Chile: Protesters Criticize Gov´t Response to Education Crisis

1 Santiago de Chile, June 29. -Student and social leaders accused the government of using desperate measures to weaken the citizens' movement in defense of public education. Education Minister Joaquin Lavin announced Tuesday that winter vacations would be held early, from June 28 to July 13, at 206 high schools taken over by students in the Metropolitan region. That decision

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Libya: Under Western Military, Media Seige

1 Tripoli, May 19. -Pro-Gaddafi forces clashed Thursday with armed rebels, backed by NATO air raids, in different areas of the country, while the government denied reports of desertions by officials and relatives of the Libyan leader. Gadaffi's supporters claimed to control strategic territories in the western highlands after intensifying their counteroffensive against opposition militias that attempted to establish another

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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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Ecuador Thanks Cuba for Training Physicians

2 Quito, Mar 1. -Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, speaking on behalf of his people and government, expressed immense gratitude to the Cuban people for its solidarity in training physicians, despite the criminal U.S.-imposed blockade over 50 years ago. During an official ceremony on Wednesday night, the Ecuadorian foreign minister and Cuban Ambassador Jorge Rodriguez bid farewell to 29 students

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Venezuela Has the World’s Largest Oil Reserves

0 Caracas, Feb 16. – Venezuela has the world's largest proven oil reserves, an achievement that crowns the policy of full oil sovereignty implemented by the government of President Hugo Chavez. It was officially announced on Tuesday that Venezuela has estimated reserves of 296.5 billion barrels of oil, corroborating what Energy and Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez had told reporters some

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Association of Combatants in Southern Camaguey held informative meeting

11 Santa Cruz del Sur, Dec 17. –The directives and a Group of presidents of several grass-root organizations of the Local Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution (ACRC) held an encounter with the main leaders of the Local Communist Party, The Youth Communist League (UJC), and the Government in this Municipality, in order to carry out an informative meeting

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Honduran Teachers Call for National Strike

4 Tegucigalpa, Dec 7. -Honduran teachers called for a national strike to demand that the government pay the bonus and back wage in the recently completed school year. The President of the Professional Teaching Training School, Edwin Oliva, said that the union will continue the struggle to assert their rights. He said they have done their duties with the school

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Correa Denounces Assembly Members Support to the Coup Attempt

3 Quito, Oct 8. -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa claims to be certain that the members of the National Assembly plotted to overthrow the government, but rejected to implement, for now, the so-called "crossed death" to dissolve its body. Correa pointed out that they erased the videos recorded by the Parliament's security cameras, but did not know about the existence of

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Cuban Biolarvicide against Dengue in Sri Lanka

1 Colombo, Sep 14. -The first shipment of Cuban biolarvicide acquired by the government of Sri Lanka to fight the mosquito that transmits dengue is already in Colombo, announced an official source. According to the local Ministry of Health, the product, which uses the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, will be submitted first to a pilot test in the district of

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The Demand is Heard Around the World: Free the Cuban Five!

1 Havana, Sep 11. – With rallies, meetings, vigils, and statements, activists, solidarity organizations and even government bodies around the world are demanding the release of the Cuban Five, antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States for the last 12 years. They were arrested on September 12, 1998, and falsely charged with espionage when actually they were monitoring violent

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