ANSA, LA STAMPA, LA REPUBBLICA (Italy)

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FLORENCE- It only took a step in the wrong place by a worker doing maintenance in the floor above to bust through a 500-year-old fresco in the famed Uffizi Gallery.

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According to ANSA news agency, the fallen piece depicted an allegorical female figure from the 16th Century. The fallen piece is about 30-centimeters wide Antonio Natali, the Uffizzi director, didn't seem to shaken. “The fallen fragments have all been recovered and now our conservator will put them back in their original form, like with a puzzle,” Natali said, according to La Repubblica.

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Why U.S. Vaccine Diplomacy In Latin America Makes "Good" Sense

Echoing its cultural diplomacy of the early 20th century, the United States is gifting vaccines to Latin America as part of a renewed "good neighbor'' policy.

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BUENOS AIRES — Just before and during World War II, the United States' Good Neighbor policy proved a very effective strategy to improve ties with Latin America. Initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the policy's main goal was non-interference and non-intervention. The U.S. would instead focus on reciprocal exchanges with their southern neighbors, including through art and cultural diplomacy.

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