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Central America / Caribbean

Georgetown, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The detection of false and low-quality drugs in CARICOM states should be reported to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha), an official source stated today.

By Yasiel Cancio Vilar

Zapopan, Mexico, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Juan Francisco Puello, president of the Caribbean Confederation of Professional Baseball (CBPC by its Spanish acronym) reasserted that the main obstacle for the inclusion of Cuba in that organization is the policy of the United Strates against Havana.

Georgetown, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) A voluntary regional system for CARICOM states will allow them to report adverse drug reactions, suspected substandard and falsified products, report the media today.

Washington, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina)The number of malaria cases increased in several countries of the Americas in 2016 and 2017, after almost a decade of sustained decline, highlights an epidemiological update of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Kingston, Jamaica, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica has modern means to offer first class oncology care to nationals and foreigners, assured the Health Minister Christopher Tufton today.

By Alejandro Gómez

San José, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Presidential candidate for Party Restauracion Nacional (PRN), Fabricio Alvarado, won the first round of general elections in Costa Rica, thanks to the support of the more conservative sectors, contrary to legalization of equal-sex marriage, but did not reach the presidency.

Zapopan, Mexico, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is still hoping to host the Caribbean Baseball Series in a near future, Higinio Velez, president of the Cuban Baseball Federation, said today.

San Jose, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) All 6,612 Vote Collecting Boards (JRV) opened today at 06:00 hours, local time, in the general election in Costa Rica, where the president, two vice-presidents and 57 lawmakers of the Legislative Assembly will be chosen.

Mexico, Deb 2 (Prensa Latina) As in the times of the Cold War, the US State Secretary Rex Tilllerson urged the Mexican Government in this capital to an interference by Moscow in the electoral process, faced with the elections in July.

Kingston, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican western department of St. James continues under the state of public emergency, after the national Senate agreed to extend, for three months, the measures aimed at stopping the violence that prevails in that region.

Georgetown, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), today formally began her second term as head of the 115-year-old regional public health agency and was congratulated by CARICOM.