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Highlights

New lab in Cuba certified to make Covid-19 PCR testsSancti Spiritus, Cuba, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Molecular Biology Laboratory of this central Cuban province was certified to make PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests for the diagnosis of Covid-19. The island has a total of 27 centers of this kind.


Brazilian state of Rio lacks Covid-19 vaccinesBrasilia, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro was reportedly obliged to suspended vaccination of the second dose of the Chinese made CoronaVac, due to the lack of immunizers.


Cuba's Famous Restaurant Turns 79 Years OldHavana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The famous Havana restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio (B del M), celebrated its 79th anniversary under harsh times due to restrictions to fight Covid-19, but keeping its enchanting ambiance and good service.


Organizers called for third edition of African film festivalKinshasa, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the Quibdo Film Festival, an event that connects the realities of Colombia and Africa called on Sunday for the event's third edition, which will take place in September in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Cuban president mourns death of Venezuelan leaderHavana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Wednesday mourned the death of Venezuelan Education Minister Aristobulo Isturiz, and expressed his condolences to his relatives and friends.


Tirana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Albania woke up on Wednesday under the effects of the euphoria of the Socialist Party (PSS), led by Prime Minister Edi Rama, due to its victory in the legislative elections and the possibility of ruling alone.


Costa Rican authorities seize nearly half a ton of cocaineSan Jose, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican Drug Control Police (PCD) agents detected and seized about 460 kilograms of cocaine on Tuesday in a container bound for the port of Antwerp, in Belgium.


 India: 6.4-magnitude earthquake shakes AssamNew Delhi, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 degree on Richter's open scale jolted Assam and other parts of northeastern India on Wednesday morning, causing big damage, according to local authorities, while detailed reports on victims are still awaited.


US launches operation targeting migrant-smuggling gangsWashington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Joe Biden administration has launched a multi-agency operation targeting human smuggling organizations, part of its ongoing response to a recent influx in migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border.


US blockade affects Cuban foreign tradeHavana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The measures related to the United States blockade against Cuba have had a negative impact on the Caribbean island's foreign trade and foreign investment, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Ana Teresita Gonzalez stated on Wednesday.


Bolivia allocates $260 million to hydrocarbonsLa Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Fiscal Oil Fields (YPFB) will invest US$260 million in 2021 to conduct more than 20 projects in hydrocarbon exploration, Franklin Molina, minister of Hydrocarbons, reported today.