Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Chinese Authorities Call to Take Measures After Global Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12909&SEO=chinese-authorities-call-to-take-measures-after-global-cyber-attack Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s Cyberspace Administration on Monday urged people to install and update their computer security programs to prevent being damaged by the world cyber-attack with the virus WannaCry. 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. Havana Will Host Colloquium on Caribbean Cultural Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12840&SEO=havana-will-host-colloquium-on-caribbean-cultural-diversity Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host the 4th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean from May 22 to 26. Participants will talk about memories and border conflicts. 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. 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. 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. 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. Lizt Alfonso Ballet Company Vibrates with New Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12261&SEO=lizt-alfonso-ballet-company-vibrates-with-new-show Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba ballet vibrates today of a new show, with music composed by one of the main exponents of Latin jazz worldwide, saxophonist Cesar Lopez. International Cubadisco Fair to Include more Cultural Events http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12244&SEO=international-cubadisco-fair-to-include-more-cultural-events Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The 21st International Cubadisco Fair will be held from May 14-21 and includes educational exchanges, launching of albums and several concerts by artists from different countries, organizers said today. Cuban Dancing Company to Perform in US and Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12229&SEO=cuban-dancing-company-to-perform-in-us-and-colombia Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Irene Rodriguez Company will dance in the United States and Colombia in May, as announced by the dancer and dancing company director with the same name Thursday. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Cuban Group Buena Fe to present record Sobreviviente in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10749&SEO=cuban-group-buena-fe-to-present-record-sobreviviente-in-canada Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musical group Buena Fe gives last touches to their tour of Canada, where they will present in May their most recent record titled Sobreviviente (Survivor). 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. Havana World Music Festival Intends to Set Havana in Motion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10622&SEO=havana-world-music-festival-intends-to-set-havana-in-motion Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The fourth edition of the festival Havana World Music (HWM) will develop this year with the intention to set the capital in motion to the rhythm of different musical styles, as rock, hip-hop and jazz, the organizers announced. Buenos Aires Gets Ready for 2017 Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10621&SEO=buenos-aires-gets-ready-for-2017-book-fair Buenos Aires, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) South African Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee, Spanish Carlos Ruiz Zafon and North American John Katzenbach are among the guests to the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires in April. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Cuba: 26th Edition of the International Book Fair Opened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9117&SEO=cuba-26th-edition-of-the-international-book-fair-opened Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of 46 nations the Havana International Book Fair in its 26th edition in 2017 is consolidating as one of the cultural events with the greatest importance, said Juan Rodriguez, president of the Organizing Commiteee Thursday. Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, to Stop Singing Live http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9097&SEO=aretha-franklin-the-queen-of-soul-to-stop-singing-live Los Angeles, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) US singer, Aretha Franklin, nicknamed the Queen of Soul, has announced her intention to retire from live music in September following the release of a final album with Stevie Wonder. Havana Book Fair, Largest Literary Event in Cuba, Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9090&SEO=havana-book-fair-largest-literary-event-in-cuba-begins Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Havana International Book Fair, FIL 2017, the largest literary event in Cuba, opens here today with a record number of foreign participants, with special representation from Canada, as a guest country. Ex Chicago Peter Cetera, Cuban Danay Suárez in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9072&SEO=ex-chicago-peter-cetera-cuban-danay-suarez-in-vina-del-mar By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) For nostalgic music lovers, the Viña del Mar Song Festival has unmissable offers, such as Olivia Newton-John and Peter Cetera, but also young blood in Cuban upstart Danay Suárez. 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. Nobel Prize Winner Talks on Education in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8716&SEO=nobel-prize-winner-talks-on-education-in-cuba Havana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The sessions of the International Congress, Pedagogia 2017,continue today in this capital with a special conference on education to eliminate slavery and child exploitation by Nobel Peace Prize for 2014, India''s Kailash Satyarthi. 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. 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. Casa Award, Happy Pretext for Writers, Colombian Author Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8327&SEO=casa-award-happy-pretext-for-writers-colombian-author-says Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Americas Award has created over the years an important bibliography and this is a happy pretext for writers who do not fit into the literary commercial circuit, Alberto Salcedo said. Ancestral Rituals for the Plurinational State of Bolivia Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8305&SEO=ancestral-rituals-for-the-plurinational-state-of-bolivia-anniversary La Paz, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The celebrations for the anniversary of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, commemorating the inauguration of President Evo Morales as the first indigenous leader of this country, began today with the performance of ancestral ceremonies. 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. Brazilian Literature with Record in Casa de las Americas Award 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7855&SEO=brazilian-literature-with-record-in-casa-de-las-americas-award-2017 Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Americas Literature Award received a record number of works this year in the section of Brazilian fiction literature, with 135 works, and even today new proposals are coming to Cuba. 