Mexico Readies for Hurricane Rina

1 Mexico, Oct 27. -Over 1,800 marines and 1,500 Army troops are ready to operate in Yucatan and Quintana Roo should Hurricane Rina affect these Mexican states on the Caribbean.La Jornada newspaper says they are ready to engage in relief work if necessary after the passage of Rina, which is now a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Government

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Nicaraguan President Presents 4,000 Land Deeds to Families

0 Managua, Sep 21. -President Daniel Ortega presented 4,794 land deeds to families from all Managua's districts during a ceremony at the Catholic University of Nicaragua, saying it was not a gift, but a right.Of the 4,794 land property titles, 1,621 were presented to families in District No. 1 of Managua; 237 to families in No.2; 1,715 to No. 3;

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Ecuador: People Involved in Coup Attempt Still Unpunished

1 Quito, Jun 28. -None of the 1,199 policemen and soldiers involved in the coup and assassination attempt of September 30 has been sanctioned by the Ecuadorian courts, a journalistic investigation revealed. A court ruled in only two of five trials initiated by the prosecution on these facts, when eight people were killed and 270 were wounded, acquitting all the

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More than 1,000 Mexicans Study Medicine in Cuba

0 Mexico, Jan 26. – Cuban Ambassador to Mexico Manuel Aguilera said that more than 1,000 Mexican youngsters are doing free medical studies in Cuba and half a million citizens were taught how to read and write by the "Yes, I Can" method. In an interview granted to "Continentes" news program of TVC 207 channel, Aguilera described as normal the

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One Hundred Australians Missing after Floods

1 Sidney, Jan 15. -Australia´s Prime Minister Julia Gillard stated that more than 1,000 soldiers have been mobilized to seek about 100 people still missed after floods. Those soldiers joined to other rescue brigades and volunteers who continue working in extensive areas of eastern Australia, devastated due to heavy rains that flooded over 1,500,000 square km (579 square miles). Those

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Cholera Kills 1,110 in Haiti

0 Port au Prince, Nov 18. -The Haitian Health Ministry said Wednesday that the number of cholera deaths rose to 1,110, 46 of them in the capital, where the disease is spreading rapidly despite intense prevention measures. In recent hours, 76 more deaths were reported, and 1,583 more people were hospitalized with the main symptoms of cholera, severe vomiting and

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US Blockade Bans Cruise Ships from Cuba

1 Havana, Oct 21. -The U.S. economic blockade deprives Cuba of 1,000 cruise ships port of calls, and 1.2 million visitors every year, according to industry authorities. In statements published in Granma newspaper on Wednesday, Mateo Jose Lopez, general director of the Aries Transportes S.A., and Norberto Perez, the company's operations and commercial chief, harshly critized the almost 50-year-old U.S.

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