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Last October, Russian President Vladimir Putin received his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photo: Estudios RevoluciĆ³n

Russia and Cuba sign largest contract in recent history and Putin accepts Diaz-Canel’s invitation to visit Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 21 February 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the invitation of his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel to visit our country, Russian Ambassador to Havana Andrei Guskov told Sputnik. The date for the trip "will be studied in terms of the head of state’s agenda, along with other high-level bilateral contacts," Guskov added. During his trip ... read more

The Cuban government looks for alternatives and efforts to procure the necessary supplies for urgent or prioritized cases | Photo: Telesur

US prevents medical supplies from reaching Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 17 February 2020

The U.S. blockade has affected the Cuban Health services by cutting the supplies entering the island natio, the Director of Trade for the MediCuba Company S.A., Solainy Fajardo said in a statement on Monday. In an interview with local newspaper Juventud Rebelde, the functionary said that Cuba is compelled ... read more

Chinese Doctors Are Using Cuban Antivirals Against Coronavirus

News from Cuba | Friday, 14 February 2020

Since Jan. 25, the ChangHeber Company located in Changchun city has been producing the famous Cuban antiviral, which is one of 30 medicines chosen by the National Health Commission for its potential to cure respiratory diseases. Currently, IFNrec is applied against HIV-related infections, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, genital warts, and hepatitis types ... read more

The Internet Is Widely Accessible in Cuba. Why Is the US Insisting It Isn’t?

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Freedom House, a conservative think tank, argues that the Cuban government keeps the country technologically backward and censors dissident websites as part of repressing political dissent. “Cuba remains one of the world’s least connected and most repressive environments for information and communication technologies,” according to a Freedom House report on internet ... read more

 Doctors have recently been expelled from Bolivia and Brazil and returned to Cuba.

Trump puts Cuban doctors in firing line as heat turned up on island economy

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 11 February 2020

After US allies expel foreign health missions, Havana warns that patients will pay the highest price for campaign against its scheme A Cuban medical programme that has helped some of the world’s poorest communities has become the latest target of the Trump administration’s escalating attempts to pressure Havana’s faltering economy. Dubbed “Cuban ... read more

An aerial photo of Cuba's Rio Cauto

Cuban rivers free from pollution thanks to green farming

News from Cuba | Thursday, 6 February 2020

UBA’s rivers are running clean, with low levels of fertiliser pollution, thanks to decades of sustainable farming, according to a joint scientific study published in the journal Nature on Tuesday. Teams from the University of Vermont in the United States and the Cienfuegos Centre for Environmental Studies in Cuba, led by ... read more

Gabriel Escarrer, president of Melia opens a new hotel in the Cuban resort of Varedero with Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel

Spanish CEO barred from US over his company’s Cuba interests

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 February 2020

A major Spanish hotel chain said Wednesday that the U.S. State Department informed the CEO he is barred from entering the United States because of his company’s business interests in Cuba. Meliá Hotels International S.A. said in a statement it believes more than 50 other companies have received similar notifications, but ... read more

Cuba's Havana Club rum faced with gauntlet of US sanctions

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 February 2020

"The Havana Club liquid is 100 percent Cuban, everything originates in Cuba," he said. However, "the cases, bottles, labels, corks, we have to import them and at any moment that can be difficult." Those difficulties, for example, come when a "provider tells us that he can't sell to us any more, (or) ... read more

Gente de Zona

Miami sees a return to Cold War cultural hard line on Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Platinum-selling reggaeton act Gente de Zona were barred from a New Year’s Eve concert in a Miami park. The mayor of Miami declared another Cuban singer persona non grata and her concert in a private club was cancelled. Fellow artists Jacob Forever y El Micha were shut out of a ... read more

Teresita and Toni

Keep supporting Cuba: a farewell message of love and comradeship from the departing Cuban ambassador Teresita Vicente Sotolongo

Campaign News | Friday, 31 January 2020

Back in November 2014, Teresita was not expecting to be posted to the UK. She had recently finished a term as ambassador in Canada, and was working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) when the call came. Illness had prevented a new ambassador from taking up the post, so ... read more