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Posts published in “Day: February 26, 2021

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…

Costa Rican unions to define actions on IMF agreement

San Jose, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Costa Rican Social and Union Unitary Bloc (BUSSCO) will define on Thursday the joint actions on government’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Public Employment bill. Being held at the International Conference Center of the National Educators Association,…