Cuban Memory: Tribute to Latin American Cinema in Paris

2 Paris, Jan 15. -Endearing chapter in the story of the filmmaker Santiago Alvarez and his iconic Latin American ICAIC News, Cuban Memory became an event in Paris. This was testified by the cheers of the large crowd that attended the screening of the documentary by the Brazilian filmmaker Alice de Andrade, recently awarded with the Third Coral Prize at

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Terrorist Posada Carriles Charged Only with Lying

5 Havana, Jan 7. -The trial of international terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, charged only with lying, begins Monday in Texas, amid maneuvers by both defense and prosecutors to prevent his extradition to Venezuela. People's Tribunal of Posada to be Broadcast Live on Internet Despite his long criminal record, Posada is not being charged with terrorism or murder. Instead, he is

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Assange Fears for his Life if Extradited to USA

1 London, Dec 25. -WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, now free on bail in the UK, believes his extradition to USA is politically impossible because he is at risk of being killed there. Assange told The Guardian newspaper it would be unlikely for British authorities to hand him over to the United States if he has public support in the UK.

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Havana Festival Best Director Award Goes to Fernando Pérez

1 Havana, Dec 14. -Cuban filmmaker and scriptwriter Fernando Pérez won the Best Director Award at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, his seventh Coral prize since making his debut in 1987. His film "José Martí, el ojo del canario" (José Martí, the Eye of the Canary), a humanistic look at the Cuban independence fighter and

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Chucho Valdes Pleased with Grammy Nomination for Chucho Steps

7 Havana, Dec 10. -Cuban jazz musician Chucho Valdes said that his 2011 Grammy nomination for the Academy of Arts and Sciences of U.S. Record for his album Chucho Steps, commits him to maintain the quality of his work. Speaking to reporters, the founder of the band Irakere announced that among his future projects is the recording of a phonogram

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President Raul Castro Attends Hanukkah in Cuba

1 Havana, Dec 6. -President Raul Castro joined the Cuban Hebrew community to celebrate Hanukkah at Havanaâ�Ös main synagogue, and conveyed to the participants his best wishes. "We feel extremely happy and proud by participating in this festivity with you, and I hope to be back to know more about the Hebrew Community in Cuba and about the fabulous stories

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New brochure for the historic culture education in South Camaguey

1 Santa Cruz del Sur, Nov 22. –Guiding the new generations in the creation of a historic culture, where national history is related with the local history in an organic way is the current objective in the lessons of this subject. Graduate Miguel Ángel Cañete Torres, teacher at the Camilo Cienfuegos High School form this territory, works with empirical methods

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Hugo Chavez Ends Visit to Iran

1 Tehran, Oct 20. -Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ends his visit to Iran on Wednesday, and will go to Syria for the fifth stop of his tour of Europe, Asia and Africa. The agenda of the president's last day in Iran includes a tour of a housing complex, a particularly important visit given the Venezuelan government�s priority on accelerating housing

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US Blockade Against Cuba Remains Unchanged

0 Havana, Sep 16. -US President Barack Obama has fallen short on the expectations generated by his speech on Cuba and the blockade policy against this nation, said Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Wednesday. It is not true the president cannot change the economic, commercial and financial blockade of nearly 50 years, the minister stated. Cuba´s loss because of

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Making land produce and taking care of the environment is crucial

2 Santa Cruz del Sur, May 2. -The 70 years that Amado Alberto Avalo Blanco is about to turn does not break at al his spirit. He is always willing to work in the uncountable productive tasks long before the sunrise and he only stops at the sunset. His 120-meters square crop has a constant attention, and as he claimed,

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