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My day at a Havana hospital

HAVANA -- After several visits to Cuba, that included a night at the Ballet, visits to primary schools, and to Havana University, I had not as yet visited a Hospital. That changed when I surrendered to the pain in my right shoulder, caused by my pulling my luggage off the baggage carousel at Jose Marti Airport.

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WORLDNOTES - Germany, Ethiopia, Australia, Ecuador, United Arab Emirates, Cuba

Germany: Nuclear withdrawal a campaign issue Ethiopia: Arrests pose quandary for U.S. Australia: Controversy over refugee rights Ecuador: President Correa wins Cuba: Foreign ministers hear from Raul Castro

Israel bombs Gaza, denies UN report

Tel Aviv, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Israeli planes bombed underground tunnels on the southern Gaza border with Egypt, with Tel Aviv describing a UN report as biased which denounces Israeli aggressions against UN offices in the area. Israeli military planes flew over the Philadelphia Corridor separating Gaza from the Egyptian Sinai and destroyed three arm traffic routes to Gaza, with no victims reported, according to Israeli military forces and Palestinian media reports.

Obama needs a new policy on Colombia

The Obama administration has yet to be heard from on Colombia. The Colombia military alliance remains strong, as indicated by U.S. use of bases there to replace Ecuador’s Manta air base from which U.S. troops and planes were expelled.

Clinton arrives in Lebanon

Beyrouth, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Lebanese citizens to vote 'away from foreign meddling, violence and fear' in 'fair and transparent' elections, upon arrival here for a brief unannounced visit. 'Lebanon is facing a new challenge in the upcoming elections,' and the Lebanese should choose their representatives 'away from foreign meddling, violence and fear,' said the head of US diplomacy.

Abraham Lincoln Brigade reunion to celebrate humanitarian legacy

The Lincoln Vets represent a life-long commitment to international humanitarianism. Less well known is that their work on behalf of the 500,000 refugees of the Spanish Civil War—like the Brigadistas, border crossers—helped lay the basis of refugee relief as we know it today.

WORLD NOTES: Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Russia, West Bank, Cuba

Nigeria: Transnat’l plunder leaves loose ends Sri Lanka: Noted author charges genocide Venezuela: Pacts on oil and more Russia: Workers hit the streets West Bank: Intimidation mounts Cuba: Support reform of UN Security Council

Latin American World Economic Forum starts

Rio de Janeiro, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Latin America's World Economic Forum, which will discuss strategies to eliminate the international financial crisis' effects on the region, is starting on Tuesday in this capital, attended by 500 delegates from 35 countries.

WORLD NOTES: Hungary, Afghanistan, Philippines, Canada, Colombia, Cuba

Hungary: Economy fells prime minister Afghanistan: People’s needs still neglected Philippines: Protests mount against U.S. military Canada: Movement grows vs. deportations Colombia: FARC promotes prisoner exchange Cuba: Chernobyl rescue anniversary marked

Anti-communists attack Moldova parliament

Anti-communists stormed Moldova's parliament on Tuesday, hurling computers through windows and setting fire to furniture in a violent demonstration against what they claimed were fraudulent elections.

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