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Holguin, Cuba, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The realities of the Spanish cinema, the challenges of independent filmmakers in the distribution of their works and the importance of movie festivals were some of the issues discussed at the Gibara International Film Festival (FIC).

Panama, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Council of the Cabinet on Tuesday approved the creation of the Ministry of Culture, so the Panamanian Government is considering that sector, the arts and sports as healthy activities to improve people''s quality of life.

Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The government of Vietnam gave Cuba a cultural wealth show exhibited by members of the Vietnam Contemporary Art Theatre.

Washington, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley will reportedly launch a book on August 20 about the treatment of families of undocumented immigrants in southern US border.

Havana,  (Prensa Latina) The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will offer a concert next Sunday in this capital, in which it will have as guest the recognized Swiss conductor Emmanuel Siffert, announced this Tuesday the institution.

Cairo, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian National Antiquities Repatriation Committee (NCAR) said Tuesday in this capital that it will ask the government of Great Britain for more cooperation to prevent the export of Egyptian archaeological pieces from London.

Santiago de Cuba, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) With the ''Quema del Diablo'' (Burning of the Devil), at La Alameda Avenue, the 39th International Caribbean Festival will conclude, turning the city since July 3 into a multicolored mosaic of cultures.

Rome, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The young Cuban tenor Luis Javier Oropesa expressed satisfaction here after winning the second place in the Rolando Nicolasi International Contest for Lyric Singers and Accompanying Pianists.

Hanoi, July 9 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam AutoExpo-2019, the largest automobile exhibition organized by this Asian nation, will be held from October 23 to 27, in southern Ho Chi Minh City, according to sponsors.

Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Pedro Francisco Duque, advocated on Monday in Havana for strengthening relations with Cuba, based on a strong cultural and humanistic tradition.

Santiago de Cuba, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The concert by singer Waldo Mendoza and the Uruguayan Youth Symphony Orchestra completed the fifth day of the 39th International Caribbean Festival, which began in this Cuban city on July 3 with the participation of about 30 countries.