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Airlines

International Air Transport Association plans to resume domestic flights in June

The general director of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexandre de Juniac, plans to resume national flights in June and continental flights from July, but with a sanitary process that will be presented at the end of the month. “Normally, if the governments we are talking to follow us, we will be able to …...

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Breaking news

Dominican Republic is nearing the end of its state of emergency, which will bring de-escalation and economic reopening

This Monday will mark the last 15 days of the state of emergency that has now run for more than two months in the country and will end June 1st. These last 15 days will also include the gradual dismantling of confinement, which in turn, would allow the official reopening of the economy, with new …...

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Travel

Costa Rica will open 12 national parks. Here’s how it’ll work

Costa Rica will open 12 national parks, plus the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, in accordance with new measures announced by the Health Ministry. But in keeping with the country’s plan for a gradual reopening of activities, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) has imposed a set of limitations to help reduce the chances...

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Travel

Costa Rica lifting more coronavirus measures: Will open beaches, national parks

Costa Rica will allow beaches and some national parks to reopen under strict sanitary guidelines, President Carlos Alvarado and Health Minister Daniel Salas announced Monday afternoon. The news is among several changes that will take effect starting Saturday, May 16, in an effort to reactivate the country’s economy while managing the...

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Airlines

Colombian airline Avianca files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S.

Avianca, the second-largest airline in Latin America, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Sunday to reorganize its debt “due to the unpredictable impact” of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement issued in Bogota, Avianca said that along with “some of its subsidiaries and affiliates,” it had asked to...

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Health

Rethinking Covid-19 in Children

There is new evidence that some children may become very sick, and we are beginning to learn more about who may be most at risk and what parents need to watch for. As we learn more about children and Covid-19, new research is reshaping some of our thinking. It continues to be true that children, …...

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Breaking news

Live: Bruno Rodríguez speaks with the press regarding attack on Cuban embassy in the United States

Cuba. Today, May 12, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, is holding a virtual press conference to discuss the terrorist attack on the Cuban Embassy in the United States, which occurred last April 30. This press conference is being broadcast live, beginning at 1:30 pm (Cuban time), as part of Cuban...

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Headline News

More than 1,600 epidemiologists serve in Cuba’s public health system

“Cuba currently has 1,601 professionals in Hygiene and Epidemiology, a specialty we have heard a great deal about over the last few weeks, in the context of COVID-19, but whose field of action is quite broad, since it not only addresses infectious diseases, but also chronic non-communicable diseases and health problems such as...

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Business

Dominican Republic issues US$727.3M of debt

RD. The Finance Ministry on Monday announced a special issue of internal debt of RD$40 billion (US$727.3 million) to deal with the pandemic. The bonds were purchased by four pension fund managers, Finance said in a statement. The securities, called COVID-19 economic stimulus emergency bonds, were purchased in equal parts by AFP Crecer,...

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COVID-19 compounds a long list of problems in Guatemala

Aid groups worry that Guatemala, long one of Latin America’s most unequal countries, will be hit hard by the effects of COVID-19, piling further hardship on a population already suffering extreme poverty, violence, and years of climate change-driven drought. As the number of confirmed cases passed 700, scores of people took to the...

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