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President Díaz-Canel congratulates the Cuban people as winners of the impossible

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The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, tweeted his best wishes for 2020 to the Cuban people, who he described as winners of the impossible, adding, “This is a good moment to propose another year of positive exceptionality #VamosPorMás #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad.” (#GoingForMore #WeAreCuba #WeAreContinuity)

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Díaz-Canel meets with UNEAC leaders to discuss media reflection of culture

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During the meeting with the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists, discussed were topics such as the application of science in the creation and distribution of audiovisual and radio productions, as part of the agenda for monitoring and updating agreements reached at the organization’s Ninth Congress

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The country that will not forget because we have memory and will protect it

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A culture of conservation of our historical memory must be created, not only taking action, but also training entities to sustain this work, emphasized the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in his comments, Wednesday, in the Education, Culture, Science, Technology and Environment Committee, where the program underway to detain the deterioration of the nation’s documentary patrimony was discussed.

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“Our cinema has the duty to continue observing and telling what it sees”

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Our marvelous city, ancient, cheerful, spectacular, continues to captivate with its charm all those who visit. Argentine actor Gastón Pauls was in Cuba for the first time in the 2000 and fervently insists that he makes films to come to Havana. “Nineteen years ago I had the opportunity to open the festival with the presence of Fidel in the front row; it was very moving,” and since then, he has come 17 times.

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Abel Prieto named new president of Cuba’s Casa de las Americas

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Minister of Culture Alpidio Alonso presented, to the institution’s Board of Directors and staff, the appointment of writer and essayist Abel Prieto Jiménez as new president of the Casa de las Americas

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Art embraces Havana

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Every year, the Festival of New Latin American Cinema arrives as an obligatory event for lovers of good cinema and culture in general, and the 41st edition this December is not be missed.

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Who loses when cultural ties are severed?

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If at first I felt a mixture of indignation and stupor when reading the memorandum signed this week by U.S. President Donald Trump, drastically restricting the participation of federal entities in educational and cultural exchange programs with Cuba and three other countries, a second reading led me to think about how much the U.S. people will lose when deprived of these contacts and their contribution to spiritual life.

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Omara Portuondo says her Latin Grammy was accepted on behalf of Cuba

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In the name of Cuba, Omara Portuondo stated, she accepted the Latin Grammy for Musical Excellence, November 13, in Las Vegas. This sincere emotion was accompanied by another, according to the legendary singer, “I hold in my heart forever the memory of members of the D’Aida quartet, my colleagues in feeling and the Buena Vista Social Club, Aida Diestro, Elena Burque, Moraima Secada, HaydéePortuondo, César Portillo, José Antonio Méndez, Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo, Rubén González, and so many others, it hurts to mention, are with me here to receive this award.”

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Strong cultural ties across the Caribbean

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What is done here with culture, on a limited budget, is heroic; this is being Cuban, said Lancelot Cowie, ambassador from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, speaking with Granma International, after participating in the Pensamiento Congress, the Festival of Ibero-American Culture’s central event.

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All her greatness to the service of the homeland

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Our Alicia Alonso, who during 88 years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher contributed with her brilliant art to taking Cuba’s prestige to the top of the world, died in Havana’s CIMEQ Hospital, at 11:00 am October 17, just two months and three days before her 99th birthday.