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Ballet Produced by Cuban and US Artists to Be Premiered in Havana


The ballet will also be presented at the Marti Theater in Havana. The renowned concert pianist will open the gala by playing the two most famous compositions of the Hail Mary, the version by Charles Gounod and Johann Sebastian Bach, and the one by Franz Schubert, pieces which are usually included in his concerts. “The light in Cuban eyes” portrays real pictures and interweaves the plasticity of dance with the loose Afro-Cuban rhythms.

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Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory to Receive Honor Award in Cuba


The Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory today will receive the Honor Award of the most important musical event in the Caribbean country: Cubadisco-2015, during the closing ceremony of this year”s edition The outstanding Russian school of music in which Tchaikovsky himself was a teacher in the nineteenth century, granted scholarships in the second half of the twentieth century to talented Cuban artists.

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Syrian Senior Leader to Bring to Cuba Solidarity Message


The deputy general secretary of the Syrian Arab Socialist Baath party, al-Hilal Hilal, assured that he will carry a message of fraternity and solidarity with the Cuban people, in its visit to Cuba on Monday.
The highest party leader will arrive in Havana accompanied by Abdel Nasser al-Chaifa, member of the Regional Command of the Baath party and president of the Syria-Cuba Friendship Association and Mohsen Bilal, former Minister of Information, to meet a busy working schedule.

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National Ballet of Cuba Sends Delegation to Festival in Colombia

National Ballet of Cuba

Relevant figures of the Cuban National Ballet will dance in the IX International Ballet Festival of Cali, Colombia, on June 7-14, the Cuban company announced. In representation of the artistic group, the first dancers Viengsay Valdés and Víctor Estévez will perform at the event a suite from the ballet Carmen, by Alberto Alonso, as well as the pas de deux of the Black Swan, and Don Quixote, two very famous classics from the 19th Century.

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Cuba and the United States to Discuss Health and Law Enforcement Issues

Josefina Vidal

Cuba and the United States will continue bilateral talks on a technical level, particularly on health and law enforcement, Foreign Ministry official Josefina Vidal announced in Washington at the end of the third round of negotiations to re-establish diplomatic relations.

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UN Secretary-General recognizes Vietnam as Outstanding

Ban Ki-moon. Foto: Archive.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recognized Vietnam as a responsible and active member, during a visit which concluded here today inaugurating the Green House number one of the world Organization. Accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh, he opened the doors to a building designed by the hosts to bring together all the UN agencies represented in the country and express its multilateral commitment.

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Cuba and the US, progress amid differences


Marked by deep differences and more than half a century of estrangement, Cuba and the United States are moving towards the resumption of diplomatic relations and cooperation on issues of common interest. The announcement of the Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama, on 17 December, to work according to the bilateral approach opened a new era between the two countries, waiting step to reach the normalization of ties. What we have done in these last four months can be considered an improvement, said to Cuban journalists here the head of the delegation of the island to Havana-Washington talks to restore diplomatic ties, Josefina Vidal.

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Cuban Vice President Highlights Monsignor Romero”s Legacy


The Cuban Vice president, Miguel Diaz Canel considered motivating and encouraging his visit to El Salvador for the beatification ceremony today of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero. In interview to Prensa Latina he assured that the beatification is part of a framework of motivations, historical relations, elements of what the Salvadorian government tries to do and of great connotation for the country, Latin America and the world.

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Tomás Sánchez Gives Cuba New Landscapes

Tomás Sánchez 1948 - Cuban Landscape painter (9)

Cuban landscaping genius, Tomás Sánchez, will exhibit as of today in this capital 12 canvasses of big format on occasion of the 12th Havana Biennial. With the title Painting, the artist retakies his marked attraction for nature, but exposed in original visual metaphors. The building of Cuban Art of the National Museum of Fine Arts will show the group of recent works showing the coexistence of forests and garbage dumps full of interesting, conceptual and philosophical details.

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International Conference on the “New Scenarios of Political Communication in the Digital Sphere – 2015”


The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba calls on International Conference on the “New Scenarios of Political Communication in the Digital Sphere – 2015” that will be held in the framework of the Tenth Anniversary of the World Summit on Information Society. Preceded by the experiences and recommendations arising from the First and Second “International Workshop on Social Networks and Alternative Media” held in Havana in 2011 and 2013.