Cuba Readies for Intl Book Fair in 2012

1 Havana, Dec 23. -At least 50 foreign writers have confirmed their attendance to the International Book Fair Havana 2012, to be held from February 9-19 and expected to gather nearly 200 guests from 34 countries.Organizers of the fair, to be dedicated to the cultures of the Greater Caribbean and Cuban intellectuals Ambrosio Fornet and Zoila Lapique, announced that they

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Cuba to Participate in World Female Handball Championship

0 Havana, Nov 25. -The Cuban female handball team will take part in the World Championship to be held in Brazil, said Andres Hurtado, president of the National Handball Federation of Cuba.In statements to local radio stations Hurtado said the Cuban team will go to Brazil on November 30 to make its debut precisely against the Brazilian team in its

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More than 1,900 Publishers in Mexican Fair of Guadalajara

7 Mexico, Nov 23. -More than 1,900 publishers from around 40 countries will participate in the International Book Fair of Guadalajara, to be held from November 26 to December 4.This fair includes some 500 book presentations, 49 literary forums and 22 academic forums, among other activities, and is expected to be attended by about 600 thousand people. The fair´s program

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Cuban Expert Predicts Fragilities in Durban Climate Meeting

258 Havana, Nov 18. -The 17th UN Conference on Climate Change, to be held in South Africa, might emerge as a conservative scenario, in face of the industrialized countries'' refusal to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a Cuban expert stated on Friday. "And it would be a backward step if the Kyoto Protocol is buried in Durban," Orlando Rey,

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ALBA Cultural Award in Cinema Festival in Havana

1 Havana, Nov 16. -Seven movies will be competing for the ALBA Cultural Award "Our America First Edition", in the 33rd International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, scheduled to be held in Havana from December 1 to 11.The main objective of the award is to contribute with financial and technical resources to the post production of audiovisual works made

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Outstanding Spanish Presence in Havana Fair

6 Havana, Oct 26. -More than 120 Spanish companies will participate in the 29th International Fair of Havana (FIHAV), to be held from October 31st to November 5.Sources from the Spanish Embassy in Cuba mentioned some outstanding sectors such as industrial supplies, agricultural equipment, food, furniture, industrial supplies and the main novelty, which is the presence of an official pavilion

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Cuban Rower Seeks Pan-American Podium

0 Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct 19. -Cuban rower Angel Fournier, open weight single scull, on Wednesday said he was able to compete for the gold medal on the final day of the rowing competition to be held in the city of Ciudad Guzman.In statements to Prensa Latina, Fournier said he was relaxed and motivated to perform a task that will provide

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Leaders Confirm Attendance at Ibero-American Summit

2 Asuncion, Oct 18. -At least 14 presidents from Ibero-America have confirmed their attendance at the 21th Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held in Paraguay on October 28-29, an official source confirmed. The National Coordinator of the Summit, Bernardino Hugo Saguier, told journalists that among the presidents who have confirmed participation in the summit are Felipe

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Chileans to Hold Plebiscite on Education

3 Santiago de Chile, Oct 7. -President of the Confederation of Copper Workers Cristian Cuevas highlighted the historical relevance of the plebiscite on education to be held from Friday to Saturday around the country.The plebiscite represents a great democratic expression organized by labor and social organizations, Cuevas told Prensa Latina on Friday. The plebiscite is the first national referendum since

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More than 100 Experts to Attend Havana Cigar Symposium

1 Havana, Jul 4. -More than 100 researchers, museologists, collectors, journalists and artists have confirmed attendance at the 4th international symposium Havana-Habanos 2011, to be held on July 5-7. The director of the Tobacco Museum in Old Havana, Zoe Nocedo, is chairing the event's organizing committee and said participants would discuss the history of Cuban cigars, known as habanos; markets,

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