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Cuban ambassador to Venezuela highlights significance of Bay of Pigs

Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to Venezuela Dagoberto Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the historical significance of the victory in the Bay of Pigs mercenary invasion, considered the first US military defeat in Latin America. On the 60th anniversary of that historic event, which determined the future of the Cuban Revolution, the diplomat highlighted,…

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Nicaragua’s Exports Grow 12.8% in 2021 First Quarter

Nicaragua's Finance Minister Ivan Acosta confirmed good economic performance in the first quarter of this year after his country registered a 12.8 percent growth in its total exports. RELATED:  Paul Oquist, Sanctioned Minister-Advisor to Daniel Ortega, Dies He also pointed out that the Central Bank's international reserves were reaching historic numbers at around US$3.3 billion,…

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    Wuhan-Milan Train Link To Boost Trade Ties Between China, Italy

    The TRA Consulting holds that the newly opened freight-train link between Wuhan and Milan will add a valuable new option to boost bilateral trade. RELATED: Biden Hosts Japanese PM as US Seeks to Counter China's Rise The new link adds to an already fast-growing network of train links between China and Europe. The year 2020…

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      Dominican Republic & Guatemala Label COVAX Facility ‘A Failure’

      Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei and The Dominican Republic's President Luis Abinader on Tuesday described as a "failure" the fund for the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility. RELATED: Russia Requests Inclusion of Sputnik V in COVAX Mechanism "The vaccine delivery system promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) is inefficient," Gianmmattei stressed during his speech…

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              Will Americans Stay ‘Crafty’ Post Pandemic?

              On January 31, 2020, the World Health Organization issued a global health emergency related to a new strain of coronavirus, dubbed Covid-19. Mere days after the WHO’s announcement, President Trump declared a public health emergency in the United States on February 3. Source: Margarida Afonso via Unsplash By March 13, Covid-19 escalated to a National…

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                The Czech Republic Expels 18 Russian Diplomats Over 2014 Blasts

                Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said that the reason for the move is the suspicion that Russian military intelligence officers were involved in the explosion of an ammunition depot in Vrbetice in 2014. RELATED: US Imposes New Sweeping Unilateral Coercive Measures on Russia Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Prague was "fully aware"…

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                  Biden Going Back and Forth on Refugees

                  The reason for these changes of mind seems to be criticism from Democratic members of Congress and immigrant advocacy groups, after signing the contradictory order. Trump's cap of 15,000 annual refugees is the lowest in US history, coherent with the former President anti-immigration stand. Biden told reporters in Delaware on Saturday after playing golf that…

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                    Iran Identifies Suspect Behind Natanz Nuclear Site Sabotage

                    A recent explosion and power outage at Iran's main Natanz nuclear plant has added a new element of tension, as talks are underway in Vienna to try to save Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with five other world powers. RELATED: Iran to Raise Uranium Enrichment at Natanz Nuclear Site to 60% Iran annouced Saturday that a worker…

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                        OECD recommends Latin America to improve social and health protection

                        Paris, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Thursday recommended Latin America to improve health coverage and social protection to achieve a solid recovery after coronavirus´ strong impact. Among the structural reforms for the region to face the impact of present health crisis, OECD also considered encouraging investments and…

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                        Cuba: Party Congress To Give Way To New Communist Generations

                        From April 16 to 19, Cuba will hold the eighth congress of the Communist Party (PCC), which will be the first one to be conducted without Fidel Castro. RELATED: Cuba Will Produce 100 Million Doses of Its COVID-19 Vaccine "In this new Congress, the leaders of the historic generation, led by Raul Castro today, will pass on to…

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                        US Pauses Use of Johnson&Johnson Vaccine Over Rare Blood Clots

                        Johnson & Johnson stated it would delay the vaccine's rollout to Europe just a week after regulators there said they were reviewing rare blood clots in at least four recipients of the shot in the United States. South Africa also decided to suspend the use of J&J’s vaccine. Acting U.S. FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said the agency expected the…

                        Cuban and Venezuelan Authorities Mourn Ramsey Clarks’s Death

                        Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza mourned the death of former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who passed away at 93 on Friday. Clark was renown as the face of the U.S. progressive legal community. RELATED: Peru: Top Court Denies Arrest of Ex-President Vizcarra “We mourn the death of Ramsey Clark, former…

                        Live: Long Lines During Ecuador’s Presidential Runoff Elections

                        Candidates Guillermo Lasso, a 65-year-old elite banker, and Andres Arauz, a 36-year-old progressive former Central Bank official, have very different visions of how to lead Ecuador out of the pandemic and the current economic recession, but also on the role of international banking, regional integration, extractivism and more. 2:00 PM EST – Ecuadorean migrants in…

                        Ecuador: Ongoing Attempt to Fake Exit Polls, Warns Arauz Coalition

                        The purpose is to create confusion over the final results and claim a technical tie in order to invalidate the vote, the organization said in its Twitter account. “We call the international communty, the public, national and international observers to remain alert and denunc this new attempt to tarnish this democratic journey, ” the organization…

                        Bolivia Sees Peaceful Second-Round of Departmental Elections

                        Bolivia has seen on Sunday a peaceful election day concerning biosecurity measures.  Thus far, there have been no significant irregularities reported as people in the departments of  La Paz, Tarija, Pando, and Chuquisaca decide on its representative. After a landslide victory of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) on March 7, the ruling party seeks to consolidate its power in…

                        Perú: The Most Complex Election Ever

                        Almost two thirds of current members of Parliament have been indicted on corruption charges. All living former presidents are in jail, wanted or under investigation for corruption. In November 2020, a popular uprising took hundreds of thousands to the streets to protest the state of affairs, after acting president Martín Vizcarra was dismissed by Congress.…

                        Brazil: Ex-President Cardoso says Bolsonaro wants to run for presidency against Lula; and will win

                        Saturday, April 10th 2021 – 10:16 UTC “The illusions of Brazil’s proximity to the United States disappeared with Trump,” said Cardoso. The 89-year-old Cardoso told the Buenos Aires daily La Nación that he had taken advantage of the confinements to finish writing a book on the crisis of democracies Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso…

                        Argentina strongly opposes UK’s firing of missiles in the Falklands

                        Saturday, April 10th 2021 – 08:30 UTC The British government warned Rapier missiles would be launched during military drills as evey year (BFSAI) Argentina Friday expressed its government’s utmost rejection of the announcement by British authorities that missiles were to be launched at the Falkland Islands. The Foreign Ministry warned that the “alleged defensive condition…

                        Falkland Islands mourn the loss of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

                        Friday, April 9th 2021 – 15:27 UTC Prince Philip being welcomed on the Public Jetty on his arrival at Stanley 1957. (Courtesy of British Antarctic Survey Archives) The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) announced in a statement “with deep sadness” that the FIG “has today learned of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke…

                        UK in mourning as Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

                        Friday, April 9th 2021 – 14:38 UTC He was referred to as “The Hun” by the Queen’s mother and “Dearest Pa” by his late daughter in law, Diana of Wales. Falklands’ Governor, Nigel Phillips, said that the islands “would like to extend their sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the whole Royal Family”…

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