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Oldest Cuban celebrates her 126th birthday

The oldest peson in Cuba, Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez celebrated her 126th birthday with relatives and friends and attributes her health to the pure air of the countryside, a diet rich in meat and a "heart that has always been full of love."

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Imperialist bullying sharpens in Haiti

Foreign intervention in Haiti is as problematic as ever, including food aid that is undoing Haiti's economy and independence.

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World AIDS Day: Post offices deliver HIV prevention advice

Workplaces can play a key role in the HIV response, according to the International Labor Organization.

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Dangerous cholera outbreak in Haiti

More than 200 people have died in Haiti so far as the result of a cholera outbreak, and at least 1,500 to 2,000 have become ill. Haitian and international health and aid authorities are scrambling to intervene to help those already sick and to prevent the epidemic from spreading both within Haiti and possibly to the neighboring Dominican Republic.

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Brits battle health service privatization

LONDON - The Royal College of General Practitioners and the Unite union joined other campaigners in speaking out against the conservative government's "Liberating the NHS" plan.

U.S. apologizes to Guatemala

Sixty-four years after it used the people of Guatemala as guinea pigs in a study of venereal diseases, the U.S. government last week issued an official apology.

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UN water vote seen as triumph for Bolivia’s Morales

Bolivia's president won praise July 28 when the UN General Assembly approved a groundbreaking Bolivian resolution on the right of all human beings to water and sanitation.

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World Notes: Canada, Romania, Mozambique, India, Austria

The right to clean water, toxic gold mining, biofuel's human toll, measuring India's poverty, good and bad on HIV/AIDS.

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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.

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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