Lula Begins Larynx Tumor Treatment

2 Brasilia, Oct 31. -Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) on Monday begins, at the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital in Sao Paulo, a treatment for a larynx tumor detected this weekend in routine examinations.Lula, who celebrated his 66th birthday on Oct. 27, arrived on Friday at that medical center after suffering a sore throat and hoarseness. Examinations by magnetic resonance

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Havana International Fair Opens

4 Havana, Oct 31. -The 39th Havana International Trade Fair, FIHAV 2011, begins on Monday in the capital´s ExpoCuba exhibition site, in the presence of 3,000 exhibitors from 1,500 companies of about 60 countries.Despite the island's economic and financial problems, this edition is considered the most important one of the last 10 years, due to the large number of exhibitors

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Ukrainian President Visits Cuba

3 Havana, Oct 20. -Ukrainian President, Victor Yanukovich, on Thursday begins a three-day official visit to Cuba, where he will hold talks with his peer Raul Castro and foster bilateral links.Yanukovich expects to arrive in the Havana´s Jose Marti International Airport tonight.The visitor´s agenda includes honoring Cuban national hero Jose Marti (1853-1895), and attending a managerial business forum between Cuba

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Vietnamese Deputy PM Visits Cuba

1 Havana, Jun 13. -The Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong begins his first official visit to Cuba on Monday aimed at strengthening bilateral ties. According to Cuban diplomatic sources his stay until June 14 is aimed at continuing the political talks at the highest level and review the progress of bilateral cooperation. During his stay in the island

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International Event for Cuban Five Starts

2 Havana, Jun 11. -The Third International Youth Meeting in Solidarity with the Cuban Five imprisoned in the United States almost 13 years ago begins in this capital its three-day program. The participants at the biannual meeting will visit on Saturday a community cultural project by the artist José Rodríguez Fuster, who supports the cause of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino,

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Hurricane Season Begins June 1

1 Havana, May 30. -A less active hurricane season than the last begins from June 1 and last until November 30, a period when the watchword for Cubans is advance preparation. The fact is attributed "to some conditions in the Atlantic, such as the existence of persistent high temperatures and a dynamic phase that began in 1995 and will last

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UN Asks for Changes in Global Production, Consumption

1 United Nations, May 3. -The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development on Tuesday begins preparations for the 2012 Earth Summit, Rio+20. The work of the commission, which will last two weeks, started with a strong warning about the threats posed by current consumption and production patterns to ecosystems and their capacity to support life. The warning was issued by

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Tajin Summit: Art, Culture of Mexican Traditions

7 Mexico, Mar 17. -The so-called Tajin summit in Veracruz begins today with attendees from all around the world including recognized artists, interested in investigating the arts, culture and knowledge of Mexican ancient traditions. The event will be held until March 21 in the city of Papantla, with a population of Totonac origin . The festival will have two other

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Psicohabana 2011 Congress in Cuba

1 Havana, Mar 9. -The 5th International Conference "PSICOHABANA 2011" begins on Wednesday in this capital in the presence of renowned experts and researchers in mental health and related specialties. The opening will include a master lecture entitled "Psychosocial Rehabilitation in the Era of Global Economy" by Michel Madianos, president of the Rehabilitation Section of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA).

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