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Fidel Castro criticizes health rumours as fresh pictures emerge


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


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.

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Syrian Gov’t Makes Effort to Begin Talks


Damascus, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Interior Minister Muhammad al-Shaar said today that his country’s government is making a huge effort to start a political dialogue among Syrians without foreign interference. The Syrian SANA news agency quoted the minister as stressing, after a meeting with Philippine Deputy Foreign Minister Rafel Seguis, the stance promoted by Syrian authorities since the beginning of the crisis.

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China Denounces U.S. Blockade against Cuba


Beijing, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The failure of the U.S. blockade policy against Cuba for over 50 years and its intentions to isolate that country were stated in this capital by the island”s ambassador in this capital, Alberto Blanco . During a press conference at the Cuban embassy in Beijing, the diplomat denounced the Washington unilateral and punitive policy that will be submitted for the 21st time at the U.N. General Assembly on November 13.

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Chavez Describes Elections as a Perfect Battle


Caracas, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) President Hugo Chavez described today as impeccable, a perfect battle, the polls of October 7 in which he was re-elected for the term 2013-2019. In a press conference at the Ayacucho Hall of Miraflores Palace, Chavez said that day consolidated what he said after casting his vote: “If anyone wants to see a vigorous, honorable and sound democracy, he/she should come to Venezuela.”

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Syrian Forces Kill Chechen, Afghan Mercenaries


Damascus, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Army (EAS) killed Czech and Afghan mercenaries during clashes in the Ziraha neighborhood in the town of Qusseir, in Homs province, an official source reported on Tuesday. As part of an offensive executed on Monday against those groups in areas near the border with Lebanon, EAS troops clashed with armed groups operating in the zone in west Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus.