The film Don't Burn (Dung Dot) has been selected to be screened at the opening of Viet Nam Film Week in Havana, Cuba, from June 1-5. The week is part of this year's cultural activities to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Viet Nam-Cuba diplomatic ties on December 2.

May 5, 2010

Cheng Xindong knows people in high places... Following the last year's contemporary Chinese art exhibition in Havana, he is now working on the return leg, the Cuba Contemporary Art Exhibition in Beijing, to be launched on September 25.

Radio and TV Marti, the U.S. government-sponsored broadcasts to Cuba, have failed to make an impact on the communist-led island and sometimes show a pro-Cuban bias in news reporting, a new Senate report said on Monday.

The city of Miami, Florida, is an oasis of swaying palm trees, white beaches, yachts and gigantic tour ships in the harbor, a handy monorail transit system that winds all through downtown, and boutiques and clubs in a trendy shopping plaza called Coconut Grove.

Last year, Brookings offered advice on how to con Cubans into accepting a "new" US policy to "advance the interests of the United States in seeking stable relationships based on common hemispheric values." Now, from the Brookings Institution, comes "U.S. Public Diplomacy for Cuba: Why It's Needed and How to Do It."

Cuban and US diplomats have held a rare meeting at the United Nations that focused on aid efforts for quake-hit Haiti, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said.