In this World Notes, the Austrian Parliament last month authorized civil unions between same-sex couples; Bolivia on climate change, Cuba on nutrition, sanctions on Eritrea, PFLP marks 42nd anniversary, South Korean autoworkers opt for bonuses.
After taking Aminatou Haidar to a hospital on Dec. 17, Spanish authorities removed the "Saharan Gandhi" from the Canary Islands to Western Sahara.
Robert "Kool" Bell, leader of the U.S. rhythm and blues group Kool & the Gang said the group's concert in Havana would be dedicated to the fraternity and unity of the peoples.
Cuban and U.S. activists are strongly protesting a letter circulated among prominent African Americans alleging systemic racial discrimination in Cuba.
Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed representatives of ALBA nations to Havana Dec. 11-14 for their eighth summit meeting.
Facts every now and then intrude upon fakery and secrets. The New York Times reported Dec. 11 on the detention a week earlier of a U.S. agent in Havana.
Kenya: The Dandora waste disposal site serves Nairobi's four million people.
Cuba is the only country where blacks and mestizos have the state and government as allies.
Critics of the resentencing this month of three of the Cuban Five prisoners in U.S. jails focused once more on U. S. "double standards."
Nepal: World's highest cabinet meeting sends message on global warming.