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Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura met in Peru
Machado started with those encounters the first bilateral contacts as part of his participation in the Fifth Latin American, Caribbeanand European Union (LAC-EU) Summit.

Cuba Urges First World to Fight Poverty

Cuba: Machado Ventura Heads Delegation to Regional Summit

Cuba Takes World Food Crisis Issue to Regional Meeting

The Cuban leader arrived in Lima Thursday, leading the island's delegation to this forum, which will conclude May 17 when statesmen from the two continents ink the Lima Declaration.

Participants in the event will detail in that document commitments both regions could adopt to fight poverty and protect environment.

Also included are the world food crisis and its impact on poor countries.
The Cuban first vice president exhorted Europe to provide concrete initiatives to mitigate hardships Third World countries currently suffer.

According to him, the EU must adopt an active position, to solve those scourges gripping humanity, particularly on third-world countries.

As to Cuba's expectations for the Fifth LAC-EU Summit, Machado highlighted the strengthening of the Latin American and Caribbean positions compared to previous meetings.


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