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LatAm Educators Call for Strengthened Teaching Cooperation

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Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel made a call today at the opening of the First Meeting of Education Ministers from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), at the Conference Center in the Cuban capital, to cooperate on the development of better policies to improve the educational sphere and eradicate illiteracy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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US Committee to Free The Cuban Five Announces Panel Discussion

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Washington, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. National Committee to free five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters jailed in the United States has announced an upcoming panel discussion with prominent intellectuals to present the truth about those men. That organization, headquartered in the city of California, San Francisco, will hold the event on February 20 at the University of Maryland, with the objective of publicizing the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez.

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Venezuelan Opposition Legislators under Investigation

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Caracas, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Allegations of corruption against the Venezuelan opposition party Primero Justicia, presented in the National Assembly, placed today three lawmakers from that political force in the center of an investigation approved by the legislature. The parliament directive stated at the plenary session and public opinion of the country checks, reports from bank transfers and irregular cashing in the last three years.

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FARC-EP, Gov’t Talks Continue Normally

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Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) said Wednesday that the peace talks with the government continue normally and “no one has stood up or formally threatened to withdraw. “In a statement from the general staff read in this capital by FARC-EP member Marco Leon Calarca, the insurgency said that, on the contrary, both parties are working in search of points for an approach on agricultural issues.

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Cuba: International Education Congress Opens

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Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Congress “Pedagogia 2013″ begins activities today with a master lecture by Cuban Education Minister Ena Elsa Velazquez, and a cultural event with about 500 students from art schools. The scientific event, to be run until February 8, is one of the largest one of its kind in the country, and it expects the attendance of about 3,000 people from some 32 countries, authorities from the Ministry of Education (MINED) said at a news conference.

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Massive Turnout at The Polls in Cuba

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Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Despite a cold and persistent rain Cubans went out to vote early in the morning in the general elections that will define the makeup of the National People”s Power Assembly (Parliament). Prensa Latina news agency verified the opening of several electoral colleges, where there were long lines of people that wanted to be the first to cast their vote at 07:00, local time (12:00 GMT).

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Raul Castro Meets with Former Latin American Statesmen

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Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro met with the former presidents of Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez, and Guatemala’s Alvaro Colom, who attended the Third International Conference for World Equilibrium. In the meeting with Fernandez, the former president and Raul Castro showed satisfaction with the friendly relations between the two countries and prospects for development.

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Frei Betto Speaks in Cuban Conference

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Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) To forge a different world, free from the capitalist selfishness implies the construction of an ethics based in reasoning with a subjectivity rooted in the capacity to live the virtues as habits, Brazilian outstanding priest Frei Betto expressed here Tuesday. The renowned Brazilian intellectual and theologist talked to participants in the 3rd International Conference for World Balance, to approach the necessity to articulate an ethics permitting to overcome the inequalities and conflicts of the planet.

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Cuba Receives the Pro Tempore Presidency of CELAC

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Santiago de Chile, 28 Jan (Prensa Latina) The Head of State of Cuba, Raúl Castro, was granted by Chile the pro tempore presidency of the Communitty of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), at the closure of the First Summit of this integration bloc in this capital. Prensa Latina will keep informing its readers on the outcome of this international meeting. Piñera wished Cuban president, “a year full of good work” , to which Castro answered “I will continue the good work”.

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Chileans Support Cuba’s Presidency in CELAC

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Santiago, Chile, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Movement of Solidarity with Cuba will support that archipelago in the pro tempore presidency it is assuming in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), with a rally in this capital today. In remarks to Prensa Latina, activist Pedro Bronzic stated that a rally will be held at Plaza Italia to support the Cuban Revolution, which continues at the center of the international right-wing attacks.