The 36 International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema, which will be celebrated in Havana from December 4 to 14, will be officially dedicated to Gabriel García Márquez.
The Colombian writer was an enthusiast of the event from its first editions and since 1985, he had been selected as President of the New Latin American Cinema Foundation; during his whole life, he had a close relationship with cinema and some of his novels had been adapted to cinema.
A cycle of films about the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985, has started here as part of a project to avoid people forget such a dark period of the life of the South American nation. A Brazilian project called Marcas de la Memoria (Tracks of Memory) is bringing several films, which filmmaker Ivan Souza regarded as very solid, since they constitute a testimony of the years of repression, murder and torture.
"After the triumph of President Dilma Rousseff, a sector advocated for the return of the military dictatorship, and movie is useful to show them what the military dictatorship really was," said Ivan Souza, a son of migrants.
The President of the Regional Conference for Women, Alejandrina German, recently extolled Cuba's efforts to ensure gender equality and women's empowerment, teleSUR news reported.
Speaking at the closing session of the Beijing+20 Special Session at the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) in Santiago de Chile, German said that Cuba has always been a leader in pro-women policies.
Cuba and Argentina have close scientific exchange in the early detection of childhood diseases, representing an example of South-South cooperation, said in Havana, an official the health of the South American nation.
Professor Mary Esther Liceda, national coordinator of the Neonatal Research Programs in the country of the Southern Cone said exclusively to ACN nine years there closely with health agencies Cuba, which enables Argentines use technology Cuban for early diagnosis of diseases affecting infants.
Two teachers and one student traveling to Cuba today Bridgetown (capital of Barbados), to meet with more than 650 participants in the academic program Semester at Sea, which will arrive at the port of Havana on the 29th, published by Cuban Agency News.
During the eight days until the arrival of the MV Explorer cruise to the island, the sailors feel of reality about Cuban culture and the experiences of Dacheri Lopez, Deputy Director of International Relations at the University of Havana (UH); Raul Rodriguez, deputy director of the Center for Hemispheric and United States, and the student Willy Pedroso.