UN Argues for Haiti Cholera Estimates

1 United Nations, Mar 17. -UN estimates on the number of people infected with cholera in Haiti are in line with reality, according to UN official spokesman Martin Nesirky. Nesirky was questioned about a specialized study that almost doubles the estimate of 400,000 people infected provided by the World Health Organization and released by The Lancet scientific journal, refering to

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Number of Cuban Self-Employ Workers Doubles

5 Havana,mar 5. -Some 113,618 Cubans had been authorized to work as self-employed workers until January 31, 2011, since the regulations to exercise that kind of labor modality were eased in late October 2010, according to Idalmys Alvarez, director of Employment at the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. When the new measures were taken in late 2010, there were

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Cuba, Angola Strengthen Cultural Links

2 Luanda, Feb 8. – Angolan Culture Minister Rosa Cruz e Silva will visit Cuba to strengthen cultural cooperation betwen the two countries according to Angolan news reports on Tuesday. Invited by Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto, the minister will begin her agenda on Thursday, the Angolan Journal reported. Cruz e Silva said she would attend the 20th International Book

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Uruguay Estimates Millions in Loss for Temporary Drought

0 Montevideo, Dec 18. -A temporary drought would cause loses higher than 1 billion dollars to Uruguay's productive sector, according to the Office of Agricultural Planning and Policy from the Ministry of Livestock . The office estimated for the livestock sector, which has a vital importance in this country, damage amounting to 342 million dollars and overall potential effect of

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Forlan: Best LatAm Athlete

7 Havana, Dec 14. -Uruguayan national television ratified Uruguayan soccer player Diego Forlan as the best athlete of 2010 in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a Prensa Latina poll. Uruguayan TV did not hesitate to choose the soccer player, who played a decisive role in his team winning fourth place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South

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Loss of Biodiversity Leads to Infectious Diseases

4 Washington, Dec 3. -The loss of biodiversity alters ecosystems and helps contagious diseases to spread, according to a study published in the latest issue of Nature. According to Felicia Keesing of Bard College in the United States and her co-authors, the disappearance of animals and plants tends to be accompanied by a larger incidence of infections, such as occurred

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Cuba-Mali Parliamentary Leaders Meet

0 Havana, Oct 27. -The presidents of the national assemblies of Cuba, Ricardo Alarcon, and Mali, Diocounda Traore, met and highlighted the current ties of cooperation between their countries, according to Wednesday news reports. In their meeting in Havana on Tuesday, the two leaders expressed approval at the level of relations, according to a note from Granma newspaper. The African

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Farmers to boost food production in Southern Camaguey

0 Santa Cruz del Sur, Oct 18. –More than 4.3 millions cow mil litters will be gathered in the current season, according to Norberto Casas, President of the National Small Farmers Association( ANAP) in Santa Cru z del Sur, who also added that this purpose aims to increase the food production for the people. The goat milk gathering, the tuber,

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People agreed to launch priority tasks in Santa Cruz del Sur

0 Santa Cruz del Sur, Oct. 15. –Some 34 accounting Assemblies from the delegates to their electors have been developed in South Camaguey, according to the local Government until October 8th. Eighty one ideas, out of the 178 set in the meeting, are supposed to be solved by the entities, and the rest by the community. Where 83 commissions were

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Guatemalan Authorities OKed Illegal U.S. Experiments

0 Guatemala, Oct 15. -Guatemalan health authorities approved the illegal U.S. experiments carried out on Guatemalans in the 1940s, according to reports disclosed Thursday. A report by the U.S. Public Health Service refers to an alleged agreement between high-ranking Guatemalan physicians and the former Pan-American Health Office, a new disclosure in the case. The supposed agreement gave the green light

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