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Cuba Hosts the Regional Seminar Antidrug of Latin America
Experts from 10 countries will meet during three days starting Monday in the Palco Hotel in Havana to open a new step of Cuban cooperation with the Drug and Crime United Nations Office (ONUDD), expressed official sources.

The event will also allow to make progress in the implementation of the Convention on drug trafficking, expressed Foreign Affairs department director of the Justice Ministry Julio Alfonso in statements to the National Information Agency (AIN).

According to organizers representatives from Brazil with Justice Secretary Romeo Tuma Junior , Bolivia, Colombia, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Rep. and Venezuela will attend the meeting.

Located in the center of the main drug routes from South America to the United States and Europe, Cuba has been forced to invest a lot of resources to avoid the scourge becomes an domestic social problem.

Local Antidrug authorities seized 1.8 thousand kilograms of marihuana and cocaine in 2008, about 1200 less than in 2007, according to official statistics.


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