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Havana, Cuba.-The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) held on 14 December in Havana the XIII Summit of the organization, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary, the report by Prensa Latina. Bernardo Alvarez, Executive Secretary of the regional mechanism, said the ALBA-TCP faces the challenge of consolidation, after covering 10 years of work with undeniable achievements and is unique in bringing together political forces that share a common project within diversity.
This body emerged as an alternative to traditional integration and is now a powerful political alliance that takes positions in defense of the rights of Mother Earth, human rights, against interventionism and war, he added.
Havana, Cuba.-Cuba's presence in France is extensive and needs to be further studied, according to the historian and academic Eduardo Torres Cuevas, who holds the title of Knight of the Legion of Honor. In an interview with Prensa Latina, Torres Cuevas, who is also the director of the National Library of Cuba and chairman of the board of directors of the French Alliance, referred to the imprint left by several Cuban intellectuals in France.
Among them, he mentioned the Countess of Merlin (Havana 1789-Paris 1852), a writer who delighted her guests with her famous gatherings, which were attended by important figures of the arts, letters and political life at the time.
Havana, Cuba.-The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) chose Cuban Lizt Alfonso as one of the stars of the campaign entitled 25 Leaders, 25 Voices for Children, the company led by this dancer revealed today.
Other voices in the same crusade will be those of Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, Guatemalan leader and Nobel Peace Price winner Rigoberta Menchu, Mexican singer Julieta Venegas, US actress Zoe Saldana, Costa Rican soccer player Keylor Navas and Colombian scientist Manuel Elkin.