Friday 08 February 2019 | 05:14:13 pm.
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 8 (ACN) The International Book Fair (IDF), Cuba 2019, a cultural event considered the most significant of the Cuban publishing movement, was inaugurated this Thursday with the presence of Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of the Councils of States and Ministers.
La Calle de los Artilleros of the San Carlos de La Cabaña fortress hosted the opening of the event, in its XXVIII edition, dedicated on this occasion to the Cuban writer and professor Eduardo Heras León, winner of the National Prize for Editing (2001) and Literature (2014), who was present at the event.
The meeting was attended by Alpidio Alonso, Minister of Culture; Eusebio Leal Spengler, historian of the city of Havana; Frei Betto, theologian and social fighter, and Azzedine Mihoubi, Minister of Culture of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, guest of honor.
This African nation is represented by a delegation of 31 intellectuals and 200 titles, as well as by numerous attractive cultural proposals at the stand opened after the inauguration.
The literary festival, which will conclude on Sunday, February 17, will pay tribute to the 500th anniversary of the founding of the City of Havana and the 60th anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution, while Casa de las Américas will take advantage of the great event to celebrate six decades of socio-cultural integration with Latin America, the Caribbean and the rest of the world.
Friday 08 February 2019 | 05:12:13 pm.
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 8 (ACN) The International Book Fair (IDF) is a bridge to enhance cultural cooperation between Cuba and Algeria, the guest of honor at this XXVIII edition, according to Azzedine Mihoubi, Minister of Culture of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, at the opening of the event today in this capital.
The popular literature festival is an opportunity to expose facets that distinguish civilization, history and the humanist contribution of the North African nation, through a rich program which includes several artistic manifestations, he highlighted in the opening ceremony held at the San Carlos de La Cabaña fortress.
Our relationship is strengthened by this cultural imprint, and also by sharing with the Cuban people and their leadership the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the victory of the Revolution over tyranny, he said.
Azzedine Mihoubi thanked the Cuban Ministry of Culture, the Book Institute, and the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry for the translation into Spanish of a series of books and films by intellectuals and historians of that African nation, which will be exhibited at the stand dedicated to Algeria at FIL.
Titles such as Un mar sin gaviotas, Tierra de mujeres, La casa andaluza, Eterno Azul, and Senderos de Argel, which are part of the 19 texts translated and published by the Cuban publishing house Arte y Literatura, will allow the people of the Island to know the diversity and richness of this culture.
The Minister of Culture of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria stressed that Cuba and his country are united by a firm friendship, invariable over the years and based on the common principles of the two revolutions, whose brotherhood is also due to men like Fidel Castro and Ernesto Guevara.
Cuba was the only country in the Western Hemisphere to have recognized the then provisional government of the Algerian Republic since 1961, and established diplomatic relations the following year, based until today on mutual trust and common interest, as the journalist and intellectual assured.
Among the Algerian delegation's proposals for the Book Fair is an exhibition of more than 70 photographs that will be exhibited in the Casa de África and the Casa del Árabe in Cuba, and show different aspects of life in that country.
Cuban audiences will also be able to enjoy the films Aroma de Argel, Madre and Zabana, which will be screened in the Infanta multiplex.
The opening ceremony of the International Book Fair was presided over by Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of the Councils of States and Ministers of Cuba; Alpidio Alonso, Cuban Minister of Culture; and Eusebio Leal Spengler, historian of the city of Havana, among others.
Wednesday 06 February 2019 | 02:40:53 pm.
The use of green medicine is consolidated in Cuba as an option for treatments indicated by specialists and scientific centers that work high level lines of research, said Lisbet Avello Romero, head of the national program of medicinal plants.
Wednesday 06 February 2019 | 02:34:55 pm.
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 6 (ACN) The President of the Councils of States and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel, received Veronica Nataniel Macamo Dlovo, President of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique, who is in Cuba on an official visit invited by the Cuban Parliament, this Tuesday at the Revolution Palace.
The distinguished African legislator emphasized to Díaz-Canel the importance of her visit to Cuba, both for her people and for the relations between the two parliaments, which allowed her to know the Cuban experience in that sense and expressed her solidarity with the victims of the recent tornado that hit several municipalities in Havana.
