Arturo O'Farril and his conviction that jazz is universal.

With the conviction that jazz is not North American, but universal, the renowned pianist Arturo O'Farril declared Cuba as the nation with one of the most beautiful mixes experienced today in his life.

In an exclusive interview with Prensa Latina, the jazzman confessed that he has experienced since his beginnings in this event of the Jazz Plaza International Festival, how artists from all over the world congregate to download and feel each piano chord, or trumpet or saxophone.

Cuba is one of the most beautiful fusions of humanity I have ever seen, the musician said.

Children in Washington D.C. learn about Cuba

Children and teachers from the Harriet Tubman public elementary school in Washington D.C., emotionally welcomed officials from the Cuban Embassy in that capital.
During the exchange, the children were able to learn about the history of the island, historical places, the main achievements of the Revolution in the health, education and sports sectors, as well as the bilateral relations between Cuba and the United States. 
Between photos and participation games, the children took an imaginary trip to the nation of classic cars, impressive buildings and beautiful beaches. 

Cuba calls on Mnoal to maintain unity and coordinate positions.

Cuban Vice-President Salvador Valdés today stressed before the members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) the imperative need to maintain the unity of the group and coordinate positions in the face of the new global challenges.

Speaking on the opening day of the XIX Summit of the NAM in Uganda, Valdes stressed that the Caribbean nation, in its capacity as president of the Group of 77 and China, is committed to fostering unity, solidarity and cooperation among the countries of the South.

Cuba ratifies its unequivocal adherence to the "one China" principle”.

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba reiterates its resolute and unwavering adherence to the "one China" principle and recognizes Taiwan as an inalienable part of China's territory, in light of the attempts by secessionist forces and external actors to capitalize on this issue to undermine the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the People's Republic of China, interfere in its internal affairs, and undermine regional and international peace and security.

Nachito Herrera will pay tribute to Cuba and its music.

Pianist and composer Nachito Herrera informed today that he will pay tribute to Cuban music with the concert "Cuba Vive", which will inaugurate the Santiago chapter of the Jazz Plaza International Festival on the 21st.

At a press conference in the Sierra Maestra hall of the Hotel Meliá Santiago, the Cuban musician based in the United States said that in the first part of the concert at the Heredia Theater of this city, he will perform classical works by Ernesto Lecuona, as well as Frédéric Chopin, Serguei Rajmáninov, in the Cuban style.

Cuba advocates at Mnoal for a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today proposed to the members of the Non-Aligned Movement (Mnoal) to speak out with unity and firmness to demand a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the 19th NAM Summit, the head of Cuban diplomacy called for a solution to the conflict that includes the creation of an independent Palestinian state within the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital and the return of refugees.

President of Cuba attended the opening of the new judicial year.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel attended today the opening ceremony of the new judicial year 2024 held in this capital, in the presence of high-ranking leaders of the Caribbean country.

The president was accompanied by the president of the National Assembly of People's Power (parliament), Esteban Lazo; the prime minister, Manuel Marrero, and the secretary of Organization of the Communist Party of Cuba, Roberto Morales.

Cuban scientists are congratulated for Science Day.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel today congratulated the island's scientists on the occasion of Science Day in the Caribbean nation.

Through his account on the social network X, the head of state recognized the merits of Cuban science, which has earned a place of honor in society with its research and decisive results for the development of the country and the defeat of the blockade imposed by the United States.

Cascading request to Biden: Remove Cuba from terrorist list.

If there is one thing that eight U.S. congressmen who urged President Joe Biden to remove Cuba from the arbitrary list of sponsors of terrorism agree on today, it is that the measure lacks any merit.

The most recent request in the last two weeks occurred the day before when Tennessee House of Representatives member Steve Cohen sent a letter to the president recommending him to initiate the process to review and reverse the inclusion of Cuba in the so-called State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list.


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