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Revival of the Non-Aligned Movement
« on: September 15, 2006, 05:23:04 PM »
Shit-disturbers of the world, unite. The revival of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Castro misses Cuba summit opening

The leaders of more than 50 developing countries have gathered in Cuba for a summit, but the host president, Fidel Castro, was a notable absentee.

Instead his younger brother Raul Castro opened the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, denouncing what he called US plans for "imperial conquest".

Fidel Castro is still recovering from intestinal surgery, but has received a visit from UN chief Kofi Annan.

Others present include the Zimbabwean, Venezuelan and Iranian leaders.

The summit brings together 118 nations - two-thirds of the world total - including many developing countries, for an alternative forum of debate.

Raul Castro accepted Cuba's three-year chairmanship of the movement adding, to applause: "Comrade Fidel has asked that I transmit to you his most cordial greetings."

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Brother Raul, the acting leader, accused the US of trying to effect regime change in Cuba and destroy its social system, and condemned US actions elsewhere.

"The risk of aggression and more wars of imperial conquest is more serious and more widespread than ever," he said.

He also expressed Cuba's support for Iran in its row with the West over its nuclear programme.
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Some of those hope that the Non-Aligned Movement can become a powerful alternative to what they see as US attempts at world dominance.


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