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Cuban National Ballet in Brazil, Huge Success

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Jennifer Socorro Ramon. 25 de julio de 2011, 11:45. Salvador de Bahia, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban National Ballet´s "La leyenda del agua grande" (The Legend of the Big Water), directed by Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso, has had a huge success in Brazil during a tour that has included performances in Brasilia and Salvador de Bahia, and will conclude in Sao Paulo, sponsored by the Brazilian Cultural Cooperative. Read More

Panama Confirms Child Death to Dengue

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Estela McCollin.&nbsp; 11:56.Panama, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Panama Health Ministry has confirmed the death of an 8-year-old to hemorrhagic dengue in this capital, the first this year. Jorge Hassan, director of the Metropolitan Health Region, said their top goal is to detect where the vector is and order sanitation and eradication measures. Read More

Cuban Children Theater Group La Colmenita to USA

<p style="text-align: justify;">In an interview with Prensa Latina, Carlos Alberto Cremata, director of the company, said that the company will perform in Washington, New York and San Francisco. "We will present two works, one of them has been very successful: Cinderella according to the Beatles, the other is our last production, Abracadabra," said Cremata. The US audience may evaluate "how our children see an Anglo-Saxon group like the Beatles that has a great importance in that country and our perception of Cinderella," he added. Read More

Americans help Cuba’s skateboarding scene by raising funds and awareness

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Killeen Gonzalez, Yahoo! Contributor. If there is one truth that can be said about the skate scene as a whole, it's that skateboarders have a penchant for becoming involved in humanitarian causes. Those causes vary from issues that affect us domestically to interests abroad. There are skateboarders raising money for cancer and autism, feeding the hungry and using skating as a catalyst for world peace and for breaking down borders.Cuba Skate is just one grassroots organization that is seeking to make skateboarding more accessible to the Cuban people. Here is a brief look at Cuba Skate and the two other groups that share their mission. Read More

Cuban Lawmakers to Convene in Working Sessions

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.25 - 12:01:30 / HAVANA, Cuba. - The standing commissions of the Cuban Parliament will convene on July 28-29 to carry out their work prior to the Seventh Ordinary Period of Sessions of the 7th Legislature. The lawmakers will analize agendas on Energy and Environment, Industry and Construction, Foreign Affairs, Education, Culture, Science and Technology, Attention to Children, Youth and Women’s Equality Rights. Read More

Hugo Chavez Wants to Rule Venezuela Until 2031

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Atlantic Wire. By Adam Clark Estes. Among other things, Hugo Chávez cited "reasons of love" in declaring his intent to seek a third six-year term as Venezuela's president over the weekend. The 56-year-old socialist leader told the press that last month's surgery in Cuba to remove a baseball-sized tumor had been tremendously successful and while he said there were still some risks, he was cancer-free and ready to renew his commitment to Venezuela. Read More

Cuban Film Afinidades to Roman Festival

<p style="text-align: justify;">Afinidades (Affinities), co-directed by Jorge Perugorria and Vladimir Cruz, the two actors of the film Strawberry and Chocolate (1994), will participate in the 2nd Festival of Iberian American Cinema, to be held in Rome from October 4th through the 9th. The first work, premiered on February 3, 2011, was shot at the Guama tourist center of the Laguna del Tesoro, in Cienaga de Zapata, Matanzas province. The plot unfolds during a weekend in which two couples carry out a kind of emotional journey and go beyond certain limits and know the price they have to pay for doing so. Read More

Cubans to Celebrate National Rebelliousness on July 26

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.25 - 13:10:37 / Cubans to Celebrate National Rebelliousness on July 26 HAVANA, Cuba. - The main activities to mark the 58 anniversary of the attacks to the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes garrisons will start on Tuesday at 7 AM at the Maximo Gomez Revolution Square in central Ciego de Avila province, some 420 kilometers east of Havana city. Ciego de Avila won the right to host these celebrations by achieving important improvements in the different socio-economic programs Cuba is carrying out at the moment. Read More

Chavez sings, optimistic after 1st week of chemo

<p style="text-align: justify;">By JORGE RUEDA. Associated Press. CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sang and recited a poem in honor of independence hero Simon Bolivar on Sunday, appearing upbeat and energetic after his first week of chemotherapy in Cuba. Chavez said in a televised speech that he is optimistic he will survive cancer, but added that risks remain and that he is under strict orders from his doctors to limit his agenda. After returning to Caracas on Saturday night, Chavez said thorough tests have found no signs that any cancer cells have reappeared. Read More

Commitment with Cuba Grows, Say Pastors for Peace

<p style="text-align: justify;">By:Estela McCollin. 25 de julio de 2011, 11:16. Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Pastors for Peace Caravan Coordinator Manolo de los Santos said the friendship project this movement leads will continue to make common cause with Cuba in its fight against the U.S. economic and financial blockade. Some believed we would not make it but we are here again; the U.S. government was unable stop us over the past two decades, and will fail to do it in the future, he told Prensa Latina. Read More