Cuba to Expand Leases to Self-Employed

4 Havana, Dec 26. -From January 1, 2012, the Cuban government will extend lease options to self-employed workers, including those who work as carpenterss and photographer, according to resolutions published on Monday in the Official Gazette.The rules of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Labor and Finance and Prices also include the trades of upholsterer, locksmith, clockmaker, shoemaker, and repairers of

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Seism Shakes Central Chile

1 Santiago de Chile, Nov 22. -A 5.6 degree earthquake on the Richter scale shook central Chile, including the capital, on Tuesday early morning.The seism occurred at 04: 41 (local time) and was strongly perceived in the regions of Valparaiso, O´Higgins, Maule, Bio Bio and Metropolitana. According to the he Seismological Service at the University of Chile, the quake´s epicenter

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Picasso’s Ceramics, Tapestries, Prints to Be Auctioned in London

1 London, Jun 7. -A collection of ceramics, tapestries and prints by Spaniard Pablo Picasso, including a rare tapestry with the design of Le baiser, will be auctioned in September. The lot is titled Picasso Editions and includes pieces from various periods of his career, including the decorated jug with a face, Femme du barbu, a black and white plate,

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Tajin Summit: Art, Culture of Mexican Traditions

7 Mexico, Mar 17. -The so-called Tajin summit in Veracruz begins today with attendees from all around the world including recognized artists, interested in investigating the arts, culture and knowledge of Mexican ancient traditions. The event will be held until March 21 in the city of Papantla, with a population of Totonac origin . The festival will have two other

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UNESCO Highlights Quality, Priority of Cuban Education

1 Paris, Mar 1. -The quality of and priority given to education in Cuba was highlighted in a report published Tuesday by UNESCO, including the literacy method "Yo si puedo" (Yes, I Can). The report also emphasizes that education saves lives and says Cuba stands out for its low infant mortality rate. The 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report,

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State-of-the-Art Technology to Monitor Uruguay River

1 Montevideo, Jan 12. -Binational environmental monitoring of the Uruguay River, which serves as a border with Argentina, will use state-of-the-art technology, including a series of automatic equipment and satellite images, the Administrative Commission of the River Uruguay (CARU) reported. In a nine-page report, the commission summed up the activities and decisions adopted since April 2010 on how to monitor

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Int”l Contemporary Cinema at Havana Festival

0 Havana, Dec 6. -Some 20 motion pictures, including the best fiction and documentary films shot in 2010, will be screened at the International Panorama section of the 32nd Havana Film Festival. The films from Africa, Europe and Africa portray the current situation in such countries as Spain, Norway, Iran, India, Egypt, Germany, Palestine and France, among others. Denmark will

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Mexico Confirms Arrests of Los Zetas Hit Men

1 Mexico, Sept 6. -Mexican authorities issued arrest warrants on charges of organized crime for seven alleged member of the Los Zetas gang, including six non-Mexicans, federal government sources confirmed. A joint communiqué from the Secretariat of the Interior and the Attorney Generalâ�Ös office released the names of the suspects and other details of the case. Six of the suspects

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