May

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World Notes: Cuba, Romania, Bolivia, Palestine, Kenya, India

Updates on Cuba, Romania, Bolivia, Palestine, Kenya, India.

José Luís Centella leads Spanish Communist delegation to Cuba

As a U.S. and European media campaign, orchestrated particularly by right wing Spanish publications, reached full throttle, José Luis Centella demanded an end to the European Union's so-called "Common Position," which conditions any full European opening to the island on Cuban protection of human rights.

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Stanford academics hit U.S. blockade on Cuba

The April 30 issue of the journal "Science" documents both Cuban health care accomplishments and harm to Cubans' health from the U.S. economic blockade.

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World Notes: Afghanistan, Greece, Egypt, South Africa, Ecuador, Cuba

Afghanistan's women and children, Greece and arms dealers, Egypt's protest upsurge, South African transport strike, Ecuador's water, Cuba's no-nukes stand.

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World Notes: Somalia, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico and UN

In Somalia, soldiers aren't getting paid, Spain's jobless rate soars, Cuba celebrates May Day, students in Puerto Rico strike against privatization, and the United Nations reports on press freedom.