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Argentinian General Elections Make History

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More than 28 million Argentines on Sunday are called to vote in the general elections, to establish a historic difference between the possible winner, President Cristina Fernandez, and the candidate running for the second place. Artemio Lopez, director of the firm Equis, and Mariel Fornoni, of Management & Fit, agreed in this regard during a meeting with foreigin correspondent in this capital on Thursday.

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Bolivia Hosts Congress of Solidarity with Cuba

Peace for Cuba

Condemning the US blockade of Cuba and supporting the campaign to free the Cuban anti-terrorists jailed in the United States are the main goals of the 11th Congress of Bolivia”s Solidarity with Cuba. As of today, some 250 guests from every Bolivian department, plus 30 counterparts from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, are present in this 48-hour event in La Paz.

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World Champ Debuts in PanAm Games

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The 16th Pan American boxing tournament will begin Friday, when one of the best boxers in Latin America, Brazilian Everton Lopes, now the World Champion in the 64-kg division, will make his debut. Lopes will compete for the first time in Guadalajara, after proclaiming himself World Champion in Baku, Azerbaijan. His first contender will be Dominican Ricardo Garcia.

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NY Daily News: For the Cuban Five Young theater troupe brings story to life

La Colmenita theater troupe will perform its play 'Abracadabra' at Hostos Friday night.

THE STORY of the Cuban Five is a complicated one, but that’s not stopping a troupe of child actors from tackling history. The Cuban children’s theater group La Colmenita (Little Beehive) will mix fantasy and reality to tell the tale of these Cuban national heroes tonight at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture. The play, “Abracadabra,” speaks to a top concern among Cubans, said Carlos Alberto Cremata, who founded the group in 1990.

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La Colmenita in Washington: A Tuesday for Ramón (+ Photos and Video)

La Colmenita

Today it was Ramón…We talked with another of the Cuban Five! Topping off five days of one surprise after another, today, after having rehearsed tomorrow’s performance at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, located in the upscale neighborhood of Georgetown, where many luminaries from the arts world in the United States have studied, we received another huge surprise.

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La Colmenita in Washington: With Tony, on his birthday (+ Photos)

La Colmenita

Today, October 16, was another beautiful day in this tour of the U.S. capital. We had the enormous pleasure of visiting the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum where we had many moving experiences, among them the unforgettable Planetarium, the Apollo 10, and the first flight of the Wright brothers.

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La Colmenita at American University: Of “And yet” and “just in case” (+ Videos)

On October 15, the first performance of Abracadabra by La Colmenita [The Little Beehive] was held at the Kay Chapel at American University in Washington DC. It was a gorgeous performance, where the public was entertained by its beauty, and moved to tears (just as we’ve experienced in Cuba).

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La Colmenita’s First Performance in Washington (+ Video)

La Colmenita. Photo: Bill Hackwell

La Colmenita’s first performance in Washington DC was extraordinary. The audience began arriving at the Kay Chapel at American University at 5:30 p.m. even though the performance was not to begin until 7. People of all ages arrived along with plenty of children. The chapel filled up. Two young parents with their small children came from New Jersey, driving four hours to attend the event because they’d been unable to see the troupe when it was in New York.

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U.S. Congressional Representatives Greet Members of La Colmenita in Washington DC (+ Photos)

With Representative Laura Richardson

U.S. Congressional Representatives Barbara Lee and Laura Richardson, both Democrats from California, received members of the Cuban children’s theatre group La Colmenita at their offices next to the Capitol building on Friday morning, October 14.

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Cuban Children’s Theater Director Responds to Harsh Attack by Prominent U.S. Congresswoman

La Colmenita. Fhoto: Bill Hackwell

The director of a Cuban children’s theater group touring the U.S. expressed dismay Tuesday that the chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs would use her political power to try and stop them from delivering a message of peace, love and cultural understanding. In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida) demanded to know why the troupe, La Colmenita, was given visas and whether any taxpayer money was used for the trip. She also called on the White House to end all cultural exchanges between the U.S. and Cuba.