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Cuba in Geneva: Right to Development without Blockade

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Cuba on Thursday reiterated its commitment with development despite the blockade the United States has maintained on the island for over 50 years ago, during a speech at the UN Human Right Council (HRC). Cuban delegate Juan Antonio Quintanilla stated that the main obstacle for the right to the development of the Cuban people is the economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by Washington. That blockade is a massive, blatant and systematic violation of the human rights of a people, particularly the right to development, Quintanilla noted.

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Danny Glover Chairs Filmmakers Meeting in Cuba

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U.S. actor and producer Danny Glover presides over on Wednesday in this capital a panel about relations and prospects of African and Caribbean filmmakers and the Afro-American community. Invited to a filmmakers meeting from those regions, attended by film directors, academicians and experts from over 30 countries, the protagonist of The Color Purple will also

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Chamber Music Festival dedicated to Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés

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Cuban maestro Leo Brouwer announced that the Chamber Music Festival scheduled for September 30th through October 7th will be dedicated to Chucho Valdés on his 70th birthday. Chucho is simply great as a pianist, composer and person, he deserves this homage and much more,” said Brower in Havana, adding that he has admired and worked with the great Cuban jazz musician for 50 years.

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Health Workers Strike against Privatization in Chile

Health Workers Strike against Privatization in Chile. Photo File

Primary healthcare workers on Tuesday began a 48-hour strike to oppose privatization. Leaders of the National Confederation of Municipal Health Workers (CONFUSAM), which organized the strike, said they were protesting the privatization of public health services through concessions and contracts with private companies. The public health sector should be strengthened with an injection of more funds from the government to provide the population with better health care, said CONFUSAM president Carolina Espinoza.

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World Youth Study Medicine in Cuba

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More than 20,000 youth from Latin American, African and Oceania countries are currently training in the Medical Sciences universities of all Cuban provinces. The 2011-2012 school year officially began on Monday at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), located at the outskirts of Havana, with an enrollment of about 2,300 foreign students. This is the 12th academic year of this institution, founded in 1999 by an initiative by the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Previously, the center graduated about 10,000 physicians.

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September 11 — A collage

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Never has such an obscure event shone so much light on the course of the world. The real culprits of 9/11 will never be judged. September 11, 2001 marked the 21st century, gave reality a new subjective view, and opened a new door of opportunities according to each individual. September 11, at 11:11 a.m., Osama bin Laden fired the opening shot of a new imperialist era.

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Tribute to Salvador Allende in a “Different Chile”

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This year, Sept. 11 is going to be different, because Chile is different, according to the organizers of a march on Sunday to pay tribute to former President Salvador Allende and victims of the Pinochet dictatorship.

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UN High Commissioner Updated on Case of Cuban 5

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The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, was informed on Friday about the situation of five Cuban antiterrorists held in U.S. prisons. Ambassador Rodolfo Reyes, Cuba’s permanent representative to the UN, sent a letter to Pillay about the case of Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, and Rene Gonzalez, known as the Cuban Five.

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Fidel Castro: Where Would the Alliance New and Unsustainable Doctrine Lead Us?

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Statement by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. June 28, 1999.

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Torture in Afghan Prisons Exposed

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“Hypocritical and manipulative” were the words used by insurgent leaders to describe NATO reports on torture in prisons in the Afghan provinces of Herat, Khost, Lagman, Kapisa and Takhar. According to statements attributed to Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, the main source of brutality, torture and tyranny is the foreign occupation forces.