Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Preparations for Elections in Cuba Go On Smoothly 23 de febrero de 2018, 16:53Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 23 (Perensa Latina) National Electoral Commission (CEN) Vice President Tomas Amaran highlighted today preparatory works for the the population to vote responsibly, organized and with discipline in the national elections, slated for March 11. International Expert Praises Prospects of Cuban Music 23 de febrero de 2018, 16:21Santiago de Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) International music expert Jordy Puy, a coordinator from International Sound Diplomacy, a London, Barcelona and Berlin-based music agency, praised the potential of the Cuban music industry as a source of development. Prensa Latina and Mongolia's News Agency Signed Cooperation Agreement 23 de febrero de 2018, 15:06Ulaambaatar, Mongolia, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The National News Agency of Mongolia (Montsame) and Havana-based Prensa Latina News Agency (PL) signed Friday a cooperation agreement that will allow the exchange of news and collaboration in the area of journalism between both countries. Cuban Youth Claim USA Return of Occupied Territory Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban youths will demand today from social networks the return of the territory illegally occupied by the United States in Guantanamo province, where Washington maintains a naval base and a prison internationally denounced as a center of torture. Cuban Beach Ranks among Best in the World Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban beach resort of Varadero ranks among the best beaches in the world for the 2018 Travelers Choice Awards posted on TripAdvisor travel website. In that list (, Varadero ranked third preceded by Grace Bay from Turks and Caicos Islands, and Baia Do Sancho in Brazil. Varadero, about 140 kilometers east of Havana, is one of the island's largest tourist destination together with Varadero, Holguín and Jardines del Rey. The choice corresponds to queries made by the website to millions of travelers worldwide, who mostly answered affirmatively about the beauty and comforts of this scenario. This sun and beach destination exhibits recreational boating, fishing, diving, and hotels with more amenities of this archipelago, 52 facilities in a place that receives the visit of more than one million vacationers per year, with constant development plans. The TripAdvisor list mentions Grace Bay (Turks and Caicos Islands), Baia do Sancho, (Fernando de Noronha, Brazil), Varadero (Cuba), Eagle Beach Palm (Eagle Beach, Aruba), and Seven Mile Beach (Grand Cayman). La Concha Beach (San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain), Clearwater Beach (Clearwater, Florida, United States), Seven Mile Beach (Negril, Jamaica), Bávaro (Bávaro, Dominican Republic), and North Beach (Isla Mujeres, Mexico), among the main ones, follow in order of importance. sus/iff/mem/rfc/gdc Democratic Congress Members Called for Better Cuba-U.S. Relations Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Democratic Congress members who visited Cuba this week defended the approach both countries started late 2014 to advance to the normalization of relations. French Specialists to Discover Wealth of Cuban Architecture París, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) A group of French architects and urbanists will arrive in Cuba tomorrow in a professional tour to discover and deepen their knowledge on the wealth of the Caribbean nation''s architecture. Acosta Danza Performs in Camagüey 22 de febrero de 2018, 00:16Camaguey, Cuba, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Acosta Danza, the dance company directed by renowned Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, performs for the first time in this city as part of its national tour across the country. U.S. Congresspeople Conclude Visit to Cuba Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) A bicameral delegation from the United States Congress concluded its visit to Cuba today, where they discussed with authorities and other sectors the bilateral approach and the impact of the aggressive policies of the White House. South African President Highlights Military Ties With Cuba Pretoria, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke today about the military cooperation existing between his country and Cuba since 2015, known as Operation Thusano. Cuban University Students to Collaborate in General Elections Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban university students will collaborate in the general elections to be held on the Caribbean island on March 11, an action that will contribute to the transparency of this electoral process, local press reported today. Cuba Hosts La Guayabera 5.0 Technology Fair Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The third edition of the La Guayabera 5.0 Technology Fair, a unique event of its kind in Cuba, begins today in this central city with proposals that merge technology and culture for a better society. Cuban President Meets US Lawmakers Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro hosted in this capital a delegation from the United States Congress led by Democratic Senator from Vermont, Patrick Leahy. Havana Club to Launch New Version of Rum Tributo Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Havana Club International S.A., informed today that during the 20th Habano Festival (February 26 thru March 2) it will present here the new version of the rum named Tributo (Tribute) of this year. Javier Sotomayor Highlights Potential of Cuban Track and Field Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban male former high jumper and still world recordman Javier Sotomayor highlighted the potential of Cuban track and field to face new international competitions, among them the Central American Games in Barranquilla, Colombia this year. Sand Dumping in Cuban Beach Minimizes Effect of Climate Change Ciego de Avila, feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The dumping of sand at Playa Larga in Cayo Coco, is one of the main tasks undertaken in the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey, to minimize the effects of climate change. Cuba Thanks Congressmen's Efforts to Improve Cuba-USA Relations Havana, feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The general director for the United States Office of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Cuba, Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, thanked the efforts made by U.S. congressmen to improve bilateral relations. Gold Mine with Good Prospects in Cuban Camagüey Province Camagüey, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The mines Chrome Camagüey, Gold Jacinto and Golden Hill are today vital fields in the exploitation of minerals rich in silver and gold, under the management of Enterprise Geominera Camagüey, in this central-eastern Cuban region. Cuba, Luxembourg Sign Satellite Service Agreement Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Telecommunications Enterprise (ETECSA) and SES Networks, of Luxembourg, signed a deal for satellite services, the entity of the Caribbean island said today. Cuba's Preparations for General Elections Advance Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Commission (CEN) in Cuba is making preparations today for the general elections to be held on March 11 in the Caribbean island.