Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Pakistan is concerned about seizure of uranium in India Islamabad, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan expressed concern on Saturday about reports on the Indian police's seizure of more than seven kilograms of uranium. CARICOM reiterates rejection of US blockade against Cuba Georgetown, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has reiterated its rejection of the United States blockade against Cuba, due to its adverse impact on the socioeconomic development of the island, the regional organization said on Saturday in a statement. Cuba confirms 1,036 Covid-19 cases and nine deaths Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities on Saturday reported 1,036 new Covid-19 cases and nine deaths, due to complications associated to the disease over the past 24 hours. Diaz-Canel lauds support from universities, private sector to Cuba Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel acknowledged the contributions from universities and the private sector to the country on Saturday, during a tour of several centers of economic, cultural and social interest. Haiti announces simulation exercises for natural disasters Port-au-Prince, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Haiti will carry out on May 27 and 28 a simulation exercise (SIMEX) to prepare for natural disasters in the northern part of the country, the Civil Protection Directorate announced. Nepalese Kami Rita conquers Everest for the 25th time Kathmandu, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Nepalese mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa on Friday has fulfilled his goal of climbing Mount Everest 25 times, to set a new world record, the Kathmandu Tribune newspaper reported. Cuba to submit application for Global Fund against Covid-19 Havana, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is taking steps to submit a new funding application to the United Nations Global Fund's Covid-19 Response Mechanism, the media reported on Friday. US blockade hinders vaccine production in Cuba Havana, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade against Cuba hinders the development and production of its own vaccines against the Covid-19 disease, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez denounced on Friday. French citizens contribute money to support vaccination in Cuba Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The solidarity campaign launched by the 'Cuba Linda' and 'France Cuba' associations to support mass vaccination in Cuba against Covid-19 has raised 30 thousand euros until today, the equivalent to 374 thousand syringes. Syringes for Cuba campaign makes progress in Honduras Tegucigalpa, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The continental campaign from the solidarity movements with Cuba to send one million syringes to the Caribbean nation for the Covid-19 vaccination is making progress in Honduras, an activist from the crusade confirmed on Friday. WHO reiterates the need to release patents for Covid-19 vaccines Geneva, May 7 (Prensa Latina) World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday assured that waiving intellectual property protections in Covid-19 vaccines will make it possible to increase vaccine production and achieve equity. Peru has no chance for Covid-19 vaccines Lima, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Peru´s Medical College Leader Augusto Tarazona ruled out his country could take advantage of the release of Covid-19 vaccine patents proposed by several nations. Brazilian minister sidestepped questions on Chloroquine against Covid Brasilia, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga on Thursday sidestepped questions about the use of chloroquine for Covid-19 patients, as it´s proposed and defended by President Jair Bolsonaro. WHO calls to prioritize women's sexual and reproductive health Geneva, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Giving priority to sexual and reproductive health, of both women and girls, is today´s greater commitment and support for the work of midwives, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. France shows progress in fighting Covid-19 Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) France´s Health Ministry on Thursday reported some progress in battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, including the reduced toll of infections, deaths and hospitalized people. Quiet seismic behavior in Cuba until April Santiago de Cuba, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The occurrence of perceptible earthquakes in Cuba so far this year can be described as peaceful, according to the report issued on Thursday by the National Seismological Service (SSN). Cuba's Soberana Plus against Covid-19 is showing good results Havana, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's Soberana Plus vaccine candidate against Covid-19 is currently showing encouraging results by considerably raising antibodies in Covid-19 convalescents with only one dose. Mexico insists on democratizing vaccine production through CELAC Mexico, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Mexico, as the pro tempore president of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), insisted on the democratization of the distribution of vaccines against Covid-19, La Jornada reported on Thursday. Cuba warns at UNESCO that sanctions hinder open science Paris, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Thursday warned at UNESCO about the obstacle that unilateral coercive measures represent to materialize open science, an initiative to achieve an inclusive benefit from the scientific breakthroughs. Pope Francis expresses solidarity with India in light of pandemic Rome, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis on Thursday expressed his heartfelt solidarity and spiritual closeness to the Indian people, affected by the current health emergency.