US to Cut Troops, Defense Funds

0 Washington, Jan 27. -US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has announced that the US will cut to 92,000 the number of active duty Army and Marine Corps soldiers in the next five years and make cuts of millions of dollars in its budget.The country will have less soldiers, reducing the current number of 562,000 to 490,000 while the amount

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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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Nearly 40,000 Cuban Youth Study Medicine

0 Havana, Sep 21. -Cuba currently has 13 medical schools with an enrollment of about 40,000, reflecting its strategy to train human resources for the national health system.About 5,613 Cuban students began medical school this year, for a total of 40,000 young people in the six-year program. In addition to the 13 medical schools, medical students are also enrolled in

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More than 50,000 HIV/AIDS Patients in the Dominican Republic

0 Santo Domingo, Dec 3. -The number of patients with HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic is 32,200, but the director of COPRESIDA, Dr. Gustavo Rojas said the figure is around 60,000 and that there are 80,000 infected people. During the activities for World AIDS Day, it was made known that by the end of 2010 some 20,000 patients and their

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Alternative Energy Benefits Bolivian Families

2 La Paz, Aug 30 .-About 50,000 rural families in Bolivia are benefiting from electric power generation through alternative means, such as wind power and solar power. These projects are part of the program "Power to Live with Dignity," which has a budget of a little more than US $50 million from internal and external resources, said the Bolivian minister

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Cuban Plastic Goods in the Caribbean Market

2 Havana, Jul 9. -Plastic articles prepared by a Cuban plant won the Caribbean market with sales of over US $50,000 so far this year, reported company sources on Thursday. Nations like the Dominican Republic and Mexico purchased brooms, buckets and brushes for various uses, with great acceptance for their quality and design, said Geanny Bello, director of the company

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DRC: Full UN Withdrawal by 2011

2 United Nations, May 29. -The UN Security Council decided to pull out 2,000 troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in June this year and fully withdraw its contingent in June 2011. The agreement, adopted unanimously on Friday by the 15-member UN body establishes the end of the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC), which will change its name

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Increased Number of Farmers in Cuba

0 Santa Clara, May 6. -About 60,000 Cubans began 2009 as agricultural producers, Orlando Lugo Fonte, president of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) told the Cuban News Agency (CNA). With the work of these persons vast regions that were idle are now in production and effect an increased number of crops of tubercles, vegetables and beans, he added.

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Cuba Begins Phase II of Anti-Flu Vaccination

1 Havana, May 3. -Cuba begins on Monday the second stage of the vaccination against the A(H1N1) flue during which about 150,000 children will be immunized. The second phase of the viral vaccination campaign will last until next May 22. Children from six months old to nine years of age who were immunized in the first phase and that are

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Anti-Polio Second Stage in Cuba

0 Havana, Apr 23  -. -The second stage of the 49th National Vaccination Campaign against poliomyelitis is starting on Friday in Cuba, which should immunize more than 500,000 children against that disease, once it has been concluded. In this stage, some 362,525 under three-year-old toddlers will receive a second oral dose (two drops), while 143,080 nine-year-old children will have the

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