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Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Will Arrive in Texas This Weekend

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.14 - 11:50:36 / HAVANA, Cuba.- More than 100 members of the 22nd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba will meet in Texas, the United States, this coming weekend after visiting over 130 U.S. and Canadian cities gathering humanitarian materials for the Caribbean nation. Read More

Hugo Chavez Expects Chemo or Radiation Treatment for Cancer

<p style="text-align: justify;">July 13, 2011. Fox News Latino. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez expects to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment once he recovers from his cancer surgery, he said on Wednesday.Chávez said he is now starting a second phase of treatment and expects a third phase "that could be a bit hard, which is to try to armor the body against these malignant cells." Read More

Chavez Flaunts Healthy Side Amid Cancer Fears

<p style="text-align: justify;">12:09pm UK, Tuesday July 12, 2011. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has tried to quell concerns about his health with pictures of himself exercising in public.Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stretches during his daily exercise routine in Caracas. Mr Chavez has a stretch during one of his exercise routines. The president is back home after cancer surgery in Cuba and his aides say he does not need chemotherapy. Read More

Alarcon Ratifies Cuba’s Support for Puerto Rico’s Independence

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.12 - 08:28:44 / La Habana, Cuba.- Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon ratified on Monday&nbsp; Cuba’s support for the continuous struggle of Puerto Rican patriots in the name of its decolonization and total independence. At the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp of Artemisa province, the top official expressed his conviction that Puerto Ricans will achieve their sovereignty if they continue the struggle in all spheres.&nbsp; Read More

Guatemala: Tribute to Facundo Cabral Condemns Violence

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Jennifer Socorro Ramon. 10:39Guatemala City, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of artists participated in a tribute on Sunday to Argentine singer-songwriter Facundo Cabral, who was murdered here on Saturday.It was not a traditional concert and the public could not remain silent, because of the anger, fury, indignation and so many spontaneous feelings during the performances, which condemned the absurd crime. Read More

Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal Presented with Spanish Government Award

<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> 2011.07.11 - 10:10:04 /, Cuba.- Doctor Eusebio Leal was decorated on Friday by the Spanish government with the Civil Order of Alfonso X “The Wise” a prize that acknowledges merits in the fields of education, science, culture, teaching and research. With this award, in the Grand Cross category, his virtues as a professor and his performance as Havana City Historian and Dean of Old Havana’s San Geronimo University College stand out, the Cubadebate Web site reported. Read More

Brazil Approves Conjugal Visits for Gay Inmates

<p style="text-align: justify;">EFE - July 4, 2011. RIO DE JANEIRO – Gay prisoners who register their respective partner or companion with prison officials will have the right to receive them for conjugal visits beginning Monday in all of Brazil's jails, a note published in the official gazette says.The decision of the National Criminal and Penitentiary Policy Council, a Justice Ministry agency, guarantees and extends across the entire country a right for gays that was already accepted in some states including Rio de Janeiro and Pernambuco. Read More

Volunteers defy embargo, gather aid for Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Written by Gary McLendon. 10:30 PM, Jul. 8, 2011. In defiance of U.S. policy, dozens of local volunteers gathered in Pittsford on Friday to help transport more than three dozen boxes of medicine and medicalsupplies to Cuba in the 22nd annual Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan Read More

Rev. Walker remembered at sendoff for Cuba Caravan

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Dolores Cox. New York. Published Jul 7, 2011 6:32 PM. Volunteers Johnnie Stevens and Alison Bodine load medical supplies for Cuba at Queens, N.Y., warehouse.WW photo: Anne Pruden. The 22nd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan sendoff on June 30 from New York’s renowned Riverside Church included a memorial tribute commemorating the life of the Rev. Lucius Walker, IFCO/Pastors for Peace founding director, who passed away last year shortly after returning from the caravan to Cuba. Read More

Chavez makes surprise public appearance

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published July 08, 2011. EFE. Caracas –&nbsp; Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez interrupted his convalescence Thursday with an appearance at a military academy in the capital, although he said he needs to slow his typically hectic work schedule while undergoing treatment for cancer. Chavez greeted cadets at the Fuerte Tiuna base, his first public appearance outside the presidential palace since returning to Venezuela early Monday following surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor. Read More

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