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Guatemala’s Head of Disaster Agency Faced with Accusations

Politicians are questioning whether or not the evacuation order was relayed to persons living in the surrounding area clearly Opposition politicians in Guatemala are calling on Sergio Cabanas, the national coordinator for the Disaster Reduction agency, or Conred, to step down accusing him of failing to heed early warnings about a possible eruption at the … Continue reading

Lula’s Already Spent Two Months in Political Prison

The former dignitary was imprisoned on April 7, after the Porto Alegre court of appeals ordered the early execution of the sentence Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva today completes two months of political imprisonment in the Superintendency of the Federal Police (FP) in Curitiba, on the eve of the national launch of … Continue reading

China Announces New Drug for HIV Treatment

The drug is injected weekly and has been shown to have fewer side effects than many other HIV treatment methods The world’s first long-acting fusion inhibitor treatment for HIV has been developed and approved for use in China, after years of studies and trials. The China Food and Drug Administration approved the domestically developed drug … Continue reading

Cuba Rejects OAS Resolution Against Venezuela

Cuba also demands respect for the sovereignty and self-determination of the Venezuelan people, expressed in the results of the May 20th elections Cuba condemned today a resolution against Venezuela approved at the 48th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), considering it an interference in the internal affairs of that South American country. … Continue reading

Cuba Exhibits Lowest Infant Mortality Rate in History

Cuban intends to maintain a record in 2018 that is lower than the historical minimum of 4.0 registered the previous year Cuba reached the lowest infant mortality in its history in the first five months of this year, with a rate of 3.9 per thousand live births, official sources reported here. Cuban Minister of Public … Continue reading

Machado Ventura Highlights Links with Uruguayan Broad Front

Representatives of that organization met with the Cuban Party leader this Wednesday in Havana José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee, received this Wednesday afternoon Javier Miranda, president of Uruguay’s Broad Front (Frente Amplio-FA), currently visiting the country. In a fraternal atmosphere, noted were the excellent relations between the FA and … Continue reading

Cardiologists from Sancti Spiritus Attend Congress in Havana

The latest advances in cardiology will be discussed by some 700 delegates coming from all continents, in Havana’s Convention Center until Friday Six cardiologists from Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, are attending the 30th Central American and Caribbean Congress of Cardiology and the 9th Cuban Congress of the specialty, taking place June 6-8 in Havana’s Convention … Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Committed to Preserve Environment, Biodiversity (+photos)

The central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus has been for a long time involved in the preservation of the environment, that is why different strategies have been adopted to address climate change The conservation of biodiversity in protected areas and... Continue reading

Cuba President Meets with American Personalities

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez received U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and Google executive Eric Emerson Schmidt Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday June 4, received U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and Google executive Eric Emerson Schmidt. During the meeting, the three discussed the state of bilateral relations between Cuba and the United States, as well as possible cooperative … Continue reading

Mourning in Guatemala for Victims of Volcan de Fuego

In light of the magnitude of the disaster, President Jimmy Morales decreed three days of national mourning to pay tribute to the victims killed by mudslides Guatemala’s flags were hoisted at half-mast today due to the tragedy caused by the eruption of Volcan de Fuego, one of the most powerful events over the past few … Continue reading

Cuba Supports Constitutional Reform Process

Cubans from several sectors support the process approved by the National Assembly of People’s Power (Parliament) to reform the Constitution in force in the country since 1976 ‘I think the reform is important, in recent years we have seen changes that should be backed by the Constitution,’ said on Sunday in this capital Adalberto Rodriguez, … Continue reading

Cuban Village of the Holy Spirit Celebrates 504 Anniversary

The city of the Holy Spirit, the only one in Cuba that keeps its Latin name, enjoys the pleasure of celebrating the 504th anniversary of its foundation The first location of the town, on the right bank of the Tuinucú River, near the site known as Loma or Cayo de la Iglesia, must have been … Continue reading

Mariano Rajoy Ousted as Prime Minister After No-Confidence Vote

Parliament passes a vote of no confidence in ruling People’s party over corruption scandal Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been forced out of office after a no-confidence vote was passed in the country’s parliament. Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez, who lead the motion after Rajoy’s party was implicated in a corruption scandal, is likely to … Continue reading

