Peoples Dispatch
Cuba’s anti-COVID vaccine candidate Soberana 02 begins phase III clinical trials

In this final and decisive phase of trials, the objective is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of Soberana 02. If the vaccine produces fruitful results, Cuba will become the first country in the Latin American and the Caribbean region to develop its own vaccine

Brazil sees worst COVID-19 numbers since the start of the pandemic

The pandemic’s trajectory in the nation has been characterized by political controversies, the absence of a national plan to combat the illness, and the dismissal of preventive measures.

Bahrain human rights abuses Rights groups write to US seeking action against Bahrain’s human rights violations

In a letter addressed to US secretary of state Antony Blinken, the 15 signatory organizations ask the US to restrict arms sales to the Gulf monarchy. Bahrain recently recognized Israel as part of the Abraham accords

Labin Uprising-Croatia Croatians observe centenary of anti-fascist Labin uprising 

Coal miners in Labin in the Istria county of present day Croatia had rebelled against fascist assaults and exploitation by the mining company and occupied the mines before proclaiming the ‘Labin Republic’ on March 2, 1921

Greek political prisoner Dimitris Koufodinas struggles for his life

Koufodinas has been on a hunger strike for 56 days protesting the conditions of his incarceration after he was irregularly transferred to a max-security prison, which some believe was at the behest of the US embassy

Chileans intensify protests against Sebastián Piñera and police

Various social organizations, students’ groups, trade unions and women’s movements have called for a series of protests against the right-wing government of president Sebastián Piñera this month

Bangladesh writers death protests Bangladeshi cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore gets bail after 10 months in detention

The decision came days after the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed who was also detained under the Digital Security Act. Protests have broken out across Bangladesh demanding the withdrawal of the law

Political Council of ALBA-TCP demands an end to the US sanctions against Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua

The foreign ministers and other representatives of the member countries of the ALBA-TCP in unison condemned the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the US against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, and called to immediately lift criminal blockades on them

International Criminal Court announces investigation into war crimes in Palestine

The announcement comes a month after the ICC ruling which declared that it had jurisdiction to conduct an investigation into suspected war crimes in Palestine

Massive protests in Chile demanding the release of political prisoners

During the uprising than began in October 2019, thousands were arrested and many continue to face legal processes. A number of mobilizations have been organized to demand their immediate release

Anti-lockdown Protest-Ireland Irish left slams violent anti-lockdown protests and government’s poor handling of COVID-19 crisis

Far-right groups in Ireland were part of a violent demonstration in capital Dublin on February 27, protesting the extension of the lockdown due to COVID-19

Widespread condemnation of opposition protests in Argentina

Human rights organizations have condemned the threatening actions carried out members of the Young Republicans during an anti-government mobilization on February 27

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