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The Cuban Coast: 3,000 Miles of Climate Change Mitigation

News from Cuba | Monday, 8 March 2021

Most readers are familiar with the 90 miles that represent the distance between Cuba and Florida. But you might not know that Cuba has over 3,000 miles of coastline and more than 4,000 islets and keys in its archipelago. It is home to one of the largest coral reefs in ... read more

US House Democrats urge Biden to revert to Obama-era Cuba detente

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Eighty U.S. House of Representatives Democrats urged President Joe Biden on Tuesday to repeal Donald Trump’s “cruel” sanctions on Cuba and renew engagement, an early sign of support in Congress for easing the clamp-down on the Communist-run country. In a letter to Biden seen by Reuters they urged the Democratic president ... read more

Animal welfare law approved

News from Cuba | Monday, 1 March 2021

On 26 February, Cuba’s Council of State approved an animal welfare law. The legislation comes after public consultation around the draft constitution in 2018, raised the need for specific laws on animal welfare. The Cuban parliament set up a working group to draft the legislation in January 2020 which consulted ... read more

US semiotic war against Cuba denounced

News from Cuba | Saturday, 27 February 2021

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El doctor Vicente VĂ©rez, director general del Instituto Finlay de Vacunas. Foto: Andy Jorge Blanco/Cubadebate.

Vaccine candidates Soberana 02 and Abdala will begin phase III of clinical trials in March

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 February 2021

The vaccine candidates against COVID-19, Soberana 02 and Abdala, will begin phase III clinical trials on 1 March, after both immunogens demonstrated their safety without significant adverse events during the first studies in volunteers.In a press conference on 25 February at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in ... read more

PRESS RELEASE: Nobel campaign for Cuban doctors closes with 42 official nominations from Britain

Campaign News | Thursday, 25 February 2021

More than 8,000 names and messages, including from parliamentarians and academics, were submitted to the Nobel Prize Committee at the end of January calling for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to the Cuban doctors, nurses and technicians who make up the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade (HRIMB). In ... read more

Final steps for Soberana 02, the first Latin American vaccine against coronavirus

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 24 February 2021

"In the second half of the year, we will be able to immunise the entire population, and also provide doses to the countries that require it," says director of Science and Innovation at Cuban state company BioCubaFarma, Rolando Pérez Rodríguez, interviewed here by Pagina 12.A few days after starting the ... read more

Cuban Institute of Sports celebrates its 60th anniversary

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 24 February 2021

In the midst of an adverse context, the Cuban Institute of Sports ( Inder ) celebrates today the 60th anniversary of its foundation committed to raising the results and the health and quality of life of the population. Six decades after its birth, Inder continues to be involved in its desire ... read more

Cuba has assisted almost one third of the world's population in health care

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 February 2021

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 23 (ACN) In the six decades of Cuban medical collaboration abroad, its health personnel have assisted 1.988 billion people in the world, almost a third of mankind, said Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo, director of the Central Unit for Medical Cooperation (UCCM).Delgado Bustillo also assured that Cuban doctors ... read more

Coronavirus vaccine nears final tests in Cuba. Tourists may be inoculated.

News from Cuba | Friday, 19 February 2021

People wait in line for four hours to buy detergent in Havana. Cuban pharmacies are out of pain medication. There are national bread shortages.And yet the Cuban government says it is on the brink of an extraordinary scientific achievement: the mass production of a coronavirus vaccine invented on the island.One ... read more