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'Iran, Cuba stand against US extremism'

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mon Aug 1, 2011 10:3AM. Senior Iranian lawmaker Hossein Sobhani Nia, A senior member of Iran's Majlis (parliament) has urged the people of Iran and Cuba to continue with their firm resistance against the US extremism. In a meeting with president of the Cuban National Assembly Ricardo Alarcon in Havana on Monday, a member of the Majlis Presiding Board Hossein Sobhani Nia praised Cuba's resistance against the US imperialism over the past 50 years under the leadership of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and President Raul Castro. Read More

Andean Summit for New Boost to Integration

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Dayami Interián García.29 de julio de 2011, 12:41Lima, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The Andean Community of Nations (CAN) is headed toward a process of becoming stronger, the Andean Presidential Council agreed during a brief summit in the Peruvian capital after the inauguration of President Ollanta Humala. The 18th meeting of that Council was attended by Humala and the presidents of Bolivia, Evo Morales; Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos; and Ecuador, Rafael Correa. Read More

Head of Chinese Information Office in Cuba for Working Visit

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 29 (acn) Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs Marcelino Medina Gonzalez met Thursday with the Director of the Information Office of China, Wang Chen, who is visiting Cuba.During the meeting at the ministry's headquarters, both parties acknowledged the excellent state of bilateral relations and the Acting Minister said the Cuban government and people were open to further strengthen the ties between both countries, says a report by the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Read More

Chavez Celebrates 57th Birthday, Vows To Fight Cancer

<p style="text-align: justify;">(NewsCore) - CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who returned home over the weekend after a first round of chemotherapy in Cuba, celebrated his 57th birthday Thursday and said he was already preparing to celebrate his 67th in a decade's time despite his illness.Chavez vowed to beat the cancer and said he was happy and healthy despite preparing himself for a second bout of chemotherapy, in an interview shown on state broadcaster VTV. Read More

Venezuela's Chavez: Soon Starting 2nd Round Of Chemo, May Need 3rd

<p style="text-align: justify;">JULY 27, 2011, 4:03 P.M. ET. CARACAS, Venezuela (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will soon start his second round of chemotherapy and "probably" will require a third, the leader said Wednesday, speaking during a televised address. Read More

Cuban First Vice-President Heads Delegation to Peru

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.27 - 13:37:43 / Cuban First Vice-President Heads Delegation to Peru. HAVANA, CUBA.-&nbsp; Cuba’s First Vice-President José Ramón Machado Ventura heads the delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect Ollanta Humala in Peru.Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla is part of the delegation, announced Granma newspaper. Read More

Giant portrait of Eva Perón unveiled in Argentina ministry

<p style="text-align: justify;">Associated Press in Buenos, Wednesday 27 July 2011 09.40 BST. President Cristina Fernández iinaugurates the artwork in front of the social development ministry in Buenos Aires Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images. A giant portrait of Eva Perón was unveiled Tuesday on the front of Argentina's social development ministry, where she gave a historic speech prior to her death from cancer in 1952. The 31m-high , 24m-wide (79ft by 102ft) work weighing 15 tonnes resembles the iconic portrait of Argentine revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba. Read More

Anti-speculation Law Comes into Effect in Venezuela

<p style="text-align: justify;">By. Dayami Interián García.11:32Caracas, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Law on Fair Costs and Prices, recently promulgated as enabling act by President Hugo Chavez, takes effect Tuesday to fight speculation, an initiative that stirs up disagreements between the government and the opposition.Once enforced, the law has 90 days to fix cost structures with the participation of private and state sectors, as well as the population. Read More

Susana Baca becomes Peru's first black government minister

<p style="text-align: justify;">Singer, known as the voice of Afro-Peruvian music tradition, given culture portfolio by president-elect Ollanta Humala. Associated Press in, Tuesday 26 July 2011 16.01 BST. Susana Baca won a Latin Grammy in 2002 for an album she recorded nearly 20 years earlier in Cuba. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian. Read More

Panama Confirms Child Death to Dengue

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Estela McCollin.&nbsp; 11:56.Panama, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Panama Health Ministry has confirmed the death of an 8-year-old to hemorrhagic dengue in this capital, the first this year. Jorge Hassan, director of the Metropolitan Health Region, said their top goal is to detect where the vector is and order sanitation and eradication measures. Read More

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