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Camaguey Cuban Ballet Premieres in Paris

Ballet Camaguey

To come to one of the Meccas of classical dance worldwide, it must be done in style, and this is what Camaguey’s Cuban Ballet intends to do, with its premiere in this capital of “Flammes de Paris”. This demanding work has never been presented by the prestigious company from Camaguey, whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first performance will be in the City of Light today, and tomorrow the company presents the work at the Palais des Congres in Porte de Maillot.

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Cuban Antiterrorist Calls to Continue Struggle to free Cuban Five

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Cuban anti-terrorist Rene Gonzalez, who is on probation in the United States, called to continue fighting for the release of his four fellow countrymen, who have been imprisoned in the United States since 1998. Rene Gonzalez, along with Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez were severely condemned for reporting terrorist plans against Cuba, which were forged by terrorist groups based in the state of Florida.

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Cuba Awaits Strong Condemnation to US Blockade

Rogelio Polanco

Cuba is awaiting the international community once again pronounces against the economic, financial and commercial blockade of the US government against the Caribbean island for more than 50 years, declared Cuban Ambassador to Caracas Rogelio Polanco. The Cuban diplomat told Prensa Latina that the authorities of Cuba will present a resolution on the negative consequences of the blockade to Cuba, for the consecutive 20th time, before the United Nations Organization’s General Assembly.

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Four Cuban Dancers among the World’s 100 Best

Viengsay Valdés in Venice

Cuban dancers Viengsay Valdés, Alejandro Virelles, Dani Hernández and Osiel Gounod were selected among the best 100 dancers of the 2010-2011 season by the prestigious Dance Europe magazine, confirmed to Prensa Latina sources of the National Ballet of Cuba. In the magazine’s top 100, Valdez has the 4th place of female dancers and the 6th place of the world list; meanwhile Hernadez has the 16th place, Virelles the 18th and Gounod the 21st.

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Chilean University Students Arrested at Education Ministry

Chile Estudents

The Chilean police arrested about 20 Chilean university students by force Thursday, when they were peacefully trying to occupy the Education Ministry. According to Bio Bio radio station, officials from that ministry were upset because of the excessive use of violence against the students, who were seated at the building’s main entrance. The objective of the protest action was to denounce the government´s intransigence towards the reiterated demands by students and the people in favor of free, public education, said Cesar Urbina, vice president of the Metropolitan University of Technology.

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Ricardo Alarcon: Obama Has Chance to Show a Change

Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama has the opportunity to keep on doing the same as his predecessor George W. Bush did or show that he represents a change, Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon stated. It is supposed that Cuban antiterrorist Rene Gonzalez is released from prison on Oct. 7, and this fact will prove Obama’s real willingness, Alarcon told press.

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Emotional visit to Barbados for son of pilot of bombed Cubana plane

Blowing up a Cuban plane

Wilfredo Pérez Jr has mixed feelings about his trip to Barbados – on one hand he feels genuine sympathy and acceptance but on the other, the pain of reliving the worst day of his life. If the name sounds familiar to those who have first-hand knowledge of the events of October 6, 1976, then that is no coincidence. Pérez shares his name with the pilot of that fateful plane trip now known as the Cubana air disaster. He is in fact the son of that pilot, and he is here to take part in a week of activities in commemoration of that tragedy.

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Fighting back against the CIA drone war

US Predator drones have played a large role in the CIA's extrajudicial killing program in Pakistan, where some 2,500 people in Pakistan, mostly civilians, have been killed by US forces since June 2004 [EPA]

They call it “bug splat”, the splotch of blood, bones, and viscera that marks the site of a successful drone strike. To those manning the consoles in Nevada, it signifies “suspected militants” who have just been “neutralised”; to those on the ground, in most cases, it represents a family that has been shattered, a home destroyed.

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500 arrested at Occupy Wall Street protest as demonstrators and NYPD shut down Brooklyn Bridge

Police arrested protesters during the Occupy Wall Street march. (Anjali Mullany/News)

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday, shutting down car lanes and setting up yet another tense showdown with the NYPD. Roughly 500 people were arrested after standing in the roadway, blocking the Brooklyn-bound lanes. Traffic in the opposite direction was slowed — but still running after the 4 p.m. standoff. An army of cops swooped in after the demonstrators took over the bridge’s pedestrian walkway and flooded onto the car lanes heading to Brooklyn. The showdown halted traffic on the bridge for nearly three hours.

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The President orders the killing of an American

US Al-Awlaki

Today, the media tells us that the president of the United States in the person of Barack Obama has now extended the power of his office to order the assassination of fellow citizens without a shred of due process. Anwar al-Awlaki, whose death has been announced by media all over the world, was born in New Mexico and lived for years in the U.S. Sabir Khan, a second U.S. citizen, was also killed in the attack aimed at al-Awlaki.