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Cuban doctors hold an image of late Cuban President Fidel Castro during a farewell ceremony before departing to Italy to assist with the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, on March 2

Cuba sends 'white coat army' of doctors to fight coronavirus in different countries

News from Cuba | Monday, 14 September 2020

HAVANA/LOME—At the start of Togo’s coronavirus outbreak, the small West African nation welcomed a team of 12 Cuban healthcare workers to tend to sufferers of the virus, boost its laboratory testing and help improve its hospital protocols. While the virus was overwhelming healthcare systems worldwide, the Communist-run Caribbean island boasted a ... read more

Coronavirus updates: reports on Cuba’s international response to COVID-19

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Coronavirus update Stories on Cuba’s international response to coronavirus As of 1st September, Cuba itself had confirmed 4,065 cases of coronavirus, with 95 deaths and 3,395 people who had made full recoveries. By the end of May, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign's emergency appeal had raised over £27,000. The money has already been transferred ... read more

Cuba: artistic education classes broadcast on TV for students living in places affected by pandemic

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 8 September 2020

This new cycle of television teaching activities was created by CNEArt and the National Art Schools in collaboration with the Faculty of Audiovisual Media of the University of the Arts (ISA) and the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT).Cuban Television is broadcasting classes for Artistic Education students who could ... read more

Cuban Foreign Minister criticises 'media blockade' around its record of fighting Covid-19

News from Cuba | Sunday, 6 September 2020

Country is the only one in Latin America to have a vaccine candidate, and developed 'wonder drug' that helped China overcome the pandemic CUBA’S Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez condemned a media blackout on the country’s progress against Covid-19 at the weekend. Mr Rodriguez pointed out that while Cuba is the only Latin ... read more

Biden slams Trump on "failed" Cuba policies

News from Cuba | Sunday, 6 September 2020

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First flight with Canadian tourists arrives today at Cayo Coco

News from Cuba | Friday, 4 September 2020

They will stay at the Memories Caribe, Memories Flamenco and Playa Paraíso hotels, all of the Gaviota hotel group. According to a dispatch from the Prensa Latina (PL) news agency, the Jardines del Rey international airport, in Cayo Coco, will receive the first commercial flight that will arrive this Friday in ... read more

Cuba presents its COVID-19 vaccine to international health authorities

News from Cuba | Thursday, 3 September 2020

The meeting was held at the PAHO/WHO headquarters in Cuba and was attended by experts from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).Executives of the Finlay Vaccine Institute presented the progress of the Cuban COVID-19 vaccine candidate, Soberana 01, during an online meeting with authorities of the Pan American and ... read more

60th anniversary of FIdel Castro's first Declaration of Havana

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 2 September 2020

In response to the American administration’s attempt to isolate Cuba, Fidel Castro delivered a series of speeches designed to radicalise Latin American society. The first was delivered to hundreds of thousands of Cubans in Revolution Square on 2 September 1960. It was a response from the people of Cuba to the ... read more

 Cuban pioneers meet again when they return to school. Photo: cubadebate.cu

The atypical return to the classrooms in Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 2 September 2020

With a mandatory mask and received by health workers at the entrance, hundreds of thousands of students returned to schools in central and eastern Cuba on 1 September. Except for Havana―the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic on the island―and a few other towns, Cuba returned to the classrooms this Tuesday amid ... read more

Marriott hotel chain abandons Cuba due to Trump's pressure

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 1 September 2020

The US hotel chain Marriott International abandoned its operations in Cuba on Tuesday due to the Trump government's pressure, the sector in Europe reported today. The Reportur newsletter adds that the withdrawal precisely materializes as of September 1 as an additional element to those already revealed by Washington against Havana, tightened ... read more