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Chavez 'stable' following surgery in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Updated: 15:13, Sunday, 26 June 2011. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who is in Cuba following emergency surgery, is in a 'critical' but stable condition.Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who is in Cuba following emergency surgery, is in 'critical' but stable condition, Miami's El Nuevo Herald reported.<br /> Mr Chavez's government has said he was operated on for a pelvic abscess on 10 June and is recovering well. Read More

Political unease mounting in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published: June 26, 2011 at 10:22 AM. CARACAS, Venezuela, June 26 (UPI) -- Political unease is mounting in Venezuela over the 18-day absence of President Hugo Chavez, recuperating in Cuba from secretive surgery, analysts said.Chavez, who turns 57 next month, left Venezuela June 8 for three diplomatic visits, but took ill in Havana June 10 while meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Read More

Chinese Experts Warn of Higher Risk of Marine Disasters

<p style="text-align: justify;">China should intensify preparations to deal with a growing risk of marine disasters in the next 10 years due to a worldwide increase in the last decade, experts warned."Partly because of global climate change, marine disasters have become more frequent in the world and have killed more than 300,000 people during the past 10 years," said Yu Fujiang, deputy director of the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center (NMEFC), quoted in news reports on Thursday. Read More

Chavez Breaks 12-Day Silence With Twitter Messages From Cuban Hospital Bed

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Charlie Devereux - Jun 24, 2011 9:54 AM GMT-0400.Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez broke a 12-day silence from Cuba, communicating through his Twitter account for the first time since he called a television station to talk about an operation he had on the island nation. In a series of messages, Chavez spoke about how today is the anniversary of a key battle in Venezuela’s fight for independence 200 years ago and saluted his “soldiers and beloved people” from his “trench.” Read More

Cuba and Uganda Discuss Anti-Malaria Program

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.23 - 15:35:16 / HAVANA, Cuba.- Uganda’s Health Minister Christine Ondoa met in Kampala on Thursday with the president of Cuba’s LABIOFAM Business Group Jose Antonio Fraga Castro to discuss cooperation actions for the fight against Malaria in the African nation.Fraga Castro, in representation of the Cuban Pharmaceutical and Biological Labs presented a project to authorities of the African country on April 2010 through which the island would help Uganda in the battle against that disease. Read More

City councilor will travel with Pastors for Peace to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">BY NANCY RASKAUSKAS CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES | Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 11:24 pm.&nbsp; The Pastors for Peace annual aid caravan to Cuba will stop in Corvallis on July 6. Corvallis City Councilor Mike Beilstein and Ed Hemmingson of Albany will join the caravan as it travels through Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas collecting donated medical and educational materials. Read More

Chavez Recovery From Surgery in Cuba Is ‘Slow,’ Jaua Says

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Charlie Devereux - Jun 22, 2011 5:49 PM GMT-0400. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is continuing a “slow recovery” in Cuba after an operation to remove a pelvic abscess on June 10, Vice President Elias Jaua said. Read More

Hugo Chavez Approves Budget for Construction of Public Schools in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.22 - 13:04:41 / Hugo Chavez Approves Budget for Construction of Public Schools in VenezuelaHAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; President Hugo Chavez approved on Tuesday a budget of 647 million bolivares to invest in the renovation and construction of public schools in Venezuela. Read More

New Ballot Presented in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, presented a new ballot paper that will be used in the 2012 presidential and regional elections.According to Lucena, the new ballot is remarkable because of its size and voter-friendly features. Read More

Cuba, Vietnam vow to advance military ties

<p style="text-align: justify;">11:00, June 21, 2011. Cuba and Vietnam would enhance cooperation in military technology, according to agreements reached during Vietnamese Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh's visit to the island state.A Vietnamese delegation headed by Nguyen arrived here Monday and also paid tribute to the Cuban independence hero Antonio Maceo at his mausoleum on the outskirts of Havana, the official NNTV televison reported. Read More

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