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North America

Solidarity movements condemn campaign and blockade against CubaHavana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Members of Cuba solidarity movements on Friday denounced the disinformation campaign against the Caribbean island, encouraged by the United States, and condemned the imposition of unilateral sanctions that affect the country's development.

Syria says that US blockade hinders its recoveryDamascus, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States and the European Union (EU) hinder the recovery, development and reconstruction of Syria, the country's delegate at the United Nations in Geneva, Hussam Eddin Alaa, denounced on Friday.

US schools face essential worker shortageWashington, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Just weeks into the new year, schools in the United States are struggling to fill essential jobs because low pay, few benefits and erratic schedules are keeping workers away, local newspaper reported on Thursday.

PAHO urges access to diagnosis, treatment for children with cancerPAHO urges access to diagnosis, treatment for children with cancerWashington, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Every year some 280,000 children under 19 years of age are diagnosed with cancer globally, although most of these deaths could be avoided, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Thursday.

Democrats probe oil giants for misleading claims on climateWashington, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) House Democrats are probing the role of major oil companies and their trade groups may have played in misleading the public on the role of fossil fuel in causing global warming.

UN Women unveils new feminist roadmap for economic recoveryUnited Nations, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) UN Women on Thursday has published a feminist plan for economic transformation and recovery learning from the Covid-19 pandemic and previous crises.

UNICEF calls for schools to reopen in pandemic-hit nationsUnited Nations, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Schools in nearly 77 million students in six countries from different regions of the world remain partially closed following a year and a half since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, UNICEF reported on Thursday.

Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists on Thursday presented details of the results of clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccines to experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) for the process of international recognition.

United Nations, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday that time is running out to avoid irreversible damage caused by climate change and humanity is now at a turning point.

United Nations, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday highlighted the possibilities opened up by the Montreal Protocol to protect the Ozone Layer and how this mechanism promotes environmental cooperation.

Bern, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Great Council (regional parliament) of the Basel-Stadt Canton, in northern Switzerland, on Thursday called for an end to discriminatory commercial practices resulting from the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.