Viewing News From Cuba from July 2018

EU and CELAC Urge Ending US Blockade on Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 18 July 2018

"We reiterate our rejection of the application of those coercive measures of a unilateral nature with extraterritorial effect," the delegates ministers said in the statement. The Foreign Ministers of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) called Tuesday for the end of the blockade imposed ... read more

Shortly After Prison Release, Mandela Visited Friend Fidel

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Soon after the South African freedom fighter was liberated from prison he visited his comrade Fidel Castro in Cuba. One of the first things that the late leader and revolutionary Nelson Mandela did after being released from prison in 1991 was to visit late Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana. Mandela was ... read more

The family medicine program provides healthcare for all age groups

Family medicine in Cuba, an achievement of the Revolution

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 July 2018

Cuba’s goal to provide medical care to its entire population was the premise that sustained the basic health program established at the community level during the early years of the Revolution. As a result of the continued commitment to this policy, in 2017, a total of 83,534,085 consultations were offered ... read more

Cuban Doctors Assist Victims of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Cuban Medical Brigade has been working day and night to help Guatemalan medical teams struggling to handle the tragic event. Since the first moments of the eruption of the Fuego Volcano, the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Guatemala has been working day and night to help people who are ... read more

Why African-American doctors are choosing to study medicine in Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 11 June 2018

In the countryside of western Havana, during the fall, rickety yellow buses carry first-year medical students from the Latin American School of Medicine. Wearing short-sleeved white smocks and stethoscopes, they go door to door, doing rounds, often speaking to their patients in broken Spanish. “Even people whose houses I wasn’t ... read more

In sign of tougher policy shift, Trump appoints Cuba 'hardliner' to lead Radio and TV Marti

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 June 2018

President Donald Trump appointed Miami’s former mayor and self-described Cuba “hardliner” Tomás Regalado to run Radio and TV Martí, a sign that tougher U.S. policies could be in store for the island regime and its Latin American allies. Regalado’s appointment to lead the U.S.-funded broadcast network, which counters Cuba’s state-run media, ... read more

Cuba ‘sonic attack’ conspiracy theories and flawed science

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 June 2018

Science works best when qualified people can evaluate evidence without political pressure to draw poorly founded conclusions, say 15 neuroscientists and physicists in a letter published in The Guardian on Firday 1 June 2018. As neuroscientists and physicists we have no reason to dispute that US diplomats living in Cuba heard ... read more

Cubans concerned about damages left by heavy rains, floods

News from Cuba | Thursday, 31 May 2018

HAVANA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- After a severe drought lasting more than three years, Cuba now faces a new climate challenge. Over the last week, intense rains from subtropical storm Alberto have saturated the soil while dams in the central zone of the country are close to overflowing. This situation has killed ... read more

Terrorist Posada Carrilles dies without paying his debts to justice

News from Cuba | Thursday, 24 May 2018

The most infamous terrorist in the Western Hemisphere, Luis Posada Carriles, died on May 23 in Miami, without paying his debts to justice or reparations to a single one of his victims. The United States protected Posada Carriles until his final days, training him to plant bombs and carry out terrorist ... read more

World leaders congratulate Nicolás Maduro for his reelection

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez noted the continuity of the Bolivarian Revolution initiated by Comandante Hugo Chávez, and reiterated Cuba’s solidarity with Venezuela. CARACAS.– As soon as the final results of this Sunday’s elections in Venezuela were announced, with President Nicolás Maduro’s winning more than six million votes, leaders around the world applauded ... read more