Wednesday 22 January 2020 | 01:05:11 pm.
The 4th International Conference on Child Protection" (Proinfancia 2020) will be held next May 13-15 at the Hotel Cubanacan Comodoro, in Havana.
Wednesday 22 January 2020 | 12:15:21 pm.
For the 16th consecutive time, the Cuban Hotel Nacional was awarded the World Travel Awards as the leading hotel on the Caribbean island, in a ceremony held Monday at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in the Bahamas.
Monday 06 January 2020 | 10:58:34 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 2 (ACN) Viengsay Valdés, prima ballerina of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC), was appointed director of that prestigious company by Cuban Minister of Culture Alpidio Alonso.
The appointment took place this Wednesday at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, in the presence of the artistic cast and media invited, highlights today on the front page of the Juventud Rebelde newspaper.
Since January 22, 2019, Valdés was the deputy artistic director of the BNC, then directed by the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso (1920-2019), who died last October 17.
The newspaper recognizes Viengsay Valdés as one of the top figures of Cuban ballet today, who has taken her art to stages on five continents, thanks to commitments to the BNC and numerous invitations to galas of world stars and international festivals, where she has been acclaimed for her virtuosity.
Monday 06 January 2020 | 10:56:20 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 3 (ACN) - Nelson Del Castillo, secretary general of the Latin American Federation of Journalists (FELAP by its Spanish acronym), recognized today the Cuban exemplary capacity of resistance as a leader for the people, 61 years after the triumph of the Revolution.
Del Castillo said that in midst of the imperialist and allied attack, the Cuban Revolution remains an example for the people who struggle and resist hopefully in building a dignified future for humanity, Prensa Latina reported.
He added that the FELAP leadership, headed by its president, Juan Carlos Camaño, congratulates the Cuban people and, in particular, its journalists on this anniversary of the Revolution led by Fidel Castro, an honorary member by right of that organization.
The leader stressed the unbreakable bond between FELAP, since its foundation in June 1976, and Cuban journalists, who, he stated, have contributed to the strengthening of the organization.
Del Castillo affirmed that the Cuban people and journalists have and will always have in the FELAP an organization in full solidarity with their struggle against imperialist aggression, aimed at choking with the illegal blockade forced by the US almost six decades ago, the aspirations not only of Cubans, but of mankind.
Journalists, regardless of the geographical region, have the responsibility to spread the truth in order to dismantle the lies used to suppress the people's desire for freedom and justice, he concluded.
Monday 06 January 2020 | 10:54:07 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 3 (ACN) - Cuba and Gambia renewed a decades-old cooperation agreement in the health field, which provides Cuban medical assistance to the people of that African country.
The updated agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Gambian Ministry of Health by its minister, Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, and the Cuban ambassador to that nation, Ruben G. Abelenda.
After the signing, held in the presence of the head of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Gambia, Anaris Marta Odio, and local officials, Samateh and Abelenda praised the renewal of the agreement.
The beginning of Cuban medical cooperation in Gambia started on June 1996, when 38 collaborators arrived in Banjul as Technical Assistance.
Three years later, in 1999, the Integrated Health Program was implemented in that country, the first African nation to do so, with more than 150 collaborators.
That same year, at the initiative of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the Gambian School of Medicine was created, also the first in that continent, which is still functioning with the support of Cuban professors.
Wednesday 01 January 2020 | 10:12:26 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 30 (ACN) - Sri Lankan FM Dinesh Gunawardena participated in the celebration of the 61st anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, held at the Cuban Embassy to that country.
Susil Premajayanta, State Minister and Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba, was also present. On behalf of the government and the Cuban Solidarity Movement, he stressed the historical ties of friendship between the two countries and rejected the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.
For her part, Cuban ambassador Juana Elena Ramos explained the measures taken by the U.S. government to try to choke the Cuban economy, such as the flight ban and the persecution of ships carrying fuel to Cuba, and the campaign against the Caribbean island's medical collaboration with other world nations, among other aggressions.
Ramos stated that in spite of this, Cuba has made progress on several economic fields and thanked Sri Lanka for its support to the Cuban resolution against the blockade, which was approved again at the UN General Assembly.
