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The Emergence of a New Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5


In a packed community center in Takoma Park Maryland, Latino activists and supporters launched a new committee dedicated to the freedom of the Cuban Five. The launching of the committee coincided with the “5 days for the Cuban 5” campaign taking place in Washington DC this week. The occasion was marked by the participation of the head of the Cuban Interest Section, Jorge Bolaños. Also attending was Jose Pertierra, the attorney for the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in their quest for the extradition of terrorist Luis Posada Carrilles.

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U.S.activists kick off International Meeting of Solidarity with the Five

Free Cuban 5

Washington, April 19, (RHC), — Meetings with senators and other officials at the U.S. Congress in Washington marked the first day of activities of the International Solidarity Meeting for the Cuban Five.The multinational meeting of solidarity with Cuba and its five counterterrorism fighters held in the United States since their arrest in 1998 is organized by the International Committee to Free the Five.

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Declaration of the Revolutionary Government: For the Second Independence


To that end, and in the face of the attempts to divide us and derail us, which will continue to appear over and over again, Our America needs to stay together. No one in the North should ever forget that 51 years ago the Cuban people were already defending, at these same hours, a Socialist Revolution in the bloodstained sands of Playa Girón and that, ever since then, “all the peoples of the Americas were a little bit freer.”

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Nicaragua to Increase Use of Renewable Energy


Nicaragua, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua runs five new projects in renewable energy to close 2012 with 40 percent of national electricity generation with its own resources, said on Wednesday the Minister of Energy and Mines, Emilio Rapacciolli.According to Rapacciolli, investments in the last five years allowed to increase the participation of wind, geothermal and hydropower up to 37 percent in 2011 from external and state financing.

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Mexican President for Stronger Relations with Cuba

Raul Castro Ruz

Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Felipe Calderon expressed here on Wednesday his government’s interest in bringing relations with Cuba to the highest level at the start of his two-day visit to Cuba.”We want to broaden trade and investment between Cuba and Mexico,” Calderon told journalists upon arriving at the Jose Marti international airport, where he was welcomed by Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra.

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“Save the Life of the Five,” said Daughter of Olga Benario and Luiz Carlos Prestes

Mensaje de los Cinco a Giustino DiCelmo

Anita Prestes, daughter of internationalist fighters Olga Benario and Luiz Carlos Prestes, sent this statement to Aldo Fidel, Cuba’s Commercial Consul in Sao Paulo, in which she calls for saving the lives of the Cuban Five who have been held in U.S. prisons.

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Int’l Media in Pyongyang to Cover Satellite Launch

North Korea

Pyongyang, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of international media organizations are arriving in this capital to cover the launch of a satellite to observe the Earth on the 100th birthday of the founding father of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Il Sung.Invited by the North Korean Space Technology Committee, reporters from the news agency AP and the U.S. TV chains CNN and NBC, as well as the first TV channel, NTV, and Russia’s Zvezda, have arrived in Pyongyang by plane or train, it was reported here.

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Syrian Issue Captures UN Activity


United Nations, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The situation in Syria on Thursday takes up the UN activity with discussions about the issue at the General Assembly and the Security Council.The first forum, comprised of all 193 UN member States, will be briefed by UN Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan, who will talk about the course of his efforts on a videoconference.

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Camila Vallejo strives for a democratic University in Chile


Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Chile University Student Federation (FECH) Vice President Camila Vallejo defended the national drive for an inclusive higher education at the service of social development.Vallejo that visits Havana to attend the celebrations on the 50th anniversary of the Young Communist League (UJC) called a necessity to eliminate Chile’s neoliberal education system which she defined as submissive to political and corporate interests.

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Raul Castro Welcomed Hugo Chavez to Cuba on Saturday

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Havana, April 1 (RHC)—Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed Venezuelan head of state Hugo Chavez at Havana´s Jose Marti International Airport Saturday Night. Chavez returned to Havana to continue with his radiotherapy treatment. Upon his arrival at the airport, Hugo Chavez held a brief dialog with Raul Castro. Chavez is being accompanied by foreign minister Nicolas Maduro.