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October 7th

Vietnam, Cuba favor the improvement of cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">;&nbsp; 2011-10-07 19:31:58. HANOI, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Cuba wants to promote cooperation with the Asian nation. The Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee held its 29th conference here on Friday chaired by Vietnamese Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung and Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz. Read More

Cuban musician Chucho Valdés to perform in Lebanon

<p style="text-align: justify;">Beirut, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Chucho Valdes and his band, the Afro- Cuban Messengers, are scheduled to perform Thursday night at this jazz festival that takes place between the 30th of September and the 8th of October 2011 at Beirut Souks, Ajami square, Downtown Beirut. L Orient Le Tour newspaper described Chucho as a great master of latin jazz and the most complete pianist of the world. Also made reference to the five Grammy awards he has won. Read More

Rice Harvesters in Pinar del Río better trained with Vietnamese's course

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.10.06. Vietnamese Training Seminar for Local Rice Harvesters Concluded in Pinar del RíoPinar del Río, Cuba.The Vietnamese training seminar will be also carried out in other municipalities in Pinar del Río and Mantua, Besides, it will last until the year 2015 according to the Cuban development program devised to increase the levels of rice yield.The aforementioned training began in September 19th in the Experimental Rice station in Los Palacios where is located one of the most important rice cultivation complex of the nation.&nbsp; Read More

Memorandum for Cultural Exchanges signed between Cuba and Peru

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.10.06. HAVANA, Cuba.- Signed by the deputy ministers of this sector from the two nations, the agreement will favor the strengthening of relations between the two countries, referred to literary publications, technical and academic cooperation between artistic teaching centers, and the promotion of audiovisuals. Read More

The legend of the Gentleman of Paris in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.10.06., Cuba. The Gentleman of Paris is not a character of the stale French aristocracy, but a dreamer of long white beard, with black suit and cloak. He used to wander the streets of Havana, weaving dreams and telling stories for those that had the patience and wisdom to listen. Jose Maria Lopez was his real name and he arrived at the Cuban capital when he was 12 years old. His hometown was the village of Vilaseca, in the Spanish province of Lugo. Like many other migrants, young Jose Maria was looking for a chance to make fortune and began to work in different jobs.&nbsp;&nbsp; Read More

Continental Event in Mexico in solidarity with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mexico, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The meeting, to be attended by some 1,000 delegates, will be opened tonight at the Esperanza Iris Theater in Mexico City.The program includes special speeches and a cultural activity. Among speakers are Ricardo Alarcon, Carlos Payan, representing the Mexican people, and U.S. Gail Walker, on behalf of international delegates. Read More

October 6th

Cuban Aragón Orchestra to perform in Chelsea, USA

<p style="text-align: justify;">The band is already in Chelsea. José Manuel Simián. Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 2:32 PM.Aragón, whose distinctive sound is marked by the combination of vocals with the use of flute and a violin section, also distinguishes itself for its organization away from the stage.Since the band's inception, all the members, including the director, have been paid the same, a tradition instituted by its founder, Orestes Aragón. Years, decades and centuries can go by, but Orquesta Aragón doesn't stop.The 14-member Cuban band, founded in the city of Cienfuegos in 1939, and responsible for dance classics like "El Bodeguero" and "Pare Cochero," returns to NYC next Tuesday after a seven-year absence. Read More

Cuba going ahead in World Boxing Semifinals

<p style="text-align: justify;">Baku, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Three Cuban fighters ensured their bronze medals in their respective categories.Cuba classified three fighters for the semifinals of the World Boxing Championship, thanks to the victories of bantamweight Lazaro Alvarez, lightweight Yasniel Toledo and light heavyweight Julio Cesar La Cruz. Alvarez beat US fighter Joseph Diaz 19-10, Toledo got the victory over South Korean Soon Chul Han 15-10 and La Cruz beat Australian Damien Duncan Hopper 14-13. Read More

Cinema exchange between Cuba and Venezuela includes animated films

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan filmmaker Jose Antonio Varela, who is the president of the Villa del Cine Foundation, said that the movie ties between his country and Cuba are moving forward with several joint projects. Two of them are animated films Caporito, el guardian de la montaña and Samuel H2O, whose set designs, photography and music are performed in the Animation Studios of the Cuban Film Institute. Read More

Grand master Bruzon defeated in Russia

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.10.04. Cuban grand master Lazaro Bruzon was one of the two chess players defeated in the first day of the Karpov Memorail underway in the Russian city of Poikovsky.This Karpov Memorial is a FIDE XIX category, and it will be played with round robin system. Read More