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The American Hole lives and… DO NOT GRANT THEM YOUR SILENCE

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This is the first time that Cubans on the Island can see the Special Holding Unit Prison Quarters of the United States (SHU), to go into it and if they prefer, to experience the conditions of a maximum security prison in solitary confinement, if only for five minutes. The installation reproduces a part of this type of US prison where “The Five” were prisoners having suffered a trial in Miami.

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Cuba Willing to Work With U.S. to Resolve Alan Gross Case

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Havana, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated its willingness to look for a resolution, along with the United States, to the case of the U.S. citizen Alan Gross, held prisoner here since 2009 for violating Cuban law. In a note released by the Ministry of Foreign Relations (MINREX), Cuba said that any resolution ought to be “acceptable for both sides, taking into account Cuba´s humanitarian concerns in relation to the case of the three Cubans from the group known as the Cuban Five.

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@NicolasMaduro Turns One Year Old on Twitter, with Almost 2 Million Followers, Including English, French and Portuguese Speakers

President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Son of Chávez. Building the Homeland with revolutionary efficiency. English translation of @NicolasMaduro

On March 17, the official Twitter account of President Nicolás Maduro turns one year old online with simultaneous accounts in different languages, including English, conveying the South American leader’s ideas and opinions regarding the events in his country. President Maduro’s twitter account reaches non-Spanish speakers as well.

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President Rousseff Praises Work of Cuban Doctors in Brazil

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff highlighted the work of Cuban health professionals that joined the program “More Doctors” and are rendering services in rural areas and special indigenous districts in this country. “They are few but are changing in depth the way that health professionals work and the doctor-patient relation in the state of Rio Grande do Sul,” said Rousseff in a Facebook post, commenting on an article about the Cuban doctors, published by the newspaper Zero Hora, in Porto Alegre.

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The Urgency of Venezuela

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The peace and justice movement in the US, along with congressional allies, have a potentially important role in pressuring Obama, and Secretaries Kerry and Hegel, to rein in the agents of America’s dirty wars. A congressional coalition led by the Miami Cuba Lobby is already agitating for Maduro’s demise. Where are the congressional progressives?

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Strategic Military Exercise Bastion 2013 Underway Throughout Cuba

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This important preparation of command posts under the leadership of Cuban Communist Party and with the participation of the government, the State’s Central Administration Bodies, enterprises, armed institutions and the people will wind up with National Defense Days on November 23rd and 24th.

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Bolivia Promotes Quinoa and Organic Products

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Beijing, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Officials, producers and entrepreneurs from Bolivia participated today in a forum here intended to promote in China the quinoa, a nutritious Andean grain, along with other organic agricultural products from that South American nation. Led by Nemesia Achacollo, Minister of Rural Development and Land, and the Ambassador Guilleromo Chalup, along with producers and representatives of several agricultural sectors, the meeting is attended by some interested Chinese officials and businessmen.

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Petrocaribe Ministerial Council Meets in Haiti

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Port au Prince, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Ministers managing the Petrocaribe energy agreement are holding a two day meeting starting today in Haiti, the eleventh of its kind, focused on development strategies in the Economic Zone itself. According to the organizers of the event, important decisions made last June in Nicaragua at the Eighth Summit of Heads of State and Government within the group are to be implemented.

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Forum Opens in Havana a World Solidarity Program with the Cuban Five

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Havana, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) An experience exchange called “Five Days for the Cuban Five” will be the beginning in this capital today of a global program of solidarity with the Cuban antiterrorist fighters, about to turn 15 years imprisoned in the United States. The campaign will run until October 6, to mobilize international public opinion to achieve the release of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, and Fernando Gonzalez.

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Syria and Rhetoric on Chemical Weapons

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Damascus (Prensa Latina) The rhetoric about the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government pushes events toward a possible military aggression which, in the opinion of heads of state and political experts, could ignite the region. After the so-called armed opposition argued the authorities had used toxic agents on August 21, a virulent campaign was unleashed by the media and some Western capitals and the Middle East against Damascus, with threats preceding an almost imminent attack.