Brazilian Singer Simone to Perform in Cuba

2 Havana, Jun 24. -Brazilian singer Simone will arrive in Cuba Friday to offer a unique concert on Sunday at Havana''s Karl Marx Theater, but no other details have been made public. Simone, one of the most popular Brazilian singers, will have an audience of more than 5,000 spectators, followers of her career. Simone�s relationship with Cuba began in the

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In Human Rights Council, Cuba Reaffirms Fight against Racism

1 Geneva, Mar 4. -In the UN Human Rights Council, Cuba praised the celebration of the International Year of Afro-Descendants, but said progress was still far from the goals of the Durban Conference. In remarks to the 16th session of the council, Cuban delegate Luis Alberto Amoros stated that Durban marked a milestone in the struggle for equal rights among

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Cuba to Have Underwater Fiber Optic Cable by July

1 Havana, Jan 18. -Cuba announced that by July, it will have an underwater fiber optic cable that will increase its current international output capacity by 3,000 percent, but technological and financial gaps prevent it from having mass Internet in the short term. The connectivity question will not be not solved overnight, because it costs money and requires other investments,

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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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Haitian General Elections Marred by Cholera Epidemic

2 Port-au-Prince, Nov 24. -Haiti will hold its legislative and general elections on Nov. 28, but a shadow has been cast over the presidential campaigns by the cholera epidemic that is killing people every day. For the second time, the elections are at risk, given the seriousness of the since health situation. As of Nov. 19, the epidemic had taken

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Crime in Guatemala Still a Dilemma

2 Guatemala, Oct 30. -President Alvaro Colom affirms that violent deaths in Guatemala have decreased, but recent autopsy figures point to an increase in the crime rate. Colom and his Interior Minister Carlos Menocal said that from January to September of this year, 430 less people were violently murdered than in the same period in 2009. Menocal said the figures

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Correa Denounces Assembly Members Support to the Coup Attempt

3 Quito, Oct 8. -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa claims to be certain that the members of the National Assembly plotted to overthrow the government, but rejected to implement, for now, the so-called "crossed death" to dissolve its body. Correa pointed out that they erased the videos recorded by the Parliament's security cameras, but did not know about the existence of

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Is the US Withdrawing from Iraq?

0 Washington, Aug, 20. -The U.S. government has announced the end of its combat missions in Iraq, but that Arab nation continues to be an occupied and devastated country. On Thursday, the Pentagon's last combat contingent was withdrawn from Iraq, and the television networks showed images of the first troops' arrival home. But the story is not that simple. About

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CARICOM Ready to Solve Structural Problems

0 Montego Bay, Jamaica, Jul 9. -The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit failed to solve what has been referred to as structural deficiencies, but agreed to modify its internal system, it was announcesd Thursday. The final declaration of the 31st CARICOM Summit says a committee comprising the prime ministers of Jamaica, Bruce Golding; Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit; and Grenada, Tillman Thomas, will

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