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12 mn Brazilians vaccinated for flu


May 9th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 9 (IANS) Over 12 million Brazilians have been vaccinated for flu during the ongoing nationwide campaign, according to an official report.The campaign that began April 25 ends May ... Read more...

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Mexico ends 2010 with 15,273 drug crimes


January 13th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO (BNO NEWS) - A total of 15,273 drug-related crimes occurred in Mexico in 2010, according to government figures as communicated by security spokesman Alejandro Poiré.The drug-related murder rate decreased by 10 ... Read more...

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Half of Europe’s gypsy kids don’t get primary education


September 26th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 26 (IANS) Around half of the children from gypsy communities in Europe fail to complete primary education, according to latest Unesco report. Unesco will release this report during the First International ... Read more...

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Uruguay represented Latin America with dignity: Bolivian president


July 12th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, July 12 (IANS) Bolivian President Evo Morales has congratulated Uruguay soccer team for its fourth place in the World Cup and said it represented Latin America with dignity. Uruguay's striker Diego ... Read more...

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Cuba inaugurates 46th National School Games


July 8th, 2010 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 8 (IANS) About 4,000 athletes will participate at the 46th National School Games July 7-20 in Cuba's central Sancti Spiritus province, Prensa Latina reported. Athletes from Mexico, Ecuador, Panama and Peru ... Read more...

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2,700-year-old tomb found in Mexico


May 18th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 18 (IANS) A 2,700-year-old multiple burial tomb, believed to be the precedent of pyramids in the Central American region, was found in Mexico Tuesday. The tomb, dating from the Middle ... Read more...

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Volcanic ash may cause hazards for asthma patients: WHO


April 18th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 18 (IANS) People suffering from asthma and other respiratory disorders must wear masks and stay indoors to avoid hazards caused by the volcanic ash erupting from Iceland, the World ... Read more...

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Haitians face acute oil shortage


April 14th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Prince, April 14 (IANS) Haitians have been facing an acute shortage of petroleum fuel due to the delay in supply of oil to the country. The government has called an emergency ... Read more...

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Japan refuses to compensate victims of colonial rule


March 19th, 2010 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 19 (IANS) Japan has refused compensation for South Koreans who suffered during its colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula 1910-1945, Prensa Latina reported. The Japanese foreign ministry has ignored the contents ... Read more...

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Latin American ministers discuss ways to end hunger


March 17th, 2010 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Quito, March 17 (IANS) Agriculture ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean nations are meeting here to discuss ways to eradicate hunger in their countries by 2025, Prensa Latina reported. The ministers will ... Read more...

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Cuba, Russia sign telecommunications pact


March 13th, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 13 (IANS) Cuba and Russia have signed a pact to collaborate in the telecommunications field, Prensa Latina reported. Both sides will jointly develop information technology, Russian Deputy Communications Minister Dmitry Severov ... Read more...

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UN begins review of its climate panel work


March 11th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has announced an independent review of its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that faced flak due to some wrong predictions in a report ... Read more...

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One billion people suffer from hunger worldwide


February 18th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 18 (IANS) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has said the number of hungry people exceeds one billion worldwide. IFAD president Kanayo Nwanze made the remarks during his organisation's 33rd ... Read more...

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EU defers decision on body scanner at airports


February 14th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 14 (IANS) The European Union will decide on installation of full-body scanners at airports in June after a consensus among the member countries, a EU official said. Following some member countries' ... Read more...

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Costa Rica elects first woman president


February 9th, 2010 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, Feb 9 (IANS) fifty-year-old Laura Chinchilla became the first woman president of Costa Rica after she won 64.7 percent votes in the country's general election this weekend. With over 64.7 percent ... Read more...

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Quake survivors spend night in Haitian streets


January 15th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 15 (IANS/EFE) Bodies of victims started swelling in the heat as thousands of survivors spent the second night in the streets of Haiti's capital which was devastated by a high-intensity ... Read more...

