Culture

23 November, 2016 Cuba Pays Homage to Ettore Scola during Week of Italian Culture

Havana, Cuba.-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”. The Fresa y Chocolate Cinematographic Cultural Center will host the screenings of Scola’s films The Terrace and The Family. The Dinner tells the stories of several regular and sporadic […]

21 November, 2016 Five Cuban Films to Compete in Havana Lat Am Film Festival

Havana, Cuba.-The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema has issued a special supplement that includes information on the five Cuban films in competition. In the fiction feature films are ‘Ultimos dias en La Habana’ by Fernando Perez, ‘Ya no es antes’ by Lester Hamlet and ‘Sharning Stella’ by Enrique Alvarez. Two Cuban films will […]

18 November, 2016 French and Cuban History Museums Sign Agreement

Havana, Cuba.-he Natural History Museum of Paris and its Cuban counterpart signed today here an agreement of collaboration destined to legalize the exchanges between both institutions. On the French part the director of the French scientific entity in Paris, Bruno David; and the director of the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba (MNHN), Esther […]

14 November, 2016 Cuban Fine Art at Major Italian Fair

Rome, Italy.-With a pavilion dedicated to Cuban fine arts, ArtePadova 2016 has entered Sunday its third and penultimate day in the northern Italian city of Padua. Organized and curated by Bettini and Co. Gallery, and sponsored by the Cuban Embassy, the exhibition includes artworks by Wifredo Lam, Servando Cabrera and Victor Manuel, along with the […]

14 November, 2016 Cuba Aspires to Include Rumba at UNESCO Heritage List

Paris, France.-Cuba is expecting UNESCO to include ”rumba” in its list – Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, during the forthcoming meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on the issue, diplomatic sources said today. According to the information provided to Prensa Latina by the Havana delegation at UNESCO, the event scheduled from November 28th to December 2nd […]

26 October, 2016 Serbian Intellectuals Demand End of US Blockade of Cuba

Belgrade, serbia.-Serbian Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity described today as urgent the end of the US economic, trade and financial blockade of Cuba. In a communique circulated in this capital, sent to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, which should vote tomorrow a bill on the issue, the network […]

13 October, 2016 Films to Honor Shakespeare will be Screened in Cuba

Havana, Cuba.-The film library Cinemateca de Cuba will screen from October 14th to 23rd various films to pay homage to English writer William Shakespeare, 400 years after his death. With the support of the British Council, the screenings will take place at the screen 3 of the movie theater Multicine Infanta in this capital city, […]

30 September, 2016 Cuban Language Academy Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Havana, Cuba.-The Cuban Academy of Language (ACuL) today celebrates the 90th anniversary of its founding with a ceremony to be attended by renowned Ibero-American specialists. The director of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), Dario Villanueva, and the secretary general of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, Francisco Javier Perez, have arrived in the country to […]

30 September, 2016 Namibia’s First President Honors Cuba’s National Hero

Havana, Cuba.-Sam Nujoma, the founding President of Namibia, will pay tribute here today to Cuba”s National Hero, Jose Marti, as part of his visit to the island. As planned, the ceremony will take place this morning at the Revolution Square in Havana. Nujoma began his visit to Cuba on September 27 and will conclude it […]

16 September, 2016 UNESCO Receives Exhibit of Cuban Illiteracy Campaign in 1961

Paris, France.-Concerning the activities in the UNESCO for the World Day of Literacy, Cuba showed an exhibition on the Literacy Campaign that constituted the base of its current educational system, reported Cuban ambassadress Dulce Buergo. Titled ‘Education: Right of the People, Essential Tool Development’, the sample exhibited photos, texts and diverse materials on the efforts […]

13 September, 2016 Cuban Star Jorge Perugorría will be awarded in Spain

Madrid, Spain.-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. With that award which will be handed to the star duribng the 42nd edition of the event, scheduled for November 11 to 20, the festival […]

13 September, 2016 Cuba and the US Exchange Views on Intellectual Property

Havana, Cuba.-Delegations from Cuba and the United States discussed here last week on issues of Intellectual Property, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). A newsletter of the MFA indicates that on Thursday and Friday a US delegation led by Daiel Martí, coordinator of the Executive Office of the President Barack Obama met, among others, […]

12 September, 2016 Panama Reduces Number of Illiteracy People with Cuban Method

Panama City, Panama.-In nine years, Panama managed to reduce the number of uncultured on having alphabetized 70, 794 persons, thanks to the Cuban program ”Yo Si Puedo ” (Yes, I Can), recounts today a report by the Department of Social Development. According to the director of the program of literacy Move for Panama, Armando Escarreola, […]