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Statement by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States on Cuban Medical Brigades

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 24 June 2020

The provision of specialised health care through the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigades has not only augmented the scarce medical resources of OECS Member States but has provided assurance to the general populations of the region’s capacity to fight and manage COVID-19. Four hundred and seventy-three (473) Cuban ... read more

Cuban doctors returning from Italy

Republican senators present a bill to punish countries working with Cuban medical brigades

News from Cuba | Sunday, 21 June 2020

Three republican senators in the United States have are sponsoring a bill which aims to punish countries which accept Cuban medical missions. Senator Rick Scott (FL), along with Senator Marco Rubio (FL) and Senator Ted Cruz (TX), introduced the Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act to the US Senate on ... read more

Tonight at 6.30pm: What we learnt from Cuba – leading the fight for global health equity

Campaign News | Wednesday, 17 June 2020

What can a small Caribbean island teach the world about health care and equity? Monday 22 June, 6.30-8pm Log in details and questions for speakers: Questions for speakers: If you would like to submit a question for the meeting please send it before 3pm this afternoon to Zoom meeting link Meeting ID: 949 ... read more

Cuba announces post-Covid-19 recovery plan as cases fall

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 June 2020

The Cuban President appeared on national television on Thursday 11 June to give the Cuban people details of the island’s plans for de-escalation from Covid-19 quarantine and control measures. In a two hour broadcast on the ‘Round Table’ current affairs programme, the Cuban leader and other government ministers explained how three ... read more

The homeland opens its heart

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 9 June 2020

The 52 members of the Henry Reeve medical brigade, who departed for northern Italy last March 21 to join the COVID-19 battle there, set foot on Cuban soil last night. The applause, with which Cuban doctors are rewarded every night for their tireless battle against the virus that threatens us today, ... read more

Closing in on all sides: Cuba nears declaring coronavirus victory

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Reina Paula, a saleswoman at Havana’s La Epoca supermarket, said the same day that a worker tested positive for the coronavirus, local authorities sent the rest of the staff in a fleet of state vehicles to isolation facilities for testing. Healthcare providers traced their relatives and sent them into quarantine, ... read more

Cuba sets example with successful programme to contain coronavirus

News from Cuba | Monday, 8 June 2020

Every morning from 8am to 11 family doctor Liz Caballero winds through twisting alleys and ducks under washing lines in Havana’s Vedado district. She interviews families sharing crumbling art deco mansions and works her way through Soviet-style apartment blocks. She’s looking for signs. “It’s not uncommon for us to go door ... read more

Breaking: Marriott Says Trump Administration Orders It to Cease Cuba Hotel Business

News from Cuba | Friday, 5 June 2020

The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to wind down hotel operations in Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the U.S.-Cuban detente. Starwood Hotels, now owned by Marriott, four years ago became the first U.S. hotel company to sign a deal with ... read more

Cuban medical brigades sent to help in Peru

News from Cuba | Friday, 5 June 2020

Peruvian people and social organizations acknowledged Cuba's solidarity amid the pandemic. Cuba's Foreign Ministry announced that a medical brigade arrived in Peru on 3 June to collaborate with national professionals against the COVID-19 pandemic.“In response to a request from the government of Peru, a brigade of health professionals is leaving ... read more

More sanctions imposed by Trump administraion

News from Cuba | Thursday, 4 June 2020

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez has strongly rejected the sanctions announced by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, against seven entities on the island. In his Twitter account, Rodríguez denounced that the measures are aimed at affecting Cuban families, and described Washington's effort to intensify the blockade against island as ... read more