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Over 100 people attend Montreal cartoon exhibit of Gerardo Hernández

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The exhibition/meeting was jointly organized on January 24 by the local Montreal branch of the CSN (one of the largest Quebec unions) and the Comité Fabio Di Celmo. The goal was to build support for the freedom of the Cuban Five as part of the worldwide effort. The attendees examined and reflected upon the exhibit. Dominique Daigneault, General Secretary of the Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain (CCMM-CSN), the sponsor of the event, said in her introductory remarks that she was moved to see so many people despite the record-breaking close to minus 40 degrees centigrade temperature.

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Venezuelans March in Support of Democracy, Chavez


Caracas, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan people will fill the streets of Caracas today in a march called by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), to celebrate the January 23, 1958 coup d’etat and in support of democracy and President Hugo Chavez. Social organizations, labor groups, parties and allied groups who are part of the Great Patriotic Pole, along with the people in general will participate in this great march known as “La toma de Caracas,” said Dario Vivas, national coordinator of the PSUV Mobilization.

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FARC-EP Questions Gov’t About Multinationals in Colombian Fields

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Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) demanded the government explain today the presence of multinational companies in the fields of that South American country, and denounced the production of bio-fuels. Upon the resumption in Havana of peace talks with the Colombian Executive, guerrilla commander Andres Paris read a press release at the Conference Center about the FARC-EP’s stance on the subject.

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Cuba Trains Authorities for General Elections


Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The members of polling stations and other authorities in charge of the February 3 general elections in Cuba are prioritizing their training for the polls, the National Electoral Commission (CEN) reported. According to Caridad Alvarez, spokesperson for that entity, the upcoming elections are different from those which occurred in late 2012. This time, voters will elect 14,537 councilors or delegates to the municipal assemblies of People’s Power, requiring specific training.

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Caricatures by One of Cuban Five to Be Exhibited in Canada

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Ottawa, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The exhibit of caricatures Humor from my Pen, by Gerardo Hernández, one of the five anti-terrorist Cuban fighters unfairly held in US prisons since 1998, will be opened for the first time as of Jan.24 in Québec. They are images that speak for themselves, according to a communiqué received today in Prensa Latina.

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Colombian Govt, FARC-EP Resume Dialogue

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Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People´s Army (FARC-EP) resume today the peace talks in this city after a holiday break of 23 days. The parties have returned to the Havana´s International Conference Center, permanent venue of the talks created on November 19, to continue the discussions focused on the issue of land, considered a key factor in this new attempt to end decades of armed conflict.

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Cuba: Raul Castro Meets with Venezuelan Politicians

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Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raúl Castro met on Saturday with Venezuelan Executive Vice President Nicolás Maduro and other politicians from that South American country at the protocol hall of the Jose Marti International Airport in this capital. According to an official press release, Raúl Castro met with Maduro and the leader of

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Venezuelan People Mobilize in Support of Chavez


Caracas, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan people will rally today in front of the Miraflores Palace, seat of the Executive power, to express support for the government of President Hugo Chavez, convened by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Heads of State and leaders from 18 countries, including Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, and Uruguay’s Jose Mujica, are expected to participate in this event.

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Cuban University Students in Virtual Sexuality Forum


Santiago de Cuba, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The First National Student Conclave Virtual University of learning about sexuality will be held at the Medical University of this city from the next 28 january, organizers said today. Sexsalud 2013 will be carry out by Infomed, the telematics network system in Cuba, and it is sponsored by the National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX), Provincial Information Center of Medical Sciences and magazines Alma Mater and April 16.

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Cuba on the Verge of Significant Immigration Changes

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Havana, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Just five days before new immigration changes take effect regarding the flow of Cubans to and from the country, local authorities are providing additional information about the immigration updates announced last October. Starting January 14, Cubans will no longer need to apply for an exit permit to travel abroad, nor will they need to present a letter of invitation from hosts abroad. The change is greatly anticipated both within and outside the country.