250&SEO=united-states-abstention-at-un-shows-its-isolation-expresses-france Paris, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Abstention of United States at UN Vote on the US Blockade against Cuba shows its isolation in the international arena, considered today the French writer and university professor, Salim Lamrani. Cuban Pianist Lopez-Gavilan with Joshua Bell in USA 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. Brasilia to Host Celebration of the World Cinema http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5203&SEO=brasilia-to-host-celebration-of-the-world-cinema Brasilia, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The 5th International Film Festival of Brasilia, which will be held from November 4th to the 13th, is seen today by its organizers as the possibility of hosting a celebration of the world''s cinema. The Martha Graham Company Shines in the Cuban Ballet Festival 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. 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. 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. Scientists Expose Surface of the Tomb of Jesus Christ http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5128&SEO=scientists-expose-surface-of-the-tomb-of-jesus-christ Washington, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) An international team of scientists have exposed, for the first time in centuries, the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ, according to the National Geographic Society. Cuban Vice President Diaz-Canel Meets Japanese Pacifists 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. Mexico and Cuba Agree to Multi-Destination Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5070&SEO=mexico-and-cuba-agree-to-multi-destination-tourism Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The capitals of Mexico and Cuba agreed a letter of intent for touristic promotion with an eye on mufti-destination travels, authorities reported today. Danish Theater Group to Perform in Cuba 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. Salsa and Casino during November in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5055&SEO=salsa-and-casino-during-november-in-cuba Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Over 700 dance lovers around the world will attend the international meeting ''Baila en Cuba'' (Dance in Cuba), which will take place in Havana from November 20 to 26, according to the organizers. Pablo Milanes Closes Festival in Coahuila, Mexico 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. 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. Meryl Streep Appears at 29th Tokyo International Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5040&SEO=meryl-streep-appears-at-29th-tokyo-international-film-festival Tokyo,Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival marked its opening Tuesday afternoon with a traditional red carpet ceremony that was heavy on Asian stars and filmmakers. Films from 45 Countries to Compete in Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5021&SEO=films-from-45-countries-to-compete-in-film-festival Rio de Janeiro, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 short films and six animated films from 45 countries will compete, starting Tuesday, here, on the twenty fourth edition of the Anima Mundi Festival, confirmed the organizers of the event. American Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore Criticizes Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5003&SEO=american-documentary-filmmaker-michael-moore-criticizes-trump New York, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The documentary filmmaker and writer Michael Moore shows in theaters in his country a new film that is a satire against the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Europe: Van Van Plays in Several Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5001&SEO=europe-van-van-plays-in-several-countries Brna, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Los Van Van, one of the Cuban most famous musical bands, is now visiting several European countries, in a tour taking the band to stages in Spain, Germany, Italy and France. On October 25, there will be a concert by Los Van Van in Kaufeuten, Zurich, Switzerland. Acosta Danza Declared as New Sadler's Well Company http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4995&SEO=acosta-danza-declared-as-new-sadlers-well-company Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dance company of Cuban dancer, Carlos Acosta''s was today named as a new international company associated with Sadler''s Wells in London. Hotel Industry Congress in Cuba Highlights Charms of Old Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4992&SEO=hotel-industry-congress-in-cuba-highlights-charms-of-old-havana Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The 26th Pan-American Congress of Schools of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism (CONPEHT) attended by 500 people from 20 countries started today with an early morning tour of Havana''s old district. Madrid Vibrates to the Rhythm of Cuban Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4926&SEO=madrid-vibrates-to-the-rhythm-of-cuban-music Madrid, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid has hosted a memorable concert with Cuban musicians such as Descemer Bueno and el Septeto Santiaguero, in a culmination of the Cubana festival in honor of Cuban Culture Day. US Blockade Hinders Cuba's Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4921&SEO=us-blockade-hinders-cubas-development United Nations, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade has been affecting Cuba''s development in all sectors, the island''s permanent representative to the UN, Rodolfo Reyes, claimed today. Panamanian Film among the Finalist of Huelva Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4910&SEO=panamanian-film-among-the-finalist-of-huelva-film-festival Panama, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian film Salsipuedes (2016) is today among the 16 finalists in the Latin American Film Festival of Huelva, to be held from November 11 in the Spanish city. Cuban Artists Warn of Challenges to National Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4889&SEO=cuban-artists-warn-of-challenges-to-national-culture Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and the Hermanos Saiz Association (AHS) have warned of the challenges the country''s culture is facing today, on the occasion of Cuban Culture Day. El Salvador: Presidential Support for La Colmenita Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4868&SEO=el-salvador-presidential-support-for-la-colmenita-praised San Salvador, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The director and founder of the Cuban theater group La Colmenita, Carlos Alberto Cremata, has praised President Salvador Sanchez Ceren for the support he has offered the theater group in El Salvador. 