UN Joins Maduro in Calling for Dialogue in Venezuela.

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Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The Bolivarian government has repeatedly called for talks with the splintered right-wing opposition.

The United Nations Thursday called on the Venezuelan government and opposition forces to make a sincere commitment to dialogue to resolve differences in the country, something President Nicolas Maduro has been advocating long before the right-wing left the Vatican-sponsored talks in January.

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The anniversary of an immense task.

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This April 16 was commemorated in Venezuela for more than one reason. The date marks the realization of a dream of Fidel and Chávez: the Barrio Adentro Mission, whose 14-year history makes it a unique achievement

The Barrio Adentro (Inside the Neighborhood) Mission has made it possible to guarantee medical care for the poorest sectors of the Venezuelan population. 

CARACAS.— Cuban collaborators in all social missions working in Venezuela celebrated two important events this April 16: the 56th anniversary of the declaration of the socialist character of the Cuban Revolution, and 14 years since the creation of one of the most beautiful initiatives in the history of the two peoples: the Misión Barrio Adentro (Inside the Neighborhood Mission).

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Philippines’ Duterte Cancels Disputed Island Visit, Hails China.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while answering questions during a news conference upon arrival from a trip to Myanmar and Thailand in Manila, Philippines, March 23, 2017.

Because of our friendship with China and because we value your friendship I will not go there to raise the Philippine flag.”

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has canceled a planned visit to an island the Philippines claims in the disputed South China Sea, after Beijing warned him against the visit.

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Cuba Criticizes Foreign Meddling in Venezuela’s Internal Affairs.

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Cuban President Raul Castro (l) and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez (c) have expressed their support to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Foreign powers are stoking the political crisis in Venezuela by emboldening an uncompromising and violent opposition.

The Cuban government has called on the international community to respect the sovereignty of Venezuela and to stop interfering in its internal affairs.

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Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Firms over Opioid Crisis

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The suit alleges that the companies violated sovereign Cherokee laws.

Thelawsuit suggests drug companies profited from an opiod crisis it helped manufacture.

In the first lawsuit of its kind, lawyers for the Cherokee nation are filing a lawsuit in tribal court against the nation’s six top drug distributors and pharmacies for flooding communities in Oklahoma with hundreds of millions of highly addictive opioid pain pills.

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The ruthless “Mother Of All Bombs”

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The United States launched a bomb containing more than eight tons of high-powered explosives on Afghanistan.

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Díaz-Canel receives Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo.

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The First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers held official talks this Monday, April 17, with the Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, Clément Mouamba

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Peru Flood Deaths Reach 113, Cuban Doctors Have Helped 6,000.

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Residents cross a flooded street after rivers breached their banks due to torrential rains.

President Kuczynski estimated last week that Peru would need up to US$9 billion to rebuild from the damages.

As deadly weather continues to plague Peru, the latest reported death toll in the country puts the number killed by deadly floods at 113.

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Monsanto Tribunal Delivers Legal Opinion: Does Monsanto Abuse Human Rights, Is It Guilty of Ecocide?

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(L-R) Judges Orellana, Lamm, Shrybman, Tulkens, Dior Fall Sow and Fernandez Souza present the legal opinion on Monsanto

The tribunal found the multinational guilty of a number of environmental and human rights abuses.

The legal findings of a civil society trial on whether Monsanto is guilty of ecocide, subsequently fostering human rights abuses, were delivered in the Hague Tuesday.

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