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Cuba Exhorts at UN to Eradicate Illegal Arms Trafficking

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United Nations, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba exhorted at the United Nations to reach an international accord to prevent, fight and eradicate illegal arms trafficking, in which many people and States currently suffer from its negative consequences. Addressing the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, Cuban ambassador to that body Rodolfo Benitez Verson stated that his country will not support any treaty that affects the legitimate interests of the island’s defense and national security.

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President Raul Castro Meets Chinese counterpart

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Beijing 5 jul (Prensa Latina) Cuba and China noted the excellent state of their relations, discussed extensively by Presidents Raul Castro and Hu Jintao during official talks at the Great Palace of the People, in Beijing. Both heads of state held a private meeting before those talks, also preceded by the official welcoming ceremony to the Cuban leader and his delegation, composed by the Vice President of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.

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Cuba Calls General Elections

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Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Council of State has called general elections to choose delegates to municipal and provincial assemblies of the Peoples’ Power, as well as deputies to the National Parliament. According to an official note published by Granma newspaper, the call takes place in accordance with provisions of the Constitution of the Republic and the Electoral Law No.72 in force since October 29, 1992.

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Cuban President Raul Castro Visits China

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Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba”s President Raul Castro began today an official visit to China, focused on strengthening bilateral relations, through the signing of some cooperation agreements. According to reports, the Cuban head of State also expects to talk with his Chinese peer Hu Jintao and other top authorities about international and regional issues of common interest.

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It is in the sea Penny Palfrey: Follow the path in Cubadebate

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The Univers News – The British-Australian Penny Palfrey today began looking for another record in the marathon water: swimming across the Strait unprotected and Florida. Cubadebate Penny will follow the path through the site of the swimmer in Spot Live Map , a site that tracks GPS pre-defined locations in real time. In a message released at noon through a facebook account , the team said he had swum athlete and “7.5 nautical miles in 4 hours. Cuba disappears from the horizon. It looks good. Excellent condition. ”

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Belarus´ Lukashenko to hold talks with Cuban President Raul Castro

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Havana, June 25, (RHC), — The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is set to hold official talks on Monday in Havana with his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro Ruz. Also on Monday, the Belarusian head of state will pay tribute to Cuba´s National Hero Jose Marti at the martyr´s monument in Havana’s iconic Revolution Square.

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President Correa Considers Strange Nature Charges against Assange

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Quito, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa affirmed his government analyzes the request of political asylum made by the Australian journalist Julian Assange and considered of strange nature the charges against him. “Everyone knows he is a fighter for freedom of expression without limits,” Correa said in reference to the founder of Wikileaks, who faces extradition to Sweden for alleged sex crimes rejected by him.

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New Legal Action to Favor Cuban 5

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Washington, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Defense lawyers of Cuban antiterrorist fighter Gerardo Hernandez presented a new legal action at a court in south Florida, the International Committee to Free the Five stated today. Jurists Tom Goldstein and Martin Garbus, defend attorneys of Hernandez, filed a motion at the Southern District Court of Florida, through his local attorney Richard Klugh.

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Brazil: Final Text Approval to Mark End of Rio+20 Summit

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Rio de Janeiro, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, will conclude today with the approval of the final document, criticized by many presidents and termed by others as the best possible. The final text was the result of a consensus reached among negotiators on Tuesday, a day before the beginning of the high-level session. It received fierce criticism by environmentalists and civil entities that called it a little ambitious, frustrating and disappointing.

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Cuban President Warns of Consequences of Climate Change

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Rio de Janeiro, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s President Raul Castro, denounced today here that the global temperature rise will compromise first, integrity and physical existence of many countries and island nations, and will produce serious consequences to the Third World.