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Cuba’s Raul Castro steps down, ending the era of his famous clan at the country’s helm

Things have not worked out exactly according to Castro’s plan. As Castro announced he was stepping down on Friday, his country is deep in crisis. The tourism-dependent island has been battered by the pandemic; the economy shrunk at least 11% in 2020 according to government estimates. Cubans each day spend hours in long lines to find increasingly scarce food, medicine and other necessities. With then-US President Barack Obama, Castro mended long fraught US-Cuban relations, only to see those ties blown up again under the Trump administration which enacted some of the toughest economic penalties on the island in decades. But…


Brazil asks women ‘if possible’ to delay pregnancy over Covid variants

“If possible, (the women should) postpone the pregnancy a bit to a better time so that (they) can have a more peaceful pregnancy,” Secretary of Primary Health Care of the Brazilian health ministry Raphael Camara said Friday. “We cannot say this to those who are 42, 43 years old, of course, but for a young woman who can, the best thing is to wait for a little,” he said during a press conference. Brazil is second only to the US in terms of Covid-19 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University, with 368,749 deaths and more than 13.8 million cases. Cities…



Myanmar releases prisoners for New Year, though likely not dissidents

But few, if any, democracy activists arrested since the February 1 coup are expected to be among them. Saturday is the first day of the traditional New Year in Myanmar and the last day of a five-day holiday usually celebrated with visits to Buddhist temples and rowdy water throwing and partying in the streets. Pro-democracy activists called for the cancellation of the festivities this year and instead for people to focus on a campaign to restore democracy after the military ousted the elected civilian government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi is among 3,141 people arrested in…


Prince Philip: Funeral of Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth’s consort, to take place at Windsor Castle

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99 on April 9 in Windsor Castle. He was the nation’s longest-serving consort — the name used to describe the spouse of a reigning monarch — and had been married to the Queen for 73 years. “She’s the Queen, she will behave with the extraordinary dignity and extraordinary courage that she always does,” Welby, who will be making a blessing at the funeral service, said. Early on Saturday, the duke’s coffin was moved to Windsor Castle’s inner hall from the private chapel, where it been resting since…


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