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With Cuba and immigration, Obama takes a new look at Latin America
With Cuba and immigration, Obama takes a new look at Latin America

President Barack Obama had turned the tables on US policy toward Latin America, neglected by Washington for much of this century.

With Cuba and immigration, Obama takes a new look at Latin America
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Peru probes killing of endangered penguins

Peruvian authorities announced an investigation Tuesday into the killing of five penguins fund slashed to death at a center for endangered species.

Peru probes killing of endangered penguins
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Kazakhstan Foreign Minister on adoption of the Latin alphabet

At a press-conference in Moscow today Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister dispelled Russia’s concerns over alleged geopolitical shifts behind Kazakhstan’s decision to have the language shifted to the Latin alphabet.

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister on adoption of the Latin alphabet
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President briefs diplomatic corps on plans to have Kazakh language shifting to Latin alphabet

According to him, this decision is driven by the necessity to develop the language.

President briefs diplomatic corps on plans to have Kazakh language shifting to Latin alphabet
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of nazarbayev2011.kz
Kazakh language transiting to the Latin alphabet has nothing to do with the nation’s political preferences

Some people groundlessly regard the decision as a sign of Kazakhstan’s political preferences changing: President Nazarbayev.

Kazakh language transiting to the Latin alphabet has nothing to do with the nation’s political preferences
Erlan Karin, spokesman of the Nur Otan ruling party. © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Planned shift to the Latin alphabet will contribute to popularity of Kazakh language

A special working group is to be formed shortly to gather suggestions and recommendations and outline a plan of further actions, including development of a new font and rules of its use.

Planned shift to the Latin alphabet will contribute to popularity of Kazakh language
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Kazakh strongman backs switch to Latin alphabet

Kazakh strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev on Friday called for a modernisation drive to turn the energy-rich Central Asian country into of the world's most developed, including a switch to the Latin alphabet.

Kazakh strongman backs switch to Latin alphabet
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President Nazarbayev sets the task to have the Kazakh language transit to the Latin alphabet by 2025

Currently Kazakh language relies on the Cyrillic alphabet.

President Nazarbayev sets the task to have the Kazakh language transit to the Latin alphabet by 2025
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Latin-based Kazakh alphabet developed for Internet use

Linguists have shortlisted Latin-based Kazakh alphabet versions to 4, with the number of letters varying from 29 to 33.

Latin-based Kazakh alphabet developed for Internet use
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Kazakhstan’s Minister of Culture in favor of the Latin alphabet

“The issue is very serious. I am not the one to take the ultimate decision”, the Minister said.

Kazakhstan’s Minister of Culture in favor of the Latin alphabet

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