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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,

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Diversity & Inclusion

Bakkán, the last runaway slave

[Lightly Edited] Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. – Abraham Lincoln By 1879, in Cuba, slavery was still in place; Spaniards officially abolished it in 1886. In 1878, as part of the Zanjon Pact, slaves who had

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Europe

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

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Science & Technology

WHO reports a drop in Covid-19 cases and deaths

Geneva, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Covid-19 cases in the world fell by 11 percent and deaths by 20 from February 15 to 21, the World Health Organization (WHO) informed on Wednesday. According to the health entity, the number of active cases fell for the sixth consecutive week, with 2.4 million

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Climate Change

Experts warn of the ocean pollution’s aftermaths

Lisbon, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Humanity needs decontaminated oceans to have a healthy planet, experts warned at a UN conference on the issue, which is being held in Lisbon. The UN special envoy of the secretary general for the oceans, Peter Thomson, assured that, before it is too late human

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Latin America

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

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Latin America

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

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