Venezuela, Iran Presidents Meet in Caracas

2 Caracas, Jan 9. -President Hugo Chavez on Monday expects to hold official talks with his Iranian counterpart Mahmud Ahmadineyad, who began a tour in this country that will also take him to Nicaragua, Cuba, and Ecuador.Ahmadineyad was received by Executive Vice President Elias Jaua at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia.The Iranian president came accompanied by Foreign Minister

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New Pilots´ Strike Against Spanish Airline Iberia

1 Madrid, Jan 9. -Pilots of the Spanish air carrier IBERIA Airlines on Monday began the first of two days of strikes scheduled for this week, to reject the company plans to create a low-cost subsidiary.The strike, to be repeated on Wednesday, joins others staged by pilots on December 18 and 29, which then forced the largest aviation company of

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Iranian Army Successfully Test-Fires Long Range Missile

1 Tehran, Jan 2. -Iranian naval forces on Monday successfully fired the Qader missile, a device used in the last of the 10 days of the Velayat 90 maneuvers to demonstrate the country's military power, officials said.According to Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, spokesman for the military exercises which ended on Monday, the naval units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)

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Russian Social Movement Greets Cuban Revolution Anniversary

0 Moscow, Jan 2. -The Venceremos movement on Monday saluted the Cuban people for the 53rd anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution and reaffirmed its support for the fight against the U.S. blockade of more than half a century.According to a letter from the Venceremos movement, the shameful U.S. blockade of the the Caribbean island, condemned for 20 years

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Syria Assures Iran It Will Seek to Rescue Kidnapped Engineers

0 Damascus; Dec 26. -Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moalla informed the government of Iran that the authorities will make every effort to ensure the rescue of Iranian engineers kidnapped by an armed terrorist group in Homs, Cham Press reported on Monday.That news agency states that al-Moalla telephoned his counterpart Ali-Akbar Salehi and said that efforts are being made to the

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Bolivian Natives March for a Road

0 La Paz, Dec 26. -A march of Bolivian natives in favor of an interdepartmental road through the Indigenous Territory Isiboro Secure National Park (Tipnis) will continue on Monday towards the city of Cochabamba, where they expect to arrive next Thursday.The final destiny of the march is La Paz, where they will demand the modification of the Tipnis protection Act

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Brazilian President Stresses Commitment to Eliminate Poverty

0 Brasilia, 26. -President Dilma Rousseff on Monday reiterated the official commitment to eradicate poverty in the country before 2014, while removing 16 million Brazilians from extreme poverty.The government will not rest until achieving its goal of eradicating extreme poverty, because the big and strong Brazil that is being built is not just for a few people but for all

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Cuba to Expand Leases to Self-Employed

2 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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Cuba, Venezuela Conclude Inter-Governmental Commission

1 Havana, Dec 19. -Cuba and Venezuela will close here on Monday the 12 Intergovernmental Commissions with the challenge of achieving more efficiency and effectiveness in projects approved for the two countries'' development.Participants in the Forum that started on Sunday at the Convention Palace in Havana were divided into nine working groups related to education, agriculture, electricity, transportation, commerce, culture,

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