Washington - Former Vice President Joe Biden won four of the six states that held primaries on Tuesday to define the Democratic presidential candidate in the United States, dealing a hard blow to the aspirations of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
The states holding primaries were Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington. Sanders won in North Dakota and Washington. He lost the four others, including Michigan, the biggest prize that he won in 2016.
The loss in Michigan is a significant blow that diminishes Sanders' chances of victory, according to analysts.
Biden's outright victory once again underscored his strength among the working class and African Americans, groups vital to winning the Democratic nomination.
Joe Biden now looks set to extend his lead in the delegate count ahead of Sunday's debate in Phoenix, and the primaries in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio set for next Tuesday.
Seemingly acknowledging that he was on course to win the nomination, Biden thanked Sanders supporters for their "tireless energy and their passion."
Having accompanied President Barack Obama for eight years in the White House seems to have played into Biden's hands among African-American voters against Sanders.
The senator from Vermont now lags even further behind in the race to become the Democratic Party's candidate in the November election, but still shows no sign of quitting his campaign.
Sanders complained over the weekend that the party's elite turned against him and in favor of Biden after several exasperated presidential candidates publicly announced their support for the vice president.
Havana - Havana Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler, one of Cuba's most renowned intellectuals, died on Friday of a painful illness at the age of 77.
Leal's work was transcendental to the preservation of the legacy of illustrious figures who are paradigms in Cuba and Ibero-America.Read More
Havana - The film Mambo Man, by Cuban musician Edesio Alejandro and British-Iranian film-maker Mo Fini, received today a new award after being chosen as the Best Feature Film of the season at Best Global Shorts festival.Read More
A Greek initiative to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Cuban doctors who are fighting against the Covid-19 in the world was presented in this capital.Read More