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Rev. Walker remembered at sendoff for Cuba Caravan

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Dolores Cox. New York. Published Jul 7, 2011 6:32 PM. Volunteers Johnnie Stevens and Alison Bodine load medical supplies for Cuba at Queens, N.Y., warehouse.WW photo: Anne Pruden. The 22nd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan sendoff on June 30 from New York’s renowned Riverside Church included a memorial tribute commemorating the life of the Rev. Lucius Walker, IFCO/Pastors for Peace founding director, who passed away last year shortly after returning from the caravan to Cuba. Read More

Chavez makes surprise public appearance

<p style="text-align: justify;">Published July 08, 2011. EFE. Caracas –&nbsp; Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez interrupted his convalescence Thursday with an appearance at a military academy in the capital, although he said he needs to slow his typically hectic work schedule while undergoing treatment for cancer. Chavez greeted cadets at the Fuerte Tiuna base, his first public appearance outside the presidential palace since returning to Venezuela early Monday following surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor. Read More

Stamps for 65th anniversary of PHL-Cuba diplomatic ties unveiled

<p style="text-align: justify;">07/07/2011 | 03:01 PM. The Philippines and Cuba unveiled the commemorative stamps marking the 65th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two countries.The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the stamps were unveiled at the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples' (ICAP) headquarters at the Verdado district on July 1. Read More

PL: Humala Suggests Open and Transparent Dialogue with the U.S.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Washington, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) President-elect of Peru, Ollanta Humala,raised the need to develop an open and transparent dialogue with the United States.Humala was received on Wednesday by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with whom he discussed aspects of bilateral relations and expressed interest in strengthening ties between the two countries. Read More

International Convention on Environment and Development Inaugurated in Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.05 - 20:14:45 / / Havana, Cuba. - The achievement of Cuba in the environmental activity were highlighted by expert Gisela Alonso Domínguez during the opening ceremony of the 8th International Convention on Environment and Development held on Monday at the Havana Convention Center with the presence commander of the Revolution and member of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Guillermo García Frías.The 7th International Convention on Environment and Development takes place in the middle of difficult situations on a global scale such as the current financial, commercial, food and energetic crisis, as well as the increasing risk of the vulnerability of the human being against the natural disasters. Read More

Chavez future in doubt

<p style="text-align: justify;">By IAN JAMES Associated Press. Published 11:02 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2011. CARACAS, Venezuela -- Hugo Chavez's surprise return from Cuba after cancer treatment was a classic maneuver for a president who excels at showmanship. It's also likely to give him a political boost as supporters rally around their ailing leader.The 56-year-old president projected a strong, vibrant image as he stepped off a plane early Monday. Smiling, he hugged his vice president, broke into song and later raised a fist in triumph. Read More

Cuba, Bolivia to boost military ties

<p style="text-align: justify;">13:26, July 05, 2011. Bolivia's military chief arrived in Cuba Monday for a five-day visit to boost bilateral military relations. "Bolivia and Cuba are united by a long history, and they should have a more continuous exchange between their armed forces," Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Armando Pacheco Gutierrez said upon his arrival at the Caribbean island. Read More

CARICOM Wraps 32nd Summit

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Estela McCollin. Basseterre, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community wraps today its 32nd Summit following intense dialogues to reinforce the block effectiveness. All 15 members, associates and guests exchanged views on the progress in cooperation, integration, security, health, and the infant population, among other, and will map strategies to help improve general living standards.Majority support on the agenda went to relief supplies to Haiti and St. Lucia, both dealing with aftermaths of the Jan. 2011 massive earthquake and Hurricane Thomas last October. Read More

Colloquium on Risk Assessment in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte. Havana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd International Colloquium on Assessments of Hazard, Vulnerability and Risks for Disasters Reduction will be run in this capital Jul 6-8. International expects to the forum will exchange experiences on the issue, emphasizing in small island states and coastal ecosystems to face the effects of climate change.Cuban experts will present experiences as of the erosion of the island's beaches, mangrove swamps as a protection against natural disasters. Read More

George McGovern leaving Cuba without seeing Castro

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Associated Press. Posted: 07/04/2011 11:32:00 AM PDT. HAVANA—Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern is heading back to the United States without having seen Fidel Castro, whom he considers an old friend. McGovern says he is leaving for the airport to catch an afternoon flight and it looks like no meeting is in the cards. Read More

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