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Pretoria, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) South Africa's veteran anti-apartheid fighter Ronnie Kasrils on Wednesday highlighted the legacy of Fidel Castro for Southern Africa, on the occasion of the 94th anniversary of the leader of the Cuban revolution's birth (August 13).


Havana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) A report from the Covid-19 Observatory of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) warns on Wednesday about the Covid-19 impact on the region and its most relevant issues.


12 de agosto de 2020, 14:24Paris, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The French government ratified the need that the United States ends its blockade against Cuba and condemned the extraterritorial siege, a position Senator Michelle Greaume disclosed on Wednesday.


Covid-19 vaccine would be ready in Cuba in 2021Havana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Dr. Francisco Duran, national director of Epidemiology, said that a vaccine against Covid-19 would be ready in the first months of 2021.


Covid-19 still on the rise in Cuba, 3128 casesHavana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) After a pick of 93 cases on Monday 10th, the number of new cases of Covid-19 in Cuba is winding down as it reported 35 on Wednesday from 47 on Tuesday, for a total of 3, 128 positive cases, and a positivity rate of 1.01%.


Paris, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 organizations from 26 countries are accompanying today a platform activated in France to request the delivery of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban medical brigades facing Covid-19 around the world.


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Havana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Considered exotic and even extravagant until a few months ago in Cuba, today the use of the face mask is a national requirement and part of the arsenal of measures to combat Covid-19.


Havana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Producciones Abdala S.A. studio, from Cuba, is promoting on Wednesday the multimedia material entitled 'Fidel Castro, Caravana de la Libertad 1959' to commemorate the 94th anniversary of the birth of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution.


Batuta Awards ceremony to be postponed for 2021 in CubaHavana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The prize-giving ceremony for the Batuta Award scheduled for November in Havana was postponed to April 2021 due to the world's Covid-19 crisis, according to organizers.


Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Provincial Defense Council (CDP) in Pinar del Rio described on Tuesday as essential the strict compliance with the measures to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic to avoid a setback in containing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.


Cuban FM calls for citizen responsibility against CovidHavana, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Bruno RodrIguez called for citizen responsibility in support of the resources and efforts to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic in Cuba.