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March of the Indignants Takes Streets in Colombia

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Bogota, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Colombians took to the streets of the capital to close a week in which various sectors of society claimed in favor of peace and against social inequities such as poverty, exclusion and the crisis in education and health. Convened by 116 social and popular organizations, the march on Friday covered a broad spectrum supported by peasants, indigenous pleople, students, miners, professionals and unemployed, peacefully mobilized in 25 of the 32 departments.

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Syrian Gov’t Makes Effort to Begin Talks

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Damascus, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Interior Minister Muhammad al-Shaar said today that his country’s government is making a huge effort to start a political dialogue among Syrians without foreign interference. The Syrian SANA news agency quoted the minister as stressing, after a meeting with Philippine Deputy Foreign Minister Rafel Seguis, the stance promoted by Syrian authorities since the beginning of the crisis.

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China Denounces U.S. Blockade against Cuba

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Beijing, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The failure of the U.S. blockade policy against Cuba for over 50 years and its intentions to isolate that country were stated in this capital by the island”s ambassador in this capital, Alberto Blanco . During a press conference at the Cuban embassy in Beijing, the diplomat denounced the Washington unilateral and punitive policy that will be submitted for the 21st time at the U.N. General Assembly on November 13.

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Chavez Describes Elections as a Perfect Battle

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Caracas, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) President Hugo Chavez described today as impeccable, a perfect battle, the polls of October 7 in which he was re-elected for the term 2013-2019. In a press conference at the Ayacucho Hall of Miraflores Palace, Chavez said that day consolidated what he said after casting his vote: “If anyone wants to see a vigorous, honorable and sound democracy, he/she should come to Venezuela.”

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Syrian Forces Kill Chechen, Afghan Mercenaries

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Damascus, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Army (EAS) killed Czech and Afghan mercenaries during clashes in the Ziraha neighborhood in the town of Qusseir, in Homs province, an official source reported on Tuesday. As part of an offensive executed on Monday against those groups in areas near the border with Lebanon, EAS troops clashed with armed groups operating in the zone in west Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus.

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Chavez Calls to Work Together for Venezuela’s Peace Welfare

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Caracas, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) President Hugo Chavez described historic the Sunday elections, and called today for national unity and working together for the welfare and peace of this South American nation. From the so-called People’s Balcony at the Miraflores Palace, the president spoke to thousands of people who came there to celebrate his victory against his opposition candidate from the so-called Democratic Unity Table, Henrique Capriles.

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White House Is Behind Capriles, Says James Petras

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Quito, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Washington’s White House is behind Venezuelan rightwing Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles, who receives advise to show a reformist, democratic and popular image, said the prominent U.S. sociologist James Petras. In statements published in the digital newspaper El Ciudadano, the world-renowned intellectual pointed out that the candidate from Mesa de Unidad Democrática (MUD) enjoys “the unconditional support of the U.S. president (Barack Obama)”, in contrast to the popular support for President Hugo Chavez.

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Chavez to Head Election Campaign Activities in Aragua, Carabobo

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Caracas, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will head a convoy and activities in the states of Carabobo and Aragua on Wednesday, with only one day left before the election campaign comes to an end and four days before the general elections take place. At the beginning of what he called the final offensive of the campaign, the head of State visited his home town of Sabaneta on Monday, in the state of Barinas, where thousands of supporters awaited him.

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Strong LatAm Presence at UN Today

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United Nations, October 1 (PL) With speeches from Cuba, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and Venezuela, for Latin America, the UN General Assembly”s annual debate is expected to complete today. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will be the first of the representatives from that region to speak the UN highest body.

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Over 20 Death Reported in Armed Groups Attacks in Syria

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Damascus, 30 Sep (Prensa Latina) At least 17 civilians died today in an attack by armed bands against the locality of Al Haidariya, municipality of al-Qseir, in the central Syrian province of Homs, 162 kilometers from this capital. According to a military source the groups attacked that location with mortars and machine guns, in the early morning hours of Sunday. It was also reported the kidnapping of a yet undetermined number of people.