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Support for Cuba at the UN Makes Headlines

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Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Media in many countries today are highlighting the condemnation from the UN General Assembly against the U.S. blockade of Cuba, with 188 countries in favor of ending this policy. Newspapers, radio stations, TV channels and news agencies are publicizing the support received by Cuba as well as the speech delievered by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, about the economic, commercial and financial siege maintained by Washington for more than half a century.

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UN Condemns US Blockade on Cuba for 21th Time

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United Nations, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) For 21st consecutive year, the UN General Assembly reaffirmed its call for the lifting of the fifty-year long US economic, comercial and financial blockade on Cuba. The demand is container in a resolution approved by the top UN body by 188 votes in favour, three against (the United States, Israel and Palau) and two abstentions (Marshall Islands and Muicronesia).

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Cuban Foreign Minister at UN for Vote Against US Blockade

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United Nations, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez arrived in New York today to attend tomorrow a session of the General Assembly to vote a new resolution against the US blockade. Rodriguez, who was welcomed by Cuba’s permanent member to the UN, Pedro Nunez Mosquera, will speak at the top world body’s plenary.
For the 21th consecutive year, the General Assembly will vote a document titled “Necessity of Ending the US Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade Imposed on Cuba.”

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China Hopes U.S., Japan Respect Regional Security

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Beijing, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) China expressed hopes on Friday that Japan and the US will respect regional security, after comments on a review of Japan-U.S. defense alliance guidelines between the two nations to expand cooperation between their forces. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the statements on Friday, urging Japan and the United States not to harm the interests of third parties and to respect the security concerns of regional countries.

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Obama Increases Lead in Popular Votes

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Washington, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) President Barack Obama increased today to 59.7 million the popular votes in his favor, expanding the lead over Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the November 6 elections. That figure also indicates that Obama won in 26 of the 50 states of the Union, and accumulates 303 electoral votes with 97 percent of counted ballots, according to preliminary data provided by CNN.

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Electoral Irregularities in Several US States

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Washington, Nov 6 (PL) U.S. authorities supervising the presidential election today reported problems or irregularities in the voting process nationwide in various states, with more relevance in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida. Members of the Election Protection Civic Coalition reported that eight hours after the polls were opened on Tuesday, it had received 35.000 calls of complaints from citizens in all 50 states and the District of Columbia .

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Colombian FARC-EP and Govt to Preparatory Meeting

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Havana, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government will meet on Tuesday in this capital to formally prepare the peace talks.The FARC-EP confirmed on Monday to Prensa Latina that the meeting that was previously scheduled for Monday, according to an agreement reached on October 18 in Oslo, the Norwegian capital, was postponed for Tuesday.

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Cuban Polling Stations Open for Second Round Municipal Elections

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Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The runoff election for municipal delegates in Cuba began today in 136 of the 168 municipalities in the country, where there are 3, 210 polling stations opened. From 07:00 local time (12:00 GMT) citizens will go to the polls in schools, workplaces and other facilities that have published biographies of the candidates and the list of the voters.

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Mexican Businessmen Condemn US Blockade vs. Cuba

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Mexico, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Mexican business people condemned today the U.S. government”s blockade against Cuba, in a statement in which they also expressed their solidarity with the people of the Caribbean island. The Mexico-Cuba Bilateral Committee said in a letter addressed to Cuban ambassador in this country Dagoberto Rodriguez, whose unjust policy the Cubans have faced for 52 years, which has been the main obstacle for the economic and social development of the country.

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Election Runoff to be held on November 4th

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Havana, Oct 31, (RHC), — Cuba will carry out the second round of municipal elections next Sunday November 4th, after they were postponed due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on most part of the national territory, which was severely hit by strong winds and torrential rains. However the runoff will exclude the provinces of Holguin and Santiago de Cuba, which were the hardest hit by Sandy and where current circumstances impede the celebration of the electoral exercise.