"We never wrote the song for us. We didn’t do it to get attention. We did it for the people. We did [it] because we want change," said Cuban singer Randy Malcom, about his song, "Patria y vida," in an interview with The World's Latin America correspondent, Jorge Valencia.
Top of The World: Haiti announced a new government on Monday with Ariel Henry as the country’s new prime minister. And, Pedro Castillo has been declared the new president-elect of Peru. Also, a study shows that India’s COVID-19 death toll could be 10 times higher than the official count.
The Nuba rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) are negotiating with the transitional government, and reviving an age-old issue in Sudan: secularism, or the separation between religion and the state.
Top of The World: The US on Monday accused China of a global hacking campaign that included a massive hack of the Microsoft Exchange email server software earlier this year. And, more than 100,000 people took to the streets across France over the weekend to protest the government’s new COVID-19 vaccination strategy. Also, the UK on Monday lifted nearly all coronavirus restrictions, in what has been dubbed “Freedom Day,” despite the country facing a growing number of infections.
Cuba, a world leader in medicine, is the first in Latin America to develop its own COVID-19 vaccine.
Art Bites founder Maite Gomez-Rejón uses art from different eras of history to inspire her culinary projects and give her visitors a sensory experience.
The Brazilian songwriter’s second-ever solo album contains everything from ‘Tuyo,’ the theme song he wrote for the Netflix series “Narcos,” to the more personal, ‘Tango,’ about the people he wants to be surrounded by.
Top of The World: Devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium have left more than 120 people dead. And, Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has stepped down after failing to form a new government. Also, Cuba has agreed to temporarily lift some restrictions, following unprecedented protests.