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Tropical Storm Isaac Hits La Espanola, Nearing East Cuba

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Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The tropical storm Isaac approaches the eastern coast of Cuba, a region already affected with rains, which effects may increase in time, reports the Meteorology Institute (Insmet). During its pass through Haiti overnight the system lost organization and strength, having now max. sustained winds of 95 kph and gust winds, and its max.

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Sponsors of Terrorism: A U.S. List with anti-Cuban Tinge

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Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s inclusion for the twentieth time consecutive in the list of sponsors of terrorism that makes the United States unilaterally aims to justify the hostile policy of the White House against Havana.As before, since it inserted in 1982 this country in that list, Washington referred to the alleged support to foreign groups considered as terrorists, but only based on media reports.

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Belarus, Cuba Strengthen Cooperation

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Belarusian Agriculture Minister Leonid Marinich reiterated his willingness to collaborate with Cuba, after meeting here with the island”s charge d”affairs Natacha Diaz, diplomatic sources reported today. Issues such as Marinich’s recent visit to Cuba, as part of the delegation led by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko, were analyzed in the meeting.

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Cuban Parliament Commissions Discuss Social, Economic Issues

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The Cuban National Assembly begins today three days of work of its 12 permanent commissions to analyze social and economic issues prior to the 9th Ordinary Period of Sessions, scheduled for Monday, July 23. The Havana’s Conference Center is the venue of the second parliamentary day. The Central Bank of Cuba, the Ministry of Higher Education and the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources reported yesterday to the plenary session of legislators.

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Cuba Reiterates Importance on Biological Weapons Convention

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Cuba has insisted here in the importance of the strengthening and implementation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), whose objective is to prevent the development and proliferation of those arsenals. Addressing a BTWC meeting, Cuba representative Juan Antonio Quintanilla explained some actions his country has implemented to comply with what was established by that accord and protect human being and environment.

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Cuban Parliament to Debate Measures of Popular Interest

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Cuban legislators will debate measures of popular interest from July 20 to 22, in many cases related to the implementation of the Economic and Social Policy Guideline of the Draft Party Program, approved by the 6th Congress of the PCC. The analysis, prior to the 9th Ordinary Period of Sessions to begin Monday, July 23, is the result of the work carried out by hundreds of legislators, and reflects many opinions collected in visits to work places, neighborhood people’s councils, and neighborhood meetings of delegates.

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Cuba Suggests in Geneva Collaboration on Biosecurity

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Cuba suggested at disposal of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention its assistance and cooperation on biosecurity matter and the implementation of the regulations of that treaty. Addressing an experts’ meeting in this city, Cuban representative Juan Antonio Quintanilla stated that the island organizes courses and workshops every year on different questions related to that subject.

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Cuban Legislators to Be Informed on Agencies” Management

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Cuban legislators will receive today the reports from three State main agencies, and learn the work carried out by two of 12 permanent working commissions. As part of activities prior to the 9th Period of Session of the Seventh Legislature of the Parliament, to be held on July 23, the Central Bank of Cuba, the Ministry of Higher Education, and the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources, will inform the parliament about their management.

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Graduates from the LatAm Medicine School Meet in Cuba

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About 600 graduates from 25 countries of the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) begin today four days of discussions on the impact of their nursing care in communities and to strengthen ties with Cuba. The II International Meeting of Graduates 2012 will also promote scientific discussion, teaching and research in the project founded in 1999 by the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.

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Cuban Film to Open Cinema Festival in Dominican Republic

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Santo Domingo, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban film Habanastation will open the 7th International Children´s Cinema Festival in the Dominican Republic, to be held from July 18 to 25. The festival, with venue in this capital and Santiago de los Caballeros City, will show more than 20 films, and nine of them will vie for the prize to the best film.