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Cuba

Havana, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban lawmakers who gathered at the first ordinary session of the 9th Legislature of the People''s Power National Assembly expressed support for the Draft Constitution of the Republic.


Sports

Cali, Colombia, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has won eight gold medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, after Alexis Lopez won the title in the men''s individual short-paddle rowing contest, in which he clocked 7.53.96 minutes, and was followed by his compatriot Yhoan Uribarri, who won the silver medal (8.00.66), while Venezuela''s Jose Guipe finished in the third place (8.03.44).


Science

Port-au-Prince, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Amid the socioeconomic and political crisis, pregnant women have now a new inconvenience, because Doctors without Borders (MSF) closed its mother-child hospital, so the project will be gradually dismantled in Haiti.


Opinion

Caracas, (Prensa Latina) Socialist leader Adan Chavez confirmed today that the delegations present at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Forum of Sao Paolo, held in Havana, Cuba, backed Venezuela against the interventionist attempts of ''U.S. imperialism.''


Culture

Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female music ensemble Camerata Romeu will offer today a Brazilian popular music concert accompanied by that country''s violinist and composer Ricardo Herz.


Economy

Beijing, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping called to increase mutual political trust, pragmatic cooperation and strategic coordination with South Africa, local media reported today. China has been South Africa''s major trading partner for nine consecutive years, but across the continent, there is a boom in infrastructure projects funded by China that demonstrates the importance that Beijing grants to Africa.