Argentinians condemn aggression against Cuban artists, intellectuals

Buenos Aires, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The International Federation of Writers for Freedom (FIEL) strongly condemned the attacks on Cuban artists and intellectuals who defend their country and government.

Recently, the Buena Fe duo was attacked by individuals who tried to prevent their concerts in Spain and right-wing extremists boycotted the participation of writer Nancy Morejon as honorary president at the Poetry Market in Paris, France.

These fascist attacks are not isolated events, but a reflection of the radicalization of extreme right-wing groups at the service of decadent and dying imperialism in its war for survival, FIEL said in a statement.

We not only repudiate these actions, but we make ourselves available in the fight for the peoples’ self-determination, the Federation added.

It also expressed its willingness to confront all kinds of external interference and “combat imperialism, which destroys all that is human.”


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Copppal condemns US blockade against Cuba and repeats its solidarity

Mexico, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (Copppal) condemned the United States blockade against Cuba and repeated their solidarity with the Cuban people.

At the conclusion of the 51st Plenary Meeting of the Conference, which brings together more than 70 parties from the continent, the delegates unanimously approved a resolution condemning the intensified economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the Government of the United States on Cuba for more than 60 years, the document added.

The blockade and the application of 243 measures adopted during the Donald Trump administration and maintained by President Joe Biden, have been tightened to unsuspected levels.

It is the main obstacle to the development of Cuba’s economy, it impacts all sectors of society and is a flagrant and massive violation of the human rights of Cubans, the text pointed out.

The extraterritorial nature of the US blockade threatens the peace and sovereignty of the Latin America and Caribbean peoples, the Latin American political parties denounced at the end of their conference on Friday.

They demanded an end to that policy, as it has also been demanded every year for three decades by the overwhelming majority of the member States of the United Nations General Assembly.

Copppal also called for Cuba’s removal from the spurious list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, which violates International Law, and has a devastating negative impact on international financial relations and institutions.

We demand the end of media harassment against the Cuban people. Blockade No, Solidarity Yes! Better without the Blockade!


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Cuba willing to share knowledge on health with Türkiye

Ankara, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government today ratified its willingness to share the knowledge and progress achieved in the health sector with Türkiye.

During a meeting with businessmen from Türkiye, convened by the Council for Foreign Economic Relations of this country, the Minister of Public Health of Cuba, José Ángel Portal, explained the multiple elements that distinguish the National Health System and the existing potential to carry out various mutually beneficial projects.

Portal made reference to the advances of Cuban science that, in close connection with the health services, allowed the introduction of new technologies developed by national scientists for the diagnosis and treatment of different diseases, including various types of cancer.

Also possible the transfer of technology, the development of joint research, the realization of triangular projects, as well as academic and scientific exchanges.

The headline detailed aspects of Cuban medical collaboration around the world, which is an element that distinguishes the largest of the Antilles.

The businessmen recognized the work carried out by the 32 employees of the “Henry Reeve” Brigade, who came to this country to help the Turkish people after the devastating earthquake that occurred here a few months ago.


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World Poetry Movement praises Cuban poetess Morejon

Bogota, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The World Poetry Movement (WPM) on Wednesday praised Cuban poetess, translator, essayist, editor and academic Nancy Morejon, another victim of hatred and revanchism by the Cuban overseas right-wing.

The Movement supported the author of “Mutismos,” (Silences) “Paisajes Celebres” (Famous Landscapes),” “Poemas de amor y muerte,” (Poems of Love and Death) among others. The WPM wondered, “What is Nancy Morejon’s sin? And replied itself, “Living and working in Cuba and remaining by the side of the Cuban Revolution.”

In the last hours the hatred is in Paris in the spurious hands of those opposing the Government and the political system that the Cuban people have chosen for themselves without pressures or influences from anyone. Now, they are aiming at the great poetess Nancy Morejon trying to attack her with their impotence and frustration,” Morejon warned.

The Movement detailed that the outstanding Cuban intellectual has been invited as Honorary President of the Paris Poetry Market that will begin coming June 7 in the City of Light.

The World Poetry Movement calls to repudiate these acts against Cuban culture, of which the poetess is a prominent member as intellectual and main organizer of the Havana International Poetry Festival.

“Let’s defend Nancy Morejon from the barbarism and mediocrity that a few want to turn into a global narrative. Nancy Morejon is today the Cuban culture, the Cuban nation,” the Movement urged.

World Poetry Movement is a coordination of organizations and poets that arrange international poetry festivals, educational projects and poetry publishing houses, gathering up more than 2,000 poets from 150 nations worldwide.


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Cuba, PAHO work on a cooperation strategy

Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are currently working on a new cooperation strategy that runs from 2023 to 2027, unfolded Cuba’s Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal.

This process is in its final stage and defines the priorities for collaboration until 2027.

On the encounter, five strategic priorities were analyzed, which had been previously identified through exchanges with authorities and specialists from the national health system.

The officials have discussed about issues such as non-communicable diseases; healthy aging; health emergencies; primary healthcare; innovation; research and digital transformation.

Lately, PAHO’s director Jarbas Barbosa stressed the importance of taking advantage of Cuba’s capabilities to produce medicines for the region’s sake.

“Thank you, Dr. Jose Angel Portal, Cuba’s Health Minister, for the productive meeting during #WHA76 where we talked about the significance of strengthening regional innovation and increasing the production capacity of vaccines and medicines in solidarity,” Barbosa tweeted.

This was a debated issue during their conversations held in the context of the 76th World Health Assembly that took place past week in Geneva, Switzerland.


