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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.

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Wikileaks: Julian Assange Requests Political Asylum

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Quito, 19 jun (PL) Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, requested political asylum today to the government of Ecuador, and he is now at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London according to a statement made by Foreing Minister Ricardo Patiño.

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Brazil to Defend Development Model in Rio +20

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Rio de Janeiro, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will defend its successes in sustainable development in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), achievements reached thanks to the strategies of the government, asserted President Dilma Rousseff.

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Cuba Bids Farewell to Former Olympic Champion Stevenson

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Cuba paid its respects on Tuesday to the late boxer Teofilo Stevenson, one of the greatest Olympians of all time who turned down the chance to fight Muhammad Ali at the height of both fighters powers. Stevenson, who won three gold medals as a heavyweight boxer and turned down multi-million dollar offers to turn professional after emerging as a huge talent at the 1972 Munich Games, died of a heart attack on Monday at the age of 60.

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Cuba Promotes Environment Friendly Power Generation

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While polluting emissions increasingly contaminate the world environment, Cuba promotes the rational use of energy and environmental protection as part of its power generation process.

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Affectionate Brazil Plan to Bring Two Million Families Out of Poverty

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Brasilia, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) President Dilma Rousseff asserted on Monday that the Affectionate Brazil Plan will bring two million families with children under six years old out of extreme poverty. The federal government seeks to help two million poor Brazilian families with actions to benefit them in their rents, health and education.