Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Oratory Contest to Evaluate Knowledge of Japanese Language in Cuba Havana, 21 Feb (Prensa Latina) With the aim of promoting knowledge about Japanese culture, the XXIII Japanese Language Oratory Contest will take place in this capital city, a communiqué from the embassy of the Asian nation in Cuba informs today. Cuba Reaffirms its Commitment to the Decolonization Cause at the UN 21 de febrero de 2019, 15:12United Nations, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s alternate permanent representative to the UN, Ana Silvia Rodriguez, reaffirmed her country''s commitment to continue working for the independence of the world''s 17 non-self-governing territories. Cuba Calls for Ratification of New Constitution in Referendum Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, called on Thursday to support the new Constitution in the February 24 referendum, as it is a magna carta that ratifies the aspirations for peace. Uruguay, Great Winner in the Latin American Monologue Festival 21 de febrero de 2019, 15:07Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Oriental Republic of Uruguay was the nation with the most prizes in the recently completed Festival of Latin American Monologue and Terry Award held in the Cuban city of Cienfuegos, highlights this Thursday the website of the newspaper Granma. Exclusive Humidors, a Tribute from Habano Cigars to Havana Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) With 500 exclusive humidors, one of the delights of the 21st edition of the Habano Festival, the half millennium of this city is commemorated. Spanish-owned Company to Operate in Development Zone in Cuba Havana, 21 Feb (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Capital Company Profood Service, S.A. began operations in the Special Mariel Development Zone (western Cuba) for the production and marketing of food products, beverages and dispensing machines. Cuban Minister Closes Intergovernmental Commission with Algeria Algiers, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca closed the 22nd Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Commercial, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation with Algeria on Thursday. Cuban President Calls to Eradicate Corruption Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday called to eradicate corruption, crime and illegalities in the country, during his participation in the annual analysis of the General Comptrollers of the Republic. Cuba Gives Priority Homes Damaged by Tornado Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Still less one month after the devastating impact of a tornado in several Havana municipalities, the recovery of the damaged houses shows progress and continues as a priority, authorities quoted by the press stated on Thursday. Cuban Scientists Discuss Recent Meteorite Impact Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The analysis of the recent meteorite impact in Cuba and the information about a possible cosmic threat will be shared on Thursday during the public event ''Puertas Abiertas'' (Open Doors) of the Cuban Academy of Sciences. Armando Manzanero Returns to Cuba Attracted by Salsa and Habanos Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The 21th Habano Festival and the fourth Salsa Festival attract the Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero, who says he admires the island for his music, joy and strength. Religious People Organize a Vigil in Cuba to Support Venezuela Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Organizations bringing together Cuban religious people from different beliefs are celebrating a vigil to support peace in Venezuela, a country target of U.S. aggression. Company Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Returns to Canadian Stages 20 de febrero de 2019, 15:42Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba returns to Canadian stages for the eighth time with a special tour with the Failde orchestra, reported Wednesday a statement from the institution. Special Cigar Prize Awarded to Havana Historian By Roberto F. Campos Havana,  (Prensa Latina) The co-president of the international corporation Habanos S.A., Inocencio Nuñez, awarded Wednesday for the first time the Special Prize of his company to the Havana Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler. Over 500 Competitors in Havana Triathlon Havana,  (Prensa Latina) More than 500 competitors from 35 nations will animate the 5th edition of the Havana Triathlon, to be held on Saturday, February 23, the sports daily magazine Jit confirmed Wednesday. Silvio to Blades: Venezuela has Only One President, Nicolas Maduro 20 de febrero de 2019, 14:37Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez wrote Wednesady to Panama singer, composer and actor Ruben Blades that Venezuela has only one president, Nicolas Maduro. Cuban Journalists Demand End of US Interference 20 de febrero de 2019, 14:33Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Journalists and workers of Prensa Latina news agency signed Wednesday to join the global campaign Hands off Venezuela, launched in response to threats and interference of the United States in that South American country. Fabelo's work for auction at the XXI Habano Festival Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina)Painting Smoke in the Eyes of Cuban artist Roberto Fabelo was auctioned in Havana for 122,500 dollars during in the Habano Festival. Cuban President Attends Analysis of General Comptroller's Office Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel participated here on Wednesday the Analysis of the National Audit System at the headquarters of the Comptroller General of the Republic. French Lawmakers Condemn Title III of Helms-Burton Act Paris, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The lawmakers from the France-Cuba Friendship Group in Parliament on Wednesday condemned Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which the United States is threatening to implement as part of the stepping up of the blockade of Cuba.