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How Cuba became a pioneer in covid-19 vaccines for kids

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Long before he was declared a U.S. national security threat, Vicente Vérez was a Cuban chemist who loved kids.His specialty was vaccines. In the 1990s, he helped create an inexpensive vaccine targeting the bacteria known as haemophilus influenzae type b, or Hib, which had been killing children under 5. It ... read more

26 Democrats call on Biden to expand vaccine cooperation with Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 21 June 2022

A group of House Democrats is urging the Biden administration to further soften sanctions against Cuba to aid distribution of the Caribbean nation’s COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. In a letter led by Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), the lawmakers praised President Biden’s loosening of travel and remittance restrictions to ... read more

Belize Calls Venezuela and Cuba’s Veto at Summit “Inexcusable”

News from Cuba | Sunday, 12 June 2022

On Thursday, the Prime Minister of Belize and current president of Caricom, John Briceño, described it as "incomprehensible and unforgivable" Washington's decision not to invite Venezuela and Cuba to the IX Summit of the Americas as " incomprehensible and unforgivable. In his speech during the first plenary session and in front ... read more

Summit: Bolivia Rejects US Argument on What Is

News from Cuba | Sunday, 12 June 2022

Bolivian Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta rejected on Friday at the IX Summit of the Americas the qualification of "non-democratic" countries used by the U.S. to exclude Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from the continental meeting. "We reject the unilateral qualification on which country is or is not democratic, because it is arbitrary, ... read more

Cuba floods: At least two dead as heavy rain hits island

News from Cuba | Saturday, 4 June 2022

Floods Force Evacuation of Thousands of Cubans in Matanzas Matanzas Governor Sabines said authorities took advantage of the daylight hours to evacuate the residents because it was risky to wait for the reservoirs to fill up more. On Tuesday, over 2,300 inhabitants of the municipalities of Colon and Marti ... read more

Joe Biden accused of damaging regional relations over exclusions from Summit of the Americas

News from Cuba | Monday, 23 May 2022

US PRESIDENT Joe Biden was accused on Friday of damaging relations with Latin America after he excluded Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from a key regional summit next month.The countries — labeled the “troika of tyranny” by the Trump administration — have not been invited to the Summit of the Americas ... read more

Biden Administration lifts some Trump-era restrictions on Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 20 May 2022

On 16 May the U.S. State Department announced that it would restore some areas of engagement with Cuba, The New York Times reports. The measures include restarting the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP) and continuing to increase visa processing at the U.S. Embassy in Havana; reauthorizing charter flights to ... read more

Biden Administration lifts some Trump-era restrictions on Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 20 May 2022

On 16 May the U.S. State Department announced that it would restore some areas of engagement with Cuba, The New York Times reports. The measures include restarting the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP) and continuing to increase visa processing at the U.S. Embassy in Havana; reauthorizing charter flights to ... read more

Mexico Advocates for the End of the US Blockade Against Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 18 May 2022

During his morning press briefing on 17 May, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that President Joe Biden should end the US the blockade against Cuba and described it as a genocidal and medieval policy which violated human rights. He welocmed recent changes to US sanctions against Cuba but said ... read more