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. Pope Francis advocates internationalism of vaccines Vatican City, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis on Saturday criticized the closed nationalism that prevents the internationalism of vaccines. Former Soviet Communist Party leader dies Moscow, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The former secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), Egor Ligachev, died at the age of 101 in the Russian region of Tomsk, in Novosibirsk, local media reported on Saturday. Iran condemns Israel's attack on Palestinians Tehran, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Saturday condemned Israel for abuses against Palestinian citizens who were celebrating International Jerusalem Day at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in that holy city revered by Islamists, Christians and Jews. 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. NATO carries out Swift Response military drills in Estonia Tallinn, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) landed 700 United States soldiers in Estonia on Saturday, as part of its Swift Response drills, amid Russia's criticisms of that action. 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. Tourism and consumption increase in China during holidays Beijing, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The last five days of holidays in China ended with growth in consumption and tourism, even closer to the levels reported before the Covid-19 pandemic. Another five years for the UN SG Por Ibis FradeUnited Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, is on the verge of a second term at the multilateral organization. He has already expressed his willingness to continue in office if that is the will of the member States. G7 entangled in promises and threats 8 de mayo de 2021, 0:20 Por Néstor MarínLondon, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The first face-to-face meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) in two years concluded in London with the promise to financially support the World Health Organization's mechanism for a more equitable access to antiCovid-19 vaccines and the usual threats to China, Russia and other countries outside its aegis. 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. 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.