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Viengsay Valdés appointed new director of the Cuban National Ballet

Jan 3 (Radio Rebelde) Viengsay Valdés, prima ballerina of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC), was appointed director of that prestigious company by Cuban Minister of Culture Alpidio Alonso. The appointment took place this Wednesday at the Gran Teatro de La … Continue reading

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New BNC Director General Viengsay Valdes receives award

Havana, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Director General of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Viengsay Valdes, was presented this Wednesday, January 1, with the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana Prize, which was also conferred post mortem to Alberto and … Continue reading

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Putin congratulates Cuba on 61st anniversary of Revolution

Havana, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday congratulated his Cuban peer, Miguel Diaz-Canel, and the first secretary of the Communist Party, Raul Castro, on the 61st anniversary of the Revolution. According to Granma newspaper, the Russian … Continue reading

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Authorities call on athletes to elevate Cuba in Tokyo-2020 Games

Havana, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Roberto Leon Richards, president of the Cuban Olympic Committee, and Osvaldo Vento, president of the National Sports Institute (INDER), congratulated the Cuban athletes, who are focusing their work on the Tokyo-2020 Olympics, for the new … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Outstanding revolutionary Harry Villegas dies in Cuba

Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Brigadier General and prominent Cuban revolutionary Harry Villegas died in this capital at the age of 81, local media reported today. Highlighting his revolutionary career and loyalty to Commander Ernesto Che Guevara, national TV broadcast … Continue reading

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US steps up hostility towards Cuba with attacks on cultural exchanges

Washington, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The exclusion of the Gente de Zona duo from a concert in Miami today marks the end of a year of escalation of US hostility towards Cuba, during which there were numerous attacks on cultural … Continue reading

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TODAS Project rescues historical memory of feminists in Cuba

Havana, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban socio-cultural project, TODAS, will carry out in 2020 several actions to rescue women’s historical memory, the leader of the initiative, filmmaker Marilyn Solaya, announced. The opening of the activities will take place on … Continue reading

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Cuban alternative music festival celebrates 61 years of Revolution

Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The First Atenas Fusión Festival of alternative music will begin here today and run through December 29, as part of the extensive cultural program to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. The … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Casa del Caribe to evoke its founder Joel James Figarola

Santiago de Cuba, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Joel James In Memoriam International Colloquium will take place in this city next January, under the auspices of the Casa del Caribe, founded by Joel James Figarola, also the architect of … Continue reading

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