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New Irregularities at Illegal Guantanamo Prison Denounced

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Washington, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) An official of the U.S. prison in the illegal naval base in Guantanamo, acknowledged at a hearing that military authorities placed hidden microphones to eavesdrop on inmates” conversations with their lawyers. Washington has a detention center at its military base located in Cuban territory against the will of the people and government of the Caribbean island.

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Cuban Vedette Celebrates her 90th Birthday with Friends

Rosita Fornés

Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The greatest gift of my life is the love audience have showed me when I perform, Cuban vedette Rosita Fornes said, on the occasion of celebrating her 90th birthday in this capital. Born in New York on February 11, 1923, Rosita Fornes (whose real name is Rosalia Lourdes Elisa Palet Bonavia), has spent more than 75 years achieving successes on stage in Cuba and abroad.

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Fidel Castro Warns on the Danger of War for the Human Race

Fidel Castro

Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Revolution Leader, Fidel Castro, considers Homo Sapiens did not evolve enough to prevent a war that endangers its own species, stated in an interview published today in Granma newspaper. After cast vote in the general elections of last February 3, Fidel Castro had a pleasant dialogue with journalists, to whom he talked about the threat of war and the future of the human being.

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Worldwide Shock over Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

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Rome, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI traveled worldwide today and caused a variety of reactions from governments, media and social networks. “I am shocked by this unexpected news,” noted Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who told the press in Milan that there were no warning signs regarding this decision.

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LatAm Educators Call for Strengthened Teaching Cooperation

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Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel made a call today at the opening of the First Meeting of Education Ministers from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), at the Conference Center in the Cuban capital, to cooperate on the development of better policies to improve the educational sphere and eradicate illiteracy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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US Committee to Free The Cuban Five Announces Panel Discussion

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Washington, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. National Committee to free five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters jailed in the United States has announced an upcoming panel discussion with prominent intellectuals to present the truth about those men. That organization, headquartered in the city of California, San Francisco, will hold the event on February 20 at the University of Maryland, with the objective of publicizing the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez.

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Venezuelan Opposition Legislators under Investigation

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Caracas, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Allegations of corruption against the Venezuelan opposition party Primero Justicia, presented in the National Assembly, placed today three lawmakers from that political force in the center of an investigation approved by the legislature. The parliament directive stated at the plenary session and public opinion of the country checks, reports from bank transfers and irregular cashing in the last three years.

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FARC-EP, Gov’t Talks Continue Normally

Paz en Colmbia

Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) said Wednesday that the peace talks with the government continue normally and “no one has stood up or formally threatened to withdraw. “In a statement from the general staff read in this capital by FARC-EP member Marco Leon Calarca, the insurgency said that, on the contrary, both parties are working in search of points for an approach on agricultural issues.

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Cuba: International Education Congress Opens

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Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Congress “Pedagogia 2013″ begins activities today with a master lecture by Cuban Education Minister Ena Elsa Velazquez, and a cultural event with about 500 students from art schools. The scientific event, to be run until February 8, is one of the largest one of its kind in the country, and it expects the attendance of about 3,000 people from some 32 countries, authorities from the Ministry of Education (MINED) said at a news conference.

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Massive Turnout at The Polls in Cuba

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Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Despite a cold and persistent rain Cubans went out to vote early in the morning in the general elections that will define the makeup of the National People”s Power Assembly (Parliament). Prensa Latina news agency verified the opening of several electoral colleges, where there were long lines of people that wanted to be the first to cast their vote at 07:00, local time (12:00 GMT).