Health Centres in Camagüey Awarded for Encouraging Exclusive Breastfeeding

1 Camagüey, Cuba, Aug 1. – For their well performance in promoting exclusive breastfeeding during the first few months of life, 350 family doctor’s offices in Camagüey province will be declared “Amigos de la Madre, el Niño y la Niña” (Friends of the Mother and Child). Other 10 maternity waiting homes in this Cuban province will be granted the above-mentioned

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WHO Director Closes Cuban Congress on Gerontology

1 Havana, Mar 30. – Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), on Friday will close the 8th National Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics, Gerontoger 2012, in Havana. Chan, who arrived on Monday to attend the internal meeting of the global policy group of the WHO with the participation of regional directors, will also give a

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Fidel Castro Wishes Ex-Pitcher Vera Prompt Recovery

0 Havana, Dec 31. -The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, sent a message wishing a prompt recovery to former pitcher Norge Luis Vera, who, according to medical reports, is recovering after suffering severe injures in a car crash last week.Vice President Esteban Lazo visited Vera at the Saturnino Lora Hospital, in Santiago de Cuba, where he handed

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US Govt. for Refusing Habeas Corpus for Cuban Fighter

474 Havana, Apr 27. -The US Government urged to reject an habeas corpus request on behalf of anti-terrorist Cuban fighter Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, who has been held in US prisons for nearly 13 years now.   This government call implies not granting him a hearing to examine his arguments and the alleged evidence presented against him, which proves again the

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Viñales Nacional Park, Cuban Ecotourism Paradise

0 Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Mar 17. -Viñales Nacional Park, famous for its jurassic mogotes (Karst mountains), receives every year thosands of Cuban and foreign visitors, who go over caves and roads, surrounded by living fossils, such as palma corcho (cork palm). One of the most outstanding options for tourists is Santo Tomas, one of the largest cave systems in

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Raul Castro Meets with Timor-Leste Prime Minister

2 Havana, March 2. -Cuban President Raul Castro met with Timor-Leste Prime Minister and Defense Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, who concluded an official visit to Cuba, describiing it as unforgettable. During the meeting, Raul Castro and Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão talked about the good state of bilateral relations between the governments and peoples, chiefly in public health and education,

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WHO to Study Link between A (H1N1) Vaccine and Narcolepsy

1 Geneva, Feb 9. – The World Health Organization (WHO) said it will investigate to determine whether there is any relationship between the vaccine against influenza A (H1N1) and cases of narcolepsy (a sleep disorder) reported in several countries. The decision was made after countries such as Finland, Sweden and Iceland found that young adolescents suffered narcolepsy after being immunized

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Raúl Castro Welcomes Mexican Leader

0 Havana, Jan 13. -Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed Beatriz Paredes, president of the Mexican Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and vice president of the Socialist International, who is on a working visit to this country. In their meeting at the Conference Center on Wednesday, the two leaders talked about the current state of relations between the two parties, as well

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Climate of Hatred in Posada Carriles Trial

2 Washington, Jan 12. -The trial of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles in El Paso, Texas, continues Wednesday amid the hatred encouraged by his supporters for those who seek justice. Jose Pertierra, the attorney representing Venezuela in its request to extradite the terrorist, told Prensa Latina that Sergio Garcia, a Luis Posada Carriles' supporter, insulted him and threatened to kill him.

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