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Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban doctors continues to gain supporters

More than 40 European organizations are backing a proposal to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban medical brigades of the Henry Reeve Contingent, for their contribution to the global battle against COVID-19. Launched April 28 by the associations Cuba Linda and France Cuba, the initiative has thus far received the support of solidarity...

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Nicaraguan truckers block border crossing with Costa Rica in protest

Nicaraguan truckers blocked border crossings with Costa Rica on Wednesday to demand that the Costa Rica government lift sanitary restrictions on cargo trucks, implemented to contain the spread of covid-19. “We are going to definitively block traffic to pressure governments to resolve,” said the president of the Nicaraguan Transport...

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US doesn’t prohibit Dominican elections in US territory

Santo Domingo.- “The United States does not prohibit the holding of Dominican elections, or those of other countries, in US territory during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Embassy of that nation in Santo Domingo told Diario Libre on Fri. “All arrangements for voting must comply with state and local requirements, particularly with...

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Dominican, Haitian leaders talk virus, border trade

Santo Domingo .– The Dominican-Haitian border is fully closed on both sides as part of the measures to halt the spread of coronavirus. In that regard Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina on Tue. held a virtual meeting with his Haitian counterpart, Jovenel Moïse, to address COVID-19 in both nations, as well trade at the border....

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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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U.S. Charges Ex-Honduran Police Chief ‘El Tigre’ With Drug Conspiracy

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced drug trafficking charges against a former chief of the Honduran National Police, the latest in a string of U.S. drug cases against officials of the Central American country. Prosecutors said that Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, also known as “El Tigre,” oversaw the multi-ton shipments of...

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Trump’s Message to Central America: Want Ventilators? Help Us With Immigration

When it comes to supplying ventilators and other coronavirus aid to Central America, Trump administration officials say they are not playing favorites. But countries that have been more cooperative on immigration and other issues seem to have moved to the front of the line. The presidents of El Salvador and Honduras have both promised to...

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Panamanians Leave Their Homes to Protest Because They Say They’re Hungry

A wave of protests in Panama demands government support. Protesters on the street complain that the slogan of the “Stay at Home” has been disastrous for their pockets. As Elizabeth González reports from Panama City, the government says it is strengthening social assistance mechanisms. The pandemic for Covid 19 expands in the...

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Observatorio Ciudadano Raises the Number of Suspected Cases of Coronavirus in Nicaragua to 431

Three patients remain hospitalized for covid-19 in Nicaragua, the Ministry of Citizen Power for Health reported Friday, through a press release. The World Health Organization has reported 14 cases and 4 deaths so far. Meanwhile, a report by Observatorio Ciudadano about Covid-19 says there are already 431 suspected cases of coronavirus in...

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Mexico Dissociates Itself from U.S. Decision to Reopen Economy

Mexico today distanced itself from United States government decisions to reopen its economy in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, which could entail a readjustment of the common border. The issue came up at the morning briefing of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador when his foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, explained the scope of a plan...

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