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Syria Rejects French Government's Accusations on Chemical Attack

Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described the recent statements by French Foreign Minister, Jean Marc Ayrault, about the alleged chemical attack in the town of Kahn Sheikun, Idleb province, as a ''rabid campaign of misinformation and lies''.

'The accusations made by the French government represent a flagrant aggression and violation of the powers of international organizations, in an attempt to hide the truth of that crime and those behind it,' a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Ministry said.

'The French government has no legal jurisdiction nor the competence to determine what happened in Khan Shaikhun and draw conclusions,' and even that country is involved in that crime and its objection is shown to a draft resolution proposed by Russia and Iran to form a neutral and professional committee to investigate alleged attacks,' the statement said.

'Western countries resort to lying, deceit and disinformation to carry out their policies aimed at dominating the world and returning to the times of colonialism, mandate and fiduciary administration. What happened in Khan Shaikhun comes in the framework of the conspiracy project against Syria to raise the collapsed moral of the armed terrorist groups after their successive defeats at the hands of the Syrian army, the statement states.

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Cuba Highlights Venezuela's Victory at OAS

Cuba has hailed today Venezuela for defending the Latin American and Caribbean dignity, based on truth, reason and justice against the OAS and its Secretary General''s actions to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution.

In a statement, the Cuban Foreign Ministry underlines that Venezuela is not along, while commenting that the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States failed to pass a resolution against Caracas and impose the Inter-American Democratic Charter with the aim to punish Venezuela.

The OAS Venezuela is today facing is the same that endorsed military aggressions and interventions, kept conspiratorial silence before serious democratic violations and human rights throughout the hemisphere, including coups, disappearance of people, arbitrary detentions, tortures and assassinations of students, journalists and social leaders, the statement points out.

It's the same organization -it adds- that has overlooked forced displacement of people caused by poverty and violence, walls, deportations, unequal trade, environmental pollution, drug-trafficking and cultural aggression.

Venezuela has waged -it continues- a diplomatic battle against imperialist and oligarchical intentions to crush the right of the people and the States to emancipate, exercise their own sovereignty and build up the political, economic, social and cultural system they freely choose.

The Cuban Foreign Ministry recalls in its statement that it is evident the coincidence between OAS current agitation and that of 1962 when it conspired against Cuba.

'The Ministry of Colonies once again commits today the same mistakes: intense pressures and blackmails by the United States on a group of countries, including the smallest and most vulnerable, and again we see the submissive attitude of those who prefer to kneel down and submit themselves rather than facing up the giant with seven-league boots', the statement concludes.

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Head of European Diplomacy Highlights Fidel as Historic Figure

The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, has highlighted today Fidel Castro as a historical figure, after sending her condolences to the Cuban government and people for the death of the revolutionary leader.

During the signing ceremoy today in Brussels of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between Havana and the community bloc, the Italian diplomat began her speech by sending her most heartfelt condolences to President Raul Castro, Fidel Castro's family, the Cuban Government and people.

Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, thanked Mogherini for her words and recalled the iconic leader's hopes that the EU would contribute to the balance of the world and the establishment of a fairer multipolar system.

Cuba and the EU have signed today a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement considered the framework for developing their relationship on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual respect.

The figure of Fidel, who passed away on November 25th at the age of 90, was also remembered.

During the last weeks, many tributes have taken place in several countries to show the respect and admiration for the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution.

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Cuba invests millions to minimize the impact of drought

The Cuban government has invested over 200 million pesos in recent years in investment and maintenance aimed at minimizing the effects of drought in the country, said a representative of the National Hydraulic Institute in Havana.

Javier Toledo Tapanes, representative of the Hydraulic Institute in Havana, pointed out that the impact affects 120 thousand Havana residents who currently receive water through trucks.

He pointed out almost 2 thousand 700 liters per second less enters the city due to the reduction of the precious liquid in the basins.

Among some of the priorities underway is the recovery of losses registered in the large pipes that is why work is underway in Cosculluela, El Gato, and Cuenca Sur among others, said the directive.

Mercedes Lopez Acea, First Secretary of the Communist Party in Havana said that they are attempting to recover thousands of liters of water with the current work and investment.

The measures that have been taken is aimed at a better management of the use of water and attempt to avoid the most complicated situation in the province, she said.

She also referred to the sanitation work under development to achieve better hygiene in the city and the rain drainage aimed at avoiding flooding in the low lying areas.

Lopez Acea pointed out the importance of the Meteoro exercises to follow-up the sensitive issue for the population and which is top priority for the State.

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