Mexico stands up

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Rescuers and volunteers are still working to find possible survivors after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico, killing at least 230 people and toppling over 40 buildings.

Only 32 years after the big quake in 1985 and the same september 19, Mexican felt shocked and repeated “not again”.

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Mexico earthquake victims received central American ‘Migrant Brigade’ helping hand

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After the hard impact of last week’s devastating 8.1 magnitude earthquake, low income communities are still waiting for federal assistance.

Only the Red Cross and other goodwill organizations are packing provisions and giving a basic medical assistance to those people injured and afected by the quake.

Residents in the country’s southern Oaxaca state are organizing to assist each other. Among these groups is a brigade of nearly 50 migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala, who are supporting communities in Mexico’s poverty-blighted Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca. This brigade is working without rest in a country where they usually face discrimination, distrust and abuse.

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Luciano Rivera, 10th victim of crimes against journalists

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Rivera is the 10 th journalist killed during 2017 in Mexico

Luciano Rivera, is the 10 th journalist on the list of 2017 press victims in Mexico, which is considered one of the deadliest countries in the Western Hemisphere for reporters.

Rivera was murdered in Rosarito, a coastal resort city in Baja California. He was at a bar named “La Antigua de Playas de Rosarito” when a group of people assaulted and shot him directly in the face.

The attackers ran away but they were arrested soon after and the police found the murder weapon in their vehicle.

Bibi Gutierrez, president of the Association of Journalists of Tijuana, expressed her condolences in a message on her Facebook account.

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Sao Paulo Forum concludes with a claim for Latin American countries unity

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For the first time in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean countries have developing processes of revolutionary transformation or progressive social reform. But these achievements are threatened by a regional right-wing offensive to reverse social transformations in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

The biggest error of Latin American people is to forget a past of horror, of coups d`états, of plans for training mercenaries, of tortures, military dictatorships and thousands of disappeared progressive leaders. All those episodes were the result of conservative and imperialist groups action.

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Palestinian-owned bakery attacked for featuring a revolutionary

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The restaurant has been under attacks in the last couple of months, but community support remains strong.

The Palestinian-owned restaurant Reem’s California Bakery, located in the heart of Oakland, California, has been under fascism and bigotry attacks for having a grand mural of former Palestinian political prisoner and revolutionary Rasmea Odeh.

“Now we’re terrorists ourselves,” Cece Carpio, one of four artists who created the mural in the community-centered-and-funded bakery.

Carpio explained that Reem Assil, the owner of Reem’s, and her colaboration for Palestinian liberation, had been targeted by pro-Israel groups in the bay area.

But it wasn’t until assil opened her eatery a few months ago, with Odeh’s profile on its walls, that the forces opposed to Carpio´s work.

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Suicide attack in Manchester

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At least 19 people are dead and about 50 injured as a consequence of an explosion this Monday at Manchester Arena in England, where pop singer Ariana Grande was performing, Greater Manchester Police said.

Some videos posted on social networks revealed people screaming and running out of the stadium in an unexpected situation that shake up England and the world.

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Cuban search and rescue team returns from #Ecuador

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The search and rescue brigade which left for Ecuador following the earthquake which hit the country’s northern coast on April 16, returned to Cuba on the evening of April 27.

The brigade members were received at Havana’s José Martí International Airport by
Marcia Cobas, a member of the Party Central Committee and deputy minister of Public
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Ukrainians Thank Cuba for Medical Help of Chernobyl Catastrophe Victims

In Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, Cuba‘s assistance in alleviating the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear accident was recognized on Friday, 30 years after that catastrophe.

Solidarity with Cuba activists who gathered to thank Cuba for its assistance spoke highly of the island’s contribution with medical attention to Chernobyl children and youngsters, who traveled to the Havana for recovery.

More than 24,000 Ukrainians, of them over 20,000 children, were treated in Cuba, where special facilities were set up. The Cuban Chernobyl Children Medical Program was free of charge for the victims and extended over 21 years.

Yulia Palamarchuk, president of a non-governmental organization that follows the case of children affected by that nuclear accident, described Cuba’s treatment program for the Chernobyl children as a true show of friendship and disinterested help.

Ecuador 7.8 Earthquake. How You Can Help Ecuadoreans Affected by Deadly Earthquake

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Ecuador’s coastal regions have been destroyed by the force of the earthquake, leaving some towns in complete ruin.

At least 235 people have been killed and 1,550 injured as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake registered Saturday night, according to official estimates. Continue reading “Ecuador 7.8 Earthquake. How You Can Help Ecuadoreans Affected by Deadly Earthquake”