Mrs. Macamo Dlovo conveyed the greetings of the President of her country, Filipe Nyussi, and in the same sense, the high Cuban leader asked the visitor to transmit her greetings to the Mozambican leader, and highlighted the political exchange and solidarity between both countries, and recalled that the relations of struggle between the peoples of Mozambique and Cuba have as a symbol the brotherhood between Samora Machel and Fidel Castro.
Diaz-Canel thanked her for her country's support to Cuba's struggle against the blockade imposed by the United States Government and said he greatly appreciated the relations with Mozambique in particular and the African continent in general.
On the Cuban side were also Ana María Mari Machado and Yolanda Ferrer Gómez, vice-president of the National Assembly and president of the International Relations Committee, respectively; while on the Mozambican side was present Eliseu Joaquim Machava, ambassador of that nation in Cuba.
Wednesday 06 February 2019 | 02:31:29 pm.
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 6 (acn) Supported mainly by the pitching performance of Lazaro Blanco and timely batting of LF Alfredo Despaigne, the Cuban side of Las Tunas Leñadores beat 3-1 the Jalisco Charros, from Mexico, in their debut in the 2019 Caribbean Baseball Series based in Panama.
Blanco earned the win, his third in Caribbean Series, after pitching seven scoreless innings allowing only three hits, with one walk and three strikeouts.
Meanwhile, clean-up hitter Despaigne batted 3 for 4 and drove in the three runs of his team, while 2B Jorge Aloma also highlighted offensively by the Cuban squad when hitting 2 for 4.
LHP Livan Moinello relieved Blanco in the eighth frame, but was removed from the mound after surrendering a walk and one hit, but then reliever Vladimir Garcia struck out pinch hitter Sebastian Valle and forced leadoff hitter Alonso Harris to bat for a double-play.
Right-hander Garcia came into complications in the ninth after allowing two hits and, with outs, closer Raidel Martinez allowed an RBI-single by Jesus Valdes but then he dominated Jesus Murillo, thus getting the save.
The loss went to American Will Oliver, who surrendered three runs and six hits in 4.2 innings.
Las Tunas will face today the Lara Cardenales, from Venezuela, in a duel of unbeaten teams where Cuban manager Pablo Civil announced right hander Freddy Asiel Alvarez as starting pitcher.
Today´s other game will be between the Dominican side of the Estrellas Orientales and the local of Herrera Toros.
Tuesday 05 February 2019 | 04:13:02 pm.
Havana, Cuba, Jan 24 (acn) Cuba will be represented by five athlete of the Greco-Roman style in the 39th Takhti Cup International Wrestling Tournament, running today and tomorrow in Iran, contest that serves as training for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
The Caribbean squad includes Javier Dumenigo (60 kg), Yosvani Peña (77), Daniel Gregorich (87), Daniel Rosillo (97) and Oscar Pino (130), the latter twice world bronze medalist.
Olympic monarchs Ismael Borrero (67) and Mijain Lopez (130), aces of the Cuban team, won´t attend the competition due to the latter suffers a slight injury, while Borrero is undergoing personal problems.
Luis Orta (60) and Yasmany Lugo (97) will also lose the chance to fight on Iranian soil because they are enrolled in the German Bundesliga tournament.
Cuban sent three wrestlers to the last edition of the Takhti Cup and none of them could climb to the awards podium.
Tuesday 05 February 2019 | 04:05:31 pm.
Havana, Cuba, Jan 30 (ACN) Acosta Danza, company directed by First Dancer Carlos Acosta, will present its new season "Rituals" on February 15, 16 and 17 at the García Lorca Hall of the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater.
Tuesday 05 February 2019 | 03:56:46 pm.
Havana, Cuba, Feb 5 (ACN) Although the cleaning of the streets of the areas affected by the tornado had practically concluded in Guanabacoa, according to the president of the Municipal Assembly of People's Power, Ana Luisa Lemus Prieto, sanitation continues, as families continue to remove solid waste from the interior of their homes and patios.
Tuesday 05 February 2019 | 03:31:29 pm.
Havana, Cuba, Feb 5 (ACN) Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, attended the inaugural gala of the XVI International Pedagogy Congress 2019, which takes place in the capital Karl Marx Theatre.
Tuesday 28 August 2018 | 11:54:37 am.