8,000-Year-Old Ritual Uncovered in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4856&SEO=8000-year-old-ritual-uncovered-in-mexico Mexico, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) After two decades of research at 10 archaeological sites in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, an 8,000-year-old winter ritual has been uncovered, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced today. Critical Situation in Famous Paraguayan Lake Ypacarai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4811&SEO=critical-situation-in-famous-paraguayan-lake-ypacarai Asuncion, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The situation is still critical today in the world famous lake, Ypacarai,in Paraguay, whose water levels are at an all time low and suffering from accelerated pollution. Cuba Celebrates Cuisine Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4803&SEO=cuba-celebrates-cuisine-day Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating Cuisine Day today, which was instituted in 1984 when a representation of the island received the Gold Medal for their efforts in the Culinary Olympics held at the time in Frankfurt, West Germany. Cuban Singer Descemer Bueno to Perform in Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4791&SEO=cuban-singer-descemer-bueno-to-perform-in-madrid Madrid, Oct 18 (Prensa-Latina) Cuban singer Descemer Bueno will attend the Cubania Festival, where he will perform along with fellow countrymen and Spanish artists. Phil Collins Returns to the Stage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4749&SEO=phil-collins-returns-to-the-stage London, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) British singer Phil Collins changed his mind about his professional retirement and announced the return to the stage with a tour of Germany, France and his own country. Classic Ballet Photo Exhibition Opens in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4667&SEO=classic-ballet-photo-exhibition-opens-in-havana Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Three photographic exhibitions have opened today paying tribute to the world of classical dance. The photographs by Cuban artists have been put on show only few days before the beginning of the ''Alicia Alonso'' International Ballet Festival in Havana. South African Girl, Africa's Youngest Writer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4619&SEO=south-african-girl-africas-youngest-writer Pretoria, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) A South African girl, Michelle Nkamankeng, at seven years old, has become Africa''s youngest author and has been added to the list of the 10 best young writers in the world, after publishing her book ''Waiting for the Waves''. Guy Ritchie to Direct New Live-Action Aladdin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4530&SEO=guy-ritchie-to-direct-new-live-action-aladdin Los Angeles, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Walt Disney company announced today that Guy Ritchie will be the director of a live-action version of the film Aladdin, which was a success in 1992. Acosta Danza to Take Part at the Havana Ballet Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4476&SEO=acosta-danza-to-take-part-at-the-havana-ballet-festival Havana, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban dancer and choreographer Ely Regina Hernandez, member of the Acosta Danza Company, expressed satisfaction with the presentation of three of her choreographies during the International Ballet Festival of Havana. Juanes, Carlos Vives and Fonseca to Sing at Mexico-US Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4412&SEO=juanes-carlos-vives-and-fonseca-to-sing-at-mexico-us-border Bogota, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Three of the leading figures of the Colombian music, Juanes, Carlos Vives and Fonseca announced that they will join the concert ''to celebrate diversity and unity'', to be held in the Mexican-US border on October 15th. The Dirty Game, film on the Chevron Case in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4369&SEO=the-dirty-game-film-on-the-chevron-case-in-ecuador Quito, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The filme ''The Dirty Game'' will soon be screened in Ecuador about the mechanisms used by the U.S. oil company Chevron-Texaco in this country to evade responsibility in the pollution caused by that corporation. Omara Portuondo Thrilled about Her Upcoming Concert in Los Angeles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4334&SEO=omara-portuondo-thrilled-about-her-upcoming-concert-in-los-angeles Los Angeles, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, 85, feels today very excited about her upcoming concert in Los Angeles, included in her tour across the United States. Christopher Nolan Is Now the Highest Paid Director in Hollywood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4297&SEO=christopher-nolan-is-now-the-highest-paid-director-in-hollywood Los Ángeles,Oct 4 (Prensa Latina)In many cases, respect doesn''t equal a massive payday, but in the chase of Christopher Nolan, the two are going hand in hand. His latest movie Dunkirk, a World War II epic due out next summer, has officially made him the highest paid director in Hollywood. Acosta Danza to Perform at Albert Hall in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4218&SEO=acosta-danza-to-perform-at-albert-hall-in-london Havana, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) With