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. Cuban Singer Luna Manzanares Boasts Versatility in Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7593&SEO=cuban-singer-luna-manzanares-boasts-versatility-in-concert Havana (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Luna Manzanares celebrated 10 years of joys, learning and professional improvement with her powerful voice in a concert in which she boasted of versatility by mixing musical genres. Luna Manzanares to Perform in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7548&SEO=luna-manzanares-to-perform-in-cuba Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer, Luna Manzanares, will perform in a concert tonight, celebrating 10 years of her career, which has included the challenge of performing a musical in Paris. Dudamel to Conduct Orchestra for New Year's Eve Concert in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7543&SEO=dudamel-to-conduct-orchestra-for-new-years-eve-concert-in-vienna Vienna, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Musician Gustavo Dudamel confirmed that he would conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the traditional New Year''s Concert and dedicated this great moment to the Americas, the Latin American countries and especially Venezuela, his country. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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). 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. 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. Chucho Valdes Opens 32th International Jazz Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7084&SEO=chucho-valdes-opens-32th-international-jazz-festival-in-cuba Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The 32nd edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival has began in Cuba, with a performance by legendary pianist, Chucho Valdes, which was described as historical and unrepeatable. Cuban Film Wins Collateral Prizes in Latin American Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7065&SEO=cuban-film-wins-collateral-prizes-in-latin-american-film-festival Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban film ''Ultimos dias en La Habana'' by Fernando Perez won today most collateral prizes in the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which runs in this capital city until Sunday. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. College of Journalists of Chile Extols Fidel Castro's Figure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6436&SEO=college-of-journalists-of-chile-extols-fidel-castros-figure Santiago, Chile, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The College of Journalists of Chile has expressed its solidarity with the Cuban people and its sorrow over the death of former President Fidel Castro, whom it described as the figure of the 20th century. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. President Morales Requests Access to Communication to Free People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5870&SEO=president-morales-requests-access-to-communication-to-free-people Tiquipaya, Bolivia, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The best way to liberate peoples is through communication, declared Bolivian President Evo Morales while analyzing the influence of the press in today''s political and cultural processes. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Archaeologists Uncover 2,200 Year Old Rent Agreement in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4261&SEO=archaeologists-uncover-2200-year-old-rent-agreement-in-turkey Istanbul, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina)Turkish archaeologists have discovered an ancient tablet in the ancient Greek city of Teos. Acosta Danza to Perform at Albert Hall in London 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 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 Great Circus of Russia Defies Gravity in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3737&SEO=great-circus-of-russia-defies-gravity-in-ecuador Quito, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Great Circus begins its presentations today in this capital with a show full of adrenaline and fun, according to cast members. 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. Juan Luis Guerra on Tour in the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3625&SEO=juan-luis-guerra-on-tour-in-the-us Santo Domingo, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Dominican songwriter and singer Juan Luis Guerra is now on his US tour with his CD ''Todo Tiene Su Hora'' (Everything Has its Time) with concerts in Miami and Los Angeles, said his own press office Monday. Cuban Film El Acompañante also Seduces in Caracas 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. El Abrazo de la Serpiente Film Draws Attention in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3337&SEO=el-abrazo-de-la-serpiente-film-draws-attention-in-venezuela Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The award-winning Colombian film ''El abrazo de la serpiente'' drew the attention in the 9th Latin American Film Festival in Venezuela, which includes 22 films from the region. ''El abrazo de la serpiente'', the first Colombian film nominated for the Oscar awards, also has some 30 awards at festivals around the world. Puppeteer Company Revives Play Based on Jose Marti's Texts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3326&SEO=puppeteer-company-revives-play-based-on-jose-martis-texts Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppeteer company Teatro Las Estaciones begins here on Saturday the revival, for three weekends in September, of the play ''Los Dos Principes'' (The Two Princes), based on a text written by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. Cuba's Presence in Acapulco Book Fair Makes Headlines in Mexico 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. 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. Large Cultural Program for Summer Season in Western Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2647&SEO=large-cultural-program-for-summer-season-in-western-cuba Matanzas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) An extensive cultural program, under the slogan ''Sumando Alegrias'', is taking place this summer in the western Cuban province of Matanzas. 