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Contemporary LGBT rights in Cuba with Mariela Castro

Mariela Castro

In 2010 the Cuban government began providing sex reassignment surgery free of charge as part of their universal healthcare. This was the result of several years of work by the Cuban National Center for Sex Education under the leadership of Mariela Castro Espín, niece of Fidel Castro and daughter of current Cuban president Raúl Castro.

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Colombia Approves Draft Bill for Possible Peace Talks

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Bogota, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The House of Representatives of Colombia approved a draft bill to establish a legal peace framework in the country for a possible negotiation with armed groups on the margin of the law. The draft bill was ratified by 126 votes in favor and four against. It should be now debated in the Senate of the Republic.

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Spain Calls for End of US Embargo against Cuba

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Spain considers it “necessary to end the trade, economic and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States” since it “violates the basic rules of international trade,” the Spanish government said in response to a question posed in Parliament.

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Karzai Approves Third Phase Security Transition in Afghanistan

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Kabul, May 14 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan President Hamid Karzai approved the plan for the third phase of security transition at the hands of the local forces.In a statement made public this weekend, the president arguedthat the strong International Security Assistance will transfer full responsibility in the provincial capitals of Parwan, Kapisa and Uruzgan now in charged to protect the 75 percent of the population of the country.

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Cuban FM Attends NAM Ministerial Meeting in Egypt

CUBA-COMENZO LA 8 REUNION CONSEJO POLITICO DEL ALBA

Cairo, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla is heading the Cuban delegation to the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Coordinating Bureau, which opened in Sharm El-Sheikh on Wednesday.Rodriguez arrived on early Wednesday in the Egyptian coastal resort near the Red Sea, where the Cuban delegation that negotiated for two days the documents to be discussed on Wednesday and Thursday by the foreign ministers from over 100 countries was expecting him.

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Belarusians Express Solidarity with Cuba

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Minsk, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba got expressions of solidarity as a special guest of the prize award ceremony of the “Zolote Piro” National Journalism Contest, organized by the Union of Journalists of this country (BUJ).BUJ President Anatoly Lemeshenok said that lies, manipulation and distortion, as well intellectual mercenarism of the media that attack Cuba and Belarus.

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World Demands Release of Cuban Five

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Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, Kenia Serrano, stated in this city that the world movement for the release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons since 1998 have been stregthened.During a meeting in Ciego de Avila with Cuban and foreign students, and civil society organizations.

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Syrians Get Ready to Elect New Parliament

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Damascus, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Syrians are ready to elect a new Parliament, as part of the reforms introduced by the government of President Bashar al-Assad to achieve a peaceful solution to the crisis in the country. Nearly 15 million Syrians will cast their votes on Monday morning to choose the new lawmakers and, according to the deputy interior minister, General Hassan Jalali, everything is ready to meet the needs of the process.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Center Celebrates 25 years Dedicated to Humanist Efforts

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Center (CMLK) in Havana celebrated its 25th anniversary, April 25, and was acknowledged in a letter from Esteban Lazo Hernández, Vice President of the Council of State and a member of the Party’s Political Bureau.

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Letter for May Day from Antonio Guerrero

Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez

Dear Friends: A couple of days ago a person who is known here came and brought me anarticle published in a newspaper of his town that talked about Cuba and specifically about the explorations by petroleum platforms on the coast of our island.