Cuba calls to abolish military bases.

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On April 26, the President of the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples, Silvio Platero, reiterated in Havana that the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo is the only one in the world which exists against the will of the people and government of the land on which it is located.

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UN Appeals for $2.1 Billion to Avoid Starvation in Yemen

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A Yemeni man uses a donkey to transport foodstuff on a mountainous road on route to the city of Taiz.

Yemen’s hunger emergency is mostly due to the Saudi-led, US-backed military campaign against the country.

On Tuesday U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for a total of US$2.1 billion in aid to avoid the “starving of an entire generation,” in Yemen.

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Inquest Probes Milwaukee Inmate’s Death After 7 Days Without Water.

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Inmates walk back to the yard in Phoenix, Arizona.

Prosecutors said the man was cut off from water for seven days. After the weeklong hearing, a jury will consider whether jail employees should be charged.

Milwaukee prosecutors opened an inquest this week into the death of an inmate in the Milwaukee County Jail last year after surveillance video showed three officers had turned off the water in the inmate’s cell and never turned it back on.

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Officer in Tamir Rice Shooting Says ‘Didn’t Know It Was a Kid’.

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Protests in support of Tamir Rice outside of Quicken Loans Arena prior to game three of the NBA Finals in Cleveland.

The brutal shooting death of Tamir Rice was one of many that galvanized a movement for Black lives in the U.S. against police brutality and murder.

According to a video released Tuesday, a Cleveland police officer involved in the Tamir Rice shooting in 2014, said he “didn’t know it was a kid.”

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Venezuela achieves nationwide health coverage.

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After Cuba, Venezuela is the second country in the world to provide complete health coverage for its almost 32 million inhabitants.

CARACAS.— Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro described this April 20 as a happy day, after announcing that the Bolivarian Republic had achieved its goal, set out 14 years ago, of providing nationwide health coverage for all its citizens through the “Barrio Adentro” (Into the Neighborhoods) Mission, a feat only previously accomplished by Cuba.

At the María Eugenia González Comprehensive Diagnostic Center (CDI), located in the capital’s El Valle district, the first facility of its kind to be inaugurated by Comandante Hugo Chávez, Maduro thanked Cuba, Raúl, and the doctors from both the island and Venezuela who have made this transcendental achievement possible. “Thank you, a thousand times thank you,” he stated.

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Another chance at life.

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There are currently over 3,300 patients in need of a transplant in the country, which despite the high cost of procedures and medicines, is provided free of charge by the state.

Niurka Pérez Ginoris has had to overcome many difficulties during her career as a primary school teacher, but none as great as that which threatened the life of her pregnant daughter, Lisandra Linares, after she developed a potentially fatal kidney condition.

The solution: a mother to daughter kidney transplant which was performed on April 18 at the Arnaldo Milián Castro Hospital, and marked the resumption of living donor transplants, a procedure which hadn’t been performed in the central province of Villa Clara, for around four years.

It all began when Lisandra started to show abnormal signs of swelling during her pregnancy. After visiting the doctor she was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome and lupus, conditions which would require immediate attention in order to save both mother and child.

“Imagine, I ended up weighing more than 200 pounds due to the liquid my body was retaining, my whole life turned into an ordeal,” states the 23 year-old.

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Le Pen Attacks Macron on Security as France Heads to Runoff.

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A woman walks past official posters of candidates for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron on a local market in Bethune.

Le Pen has stoked nervousness of another anti-establishment upheaval to follow Britain’s “Brexit” vote and Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Monday accused Emmanuel Macron, her inexperienced opponent in next month’s runoff for the presidency, of being weak in the face of Islamist terrorism.

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Kenya, Ghana and Malawi to Get Malaria Vaccine First.

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The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.

WHO will use the results of these pilots to determine whether or not full malaria vaccine programs could be implemented worldwide.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing to run Malaria vaccine pilots in three African nations in 2018.

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Chronic non-communicable diseases remain the leading cause of death in Cuba.

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The mortality rate due to chronic non-communicable diseases is the highest, with 731.4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants,” states the Health Statistics Yearbook, in its 45th edition

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Fidel’s role in Playa Girón recognized

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Fidel’s example of integrity and morale, the determining factor in Cuba’s triumph at Playa Girón, was recognized during an act celebrating the 56th anniversary of this historic event which has come to symbolize the heroism of the Cuban people

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