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Cuba, Angola boost military ties

<p style="text-align: justify;">AFP. Long-standing allies Cuba and Angola have boosted military cooperation during a visit to the communist-run Caribbean island by Angolan defense officials, Cuban state media reported Monday.Cuban Defense Minister Julio Casas Regueiro met with his Angolan counterpart Candido Pereira Dos Santos Van Dunem and "signed an accord recognizing the working parameters to strengthen and grow cooperation between the two armies," the newspaper Granma said, citing an official statement. Read More

Rawlings praises Cuba for new bio-friendly malaria eradication project in Ghana

<p style="text-align: justify;">jjrawlings.wordpress.com. General News. Ambassador Cruz explains a point to President and Mrs Rawlings. By: Bismark Omari Somuah. Ghana's former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, on Friday praised Cuba for the role it is playing in the eradication of malaria in Ghana and the West Africa region.Speaking at a meeting with the outgoing Cuban ambassador to Ghana, Dr Miguel Perez Cruz, President Rawlings said Ghana “owes Cuba a debt of gratitude” for the revolutionary new bio-spraying mechanism that eliminates mosquito larvae. Read More

Chavez in Cuba for more cancer treatment

<p style="text-align: justify;">By the CNN Wire Staff. August 7, 2011. Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has arrived in Cuba for the next phase of his cancer treatment, Venezuelan state media reported Sunday.Chavez's second round of chemotherapy was scheduled to begin Sunday, the state-run AVN news agency reported. Read More

Cuba, a true friend of Lanka – Minister Weerawansa

<p style="text-align: justify;">By L.S. Ananda Wedarachchi. Cuba always stood by Sri Lanka whenever the island faced a threat from imperialist Western powers, said Engineering Services, Construction, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa. Read More

Cuba and Guatemala, a Cultural Embrace

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Heidy Morin Rueda. sábado, 06 de agosto de 2011. 10:59Havana, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The embrace of the Cuban tocororo and the Guatemalan quetzal is an example of the sisterhood of these two cultures, poet Miguel Barnet said at the conclusion of a meeting between artists from both countries. In his remarks, the president of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) recalled the presence of Cuban national hero Jose Marti in Guatemala, where he pioneered art criticism, and patriot Jose Joaquin Palma, composer of the Guatemalan national anthem. Read More

Cuban and Palestinian Foreign Ministers Meet in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 6 (acn) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and his counterpart of the Palestinian National Authority, Riad Malki, now on a visit to the island, held a work meeting on Friday at the Cuban Foreign Ministry.According to a note published on Saturday by the Granma newspaper, Rodriguez reiterated the unrestricted support of the Caribbean country for the fraternal Palestinian people, in its historic struggle for the inalienable right to self-determination and to achieve sovereignty as an independent State. Read More

Chavez gets permission to go to Cuba for chemo

<p style="text-align: justify;">Updated 02:06 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2011. CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Legislators have granted Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez permission to return to Cuba for a second round of chemotherapy for his cancer.The 57-year-old Chavez announced Friday that he planned to go to Cuba this weekend after getting legislative approval. He is scheduled to undergo medical tests Sunday and Monday. Read More

Venezuela's Chavez to go back to Cuba for treatment

<p style="text-align: justify;">By the CNN Wire Staff. August 6, 2011 -- Updated 0928 GMT (1728 HKT) (CNN) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has asked lawmakers to approve a trip to Cuba, where he is expected to continue cancer treatment.Chavez announced in June that doctors had removed a cancerous tumor from his body, but the leader has not specified what type of cancer. He traveled to Cuba last month for about a week of chemotherapy. Read More

Cuba, Int'l Agencies Team to Protect Biodiversity

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte.12:02Havana, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) A program financed by the World Environment Fund and the UN Development Program will seek to extend Cuba's southern mangrove swamps and provide more protection for coral reefs and fish.About 5.7 million USD will be earmarked for a five-year period to strengthen environmental education in the country, Martha Rosa Acosta Blanco, a protected areas expert in Pinar del Rio province, told Juventud Rebelde newspaper. Read More

Chavez To Decide Whether To Return To Cuba For Chemo In "Next Hours"

<p style="text-align: justify;">DOW JONES NEWSWIRES. CARACAS -(Dow Jones)- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said early Friday that he would be making the decision "in the next hours" whether to return to Cuba for a second round of chemotherapy or remain at home for the treatment.Chavez, who made his comments during a telephone call to a state television program, said he would be meeting with his team of Cuban and Venezuelan doctors on Friday to set the location of his continuing treatment for cancer. Read More

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