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Correa to Visit US Research Centers

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uito, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño and a delegation of ministers will visit on Tuesday research centers in North Carolina, United States. The universities comprising the North Carolina Research Campus focus on studying science of human health, biotechnology and the improvement of the quality of life.

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Raul Castro in Santiago de Cuba

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Havana, October 28 (RHC). – President Raul Castro met in Santiago de Cuba with the local authorities of the Communist Party and government to analyze the situation of the province in the wake of devastating Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday. The weather phenomenon left more than 130,000 homes affected, of which 55,000 to total collapse and damage the economy millionaires. The head of state stressed the need to find immediate solutions to the needs of the population and recognized the effort made in the reconstruction.

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Fidel Castro Praises Nutritious Properties of Moringa and Mulberry

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Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, praised again today the properties of Moringa Oleifera and mulberry plants as nutritious alternatives. Moringa, “originally from India, is the only plant that has every kind of amino acid. With proper planting and management, its green-leaf production can exceed 300 tons per hectare in a year. It has dozens of medicinal properties,” Fidel said in an article posted at the Cubadebate website, in response to a reader.

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Brahimi Continues Peacemaking Efforts in Syria

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Damascus, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi continued his contacts with different Syria political and social sectors, seeking formulas aimed at a political resolution of the crisis in this Levantine nation.

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Fidel Castro criticizes health rumours as fresh pictures emerge

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Havana, Oct 22, (RHC), — Cuban Revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro criticized those who spread rumours about him being seriously ill in an article published Monday by Cuban media. Fidel Castro has insisted he is in very good health and can’t even remember “what a headache feels like”. Photographs of the revolutionary leader looking the picture of health, as he strolled around a farm wearing a straw hat and plaid shirt were also released on Monday.

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More than 7 million Cubans exercise their voting right: official report

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Havana, Oct 21, (RHC), — Until 14:00 local time of Sunday, more than 7 million 244 thousand people had exercised their voting rights in Cuba’s municipal elections, accounting for 82.65 percent of eligible voters. According to a report of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), Sunday’s vote has taken place without any irregularities, with the exception of occasional rains in some part of the national territory

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In Norway Negotiating Teams for Peace in Colombia

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Oslo, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The negotiating teams of the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) arrived in this capital to formally hold peace talks for a solution to the armed conflict in that South American nation. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway both parties will meet tomorrow at Hurdal Hotel, an hour and a half from Oslo, in a place reserved by the hosts.

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Cuba’s Migration Policy Updated

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As part of the work undertaken to update the current migration policy adjusting it to prevailing conditions in the present and the foreseeable future, the Cuban government has decided to forgo the required Travel Permit as well as the Letter of Invitation. Therefore, as from January 14th, 2013, it will only be necessary to submit the ordinary passport, duly updated, and the visa issued by the country of destination, in those cases when it is required.

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Peruvian Women Demanded Clinton toTake Action to Free the Cuban Five

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Lima, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Prominent Peruvian women demanded today of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in that northern country be released. In an open letter to Clinton, who is arriving today in this country on a two-day visit, the Peruvian women asked the government in Washington to release the five Cubans imprisoned in that country for over 14 years.

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March of the Indignants Takes Streets in Colombia

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Bogota, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Colombians took to the streets of the capital to close a week in which various sectors of society claimed in favor of peace and against social inequities such as poverty, exclusion and the crisis in education and health. Convened by 116 social and popular organizations, the march on Friday covered a broad spectrum supported by peasants, indigenous pleople, students, miners, professionals and unemployed, peacefully mobilized in 25 of the 32 departments.