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World Notes: Europe, Iraq, Nepal, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Cuba

Joblessness up in Europe, displaced in Iraq, politics in Nepal, union-busting in Costa Rica, women appeal re Cuban 5.

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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.

For Haitians, first there’s God, then Cuban doctors

Haitian President René Preval said, "For the Haitians first there is God and then the Cuban doctors, and it's not just me saying that ... but also the very poorest citizens."

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World Notes: Turkey, Cuba, Australia, India

Genocide anniversary marked in Turkey, local elections in Cuba, Australian union slams asbestos, price-rise protests in India.

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World Notes: Peru, Australia, Cuba

Police kill miners in Peru, Australia blocks refugees, Cuba conserves

 

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Cuba, ALBA send aid directly to Haiti

Cuba plays an outsized role in Haitian health services -- before, and certainly after, the devastating earthquake.

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