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Havana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The tightening of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba affects the island's foreign trade, said today the general director of the company Servicios Internacionales de Supervision Cubacontrol S.A., Jose Andres Conde.


 Cuba returns blow to Virgin Island in basketball qualifierCharlotte Amalie, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Supported by forward player Yoel Cubillas, Cuba returned the blow as a visitor to the Virgin Island, by beating it 91-64 in the first qualifying round for the 2021 Ameri Cup of basketball.


President of Iran confident in stopping COVID-19Tehran, Feb. 26 (Prensa Latina) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is confident that the COVID-19 outbreak in the country can be halted after analyzing a report by the Minister of Health and Medical Education, Saeed Namaki.


Brazil, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) New criticisms against the Brazilian government's policies on the environment emerged after President Jair Bolsonaro signed a bill in early February to allow mining and electricity generation in indigenous reserves .


Mexican authorities return Yoruba sculpture to NigeriaMexico, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Customs authorities seized a bronze Yoruba sculpture at Mexico City airport that was intended to be delivered by post, and was returned to Nigeria, the country of origin.


Debates on Habanos, a classic moment for CubaHavana, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 22nd Habanos Festival, an International Seminar devoted to discussing topics aimed at enriching the knowledge of the production of Cuban cigars, highly claimed the world over, is scheduled for Wednesday.