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Bolivia Reports Millions in Losses due to Landlocked Status

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González Tocabens.La Paz, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) From 1970 to date, Bolivia's landlocked status has cost it more than 30 billion USD in losses, according to a report published Monday in Cambio newspaper. The Andean Development Corporation found in studies of landlocked countries that they lose from two to three percent of their gross domestic product from exports, expert Rodrigo Burgoa told Cambio. Read More

Chavez Warns of Maneuvers to Prepare Invasion of Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Ed Newman. Caracas, September 3 (RHC)-- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has warned that the opposition seeks to create favorable conditions for a foreign intervention,similar to what occurred in Libya. Speaking at the Miraflores Presidential Palace on Friday, the Bolivarian leader said that the opposition believes the case of Libya will be repeated and are "plotting for an invasion of Venezuela." Read More

Rigoberta Menchu is Presidential Candidate in Guatemala

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Dayami Interián García. Guatemala, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Rigoberta Menchu once more aspires to the Guatemalan presidency, this second time with a fully indigenous organization but joined to a leftist coalition. The 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner founded Winaq (integral human being) and registered it as a party. Read More

Chavez in good health after chemotherapy

<p style="text-align: justify;">September 3, 2011.Written by Lakshit. Caracas, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said that after finishing his third round of chemotherapy his health was ‘perfect’. ‘I’m going strong,’ said Chavez, as he left the Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital in Caracas Friday. The president said he had entered the hospital weighing 87.2 kg and left weighing 88.5 kg. Read More

Cuba withdraws ambassador from Libya

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has announced the withdrawal of its ambassador and diplomatic mission in Libya and reiterated that it does not recognize the rebels' transitional government. It also has denounced the NATO military intervention that helped drive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi into hiding, saying the bombing killed "thousands" of civilians. It warned that NATO's conduct could create similar conditions for an outside military intervention in Syria, which has been roiled by popular protests as well. Read More

Party leader Trong greets special envoy from Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) receives special envoy of Cuban Party General Secretary Jose Ramon Balaguer. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung. HA NOI — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday received Jose Ramon Balaguer, special envoy of Raul Castro, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba's Central Committee. Read More

Salvadorian President Regains Voter Acceptance

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez.San Salvador, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) At least 64.4 percent of Salvadorians approve their President Mauricio Funes' performance, according to the latest quarterly survey carried out by LPG Datos of LA PRENSA GRAFICA newspaper. The poll found that the president's approval is four points above that obtained three months ago, which means that he has regained popularity despite economic adversities and lack of safety. Read More

Vice-president vows to enhance ties with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Last Updated(Beijing Time):2011-08-31 09:50. Vice-President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged to uphold the long-term friendship with Cuba and further cooperation between the two countries and their communist parties. Xi, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during a meeting with Jose Ramon Balaguer, special envoy of Cuban Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee first secretary Raul Castro. Read More

Cuba seeks South African funding for medical projects

<p style="text-align: justify;">South Africa should join a Cuban-Norwegian medical aid project in Haiti, Cuban officials suggested during an annual bilateral meeting Aug. 30 in Havana. A Cuban expert delegation visited Norway in September 2010, to talk about joint relief work in Haiti and cooperation in natural disaster prevention and response. In October 2010, the Scandinavian country provided 5 million Norwegian kronor ($850,000) to Cuban relief efforts in Haiti. Cuba is using the Norwegian contribution — the second after a $850,000 check in January — for the purchase of drugs and medical equipment for its 930-member medical brigade in Haiti. Read More

Cuba Seeks to Revitalize World Disarmament Conference

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González Tocabens. Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno has affirmed that Cuba wants to revitalize the United Nations World Disarmament Conference to prevent a climate disaster that would be caused by a nuclear conflict. One of Cuban main goals is to boost, move forward, and revive the Conference so that it plays its initial role, which dates back to its creation in 1979, Moreno holds in statements to the official Granma daily. Read More

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