Cuba Readies for Intl Book Fair in 2012

1 Havana, Dec 23. -At least 50 foreign writers have confirmed their attendance to the International Book Fair Havana 2012, to be held from February 9-19 and expected to gather nearly 200 guests from 34 countries.Organizers of the fair, to be dedicated to the cultures of the Greater Caribbean and Cuban intellectuals Ambrosio Fornet and Zoila Lapique, announced that they

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88 Egyptian Activists Injured in Tahrir

4 Cairo, nov 30. -At least 88 demonstrators, camped for 13 days in Tahrir Square, were injured in clashes with some street vendors, whose growing deployment at the square threatened to devalue their strike, several activists complained on Wednesday.Demonstrations took place last night in the street of the main entrance of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, apparently caused by several

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Cuba Reports Increase in Tourist Arrivals

0 Havana, Oct 26. -At least 2.64 million foreign visitors arrived in Cuba from January to September this year, an increase of 8.4 percent against similar period of 2010, according to the National Statistics Office (ONE).In that period, the major tourist sending countries were Canada (38.2 percent), Great Britain (6.8 percent), Italy (4.1 percent), Spain (3.9 percent) and France (3.4

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Syria: 7 Die after Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday

2 Damascus, Aug 30. -At least seven people died on Tuesday during the clashes between opposition armed groups and police forces following the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, the day that marks the end of the Ramadan, while protests against the government continue. The events took place in the province of Deraa early Tuesday morning when Islam worshippers attended the prayers

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Nigeria: Bomb Explosions Kill 25

0 Abuja, Jun 27. -At least 25 people were killed and 30 injured in northern Nigeria when attackers on motorcycles threw bombs into bars, police said on Monday. According to local authorities, the people injured in the attacks in Maidiguri, Borno, were taken to a university hospital in Abuja. The bomb attacks damaged at least three beer gardens in that

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Guatemala Shaken by Peten Massacre

2 Guatemala, May 16. -Guatemala was shaken on Monday by the massacre of at least 29 farmworkers in the northern department of Peten, apparently by the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas. The beheaded and bullet-riddled bodies of the victims, laborers at the Los Cocos farm in La Libertad municipality, were found on Sunday and authorities were investigating the exact time

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NATO Bombs Tripoli and Brega, Kills 16

2 Tripoli, May 14. -NATO planes once more bombed the Libyan capital and the oil city of Brega, killing at least 16 people, government sources informed, and denied stories concerning Muammar Gaddafi''s health. The main NATO target was a building located in the Bab Al-Aziziyah compound where Gaddafi usually resides, the local state television reported, but denied stories that Gaddafi

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Tourism to Cuba Grows 14 Percent

1 Havana, Mar 24. -At least 588,394 foreign visitors arrived in Cuba in February, 75,234 more than during the same period last year, an increase of 14.7 percent, according to official sources. The National Statistics Office (ONE) indicated that in February 2007, the island was visited by 439,134 people, 508,278 visitors arrived in that month of 2008 and 531,100 in

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More than 3,000 Honduran Victims of Human Trafficking

0 Tegucigalpa, Dec 18. -At least 3,500 Hondurans were victims of human trafficking during 2010, as reported in a meeting on the issue in session in Tegucigalpa on Thursday. Most cases have been women and children, as they are more vulnerable to sexual and labor exploitation, said Deputy Foreign Minister Alrden Rivera in the meeting "Human Trafficking: Coordinated Responses from

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UN Speeds Up Aid to Haiti for Cholera

17 United Nations, Oct 24. -The United Nations is speeding up medical aid to Haiti to face the outbreak of cholera that has provoked the death of at least 150 people, as confirmed by a high official of the organization Friday. Catherine Bragg, vice coordinator for humanitarian assistance, said to reporters that the assistance to Haiti includes workers, 300,000 anti-cholera

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