The meeting was also attended by the Sri Lankan delegation that attended the Regional Conference on Solidarity with Cuba held in Nepal last July, as well as other members of parliament and the cabinet, leaders of several political parties, members of Friendship Associations and Graduates in Cuba and Cubans living in that country.
Wednesday 01 January 2020 | 10:09:24 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 30 (ACN) - The president of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, mourned today the death of Brigadier General and Hero of the Republic, Harry Villegas.
"The Hero of the Republic of Cuba Harry Villegas died. Our heartfelt condolences," Diaz-Canel said on Twitter.
Villegas (1940-2019), also known as Pombo, distinguished himself in the fight against Fulgencio Batista's dictatorship. In 1957 he joined the insurrectional struggle under Che's command and was part of the invading column number eight because of his bravery and sacrifice attitude.
His internationalist work was active as he participated in the military missions along with Che, in Congo and Bolivia, where he showed daring and determination, as well as in Angola. He was appointed brigadier general in 1994.
His life and work is an example of humility, honesty and unlimited loyalty to Che, Fidel and Raul Castro.
Thursday 05 December 2019 | 09:36:45 am.
HAVANA, Dec 2 (ACN) Audrey Azoulay, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will make an official visit to Cuba from next December 4.
The distinguished visitor will hold official conversations with Cuban authorities and will carry out other activities.
UNESCO's goal is to guide people in a more effective management of their own development, through natural resources and cultural values, aimed at modernizing and advancing the world's nations, without losing identity and cultural diversity.
Its current Director-General, who took office on November 15, 2017, is a senior French official and politician, cultural advisor to President Francois Hollande (2014-2016) and Minister of Culture and Communication from 2016 to 2017.
Tuesday 19 November 2019 | 10:43:08 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Nov. 14 (ACN) Current trends in conflict management and resolution will focus the debates of jurists, academics and legal professionals at the International Law Congress 2019, to be held from Nov. 20-22 at the Havana Convention Center.
According to members of the event's organizing committee, a press conference confirmed the participation of more than 1.300 delegates, including representatives from Spain, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and Chile.
The attendance of professors from different universities who will deliver master lectures on current issues, such as the role of the Cuban lawyer in the face of the challenges imposed by the legislative changes arising from the approval of the new Constitution of the Republic.
A special moment will be the pre-congress class, from November 17 to 19, entitled International Negotiations, Ways for Business Development, aimed at training Cuban professionals who assist such entities in sectors of the national economy.
In parallel to the conferences, the course includes case simulation with practical exercises and exchanges of experiences among jurists.
The congress will also include an expository fair of the different institutions of the Cuban legal sector, where more than twenty titles on Law and other subjects associated with the event can be acquired.
Tuesday 19 November 2019 | 10:41:57 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 16 (ACN) The Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, held talks on Friday morning with the Director General of the Kuwait Fund for International Development, Adbulwabab Al Kadel.
Both parties highlighted the relations between the Kuwaiti Fund and Cuba and the Fund's support for the country's different economic development programs and policies by 2030, such as the Water Loss Elimination Program and the change in the country's energy matrix, among others.
Likewise, a Loan Agreement was signed for the financing of the project ″ Rehabilitation and completion of the networks of aqueduct, sewerage and storm drainage in eastern Havana (Phase II)", a step prior to the signing of the Loan Agreement that is estimated to materialize in the first months of 2020, covered by a credit of 27.5 million U.S. dollars, which gives continuity to the work done in Phase I.
Cabrisas reiterated Cuba's interest in continuing to work with the Fund on national projects.
The Director General of the Fund makes an official visit to Cuba on the occasion of the 500th anniversary celebrations in Havana.
Dr. Adbulwab Al Kadel was accompanied by Mr. Abdullah Al Saqer, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Talal Sultan Al Sultan, Head of the Promotion Division and His Excellency the Ambassador of Kuwait to Cuba, Mohammad Fadel Khalaf.
On the Cuban side, Antonio Rodríguez Rodríguez, president of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources, also participated.