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Cuba

Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel rejected this Friday the new measures announced by the United States government against his country related to the purchase of products with U.S. components and the leasing of aircraft and vessels.


Sports

Monaco,  (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas and Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce are the only two Latin American and Caribbean female athletes nominated for the 2019 IAAF Female Athlete of the Year Award.


Science

Port-au-Prince, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) About 22% of Haitian children under five years are suffering from chronic malnutrition, and 4% from acute malnutrition, UNICEF recently reported.


Opinion

By Hugo Rius Blein

Montevideo,  (Prensa Latina) The Frente Amplio (Broad Front, FA) of Uruguay will need to secure over 40 percent of the vote to avoid a right-wing government coalition following the upcoming presidential elections, according to analysis released in this capital.


Culture

Paris, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) With the death of Cuban dancer and choreographer Alicia Alonso we lose a unique and generous artist, said Audrey Azoulay, director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


Economy

Quito, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Economic and Social Inclusion of Ecuador, Berenice Cordero, tendered her resignation, without stating the reasons for the decision taken.