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Posts published in March 2021

Russia: Navalny on hunger strike to protest prison treatment

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he has started a hunger strike to protest authorities’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains. In a statement posted on Instagram, Navalny complained about prison officials’ refusal to give him the right medicines and…

UNEP, NGO Azul warn about more plastic pollution

United Nations, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The use of Covid-19-related plastic implements, such as facemasks and gloves, increased in recent months and the pollution they currently generate reaches alarming levels. In addition, the recycling systems collapsed in many places due to the avalanche of wastes of this kind, according to…

Russia suspected of stealing thousands of State Department emails

Suspected Russian hackers stole thousands of State Department officials’ emails last year, according to two Congressional sources familiar with the intrusion, in the second known Kremlin-backed breach on the department’s email server in under a decadeThe hackers accessed emails in the department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and Bureau…

Madrid’s nightlife rages on despite pandemic: ‘These parties give me life’

The party continues at home, like it does every weekend.” It’s Friday night in Madrid’s famous Puerta del Sol square. Three young people are carrying bags filled with bottles of rum. They walk quickly. It’s 11pm, the time when Madrid’s curfew begins and bars and restaurants close. But there’s no…

Nature and society are major issues in Cuba´s scientific program.

Matanzas, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Habitat management is one of the scientific programs carried out today by Cuban specialists in the western province of Matanzas, with a common approach to nature and society managements. ‘Sometimes it is thought that the environment is only an environmental issue when social and local…

President Biden faces pressure regarding Cuba

Washington, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Joe Biden, faces pressure to define his policy towards Cuba, newspaper The Hill reported today. The White House gives few clues about how it will approach its policy with the Caribbean country, in a scenario where conflicting political considerations…

Cold War-Era’s relationship with Cuba, 90 miles south of Key West, is coming to an end, but the exile must be part of the negotiations.

President Trump reverted all changes and placed everything back on ice. Now the Biden administration says it will lift some of Trump’s business restrictions and travel between the U.S. and Cuba and renew diplomatic talks.But President Biden’s initial actions will disappoint advocates longing for the more robust relationship that emerged…