Cuban Disco Throwers Win Silver, Bronze in Rome

Yaime Perez and Denia Caballero won the silver and bronze medals respectively at the stage of the 2018 Diamond League celebrated in Rome Cuban female disco throwers Yaime Perez and Denia Caballero won the silver and bronze medals respectively at the stage of the 2018 Diamond League celebrated in Rome, at the Olympic Stadium Thursday. … Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus to Hold 504th Anniversary of Foundation

Sancti Spiritus, also known as The Village of the Holy Spirit, was the fourth village founded in Cuba by Spanish colonizers The 504th anniversary of Sancti Spiritus, the fourth villa founded by the Spaniards in Cuba, will be celebrated with a broad cultural program from May 31 to June 4, according to the promoters. The … Continue reading

Venezuela Sends Solidarity Aid to Cuba

According to Nicolas Maduro this aid is a tangible expression of the ethical support of two brother peoples Venezuelan Minister of Internal Affairs, Justice and Peace, Nestor Reverol, declared that an aircraft of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces with 12 tons of humanitarian aid will flight to Cuba today. At Simon Bolivar International Airport, in … Continue reading

Díaz-Canel: Cuban Support for the Bolivarian Revolution is Inalterable

As part of his official visit to Venezuela, the Cuban President addressed the members of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly Speech delivered by Miguel M. Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, before the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly, on the occasion of his official visit to … Continue reading

Violence Continues in Nicaragua Despite Call for Peace

On Wednesday, at least five people were reported dead, about thirty injured, and attacks on public institutions and a radio station Violence persists today in Nicaragua despite the call for peace and the government willingness to keep the national talks that return stability to the country, plagued by vandalic right-wing groups that seek to sow … Continue reading

Machado Ventura Oversees Recovery Tasks in Sancti Spiritus

The Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party received updated information on the consequences of recent heavy rains in the province The alternatives implemented to counteract the effects of humidity and avoid major consequences in the production of tobacco, were verified this Wednesday in Sancti Spíritus by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary … Continue reading

Assange Must Comply with Conditions to Preserve Asylum

Speaking in an interview Ecuador President Lenin Moreno said that Julian Assange’s actions were a cause of concern for the government Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno says his country will respect Julian Assange‘s right to asylum but only if the Wikileaks founder “respects the conditions” his government has put in place for him to continue his … Continue reading

OECD Warns About Eventual Trade War

According to the European organization, predicted economic growth might be affected by commercial tensions and the possibility of a trade war The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) today rose its predictions for economic growth in the world for this year and 2019, while it warned about the potential dangers of an eventual trade … Continue reading

Cuba President Arrives in Venezuela for Official Visit

The President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, arrived in Venezuela Wednesday on an official visit He was welcomed at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia, Vargas State, by Venezuela’s Vice President Tareck El Aissami and the Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza. During his first visit abroad after taking over … Continue reading

Zaza Dam Reported with Second Largest Water Storage Ever (+photos)

This report has the only antecedent of the 1 293 million cubic meters received by the reservoir during the heavy rains event of May, 2012 Heavy rains and runoffs occurred in Sancti Spiritus left a tangible mark on the Zaza reservoir, which at 2:00 a.m. this morning was reported with 1 174, 000 000m³ of … Continue reading

All Victims of Cuba Plane Crash Have Been Identified

The remains of the last nine identified victims of the plane crash that occurred in Cuba on May 18 will leave for their places of origin today accompanied by their relatives to be buried On Saturday, the Legal Medicine Institute informed about the conclusion of that exhaustive process of identification of all 110 immediate victims … Continue reading

Subtropical Storm Alberto Soaks Sancti Spíritus, Fills Dams

Heavy rains are reported in several areas of the province and thousands of people from the southern territories have been evacuated Subtropical storm Alberto has caused heavy rains to fall in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, with reports above 200 millimeters in several areas. This situation has caused all reservoirs to be filled, reason why it … Continue reading

Colombia Presidential Candidates in Heated Debate

The candidates discussed several issues like the fight against insecurity, but had different viewpoints on the Special Peace Justice (JEP) and the transparency of the elections Seventy-two hours before the presidential elections in Colombia, all five candidates participated in a heated debate with marked contradictions in such issues as the electoral guarantees and justice in … Continue reading