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North America

 

Washington, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) awarded the World Day without Tobacco Award to six individuals and organizations in the Americas region for their contribution to the struggle against this addiction, the organization said here Tuesday.


 

Caracas, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Organization recognized Venezuela as the leading country in guaranteeing the population the right to housing, assured the minister of the sector, Ildemaro Villarroel.


 

United Nations, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Vershinin denounced on Tuesday in the Security Council how terrorist groups in Syria attack civil infrastructure and employ innocent people as human shields.


 

Tehran, May 28 ( Prensa Latina ) Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with the United States, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi, in statements made Tuesday to the Fars agency. ''...we don''t pay attention to words; what matters to us is a change of approach and behavior'', he added.


 

Havana, May 28 ( Prensa Latina) Descendants of the figureheads of dictator Fulgencio Batista claim to be compensated by the Helms-Burton law, which the United States is currently applying against Cuba in its policy of economic blockade.


Tehran, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Yavad Zarif posted that the facts will show the US true attitude towards negotiating the nuclear deal, alluding to a recent statement by President Donald Trump.


Bogota, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The Prosecutor's Office of Colombia is opening an investigation on Tuesday into the National Army commander, General Nicasio Martinez, after reports on the alleged return of false positives.


Ottawa, May 28 Prensa Latina) Canandian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies expressed today its worry due to the obstacles to apply for visas so scholars of the region can travel to this northern country.


Boston, USA,  (Prensa Latina) Several speakers today spoke on the cultural exchange between Cuba and the United States during the administrations of Barack Obama (2009-2017) and Donald Trump, as part of the congress of the Association of Studies Latin American (LASA).


United Nations, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The executive director of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, expressed alarm on Monday due to Yemeni children''s lives in jeopardy after being aware of an attack in Taiz.


Fotos: Diony Sanabia
Boston, USA, May 27 (Prensa Latina) US writer and activist Margaret Randall received on Monday in this city the Haydee Santamaria Medal granted by the Council of State of Cuba to foreign intellectuals.