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Russian Duma President Heads Delegation to Cuba


The president of the State Russian Duma (Low Chamber) travels today to Cuba on an official visit, on occasion of the 55th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries. Naryshkin leads a delegation of parliamentarians, experts and journalists to the international conference on the Soviet and Latin American cooperation during the World War II and in contemporaneity, scheduled for May 5 at the Havana’s Hotel Nacional.

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Costa Gavras ot Give a Keynote Speech in Cuba


Awarded French-Greek filmmaker Costa Gavras will give a keynote speech today in Cuba to students of the International Cinema School in San Antonio de los Baños. Invited by the organizers to the 18th French Cinema Festival in this island, Gavras traveled for fifth time to Cuba to share experiences and screen his most recent film “Capital.”

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President Raul Castro Pays Tribute to Algerian Martyrs


Cuban President Raul Castro paid tribute on Sunday to the Martyrs of the Algerian Revolution at the monument in their honor in this capital. After inspecting the detachment of honor of the Republican Guard, the Cuban head of State laid a wreath at the foot of the stone plaque that honors nearly two million Algerians, including civilians, who died in unequal combats against the French colonial Army, the official news agency APS reported.

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Underwater Photography Contest Concludes in Cuba


Participants in the International Underwater Photography Contest, Fotosub 2015, described as successful the event, which will conclude on Sunday on Cayo Guillermo, in Jardines del Rey. Alejandro Salazar, a member of the jury and the director of Mexican magazine “Espacio Profundo”, told Prensa Latina about the excellent conditions and seascapes in that north-central Cuban region.

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FARC-EP, Colombian Government Resume Peace Talks


The delegations of FARC-EP and the Colombian government to the peace talks in Colombia resumed the 36th cycle on Sunday, focusing on the issue of victims of the conflict. In previous days, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People´s Army (FARC-EP) defended their stance against aerial spraying of glyphosate, in a context marked by positions within the Colombian government regarding the use of this controversial herbicide as part of the anti-drug policy.

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Raul Castro Arrives in Algeria for Official Visit


Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in the capital of the People”s Democratic Republic of Algeria on Sunday to pay an official visit. The delegation accompanying the Cuban president is made up of Council of Ministers Vice President Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.

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House-Sculpture Arouses Curiosity in Havana Biennial-2015


A work built at the bottom of Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center sowed doubt among the participants at the XII Biennial of Havana: is it a house or a sculpture?

For its creator, the Cuban artist known as ‘Candelario’, is neither one nor the other: it simply comes to art. Candelario, whose real name is Carlos Ariel Luaces, spoke with Prensa Latina about E14LAM, a work inspired by a model of pre-fabricated apartments that proliferated in Cuba 40 years ago.

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More than 6,800 People Dead in Nepal after Earthquake


The death toll left by the powerful earthquake that shook Nepal a week ago has reached the 6,800 people today, government sources reported. According to Interior Minister Spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhakal, the number of people injured exceeds the 14 thousand as the chances of finding survivors after the 7.8 earthquake are slim. The number of victims is likely to rise even more when rescue workers reach the most remote areas in the next hours, the source added.

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Russia Warns about Rise of Neo-Nazi Movement in Europe


Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov warned today about the rise of neo-Nazi movement in European countries, which he described as an “evident threat”. In an interview with Russia Today International television channel, Ivanov said “In the Baltic countries, in Ukraine, the Nazis march openly: carrying torches, Nazi symbols, for all to see”. Moscow is very concerned with the inaction of the local authorities, who do not even try to put an end to this, he added.

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Chile Tries to Ignore International Law, Says Evo Morales


Bolivian President Evo Morales, insisted today that Chile tries to ignore international law, in reference to the position of Santiago before the maritime lawsuit filed by his country in the Court of Justice in The Hague. The head of state participated in the delivery of swords and batons to the new Generals of the Police at the National Academy, in the south of the capital, and during his speech he made reference to the Chilean position.