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Cuban film wins Glauber Rocha Prize

The Cuban film "La Edad de la Peseta" by Pavel Giroud won the 2006 Glauber Rocha Award, founded by Prensa Latina 21 years ago and conferred by the foreign press accredited to the Havana Film Festival. Read More

Caribbean tsunami warning

Caribbean countries should watch for the occurrence of a possible tsunami or floods caused by a hurricane, Dr. Cesar Toro, of the Intergovernmental Inter-oceanic Commission Read More

Cuba higher education for over 27 thousand

Over 27,400 young people, most of them from Third World countries, are currently training as professionals in Cuba, sources from the island's Higher Education Ministry (MES) reported. MES Collaboration director Raul Hernandez, also told "Juventud Rebelde" newspaper that over 47,000 foreign students have graduated from Cuban university institutions since 1961. Read More

Social topics converge in Havana festival

A wide filmography with deep social arguments are present at the 28th Festival of the New Latin American Cinema of Havana, according to reports of the organizers. The topics go from the dram of street children, the constant conflict of the emigrations, and the contradictions of the human being with himself and his environment, the self discovery of the individual and the agony produced by wars. Read More

Foreign entities exhibit in EXPOAGUA

Exhibitors from 51 foreign companies and 16 national companies attend in this capital to 7th International Symposium of the International Urban Planning and Environment (EXPOAGUA), Wednesday inaugurated at Conventions Palace. Entities from Germany, Colombia, China, Spain, France, Italy, Iran, Mexico, Panama, Turkey, among others perform in the exhibition Read More

Honoring Louisville figure, friends travel to Cuba

Later this month, 23 Louisvillians will be honoring the late Henry F. Wallace by traveling to Cuba to learn more about that islands culture, people and the impact of its social revolution. Read More

'Pan's Labrynth' swings through Cuba

If you've ever sat in a packed Havana movie house waiting for the lights to dim, you know there are few pleasures Cubans savor more than a good film, unless it's a stout Cohiba cigar. Read More

'Alive and well in Cuba'

Contrary to popular belief, recent missionaries report the Christian church in Cuba is growing. A group of Louisiana Methodists, including several from northwest Louisiana, made a rare, legal mission trip to the Communist island for 10 days in November to help rebuild a church Read More

Cuba writes off US$1M Guyana debt

The Government of Cuba awarded Guyana a US$1 million debt write-off at the recently concluded 23rd Session of the Guyana/Cuba Joint Commission held in Havana from November 22 to 23. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and International Co-operation said the debt originated as a result of an outstanding amount under the credit agreement signed on March 18, 1986 between the then Guyana National Co-operative Bank (GNCB) and Banco Nacional De Cuba (BNC). Read More

Palestinians seek visas to Cuba

Travel agents in the Gaza Strip are reporting a brisk demand for visas to Cuba -- one of the few places that welcomes Palestinians -- often as the means of getting to a third country. Driven by fear of civil war and increasingly bleak economic prospects, Palestinians are fleeing their violence-wracked lands in growing numbers. Many are skilled and educated, and are leaving behind an increasingly impoverished and fundamentalist society. Read More