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Embargo Affecting Cuba's Education, Says Ministry - Bernama

Embargo Affecting Cuba's Education, Says MinistryBernamaHAVANA, Nov 27 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- The 50-year trade embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba has severely undermined the country's education efforts, the Cuban government said Monday.
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UN News - Panamanian jazz composer Danilo Pérez to become UN Artist for Peace

UN News - Panamanian jazz composer Danilo Pérez to become UN Artist for Peace | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
The United Nations agency tasked with conserving and promoting humanity’s cultural heritage today announced its move to appoint renowned Panamanian pianist and jazz composer Danilo Pérez as an Artist for Peace for his efforts to promote music...
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Chavez vows deeper socialist revolution after winning third term | PRI.ORG

Chavez vows deeper socialist revolution after winning third term | PRI.ORG | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez handily won re-election over the weekend.
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Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout between soldiers and traffickers

Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout between soldiers and traffickers | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
A 20-year-old state beauty queen died in a gun battle between soldiers and the alleged gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with in a scene befitting the hit movie "Miss Bala," or "Miss Bullet," about Mexico's not uncommon ties between narcos...
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After nearly 200 years, Mexico may make the name official - CNN.com

After nearly 200 years, Mexico may make the name official - CNN.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
After gaining independence from Spain in 1821, Mexico officially became the "Mexican United States." Now that might be changed.
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Tropics Play Pivotal Role in Climate Change - Enchanting Costa Rica

Tropics Play Pivotal Role in Climate Change - Enchanting Costa Rica | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Tropical forests play a critical role in regulating the Earth's climate and temperature and are thought to be especially vulnerable to climate change.
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Mexico facing a diabetes 'disaster' as obesity levels soar - Kansas City Star

Mexico facing a diabetes 'disaster' as obesity levels soar - Kansas City Star | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Mexico facing a diabetes 'disaster' as obesity levels soarKansas City StarMEXICO CITY -- With each bite into a greasy taco and slurp of a sugary drink, Mexico hurtles toward what health experts predict will be a public health crisis from...
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Peru, Ecuador To Review Progress On Puyango-Tumbes Irrigation Project - Bernama

Peru, Ecuador To Review Progress On Puyango-Tumbes Irrigation ProjectBernamaLIMA, Nov 21 (BERNAMA-NNN-ANDINA) -- The governments of Peru and Ecuador will discuss current progress on the binational Puyango-Tumbes irrigation project during their...
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Landfill Worker in Paraguay Turns Trash into an Orchestra - Fox News

Landfill Worker in Paraguay Turns Trash into an Orchestra - Fox News | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Landfill Worker in Paraguay Turns Trash into an OrchestraFox NewsAs the world tries to come up with interesting ways to spread the word about saving our environment, a man in Paraguay has found an innovative way to promote “green” ideas and social...
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Wigan's Di Santo picked by Argentina for Saudi friendly - Chicago Tribune

Wigan's Di Santo picked by Argentina for Saudi friendly - Chicago Tribune | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Wigan's Di Santo picked by Argentina for Saudi friendlyChicago TribuneBUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Wigan Athletic striker Franco Di Santo was called up by Argentina for the first time on Tuesday for the friendly away to Saudi Arabia in two weeks time.
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Air Pollution In Costa Rica Exceeds WHO Standard: Report - Bernama

Air Pollution In Costa Rica Exceeds WHO Standard: ReportBernamaSAN JOSE, Oct 31 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Air pollution in Costa Rica's capital San Jose has exceeded the standard level set by the World Health Organisation(WHO) and the United States ...
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Other side of Sandy: Caribbean devastation (PHOTOS) — RT

Other side of Sandy: Caribbean devastation (PHOTOS) — RT | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Hurricane Sandy's toll in the Caribbean amounts to at least 69 dead, thousands homeless and few funds available to rebuild. Yet unlike the US, which enjoys extensive mass media coverage, the Caribbean carnage remains ...
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Castro scoffs at death rumors: 'I don't even remember what a headache is' - CNN.com

