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Cuba releases annual report into impact of US blockade

News from Cuba | Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released its annual report to the United Nations on the impact of the US blockade on the island during the last 12 months. The report accompanies Cuba's resolution to the UN General Assembly calling for the US blocakde to end. The annual vote ... read more

Cuba presents Soberana 02, the second vaccine candidate against Covid-19

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 October 2020

The Finlay Vaccine Institute of Cuba presented a second vaccine candidate against Covid-19 to the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (Cecmed) According to the Finlay Research Director, Dagmar García, explained in his Twitter account, 'Soberana 02 is based on the conjugate vaccine platform and the antecedent ... read more

Arce will restore Bolivia's relations with Cuba and Venezuela

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Arce emphasized that his government will open the door to all countries based on mutual respect and sovereignty. Bolivia's elected president Luis Arce said that he would carry out a foreign policy of restoration of relationships with Venezuela, Cuba, and Iran. "We are going to reestablish all relations. This government has ... read more

British Member of Parliament formally nominates Cuban medics for Nobel Peace Prize

Campaign News | Thursday, 15 October 2020

Press Release British MP Grahame Morris has made a formal nomination to the Norwegian Nobel Committee for Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. In his submission to the organisation on 15 October Mr Morris said: "The Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade's response to Covid-19 is ... read more

Is the Cuba Blockade a Myth?

News from Cuba | Thursday, 15 October 2020

"When a new leader arrives in the White House, Cubans hold our breath. We live in fear that the next one could be worse." Even when I didn’t understand what it was to be Cuban, it was clear to me that we struggled because of the blockade. Since I was a ... read more

"Playing a Card": How Trump Used Cuba to Gain Points in Florida

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Who would you rather see in the White House? That's the question I asked Cubans in December 2015 when probing their opinions on the Republican presidential nominees for a documentary I was working on. "If I had a choice, I would choose Donald Trump," a young Cuban woman shopping in downtown Havana ... read more

The Cuban president announcing the new measures on national TV on 8 October

Cuba opens most of country to tourism as enters "new normality"

News from Cuba | Friday, 9 October 2020

Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero said late on Thursday that most of the Caribbean island nation would open to international tourism starting next week as it moved towards a “new normality” after containing its coronavirus outbreak.The country, which closed its borders six months ago in a bid to contain the ... read more

Trump administration tightens Cuba blockade with remittance crackdown

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 29 September 2020

THE Donald Trump administration is cracking down on remittances to Cuba in a tightening of Washington’s illegal blockade of the country. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has added American International Services, a debit card issued by Cuban company Fincimex, to the restricted list, making it illegal to conduct financial ... read more

President Trump Bans US Citizens From Staying in Cuban Hotels

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Tourists will not be allowed to enter the U.S. with Cuban alcoholic beverages and tobacco. President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Cuba that prohibit U.S. tourists from staying in 433 hotels on the island and returning to their country with Cuban tobacco or alcoholic beverages. "The Treasury Department will prohibit ... read more

CUBA: CONCRETE ACTION AGAINST COVID-19

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is mobilizing €5.3 million to help the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. In practical terms, that has helped provide 76 ventilators, 180,000 protective kits and supplies to develop diagnosis tests.Even before the onset of the pandemic, AFD had allocated a ... read more