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Posts published in February 2021

Cuba advocates humanistic use of new technologies

Cuba’s Minister of Higher Education, José Ramón Saborido, advocated on Monday for stimulating the development of virtual experiences that promote humanist values in Latin America and the Caribbean.Speaking by teleconference at the meeting of education ministers of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), the…

Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine: FDA approves single-shot jab

US regulators have formally approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, the third jab to be authorised in the country. The vaccine is set to be a cost-effective alternative to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and can be stored in a refrigerator instead of a freezer. Trials found it…

John F Kennedy: When the US president met Africa’s independence heroes

Before Kennedy became president in 1961, his country had made little attempt to understand the rapid changes that Africa was undergoing. By the time he was assassinated in 1963 the picture had radically changed. In his short time in office, Kennedy had received at the White House either the leader…

How organizational problems in Spain are impeding the administration of Covid-19 vaccine

How organizational problems in Spain are impeding the administration of Covid-19 vaccines Organizational problems are hampering Spain’s Covid-19 vaccination drive. While the country at one point was administering nearly all of the vaccines that were delivered, this is no longer the case. As more doses have arrived and the Oxford-AstraZeneca…

Equality Act: US House passes legislation protecting LGBT rights

The US House of Representatives has passed sweeping legislation that prohibits LGBT discrimination, but it is unlikely to pass the Senate. The Equality Act was previously passed by the Democratic-led House in 2019, but was killed by Senate Republicans. The debate has laid bare the ideological battle between liberals who…

Latin America tripled food insecurity in 2020

Washington, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Latin America has tripled its severe food insecurity rates in 2020, compared to the previous year, since as many as 10 million people are currently affected by this scourge, the non-governmental organization (NGO) Action Against Hunger warned. In its most recent report, the organization pointed…