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US sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela hamper to global fight against COVID-19

News from Cuba | Friday, 18 June 2021

IN CUBA, the smallest country in the world to produce its own Covid-19 vaccines, five immunizations are currently in clinical trials. Soberana 2 and Abdala have reached Phase 3, making the island nation the only country in Latin America to reach the final stage in vaccine development. In the meantime, ... read more

Blockade against Cuba is an attack on sovereignty says French academic

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 15 June 2021

The French academic and essayist Salim Lamrani told Prensa Latina that the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba represents an attack on the sovereignty and self-determination of the Cuban people, and demanded it be lifted. In an interview with the Cuban news website, the university professor said that the ... read more

GMB Congress supports Cuba

News from Cuba | Saturday, 12 June 2021

The GMB union has passed a motion reaffirming its support of Cuba and opposition to the US blockade. The motion ‘Solidarity with Cuba: Fighting the US Blockade’ was moved during the international debate at the union’s 2021 Digital Congress. Dean Ismay, a GMB member from Wales and Southwest Region put forward ... read more

Cuban parliament statement on anti-Cuba MEPs

News from Cuba | Sunday, 6 June 2021

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Vaccination in Havana To Reach All Areas in Mid-June

News from Cuba | Friday, 4 June 2021

Given the complex epidemiological situation in Havana, it was decided to extend to all its municipalities; as of the second half of June, the sanitary intervention with the three doses of the Abdala vaccine candidate is currently being applied in at-risk groups and territories of the capital. The information was ... read more

Oxfam Calls for Lifting US Sanctions Against Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Seventy-eight percent of women and girls living in Cuba were born under the pressure exerted by the US blockade on the island for nearly six decades. According to a new Oxfam report, these sanctions impact the daily lives of all Cubans, but especially women. The blockade affects families and their ... read more

Men work in a monument in front of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, May 25, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Cuba says it is surprised and irritated by new U.S. terrorism charge

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Cuba charged on Tuesday that the Biden administration has continued the policies of former U.S. President Donald Trump against Havana with a decision to maintain a Trump-era determination that it is not fully cooperating in the fight against terrorism. “I hereby determine and certify to the Congress that the following countries ... read more

Cuba's Africa Day message to the Pan-African Parliament

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Message from the speaker of the National Assembly of People's Power of The Republic of Cuba, Mr. Esteban Lazo Hernandéz, addressed to the Pan-African Parliament on the occcasion of Africa Day. Sisters and brothers: Havana, 25 May 2021. On the occasion of Africa Day, a celebration that has a special significance for ... read more

Che Guevara with the medical brigade in Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

Cuba: 58 years saving lives around the world

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 25 May 2021

On Sunday 23 May, Cuba commemorated the 58th anniversary of the official start of medical cooperation with other countries. During this time, Cuban health workers have offered their services to 1,988 million people, equivalent to almost a third of the world's population. Although the island's solidarity dates back to 1960, when ... read more

Javier's story: a deeply humane doctor

News from Cuba | Sunday, 23 May 2021

Being in places where others cannot reach and helping everyone who needs has been their mission for 58 years and the 450,000 Cuban health professionals who have defended it, who for several generations have provided medical assistance in more than 140 countries. One of these Cubans is Dr. Javier Isbell López ... read more