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Sicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid wave

News from Cuba | Thursday, 26 November 2020

Authorities in Sicily have asked Cuba’s government to send about 60 healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses, to the region as hospitals in the Italian island struggle with a shortage of medical personnel during the second coronavirus wave. The request was filed this week to the Italian embassy in Cuba and ... read more

Two British Professors nominate Cuban medics for Nobel Peace Prize

Campaign News | Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Dr Alpesh Maisuria, University of the West of England, and Dr Matt Henn, Nottingham Trent University, have formally nominated Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to receive the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. In his nomination Dr Henn said ‘Many thousands of medics from the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade have travelled to ... read more

Rachel Hopkins MP nominates Cuban medics for Nobel Peace Prize

Campaign News | Friday, 20 November 2020

British Member of Parliament, Rachel Hopkins, has nominated Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to receive the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Rachel Joins fellow MPs Grahame Morris and Navendu Mishra in making a formal nomination. In her submission to the Norwegian Nobel Committee Rachel Hopkins MP explained that ‘After COVID-19 was declared ... read more

Third British member of parliament Navendu Mishra MP nominates Cuban medics for Nobel Peace Prize

Campaign News | Monday, 16 November 2020

Navendu Mishra MP has become the third British MP to formally nominate the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the Labour Member of Parliament for Stockport in the North West of England. In his nomination Navendu Mishra MP said ‘Over the past fifteen years, 10,000 ... read more

Western Union says suspending U.S. transfers to Cuba

News from Cuba | Saturday, 14 November 2020

HAVANA (Reuters) - Western Union said on Friday it was suspending U.S. money transfers to Cuba in 10 days due to the Trump administration’s latest sanction on the Communist-run island, in a blow to the many Cubans who rely on remittances from family abroad. Its customers will now have to find ... read more

CSC joined by Cuban Ambassador to the U.S in online meeting -

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 November 2020

On 9 November, CSC continued its programme of online meetings by hosting the Cuban Ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas in a special discussion following the election of President-elect Joe Biden. Accompanying Ambassador Cabañas for the online meeting “Responses to the US election – what now for Cuba?” ... read more

Cuba leads race for Latin American coronavirus vaccine

News from Cuba | Thursday, 12 November 2020

HAVANA (Reuters) - As Latin American nations test experimental coronavirus vaccines from across the globe and economic heavyweights such as Brazil and Mexico jockey for supply deals with major drugmakers, Communist-run Cuba already has two of its own vaccines in clinical trials. Should its efforts succeed, the Caribbean island could become ... read more

Capital of Biggest US State Seeks Medical Exchange with Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 12 November 2020

The Mayor and City Council of Sacramento, California passed a resolution Tuesday night urging the U.S. President and Congress to lift restrictions on access to Cuban medical expertise. The capital city of the most populous state in the United States—Sacramento, California—unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday evening calling for increased cooperation ... read more

Maxine Peake records message in support of Nobel Peace Prize Campaign

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 November 2020

British actress Maxine Peake has recorded a video message in support of the campaign to award Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade the Nobel Peace Prize. Maxine said, "I hope that millions of people will get the opportunity to hear of this amazing story of human solidarity across borders." The Henry Reeve ... read more

Cuba’s medicine will be tested in the US, Mexico and Brazil.

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 November 2020

The monoclonal antibody Itolizumab received authorization to start a phase III clinical trial in Covid-19 patients in the US, Mexico and Brazil, reported on Wednesday Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM). Developed by that institution in collaboration with the India’s BIOCON company, this trial will consolidate the scientific pieces of evidence ... read more

Of the 47 vaccine candidates against COVID-19, two are Cuban

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 November 2020

On 4 November Cuba's Finaly Institute of Vaccines (FV) announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) has included a second Cuban vaccine candidate Soberana 2 on its official site of projects in the phases of clinical trials against COVID-19. The BioCubaFarma institution pointed out that the first Cuban vaccine candidate, Soberana ... read more

Cuba’s Operation Carlota 45 Years Later

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 4 November 2020

To mark the 45th anniversary of Operation Carlota, we republish this article by Matt Pepe, first published in Counterpunch in 2015. After 40 years, Republic of Guinea native Alpha Diallo still remembers the emotion he felt as a 20-year-old college student in Cuba when he made a decision that would change ... read more

Elaine Smith MSP nominates Cuban medics for Nobel Peace Prize

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Elaine Smith MSP nominates Cuban medics for Nobel Peace Prize Elaine Smith, member of the Scottish Parliament, has formally nominated Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to receive the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. In her nomination submission to the Norwegian Nobel Committee Elaine Smith MSP explained that ‘Since 2005 the Cuban doctors, nurses ... read more