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Cuban Small Farmers Consider Positive Agricultural Cooperative

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The 11th Congress of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) assessed as positive the economic activity the cooperatives are developing, and called for a more comprehensive use of bank credit and insurance. ANAP President Rafael Santiesteban said during the final session of the event closed this weekend that the working commission carried out an extensive debate.

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Electoral Irregularities in Several US States

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Washington, Nov 6 (PL) U.S. authorities supervising the presidential election today reported problems or irregularities in the voting process nationwide in various states, with more relevance in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida. Members of the Election Protection Civic Coalition reported that eight hours after the polls were opened on Tuesday, it had received 35.000 calls of complaints from citizens in all 50 states and the District of Columbia .

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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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Putin, Obama Still at Odds over Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin showed in a telephone conversation that he still has disagreements with his US counterpart Barack Obama over the situation in Syria, said presidential assistant Yuri Ushakov today. During the conversation, which lasted nearly 50 minutes, the two heads of State managed to reach a better understanding of one another’s stance in relation to the Syrian crisis, but they still remain at odds about the practical ways to reach a solution, said Ushakov.

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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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South Africans to Celebrate Mandelaâ�Ös 94th Birthday

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The 94th birthday of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918) will be celebrated by South Africans nationwide tomorrow, according to media reports quoting government officials. President Jacob Zuma said in a communiqué to have informed Mandela in a recent meeting that “as always, all South Africans are waiting for July 18 to wish him a happy birthday in all possible ways.”

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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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Video Supporting Cuban 5 Released in USA

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The International Committee to Free the Five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States screened a new video on social networking sites in solidarity with them. This is the eighth video of this kind produced by the International Committee placed at the YouTube website, with the objective of reaching varied audiences, said the

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U.S.A Reaffirms Blockade Policy against Cuba

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The U.S. government reaffirmed its blockade policy against Cuba by imposing a fine on a company in this country for doing business with the Caribbean island. The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Treasury Department (OFAC) forced the company Great Western Malting Co. to pay 1 347 750 USD for allowing the sale of barley

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Lugo Denounces in Russia Paraguayan Coup

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Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo denounced again the conduct of a parliamentary coup and the fragile democracy in his country in an interview published today by the Russian press. There was a parliamentary coup that excluded overnight an elected president by the majority of the country, Lugo denounced in an interview with Channel Russia Today (RT). Much of the Paraguayan media says “that nothing happened here, that everything is quiet, no representation or dead, no blood,” the statesman said.