The 23rd annual Festival of Latin America Culture in Cuba is set to begin on Oct. 24, with all festival events taking place in Holguin in eastern Cuba.
Spectators and attendees can enjoy paintings, film, dance and other performances during the week-long event. And artists are expected from Colombia, Spain, Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, the United States, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Canada, Nicaragua, Angola, the Congo, Lesotho, Uganda, Cambodia, Iran and Italy, among others.
Hosted by the House of Ibero-America, the event’s theme is "Local Development and Cultural Industries." There will be several events and performances that will pay homage to Ernesto "Che" Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his execution by the Bolivian military, along with the 75th anniversary of the death of Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez.
The House of Ibero-America was founded in 1993 by Cuba’s Ministry of Culture, whose objective is to promote Ibero-American socio-cultural themes and politics. In 2002 the house added an academic investigation branch with an annual conference and festival for investigators to discuss and share ideas and findings regarding Iberoamerica.