just one year founded, Cuban company Danza Acosta spreads its projects throughout the world and the next destination will be the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. Cuban Dance Company Marks its 57th Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4146&SEO=cuban-dance-company-marks-its-57th-anniversary Havana, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The company Danza Contemporanea de Cuba will celebrate the 57th anniversary of its foundation with two integrated concert programs with main pieces of its current active repertoire, the institution confirmed here. Ecuador Hosts 3rd Meeting of ALBA Historians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4108&SEO=ecuador-hosts-3rd-meeting-of-alba-historians Quito, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will host in October the 3rd Meeting of Historians of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA) on the historic role of afrodescendants in the construction of American States as a central topic. Artists from 16 Countries to Perform in Festival of Ballet in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4074&SEO=artists-from-16-countries-to-perform-in-festival-of-ballet-in-cuba Havana, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Artists from 16 countries will perform in Cuba in the 25th International Ballet Festival of Havana from October 28th to November 6th, said the organizing company of the event, the National Ballet of Cuba. Viengsay in Russia: Standing Ovation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4053&SEO=viengsay-in-russia-standing-ovation By Antonio García Rondón Cuban Presence at Acapulco Book Fair Recognized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4044&SEO=cuban-presence-at-acapulco-book-fair-recognized By Joaquin Benito Dream of Changing the World Marks Concert against Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4029&SEO=dream-of-changing-the-world-marks-concert-against-poverty By Martha Andres New York, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The idea that people today have the power to change the world was repeated again and again at the Global Citizen Festival celebrated here with the presence of thousands of activists against poverty. Over 20 Countries in Bolivia's International Biennial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4010&SEO=over-20-countries-in-bolivias-international-biennial La Paz, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will host from October 11 in this capital the 9th Biennial Siart 2016, with the presence of 26 countries, which will present their Works based on the body, the community and historic memory. Enrique Molina, Chosen Best Foreign Actor at Chinese Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3991&SEO=enrique-molina-chosen-best-foreign-actor-at-chinese-film-festival 23 de septiembre de 2016, 12:51 By Damy Vales Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban actor Enrique Molina expressed his joy at winning for the second time the award for best foreign actor in the China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival. Cuban Prima Ballerina Viengsay Valdés Seeks to Reconquer Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3961&SEO=cuban-prima-ballerina-viengsay-valdes-seeks-to-reconquer-russia Moscow, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban multi-awarded prima ballerina Viengsay Valdés seeks to reconquer Russian stages this Sunday, when she will perform a variation of the complex piece Don Quixote, along with the Kremlin State Ballet. Cuban Record Label Nominated for Two Albums in Latin Grammys http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3933&SEO=cuban-record-label-nominated-for-two-albums-in-latin-grammys Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban record label Bis Music is competing this year in the Latin Grammy Awards, with two of its albums, according to a communique circulated today by the label. Ecuador and 15 Countries Sign Cultural Cooperation Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3911&SEO=ecuador-and-15-countries-sign-cultural-cooperation-agreement Quito, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Ecuador and 15 diplomatic missions of other countries, accredited in that capital, signed a cultural cooperation agreement. The Third Silk Road International Film Festival Begins in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3843&SEO=the-third-silk-road-international-film-festival-begins-in-china Beijing, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Silk Road International Film Festival begins today in the Chinese city of Xi''an, in the center of the country, with the famous actor Jackie Chan as a spokesperson for the cultural event. Exhibition on Fidel Castro Tours South African Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3809&SEO=exhibition-on-fidel-castro-tours-south-african-provinces Cape Town, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) With the opening of a photographic exhibition on Fidel Castro, the University of Western Cape (UWC) joined the extensive tribute in South Africa to the Cuban leader on occasion of his recent 90th birthday. Six Volumes on U.S. Intervention in Bolivia to be Launched http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3752&SEO=six-volumes-on-u.s.