Viewing News From Cuba from November 2020

Sicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid wave

News from Cuba | Thursday, 26 November 2020

Authorities in Sicily have asked Cuba’s government to send about 60 healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses, to the region as hospitals in the Italian island struggle with a shortage of medical personnel during the second coronavirus wave. The request was filed this week to the Italian embassy in Cuba and ... read more

Western Union says suspending U.S. transfers to Cuba

News from Cuba | Saturday, 14 November 2020

HAVANA (Reuters) - Western Union said on Friday it was suspending U.S. money transfers to Cuba in 10 days due to the Trump administration’s latest sanction on the Communist-run island, in a blow to the many Cubans who rely on remittances from family abroad. Its customers will now have to find ... read more

Cuba leads race for Latin American coronavirus vaccine

News from Cuba | Thursday, 12 November 2020

HAVANA (Reuters) - As Latin American nations test experimental coronavirus vaccines from across the globe and economic heavyweights such as Brazil and Mexico jockey for supply deals with major drugmakers, Communist-run Cuba already has two of its own vaccines in clinical trials. Should its efforts succeed, the Caribbean island could become ... read more

Capital of Biggest US State Seeks Medical Exchange with Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 12 November 2020

The Mayor and City Council of Sacramento, California passed a resolution Tuesday night urging the U.S. President and Congress to lift restrictions on access to Cuban medical expertise. The capital city of the most populous state in the United States—Sacramento, California—unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday evening calling for increased cooperation ... read more

Cuba’s medicine will be tested in the US, Mexico and Brazil.

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 November 2020

The monoclonal antibody Itolizumab received authorization to start a phase III clinical trial in Covid-19 patients in the US, Mexico and Brazil, reported on Wednesday Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM). Developed by that institution in collaboration with the India’s BIOCON company, this trial will consolidate the scientific pieces of evidence ... read more

Of the 47 vaccine candidates against COVID-19, two are Cuban

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 November 2020

On 4 November Cuba's Finaly Institute of Vaccines (FV) announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) has included a second Cuban vaccine candidate Soberana 2 on its official site of projects in the phases of clinical trials against COVID-19. The BioCubaFarma institution pointed out that the first Cuban vaccine candidate, Soberana ... read more

Cuba’s Operation Carlota 45 Years Later

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 4 November 2020

To mark the 45th anniversary of Operation Carlota, we republish this article by Matt Pepe, first published in Counterpunch in 2015. After 40 years, Republic of Guinea native Alpha Diallo still remembers the emotion he felt as a 20-year-old college student in Cuba when he made a decision that would change ... read more

Cuba releases annual report into impact of US blockade

News from Cuba | Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released its annual report to the United Nations on the impact of the US blockade on the island during the last 12 months. The report accompanies Cuba's resolution to the UN General Assembly calling for the US blocakde to end. The annual vote ... read more

Cuba presents Soberana 02, the second vaccine candidate against Covid-19

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 October 2020

The Finlay Vaccine Institute of Cuba presented a second vaccine candidate against Covid-19 to the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (Cecmed) According to the Finlay Research Director, Dagmar García, explained in his Twitter account, 'Soberana 02 is based on the conjugate vaccine platform and the antecedent ... read more

Arce will restore Bolivia's relations with Cuba and Venezuela

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Arce emphasized that his government will open the door to all countries based on mutual respect and sovereignty. Bolivia's elected president Luis Arce said that he would carry out a foreign policy of restoration of relationships with Venezuela, Cuba, and Iran. "We are going to reestablish all relations. This government has ... read more