U.S. Economic Blockade Hurts Cuban Light Industry

7 Havana, Oct 28. -Damages caused to the Cuban Light Industry because of the U.S.-imposed economic, trade and financial blockade on the Caribbean nation amounted to 9.8 million USD in 2010. Production in this sector has a direct impact on the provision of essential products and people's quality of life, states a report on Resolution 65/6 of the UN General

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Australia Suffers Worst Disaster Ever

4 Sydney, Jan 18. -The losses caused by the floods in Australia are the worst national disaster ever, according to local press and official reports. "In economic terms, this is the worst disaster ever in the country," said a local television report, adding that reconstruction would take years. According to preliminary assessments, damage in the states of Queensland and Victoria

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Weapons Sale Increases in Arizona after Massacre

2 Washington, Jan 13. -The massacre in Tucson, Arizona, USA, that caused six dead and 14 wounded, has unleashed a massive purchase of weapons in the entire state, as reported by US national news agency Bloomberg Wednesday. Bloomberg pointed out that on January 10, two days after the attack, the sale of firme arms in Arizona had increased by 60

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UN: Blockade of Cuba on Trial Again

1 United Nations, Oct 25. -The UN General Assembly on Tuesday will raise again, for the 19th consecutive year, its demand for the United States to lift its blockade of Cuba, which has caused the island some $751.3 billion in losses. The subject is item No. 41 on the Assembly's agenda, under the heading "The Necessity of Ending the Economic,

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Venezuelan Socialists Promote Actions to Prevent Sabotage

4 Caracas, Sep 16. – Representatives of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and electrical workers are meeting on Wednesday to discuss recent fires and breakdowns at substations and power transmission networks believed to be caused by sabotage. The main purpose of the meeting is to create a movement to confront these actions, which are intended to cause a situation

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