Cuba: Anti-Flu Vaccine Campaign to Begin

1 Havana, Nov 15. -Cuba will begin an anti-flu vaccination campaign on November 21, due to the increase of respiratory diseases in the country's population, Granma newspaper reported on Tuesday.According to the daily, the campaign corresponds to the annual seasonal period and will continue until December 21, 2011. We have guaranteed all conditions, from disposable materials to the preparation and

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Bolivia Resumes Genocide Trial

1 Sucre, Bolivia, Jun 30. -The genocide trial for what is known as the Black October case resumed Wednesday in the Bolivian city of Sucre, after it was adjourned due to the health problems of a defendant, an official source informed. Gen. Juan Veliz, who is being held at the San Roque Penitentiary in that city, asked for the trial's

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Arctic Sea Ice Reduction Causes Migration of Species

1 Washington, Jun 28. -Several marine species, including gray whales and a tiny plankton, have migrated from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean due to the reduction of sea ice. The plankton came across a marine corridor in the northwest, the authors note in the journal Nature. Its appearance in the Atlantic can be counterproductive, because of the negative

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NATO Intensifies Libya Bombings, Admits Deadly Alleged Error

1 Tripoli, Jun 20. -The North Atlantic Treaty Organization once again bombed civilian and military targets in Libya to support the rebel offensive, after admitting to killing nine people due to another alleged technical error. The NATO air raids against the city of Sorman, 70 kilometers (43.4 miles) from Tripoli, caused an undetermined number of deaths, including children, a government

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Bolivia: Gov’t Predicts Lower Unemployment in 2011

0 La Paz, May 28. -The Bolivian unemployment rate should drop from 5.7 percent to 4 percent this year due to a better outlook for economic growth, an official source predicted. The estimate stems from an increase in the volume of goods and services, according to Jaime Duran of the Economic Planning and Finances Ministry, quoted in Cambio newspaper on

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Japan’s Hamaoka Nuclear Plant Stops Operations

2 Tokyo, May 14. -The operator of Japan's Hamaoka nuclear plant agreed to suspend operations in that complex, as requested by Prime Minister Naoto Kan due to safety concern. Very early today, control rods were installed in No. 5 reactor, after the same operation was done yesterday in the No. 4, local press quoted sources from Chubu Electric Power Co.

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Cuban Scientist’s Contributions Acknowledged

0 Havana, Apr 2. -Renowned Cuban scientist Gustavo P. Kouri Flores received the honorary title of Director-Founder of the Tropical Medical Institute (IPK), due to his praiseworthy work leading that center since its creation in 1975. The recognition, awarded by Public Health Minister Roberto Morales, also honors the expert's dedication, his teaching when passing on knowledge and experiences to generations

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Haiti: Cholera Deaths Rise to 3,790

0 Port au Prince, Jan 15. -A total 3,790 persons have died up to last Sunday due to the cholera epidemic that hits Haiti, informed an official source. The report released by the Ministry of Public Health and Population informed that 185,012 are infected and of these, 101,016 were released after recovering from the disease. Artibonite, a northern department of

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Chavez Thanks International Solidarity

3 Caracas, Dec 9. -Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez thanked sister nations and leaders for the solidarity shown in the difficult moment his country is going through due to heavy rains that have triggered flash floodings and landslides. Chavez talked over the phone with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who told him about the imminent sending of an important

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U.S. Blockade Doubly Hurts Cuban Cancer Patients

0 Havana, Oct 20. -The economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for almost half a century has a severe impact on cancer patients, who are prevented from living longer due to a lack of medicine and technology. This longstanding policy has caused Cuba an estimated $751.363 billion in losses. One of the hardest-hit entities

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