Commission to Mediate in Bolivian Departmental Conflict

2 La Paz, Jan 25. -A governmental commission will arrive in Santa Cruz on Wednesday to mediate in the conflict between the departments of Tarija and Chuquisaca for the gas field of Margarita, and royalties for the sale of hydrocarbons.The said commission was announced on Tuesday by Interior Minister Carlos Romero, who talked about the composition of the group and

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Syrians Back President al-Assad

2 Damascus, Jan 11. -Despite an icy drizzle, hundreds of thousands of Syrians gathered in Omaya Square, the largest in Damascus, on Wednesday to reaffirm their support for President Bashar al-Assad and for national unity in light of foreign hostility.People of all ages, but young people mainly, marched down the avenues and streets chanting slogans and bearing Syrian flags and

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Iranian President Begins Cuba Visit to Strengthen Relations

1 Havana, Jan 11. -Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday begins a 24-hour official visit to Cuba, to boost bilateral relations.* Ecuador-Iran Agenda to Improve Bilateral Cooperation According to his agenda, in addition of meetings with Cuban authorities, the Iranian leader will give a magisterial lecture at the Main Lecture hall of the Havana University, and lay a wreath to

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Iranian President Begins Cuba Visit to Strengthen Relations

1 Havana, Jan 11. -Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday begins a 24-hour official visit to Cuba, to boost bilateral relations.* Ecuador-Iran Agenda to Improve Bilateral Cooperation According to his agenda, in addition of meetings with Cuban authorities, the Iranian leader will give a magisterial lecture at the Main Lecture hall of the Havana University, and lay a wreath to

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Surgery to President of Argentina Described as Successful

1 Buenos Aires, Jan 4. -Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez underwent surgery on Wednesday against thyroid cancer, a procedure that doctors described as successful.According to a statement from the presidency, "the operation was performed without any problem or complication."Fernandez underwent surgery at the Austral hospital, located in the city of Pilar (22 miles north of Buenos Aires). The presidential spokesman, Alfredo

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Experts in Cuban Forum about Afro-descendants

1 Havana, Jan 4. -Academics, researchers and artists from Spain, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuatorial Guinea, Portugal and Cuba will begin on Wednesday in this capital the XVI Scientific Workshop on Afro American Social and Cultural Anthropology and the V Festival of Oral Narration.Both events will be held in the House of Africa, attached to the Office of the Historian of

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Syria Continues Work on a New Constitution and Party

0 Damascus, Dec 28. -The Syrian Constitutional Committee resumed on Wednesday its debates on the drafting of the new constitution, concentrating on those sections referring to the executive and judicial powers, informed today the national press.Quoted by the news agency SANA, the spokesman of this panel, Dr. Sam Dala, said that once these sections are analyzed and drafted, they will

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Cuba: Australian Solidarity Brigade to Visit Cuba

2 Havana, Dec 28. -Australians enlisted in the 29th Southern Cross Solidarity Brigade will arrive in this capital on Wednesday, reported the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples(ICAP).According to the organization, the 17 young people coming from Australia will stay until January 20 in the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp, in the western province of Artemisa.At the camp, the

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Obama Receives U.S. Troops Amid Uncertain Economic Scene

0 Washington, Dec 14. -U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting on Wednesday Fort Bragg, North Carolina, home of the 82nd Airborne Division and the Army Special Operations Command, where he will address the troops that returned from Irak.The leader will be accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. The premier is paying an official visit

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Cuba-USA Scientific Event in Havana

0 Havana, Dec 14. -Cuban and U.S. experts meet in this capital on Wednesday to seek opportunities for cooperation in research on biological and environmental sciences, enabling technologies, and scientific policy.Today's agenda includes the visit to diverse centers and institutions related to the subject of the forum, among them the Institute of Meteorology, the National Aquarium, and the Molecular Immunology

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