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Wikileaks: Julian Assange Requests Political Asylum


Quito, 19 jun (PL) Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, requested political asylum today to the government of Ecuador, and he is now at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London according to a statement made by Foreing Minister Ricardo Patiño.

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Brazil to Defend Development Model in Rio +20


Rio de Janeiro, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will defend its successes in sustainable development in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), achievements reached thanks to the strategies of the government, asserted President Dilma Rousseff.

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Cuba Bids Farewell to Former Olympic Champion Stevenson

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Cuba paid its respects on Tuesday to the late boxer Teofilo Stevenson, one of the greatest Olympians of all time who turned down the chance to fight Muhammad Ali at the height of both fighters powers. Stevenson, who won three gold medals as a heavyweight boxer and turned down multi-million dollar offers to turn professional after emerging as a huge talent at the 1972 Munich Games, died of a heart attack on Monday at the age of 60.

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Cuba Promotes Environment Friendly Power Generation


While polluting emissions increasingly contaminate the world environment, Cuba promotes the rational use of energy and environmental protection as part of its power generation process.

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Affectionate Brazil Plan to Bring Two Million Families Out of Poverty


Brasilia, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) President Dilma Rousseff asserted on Monday that the Affectionate Brazil Plan will bring two million families with children under six years old out of extreme poverty. The federal government seeks to help two million poor Brazilian families with actions to benefit them in their rents, health and education.

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Cuba Celebrates World Children’s Day


Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba celebrates the World Children’s Day with commendable results and the international recognition for protecting minors, at a time when childhood in the world is uncertain. Health, education, culture, sports, laws… in these and other areas the Cuban government and institutions have combined efforts to guarantee infants’ enjoyment.

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‘Free the Cuban 5′ Campaign Ireland Calls for More Action

Free the Cuban 5 Campaign Ireland Calls for More Action

A CALL has gone out for more people in Ireland to become active to `Free the Cuban 5′, the five men jailed in the United States for monitoring right-wing exiles plotting terrorist acts against the Caribbean island.

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Assange´s Mother Criticizes Australian Government Position

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Canberra, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Christine Assange, mother of the founder of Wikileaks, criticized the Australian government for keeping away from her son´s extradition to Sweden, who was accused of committing alleged sexual offenses in that country. Julian Assange´s mother said the authorities have been absolutely useless and have discredited the journalist from Australia.

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Vietnam: Intense Legislative Activity


Hanoi, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese parliament declared that it is in favor of the control of advertising, among a wide range of issues of national interest, in its last week of deliberations in the current session. During a debate on the issue most of the parlamentarians agreed on granting to the Ministry of Culture a regulatory performance of that activity, to prevent frequent violations.

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Russian President Begins First International Official Tour

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Moscow, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin begins on Thursday his first international tour in Belarus, Germany, France, Uzbekistan, China and Kazakhstan, to discuss strategic ties, trade and the situation in Afghanistan, said the Kremlin. The first stop will be in Minsk, for a two-day official visit, where he will analize with his Belarus counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.