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Silvio helped chileans breathe

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez readies his third tour of Chile accompanied by gratitude for songs secretly brought into that nation that "helped us breathe" during the dictatorship," a Chilean intellectual declared. Silvio held an informal meeting at the Cuban Embassy yesterday with Chilean friends, intellectuals and politicians, including Minister of Culture Paulina Urrutia. Read More

Cuba Convenes Int'l Longevity Congress

The Caribbean Medical Association (AMECA) and the 120 Years Club convene on Wednesday the 5th International Congress on Satisfactory Longevity: Integral Vision, to be run on May 22 through 25 in La Havana. Read More

IV annual Journey of Cuban Culture in San Miguel de Allende will be devoted to Compay Segundo

The IV annual Journey of Cuban Culture in San Miguel de Allende, at the central state of Guanajauto, will be devoted this year to the centennial of the Cuban musician Compay Segundo. Read More

Buena Vista sings to Ibrahím Ferrer, in Cuba

Ibrahim Ferrer is alive in the memory of millions of fans as showed by the concert that payed tribute to thdeceased artist on his 80th birthday, with the orchestra that gave him world fame, the Buena Vista Social Club. Musicians of several generations joined the eve for the show "Two Gardenias for you, Ibrahim", before an audience mainly composed by foreigners that filled the largest hall of the Havana Grand Theatre. Read More

I am gaining ground, says Fidel Castro

Cuban President Fidel Castro said on a phone talk with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez that he is gaining ground in his recovery "with more energy and strength, and time to study." At a surprise phone call to the radio program "Alo Presidente" on Tuesday, the Cuban leader talked on his health, international current issues and the Venezuelan process, and expressed gratitude for "examples of affection and strength." Read More

Cuba calls regional FTA meeting

The Continental Social Alliance and its Cuban Chapter convened on Tuesday the 6th Hemispheric Meeting of struggle against Free Trade Accords (FTA) and for people s integration in this capital. The call to this event, slated for May 3-5, was aimed to representatives of social, political, indigenous, union, rural, student, religious and human rights organizations. Read More

Cuba ready for sports event

Cuba is putting the final touches on the 4th Regional Summit of the International Association for Sports and Physical Education, Granma newspaper reported on Tuesday. The meeting, slated for April 2-7 at the Varadero beach resort, includes lectures, courses, workshops, panels of experts and poster exhibits. Read More