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Cuban Polling Stations Open for Second Round Municipal Elections


Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The runoff election for municipal delegates in Cuba began today in 136 of the 168 municipalities in the country, where there are 3, 210 polling stations opened. From 07:00 local time (12:00 GMT) citizens will go to the polls in schools, workplaces and other facilities that have published biographies of the candidates and the list of the voters.

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Mexican Businessmen Condemn US Blockade vs. Cuba


Mexico, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Mexican business people condemned today the U.S. government”s blockade against Cuba, in a statement in which they also expressed their solidarity with the people of the Caribbean island. The Mexico-Cuba Bilateral Committee said in a letter addressed to Cuban ambassador in this country Dagoberto Rodriguez, whose unjust policy the Cubans have faced for 52 years, which has been the main obstacle for the economic and social development of the country.

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Election Runoff to be held on November 4th


Havana, Oct 31, (RHC), — Cuba will carry out the second round of municipal elections next Sunday November 4th, after they were postponed due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on most part of the national territory, which was severely hit by strong winds and torrential rains. However the runoff will exclude the provinces of Holguin and Santiago de Cuba, which were the hardest hit by Sandy and where current circumstances impede the celebration of the electoral exercise.

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Correa to Visit US Research Centers


uito, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño and a delegation of ministers will visit on Tuesday research centers in North Carolina, United States. The universities comprising the North Carolina Research Campus focus on studying science of human health, biotechnology and the improvement of the quality of life.

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Raul Castro in Santiago de Cuba


Havana, October 28 (RHC). – President Raul Castro met in Santiago de Cuba with the local authorities of the Communist Party and government to analyze the situation of the province in the wake of devastating Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday. The weather phenomenon left more than 130,000 homes affected, of which 55,000 to total collapse and damage the economy millionaires. The head of state stressed the need to find immediate solutions to the needs of the population and recognized the effort made in the reconstruction.

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Fidel Castro Praises Nutritious Properties of Moringa and Mulberry

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Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, praised again today the properties of Moringa Oleifera and mulberry plants as nutritious alternatives. Moringa, “originally from India, is the only plant that has every kind of amino acid. With proper planting and management, its green-leaf production can exceed 300 tons per hectare in a year. It has dozens of medicinal properties,” Fidel said in an article posted at the Cubadebate website, in response to a reader.

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Brahimi Continues Peacemaking Efforts in Syria


Damascus, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi continued his contacts with different Syria political and social sectors, seeking formulas aimed at a political resolution of the crisis in this Levantine nation.

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Fidel Castro criticizes health rumours as fresh pictures emerge


Havana, Oct 22, (RHC), — Cuban Revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro criticized those who spread rumours about him being seriously ill in an article published Monday by Cuban media. Fidel Castro has insisted he is in very good health and can’t even remember “what a headache feels like”. Photographs of the revolutionary leader looking the picture of health, as he strolled around a farm wearing a straw hat and plaid shirt were also released on Monday.

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More than 7 million Cubans exercise their voting right: official report

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Havana, Oct 21, (RHC), — Until 14:00 local time of Sunday, more than 7 million 244 thousand people had exercised their voting rights in Cuba’s municipal elections, accounting for 82.65 percent of eligible voters. According to a report of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), Sunday’s vote has taken place without any irregularities, with the exception of occasional rains in some part of the national territory

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In Norway Negotiating Teams for Peace in Colombia

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Oslo, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The negotiating teams of the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) arrived in this capital to formally hold peace talks for a solution to the armed conflict in that South American nation. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway both parties will meet tomorrow at Hurdal Hotel, an hour and a half from Oslo, in a place reserved by the hosts.