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 artistic and literary movement rejects Vargas Llosa's lies

The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba  (UNEAC) issued a statement on Tuesday rejecting recent remarks by Peruvian-Spanish writer Mario Vargas Llosa, in which he blamed social outbreaks in the continent on Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua and promoted an internal uprising in Cuba.

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For creative exchange

One of the actions, in correspondence with this objective, is aimed at exchanging ideas on the current perspectives of contemporary Cuban animation, which takes place at the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, from 9 to December 13th.

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Abel Prieto appointed president of Casa de las Américas

Havana - Cuban intellectual Abel Prieto was appointed president of Casa de las Américas, the center's website La Ventana reported today.

Prieto, former minister of Culture and currently serving as director of the Marti Program Office and president of the José Martí Cultural Society, was nominated for the post by Alpidio Alonso, current Culture Minister.

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