Cuba: Colloquium for Independence Bicentennial

1 Havana, Nov 23 .-Cuban poet and essayist Roberto Fernandez Retamar opened an international colloquium Monday in commemoration of the bicentennial of the independence struggle in Latin America and the Caribbean, with attendance by prominent figures from 12 countries. The colloquium will be a space for reflection on "how independence has been lived in our peoples and its current challenges",

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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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