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How Cuba became a pioneer in covid-19 vaccines for kids

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Long before he was declared a U.S. national security threat, Vicente Vérez was a Cuban chemist who loved kids.His specialty was vaccines. In the 1990s, he helped create an inexpensive vaccine targeting the bacteria known as haemophilus influenzae type b, or Hib, which had been killing children under 5. It ... read more

26 Democrats call on Biden to expand vaccine cooperation with Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 21 June 2022

A group of House Democrats is urging the Biden administration to further soften sanctions against Cuba to aid distribution of the Caribbean nation’s COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. In a letter led by Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), the lawmakers praised President Biden’s loosening of travel and remittance restrictions to ... read more

“They shot to kill… but here we are,” ambassador tells UNISON delegates

Campaign News | Sunday, 19 June 2022

CSC’s fringe meeting at UNISON conference in June focussed on the medical shortages caused by the blockade and how Cuba had overcome these to produce its own vaccines. Addressing her very first UNISON fringe meeting, Cuban ambassador Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez told the 120 people who attended that “the Vaccine Global ... read more

Belize Calls Venezuela and Cuba’s Veto at Summit “Inexcusable”

News from Cuba | Sunday, 12 June 2022

On Thursday, the Prime Minister of Belize and current president of Caricom, John Briceño, described it as "incomprehensible and unforgivable" Washington's decision not to invite Venezuela and Cuba to the IX Summit of the Americas as " incomprehensible and unforgivable. In his speech during the first plenary session and in front ... read more

Summit: Bolivia Rejects US Argument on What Is

News from Cuba | Sunday, 12 June 2022

Bolivian Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta rejected on Friday at the IX Summit of the Americas the qualification of "non-democratic" countries used by the U.S. to exclude Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from the continental meeting. "We reject the unilateral qualification on which country is or is not democratic, because it is arbitrary, ... read more

The struggle is not over

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Members receive a clear message from summer events that the fight to end the blockade is more critical than ever “There is no better place than this meeting in the presence of CSC members to thank you for so many years of dedication,” said Elizabeth Ribalta addressing CSC’s Annual General Meeting ... read more

Cuba floods: At least two dead as heavy rain hits island

News from Cuba | Saturday, 4 June 2022

Floods Force Evacuation of Thousands of Cubans in Matanzas Matanzas Governor Sabines said authorities took advantage of the daylight hours to evacuate the residents because it was risky to wait for the reservoirs to fill up more. On Tuesday, over 2,300 inhabitants of the municipalities of Colon and Marti ... read more