Viewing News From Cuba from April 2021

What the Imperialists cannot forgive - Fidel Castro's speech in advance of the Bay of Pigs invasion

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 April 2021

Following the attack on Cuban airfields on 15 April 1961 to prepare the way for the Bay of Pigs invasion two days later, Fidel Castro’s gave a speech on 16 April to honor the seven Cubans killed during the attack. During the speech he talked publicly for the first time ... read more

Cuba's first nurseries celebrate 60th anniversary

News from Cuba | Saturday, 10 April 2021

On April 10 1961, the first three nursery schools (círculos infantiles) were opened in Cuba, an the initiative of Fidel Castro, and Vilma Espín as president of the Federation of Cuban Women. The first three circulos to open in Havana - Camilo Cienfuegos, Ciro Frías and Fulgencio Oroz - celebrate ... read more

Cuban Parliament thanks EU mediation to US president

News from Cuba | Friday, 9 April 2021

Cuba's Parliament has thanked the European Union (EU) for confirming it will ask US President Joe Biden to exclude Cuba from the list of states sponsor to terrorism. On Twitter, Vice President of the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP) Ana Mari Machado expressed her gratitude at the request of the ... read more

Inside Cuba's race to vaccine sovereignty

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 April 2021

The sign on the door was written by hand and the lights were turned off to save electricity, but inside the clinic Cuban doctors were administering what they say is a cutting-edge vaccine against the coronavirus. Despite a worsening economy and increased US sanctions, the communist-run island has pulled off a ... read more

Against the odds, Cuba could become a coronavirus vaccine powerhouse

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 April 2021

Cuban leader Fidel Castro vowed to build a biotech juggernaut in the Caribbean, advancing the idea in the early 1980s with six researchers in a tiny Havana lab.Forty years later, the communist island nation could be on the cusp of a singular breakthrough: Becoming the world’s smallest country to develop ... read more

Cuba and the world against the blockade: “The fight for a just cause unites us”

News from Cuba | Monday, 29 March 2021

“The fight for a just cause unites us,” tweeted President Miguel Diaz-Canel, thanking Cubans and friends around the world for raising their voices this weekend against the U.S. blockade. Havana’s waterfront malecon was filled with Cuban flags yesterday, as a tricolor message waved from car windows, bicycles, motorcycles and cocotaxis on ... read more

Zim-Cuba to build pharmaceutical plant

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 March 2021

CUBA and Zimbabwe have set in motion a plan to set up a local State-of-the-art pharmaceutical plant, in a development expected to improve local drug supplies in the long term. Cuban Ambassador to Zimbabwe Carmelina Rodriguez told The Sunday Mail that the proposed plant will further consolidate bilateral relations between ... read more

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