Over 7,000 Haitians Died of Cholera in 2011

0 Port-au-Prince, Jan 7. -More than 7,000 people died of cholera in Haiti in 2011 and 520,000, over 5 percent of the population, was infected, according to the Ministry of Health.The source added that every day, dozens of cases are reported and that cholera might become an endemic disease as common as the flu.Haitian human rights organizations have reported since

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More than 400,000 Cruise Tourists to Visit Uruguay

1 Montevideo, Dec 30. -The Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism and Sports (Minturd) has scheduled the arrival of 400,000 people by cruise ships, with a program of 230 ships, including one coming from Japan, for 2012.If the number of ships is completed, there would be 30 ships more compared to total arrivals in the previous season in the ports of Montevideo

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Unemployment Increases in the DR

2 Santo Domingo, July 22. -Nearly 70,000 people were unemployed in the Dominican Republic over the past three years, according to a new report.The analysis that was conducted by the Henri Hebrard Consultants firm for the Association of Industries of Herrera and the province of Santo Domingo indicates taht the unemployment rate rose from 14 percent in April 2008 to

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More Summer Camping Offers in Cuba

2 Havana, Jun 22. -More that 330,000 people will enjoy camping this summer in Cuba from July 2 to September 15, it was announced in this capital on Tuesday. The figure represents a 33 percent increase compared to the number of campers of the previous season, Dianed Fernandez, the chief of the Marketing Department of the Campismo Popular (People�s Camping)

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UN Highlights Cuba”s Help to Chernobyl Victims

0 United Nations, Apr 27. -More than 25,000 people, including 21,340 children, have benefited from the Cuban humanitarian program for victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the United Nations reported Tuesday. The information is included in a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by Cubaâ�Ös permanent mission to the UN on the 25th anniversary of that tragedy. The

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Habano Festival Expects Wide World Attendanc

0 Havana, Jan 20. -The organizers of the Habano Festival are expecting a wide world attendance for its 13th edition in February this year, with 1,000 people from 80 countries expected to attend and confirm the impact of Cuban tobacco in the world. An official communiqué said the Festival will be held from Feburary 21 to 25 at the Havana

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Paraguay to Host Americas Social Forum

1 Asuncion, Jun 24. -Nearly 15,000 people representing 150 social organizations are expected to take part in the 4th Americas Social Forum to be held in Paraguay on August 11-15. Members of the Organizing Committee said that main subjects to be discussed include scope and challenges of the processes of change in the hemisphere: post-neoliberalism, integration, socialism, Good Living/Living Well

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