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Cuban Vedette Celebrates her 90th Birthday with Friends

Rosita Fornés

Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The greatest gift of my life is the love audience have showed me when I perform, Cuban vedette Rosita Fornes said, on the occasion of celebrating her 90th birthday in this capital. Born in New York on February 11, 1923, Rosita Fornes (whose real name is Rosalia Lourdes Elisa Palet Bonavia), has spent more than 75 years achieving successes on stage in Cuba and abroad.

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Fidel Castro Warns on the Danger of War for the Human Race

Fidel Castro

Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Revolution Leader, Fidel Castro, considers Homo Sapiens did not evolve enough to prevent a war that endangers its own species, stated in an interview published today in Granma newspaper. After cast vote in the general elections of last February 3, Fidel Castro had a pleasant dialogue with journalists, to whom he talked about the threat of war and the future of the human being.

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Cuba: International Education Congress Opens

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Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Congress “Pedagogia 2013″ begins activities today with a master lecture by Cuban Education Minister Ena Elsa Velazquez, and a cultural event with about 500 students from art schools. The scientific event, to be run until February 8, is one of the largest one of its kind in the country, and it expects the attendance of about 3,000 people from some 32 countries, authorities from the Ministry of Education (MINED) said at a news conference.

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Massive Turnout at The Polls in Cuba


Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Despite a cold and persistent rain Cubans went out to vote early in the morning in the general elections that will define the makeup of the National People”s Power Assembly (Parliament). Prensa Latina news agency verified the opening of several electoral colleges, where there were long lines of people that wanted to be the first to cast their vote at 07:00, local time (12:00 GMT).

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Raul Castro Meets with Former Latin American Statesmen

Raúl Castro

Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro met with the former presidents of Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez, and Guatemala’s Alvaro Colom, who attended the Third International Conference for World Equilibrium. In the meeting with Fernandez, the former president and Raul Castro showed satisfaction with the friendly relations between the two countries and prospects for development.

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Frei Betto Speaks in Cuban Conference

Frei Beto

Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) To forge a different world, free from the capitalist selfishness implies the construction of an ethics based in reasoning with a subjectivity rooted in the capacity to live the virtues as habits, Brazilian outstanding priest Frei Betto expressed here Tuesday. The renowned Brazilian intellectual and theologist talked to participants in the 3rd International Conference for World Balance, to approach the necessity to articulate an ethics permitting to overcome the inequalities and conflicts of the planet.

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Cuba Receives the Pro Tempore Presidency of CELAC

Raul Castro en la cumbre de la Celac

Santiago de Chile, 28 Jan (Prensa Latina) The Head of State of Cuba, Raúl Castro, was granted by Chile the pro tempore presidency of the Communitty of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), at the closure of the First Summit of this integration bloc in this capital. Prensa Latina will keep informing its readers on the outcome of this international meeting. Piñera wished Cuban president, “a year full of good work” , to which Castro answered “I will continue the good work”.

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Chileans Support Cuba’s Presidency in CELAC

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Santiago, Chile, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Movement of Solidarity with Cuba will support that archipelago in the pro tempore presidency it is assuming in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), with a rally in this capital today. In remarks to Prensa Latina, activist Pedro Bronzic stated that a rally will be held at Plaza Italia to support the Cuban Revolution, which continues at the center of the international right-wing attacks.

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Cuba Trains Authorities for General Elections


Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The members of polling stations and other authorities in charge of the February 3 general elections in Cuba are prioritizing their training for the polls, the National Electoral Commission (CEN) reported. According to Caridad Alvarez, spokesperson for that entity, the upcoming elections are different from those which occurred in late 2012. This time, voters will elect 14,537 councilors or delegates to the municipal assemblies of People’s Power, requiring specific training.

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Colombian Govt, FARC-EP Resume Dialogue

Paz en Colombia

Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People´s Army (FARC-EP) resume today the peace talks in this city after a holiday break of 23 days. The parties have returned to the Havana´s International Conference Center, permanent venue of the talks created on November 19, to continue the discussions focused on the issue of land, considered a key factor in this new attempt to end decades of armed conflict.