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Presidents of Brazil and Haití Discuss Cooperation

Preseidenta-de-Brasil-Dilma-Rousseff-y-de-Haití-Michel-Martelly (1)

Presidents Michel Martelly (Haiti) and Dilma Rosusseff (Brazil) discussed migration and cooperation-related issues in this capital before visiting the squadron of Brazilian UN blue helmets deployed here. According to a communiqué of the Haitian presidency, the presidents reviewed a bilateral agenda, placing emphasis on the process of reconstruction and economic and social development in Haiti.According to the program of the visit, Martelly and Rousseff would also discuss the migration issue in the wake of adoption by Brazil of a new mode of visa issued exclusively for Haitian citizens.

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Cuban Party Meeting Debates End

Raúl Castro Ruz.

The First Conference of Cuba’s Communist Party is scheduled to end today two days of debates focused on intensifying the organization’s work and its role in updating the country’s economic model. More than 800 delegates are discussing the operation, methods and working style of the party, the political and ideological work, the cadres’ training and the party links with the Young Communist League (UJC) and other grassroots organizations.

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New Pressures of the UN Security Council Vs Syria

Congreso

The Western and Arab member countries of the UN Security Council will insist on Friday on implementing sanctions against Syria in an effort to launch a new offensive, despite Russia´s strong opposition.Syria Seeks Alternatives to Tackle Economic Sanctions.The world body will hold a private session on Friday to discuss a draft resolution sponsored by the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany and Morocco to back the measures proposed by the Arab League against the Syrian government.

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Happy 2012

Frei-Betto

My wish is for a Happy New Year where, God willing, all children will feel awash in Mozart, Pixinguinha Noel Rosa when they turn on the TV; will learn the difference between impressionists and expressionists; see shows re-enacting the Balaiada, the Confederation of the Equator and the War of the Emboabas and go to sleep after saying their prayers.

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The Overwhelming Victory of Daniel and the FSLN

The Overwhelming Victory of Daniel and the FSLN

In today’s world, problems are extremely complicated and difficult. But while the world exists, we, the small countries, can and must exercise our right for independence, cooperation, development and peace.

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THE G-20 MEETING

THE G-20 MEETING

Could anyone forget that the US was the country that impeded the Kyoto Agreement when we had a little more time to prevent a catastrophe with the climate change that is being produced as we watch? On the 28th and 29th of October past, another meeting of Heads of State and Governments took place: the community of Ibero-American countries. Among the calamities that the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking peoples have had to put up with is the fact that they are the region in the world with the most inequalities in terms of the distribution of their wealth.

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Argentinian General Elections Make History

Argentina

More than 28 million Argentines on Sunday are called to vote in the general elections, to establish a historic difference between the possible winner, President Cristina Fernandez, and the candidate running for the second place. Artemio Lopez, director of the firm Equis, and Mariel Fornoni, of Management & Fit, agreed in this regard during a meeting with foreigin correspondent in this capital on Thursday.

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Tribute to Salvador Allende in a “Different Chile”

Salvador Allende

This year, Sept. 11 is going to be different, because Chile is different, according to the organizers of a march on Sunday to pay tribute to former President Salvador Allende and victims of the Pinochet dictatorship.

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British brains, brawn and bombs bolster Libyan rebels

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Britain’s MI6 officers have been engaged in drilling Libyan rebels, helping them to establish a proper military plan for an assault on the capitol Tripoli. On Tuesday, British newspapers revealed that the UK not only detached spies and former SAS gurus to train militants, but was also providing them with ammunition for the operation, including night-vision goggles, advanced communication equipment and no less than 1,000 sets of body armor.

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When the Hunger Strike is in the US

California’s Pelican Bay state prison

On the 1st of July, several dozen inmates at California’s Pelican Bay state prison began a hunger strike against the inhuman conditions at the Security Housing Unit [SHU, pronounced "shoe"] where one-third of the 3100 prisoners are locked up. In this maximum security facility, near the Oregon state border, convicts are locked in for more than 22 hours a day in windowless isolation cells, and can have little or no contact with other prisoners for years and sometimes decades.