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European support to the Conference on reparations

PRESS RELEASE  European support to the Conference on reparations Colonialism Reparation supports the request for reparations for the genocide and the slavery of the native people of the members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and calls on the former colonizers (the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, etc. ) to attend the Conference on  reparations scheduled for late 2014 - early 2015 by apologizin ...

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Virtual Media blackout about the G77 (in fact 133)+China summit

The Group of 77 at the United Nations is a loose coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members' collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations. There were 77 founding members of the organization, but by November 2013 the organization had since expanded to 133 member countries. Bolivia holds the Chairmanship for 2014. (Wikipedia) The 2 ...

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Cuba: to Host Regional Conference Against Homophobia

Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Regional Conference of the International Gay, Lesbians, Bisexual, Transexual and Intersexuals Association in Latin America and the Caribbean (ILGALAC) will be in Cuba, and is an expression of the respect to the diversity in the region. So it was said in a press conference by Mariela Castro Espin, director in the city of Havana of the National Sexual Education Center (CE ...

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Centenarians Meet at International Longevity Event

Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 12th International Seminar on Active and Satisfactory Longevity is taking place here today, with a swimming exhibition performed by elderly people, and other expressions of physical culture and Cuban traditional dances. Experts from Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Chile and Venezuela are participating in this event, to run until tomorrow at Havana ...

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The Caribbean: The cost of climate change

Caribbean nations are extremely vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has calculated that the economic losses of climate change for Caribbean nations are US$7.5 billion yearly. “The Caribbean is a very vulnerable subregion that could suffer considerable and negative economic consequences by 2050 because of climate change,” ensur ...

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Latin American, Caribbean Leaders Declare “Peace Zone” in the Region

Latin American and Caribbean leaders have wrapped their annual summit of a regional grouping that excludes the United States and Canada. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States held its first gathering last year as a counterweight to forums that exclude Cuba. Cuban President Raúl Castro touted the summit’s accomplishments. President Raúl Castro: "We’ve reached important agreements on significan ...

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2nd CELAC Summit Concludes with Important Statements

Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is expected to conclude today with important statements, particularly in proclaiming the region as a zone for peace and free of nuclear weapons. Presidents of Chile, Peru, Arrive in Cuba for CELAC Summit France Says CELAC Is Major Stakeholder for Europe Such agreement is transcendental when there ar ...

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Threats and censorship at peak in Veracruz, Oaxaca, Michoacán and Zacatecas

Under the successive presidencies of Vicente Fox (2000-2006) and Felipe Calderón (2006-2012), Mexico joined the ranks of the world’s 10 most dangerous countries for journalists and, more broadly, those involved in news and information. Eighty-eight were killed and a further 17 disappeared in a decade, against a background of the collapse of law and order and almost total impunity. This appalling record incl ...

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Cuban Athletes Score against Violence

HAVANA, Sep 20 2013 (IPS) - It is unusual to see Cuban sports legends in public service announcements. However, a handful of champions and rising young stars are wearing messages or appearing in TV spots against violence among men or toward women. “We can reach our fans with campaigns like this one,” Daniel Luis, a member of Cuba’s under-20 football team, told IPS. And such campaigns “are also helpful in pr ...

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U.S. Chemical Weapons in Panama

During an inspection visit in 2001, a team of specialists from the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), confirmed the existence of US chemical weapons in Panama, left behind –like other war materials and poisoning items- by the US armed forces who had to evacuate the country to comply with the Canal Treaties, signed in 1977 by Omar Torrijos and James Earl Carter. The following year, ...

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