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Electoral win for Bolivian people: Evo Morales


December 8th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has said that the overwhelming victory in Sunday's general elections is neither for him nor for his party, but for the people. "The ... Read more...

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Cuban military commands mobilised


November 27th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government has mobilised its military commands as part of the strategic drill 'Bastion 2009' aimed at strengthening country's defence against enemy attack, mainly by the ... Read more...

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WHO Director-General visits Cuba


October 25th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 25 (IANS) Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has arrived in Cuba for a four-day visit. Her visit includes a tour of important scientific institutions in the country ... Read more...

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Obama seeks students’ support on environment plans


October 23rd, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) US President Barack Obama will promote his environmental plans at Massachussets Technological Institute ahead of a discussion in the Senate to reduce emissions. Obama will defend the ... Read more...

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US bans its doctors from travelling to Cuba


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The US government has banned its doctors from participating in the 20th International Congress on Orthopaedics and Traumatology, which started Tuesday in the northeastern Cuban city of ... Read more...

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Bolivia to ban child labour


September 22nd, 2009 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will introduce a law to stop children from working under unsafe conditions. The government has identified 10 areas of work, including chestnut collection in the Amazon, ... Read more...

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UN cancels election aid to Honduras


September 13th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations has decided to cut off a previously announced aid to Honduras for its upcoming elections, as a new action against the putschists who ... Read more...

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World NGO conference underway in Mexico


September 10th, 2009 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is hosting the 62nd Annual Conference of Non Governmental Organisations to focus on disarmament and nonproliferation of weapons of massive destruction. Experts from 70 countries are participating ... Read more...

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Cuba discovers giant crocodile remains


September 9th, 2009 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Sancti Spiritus (Cuba), Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The remains of a giant crocodile believed to be more than 20 million years old were discovered in central Cuba. The discovery was made in the ... Read more...

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Cuba, North Korea hold talks


September 5th, 2009 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Ministers of North Korea and Cuba have held talks here. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla Bruno arrived in Pyongyang from China Thursday along with a Cuban ... Read more...

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Chavez against US military bases in Colombia


August 25th, 2009 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Tensions between Caracas and Bogota are rising after Colombia signed a defence pact with Washington to set up US military bases in Colombia, officials said. Although the details ... Read more...

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Climate change talks must include water, say experts


August 24th, 2009 - 6:56 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Participants at the World Water Week conference here have urged the governments to include the problem of water shortage in the negotiations on climate change. Access to drinking ... Read more...

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Latin American leaders demand restoration of Zelaya


August 19th, 2009 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazil and Mexico have called for the restoration of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya who was forced into exile in Costa Rica by the country's military. Brazilian President ... Read more...

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Guatemala facing starvation, says report


August 19th, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people across Guatemala could face starvation due to a drop in food grain production this year, a report said. Since May, the number of people ... Read more...

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China calls for reform of global monetary system


July 10th, 2009 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 10 (Prensa Latina) China has called on the group of eight industrialised nations (G8) to take steps to steady the exchange rate. It also proposed the creation of a new international ... Read more...

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Fourth swine flu case reported in Cuba


May 21st, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 21 (IANS) The Cuban health ministry has confirmed the fourth influenza A(H1N1) case in the island nation, Cuban news agency Prensa Latina reported Thursday. According to a report in the daily ... Read more...

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Swine flu infections rise to over 3,000 worldwide, says WHO


May 10th, 2009 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The number of swine flu infections worldwide has reached 3,440, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Saturday. The swine flu infections in the US increased to 1,639 ... Read more...

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Cuba keeps an eye on Swine flu


April 29th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 29 (IANS) Cuba is closely monitoring the outbreak of swine flu that has caused over 100 deaths in Mexico and spread to the US and several European countries, Cuban Health ... Read more...

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Gorbachev slams NATO’s east European expansion


April 3rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 3 (IANS) Former president of the erstwhile Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev has criticised NATO for its expansion to the east of Europe, Prensa Latina reported Friday. "Government leaders of Germany, the ... Read more...

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