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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.

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British Supreme Court Approves Assanges´s Extradition


London, May 30 (Prensa Latina) British Supreme Court approved on Wednesday the extradition of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, to Sweden, where he is accused for alleged sexual assault. Assange, of Australian origin, was not in the court room when the decision was communicated in a hearing that lasted 10 minutes.

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Western Actions Complicate Syrian Crisis Solution


Damascus, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Actions by western countries on Wednesday complicate a political solution to the crisis in Syria, as the current events reflect. Despite the calls made by UN and Arab League special envoy for Syria Kofi Annan, to put an end to violence “now and not tomorrow,” as he stated in this capital during a news conference.

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UNESCO Hosts International Meeting on Palestine


Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A two-day international UN meeting on the situation in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories started sessions today at the headquarters of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization in this capital. The meeting, organized by the Committee for the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and with Cuba as deputy chair.

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Chavez’ Economic Lesson for Europe

President Hugo Chávez's address to the People of Venezuela

Some years ago, travelling on the presidential plane of Hugo Chávez of Venezuela with a French friend from Le Monde Diplomatique, we were asked what we thought was happening in Europe. Was there any chance of a move to the left? We replied in the depressed and pessimistic tones typical of the early years of the 21st century. Neither in Britain nor France, nor anywhere in the eurozone, did we see much chance of a political breakthrough.

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Cuban Five Case Winning Support in USA

Mensaje de los Cinco a Giustino DiCelmo

Academics from several countries joined today US colleagues to demand the release of the Five Cuban anti-terrorists jailed in their country and the end of the blockade on Cuba at the 30th Congress of the Association of Latin American Studies (LASA).

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Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc in Cuba’s Central Region

Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rain battering the central province of Santi Spiritus have caused flooding, landslides, and evacuation of thousands of people

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Cuba Reaffirms Denunciation of US Blockade at UN

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United Nations, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reaffirmed today at the United Nations its denunciation of the US blockade and the difficulties caused to the Island in fulfilling its financial commitments with the world body. It also criticized the unilateral coercive measures and other actions carried out by the UN host against several members.