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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,…

Young German woman defends her doctoral thesis in Cuban university

Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The young German Sandra Lichtblau successfully defended her doctoral thesis in the central province of Villa Clara, in Cuba, an example of bilateral scientific and academic cooperation, Cuba’s Foreign Ministry highlighted on Tuesday. According to the Cubaminrex website, the work entitled, Treatment of Recycled Aggregates…

Meet the Jews of Havana: The Small but Thriving Cuban Community You Didn’t Know Existed

A tightly-knit Jewish community (1200 people) whose members escaped the Spanish Inquisition and survived Castro’s revolution is there to stay, despite the challenges and uncertain future on the island. There is no Antisemitism in Cuba. The Cuban government celebrates Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights for Jews, every year. This holiday…

Cuban President describes teaching history as essential in Cuba

Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Tuesday described as essential the teaching and learning of history in the new generations for the ideological battle waged by the country. During a meeting with professors of the Enrique Jose Varona University of Pedagogical Sciences, the president stressed the…

Cuba advocates in Geneva to eradicate racism and discrimination

Geneva, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s permanent representative to the United Nations office at Geneva Juan Antonio Quintanilla assured on Monday that, 20 years after the Durban Conference against Racism and Discrimination, those scourges are still present and confirm the validity of the agreed commitments. Cuba reiterates its support for…

Cuba seeks to produce millions of vaccine candidate doses

Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Biopharmaceutical Industry is presently beavering away to achieve a productive escalation of millions of Sovereign 02 vaccine candidate doses, the most advanced against Covid-19, as reported by the local press. Roselyn Martínez, deputy director of Industrial Operations of the Finlay Vaccine Institute, also reiterated…

Covid-19 takes the life of the last male from Brazil’s indigenous Juma tribe

Aruká Juma, a native Brazilian, was aged between 86 and 90 when he died from complications caused by coronavirus on Wednesday in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital in Porto Velho, a city located in the upper Amazon River basin, and 120 kilometers by road and two hours…

Mexico receives first 200,000 doses of Chinese Coronavac vaccine

Mexico, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico received on Saturday a shipment of 200,000 doses of the Chinese Covid-19 Coronavac vaccine, and another shipment with the same amount of doses but of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will arrive on Monday. Coronavac is manufactured by Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd, Undersecretary…

Mexico reports slight improvement of its tourist industry

Mexico, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico’s tourism gross domestic product in the third quarter of 2020 advanced 26.7 percent over the previous period, though 34.2 percent below the same quarter of 2019, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) reported. Inegi pointed out that the numbers from July to…