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Cuban, Ecuadorian Eye Doctors Meet

<p style="text-align: justify;">Quito, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health professionals with the Operation Miracle program in Ecuador held their fourth scientific meeting at three ophthalmologic centers.Since 2006, more than 100,000 patients have received free eye surgery as part of the program in Ecuador. Read More

Bay area Cuban-Americans react to new travel rules to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">West Tampa, Florida - President Barack Obama has lifted the travel policy to the communist country of Cuba and, with the Tampa Bay area being having the fifth largest population of Cuban Americans in the country, many are reacting to the news.Students trying to get academic credit and churches traveling for religious reasons will now be allowed to go to the island.Americans will also be allowed to send as much as five hundred dollars every three months to Cuban citizens there.Plus more international airports will be allowed to offer charter service into Cuba, including Tampa International Airport. Read More

Democrats Keep U.S. Senate Majority

<p style="text-align: justify;">03 de noviembre de 2010.10:06Washington, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Democratic Party avoided a complete sweep by Republicans in Congress, keeping its majority in the Senate, in elections marked by the economic crisis and nearly double-digit unemployment. Read More

Brazil elects Dilma Rousseff, nation's first woman president

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Helena de Moura, CNN. October 31, 2010 -- Updated 2251 GMT (0651 HKT). (CNN) -- Dilma Rousseff has won the election for president in Brazil, according to the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal Minister,making her the nation's first woman to hold the office. Read More

Last Debate Today for Brazilian Pres. Candidates

<p style="text-align: justify;">10/30/2010. Campaigning for the Sunday's presidential election runoff will conclude today with the last television debate between Dilma Rousseff and Jose Serra. Read More

Indonesian tsunami kills 272; help finally arrives

<p style="text-align: justify;">Planes and helicopters packed with rescue workers and supplies landed for the first time on Wednesday on remote Indonesian islands that were pounded by a 10—foot (three—meter) tsunami, sweeping away villages and killing at least 272 people. Read More

UNASUR Health Ministers Meet on Haiti Epidemic

<p style="text-align: justify;">10/26/2010. Health ministers from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) will hold a videoconference from Quito on Monday, coordinated by Ecuadorian Health Minister and UNASUR president David Chiriboga. The objective of the meeting is to plan emergency aid for Haiti, which is facing a major health crisis provoked by a cholera epidemic which has killed 253 people, with more than 3,000 hospitalized as suspected cases. Read More

Flying like birds is already possible for humans

<p style="text-align: justify;">10/23/2010. By Marcelino Ortiz C. An aircraft with movable wings (to flap), powered by a person, has made history in aviation by becoming the first of its type to fly in a sustained and continuous way, according to the University of Toronto, Canada. The 'Snowbird' performed its record-breaking flight at the Great Lakes Gliding Club in Ontario in Canada in August 2nd. The feat was witnessed by the vice-president of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world-governing body for air sports and aeronautical world records. Read More

Venezuelan President Reiterates Rejection of US Blockade against Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2010.10.17 - 10:21:57 / [email protected] Venezuelan President Reiterates Rejection of US Blockade against Cuba Havana, Cuba.- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reiterated on Friday in Russia his support for Cuba and condemned the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the US on the Caribbean island for almost half a century now. Read More

OPEC Backs Yasuní ITT, Prepares Summit in Quito

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced on Friday its backing of the Yasuni ITT initiative, which looks for economic compensation from the international community in exchange for not exploiting 850 million barrels of crude in the Amazonia. Read More

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