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Celina González, Queen of Cuban Country Music Passed Away

Celina González, Queen of Cuban Country Music Passed Away

Celina González, Queen of Cuban Country Music Passed Away

Havana, Feb 4  – The artist Celina González, regarded as the queen of Cuban country music, died here today at age 85, close sources reported. Continue reading

Prominent Cuba Trova Singer Santiago Feliu Dies

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Prominent Cuba Trova Singer Santiago Feliu Dies

Havana, Feb 12 – Prominent Cuban trova singer Santiago Feliu, part of Cuba’s Nueva Trova Movement, died of a heart attack today in this capital at the age of 51. Continue reading

Cuban Singer-Songwriter Teresita Fernandez Dies

Cuban Singer-Songwriter Teresita Fernandez Dies

Cuban Singer-Songwriter Teresita Fernandez Dies

Havana, Nov 11  –  Singer-songwriter, whose songs marked several generations of Cubans, died today in this capital at the age of 83.

Original from the central city of Santa Clara, Fernandez composed songs for children that became very popular, as “Mi Gatico Vinagrito” (My Little Cat Vinagrito) and “Lo Feo” (The Ungly), the great poetic sensitivity of which also touched adults. Continue reading

Cuban Filmmaker Daniel Diaz Torres Dies

Cuban Filmmaker Daniel Diaz Torres Dies

Cuban Filmmaker Daniel Diaz Torres Dies

Havana, Sep 16  –  Cuban filmmaker Daniel Diaz Torres died today at 64, a few months after saying good bye to the audience with his awarded tragicomedy La Pelicula de Ana (Ana’s Movie). Continue reading

Cuban General Dies in Car Accident in Havana

Cuban General Dies in Car Accident in Havana

Cuban General Dies in Car Accident in Havana

HAVANA,  Aug 27 – Divisional General Pedro Mendiondo Gómez, Chief of the Anti-Craft Defense and Revolutionary Air Force died on August 26 at 3.20 AM from the injuries suffered in a car accident he was involved in this Sunday. Continue reading

Cuban music icon Cesar Portillo de la Luz dies at 90

Cuban music icon Cesar Portillo de la Luz dies at 90

Cuban music icon Cesar Portillo de la Luz dies at 90

May, 6th – Renowned Cuban instrumentalist and composer César Portillo de la Luz died Saturday in Havana at the age of 90.

A memorial service is taking place Monday at a Havana’s Calzada y K funeral house, local TV reported. In accordance with Portillo’s requests, his body was cremated. Continue reading

Leader of Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Dies

Leader of Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Dies

Leader of Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Dies

Caracas, Mar 5  – President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez, died this afternoon at the Military Hospital of this capital.

The information was broadcast nationwide by Executive Vicepresident, Nicolas Maduro, who called the Venezuelan people to be calm, united and to await further news about the funeral rites. Continue reading