National News

Havana, April 20 (RHC)-- Cuban health authorities today reported 1,183 patients with Covid-19, the highest number of patients diagnosed in one day since the disease appeared in the country a little over a year ago.

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Havana, Apr 19 (RHC)--Cuba will keep the sanitary control measures for travelers arriving in the country as part of the strategy to confront Covid-19, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) informed Monday.

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International News

Kingston, April 20 (RHC)-- In the Caribbean, a thick layer of volcanic ash has settled over the island of Saint Vincent, after a long-dormant volcano erupted earlier this month.  More than 20,000 people have been evacuated and are in urgent need of food, water, clothing and shelter.

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Minneapolis, April 20 (RHC)-- U.S. anti-racism protesters have rallied in Minneapolis as the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin was taking place.  The protesters chanted "guilty" as they marched through the Minnesota city, carrying banners reading: “Justice for George Floyd.  The World is watching."

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The Communist Party of Cuba, the PCC, for its Spanish initials, celebrates its Eighth Congress on a day of great significance for all Cubans.  Sixty years ago -- on April 16th in 1961 -- Fidel Castro proclaimed the socialist character of the Revolution, which would be heroically defended hours later against the mercenary invasion of Playa Giron, supported and financed by the United States.

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The Argentinian government serves as a plaintiff in a trial presented against former President Mauricio Macri and several officials of his administration, who are suspected to have participated in a gigantic fraud concerning a loan granted in 2018 by the International Monetary Fund, the IMF, to that country.

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The wind blows hot and cold for Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been tasked with creating a new government after last March's elections, almost at the same time as the beginning of a trial against him on corruption and abuse of power.

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Havana, April 20 (RHC)-- Five medals were won by Cuban participants in the 61 kg division at the Pan American Weightlifting Championship, held in Parque del Este, Dominican Republic.

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Havana, April 20 (RHC) -- The recent qualification of the Cuban pímponists Jorge Moises Campos and Daniela Fonseca, and the runner Roxana Gomez, raised to 45 the number of Cubans assured for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Havana, April 19 (RHC) The Cuban beach volleyball duos of Leila Martinez and Mailen Delis (Cuba A) and Lidianny Echevarria and Yanisleidis Sanchez (Cuba B) fell in the round of 16 at the World Tour tournament in Cancun, Mexico, although they left a pleasant impression and added points in the world ranking.

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The news of his death did not come as a surprise since it was known that his health was declining and he was also affected by irreparable family losses.  But the death of Ramsey Clark is a source of pain and suffering for many, in many parts of the world.

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The loud sound of the drums can already be heard. This time, the sound is not coming from our Caribbean aborigines or those from the south of the continent which vibrate in celebrations and protests to the sound of their claims or slogans. Those that are now being heard are the ones of the North American Empire, who is preparing to launch a generalized offensive against our peoples, south of the Rio Grande.

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Washington, March 29 (RHC) The Washington Post recalled on Monday how the efforts led by Cuban leader Fidel Castro to develop biotechnology on the island in the early 1980s, 40 years later, have placed Cuba before the possibility of becoming the world's smallest country to develop not just one, but multiple coronavirus vaccines.

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Havana, April 17 (RHC)-- Cuban singer Laritza Bacallao is celebrating 25 years of artistic life and announced that she is working hard on new proposals to delight her followers.

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Havana, April 16 (RHC)-- Puerto Rican singer Gilberto Santa Rosa has just presented the iconic tune “El que siembra su maíz” written by Cuban Miguel Matamoros and included in the latest album of the Cuban traditional music esemble Ecos del Tivolí, entitled ‘Juramento.’

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Havana, April 16 (RHC)-- Young Cuban singer-songwriter Rolo Rivera has just presented his debut album entitled ‘Antes que amanezca’ with the label of Cuba’s Record and Musical Editions Company EGREM.

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