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Cuba, Fidel and Che on the Norwegian criminal's hate list

Behring Anders Breivik

Behring Anders Breivik (in red), twice-confessed author of the attack which cost the lives of more than 90 people in Norway, leaving the court today in Oslo. Photo: Reuters Anders Breivik Behring, the author of the horrific crimes in Norway, which have shocked the world and has killed 76 people (68 in the island of

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When the Hunger Strike is in the US

California’s Pelican Bay state prison

On the 1st of July, several dozen inmates at California’s Pelican Bay state prison began a hunger strike against the inhuman conditions at the Security Housing Unit [SHU, pronounced "shoe"] where one-third of the 3100 prisoners are locked up. In this maximum security facility, near the Oregon state border, convicts are locked in for more than 22 hours a day in windowless isolation cells, and can have little or no contact with other prisoners for years and sometimes decades.

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Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez Meet Fraternally

Fidel and Chávez

The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez held a fraternal meeting in this capital. During their conversation on Tuesday, the two leaders remembered moments of previous meetings, Cuba’s nightly TV news program reported. Some of Chavez´ relatives also were present at the meeting.

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Cuba Defeats Holland 4-1 in Rotterdam

Yadier Pedroso pitched a complete game to lead Cuba over Holland.

Coming off an embarrassing loss to Curacao on Friday, Cuba defeated the much tougher host Holland team on Sunday, by a score of 4-1 at the World Port Baseball Tournament in Rotterdam. Yadier Pedroso pitched a complete game allowing scattering five hits and striking out nine. He lost a shutout bid when Holland scored a lone run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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NATO Planes Bomb West Libya

Tripoli bombing. Archive photo

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization stepped up its air raids against western Libya, after attacking two civilian checkpoints in Khoms and the town of Nalut, and losing an unmanned helicopter near Zlitan. NATO planes and helicopters increased their incursions in support backing the armed uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, according to JANA news agency and Al Jamahiriya state television.

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Desperate Man Robs Store For One Dollar In Order To Go To Jail To Get Health Coverage

Desperate Man Robs Store For One Dollar In Order To Go To Jail To Get Health Coverage

Verone didn’t want to scare anyone. He executed the robbery the most passive way he knew how. He handed the teller a note demanding one dollar, and medical attention. “I didn’t have any fears,” said Verone. “I told the teller that I would sit over here and wait for police.” Verone says he’s not a political man. But he has a lot to say on the subject of socialized medical care.

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Venezuela's Chavez has pelvic surgery in Cuba

Nicolas Maduro

i have to write an essay due tomorrow p>Venezuela’s foreign minister says President Hugo Chavez has undergone surgery in Cuba. Nicolas Maduro tells state-run Venezolana de Television that Chavez had the operation for a pelvic abscess. Maduro says the procedure was “immediate” in nature but that Chavez is in good health. He says the president

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Obama Asks for 20 Million to Subvert Cuba

Barack Obama

help with writing an essay p> The 20 million USD the U.S. administration of Barack Obama is requesting from Congress is intended to subvert Cuba’s internal order, said Kenia Serrano, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). According to Washington, sectors of the Cuban population would join the U.S. attempt to

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Cuban Ballet on New York Stages

National Ballet of Cuba

The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) is scheduled to perform Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where it will give four shows after a brief, warmly-received stay in Washington. The Cubans will kick off their Brooklyn performances with “La magia de la danza” (the magic of dance), a show that is like an anthology of relevant moments of 19th century dance, including versions of classics like Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty and the Gottschalk Symphony.

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Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez Meet

Hugo Chávez y Raúl Castro en la Habana, Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro received Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday. Chavez, who is concluding a tour that took him to Ecuador and Brazil, arrived in this capital early today. During his stay here, the visitor will review the development of the extensive existing bilateral links between Havana and Caracas, Granma newspaper reported. Raul Castro