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. Cuban Choreographer Lizt Alfonso to Found Male Company http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2087&SEO=cuban-choreographer-lizt-alfonso-to-found-male-company 03 de agosto de 2016, 12:05Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban teacher and choreographer Lizt Alfonso always wanted to found a male company that defends fusion style and now that dream reaches its climax with the invitation of professional dancers to audition. Laura Alonso Ballet to Perform Classical Pieces in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1990&SEO=laura-alonso-ballet-to-perform-classical-pieces-in-havana 01 de agosto de 2016, 09:26Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Prodanza Center and the Laura Alonso ballet companies are today arranging the final details of a program of classical pieces in Havana for this weekend. Cuban Dance Company Premieres Two New Pieces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1915&SEO=cuban-dance-company-premieres-two-new-pieces 29 de julio de 2016, 11:29Havana, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban dance company ''Danza Contemporanea de Cuba'' - one of the major companies in this island - will today premiere two new pieces by local choreographers Julio Cesar Iglesias and Norge Cedeno. Phil Collins Announces 'The Singles' Collection and Autobiography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1869&SEO=phil-collins-announces-the-singles-collection-and-autobiography 28 de julio de 2016, 12:08London,Jul 28 (Prensa Latina)Singer Phil Collins'' recent ‘Take A Look At Me Now'' retrospective campaign was a huge success which inspired a critical re-evaluation of his back catalogue as several of his albums returned to the charts. Cameroonian Singer Anne Marie Nzie To Be Accorded State Funeral http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1731&SEO=cameroonian-singer-anne-marie-nzie-to-be-accorded-state-funeral 22 de julio de 2016, 11:51Yaundé, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Cameroon President, Paul Biya has decreed a state funeral for the late musical icon, Anne Marie Nzie who died in May this year at the age of 84. Gente de Zona Wants Another Summer with La Macarena and Los del Rio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1666&SEO=gente-de-zona-wants-another-summer-with-la-macarena-and-los-del-rio 21 de julio de 2016, 00:10Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban duo ''Gente de Zona'' are filling social networks and specialized media websites with a new version of the song ''La Macarena'' together with the artists who made the song popular, ''Los del Rio''. Diego El Cigala Enjoys Singing with Cuban Omara Portuondo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1641&SEO=diego-el-cigala-enjoys-singing-with-cuban-omara-portuondo 20 de julio de 2016, 12:52Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Prestigious Spanish flamenco singer Diego El Cigala enjoys the satisfaction of performing together with Cuban singer Omara Portuondo in her 85 Tour, being this month on European stages. Game of Thrones Season 7 to Be Filmed in Iceland and Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1600&SEO=game-of-thrones-season-7-to-be-filmed-in-iceland-and-spain 19 de julio de 2016, 12:09Los Angeles, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, which enjoys high levels of popularity worldwide, will begin shooting its seventh season in Northern Ireland, Iceland and Spain. Cuba, Lat Am Win Most Awards in Circuba 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1563&SEO=cuba-lat-am-win-most-awards-in-circuba-2016 18 de julio de 2016, 13:02Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Circus groups and performers from Cuba and Latin America won most awards in the International Festival Circuba 2016, which was held from July 11 to 17. Zoe Saldana Questions Hollywood Academy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1471&SEO=zoe-saldana-questions-hollywood-academy 15 de julio de 2016, 11:52Los Angeles, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) US actress Zoe Saldana has questioned the reasons behind the awards granted by the Academy of Hollywood, which she claims are today influenced by external interests. Floridita Bar Restaurant Celebrates199 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1420&SEO=floridita-bar-restaurant-celebrates199-years 14 de julio de 2016, 11:22Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) With an unusual competition named El Rey del Daiquiri (Daiquiri King), the Floridita, one of the most famous bar-restaurants in Cuba and much of the world, begins today its celebrations for its 199 years of existence. Artist Ragnar Kjartansson On His First Major UK Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1376&SEO=artist-ragnar-kjartansson-on-his-first-major-uk-exhibition 13 de julio de 2016, 13:43London,Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson is holding his first major exhibition in the United Kingdom. His show takes in performance art, painting and video installation. Circuba 2016 Festival Begins in Havana Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1257&SEO=circuba-2016-festival-begins-in-havana-today 11 de julio de 2016, 09:25Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of Latin American, Caribbean, European and Asian artists, the 15th International Festival, Circuba 2016, begins here today with a presentation of the Havana Company. Abel Prieto Appointed as Cuban Culture Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1188&SEO=abel-prieto-appointed-as-cuban-culture-minister 08 de julio de 2016, 10:45Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Council of State has provisionally appointed Abel Prieto as Minister of Culture, Granma newspaper reports. Cuban Researcher Publishes Book in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1135&SEO=cuban-researcher-publishes-book-in-usa 07 de julio de 2016, 11:08Cardenas, Cuba, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Arista publishing house has issued the book ''El hidalgo Sanchez de Moya y el Real de Minas de Santiago del Prado'', by Cuban researcher Ernesto Alvarez Blanco, according to reports today. Circuba 2016 Gathers Latin American Asian and European Talents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1076&SEO=circuba-2016-gathers-latin-american-asian-and-european-talents 06 de julio de 2016, 00:15Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia will be present at the 15th International Circuba 2016 from July 11 to 17 in this capital. Romanian Culture to Arrive in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1026&SEO=romanian-culture-to-arrive-in-havana 05 de julio de 2016, 00:15Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The fourth Rumanian Cultural Day will take this week the historical center of this capital, stated in a bulletin the Romanian Ambassador to Havana, Dumitru Preda. Cuban Actor Jorge Perugorría Becomes Member of the Hollywood Academy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=856&SEO=cuban-actor-jorge-perugorria-becomes-member-of-the-hollywood-academy 30 de junio de 2016, 10:47Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The entry of Cuban actor Jorge Perugorría as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States (an institution with 683 members and deliver of the Oscars each year) today monopolizes headlines in national and international press media. Haydee and Pablo Milanes to Give Concert in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=61&SEO=haydee-and-pablo-milanes-to-give-concert-in-havana 11 de junio de 2016, 10:09Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) A selection of songs by Pablo Milanes will on Saturday revive the duet between the famous Cuban singer-songwriter and his daughter, Haydee, during a concert at Havana''s Karl Marx Theater.