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Head of Chinese Information Office in Cuba for Working Visit

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 29 (acn) Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs Marcelino Medina Gonzalez met Thursday with the Director of the Information Office of China, Wang Chen, who is visiting Cuba.During the meeting at the ministry's headquarters, both parties acknowledged the excellent state of bilateral relations and the Acting Minister said the Cuban government and people were open to further strengthen the ties between both countries, says a report by the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Read More

Chavez Celebrates 57th Birthday, Vows To Fight Cancer

<p style="text-align: justify;">(NewsCore) - CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who returned home over the weekend after a first round of chemotherapy in Cuba, celebrated his 57th birthday Thursday and said he was already preparing to celebrate his 67th in a decade's time despite his illness.Chavez vowed to beat the cancer and said he was happy and healthy despite preparing himself for a second bout of chemotherapy, in an interview shown on state broadcaster VTV. Read More

Venezuela's Chavez: Soon Starting 2nd Round Of Chemo, May Need 3rd

<p style="text-align: justify;">JULY 27, 2011, 4:03 P.M. ET. CARACAS, Venezuela (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will soon start his second round of chemotherapy and "probably" will require a third, the leader said Wednesday, speaking during a televised address. Read More

Cuban First Vice-President Heads Delegation to Peru

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.27 - 13:37:43 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Cuban First Vice-President Heads Delegation to Peru. HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuba’s First Vice-President José Ramón Machado Ventura heads the delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect Ollanta Humala in Peru.Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla is part of the delegation, announced Granma newspaper. Read More

Giant portrait of Eva Perón unveiled in Argentina ministry

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press in Buenos Aires.guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 27 July 2011 09.40 BST. President Cristina Fernández iinaugurates the artwork in front of the social development ministry in Buenos Aires Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images. A giant portrait of Eva Perón was unveiled Tuesday on the front of Argentina's social development ministry, where she gave a historic speech prior to her death from cancer in 1952. The 31m-high , 24m-wide (79ft by 102ft) work weighing 15 tonnes resembles the iconic portrait of Argentine revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba. Read More

Anti-speculation Law Comes into Effect in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">By. Dayami Interián García.11:32Caracas, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Law on Fair Costs and Prices, recently promulgated as enabling act by President Hugo Chavez, takes effect Tuesday to fight speculation, an initiative that stirs up disagreements between the government and the opposition.Once enforced, the law has 90 days to fix cost structures with the participation of private and state sectors, as well as the population. Read More

Susana Baca becomes Peru's first black government minister

<p style="text-align: justify;">Singer, known as the voice of Afro-Peruvian music tradition, given culture portfolio by president-elect Ollanta Humala. Associated Press in Lima.guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 26 July 2011 16.01 BST. Susana Baca won a Latin Grammy in 2002 for an album she recorded nearly 20 years earlier in Cuba. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian. Read More

Panama Confirms Child Death to Dengue

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Estela McCollin.&nbsp; 11:56.Panama, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Panama Health Ministry has confirmed the death of an 8-year-old to hemorrhagic dengue in this capital, the first this year. Jorge Hassan, director of the Metropolitan Health Region, said their top goal is to detect where the vector is and order sanitation and eradication measures. Read More

Hugo Chavez Wants to Rule Venezuela Until 2031

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Atlantic Wire. By Adam Clark Estes. Among other things, Hugo Chávez cited "reasons of love" in declaring his intent to seek a third six-year term as Venezuela's president over the weekend. The 56-year-old socialist leader told the press that last month's surgery in Cuba to remove a baseball-sized tumor had been tremendously successful and while he said there were still some risks, he was cancer-free and ready to renew his commitment to Venezuela. Read More

Angola: Country's Minister Satisfied At Cuba's Social Authorities Works

<p style="text-align: justify;">22 July 2011. Havana — Angola's minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration, João Baptista Kussumua, said he had a good impression from the manner Cuba treats its disabled children, ANGOP has learnt. Speaking to members of Cuba's Embassy to Angola, after leaving that country, following his four-day visit, the minister acknowledged the value given to the citizens, whatever their health, physical or mental state is. Read More

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