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Cuba seeks South African funding for medical projects

<p style="text-align: justify;">South Africa should join a Cuban-Norwegian medical aid project in Haiti, Cuban officials suggested during an annual bilateral meeting Aug. 30 in Havana. A Cuban expert delegation visited Norway in September 2010, to talk about joint relief work in Haiti and cooperation in natural disaster prevention and response. In October 2010, the Scandinavian country provided 5 million Norwegian kronor ($850,000) to Cuban relief efforts in Haiti. Cuba is using the Norwegian contribution — the second after a $850,000 check in January — for the purchase of drugs and medical equipment for its 930-member medical brigade in Haiti. Read More

Cuba Seeks to Revitalize World Disarmament Conference

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Osmany González Tocabens. Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno has affirmed that Cuba wants to revitalize the United Nations World Disarmament Conference to prevent a climate disaster that would be caused by a nuclear conflict. One of Cuban main goals is to boost, move forward, and revive the Conference so that it plays its initial role, which dates back to its creation in 1979, Moreno holds in statements to the official Granma daily. Read More

South Africa: Nation Eyes Opportunities With Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">28 August 2011. Pretoria — South Africa and Cuba hope to push their bilateral and multilateral cooperation to the next level when they hold their 9th Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) this week. International Relations Deputy Minister, Ebrahim Ebrahim, will co-chair the meeting, scheduled for 29 and 30 in Cuba, which will focus on domestic political and socio-economic issues in both countries while also touching on regional issues. Read More

Telesur and Voltaire Reporters, who Left Tripoli, Arrived Safe in Malta

<p style="text-align: justify;">SOUTH JOURNAL.August 29, 2011. After 36 hours onboard a small boat, 52 persons including reporters of Telesur, Press TV, and Voltaire Network arrived safely in Valletta city, Malta, said Voltaire's editor Thierry Meyssan in a report to the South Journal. Upon their arrival in the city, local authorities and ambassadors from different missions, except France, attended a ceremony for the group. Read More

USA: Irene Batters New York, Causes Multi-Million Dollar Losses

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Lourdes chang.12:31Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and insurance companies predict multi-million dollar losses as a consequence of hurricane Irene hitting the East Coast of the United States. In statements to the press quoted by NBC television, Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, noted the damage is equivalent to billions of US dollars. Read More

Mexico, Brazil Review Bilateral Cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">By. Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez.00:09México, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Mexico and Brazil met in this capital to assess their cooperation activities for 2009-2011 and discuss those to be carried out in the next two years. The meeting was held on August 22-26, the Mexican Foreign Ministry informed in a communique. Read More

LatAm Trade Unions Coordinate Strategies in Nicaragua

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez.Managua, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 130 Latin American trade union organizations will close a meeting in Nicaragua aimed at coordinating common efforts in defense of workers and for the construction of anti-neoliberal alternatives. Participants in the 4th Trade Union Meeting or Our America (ESNA), held at the National Engineering University, expressed their will to use their organizational and mobilization capacity to contribute to ongoing social changes in the region. Read More

Chavez to undergo new round of cancer treatment

<p style="text-align: justify;">Ago 2011-08-27T21:34:12. CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that he will undergo his next round of cancer treatment at home instead of Cuba. Chavez said he will begin his third phase of chemotherapy soon at the Military Hospital in Caracas. He had the last two rounds of chemotherapy in Cuba. Read More

Cuba announces to support Cambodia's candidacy for UNSC seat: ambassador

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 2011-08-25 21:35:26. PHNOM PENH, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Cuba will support Cambodia for the post of a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2013 and 2014 mandate, the outgoing ambassador of Cuba to Cambodia Gilda Lopez Armenteros said Thursday. The ambassador said so during a farewell call on the President of Cambodian National Assembly Heng Samrin. Read More

Cuba attacks $1.5tn world arms spending

<p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday 24 August 2011. By Our Foreign Desk. Cuba assumed the presidency of the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, insisting that the $1.5 trillion (£910 billion) currently squandered on military expenditures and war each year should instead be used to promote social development. Addressing diplomats from the conference's 65 member states new president Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez, who is one of Cuba's deputy foreign ministers, said it was "unacceptable that almost 23,000 nuclear weapons still exist, including 7,560 ready to use." Read More

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