Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina The Havana Reporter No.19/ Oct 16, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34826&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.19-oct-16-2018 President Miguel Díaz-Canel´s recent meetings with representatives of various U.S. sectors advocating for better relations with Cuba is among the highlights of this year´s 19th issue of The Havana Reporter, published October 16. Another article focuses on the establishment of a joint-venture involving Cuban and U.S. institutions aimed at conducting research and developing new medications to fight cancer. Innovative Immunotherapy Alliance S. A. is based in the Mariel Special Development zone, close to Havana. This issue also looks at the celebration of the Cuban Culture Day, October 20, a date linked to the start of the struggle for independence on the island, in 1868. Details of the 33rd edition of the Marabana race, scheduled for November 18, are also provided in this issue. The Havana Reporter No.18/ Sep 30, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34388&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.18-sep-30-2018 The new chapter of tensions in relations between the United States and Cuba- alleged health symptoms reported by Washington´s diplomats in Havana- is among the highlights of this year´s 18th issue of The Havana Reporter, published September 30. Experts from both sides discussed the issue at a meeting in the U.S. capital, where the visiting delegation stressed the following message to the White House: More science and less speculation Another article focuses on the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United states against Cuba for more than 50 years, in light of the forthcoming vote on a Cuban draft resolution at the United Nations calling for an end to the policy. This initiative, first presented in 1992, was supported by 191 U.N. member states last year. This issue also looks at other aspects of Cuba´s socio-economic life, including the efforts to take the story of The Cuban Five to the big screen. These anti-terror fighters were imprisoned in U.S. jails for more than a decade and the demand for their release was the core of a worldwide campaign which was decisive for their return home. The establishment of diplomatic relations between El Salvador and China as well as a lawsuit focused on sea access filed by landlocked Bolivia against Chile at the International Court of Justice are among the highlights of the regional topics discussed in this issue. The Havana Reporter No.17/ Sep 16, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=33837&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.17-sep-16-2018 Published September 16, the latest issue of The Havana Reporter features an update of the losses incurred by the U.S.-led blockade against Cuba. Another highlight of this year´s 17th edition is the recent visit to Havana by a U.S. religious group, which reaffirmed its rejection of the aforementioned hostile policy.  Other articles deal with topics related to Cuban sports, tourism and culture, including Havana’s upcoming International Film Festival. The Caribbean countries´ efforts to establish the first climate smart zone in the world and the alarming number of  women homicides in Brazil are also among the highlights of this issue. The Havana Reporter No.16/ Aug 31, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=33115&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.16-aug-31-2018 An update on tourist arrivals in Cuba is among the highlights of the latest issue of the Havana Reporter, published August 31. This issue also features an article on the invitation to Cubans living abroad to comment on a draft constitution as part of the debate taking place in their homeland since August 13 and due to end November 15. Other highlights focus on investment, sports and culture in Cuba, including details on the upcoming Havana International Ballet Festival. The election of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and relations between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean are also discussed in this issue. The Havana Reporter No.15/ Aug 16, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32542&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.15-aug-16-2018 Cubans are debating the draft of a new constitution through November 15, a process explained in this year´s 15th issue of  The Havana Reporter, published August 16. Other highlights of this number are Cuba´s relations with France and Vietnam, reinforced by Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian´s recent visit to Havana and the establishment of the ViMariel S.A. enterprise, respectively. Articles on the results of  Bolivia´s fight against drug-trafficking and the peace process in Colombia, where President Iván Duque took office on August 7, are also included in this issue. The Havana Reporter No.14/ July 31, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=31781&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.14-july-31-2018 Cuba-US relations in light of recent alleged incidents that hinder their progress are among the topics discussed in the 14th issue of  The Havana Reporter, published July 31. The reader will also learn about aspects of Cuban society, including family planning and maternal health. There are also details on the 23rd Pan-American Cocktail Championship and other touristic attractions, including the Art Fair in Havana. Among regional topics, there are analyses of  US relations with Mexico and Canada. The Havana Reporter No.13/ July 16, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=31135&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.13-july-16-2018 Details of the forthcoming