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UN High Commissioner Updated on Case of Cuban 5

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The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, was informed on Friday about the situation of five Cuban antiterrorists held in U.S. prisons. Ambassador Rodolfo Reyes, Cuba’s permanent representative to the UN, sent a letter to Pillay about the case of Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, and Rene Gonzalez, known as the Cuban Five.

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Fidel Castro: Where Would the Alliance New and Unsustainable Doctrine Lead Us?

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Statement by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. June 28, 1999.

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Torture in Afghan Prisons Exposed

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“Hypocritical and manipulative” were the words used by insurgent leaders to describe NATO reports on torture in prisons in the Afghan provinces of Herat, Khost, Lagman, Kapisa and Takhar. According to statements attributed to Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, the main source of brutality, torture and tyranny is the foreign occupation forces.

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Obama Never Answered Interview of Cuban Blogger

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A cable revealed by the Wikileaks website shows that US President Barack Obama never really answered a questionnaire by Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez in 2009, Cuba’s TV News Program broadcast on Monday. The questionnaire was answered by officials at the U.S. Interests Sections in Havana, and then sent to the White House on August 28, 2009 and it took about 4 months to return, according to the source.

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Pro-Gaddafi Resistance Keeps Libyan Conflict at a Standstill

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The fearless stance adopted by tribes in Bani Walid forced rebel leaders on Tuesday to step up negotiations for a peaceful surrender, amid contradictory reports on troop movements in southern Libya. The main stronghold of forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi continued to be besieged by the NATO-backed rebels of the National Transitional Council (CNT), but was reluctant to surrender, as was the case in Sirte.

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President Raul Castro Leads Defense Minister’s Funeral

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Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday led a tribute to late Army General Julio Casas Regueiro, Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), who died on Saturday. During the funeral, held on the first floor of the Sierra Maestra building, headquarters of the Defense Ministry, it was announced that the Council of State had conferred on Casas Regueiro the postmortem title of Hero of Labor of the Republic of Cuba.

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Cuba will Not Recognize National Transition Council in Libya

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The Republic of Cuba will not recognize the National Transition Council or any provisional authority in Libya; it will only recognize a government set up in that country in a legitimate way and by the free, sovereign and unique will of the Libyan people, reads a declaration released on Saturday by the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

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Cuban Army Corps General Julio Casas Regueiro Dies in Havana

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Cuban Army Corps General Julio Casas Regueiro, member of the Politburo of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), Vice-president of the Council of State, and Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), died in Havana on Saturday.

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5 Unexpected Places You Can Be Tracked With Facial Recognition Technology

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Post-9/11, many airports and a few cities rushed to install cameras hooked to facial recognition technology, a futuristic apparatus that promised to pick out terrorists and criminals from milling crowds by matching their faces to biometric data in large databases. Many programs were abandoned a few years later, when it became clear they accomplished little beyond creeping people out.

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Chile: “We Are Prepared to Give Our Lives for Education”

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As students and teachers continue their massive protests in the streets of Chile’s cities, one of the most extreme methods of demanding higher-quality, free public education is the hunger strike being undertaken by 28 youngsters at secondary schools across the country, four of whom have not taken food for nearly 40 days.