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Universities from Mexico and Cuba to Work Jointly on Fostering Community Projects

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.03 - 14:09:09 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Las Tunas, Cuba.- The 8th International Workshop on Community and Rural Development, COMUR 2011, wound up this Saturday with the signing of a Letter of Intent between the Vladimir Ilich Lenin University, of Las Tunas, and the University of Zacateca, Mexico. The two institutions agreed to foster the exchange of experiences in community work, as both universities are closely linked to social projects. Read More

Cuba and the Philippines Mark 65th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.02 - 11:53:46 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Havana, Cuba.- Representatives of the governments of Cuba and the Philippines cancelled on Friday in this capital a postage stamp allegorical to the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.During the ceremony, held at the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Wilfredo de Leon, charge d’affaires of Philippines to Havana, highlighted the historic friendship that has united the two peoples, and said that the stamp will be part of his country’s documentary heritage. Read More

Mexico: Tropical Storm Arlene Brings Torrential Rain, Damage

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Fany Rodríguez.13:41Mexico City, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Storm Arlene brought torrential rains that caused considerable damage to a large part of Mexico, with six deaths reported and thousands of houses and crops affected by floods and mudslides.Remnants of the storm, in interaction with a low pressure system, brought heavy rain to three-quarters of national territory in the last couple of days. Read More

Venezuela condemns U.S. human trafficking report

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Associated Press. CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela has condemned a U.S. State Department report that lists the country among those failing to combat human trafficking.Venezuela's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the government will begin an investigation to "determine the responsibility" of U.S. Embassy officials in preparing such reports. It said such work would go beyond the normal diplomatic functions for which U.S. Embassy officials are accredited. Read More

Venezuelan Dollar Bonds Rally After Chavez Says He’s Fighting Cancer

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Daniel Cancel and Leon Lazaroff - Jul 1, 2011 9:43 AM GMT-0400. Venezuelan bonds rallied on speculation Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may not seek another term after he said he is being treated for cancer in Cuba, sparking speculation a new government may reverse policies that made the country’s debt the riskiest in emerging-markets. Read More

Venezuela Counters Chávez Rumors With Video

<p style="text-align: justify;">BY EZEQUIEL MINAYA. CARACAS–In the latest effort to dispel rumors of the flagging health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, his government aired a video late Tuesday of the leader reportedly strolling in Cuba engaged in a lively conversation with mentor Fidel Castro. Read More

Cuba, Venezuela put out new images of post-op Chavez

<p style="text-align: justify;">Reuters. By Daniel Wallis. CARACAS (Reuters) - The governments of Cuba and Venezuela released new pictures and video footage of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday showing him chatting with Fidel Castro and walking outside after undergoing surgery in Havana."These images should serve to calm the Venezuelan people down over the health of President Chavez," Information Minister Andres Izarra told Venezuelan state TV after the images were shown. Read More

Hugo Chavez's Secretive Surgery, Cuba Stay Keeps Venezuela Guessing

<p style="text-align: justify;">CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's surgery and secretive stay in Cuba has set off speculation the socialist leader's health may be worse than the government is acknowledging. Versions range from Chavez having cancer to him deliberately stoking the mystery to prepare a triumphant return that would boost him on the road to a 2012 re-election bid. Read More

'Iran, Cuba stand firm up to imperialism'

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:52AM. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) and Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo Hernandez meet in Tehran on June 26, 2011.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran and Cuba stand firm against imperialism and the extremism of bullying powers, redeeming Tehran's pledge to defend the rights of nations. Read More

Chavez Doesn’t Have Cancer: Assembly Leader

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Charlie Devereux - Jun 26, 2011 3:58 PM GMT-0400. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez doesn’t have cancer and will return home in time to attend celebrations marking 200 years of Venezuelan independence on July 5, National Assembly President Fernando Soto Rojas said.If he was receiving treatment for cancer in Cuba, “I would be the first to tell the country,” Soto Rojas said, according to a National Assembly statement. “Chavez is recovering and will be here for July 5, thank God.” Read More

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