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Jazz Vila, from Cuban theater to the US cinema

Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban actor and theater director Jazz Vila gave the boost he needed to reach the cinema today with the film adaptation of the staging of his play “Farandula”, co-produced with Alin Entertainment.

With success as a guarantee, Jazz Vila Proyects joined forces with that company and both resulted in a film.

In an exclusive interview with Prensa Latina, the artist expressed the excitement he felt before the film’s premiere in New York.

More than the expectation of presenting my opera prima in that American city, Hollywood, I was eager to turn “Farandula” into a film production, he said.

The idea was born in Cuba as a play and now it became something more global to be enjoyed everywhere through cinema, he added.

Vila defined his accomplishment as a great happiness and sense of gratitude for the fact of transferring this production, an 80-minute comedy, to the big screen.

The filmmaker told Prensa Latina the plot of this feature film, based on the life of a photographer who seeks to dispel in religion some doubts about a man lover, who is undocumented.

My character on the big screen has his faith and in addition to those beliefs, he bases his strength on moving forward, carrying on his back the torment for that lover that leads him to create an exhibition with the help of his best friend, Dr. Elena, Vila said.


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Argentine organization reaffirms support to Cuba

Buenos Aires, May 29 (Prensa Latina) After 50 years since the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Argentina, we reaffirm today our support for the Government of President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Argentina’s Descamisados Peronist Current said on Monday.

In a communiqué, the aforementioned organization also expressed its support to the people of the island ‘in their permanent struggle against the United States’ criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade and for the defense of their national interests’. After years of proscriptions, in 1973 Peronism achieved electoral victory.

On May 28, only three days after taking office as President, Hector Cámpora (1909-1980) reestablished relations with Cuba, interrupted in 1962 due to pressure from Washington and the Organization of American States with the intention of blocking and preventing the changes brought about by the Revolution, the text indicates.

Cuba always had special affection and respect for the Argentine people that it knew and built together with Fidel (1926-2016) and Raul Castro, Ernesto Guevara (1928-1967), Rodolfo Walsh (1927-1977), Jorge Ricardo Masetti (1929-1964), John William Cooke (1919-1968) and Alicia Eguren (1925-1977), among others, it adds.

It also highlights Cuba’s solidarity with those who fought against the last civil-military dictatorship in this nation (1976-1983) and its unconditional support to Argentina’s claim for sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands.

There are strong ties of brotherhood.

In the face of the criminal siege of Yankee imperialism for more than half a century and its harmful and crude campaign of media defamation, the Argentine people continue to respond with love and firm commitment to Cuba and its Revolution, assures the text.

Since 2003, in the face of those who, under US orders, tried to generate false divisions, Fidel, Raul, Nestor Kirchner (1950-2010) and Cristina Fernandez, rescued the legacy of Jose de San Martin (1778-1850) and Jose Marti (1853-1895). No liberation is possible without unity, added the note.


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Cuba celebrates Georgian National Day

Baku, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s ambassador to Georgia and concurrent ambassador to Azerbaijan, Carlos Valdes, today attended the celebration of the South Caucasus nation’s Independence Day.

As Valdes told Prensa Latina, during the activity, he conveyed to his Georgian counterpart in Azerbaijan, Zurab Pataradze, the congratulations sent by the Cuban head of state, Miguel Diaz Canel, on the occasion of Georgia’s national holiday.

Valdes said that during the diplomatic activity he also exchanged briefly with the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Ali Asadov, who led his country’s delegation to the celebrations for Georgia’s Independence Day.

The head of the Cuban mission in Baku also conveyed to Asadov his congratulations to the Azerbaijani people and government on their national holiday celebrated every May 28.

The Prime Minister, in turn, asked the Cuban ambassador to convey his thanks on behalf of the Azerbaijani government to President Diaz-Canel for the congratulations sent.

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia were part of the Transcaucasian Republic that emerged in 1917 after the Great October Socialist Revolution, but in May 1918, the parties decided to separate and form independent nations.

Thus, on May 26 in Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia was created and two days later, on May 28, the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan was proclaimed, which is so far considered by both states as their Independence Day.


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Cuba and its attractions at tourist fair in Shanghai, China

Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba promotes its tourist destinations and attractions Monday while participating in the 2023 edition of Tourism Plus Shanghai (TPS) fair, held in eastern China and positioned among the world reference events.

Its pavilion gives information on Cuba’s new tourist offers but also proposes an approach to the culture and authentic products which make it unique.

The tourist event will last until Thursday, June 1.

In that context, representatives of the country will launch the Cuba Única promotional campaign in Shanghai, which was officially opened in southern Guangzhou a few days ago.

That initiative places Cuba’s people, goods, and values at the heart of the attractions that characterize its tourist sector.

The TPS fair brings together more than 5,000 exhibitors from China and other regions worldwide to present their catalogs of goods and services related to hotel businesses, gastronomy, activities, equipment, and facilities in the sector.


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Cuba Authorities express gratitude for worldwide solidarity

Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) In different cities around the world solidarity demonstrations with Cuba and against the U.S. economic blockade took place this weekend. Cuban authorities expressed their gratitude toward these manifestations.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said on Twitter that in the face of hatred and constant aggressions, friends and compatriots crowded avenues in a day characterized by love and solidarity.

“How much pride and gratitude for each of these voices that rose and to show that Cuba is not alone!” the president added on the social network, also using the hashtag #MejorSinBloqueo.

Likewise, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero demanded the end of the “criminal blockade”, which affects the country, and thanked the people who support Cuba.

While the Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, pointed out the demand for the elimination of Cuba from the list of countries that supposedly sponsor terrorism or do not make sufficient efforts to fight it.


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