July

WORLDNOTES: European Union, South Korea, Occupied Territories, South Africa, Venezuela, Cuba

European Union: Youth unemployment skyrockets South Korea: Workers strike over news control Occupied Territories: UN leader issues plea South Africa: President confronts disappointed hopes Venezuela: Poverty is down Cuba: Friendshipment arrives

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Castro on July 26: The land is waiting for us

Raul Castro has said that the global economic crisis means tougher times ahead for Cuba, but the country has no-one to blame but itself for poor farm production. In a speech marking Revolution Day, the Cuban president said that the island can't simply pin all its problems on Washington's 47-year-old trade embargo.