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Cuba

Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran newspaper El Pais gave its vote for Best Male Athlete of the Year for Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi, in the traditional sports survey organized by Cuban news agency Prensa Latina to select the best Latin American and Caribbean athletes of 2017.


Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The juries of the different specialties of the 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema were introduced here today, just hours before the official opening of the event, which will run until December 17.


Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba should be proud of its achievements against the HIV-AIDS epidemic, but it is still necessary to act to encourage safe sexual practices and avoid infection, epidemiologist Luis Estruch said.


Buenos Aires, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The beautiful Argentine city of Bariloche, in the province of Río Negro, welcomes today the 13th Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba of Patagonia Camilo Cienfuegos, attended by the ambassador of that island in Argentina, Orestes Pérez.


United Nations, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's permanent representative to the UN, Anayansi Rodríguez, said today that ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the Caribbean nation would be an action in favor of peace.


Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The premiere in Cuba of Brazilian feature film ''O Filme da minha vida'' (The Movie of My Life), by Selton Mello, is marking today the opening of the 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.


By Ulises Canales, Special Envoy

Saint Mary, Antigua and Barbuda, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raúl Castro today called for unity in diversity, integration and genuine cooperation among Caribbean states to face common challenges and problems of the region and the world.


Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing today tangible human rights achievements by guaranteeing access to education, health and social security amid the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States more than 50 years ago.


Brussels, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, (ACP) has approved in Brussels a new resolution in support of Cuba''s fight against the blockade imposed by the United States, diplomatic sources informed today.


Saint Mary, Antigua and Barbuda, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the 14 member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and Cuban President, Raul Castro, started here today a meeting aimed at promoting solidarity and regional integration.


By Ulises Canales López, Special Envoy

Saint Mary, Antigua and Barbuda, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, urged U.S. President Donald Trump today to abandon the anachronistic economic blockade of Cuba, a demand that will be repeated here by the Caribbean countries.