Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba thanks CARICOM for support against US blockade 9 de mayo de 2021, 0:30  Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Saturday thanked the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for its solidarity and support against the United States economic blockade against Cuba. In a message on his Twitter account, the head of Cuban diplomacy welcomed the demand made by the CARICOM foreign ministers for an end to Washington's pressures. 'This extraterritorial policy affects third countries and is the main obstacle to our development,' Rodriguez tweeted. Cuban prime minister favors further municipal autonomy 9 de mayo de 2021, 0:15  Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero on Saturday favored a more efficient policy based on further municipal autonomy for local governments throughout the country. Cuban and Venezuelan revolutionaries killed in Matanzas remembered Matanzas, Cuba, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Digital media and online messages recalled the revolutionary fighters Antonio Guiteras (Cuba) and Carlos Aponte (Venezuela) on Saturday, on the occasion of the 86th anniversary of their fall in combat in this western Cuban city. Famous singer-songwriter dedicates virtual concert to Cuban children Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Renowned singer-songwriter Liuba Maria Hevia will give a virtual concert dedicated to children on Saturday, under the auspices of UNICEF in Cuba and the British Embassy in Havana. Musicians celebrate Day of Cuban Son Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Day of the Cuban Son, a date declared as a tribute to that musical expression, also recalls on Saturday the birthday of two of its great exponents: composer Miguel Matamoros and singer Miguelito Cuni. 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. Colombian Government's decision against Cuba condemned in France Paris, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Edilberto Muñoz, a member of the Colombia Humana movement, condemned in Paris on Saturday the decision adopted by the Government of President Ivan Duque to expel a Cuban diplomat in the context of strongly repressed social protests in the South American country. Cuba and Russia celebrate 61st anniversary of diplomatic relations Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia are celebrating on Saturday the 61st anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations, which according to both governments, they maintain at a high level in all spheres. Casa de las Americas reiterates support for peace in Colombia Havana, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of Casa de las Americas, Abel Prieto, on Friday reiterated the entity's support for Colombian promoters of peace, justice and dignity for all. Cuba's Minister reiterates rejection of US blockade Havana, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca on Friday reiterated his rejection of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade, which has been tightening with 240 measures. Participants of Caribbean Festival show regional solidarity Santiago de Cuba, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Solidarity with the peoples of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, Colombia and Mexico was expressed here on Friday during the presentation of the 40th edition of the International Caribbean Festival. Cuba calls expulsion of diplomat from Colombia unjustified Havana, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Foreign Ministry has called unjustified and unfriendly the expulsion of the first secretary of its embassy in Colombia, Omar Rafael Garcia, who was declared persona non grata by Bogota. 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. South African professor rejects US blockade against Cuba Pretoria, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Professor Robert van Niekerk, from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), in Johannesburg, South Africa, expressed his rejection to the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the United States has imposed against Cuba for almost 60 years. 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. Ecuadorian lawmakers condemn US blockade against Cuba Quito, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian lawmakers condemned the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba and demanded to put an end to such a hostile policy.