// // //

Minuto a minuto

Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Kazakhstan favor developing their economic relations, especially in the energy and biotechnology sectors, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Friday.

La Paz, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia and Cuba favored here to expand cooperation in the agri-food industry and resumed projects stalled during the de facto government, the media reported on Friday.

Berlin, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) German BMW automaker on Friday informed that it seeks to reduce the carbon dioxide emission (CO2) over the next 10 years by investing heavily.

Geneva, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The UN on Friday warned here about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Somalia due to water shortage, which has displaced 83,000 people since November, and an increase is feared.

Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero extended his condolences to Papua New Guinea on the death of Michael Somare, known as the founding father of that independent Pacific country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on Friday.

Paris, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Cooperation France (CubaCoop) association on Friday described the Helms-Burton Act, created 25 years ago to tighten the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, as a universal threat.

Brazilian city stops immunizationdue to shortage of Covid-19 vaccinesBrasilia, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Rio de Janeiro Mayor's Office announced that the administration of the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 75-year-old people was postponed on Friday and Saturday, due to a shortage of vaccine in the Brazilian state.

 Chilean capital wakes up without Manuel Baquedano statueSantiago, Chile, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean capital woke up on Friday without the statue of General Manuel Baquedano in the central square of the same name, whose removal has generated an acute political controversy between supporters and opponents of that measure.

 WHO expresses concern over adverse effects of vaccineGeneva, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing reports on the suspension, in several countries, of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.

Damascus and Moscow: Washington suffocates Syrian peopleDamascus, (Prensa Latina) The United States continues its efforts to suffocate Syria economically and hinder the stabilization of the country, the Syrian-Russian intergovernmental bodies for the return of refugees announced on Friday.

Angola coordinates efforts against Covid-19 with British instituteLuanda, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Angola is coordinating efforts with the Tony Blair Institute of the United Kingdom with a view to fighting Covid-19, the secretary of institutional communication and press of the Presidency, Luis Fernando, noted on Friday.