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Colombian FARC Willing to Talk with Gov´t

<p style="text-align: justify;">Bogota, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)&nbsp; reaffirmed its political will to take the necessary steps toward an eventual peace process that will end the internal armed conflict. In a message signed by the FARC National Secretariat and addressed to participants in a national peace conference, the guerrilla group maintained its willingness to explore the path to dialogue with the government. Read More

Ecuador to Prioritize Cuban Medicine Imports

<p style="text-align: justify;">By:Fany Rodríguez.Quito, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will prioritize imports of medicine from Cuba, which sells internationally renowned products, over those offered by transnational corporations, President Rafael Correa announced. During his weekly Saturday radio and TV address, Correa said the Public Health Ministry would invest 1.3 billion USD in medicine, prioritizing domestic suppliers, and followed by Cuban imports. Read More

Chavez flies home after cancer treatment in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">(AFP) HAVANA — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has flown back to Venezuela after receiving chemotherapy treatment in Cuba for his cancer, Juventud Rebelde newspaper reported Sunday.Cuban President Raul Castro accompanied his Venezuelan counterpart to the airport late Saturday to see him off, the report said. Read More

Mexico Celebrates Cantinflas' Birthday

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mexico is celebrating the one-hundred-year birthday anniversary of its most famous actor, Mario Moreno (Cantinflas). The actor was born in Santa Maria la Redonda neighbourhood in Mexico City and died at 82 years old. Fragments of his films will be shown at the Auditorium, the Music Library, and other places, including different areas of the crowded subway, among many other activities in the capital and all over the country. Read More

Cuba and New Zealand Work for More Cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.12 - 14:48:48 / HAVANA, Cuba.-&nbsp; The Governor-General of New Zealand, Anand Satyanand, met on Friday with the Cuban ambassador to that nation, Jose Luis Robaina, who will soon finish his diplomatic mission there.Satyanand praised the development of bilateral relations over the last four years since Robaina arrived in Wellington, the country’s capital, while the Cuban diplomat summarized the main actions carried out during that period to strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation ties. Read More

Cuban, Mexican Environmental Experts Meet

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte. viernes, 12 de agosto de 2011.Havana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Mexican environmental experts met to discuss protected areas in their respective countries which have the support of the UN and which they described as successful.Hector Amigo Carcases, president of the Commission on Energy and Environment of the Cuban National Assembly of People's Power, told the National News Agency that the study of mutual initiatives helped to increase knowledge about environmental protection. Read More

Venezuelans worry over high inflation

<p style="text-align: justify;">Aug. 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM. CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- As Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez undergoes cancer treatment in Cuba, the national economy's management he left in the hands of his trusted stewards is proving to be another test of nerves for economists, investors and ordinary consumers alike. With little sign of a two-year recession dissipating in response to consumer demand, official data indicated Venezuela's price index rose 2.7 percent in July for a cumulative 25.1 percent in 12 months. Read More

Cuban University Federation Supports Chilean Students’ Demand for Educational Reforms

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.11 - 10:49:46 / HAVANA, Cuba.-&nbsp; The Cuban Federation of University Students (FEU) issued a declaration on Thursday expressing this organization’s support of the struggle of thousands of Chilean students who have taken to the streets demanding educational reforms in that South American nation. The declaration, published by the Juventud Rebelde newspaper, notes that the neoliberal policies implemented in several nations of Latin America continue to try to subjugate the people’s origins, traditions, culture, and identity to the interests of the rich. Read More

Cuban Philatelist Wins Prize at World Stamp Exhibition

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.11 - 09:44:27 / HAVANA, Cuba.-&nbsp; Adrian Fernandez, from Havana, walked away with the Grand Youth Prize at the Japan World Stamp Exhibition (Philanippon 2011), the most important meeting of stamp collectors. Adrian is the first young philatelist in the world to obtain on three occasions the Grand Youth Prize at international competitions (China 2009, Portugal 2010 and Japan 2011), the Cubadebate Web site reported. Read More

Venezuela's Chavez says feels well in chemotherapy

<p style="text-align: justify;">Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:56pm GMT. CARACAS Aug 11 (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez told Venezuelans on Thursday he was reacting well to a second round of chemotherapy in Cuba and believed he was winning his battle against cancer. The socialist leader broke the news in June that he was ill, raising doubts about his ability to campaign ahead of a 2012 presidential election that he has vowed to win. Read More

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