Fires on indigenous lands in Brazil on the rise

Brasilia -  A total of 9,078 fires were recorded between January and August in 274 indigenous lands in Brazil, an 88 percent increase over the same period in 2018, according to the Indigenous Missionary Council.

Linked to the National Conference of Bishops, this organization details that in the same period of 2018, a total of 4,827 fires were registered in those territories, mainly in the Amazon.

The increase in wildfires in indigenous regions is now even greater than the total increase in nationwide, which in the same period increased by 71 percent.

In addition to the increase in the total number of outbreaks, the number of indigenous territories affected also rose from 231 in 2018 to 274 this year, an 18.6 percent increase.

In August alone, there were 4,754 outbreaks of wildfires in these areas, 52.4 percent of those identified nationwide this year.

The comparison with the same month of 2018 is even more discouraging: in August of last year there were 2,036 outbreaks of fire in indigenous areas, that is, there was an increase of 133.5 percent from one year to the next in that month.

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Cuba’s Eusebio Leal, a new member of the American Academy of Arts and Science

Washington - Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal, one of Cuba's most recognized intellectuals, is now a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S).

Cuba's Ambassador to the United States, Jose Ramon Cabañas, attended the commencement ceremony on Leal's behalf on Saturday at the Cambridge-based Academy.

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Cuba with a broad agenda in the Unesco Executive Council

Paris - Cuba meets this month an extensive program within the Executive Board of Unesco, which focuses its work on the follow-up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said the permanent delegation of the island.

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The Caribbean in Latin America, central theme of congress in Cuba

The XIV edition of the Ibero-American Congress of Thought, to be held here from October 25 to 27, invites us to reflect on Caribbean cultural diversity among the countries of the region.

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