-intervention-in-bolivia-to-be-launched 16 de septiembre de 2016, 00:57 By Joel Michel Varona Cuban Star Jorge Perugorría will be awarded in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3628&SEO=cuban-star-jorge-perugorria-will-be-awarded-in-spain Madrid, Sep13 (Prensa Latina) The Iberoamerican Film Festival of Huelva, south of Spain, will award next November Cuban actor Jorge Perugorria with the Prize City of Huelva, announced the organization of the contest. Cuban Film El Acompañante also Seduces in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3583&SEO=cuban-film-el-acompanante-also-seduces-in-caracas Caracas, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) While the film El Acompañante (The Companion) has great acceptance in Havana, its release in Caracas also leaves a good taste among those attending the 9th Latin American Film Festival in Venezuela. Spanish Editorial Samarcanda to Launch Collection Cuban Literature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3564&SEO=spanish-editorial-samarcanda-to-launch-collection-cuban-literature Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Spanish editorial Samarcanda will créate Guantanamera Collection, specialized in literature of Cuban authors, explained today their executives to Prensa Latina. Ecuador Hosts Animation Festival Super Fan Fest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3563&SEO=ecuador-hosts-animation-festival-super-fan-fest Quito, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) For the first time the Super Fan Fest 2016 reaches Ecuador to please animation lovers, videogames, cartoons and entertainment in general. Latin Recording Academy Announces 2016 Lifetime Achievement Recipient http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3522&SEO=latin-recording-academy-announces-2016-lifetime-achievement-recipient 09 de septiembre de 2016, 12:49 New York,Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Music superstars Ednita Nazario, Ricardo Montaner, El Consorcio (Mocedades), Eugenia León and Piero will be receiving the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording during their careers. Galapagos Islands, Ecuadorian Jewel, Shows Beauty to the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3467&SEO=galapagos-islands-ecuadorian-jewel-shows-beauty-to-the-world 08 de septiembre de 2016, 12:12 Quito, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) With the documentary, Galapagos, Islands in Evolution, released today, Ecuador will show the diversity and beauty of the species that live there. Photographs by Paolo Titolo on Display in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3394&SEO=photographs-by-paolo-titolo-on-display-in-paris 06 de septiembre de 2016, 12:18Paris, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) A deeper look into the world of transsexual people in Cuba is the proposal of the exhibition ''Translucidas,'' by photographer Paolo Titolo, which will open today in this capital. Russia Stresses Importance of Reading About Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3363&SEO=russia-stresses-importance-of-reading-about-fidel-castro 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:54 Moscow, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian readers should read about the life of Fidel Castro, a legendary figure of our times, the head of the editorial department at the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media (Rospechat), Yuri Pulia, said today. Cuban Musicians Organize Tribute to Victims of Earthquake in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3333&SEO=cuban-musicians-organize-tribute-to-victims-of-earthquake-in-italy Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The top figures of the National Lyrical Theater of Cuba (TLN) will perform on September 10 in a concert to honor the victims of the earthquake that shook central Italy. 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. Juan Gabriel Ashes to Arrive Saturday To Juarez, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3266&SEO=juan-gabriel-ashes-to-arrive-saturday-to-juarez-mexico 02 de septiembre de 2016, 00:20 Mexico, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The ashes of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel will be conserved in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, stated today Governor Cesar Duarte. Mexico City will Host International Festival of Short Films http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3217&SEO=mexico-city-will-host-international-festival-of-short-films 01 de septiembre de 2016, 01:16 México, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The capital prepares to host the 11th edition of the International Festival of Shorts Mexico, which will screen over 350 short films of 35 countries, from September 1 thru 8. The challenge was to resort to short formats to project an idea in the big screen without trespassing the frontier of 30 minutes, expressed Jorge Magaña, director of the festival. Book on Raul Castro Launched in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3176&SEO=book-on-raul-castro-launched-in-china 31 de agosto de 2016, 10:53Por Damy ValesBeijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese edition of the book ''Raul Castro: Un Hombre en Revolucion'' (Raul Castro, A Man in Revolution), by Nicolai Leonov, was launched here today before Chinese professors and party officials, as well as the ALBA ambassadors to China. Festival on the Levant Mosques Begins in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3117&SEO=festival-on-the-levant-mosques-begins-in-syria 30 de agosto de 2016, 09:47 Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Cultural Festival ''Eye on the mosques in the Levant in the capitals of civilization: Damascus, Aleppo and Jerusalem'', began here on the World Week dedicated to those centers of Muslim worship. Mexico Shocked: Singer Juan Gabriel Died http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3072&SEO=mexico-shocked-singer-juan-gabriel-died Mexico, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The death of prominent singer Juan Gabriel in Santa Monica, California, the United States, today leaves a void in the world of art and entertainment, especially in his native Mexico. Music Lovers Enjoyed Cuban Rithms in Koktebel Jazz Party http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3057&SEO=music-lovers-enjoyed-cuban-rithms-in-koktebel-jazz-party 28 de agosto de 2016, 13:18Por By Cossette Lazo PérezFeodosia, Russia, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The stage of the Koktebel Jazz Party festival, which concludes today in the Russian city of Crimea, trembled with the attractive melodies of traditional Cuban music. Koktebel Jazz Party International Music Festival Opens in Crimea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3038&SEO=koktebel-jazz-party-international-music-festival-opens-in-crimea 27 de agosto de 2016, 11:16 Feodosia, Russia, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina)The 14th Koktebel Jazz Party international music festival