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Tropical Storm Isaac Hits La Espanola, Nearing East Cuba

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Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The tropical storm Isaac approaches the eastern coast of Cuba, a region already affected with rains, which effects may increase in time, reports the Meteorology Institute (Insmet). During its pass through Haiti overnight the system lost organization and strength, having now max. sustained winds of 95 kph and gust winds, and its max.

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Chile’s Social Organizations Demand Constituent Assembly


Santiago, Chile, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from almost 100 Chilean social organizations will surround today the Congress building in Santiago with a human chain, to demand a Constituent Assembly. The demonstration will take place at 18:00 local time today (22:00 GMT) by major labor, environmental, union and neighborhood groups.

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OAS Analyzes Ecuador-UK Dispute due to Assange Case

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Washington, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers of countries belonging to the Organization of American States (OAS) discussed today here a resolution on the lawsuit between Ecuador and the United Kingdom for the case of the Australian journalist Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

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Spouse of One of Cuban 5 Continues Intensive Agenda in Bolivia


La Paz, Aug 23 (PL) Adriana Perez, spouse of Cuban antiterrorist fighter Gerardo Hernandez, continues today its intensive agenda in Bolivia, including a forum at the University of San Andres and another at the Plurinational Legislative Assembly.

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Media Campaign Escalates to Justify Aggression against Syria


Damascus, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Western political circles and media increase the campaign to justify an aggression against the Syrian people and government, in this case using the chemical weapons issue. US President Barack Obama threatened on Monday to carry out a direct military action if Damascus tries to use chemical weapons or provide them to allies, like Al-Qaeda.

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UNASUR: UK, Ecuador Must Understand Each Other with Mutual Respect


Quito, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ali Rodriguez, said that the United Kingdom and Ecuador must understand each other in a sovereign way and on the basis of mutual respect to solve the crisis caused by the Assange case.

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World Youth Rights Defended in Cuba


Havana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban student organizations defended the world youth´s right to be protected and take part in government decision-making. On occasion of World Youth Day on Aug. 12, the member of the National Committe of the Young Communist League of Cuba (UJC), Osnay Miguel Colina, said Aug. 12 will be a day of struggle against inequality, unemployment and to secure the future of new generations.

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Political Mafias Behind Electoral Fraud in Ecuador, Says Correa


Quito, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) President Rafael Correa denounced today that political mafias are allegedly behind the forgery of citizens’ signatures for the registration of parties for the elections of 2013. “Clearly, those responsible for this are these political mafias, with no ethics or people’s support, who bribed people for their signatures and contracted businesses to do what they were supposed to do as authentic political movements,” said Correa.

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Palestinian Neighborhood near Damascus Attacked


Damascus, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) A mortar attack on a Palestinian neighborhood of al-Yarmuk and strong blows to armed gangs in many places of Syria, especially in Aleppo province, characterize today the recent events in the country. Although the resignation by UN special envoy Kofi Annan, to mediate in the Syrian conflict and the reactions caused in many capitals of the world, was closely followed, confrontations in the northern province of Aleppo were the focus of major news programs.

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Sponsors of Terrorism: A U.S. List with anti-Cuban Tinge


Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s inclusion for the twentieth time consecutive in the list of sponsors of terrorism that makes the United States unilaterally aims to justify the hostile policy of the White House against Havana.As before, since it inserted in 1982 this country in that list, Washington referred to the alleged support to foreign groups considered as terrorists, but only based on media reports.