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Diaz-Canel underscores 60 years of children’s daycare centers in Cuba

Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday highlighted the six decades of children’s daycare centers, educational institutions that have contributed to women’s incorporation into society. On his Twitter account, the head of State described the founding of those centers, on April 10, 1961, as ‘an act of love, emancipation and social justice’, and noted the boost given to them by then Cuban Women’s Federation (FMC) President Vilma Espin.

‘Congratulations and the tribute to the female founders and workers of that huge human work,’ Diaz-Canel tweeted.

Children’s daycare centers were created to provide care to children under school age to allow their mothers to work.

There are 1,086 such institutions nationwide that provide care to more than 137,500 children.

Venezuela maintains operations on border with ColombiaCaracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela’s armed forces are stationed along the border with Colombia, as part of the Bolivarian Shield military operation, during which rapid-action troops were deployed.
Ecuador is ready for presidential elections on SundayQuito, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador announced the conclusion of the distribution of materials for the second round of presidential elections on Sunday.
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Suriname extends collaboration of Cuban medical brigadeParamaribo, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Suriname extended for six months the cooperation by Cuba’s Henry Reeve Medical Contingent that is currently working in this country in the fight against Covid-19.
Venezuela maintains operations on border with ColombiaCaracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela’s armed forces are stationed along the border with Colombia, as part of the Bolivarian Shield military operation, during which rapid-action troops were deployed.
Puebla Group to accompany as observer Ecuador’s runoff electionsQuito, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Puebla Group confirmed on Friday the presence of an observer mission of the group in Ecuador, to accompany the second round of presidential elections scheduled for Sunday, April 11.
Argentina rejects new military maneuvers in Malvinas IslandsBuenos Aires, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Argentina on Friday expressed its strongest repudiation of new military missile exercises in the Malvinas Islands, a territory in dispute with the United Kingdom since 1833.
Chilean film about Pinochet’s dictatorship premiered todaySantiago de Chile, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Chilean filmmaker Tatiana Gaviola premieres on Friday her most recent film production, ‘Mirada Incendiada,’ based on the known ‘Los Quemados’ case, which led to protests against the dictatorship in Chile and abroad.
Argentinian government allocates additional funds for vaccinesBuenos Aires, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinian government will allocate an investment for research on immunization strategies and development of vaccines against Covid-19 that are in the preclinical phase, the Ministry of Science and Technology reported on Friday.
Venezuela, China sign sports cooperation agreementCaracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and China signed on Friday a Sports Cooperation Agreement to strengthen the joint work of both nations in that area, informed the Minister of Youth and Sports Mervin Maldonado.
Electoral silence due to runoff starts in EcuadorQuito, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will undergo a period of electoral silence as of Friday, prior to the presidential runoff, slated for Sunday, April 11.
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