HAVANA Women's Nike Shox OZ 801 Black Pink Clearance , Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro celebrated his 89th birthday Thursday with a surprise visit to Bolivian President Evo Morales, who was in Havana for the occasion.
Fidel, accompanied by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who was also in Havana, "surprised" Morales "at the hotel where he is staying," the Bolivian News Agency (ABI) reported.
Morales was expecting to visit Fidel at his home, so "the indigenous head of state was greatly surprised to see his revolutionary mentor Men's Nike Shox OZ D Royal Blue Silver White Clearance , who is in good health despite his advanced years, arrive in a van," ABI said.
A photo accompanying the story showed Fidel, wearing a navy blue baseball cap and checkered shirt under a white-striped windbreaker, sitting in a van, with Morales and Maduro seated to his right.
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The celebrations come a day before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry officially inaugurates his country's embassy in Havana, cementing the restoration of Cuba-U.S. ties after half a century.
The ever outspoken Fidel, who retired from power in 2006, published an editorial in state daily Granma Thursday, in which he calls on the United States to compensate Cuba for the hundreds of millions of dollars in potential revenue lost over the decades due to the U.S.-led trade embargo.
"Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages Men's Nike Shox OZ D All White Clearance , which have reached many millions of dollars," wrote Fidel, who led the 1959 Cuban Revolution that overthrew U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista.
That is one of several conditions Washington must meet to fully normalize relations between the two countries, Cuba has maintained, including lifting the trade embargo and withdrawing from Guantanamo Bay, where the U.S. operates a naval base and notorious prison.
Fidel, who has not opposed the restoration of ties Men's Nike Shox OZ D Black Red Clearance , but said early on that he did not trust the U.S., also asserts "we will never stop struggling for peace and the well-being of all human beings, for every inhabitant on the planet regardless of skin color or national origin, and for the full right of all to hold a religious belief or not."
He included a birthday wish. "The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food Women's Nike Shox Avenue White Pink Clearance , security, culture, science, and well-being, that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle ... is what I wish for all."
Venezuela's President Maduro congratulated Fidel in a series of posts via Twitter, and posted photos of the historic figure with the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez Women's Nike Shox R4 White Pink Clearance , a close friend and political ally until his death from cancer in 2013, as well as with Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.
"Congratulations Fidel ... the struggle continues," wrote Maduro in one post.
In Biran, Fidel's birthplace, military cadets planted 100 cedar trees in his honor, and more than 400 members of youth organizations took part in cultural performances and presentations throughout Wednesday night, singing "Happy Birthday Comandante" at the first light of Thursday.
CANBERRA Women's Nike Shox NZ Black Red Clearance , Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- With Prime Minister Tony Abbott set for a short holiday, Australia is to be run out of the small Queensland town of Maryborough over the next week, with National Party leader Warren Truss to take the reins.
Truss, who resides in the regional town of Maryborough, which is situated 250 kilometers north of Brisbane and is home to just 21,000 people, will begin his duties as deputy prime minister on Monday.
Abbott's week-long break began over the weekend and comes after the Australian leader chose to work through the Christmas and New Years period.
During his holiday Women's Nike Shox TLX Black Pink Clearance , Abbott will stay in a caravan park off the coast of New South Wales, continuing a long-standing tradition between himself and former university friends.
It continues the modest trend of Australian prime ministers holidaying at low-key resorts, with John Howard often choosing to reside in the small New South Wales town of Hawks Nest, while Julia Gillard venturing to country Victoria.
Abbott will return temporarily to Canberra on Tuesday, where he will attend a cricket match between England and the Prime Minister 's XI at Manuka Oval.
Abbott's break follows that of Opposition leader Bill Shorten, who on Monday returns from a short absence.
HOOFDDORP, Netherlands Women's Nike Shox OZ D Black Pink Clearance , Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- World soccer governing body FIFA on Wednesday was required to investigate a Club World Cup game that had been played in Morocco.
According to the international players' union, it was the Cruz Azul-Western Sydney Wanderers quarterfinal match in Rabat on Saturday. The field was rain-soaked and it was potentially dangerous for the players.
FIFPro official Tijs Tummers expressed that players as worker had a right to a safe work environment and FIFA should ensure effective rules in place to prevent a repetition.
Referee Noumandiez Doue of Ivory Coast allowed the match to continue, and Cruz Azul won the game 3-1.
FIFA then switched the semifinal match to Marrakech, citing "difficult pitch conditions."
MADRID， Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Spanish newspaper El Mundo confirmed on Wednesday that Spanish tax authorities had requested it hand over documents related to the ""Football Leaks"" revelations of wide-scale tax avoidance by big-name football stars， such as Cristiano Ronaldo.
El Mundo director Pedro Garcia， wrote in his column that whether or not the paper complied with the request for ""all information and documents of a fiscal interest，"" would ""depend on the authorization of our sources.""
El Mundo is one of 12 European news outlets that.