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Cuba’s Role at Human Rights Council Decisive

Cuba Onu

Geneva, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba played a decisive role at the 22nd regular session of the Human Rights Council here, where important resolutions were promoted, while selectivity, double standards, and Western accusations against certain Southern countries were opposed. According to a communique released today by Havana’s embassy in Geneva, the United Nations has adopted by consensus the proposal made by Cuba on the right to food, agreeing to continue to deal with that issue in the Council.

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Changes in Education and Science for Development, FARC-EP Says

Farc Tanja

Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The democratic transformation of the Colombian countryside involves changes in education, science, and technology, the guerrilla representation in peace talks with the government of that country said today in this capital. About this issue, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) released six minimum proposals to improve the situation in these areas, in which dozens of previous proposals are included to promote agriculture and rural development.

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Socialist Candidates Favored in Venezuelan Election Polling

Nicolás Maduro

Caracas, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) With just three weeks to go before the Venezuelan presidential elections, the first polling surveys show an advantage for the socialists and their allies against the opposition bloc. Two surveys released here coincide in an advantage of more than 10 points for Nicolas Maduro, who is the Republics current acting president and candidate for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and its revolutionary allies.

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New audiencies in Pittsburgh and Boston learn about the Cuban 5

Cinco Héroes

The case of the Cuban 5 is known by unions across Canada, Great Britain and other countries because on several occasions the mothers and wives of the Five have been invited to speak at labor conferences in those countries. And now in the United States, for the first time, hundreds of women from the United Steelworkers (USW) got to hear about the injustice committed against the Five and their families.

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Social Inclusion Stands Out in Venezuelan Government Management


Social inclusion policies, backed by billions in financial investment, stand out today in Venezuelan government management as part of a trend that began 14 years ago when Hugo Chavez took office. According to the Ministry of Planning and Finance, in that period the government spent $551 billion USD for programs with broad impact on the people.

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Evo Morales to Meet with Dakar Rally Organizers

Evo Morales

La Paz, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is keeping hope alive today that organizers of the Dakar Rally competition will agree to have the rally pass through the country”s highlands in its next edition, scheduled for January 2014. President Evo Morales announced on weekend that today he will meet with the organizers of the famous race, to try to convince them to allow Bolivia to host it.

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Síria diz que relatório da ONU sobre direitos humanos é tendencioso


Damasco, 12 mar (Prensa Latina) A Síria afirmou que o relatório apresentado em Genebra pela Comissão de Investigação Internacional sobre Direitos Humanos não é imparcial e contém erros, e o criticou por ter ignorado dados do Governo sobre os ataques terroristas de grupos mercenários que atuam no país.

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FARC Leader Praises Chavez’s Role in Peace Negotiations


Buenos Aires, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Had it not been for Comandante (Hugo) Chavez, the FARC would have never have put its trust in a dialogue with the extreme right-wing government of Juan Manuel Santos, said the leader of that insurgent force today, Jesus Santrich. More images in: Photos PL Venezuela’s role in the talks currently underway in Havana between the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army) and the Colombian government “has been fundamental,” he emphasized.

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Cuban President Heads Commemoration of Guerrilla Front

Segundo Frente Oriental

Santiago de Cuba, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz led today the commemoration on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Frank Pais Second Eastern Front, in the homonymous municipality in the eastern mountains. he main speech of political activity and military parade were pronounced by Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, member of the Second Front

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Nicolas Maduro to Take Oath as Acting President of Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro

Caracas, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Only few hours after the conclusion of the State funeral services of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, Executive Vice President Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in as an acting president of the South American country. This was expressed by National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, who explained that such decision was imposed to Maduro to call for elections within 30 days.