Castro scoffs at death rumors: 'I don't even remember what a headache is' - CNN.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
In an article published early Monday, Fidel Castro scoffs at recent rumors about his health and those who circulated them.
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Paraguay To Begin Pumping Oil In Mid 2013 - Bernama

The Voice of RussiaParaguay To Begin Pumping Oil In Mid 2013Bernama"Paraguay will not only be a world champion in the production of clean and renewable hydroelectric energy. Now it will also join the list of oil producing countries," he said.
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Peruvian innovators trying to save disappearing glaciers | PRI.ORG

Peruvian innovators trying to save disappearing glaciers | PRI.ORG | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Peru is a dry country, dependent on glaciers for virtually all of its water supply. But as the climate changes, the glaciers are drying up and vanishing.
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Seven dead in Guatemala clinic shooting

Seven dead in Guatemala clinic shooting | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Gunmen storm a healthcare clinic in Guatemala's capital city, leaving seven people dead.
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Demonstrators bang pots, pans to protest Argentina's policies - CNN.com

Demonstrators bang pots, pans to protest Argentina's policies - CNN.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Throngs of people banged pots and pans Thursday, as they protested government policies in Argentina.
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Rebels heard of truce 'too late'

Rebels heard of truce 'too late' | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Farc rebels in Colombia admit carrying out an attack a day after their leadership declared a truce, blaming poor media coverage for their lack of information.
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Ecuador: Community Police reinforces security in Galápagos Islands - Infosurhoy

Ecuador: Community Police reinforces security in Galápagos Islands - Infosurhoy | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
InfosurhoyEcuador: Community Police reinforces security in Galápagos IslandsInfosurhoySANTA CRUZ, Ecuador – Security in the Galápagos, an archipelago 972 kilometers (604 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, is vital to maintaining tourism in an area...
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Costa Rican hospitals call for blood donors - Tico Times

Costa Rican hospitals call for blood donors - Tico Times | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Tico TimesCosta Rican hospitals call for blood donorsTico TimesBlood donations in Costa Rica decreased 10 percent in the last three months, leading to critical shortages at hospitals, according to Ileana Balmaceda, executive president of the Social...
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Rethinking the Cuba embargo after 50 years - Big News Network.com

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Rethinking the Cuba embargo after 50 yearsBig News Network.comThe New York Times reported Tuesday Cuba's recent legalization of hundreds of thousands of small businesses is being accepted by some in the United States as a sign it is time to loosen...
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Mexico City's new subway line alters transit map - latimes.com

Mexico City's new subway line alters transit map - latimes.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
A new subway line inaugurated by the mayor and Mexico's president. opened to the public Tuesday in what leaders called the most significant and complex public-works project in recent Mexican history. The new Line 12, ...
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Costa Rica protests Nicaragua's occupation of borderland - Nicaragua Dispatch

Costa Rica protests Nicaragua's occupation of borderland - Nicaragua Dispatch | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Nicaragua DispatchCosta Rica protests Nicaragua's occupation of borderlandNicaragua DispatchCosta Rica noted that it has been two years since the Tico government first denounced Nicaragua's alleged “military invasion of Costa Rican territory” and ...
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Cuban vice president visits hurricane-hit towns - Global Times

Cuban vice president visits hurricane-hit towns - Global Times | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Cuba NewsCuban vice president visits hurricane-hit townsGlobal TimesSandy swept across Cuba's Sierra Maestra Mountains, where 92 percent of the nation's plantations are concentrated, and battered the two largest grain-producing provinces, Santiago...
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Massacres, bags of severed heads new reality in gang-riddled Mexican town

Massacres, bags of severed heads new reality in gang-riddled Mexican town | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
In a five-year struggle with Mexico's most notorious drug cartel, the city of Torreon has suffered a 16-fold increase in murders, fired its police department and lost control of its main prison to the gang.
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