The 200-strong Cuban delegation that will participate at the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students departed early on Friday for Quito, Ecuador, host of the international event, to join tens of thousans youths from different countries of the world.
In the presence of Cuba's first vice-president Miguel Diaz-Canel the 35th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema opened Thursday in Havana with a ceremony held at the Karl Marx Theater.
On behalf of the Cuban people and government, Army General Raúl Castro, President of the councils of State and Ministers, sent a message of condolences to the President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, for the death on Thursday of South African antiapartheid fighter and statesman Nelson Mandela, which he extended to his relatives, the African National Congress and the entire country.
Cuban mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters of four anti-terrorist fighters jailed in the United States will stage a march on Friday in the city of Cardenas,to demand their immediate release from prison.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said in Angola that his just concluded tour of several African nations is founded on the Caribbean Island's deep convictions of cooperation with that continent.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos called on Washington to modify its policy towards Cuba and to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the island for over half a century now.
- Cuban Delegation Departs for Quito to Take Part at World Youth Festival
- International Festival of the New Latin American Film Opens Doors
- National Mourning in Cuba for Passing of Nelson Mandela
- Cuban Mothers March in Support of Anti-Terrorist Fighters
- Raul Sends Condolences for Mandela's Death
- Cuba is Deeply Committed to Cooperation with African Continent
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