2,622 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
18 Apr 2016 description
report Redhum

Ecuador, 18 de Abril 2016
Fuente: La Prensa

Cuba envió a Ecuador su brigada médica especializada en desastres naturales para atender a las víctimas del sismo que afectó a ese país, a la que se unirán más de 700 profesionales de la isla que laboran en esa nación, informó este lunes el diario oficial Granma.

Se trata de 53 médicos y paramédicos del Contingente “Henry Reeve”, con amplia experiencia en servicios de salud en terremotos en otros países, al que en esta ocasión se unió un equipo de rescate y salvamento, que viajó la noche del domingo.

17 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

NIQUERO, Granma.—La puesta en marcha de cinco nuevos sistemas de riego favorecerán las producciones agrícolas en este costero municipio del oriente cubano.

La filial provincial de la empresa Labiofam es la encargada de la nueva estación de bombeo El Dorman, cuya inversión alcanzó casi el millón de pesos, y que consta de 20 máquinas enrolladoras, cinco electrobombas, y 12 kilómetros de conductoras.

14 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 13 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 64 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.  17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

Person-to-person transmission: 

14 Apr 2016 description

San José, Costa Rica | AFP | 4/14/2016 - 00:48 GMT

by Oscar NUNEZ

More than 1,000 migrants, most of them Cubans, thronged and then stormed across Panama's border into Costa Rica Wednesday in a desperate bid to reach the United States, officials said.

Although all but 120 voluntarily returned to Panama hours later, the incident risked reviving a recent crisis in which thousands of Cubans determined to make it to the United States became stranded in Costa Rica because their passage north through Central America was blocked.

12 Apr 2016 description

San José, Costa Rica | AFP | Tuesday 4/12/2016 - 19:28 GMT |

Costa Rica urged Latin American nations Tuesday to coordinate efforts on handling Cuban and African migrants traveling through the region in bids to enter the United States.

Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez told a meeting of regional migration and foreign ministry officials gathered in Costa Rica's capital that the migratory flows threatened to create a situation like the one in late-2015 to early-2016 when around 8,000 Cubans were stranded in his country and had to be flown out.

12 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 11 mar (AIN) Cuba acoge desde hoy y hasta el 14 de abril un taller organizado por el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) de la ONU para fortalecer las capacidades de respuesta de Latinoamérica y el Caribe ante emergencias alimentarias. Laura Melo, representante del PMA en La Habana, resaltó la preparación de la nación cubana en esta actividad, ejemplo para otros países del área y del mundo.

05 Apr 2016 description

Over 35 participants from 26 countries will be trained at the IAEA laboratories this month in the use of a nuclear-derived technique to quickly and accurately detect the Zika virus. The effort is part of the IAEA’s assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean in response to the Zika outbreak, which includes strengthening countries’ capacity to detect the virus and to control the mosquitos spreading the disease.

05 Apr 2016 description

Destacados

  • MIGRANTES: Panamá aloja actualmente a 3,613 migrantes cubanos que no pueden continuar su viaje hacia los Estados Unidos debido al cierre de las fronteras en Costa Rica y Nicaragua.

  • LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES: En Perú, la temporada de lluvias, agravada por el fenómeno de El Niño, ha dejado a unas 103,267 personas afectadas desde finales de 2015. En Argentina, la semana pasada fueron desplazadas unas 1,400 personas por lluvias, mientras Ecuador mantiene alerta por lluvias en 19 provincias.

05 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • MIGRANTS: 3,613 Cuban migrants are stranded in Panama and cannot continue their journey to the United States due to the closing of Costa Rica and Nicaragua borders.

  • RAINS AND FLOODS: In Peru, the rainy season, strengthened by El Niño, has affected some 103,267 people as of the end of 2015. In Argentina last week 1,400 people were displaced due to rains, while 19 provinces of Ecuador remain on alert.

03 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • BRAZIL: UNICEF carried out 23 trainings on the new UNICEF Seal strategic action against the Aedes aegypti mosquito with the participation of 2,258 people (including 730 adolescents) from 681 municipalities in 9 states.

  • COLOMBIA: UNICEF is coordinating mobilization actions reaching 354 schools and training 500 teachers on community engagement methods and solid waste management.

01 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

Since the detection of Zika virus in Brazil in 2015 to date, 33 have confirmed autochthonous vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas (Figure 1). No new countries or territories have confirmed vector-borne transmission in the preceding two weeks.

Sexual transmission of Zika virus

30 Mar 2016 description

Miami, United States | AFP | Wednesday 3/30/2016 - 18:57 GMT |

The United States on Wednesday repatriated 52 Cubans, including 20 rescued from a raft together with six gunshot victims who may remain in the country, the US Coast Guard said.

A Coast Guard patrol boat took the rafters, recovered from three different vessels, to the Cuban village of Bahia de Cabanas, the agency said in a statement.

The six suffering from gunshot wounds were rescued near Key West, Florida along with 20 others and taken to local hospitals, the Coast Guard added.