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Cuba begins school year with challenge to update system, train more teachers

 09/04/2017 - 17:00
Three children pose for a photo during the start date of the 2017-2018 school year, in Havana, Cuba on Sept. 4, 2017. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Universal free education is one of the hallmarks of the Cuban Revolution, although for a number of years the shortfall in the number of teachers and reportedly low quality of the offered classes have been the focus of attention on the island, where students make up about one-fifth of the population.

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In Colombia, Pope Francis will visit home for girls at high risk of sexual exploitation

 09/04/2017 - 16:53
An image of Pope Francis, at the Talitha Qum program headquarters, in Cartagena, Colombia on Sept. 1, 2017. EPA-EFE/Ricardo Maldonado Rozo

Girls of African descent will host Pope Francis next Sunday when he visits a poor Cartagena neighborhood that is the home of Talitha Qum, a program that seeks by means of religious faith to save little girls from the surrounding dangers of violence, prostitution and drugs.

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Mexican actor Yazpik: "Narcos" is contributing to debate on anti-drug fight

 08/31/2017 - 04:19
A scene of the series "Narcos". EFE/NETFLIX/JUAN PABLO GUTIERREZ

 In taking on the role of Amado Carrillo, "one of the most powerful narcotraffickers in Mexico's history, the actor hopes third season of "Narcos" will help to have a discussion, a reflection, about what's being done well and badly in Mexico's war against drug trafficking. 

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