TEGUCIGALPA, Nov. 23 (NOTIMEX). — The Cuban government has announced its donation to Honduras of four centers for ophthalmological attention, with the goal of providing specialized care to population groups that lack access to this service.
BAGHDAD, November 23.— Six car-bomb explosions and mortar attacks resulted in 160 people killed and 257 injured in a Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City, Baghdad, in one of the bloodies attacks in Iraq since the U.S. invasion of March 2003, ANSA reported.
"Cuba is an obstacle for international drug traffickers because it does not provide shelter to those fleeing from justice of other nations, it is not a high consumer, it is not a country of transit or for stockpiling drugs, and is not a producer of such substances," said Brigadier General Jesus Becerra Murciego, head of the National Anti-Drugs Directorate of the Ministry of Interior.
On Saturday 25th of November members of Scotland's Irish community joined the STUC (Scottish Trade Unions Council) anti-Racism march through Glasgow-BBC Scotland carried no coverage of their participation
Transport Iniatives Edinburgh (TIE), the group promoting a Rail Link to Edinburgh Airport scheme has spent more than £440,000 on PR. The main beneficiary is said to be Media House, set up by an ex-editor of The Sun and the money from TIE came mostly from central Scottish Executive funds (aka public money).
(To be fair, this story probably gets prominence in the Herald because it's believed that if the Edinburgh rail link goes ahead it will push it ahead of Glasgow airport. I haven't seen them chasing the money for the M74 Extension or East End "Regeneration" Route so much.)
A refinancing of the Private Finance Initiative deal between NHS Lothian and Consort "Healthcare" will not be open to the people paying for it. "Commercial confidentiality" means that the only part of the deal made public is going to be the headline-grabbing drop in daily parking charges at the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary from £10 to "just" £7.
A Global Action Day for Education will take place on the 30th Nov to protest and resist neoliberal reforms (especially within the education sector). Students of the world unite!
IAMI (November 12).— The outcome of the recent elections in Miami-Dade County are extremely revealing, particularly with respect to the three U.S. Congress members who are Cuban-American and who represent what is most vile about the counterrevolution: Lincoln and Mario Díaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
UNITED NATIONS (PL) —. The UN General Assembly this Tuesday, November 21 rejected the use of coercive measures as a tool for political or economic pressure against any nation for impeding the complete fulfillment of its citizens’ human rights.
Brazilian government must suspend, while the sector is reorganized, the rounds of licitations of areas promoted by ANP.