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August 17, 2022

Ottawa, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Canadian Parliament intend to follow their U.S. congressional colleagues´ footsteps and are planning to make a visit to Taiwan in coming October 2022, says the group´s chair Liberal MP Judy Sgro.
Washington, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit prisons in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay over million to hundreds who fell victim to their crimes, CBS reported on Wednesday. In what came to be known as the kids-for-cash scandal, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan judges locked up a country-run juvenile detention center and accepted .8 million in illegal payments from the builder and co-owner of two for-profit lockups.
Nassau, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero and the Hon. Isaac Chester Cooper, Bahamian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation, on Wednesday urged for strengthening two-way cooperation.
Washington, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is currently reorganizing her agency after admitting it did not react quickly enough during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an internal review of the CDC´s operations released on Wednesday.
Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Former President and front-runner to win forthcoming elections in Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, on Wednesday classed ultra-right-wing leader Jair Bolsonaro as a feckless person who seems to be living on a different planet.
Washington, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) A new model developed by Caltech and JPL researchers suggests that Antarctica's ice shelves may be melting at an accelerated rate.
Ottawa, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet, once regarded as a front-runner to become pope, has been accused of sexual assault and is among a list of clergy members and diocesan staff named in a class-action lawsuit against the Quebec archdiocese.
Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) on Wednesday reported 72 new Covid-19 cases, totaling 1,109,649 contagions since the outbreak of the pandemic in Cuba in March 2020.
Moscow, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has dismantled a terrorist cell belonging to the Hizb ut-Tahrir movement in Crimea that received orders from Ukraine, the agency announced on Wednesday.