National News

Havana, March 4 (RHC) -- The central activities for Cuban Press Day begin on Tuesday, March 5, with a pilgrimage and wreath laying at the tomb of Juan Gualberto Gómez (1854-1933) on the 91st anniversary of his death.

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Havana, March 4 (RHC) -- Cuba remembers the explosion in Havana of the French ship La Coubre 64 years ago today, as a result of a terrorist attack that caused the death of a hundred people and hundreds of wounded.

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International News

Buenos Aires, March 4 (RHC)-- The Argentinian government of President Javier Milei, after announcing the closure of the news agency, Télam, proceeded early Monday morning to disable the website while the building where the newsroom operates was fenced off.

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Berlin, March 4 (RHC)-- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday said he hoped the British court system would protect Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, from being extradited to the United States.

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Cuban peasants linked to cooperatives take note of new exhortations to propose production plans above the contributions, far below the country's requirements.

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The conflict between the controversial Attorney General Consuelo Porras and the new government of Guatemala has been escalating in recent days, given the official's lack of willingness to collaborate and maintain a confrontational posture with President Bernardo Arévalo, who has made clear his commitment to confront corruption and impunity prevailing in the Central American country.

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Chile's military dictatorship, headed by General Augusto Pinochet, who ruled the South American country with blood and fire between 1973 and 1990, in addition to practicing state terrorism against the population on a daily basis, is guilty of other little-known horrendous crimes.

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Havana, March 4 (RHC) - Cubans Marlon Yant and José Miguel Gutiérrez stood out in the closing day of the preliminary phase of the Italian volleyball Superliga.

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Havana, March 4 (JIT) - Cuba's small representation took 20th place in the medal table of the Glasgow 2024 World Indoor Athletics Championships in Scotland, which ended on Sunday.

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Havana, March 4 (JIT) - Cuban Legnis Calá (57 kg) lost by points (0-5) to China's Zichun Xu in the opening round of the pre-Olympic boxing tournament organized in the Italian city of Busto Arzizio.

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The British high court did not make it easy for the press to cover Julian Assange’s anti-extradition hearings in late February. For those of you who may have forgotten, Assange just appealed his extradition to the United States, where he faces brutal punishment for practicing journalism. But the British high court doesn’t want you to remember.  How else to explain it making press coverage of the proceedings so extraordinarily difficult?

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Speech by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel at the ceremony to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace.  

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泸州老窖(Luzhou Laojiao)is one of China's leading liquor producing companies, located in Luzhou City, Sichuan Province.  It is famous for its strong aroma type liquor and has several brands, the most prominent being Guojiao 1573.  This white liquor comes from the 1573 liquor deposits, a nationally protected site that was built in 1573 and is still in operation today.  This year, they were invited to participate in the Habano Festival held in Cuba from February 26th until March 1st.

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Venice, February 27 (RHC)-- Thousands of artists, curators and museum directors have called for Israel to be excluded from this year’s Venice Biennale art fair and accused the exhibition of “platforming a genocidal apartheid state.”   Israel has been facing mounting international criticism, including in the art world, over its military offensive in the besieged Gaza Strip that has killed tens of thousands of Palestinians since October 7th.

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Malmo, February 27 (RHC)-- Palestinian pop singer Bashar Murad is hoping to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and bring “a Palestinian voice to the main stage”.  Iceland is expected to pick its contestant on Saturday for the annual song competition, which is being held in the Swedish city of Malmo.

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Berlin, February 26 (RHC)-- The closing ceremony of the Berlin International Film Festival has been the scene of protests against Israel’s genocidal war on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, with several filmmakers criticizing the occupying regime for its months-long aggression on the besieged territory.

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