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Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Thursday reported 1,418 new Covid-19 cases, and the number of contagions has not decreased over the past few days, Dr. Francisco Duran, national director of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), said at his daily press briefing on television.

Lima, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban hero Fernando Gonzalez thanked Peruvians virtually for their solidarity against the United States blockade against his country, and pointed out that that criminal policy will fail in its objective of subduing his homeland.

Moscow, Jun 17 8Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguey Lavrov, and his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, will meet on June 22 in this city, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday recalled the 116th anniversary of the death of Maximo Gomez, a Dominican pro-independence fighter who became a general during the Cuban liberation struggles.

Chile implements plan to recuperate music sectorSantiago, Chile, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Chile's Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage is seeking to reactivate the music industry, so it is implementing a plan to bring afloat the depressed sector due to the pandemic Covid-19.

Celestino Award honors work of Latin American writer in CubaHolguin, Cuba, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the Celestino Short Story Award on Thursday began its third day with a lecture about Latin American short story, as a tribute to Augusto Monterroso, one of its greatest references.

Congress to debate US president's war powersWashington, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Lower House of the Congress of the United States will vote a bill on Thursday to revoke the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which allowed the aggression against Iraq in 2002, and support for the president's war powers.

17 de junio de 2021, 11:25Bogota, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The second commissions of the Colombian Congress (bicameral) on Thursday debated whether they will ratify the Escazu Agreement, adopted in Costa Rica on March 4, 2018.

America Cup: The least thought scenarioPor Andres Sciapichetti*

Buenos Aires, (Prensa Latina) The South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) surprised the entire world by choosing Brazil as the venue for the Copa América 2021 (America Cup), a country that is facing a critical scenario from the epidemiological and socio-political point of view.

Covid-19 mandatory vaccination in some Russian regions supportedMoscow, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The decision by some regions to introduce Covid-19 mandatory vaccination for certain groups of citizens is a move in the right direction, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

Kremlin spokesman considers Russia-US presidential summit positiveMoscow, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday considered the Geneva summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joseph Biden positive, although he acknowledged that expectations were not high.