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Chavez Describes Elections as a Perfect Battle

Chavez

Caracas, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) President Hugo Chavez described today as impeccable, a perfect battle, the polls of October 7 in which he was re-elected for the term 2013-2019. In a press conference at the Ayacucho Hall of Miraflores Palace, Chavez said that day consolidated what he said after casting his vote: “If anyone wants to see a vigorous, honorable and sound democracy, he/she should come to Venezuela.”

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Syrian Forces Kill Chechen, Afghan Mercenaries

SIRIA

Damascus, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Army (EAS) killed Czech and Afghan mercenaries during clashes in the Ziraha neighborhood in the town of Qusseir, in Homs province, an official source reported on Tuesday. As part of an offensive executed on Monday against those groups in areas near the border with Lebanon, EAS troops clashed with armed groups operating in the zone in west Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus.

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Chavez Calls to Work Together for Venezuela’s Peace Welfare

Chavez

Caracas, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) President Hugo Chavez described historic the Sunday elections, and called today for national unity and working together for the welfare and peace of this South American nation. From the so-called People’s Balcony at the Miraflores Palace, the president spoke to thousands of people who came there to celebrate his victory against his opposition candidate from the so-called Democratic Unity Table, Henrique Capriles.

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White House Is Behind Capriles, Says James Petras

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Quito, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Washington’s White House is behind Venezuelan rightwing Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles, who receives advise to show a reformist, democratic and popular image, said the prominent U.S. sociologist James Petras. In statements published in the digital newspaper El Ciudadano, the world-renowned intellectual pointed out that the candidate from Mesa de Unidad Democrática (MUD) enjoys “the unconditional support of the U.S. president (Barack Obama)”, in contrast to the popular support for President Hugo Chavez.

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Chavez to Head Election Campaign Activities in Aragua, Carabobo

Chavez

Caracas, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will head a convoy and activities in the states of Carabobo and Aragua on Wednesday, with only one day left before the election campaign comes to an end and four days before the general elections take place. At the beginning of what he called the final offensive of the campaign, the head of State visited his home town of Sabaneta on Monday, in the state of Barinas, where thousands of supporters awaited him.

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Strong LatAm Presence at UN Today

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United Nations, October 1 (PL) With speeches from Cuba, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and Venezuela, for Latin America, the UN General Assembly”s annual debate is expected to complete today. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will be the first of the representatives from that region to speak the UN highest body.

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Over 20 Death Reported in Armed Groups Attacks in Syria

SIRIA

Damascus, 30 Sep (Prensa Latina) At least 17 civilians died today in an attack by armed bands against the locality of Al Haidariya, municipality of al-Qseir, in the central Syrian province of Homs, 162 kilometers from this capital. According to a military source the groups attacked that location with mortars and machine guns, in the early morning hours of Sunday. It was also reported the kidnapping of a yet undetermined number of people.

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Thousands of People Demand Free Education in Chile

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Santiago de Chile, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of students and representatives of other sectors marched through capital streets to demand Chilean education to be saved, in a protest that was dispersed by police with cannons -water and tear gas at various.

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Evo Morales to Fulfill Tight Schedule upon Arrival in Bolivia

Evo Morales

La Paz, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales will return to Bolivia on Thursday, where he will fulfill a tight schedule, including the transference of presidential powers at the Uyuni Airport, in Potosi, where he will arrive in the country. The president will receive the presidential attributes from the speaker of the House of Senators, Gabriela Montaño, to whom he transferred them on Sunday before leaving for Cuba en route to New York, the United States, where he was highly acclaimed at the 67th United Nations General Assembly.

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Chilean Students to March Again for Pubic Education

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Santiago de Chile, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Chilean students will hit the streets on Thursday to demand again a public, free and high-quality education system, at all levels of education, announced today leaders of various organizations. At a press conference, representatives of the Chilean Students Confederation (CONFECH), the Coordinator of Secondary Students (CONES) and the Coordinating Assembly of Secondary Students also made a call for citizens to to join the protest.