Correa to Attend MERCOSUR Summit in Urugua

0 Quito, Dec 16. -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will attend the Summit of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) that will be held next Tuesday in Uruguay, where he will express his country's interest in joining the organization as a full-fledged member, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said.Correa met with several ministers at the Carondelet Palace, where Patiño informed that they prepared

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Mexico Celebrates Anniversary of Granma´s Expedition

1 Mexico, Nov 25. -A ceremony celebrating the 55th anniversary of the departure of the expedition aboard the Granma yacht, led by Fidel Castro and to overthrow dictator Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, will be held in the Mexican port of Tuxpan on Friday.The Granma yacht set sail from that port transporting 82 fighters of the 26th of July Movement including

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Cuba to Honor Marie Curie in Nobel Prize Centenary

0 Havana, Nov 4. -A tribute to Polish scientist Marie Curie (1867-1934), pioneer of studies on radioactivity, will be held on November 15 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her Nobel Prize in Chemistry.The tribute is sponsored by the Victor Hugo House in Havana's historic heart and the Embassy of France, the country where Curie developed most of her scientific

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Guatemalan President Confirms Elections Runoff Date

2 Caracas, Oct 22. -Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom confirmed that the presidential elections runoff will be held on November 6, despite the state of disaster decreed due to the heavy rains.In statements to Telesur, Colom said that they are working to guarantee the voters' access to polling stations and there is no reason to postpone the voting. The president added

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Uruguay: Cine del Mar Festival Features Regional Film

0 Montevideo, Jul 4. -The Cine del Mar Film Festival will be held July 6-10 in Punta del Este, Uruguay, featuring more than 40 Latin American films. Fernando Goldsman, president of the Organizing Committee, told Prensa Latina that films will be screened from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Paraguay and Uruguay, with the presence of actors, directors and producers. The main

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Interactive Forum on the Five in Cuba

1 Havana, Jun 17. -An interactive forum on the fight to free the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States will be held June 24-25 on the Cuban radio website http://www.radiocubana.cu. Under the slogan "We Fight by Telling the Truth," web surfers may obtain answers to their questions and comment on the harsh sentences being served by

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Cuba Prepares for 11th Biennial

2 Havana, May 30. -The 11th Havana Biennial will be held in May and June 2012 with the participation of visual artists from Latin America, Asia, and Africa and focusing on large public spaces. According to the president of the National Visual Arts Council, Ruben del Valle Lantaron, the biennial will be a challenge for its organizers due to the

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Cuba Hosts Anesthesia, Reanimation Congress

2 Havana, May 10. -The Ninth Cuban Congress on Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Pain Treatment will be held from Wednesday to Friday in this capital, members of the organizing committee stated. The main objectives of the event are to analyze and debate the state of complications from anesthesia in cancer patients, pediatrics, obstetrics, and reanimation as well as in diagnosis and

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Russian Culture Honored in Santiago de Cuba

1 Santiago de Cuba, May 9. -A two-day event to pay tribute to Russian culture will be held in this city, some 540 miles southeast of Havana, on May 13-14. The event will mark the 50th anniversary of friendly relations between Cuba and Russia, organizers said. A highlight of the event will be the inauguration of a photo exhibit, including

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Children and young people in Southern Camaguey mark their anniversary

0 Santa Cruz del Sur, Apr 4. –The act marking the new anniversaries of the José Martí Pioneers Organization (OPJM) and the Youth Communist League (UJC), will be held today in this Southern City, and the Camilo Cienfuegos Urban High School will be the venue. The activity will start at 11: am, and several encounters in different towns from the

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