Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina 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. 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. 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. Meteor shower returns with remnants of Halley's Comet Washington, May 6 (Prensa Latina) A shower of stars with the Halley Comet´s remnants can be viewed, circling the solar system in the form of ice and dust as the Eta Aquarids of May from today, reaching 50 meteors per hour. Scientists find similarity between plant roots and cancer cells London, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Just as plant roots pierce into the earth, so do cancer cells in healthy tissues, revealed a scientific study today. Over 1,000 children, adolescents died of Covid-19 in Brazil 5 de mayo de 2021, 0:15  Brasilia, May 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,000 children and adolescents have died of Covid-19 in Brazil since March 2020, the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (SBP) and the Ministry of Health revealed. Websites, technologies with worldwide easy access except in Cuba Havana May 4 (Prensa Latina) Videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom currently allow international organizations to hold online events during Covid-19, but it is difficult for Cuba to participate because this and other tools are banned due to their US origin. Cuban researcher highlights advantages of intervention studies Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Intervention studies with Cuba's Covid-19 vaccine candidates have the advantage of resembling what would happen when the vaccine, once registered, is administered at field level, experts explained on Monday. Pakistan aims to vaccinate 70 million people this year Islamabad, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan aims to vaccinate against coronavirus 70 million people before the year ends, it was reported on Monday in Islamabad. Vietnam leads Asean effort in aid to India New Delhi, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and other countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are reportedly increasing their aid to help India cope with growing health crisis posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Dominican Rep. moves on second coronavirus vaccination phase Santo Domingo, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Vice President Raquel Peña on Friday announced that her country will mover on the second phase of coronavirus vaccination, with the inclusion of people over 50 years of age. Bill to purchase Cuba's vaccine submitted to Honduran Congress Tegucigalpa, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Honduran National Congress (Parliament) on Friday received a bill submitted by Congresswoman Scherly Arriaga which proposes the purchase of Cuba's Covid-19 vaccine Soberana. First case of Covid-19 Indian variant detected in France Paris, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Health Agency has confirmed the first case of Covid-19 variant detected in India, the first one reported in France. Child abuse prevails in Puerto Rican homes San Juan, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) 85% of child abuse cases in Puerto Rico happen at home or by people close to minors, a study revealed today. Cuba reports 988 Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) on Wednesday reported 988 Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths over the last 24 hours due to complications related to the disease. Millions of children vulnerable to diseases due to poor immunization 28 de abril de 2021, 0:15  United Nations, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Millions of children are vulnerable to major killer diseases, despite the fact that vaccination services started to recover from coronavirus-caused disorders, United Nations agencies warned. Brazil faces difficulties to provide second Covid-19 vaccine doses Brasilia, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga admitted on Monday that his country has problems in supplying the second CoronaVac doses, a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Butantan Institute. Cuba confirms 938 Covid-19 patients and six deaths Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Monday reported 938 Covid-19 patients, totaling 102,441 contagions in the country, as a result of a high autochthonous infections in recent times. New Oxford malaria vaccine demonstrates high effectiveness London, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from the University of Oxford announced that a new malaria vaccine candidate co-developed with other institutions has demonstrated 77-percent effectiveness in clinical trials. Development of Cuban Covid-19 vaccines highlighted in Ukraine Kiev, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to Ukraine, Natacha Diaz, highlighted the development of Covid-19 vaccines in Cuba, as part of the advancement of the national biopharmaceutical industry, according to the '2000' newspaper.