Cuban youtuber stars animated series by Latin Music Institute


Mexico City, (Plenglish) After the successful premiere in Mexican, US and Cuban media of the animated series ‘Tito Reacciona’ (Tito Reacts), the Latin Music Institute (ILM) announces on Monday the production of the new video ‘Celia te cuenta’ (Celia Tells You).

According to ILM President Daniel Subiaut, the story consists of a Cuban youtuber, who analyzes in depth the more worrying social issues for Ibero-American girls in 8-11 age range, to cultural issues, history, literature, among others.

Subiaut, creator and producer of the Mexican animated short film, repeats in his duties this time to introduce a charming eleven-year-old girl with a lot of fantasy. Actress Lezvy Samper does the voice of that girl.

Loyal to ILM KIDS ‘didactic approach, ‘Celia te cuenta’ will be animated in 2D by Luis Ernesto Gonzalez, written by Ernesto Tamayo, with a special participation of Maikel Chavez. Its premiere is expected by late 2021.

Produced among Cuba, Argentina, the United States and Mexico, ‘Tito Reacciona’ aims to connect the past of famous figures in art with new generations, from the perspective of a boy who increasingly manages to connect more with his origins.


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Twitter censures Trump tweet on DC ‘Autonomous Zone’


DC would be met with “serious force.”

The move comes after the social media giant began policing and censoring its most prolific user earlier this year, garnering backlash from both the president and free speech advocates.

“There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The flag applied by Twitter Tuesday claims the president’s remarks violate the social media giant’s rules about “abusive behavior” — the third such move by the platform in recent months.

“We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group,” wrote Twitter, explaining the decision.


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There will never be an “Autonomous Zone” in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!


The tweet is still available on Trump’s feed but is obstructed by the warning and prevented from being liked or retweeted.

Last month, Twitter flagged one of Trump’s tweets with a public interest notice — claiming his statement, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” violated its policies pertaining to “the glorification of violence.”

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The social media giant also previously labeled missives from Trump about mail-in ballots as promoting misinformation and removed a video posted to one of his reelection accounts for infringing copyright.

The moves have infuriated the White House, with Trump signing an executive order weakening liability protections for social media companies.


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Preserving Cuba’s History as Modern Developments Rise in Havana


Havana appeals to those who romanticize the idea of a city that seems to be completely frozen in time. The capital’s urban fabric proudly displays its history, as it experienced waves of Spanish, Moorish, and Soviet influence. What really lies beyond the Revolutionary kitsch of vintage Buicks parked in front of colorful, yet crumbling homes, is the deprivation that Cuba has experienced throughout history.

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While other nations have been afforded the chance to have a voice in their own globalization efforts, Cuba represents one of the last places on earth that straddles the line between a Cold War past and the increasing influence of western Capitalism. Havana’s skyline, which for years remained largely intact, is now dotted with cranes as they face yet another wave of invasions- the 21st-century luxury developer.

Cuba currently finds itself poised with economic opportunities that it has not seen in modern times, as it inches out of a government that is not headed by a Castro or any other founders of the revolutionary ideology. Instead, the island nation is tasked with preserving its deeply rooted culture while also introducing itself to outside investment. Playing into its economy that is propped up by a booming tourist industry, even despite its high-tension relationship with the United States, many people want to visit Havana “before it changes.” This attitude downplays both the fact that the Cuban people deserve change, and that change is coming faster than we predict. The goal is to provide resources that can both restore the city’s past while easing it into its future, and prevent the developer dam from bursting with poorly conceived buildings that won’t better serve the country’s needs.

Mexico returns to normal after nervousness due to strong earthquake


Mexico, June 23 (Plenglish) A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.5 on the Richter scale affected the nervous system of Mexicans in several states, but they are already returning to normal, while the formation of a tsunami on the coasts was ruled out .

Meanwhile, the helicopters continue to fly over the affected cities, there are no reports of serious damage or victims and that gives some peace of mind after the great trauma caused by an earthquake that, in addition, was long in time because it felt as if there were two.

At first, one felt a magnitude of 7.1, but after a few seconds it went up to 7.5, which confused people who rushed to the streets leaving empty buildings and offices open.

Some came out with masks on the Covid-19, which is also very strong in Mexico, and others without any protection because the intensity of the earthquake was not enough to wait, since the movement of large buildings could be seen from the windows and that increased nervousness.

The quake was felt just as strongly in Mexico City, Oaxaca, where it was the epicenter in the town of Crucecita, Guerrero, Veracruz, Puebla and Chiapas, and the possible damages are evaluated, especially in the Oaxacan capital, and its inhabitants are alerted of possible aftershocks.

The head of the capital’s government, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported that the care protocol is already being carried out and no damage or injured people are reported in the capital.

The national coordinator of Civil Protection, David León, indicated that there are still no reports on the matter in the other states.

In all of them, the security protocol is activated, while from the National Palace President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent reassuring messages directly to the population through social networks and announced that up to that moment no serious events had been reported.

During these transmissions, she contacted the national coordinator of Civil Protection, David León, to report directly to the population and thus avoid speculation.

Puebla Governor Miguel Barbosa said no damage has been reported so far in this state.

Through a video on social networks, the regional president pointed out that it is ‘just the scare’ and different operations of review and inspection will be applied in the state, especially in the Mixteca area.

In turn, security protocols were activated in Chiapas and the governor, Rutilio Escandón, said that security protocols to verify damage or injuries were activated in the state and the Veracruz government reported the same.


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Pelosi Accuses Senate Republicans of Trying to ‘Get Away With Murder’ of George Floyd

The House and Senate have advanced competing police reform bills since the death of George Floyd

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) accused Senate Republicans of trying to “get away with the murder” of George Floyd in comments on police reform legislation, in a Tuesday interview on CBS.

The House and Senate have advanced competing police reform bills since the death of George Floyd, an African American man killed during arrest by Minneapolis police officers, sparked massive demonstrations across the U.S. Republicans have threatened to drop police from their agenda if Senate Democrats filibuster GOP legislation on Wednesday.

“For something to happen, [Republicans are] going to have to face the reality of police brutality, the reality of the need for justice in policing, and the recognition that there are many, many good people in law enforcement, but not all, and that we have to address those concerns,” Pelosi said. “So far they [Republicans] were trying to get away with murder, actually, the murder of George Floyd.”

The Republican legislation was drafted by Senator Tim Scott (R., S.C.), one of only three African-Americans in the Senate. Scott’s bill aims to collect data on police misconduct through a national system, while creating incentives for state and local police departments to implement reforms. Democrats’ legislation would lower the legal standard for conviction of officers accused of misconduct, and would ban police use of chokeholds nationwide.


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