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House-Sculpture Arouses Curiosity in Havana Biennial-2015

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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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In Spanish Television it can be discussed what is the best method to impose a policy change on Cuba

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Major media – Spanish media for example- say categorically that there is no press freedom (1) in Cuba and show with their daily practice, what this press freedom is. The public channel 24 hours of Spanish Television offered last April 10th a wonderful practise lesson. Its space called “Table today” reviewed, among other news, the Summit of the Americas celebrated in Panama, where met for first time in 50 years, the presidents of Cuba and the United States.

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Millions of Cubans March in Defense of Revolution

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Millions of Cubans marched today through Cubas main squares on occasion of the International Workers Day, in defense of socialism and the conquests of the Revolution, started on January 1, 1959. An intensive movement could be seen since early today across the country, with people moving to the sites of the parades in the capitals of the country’s 14 provinces.

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Talks with Cuban Representative

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Vietnam”s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held talks here with the member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Jose Ramon Balaguer on the deep bilateral relations, local media highlighted today. Dung delivered the main speech at the celebration of 40th anniversary of the liberation of the south, and afterwards met with the heads of the three invited delegations from Cuba, Laos and Cambodia.

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Cuba and UK Reach Important Agreements During Business Forum

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Agreements worth 400 million dollars was the result of the three-day business forum carried out by 30 British companies and their Cuban counterpart, which concluded yesterday in Havana. The agreements include the construction of a new golf course, investments in agriculture and energy projects, said John Hutton, co-president of the Initiative Cuba, a British-Cuban project that promotes bilateral Exchange.

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Hollande to Visit Cuba, Result of Historic Relations

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The visit of French President, Francois Hollande to Cuba next May 11, is the logical result of a history of bilateral relations that arrived to this summit, stressed today an official source. The ambassador of the island to France, , highlighted that not only is this a historic event for being the first official visit of a French president to the island, but because the links between both nations go back to the 19th Century. The contacts go from history, to architecture, music and other fields.

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Int”l Seminar on Longevity Ends in Havana

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A roundtable discussion on cognitive deterioration in elderly population marked today the beginning of the last day of the 13th International Seminar on Longevity at this capital”s Conference Center. Free issues linked to the social support of people who care the elderly, Alzheimer’s risk factors, the promotion of active aging, and the challenge to achieve a good health in the elderly will be on discussion today.

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Japan Foreign Minister Visits Cuba

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Japan”s Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida will visit Cuba from today to May 3, the embassy of that Asian nation in Havana informed. According to that diplomatic source, the foreign minister will hold working meetings with authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean island. A group of Japanese business people will arrive in along with the official.

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Two Deaths and Property Damage from Heavy Rains in Havana

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Two casualties and material damage yet to quantify is the balance of heavy rains in the capital, reports Granma newspaper. Sources from the Civil Defense informed that the dead are a lady of 81 years, who died by drowning due to a flood, and a young man of 24 years, died electrocuted because of falling power lines. Specialists Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology reported that a line of severe thunderstorms formed quickly in the Straits of Florida ahead of a cold front, advanced on the capital from the early hours of Wednesday afternoon.

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Cuban First Vice President Welcomes ECLAC Executive Secretary

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Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, welcomed here today the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcena. During the meeting, the senior United Nations official expressed her satisfaction that ECLAC has been able to accompany Cuba in the process of updating its economic model and confirmed ECLAC willingness to continue providing all possible assistance.