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Benicio del Toro awarded Tomas Gutierrez Alea Prize

On July 30, President of the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers Miguel Barnet presented to Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro the Tomás Gutiérrez Alea International Film Prize, an award sponsored by the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers (UNEAC). The award ceremony took place at UNEAC’s Martínez Villena hall.

WORLDNOTES: Spain, Japan, Pakistan, Venezuela, Niger, Cuba

Spain: ‘The future in flames’: Japan: Opposition leader scores U.S.-led globalization: Pakistan: Opinion survey gives U.S. low grades Venezuela: Trade ties build with Argentina Niger: Tandja presidency continues, corruption charged Cuba: Food imports from U.S. drop

Letters

Thanks from an autoworker Red-baiting in the media Hiroshima Print vs. online

WORLD NOTES Nepal, Turkey, Cuba, Russia, Haiti, Madagascar

Madagascar: Pact paves way for elections Haiti: Minimum wage law for a few Russia: Auto workers urge nationalization Nepal: Maoists said to threaten peace process Turkey: Gov’t reaches out to Kurdish party Cuba: Educating physicians for the U.S.

LONESOME HOBO If Blue Dogs run free

I am trying to get more info on the Blue Dogs-White House-Senate health care negotiations. Are we headed to a supportable bill, or not?

Lou Dobbs' journalism problem

Using the debunked conspiracy about the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate, CNN's Lou Dobbs and executives at that network have managed to redefine the professional standards of journalism.

LETTERS Change comes to PWW, Sudoku not necessary, Good question

Re: change comes to PWW Sudoku not necessary Good question

Colombian activist Liliany Obando needs your support now

A year after her arrest by Colombian police and incarceration in Bogotá’s Buen Pastor women’s prison, Liliany Obando is slated to go to trial Aug. 27. When she was arrested, the former international spokesperson for Fensuagro ― the National Federation of Unified Agricultural Unions ― was about to release her report detailing the murders or disappearances of 1,500 Fensuagro unionists over 29 years. She is the mother of two young children.

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WORLDNOTES China, Nigeria, Israel, Bolivia, Turkey, Cuba

China: Gov’t revamps health care, Nigeria: Insurgents call for ceasefire,Israel: Soldiers speak out, Bolivia: President lambasts U.S. bases, Turkey: Agreements reached on gas pipeline, Cuba: The ‘Five’ gain international support

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WORLDNOTES Equatorial Guinea, Australia, Afghanistan, UN, Guyana, Cuba

Equatorial Guinea: Corporations, banks back corruption, Australia: Labor protests anti-worker discrimination, Afghanistan: U.S. military contractors take root, United Nations: Ban speaks out on climate change, Guyana: U.S. military visits, Cuba: Good living at low ecological cost

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