Second list of the main topics of the day for

Second list of the main topics of the day for

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Editors: Manuel Guerrero, Mario Esquivel and Roberto Hernández

CUBA: Elections in Cuba: scenario of confrontation

Ever since the parliamentary elections on March 26 in Cuba were called, they have been a contest between the country’s socialist project model and those who want to destroy it.

CUBA: Think of the heroine Melba Hernández

Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel commemorated the heroine Melba Hernández, who died nine years ago.

USA: Biden will demand more control over firearms from California

With the spate of mass shootings the United States is witnessing today, President Joe Biden will call for stricter gun control measures during his visit to the California city of Monterey Park next week.

MEXICO: President assures that there was a narco-state with Felipe Calderón

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured today that there are elements confirming that there are elements confirming that there was a narco-state in the government of Felipe Calderón (2006-2012).

HAITI: Ceasefire after weeks of gang clashes

Gangs in Haiti have agreed on a ceasefire after a week of intense clashes over control of areas in the center of the capital that have left about 70 dead, it was announced today.

CHILE The government will insist on a reform of the tax system

Chilean Finance Minister Mario Marcel today assured that tax reform will not disappear from the horizon after the backlash in the Chamber of Deputies, where the initiative was rejected.

COLOMBIA: Visit to the migration centers of the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs in Mexico

Colombian Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva is traveling to Mexico today to discuss priority bilateral issues and to present the proposal for a Latin American and Caribbean Migration Conference to the government of that country.

VENEZUELA: Maduro paid tribute to Hugo Chávez’s anti-imperialism

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro today paid tribute to the anti-imperialist character of commander Hugo Chávez (1954-2013), whom he identified as a defender of the independence of the people of Venezuela.

BOLIVIA: Bolivia sells the first nationally produced radiopharmaceuticals

The President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, attended today at the El Alto Center for Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy the delivery of the first radiopharmaceutical produced in this scientific facility.

FRANCE: Unions protest against pension reform in France

Strikes and demonstrations continued in France today, called by unions against pension reforms, protests affecting public transport, energy, air travel and education.

NIGERIA: Nigerian gubernatorial election postponed

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today announced the postponement of governor and state assembly elections scheduled for the 11th of this month due to alleged logistical problems.

SOUTH AFRICA: Records first current account deficit in three years

South Africa entered a current account deficit in 2022 for the first time in three years, the Reserve Bank announced today.

UAE: Highlighted Cuba’s role in crime prevention in Latin America

Cuba’s role in the fight against drugs, cybersecurity and other crimes was highlighted today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Delegate of the Police Community of America (Ameripol) Executive Secretary Milton Fornazari.

DRC: Democratic Congo, no dialogue or ceasefire

With regard to the March 23 Movement (M23), the information on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is now contradictory after another failure of the ceasefire attempt.

CHINA: Protested against the ban on technology exports from the Netherlands

China today confirmed it was protesting the Netherlands’ decision to restrict technology exports and urging them to keep the industrial supply chain stable.

CHINA: Donates funds to IAEA to take care of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants

China will give the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 200,000 euros to help protect nuclear power plants in Ukraine while the conflict between that country and Russia continues, media reported today.

INDIA: In India Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investments of Cuba

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investments, Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, arrived in India today, leading a delegation from the agriculture, renewable energy and biopharmaceutical sectors.

NEPAL: Elects new President

Nepal’s federal and provincial parliaments today elected the leader of the Nepalese Congress Party, Ram Chandra Paudel, as the country’s third president for a five-year term.

CULTURE: Women of Rock: First to conquer stages

They tried and succeeded, they were and are today fighters who believed in their potential within rock music in the midst of a generally male dominated genre.

CULTURE: Darín, Iñárritu, Sorogoyen: platinum with proper names

Some names and countries are strong today in the nominations for the Platinum Awards for Ibero-American Cinema, Darín, Iñaritu and Sorogoyen, along with Argentina, Mexico and Spain.

CULTURE: Documentary film from Cuba wins main prize at the International Festival

A Way of Existing, A Story of the Sierra Maestra, won the Grand Prize of the twentieth edition of the Santiago Álvarez In Memoriam International Documentary Film Festival, held since the 3rd in Santiago de Cuba.

SPORT: The three Spanish Musketeers in the Europa League

The three Spanish musketeers in Europa League Soccer, Real Sociedad, Betis and Sevilla, start their journey today in the round of 16.

SPORT: Shipwrecks in Cuba at the World Baseball Classic

The road to success ended again today for Cuba in the V World Baseball Classic after losing to Italy (3-6) in a dramatic game that wiped out almost all options of the tournament.