US: No Plans for No-fly Zone over Syria

1 Washington, Aug 15.- US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced today that the United States has no plans for imposing a no-fly zone over Syria, and criticized the Iranian support to Damascus' government. In a pres conference at Pentagon, Panetta referred to the White House's position over the international call made by Syrian anti-government groups to impose a no-fly zone

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Two New Ministers Appointed in Cuba

2 Havana, Jun 13 . – Cuba's Council of State on Wednesday announced two changes in the government, Granma newspaper reported. According to the official note, the Council of State relieved Medardo Diaz Toledo from the post of Minister of Informatics and Communications and appointed engineer Maimir Mesa Ramos, current first deputy minister of the mentioned ministry. Tomas Benitez Hernandez

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Cuba Approves Pope Benedict XVI is Visit

1 Havana, Mar 12. – Cuba will receive "with affection and respect" Pope Benedict XVI, who will visit the island on March 26 at the invitation of the government and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. "Our country will be honored to welcome His Holiness with hospitality and to show Cubans' patriotism, culture, and solidarity and humanist vocation, supported by

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Correa Says Ecuador is Not a Polarized Country

1 Quito, Jan 2 . -President Rafael Correa said that Ecuador is experiencing a period of institutional consolidation of democracy and denied that the country is completely polarized between supporters and opponents of the government.Those who do not agree with the government are certain media and economic powers, said Correa in an interview with the newspaper El Comercio, and he

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Bolivian Government Reinforces Anti Drug Fight

0 La Paz, Dec 10. -Bolivia´s Vice President Alvaro Garcia said that the government will reinforce mechanisms to make more effective the fight against drug trafficking in the country.Questioned by press reporters about a report of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which mentioned operations of Mexican and Colombian drug cartels in Bolivia, Garcia referred this Friday to the statements

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Cuba Reaffirms its Willingness to Activate Dialogue with the U.S.

0 Havana, Cuba, Sep 26.- The director of Department of North America from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations (MINREX), Josefina Vidal, affirmed that Cuba is ready to activate respectful dialogues with the U.S., but without any conditioning from the White House, to sustain civilized relations. Vidal ratified the willingness of the Cuban government to initiate political dialogues with the

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Palestinian Issue in Focus at UN Assembly

0 United Nations, Sep 24. – Enveloped in an exciting political atmosphere in the wake of the UN entry request of the Palestinian State, the General Assembly enters on Saturday its fourth session of speeches by heads of State, government and Foreign ministers. The holding of an unusual Saturday session at the UN headquarters is due to a long list

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Mexico to Keep Fighting Crime, Says President

2 Mexico, Sep 3. -Mexican President Felipe Calderon said he will not stop fighting crime.In an address at the National Museum of Anthropology on occasion of the 5th Governmental Report, President Calderon referred to the evolution of organized crime and the strategy followed by the government to fight it, as well as results and projects. Calderon said there were gangs

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Cuban Tourism: A Single Strategy of Stability and Growth

1 Havana. -The development of the Cuban tourist industry is a focus of attention for the government on the island, and its impressive growth was recently reiterated by Carmen Casals, director of communications of the Ministry of Tourism.During a meeting with communicators from six Latin American countries at Havana´s José Martí International Institute of Journalism, the expert predicted a promising

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