will kick off in Russia''s Crimea on Friday and continues today. Carnival to Close Summer Season in Cuban Western Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2970&SEO=carnival-to-close-summer-season-in-cuban-western-region 26 de agosto de 2016, 00:20 Matanzas, Cuba, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The carnival Matanzas 2016, scheduled in this city until August 28th, will continue the lively program organized by cultural authorities to close the summer season. Celebrations of the Rey Momo during the four days have included exhibition of floats and groups across the center of the city, located some 100 kilometers away from Havana, as well as artistic performances in many communities of Matanzas. Cuban Rumba Forum Timbalaye Dedicated to Emblematic Exponents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2927&SEO=cuban-rumba-forum-timbalaye-dedicated-to-emblematic-exponents 25 de agosto de 2016, 00:15 Matanzas, Cuba, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The 7th edition of the International Rumba Music Meeting - Timbalaye 2016 being held in Cuba, will be dedicated to two emblematic musicians, who died recently - Francisco Zamora (Minini) and Pedro Aballí (Regalado). Emotions and Tributes at Sanfic 12 Film Festival in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2875&SEO=emotions-and-tributes-at-sanfic-12-film-festival-in-chile 24 de agosto de 2016, 07:56 By Fausto Triana Peru: Groups from 13 Countries to Perform in Folklore Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2830&SEO=peru-groups-from-13-countries-to-perform-in-folklore-festival 23 de agosto de 2016, 07:45 Lima, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Groups from 12 Latin America, African and European countries will participate this week in the 17th International Festival of Folklore Dance of University Groups- World Festival of Folklore, to be held in the Peruvian city of Trujillo. National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists Turns 55 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2778&SEO=national-association-of-cuban-writers-and-artists-turns-55 Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Intelligentsia in Cuba is celebrating today the 55th anniversary of the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) founded by a group of important figures. International Ballet Stars to Dance in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2741&SEO=international-ballet-stars-to-dance-in-havana Havana, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) International classical ballet stars will revere the greatness of ballet during a single function today at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, organizers said. Film Julieta by Almodovar Could Be Nominated for an Oscar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2713&SEO=film-julieta-by-almodovar-could-be-nominated-for-an-oscar 19 de agosto de 2016, 12:25 Madrid, Aug 19 (PL) ''Julieta'', the latest production by filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is one of the three pre-selected films to represent Spain in the next edition of the Oscars, Film Academy of Spain announced today. Film El Acompañante to Represent Cuba at the Oscars and Goyas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2684&SEO=film-el-acompanante-to-represent-cuba-at-the-oscars-and-goyas 18 de agosto de 2016, 13:18 Havana, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) After successful performances in Latin America, Europe and Asia, the film ''El acompañante'' will represent Cuba at the Oscars and Goya awards, the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) announced today. Latin American Artists Exhibit Works on Asuncion's Streets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2667&SEO=latin-american-artists-exhibit-works-on-asuncions-streets 18 de agosto de 2016, 10:31 Asuncion, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) About 31 foreign artists and nine from Paraguay will be participating in a Latin American Street Art Festival today covering walls in the historic district of the capital with murals. Book on Fidel Castro to Be Presented in France 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. Taylor Swift to Donate One Million to Louisiana Flood Relief http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2649&SEO=taylor-swift-to-donate-one-million-to-louisiana-flood-relief Nueva York, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina)Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to Louisiana flood relief after torrential rains caused massive flooding in the state and killed at least 11 people. Asuncion City in Paraguay Celebrates 479 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2578&SEO=asuncion-city-in-paraguay-celebrates-479-years 16 de agosto de 2016, 00:02 Asuncion, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) This capital is in its finery today to celebrate the 479 years of life of a city born in a military fort. Brazilian Film Aquarius to Sanfiago Film Festival in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2327&SEO=brazilian-film-aquarius-to-sanfiago-film-festival-in-chile 10 de agosto de 2016, 08:44 Santiago de Chile, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian film Aquarius is remarkable, and being starred by Sonia Braga conquers ovations. Robert De Niro to Get Key Award at Sarajevo Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2255&SEO=robert-de-niro-to-get-key-award-at-sarajevo-film-festival 08 de agosto de 2016, 11:34Sarajevo, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Organizer of the festival say Robert De Niro will present Martin Scorsese''s restored ''Taxi Driver'' at the opening night of the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival and receive the festival''s first lifetime achievement award. Puerto Rican Singer Ricky Martin to Perform in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2154&SEO=puerto-rican-singer-ricky-martin-to-perform-in-bolivia 05 de agosto de 2016, 00:05La Paz, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin will give two concerts in Bolivia in November, as part of his tour called One World Tour, the local radio reported today.