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.3/ Feb 15, 2019 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38810&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.3-feb-15-2019 Details of the Habano Festival, the celebration of Cuba´s tobacco agro-industry, the forthcoming Constitutional referendum on the Caribbean island and Cuban-US relations are among the highlights of The Havana Reporter´s third issue of the year, published February 15. Other articles focus on relief efforts following the devastating tornado that swept through areas of Havana late last month and Cuba´s participation in the recent edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The Caribbean island´s aspirations for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, the link between tourism and celebrations of Havana´s 500thanniversary, as well asViengsay Valdés’recent appointment as the artistic director of Cuba´s National Ballet Company are also featured in this issue. The reader will also find further information on regional issues, such as the plight of social leaders in Colombia and the Jamaican government´s security strategy aimed at reducing violence in the country.      The Havana Reporter No.2/ Jan 31, 2019 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38328&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.2-jan-31-2019 The February 24 referendum in Cuba and Havana´s International Book Fair are among the highlights of The Havana Reporter's second issue of the year, published January 31. Cuba´s position regarding its relations with the United States of America is also featured in this issue, which brings the reader in depth information on the island´s tourism industry, culture and its environmental protection efforts.  Other articles focus on the elections scheduled for next May in Bolivia, President Donald Trump´s immigration policy and Peru´s preparations for the Pan American Games, hosted in the capital city of Lima from July 26-August 11.  The Havana Reporter No.1/ Jan 16, 2019 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=37729&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.1-jan-16-2019 Launched in early 1959, Operation Truth,  the response to misinformation campaigns against the then emerging Cuban Revolution, is featured among the highlights of this year´s first issue of The Havana Reporter, published January 16. Other articles focus on economic relations between Cuba and Canada, the largest issuing market of tourists to the Caribbean island, and the challenges of the new Constitution Cubans will vote on in a referendum on February 24. The reader will also find details of the Jazz Festival Plaza, which will close on January 20, as well as of the film El regreso (The Return), starring, written and directed by a woman, Blanca Rosa Blanco. This year´s first issue of The Havana Reporter includes articles on President Jair Bolsonaro´s plans to allow the possession of weapons in Brazil and the Mayan Train, a Mexican project to be implemented in the Yucatan peninsula which will support efforts against poverty. The Havana Reporter No.24/ Dec 30, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=37269&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.24-dec-30-2018 As the last issue of 2018 is circulating, the staff of the Havana Reporter takes the opportunity to wish its readers a Happy New Year,  reaffirming its commitment to continue working to propitiate a greater understanding of Cuba, the rest of  Latin America and the Caribbean. Published December 30, this issue features an article on the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, which will be celebrated on January 1st, and a roundup of its foreign policy in 2018. Other highlights focus on the Cuban film industry´s work in the year about to end, including the 40th edition of the New Latin American Film Festival, recently held in Havana. The results of the annual poll conducted by the Prensa Latina news agency to select the year´s best athletes-both male and female- in the region are published in this number too. This issue also takes a look at the growing relations between China and Latin America as well as the peace process in Colombia, among other international topics. The Havana Reporter No.23/ Dec 16, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=36907&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.23-dec-16-2018 Cuba´s ongoing process of constitutional reform, a key task in the country´s political agenda, is included among the highlights of this year´s 22nd issue of The Havana Reporter, published November 30. Relations between Cuba and the USA are also discussed in an article that summarizes the debates at a recent meeting attended by representatives from both nations focused on agricultural trade. Participants also slammed the obstacles resulting from the economic, commercial and financial blockade the United States Government has held on the Caribbean country for more than 50 years. This issue includes articles on the island´s plans to expand power generation from renewable sources and its foreign investment portfolio. The reader will also find information on Cuba´s cultural panorama, including the 40th International Festival of the New Latin America Cinema, running from December 6-16. The Havana Reporter No.22/ Nov 30, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=36434&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.22-nov-30-2018 Cuba´s ongoing process of constitutional reform, a key task in the country´s political agenda, is included among the highlights of this year´s 22nd issue of The Havana Reporter, published November 30. Relations between Cuba and the USA are also discussed in an article that summarizes the debates at a recent meeting attended by representatives from both nations focused on agricultural trade. Participants also slammed the obstacles resulting from the economic, commercial and financial blockade the United States Government has held on the Caribbean country for more than 50 years. This issue includes articles on the island´s plans to expand power generation from renewable sources and its foreign investment portfolio. The reader will also find information on Cuba´s cultural panorama, including the 40th International Festival of the New Latin America Cinema, running from December 6-16. The Havana Reporter No.21/ Nov 16, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=35969&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.21-nov-16-2018 The growing solidarity of various U.S. sectors with Cuba is among the topics discussed in the latest issue of The Havana Reporter, published November 16. Another highlight of this issue deals with the opposition to the United States Government’s blockade against Cuba, as recently evidenced at the United Nations General Assembly, where 189 member states voted against the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed on the Caribbean island for over 55 years. This issue also brings the reader closer to the history of Havana, and the preparations for the 500th anniversary of the city’s founding on November 6th, 2019, which will include several socio-economic and cultural programs. Other articles focus on Cuban tourism, trade, culture and sports, while Colombia´s war on drugs stands out in regional affairs. The Havana Reporter No.20/ Oct 29, 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=35332&SEO=the-havana-reporter-no.20-oct-29-2018 As a sign of its cultural-economic vitality, the Cuban capital is once again hosting two major events: Havana´s International Trade Fair and the 26th Alicia Alonso Ballet Festival. Both events are among the highlights of this year´s 20th edition of  The Havana Reporter, published October 29.   Another topic discussed in this issue is Cuba´s peak tourism season, from November through April, for which the island features some new facilities, including the Segundo Frente (Second Front) Hotel, located in Santiago de Cuba province.  This issue also addresses the consequences of the U.S. blockade against Cuba for the private sector, as part of the background to the draft resolution the Caribbean nation will once again submit to the UN General Assembly to renew its call to end that policy, implemented for some 60 years now. The document will be voted on this October 31. There is also an overview of Cuba’s baseball championship, which has just entered its second stage with six teams competing to advance to the final round   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.