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Rousseff Prioritizes Educational Support for Brazilian Children


Brasilia, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, today assured support for children from low-income families through the construction of thousands of day care centers. In her Monday radio program, “Coffee with the President,” Rousseff affirmed that the federal executive has already completed 3,180 day care centers and has signed contracts to build another 2,217.

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South Korea-US Joint Military Drills Announced


Seoul, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Despite tension in the Korean Peninsula, the Seoul Government have announced new joint military maneuvers with the U.S. in April, according to an official report. Both nations have currently carried out a group pf military drills that include strategic fighter jet flight operations, such as B-2, and B-52, with military bases in Guam Island, and in the US territory.

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Venezuela Presidential Election Campaign Set to Begin


Caracas, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is on the verge of the campaign launch for the presidential elections scheduled on April 14, and candidates supported by various political organizations are taking their places. The focus is on two main candidates, Nicolas Maduro, of the Great Patriotic Pole and the opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles, representative of the so-called Democratic Unity Table (MUD).

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Intellectuals in Venezuela Stress Validity of Chavez’s Thought


Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The 10th International Meeting of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Activists in Favor of Humanity will conclude today in this capital, where the legacy of late President Hugo Chavez has been the focus of homage and extensive consideration. According to organizers, the presentation of a document is planned for today, following the first session of the meeting where more than 200 national and foreign figures examined the revolutionary ideas of the Venezuelan head of State.

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Syria: Attacks in Damascus Kill one, Damage Infrastructure

Guerra Siria

Damascus, Mar 26 (PL) At least one student died and others were injured today after several mortars fell at a school in the neighborhood of Bab Sharki, in the so called Old Damascus.Two similar projectiles struck in Tuesday morning in the busy area of Baramkeh, near the headquarters of the news agency SANA, in this capital.Several people were injured and property damage was reported in surrounding buildings and vehicles. Early reports make reference to several people injured and considerable property damage.

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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.