celebration of the 65th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Garrison, on Juy 26, and its historical significance are discussed in the latest issue of The Havana Reporter, dated July 16. Other articles focus on the work of Pastors for Peace as a Bridge between The United States of America and Cuba, a recent agreement to preserve Ernest Hemingway´s heritage on the island and the programs to mark the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, in 2019. President Donald Trump´s policy on immigration as a source of tensions in ties between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean is also discussed in this issue. The Havana Reporter No.13/ July 16, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=31138&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.13-july-16-2018 Details of the forthcoming celebration of the 65th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Garrison, on Juy 26, and its historical significance are discussed in the latest issue of The Havana Reporter, dated July 16. Other articles focus on the work of Pastors for Peace as a Bridge between The United States of America and Cuba, a recent agreement to preserve Ernest Hemingway´s heritage on the island and the programs to mark the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, in 2019. President Donald Trump´s policy on immigration as a source of tensions in ties between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean is also discussed in this issue.     The Havana Reporter No.12/ June 30, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=30393&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.12-june-30-2018 Cuba´s anti-drug policy and draft on constitutional reforms are among the highlights of the latest issue of the Havana Reporter, published June 30. Relations between Cuba and the United Sates, including calls from the latter for broader ties with the island are also discussed in this publication . Other articles focus on the Caribbean nation´s cultural life, highlighted by Italian actor Franco Nero´s recent visit to Havana to shoot scenes for a joint-production with his hosts. The issue also takes a look at Cuba´s world class long jumper Juan Miguel Echevarría and his latest performances. The Cuban medical brigade´s support to Guatemalans following the tragedy caused by recent eruptions of the Volcano of Fire is also discussed as a major regional topic. The Havana Reporter No.11/ June 15, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=29647&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.11-june-15-2018 The strengthening of Cuba-Venezuela relations in various sectors on the occasion of President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez´s recent visit to Caracas is among the highlights of the latest issue of  The Havana Reporter, published June 15. It also includes details on the growth of the tourism sector this year, the closing program of the Cuban Arts Festival in Washington D.C., featuring performances by Cuba´s National Ballet Company, and the recent Ernest Hemingway Fishing Tournament.      Another article looks into the nomination of  Las Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of their struggle in support of  the victims of Argentina´s last dictatorship (1976-1983). The growing presence of women in governmental positions in the region is also discussed in this issue. The Havana Reporter No.10/ May 31, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=28994&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.10-may-31-2018 Cuba´s priorities for its two-year term as President of  ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) and its strengthened relations with the European Union are among the major topics discussed in the latest issue of  The Havana Reporter, published May 31   This issue, the 10th of the year, includes an analysis on the growing presence of Cuban women in politics as well as the island´s successful participation in the Artes de  Cuba Festival, held in Washington D.C.   Another highlight of this issue is an article on the upcoming soccer World Cup, where Argentina and Brazil are sending the region's strongest teams.       The Havana Reporter No.9/ May 16, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=28298&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.9-may-16-2018 The Artes de Cuba Festival the U.S. capital is hosting through June 3rd is among the highlights of the latest issue of  The Havana Reporter, published May 16. Other topics included in this issue are the celebration of Havana´s 500th anniversary next year and the release of a book portraying the lifestyle of Indo-Cubans living in the easternmost province, Guantanamo. The New York-based publishing house Campana has collaborated on this project. Regarding  regional matters, the issue includes articles on hemispheric relations and the territorial conflict involving Guatemala and Belize, which will be taken to the International Court of Justice for a final ruling. The Havana Reporter No.8/ April 30, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=27773&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.8-april-30-2018 Details of Cuba´s International Tourism Fair and the island´s new parliament are among the highlights of The Havana Reporter´s latest issue, dated April 30th. This issue also takes a look at the Cuban Arts Festival: From the Island to the World, which the John F. Kennedy Center, in Washington D.C., will host beginning May 8th and where the Caribbean nation will be represented by a large delegation. On regional affairs, relations between the United States of America and Latin America are discussed in the light of the 8th Summit of the Americas, hosted by Peru in mid-April.