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

News from Cuba | Monday, 6 April 2020

Coronavirus update Stories on Cuba’s international response to coronavirus On 30 March Cuba itself had 139 cases of coronavirus, resulting in three deaths, and more than 1,500 people in quarantine. Doctors and medical students throughout the country are taking place in door to door health check ups and reminding people of what ... read more

Inspirational internationalism

News from Cuba | Sunday, 5 April 2020

As the world fights an international battle against the coronavirus pandemic, Cuba has once again proved itself a paragon of internationalism and solidarity. Not only is the island is combating the virus at home with 233 confirmed cases, six deaths and more than 3,000 patients under observation as of 2 April; ... read more

24 British MPs sign Open Letter calling on UK Government to take action on US blockade of Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 3 April 2020

Please sign our open letter asking for the US blockade to be lifted to help Cuba fight the coronavirus at home and abroad. At the time of writing this article, 24 members of parliament, across various parties in the UK, have now signed an open letter asking for the US blockade ... read more

US blocks medical aid to Cuba in show of ‘wild west brutality’

News from Cuba | Friday, 3 April 2020

CUBA has blasted the continuing US economic blockade warning of a “violation of human rights” after a shipment of vital medical aid from China was stopped from reaching the country on Tuesday. Washington was accused of acting with “Wild West brutality,” using the Covid-19 outbreak as an opportunity to “strangle the ... read more

TAKE ACTION: Help Cuba fight COVID-19 and the US blockade

Campaign News | Thursday, 2 April 2020

Help Cuba fight COVID-19 and the US blockade Please sign our open letter asking for the US blockade to be lifted to help Cuba fight the coronavirus at home and abroad. Cuba has shown international solidarity to Britain and other countries during this global pandemic, now is our chance to show our ... read more

‘Criminal blockade’: Cuba outraged as delivery of Covid-19 aid from Alibaba chief aborted ‘at the last minute’ due to US sanctions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 2 April 2020

Please sign our open letter asking for the US blockade to be lifted to help Cuba fight the coronavirus at home and abroad. Cuba has slammed the US’ “criminal blockade” of the country after the embargo stood in the way of the delivery of Covid-19 test kits and ventilators donated by ... read more

Prensa, 01/04/2020 - MILES DE PERSONAS AGRADECEN A CUBA POR SU INTERNACIONALISMO EN LA LUCHA CONTRA EL CORONAVIRUS Y EXIGEN EL FIN DEL BLOQUEO DE ESTADOS UNIDOS.

Campaign News | Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Prensa, 01/04/2020 MILES DE PERSONAS AGRADECEN A CUBA POR SU INTERNACIONALISMO EN LA LUCHA CONTRA EL CORONAVIRUS Y EXIGEN EL FIN DEL BLOQUEO DE ESTADOS UNIDOS. Casi 7000 personas de más de 80 países ya han firmado una carta abierta internacional, y dejaron mensajes maravillosos para agradecer a Cuba por sus esfuerzos ... read more

US pressures countries to reject Cuban aid during coronavirus pandemic

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 March 2020

Please sign our open letter asking for the US blockade to be lifted to help Cuba fight the coronavirus at home and abroad. Cuba has played a leading role in the global fight against the outbreak, sending medical teams and aid to some of the worst-affected countries, including Italy. It has also ... read more

Cuba protests at offensive US statement Cuban doctors fighting COVID-19

News from Cuba | Thursday, 26 March 2020

Please sign our open letter asking for the US blockade to be lifted to help Cuba fight the coronavirus at home and abroad. Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba (MINREX) Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented a Diplomatic note of protest to the United States Government in response ... read more

Corbyn praises Cuba’s ‘inspirational’ coronavirus efforts – part of its longstanding medical solidarity around the world

News from Cuba | Thursday, 26 March 2020

Jeremy Corbyn described the internationalism of Cuban doctors who’ve travelled to Italy to help fight the new coronavirus (Covid-19) “as inspirational”. He did so during his final speech as leader of the Labour Party on 25 March. The BBC previously called Corbyn “a long-time supporter of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign [CSC] ... read more