Bolivia-Argentina Gas Pipeline in Final Opening Stage

2 La Paz, Jun 25. -Bolivia and Argentina are giving final touches to preparations to start operation at the Juana Azurduy Integration Gas Pipeline (GIJA), which will allow increasing gas exports to Argentina, announced official sources on Friday. Vice president of Operations and transport of Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), Ramon Navas, said both sides are now coordinating technical and

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Japan: Quake Death Toll Over 10,000

8 Tokyo, Mar 25. -The official death toll from the quake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11 now stands at 10,035, with 17,443 still missing, according to official sources. Police reported those figures as of 11:00 local time Friday. Meanwhile, at least 250,000 evacuees are in 1,900 shelters. Two weeks after the natural disaster, the crisis in the

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Tourism to Cuba Grows 14 Percent

1 Havana, Mar 24. -At least 588,394 foreign visitors arrived in Cuba in February, 75,234 more than during the same period last year, an increase of 14.7 percent, according to official sources. The National Statistics Office (ONE) indicated that in February 2007, the island was visited by 439,134 people, 508,278 visitors arrived in that month of 2008 and 531,100 in

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China Foreign Trade Rises 34.7% in 2010

0 Beijing, Jan 10. -China's foreign trade grew by 34.7 percent last year, reaching over 2.9 billion USD, while its surplus fell by 6.4 percent, official sources reported on Monday. The General Customs Administration said the country's trade surplus in this period was 183.1 billion USD. Exports rose 31.3 percent compared to 2009 and stood at 1.58 billion USD, while

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Bolivia to Inaugurate Fidel Castro Department

0 La Paz, Jul 31. – The Cuban Embassy in La Paz and the Bolivian Movement of Solidarity with Cuba will inaugurate a department called Fidel Castro"s Thought Free Department in a few days, as reported by official sources Friday. The Cuban Embassy minister consultant, Danilo Sanchez, confirmed to Prensa Latina that the inauguration is foreseen for the middle of

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