Cuba to Honor Vedette Rosita Fornes

3 Havana, Oct 2. -The National Performing Arts Council will premiere the show Recordando una Rosa (Remembering Rose) to celebrate the 73 years of career of vedette Rosita Fornes, considered as Cuba´s most versatile contemporary artist.According to organizers, the event will be held on October 15-16 at America Theater, in Havana, one of the most important institutions of Cuban musical

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NATO Strikes Destroy Gaddafi Residential Compound

0 Tripoli, Apr. 25. -At least 45 people were injured by NATO air strikes on a residential compound belonging to Muammar Gaddafi on Monday, an action considered by the government as "an attempt to kill" the Libyan leader. The attack early Monday morning targeted the Bab Al-Aziziyah residential compound and may have killed three people, according to reports by Al

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Japan Raises Nuclear Alert to Maximum

0 Tokyo, Apr 13. -Japan raised to a maximum of seven the nuclear alert at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Plant (F-1), considered a serious accident on the INES world scale of this type of event. This category is applied in cases of larger releases of radioactive material that endanger the health and environment, and requires countermeasures. So far, the only case

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Quake Stroke Northern Chile

2 Santiago de Chile, Mar 7. -A quake, 6.2 degrees in Richter scale, stroke this Sunday northern Chile, an area considered the most susceptible to another major earthquake in that country. The quake that took place at 9:31 (local time) stroke Tarapaca, Arica and Parinacota regions, which provoked panic in the citizens in those territories. However Chilean authorities discarded damage

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Hugo Chavez Defends Law to Prevent Crimes Online

4 Caracas, Dec 20. -Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez considered necessary on Sunday to reform the Law on Social Responsibility on Radio and Television (Resorte), aimed at preventing crimes online. Inciting criminal behavior, early sex in children and adolescents, sale of drugs, and other phenomena included in the worldwide network, Internet, demand the reform, the statesman stated. This is not about

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Cuba Calls Rich Nations to Adopt Commitments in Cancun

3 Cancun, Mexico, Dec 9. -Cuba demanded on Wednesday responsibility from the most polluting countries in the planet and considered necessary for them to adopt new commitments to reduce greenhouse emissions. * Fighting Climate Change Is A Political Issue, Correa says * Greenpeace Singular Warning at Climate Conference * ECLAC Says Consequences of Climate Change in Latin America * Ban

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Chinese Supercomputer Tianhe-1A: Fastest in the World

5 Beijing, Nov 16. -The Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-1A is considered as the fastest in the world, and tops the list of the 500 most powerful computer systems worldwide. The Tianhe-1A, which has 2.57 petaflops, which is 2.57 billion operations per second, is faster than the U.S.-made Jaguar, which has 1.75 petaflops. The third fastest computer is another Chinese model, the

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Putin Considers End of Economic Crisis by 2011

1 Moscow, May 25. -Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin considered that the country will completely end the economic crisis in three years during the preparation of the budget for the period of 2011 to 2013. During a meeting in the residence of Novo-Ogariovo, in the outskirts of the capital, Putin discussed with the cabinet scenarios of development in Russia for

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More Than 1.6 Million Cubans Voted in Runoff

1 Havana, May 3. -Over 1.6 million Cubans turned out to voted in the Sunday electoral runoff to elect delegates to municipal assemblies (local governments). The results are considered excellent by government authorities. The Vice President of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) Ruben Perez said that like a week ago everything went on smoothly as expected and in five provinces

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Immunization Against the A H1N1 Virus Underway in Cuba

1 Granma, Apr 14. -Some 373, 438 have been immunized against the A H1N1 influenza virus, which represents a third of the more than a million people, including pregnant women, adults, young people, children and all those suffering from any chronic disease, who are considered to be at high risk. This figure includes 67,026 pregnant and breastfeeding women now protected

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