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Pastor Vega,

65, a Cuban filmmaker widely known for such films as Retrato de Teresa (Portrait of Teresa), has died.

The death was announced Thursday in Havana by the island's International Press Center. The statement did specify the date or cause of death.

Other films made by Mr. Vega during his 40-year career included Vidas Paralelas (Parallel Lives) and Las Profecias de Amanda (Prophecies of Amanda.)

Mr. Vega was married to the Cuban actress Daisy Granado, with whom he also worked as a theater director.

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