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Cuba celebrated Monday, the 60th anniversary of the military victory at the Bay of Pigs, over an invading mercenary force of 1,500 men equipped, trained, and financed by the U.S. government.

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Cuba celebrated Monday, the 60th anniversary of the military victory at the Bay of Pigs, over an invading mercenary force of 1,500 men equipped, trained, and financed by the U.S. government.

School dropout rates have skyrocketed because families have no resources to pay for Internet access to online classes and educational materials.

The National Center for Historical Memory recorded 80,582 forcibly disappeared people between 1958 and 2020 in this South American country.

World

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres urged the United States to commit this week to at least cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, which could unlock similar action from the world’s other significant emitters.

President Biden has invited 40 world leaders, including China's Xi Jinping, Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, Mexico's Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and Putin. The Kremlin confirmation marks a pause amid an escalation of tension between Russia and the U.S.
 

A legislator from the Iranian Parliament’s governing board stated it has introduced a motion by lawmakers to ban the entry of American and British journalists and media outlets known for supporting international sanctions against Iran.

Pharmaceutical companies' revenues exceed by several figures what the country of Mexico spends on healthcare or pensions.

Sport

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are to be held in the summer. The Japanese population largely supports this restrictive measure, despite the economic impact. 

They come together to face parliamentary elections and resolve the peace process crisis deepened by President Ivan Duque.

Biden and Putin discussed both countries' willingness to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) for five years, agreeing to have their teams work urgently to complete the extension by Feb. 5, the White House said.

Messi will have to pay 600 euros and a fine of 180 euros to Barcelona for his homage to the legend of Argentine soccer.

Culture

Until February, crowds and meetings of over ten people will be banned, which implies the prohibition of all cultural presentations until then.

UNESCO Director Azoulay stressed that this fundamental human right must be protected defend every day, especially in the face of new forms of digital exclusion.

The international ballet festival in Cali, Colombia celebrates the life and legacy of Cuba's prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso (1920-2019) in the context of the hundreth anniversary of her birth this year. 

The festival will be held online and will be completely free.

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